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As we travel this journey of healing, rest, and work together for as long as the Lord will tarry or we go to our eternal home, I would like to begin with the premise of what this blog is based upon and upon which I take no joy in feeling the need to address:
Our Freedom in Christ:
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
i. Founded upon….. the notion that as lay members of the Body of Christ the Holy Spirit has given a revelation of Himself and His Word that is hopefully obviously not only reserved for church leadership and self imposed mediators to decipher for us. Rather church leaders and their teaching should confirm the clarity of understanding the Spirit of Christ has given His Body as we study, reason and fellowship over the essentials of truth and differ, with respect, in the areas of nonessential or mundane or possibly sinful preferences. When we find these trends reversed, as is all to often the case, we run the risk of having our God given conscience violated on mass, endorsing the possibility of corruption within the church and disillusionment is not far behind.
ii. and rooted in…… our Hope in God our Father through and because of Christ:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
iii. because without these…
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Yet without doubt I also recognize and acknowledge the limitations pointed out in the text and verse that is tagged with this blog:
1 Cor 13:12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
That withstanding we must acknowledge that in no way is it referencing our earthly journey to be one justified to remain shrouded in secrecy or darkness with respect to its direct affect on others but rather we are encouraged if not commanded to be ones that have no fear in walking in the light no matter the implications or circumstances especially for those who…. “should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” James 3:1….and rightfully so because of the greater propensity to cause great harm and or abuse. Not claiming to be a “teacher” either.
I hope to be able to get back to comments made in a reasonably timely manner considering full time work and a busy household. Thanks
(I also get the many references and innuendoes by detractors opposed to being spoken of or addressed, with the material they have provided in their conduct and character that can be made to the blog url name of dimreflections.com which I have chosen to tie with 1 Cor 13:12, I get it, so after having your fun attempt to move on from that so we can dialogue intelligently.) 🙂