Since as far as we could find out -- no one's ever tried it before -- we can't say for certain exactly what would happen. But we can take a pretty good guess: "It would be ugly," says Steve Cox, one wastewater treatment facility operator we interviewed.
Wow does Jesus get angry once in a while. Look at this...
It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.” (John 2:13-17, NLT)
Think of yourselves the way Christ
Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn't
think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of
that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set
aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave,
became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an
incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges.
Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a
selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a
crucifixion. (Phil 2:5-8, The Message)
3. It seems to be directed and institutions and not at individuals.
How would telling people to be nice to
one another get a man crucified? What government would execute Mr.
Rogers or Captain Kangaroo?” Phillip Yancey
The Lord is not slow in keeping
his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with
you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to
repentance. 2 Peter 3:9, NIV
there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
(Romans 8:1, NIV)
Finally, look at what C. S. Lewis said to close out The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
'Safe?' said Mr. Beaver...'Who said
anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the
King, I tell you.'"
God is good, but he is not nice. He gets angry and picks fights. But he does so for the sake of you and for me.
(CNN) -- The weather can affect your travel, your mood and apparently the size of your family. Edie is a proud blizzard baby, and her parents have already bought her a snowsuit for this year.
Denver hospitals are reporting a baby boom, which is arriving about nine months after two blizzards walloped Colorado's capital city. With roads shut down for days, couples were stuck at home and apparently cuddled up to stay warm.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the tradition of Halloween
trick-or-treating came under attack. Rumors circulated about Halloween
sadists who put razor blades in apples and booby-trapped pieces of
candy. The rumors affected the Halloween tradition nationwide. Parents
carefully examined their children's candy bags. Schools opened their
doors at night so that kids could trick-or-treat in a safe environment.
Hospitals volunteered to X-ray candy bags.
In 1985, an ABC News poll showed that 60 percent of parents worried
that their children might be victimized. To this day, many parents warn
their children not to eat any snacks that aren't prepack-aged.
This is a sad story: a family holiday sullied by bad people who,
inexplicably, wish to harm children. But in 1985 the story took a
strange twist. Researchers discovered something shocking about the
candy-tampering epidemic: It was a myth.
The researchers, sociologists Joel Best and Gerald Horiuchi, studied
every reported Halloween incident since 1958. They found no in-stances
where strangers caused children life-threatening harm on Halloween by
tampering with their candy.
Two children did die on Halloween, but their deaths weren't caused
by strangers. A five-year-old boy found his uncle's heroin stash and
overdosed. His relatives initially tried to cover their tracks by
sprinkling heroin on his candy. In another case, a father, hoping to
collect on an insurance settlement, caused the death of his own son by
contaminating his candy with cyanide.
In other words, the best social science evidence reveals that taking
candy from strangers is perfectly okay. It's your family you should