God’s Never Wrong


I saw a man sitting on the ground holding a straw and pushing two rocks back and forth.  I just had to ask.

“What are you doing?”  he stopped and looked up at me with sort of a silly smile.  “I’m trying to prove God wrong.”

“Well are you having any success?”

“None that I can see.”

“If you don’t mind my asking, how does pushing two rocks around with a straw prove God wrong?”

“He told me that playing games has no value at all, but doing everything I should and spending time with him was eternally priceless.  I’m pretty sure he’s right.  I’m absolutely no better off than when I started to push these rocks.”

“Well that’s not exactly true sir.”

“Okay I’m listening.”

“You’ve learned that you can’t prove God wrong.”

“Well said.”

And with that, I turned to go and do what I should.

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“Shut Up Already


Yes, yes, yes, I speak about Christianity almost exclusively.  Shrug shrug, sorry, I can’t help it.  And I really am sorry that it bugs a lot of people.

But as I was driving along, something fascinating caught my attention.

(I don’t know how to say this without offending anyone so I’ll just git er done, and let the chips fall where they do.)

The world is all upset because Christians like to share their faith.  I don’t know what their problem is.  Most people I’ve met, who call themselves Christians, don’t speak publicly of Christianity at all.

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Abrasive Consistency


Some people think I think too highly of myself because of all the things I write concerning God.  Not only do I not think too highly of myself, I’m hardly worthy to be called a Christian.

By speaking so much, they say I try to elevate myself.  And their judgments are made to drag me back down.  (I would think that if someone is trying to elevate themselves, they would not speak consistently of someone else.)

There seems to be a disparity here.  What if I really am no one in Christ?  What if I’m just an average man who sees something beautiful in God?  What if, at best, I am only an average Christian?  Wouldn’t that be what they are actually trying to say?

I do find it interesting, that those who try to drag me back down, do not step up to speak themselves.  So if I am, at best, an average Christian, or even a hypocrite, as they say, who should step down and who should step up?

And with all the time that is spent trying to drag me back down to the place they think I belong, they would do better to assess the words I write and consider their own standing in Christ.

But isn’t this what every vocal Christian finds to be true?  The moment we praise God with an open heart, the entire world gathers together to shut us down.

Its not that they offer anything better or different.  They simply don’t like hearing about the Living God’s Holy Son.  And they really can’t stand it, that one of their own, loves God more than Man.

If I’m wrong about these things, I do sincerely apologize.  But I see nothing, in the fabric of Man, to say these things are not true.

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Stand Your Ground?


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What’s wrong with this picture?

From their own imagination, they gather to themselves great crowns of righteousness!  Not only do they boast in their own inheritance, but they refuse to honor the One who is Clean.

But go ahead, lap it up America; like a hungry dog at a bowl of milk.  The wrath of God waits patiently.

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Damaging Judgments of Memory


There was a fountain in the town square that used to be connected to an underground stream laced with sulfur.  When the fountain had been built the water was clean.  But over time a pocket of sulfur was released by the flow.

The people in the village knew to avoid the water in the fountain, and it’s no surprise they considered it a filthy thing.  It was obvious this was not a place of nourishment.

But for some unexplained reason, one day the water in the fountain ran clean.  For years the people in the village avoided the fountain, not caring that the water was pure.  They couldn’t forget what the fountain used to contain.

Instead of enjoying their newfound convenience, they would walk nearly a quarter mile to the fresh flowing spring outside the village to get their water.  By habit and a memory of insult, they refused to drink the water of the fountain.

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Do we judge the value of a man by what he used to be?  Or are we diligent enough to take a look at what he has become?

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An Extremely Hard Truth


If we don’t want any part of God, we don’t hurt his feelings.  We will find him in complete agreement.  Isn’t that why he created hell?

Right now the door to his love is wide open.  If you don’t want to go in, God is not particularly offended.  He left us with a choice for a reason.

Take a look at the tags for this post.

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