Forget church, Find Jesus

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?”- 1 Corinth 4:5-7
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Just my view, but a big reason that the American church had lost its influence with our culture is the Self Dividing of the different ‘denominations’ against each other for ‘market share’ and Brand Dominance in the business of ‘church’ building (small c used intentionally)

If we can’t even get it together enough not to battle each other and not to try to cut each other out of the body of Christ, why in His name would they want what we’ve got or even desire to be like us?

When American Christianity no longer has the clout to say with Paul the Apostle “follow me as I follow christ” because we are following our denomination or favorite teacher, preacher or super star evangelist, then we are not reflecting the Christ God told us to follow…. so why would they?

Forget ‘church’ and follow Jesus. You will be amazed at how attracted to Him by you that people will be.

Have a great Lord’s Day.
-mike

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When does “cruel” not mean “cruel”?

mike and brandy:

Please take ‘Babe’ off the menu. For all my Christian brothers and sisters… Pork ‘stops a beating heart’ too. Apply the same Pro-Life reasoning and rhetoric to your Dinner Table.
-mike

Originally posted on terrastendo:

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Definition of “cruel” (Oxford dictionary):Wilfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.

Many people and organisations who use animals as units of production seem to use the word “cruel” in a different way to those at Oxford University Press.

Here’s an example.

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (POCTA) Act, Victoria, Australia

This is an extract from the website of the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (my underline): [1]

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How could the department, which is responsible for administering the local prevention of cruelty to animals legislation, justify saying that the arrangements do not allow cruelty to occur? A small sample of the “activities” it refers to are outlined below. Would they be acceptable if performed on a conventional companion animal, such as a dog or a cat?

Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Pigs (3rd Edition) [2]

The code, like other…

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K-State Football: “Next year”… is TODAY !!

Go Cats !!

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youtube link fixed on the “Again…ALSA found wanting” post

My apologies for the in correct youtube link on that last post.

it did go to the video that I had chosen but it went incorrectly to the playlist instead. I have corrected it and it now goes to Freelee’s ice bucket video directly.

-mike

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And again… ALSA ‘weighed and found wanting’

Please.. Think and respond accordingly

-mike

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Alternatives Exist to ALSA’s Animal Testing Torture and Death… Seek them Out

Another Possible Positive Response

-mike

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WARNING and PROMISE: We become what we behold…

http://bible.com/1/2CO3.18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
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Behold the Lord Jesus and see your life and character change.
-mike

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