How Far Is Too Far?
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2nd Corinthians 3: 17
Over four years ago when I was praying and seeking the Lord concerning the possibility of starting this blog, Jesus showed me several objectives. The one I want to talk about today is freedom. This blog is supposed to be a free and open place where non-traditional followers of Jesus can share the things the Lord has been showing them. In large part I feel we have accomplished that goal.
However, today I am in the process of being rebuked by some who feel I have allowed too much freedom these past several years. Words like heresy and false teaching are being used. Some people say that by allowing different unorthodox comments and posts concerning the validity of certain parts of scripture…. and other “church” practices, that I am somehow endorsing and promoting gross error. As always, with everyone, I will prayerfully consider what is being presented to me as my sin. If the Lord convicts me of said sin I will then surely repent. However, right now I do not see things that way. I have also been told by one to reject, avoid, and break fellowship with one of the people who has shared difficult, unorthodox series of comments here in times past.
I will not break fellowship with anyone unless the Lord, Himself directs me to do so. I am totally serious about my relationship with Jesus and those who follow Him. Rejecting someone on the basis of several internet comments on a blog that was designed to foster dialogue concerning difficult problems in the Church today is not at all the way of Christ or HIS Body.
Just where are we supposed to talk about what scripture really says about true “church” leadership or ANYTHING else? Some are fortunate enough to have fellowships free and open enough to handle such discussions, but the sad fact is that in most “churches” you would be condemned and judged for even questioning what scripture really says. I firmly believe that the best way to deal with real or imagined heresy or error is to get it out into the open and expose it to the Light. Then dialogue over it until some point of agreement can be made, even if that agreement is to end the discussion and possibly part ways for the time being. Some say I am too “harsh” or “extreme” in my views and commentary on the sad state of the traditional/institutional “church” system, and too “free” and “open” where it comes to free and open, Spirit led fellowship.
Well, here we are now all out in the open. I now willingly and publicly ask for your accountability in this matter. To anyone who reads and follows this blog: Do I allow things to go too far? Have I sinned by giving questionable theology some free air time? Or does all of our theology need to be questioned and pushed to the limits at times? I say QUESTION AND TEST EVERYTHING! GOD IS MORE THAN BIG ENOUGH TO HANDLE IT! If Luther and the other so called reformers did not question the church and its theology we might all still be Roman Catholics. What does everyone have to say? Please encourage or rebuke me with all authority? I give you all free permission. Please be free and share whatever you feel led to?
Love and …..
Kirk Out !
P.s. I had a very small growth beneath my right eye removed today. According to the Dr. it did not look suspicious, but they sent the biopsy to the lab anyway. So I would surely appreciate your prayers.