First the email (in part) from the relative after seeing our blog post titled:
"Hebraic Craze Going Viral":
"Great article! You can rest at ease as our church did this as a way to learn about the Jewish traditions and the elements....nothing viral or crazed. No yearly ceremony or replacing the Communion. Simply informational."
This is our response:
It is not my occupation to know all these many other false teachings except to know they exist and I am to not partake of them.
You have such a high level of defense on this and other matters of the church. Good motive but overboard a bit. Can you step down for a few minutes and answer some simple questions for me? Research has its place, but God wants us to SHOW and DO so others are DRAWN TO Christ, not away from Him. I can appreciate your deep research to a point, then you lose me. Is there anything that you agree with ? Can you simply share the love of Christ and come to an approachable discussion?
I get bogged down with the deep, detailed alarm you spread.
I would love to see in you a gentle, loving and simple side, leaving the hard core researcher out. What a transformation that would be. I want to see and know you as Christ-like in demeanor and focusing on the positives of the Christian walk. Where is your Jesus? There is a place and time for sounding the alarms, but all the time? Yikes! I would love to have a simple discussion about your answered prayer, how the Lord has touched you this week, or what did He teach you about? We are called to encourage each other and uplift each other in our walk."