Sometimes I am just plain baffled at people. I am talking to you Christians. How is it that people who have been there and done that seem to know less about being there and done that than those who haven’t?
This frequently happens and just did with me. Months ago I produced information about 2 colleges and their status. One has just announced this week it is cutting back jobs, degrees and departments by 25%. According to the College President who gave an interview with the local TV station Tuesday night, the strain of bad economy was the reason for this necessary conclusion.
A past alumni of my Alma Mater quoted I didn’t know what I was talking about. He disagreed with my reasons for the decline in Christian institutions including this one.
Was he there? Did he live there? Was he employed by this school? Did he walk the campus sidewalks everyday as I did? Did he witness first hand the decay of vicissitude brought on by those who deemed it necessary to open the doors to anyone to be considered tolerant or politically correct? Was he there as the pressure to engage in public policy invaded this Private Christian Institution’s Biblical foundation created decades ago?
No. Not to my knowledge.
I lived there for 17 years. I walked those campus sidewalks. I ate in their dining room. I wondered around the halls of classrooms. I knew many of the staff, Professors and students. I went to church with them. I married the Controller of the college who worked there from 1989-2007 until he got the boot. His father, my father-in -law was the Professor of Music there for 13 years until they fired him because of his age.
So how is it that one who has never been there or walked those campus sidewalks can possibly declare my points invalid? Does he think I am lying? Does he believe I really didn’t live there?
The reason? Because his agenda is to prove me wrong even if I am right. Get a life. Or better yet get a new Bible and then you will have a life! lol!
One who constantly has to prove they are right all the time is often times in need of something. I ‘m not sure what but it is exhausting. I know I am wrong. People tell me I am wrong all the time. That is why I read the Bible. So I can learn.
Please allow me to clarify myself here.
My husband and many of his colleagues saw this coming. I saw it coming. Speaking out about it was lost in translation. Making the effort for needed Christian change was dismissed like a disturbing student.
They were warned by many. Staff members I spoke with years ago told me of this impending doom if changes weren’t put into effect then! Those in charge refused to listen. Those is charge knew better than what the founding fathers did. Those in charge decided to go along with the crowd instead of the truth according to God‘s word.
The result? Loss for everyone involved.
Lost jobs. Lost benefits. Lost educational degrees. Lost students.
Christian institutions are failing not because of bad economy, but because they have lost their focus on God. Just as our public schools. Just as our government. It is the same everywhere.
“When you kick God out, he walks away and leaves us to our own fate.”
That my friends is really scary. I know because I walked away and God left me all alone to live with myself. And it was no picnic in the park.
This soul is determined to prove I am wrong because he doesn’t want to face the truth. He doesn’t want to have to change his thinking because it would
require him to change much of his life and risk the ridicule for doing a 180.
I don’t really care if he thinks I am wrong. I am not in this for myself because if I was I would quit! It is no fun sometimes promoting God especially when shoes or worse gets thrown at you. He refused to accept even what the Bible said after I quoted a verse to him and he very slyly replied, “that is the Bible according to your opinion.”
Then read it for yourself! Allow God to reveal to you what he wants you to know. Heck. I am just trying to be a middle -aged messenger here so don’t shoot me.
The “easy way out” for me would be to just agree. At least words wouldn’t be flying at me like a bomb blowing up in my face.
But you see I can’t stop trying to tell people to read the Bible. I don’t have the answers, but the Bible does.
Call God. His line is always open. Mine isn’t. Anyway what else does he have to do? He has already saved the world! l0l! (just had to throw that in)
The point here is to show that no matter who you are, what agency you are involved in, where you are employed, your church affiliation, the government, schools or whatever you claim the answers are in the BIBLE people!
” My opinion is worthless. I don’t claim to have an opinion.
I read the Bible because “I know nothin, I hear nothin, I see nothin without it.”
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