I love grace.
I am so thankful that when we are in Christ Jesus, we are no longer condemned.
I also love truth and whole-heartedly want to seek it out. I have deep convictions based on the Word of God that I view as sufficient and authoritative.
I need to make two things very very very clear:
1.) I fully understand that we live in a sin-saturated world where black and white doesn’t always fit and circumstances vary greatly. Grace.
2.) I am not speaking for God when I communicate my convictions after studying God-breathed Words. I cling to His truth because I love Him and seek to obey Him. I’m so thankful for His gentleness and overwhelming grace.
3.) I am not judging my fellow sisters-in-Christ who fall differently on the issues than I do. I will exhort and proclaim the Word of God to women, but I am not judging. Speaking convictions does not equal a personal judgment from me towards others. *Edit* Everyone judges, whether they know it or not. I suppose I’m judging when I disagree? Either way, what I mean is that I don’t (or at least sincerely try not to) look down on my sisters.
4.) I do not believe that the roles of women are a salvation issue. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1.
5.) Have I mentioned grace? Love it, cling to it, desperate for it.
6.) I hope you will weigh all my words against scripture…I will do the same as you challenge me.
7.) We may ultimately disagree on issues. That’s okay! We can still love each other!
8.) In everything I write, please know that I’m praying through it before I publish. I want to speak good, grace-filled words. I want to encourage. I want us to all search the scriptures to the glory of God.