Communication does not happen all at once in other than Divine encounters. So when one is intent upon making his or her point the ONLY valid concern, they err by not hearing what others in attempted communictaion with him or her are trying to say. To repeatedly speak toward a goal not understood either by disagreement or ignorance of that goal, is to be Demagogic by virtue of monologistic tendencies. While Jeremiah may have been so commissioned (by the Divine, I might add), we do live in America, a largely Christian nation, within the Southern front of the Ambassadorship to the world, and specifically amongst a congregational setting. Where is the congregational voice? When was it relinquished to the Demagogue, be it man or committee? What is a 'free church' anyway?
Chen(Grace) Basilieu Theos Part III
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