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born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

psychotic for Lenten, day 46, last day

ashes to ashes, dust to dust Today’s Lent devotional is somewhat hard to take (for me, at least).

“1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” (1 Peter 3 KJV)

It’s one of those passages that makes people believe that

  1. earthly material is dirty and sinful (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, 1 Peter 3:21)
  2. and they can take their “holier-than-thou” attitudes against the anyone who doesn’t accept their nonsense.

Ironically the same passage (1 Peter 3:21) tells us that “baptism doth also now save us… by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (For by grace are ye saved through faith, Ephesians 2:8; full text below).

“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8 KJV)

The Bible’s simply confusing, but I guess you get the idea. Needless to say (type), I’ll be tagged as a heretic once again by my comments — as if I care.


One response to “psychotic for Lenten, day 46, last day

  1. Rina Mosquera 03/28/2013 at 19:26:07

    Ha sido asombroso los análisis que ha hecho,lo felicito, lo único que no me gusta es que Ud. mismo se califique de hereje, la duda, la incertidumbre esta latente en todo tipo de personas, en todo el mundo, no se sienta culpable por sentir lo mismo, quizás solo los fanáticos, no pasan por esa incertidumbre, pero ser fanático no es conveniente, porque es enfermizo y porque es dañino, y precisamente por eso,no se dan cuenta de los errores, de las exageraciones, inclusive de muchas mentiras. Todo eso, no hace que una religión sea mala, los ,malos son algunos de sus seguidores, que no practican bien su religión y hacen quedar mal a la religión como por ejemplo el abuso sexual de algunos sacerdotes, por eso es necesario eliminar el celibato.

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