Monday, January 4, 2010

In the Word

Here is an excellent reason why it makes sense to stay in The Word. It guards against stupid crap like the forwarded text on my cell phone: (btw, I hate forwarded texts. Stop it. Just stop it!)

FWD: Kings 8:23 A blessing is coming to you in the form of money. Don't ask questions, just fwd to 10 ppl. The devil said you won't take the time. <---- this was sent to me on my cell phone from a friend at 7am this morning.

of all, there is no Kings 8:23. There is a 1 Kings 8:23, and a 2 Kings 8:23. Neither one have a money reference. See?

1 Kings 8:23 (New International Version)

23 and said:
"O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.

2 Kings 8:23 (New International Version)

23 As for the other events of Jehoram's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?

Second, the Bible is full of people asking questions. Of God, of Jesus, of kings of countries. So don't tell me not to question something. I personally believe that God loves questions. Questions show interest!

Third, the devil? Really? Ya'll on a first name basis or something? The devil would loooove for you to forward stupid crap with scripture errors and heresy.

So when I texted my friend back and said, "There is no such verse as kings 8:23. Look it up." Her response was, "Exactly, I think it is baloney!"

*bangs head on desk* I wanted to scream, "Then why did you forward this garbage to me at the buttcrack of dawn!" But I didn't. (see resolution for New Year #2, "give other people a break.")

My point is, people who are new to The Word, can fall for stupid stuff like this. Know your Bible. And if you don't know it well, open it! Or go to one of my favorite websites, It is an excellent tool for research.

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