On Being An Outcast

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12 Responses

  1. Em says:

    i really am not kidding about (anonymously) receiving a subscription to a magazine in the 1970s aimed at pastors (never knew why we got it and i’ve forgotten the publisher – Christianity Today maybe)… the big “omigosh” read therein was the advice to limit your congregation to one demographic, financial, social and, i assume ethnic? – the goal? a “successful and harmonious” congregation … it was a sad hard turn toward what we see today in the corporate church model, i think

  2. Jean says:

    This was a very good article. Before God we are all “people of the land.” And, we are darn fortunate we are, because it’s the people of the land that Jesus came to save. He didn’t come for the righteous. The righteous have no need of a Physician.

  3. Michael says:

    Jean…amen and amen.

    Em, you nailed it.

  4. Cash says:

    I am outside the camp…disabled by mental illness. It’s not that I don’t want to go to church–it’s that, most of the time I can’t. I don’t have the strength or the faith or whatever it is I need to overcome my limitations. Jesus has not seen fit to heal me for whatever reason, but no one is more grateful than I that He cares for me and He sees me. He sees me outside the camp. I’m not invisible to Him.

  5. Em says:

    Cash, “He cares for me and He sees me. He sees me outside the camp. I’m not invisible to Him.” – you are absolutely correct! 🙂

  6. Xenia says:

    I am outside the camp…disabled by mental illness.<<<<

    Cash, I did not realize this about you. Please forgive me for badgering you yesterday.

    -Xenia

  7. Josh the Baptist says:

    Cash – you’d fit right in at my church.

  8. Cash says:

    Em, Josh, thanks. 🙂

    Xenia,

    I didn’t feel badgered by you in our conversation, so there’s nothing to forgive. I thought you gave me some really good points to consider. No worries!

  9. Jean says:

    “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

    How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

    How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, ‘I have prevailed over him,’ lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

    But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord , because he has dealt bountifully with me.”
    Psalm 13:1-6 ESV

  10. For the outcasts – pure gospel in 13 min – pure gospel to the saved – a must listen

    https://thefirstpremise.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/matthew-316-saved-from-death-by-drowning/

  11. JoelG says:

    Holy cow thank you for this.

  12. Babylon's Dread says:

    I do not think of myself as an outcast, I know for a fact that I am not one, that alone is troubling if we are to go to Jesus outside the gate.

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