Saturday, November 26, 2005

12 comments:

Reformed Centurion said...

Hey Juli. I finaly caved in and started a blog. So heres what I think. You do not have to respect views that you know are wrong. What you have to do is respect that person out of love, which we are commanded by God to do (Matthew 5:44). That love will transfer over into a respect for their views.

Julianne said...

Hi Brian,

Glad you finally got a blog. Yes, we should show love as Christ has shown love to us. Good post, but do we really have to have a respect for views which deny God's diety or sovereignty?

Julianne said...

Sorry, that's "deity," not "diety."

:)

Julianne said...

Brian,
Why can't I post comments on your blog?

Reformed Centurion said...

Just a little slip up. I will fix it.

Frank Martens said...

SO....

Hipathetically speaking if someone is headed for a cliff and don't know it. Should I just "show" them love and respect their view (that says there is no cliff) without saying anything hoping they'll catch the drift that there's a cliff?

:)

Just a thought
-Frank

stephen said...

I do not think Brian meant to say we should respect other peoples beliefs. He meant we should respect them because we are dark-hearted sinners just like them. Our love will carry over and influence more than if we outrightly told them they were wrong. Good for pointing that out though, Juli.

Just a thought.

Julianne said...

OOooooo....very good. It is good to be reminded of where we all would be without Christ's atonement. Good point, Brian.

Reformed Centurion said...

Right-o Steve-o. But I did not mean to say that you cannot tell people that they are wrong. Sometimes it is appropriate to tell someone their beliefs are downright stupid. However, when you do you should be loving as you tell them how stupid they are. But you are right. It is important to remember that we all are in the same boat of being sinners, even if some of us have been shown that the rescue helocopter coming.

Reformed Centurion said...

That should be is coming. Sorry

Daniel Mann said...

1 Peter 3:15-16a
...but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect...

Reformed Centurion said...

Question: If ignorance is bliss why are people so upset when you tell them what morons they are?