I appreciate all sensitive handling of knowledge as it relates to what God is doing in the Church. What light is being cast continues to spell division I’m affraid. Don’t let it get to you if you are experiencing it. Who could resist that reputations are all too heavily committed to resistance themselves. Please remember this you who do when calling upon His love and mercy. I don’t classify it as being knocked around by temptation, but rather kicking your brother around by your inflated uniqueness.
Through temperance, patience and prayer, I wait for His power to turn the tide. You know what, it works!
For if nothing but the simple joy of salvation and life in the Spirit, traditional fellowship, (what ever that may consist of) the man who used to be wretched is now content and by His grace “sufficient”. But if some people’s highlighting the absence of His work is just fodder, and our intent of entrance all along for showing those who don’t have, and cannot find a reason to believe, then by all means. Just don’t damn the tampered report.
Keep in mind, unbelievers where also “astonished” in biblical times. I guess I fail to see wherever my occasionally accused misapplying of abundance to absence should get the blame from any of your sensitivity. For though related, abundance and absence just don’t run in tandem.
I’m going through this both in the digital corner and in life. By God we trust to present the truth in Christ in the convincing way.