1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3 NASB)
When I was first enlisted to become part of the CRN team, I was actually quite shocked for two reasons. The first reason was that Ken Silva had actually chosen me. I was very surprised about that. However, sadly, the other surprise was that there was an immediate effort by some professing Christians bent on stopping what we were doing….
Perhaps I am a bit simplistic in my reasoning, but I just cannot conceive of what is wrong with pointing people to God’s truth and away from that which pretends to be, but is not. Fortunately, this role still allows me to do what I love to do the most, open God’s Word and teach, all for His glory.
Since then, I have had many run-ins with those fellows and have been totally amazed at their lack of restraint and how deceitful they can be in how they operate in order to try to discredit us. The rules for commenting on this blog came from this. Ken told me several years ago that since we are only “ODMs” they do not believe they have to stay within the limits of Christian ethics when they deal with us. It sorta reminds me of how the Scribes and Pharisees tried to entrap our Lord with trick questions and dirty tricks. I find it amusing at times. They actually believe us to be stupid while they are brilliant so they should be able to pull the proverbial wool over our eyes with ease. Well, I do have the Holy Spirit, I pray for wisdom and discernment every day, and that God’s will be done in my life and ministry so I doubt that they will be able to do anything like that unless God allows it. My method of dealing with them is to allow them to comment until they become obnoxious then I block them. It usually does not take long.