Dairy, I need to respond to a comment from the Guy Who Lives in a Glass House.
Guy Who Lives in a Glass House, I can see where the statement I made about someone wanting a day off and the statement I made about the colonoscopy was out of line. I have a real hard time with taking a joke or observation to the extreme, I’m not making an excuse, I’m acknowledging a short coming that I have to work on constantly and fail at constantly. That’s one reason I hardly ever talk to anyone anymore unless I have too, I don’t want to offend anyone or hurt my witness for Christ which I did in the last entry. If I have given you a bad taste of how a Christian should act I am very sorry.
I do appreciate your prayers; please keep them coming.
Dairy, the Bible does not teach tolerance it teaches uncondition love and sharing with others the need for Jesus in their lives. It also teaches that it, the Bible, is to be used for correction and reconciliation with God so that we all will be better people and live according to God’s Word and have a better relationship with God. If we ingore sin whether it is individual sin or collective sin, such as a church, then we are not doing what the Bible teaches and we are hurting our individual and collective relationships with God. We are saved to live holy and seperate lives from the world, that’s God teaching not mine. Some of my statements were not holy or seperate but blended right in with the worlds overall view, again I ask forgiveness for this.
I am sorry but I would like to also say this: My Diary entry is anonyamous; Vonstegall is not my real name. I did not name my church in my anonyamous entry, nor did I name names; just an overall picture of what I see going on(yes I really should have left the afore mentioned comments out). Dairy, I have 2 friends that I know of who read this diary and I would not hesitate to express how I feel to them. I described in my last entry how I currently feel about the direction our church is heading. I am VERY concerned. I may have made a few comments that went a little too far but overall my entry is in my opinion a very accurate portrayal of our church at this time. I pray about the concerns I have for my church; I pray that if it is as I see it then the hearts of others will be changed and our church will get back on the right track of serving God more effectively. I also pray that if I’m wrong that my views of my church will change.
Dairy, I love my church and want us to be actively serving God in a positive way that effects others more than it does ourselves. I want us to show the world that Christ loves them and I’ll make a better effort, myself, to not say unnecesary and nasty stuff, but I will continue to be concerned until our church changes or I change my view. I can either leave and go to another church where I have no connections or stay and pray and do what I can to serve at a church where I have deep roots, it’s just that my roots in Christ are deeper than the roots in the church.
Dairy, one last thing(maybe), this is my diary of my experiences, of how I view the world, and what I think about those views and experiences. It’s also a place I have been able to come and just be silly for my own enjoyment and stress relief(I’ve not done much of that lately though) and I’ll continue to do these things here, with the exception of the nasty comments, hopefully. Thank you Guy Who Lives in a Glass House for calling me out on this. I hope I’ll be more aware in the future how my words reflect my relationship with Christ.
TITUS 2:11 & 12 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD HAS BEEN REVEALED, BRINGING SALVATION TO ALL PEOPLE, AND WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO TURN FROM GODLESS LIVING AND SINFUL PLEASURES. WE SHOULD LIVE IN THIS EVIL WORLD WITH SELF-CONTROL, RIGHT CONDUCT, AND DEVOTION TO GOD.
I AM VONSTEGALL AND I NEED MORE SELF-CONTROL!!!!!