16026Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Greg Price...
- Aug 12, 2007Dear Chris,I didn't speak to what is or isn't going on in their personal lives, but to your assertion of people basically have multiple spiritual personalities on an very extreme level. If the charges you allege have merit they are about as evil as one can be.John
forisraelssake <c_tylor@...> wrote:> Dear Chris,
> You seem to have created a paradox... You say one can be a decent
and respectable Christian man in their private character, yet at the
same time be tyrannical and extremely sinful in another setting.
Wouldn't it stand to(even biblical) reason that their tyrannical and
extremely sinful nature/habits would be all but impossible to contain
in just one realm of their lives? The bible tends to lean towards to
idea that one apple spoils the bunch, so why does God uphold these men
in "their private character" yet allows them to be tyrannical and
extremely sinful in another setting?
Perhaps not all is as rosy in their personal and familial lives as you
believe (I certainly know of grave concerns), and I never said they
were irreproachable in those spheres, only that there is common (and
one hopes, special) grace in all three of them and I mentioned good
points about two of them in particular.
Yet that doesn't change the fact that they need to be deposed and
withdrawn from because of their many many sins and offenses committed
against their flocks in their tenures as rulers over Christians.
To apply your own argument against you, are all the other elders in
the world besides these three men really that evil and corrupt as they
can be? But these three men call them unfaithful church officers
guilty of serious sins and say they should be withdrawn from. If they
are so unfaithful we need to separate from them, shouldn't they have
completely reprobate, debased lives? Doesn't that make sense according
to your argument? And yet what is the evidence? Aren't many if not
nearly all Reformed ministers godly and respectable men, many of whom
exceed the three men of the RPNA (so-called) eldership in personal
piety and private benevolence?
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