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To: Blzbba
"Might it be because he blesses those who obey Him,"

"There are a million+ devout, faithful, God-loving, church-going cancer sufferers (my mother-in-law, God rest her soul, was one of them) who would beg to differ with this ignorant, pious statement. You should be ashamed of this statement."


Christ did not promise a lack of suffering in this world for his followers- in fact he guaranteed suffering. If your grandmother believed in Him, then her soul is indeed with God, which is the ultimate blessing. And there's nothing at all to be ashamed about proclaiming that fact.
92 posted on 10/16/2003 12:04:46 PM PDT by armydoc
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To: armydoc
"Christ did not promise a lack of suffering in this world for his followers- in fact he guaranteed suffering. If your grandmother believed in Him, then her soul is indeed with God, which is the ultimate blessing. And there's nothing at all to be ashamed about proclaiming that fact."


A. She was my mother-in-law, not grandmother, who lived for 88+ good years.

B. The unsupported "fact" that he proclaimed was not that believers go to heaven (which I don't argue, nor can I prove), but that those who 'obey Him' are always blessed. From what I've seen, that's not necessarily so, at least during their time on this Earth.
111 posted on 10/16/2003 12:41:48 PM PDT by Blzbba
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