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 Apology for Impulsiveness

Dear Brethren on SI,

Recently, there was a post on SermonIndex called "C.H. Spurgeon - Free Will, A Slave" where another debate between Calvinism and Arminianism was held on this forum. Even though I only posted one post on that particular article in order to calm everybody down, I exhorted the brethren on this forum to please show respect to one another and yet in my hypocrisy, though I may have my own convictions on Calvinism, I criticized my fellow reformed brothers for having a "thick skull" as I used the term, which showed no peace or any respect to my brothers. I called out some reformed brothers on this forum for ad hominem attacks and yet I myself was using an ad hominem. Yes, of course, it is not good to puff ourselves up with knowledge and it does need to be corrected, but I was impulsive and again did not pray before posting on this forum. I also had the motive of "practicing righteousness before other men in order to be seen by them" (Matthew 6:1) when posting on that particular forum. In other words, I may have said the right things to try to calm down the situation, but it was out of other brothers and sisters "seeing me as righteous" instead of "Seeing Christ and Looking unto Christ." "A little leaven leavens the whole lump." (Galatians 5:9) I did not have the motive to love or care. Brother Greg and Other Moderators of SermonIndex, again I plea for your forgiveness of not submitting to your rules about "praying before posting." I'm in need of brokenness and grace over my pride and sinful motives on this forum. God wants us all to be Christlike in our conversations and discussions with each other, to serve and love each other in truth. God help us all to grow in the character of Christ. Also, my brothers and sisters who use this forum, please forgive me as well, as I did not handle the situation properly nor prayed about it. I used some pretty harsh language against some of you. God help us all to build up one another in the Body of Christ and not tear down one another in truth, encouragement, rebuke, exhortation, teaching, and in all these things may it be done out of love for one another.

God help us!

Your Servant in Jesus' Name,

- Michael Liao

Michael Liao

 2012/5/27 23:48Profile

 Re: Apology for Impulsiveness

I believe it was the word "enemies" and other slurs toward Arminians in the OP that caused offense to begin with - but I doubt we'll get an apology from the OP person.

You are possibly taking this a bit too self-defacingly.

I'd like people to see the Apostle Paul as "Christlike" and all of those that penned the Old Testament as well.
Jesus was very gentle with the sinners but with those that Had The Word of GOD and were suppose to be caring for His Sheep, how was He with them?
A bit like Paul, wouldn't you say? Did Paul love with Christ's love? Apparently he did, because GOD chose that strong man, with his strong words, to write half of His New Testament!
If we don't see the strong words in the words of our Bibles, then someone has redefined "the love of GOD" since it was written.

We are going to be going through some very hard times 'in' the Church over doctrine, future tense, and I don't mean on the internet. I personally plan to handle that attack on His Word and His Church the same way that Paul did.

GOD Bless you and praying you stay strong in the days ahead.

Pro 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

 2012/5/29 3:10

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