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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy Sunday, all.

I note that I have had a visitor from Florence, SC. As that used to be my stomping ground, in the way-back, I would love to have you email me, on the off chance that I may in fact be acquainted with you.

Yeah, I've got SiteMeter, and I'm not afraid to use it.
We are getting into some ticklish areas in our Sunday morning class, which I am currently leading. Two things were brought up this morning:

1) How do you deal with folks that use the "The Lord laid it on my heart" to explain or justify a (usually non-Biblical) practice or belief that they hold.

2) Since the Scriptures say "Call for the elders of the church, and they will anoint you with oil" in cases of illness." (James 5), why don't we do it?

Y'know, I think I'm gonna be in trouble one way or another. Frankly as to #2, I think folks are just afraid to look too much like the Pentecostals.


bethyada said...

1. Answer maybe it wasn't the Lord because his word says thus...

In a manner that is appropriate for the questioner of course. And you could seek to fully understand what exactly they are saying.

Jesus refuted wrong ideas based on Scripture.

The Aardvark said...

Certainment. The Word is the corral in which the Holy Spirit runs (He will surely not contradict that which He inspired!). The ticklish part is the pervasiveness of this kind of pseudo-doctrinal high-handedness. I mean, how does one argue with the Pronouncements of God?

Of course, by using the Word. The reaction is the fun part. Years ago, we went to a "Bible Study", briefly. It was actually the Thursday night cough-and spew, otherwise known as a "deliverance meeting". The woman (!) who headed this group had it from the Lord Himself that she was to withhold conjugal favors from her hubby 'til he got right with the Lord. Ummmm... "Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband."

I had a Righteous Anger rise up in me, and what came out of my mouth was:

"Whispers in the night
Don't change what's written in black & white."

I informed her of the Scripture, whereupon it was darkly hinted that perhaps I had a demon.

We cleared that part of our social calendar.