Dave Armstrong said...
Hays has now refused to acknowledge cathmom's apology…He can't even accept and acknowledge a heartfelt apology; he has to play legalistic, Pharisaical-type games and say it is "irrelevant".
That's a good case of bad theology.
Suppose my next-door-neighbor has a dog named Nipper. Suppose a teenage boy named Darren is driving through the neighborhood. Unfortunately, Darren is too busy texting his girlfriend to keep his eyes on the road, so he accidentally runs over Nipper.
Suppose Darren knocks on my door and apologizes for running over Nipper. I point out that Darren is apologizing to the wrong guy. Nipper isn’t my dog. Darren hasn’t wronged me. Darren doesn’t owe me an apology. I tell Darren he ought to apologize to my next-door-neighbor. Save his apologies for Nipper’s owner.
Along comes Armstrong. “Hays is such a Pharisee! He refuses to even accept or acknowledge Darren’s heartfelt apology! Instead, he plays legalistic games! How disgraceful!”