The pattern goes something like this: Whoever operates their Facebook account makes a lot of (check any that you think apply):
misguided/deliberately provocative/hateful/inflammatory/trolliscomments on Facebook, deletes any replies that might challenge Virginia Creeper's position, and then gets drunk on a power high from the resulting flamewar. (Ok, I never said it was a good pattern.)
h/prophetic/hypocritical/unloving/extrem e Arminianist/extreme Seventh Day Adventist
Here's the latest.
LOVE YOUR ENEMY......have any of you Christians prayed for James E. Holmes...the shooter in the movie theater massacre.So yeah, in case you haven't heard, there was a bad mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado last night during a premier screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Some crazy guy who dressed up as the Joker was responsible.
If not, why do you call yourself a Christian ?
Beyond the obvious, (the shooting was a bad thing... and this now gives more ammunition for the crazies who don't like "Christian" musicians, especially weird lookin' ones...)
Rather than reply to Virginia Creeper there, where presumably he will just delete it and maybe accuse me of not being a Christian, here's a counter question:
If a Christian sins once, ever, are they still a Christian? (Keep in mind, if it hasn't occurred to you to pray for the shooter until this point, that isn't necessarily a sin. It might be. It might not be. It depends on your heart.)
Also, it's a good question. Please pray for the shooter as well as the victims. If only the question didn't have that last sentence...
"If I speak in tongues of human beings and of angles but I don't have love, I'm a clanging gong or a clashing symbol. If I have the gift of prophecy and I know all the mysteries and everything else, and if I have such complete faith that I can move mountains but don't have love, I'm nothing. If I give away everything that I have and hand over my own body to feel good about what I've done but I don't have love, I receive no benefit whatsoever.
Love is patient, love is kind, it isn't jealous, it doesn't brag, it isn't arrogant, it isn't rude, it doesn't seek its own advantage, it isn't irritable, it doesn't keep record of complaints, it isn't with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. As for prophecies they will be brought to an end. As for tongues, they will stop. As for knowledge, it will be brought to an end. We know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, what is partial will be brought to an end. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, reason like a child, think like a child. But now that I have become a man, I've put an end to childish things. Now we see a reflection in the mirror; then we will see face-to-face. Now I know partially, but then I will know completely in the same way that I have been completely known. Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love."
-1 Corinthians 13
-someone who seriously considered going to see The Dark Knight Rises in Denver last night. There but for the kindness of Providence, went I.