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I just can't deal with this! Even so, Come, Lord Jesus!

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by LadyEagle, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    Is there no limit to the evil in men's hearts? Surely it wasn't this bad in the days of Noah!

    Oh, Lord Jesus, how long? How long? 'Ere we shout the glad song.....
     
  2. Gina B

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    Yes, you can deal with it. [​IMG]
    We can't expect people to respect and reverance something they don't believe in or know about. The day will come when EVERYONE will bow before God. Be patient, and be glad you'll be able to do it in love and joy at his grace instead of in fear of his wrath.
    Gina
     
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    This is simply an extension of the commercialization of our faith and it may be tasteless, but many people find any commercialization of our faith tasteless.

    Just from what you've quoted, we can learn how non-Christians view us. There are plenty of gadgets that minister to the cars and refridgerators of Christians. Maybe someone is trying to make the point that Christianity seems more about symbols and cheap signs than reliance on the grace of God.

    I don't think that social satire is necessarily evil--usually it's commentary on the evil and injustice it sees in the world. Instead of saying how evil a person is, ask yourself what they are expecting of Christians and why. Does that expectation have merit and what can you do to reach out to them?

    Just my thoughts.
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  5. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    I think their website name, Ship of Fools dot com, about sums it up.
     
  6. Calista

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    Their website names sums "it" up how? That they see Christians as fools? Or is it the dot com that bothers you? ;)

    Cal
     
  7. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    Did you check out the blasphemy on their site? Maybe they are admitting they, themselves, are fools, thus the name of their site. Or maybe Christians are fools to them.

    Pss.14
    [1] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

    Prov.1
    [7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    Prov.3
    [35] The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    Rom.1
    [21] Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    [22] Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    1Cor.2
    [14] But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


    Hope that helps. ;)
     
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