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Old 09-09-2021, 02:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs up A Christian Response

I have often thought about how self professed Christians respond to adversity, particularly attacks. The cancel culture is not for the weak of heart but it sure can make Christians stronger.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

1 Peter 3:8-10
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For,
“The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.


Romans 12:17
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

Matthew 5:9
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
I often wonder in these times where are the Christians who turn and offer the other cheek? Who are the peacemakers? Who can see the good in people and not rant on their shortcomings?

And then, every once in a while, I see them or I have the opportunity to be that person.

Without this turning into a political discussion, please take a look at Larry Elder. In a widely circulated news story, yesterday a lady wearing a gorilla mask rode her bicycle to him and threw an egg at him. Since Mr. Elder is a Black man many decried the perceived racist action as an example of what is wrong and the political commentators took off. Yet, I waited for Mr. Elder's response.

His response did not belittle or attack the lady. He didn't cry out about hypocrisy. He didn't scream racism. His response was classy. It exemplifies forgiveness, grace, and peace. And I hope he is always remembered for it.

Here's what his email said:
"Yesterday's attack in Venice Beach merely revealed the frustration, anger and the unhappiness ...."

He recognized this lady and many others are hurting and need help. And doing the same thing over and over or doing what the common man thinks should be done in this situation is not the right response.

I hope this causes you to think about your responses and what a Christian response should be.

May the peace. love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you today.
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Old 09-09-2021, 02:59 PM   #2
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Good stuff.....and alot to think about.
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:34 PM   #3
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Amen! I can definitely have better reactions and responses at times
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thank you for sharing
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:43 PM   #5
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Amen! I can definitely have better reactions and responses at times
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:00 PM   #6
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Amen! I can definitely have better reactions and responses at times
Most times for me.

thanks for sharing dusty
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:00 PM   #7
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Well said. Thank you for that.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:04 PM   #8
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:07 PM   #9
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A bridled tongue is a tough act
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:11 PM   #10
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Amen
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:33 PM   #11
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Mr Elder is definitely a class act and righteous example we could all follow.
Thanks Dusty!

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Old 09-09-2021, 04:37 PM   #12
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Great reminder of what a christian response should be,thank you!

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Old 09-09-2021, 04:51 PM   #13
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Why do I feel this is meant directly for me? This thread is truly a kick in the "soft parts".
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:58 PM   #14
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Why do I feel this is meant directly for me? This thread is truly a kick in the "soft parts".
Ahh, quit being all "soft parts"...

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Old 09-09-2021, 04:59 PM   #15
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Why do I feel this is meant directly for me? This thread is truly a kick in the "soft parts".

No kidding, I’m gonna have to let this one marinate for a bit.

But it reminded me of a quote from my grandad…”even the lord hates a coward”.


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Old 09-09-2021, 06:57 PM   #16
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Howdy Tracey! Great post.
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:59 PM   #17
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Be it wrong or right I tend to lean more towards “muscular Christianity “! Lol!
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:17 PM   #18
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Amen!!’
REMEMBER to Chew your words before spitting them out!
ask yourself:

Is it fair?
Is it necessary??
If not, keep pie hole Shut!
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:23 PM   #19
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Good message, thanks for posting!
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:26 PM   #20
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Amen!!’
REMEMBER to Chew your words before spitting them out!
ask yourself:

Is it fair?
Is it necessary??
If not, keep pie hole Shut!

My definition of “necessary” varies depending on how much other people’s thoughts threaten my families freedom and/or well being.


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Old 09-09-2021, 07:53 PM   #21
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My definition of “necessary” varies depending on how much other people’s thoughts threaten my families freedom and/or well being.


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That's an interesting point. While thoughts alone cause no damage, it's the actions they lead to that do. Therefore a good "nip in the bud" can be quite effective at curtailing an unwise action.
I try to err on the side of kindness but sometimes a stiff rebuke is required.

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Old 09-09-2021, 08:03 PM   #22
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My definition of “necessary” varies depending on how much other people’s thoughts threaten my families freedom and/or well being.


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I see your point on family and freedom!

And there is times I could be a bit more tactful!
Be blessed
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:15 PM   #23
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Great post.
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:49 PM   #24
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Thank you for this post and powerful reminder.

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Old 09-10-2021, 04:09 AM   #25
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Nice thread, Tracey. I still struggle with loving the enemy but He is still working on me.
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:08 AM   #26
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How true. If one can bridle the tongue they can control the whole body. Difficult to do at times.

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Old 09-10-2021, 06:50 AM   #27
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Thanks for sharing! AMEN!!!
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:58 AM   #28
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Good thread. All Christians have the ability to be in the flesh from time to time. But be aware that will be your Testimony.
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:30 AM   #29
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Interesting post op that makes me look in the mirror. Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:33 AM   #30
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Amen!!’
REMEMBER to Chew your words before spitting them out!
ask yourself:

Is it fair?
Is it necessary??
If not, keep pie hole Shut!
I would like to add:

Does it build up or tear down? If the latter, consider very very carefully.
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:19 AM   #31
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James 1:19 is a verse I’ve always held onto but it applies in my life even more so lately.
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