Source: Emerging Thought in Montana
Comments: After the accidental electrocution of Kyle Lake, SoL decided to make hay of his death as “God’s Judgement” on Kyle’s faulty theology, and to say of themselves, “Thank God I am not a sinner like him…”. Iggy takes note and weeps.
I am not sure how to respond, or even if I should to the people who seem to think God is killing those whom in their own eyes are heretics.
I think Kyle Lake was far from a heretic.
Now, what I do see is this.
There are some whom seem to have placed themselves as the Judges of not just sinners but of fellow Christian brothers and sisters. Then they use, or rather misused scripture to back up their twisted belief system.
First off I do not want to give the impression I knew Kyle. In fact I canâ€™t remember hearing about him until this tragic event happened. I almost let it slide by until I came across some anti emergent people mocking his passing and claiming God was getting those emergent heretics. This left me stone cold. How can a brother be so filled with hate that they rejoice in anotherâ€™s pain and sorrow? Jesus even taught to pray for our enemies, and yet, these people claiming Jesus, laugh and seem to rejoice in a brother in Christâ€™s passing.
I am sick of the Ingridâ€™s and Paul Proctors of this world who to me are hatemongerâ€™s and stand on nothing but their own self righteousness and judgmentalism. I am sick of people like Pat Robertson who condemn entire cities in the name of Jesus, and forget He died for their sin as well as PRâ€™s.
My prayers are with the congregation at University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. May Kyleâ€™s life be an example of Christ that one can cherish and carry as one grows in faith.
My prayers are also for those who preach hate, that the true Light of Christ be found and the hate in your hearts be displaced with the LOVE of Christ for God first then for your brothersâ€¦ but until then, donâ€™t call me brother. (John 18:19, John 8:42-45)