Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Take sandals or not? --Bible contradiction?

Re: About "The Holy Prophet Muhammad day"
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For, openyourmind786, --next issue:

The Issue:MT 10:10 Do not take sandals (shoes) or staves.MK 6:8-9 Take sandals (shoes) and staves.

MK 6:8-9 “And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.”

MT 10::9-10 “ Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.”

The intent of both of these versions is the same; that is to take minimal provisions and trust God’s goodness in the kindness of strangers. Matthew used the Greek term ktaomai, “acquire,” or of bringing extra provisions (thus the prohibition in this account against “an extra coat”). (In other translations, not the King James version, the word coat is translated “shirt” ). Compare the context of these two books, and also the context of MT 10:9-10 where the words “neither shoes” appear. It is talking about not bringing extra provisions. --dc

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Game of Monopoly, state of our economy

The game of Monopoly has an END, but LIFE in Jesus Christ is forever.

All games come to an end. Winner takes all, and the game is over, --the END.

Without "Caps," or what I have been calling for, --way back when,-- "book-ends," --"Book-end Economics," which is the only thing that makes any sense to me. Yet, I claim to be no expert.

After debating for a long time with a couple of real experts on the Daily Record pages, one of these persons suddenly and totally surprised me by replying, "Don, you are right! --now if you could only convince all the people and politicians."

There is nothing wrong with capitalism --if only we can learn to adjust and control the span between the rich and the poor, in tune with our economy. To do otherwise, is to do no more than play a game of Monopoly. Sooner or later, someone ends up with all of the property and hotels, and then the game is OVER. The same principle goes for all of the countries of the world. Whoever has all the property and power in this world when we all die, --WINS!

Now, am I really that smart? I don't think so. What, then is the source of this rational and hidden wisdom that has entered my thoughts? Is it the Word of God? You tell me: Jesus said: "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3). It's really very simple. --dc