Since it is my blog, I'll ask the rest of you who suffer through reading my blog to simply ignore Xeno if you cannot offer Xeno friendly advice on self-improvement. Let me demonstrate why this is important.
Here's what I said in a response to him:
I would also caution you about how you handle criticizing a pastor in God's church. Just because some of what Pastor Wilson says is in cahoots with a view of the NT and the Gospel which -- though it may be wrong -- offers a broader definition of "Christian" than you and I may be comfortable with, that doesn't make him worthy of careless scorn. I think I demonstrated what "having a care" is in this post -- and a large part of it is addressing the mistakes and not the man.And I also offered him this bit of Scriptural advice:
1Pet 5:5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.And all that in reference to how he offers criticism to a person like Doug Wilson -- who I admit I had criticized in the previous post.
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour
To which Xenophon replied:
He's not my elder. I wouldn't be so foolish to be in his church.See: I didn't think anyone actually listened to Harold Camping anymore, but apparently some still do. Anyone who is willing to say what this fellow says here requires spiritual help. If you cannot offer him that help, I'm asking you to simply ignore him or pray for him rather than post to see how high you can escalate his blood pressure and rhetoric.
In fact, in these end times the devil controls the visible churches. My church is the Church of which Christ is King. It becomes visible whenever two or more believers come together.
Don't suffer fools.
Do not suffer fools -- but anyone who calls his brother a fool is in danger of hell fire.
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BTW -- this is a GREAT lead in to my next update to the "by which you are being saved" series, and I can't wait to finish writing it so you all can read it.