Picking nits

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Just had a thought on another thread. Some folks have accused those who oppose the unbiblical (or extra biblical) parts of a movie going around of nitpicking.

    Well,one thing I have leaned is that if you don't get rids of nits when they show up, pretty soon you have a head infected with lice.

    I think I'll pick the nits, thank you.
     
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    I've picked nits before. It's always a difficult job, but always well worth it, always necessary. Afterwards your always glad you don't have that head full of lice. I've never seen a time when it was the wrong choice to pick nits.
     
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    The trick is figuring out whether they are nits or blanket fuzz from the bed.
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    Mel Gibson did state on the Tonight Show that he took some "artistic license" on the film, what with adding the elements from the Emerich book and all.

    I must say a couple of things: 1) at least he is honest. 2) I personally fail to see how ANY of the extrabiblical elements of the film take damage the film or the story, and 3) once again, this is not a sermon by a Baptist preacher. One must, like in anything else, "chew the meat and spit out the bones."

    God bless!
     
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    Really, this is the easy part. The blanket fuzz is easily removed. The nits, having established themselves require patience, and determined perseverance.

    Bro. Dallas
     
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    I fear the meat is spoiled and the marrow is being discarded with the bone.

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    At least you admit to being nitpicky (finding fault with insignificant details)in regards to the subject. Nitpicking is most often due to the lack of the nitpicker to find significant faults, so he turns to the insignificant ones to make his point. The Pharasees of Jesus' time were experts of nitpicking, and making mountains out of molehills.
     
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    I knew someone would find a way of insulting me and accusing me of Pharaseeism for having a viewpoint which is not on the bandwagon.

    Thanks for confirming my suspicions John.

    My point was, and is, that ignoring nits is a dangerous precedent to set.

    How many of us ignore the "nits" of sin in our own lives to our spiritual detriment?
     
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    One thing I have learned from this thread so far? If I ever have a problem with lice I know where to go for advice. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    To switch metaphors:

    "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Luke 6:41
     
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    Debby, this would presume we are making up scripture, adding to scripture, twisting scripture. Playing games with scripture. Substituting it with a false vision that contains unbiblical acts so as to promote a false religion, and make multi millions from the cross of Jesus. Since this thread is about that actual subject.
    So please point out where you see that at?
     
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    Got a verse for that? [​IMG]
     
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    What I would personally like to see is an accurate, Biblical defintion and discussion of what a TRUE Pharisee is.

    Julia
     
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    I think pharasaical scolding of Jesus working on the Sabbath is a good example [​IMG]
     
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    Well I've never had to pick nits but had one child in AWANA back 4 years ago who had a head full of good sized louse! YIKES! My head is crawling now, just thinking about it!


    Matthew 12:1-13
    1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!" 3 But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? 6 Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple. 7 But if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." 9 Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--that they might accuse Him. 11 Then He said to them, "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." 13 Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.
     
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    I don't base my view on whether it's on anyone's "bandwagon". Actually, it's the hyperextremism that seems to be the bandwagon du jour.

    I think it's less a matter of nits. This is a simple case of Harol Hill making a big stink about a pool hall. We've got trouble with a capital "T", and that rhymes with "P", and that stands for "pool" (if ya don't know the reference, see "The Music Man").

    If you want to nitpick, fine, feel free. You'll be preaching to the choir. But don't pick nits and say you're harvesting coconuts. It's simply making a mountain out of a molehill. Those of us who are able to discern the nits simply feel there's a boy crying wolf in the dissention.

    On that note, I think I've run out of cliches. [​IMG]


    Then I suggest you pick the nits out of YOUR OWN spiritual life before doing it elsewhere. I'm pretty sure there's a bible verse on that.
     
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    My thoughts are this:

    A true Pharisee:

    Didn't need Jesus

    Accused Christ of being of Beelzebub

    Lived by the Law, and added to the law, in order to be accepted by God

    Lived by sight and not faith in that they sought for signs

    Tempted Christ

    Sought to lay hands on and kill Christ

    Took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk

    Were hypocrites (an actor under an assumed character) - They weren't really who they pretended to be

    Called Christ a deceiver

    Took counsel to destroy Christ

    Lived by tradition

    Reasoned against Christ and tried to cast doubt about who he was

    Made clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but left the inside full of ravening and wickedness

    Despised that Christ ate with and received sinners

    Sneered at Christ

    Were covetous

    Told Jesus what to do

    Were jealous of Christ

    Accused Christ of being a deceiver

    Called Christ a liar

    Anyone care to add anything?

    Julia
     
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    Well I've never had to pick nits but had one child in AWANA back 4 years ago who had a head full of good sized louse! YIKES! My head is crawling now, just thinking about it!

    In this case, the 'full sized' louse comes first. I had never seen nits, nor lice until last spring our daughter came home with them from pre-school. We made "nit-picking" a family affair for several days.

    My wife and myself never got them, and I don't understand this. Our daughter often gets into bed with us during the night and we didn't find the lice nor nits until getting ready for church on Sunday morning.

    This was my first experience other than routine checks during periodic school outbreaks when I was younger.

    We tried the RID shampoo, but the best 'rid' method is plain mayonnaise (Hellman's not miracle whip) to be specifically nit-picky. Massage this onto your hair and scalp and then wrap your head in saran wrap.

    This combination of heat and oil that results kills the adult lice and helps in removing the nits, for those of you who may be picking.

    All of this can be done while grinning :D
    The moral is that it is not a sin to get the nits, but to keep these is a different story. BTW, just for your information, a full grown louse does not 'jump' from head to head, they crawl and because of this they must be in close contact with the new host.

    Consider the 'analogy' in that. [​IMG]

    Bro. Dallas
     
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    Quit trying to confuse us by reference scriptural concepts ;) :D [​IMG]
     
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    Quit trying to confuse us by referencing to scriptural concepts ;) :D [​IMG]
     

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