Damian must have returned from vacation, as he is bothering us again with his questions. This time, he as the gall to assume that we in 21st century Christianity actually should measure ourselves by others who have gone before.
Yet, if we were to judge our conduct by those Christians who have come before us, we would find humbler people who have achieved greater things in the service of God’s kingdom. Might this inspire us? Perhaps, when our time is over, we would like to be able to say that in the company of the saints, we would not be ashamed?
I mean, what if we took it to the next level and began to judge our doctrine and practices by those that have gone on before, and more especially, those that were taught by the Apostles?
Damian, really, go back on vacation and then return and write something which will placate our Christianity and allow us to assume that we are our own judges.