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ALL CHRISTIANS ATTENTION!!!!!!!URGENT!!!!!!!

 
SERVANT
02/11/2005 12:47 AM
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Everyone hates christians just because bush is a christian. But just because one wears a label does not make him one in reality. I know some very loving christians..and they do NOT wear the label anymore simply because the label was given by those who hate them. Christian was a word of derision and it still is. If you want to call yourself a christian then dont complain when everyone hates you. If you really DO follow Jesus...then call yourself what you are and wear NOT the label of others. Do good and serve NOT money. I dont care if you sing all the songs and do all the retreats and all the other "church" rubbish in the world. IF YOU HAVE NOT LOVE>....YOU ARE NOTHING!!!! If the wotld hates "christians" its only because they asked for it. IF "christians" as such got of their lazy self serving butts and actually GAVE to the poor instead of taking from them...they would have no derision. If So called "christians" practised what they preach things would be different. Jesus told us to love one another...simple as that. But no....the "christians" have a vitual orgasm when you mention nuclear war. They thrive on the death of everything...just so they selfishly can hold their own selfrighteous head up high as jesus flattens everything and everyone....WHAT A CROCK!!!!!And to make their selfrighteousness even worse they think THEY are going to be raptured and not so much as strain their pinky while all the rest of us suffer agony and tribulation. The great falling away will result from this. There WILL be no pre trib get to heaven free card.

This is from the LORD
this is serious



The wheat has to be sorted from the chaff. Judgment is about to fall...and it will fall on the "christians"first. You pathetic laodicean world loving lukewarm money loving HYPPOCRITES!!!! HOW will you escape the wrath to come you self righteous lasy so called servants? Only those who DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER will be saved. Most of you do your own will. You even kill in the name of God....HOW will you escape? HOW will you justify your sins? You have trodden the blood of Jesus underfoot for too long now. The time of persecution is coming FAST. If I were you I would get ready and get on your knees and PRAY and REPENT while you still can. And to improove your chances....GET OUT OF THE ORGANISED CHURCH NOW!!!! GET real with God...JUST YOU>>>>>AND GOD!!!! NO pastor to hold your hand...no weekly "feel good" bible study....none of this rubbish!!!! GET REAL WHILE YOU STILL CAN.......YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!
THUS SAITH THE LORD MOST HIGH.
Henry Waxman
12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Are you retarded?
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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This rings true toa point. Christians deserve everything they get. The real ones are ok. Its the fake hyppocrites I will be beheading when the time comes.
Your SAVIOR YHC
12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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hat the fuck is a christian,my name is YESHUA,i leave for a few Damned years and look what you people do to yourselfs *sigh* moses get your beating kane and fire up the chariot,I got some Wrath to unleash.......

Love yeshua h chist
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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And what of those that shall be left? Understand Universal Law in this manner, that happening to the macrocosm with that happened to the microcosm therein. Or see it in this manner, in the preparation of new Heaven and new Earth, it would be as if this ball of Earth would be flattened and remolded, remade. That the atmosphere may be cleansed and set anew, for that new cycle, that new growth, that new race, the new preparation of all that is. That New Order of things as has been spoken of.

Those then of the Earth or tied to the Earth, will be as recycled or remade, re-entered, even as the Earth itself would be reformed, would be crushed then, to begin again as a new seed that will repopulate this plane. And those called away then, to the higher dimensions, will be as those of the Shining Ones are now.
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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it is easy to be a christian - u just ignore parts of the bible you don´t believe in. works fine for me.

--another christian--
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Is anybody more self centered than a Christian?

Nope. They talk and talk and talk about themselves til you want to puke.

yak

Jesus says y´all make me puke too! yak



SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY!
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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>>>...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!<<<

3 strikes or just one?
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Good post OP.
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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applauseblobr That about says it!

Hope you don´t mind if I send a copy to my mom and sister!charlie I´ve been very worried about them lately - wondering when they´re going to wake up?
Mr spock
12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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The wrath spoken as of a judgment is an issue of assention or reincarnation to a vibratory world of same experience.

