Dogma Destroys Relationships

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:44-45)

Share a time when someone outside your normal circle surprised you with love.

 

3 Comments

  1. Paul Abeyta on June 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Dr. Robertson –
    I’ll try to go back and re-listen to these other anchor points but do you provide a definition of dogma?

    I’m a little confused/concerned about your comments. Love is of course very important but love generally speaking, is not what will help people. The gospel is what sets people free – not our love of others. The gospel, we could argue is God’s love for people – but listen – the gospel is certainly dogma. Many reject it – even hate it. I’m not saying that we should not be loving towards those who reject and hate it – but to love those – we must compel them to flee to Christ and repent of their sins – being that Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
    There are not many truth’s Dr. Robertson – do you agree with that?

    • Maury on June 9, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Hi Paul. Thanks for this. I guess I’d put it this way: The love of God in Christ is the center of creation, the central truth. I move people toward this center best by love. You might get a better understanding of where I’m coming from by listening to the podcast. https://anchorpoint.org/podcast-2/. The one next week (6/12) will be on the gospel. Blessings on you and your flock!

  2. Bill Currie on June 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Looks somehow or another God needs to raise non-dogmatic missionaries to go to the churches, but I fear they would be persecuted! The Beatles showed and talked about agape more than most churches. The only time Jesus was conditional about love was when you were dogmatic. Thanks for trying to be a “missionary”

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