Once the routine breaks down it's a challenge to get back. Write to help keep the flow. Days off soon nag and holla "what's happening".
Not posting as intending is a sign, something shouldn't be -- is up. Commitment to writing 'on...', as stated last time, is asking to stumble. Two set-ups. One on why 'debts, not trespasses' and newer translations of the disciples' prayer.
And Matt's questions. No one expects and awaiting these longer comments and apologetic. Plus, hate sign-posting this, or Truthscoop. As though looking for ...lookers. Not bothered. Not a believer -- in thinking can do much good. The best this site can do is check in and stir up a bit.
As for why 'debts' and 'what about those who've never heard of Christ and what next?'
Too easy to set up a make-no-sense claim. Unjust and so no loving God, equals; Not believing in, and/or reaching out to.
Takes a few clicks in a search engine to find plenty of good reason. Like here and me going click-click.
But no one -- and this asking me one -- gives a...
Explaining begs a question. "If convinced of an answer, would this bring about a reaching toward God?" My sense is this isn't, what causes reluctance and Jesus. Answers that are reasonable and God-seen as this, still get knocked down by those set on unrepentance.
Not for me to judge the hearts of another/for sure -- but the sense I get is people 'hate' God as proclaimed in Christ. The persistence in people maintaining 'God's real' and this is Jesus the Christ'd one. Most often a wind-up and irritation.
Excused for surveying wonky church and put off. Yet, the need to reconsider takes emotional and situational hunger. Sure, wonky theology sets up a mess to dig through. Get out and into the light.
But who cares?
The reason people aren't into Christ is over prejudice and pride. People don't want to engage with a reckoning higher authority. Most everyone has more than enough sense of responsibility. Or, resistance thereof. 'God' only looks likely to complicate.
How to relate? What... not so in charge and open to new ways and revelation? What double-troubles is how cock-sure and smugged up so many claiming to be a Christian are?
So what to say?
No questions about Christ and co. upset a credible explanation, IF -- prepared to look at theology for real. No blockage or dead end. Run around and get nowhere. Or any stopper. IF, we want to know.
So what to say?
IF, we want to know?
Had it with trying. Awakening and Revival will not come these days. Not until there's people-proper-praying. And the times of ease in the western fake-bubble somewhat splutter and pop.
As for God?
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations--