UPDATE on the 30th/ to write on... When a new/next post, goes up?: Signals, this un, be done? /// A PLUG for THE MAN. Please? Go ye 'n read: VAN, in The Times, titled; ‘Freedom of speech used to be OK — what’s happened?’ Gets a song (and four) on the post.
John Salley is the last remaining/best, VladTV' regular. Capable diplomacy, in face of Vlad's establishment, barrage. Yet, John manages to slip in the less-spoken, or never-mentioned, on this particular platform.
Showtime to illustrate, how an intellectual adversary can turn into their targets', allies and friend? Sometimes, can be all the airspace a topic gets.
Depending on the skills and honest convictions, a genuine free association of an idea is given room to breathe? Go to the opposite end and, (in)competency, and inadvertent zeal for a side in a debate become a gift to the opposing position. Reverse psychology kicks in and the preacher sends the crowd scattering.
A kind of Manic while, Mediocre, Street Preacher Syndrome. Christian' street work is choca-full of... such, nuts. The approach is moribund. Truth and the realities we live among, bites, and carries its own weight and substance.
To press on, and inside ourselves, lacks solid-state knowledge to shore up conviction?
We, can tell?
Observers for light, whatever the subject reveals can catch the (non)sense, the protagonist needs to adopt. One of the tell-tell's is a funny haha, and over-assertiveness.
Insigurity in a disguise that can't cover the lame and loony toons.
Facing the blunt dismissal and mock, we're drawn into matching the tone, and counter 'certainty/not for discussion' with likewise-attitude.
Another sign someone's on a wobbly path, is the whistle-and-don't-stop, to comment about? Lists and headlines get a brush-through, the iceberg-tip of the supposed evidence for their case. Seeking affirmation, and an appeal to the person, is not, to undermine their credibility, and be like...
Again, and to repeat: The Church find space to be understood, through critics. Comes without fire, or power, to convince. The battle goes to the open one, who by default; No show, No fight? Eaquals: No winner.
'John on finding Giants' is a claim with conclusions drawn? If someone's interested to investigate it comes with a cost: the disputes, and different interpretations, require an explanation?
Thereon in developing the theme, he states; "in the Bible it says...".
On the point, he's making, not only is it not mentioned in explicit or implicit terms, it's a fringe theology, if that? Ain't about John, believing, the bible, or not/this part, or that? More about, respecting the context and 2000 years. And, where, if any, an uptake, among the widest and comprehensive thinking/thinkers. People in divergent streams and schools, all the mix and diversity.
Best, and... biblical, instruction, on: Devil/s/ Satan/ Evil/ Entities/ ...beings?
What difference could it make in re-interpreting the bible, from a tradition-held perspective? Happened before. Accepted with varying levels of acceptance within the 'Church'.
As for the symptoms, and causes of our deepest woes? Why not, leave it there, and: The Goodest -and/or- The Baddest?
What's with the explanations and speculate... off, into mysteries?
Might it absolve ourselves from our cumulative, and personal responsibility?
Up 'n Front, with, two aims:
1. Prophetic, ...stuff, and, evangelism.
2. Explanations. Try offer, a fair and impartial survey of what Christians across the spectrum believe, say..., with, actions following, seems to-suggest, or demonstrate? Herein, less inclined, to make direct critiques. Better to explore and let, speaks for itself, reveal the inherent contradictions in arguments and the unsustainable.
Purpose? Take a line from the ol' days, and doing street work. A 'Speakers Corner on Sunday' Soon /...should, Learning:
“....but, the Christian-based God, you don't, believe in?
Well..., Neither, Do I.”
Agreement with/ and opportunity to reason, with? Hence the post. Front-line report on where the church, and, devil/s, been at?
Two parts to follow. First; More on the explanation, and, Two; Jump on a soapbox, and:
Preach Christ, go tell ya all about, the enemy, who can't as a rule, be arsed, to pay respects, and give the attention. No time, and happy with my bias, without hesitation: Am, loved by, and loving on God, and People. The good news of a message, includes, hope on earth. Goin' onwards, connecting and in communication, in God. Where, me 'n mine, choose to be with, growing-up into an overcomer in the overcoming victory, we have.
For, even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ, for also in one Spirit we all to one body were baptized, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or freemen, and all into one Spirit were made to drink, for also the body is not one member, but many; if the foot may say, 'Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body; and if the ear may say, 'Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body? If the whole body [were] an eye, where the hearing? if the whole hearing, where the smelling? and now, God did set the members each one of them in the body, according as He willed, and if all were one member, where the body? and now, indeed, [are] many members, and one body; and an eye is not able to say to the hand, 'I have no need of thee;' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.' But much more the members of the body which seem to be more infirm are necessary, and those that we think to be less honourable of the body, around these we put more abundant honour, and our unseemly things have seemliness more abundant, and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another, and whether one member doth suffer, suffer with [it] do all the members, or one member is glorified, rejoice with [it] do all the members; and ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.