Monday Night, October 28th, 2019. 9:24 PM.
“Is the World Off-Topic?”
Found these words, these synonyms, for off-topic:
Impertinent; irrelevant; beside the point; inapplicable; unconnected; unrelated
In the garden of Eden, the serpent, that is, the devil, was off-topic in his suggestion to Eve that she could disobey God and prosper. Eve went off-topic when she believed the devil. She disobeyed God. She got her husband to do as she had done. Soon after, they were put out of the garden where things were very good; and they struggled for the rest of their lives out in the world where things were very hard, where they were “free” to do as they pleased: to sow as they pleased and to reap what they sowed. And that is where we are today – out in that world where things are difficult – where the disobedient suffer from being away from God Who is good; and outside of His Kingdom which is blessed.
April: “August, what is going on in the world that is “off-topic”?
August: “Much wickedness is going on in the world, April.”
April: “What do you mean, August?”
August: “Well, for example, the legalization of murdering of children before they are born — on the falsehood that they aren’t people yet.”
April: “How is that “off-topic, August?”
August: “Isn’t it impertinent to murder unborn children?”
April: “What do you mean by impertinent, August?”
August: “not restrained within due or proper bounds esp. of propriety or good taste. B : given to or characterized by insolent rudeness” -Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition.
April: “August, you think cutting up a living human baby in the womb is “not restrained within due or proper bounds esp. of propriety or good taste? You think such butchery of a living human being is insolent and rude?”
August: “Yes, April. I think it’s just as rude as what Jack the Ripper did in London to unsuspecting people as they walked the streets of London at night. And it’s unconnected and unrelated to civilized society to murder any human being – whether in the womb or outside of it. So, it’s Way Off-Topic. And, since this wickedness has been legalized, and has been practiced for decades and has resulted in the extremely violent and extremely painful death of millions of human babies, then it proves that the world is Off-Topic.”
April: “August, do you believe that the increase in violence in the world is a result of the aborting of millions of babies; and that society is reaping what it sows; and that violence begets violence?”
August: “Yes. And there are many other things done in the world that are off topic/wicked/impertinent/unrighteous/unjust/unconnected/unrelated to a just and civilized society.”
April: “What are some of these “many other things” August?”
August: “Gerrymandering the elections; outlawing public prayer in public schools; the Citizens United decision that makes it lawful for vast amounts of dark (secret/undisclosed) money to be spent to circumvent the elections; so that the will of the rich is able to nullify the vote of the people of the country; so that unqualified and dangerous, lawless folks become as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” ruling the country; and, consequently, the country descends into chaos.”
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.” -1 John 4:1-7. NIV Study Bible.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” -Ephesians 6:10-13. NIV Study Bible.
Terrorism is off-topic.
God is love. Love does not terrorize.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophecy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-13. NIV Study Bible.
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