April 17, 2017

To Shame

There are always differences of opinion amongst believers and between various denominations. Recently in a public setting a liberal pastor in my community took to task a group of more traditional pastors for what he sees is their lack of loving support for gays. I find it very telling that the liberal pastor used the media to bolster his position, chastise his brothers in Christ and in essence, solicit community support. Although Paul may be talking about property disputes, I find his words applicable to this situation. “If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church! I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers” (1Cor 6:1-2; 4- 5 NIV)?

2 comments:

Bob Hampton said...

Very good Gail !!!

Gail Marvel said...

Bob,
Thanks for the feedback.
Gail