It is grieving to my spirit to re-read through this entire thread and think that any non-christian or even catholic looking at this would sense the love of Christ. They would not.
At least one of the brothers was correct in sharing he was angry for all these posts reflect that spirit and this is not in-line with 1 corinthians or another verses. Mother Teresa has been alluded and referenced to in the past on the website, madame guyon has been also multiple times (especially from ravenhill, tozer, zac poonen etc). And other godly saints from the catholic church have also.
This is not to promote the catholic church, just as much as having a few reformed speakers on the website does not make this a 5 point reformed website. Or having a few pentecostal teachers does not make this a pentecostal website.
If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I am locking this thread for the sake of the testimony of Christ on this site that further arguments and angry posts would not ensue. And all further posts like this will be deleted.
this thread is locked.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon