Technically, I'd say that is not the problem but the symptom. The problem is that we are functional Armenians who think it is our job to save the elect. Thus we fundamentally don't understand the Gospel and can't proclaim it but end up expending a lot of gas talking about doing it. But I get your point and agree.
Hey, sounds like you've been reading Curtis again!
Thesis 6 in the Thirteen Theses on Election...
Not just proclamation of the Gospel, but many things within the church. Things often go awry when we tell people how to do it or, even worse, when we crow about how well WE do it. Always best to simply do it, don't focus on getting recognition for doing it, and simply let the Holy Spirit run with it from there.- Jeff
Your comment reminded of the observation someone else made, that in the singing of I love to Tell the Story, the story is never told.
This is precisely the problem we had at the Synodical convention. Devotions talked a lot ABOUT the Gospel, but only Dr. Leo Sanchez truly delivered it.
And he delivered some of the best law also. His was truly the outstanding message of the Assembly.
Alot of times this also falls into "analysis paralysis". It's where you spend all of your time planning on how to do a thing and then lose the opportunity to do it all. It probably would have been better to just wing it.Imagine if we took all the time and effort that we waste over-planning, worrying, and micro-managing and just applied ourselves to do what we are supposed to do. It's just crazy enough that it might work. :P
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