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Students in protest

 John Chis ham does not preach a 1/2 bad sermon. He really should listen to it a few times.

John is your typical “Fire and Brimstone” type preacher in a sense. His intensity is pretty off the hook. If emergents spread their views with this much vigor, there might not be as much hurt in this world. Maybe a few more kids would be alive. But lets move on, Shall we?

His preaching topic is that Christians do not have to become Jews to become Christians. They have no need to follow the old Jewish  laws, one being circumcision, to follow Christ. He makes reference to the Pharisees  who  demanded the old laws be followed as well as the modifications they came up with. All in the name of doing more pleasing works for God.

The problem is, neither John or Paul could make up their mind. Because in different conversations, both Paul and John Chis ham continue to follow and preach the old law. At the same time preaching the new.

I don’t think you can have it both ways. But somehow John and Paul think we can.

So John, listen to your sermon.  Be blessed. Who knows, your heart might be in the right place. It could happen!

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I think we all like to feel somehow as righteous. I think we, as humans, like to feel we win.  Christians, we  push people away with politics.

My opinion of the real reason is that there is no right answer. None.

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism it’s just the opposite.- John Kenneth Galbraith

The politics of man are so polluted with envy, despair, pride, anger, and negative emotion. Our smug feeling of

  •  I’m right, you are wrong.
  • You must not be a Christian if you are a ___________ .
  • You must not understand scripture if you think ___________.
  • You must be stupid or evil if you think _____________ .

These feelings and statements do NOT bring persons to Christ.

They are not Christ like.  Your politics are not Christ’s teachings.

Because, they are not true. There is always grey in your black and white. They are of man. Not of God. And why do you think I say this?

Because they cause strife and separation within the children of God.

The souls we miss and the lives not touched by Christ through our pride. We will answer. I will answer.

Can we answer for less? Do the lost deserve more? Do we?

Selaniest

I love to tag surf and sometimes I run across a gem. This time I think I have ran across a diamond!

I have to say, this is almost stealing, but I want to add on this young ladies blog.

I think Christ would have said “Hakuna Matata” to the 12 if they had the word back then.

I would have loved to hear him say ” Hakuna Matata” to the grumblers for healing on the Sabbath.

And I think Christ would want us to dance like we do with our kids and grand kids to old Lion King sons.

Have church and dance in worship! ” Hakuna Matata” means ” There are no worries” Praise God for that!

Idea for post from this fine blog 

AMWAY

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Ok, yes.  I started my own Amway selling business. I have to tell you, I like the products, I like the opportunity, I really like saving 18% on my wireless just for payin $62.00!

I have to tell you what I really like. I LOVE the #’s. Amway must release all kinds of figures to show it’s not a “get rich quick sceme” or a fraud. And according to the math, a number the size of my whole town and the surrounding area was averaging $40,000 a year selling all kinds of high quality stuff!

It’s not exciting, I know.  But it’s honest and it’s quality!

Well, if you are girly, I suppose.

But seriously, Check me out!