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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bothered by Politization of words

I once was a kid, I was the shortest person in my family. I grew up to be the tallest. God loves kids, but he knows we have to grow up and live like adults, and have children of our own.

One of the concepts I am teaching in my ministry is the truth of progressive revelation. God lets people in on His plan at the right time for them. God, in fact, expects humanity to progress, to mature. When I was a child I spoke as a child and thought as a child, ect. We should be making progress as a people, and as nations learning to live together without resorting to violence.

I am bothered that the word progressive is being used as a bad word by conservatives.
Ew, that man is a progressive! I am telling you that God is a progressive, he sent Jesus to tell us to learn to live in the spirit, not the flesh. He hopes we will find better solutions to the problems facing mankind than lex talionis, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Guess, like everything, words are all about context and attitude. Many who don't understand the word "evangelical" demonize it as well. In my opinion evangelicalism is a big tent with conservative and progressive viewpoints.

Jaent said...

Don, did you ever get the old family photos put on disc? I would love to have a copy. It has been many years since I have seen the pictures that you have been using and I would love to share them with my children.

Love to all.
Janet