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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Everyone hates christians just because bush is a christian.


NO !! NO !! and fucking NO!!

I and I think its safe to say "we", hate cristians because you dont know how to fuck off--you dont know how to get lost, you dont know how to piss the fuck off, and even after a good shitcking and being thrown out in the gutter---

you still come back !!!---for fucks sakes cristians are like a bad case of cockraches. An infestation.

Like a fucking cockroach, you feed off anything you can find, invade anothers place, have ABSOLOUTLY no respect for the owners wishes/ideals/thougts/property...

it is a single-minded invasion. Too stupid to understand that there are places you are not wanted, welcome or even tollerated.

you will invade the halls, walls, cielings streets, sidewalks, laws---untill an exsterminator is called and drives you back.

but you--and we--know once the exterminator is gone the invasion will begin again---like cockraoches from the neighbouring place.

Let me tell you about a place I used to live---only a cople months, and it sucked---but there was this golden domestic roach used to come from behind the monitor dart around, and I never could kill him......

one night I´m drunk and lonley and feeling defeated and decide to pour him a shot of beer in a cap---little bugger was flighty at 1st but over a couple nights it got to the point I cracked a beer, poured a capfull, and he came out and had 2 or 3 caps with me.

(actually, very intellegent creatures, roaches--unlike cristians).

he ended up bing his relitives over so I had the place fumigated. was a nice guy personally--but he couldnt over what he was and coulnt repect my ownership of my life and property---

so he had to die,
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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The Lord of us all knows what really dwells in your heart.

You might be able to fool everyone else but you can´t fool him, and that, is what will count at the last day.
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dcomp

QUOTE: ...
>>>Everyone hates christians just because bush is a christian.<<<


No. That´s not true. We hate you because you simply refuse to be cool.

You stubbornly reject the idea of growing up.

It has nothing to do with Bush and everything to do with YOU --- wanting to live in a frozen state of childish naivete.




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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Some call it faith. Must be like little children to inherit the kingdom.
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mormon and born again firstwoohoo

Man so much confusions going on.And its just the beginning.sigh

May the lord help us get our way ,with all the bullshit going on.meds
SERVANT
12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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I hope you are all learning something here. The world hates you because you deserve it. You come here and all you do is judge and condemn. You make yourself out to be so special. GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS.
You look away from the sick and the dying while you make your bellies fatter every day. You look to the next church meeting and the next dollar gained from fleecing the sheep.
Young children...dying in gangs and prostitution. And do you CARE??? NO...you are to busy patting yourself on the back at how holy you think you are. You have the gall before an almighty GOD to tell others THEY will suffer while YOU will ride home to heaven on a magic carpet! You have the GALL to tell others thay are DOOMED when it is in fact YOU who are doomed! BIG DEAL...so you said a prayer....but its only those WHO DO...REPEAT....DOTHE WILL OF THE FATHER who will inherit eternal life. All you do is worship your bellies and your TV sets. You bow to the idols of this modern age. Your works are a STENCH before a HOLY GOD!!! Dont you realise it is YOU who will suffer...it is you and YOUR IDOLS of TV and SEX and FOOD and MONEY who will be BROUGHT LOW!!!
You go to church to see the latest SHOW!! The latest man of power for the hour. You glory in your own works of darkness and call them works of light. Your shephards only fleece you and YOU LET them. Millions dying...and all you can think about is your greasy sunday roast on your return from your idol worship...YES.....IDOL WORSHIP. You THINK you worship GOD...but you only serve your bellies. You worship the man on stage...or the latest "evangelist" or "prophet". YOU MAKE GOD SICK and he will SPEW YOU ALL OUT of his mouth. Only a remnant will be found worthy to be protected during the coming judgment. Only a few have bothered to wash their robes and make themselves clean before God. IF you wear the name "christian".....wear it with SHAME!!!! for your judgment is on your OWN HEAD!!

THUS SAITH THE LORD MOST HIGH
I am jesusJESUS IS PART ME
12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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God..you sound like a blonde blue on the planet "PEACEBEWITHYOU" .

There really is no reason to be born..at all.

