What would you do if you knew you would die at midnight tomorrow? Compare it to John Wesley’s answer. Hat tip: Ray Comfort
John Wesley (the famous preacher) was asked what he would do with his life if he knew that he would die at midnight the next day. His answer was something like this: “I would just carry on with what I am doing. I will arise at 5:00 a.m. for prayer, then take a house meeting at 6.00 a.m. At 12 noon, I will be preaching at an open-air. At 3:00 p.m. I have another meeting in another town. At 6:00 p.m. I have a house meeting; at 10:00 p.m. I have a prayer meeting and at 12:00 midnight, I would go to be with my Lord.”If we knew we were to die at 12 o’clock tomorrow night, would we have to step up our evangelistic efforts, or could we in all good conscience carry on just as we are?
Praise: The Consummation of Joy — Some people mistakenly think that it is morally wrong for God to want us to praise him. But think of how praising great things in other aspects of life is appropriate and how it completes our joy.
So, Lewis is telling us that God’s pursuit of our praise of him is not weak self-seeking but the epitome of self-giving love! If our satisfaction in God is incomplete until expressed in praise of him for satisfying us with himself (note well, with himself, not his gifts), then God’s effort to elicit my worship (what Lewis before thought was inexcusable selfishness) is both the most loving thing he could possibly do for me and the most glorifying thing he could possibly do for himself.
Home schoolers are leaner than those in public school — someone please let Michelle Obama know. — The Raw Essence of the Welfare State — This sounded like a hoax when I read it but the audio is pretty compelling. Her plan is to stay on welfare her entire life. She isn’t even sure if she wants her kids to work or not.
“While workers out there or people like you that are preaching morality at people like me living on welfare, can you really blame us? “I mean, I get to sit home. I get to go visit my friends all day. I even get to smoke weed. Me and my friends, people that I know that are illegal immigrants that don’t contribute to society, we still gonna get paid. Our check’s gonna come in the mail every month, and it’s gonna be on time, and we get subsidized housing. We even get presents delivered for our kids on Christmas. Why should I work? “So, you know what? “Y’all get the benefit of saying, ‘Oh, look at me, I’m a better person’ … because y’all go to go work. We’re the ones getting paid. So can you really blame us?”
60 ex-homosexual video testimonies — Wait, that can’t be right — those people don’t exist! Seriously, there is hope, and if you really love people you won’t encourage them to stay in a lifestyle that is physically, emotionally and spiritually destructive. It isn’t love when you value your popularity over the well-being of others.
Also see Accused Gay Teen Sex Offender Worried Scandal Would Cost Him White House Job — Note that the victim is suicidal. While it should be well known that bullying doesn’t increase suicides, note how this suicidal situation appears to be driven from the abuse, not the alleged nature of the victim.
5 Reasons Not to Give Up on the Marriage Debate — Lots of good reasons, especially this one (oh, and that it is never wise to give up fighting for what God proclaims as true).
2. The fickle factor. When you think about how quickly public opinion has swung in favor of gay marriage, it’s clear that the new conclusion has not been reached because of deep, ethical reflection. There was a tipping point—it likely coincided with President Obama’s “evolution”—where opposing gay marriage became a public liability. Large swaths of the American people are now for gay marriage because it seems too costly—culturally, socially, politically—not to. But what happens when posting that equal sign on Facebook feels so 2013? What happens if the cool crowd gets bored with the new status quo? I suppose many of them will push into darker sexual waters, but what if some push back? What if five years from now we have a Juno-style movie that humorously, and yet provocatively, questions whether our sexual orthodoxies are all they’re cracked up to be? If supporters of marriage don’t cave in, those who swung one way may swing back when it no longer looks like they are “on the wrong side of history.”
Unspeakable Evil: Planned Parenthood Obstructs Child Rape Investigation — Why would anyone be surprised? Planned Parenthood has been caught countless times on audio and video hiding rape, incest and sex trafficking. People who kill babies for a living are capable of anything!
When mass shootings don’t matter… to the media — If your media of choice didn’t tell you about this mass shooting in Detroit, you need to expand your horizons.
The best ice-breaker of all time. One of my nephews told me about this one. Use this at the next party you attend.