Friday Challenge — Correcting Compromise:

Compromise

Compromise Revisited:

Two months ago, SFL addressed the political compromise of Liberty University and Donald Trump under the title, ‘Suspending the Rules on Compromise.’ Apparently, some people agreed with us. A number of them are students at Liberty University. Calling themselves ‘Liberty United Against Trump,’ they published a statement censoring Jerry Falwell Jr.

Worse, they’re calling others to give it an endorsement of their own!

The opening paragraph states:

‘In the months since Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed him, Donald Trump has been inexorably associated with Liberty University. We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell’s endorsement and are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history. Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want nothing to do with him.’

Now I would not have written those words. I agree with the words and their sentiment. But I wouldn’t have written them. I would have said:

By consummating their civil union, Jerry Falwell Jr. inexorably tied Donald Trump and Liberty University. As Liberty students, we are disgusted by Mr. Falwell’s utter lack of spiritual sensibilities. We feel outraged and violated that without our consent, we are associated with an openly fascistic narcissist who holds both Christian faith and our system of governance in unmitigated contempt. Donald Trump does not represent our values; and if he represents Mr. Falwell’s values, we want nothing to do with either one of them.’

There is much about the Liberty United statement that is good. For me, the heart of the statement was this:

‘Associating any politician with Christianity is damaging to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.’

Friday Challenge — Correct Them!

Today, you get to ‘set ’em straight!’ This means that you get to rewrite some statement, paragraph or line from this, or another statement that you heard/endured in Fundystan. If you wish, you can reply to something that ought to have been addressed but never was. The use of [brackets] may help to clarify such changes as you intend to make.

Two rules apply this time:

1] Use your own discretion as regarding the use of identifiable names. You’re welcome to address those involved if you want … but you never know who may read it. So, use your own discretion.

2] Make this FUN [or therapeutic, as you wish]. Blessings!

4 thoughts on “Friday Challenge — Correcting Compromise:”

  1. Faith Independent Baptist Church
    Walla Walla Washington

    From our Pastors Pen:

    Dear Church Family,
    The election is drawing close and the future of America ways in the balance. An as never before we should “get thee unto the great men.” Jerry Fawell jr a man god has greatly used in the ministry (although we do not agree with the CCM of Liberty Univerity ) has come out in support of Donald Trump!! Americas MAN to stand against liberalism and for godly christian values! However, this week some students at Liberty have started an online petition denouncing Jerry Farwell jr for his stand with Trump. In these next few paragraphs I would like to show what the bible has to say about these students so called petition!!

    (Admin I will continue my letter from the pastor of faith independent baptist over the weekend so please keep checking in!! Roleplaying is fun)

  2. Faith Independent Baptist Church

    Wall Walla Washington

    From Our Pastors Pen:

    Let’s look at the first problem These Young People at Liberty have an that is a problem with Authority!!
    “Hebrews 13:17King James Version (KJV)

    17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” These young people have decided that they no better the Jerry Farwell jr!!! But that’s no how it works because GOD has ordained that Jerry Farwell jr and Liberty U be over these young people. Jerry Farwell knows more then these students because they are students let me repeat that they are students !! An if they can not submit to these authority they are rebelling against GODS authority!! Let’s hear an AMEN!! That is the problem with America today!! these young people have no REPECT for Authority!!

    (i will continue onto my next point later. It’s not time for lunch down at the Golden Corral buffet AMEN!!)

  3. Faith Independent Baptist Church
    Walla Walla Washington

    From our pastors pen:
    In the first part, I wrote about how these students at Liberty University are not respecting the proper god ordained authority over them by writing this petition against Jerry Farwell jr. An today I would like to look at how they are not following the bible by not honoring their parents. Young people in college are extremely emotional an caught up in the moment. That is why we send our young people off to good christian universities as parents. An trust that they will receive the same strick , god led guidance that we gave them as a church family and in their homes. This is why many school have a demarite system and a strick on opposite sex interactions. Because we the parents know what is best even at 19-24 for our young people. An by writing a petition against the president of Liberty University and his support for Donald Trump, who is americas last great hope against liberalism and atheist minds sets. This young people have questioned their parents !! An it is not the place for christian young people to question their parents that’s not very god honoring towards them.

    1. Dear Adam F:

      LOL!

      I note that whereas opposite sex attraction is censored, same sex attraction [supposedly] leads to expulsion. Hmmmm — what is the common denominator here?

      I’ll have a few words about Mr. Trump soon. For now, I’ll simply note that those who think Donald Trump is the ‘fix’ for America must be politically illiterate.

      Blessings!

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