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A Twain of Disdain

September 29

“An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked."  Proverbs 29:27

"In refining their condition, they could be defined as: ahamartiaist" 

 

There is an inerasable line in man's proverbial sand, put there of GOD, to divide the justified haves from the unjustified have-nots; and like it or not, there is a resulting, and mutual disdain among the two groups.  "Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate THEE? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against THEE?  I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies."  Long before the Hatfield's and McCoy's, came the Cain and Abel feud, fueling a fight of epic proportion which is still alive and well today.  This joint disgust hinges not on the belief in GOD, or even, of GOD; for all men do believe, no matter how clever the disguise to hide what is innate to us.  Some of the more creative agnostics have even donned the monkey costumes of evolution!  May I suggest that if you ever met a real atheist, you wouldn't know it, because in essence, he\she would be a non-existist, for the GOD they try to deny, is the ONE WHO moves the air from their lungs across their vocal cords.  Yes indeed, HE created the air, the lungs, the cords, and all that we know, save the sin of our own choosing.  In refining their condition, they could be defined as: 'ahamartiaist' (i.e. those who deny sin).  Thus, proving impossible to deny the CREATOR without also denying the created, comes the ongoing and frustrated effort to deny sin instead; and simply defy, rather than deny GOD.  The modern touchy-feely society which suggests that we all just live and let live, get along, and avoid rocking the boat at all cost, is achievable, if your society is made up solely of botched lobotomy patients.  The LORD though, for some 6000 years has held up sin's penalty of death, and upheld the death penalty for man's sin; that each might consider which side of that aforementioned line he would spend eternity on.   

"If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."  Surely, the LORD would not have us to be intentionally abrasive; but neither would HE have us to be shamefully compromising with a world at war with HIM over sin.  The balance is struck as we walk in the SPIRIT, leaving the fight to HIM, content to be HIS sword only as HE chooses to pick us up and wield us. 

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated ME before it hated you ... Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you."


For Love of Country
 (John) Calvin Coolidge  (1872-1933)
(30th President of the United States)
"If there be a destiny, it is of no avail for us unless we work with it.  The ways of Providence will be of no advantage to us unless we proceed in the same direction.  If we perceive a destiny in America, if we believe that Providence has been the guide, our own success, our own salvation require that we should act and serve in harmony and obedience ..."

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