A model of Christian Charity

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    http://www.historyteacher.net/AHAP/Readings/DOC-Winthrop-ModelOfChristianCharity.pdf

    I was reading this, there is more at the link. This is what we need to do. "For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill." We must do as Micah counseled: Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. If we do this, there will be no power that can stop us. If we do this, we will find happiness and truth.

    This is what it means to be a Christian, IMHO. And what it can mean to be American if we choose to let it.
     
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    If you had read a bit more carefully you would have realied this was a declaration of socialism.

    That hardly squares with your tagline.
     
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    No. It's a declaration to live the Gospel. Something that is the exact opposite of socialism.
     
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    The other day I paid for a full tank of gas for a total stranger.

    I never understood why the Bible and all those other Godly books take 20 pages to say what can be surmised in a simple action. Can't we just boil down the bullshit and be nice to each other?
     
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    The Bible isn't just about teaching us good lessons. It's showing people how to do good. It shows how God has communicated with people in the past. It shows how we can communicate with God now and Enter into His presence.
     
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    "...abridge ourselves of our superfluities".

    What the fuck is that all about? Can't anyone translate this shit?

    As in "don't fuck with me and I won't fuck with you"?

    Yeah I say unto thee, lest ye transgress my domicile I shall pop yon cap in yo ass.

    Give me a fuckin break.
     
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    God showed self to me through the Mary mother. It was a miracle and an irrefutable one at that.

    It didn't involve pages and paragraphs of convoluted text. It was an instance of timeless horror.
    Yet the beauty of it was indescribable. A flash, a commitment, and then a resolution.

    I gave myself for dead.

    And it had nothing to do with convoluted text.
     
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    And then there's these types from the same fan club, and what they take from the "word."

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCVSJYInNTo&feature=player_embedded"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCVSJYInNTo&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

     
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    Booze makes me loopy.
    Hangovers... no fun LOL.
     
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    Churches becoming 503c Non Profit Status effectively puts muzzles on them so they can't speak ill of the gubmint.

    In reality it was the Churches that railed against the King in Revolutionary times, they should get back to doing that.
     

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