Whenever I say God says this or He wants this, I like to back it up with the bible verse where I learned it. I like that because it’s saying, “It’s not from me but from God.” So people can’t say it’s my interpretation of it. I can say no, look, it’s right here in black and white. And if you’re a Christian then you believe that the Bible is 100% correct, that it is “God-breathed.”
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
But there’s a difference, and it’s important to me that anyone reading this understands. I am not judging anyone! I’m not telling anyone they’re wrong. I try to only say what the Bible says and whatever or however anyone takes that is up to them. Because I genuinely believe that I have no right (to paraphrase) to point out the splinter in someone else’s eye and ignore the log in my own.
I try to only say what the Bible says is right and what is wrong. I certainly expect anyone who cares about me to call me out on things where I’m wrong. Because when you care about someone, you want them to do well and following God’s will is doing well. And people calling me out includes anyone who’s reading this right now. If I’m doing something wrong, I want and need someone to tell me. There’s your permission if you feel you need it. This blog is for discussion, not lecturing (even though it may read like I’m lecturing you, I’m really lecturing myself I promise).