I am not quite sure how to address this. Last week I wrote the piece that I wrote. You know where I am on how people are responding. But my comments where much more about the philosophical and political response, the words and practices of what is being done about church associations and a unified body of Christ.
So I want to make sure that I am absolutely clear. The people that I responded to last week are not who I’m responding to today.
I woke up this morning to see that 4 churches were threatened with violence because of the decision that was made. Literally, somebody threatened to burn the churches down in this area, not because the pastors were doing anything (or that they even can because it isn’t legal in Missouri) but because of the decision of the national church. I have words, but they ring hollow. I can write how this is antithetical to scripture, how it is antithetical to Jesus, how it makes no sense, but that is my desire to make sense of a senseless threat.All I can do is pray for peace in the hearts of those who send threats like this, safety for those who are threatened, and a sense of love and unity that transcends our Earthly desires. I can’t make sense of it, as I shouldn’t. I just pray for peace and love.