>THINKABOUTIT – It’s Not GODianity

>I wish I’d quit using the word “god.”

It is nebulous, like “okay” in response to “how are you?”

Means nothing. Over ninety percent of Americans believe in “god.”

Talk about “god” all day long; no one gets upset. Talk about Jesus and the stuff hits the fan. “one of them” “Right wing fanatic” “fundamentalist” etc…

But talking about “how much I love god” and “god means so much to me” is not helpful since the word means nothing.

If the Son of Man be lifted up…

Brag on Jesus.

There is a reason it’s called CHRISTianity.

ADDENDUM Here’s an example, I just got this:
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, wrote in an E-mail to supporters this week. “The government has eliminated God from the classroom and too often replaced Him with an anti-life, anti-family curriculum that misses life’s deepest meaning.”

Okay, Tony’s statement may be true, but, first, government can not ban the Lord…secondly, whose “god”? Allah? The Jehoveh’s Witness’ version? In no way am I dissing Tony…I’m simply trying to point out that god-talk is non-talk. We need to do some mental “find and replace” (for those who use Word!) and look for “god” and replace with “Jesus.”

>No Cross To Bear = No Growth to Share

An antique song has a lyric that says, “If it wasn’t for our problem, we wouldn’t know that God could solve them.”

Charles Spurgeon explains:

I believe the hard heartest, most cross grained and most unloving Christians in all the world are those who have not had much trouble in their life. And those that are the most sympathizing, loving and Christlike are generally those who have the most affliction.

“The worse thing that can happen to any of us is to have a path made too smooth.
One of the greatest blessings the Lord ever gave us was a cross.”