I apologize to you if you took my message as a
personal "attack". I said, "If you do not see yourself as a sinner,
then you reject Christ's work on the cross."
The operative word here is "IF". I never said
that you claim to be perfect or that you reject Christ. I said "if". My main
point is that Jesus had not come for the "healthy", but for the "sick"
(Mk. 2:17). In other words, those who acknowledge that they are a sinner before
God, and repent and turn to Christ have been called by God. Those who claim to
be without a sinful nature, do not see a need for a Saviour. "Why do I
need a Saviour when I am not such a bad person - I am a good person", would
be the unbeliever's response to the gospel.
Maybe I should have replaced the word "you"
with "one" or "we". I am sorry
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 9:07 PM
Subject: [anthroposophy] Re: Att: Lisa
> Gosh...and to think, I was worried that I
may have sounded too harsh
> in my previous reply to your post!
Thank you so very much for
> setting my mind at ease.
> I am just
> The 'dark waters' I referred to was the sludge and
> seeping from your words....YOURS Michael, not
> You did not approach this list in the manner in which someone
> to spread the Word of God...with the desire to REACH out to
> with an embrace of Love would do.
> >The dark waters
must have been the devil's weapon in order to
> prevent you from seeing
the light of the gospel of Christ:<
> I do see the light, better the
question would be...do YOU? An
> approach with the Gospel on your
part would be received better by
> anyone, I should think. Instead,
you came out with your guns firing.
> And why? Just what WAS your
intention in posting? Your post felt ,
> to me, like an ALL-ASSUMING
attack on those who frequent this list.
> What on Earth, or Heaven
for that matter, gives you the right or
> justification to assume that no
one on this list could possibly have
> Christ in their hearts? As
you should well know, each individual's
> relationship with Jesus is only
accountable to HIM not to you or any
> other person on this Earth
> >But Lisa, if you do not see yourself as a sinner, then you reject
> Christ's work on the cross. >"Whoever rejects the Son will not see
> life, for God's wrath remains on him" (Jn. 3:36). That >isnot what I
> say, it is what God says.<
> ?!?!?! Where did
you get this? When did I claim perfection and void
> of a sinless
nature...or rejection of Jesus?
> I am sorry Michael, you really
are coming from left field here...
> If you wish to continue with
this 'discussion' in a nicer way, feel
> free to email me at lisastephzim@... -so
as not to fill this
> list with off topic discussions.
Have a good day, Michael.
> Best Wishes,