RE: [asa] Tone of discussions

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Thu Oct 30 2008 - 08:47:37 EDT

I should like to add the following two verses: "If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men." Rom. 12:18 and "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Rom. 12:21.



From: on behalf of Jon Tandy
Sent: Thu 10/30/2008 7:25 AM
To: ASA List
Subject: [asa] Tone of discussions

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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