Category Archive: Ungodly

Jesus – Ecce Homo? – II

Picking up from last week: The rest of the alleged New Testament injunctions against swinging from the other side: 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10. The bigger picture in Verses 1-11, subtitled “Lawsuits before Pagans:” How can anyone with a case against another dare bring it for judgment to the wicked and not to God’s holy people? …

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Jesus – Ecce Homo? – I

As I said in the last series, context is everything. You’ve probably seen the same pictures I have – young evangelicals demonstrating in dark shirts, hyperventilating over homosexuality. Those shirts are emblazoned with “Homosexuality is SIN!” and under that remonstration are recorded the scriptural passages that make their case – beyond all question, I’m guessing. …

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Sweet Jesus 4

Picking up from last week: Opening His mouth and removing all doubt. Finally, if it still escapes you that what Jesus was about was shifting the emphasis from the rules without to the life within, the Master usually drove that point home while layin’ a verbal beatin’ on the powers that were. In this instance …

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Sweet Jesus 3

Picking up from last week: Straight from the Paraclete’s mouth. Right; Word of God, then? If you’re a professed Christian, the Son of God has the final answers—His lips to his Father’s ears. My taste among the four evangelists runs to Luke. Sparing on the narrative, he works harder to isolate the message from the …

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Sweet Jesus 2

Picking up from last week: “Pastorized” New Covenant. Here’s my point: context is everything. Take, for instance, the current rage to denounce homosexuality as a sin against God by quoting two passages from The Book of Leviticus, thusly: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; such a thing is an abomination.” …

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Sweet Jesus 1

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. —Mohandas Gandhi “When the shouting grows loudest in the ‘Amen Corner,’ it’s time to go home and lock the smokehouse door.” —Harry S Truman, quoting his grandfather, in “Plain Speaking” Anybody who calls himself a holy man and …

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