Just a few thoughts…

It’s official. The first weekend of October, Gabe  (also GabrielPeter.com)  will be coming down to do a concert. I will get more information out as the time approaches, in case any of you would like to hear him.

He asked if we had a place for him to stay, and I said we had some nice dog houses in the back yard that aren’t being used. Steve said we could put them all together and make a suite.  And there’s a water hose nearby for showers.

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I had a bunch of thoughts running through my head. I thought I better write them down.

Normally I do not jump on people with both feet on somebody else’s Xanga, but I did Wednesday night on Gabe’s site. I don’t want to be seen as somebody who flames, but there’s a blogger that likes to come and argue with Gabe, just for the sake of argument. He has no real point to make, except that he will disagree with everything anybody says. He sees it as a game. He said it’s fun. He fancies himself a really intelligent person. He might have the IQ, but he doesn’t have the wisdom. Being smart and being wise, are two entirely different things. If you are smart, you will seek wisdom.

Ps 111:10…The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. NIV

You cannot follow the teachings of the world, and be wise. Even if you claim to be Christian, but cling to the teachings of the world, you will not be wise. You must stick to the word of God, to be wise. You can’t step off into the teachings of the world that try to show there is no God. Evolution is one of those teachings. Yes, there are slight changes sometimes in our DNA. But an ape will never become a human. A fish will never be a bird.

Gen 1:25…God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. NIV

But if a person rejects the idea of God, that forms their world view. That’s just common sense.

Humans are born into sin. They are born into a world where Satan is the prince. Satan’s desire is for people to never believe in God. If we were all born already believing in God, and giving Him his rightful place, Satan wouldn’t even bother with us. There would be no point because he could not cause anyone to go to hell. He’d be wasting his time. He might be able to make us trip up, and get less rewards from God, but what really would be the point in that? The reason he desires to trip Christians up now, is because it ruins their witness to others. It keeps us from taking others to Heaven with us.

A world view is not formed immediately. It is formed after years of living. A tiny newborn doesn’t have a world view. But a tiny newborn is born into sin and the rejecton of God. It comes first, naturally. If Satan can cause that child not to believe in God as he is growing up, that unbelief will color his view of the world.

By the same token, if parents raise their child to know God’s word, that will form their world view. It’s why we are told to teach our children God’s word every chance we get:

Deut 6:6-9….6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. NIV

I use to talk with another person on Xanga, who had been one of Beth’s friends for a few years. He is a law student, with some pretty definite political and religious ideas. He use to argue with me about everything under the sun. Around the time of the election, he got quite overbearing with his arguments. He was not content to have his own opinions…he wanted to make me have the same opinions. And he kept arguing with me to that end. I don’t mind someone sharing their opinions. It’s trying to force others to believe the same way that irks me. I finally let him know I was extremely tired of his browbeating. He finally left my blog and never came back. I hated to see it come to that, but if he had only backed off, and allowed other to have the right to their own opinions, it would not have happened.

People who only want to argue, and have no important point to make, are not sticking around to learn anything. They are only sticking around to argue. It’s a game…a game that does stop others from learning, because they get tired of it and don’t come back. Those argumentative people tend to think they know it all, and don’t have anything to learn from others. (And oh, my goodness…newly graduated engineers are some of the worst!)

Very young people can often teach things to others. They many times have good things to offer. But when they are the type of person that thinks they already know it all, they are only annoying. Vast sums of knowledge does not just enter a person’s head when they turn 18, or when they graduate from high school or college.

Sometimes they need to just sit back and learn. They need to listen to those who have lived longer and studied more. They would do very well to delve deeply into God’s word.

