OK folks, I need your prayers and advice.
I’ve been having several discussions with my very close Evangelical friend. We’ve actually tackled some tough issues rather well over the past year, but this morning was tough. We’re getting into some pretty high level and highly emotional stuff.
I love the challenges and the research tasks. That doesn’t bother me. It’s just that now we keep reaching stalemates on everything, usually the familiar tune of “you see the verse this way, we see it this way”. OK, fine. I can live with that. But we’re now at the point where things tend to escalate, or at least get emotional. (Time to step back.)
Later, that same day…
I think I’m just sad that now I can see with my own eyes the division that Jesus didn’t want us to have. Here is someone whose faith I totally respect. He’s humble, honest, and true to his understanding of scripture. Yet we have this division.
I know what is true, and I know that not all will see it. I believe in invincible ignorance. It’s just hard to accept sometimes. Any thoughts?