Originally posted by budski
reply to post by WhoKnows100
Are you trying to tell us you talk to god?
Pics or it didn't happen...
I talk to Him all the time. I ask about everything, I ask Him to show me my own hypocrisy, my own faults, I ask Him to show me His Character, I ask
Him whatever His Spirit prompts me to understand. Anything and everything as I'm led.
Your post is causing me heartache for a very specific reason, and that is I can sense that you truly care about people. But....your accusation of
hypocrisy MAY be unfounded in the case of your conversation. And it may not be. Without understanding the subject which brought about the
conversation, there really is no way to determine hypocrisy.
But your view of Jesus Christ is utterly false. And my heartache comes from knowing that you judged that person from an unfounded position. Let me
show you how:
The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Victim = fatherless
Whilst you see the orphan, I have been led to understand that orphan not only means the physical orphan but victims. If you are a person who runs a
program for orphans yet takes bribes as a judge, thereby denying justice to a victim, are you really caring for orphans as God commanded?
You see the physical widow getting a state pension from a social program as GOOD. (example)
But you cannot see this
The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help 1 Timothy
The communist state oppresses its population and demands loyalty and worship and sole provider status. Anything that gets between it and the citizen
is outlawed. Socialism, whilst seemingly providing for people, insidiously puts itself as God in the lives of those it professes to care for. Look at
the above scripture, the widow 'taken care of' by the state has no need and guess what happens? She stops putting her hope in God and stops praying
for His help. Why? The beast takes care of her. Her children no longer do so as they abandon their responsibility. Felow Christians who used to do the
Lord's work of sharing and caring for her are pushed out. It's her prayers for help and care that are met by fellow Christians through Our God. This
is how His blessings come, through the body of Christ. But it is the state that steps in between man and God. It is the same as the teachers and
leaders in Judea who put themselves as the ultimate authority over their subjects - this cutting off the citizens from their Creator. Instead of the
fear of God the citizens lived in fear of being thrown out of the synagogue. How crazy!
Windward (sp?) made a comment about conservatives wanting to cut social programs as it was some great evil. But He doesn't understand that Our God
works with humbled hearts and contrite spirits, and pressure upon a person has two different outcomes - one cries out to the Lord for mercy and the
other gets so stinking mad that he revolts.
Jesus Christ didn't preach a 'brotherhood of man'. Be ye separate and holy and dedicated to the Lord, doing His Will not your own will. Go into a
town - preach the Kingdom of God and shake the dust off your feet if they won't accept the good news. Go and sin no more. Go out and show mercy as He
is merciful. Go out and sing the praises of a glorious Creator and God! Follow Him. And that all judgement belongs to Him who will judge both the
living and dead and that His wrath would come upon the ungodly.
And understanding this, your friends lack of support for social program's (if that was the topic) may have been entirely scripturally sound and yet
you charge hypocrisy. But without further clarification from you, who knows? Perhaps as you view the slaves making Nikes as victims, you'll come to
view your fellow citizens as the victims of tyrannical God-hating and God-rejecting men who are under the selfish compulsion to be seen as your god
and master, and in order to make such a thing possible, they managed to convince you that social programs are the construct of men who simply love
you. No they don't, they knew the means to destroy Faith. 90%+ today look to the state for all their needs. We don't even realise that we would need
no military if those same people looked to God for protection and their needs instead.. That is victimisation by wicked men and when they can get us
to forget all of Our Creator's promises, we are truly their victims.