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The Politics of God by Jim Wallis

Posted on 09/18/2005 5:18:15 PM PDT by Kimmers

A friend of mine recommended "The Poitics of God" by Jim Wallis to me. I was wondering if anyone has read it and what are your thoughts. I find the freeper family is an intelligent group of people and value your opinion. Thank you so much


TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: god; jimwallis; politics; sojourners; wallis

1 posted on 09/18/2005 5:18:17 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
Jim Wallis doesn't know God from John Kerry.
In fact, John Kerry might just be his god.
2 posted on 09/18/2005 5:21:55 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: Kimmers

The guy is a leftist editor of "Sojourners," and everything I have read in that useless mag is "solidarity with the poor" and anti-capitalist. He tries to come off as "moderate" because he criticizes the left as not "pro-life" enough, but then directs all his attacks on conservatives. I have no use for the guy.


3 posted on 09/18/2005 5:22:08 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: Kimmers
I was curious about this. My friend belongs to PCUSA is really questioning the church ( no surprise there). I do not doubt her faith but some of things she was talking about were right out of the liberal play book.I have found there are a few others with similar thoughts as hers and they too belong to PCUSA
4 posted on 09/18/2005 5:27:36 PM PDT by Kimmers
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Jim Wallis is dangerous. He worships a social-god (government) not the God of the Bible. His agenda is to replace God with that social-god (government). The liberals would love nothing better than to have Christians take their eyes of the risen Lord and His teachings. Stay tuned to the next election, with Katrina Wallis and his ilk will push their god (government) as never before.


5 posted on 09/18/2005 5:34:18 PM PDT by ShelleyAa
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To: msnimje; LS; ShelleyAa
When my friend made the same exact statement that my liberal "we all worship the same gods" friend made to me a few months ago the hair went up on the back of my head. I may read the book so I can have and educated discussion regarding the book. I have a bit of trouble with some of these modern Christian authors. "Beware of false prophets.....thank you for your comments
6 posted on 09/18/2005 6:02:19 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Dont bother.


7 posted on 09/18/2005 6:05:57 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Mmmmmmm! Mmmmmmm! Good!)
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To: Chickensoup


8 posted on 09/18/2005 6:08:23 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Chickensoup
OOPS no reply on the first one....yeah the more I think about it, I could still have an intelligent discussion based on Christian beliefs....thank you
9 posted on 09/18/2005 6:10:44 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

It is a good idea to know what the enemy thinks, however wear your armor of truth when you do so. Know that many do-gooders may have right intentions in helping the needy, etc., but have no intention in glorifying our God when doing so. Sadly, the glory goes to government, not the Creator.


10 posted on 09/18/2005 6:14:55 PM PDT by ShelleyAa
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To: ShelleyAa

I so agree and thank you for your thoughts....I need to enter the discussion with prayer...


11 posted on 09/18/2005 6:18:34 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Jim Wallis has been hired by the Dims to "advise them on spiritual issues" (translation: teach them how to fool the Christians into thinking liberals actually believe in God long enough to get their votes). He's largely responsible for all their noise about "taking back religion from the radical right."


12 posted on 09/18/2005 6:21:10 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: CFC__VRWC
Yeah I just googled him and I am not going to waste my time with him or his writings...I do not want to give him any support by buying his books....my question is what has he done to take care of the hungry that he claims Christians are ignoring
13 posted on 09/18/2005 6:26:06 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
My advice to you is to not bother reading anything that has been deemed off-base by people you trust. You can spend your valuable time reading some of the really good books out there.

I am curious as to the circumstances which caused your friend to bring up such a book.

14 posted on 09/18/2005 6:29:55 PM PDT by judyyama
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We were discussing books we have been reading and she really liked this one.....besides changing churches she needs to listen to Rush


15 posted on 09/18/2005 6:39:30 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
Ditto on that!

Sounds like she is not worshipping in a place where the challenge is to pursue knowledge of God.

16 posted on 09/18/2005 6:51:53 PM PDT by judyyama
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To: Kimmers

Just did search on this site for Jim Wallis

All you need to know on him is here...


17 posted on 09/18/2005 7:03:39 PM PDT by judyyama
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To: judyyama

It is the same church I left years ago.....Presbyterian Church part of the PCUSA/American Council of Churches/World Council of Churches....


18 posted on 09/18/2005 7:03:45 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: judyyama

Where is the site?....thanks


19 posted on 09/18/2005 7:04:42 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

I haven't read the book, but my opinion is that if God was a leftist, we'd be talking about the "Ten Suggestions".


20 posted on 09/18/2005 8:20:53 PM PDT by alwaysconservative (You're just jealous because the voices talk only to ME.)
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To: alwaysconservative

LOL....and still laughing....but you speak the truth


21 posted on 09/18/2005 8:21:48 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Sorry got involved in the Raiders/Chiefs game.

I meant that freerepublic's search will give you background
on Wallis.

A good general Christian website is: www.oneplace.com

You can get ttb.org there (J. Vernon McGee) and many other reputable broadcasts online.

There is an analogy about counterfeit money and heresey. They don't have to teach you what the bad stuff is like. If you handle enough genuine bills, you will know when something is counterfeit.


22 posted on 09/18/2005 9:06:42 PM PDT by judyyama
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To: Kimmers



Check out www.sojo.net and see if you think any freepers would agree with what's there.


23 posted on 10/04/2005 10:12:30 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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To: Kimmers

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1474108/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1350812/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1253703/posts


24 posted on 10/04/2005 10:13:42 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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To: Kimmers

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1163050/posts

one more.


25 posted on 10/04/2005 10:14:26 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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