Sunday, March 15, 2009

Article: Shall the Sword devour forever?

My friend Mike Ratliff with some pertinent words for those of us who engage in theological apologetics aka discernment here. Let us leave the character assassination and slander tactics of the world to the unregenerate, heretics and the deceived, but let those of us who claim the pure faith of Scripture as expressed in the Reformed confessions live in light of that high calling of ours, and not to return in kind evil for evil.

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Eph. 4: 25-32)

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. (Prov. 26:4)

7 comments:

Joel Tay said...

Amen!

BEAST FCD said...

This is the Beast.

I have read your challenge, yes, but seeing that you have set your blog in moderation mode, I won't bother. Most of my comments will not be posted anyway, so, I am not going to waste my time.

If you wish to comment on my blog, carry on. I don't do moderation mode, but when I feel there is a need I will ban IPs, but that is like once in a real blue moon anyway.

So, come on over, if you dare.

Beast FCD

PuritanReformed said...

Beast FCD:

Which challenge? I have set my blog in moderation mode because I was away the prevous week, just FYI. And which blog are you referring to? Your profile lists quite a few blogs for starters, including one in which you as a Singaporean is meddling around in American politics.

BEAST FCD said...

www.atheisthaven.blogspot.com

You left a comment on my guest book. A challenge, in fact.

I don't really mind a challenge. You can always hop over and leave your comments, and I will reply as I deem fit.

Beast FCD

PuritanReformed said...

Beast FCD:

I left a challenge? Must be one of my distractors/enemies out to create trouble for me. Sorry to disappoint you.

BEAST FCD said...

http://users.smartgb.com/g/g.php?a=s&i=g18-22136-2f

Someone by the name of Daniel Chew. I don't know him.

Beast FCD

PuritanReformed said...

Beast FCD:

well, looks like somebody is impersonating me. Please feel free to delete the comment. Thanks.