This world operates in exactly the way that God designed it to work. There is no accident. This world is fully under God's control. There is no other force, power, or spirit controlling it.
Last night I watched/listened to a documentary called "Top Documentary Films - Who is Jesus And The True Story of the Catholic Church " It brought up a lot of interesting point.
I was recently at a meeting of Christians who were praying. On of the women there prayed this in her prayer:
"I pray that everything might turn out the way that God wants it to turn out."
I wondered why she said that and if she realized the implications of her prayer. Stop a minute and think about it. Ask yourself what that prayer might mean. Did she think that things wouldn't turn out like God wants unless she prayed that? Did she think that she was helping God by praying that type of prayer?
I am 63 years old and I am done with traditional church (Actually, I've been "done" for a number of years, but haven't thought of it in those terms before. (see References below)).I'm tired, long tired, of being preached "at" and taught "at", I want to be interacted "with". Enough of having preachers speaking at me, and enough of having Bible teachers teaching at me. Just enough!!!
I don't know if I'm remembering his correct name, but it's the name that came to me as I was remembering.
I had went out on my normal bike ride in the country. While most of my route is flat, one road has a somewhat steep hill. As I road to the top of the hill I stopped to call my wife. Then I noticed an old pickup truck across the road. A middle aged man was by the truck. He called to me a compliment for making it up the hill on my bike. He said that he was 48 and it was a tough hill for him to climb. He thought that I must be about 60. I told him that I was 62.