For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. francis: If someone eats a hamburger, wouldn't Seventh Day Adventists say he sinned? And that is why so very much Adventists have left that denomination and are now in churches that preach the truth.The word "rend" is defined as: " A Christian man who has progressed far into his faith, has had some absolutely amazing experiences in the Holy Ghost.He has been given knowledge that only a true Christian Saint would receive.There IS a lot of hurt going around (and I agree suggesting in specific cases that one thing IS the pearl and a person IS the swine, is not only hurtful, but possibly indicating that the person doing it has a mote in his eye). I desperately felt the need to repair it and came to the board asking complicated answers in hopes someone could give me an answer I haven't already thought of to help me rebuild my testimony.I remember being dismissed, being told I needed to humble myself, etc by board members.The "pearls" Jesus is talking about here obviously means the same things - Heaven, Christianity, Faith, Salvation, Knowledge of God, Gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Christians have God-given obligations to preach and teach the truth and to help those in need.
But, as is usually the case, there is another side to our responsibilities as servants.
Sometimes Christians, in their eagerness to be compassionate and Christ-like, fail to recognize that God put limitations on this aspect of our discipleship.
One in particular no longer posts, but she was especially rude even though she is normally a revered member of the board for being Christ like.
Wa it jeremysmom or someone else who pointed out the phrase 'pearls before swine' contradicts the Christian message to share the gospel.