Bearing The Infirmities Of The Weak 2010

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Another letter of appreciation

Hi B____,

Thank you for taking the time to write this very encouraging note. Rest assured, it will be those among us who ask “What is permissible?” instead of “What is ideal and commendable”, who will cling to the idols of their hearts and use human reasoning apart from scripture to justify continuing what they want to do.

Isa 66:3  He that killeth an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, [as if he offered] swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, [as if] he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

Thank you for being faithful, but be prepared to see some turn away. It hurts to see someone who you have grown to love slip into a spirit of resentment such as will be the inevitable fruit of standing with Christ and His apostles on this subject.

A close friend told me that this talk made him feel very uncomfortable simply because he himself had become lax about doing what he knew was the right thing. He said he really appreciated the message, and that it was needed for him.

You are more of a message to those around you than you realize. But that is true for every one of us who “tremble at God’s Word.” God bless you all for being of “one mind and one spirit” in dealing with those in your fellowship and in being an example.

Your very grateful brother in Christ,

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