So since I could not avoid this little problem I am gonna live as free from "chains that bind" as I can stand and fight the goddamn NWO tooth and nail and I am gonna BE ON STAGE A N D the TELE singing my brains out because I LIKE TO and I am gonna listen to beautiful music because IT FEELS GOOD and I am gonna abstain from homo sex BECAUSE I BELIEVE I WILL FIND true HOMO LOVE...and I may even WAX MY CAR and eat some PIZZA and I may even DARE TO SWEAR while I watch KING OF THE GODDAMN HILL and then turn the tube station to BELLY LAUGH IN AWE at the SWINE EVANGELIST WACKKO SWARMS OF ...**TRUE BELIEVERS** IN JESUS CHRIST screaming HALELUJAH looking like some dyke TEENAGER screaming in some trance of JESUS AGONY LIKE SOME LOON WITH really REALLY bad GRAMMAR and NO ELLOQUENCE WHATSOEVER ..SCREEAMING TOWARD A TEENAGE NEW AGE GAY * LOOKING* PILE OF DISORGANISED AMERICAN FLUNKIES SCREAMING JESUS LOOKING LIKE BRITTANY SPEARS AND ..oh ..who..uh...TOMMY LEE!...MY LORD WHAT A GODDAMN FREAK SHOW OF PUKING HUMAN STUPIDITY THIS FUKKIN PLANET IS.

damnedscream:zkk_exanis:damnedscream:zkk_exanis:damnedscream:zkk_exanis:
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with all of the lopsided belief systems running amock....don´t be surprised if you get what you ´judged´ for........you will judge yourself
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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and if BUSH is a CHRISTIAN then I´m LADY DIANA
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Christians,First in line for the Chip.............

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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Sometime we think we have a message from god to say to others when the message is for us alone.
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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QUOTE:
"Some call it faith."

No, actually, they call it BLIND faith...and that´s for a very good reason...it creates a state of blindness.

QUOTE:
"Must be like little children to inherit the kingdom."
yak

Well, tell ya´ what. You can have your little childrens´ kingdom. Stay there with your kiddy version of spiritual enlightenment and leave everyone else alone, in peace.


And by the way, step away from the Kool-Aid.



naughty
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Bush / Christian
Two words that just sing together in harmony.
Get a fuckin brain ass hole.
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Those who can, do. Those who can´t, preach.

lmaolmaolmaolmao
DC2C (nli) Part I
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Walking the Walk (Part I)

Chapter I of "In HIS Steps"

"For hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps."

It was Friday morning and the Rev. Henry Maxwell was trying to finish his Sunday morning sermon. He had been interrupted several times and was growing nervous as the morning wore away, and the sermon grew very slowly toward a satisfactory finish.

"Mary," he called to his wife, as he went upstairs after the last interruption, "if any one comes after this, I wish you would say I am very busy and cannot come down unless it is something very important."

"Yes, Henry. But I am going over to visit the kindergarten and you will have the house all to yourself."

The minister went up into his study and shut the door. In a few minutes he heard his wife go out, and then everything was quiet. He settled himself at his desk with a sigh of relief and began to write. His text was from 1 Peter 2:21 "For hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that ye should follow in his steps."

He emphasized in the first part of the sermon the Atonement as a personal sacrifice, calling attention to the fact of Jesus´ suffering in various ways, in His life as well as in His death. He had then gone on to emphasize the Atonement from the side of example, giving illustrations from the life and teachings of Jesus to show how faith in Christ helped to save men because of the pattern or character He displayed for their imitation. He was now on the third and last point, the necessity of following Jesus in His sacrifice and example.

He had put down "Three Steps. What are they?" and was about to enumerate them in logical order when the bell rang sharply. It was one of those clock-work bells, and always went off as a clock might go if it tried to strike twelve all at once.

Henry Maxwell sat at his desk and frowned a little. He made no movement to answer the bell. Very soon it rang again; then he rose and walked over to one of his windows which commanded the view of the front door. A man was standing on the steps. He was a young man, very shabbily dressed.

