You are absolutely correct, I changed my tone. I have extended a less conclusive sentiment because I was surprised that I got a response and wanted to seek to understand your angle in all this. I am saying the same thing I said, don't try to spiritualized it or "lawyer" it, the only difference was I that abandoned the "say it and walk away" approach for a friendlier one. I would never change the foundation of my remarks because it's straight from the Word:
Likewise also these filthydreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
As a person, who is like everyone else, "fallen short of the glory of God," I am reaching out because I was reached out for. I am extending conversation and opening the conclusive ends of the statements to see what you might say. It seems you are looking for control, not conversation, and it is revealing of the fact that you are afraid. Look Paul, I don't hate you, quite the contrary. I am not afraid of you guys, exactly the opposite. There is no more fear in love than there could be darkness in light. I see zeal, I am relating to that in you as a brother. I am beside myself for Jesus, why else would a husband and father take time emailing about the gospel with a perfect stranger. He (Christ) has captured my gaze. Even in my folly and stumbling, like an infant with wobbly legs learning to walk, I find, "love never fails." When "we are faithless, He remains faithful."
I have never known anyone like Jesus, and though my errors are many I am zealous for Him. Love covers a multitude of sin. So yes I am 100% judging the fruit. To call servants and sons of God monsters or inventors of abominations is wrong. YOU However, I don't believe YOU are to be written off because off an article posted in misplaced zeal. Do you know how many times I have stepped out in the name of God and smeared ugly on His face? I SHOULD have been cut off, it would have been just, but God desires mercy that triumphs over judgement. Holy Jesus. His love endures forever, He is married to the backslider. The Holy Spirit bears witness that I am still sealed for the day of redemption and I know now more than ever that I could never earn it or deserve it. Nevertheless Jesus calls for perfection. Grace closes the gap but He still expects us to move toward perfection. The point is this: "The one who says he is in the light and yet hates his brother is in darkness until now."
"Until now, " until the Word prunes the dead works from the living, revealing what God has done in extreme contrast to what we were doing in and of ourselves. Is the driving force "love?" Is it because you can't stand the thought of heaven without the person you are writing to or about? Is it the heart of The Christ beating in your chest and crying, "Father forgive them, they know not what they do?" Do you long for the people you speak of or speak with to return, even if it were 7 times in a day, so you could forgive them or tell them they are accepted in the beloved and washed? I can't judge YOU, because I am worthy of the same condemnation, but I can certainly see a thorn bush and say it is not a luscious and life giving vine. I hate the fruit of the flesh, even what still pops up in my own life, but I love the people called by His name.