08-20-2016, 11:43 PM
I don't blame you though its not all PCUSA. The OPC I attended while at school was far from ideal, but it was certainly much closer to where you're at than where the PCUSA is at. Even still, the OPC is not nearly as strong as it could be, and I don't doubt that things like this are related.
I guess my point is that I see the Papal See as more of a joke now than the most pressing of threats. It still has a lot of deceived people yes, but those people are mostly spineless, fluffy liberals, and the main way the papacy does ill by these people is by leaving them utterly undisciplined. The papacy isn't burning Bible believing Christians at the stake anymore.
That said, eschatology is a third tier issue in my mind, ESPECIALLY when it comes to other postmillennialists. While I'm big on not compromising on truth, I think there are some things its OK to disagree on, and I'd put most non-dispensational eschatological positions in that category (and ESPECIALLY other varieties of postmillennialism)
Agreed, and I'm not even saying the magistrate should be neutral among Christian groups, but its a lot harder to deal with, and I'm not always as sure how to deal with it. Its easy (and just) to kill Servetus, its not as easy to decide how to deal with Calvinistic Baptists or Jansenists who are in severe error but yet are truly seeking to honor the same God we are.