A diplomat, I’m not.
The ODm’s have circled the wagons to protect Ken Silva from the mean old PP.
He and I have talked past each other and at each other and what I hoped would be an interaction has turned into a spitting match that benefits no one, nor the Kingdom.
I’ve been informed that I’m violent, emergent, care nothing for doctrine, and I’m not really Reformed.
I can’t prove them wrong because once indicted you’re guilty and no evidence (like seven years of teaching doctrine online and eleven years teaching my church the doctrines of grace) matters.
No one has asked me what I believe…it’s been decided for me and the decisions codified.
I found out what their current target believed about some controversial issues…by asking him.
I took him at his word and blessed him, though we have doctrinal differences on secondary matters.
Seems pretty simple to me.
It seems like the only Christian way to deal with such questions.
I take full responsibility for the failure to communicate in a manner befitting Christians here.
My language was too strong…seeing a brother unjustly scorned makes me both sad and angry.
I’ve watched too many brothers scorned unjustly to stay silent.
There was a day when I shot from the hip at all who rejected Calvinism and shot wildly at anything Calvary Chapel.
I had to repent or lose the presence of the Holy Spirit.
I had to learn to love the Body of Christ or live without the love of Christ in my life.
It was painful, it could only happen in community, and it worth whatever it cost.
Someday, the ODM’s will be confronted with the same realities.
This was a major fail for me, but it’s covered…by the same blood that covers their major fails.
They’re family too…