I have had to think about this one! It's a good thing to be challenged now and again. Sometimes we need to go back to scripture and see if we are wrong and when we are, to be thankful to that kind and patient sister/brother who, in love, showed you your wrong application of God's word. We can confess to God and others (if need be) and apply the truth to our lives. And who knows? Maybe God will use us to pass on this truth to other brethren who are still in darkness concerning that particular scripture.
Sometimes we are right and need to confirm this by going back to scriptures to assure ourselves of the particular truth. I think of what my sister in the Lord, Marie says in relation to teaching Sunday school. She says it's a very good thing, as we have to learn scripture ourselves before we can teach others and therefore it is a real blessing. Again, going back to scriptures straightens us and enables us to, God willing, be able to teach others.
I am not going to go back over my original post. However I would like to say a few things in the hopes that my anonymous sister/brother may read it.
I think that if a christian suspects that another christian is in error over Scripture, that christian should point it out and offer what they think the true interpretation of scripture is. (2 Timothy 3;16) We should always strive to speak the truth in love. (Ephesians 4;15)
Another thing to consider about the above comment is the fact that it is anonymous. Now, this may be because the person who left it has no profile. But if he/she has, then it could be that they are afraid to say who they are... Consider Proverbs 29;25.
My anonymous friend may very well be right, but I think they may have gone about the whole thing is a wrong way, and perhaps is guilty of the very thing they have accused me of? It's hard to know, that's one of the down sides of leaving a comment like that. Although it was not a mean or hurtful comment, it's not edifying or helpful either....
I can't begin to tell you how many times I have got (and sadly continue to get) things like this wrong in my own life and so I would like to say that I am so very grateful to God and my brethren for patience and love shown to me. This comment has made me stop and think, not so much about the content of my post, but about how I react to others, verbally and in my mind, when they do things that I think are wrong. (Romans 8:28)
So I will leave you with this particular scripture, Proverbs 27:17...
'As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.'
May God bless us by continuing to sanctify us by His Holy Spirit and conform us into the likeness of His Son every day:0)