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Chasing LIfe ?

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by pinoybaptist, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member
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    This morning I watched cnn.

    A cnn doctor/correspondent had this segment titled "Chasing Life" in which he was investigating and reporting, along with an expert, how one can add a year, two, or three, simply by turning around a habit, changing lifestyles, being aware of genealogic medical family history, etc, with himself as the subject of the investigation.

    Now, I'm not very good at phrasing things, so if anyone else here saw that segment and I have misrepresented anything, please correct me.

    So, there it was.

    And I was thinking: why in the world would anyone want to live to be a hundred, or even more than 80, in such a sick world as this ?

    Consider:

    A psychopath guns down 32 young lives, and then kills himself;
    Another self-centered individual kills his hostage, and then himself, at the NASA space center in Florida;
    A father poisons his kid with lighter fluid;
    The Abu Sayyaff in the Philippines beheaded 7 working men who had nothing at all to do with their "struggles";
    In this board, the Arminians and the Calvinists keep trying to bash each other down (at this time there seems to be quiet, though);
    I toasted the bread a color too much;
    My favorite parakeet broke her long beautiful tail;
    A prominent Democrat just told our soldiers who go out and face dangers everyday they are fighting a war that is already lost;
    A 12 year old boy beheads a man;
    An actor calls his 11 year old daughter a pig;
    Media jumps at this and plays the tape over and over again for all the world to hear. (I am the one getting embarrassed. I don't know about you).

    This afternoon, the news will be no better.

    Tonight we are going to bed worried about the fact that the front door has no other lock in it except the doorlock.

    Tomorrow, I am going to wake up with a stiff neck, an aching back, and stare at a face daily growing older.

    With a world like this, who wants to live over 80 ?

    I'd rather go home.
     
  2. Rippon

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    I can understand your sentiments PB . I agree . The world has gone topsy-turvy. It has not been a sudden movement however . In the KJV it was said of the Apostles that "they have turned the world upside-down" . To turn it upside down is to really right itself in the proper position . I sometimes feel like Lot in thre midst of S&G . Too much TV and media exposture are not good for us either . We have to keep a balance ( which I have not found yet ) . Evil is rampant -- sometimes in our own hearts . A survivor ( shot in the leg ) of the shootings in Virginia said he witnessed sheer evil and goodness at the same time ( or words to that effect ) . Other students protected him from another onslought from the gunman -- they tried to barricade the door against the shooter --whose face was staring at him . The shooter gave up after those 30 seconds of carnage and moved on to kill a couple dozen more . We may be in the last days of the last days .
     
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    Ecclesiastes 3:11
     
  4. tinytim

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    Pinoy, you are beginning to scare me....

    You are very wise!

    Now if you said that I said that.... I'll deny it....ooops... that won't do anygood, here it is on BB to stay...

    Kinda makes you homesick doesn't it?
     
  5. hillclimber1

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    Another great post that echo's my sentiments also. But we are to run the race, ICor. 9:24 and Heb.12:1, with patience and perseverance. The Bible never allows us to give up the fight.
     
  6. hillclimber1

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    I think we are, and hope so too. I don't want it to get much worse but I'm afraid it will. Search out the lost and introduce them to Christ.
     
  7. av1611jim

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    This got me to thinking.
    Jesus said, "As in the days of Noah......." so I looked it up to see what was going on then. Scripture says that every thought and intent of their hearts were EVIL CONTINUALLY.
    As long as there are some who do good in whatever small way it may be, I think we can expect things to get progressively worse until "every thought and intent of their hearts are evil continually".

    Not a very bright prognosis nor is it very encouraging. However, this just underscores our pressing duty to go and preach the gospel to every creature. We MUST not lose heart nor slack in our efforts.

    I am homesick also, yet as long as Jesus tarries, I want to be here as long as He allows me to be here so I can tell everyone as often as I can. My grandfather lived to be 100 yrs old and he was preaching til the day he died.
     
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