I've been speaking with Jesus

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 7, 2015 1:20pm CST
...and he said to give me all your money. That's right, you're taking to words of any ol' guy as Biblical fact and falling for it. Hey, to each his own to help him or her get through the next day, but here's what I think... God set the world, life and all the laws of everything in motion 16 billion years ago, he gave us and all life forms everything we need to survive and he's leaving it to us to figure it out. Yeah, we can clutch to all the bibles and guns we want, but ultimately whatever we need is going to require us to get off our butts to take care of it. Now, you can dismiss what I'm writing at .0002 cents per sentence as the raving words of another Looney Tune, but think about this... If he didn't want us to make our own way he would just *PoOf* magically provide for us and wouldn't have people learn how to be teachers, doctors, surgeons, carpenters, farmers, lawyers, cooks, etc.
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@Rosekitty (19445)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 Aug 15
Well actually i was poofed since i think i came from the brownie farm..and i don't sit around expecting anyone to take care of me when i am a looney tune, that is why i have a big family and maybe someday they will find out i never left them anything to fight over..No lazy free for all from me..
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 Aug 15
Ain't no TV evangelist making money off of you.
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@Rosekitty (19445)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 Aug 15
@UnkyGreggy hahah..nothing to write about concerning me..dirt poor and proud!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
7 Aug 15
An excellent case for FREE WILL!
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@bagarad (11418)
• Paso Robles, California
7 Aug 15
One Biblical teaching is that if a man won't work, neither should he eat. God did give us the raw materials we need to take care of ourselves and he does expect us to use them. The book of Proverbs is consistent with this, directing us to follow the example of the ant, who works to bring in food while she can so that she will have something saved up for the winter. On the other hand, God has told us that we should appreciate that he is the giver of these means of helping ourselves, and that when we forget that, he does have the power to take it away. (That is a very much paraphrased version of Deuteronomy 8.) It is also true that the Bible has instructions for the care of the poor and those unable to care for themselves.
@Jackalyn (6620)
• Oxford, England
20 Aug 15
I must admit I get a bit tired of hearing preachers promise me the earth. When I really need it, God provides, or he provides the work to get it and I have testimonies about both. God provides when we cannot do it for ourselves and does expect us to approach life with a bit of sense.