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WE REAP WHAT WE SOW

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by just-want-peace, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    This taken from FB post, with loads of common sense included.

    The following was written by Steven Levy and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

    My confession:
    I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat...
    Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
    In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
    In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school... The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
    Then Dr. Steven Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about.. And we said okay..
    Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
    Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'
    Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
    Are you laughing yet?
    Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
    Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
    Pass it on if you think it has merit.
    If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

    All I can add is - - - AMEN!
     
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    When Church and State get together, heads start rolling. Expect the Devil to persecute you, it's evidence you are on the right track.
     
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    I both sew what I rip, and rip what I sew.
     
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    Just a note, I was highly critical of Dr. Spock's conclusions in a college class where the professor often brought his theories up and upon reading the Op figured my research would have uncovered this information if it were a fact and I'd have been all over it in our debates if it were true, but it is not. However, Spock's 22 YO grandson did commit suicide, ...on Christmas day (Such timing suggests a deep rooted spiritual conflict, IMO).

    I always fight for the truth, God is Truth, and I hold faith in that Truth will prevail if not in this world then the next so I try to share the message of God's wisdom, love and truth whenever I see an opening. On a positive note, I try to keep my armr close and not to let what other people sow reap into my life while I pray often for His intervention against evil and in faith wait for it.
     
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    Van Well-Known Member
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    Our American society is graduating "COGS" every year. When you hear of "smash and grab mobs" looting stores, think COGS.
    When you hear of "drive by shootings" think COGS.

    What are COGS?

    Children Of Godless Schools.
     
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