"Looks like a tramp," said the minister. "I suppose I´ll have to go down and-"

He did not finish his sentence but he went downstairs and opened the front door. There was a moment´s pause as the two men stood facing each other, then the shabby-looking young man said: "I´m out of a job, sir, and thought maybe you might put me in the way of getting something."

"I don’t know of anything. Jobs are scarce-" replied the minister, beginning to shut the door slowly.

"I didn’t know but you might perhaps be able to give me a line to the city railway or the superintendent of the shops, or something," continued the young man, shifting his faded hat from one hand to the other nervously.

"It would be of no use. You will have to excuse me. I am very busy this morning. I hope you will find something. Sorry I can’t give you something to do here. But I keep only a horse and a cow and do the work myself."

The Rev. Henry Maxwell closed the door and heard the man walk down the steps. As he went up into his study he saw from his hall window that the man was going slowly down the street, still holding his hat between his hands. There was something in the figure so dejected, homeless and forsaken that the minister hesitated a moment as he stood looking at it. Then he turned to his desk and with a sigh began the writing where he had left off. He had no more interruptions, and when his wife came in two hours later the sermon was finished, the loose leaves gathered up and neatly tied together, and laid on his Bible all ready for the Sunday morning service.

"A queer thing happened at the kindergarten this morning, Henry," said his wife while they were eating dinner. "You know I went over with Mrs. Brown to visit the school, and just after the games, while the children were at the tables, the door opened and a young man came in holding a dirty hat in both hands. He sat down near the door and never said a word; only looked at the children. He was evidently a tramp, and Miss Wren and her assistant Miss Kyle were a little frightened at first, but he sat there very quietly and after a few minutes he went out."

"Perhaps he was tired and wanted to rest somewhere. The same man called here, I think. Did you say he looked like a tramp?"

"Yes, very dusty, shabby and generally tramp-like. Not more than thirty or thirty-three years old, I should say."

"The same man," said the Rev. Henry Maxwell thoughtfully.

"Did you finish your sermon, Henry?" his wife asked after a pause.

"Yes, all done. It has been a very busy week with me. The two sermons have cost me a good deal of labor."

"They will be appreciated by a large audience Sunday, I hope," replied his wife smiling. "What are you going to preach about in the morning?"

“Following Christ. I take up the Atonement under the head of sacrifice and example, and then show the steps needed to follow His sacrifice and example.”

“I am sure it is a good sermon. I hope it won’t rain Sunday. We have had so many stormy Sundays lately.”

“Yes, the audiences have been quite small for some time. People will not come out to church in a storm.” The Rev. Henry Maxwell signed as he said it. He was thinking of the careful, laborious effort he had made in preparing sermons for large audiences that failed to appear.

But Sunday morning dawned on the town of Raymond one of the perfect days that sometimes come after long periods of wind and mud and rain. The air was clear and bracing, the sky was free from all threatening signs, and every one in Mr. Maxwell’s parish prepared to go to church. When the service opened at eleven o’clock the large building was filled with an audience of the best-dressed, most comfortable looking people of Raymond.

The First Church of Raymond believed in having the best music that money could buy, and its quartet choir this morning was a source of great pleasure to the congregation. The anthem was inspiring. All the music was in keeping with the subject of the sermon. And the anthem was an elaborate adaptation to the most modern music of the hymn,

“Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee.”

Just before the sermon the soprano sang a solo, the well-known hymn,

“Where He leads me I will follow,
I’ll go with Him, with Him, all the way.”

Rachel Winslow looked very beautiful that morning as she stood up behind the screen of carved oak which was significantly marked with the emblems of the cross and the crown. Her voice was even more beautiful than her face, and that meant a great deal. There was a general rustle of expectation over the audience as she rose. Mr. Maxwell settled himself contentedly behind the pulpit. Rachel Winslow’s signing always helped him. He generally arranged for a song before the sermon. It made possible a certain inspiration of feeling that made his delivery more impressive.

