Scott Tibbs wrote:If Gingrich has repented, then of course he should be accepted, by any Bible-believing church he wishes to attend.
VietVet wrote:He has rrrepented thrrrice!!!
In Scott's church, it's OK if you're a Republican.
Show me where I said that. Do it. I dare you.
In fact, I have made it very clear that what Gingrich did was most certainly not OK. Before I changed my username, I wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:22 am
ST wrote:Newt had committed grossly immoral acts in the past. No one can change what he or she has done in the past. However, Gingrich acted like a man in admitting what he did and apologizing for it.
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:54 am
ST wrote:What Newt did was wrong, sinful and immoral. However, it cannot be fixed. What do you expect him to do? Divorce his third wife to go back to his second?
"VietVet" claimed I said something I never once said. In other words, "VietVet" is a liar.
Now, back to the theological issue.
In 1 Corinthians 5, The Apostle Paul writes:
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
Paul commands the Corinthians to "put away from among yourselves that wicked person."
But in 2 Corinthians 2:5-8, Paul commands the Corinthians to forgive the wicked man and restore him to fellowship. The reason he is to be forgiven and restored to fellowship is because he has repented of his wickedness.
The application to Gingrich, of course,is this: if he has repented of his wickedness, any Bible-believing church is obligated by Scripture to forgive him and restore him to fellowship. That doesn't mean it's OK, it means he is a sinner saved by grace.
Of course, "VietVet" won't care about the theological argument, nor will he care about whether a Christian church is following the foundational document of the Christian faith.
Instead, "VietVet" will fabricate yet another argument I have never once posted, knock it down and pretend he has actually accomplished something. He'll prove himself to be a liar once again.