On an old friend's rarely-updated blog, I have been exhorting him and trying to help him see past his worldly blinders to a more biblical worldview.
Apparently he appreciates my efforts less than I'd hoped.
I'd be more than happy to respond, but...well, here's the comment that I submitted. One can perhaps hope to see it appear there within a month:
I'd respond, but...look, do you realise when I submitted my comment? 09 June, and it's 30June today.
If I'm not mistaken, you simply never published another of my comments on another thread, and I don't feel like typing up a comment that will never appear.
I do hope you'll rethink your obviously angry statement of:
You assume that I am not as strong a Christian as you are because I disagree with your interpretations of the Scripture, and have judged me for it. To do so is judgmental, pompous, and arrogant.
I don't assume it; I read it in what you write on your blog. Your worldview is not a very biblical one. It is in some respects, and in others it's just not. And I explain why I say those things in my comments.
If you think my interp of Scr is wrong, let me know, and most of all, let me know WHY.
In fact, this very comment is a brilliant example of how your worldview is sub-biblical.
There are numerous admonitions in the NT to test what is good and throw out what is bad - Matt 7, 1 Thess 5, 2 Cor 13:5 etc.
We are called TO JUDGE those who claim to be believers - 1 Cor 5, Matt 18:18-20. Not to NOT JUDGE; but TO JUDGE. And here you are complaining that I've "judged you".
Whatever "judged" means.
I haven't said you're hellbound.
I haven't said you're not saved.
I haven't said your mom is ugly.
So for one thing, I haven't even done what you say.
What I have done is judge your worldview, as I'm commanded to. Judged it and found it wanting. Why? B/c it does not agree with what God has revealed.
It's not b/c I'm better than you or anythg; it's b/c my worldview is more biblical than yours, by the grace of God. I have spent time and effort crafting my worldview around what the Bible says, and you have spent at least some time listening to the world and moreover investing at least some of its statements with at least some authority. Now is not the time to whine that someone pointed it out; now is the time to change, repent, and conform your mind and heart to what God has revealed.
Do not bash my character
Where have I done that?
What you *should* do is not lambaste me and assume the worst about my faith
Where have I assumed anything about you? I go by what you say, not by what I want you to say. If you said what I wanted, you'd be my clone. ;-) That's not what I'm after, but what I *am* after is to see a fellow believer walk worthy of his high calling.