People said to themselves they had never heard such singing even in the First Church. It is certain that if it had not been a church service, her solo would have been vigorously applauded. It even seemed to the minister when she sat down that something like an attempted clapping of hands or a striking of feet on the floor swept through the church. He was startled by it. As he rose, however, and laid his sermon on the Bible, he said to himself he had been deceived. Of course it could not occur. In a few moments he was absorbed in his sermon and everything else was forgotten in the pleasure of his delivery.

No one had ever accused Henry Maxwell of being a dull preacher. On the contrary, he had often been charged with being sensational; not in what he had said so much as in his way of saying it. But the First Church people liked that. It gave their preacher and their parish a pleasant distinction that was agreeable.

It was also true that the pastor of the First Church loved to preach. He seldom exchanged. He was eager to be in his own pulpit when Sunday came. There was an exhilarating half hour for him as he faced a church full of people and knew that he had a hearing. He was peculiarly sensitive to variations in the attendance. The weather also affected him decidedly. He was at his best before just such an audience as faced him now, on just such a morning. He felt a glow of satisfaction as he went on. The church was the first in the city. It had the best choir. It had a membership composed of the leading people, representatives of the wealth, society and intelligence of Raymond. He was going abroad on a three month’s vacation in the summer, and the circumstances of his pastorate, his influence and his position as pastor of the First Church of the city-

It is not certain that the Rev. Henry Maxwell knew just how he could carry on that thought in connection with his sermon, but as he drew near the end of it he knew that he had at some point in his delivery had all those feelings. They had entered into the very substance of his thought; it might have been all in a few seconds of time, but he had been conscious of defining his position and his emotions as well as if he had held a soliloquy, and his delivery partook of the thrill of deep personal satisfaction.

The sermon was interesting. It was full of striking sentences. They would have commanded attention printed. Spoken with the passion of a dramatic utterance that had the good taste never to offend with a suspicion of ranting or declamation, they were very effective. If the Rev. Henry Maxwell that morning felt satisfied with the conditions of his pastorate, the First Church also had a similar feeling as it congratulated itself on the presence in the pulpit of this scholarly, refined, somewhere striking face and figure, preaching with such animation and freedom from all vulgar, noisy and disagreeable mannerism.
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Walking the Walk (Part II)

Chapter I of "In HIS Steps"

Suddenly, into the midst of this perfect accord and concord between the preacher and audience, there came a very remarkable interruption. It would be difficult to indicate the extent of the shock which this interruption measured. It was so unexpected, so entirely contrary to any thought of any person present that it offered no room for argument or, for the time being, of resistance.

The sermon had come to a close. Mr. Maxwell had just turned the half of the big Bible over upon his manuscript and was about to sit down as the quartet prepared to arise to sing the closing selection,

“All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
All my being’s ransomed powers,”

when the entire congregation was startled by the sound of a man’s voice. It came from the rear of the church, from one of the seats under the gallery. The next moment the figure of a man came out of the shadow there and walked down the middle aisle. Before the startled congregation fairly realized what was going on the man had reached the open space in front of the pulpit and had turned about facing the people.

“I’ve been wondering since I came in here”- they were the words he used under the gallery, and he repeated them- “if it would be just the thing to say a word at the close of the service. I’m not drunk and I’m not crazy, and I am perfectly harmless, but if I die, as there is every likelihood I shall in a few days, I want the satisfaction of thinking that I said my say in a place like this, and before this sort of crowd.”

Mr. Maxwell had not taken his seat, and he now remained standing, leaning on his pulpit, looking down at the stranger. It was the man who had come to his house the Friday before, the same dusty, worn, shabby-looking young man. He held his faded hat in his two hands. It seemed to be a favorite gesture. He had not been shaved and his hair was rough and tangled. It is doubtful if any one like this had ever confronted the First Church within the sanctuary. It was tolerably familiar with this sort of humanity out on the street, around the railroad shops, wandering up and down the avenue, but it had never dreamed of such an incident as this so near.

There was nothing offensive in the man’s manner or tone. He was not excited and he spoke in a low but distinct voice. Mr. Maxwell was conscious, even as he stood there smitten into dumb astonishment at the event, that somehow the man’s action reminded him of a person he had once seen walking and talking in his sleep.

