Dr. Edward Feser, title not withstanding, writes a great blog article on the perversion of a Christianity that is effeminate. Some people have the idea that Christianity is essentially “everybody love everybody” and “never offend others,” or something like that. Obviously, as far as we are able, we should not seek to offend others, but we will not shy away from the truth just because someone, or some culture, finds the truth offensive.
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This Blog statement and Ideology is not in line with the Be Attitudes. Which is the Word of God toward us in Grace.
Keep turning the check my friends.
Do not be deceived, There is a lot of suffering to be accomplished carrying our Cross into the Kingdom of the beloved Son. But it is so worth it to finally see the Face of God our Father and to receive that Hug we so desperately await and need.
Home at Last in the arms of the Lord. Amen
Its okay to be “Candy-Ass” too. The Lord will attract to you those who are meant to hear the message. Anything else is of our own will and accord.
Let us go out to Him, outside the camp, and bear the disgrace He bore. (Hebrews 13:13 NLT)
We can organize our movements, lay our plans, and draft our schemes. We can lay it all out according to the New Testament and it can be dead, ineffective…. You see the difference between a traditional system, whether it be Judaism or Christianity, and a living thing coming all the time in a living way out from the Christ Himself by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit Himself doing it. Well, this is going to cost something. See what it meant for these people. At the end of this letter you come on this: “Wherefore, Christ also… suffered without the camp. Let us therefore go to Him without the camp, bearing His reproach.” The camp was Judaism, and He suffered without the camp because He repudiated Judaism and stood for the realization of all God’s thoughts as in Himself personally. He gathered up everything into His own person, “I am.” It is the Christ who is the full sum and embodiment of all God’s thoughts and ways, and that takes the place of Judaism, and He, therefore, repudiated Judaism and suffered without the camp. “Let us go to Him without the camp.”
What is the issue? If you are going to take this line you are going to repudiate organized Christianity, going to repudiate Christendom as a traditional system, going to repudiate that order of things which is made, and going, therefore, to suffer reproach and be outside of the camp suffering His reproach. In other words, we are immediately going to come up against that force of antagonism to stop what has come in through the death and resurrection and exaltation of the Lord Jesus, the heavenly thing. Is it not sad that these people met it through God’s historic people, the people who claimed to have the oracles, to be the elect, to be the favored of the Lord? It is always like that. “A man’s foes shall be those of his own household.” Do not narrow that down to the limits of a family where one is a Christian and all the rest are not. That is not the point at all. It is his own household, the Christian household. You will meet the antagonism to what has come in from heaven as a heavenly thing; you will meet the antagonism amongst those who are the traditional people of God in this dispensation. That is how it will be. That is going to be the cost of a walk in Life with the Lord and not with man, knowing the Lord for yourself.
By T. Austin-Sparks from: The Kingdom That Cannot be Shaken – Chapter 2
Actually Christianity is exactly about Love all the time. This does not mean we are not truthful but we consider others better than ourselves, we help those in need and we take up our cross, we give our coat to those who need it.
So the Title not only crude is wrong. we should be aggressively loving and selfless. Phil 2 James 2 Matthew 25 Matthew 6 1John 4:7-8 Romans 12:1-3
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“Dr. Edward Feser, title not withstanding, writes a great blog article on the perversion of a Christianity that is effeminate. Some people have the idea that Christianity is essentially “everybody love everybody” and “never offend others,” or something like that. Obviously, as far as we are able, we should not seek to offend others, but we will not shy away from the truth just because someone, or some culture, finds the truth offensive.”
The problem is that you can’t show that you have any “truth”. What you have are opinions based on a book written by various people who lived thousands of years ago, then you decided to interpret this collection again and again to try to catch up to humans. It’s never the other way around.