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NEVER MOCK GOD !!!

It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Here are some men and women who mocked God: JOHN LENNON: Some years before during his interview with an American Magazine, he said: "Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, Today we are more famous than Him" (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times. TANCREDO NEVES (President of Brazil): During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died. CAZUZA (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): During a show in Caneco ( Rio de Janeiro ), whilst smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: "God, that's for you." He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner. THE MAN WHO BUILT TITANIC: After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: "Not even God can sink it" The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic. MARILYN MONROE: She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: "I don't need your Jesus". A week later, she was found dead in her apartment. BON SCOTT: The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: "Don't stop me, I'm going down all the way, wow the highway to hell". On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his vomit. CAMPINAS/SP IN 2005 In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter - holding her hand, who was already seated in the car: "MY DAUGHTER, GO WITH GOD AND MAY HE PROTECT YOU." She responded: ONLY IF HE (GOD) TRAVELS IN THE BOOT, COZ INSIDE HERE IT'S ALREADY FULL" Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the boot was intact. The police said there was no way the boot could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the boot was a crate of eggs, none was broken. Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive. JESUS!!! Every person that you meet knows something you don't; Learn from them!

1 Comments:

Blogger twominutetrek said...

The correlation between folks mocking God and their meeting untimely/ghastly demises is interesting. At first it seems shocking and the numerous similar occurrences listed may make this seem convincing. There appears to be a causality: you mock God, and there is a good chance the result will be disastrous, specifically, you will die soon after, therefore, be warned.

Let's consider some other facts. There are millions of people who meet an untimely and ghastly demise who did not mock God in the preceding minutes, days or years (Keith Greene, Cassie Bernall of Columbine High School, Christians who drowned in the Asian Tsumanis, most of the disciples who were crucified, and lots and lots of ordinary men and women and many other famous ones as well). And, conversely, there are many who mock God who live a long life (Hugh Hefner; Freud; Darwin, implicitly; Bertrand Russell, 98 yrs old at death, and millions of octogenarian atheists and agnostics and "God-mockers" who are still living etc. etc.).

The seven examples in the list are seven of billions of possibilities, so statistically, this is meaningless. But by selectively listing these seven, it makes a convincing presentation. But the seven examples given seem to be the exception to the "rule," if you will, not a true correlation.

Drawing a conclusion based on a list of pairs of seemingly related events is a dangerous thing to do, because it ignores the majority of facts in favor of a minute amount of data, and therefore falsely implies a correlation between the two events.

Further, I haven’t verified any of the purported facts listed, but I did find one Internet commenter who noted that Lennon’s death occurred years after the statement he made, which would seem to negate the implied correlation anyway. Now it is quite possible that all the facts are true, but it is possible many are not, which means correlations were implied from not only a minute amount of data, but from false data.

But, what really troubles me is this: the message of the "Those Who Mock God" list is 1) that God is arbitrary; 2) that God is vindictive; and 3) that God is hypocritical. Arbitrary, because many, many situations do not fall into the fate outlined in the list. Vindictive because one is warned that God is out for revenge. Hypocritical because God asks humans to behave in a manner morally above how God is willing to behave: with mercy and compassion compassion, turning the other cheek, loving your enemies, blessing those that curse you. Not to mention Jesus' words, "Forgive them because they know not what they do" and John's statement that love covers a multitude of sins.

I am sure you don’t believe that God is arbitrary, vindictive, or hypocritical, but the message of the warning implies that God is just those things.

7/01/2006  

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