Violent, angry words issue from a violent, angry heart. This is not to be a part of the character of a Christian. We are meant for something higher.
The grace of God bringing salvation can only mean the coming of the Lord Jesus. His birth, life, death, and resurrection had a real-time effect for the elect.
Paul, writing to Titus, distills these two groups into the pure and the defiled. Please watch today’s Pastor’s Letter video for a visual illustration of purity.
In our Gentile American churches we don’t struggle with the Jewish version of fables as much as our own Catholic and Protestant fables. We make them with great ease just like we make lucky charms out of practically anything.