Sep 29, 2011 | Comments 3
Dear Readers of ARPTalk,
This e-mail edition of ARPTalk is in response to an e-mail from a Christian sister and a phone call from a Christian brother.
As you are aware, both ARPTalk and the Editor have never been shy about speaking clearly and boldly to all issues relevant to the health and well-being of the ARP Church. In fact, that is precisely why ARPTalk exists: to promote the well-being of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church! This is clearly stated in all ARPTalk documents.
The Editor is aware that in our exceedingly “nice” ARP culture that sometimes his bold speech and manner are probably offensive to some. Prophetic speech is often misunderstood. Indeed, there have been occasions when his passion and zeal for the well-being of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and the integrity of our evangelical and Reformed Christian faith have produced both heat and light. However, the Reader may be confident that everything that the Editor has reported has been accurate, and, on the rare occasions, when a mistake in reporting has occurred, a correction has always followed quickly.
In point of fact, the Editor has apologized when he realized that he had crossed a line in dealing with an individual or two. In pondering this, the Editor wants to remind the Readers of ARPTalk that, as a faithful presbyter and member of Second Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, he has always been open and willing to repent when convinced by the Scriptures that he has erred. That is what all faithful presbyters do! That is what all faithful Christians do! Should a Christian or presbyter not be willing to repent when it is clearly demonstrated to him that he is in sinful error according to the Scriptures, there is a serious problem.
These are my thoughts,
Charles W. Wilson
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