I won’t judge but I thank God he hasn’t called me to do it.
God has nothing better to do than keep a man balanced on a taut rope he chose to walk over for a hobby, while millions of children are born to their deaths, in abject misery.
I hope all goes well for him, and that this doesn’t become a “suicide by gravity.”
I wish him no harm, but I also see no spiritual value in doing something very dangerous so others can gawk and see if you die. I see nothing in it that glorifies God.
I hate the term.. “ tempting God” as if He is looking for the excuse to reach out and bitch slap us..... That is so far from who He is to us....
He seems to me to be placing responsibility upon God to keep him alive. I would not do that. God does not fear death for us. And God does not require any one of us to, Himself, be in His Heaven.
The Lord doesn’t need gimmicks and, as anyone who has studied physics knows, that pole is almost like having a handrail. But I won’t suggest he do it without the pole, blindfolded, backwards, after drinking a fifth of Jack.
No, he is tempting gravity.
“Here! Hold my soda pop and watch this!”
1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
3 And the devil said to Him, If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.
4 But Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.
8 And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.
9 Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:
He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you,
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answered and said to him, It has been said, You shall not tempt the LORD your God.
13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.
So, the answer to the question contained in the headline is “yes.”
The Wallendas have a family tradition of fouling up and plummeting to their demise, or at least those members of the family not related by blood. Only one Wallenda died that way, and he was 73 years old at the time.
“After his death-defying, history-making walk last year on a tightrope, several hundred feet above Niagara Falls....”
Sorry, but being hooked to a safety tether is NOT death defying. Now, what he’s going to do tonight with no tether IS death defying,...unless of course he’s wearing a parachute.
This is just a worldly entertainment industry event. Simple as that. I really enjoy flying (private pilot), but, as of 18 yrs ago, I no longer attend airshows. After being present at one where a pilot died, I examined myself, thinking, “What purpose was it that made me want to come to this event?” The fleshly desire to be entertained.
I think it was a couple of years ago that a woman aerobatic pilot was killed, in NW Missouri, while practicing for her airshow routine. Structural failure ended her life. Her skills were not being honed for defense of the country, or for air ambulance/rescue; but just for entertainment of herself and others. She left behind two young sons.
People choose to do dangerous things, that are totally unnecessary, everyday; like riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
God does not tell the child of God to live recklessly like the world, but rather, to come out of it.
I wonder how God sees all the millions who will tune in just to see a man die.
Yeah I know, nobody likes to admit that that’s why they’ll watch, but if they just wanted to see a guy walk a straight line they could just as well watch a roadside DUI test.
An attention whore with a death wish? Thank you, no.