I just heard a sermon that suggests that when someone hates you are are to assess your own life first! In other words remove the plank before splinters. Be humble in your disposition, apologize if possible. This some how seems off or anti-discernmentalist and therefore anti-biblical….what do you think?
Jeff, New Jersey
Do not listen to this pastor/church any longer! If you are a discernmentalist (a true bible believing one) you MUST assume that you are right all the time. Remove the splinters of your enemy (not your own plank – because assuredly you don’t have any). Make sure that when you a removing the heresy from your enemy you slander him and call him names. Make sure that he is wounded enough that he will not retaliate. To keep him down spread rumours about him on the internet (make sure you make little attempt at fact checking). Indeed, don’t delve too deeply in articulating your opponents beliefs, simply attack them (especially if you don’t understand them). When it comes to being on the side of truth, you don’t have to act rightly…. just attack your opponent. Remember the words of our gospels “Bless those ONLY on the side of our pure truth, curse everyone else….”
Keep up the true discernmentalist!