Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I'm so behind with everything, it's pitiful! I sat down earlier to attempt some commenting, and I was made aware of *just* how behind I am. I'm working on it! ;)
Despite that, I want to take a moment to write this post. I had lived with fear and worry concerning a decision in my past for years. It was a wonderful decision, but I felt it was brought about by the wrong reasons at that time. I made it right last week, and the peace that came with *that* decision has been an amazing experience. Wonderful, I tell you! With that, though, I've had another issue weigh heavy on my heart, and I want to attempt to make it somewhat right.
When I first started blogging, I didn't make the best reading choices. This post is mostly in reference to Christian non-fiction, but I'm constantly working on (slowly) improving my fiction choices, too. My ultimate goal in life is to get to heaven. Really, nothing else matters! To do that, I have to follow the guidelines set forth in the New Testament. There have been books I've read in the past, and some I might have even recommended to you, that I didn't completely agree with. I felt they had (some)false teaching in them, but contained subjects that aren't popular. I kept those issues to myself, and took the good from the book, and left the bad. The problem with that is that by recommending those books to you, I most likely left you with the impression that I agreed with all of the author's theology. I promoted false teaching, and I apologize for that!
I know most of you won't care about this, but some of you may, and I do! Plus, let me make it clear that my beliefs mean *NOTHING, WHAT.SO.EVER*! God's Word is what matters!
I struggle *greatly* with feeling like someone is falsely teaching others and simply me being judgemental to others. I don't like the tug of war I feel in those situations! My goal is to make better reading decisions in the first place, but to also be more upfront about when I feel someone is leading others away from what God has taught us in the New Testament. I also want to "study" an author a bit more before picking up one of their books. Don't get me wrong! I feel it's greatly important to study from multiple points of view concerning a subject. If I only believe and study what I've been taught, then how will I ever discover if I'm wrong! I encourage you to do the same. :) If an author is "way out there", though, I'd rather just stay away from their books in the first place, instead of wasting my time. There are quite a few authors that I read for encouragement on my journey to being a better wife and mother, but that doesn't mean I agree with their theology. I want to clear those lines that I've made for myself, and make sure you see them, too.
I'm learning to be secure in my beliefs. I know my beliefs aren't popular, and it's HARD expressing those. Please know that I'm never attempting to be judgemental of anyone or push my beliefs on any of you. I would hope that those of you that disagree with me would at least study up on "my" side of the argument, though. ;) I'm not always the best at expressing what I want in the best way, so I apologize for those posts that came across arrogant or rude. I can assure you it wasn't my intention, and there have been posts removed due to seeing later how rude I sounded. I pray all of you keep patience with me and excuse me when my words don't come out quite the way I hoped.
Well, if you stuck with me through all of that, Thank you! ;)
Now, I'm off to do some commenting!
Posted by Bluerose at 2:26 PM