Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
December 27th, 2005
This Is Interesting To Me

Don't fundamental Christians who think they are so right
drive you mad?  Shouldn't we all just get along if we claim
Christ?  Don't you think that tolerance and love for one another
should trump doctrine?  Me neither. I wish that all Christians
knew what they believe and why. I wish that those who claimed Christ
would long to study His Word and that they (myself included) studied
enough to explain to others (or their children) why they know it is truth. I wish I was more disciplined in this area.  I really liked this blog entry that I found over at Two-Talent Living.

I suppose this is the kind of entry that can make a person mighty
unpopular.  It makes me think about the end of Christ's ministry
when His words became too unpleasant for people to swallow and they
left in droves.  Were the same ones who witnessed His miracles
part of the same crowd who nodded with approval as He was
punished?  People are so fickle.   Anyhow, I appreciate
those who are willing to speak truth despite the cost; it inspires me
to do the same.

I'm really excited because our very dear
friends came out to visit; they got here tonight.  They have been
missionaries in Mexico — they have given up the comforts and security
of living in America to minister to the lost and dying.  I am so
honored to have them as friends and I am so thankful to see them again
after so many months.  They have a blog here about their ministry, go say hi and encourage them!

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  1. Sandlappersue said,

    on December 28th, 2005 at 6:13 am

    What great post!

    Wow, you really scared me at first. I though, whoah a minute but so glad to know we’re on the same page! Blessings to you and your’s. Enjoy your company and prays for them are being said.


  2. inashoe said,

    on December 28th, 2005 at 9:01 am


    You had me going too – I thought, “No – not Jen! I never thought she was one of *those*! Maybe something *is* wrong with me and I just like to stir up trouble.”

    Why are some Christians so unwilling to go beyond the first part of “Judge not lest ye be judged”? Christ goes on to tell us how and why to judge, but so many of us want to be let off the hook and never make or receive judgement!

    Let iron sharpen iron, and keep those sparks flying!

  3. Anonymous said,

    on December 28th, 2005 at 11:11 am

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    Contest….19 comments. Serious stuff…..2 comments. Better be careful not to get serious too often. 🙂 BTW- in total agreement with you and TTL (but you knew that). I loved her blog.


  4. jewls2texas said,

    on December 28th, 2005 at 11:37 am

    I will blog about it later

    but for now I’m only halfway through – but I am currently reading a book called “Blue Like Jazz” – by Donald Miller – you just HAVE to read it. It is a compilation of non-religious thoughts on Christian spirituality. I have been learning so much. I have a friend who has said to me for years that — well nevermind – I feel a blog entry coming on – better just go and put it down there! Anyway- read that book if you have a chance.

  5. wardssward said,

    on December 28th, 2005 at 11:30 pm

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    A very thought-provoking post! You also mentioned, “I appreciate those who are willing to speak truth despite the cost; it inspires me to do the same.” My husband is much better at doing this than I am. I’m afraid that I’m not as bold as I should be. Thanks for encouraging us to be more like Christ… even when it might cause us pain or abandonment from those around us.


  6. asformeandmyhouse (no time to sign in) said,

    on December 29th, 2005 at 11:12 am


    It frightens me that so many are drawn into fluff like this. It frightens me when our churches won’t take a stand on issues which are CLEARLY described in scripture as sin. It frightens me when the church (universal) is so bent on evangelism – but is forgetting to disciple.

    It frightens me because JESUS SAID many are going to call on His name, and He’s going to say, “I never knew you…” and it frightens me because I think many a church is going to find on that day that they were actually a stumbling block – and He had some serious things to say about stumbling blocks, too.

    It frightens me – but it shouldn’t surprise me.

    Because scripture also tells us these days were a’comin – when people would want their “ears tickled” – which is what that blog makes me think of – tickling the ears.

    In His abiding love,


  7. lynan said,

    on December 29th, 2005 at 2:18 pm

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    But if you go to just the right seeker friendly church, you might win a house! LOL

    2 Cor 2:17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God…..

    Seems they had this problem even when our beloved Apostle Paul was around.

  8. lazearbeam said,

    on December 29th, 2005 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Jen!

    Are these folks New Tribes Missionaries? It sure seems like it with the title of their blog. I told about that foundation that is not being laid on the Two Talent post, which was excellent. I hope you have a wonderful time of fellowship with them no matter what. I went through NTM training 30 years ago and know some folks that minister in Mexico – Virgil and Jerri Holt. Maybe these folks know them.

    Love and shalom,


  9. asformeandmyhouse (no time to sign in) said,

    on December 29th, 2005 at 6:04 pm

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    Since I didn’t sign in originally, I can’t edit my above comment – but if I could I would edit it to clarify that my reference to fluff and to the blog which upset me were about the video clip thing-y referenced in the TwoTalents Blog – not TwoTalents itself or the blog of your missionary friends! Just kind of occurred to me later that I wasn’t sure how clear I was originally!

    In His abiding love,


  10. JB said,

    on December 29th, 2005 at 7:49 pm


    Well, I certainly wouldn’t say that your entry made you unpopular–in my book, anyway. I feel EXACTLY the same way. Humans are indeed fickle.

    If you’re really REALLY serious about getting more info concerning how to stand up for what you really REALLY believe in, I have just the thing: WVA (Worldview Academy) has changed my life. I went to the teenage camp two years ago and my church has helped put together weekend conferences for 3 years. The teachers are so very wise. It’s focused on evangelism in our dumbed-down, superficial “Christian” culture. If you’re interested then I’ll get you more information, and my e-mail is; if not, I understand. I’m the oldest of 8 and know what it’s like to be in a position that requires 3 of you.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  11. Momwtrmn said,

    on January 11th, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    Um… yeah. Include me in the "unpopular" category.

    I’m like that, too. Ya know, outspoken, very opinionated. I just wrote yesterday on the Biblical perspective of divorce and remarriage. It’s an unpopular view. It’s caused our family grief from friends and family. But do we honor man or God? That’s the question.

    Here’s the post, iffen yer interested.

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