Abel wrote:I am through with you Bruce. Your unchristian attitude towards me has been distasteful from your opening post. I do not appreciate it. Instead of proper Bible discussion, you resort to cheap ad hominem insults. You claim the Bible contains errors and contradictions, yet you have the gall to say I am a Bible-abuser.
When I PM’d you and asked for you to show respect, I should have known the type of person you really were when you told me the only reason I was in your “digital living room” was by your permission and if I couldn’t handle the heat I should go play somewhere else. Not one time have you displayed Christian charity towards me.
I refuse to lower myself to you tactics. Hopefully others here will see your true colours. Go ahead and claim your victory. I’m sure you are proud of yourself for offending a Christian brother, if indeed you are a Christian. I am shaking the dust of BL off my feet.
Your "foot dust" may have already settled, Abel (that is, if you are still reading posts at BAPTISTLIFE.COM). By now, you likely understand that this message board is owned, administered, and frequented for the most part by folks who claim to be "moderates" when it comes to Baptist doctrines, but who, in my Constitutionally protected opinion, best fit the description of being postmodernistic, relativistic, and (Do I dare say it? ) liberal when it comes to interpreting Scripture and Christian doctrine. In these folks eyes, Abel, you are a "fundamentalist", theologically speaking; and, you should understand that the folks with whom you are dialoging here have a curiously fundamental aversion to views (and, on occasion, to those who assert them) which they deem to be "fundamentalist".
That said, several members who post here are generally decent, cordial, and usually hospitable people who, some years ago, had negative experiences with the Southern Baptist Convention; and were subsequently forced out of the SBC, or left the SBC because they held minority views on Southern Baptist doctrines, and/or succumbed to the "religious politics" of the leadership majority in the SBC.
While I take strong personal exception to many of the views asserted here, it is well beyond my "pay grade" to be judgmental regarding another's standing as a Christian. Moreover, my own life is rife with examples of how NOT to represent my Christian faith. How hypocritical would it be then for me to condemn a person who professes faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior? . . . especially over "non-essential" (to salvation) doctrines.
In His Grace and Peace,