Sunday, May 01, 2005please read before engaging...
My comment box, over the last year, has been used for various purposes. Some have used to thank me for posting a particular entry, some have expressed their disapproval, others have attempted to use it as a debate forum, and then, there have been those who was used it to "straighten me out" (LOL). If you feel particularly aimed by any of this, it's totally of you, I'm not aiming anyone here.
I mention this because I find it funny that (and we all do this) after reading a few posts, some would believe themselves expert enough in the knowledge of who Rand is to not only diagnose his errors, but also, to show him the "better way". I'm not talking about people who QUESTION some of my stands, but rather, those who ASSERT themselves and their positions with the idea that "Rand just didn't think this through right".
Now I'm going to hit two birds with one stone tonight. I'm going to both spell out my doctrinal/theological stand for both my "prospective correctors" and for a friend named Meg who wanted to know more about my stand. This will NOT be a complete doctrinal statement, rather it will be points that will help identify my position within the umbrella of Biblical Christianity (Bible Only):
1- a Baptist.
2- a Fundamentalist, not a Modernist/Liberal, or a New-Evangelical.
3- a Calvinist.
4- a Premillenial Dispensationalist.
5- a strong proponent of the King James version of the Bible.
6- against the Charismatic/Pentecostal movement.
7- in summary, in complete agreement with the following DOCTRINAL STATEMENT.
To all who would attempt to "staighten me out" doctrinally: DO YOUR HOMEWORK, cause I promise you, I have. I do not hold to these positions because my mommy and my daddy told me it was so. I stand by these doctrines because I put my nose in the Bible and in the works of men who have written about the Bible, and have come to the conclusion that the above doctrines are biblically sound.
In conclusion, let me say that there is no doubt that the doctrines I listed above divide the church. I don't like to see such schism in Bible Christianity, but unity, true unity is always based on Truth. As long as Christians are in disagreement over Bible doctrine, there will be denominational walls.
Any other type of unity is fraudulent, and lacks Truth.