An Example of Christian Love of the Brethren
Here is a good example of the attitude of a sycophant when worldly ambition takes personal precedent over love to the brethren. If such a statement had been made by a cult member or any other unbeliever, I would not respond publically.
However, when a professing Christian and writer of an influential blog (in this case, the Pyromaniacs blog of Phil Johnson, Frank Turk and Dan Phillips) publically calls a preacher of the Gospel or even another believer ‘a devil’ and, using social media, propagates such slanderous gossip, then it deserves a public response.
I can think of no greater rebuke than that which comes from God’s Word:
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3,4
May all of us do just that.
- PyroManiacs: You Too Can Think Like God – But Wait! There’s More! (5ptsalt.com)
- Should Christians Observe Lent? (5ptsalt.com)