Thursday, September 12, 2013

Before You Cry for War

Before You Cry for War

Before you cry for war consider if you will
The implications of the same
Consider the people that will suffer
The lives destroyed
Families torn apart
Nations ruined forever
 Consider that the enemy, they are people too!

Before you cry for war, remember
Along with the fighting man
The civilian suffers too,
The mother and children, old and young
No, war affects everyone.

War is brutal, war spares none
Not the soldier
Not the mother and children
All suffer
Famine, death, destruction
It happens to everyone

Before you cry for War, Remember this!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Keep not company with railers....

Yesterday during our family Bible time this post was born.  I have pondered it for a while and now here it is.

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 
I Corinthians 5:11

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. I Corinthians 6:9-10

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.  I Peter 3:8-9

RA'ILER, n. One who scoffs, insults, censures or reproaches with opprobrious language.

OPPRO'BRIUM, n. [L. ob and probrum, disgrace.]
Reproach mingled with contempt or disdain.

OPPRO'BRIOUS, a. [See Opprobrium.]

1. Reproachful and contemptuous; scurrilous; as opprobrious language; opprobrious words or terms.


REVI'LER, n. One who reviles another; one who treats another with contemptuous language.

We can see it is pretty obvious that as Christians we have no business railing, not against each other, and not against un-believers. See Jude.  We are not to treat one another with contempt, or scoff at one another, and we are not to keep company or eat with those who do.  Keep this in mind folks, if you find yourself scoffing at or treating another with contempt, stop, and if your favorite preacher does it, you need to stop listening to him too.