You bring up so many great points! Do you mind if I print this out?
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6/26/07 at 12:07pm
Beautiful letter!! You presented the truth so gracefully too!
As someone who has a BA in Theology and a lot of experience with pastors, I would encourage you to also give more exegesis on those particular rod verses. Regardless of how persuasive all of your other arguments are and how true they are, if your pastor isn't convinced that it's not scriptural and isn't convinced of what those verses really mean, I doubt that he/she will change their view. Just speaking from experience...
Maybe some of the stuff on my blog would be really helpful as I deal with the verses at length along with their Hebrew meanings. Feel free to cut and paste into a second follow-up info letter. Just please ref the blog so maybe he/she can read it and learn more.
Let us know how it goes.
Praying for you!!