Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

God's Ways

Christians need to be praying for those who are as yet unsaved, including those who are our personal enemies and the enemies of Christ. After all, we were all once enemies of Christ. People were no doubt praying for our conversion, and so we need to pray for all those who are not yet part of His kingdom.

And while I mainly pray for those who are close to me, I have prayed for some of the more contensious of the enemies of the kingdom. Usually I pray that they be saved in some kind of dramatic way that completely undermines their previous atheist / Muslim / etc position.

One of the people I prayed for was Osama bin Laden. Obviously, he wasn't saved.

At first when I found out I was put out. It would have been a massive "scoop" for God if, in His povidence, He had saved bin Laden. What a wasted opportunity.

Obviously, God feels differently about wasted opportunity. And recently, reading the newspaper, I found out a small portion of the reason why.

Bin Laden had illict materials on his computer.

That's right. Bin Laden, who accused the West of being decedant etc, etc, had the same sort of materials on his computer.

God's ways are indeed better than our ways. There will no doubt be many in the Islamic world who will question the ways of Islam as a result of this. And many, no doubt, will come to God because of it.

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