Saturday, August 16, 2008

Texas school district to let teachers carry guns

What does this title brings into your mind?

The very first pictures that kicked out from my memory files are:

1. Wyatt Earp
2. Doc Holiday
3. Buffalo Bill Cody
4. Billy the Kid
5. Who was the sheriff that shot Billy the Kid? Eeerrmm... will come back to that, but what I remember, no one can beat Billy the Kid in a gun duel, so being friends as they were, Billy didnt want to kill his friend you know what he did? He being lefthanded, repositioned his handgun to his right side...because he is a little slower to draw from his right compared to his left....Who was that sheriff?
6. The Young Riders
7. High Chaparal (Reminds me of Monalito Mantoya!)
8. High Noon
9. The Zorro serials ! (We had 'Zorro Fighting Legend, The Black Whip, Son of Zorro... there were so many zorroes ooo..!)
10. How the West was won..
11. Pat Garreth (yeah, I think he was the one that shot Billy the Kid! Or was he the one?)
12. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (loved this one!)

Did I miss any?

Where have all the good movies gone to?

But we are not talking about western movies and Tv serials here..!

Sad isn't it, when it comes to present day Tewas..? And it is not just Texas... Lawlessless seem to be prevailing more and more everywhere....! I believe if our big bro Paul (the apostle) is still around today he will surely say "Told you so, didn't I?" with a shrug..... He wrote it down in a very ancient text called the Bible, and you can find it in 2 Timothy 3: 1-5

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power.(NIV)

How did this lawlessness came to be? Where did it sprung out from? To answer this, let me share a quote from a book I am currently reading ...

"Scripturally, the cause of this worldwide wave of hatred is lawlessness. The root of lawlessness is a focus on self at the expense of the good of the whole. When the heart of a society turns to self, self becomes law. We then thrust aside the laws of God to allow freedom for each "self" to live according to his or her own law". [Sigh!] (Source book: Purifying The Prophetic by R. Loren Sandford, Chosen Grand Rapids pg. 102)

What say you?


The Hinge said...

Yo! I was preaching on Sat Aug 16 based on 2 Tim and I picked up this same passage....!

Prof. Dr. Bidayuhms Al-Kafirun said...

yes pastor you are the one from the most concern about the deprivation and conversion of the christian to muslim. Good and great sharing for today. We are entered indahpermai sib church and just sitting at the back letting your words to come out. Not as normalyy, but today we are listening about the aspect of islam that i just launcing and translated Islam review to BM on my blog. This is my project of Ramadhan hehe.

I was easy to lieten of your sharing today and the most i hope this sharing about conversion is good to be shared among the churces as annual[maybe it not can be it once for over one year is good]. As you are the pastor, and as me just as a follower but i hope we can share the information together. Great to meet you and i hope more and more christinity will be able to launch their blog nor website to defend our community. Maybe the most crucial is in BM because maybe there are many lacked knowledge in english.
God Bless You!

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