Paul's Passing Thoughts

How Much Will Men Pay For Their Salvation?

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on June 12, 2018

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  1. John said, on June 12, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Andy, my money is on three hours and four minutes, or as soon as someone actually reads it, and . . . reports it to the Westapo.

    It feels good to say “former member,” right?

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on June 12, 2018 at 2:41 PM

      You betcha! Especially since they lied to everyone about why we left. It’s too bad we don’t get a refund for all the money we invested there over the years. I should have at least gotten to take the gym bleacher with me that I helped “sponsor” during the first building project. Maybe a plank from the wood floor. Or a chip of paint. LOL

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  2. Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on June 13, 2018 at 6:20 AM

    The thing I saw from the very beginning; numbers and buildings have always been the measure of a church’s success because that is how you measure the success of any institution.

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  3. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on June 13, 2018 at 7:57 AM

    Yup, just checked this morning; the comment’s gone. This is why I do screen captures.

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  4. Republican mother said, on June 13, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    So how old was the “old building”? Seems like you at least get your money’s worth in a medieval cathedral. You could probably do a study on loyalty to an institution and the quality of their buildings.

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on June 13, 2018 at 3:06 PM

      From a completely objective analysis, the elementary building they had should have been demolished a couple of decades ago. It was actually a set of modular trailers that had originally been used as a temporary structure for a school that had been wiped out in a tornado somewhere out in Indiana back in the late 70’s. The church was able to purchase those modular units after the other school no longer needed them and used it for their school for many years. They have sunk probably tens of thousands of dollars (if not HUNDREDS of thousands) into those modular units over the years trying to keep them functional ever since. So from a purely “business” standpoint, a new building was sorely needed…IF you accept the premise.

      Yet that still doesn’t diminish the point. And I think it even goes further to make the case that church is big business. And as Paul so astutely observed, the church has ALWAYS measured success by numbers and buildings. And the similarity between Catholic structures and the statement made with Protestant “church” buildings isn’t lost on me. It is always, “Look at what we have!” which somehow conflates with “Look at how God has blessed us!”

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      • John said, on June 13, 2018 at 4:23 PM

        In other words, should one have a home fellowship instead of a Holiday Inn Cathedral with elevators, a hot spa, and an online library that’s infected with Reformed/Calvinist heretics/liars, there ain’t no blessin’ from the sawrin’ and mighty Gawt on you, Sonny Jim and baby Jenna. [Spit tobacco now.]

        “So get off your black horses and start layin dem foundations; you and Lil’ Kim and Lil Wayne over yonder. [Spit tobacco again; with the wind.]

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