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With respect, STP, while I don't doubt that Dave cares and is driven in his understanding, I don't see that as the fault here. He recognizes his obligation as a worker for Christ and attempts to toil in that field. But his principle fault is that he frequently puts his sense of personal dignity above that mission and exercises a want of control over his tongue in response to perceived slight and even less understandably, disagreement of a less personally directed manner. The things he says in his outrage would never be uttered by the one he represents and shouldn't be in defense of Biblical principle as he sees it. The language he used here is indefensible and unbecoming of a brother in general. More so in relation to any discourse on matters pertaining to the Holy. A man of God should speak as a man of God and his language and conduct must be above reproof or it works to no good end and undermines the faith.Dave's main "fault" is that he cares too much about the gospel, and doesn't want to see anyone go to hell. I admire that in the man.
Dave is smart enough and old enough to know that. He chooses his blindness. Even after the rush of anger his response to my objection wasn't to see what moved me to make it and examine his own misconduct, but to focus on how he felt wronged and to lash out at others...:sigh: That's just not getting the job done.