I made a comment about repenting from theological errors yesterday. I should have called it theological pride. Theology too quickly becomes an argument over which is the most perfect means.
And that intellectual game is one we cannot have at the moment. It is time to be gentle with each other, and unite.
I do have this dream: it is the Orangemen and the Ancient Hibernian Order will lead in taking Ireland from the infidel, and pray together. That the Wee Free and the Kirk will purify themselves, unite, and Scotland will again be a witness. That England’s Anglicans and Catholics will stand together, that the Muslim will leave or convert, and there will again be a Christian nation, trying to build Jerusalem.
I pray that such will happen in New Zealand, for New Zealand is no longer England.
For I know that the pagans have become bold, and their hatred of the nation is obvious.
But to do this, we must allow for the methods of worship that we don’t like. We have to stop calling something damned because it is Papist or Prog, and stop mistrusting the Orthodox.
1We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. 3For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. 5May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 8For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,
“Therefore I will confess you among the Gentiles,
and sing praises to your name”;
10and again he says,
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people”;
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
and let all the peoples praise him”;
12and again Isaiah says,
“The root of Jesse shall come,
the one who rises to rule the Gentiles;
in him the Gentiles shall hope.”
13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
5Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” 6But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7“or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. 13For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
14But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
At church today we discussed how Jesus compelled the disciples to get into a boat and sail across the sea of Galilee: there was a storm coming, he had fed the 5,000 and he dismissed his disciples first before going to pray.
This is after the death of John the Baptist.
There has always been opposition, but the church has to proclaim but one thing.
That Jesus is LORD and that he rose from the Grave. In that is our salvation.
On that all in Christ stand united. And against that the world — the Antifa, the cathedral of the humanist narrative, the jihadist, the Jews and the minions of Satan — stand opposed.