No one in the house made any motion to stop the stranger or in any way interrupt him. Perhaps the first shock of his sudden appearance deepened into a genuine perplexity concerning what was best to do. However that may be, he went on as if he had no thought of interruption and no thought of the unusual element which he had introduced into the decorum of the First Church service. And all the while he was speaking, the minister leaned over the pulpit, his face growing more white and sad every moment. But he made no movement to stop him, and the people sat smitten into breathless silence. One other face, that of Rachel Winslow from the choir, stared white and intent down at the shabby figure with the faded hat. Her face was striking at any time. Under the pressure of the present unheard-of incident it was as personally distinct as if it had been framed in fire.

“I’m not an ordinary tramp, though I don’t know of any teaching of Jesus that makes one kind of a tramp less worth saving than another. Do you?” He put the question as naturally as if the whole congregation had been a small Bible class. He paused just a moment and coughed painfully. Then he went on.

“I lost my job ten months ago. I am a printer by trade. The new linotype machines are beautiful specimens of invention, but I know six men who have killed themselves inside of the year just on account of those machines. Of course I don’t blame the newspapers for getting the machines. Meanwhile, what can a man do? I know I never learned but the one trade, and that’s all I can do. I’ve tramped all over the country trying to find something. There are a good many others like me. I’m not complaining, am I? Just stating facts. But I was wondering as I sat there under the gallery, if what you call following Jesus is the same thing as what He taught. What did He mean when He said: ‘Follow me!’ The minister said,” here the man turned about and looked up at the pulpit, “that it is necessary for the disciple of Jesus to follow His steps, and he said the steps are ‘obedience, faith, love and imitation.’ But I did not hear him tell you just what he meant that to mean, especially the last step. What do you Christians mean by following the steps of Jesus?

“I’ve tramped through this city for three days trying to find a job; and in all that time I’ve not had a word of sympathy or comfort except from your minister here, who said he was sorry for me and hoped I would find a job somewhere. I suppose it is because you get so imposed on by the professional tramp that you have lost your interest in any other sort. I’m not blaming anybody, am I? Just stating facts. Of course, I understand you can’t all go out of your way to hunt up jobs for other people like me. I’m not asking you to; but what I feel puzzled about is, what is meant by following Jesus. What do you mean when you sing ‘I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way?’ Do you mean that you are suffering and denying yourselves and trying to save lost, suffering humanity just as I understand Jesus did? What DO you mean by it? I see the ragged edge of things a good deal. I understand there are more than five-hundred men in this city in my case. Most of them have families. My wife died four months ago. I’m glad she is out of trouble. My little girl is staying with a printer’s family until I find a job. Somehow I get puzzled when I see so many Christians living in luxury an singing ‘Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow Thee,’ and remember how my wife died in a tenement in New York City, gasping for air and asking God to take the little girl too. Of course I don’t expect you people can prevent every one from dying of starvation, lack of proper nourishment and tenement air, but what DOES following Jesus mean? I understand that Christian people own a good many of the tenements. A member of a church was the owner of the one where my wife died, and I have wondered if following Jesus all the way was true in his case. I heard some people singing at a church prayer meeting the other night,

‘All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
All my being’s ransomed powers,
All my thoughts, all my doings,
All my days, and all my hours,’

and I kept wondering as I sat on the steps outside just what they meant by it. It seems to me there’s an awful lot of trouble in the world that somehow wouldn’t exist if all the people who sing such songs went and lived them out. I suppose I don’t understand. But what would Jesus do? Is that what you mean by following His steps? It seems to me sometimes as if the people in the big churches had good clothes and nice houses to live in, and money to spend on luxuries, and could go away on summer vacations and all that, while the people outside the churches, thousands of them, I mean, die in tenements, and walk the streets for jobs, and never have a piano or a picture in a house, and grow up in misery and drunkenness and sin.”

