The Pastor’s E-Pistle

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 7:1

Mike Hicks says:

Many people seem to try to use “Christian” in order to get ahead in business or attract persons to their enterprise. Some automatically assume that the use of the name implies the same values and beliefs they have. This is not always the case. It is easy to use the name, “Christian” but have none of the beliefs and values. Or we can throw a thin veil over something with a bible reading and a prayer and call it Christian.

I know of a moving company in a town far away that uses the name. I have repeatedly heard people refer to them as the worst movers in town. They are known for quoting one price and then doubling it on the day of the move. Are they more Christian than the other companies that are honest and fair?

Weirdharold says, below

The answer is in the text of St. Matthew writing. We must follow the will of God to enter the kingdom of heaven. This was translated into a double negative form here. I have addressed this issue many times in this bolg. Here is one

Some other thoughts

Luke 20

 46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

 47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Some other people say it just as good as we do

Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) a Vietnamese Buddhist monk.

“The finger pointing at the moon is not the moon.”

Author: harold

Rim Champ Continues to Speak

To the editor:
Facts omitted from coverage of meth scare meeting at Philomath Middle School are as follows:
1] Total lack of scientific evidence for harmfulness of meth ? or any other banned drug.
2] Total refusal of drug war advocates to debate or discuss drug problem issues with critics like myself. I was not invited to speak there. A good rule of thumb: if I am not invited to speak at forum on drug problems the sponsors are hiding from the truth and trying to mislead the public.
There are no drug specific standards for either the FDA or DEA; it?s entirely about the class of people who misuse drugs. Before the DEA stepped in, meth was far less serious a problem than the current ?Ambien driver? problem. Smoking or injecting was very rare, users committed little crime, and there were no amateur chemists operating meth labs with no quality control in low-income areas like Philomath. Our families are endangered because of stupid drug policy and not ?dangerous drugs?.
The biggest obstacle to ending bad policy is peer pressure. You don?t rat out colleagues who scam without risk to professional careers. Our school leaders, law enforcement people, news editors and elected leaders have shown zero resistance to peer pressure. They blithely ignore Jesus? command to ?tell the truth? in response to peer pressure. The only way to minimize drug problems is through honest discussion. It won?t happen until more people give support to our leaders to resist peer pressure.
JT Barrie
Philomath, Oregon
The big question is: why was I not invited to speak? What is the Philomath Police Department hiding from the public? Why can’t they stand to have the public listen to an alternative viewpoint? I sincerely believe that the War on Drugs is a hoax and a scam and this behavior only confirms this as fact.
A secondary question: if my viewpoint is so radical and extreme why hasn’t anyone shown a willingness to debate the issues or challenge any of my assertions in public debate forum?
A third question: why does the GT refuse to acknowledge the fact that there are no standards for drugs and that all the standards are related to users? Why don’t they acknowledge the embarrassing fact that no one is willing to defend the current drug policy in public discussions or debates with critics? I am only one of many critics who are denied such a forum. My views are even more radical than the mainstream of the reform movement. I should be a juicy target – if my assertions about the drug war weren’t dead on.
Why is everyone so afraid of the truth?

If you’re interested in seeing what drug education should be like check out
The Original Drug Manual for Kids

. It will be worth your time.

Author: harold