We apologize to any person offended by the LABEL, "EvangeliFish".
"Name-calling" when we refered in general and not specifically to neo-Evangelicals as "Evangelifish" is not necessary.
We point-out those Neo-Evangelicals who do not base their doctrine on The Scriptures, but instead user-friendly, seeker-friendly guideliness. What ought to be is "the best of both worlds" user-seeker-friendly and filled with Truth and righteousness.
By definition, if a person is proven to be a thief, gossiper, an extortioner, a back-biter or other lusty traits of the flesh found in Galatians, we could, according to Romans 16:17-18
"Now I beseech you brethren MARK THEM which cause divisions and offences contrary to the DOCTRINE which you have learned; and AVOID them. " As often as possible be quiet about this matter, except in the Church business meeting. In certain situations we must rebuke publicly. 1 Cor. 5:13; Jude 16, Titus 3:10; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Thes. 3:14.
Let us try to be at peace if at all possible. Without peace with all men and being-separated (holiness), no man will see YaHVaH, Hebrews 12:14. "...lest any root of bitterness springing-up trouble you, thereby many be defile." Also Deb/Deut. 29:18
Hebrews 13 "But to do good and to communicate, forget not: for with such sacrifices YaH is well-pleased."
We can generate hatred, or peace and harmony. Respect gets respect sometimes, not always. It is said, "Show yourself friendly and others will treat you the way you treat them." Not always. But the Golden Rule of Scripture is to "Do unto others as you would have them unto you." There may or may not be change. Try to do the best for other brothers, do not expect them to reciprocate everytime.
We are going to make it. "Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to YaH continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name." Hebrews 13.
How rich we are going to be in Heaven when we observe YaHVaH's commands of love.
1 Thes 4:7-8 "..He that therefore despiseth, despiseth Not man, BUT YAH, Who that also given us His Ruach ha Kadosh. and Romans 11:18 "Boast not against the branches" Romans 12:17.
"Recompense to no man EVIL FOR EVIL. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible as much as lieth in you, LIVE PEACEABLY with all men." :21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." In another place, "He that back-biteth with his tongue.." "In the last days there will be back-biters.."
In Proverbs 18:12 "Before destruction, the heart of man is haughty,
and BEFORE HONOUR IS HUMILITY."
Proverbs 20:3 "It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool will be meddling."
Proverbs 21:23; 25:15 is about pride.
Making our conversation attractive to others will help generate love and respect for you. Some claim they are without fault. Everyone else is supposedly with fault. They believe they are perfect, while it appears that ought to grow-up and graduate from the tenth grade. Let us not be like them, as sophomoric as morons. "Excellent speech becometh not a fool." Proverbs 17:7.
If they want to attack us with words and violence, be assured YaHVaH will execute recompense to the wicked. I may apologize for labeling some. Let YaH be their judge and perhaps He will show them mercy. I pray for our leaders and stubborn contentious friends. "A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle." Proverbs 18:19
Be slow to "label" someone. Show quick discernment if it is clear. If through thick and thin mud, and the truth about his character becomes obvious, remember that like YaHVaH "His Spirit will not always strive with man forever". Genesis 6:3. There IS a limit.
Let them argue about their calendars, back-up New Moons or Sabbaths, their angry faces and words. 'Let YaH be true and every man a liar'!
It is not known why so many seem insane. Is it haSatan, self, or their food, drink and lifestyle? Empathize a little more with them, try to help them, be mature to an immature leader or friend.
The goats get worse and YaHVaH's sheep just keep getting better.
To finish this for now, "The Name of YaHVaH is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and are safe." Proverbs 18:10 and Song "The Name of YaHVaH (Lo-rd)"
WAS THE TORAH DONE AWAY WITH AT CALVARY?
The preacher might say we are not to keep the Feasts in Torah any longer, because it is of the devil. They say it is bondage and very legalistic to keep the Law.
WWDD? WHAT WOULD THE DEVIL DO? You probably can imagine his tempting us saying, "Keep the Feasts of YaHVaH, the Commandments, statutes and judgments. Put yourself "Under the Law". ("Snicker Snicker" he laughs.) Follow those Messianics, Sabbath keepers, Torah observant Jews."
Or can you hear him say, "Observe the mitzvo of 'Clean and Unclean' and do not eat Pork and Beans, Bacon and Eggs, Escargo, pork, nor any UNclean animal. Follow the Law!" ?
Although we hear that from the pulpits and many Christian radio programs, Satan says the opposite of the quotes above.
What is wrong with THIS? And, does haSatan agree with that terribly Old Covenant Scripture in Deb/Deut 6? "Now these ARE the commandments, the statutes and the judgments which YaHVaH your Maker commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where ever you go to possess it."
There might be a lot more truth to putting the blame on the Azazel Goat, Satan, for inspiring some to teach and to break the Law.