How Does This Sound to You?
Jesus said that they are an adulterous and wicked generation that seek after signs, and he seeks after signs, and yet, we are friends.
He that offers fleshly and worldly music to God is blaspheming God, and he does that, and yet, we are friends.
God said that He would preserve every one of His Words, and that a curse is on anyone who adds or takes away from His Words, and he does not believe God preserves every Word and he both adds and takes away from those Words, and yet, we are friends.
God said that a woman that wears a man's garment is an abomination to God, and she does that, and yet, we are friends.
God said that a friend of the world is an enemy of His and that if someone loves the world and the things of the world, the love of the Father is not in him, and he loves worldly things, and yet, we are friends.
The Lord says that anyone who preaches a false gospel should be accursed, and he does that when he either rejects or changes the doctrine of repentance, and yet, we are friends.
Jesus said He fulfilled all righteousness by subjecting himself to the baptism by immersion of John the Baptist, and he sprinkles, not immerses, and says that sprinkling infants is also an option, and yet, we are friends.
Jesus said that grace comes by faith alone and that we take the element of the Lord's Table in remembrance of Him, and he believes and proclaims that the bread and cup are a means of grace, and yet, we are friends.
The Lord says that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump, so that we are to mark and avoid those who teach and apply a different doctrine and practice, and he won't separate from those who continue with wrong doctrine and practice, and yet, we are friends.
Don't get me wrong, he is either passively or actively rebellious against plain teaching of Scripture, and yet, we are friends.
None of this is personal. We are just having an honest discussion. We have really grown as human beings by airing our differences and we are better friends because of it.
We believe the very same on unity. We believe that what is most important is that despite our differences, which are many, we still get along fabulously.
Oh, one more---A man who drives his car up and over the curb to kill a child playing in his front lawn is a despicable human being, and he does that, and yet, we are friends.
Again, don't get me wrong; none of this intended personally, all simply to provoke discussion and promote some thinking out there. I think we can talk about all of these things and still be friends.
Can't we all be friends?
Thank you friend.