You Believe WHAT About God? Tuesday Thoughts 21 January 2020

Just the other day I shared a post from Pastor Randy which generated a lot of response, some not so positive. Well, I guess I’m a sucker for punishment because I’m going to do it again.

I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I, too, have heard some seriously stupid answers to the question of “why?” when it comes to the death of children (I worked in a funeral home for several years). The “angel” and “He needed them” reasons were also sickening to me. Yet, some of my Calvinist friends have also attempted to give some pretty sad excuses (ask John Piper), but that’s another argument for another day.

Anyway, “be still and know that I am God” is in vinyl lettering (from Hobby Lobby) above the mantle in our dining room.

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I thought this Tuesday Thoughts edition was going to take a while to figure out what to write. I was wrong. It comes out of something that happened last week: 4 year old Wyatt Spann died from cancer. And this reminded me of something that happened a few years ago–the death of another young child, Noah Crowe, from cancer. It’s not “MY” feelings about these tragedies, but the things “some” people say. To be more specific: What some who call themselves ‘Christians’ say to broken and grieving hearts. It’s not only at funeral homes where they speak these abominations, but being active in disaster response, I’ve heard some of the same poor, DEPLORABLE theology.

Below are some of the DESPICABLE, VILE, LOATHSOME AND WRETCHED things some people believe, and Dear Lord In Heaven, say to people in the worst moment of their lives:

  • God needed them more than you. Really?…

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Filed under God, Life/Death, Struggles and Trials, Theology

8 responses to “You Believe WHAT About God? Tuesday Thoughts 21 January 2020

  1. Stephen

    Ah yes, original sin.
    I read how you miss represented the fact that I have read the bible numerous times for myself and turned it into a joke. I guess the point was reading is never sufficient and one needs to come to you to learn.
    I found it quite a sad. There was a man by the name Saul who read and understood the scriptures better than any man(or so he said) a pharisee of pharisees. He took his great knowledge and wisdom to persecute those who loved Jesus. Wouldn’t blink an eye at killing them.
    And yet, in your infinite wisdom, teach that wisdom comes from knowledge of the bible? But only if it’s according to your beliefs?
    I don’t think so Anthony,
    If you have never had an encounter with the risen Jesus, I suggest you get over yourself. If you have, I suggest you get over yourself and return to Him.
    If you need a tractor, I can facilitate one for you.
    Have a nice day.

    • I am beginning to see a pattern, here. Can anyone else see it? Just comment with a “yes” or “no.” 🙂

      • Stephen

        Well played man of god.

      • Dude, you’re an arrogant, immature child. You show less respect then a snotty toddler. Your tone reminds me of children who’ve never been spanked, only put in time out. You misrepresent me, making me, and insult me, so what’s the point in responding with any defense of my views? You don’t even want to allow Scripture as the foundation, only you’re personal and subjective understanding of Jesus.

        You be the man, sir. Use the Bible to defend your positions. You say you’ve read it, so quote it. Then we can have a substantive conversation. Otherwise, all it seems I’m going to expect from you is snarky, disrespectful, pontificating rants from your own self-righteous soap box.

        Good day.

      • I’m sorry for the other comment. Maybe this was literally a genuine compliment and not a sarcastic jab. In that case, thank you. It was a move of tactical avoidance, as not to give credibility to the attack, while still engaging other readers who might be too shy to leave a heartfelt rebuttal to your nonsensical and theologically-deficient propositions.

      • Yes, and thanks for reblogging! More and more I’m overwhelmed with the urge to skip my Sunday preaching just to come hear you!

  2. Good reblog, Anthony! I forgot about how you had worked in a funeral home.

    People can be so, so selfish and self absorbed. What we are often trying to do is relieve our own issues, comfort our own selves. So the needs of the person before us don’t even enter into the equation. We don’t want to weep with those who weep or mourn with those who mourn, so we say all sorts of crazy things to distance ourselves. In the process we often make God look really bad too, falsely implying He steals angels or wills the bad things that happen in the world.

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