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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

To follow up on the last post, I TOTALLY understand if another Christian, possessed of the same information as I have, confronted with the same questions as I have been, nevertheless declines to reach the conclusions I have; none of us can say with any clarity where our own journeys will take us; all we can ask of each other is honesty and charity. What I want to say, however, is that we all deserve a better answer from the Reformed than what we got linked above. If those "neo-Catholics" were personal friends of yours, would you write that response to them? Would you be able to look them in the eye? Now, I may decline to engage the stupid arguments of my uneducated friends, and I might prudentially decide it'd be better not to talk about it, but if I choose to talk about it, I have the obligation not to insult the person for their lack of understanding. That's what's so troubling about this. I've known Bryan Cross for 2 years; I've been eye-to-eye with him at least once a week that whole time. I was Reformed for 99% percent of that time. I would have never written an article like either one of these. Just think about that. I know that Mathison (in the second case) is quite capable of making an argument without insulting people; whatever its demerits, Given for You is quite non-insulting. Whatever Bryan Cross' opinion is regarding unicorns, I know for sure that his submission to the Bishop of Rome is much more reasonable.

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