Some years ago, I was doing a teaching series, while teaching I said something that was in error. After the service was over one of the elders approached me upset and with rebuke. I asked him to let me review it and that I would get back to him. That week I discovered I had indeed taught something in error. The following week I publicly apologized to not only the elder but to the entire congregation followed by a correction and proper understanding of the error in question. It is in the same spirit that we submit the following.
Please let it be known that there have been some statements and comments from us that have been removed, in part or full, from this article https://closingstages.net/2019/09/06/bill-randles-twists-and-turns-eisgese/ and others that we have commented on. The fact is that some statements and comments were snide and snarky and for that we apologize and ask forgiveness from, not only, Bill Randles but our readers. This truly is not how we ever intended to conduct ourselves. As stated, in response to Bill:
“I would also like to say that I am certainly willing and able to try and rectify things that I have said, in snide or snarky ways, that have caused you discomfort, grief or pain. Of equal importance, I want to put this right so that no one in the body of Christ is caused to stumble. It is difficult at times, in our work at closingstages, not to take a shot even when we know we shouldn’t. God has helped us in the past to control the impulse to say things we shouldn’t. We are thankful for that and pray that God will continue to work in us. “
While the truth may not always be pleasant it shouldn’t be sprinkled with barbs. It is meant to bring understanding, life and healing. Again, our apologies to the body of Christ and Bill. Certainly, we will rely on God’s grace and mercy to walk in this much better than we have.
Mike and Pat