Job 13:5….5 If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom. NIV

Prov 1:7…The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. NIV

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7 thoughts on “Just a few thoughts…

  1. I heard a saying many years ago… “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” At the time it REALLY struck me because the discussion that was being had was one of those toe to toe- eye to eye- no one’s backing down sort of discussions….it was like a standoff. No one was wanting to grow, change or see the other view point…it was about PROVING A POINT. The Bible says “come let us reason together”….but there’s also a scripture that says “If you find that a person has no reasoning to depart from them”.
    You have to take scripture line upon line and precept upon precept. There are some scenarios where we can be SO RIGHT (and know it) but our point is moot because we’ve been so WRONG about getting it across. (I’ve seen too many preachers do that)
    Anyhow, at least the person that was argumentive left you alone. Somtimes it turns into a “pearls before swine” scenario. (don’t mean that offensively – nor towards a specific person!)
    I enjoyed reading your points and thoughts. 🙂 It was refreshing.God Bless!!

  2. Somtimes it turns into a “pearls before swine” scenario.
    Absolutely. In both of these argumentative cases, the other person was arguing things very definitely against what God’s words says. They can have their opinion if they want, but a Christian who knows God’s word should never back down on it. It does, indeed, become the pearls before swine scenario. If they don’t accept my point of view, that’s fine. I just don’t want them being so cocky and pushy. I just want to say, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” :giggle:
    I loved your post. Spoken like a proud mom. I know you are.

  3. I say Get thee behind me, Satan quite often……. every time I pass the cookie jar…..When someone is overbearing I tend to just back off and say, nope, not worth the effort. I suppose though that I could be considered overbearing in my blog posts. At least I’ve been told that. But I figure in a blog, it’s mine. I can say what I want. They don’t have to read it. Now in person I tend to be vocal but not pushy. Let someone else be the pushy one, it just damages their case.

  4. I can sure understand your feelings on things…Some of the young people I see even in the Christian realm are highly disrespectful…I am appalled.  They will try to call us by our first names etc.  And as you wrote and described so well, sometimes young people need to sit and listen and learn from our school of hard knocks.  I appreciate their youthful zeal especially if it’s unto the Lord but a little respect please. : )  I’ve had some just go on and on arguing with me, and I mean they will not let up either.  I make sure to mark them for the little donkey they are acting like and leave them alone, until they are through baking. ; )  (Hopefully they will finish baking one day)
    Enjoyed your blog as always!  Have a great day!  :wave:

  5. @pottermom – :ROTFL: …the cookie jar….
    Wow…I never would have thought you were overbearing in your posts. I like them. Maybe because you seem to think a lot like I do. I’m totally disgusted with the stupidity that’s going on in our government.
    This guy that’s been arguing with Gabe (Quantumstorm) is the kind that would disagree if you said the sky was blue. Ok..it’s gray right now, but you know what I mean 😆 Being argumentative is just a game to him, and he’s admitted that. He’s a nit-picker. If there’s nothing to argue about in the post, he’ll pick a fight to invent something to argue about. I swear if I had had a child like him, he’d be an only child. I wouldn’t want to take the chance again!
    You’ve got every right to say what you want to on your blog. And I often think people ought to read it, so I link you 😉 I can’t believe somebody said you’re overbearing! Not at all! Keep it up!

  6. @thats_italian – Many are definitely disrespectful. I don’t mind some of the kids at church calling me by my first name…they call me “Miss Cindy,” but I don’t care much for perfect strangers thinking they have that right.
    This guy does exactly what you said…he doesn’t let up. And he starts the arguments on somebody else’s blog. He has total disrepect for anybody but himself.

  7. Oh how I know the type!  Oh girl!  
    I know how it is…We don’t mind, Miss Amelia or Mrs. Amelia, just some kind of respect for an elder. : )  Mr. Sam or Brother Sam they’re all good. : )
    We just don’t like being treated like peers, right?  That young man you describe has no self esteem problem does he?  Most of them don’t… Too much Dr. Spock and too little Jesus.  I think these are the kids being raised by the Dr. Spock generation…What a disaster…
    Have a great evening!  Stay away from those sassy ones.  ; )   And may they stay away from our door too! lol

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