Lydia F (13 Dec 2011)
"response to Phil Rogers"


 
Phil, you wrote: "Now I also have recently heard that for some people what I write is "TOO LONG" and is too much of a bother to click on a link to another website"!  Hahahaha, I make no apology for what and how I write!  I do not pander to this U-Tube mentality that must have their info. in 7 minutes or less!  Nor do I care if they are too lazy to click on a link to get there for the information!  That click of the mouse on the link provided must be very taxing!"
 
For the record, I have your website saved as a favorite in my Prophecy Sites folder, and I have read a great deal of your material. I don't believe that anyone who knows me would call me lazy. I have a family, work full-time, and am studying for certification in my field, so my time to spend reading these days is somewhat limited. The point I hoped to make in my first post was not to criticize your work in any way, but to draw your attention to how you come across when you are addressing those with whom you disagree. In my opinion, sarcasm and name-calling have no place in a believer's communication. Personal attacks aren't necessary when you are speaking from a position of truth (and I'm not referring to your eschatology here). They only serve to make you look defensive and insecure. I doubt that you will agree with me, but you did also write, "And I will always uphold scripture above all else!" I remind you that Scripture is not only for determining the time of Jesus' return, but also instructs us as to how we are to interact with others.
 
"Do not let any unwholesome (foul or abusive) talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Ephesians 4:29
 
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. " 1 Peter 3:15-16
 
"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be." James 3:9-10

"But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken." Matthew 12:36

I am accountable to God for how I live, how I speak, and how I use my influence, and you are, as well. 

Lydia F