The Weekend Word

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  1. Reuben says:

    Those that hunt sin are the same that seek to kill Christ. They dont even know they hate the Christ they profess.

  2. London says:

    Don’t we all “hunt sin” to one extent or another?
    It’s how we stroke our egos and prove to ourselves we’re not “that bad” after all
    At my office we hunt the sin of being late, or being dumb, or making a mistake….

  3. London says:

    Then we tell our friends and agree amongst ourselves we’d never be that way.
    We feel better that we are somehow competent and pretend to soothe our hidden fears that really we are much worse

  4. PP Vet says:

    Speaking of hunting sin, I have been hunting the sin of Stephen Arterburn.

    I am trying to get my arms around this whole tension between the scripture’s call for upright living, and the Brennan Manning etc. proclamation of grace.

    Arterburn, on his third marriage while making a good living as a relationship counselor, is sort of in the Manning camp.

    I honestly do not know how to perceive all this. Grace and forgiveness, second and third and fourth and fifth chances, are all very very important in scripture as colored by my own experiences of needing them so often.

    And as L is possibly alluding there is a sick schadenfreude dynamic which most of us see in ourselves and are ashamed of.

    I also believe that to hold any sort of judgmental or morally superior attitude is absolute poison to one’s own soul.

    But what about wholesome living and healthy choices? Isn’t that important?

    Dunno.

  5. “But what about wholesome living and healthy choices? Isn’t that important?”

    To whom and for what purpose? Surely you don’t think it has some special “spiritual” power.

  6. PP Vet says:

    Yes, I do. And don’t call me Shirley. 🙂

  7. PP (alias Frank Drebin) Vet – LOL 🙂

    Then we should all be Amish … they seem to have the wholesome living and the healthy choices down just right.

  8. Xenia says:

    “But what about wholesome living and healthy choices? Isn’t that important?”

    To whom and for what purpose? Surely you don’t think it has some special “spiritual” power.<<<

    I can't believe a Christian would write something like this.

  9. Xenia says:

    I will be out of town for the day and won’t be around to see the expected response about how shopping at Safeway, washing one’s car and driving one’s grandchildren around town constitutes “good works.” I’ll just leave with a paraphrase of Jesus: “So what. Even the unbelievers do this much.”

  10. I will be out for a while also. Going to the beach where the girls wear bikinis – I don’t have to worry about be caught there by anyone here, as going to the beach is not a “wholesome living” activity.

    But since your reply was YES – i would like to know “what is that “special spiritual power” that comes from wholesome living and making healthy choices? Not warm fuzzies – but actual spiritual power as stated and agreed to?

  11. Is hunting sin now a sin? Because if it is…I think you all might be guilty, and now I am for noticing that.

    That’s the thing about sin, hunting sin, and all that kinda stuff. We are all guilty. we are all completely dependent upon the grace of Jesus. The kind of person who crucified Christ? Yep, that’s me. And you.

    Crack-smoking is unhealthy and will kill my spiritual life as well. You will never meet a spiritually healthy crack-head. There, solved that case.

    London back at 3 and 4 nailed the human condition to a “T”.

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