Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Warning: This one will take me a minute to get to the point, so please stick with me…
 
My daughter has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Where she particularly falls on the spectrum is what they used to refer to as Asperger’s. One of the defining features of this disorder is that she is extremely literal. This is actually one of the things that led to her diagnosis.
 
In fourth grade, when a teacher (with poor classroom management skills) wanted the class to quiet down, she yelled at them to write their names on the board if they were talking. All of the kids that were talking got the hint and stopped talking (which is what the teacher was probably trying to accomplish).
 
But my daughter actually wrote her name on the board; …and got in trouble.
 
My daughter couldn’t understand why she got in trouble for doing what she was told to do, while the other kids who were also obviously talking didn’t get in trouble for failing to write their names on the board.

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What If We Somehow Missed Some of the Most Important Things?

Sometimes we get questions as to what we are trying to accomplish as a church at His Words His Ways Fellowship. After all, in our immediate culture and context, there are a multitude of Bible-believing, Bible-teaching, Evangelical churches.
 
Why would we attempt to start another one?
 
Moreover, some of the things that we say and write can seem to be challenging and/or condemning to other believers and churches in the area. 
 
But, our purpose at His Words His Ways Fellowship is not to condemn, insult, or attack other believers, churches, or pastors.
 
Our purpose is simply to teach and obey the truth as found in Scripture.

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“But We Don’t Want to Upset Anyone…” Part 2

In an earlier article, we wrote that believers and churches in the immediate culture and context of His Words His Ways Fellowship should understand and accept that Jesus stated that those that would follow and imitate Him as His disciples must be willing to sacrifice all in order to do so.
 
Furthermore, we argued that even though Evangelical believers and churches in our culture and context claim to teach that the Bible should be completely believed and obeyed; there is often a price that they are unwilling to pay in order to sacrifice all in order to obey and imitate Jesus as His disciples.

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