Archive for July, 2013

The opening dialogue  box on ChristanCafe’s standard profile begins by asking:

Describe the type of relationship you are looking for. What qualities would you like in this relationship or person? Are you seeking a particular age range?

Here, not redacted or edited, is what one lady espied there says:

“WOW!!! I am looking for what God promised in His Word. I am looking for someone to love me like He loved the Church. I am looking for someone who I can be a helpmate to, some to love, honor and respect. I am looking for someone who can be the head of my household. I am looking for someone who will allow his heart to safely trust in me. I know that is a lot to ask for but that is what he promised and I am not willing to settle for less.”

I shake my head in astonishment at whatever pastoring produced this mindset in this lady.  Perhaps said pastor(s) will get around someday to publishing a hermaneutic for men to come to such conclusions about what they are “promised” by God in His word.

Just once, I would like those egalitarians who think that a man “looking at a woman with lust in his heart” can be divorced by his spouse for that, it being, as they see it, “adultery”  — just once, I’d like to hear them say a man could divorce a woman for the same offense.

Credo #13: The Scholar

Posted: July 28, 2013 in Credo

The Holy Spirit, the presence of God in the earth, can manifest as is needed in different times and places; whether by subtly revealing things — even to the secular man!  — the things of nature as well as the things of God.

In one age, He might be leading men to create the Vulgate, that men from all tongues and nations could study and learn from each other; in another age, He might be leading a Tyndale to put the word of God into the hands and mind of a plow-boy.   All the same Spirit, working for God’s purposes.

The point of this Credo is not about bible translations; but rather that God is not upset at you for seeking knowledge, whether this be the things of God or the things of nature, His other book.   He is not anti-scholarly.    And you do not serve his purposes by imagining or thinking that you serve Him by reproving those who genuinely seek to understand.

Scripture.

If you really do wish to be a scholar, then act like one; and do not be dismayed at what comes you way when you find understanding.

Related Credo:  #49