Saturday, January 24, 2009
God's Gonna Get'cha For That
Relax, pagans. You aren't the target; I am.
There's been some talk about the hypocrisy of Pastor Rick Warren invocating at the Obama shindig. If he's such a good Christian (so goes the talk), then what is he doing up there, consorting with the pro Abortion President?
Warren was also knocked for seeming to approve of the other invocator, some Bishop of Barton Welles or somewhere who seems to be kinda militantly homosexual.
Just kidding, kids. From the silly talks department of the Huffington Post:
"New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, a vocal gay rights leader, will open President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration with a prayer on Sunday's kick-off event at the Lincoln Memorial."
This Robinson was the one offering prayer to the 'God of our many understandings'. I think he was also wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey, but ...
the title of this post is, of course, one of the best known of the George Jones and Tammy Wynette songs, talking about Christians who are oh! so pious on Sunday after raising hell Saturday night, or being tee-totalers in public and drunks in private. There's also a line in there about 'dating' outside of marriage, so you could say that ol' George and Tammy (We're not the jet set, we're the Jones and Wynette set) were really giving Christians a hard time.
Rick Warren will be judged by God for his actions, just as I will be for mine.
Every Christian makes mistakes, fails, screws up, etc. We aren't perfect. I think that Warren, in retrospect, will look back on this event with regret. He's a good man who may have allowed the spotlight to charm him.
By the way, I've never read his famous book-my life has never lacked purpose; I don't need to read any book but the Bible to find out what my purpose is.
The most famous passage from Micah says it all:
"8 The LORD has told you, human, what is good;
he has told you what he wants from you:
to do what is right to other people,
love being kind to others,
and live humbly, obeying your God." Micah 6:8