Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
I’ve been hearing lots of prophecies of doom following England’s somewhat surprising vote to exit the EU. The financial sky is falling, etc. I can’t speak with any authority because I didn’t take the time to educate myself, so I’m not going to write about that.
Could I please get a moment of silent respect for choosing not to write about something I don’t know about? Thank you. Thank you very much 🙂
I hear other prophecies of doom no matter which embarrassing American candidate achieves the White House in November. I know quite a lot about that, but I’m rather worn out with the topic, and since I have no respect for Hillary AT ALL and not a whole lot more for The Donald, I’m not going there.
Instead, I’m going to my faith. Those of you who do not have religious faith or are not interested in mine —aren’t you glad you’re perfectly free to leave right now, and that I’m perfectly free to write about a dearly-held belief?
I say that because of a very nasty comment I got on my Bible Study blog a few days back, which I trashed.I’m thankful that WP lets us decide what we will post and what we won’t. This happens rarely, I’m happy to say. The person spent quite a lengthy period of time to let me know that I’m an idiot, and he attacked one of the most important writers in God’s Word as being a misogynistic egotist. Nothing new, although I think he thought it was. What triggered this ugly response was a statement I’d made relating to fulfilled prophecy from the Old Testament recorded in the New Testament.
The Old Testament verse is Genesis 3:15, in which God makes His first mention of the warfare between the Seed of the woman (Jesus Christ) and the seed of the serpent (Satan and his demons), stating that Jesus would be “bruised” (He was crucified, died, rose from the grave victorious over sin and death) and Satan’s head would be crushed. He’s already lost the war, and he knows it, but he keeps trying to win battles. He succeeds for a moment whenever some terrorist manages to gun down unarmed, unprotected targets or whack off some helpless captive’s head. Cowards, bullies, Satan is one of them. He likes sneak attacks, and he likes to put his finger on the buttons that he knows represent our vulnerabilities.
Fulfilled prophecy is one of the most fascinating studies in the Bible, and I’m seriously thinking about doing a series, but it’s a huge topic and I’m not sure I’m prepared to do it well. We’ll see.
And that’s all I have for you this morning.