Some of you may have been following the saga of the “Love Buts” that started last week here on the blog, and then followed up with a rebuttal. Today I have great news to share.
The Story So Far….
After publishing a post here – Attack of the Love Buts – about how many Christians often want to balance my comments like “God IS Love” and “Those who live in love live in God and God in them” with corrections that begin with, “God is Love, BUT…” [hence the title], I received a very long email from someone who wanted to further correct my false teaching and heretical progressive Christianity with even more “Love, BUT” examples for me to consider.
The email not only assured me that I was deliberately misleading people with my “God IS Love” heresy, but also questioned my integrity by suggesting I would never share his rebuke on my blog so people could decide for themselves. So I did. [See The Love Buts Strike Back]
Of course, he responded once more. This time he doubled-down on the “false teacher” nonsense and got deeper into the God of Wrath who must burn sinners in hell forever. [You know the drill].
So, honestly, I just didn’t have it in me to continue the conversation any further. Rather than take his objections point-by-point, I decided to send him a YouTube video clip and ask him to let me know what he thought about it.
My hope was that the video would help him take a step back and reconsider his position without having to engage in an endless back-and-forth email debate that frankly could steal hours or days of my time.
Here’s the reply I sent him:
What made the difference? Perhaps my friend Brad Jersak is just better at explaining the love of God than I am. That’s probably it. Or, maybe it took another perspective, a story, a video, or just something other than my blog and this email thread to shake him out of it.
Keith Giles was formerly a licensed and ordained minister who walked away from organized church 11 years ago, to start a home fellowship that gave away 100% of the offering to the poor in the community. Today, He and his wife have returned to El Paso, TX after 25 years, as part of their next adventure. They hope to start a new house church very soon.
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