You get all kinds of comments on an open blog - and this one is. Today I received this comment to an archived post:
"I think you misunderstand the Scriptures, the Restoration Movement, and the Church of Christ."
That was almost all it said.
Not specific, to be sure. But gentle, tempered by the words "I think" and "misunderstand." Just the kind of rebuke I would want to receive, and rebuke is a scriptural concept too frequently abused and infrequently done well.
I would have to agree that I often do not understand the Scriptures, the Restoration Movement, or the Church of Christ.
I don't claim to have answers - possible answers, maybe - but I have a lot of questions.
I respect mystery as a key aspect of God's nature, and therefore His Word.
I think everyone should study and come up with his/her own answers and possible answers, because the struggle with some issues is sometimes more important than the answers we perceive.
My initial reaction has been tempered by a recent post by fellow blogger David U. Though I share the skepticism of another fellow blogger, Fred Peatross, that "that blogs will ever become a link/connection to those Jesus misses most", my commenter is making an honest effort at it.
I know, because the rest of the comment I received from him yesterday was a name, and a URL to a blog. In fairness to the points of view expressed there - whether I agree with all of them as crucial items in a relationship with God through Christ is immaterial - I'd like to post a link to it:
It may help someone passing through this blog to come up with answers that draw him or her to Christ - or closer to Him - and I am all for that!