Its something you should ask your Pastor.
We limit the working of God in our lives by what we think He won't do, or by trying too hard to figure out what He will do.
We limit how God can use us in the lives of others.
In our pride, we presume that we can know what God will and will not do.
In our pride, we presume to know exactly what God has in mind.
How you dare to judge the work of the woman preacher that I know is beyond me.
Discrediting Gods work is the height of arrogance and pride.
Thinking that your knowledge of Gods will is greater than what Gods will is doing is legalism beyond comparison. Its a demonstration by you of your ignorance for the Grace of God.
I suggest humbling yourself before God before that box closes.
I cant believe this thread. Its still my contention that we probably agree on 98% of stuff. The attitude here is disgusting towards fellow Christians, obviously me in particular. And if you are a member of the LCMS Roos...well I'll leave my comments offline on that one.
I'm looking fwd to see what you pick and choose to reply on from my post. It says alot about you. Look at yourselves, you come back to this thread just to build yourself up and chastise other believers. Again, its disgusting.
The same way I'd dare to judge Sauls offering to God. Do you even know the reference?
I've never said anything good or bad about the work your pastor is doing. I never said anything good or bad about your church having a female pastor. I don't know if she's doing God's work, I've never MET her. I've never discredited you or her. I simply asked a question regarding a quote you made, and I have yet to get an answer to the question. While you're making accusations, why don't you tell me exactly what I posted that did any of the things you accuse me of?
You can make any comment you like about LCMS, yes I am a member, I find them to have a Biblically based doctrine, and quite frankly, I don't care if you do or don't agree with them, it won't change my membership status. I would however, welcome an honest discussion of doctrine you believe isn't Biblically based and your reasons for believing so.
Other than that, if you don't know the answer to my inquiry regarding your quote, simply say you don't know. If it's just a "feeling" you have, then say so. You don't have to try and lash back at someone because, so far, you're unable to explain. Did I miss something? Did you tell us why you feel comfortable disregarding what the Bible says on the subject?
I'm not really sure how I've managed to build myself up or chastise you in my previous posts. It really was a simple request to explain yourself and why you thought your beliefs were okay.
Hopefully I've sufficiently replied to all your comments so you won't have to make judgements about my character!