From: Jim Beale (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 23 1997 - 16:19:43 EDT
At 6:43 PM -0400 8/22/97, John Neal wrote:
>What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,
>Christ is proclaimed; and in that I rejoice. Philippians 1:18.
>Greek certainly isn't incompatible with God. But it is a tool, not an
>end in itself. Unless, of course, you make it into an idol.
I can only speak for myself and indicate that, though I am a
Christian, and thoroughly Reformed in my beliefs, and anxious for
genuine opportunities to proclaim the gospel, there are certain
modes of gospel presentation that I find quite offensive. I find
rudeness always offensive, whether it comes in the form of those
who accost me on the street, or those who spam me on my mailing
lists. Rude people are simply not good witnesses for Christ.
Zeal for Christ is a great thing, but there are inappropriate
times and places to express that zeal. Learn to discern, and
become a more effective witness for our Lord and Savior, for His
The worth and excellence of a soul is to
be measured by the object of its love.
~ Henry Scougal
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