The AWANA Grand Pre !

Greetings! Nothing deep and heavy today. No differences in translation philosphies. Just good old light and fluffy stuff for me today! :) One of the things that really drew my wife and I to the area we now live, and the church we now attend, is the loads of family activites that we can get not ujst ourselves involved in but our children as well. Tomorrow is just one of those events. Our church sponsors a pine-box car derby. Although this will be the second year my kids have gone to this - this one will be my first. Although both times I have had fun with the kids. We've gone shopping for the pre-formed cars, bought 'special colors' (red makes the cars go faster! ;-) ), and had fun just making the cars. I am seeing my oldest take it a little more serious this year than last, but he's still in it just for the fun. Especially in light of apparently how serious some of the fathers take this whole event. I have heard of some really creative cars like an ice cream sunday, or a hot dog shapped one. And since I've not seen it first hand I am not sure, but allegations of fathers making the cars for their kids has come up. :D No matter, it should be fun. I've even gotten into it a little bit this year. I've got a pich-up truck shaped body. Drilled 2 holes to put in some additional weights (the body only weighs 2 oz, and the cars can weigh up to 5 oz.). Now, there will be no way that I will be able to compete with the things I have heard, but I really enjoy model building so I am going to have fun. My truck will not be ready this year, but I will send it down the track primed, and the wheels loosly fitted so I can continue to play with it this year so that it will be "fully" ready for next year. Oh, and this year I will be helping out with the computer. I hope to take some pictures, and hopefully I will learn how to post some pics here for Monday! May you all have a blessed and Spirit filled weekend. Verse for today: Proverbs 15:1-10 esv A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked. The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness. There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will die.


Bob said...

Get some kind of wide ramp and make sure the car will run straight. Wheel alignment is the number one thing for speed. I used to always use an old door to run mine down. It was nice and flat. Oh and use lots of graphite.

Def Jeff said...

I hate to bring up old things... but I wanted to adress "using different versions of the bible because of not understanding it". Eh-hemm... I think that so many people now don't understand the bible for one reason... they don't depend on the holy spirit to show them what it means. Too many times have I seen verses perverted by man who gets 10 or 15 people together... and asks them what they "think" each verse says. THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER FOR EACH INTERPRETATION. That's what I think other versions have done... perversed the bible... if you have trouble with interpretating the bible, and have asked God to show and help you... you are of 2 things : 1. You ain't right with God.
2. You aren't saved.
I'm not putting down "getting" diffrent things from a single verse to apply to your life... but too many saved, and unsaved people (catholics, mormons, J. witnesses, etc.) MIS-interperate the bible. Well, sorry for going into lecture mode, but I think I was moved by the spirit... no no... let me re-phrase that... I KNOW I was... love ya'll... stay the course, *rest when you die*...

God bless,
The 15 year-old philosopher

samurai said...

Dear "Def Jeff",

I am not sure what else to tell you. You obviously have made up your mind about me - and not just me, but many, many others whom do not share your view. According to you we should - assuming we are "right with God" and/or saved - we should just understand every verse within the Bible. I would challange you to honestly tell me that you completely understand the Bible in its entirety. Because if you can't on any one point then you must not be "right with God" either - according to your definition as outlined above. And just shrugging your shoulders to say it is "a mysetery" would not cut it as you have outlined your definition above.

And what about the KJV? How can you prove that it is the only "authorized version" of God? Since you are so sure of your choice in translation of the Holy scriptures I would think it prudent that you know exactly why, and thus be able to share and enlighten the rest of us.

You will not a tone of sarcasm here - and it is because I have had these discussions before. Those that proclaim that the KJV is the only authorized translation of the Bible remind me of the Pharasees of Jesus day. Worse yet it smacks of crusades and Inquisition. What translation will you insist on those whom you witness to use? Because if you use any other translations other than the native Hebrew and Greek they are not original forms.

"Jeff" I am not calling into question your slavation or your sincerity in this area, and I would like to continue this discussion if you wish - but via e-mail. I love you like a brother in Christ - but I do disagree with you on this point.