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Walk wisely

September 10, 2012

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To the editor:

In this time of idolatry, perverted sex, premeditated murder, greed, character assassination, killing of the unborn, political hatred, fiscal irresponsibility, etc. (see II Timothy 3:1-5 for an expanded list); Ephesians. 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” How do we walk wisely? We do it by following God’s righteous standards and trusting Him even in the worst of situations.

Why is this such a good choice? Because only He can fulfill the truth of Romans 8:28-29: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Why do we want to conform to the image of Jesus? Because it pleases God the father and is a witness of His love to others. That is how we deal with the evil of this age. 

Can we do it in our own strength?  No, as Jesus said in John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” Let’s be fruitful so that others may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

Comments

Ragingbear 2 years, 3 months ago

Ok. I plan on following the "law" set forth in the Bible. I intend to see you and your family stoned to death immediately for everything you have done in your life. Ahhhh. Feel the love!

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 3 months ago

At the very least, say goodbye to mustard and relish on your wieners and don't even THINK of sauerkraut.

boltzmann 2 years, 3 months ago

No, to be true to the Jayhawk form, they would need to be half camel and something else. I suggest half camel half mule. The Camules.....

headdoctor 2 years, 3 months ago

أنت لا شيء سوى قطعة من البشرية في دبس

Darrell Lea 2 years, 3 months ago

I don't get it. Why does stuff like this even get printed? I guess the heading "Opinion" is a pretty broad heading.

If I can come up with some pointless diatribe relating to some other sacred text (such as the Koran) can I get that printed here too?

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 3 months ago

I would go with Hindi, start with something Kali said, that really makes your point clear. That would start the ball rolling.

Darrell Lea 2 years, 3 months ago

Something like this?

काली संस्कृत मूल शब्द कल से आता है, जो समय का मतलब है. वहाँ कुछ भी नहीं है कि समय की सभी उपभोक्ता मार्च से बच है. तिब्बती बौद्ध धर्म में उसके समकक्ष नाम काला के साथ पुरुष है. माँ काली हिंदू देवी के सबसे गलत समझा है. , "मेजर हिंदू देवी जिसका शास्त्र, पंथ, और पौराणिक कथाओं सामान्यतः उसे मौत, कामुकता, हिंसा, और उसके बाद ऐतिहासिक दिखावे, ममता के कुछ विडंबना के साथ संबद्ध है." ब्रिटैनिका विश्वकोश निहायत निम्नलिखित उद्धरण में गलत है

यह आंशिक रूप से सही है कहना है कि काली मौत की एक देवी है, लेकिन वह वास्तविकता की भ्रामक क़ुदग़रज़ी दृश्य के रूप में अहंकार की मौत लाता है. हिंदू कहानियों में कहीं भी वह कुछ भी लेकिन राक्षसों की हत्या में देखा जाता है और न ही यह है कि वह मानव हिंदू देवता यम (जो वास्तव में मृत्यु के देवता) की तरह मरने की प्रक्रिया के साथ विशेष रूप से जुड़े. यह सच है कि दोनों काली और शिव को श्मशान में निवास और भक्तों अक्सर ध्यान करने के लिए इन स्थानों के लिए जाने के लिए कहा जाता है. यह करने के लिए मौत की पूजा पर नहीं है बल्कि यह जागरूकता है कि शरीर एक अस्थायी स्थिति है मजबूत करके मैं am शरीर विचार पर काबू पाने के लिए है. शिव और काली इन स्थानों में निवास कहा जाता है क्योंकि यह हमारे शरीर है कि अहंकार को जन्म देता है के लिए लगाव है. शिव और अहंकार के भ्रम को हटाने के द्वारा अनुदान मुक्ति काली. इस प्रकार हम शाश्वत मैं हूँ और शरीर नहीं हैं. इस श्मशान के दृश्य से रेखांकित किया है.

देवी के सभी रूपों की, वह सबसे दयालु है क्योंकि वह अपने बच्चों को मोक्ष या मुक्ति प्रदान करता है. वह विध्वंसक शिव के समकक्ष है. वे कल्पना की विध्वंसक हैं. अहंकार देखता है माँ काली और trembles भय के साथ क्योंकि अहंकार उसे अपने स्वयं के अंतिम निधन में देखता है. एक व्यक्ति जो अपने या उसके अहंकार से जुड़ा हुआ है माँ के लिए ग्रहणशील नहीं होगा काली और वह एक डरावना रूप में दिखाई देगा. एक परिपक्व आत्मा है जो आध्यात्मिक अभ्यास में संलग्न करने के लिए अहंकार का भ्रम दूर देखता माँ के रूप में बहुत मीठा, स्नेही काली, और अपने बच्चों के लिए समझ से बाहर प्यार के साथ बह निकला.

मा काली खोपड़ी और टुकड़े टुकड़े हथियारों की एक स्कर्ट की माला पहनता है क्योंकि अहंकार शरीर के साथ पहचान से बाहर उठता है. सच में हम भावना नहीं है और मांस के प्राणी हैं. तो मुक्ति ही आगे बढ़ सकते हैं जब हमारे शरीर के लिए लगाव समाप्त होता है. इस प्रकार माला और स्कर्ट उसके द्वारा पहना ट्राफियां सीमित शरीर के लगाव से उसके बच्चों को मुक्त कराया का प्रतीक हैं. वह एक तलवार और एक ताजा कटे हुए सिर टपकता खून रखती. के रूप में कहानी जाता है, यह एक बड़ी लड़ाई है जिसमें वह दानव Raktabija नष्ट का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है. उसके काले त्वचा मात्रा अव्यक्त है जो निर्माण के सभी से उठता है और जो में सभी निर्माण के अंत में भंग होगा की कोख का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है. वह शिव पर खड़े जो सफेद चमड़ी (उसके काले या कभी कभी गहरे नीले रंग की त्वचा के विपरीत) के साथ उसके नीचे देता है के रूप में दर्शाया है. वह एक आनंदित अलग लग रही है. शिव निराकार शुद्ध जागरूकता (जा रहा है चेतना आनंद) बैठे चिट आनंद, जबकि वह "फार्म" सदा शुद्ध जागरूकता की बुनियाद द्वारा समर्थित का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है.

dipweed 2 years, 3 months ago

We will stone the adulterers until death, then cast them into a burning pit of fire where they will burn for eternity. Oh, and by the way, God loves you!

Charles L Bloss Jr 2 years, 3 months ago

I agree. When we die, we will be judged on how we lived. We will be responsible for what we did. Even knowing that, we all sin to some degree. As much good as I have done, I am still a sinner. We try but we still sin to some degree. Some major sins, some minor, all we can do is try our best not to sin.

Abdu Omar 2 years, 3 months ago

AND Those who believe in One God and the Last Day and do righteousness, on them will be no fear nor shall the grieve. For God is most gracious, oft forgiving, most merciful. - Qur'an

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 3 months ago

Especially if that profit comes from Bain Capital LLC.

Darrell Lea 2 years, 3 months ago

Comments become lucid with proper spelling!

prophet [noun} - a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God : the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah.

profit [noun] - a financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something.

Glenn Reed 2 years, 3 months ago

"This is your brain. This is your brain on religion. Any questions?"

voevoda 2 years, 3 months ago

II Timothy 3:1-5 turns out to be quite different from what Mr. Burkhead said:

"Remember, the final age of this world is to be a time of turmoil! People will love nothing but self and money; they will be boastful, arrogant, and abusive; disobedient to parents, devoid of gratitude, piety, and natural affection; they will be implacable in their hatreds, scandalmongers, uncontrolled and violent, hostile to all goodness, perfidious, foolhardy, swollen with self-importance. They will love their pleasures more than their God. While preserving the outward form of religion, they are a standing denial of its power. Keep clear of them."

No allusion to premeditated murder. No allusion to abortion. No allusion to idolatry. No allusion to political hatred. No allusion to fiscal irresponsibility. A lot about greed, arrogance, hatred. And keeping up a pretence of piety while hating others.

Pastor_Bedtime 2 years, 3 months ago

And for those who don't follow this advice, well, we'll just mandate it soon. After all, the only Americans who count are Christian, right? And more specifically, the kind of Christian who makes sure to keep track of the path others choose, and who will act as God's hall monitor if necessary to mandate his faith upon all. And if you refuse Carl's redirection, you are intolerant and bigoted. Do they still let this guy teach? Seems like Liberty U would be better suited for Carl.

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somedude20 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey, I just met you and you"re kinda crazy, here is Bert Nash's number(785 843-9192), so call them maybe

rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

ooh, wish I'd gotten a look/see at that cait & snap slapfest! You iz both cool. I bet ya both got a bloody nose, din't ya?

