Sunday, July 14, 2013

No Arguing, I am Gone


People – US – Humans – are dumb as rocks.
Dumb: lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted.
NO, Gary, not me, I AM…
Surrrrreeeee you are.  

You are wrong, Gary, look at our mighty inventions and the wonderful things we have done and do.
Umhmmmm.
·       Wax vax
·       Chemo treatment
·       Cordless drills and vacuum cleaners
·       Cars that get 34 mpg and have for 60 years

Well, let us move on. I was watching National Geo recently and thought “All creatures are subject to what we brilliant humans do to this Earth (their habitat).”
How SAD.
For sake of discussion, let’s consider that the Earth IS millions of years old, the non-humans are millions of years old and our specific human species is 6,000 years old. It appears all were doing well until “we” showed up.

Note: For you evolutionists, if we progressed from apes to our current state, I suggest those apes that decided NOT to evolve were more intelligent.

History records, we did fairly well respecting Earth and non-humans for about 6,500 years; discounting the destruction of entire populations during primitive wars.

Note: IF extraterrestrials have been visiting us to “improve” us, their programs are no better than what we already have.  

During this past 500 years, we have gone from mildly irresponsible to insanely destructive.

I am a Christian Pentecostal, husband, father, jack of trades and happy retired dreamer. I also listen and consider the words people say to me and believe they mean what they say. Uhhhh, many people don’t pay attention to what they are saying and definitely do not mean what they say.
You may relate to my other roles, but wonder what a Christian Pentecostal is compared to a Christian:
·       Baptist
·       Lutheran
·       Catholic
·       Etc.
One major physical difference is, we eat more but like other Christians we enjoy condemning other Christians for being wrong. Soooo, we are different and we are alike.

Jesus told his original group:
Joh 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Joh 13:35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

I think I can safely say over 90% of us have experienced some NON love from other Christians. I think I may also say none of us have experienced non love from God/Jesus Christ, yet I know many having been hurt by people turned their backs on God.

IF you choose to live a life worthy of remembering, you will probably be in the minority. If you choose to believe ALL the words written in ALL the Bibles and what the authors wrote, then most certainly, you will be in the 1%. What does this mean? You will be a person others want to follow and emulate.

Considering how completely and perfectly imperfect we are, I am confounded WHY a Perfect God did and does commit so much to us. Regularly, I read or hear of the way God responded to a person or family need.
Summary:
KJV
Ecc 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecc 12:14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Names of God Bible
13 After having heard it all, this is the conclusion: Fear Elohim, and keep his commands, because this applies to everyone. 14 Elohim will certainly judge everything that is done. This includes every secret thing, whether it is good or bad.
NIV
13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

I also believe:
Acts 2:38
New International Version (NIV)
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 6:23
New International Version (NIV)
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

KJV
Heb 12:14  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Heb 12:15  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Hebrews 12:14-15
New International Version (NIV)
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

1 Corinthians 12:31 and 13:13
New International Version (NIV)
31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

The process of living a righteous life and having permanent residence in Heaven is really quite simple.

It has been a great week for us and I hope for you also. Exercise is still challenging.

 

1 comment:

  1. YUP. . .hit the nail right on the head with this one. . .

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