1.31.2006

A question

This is a question I would ask of many in our classis and denomination right now, with the same tone and context and "apology."

6 comments:

  1. Steve,
    Good question. And what are you going to do when they answer it? And what if they don't answer it the same way that you would?

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  2. Yes, Steve, very good question. So is Ann's question.

    Blessings, RogueMonk

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  3. What happens when a parent explains a rule to their teen, and the teen doesn't do it because she didn't agree with it? What should happen?

    Sure, guys, it's a good question, but THE ANSWER IS OBVIOUS. Discipline. Without it, the family/organization falls apart.

    This is also a question I would move from Ann's third person, to first person. That's the whole point of the post.

    Get mad if you want, but this is part of my job as pastor - to apply God's Word personally to real lives. I realize I have no pastoral authority over any of you, so I'm call you to this on your own...

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  4. Ahh, but it seems that you are assuming that when you ask folks what they believe that those who believe in a biblical mandate for inclusion will be in the minority. What if, upon your "examination," you discover that your interpretation of scripture is in the minority?

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  5. This would mean the children were running the family in direct violation of God's Word. As a sibling seeing the parents' abdication and joining of the disobedience, I would - deeply dismayed - leave the family.

    I would be careful to listen to my "parents" reasoning for doing what they're doing - including all the Gen Synod reports, etc. I would not be quick to leave. But if the family has conscientiously chosen to include sinners who don't agree with Scripture on what sin is, and don't repent of Scripture-defined sin in their lives, I would heed the call of Rev 18:4-5 and leave that family.

    Incidentally, isn't it rather juvenille to claim, "My side's bigger than yours"?

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