1. Standard memberRBHILL
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    Many years ago, I ran a children’s club. At the end of the club I told about one hundred kids to line up for some candy. There was an immediate rush, and the line sorted itself into what I saw as a line of greed. The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back. So I did something that gave me great satisfaction. I instructed them to do an about-face and to stay where they were. I then took great delight in going to the other end of the line and giving the candy to the smaller, timid kids first.

    In a world where the rich get richer and the poor get stomped on, we are informed that God has gone to the other end of the line with the message of everlasting life. How has He done that? Simply by choosing that which is weak, base, and despised. You can see this by asking a skeptic, “Do you believe that the following biblical accounts actually happened?”

    Adam and Eve, Noah’s ark, Jonah and the whale, Joshua and the walls of Jericho, Samson and his long hair, Daniel and the lion’s den, Moses and the Red Sea

    Of course he doesn’t. To say that he believed such fantastic stories would mean that he would have to surrender his intellectual dignity. Who in his right mind would ever do that? The answer is simply those who understand that God has chosen foolish, weak, base, and despised things of the world to confound those who think they are wise.

    -Ray Comfort
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    12 Aug '09 22:551 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Ray Comfort
    Ray Comfort. LOL. Who would let their kid go to a club run by a guy with that name?
  3. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    Where do the feathers come into it? The arrows?
  4. Standard memberRBHILL
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    12 Aug '09 23:041 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Where do the feathers come into it? The arrows?
    It's the title he uses. There are a lot more stuff he talks about.
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    13 Aug '09 16:052 edits
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Many years ago, I ran a children’s club. At the end of the club I told about one hundred kids to line up for some candy. There was an immediate rush, and the line sorted itself into what I saw as a line of greed. The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back. So I did something that gave me great satisfaction. I ins ...[text shortened]... se, and despised things of the world to confound those who think they are wise.

    -Ray Comfort
    The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back

    how do we know that is an accurate and unbiased analysis of those kids. whay aren't they described as "perseverant", "strong-willed", or "willing to make an effort to achieve their goals, instead of relying on hand-outs".

    In a world where the rich get richer and the poor get stomped on

    I see, you're a socialist.
    and not only that, you also think you're in a position to judge people, instead of calling them hard-workers you call them greedy, istead of calling them lazy you imply they're victims.

    very judgemental, and with the usual holier-than-thou attitude.

    Ray Comfort

    ok, I'll give you a good quote.

    "God only helps those who help themselves, if you don't make an effort things won't change. Expecting charity, and hand-outs from others who feel pity is not the wisest thing to do.
    You have to fight for what you seek, because nobody is going to do it for you"

    generalissimo.
  6. Standard memberRBHILL
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    13 Aug '09 17:24
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    [b]The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back

    how do we know that is an accurate and unbiased analysis of those kids. whay aren't they described as "perseverant", "strong-willed", or "willing to make an effort to achieve their goals, instead of relying on hand-outs".

    In a world where the rich ...[text shortened]... ht for what you seek, because nobody is going to do it for you"

    generalissimo.
    That is why faith without works is dead. this is for you third point.

    I agree with you on the second one too.
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    Originally posted by generalissimo
    [b]The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back

    how do we know that is an accurate and unbiased analysis of those kids. whay aren't they described as "perseverant", "strong-willed", or "willing to make an effort to achieve their goals, instead of relying on hand-outs".

    In a world where the rich ht for what you seek, because nobody is going to do it for you"

    generalissimo.
    ===========================
    "God only helps those who help themselves, if you don't make an effort things won't change. Expecting charity, and hand-outs from others who feel pity is not the wisest thing to do.
    You have to fight for what you seek, because nobody is going to do it for you"

    generalissimo.
    =========================
    [/b]

    So the little analogy was not politically correct enough.

    Okay, the hardworking, self sufficient, self-reliant, kids who never asked for anyone to do anything for them but totally pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps, ended up at the back of the line instead of being the first.

    All the liberal kids ended up in the front of the line.

    So be conservative. That way your already 75% in Heaven. All you need is a just a minimal little help from the Gospel to make up the rest.

    Is that better generalissimo ?
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    16 Aug '09 15:32
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Many years ago, I ran a children’s club. At the end of the club I told about one hundred kids to line up for some candy. There was an immediate rush, and the line sorted itself into what I saw as a line of greed. The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back. So I did something that gave me great satisfaction. I ins ...[text shortened]... in going to the other end of the line and giving the candy to the smaller, timid kids first.
    I did the same thing once. I noticed that the boys worked their way to the front of the line, and the girls found their place in the back. I turned the line and got a lot of surprised faces from the boys. From then on, nobody knew from what end I would begin.
  9. Pepperland
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    16 Aug '09 15:35
    Originally posted by jaywill
    [b]===========================
    "God only helps those who help themselves, if you don't make an effort things won't change. Expecting charity, and hand-outs from others who feel pity is not the wisest thing to do.
    You have to fight for what you seek, because nobody is going to do it for you"

    generalissimo.
    =========================
    [/b]

    So ...[text shortened]... minimal little help from the Gospel to make up the rest.

    Is that better generalissimo ?[/b]
    So the little analogy was not politically correct enough.

    it was simply idiotic.

    All the liberal kids ended up in the front of the line.

    I never said they were "liberal kids", I don't see how you could know that.
    I'd rather call them the "wimpish kids."

    So be conservative. That way your already 75% in Heaven. All you need is a just a minimal little help from the Gospel to make up the rest.

    strawman.

    I never said anything about politics, it doesn't matter if you're liberal or conservative or whatever, my point was that if you want something you should fight for it.
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    16 Aug '09 15:542 edits
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    [b]So the little analogy was not politically correct enough.

    it was simply idiotic.

    All the liberal kids ended up in the front of the line.

    I never said they were "liberal kids", I don't see how you could know that.
    I'd rather call them the "wimpish kids."

    So be conservative. That way your already 75% in Heaven. All you nee nservative or whatever, my point was that if you want something you should fight for it.
    ============================
    it was simply idiotic.
    ===========================


    "So the last will be first and the first will be last" (Matt. 16:20) [/b]

    I think that was the poster's main point. I wouldn't call Matt. 16:20 idiotic. But it is counter intuitive to most worldly ways of thinking.
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    16 Aug '09 16:051 edit
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Ray Comfort. LOL. Who would let their kid go to a club run by a guy with that name?
    Yea, he should have chosen something more dignified, more intelligent sounding, eh, like Dr. Scribbles. LOL
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