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Originally posted by DJM8507
Here is one man I believe is a true Christian...
"Known on the streets as the "Preacherman," Pannizzo turns up on that corner every night, regardless of the weather, and draws a crowd of 50 or so. The homeless, drug dealers, passers-by, all stop to listen to his shockingly lucid and apparently downright inspirational sermons.
Pannizzo, a former doctoral student, seems to be entirely sane, doesn't yell fire and brimstone, and keeps his pants firmly affixed.
He abandoned his career several years ago and made the conscious decision to live on the streets and not only preach the gospel, but hand out food and whatever money he picks up from doing odd jobs during the day. "
Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by metalholic
Who said I was a Christian?
Anyway, Christians have the right to call other Christian to the table, when they have the facts.
I have the facts from the OP's mouth.
The OP has no facts at all.
He abandoned his career several years ago and made the conscious decision to live on the streets and not only preach the gospel, but hand out food and whatever money he picks up from doing odd jobs during the day.
Originally posted by Namron7
WHO CREATED THE EARTH?! WHO CREATED ALL THINGS?!
LOL! And what is 'Nature' in this context, but another name for God?
Originally posted by die_another_day
They're humans too. They have the "will to live."
Missionaries convert people, not help them. Throughout history, missionaries have been some of the richest and dominating (as in slave owning) families.
They convert enough people to keep their jobs and receive Vatican protection.
Nature is like a stone you toss in the air.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
You know I'm not even over there witnessing any of this first hand but as an American I'm already pissed off at Haitians. Who the hell do they think they are getting mad, and angry like little children throwing a temper tantrum because the world isn't doing enough or getting supplies to them fast enough. When your goddamn country is an epic failure on so many levels what the hell do they expect? The world is doing everything they can, especially THE USA! Quit whining, quit breeding like out of control rabbits and use this as a time to get your goddamn country back in order. I mean seriously? What the hell do these people expect? This was the most destructive natural disaster the world has ever seen...............And the ONLY reason it's been such a destructive natural disaster is because the country has been a #hole with out of control population growth.
Population growth is the entire reason why Haiti is in the position it is in. And the international welfare has been fueling this population growth that has manifested itself in shanty towns, poor infrastructure, deforestation, 80% of the population under 18 years of age and illiterate. Oh but they are poor....they don't know any better right?
If Haiti descends into chaos instead of cooperation the world will once again turn its back on the country.........and so will I. You don't have to be poor to know that you don't hack someone with a machete because you are hungry. I'm simplifying things a little bit but I think that's what needs to happen............
Originally posted by Mykahel
I've got some issues with some of you in this thread. You treat each other with contempt and have no respect for your brothers in Christ. Turn to the Word yourselves and see what it has to say concerning judging one another.
1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
In summary, if you are a hypocritical judge, don't be surprised when you get what you yourself deserve. But we are supposed to judge, unlike what so many have come to believe and as a result have tainted the Bride of Christ by accepting all sorts of evil into the body. Read 1 Corinthians 5-6. It is too long to post here, but we are supposed to judge those IN the church, otherwise we become... what we have become. A church that looks no different on the inside than the world does on the outside.
1 Corinthians 5:11-13
11But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
12What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."
I agree that it is sad that so many Christians would be in a situation to help and then turn around and leave at such a desperate time. We do not know the circumstances, but do circumstances matter? Should we not be willing to give up everything to do God's will for us?
Like I said, as a Christian this makes me sick and all I can say is to promise the non-Christian people out there that most Christians are not all hypocritical pretend pat me on the back for the good that I say I do frauds like these people.