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5 Responses to “Bigger Fish?”

  1. Barnabas says:

    Thanx for the further amplification Mike.Putting our own house in order will take a life time. Then we will have the grace and mercy to reflect the Living Word. Words with Spirit are in short supply.

  2. Gerard Weldele says:

    Much appreciate the encouragement to think differently.

  3. John Andrew says:

    Few if any fish are bigger than the question of salvation. And while homosexuality per se is not the biggest fish, anyone who denies the plain teaching of Scripture to justify their rejection of obedience to it is in danger of the fires of hell.

    I would rather be the kind of friend who loves someone enough to question the consequences of their lifestyle choices than the kind who just nods and smiles and says, yes, since you love Jesus, you’re saved. When I read Matthew 7:21 (“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”) I come away with a deep sense of responsibility to care enough about my brother to tell him the truth. Even if he’s offended when I do, although I do want to tell him in a loving and winsome way.

    Having read the more complete context of Pope Francis’ remarks in the article I linked to in my previous comment, I believe he would agree.

  4. Barnabas says:

    And the toddlers are – And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. (ESV)

  5. Biz says:

    Great article, Mike. I believe the translation problem is also an issue of ‘reframing,’ to some degree. For instance, I have found that translating requires desire (and reality – that we are in exile) as well as ‘skill.’ While I speak only for myself, I know that I have had to undergo rigorous ‘retraining’ and still find this a difficult, but crucial, practice. Again, thanks!

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