by Mike Ratliff
This morning I logged into Possessing the Treasure to process the comments that came in overnight as usual. I always approach this with a sense of anticipation. However, awaiting me were two comments from one person who had a huge problem with the fact that I moderate comments using a set of rules that is publicly displayed on my blog. He wanted free reign to say whatever he wanted to say without any control by me whatsoever. Our flesh says that that sounds reasonable. However, this person’s comment was couched in bitter anger. He called me a fascist. He insinuated that I should allow people to say whatever they wanted to say any way at any time. Why? Why would someone demand that on a private blog? My response was that to comment in rebuttal on Possessing the Treasure will only be allowed from arguments from scripture alone. Why? We are proclaiming the truth from God’s Word. We are not proclaiming another way to be religious. Instead, we are attempting to proclaim the way to walk before the face of God in full submission to Him because He is the source of our spiritual life. Therefore, rebuttal arguments must be based within the same foundation that we use, which is scripture. Why? This forces those who desire to contend with what is said here to not respond in hot anger, but instead, calm down then go to the Word of God to seek the truth. I contend that if people will do this, many of their perceptions about our faith will be shown for what they really are in that they are contrary to what the Word says.