Yes, though the question wasn't directed to me, I would say yes in some sense, Christianity is weak. Are we leaders, or forever followers, being swayed and blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine and breath from lips that speak sweat words with Lawless intent?<quoted text>
Who is hating though Epi?
I see the Qu's the C-S's the tri-whatever's hating.
All in the name of your God..
Who in your opinion is hating here?
Again- it's not personal what those that don't believe
in Christ believe.. Or it shouldn't be.
God doesn't need our defending.. People need our Love.
Again I ask you- is Christianity really this weak??
Aside from all the varying beliefs systems within it ranging from trinitarian, to Jesus only, to OSAS (Once Saved Always Saved), to Jesus being divine to him not being divine, to Law vs Grace throgh Faith only...but aside from all these things, they don't stand on common ground against variances, deviances and evil. Some among the many decide to water down the doctrine to appease others while some add and take away from scripture offering very dubious interpretations.
If I didn't know better Ms. Le, I would think what you're saying is that a blind eye should be turned to evil, pretending they're not there and just give love. Yes, scripture says Love your Enemy, which is True, but did it say you should Love what your enemy does? Does it say you should love a pagan and abstain from teaching him the righteous way that he may be saved?
You should understand this Ms. Le, that teaching what scripture says absent parsing will offend those that do not respect or abide by its precepts. There is hardy a way you can ask a heathen to change without them feeling offended, even if but in secret so you are unawares of their feelings. Yes, Yahweh doesn't need our defending, what needs defending is (a) Why we believe (b) What we believe (c) And honor our hard (Earned in Blood) gift of salvation. He has suffered too much for us just to see us take his words for naught and to make excuses for it.
I am not teaching nor am I advocating violence against them, but when the day they decide to take believers serious is the day when believers stand at one accord. And even with this few in this thread, it is apparent that this won't be possible, so they're allowed to get away with murder, because our linked fence is weak and broken down in certain sections. Then may as well there be no fence, for it the Law judges and shows who stands for the right and those for the wrong, then apparently among believers and no believers alike, there is no respect for the Law.
We should best believe, that even if we sit idly by and do nothing or say nothing, that The Almighty Father will one Great Yom (day) stand for His name, and whether we like it or not, that day when it comes shall not be one of cotton candy and teddy bears.
Counter_Strike: When do people, believers stand up and be counted? When will they say no more to being used as door mats where boots walking in $h!t and p!$$ whipe all over us. When do we value the price that we were baught and paid for.[Earned in Blood: Quo Vadis]