May 31, 2007

My apologies

Since I publicly rebuked someone, intending it to be for their own good, I must also apologize publicly since it did not come off in a way of love. So Sillie Lizzie, I am sorry. Honestly, I am. I didn't think I would make you so angry. So I'm going to try again, in love, to comprehend to you what I was meaning by my comment:

My comment (which now I see has been erased) was in reference to this picture and caption:


"Finally, I have found the perfect WANTED poster for the "gay marriage" between the ENEMY WITHIN and the ENEMY WITHOUT. May they live unhappily ever after, or repent of their political,moral, and spiritual idolatry."




While I think it's a very witty and funny comment, it seems very...cruel. At least, from my stand point. However true it may be, it is not a loving way to convict another person of their sin. Homosexuality is sinful. It is wrong. But imagine as a gay man or woman, to see another Christian who supposedly possesses Christ in their hearts, walking around with that picture on a sign. What sort of light does that show of Christ? How do they see that they need to repent of homosexuality by being mocked?

It seems to me, that very often we forget our former state. We were once lying, murdering, stealing, adulterous filthy whores in the sight of God. The only reason we didn't drop into hell as we deserved was because of His awesome grace and mercy....that reason being Christ.

We have to be careful not to fall into the trap of worldly mocking, as well as hypocritical judgments. This picture of Rosie should not make us hate her, or hate homosexuals, laugh at her or other homosexuals, nor should we feel angry toward her or other homosexuals. Her sins should cause us to desperately pray that Christ reveals Himself to her, for the sake of His glory and excellence. It should cause us to pity her, remembering what we've been saved from. If anything, it should bring us closer to the cross.

If you still think I am being unloving Sillie Lizzie, then I at least pray you'll forgive my inadequacy to display the correct love of Christ to you. Hey, at least I linked you. That's another 3 views from my page :)

Sincerely,

Samantha (Ephesians 4:29)

3 comments:

Shane said...

Amen and amen.

Sillie Lizzie said...

Samantha,

As my rather lengthy response to you (on my blog) attempted to convey, I made clear that my intent was not to convict her of her sin! I believe the HOLY SPIRIT does that. Nor did you make me "angry".

Samantha, Rosie has heard the gospel. She clearly rejects Christ. In fact, she is so hardened that she equates "radical Christians with radical Islamic terrorists". If the Holy Spirit has not convicted her, how could I?

My purpose was to convey the idea that she is an enemy of Americans. She IS what she accuses us of being -- no better than Islamofascist terrorists. The only difference is that she has not yet acquired the power to kill us. But if she could do so, she would round us all up and silence us, or worse. That's why I interposed her picture with KSM's -- the point is that she is an ENEMY of our COUNTRY.

Why is it wrong for us AS AMERICANS, in addition to Christians, to mark out "the enemy within", Samantha? As an influential voice in the public arena, she espouses ideas, beliefs and a perverted lifestyle that are poison, not only for our youth, but for the social fabric as a whole. But its a free country. We cannot change her, and we cannot silence her. All that is left is to mark her as an enemy of our country.

Christians have failed to resist the world and the devil with the truth, only in the state, but also in the church. That's why the wolves are destroying our nation AND our churches, unchallenged. I, for one, do not condone it.

For the record, you did not silence me. "He Was There Too" I understand that your intentions were decent and honorable, and I respect your courage to speak the truth when you believe it needs to be spoken. I bear no ill will towards you in any way. But I do disagree with you as to what needs to be done at this juncture in our history, and how.

Take care, and God bless.

Samantha said...

Hey Lizzie,

I'm glad we can agree to disagree in an amicable way.

One last thought:

"...to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works."
Titus 3:2-8