"One of the Bible’s most profound passages has become one few any longer read: “Seek you the Lord while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa. 55:6-9)."
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
for they will inherit the earth."
for they will be shown mercy.
for they will see God.
for they will be called children of God.
I have thought about I Corinthians 13 a lot in terms of could the Apostle Paul really have written it. It is so unlike him in his real life and beliefs that ultimately turned out to be false. I will give Paul the benefit of the doubt and that over time, with experience, he mellowed and calmed down realizing his big ideas were not always or even rarely ultimate truths. I Corinthians reflect a changed man before he died. Can we hope the same for the kooks and nuts of the COG experience who seem to skip vast portions of the New Testament for wallowing in the Old? I don't know.
For some reason, reinventing wheels with wooden spokes and iron rims seems to far too many COG "leaders" to be the one true wheel where it is clearly not. It is outdated and in today's world, even dangerous. I live a few miles from Michelin Tire Company. I bet they are not building tires to 1971 standards for 1971 cars. The rabid COGs however, are and there are nothing but blow outs ahead.
So...let's be careful there leaderboys about telling others what scriptures they rarely if ever read anymore. You're gonna get a nail in your tread doing that and end up in the ditch.
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