A many years ago, my husband and I left the Baptist church to attend a local non-denominational community church. It was a few years later that I came to this board. And not long after I left the board too. I came in today just to see how things are, and they are no different than when I left. This board spends so much time debating, disguised as discussion that we fail to see why we are or in my case were Baptists to begin with. It was a love of Jesus Christ and the belief in his saving grace that made us Baptists, and it was his compassion for people that caused our denomination to embrace wholeheartedly the great commission. But the love of Christ and belief in his saving grace is not what is preached here, what I tend to see is, the attitude of I am right and you are wrong, and if you don't see it just as I do then you are a heretic. The truth of the Bible is a loving and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and his people, and a loving intimate relationship is not, selfish, rude and onforgiving, it is not uncompassionate, or demanding, it is absolutely Jesus and it breaks my heart for the people of God to divide his body like so much property. How did we as Baptists come to such separatism??? Do we simply condemn those we know to be in error or do we loving teach the truth? Every day life and our faith gives us stones. Will be build a bridge, or will we build a wall???:1_grouphug: "The love of God constrains us...." does it really?????