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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 

Today’s Quote Of The Day

Today’s quote of the day comes from Scott Diekmann over at one of my favorite blogs Stand Firm writing again about the synodical restructuring proposal in his post entitled A Tale of Two Surveys;

At this point, I’m really wrestling with “watching your life and your doctrine closely” and “putting the best constructions on everything.” These two commands are not mutually exclusive, but they sometimes feel that way. It is often difficult to reprove and rebuke, but for the love of Christ’s Church, we must. To allow changes as important as these to be presented at the 2010 Synodical Convention without proper and thorough discussion, amendment, and/or rejection, is unconscionable. Putting the best construction on things does not always equate to giving someone the benefit of the doubt. “Test everything; hold fast what is good” (1 Th. 5:21).

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I saw a similar statement on a dart board over on Bishop Hanson's wall at his ELCA office in Chicago.

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