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1-10-2017 Answer To Cruelty

“Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed” (Hebrews 12:12-13 NKJV). Whether this is discussing physical or spiritual weaknesses, a Christian’s attitude should be to help and not hinder.  Meanness toward the weak showed a lack of respect for God: “’You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:14 NKJV). “’Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’” (Deuteronomy 27:18 NKJV). “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all” (1 Thessalonians 5:14 NKJV). “Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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Hugh’s News & Views (“Just Plain Mean”)

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS

“JUST PLAIN MEAN”

It may just be me, but it seems that more and more I hear or read the charge being leveled against those who may strongly disagree with a given viewpoint that they are “just plain mean.” The expression is used in the secular press with reference to political and social matters, and in religious circles with reference to religious doctrines and practices.

If one does not “goose step” to what is “politically correct” and to the postmodern philosophy that saturates so much of our culture today he is “just plain mean”! It seems never to occur to those who hang such a tag on another person that they may be guilty of the same offense. “Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves” (Romans 14:22). Continue reading

#defense-of-truth, #hughfulford, #mean-spirited, #meanness