Paul's Passing Thoughts

Self Esteem

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 23, 2018

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  1. republican mother said, on March 24, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    It seems as if the offer of salvation is based on the presumption that YOU think you are worth saving. You’ve got to have a modicum of self-esteem to think that you have enough innate value that God would put this whole salvation plan together just for the man race.

    Now I do know of a character who really hates mankind and would honestly describe them as worms. That would be Satan- he’s got kind of a grudge that we’re going to heaven and he ain’t. His buddy Calvin expresses Satan’s thoughts thusly”

    “And what can man do, man who is but rottenness and a worm,” – and that’s just in Chapter 1.

    Answer:
    The REAL Gospel: a free gift that says God loved you before you loved Him.

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    • John said, on March 27, 2018 at 6:13 AM

      RM, yes, and yes! In Philippians 2:4–16, Paul likens the children of God (those who are born-again) to stars that shine in the universe. I read it twice: Nowhere did I see we should rot like worms. What do rotting worms attract?They are a sign of decay, of death, of evil. And they are like the Calvinists I know, I say without hesitation.

      To shine like a star, now that’s a bit of a contrast, eh? Worm or star?

      You’re right in attributing those things to Satan and this one particular bedfellow Calvin.

      Rock on like a star!

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