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  1. Dan from Georgia says:

    I couldn’t read past #4 before having to post this…the idiotic turn that many Christian’s have taken reminders me of the scene in Batman Begins where all the nuts in Gotham City were unleashed upon society.

    Death Ray? Only those with the Holy Spirit can discern that Obama is gay? This used to be the thing that got you a one-way ticket to a place where some really nice people will take care of you.

    A certain Charismatic News website has gone full tilt over Greg Locke and has become totally blind to his grifting. Christians complain to their pastors that Jesus is to woke for them because He talked about turning the other cheeks.

    Beyond sad that we believers have gone so far down the rabbit hole chasing after a savior that is just a man.

  2. Michael says:

    Dan,

    We’re in a world of hurt…and I am without any idea of how to go forward…

  3. Captain Kevin says:

    The Holy Spirit does give discernment. I’m pretty sure said discernment has zilch to do with the Obamas. Sheesh!

  4. Captain Kevin says:

    #10 – I absolutely could not blame you for getting out of the public square. A newsletter would be a welcome alternative. Yodeling sucks anyway.

  5. Officerhoppy says:

    Trump may miss campaigning before the election due to the fact he may be in court.

    I’ve said this before but we need to elect a statesman instead of a con man. Both Trump and Biden are corrupt.

    Why in the H.E. Double hockey sticks a Christian can justify supporting either is beyon me

    Christians need to get their heads out of their KJV donkeys and demand more from our legislatures

  6. Michael says:

    CK,

    If I decide to go that direction, I’ll have an email sign up list…I’m tired of trying, but we may be able to encourage a few…

  7. Michael says:

    Officerhoppy,

    Lack of leadership is judgment from God….and I think our number is up…

  8. Captain Kevin says:

    Hoppy, the way you speak, it’s hard to believe you were ever a CC pastor. 🤣 Just messin’ with ya.

  9. Officerhoppy says:

    CK
    Hahaha!

    If it helps, I was kinda on the fringe of CC. I didn’t follow their governance (Moses model), I didn’t do prophecy updates, and I didn’t tow the party line.

    I was CC to let people know they would hear contemporary music and receive exegetical teaching.

    I didn’t do exclusively vs by vs teaching. That is misleading and, IMO, didn’t do preaching the scriptures a whole lot of good. A vs must be taken in context, and consider the audience as well as authorial intent.

    I wasn’t very good at it (preaching). But I at least made an attempt, as best I could, to be true to my calling to preach the word

  10. Officerhoppy says:

    CK
    Btw thinking I don’t fit the mold as a CC pastor is kind of a compliment in my way of thinking

  11. filistine says:

    I’m simply thrilled that people will know we are Christ’s disciples by the love we have for each other–and mortified by that at the same time.

  12. Captain Kevin says:

    Hoppy, I was aware of all that. Still fun to bust yer chops! You may not think you were very good at preaching, but I think your approach to it is much more preferable to the CC institution’s way.

  13. Captain Kevin says:

    fil, I hear that.

  14. Officerhoppy says:

    Thank Captain!

    Btw—bust away!

    I need it

  15. Officerhoppy says:

    I wonder sometimes, if we worship the Jesus of history or our own imagination or ideal. I wonder to if we do that to manufacture hope.

    In the Bible, hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.

    Losing Hope Can Lead to Depression

    And then a downward spiral begins, as depression often creates feelings of abandonment and hopelessness. In both hopelessness and depression, the depressed and hopeless individual comes to feel extraordinarily different from others and remarkably alone.

    So, we read scripture and live our lives in the assurance God is loving and good and will work everything to his glory and ultimate good

    But is that your experience with God?

    I believe in him but after 53 years of following and serving Christ that’s not my experience. I’ve put my faith, trust and hope in him only to be disappointed.

    I still follow him, but I don’t have much of a personal relationship with him

    I’d be a fool not to believe in God. But I think he’s been poorly represented by pastors and well meaning people. I am unsure if, as evangelicals say, he wants a relationship, or that he is as involved with humanity as many would have us believe

    Again, I believe in God and my world outlook is shaped by my limited understanding of scripture. But I think a lot of what is said about him and his relationship with him is our need for hope because as some say “ a person can live forty days without food, four days without water, four minutes without air, but only four seconds without hope.”

    So hope or the assurance of coming good is the lens thru which many base their relation to Christ

    I dunno. Just sayin’

  16. Officerhoppy says:

    For many, they worship a Jesus who never was..or at least a Jesus I’m not familiar with

  17. Alan says:

    7. Yes that’s how I’ve read it for years. All governments crave more expansive power and deity. Add to that the antichrist beastliness of religious institutions.

  18. Michael says:

    Alan,

    Exactly.

    Both will grow worse and more brazen as the latter years arrive…

  19. Linn says:

    #4 I have several FB friends on mute because their posts are so weird. I can still wish them a happy birthday and check in with them from time to time.

    #8 We have COVID at school. I am masking up tomorrow. Schools were warned by both the local and state health departments, and there will be more cases. At this point, I don’t really care what others think.

  20. Michael says:

    Linn,

    Be careful, my friend…if anyone gives you trouble, tell them to call me… 🙂

  21. DavidH says:

    Linn, our district is having cases of Covid pop up throughout the district. I got a notice that one of my kids was infected. The notice came 8 days after the infection. The school nurse said I should be tested within five days of the infection. Gotta love government work.

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