dwight92070 wrote:Can a person be overly concerned or preoccupied with a Bible issue?
Certainly, when such concern eclipses the whole point of discussion with other believers. The point, of course, is fellowship, learning from each other, and mutual edification.
Just because I had a different opinion and defended it, does that mean I am unchristlike?
Not at all; this forum is full of disagreements on all sorts of topics, wherein mutual respect and Christian unity are not only preserved, but built.
Please don't beat around the bush and show me my unchristlike behavior.
I'd suggest you reread your responses in this thread, looking for anything where you know the anger you mentioned came through into your response, or that misrepresents another's words or casts aspersions on their motives or character. I'll leave anything further between you and God.
On the rest of it, I think I'll bow out for the moment, as it no longer seems germane to the church authority discussion.