Day: June 30, 2010

The Strictest Discipline

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If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hellMatthew 5:30

Jesus did not say that everyone must cut off his right hand, but that “if your right hand causes you to sin” in your walk with Him, then it is better to “cut it off.” There are many things that are perfectly legitimate, but if you are going to concentrate on God you cannot do them. Your right hand is one of the best things you have, but Jesus says that if it hinders you in following His precepts, then “cut it off.” The principle taught here is the strictest discipline or lesson that ever hit humankind.

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McChrystal Was Talking To You

Peter Heck 90x115 by Peter Heck

The ink had not yet dried on my last column that discussed the fact that Barack Obama was woefully unprepared for the presidency and as a result is making deadly missteps in the execution of that role, when news broke of General Stanley McChrystal in essence saying the exact same thing to Rolling Stone magazine.  This isn’t just a story to be brushed off.  This is a bombshell.

Don’t be distracted by the media comically chastising the General for daring to speak out against “The One” (yes, the same media that hailed military officers who were willing to “speak truth to power” in criticizing George Bush).  That isn’t the story.

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