I spoke with a brother—a fellow Believer and friend—yesterday and out of the discussion comes one question that must be answered. That question, although not a quote, sums up at least part of the discussion. So without betraying any confidences or disclosing that which ought not be disclosed, here is that question:
Which is the more harmful/hurtful? To allow a potential untruth to be taught amongst all the other truths, or to make such an issue over the potential untruth so as to distract and detract from all the other truths?
Creg touched on this with a comment to an earlier post in pointing out that the issue in question has gone back and forth for more years than all of our lives put together—so why think my blog will change anything now?
I blog because I have something to say. I blog as an outlet. What surprised me last week is that there are those who read this that I probably didn’t even know were readers. All the more reason to consider the broader audience that you comprise for there are readers of this blog from nearly 80 countries around the world!
That considered, I should point out that the issue, while significant for me at this point in my life, is NOT an issue that should divide Believers or take away from all the other truths that we share in love with a lost and dying world. It is NOT an issue that should push aside nearly a decade of friendship and joint ministry.
As I had said in an earlier post, shame on us when we cannot agree to disagree and still get along with one another. That, my friends, includes me! Shame on me for falling into that trap!
Well, it proves I am human and fallible. Which also means I may be totally wrong on the issue. OK, I doubt that I am wrong about the issue, but there can be no doubt that I was wrong in the handling of the issue. I think a Christian life is in part about how we handle the difficulties and challenges we face in life for they will surely come.
Let’s see how the future goes.