why didn't JC talk race? these are lower issues: racism, fatherlessness, anger, culture.. what is your role on planet? will even understanding 1 another fix this ??? world's problem is sin, which gives us hope (we have biblical solution). start talking like Jesus w only solution: repent &believe gospel ! real diagnosis? identify real problem.. ! sin !! hearts prone to hate. Jesus died for sinners. unique Christian msg. He knew, key to changing people's hearts was deeper: things can't be fixed w conversations at water cooler. anything short of supernatural intervention's not going to fix massive <3 problems.
-how to give accounting of good /bad: so, life's not just time &matter acting by chance??
((((in 3 short months, God has taken away everything we worship: health, security, freedom. perhaps was idol for many. idols always break hearts of worshippers.. God wants us worshipping HIM. you wanna worship athletes? shut down stadiums.. singers? actors? real estate? name the industry.. how you feeling now about your idols? ))))
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist. -GKC. †