Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (NIV)
When I was at University, I took a class on Christian Missions. The lecturers were definitely on the Liberal side (meaning, they did not take the Bible as the inerrant Word of God) and one of the first things they brought up in the class was the purpose of Missions.
“God would not send people to hell for not believing in Jesus,” intoned our lecturer. This didn’t surprise me. I knew the nature of the class before I entered it. What did surprise me was that only three people out of about 12 in the class (many who were training to enter the ministry) believed that we needed to tell people about Jesus to save them from an eternity in hell.
They're good because they are so commonsense.
I like this at
I didn't at first.
I only saw the first frame and I assumed that only a person who doesn't know any gay people would need to make that declaration.
But then I read the rest.
I like it.
(For the record, it's a similar idea to what I was attempting here, i.e. using a situation to speak the gospel to someone).
Brownies: Helping Hands by Caroline Palisted, illustrated by Katie Wood.
What it's about:
Katie, Ellie, Charlie, Jamila and Grace are best friends who've recently joined the Brownies. Have you heard of the Brownies? They are the group for younger members of the Girl Scout Movement, though that group has different names in different countries of the world.
And that's what these girls and their Brownies group are going to learn about for "Thinking Day"!
What is it like?
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)
A boy is bouncing a ball in his father’s up-market shop full of expensive ornaments. His father asks him to stop bouncing the ball – he can play with it outside a little later. The boy disobeys, and in a few minutes he has smashed a valuable mirror worth $10 000.
The father still loves the boy as much as before. The boy’s disobedience has not affected how much his father loves him, because the father’s amount of love for the boy does not vary according to what the boy does or doesn’t do. But the boy has broken a $10 000 mirror that now needs to be replaced, and he has broken his father’s trust by disobeying, and that needs repairing.