Make Friends For Yourselves
“This church is pretty much as far right as is possible to find in the Bay Area. If you’re extremely conservative, and into biblical literalism (young earth, anti-evolution), reminders of the coming of the end, slickly presented opinionated dogma, Calvinism, and patriarchy, then this is a great place to explore and grow in that. Personally, it wasn’t for me, and I found it distasteful.”
– a man reviewer on YELP about his experience at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley
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“But there is a particularly nasty breed that often goes unnoticed, a type that we might call the ‘Broken Wolf’ ” – Joe Carter
Son of God, Son of Man
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The Abuse of Church Discipline
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I’ve been gone and out of the loop for a while. The debate over the so-called “Billy Graham” rule, in light of the comments of Mike Pence, went on without me. That was probably a good thing.
But every generation renews its battle with the horrible interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 5:22. You have probably heard it:
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1Th 5:22 KJV)
This is generally interpreted by small-minded men as an excuse to avoid interacting for good in the lives of others. When the passage is poorly translated, and taken out of context, it appears as if it is saying that one should avoid doing anything that someone else might take as being evil. Thus, lazy and guilt-ridden men can avoid interaction with “undesireables” and still pretend to take the high ground.
For example, I heard one man say that if he were driving alone down…
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