The man suddenly gave a queer lurch over in the direction of the communion table and laid on grimy hand on it. His hat fell upon the carpet at his feet. A stir went through the congregation. Dr. West half rose from his pew, but as yet the silence was unbroken by any voice or movement worth mentioning in the audience. The man passed his other hand across his eyes, and then, without any warning, fell heavily forward o his face, full length, up the aisle. Henry Maxwell spoke: “We will consider the service closed.”

He was down the pulpit stairs and kneeling by the prostrate form before any one else. The audience instantly rose and the aisles were crowded. Dr. West pronounced the man alive. He had fainted away. “Some heart trouble,” the doctor also muttered as he helped carry him out into the pastor’s study.

Too many in christendom live life the way the man described. They care more about their clothes (church bests are no longer reserved for church), their cars, their jewelry, their societal status, their furnishings, their money, their reputations, et al, than they do about their fellow man.

What would it have taken to bring this man into one’s home and given him a menial job? He wasn’t looking for handouts, but was willing to work for his supper. The professional tramps, I can only imagine, which were referred to, are those who live off the slave labor of others, whether they are like the elite in our day, or whether they are the professional beggar who only wants hand-out’s, unwilling to labor to even bring food to his mouth or the mouths of his family (welfare anyone?). But not a one aided this man, giving him a place to lay his head, a warm meal in his belly, a blanket, a bath, a change of clothes, heat to warm his tired and weary bones, medicine to heal his sickness. I might be being judgmental here, forgive me if I am, but the pastor of this church was more concerned with his reputation for performance and his own standing in society, that he could not even pray for the fellow, nor bring the man into the church until his circumstances changed for the better.

The church was elaborate, as you can tell from the description. Wouldn’t all that money poured into the best choir/music money can buy, better be suited to spread the Gospel to those in the streets, by feeding the poor, healing the sick, giving rest to the weary? Why is it man worships in an elaborate building, trimmed with all the religious icons and idols, ensuring the outside of the cup is clean, while neglecting what is on the inside, in the congregations hearts?

As the OP stated, it is time for Christian’s to GET OUT of Mystery Babylon, to get out of the deceptive show which is wrapped in white raiment but is soiled with sins. It is time to get RIGHT with YHWH! It is time, there is not much left!

Love in CHRIST JESUS,
Sheila

PS: This was taken from "In HIS Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon, which was the basis for the "WWJD--What Would JESUS Do" idea. If this first chapter does not bring conviction and tears...it sure did to me.
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12/08/2005 10:11 AM
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Heb 13:1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

This is sooo very true, as I have experienced myself a time or two, I am sure of. And as my Brothers and Sisters suffer and are bound, so too am I.

Love in CHRIST JESUS,
Sheila
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There you have it in a nutshell. You cannot wear the name if you will not bear the shame. In other words....dont dare call yourself a "christian" unless you are willing to walk the walk you sing about in church. God never meant us to have big buildings and soft pews and other worldly rubbish. He never meant for us to hve the latest bands or the "coolest" so called "youth groups". SO WHAT IF WE DO IT AS WELL AS THE WORLD WHEN THEY JUST SEE ANOTHER SHOW.
Where is the heart of compassion?
All we seem to think about is the latest so called "move of the spirit". We flock to church to roll around in utter blasphemy of the holy ghost...We USE the HOLY SPIRIT like a DRUG!!!!!
MY DEAREST GOD FORGIVE US!!! How dare we even consider ourselves as "SAINTS". We say bless me bless me God...while others STARVE. And you have the sheerest gall after all this sin and blasphemy to actually think Jesus will find YOU of all people WORTHY to escape THE JUDGMENT???
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If anyone is interested in chapter 2, later today I will take to typing it up (and I will begin a thread with Chapter 1).

This really is a wonderful book, and awesome witness, especially as we see today where christendom has fallen into such apostasy. I purchased 3 of them, one for myself and anyone else around me who wants to read it, and one for each of my daughters. They are old, mine is from 1915, and really worn, with the binding falling apart, stains, etc, but very much worth the money spent. I purchased them at ebay auctions.

I would encourage all, believer or not, to get your hands on this book. It is a spectacular read, revealing just how far the church has moved away from it´s SAVIOUR.

Love in CHRIST JESUS,
Sheila





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