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Dissecting Another Anti-Discernment Hit-Piece

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"If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men" (Rom. 12:18).

"Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God" (Rom. 12:19).

"Why not rather be wronged?" (1 Cor. 6:7).

"Love does not take into account a wrong suffered" (1 Cor 13:5 ).

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" (1 Cor. 13:7).

"Let your gentle spirit be made known to all men. The Lord is near" (Phil. 4:5).

"[K]eep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins" (1 Pet. 4:8).

In the way they condemn others, they are often quick to speak, slow to hear, and quick to anger. Many of them have forgotten Proverbs 17:27-28:

"He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool sprit is a man of understanding. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, hei is considered prudent."

They cannot forgive, perhaps because, for many, they have yet to experience the Lord's forgiveness (cf. Matt 18:35, Eph 4:32)." -- Pastor Eric Davis

Wow, first we are revilers of the brethren and now we are unsaved. Yet it is I who is called judgmental? Got it. I agree with Pastor Davis that we should never operate on a revenge motive. Reaction must be tempered, especially on social media. The Lord has dealt with me on this subject many times as I used to always give what I got. I would challenge Pastor Davis to speak to someone who escaped the IHOP or Bethel cults because someone dared to speak the truth to them about the false teachings they were following and ask them if they think our fruit is condemnation, anger and unforgiveness. That is a shallow take on a broader subject. Realize Pastor, the false teacher never sins against me. He distorts God's word leading people away from Christ and as we are commanded to do in the bible, he must be rebuked.

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