"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What Do You Think?

I visited a blog that made me really reflect. Swing over and read this post. What do you think?


Memories for a Lifetime said...

WOW!!! Ye are to be "in" the world, but not "of" the world.....and, we CANNOT HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH THE WORLD!!! We would be unequally yoked.Guess its kind like, Love the sinner, but rebuke the sin...This church definitely needs a call!!

Somebody did their job of changing their sign, but either did not think it through, OR they truly are of the world!!!

Anonymous said...

I am thinking they meant that they want to love and serve the people of the world, like how Jesus taught we are supposed to love our neighbor and serve others... Whatever you do to the least of these you do to me, that kind of thing. At least, that's the message I get... to get out there and minister to others with love and service.

But yeah, when you read it with the other verses in mind, it could sound wrong.


To take the sign at face value was quiet a shock to me after just reading the verses that the blog author had posted. I can only hope that they did not mean literally what the sign said. connie from Texas

Joanne said...

When my daughter read the sign, we were both shocked ... but then we also had to keep in mind that we are much more conservative than most people around here and tend to take the Bible literally. We really had to 'think through' the words on that sign. We assumed they meant (as someone else already said) that they are showing love by helping others.

The wording on the other hand does not work at all. I have not called them ... but am praying about it.

In Christ,