Fourth of Six

Listen Up! There will be a test!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Thank God I'm not like those guys

"[M]ost of the Christians you see under the canvas roof [of the Church tent] tend to be surly, combative, and have questionable hygiene. But while we always fail to live up to the standard set before us we do tend to be aware of just how profoundly messed up we are. We even, at times, try to listen to what God has called us to do. Sometimes that means we are called to work on a PhD in apologetics, read a Christian classic, or attempt to explain to our fellow man that not all worldviews are equally valid. More often than not, we screw it up. But that's to be expected; this regeneration business is a tediously slow process.

Taking soft jabs at fellow Christians, however, isn't particularly helpful. If your brother or sister is in need of correction then give them a good smack upside the head and point them back to the straight path. Speak up and tell us where we err and what we are doing wrong. All we ask is that you leave the humility-scented incense at home. It already smells bad enough here in the tent. "

--Joe Carter, of the Evangelical Outpost, does A Semi-Charitable Rant on Humility and Heresy.


At 3:32 PM, Blogger Bobmo said...

I take it he's not sanctioning the sort of legalistic judging characteristic of so many right-wing fundamentalists these days.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Oh no, indeed he IS sanctioning such a thing. What do you think a "smack upside the head" would feel like?


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