I agree with Covkeeper maybe on the point of being an X Christian . As he I no longer consider myself a Christian in the sense the word has become so cheap in the modern-day organized traditional church system. Don't get me wrong I also agree with Chosen that there are many followers of Christ in the orders. It's the orders that is the problem. Names that divide us into categories of beliefs. I'm not sure what Cov is wanting to do. I don't count myself as any brain child of the scriptures but I don't consider myself as one who thinks he knows when he actually knows nothing. Still many here can dance circles around me with their knowledge. What I have been given is a strong and reasonable understanding having been a believer for thirty five years. I have seen a lot and the Lord has shown me a lot. So just what is your drive Cov that you thing you know that no one else knows.
So Sorry my reply should have left back on the first page.
For myself I dont think that we should ever deny what we are, Christians, just because some who use that name are a bad example. Should I say that I am an 'ex woman' because some women are awful?OR 'ex mother' because there are some terrible mothers out there? it makes no sense at all.
Its up to us to be proud of using the name of Christ and be a GOOD example, and I for one will never ever deny what I am and call myself the weird name of 'ex Christian', especially if its because I think myself 'above' and 'more knowledgeable' than the rest of Christs body an that they need me to teach them because they have it all wrong. WHat arrogance
He doesnt know what no one else knows, he merely has his own opinions and ideas on what the Bible says, as we all do. Mclee your beliefs and opinions and understandings are just as valid as his, its just that you have far more humility. I have often been impressed by your posts.
Have you also noticed that he appears to ignore the verses and views from the women here? Maybe he thinks we are not knowledgeable enough for him, and yet Jesus even says 'let the little children come to me for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these', so Jesus thinks differently, knowledge to Him means little, He is concerned with our hearts and our love and our passion for Him, wanting to be near Him and enjoy Him.