“I think we often forget we are called to be loving, not right. We are called to live as Christ lived, not to know what Christ knew. ” From a blog entry by Andrew at The Road to Daejeon. He was talking about certainty and whether it is that important.
“To have the humility to admit that I could be wrong, not neccessarily about the larger things, but even about the smaller intricacies of my Christian faith, creates problems. “
” So can we be to certain? can certainty get in the way? I think so. To much certainty denies we are human, fallible and fallen. To much certainty denies the process of growth in knowledge and wisdom.
I think we often forget we are called to be loving, not right. We are called to live as Christ lived, not to know what Christ knew. “
I can appreciate your reasons for not liking that word. And since I know how offended you are by it, I won’t be using it if I can help it in your presence.
But I will take exception to something that you wrote “I’d like to make it clear that my biggest problem with the word isn’t that new Christians and seekers use it, but that church leaders are using it.” I think we have to be very careful in implying that there are certain standards of behaviour to be adhered to by Christians. When we set up rules for behaviour we quickly become legalistic. Using this word, worse (more profane) words, depends so much on the upbringing and culture of the speaker. No matter where we are coming from the words we use, nice as they may be are not the mark of a Christian.