Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just so you know

- I have to admit that I like the CFL. I like it for it's tradition, it's excitement, and that I grew up with it roaming around the hallways of my heart.

But...

The 2 things that I don't like about the CFL are the "3 minute warnings" instead of the NFL's "2 minute warning" and that the MVP of the league is actually called the MOP for "Most Outstanding Player". That is silly. That is unnecessary. It is something that makes me laugh and cringe at the same time when I hear it being said.

- The TV show "The Dragon's Den" is entertaining and informative.

- In the previous sentence I accidentally typed "nad" instead of "and".

- CBC radio 1 is great to listen to while you hammer wood and screw in nails.

- The shallowness of the world is a sickness that we are to shallow to admit exists.

- Still waiting on an e-mail from Kona.

- I weigh 221 pounds. It must be from all of the things weighing on my mind.

- Something interesting...

John 5:22 "...the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son.

John 3:17 "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

Something to remember the next time you hear someone say that "God will be your judge" or that "God will get him in the end" or something along those lines. What's my point? Not too sure exactly what. I'm still working on it. But it is these kinds of things that I read in the Good Book that make me think that a lot of us are looking at things the wrong way.

3 comments:

sara said...

I like to think about how surprised most of us will be at The End -- Consistently, it's those who believe they are a shoe-in for holiness who are most shocked and disappointed. That's how it seems to me, in the Good Book.
I hope I won't be too shocked or disappointed, though.

tim said...

The Son is God. So if He judges there is still judgement. He said He did not come to condemn the world but whoever does not believe in Him stands condemned already.

It's pretty easy not to be condemned. Put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord. Not your imaginary buddy, or your fire insurance but Lord, meaning the one you follow and obey. Light has come to us but we love darkness because we do evil things. You will be judged for the evil you do unless you fall on the mercy of the Judge. His mercy triumphs over judgement. You are his friend only when you first obey Him, follow Him and know His biz. Live by Truth and you will come into the Light.

Keep reading His book and ask Him what it means, not Baxter Kruger.

Brett Gee 英 明 said...

Thanks, Tim, for the suggestion. I enjoy reading all kinds of books. Some have a lot of junk in them, but I also find truth in a lot of unexpected places.

Being condemned for sins Jesus died for doesn't work. We can't say that Jesus paid the price if somewhere down the line a bunch of us have to pay for it again. A debt only needs paying one time. Does that mean that everyone understands this and will walk in it? No, that's why we need to preach the word so that people can know that this is the reality that they have so far not been walking in. This is the freedom that most people reject so that they can keep on living in their own darkness. Its a choice, as you say, to follow Him. Those who choose not to will continue to walk their own ways until or if they turn back to God. But Jesus never quits in loving them. He never quits in persuing them. Would it make any sense if He did just stop loving or desiring to be with people? He will never quit. That's the whole point of the Cross. At our worst he still loves us. Where as I think the message that Mr. Kruger wants to put out is that we are in darkness as we continue to believe that God is mad at us, or cannot be around our sin. How can we keep on saying this when Jesus BECAME sin. He did not sin, but he took on flesh. He washed the feet of sinners. He wants to be near us and to know us even when we are at the bottom. It is only at this point can a person realize that, because of Jesus, they are good enough to be loved by God.

That's really all that he is saying. We are blind to the truth of God's unconditional love. Its nothing new, just a different way at looking at things. I've had numerous conversations with people at home about this and everyone agrees that there is a lot of truth in the stuff that Baxter has to say. Of course, hold fast to what is good and true and let go the things that are not. This is true in every author's writings when concerning God.

If you are tim in China then it would be nice talking to you more when we get back there. Are you there now?

If not, then who are you?