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Recently I posted a brief comment on the social network site, G+, which stated my dislike for the habit some Christians have of showing hatred toward other people and justifying it in the name of their Christian beliefs.  It is all over the Internet as it is in our own towns.  It is as if some feel that being a Christian gives them the license to rip apart anyone with differing beliefs. One person responded to my post with a comment that Jesus Himself chastised groups of people and referred to Christ calling the Pharisees a brood of vipers, and calling the Canaanites dogs.  He also stated that people of today throw around the word “hate” when what they are actually referring to is a harsh truth.

So this called up a question in my mind.  If Jesus did these things, does that give Christians license to do the same in His name? (more…)

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I perceive a problem with Catholics. Not all Catholics. Just a clique that for one reason or another I have been exposed to more lately than I have in the past. They are the ones who put being Catholic ahead of being Christian. They are also the same group who would immediately correct that statement saying they are one in the same; to be Catholic is to be Christian. But they are wrong. It is possible to be Catholic without any notion whatsoever of what it is to be Christian. (more…)

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When the fullness of time comes, no philosophical genius, no Plato or Socrates appears to fulfill the mission of redemption. Nor does a powerful conqueror, another Alexander, take over the earth. Instead a child is born in Bethlehem. He it is who is to redeem the world. But before he speaks he loves with deeds. It is no magic formula he brings, because he knows that the salvation he offers must pass through human hearts. What does he first do? He laughs and cries and sleeps defenseless, as a baby, though he is God incarnate. And he does this so that we may fall in love with him, so that we may learn to take him in our arms. (more…)

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It has been a while since I visited The Pew to post something. My last post was my grand declaration of submitting totally to God. I wonder now if that wasn’t one of my more egotistical moves. It has now been over a month and I can say it has been a spiritual time of upheaval.

 

One of the first lessons I learned was just how misdirected we Christians can be. In our pursuit of a spiritual and faith filled life we can create amazing facades and erect them around us into a beautifully designed and crafted booth that stands as a monument to our spiritual correctness. But what that booth really is is a barrier, a rampart to protect my belief from invaders lest someone come along and find the chink in the wall that proves my booth is made of paper instead of stone. (more…)

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