When Scripture deconstructs a human proposition by forcing an opposing position (which we have repeatedly described as functional judgment, meaning Scripture has no stake in the argument itself, only in opposing the human being), it is only natural to argue for or against the point in question. Do you agree or disagree? Be careful. It’s a trick question. After all these years, do really you think we are for or against anything on this podcast other than the words of Scripture?
Scripture judges you and nobody else but you. You may not judge anyone else and you cannot dedicate the things you build to God, because they lead to judgment. You, and nobody else but you, have only to hear and obey the voice of the Lord crying out to you, and nobody else but you, from the wilderness of Scripture.
Whatever you believe, whatever position you take, and whatever you do is a projection of your ego. It has nothing to do with the biblical God. So when you argue with your neighbor for or against God’s functional stance against you in (or through) Scripture, you are engaging in an argument that publically portrays your embarrassment of the Cross. To baptize, in Greek, is to sink a ship. The cancellation of our many human gods through the Gospel of Jesus Christ is total. If you are still arguing, your ship is still afloat.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:14-17
Episode 432 Luke 1:14-17; Music:
Motherlode by Kevin MacLeod
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