Puritan Board Senior
Traci,I think the people getting emotional are the ones who are hearing this position defended. It is as if we were defending some horrible doctrine and forcing it on people. Did it ever occur to anyone that we have been convinced not only of its benefits but also the scriptural mandate of it. Are we only supposed to defend our positions on acceptable topics that are vague and not important in the scheme of things? If we actually think it should be practiced we shouldn't say so because it might bother someone who disagrees? You know what we will say so if it vexes you overly then don't read the EP threads.
I believe that there is considerable emotion on both sides. Both sides want to glorify God in everything they do including Worship. What should give each side pause is that major denominations within the Reformed camp are not EP. If the EP position is so clear then why aren't they EP? The answer is that it is not as clear as it would seem. That is why there is disagreement.
BTW, you can discuss any topic you want to and so can everyone else. If someone doesn't agree with you then so be it.
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The requirements of this board do not include having to respond to every post made. If you don't have anything edifying to say then move on. (and this is not directed specifically at you Traci).
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