Do you agree with this statement?
“When your support of people overrides your Biblical convictions, you have a soul tie to a political spirit.”
Tim Anderson [06/08/2015 9:15 PM]
Quick answer is No, But I think that in this life it will be necessary to err on the side of compassion, that means sometimes we will err. I base this on the Principal given in Romans 14 & 15 of living in harmony with others.
Romans 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” (ESV)
Charles Page [06/08/2015 10:12 PM]
Alan N Carla Smith [06/09/2015 8:36 PM]
Tim Anderson to the person “who knows to do good and does it not, to him it is sin” James 4:17
How would the early believers Peter, Paul, James and others view the spiritual compromisers of today?
Tim Anderson [06/09/2015 10:27 PM]
Thank God for grace then, because none of us “always” does what is good if we strictly interpret the verse.
Joe Fiorentino [06/09/2015 11:04 PM]
Its not a “strict” interpretation. That is the definition of sin. As long as we continue to ignore Romans 8 and settle for “none of us always does what is good”, then we’ll always seek a loose interpretation.
John Ruffle [06/10/2015 2:06 AM]
Depends on what you mean by “support”. I can come to the aid of as Moslem without agreeing with his or her religeon. I dialogue with a Hindu friend on a regular basis. I agree with him on many points. But I keep my Christ-centred distinctive, and he knows it. I’m trusitng god for the Holy Spirit to draw him as he is drip-fed the Gospel of Jesus.
John Kissinger [06/10/2015 7:16 AM]
Does it depend on your political convictions?
Alan N Carla Smith [06/12/2015 11:16 PM]
Tim Anderson yes sir Thank God for HIS grace and mercy. Amen