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Thursday, December 15, 2005

To Those Who Say, "We Don't Give a Shit as Christians."

I have heard someone say before that it seems more reasonable to have a certain kind of Christianity of apathy. They have worded it to match modern vocabulary by saying, "We just don't give a shit." I must say that this is depressing. They think they have accomplished the goal of Christianity. They must not see the signs painted. To say you do not care about your own Christianity is the same as accepting a beautiful pocket watch that has run in the family for decades and then letting it sit on the dresser collecting dust and eventually losing it. I cannot say that this is what the Lord had in mind when he sent out the decree to go out baptizing and making disciples. Let us look at the other meanings of the Greek word for disciple, learner or pupil. Too many have relied on reason for our interpretation of the scripture. We have also relied too much on experience. Most pupils, also called learners, are to sit and listen at first, and then start making decisions based on the information we have just heard. Of course, most educated people should be able to at least reason that you cannot reason before you learn, for to reason without a pillar of learning is like trying to move a rowboat without oars. But back to my train of thought, we must be the pupils of the Lord. If we do not care, then we are not disciples. Can you say that you are a follower, yet say that what has been revealed to the Church and is being taught to the lay is to the likes of "good advice". I beg to differ. It is a covenant. The best definition for sinning is to move against the covenant made between God and his exalted creatures (Christians). And why move against a covenant made with someone who came to save us. Such an immanent God should at least compel us, if not force us to serve Him with great abandon for ourselves. Quite honestly, I think such apathy is thinking inward toward the self and not outward for God, and it is slavery to our sinful nature and is not choosing to partake in the freedom to love gifted to us.

Monday, December 05, 2005

What a Minister May Hate To Have To Do During His Ministry

I have found one type of death hard for me to deal with, and that is the death of the non-Christian. So many things start to run through my head. Some questions come from others, like why did God allow this. The other questions come from me, like what is your plan God. To these question, I still have trouble giving answers. It is terrible to witness a thing in this world that you know will cause the next world's heartbreak. It seems at these times my faith is even tried. Such questions haunt my past and wait to ambush my future. It is something I prepare myself for, but whenever that time comes, I am ever so unready. But even now, I still study the Bible and seek His face. I still believe the creeds. I will always have questions, but I never dare stray. I just hope this shows me my mission.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Yo hoho, it's a pirates life for me

My pirate name is:
Bloody Roger Flint

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Well, it is a time that I am excited. Someone has finally developed enough sense to make a movie on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, one book in the series of masterpieces written by C. S. Lewis. I have started reading the story before I see the movie, and it has amazed me even at this age. It is not that it has a deep reading level, but it has a deep truth hidden in almost every scene. Every chapter so far has seemed to tell something of the downfall of Edmund, which seems to be a tragedy too early portrayed in the story. Yet we see later that Aslan works to save Him by grace (I have read the book before, I am reading it only to refresh my memory for the movie so I may critique it better). C. S. Lewis must have believed that even children can find the truth of the Gospels in these books. Another truth found is forgiveness. The three other siblings, Peter, Susan, and Lucy, become angry with Edmund when they find that he has lied and has done some spiteful things toward lucy, particularly Peter. Yet later they are reunited and the three embrace Edmund. Such a truth can help us today in our pursuit of Holiness.