And you have a wonderful gift for twisting words my friend. Never did I say don’t preach the gospel or don’t long for the second coming.
The word ‘church” and “saved” are being taken out of historical context. That’s all it is, and it’s such a tiny thing that you aren’t even hearing what I am saying because you can’t get over that. Jesus came first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles. The Jews believed the entirety of the OT did they not? That means they believed in the Gospel as it was given them. They rejected Christ and so are not modern day believers. There was no such thing as “getting saved” in those days. It didn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean that all the believers and everyone else before Christ went to Hell. In the context of history, they were the ones who believed in the Bible during those times. And it has nothing to do with my point at all.
The point is: no matter which way you obsess- preaching and not acting or acting and not preaching- it’s obsessing. As Christians we need a healthy balance of being example of Christ and preaching it.
You are ruining a positive influence opportunity by attacking anyone who even slightly differs from you. Instead of attacking my education, and character why don’t you try being gracious. And you’re absolutely right. This is a fruitless conversation. If you need to see interactions that are disagreeable but Christ-like try askthebigot‘s or life of a female bible warrior‘s blogs. I don’t agree with askthebigot quite often, but she is comfortable in her faith and takes her role as a believer seriously enough not to attack my character or anyone else’s who opposes her. The same with life of a female bible warrior. I don’t appreciate it, and it was completely uncalled for. Maybe after you cool down, you’ll realize that. Disagreement does not have to equal disrespect. Though I do know that it is hard to get to a place where you are on your gracious toes when writing about deeply personal things. I hope that you’ll find the balance and I am myself still working on it as well.
As always, I hope that blessings find you on your journey and walk with Christ.