Good grief, Bill! What is it with you? Are you so set on your opinion being the only one to matter that you’re worried GB may look better & make more sense in our eyes than you do? GB answered your questions, but you’re still not satisfied. What is it within you that you feel the need to belittle others with your constant questions as though they are wrong & you’re right?
I have a question for you, not that I expect an answer because that is something you just don’t do. Can you be comfortable knowing that you influenced someone away from God rather than toward Him? Why would anyone want to be the hat wearing Christian that you are? Constant judgment, put downs, making fun of, no love/compassion…….is that what you truly believe God wants?
Proverbs 6:16-19 says “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren".
Jesus said the first thing a Christian can do to be successful in getting along with each other is to guard our thoughts. Specifically, we need to be careful about making judgments of other people.
Matthew 7:1-2 says “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”.
You miss the distinction between discernment & condemnation. You elevate fault finding to a ministry as if you are doing everyone here a favor.
I haven’t gotten the impression that GB is trying to impress anyone on this forum. He’s been straight & honest in how he feels & how he sees the Bible. He has one thing you don’t & that’s kindness, love & compassion for his fellow human being, saved or un-saved.
You could learn a lot from him if you would read his words with your heart & not your brain.
I can honestly say that his words have given me something to think about. You, Bill, are the one person on this forum that has hurt me, brought me to tears, & have made me want to run as far from God as my feet could carry me. Satan has used you against me but only because you have allowed him to do so.
I have no doubt that you have done the same to others here & some of those people that read but don’t post on this forum that you say you are trying to reach. I feel so very sorry for you.