“The Nonsense”

Pastor’s new phrase. He’s been using it a lot. It describes all of our “persecution”: anti-CT blogs, media blitz, accusations of ill-doing, protesters, etc. Perhaps we might consider the sage advice of a Pharisee or two. Or are you wiser than them too, Pastor? If it’s God exposing our “nonsense” we sure don’t want to be seen fighting against God now do we?

Nonsense (ˈnänˌsens,ˈnänsəns)
noun
1. spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense.
“he was talking absolute nonsense”
synonyms: rubbish, gibberish, claptrap, balderdash, blarney; More
2. foolish or unacceptable behavior.
“put a stop to that nonsense, will you?”
synonyms: mischief, naughtiness, bad behavior, misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor; More

But God says,  “Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. And every man went unto his own house” (John 7:47-53). “Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone:for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. And to him they agreed:and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go” (Acts 5:34-40).

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Author: landonmatthews

"Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately. If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths." Ezekiel 3:17-18 NLT

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