The question for Christians is whether they'll split hairs when other Christians exercise liberty differently from them. I've been more shamed, criticized, and falsely accused for my decision to attend church this week and assertions that many churches in rural America can be attended safely than for anything else since moving back to the South in 2013.
Well if'n there ain't I"m gunna make one up
Means somethin's always gotta be at da top o' any list. (Semper Fi gotta good handle on dat)
But, actually, after I finished that first sentence I wrote I asked myself "ain't The Google smart enuff to know?"
The law of primacy in persuasion, otherwise known as a primacy effect, as postulated by Frederick Hansen Lund in 1925 holds that the side of an issue presented first will have greater effectiveness in persuasion than the side presented subsequently.
I'll leave all the spiritual permutations of conclusion to any (other) clay man that cares to consider that. And let him discover, if he can, the effects of that persuasion.
Regardless, I see you count it all joy. Still plugging away on Lake Lanier. Not caring I'm gonna guess...what they call you out there, even if they find you trolling.
Distance and present logistics prevent me from joining you, but I think about it. I don't know much about the crappie population there, but if there is one (The Google could probably be smart enuff again!) I sure like to think about reducing it some, or attempting to.
(Hey how far off from the OP does this guy wanna get?)
Well, to be honest...I don't find much of anything that is not related...somehow...(even in what may seem the most peculiar ways) to a central thesis, an immutable foundation, the very nexus of all things in creation, seen and unseen... the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There's just no escaping it. How everything is set to that...even if I were to try to avoid it (if it could be, or even could be attempted)...for by intentionally (as I might view my ability to intend) to avoid a thing...I only serve to make that thing more plain...by proving it yet the central thing (still! and always!)
...I am trying to avoid. The Glory of Jesus Christ, is simply inescapable. It can't be diminished, nor can it be added to. Nor can it be moved from centrality.
And, Clay man ends up being formed, actually, quite perfectly...to serving this.
Run from it, or to it (of little matter)...it remains central, around which all activity is ordained.
In every sense.