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 3 months ago

Actually, no. I rather enjoy smacking Snap around. Although I didn't get to see his reply to my comment so I may have been deprived of further fodder.

Armstrong 2 years, 3 months ago

For our elite left leaners

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it. Pope John Paul II Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/god.html#smup4d6e9VDFCc5Y.99

Katara 2 years, 3 months ago

Whenever I read one of Mr. Burkhead's letters, this one always comes to mind.

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.

I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. ... End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Law and how to follow them.

Katara 2 years, 3 months ago

  1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

  2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

  3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

  4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

  5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2. The passage clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

  6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

  7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

  8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die?

  9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

  10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan, Anonymous http://www.yuricareport.com/Parody%20and%20Humor/OpenLetterToDrLaura.html

Armstrong 2 years, 3 months ago

Kat, please see my above post. Seems to apply here

mom_of_three 2 years, 3 months ago

not sure if your post has anything to do with katara. His makes sense. Some parts of the bible are conveniently ignored. Why is that?
But Katara, you forgot the parts where god sanctioned marriage as one man, multiple wives and/or concubines and/or prisoners and/or rape victims.

Katara 2 years, 3 months ago

As you give, so shall you receive :)

Katara 2 years, 3 months ago

And one for Armstrong too!

And a quote from Erma Bombeck (since she was in the list of quotes Armstrong linked to) "When humor goes, there goes civilization'

gr 2 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, and this, too Le 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

and Le 19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

mom_of_three 2 years, 3 months ago

Oh, really, the left wingers are trying to abolish first amendment. NO, you can practice your religion all you want, but don't force it down our throats and claim it is "protection of marriage." Gay marriage is about equality and civil rights and nothing about religion.

Armstrong 2 years, 3 months ago

Burkheads letter is no more offensive then the liberal tripe spewed out here daily. If you took the time to read this you would realize this letter is not telling you must do anything. If all else fails see my above post to Kat.

voevoda 2 years, 3 months ago

Nobody who posted here is advocating infringing Mr. Burkhead's rights. He has no innate right to have his letter published in a privately-owned newspaper. That's also in the First Amendment: Freedom of the press. The readers of that privately-owned newspaper are urging the owners not to publish letters by Mr. Burkhead any more, because they find them be annoying. Nobody is suggesting that Mr. Burkhead be prohibited from expressing his views, if he can find someone willing to publish them--or if he owns the media outlet himself. The President hasn't destroyed the Constitution, WristTwister. Every president has issued Executive Orders; most presidents have invoked Executive Privilege; all have selectively enforced laws. So your animosity towards the current president cannot be based in objective evidence, but only in "hate and negativity," as you chose to put it. Should I wonder how you survive?

Armstrong 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes because he does not agree with your views that makes him wrong. When will liberals learn

Pastor_Bedtime 2 years, 3 months ago

The only one attempting to force his faith upon others is the letter-writer, and apparently, you. "Left-wingers" attempting to abolish our first amendment rights.~ that's not even remotely the case here. Go and be as religiously freaky as you wish; but when you provoke others in a public forum by making blanket statements regarding the superiority of your faith and extrapolating your beliefs upon others, be prepared for a vigorous and healthy rebuttal. And above all, remember that there are many differing perspectives and faiths out there; if your mission is to convert them all to your "correct" viewpoint like many Republicans and Christian supremacists are attempting to do around here, don't be suprised when you are opposed by many. The radical right is so filled with hate and negativity one wonders how they survive.

Abdu Omar 2 years, 3 months ago

In everything there has to be some kind of moderation. Those whose views represent their own thinking must remember that there are others who think too, and not necessarily like they do. The whole excercise here is one of futility and absurdity. For example if one does not believe in God, the Son of God, or whatever, that is his right and it is the right of those that do to to excecise their right to believe what they do. But don't try to push your beliefs on some one else. I believe that God guides whom He choses to whatever He chooses. So back off.

verity 2 years, 3 months ago

I clicked on this thinking I was going to get an article about safety while walking.

Really.

Was I ever disappointed.

Linda Endicott 2 years, 3 months ago

Is it Sunday again already? Wow, that was a short week...

Crazy_Larry 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey Carl! Thanks for the spiel. Keep crossing the street against the light! Jesus is your copilot.

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