March 28, 2017
* Because I said more than I should have in the comments on the original post, I have taken it down. Comments are closed on this update. It’s not that I don’t want to hear from you, but that I can’t say in comments what I haven’t said directly to IB. That isn’t right. *
March 7, 2017
Yesterday IB of See, there’s this thing called biology… ~ wrote about the need to be compassionate when we react to hurting people who say they’ve been helped by The Shack. It’s a truly good thing to be careful how we respond to others, especially those who are suffering, but there is more at stake here because we’re commanded to defend the faith. Compassion and sound doctrine must go hand in hand, and they do.
3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed.
Recently Tom of excatholic4christ posted Weekend Roundup – News & Views – 3/4/17 in which he included this image. Compassion is needed by all of us, truth is essential to us all. Let’s make sure we focus on both!