[asa] Tone of discussions

From: Jon Tandy <tandyland@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Oct 30 2008 - 07:25:40 EDT

I ran across this scripture this morning and thought of recent (and
historic) interactions among members on this list, and of our need to
approach these questions with due meekness and grace, especially toward
those of the household of faith. More could be said, but I refrain.


[Titus 3:1-9] Put them in mind to ... be ready to every good work, to speak
evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all
men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived,
serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and
hating one another.

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy
he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being
justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of
eternal life.

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm
constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to
maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. But
avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings
about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.



Jon Tandy

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