Great Post: “The Zealot’s Way,” by John Frye

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From McKnight’s THE JESUS CREED blog, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2015/02/27/the-zealots-way-by-john-frye/

Some medications come in a gel capsule. The advantage is that the medicine inside is released into the body gradually. This is important if the medicine is very potent. “Time released capsules” is the mantra. Truth is very potent and sometimes quite hard to take. The gel capsule of truth is love. According to the Apostle Paul, “speaking the truth in love” helps us to grow, to mature as Christ-followers (cf. Ephesians 4:15).

Under the guise of being “prophetic,” many Christian communicators—authors, bloggers, teachers, pastors, TV hotshots—rail against others. They denounce the rebel sinners of the culture and the (alleged) apostates from the faith. In a desire to unload the truth, these self-appointed dogmatists come across as down-right mean.

Sometimes I wonder if they speak the truth so others …

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2015/02/27/the-zealots-way-by-john-frye/#ixzz3T6E8OapS

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