Theology and Apologetics Roundtable: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Spirit vs. Flesh

A few nights ago I posted a blog of what I claimed to be one of transparency. I publicly revealed sin in my life and proceeded to "call out" and attack the characters of other people in the process. It was wrong and malicious. The right step was to remove that post. Private sin should have been dealt with privately. The only parties it should involve is God, the offender, and the offended. Instead of being led by the Holy Spirit and exercising the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), I instead failed miserably and followed my flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). I was wrong in every way possible. My actions were hurtful, malicious, and out of spite. I want to personally and publicly apologize to Casey Caouette for offending her and attacking her character. She has always shown me unconditional love despite my shortfalls. There has been no other person I ever met who has shown love to every single person they meet and not passing one single judgment. I know her heart beats for God and that can never be disputed.  I would like to also apologize to @RonaldAllenJr for our public conflict that was displayed on Twitter and for our verbal conflict over the phone. 

I know I have caused a lot of damage. I acknowledge it and own up to it. I ask for forgiveness from those who I have offended. This is a huge lesson for me right now when it comes to consciously dying to the flesh on a daily basis and allowing the Spirit to lead my walk. There is much work and spiritual growth needed in my own heart and life right now. I pray as I continue on that journey that wounds would be healed and relationships restored. Those who I have wronged I hope will accept my apologies and grant me forgiveness. My prayer for myself daily is for the filling of the Holy Spirit and and walking according to Him and not my flesh.