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2019-10-06 Olde Tyme Religion
'The fervent prayer of the righteous'..... explained
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-06 04:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6480 views ]  Top

#1 "fundamental transformation" masterfully engineered ‐ with disturbing success ‐ by Barack Obama and his administration during the past eight years.

He didn't "engineer - with disturbing success".... someone else engineered it for him.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-06 05:28||   2019-10-06 05:28|| Front Page Top

#2 Getting a nonentity like Barack elected POTUS was a part of fundamental transformation - it convinced all the backseat drivers of civilization that they're omnipotent.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-06 06:02||   2019-10-06 06:02|| Front Page Top

#3 Prayer is the way we tell God we are ready for His "will to be done

History tells us that G*d is a great believer in self-help.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-06 06:05||   2019-10-06 06:05|| Front Page Top

#4 He gave us a brain and human free will. While it helps to ask for moral support, its up to us to sometimes do the dirty work that others present us to resolve.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-06 07:11||   2019-10-06 07:11|| Front Page Top

#5 "Love one another" is something Dims care nothing about along with ALL other Judeo-Christian values.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2019-10-06 07:31||   2019-10-06 07:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Prayer is a great equalizer... nay, even an advantage in a conflict. For when God is for us, who can be against us ? By prayer and approaching God we gain not only an understanding of the disposition of forces from the view on high, but we seek God's help ! God, who 'is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.'

'For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.'

I believe in this sinful age, when a man or woman forgetting the conceit of their education and pride, shall kneel in private and beseech God - the King of Heaven shall move the trajectories of planets in reply. Changing the hearts and minds of petty kings and princes is nothing. God probably gets some of Screwtape's cousins to deal with riff raff like that.

I believe the way to solve any intractable problem lies in humbly approaching God. It is a confession of incompetence and a statement that we now turn to the One we know is able to do all things. Like errant children to a father, acknowledging our frailty and His dominion. The effort alone means a lot to Him even if you don't take a lot of words.

'They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.'

Self help and using our brain for obvious things is good and encouraged even by God, but an old man with a stick and no plan can bring an empire to its knees if God is on his side. He doesn't even need to have read Sun Tzu or Clausewitz.

Prayer can change things that men cannot.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-06 14:41||   2019-10-06 14:41|| Front Page Top

#7 The Screwtape Letters was a favourite of mine at one stage. Perfect for reading during sessions on the exercise bike. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-06 20:54||   2019-10-06 20:54|| Front Page Top

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