Tuesday, March 31, 2009

5-March 31, 2009
I have a great time just sitting in my truck and watching them. What a life.
Last night my wife and I watched on PBS the special on Jim Jones, the famous kool-aide preacher. It is so hard to imagine how folks were taken in by him in the name of religion to end up the way they did. What a manipulative power starved individual he was. Can't quite get over the thought though of how so many were taken in by him. It really boils down to their blind faith in a person and not any of them ever questioning his message. They must never have had any bible study or a way of independant thoughts. If any of them had simply checked out the gospel themselves and understood what Gods message really is they would have seen how wrong his message was. What a responsibility we ourselves have to know that message. That seems to be the hardest thing for folks to get through their heads. The real Jesus is made so real and explained so well in the new Testament. Not only in the life He lived to set as an example but the whole explanation of the "so called mystery" of Him as is further explained through out the Gospels and writings of Paul, Peter and the other apostles. What a great message. What a great hope.

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