|Adherents of the Prosperity Gospel?|
Speaking in Tongues.
Pre or post-tribulation.
Depravity and Election.
Whether or not Jesus drank wine.
These are all great fodder for conversation and debate, but can any of these things save us? Do any of these ideas, doctrines, practices actually provide us with salvation? Do we sometimes worship an idea or doctrine more than we worship our Lord, Jesus Christ? And do we use someone’s stance on certain doctrine to determine some one’s salvation? Is our salvific judgment redemptive? Can humans even possess anything like salvific judgement?
I know that there is some criticism out there about all the criticism on the Christian blogosphere. Supposedly all of our disagreeing is doing more harm to the Kingdom than Westboro Baptist. Honestly, I love the discussion, I love the disagreement and I think it is the first place where we will start fixing what is wrong with the church. The only time I have a problem is when others are excluded based on their beliefs or there is the assumption that some one is not a “true Christian” because they believe in baptizing their babies, or they speak in tongues, or they drink a beer every now and then, or they interpret Revelations differently than you do. If someone doesn’t agree with our doctrine whole-heartedly than there is the assumption that their salvation isn’t real- that they do no believe in the same Jesus we do and that their declaration of faith and confession of sins was not in fact as real as our own.
Judge not, lest ye be judged.
|Perhaps we have lost our focus|
So what do you think? Are those who spout off bad doctrine and fill books with poor Biblical interpretations damned for hell? Are we, as blood- bought Christians, in any position to determine the salvation and true faith of another?