Being one of those “so called experts” (I feel the innate love) I am having a little problem here. These answers seem quite subjective. So I am having trouble understanding how I am to explain to someone that they are not being loving? I am having trouble understanding what makes someone’s innate knowledge of love right and someone else’s innate knowledge of love wrong? I have a question. Since SGM’s guys say they are demonstrating love and many say they are not, how do we determine who is incorrect objectively? We would all agree that declaring someone is doing something wrong and when they ask, “Why do you say that” one responds “Because I feel you are” is a poor explanation.
So anyone have an objective answer?
Any takers? This is a great question. As you know my former pastor has a blog against Meaghan and me in which he posts articles and videos trying to prove his point. He talks about shunning as an act of love. He’s hoping that by shunning people, they (we) will be forced to see the sin in their (our) lives and will repent. He believes this is loving and the right thing to do. He thinks this is loving, too:
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How much do you want to bet this “ministry effort” will include a megaphone and video equipment to record the event? How much do you want to bet that it gets uploaded to one of his websites showing the right way to evangelize to pregnant mothers? Is this loving? He thinks he’s doing it the right way. He’ll probably use it as a teaching tool to model to the Christian community the “right way” to “minister” to moms who have unplanned/unwanted pregnancies.
Sovereign Grace Ministries pastors think they handled abuse cases the right way. They didn’t want to let the civil authorities interfere with them as spiritual leaders doing God’s work because God’s ways are better than anything the government or civil authorities has to offer.
Isn’t this all the same mentality?
So, back to Wesley’s question – – – who is right? Who is being truly loving? Who gets to judge and why?