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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:26 am

If God were the tele-evangelism God, unemployed people wouldn’t have to beg for even the most menial jobs, for food so our children don’t go hungry, for medical care … for help with the most basic human needs. We wouldn’t be made to feel ashamed, be told we’re lazy and undeserving, to be told we’re to blame. We wouldn’t feel forgotten.

Which brings me to a greater question.

While my co-sufferers and I wait patiently for a message from on high, what are the Christians who have a direct line to God doing to help us?

How do these folks who wear their faith on their sleeve – bragging of their personal relationships with their personal God – make the laws that cut safety-net programs exemplify Jesus’ teachings? In Oklahoma, the Legislature (most profess their faith regularly in public) cut the top unemployment benefit from $430/week in 2010 to $358/week in 2011. And, as best I can discover, single Oklahoma adults who are not disabled don’t qualify for food stamp assistance, no matter how little money they make.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/hey-god-pick-up-the-phone/2011/08/05/gIQAmIUi2I_story.html

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Post by steveninspokane on Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:52 pm

Sounds like that guy doesn't know God.
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Post by LaRose on Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:22 pm

Maybe the guy doesn't know God, but I think he's figured out Christians.

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Post by steveninspokane on Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:51 pm

LaRose wrote:Maybe the guy doesn't know God, but I think he's figured out Christians.

Christians are no different than non-Christians. You can go into a McDonald's, but that doesn't make you a Big Mac. His rant would be better titled: Now I know how to judge people.

The fact is, God is not some genie that when you open His word and rub it on your feet that it gives you special powers to walk on water. Jesus came and died for us for one purpose, and that was to reconcile our broken relationship with God. So what relationships do we have on this earth where people just give us whatever we want?

I count myself as a sinner, blessed to be called by God to evade hell and hold a relationship with God. When I say "It sounds like this guy doesn't know God", I say it with the knowledge that God is a love, He cares about what people go through, yet He is not a God of giving us everything we want. Some people just can't handle that aspect of Him.

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Post by guest on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:19 pm

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While my co-sufferers and I wait patiently for a message from on high, what are the Christians who have a direct line to God doing to help us?

How do these folks who wear their faith on their sleeve – bragging of their personal relationships with their personal God – make the laws that cut safety-net programs exemplify Jesus’ teachings? In Oklahoma, the Legislature (most profess their faith regularly in public) cut the top unemployment benefit from $430/week in 2010 to $358/week in 2011. And, as best I can discover, single Oklahoma adults who are not disabled don’t qualify for food stamp assistance, no matter how little money they make.

The ones who profess to be Christian, yet by their actions deny any knowledge of Christ (in how they treat others), will be held accountable, one day.
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