Monday, February 25, 2013

Tebowing, Southern Baptists; witnessing

I am Southern Baptist. Everyone knows that. As a faith, the Southern Baptists stick pretty close to the Bible, as it is written. Not so long ago, the Southern Baptists changed the name of them collectively to the Great Commission Baptists; based upon the words of JESUS as written in Matthew 28:18-20: "And JESUS said, "all power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in The Name of The Father, and of The Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe, whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen" The word Amen at the end of a statement means so it is spoken, so let it be.

I have tried since a young child to live by the words of JESUS in the Great Commission. It is not easy to do at times; because the world is generally anti-JESUS. There have been so serious consequences to me for believing the Bible to be true, and for speaking or writing the gospel. The world has not changed much since JESUS' s day. As HE was hated, so HIS disciples are. In fact, JESUS warned HIS followers about that--that they would be hated for His sake but if they endured to the end, they would be eternally in heaven with him, after they departed life.

Ok, I wrote all of that to get to this. I read in the Baptist Press News today, an article entitled, "First-Person: Cut Tebow some slack". It provided the details of how Quarterback Tim Tebow, well-known Christian, withdrew from speaking at a church in Dallas, after two journalists made a big to-do about it because the Pastor of the church is opposed to sodomy. I am opposed to sodomy also, because of the words in the Bible, as written : [Moses repeating to the men what GOD had told him] "thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination". Leviticus 18:22, KJV. If you look up the word abomination { I did years ago]; it says it means that they are condemned to eternal damnation. That is a very scary thought--to think that GOD washed HIS hands of you and that when you die, you would go to hell! That is the very reason Baptists tell people about that--we don't want people to go to hell. Somebody has to tell them what GOD said.

Well. I read the article; and it told me quite about Tim Tebow's testimony. Of course, the world knew that as it watched him bow to pray on the football field. In fact, high schools call that tebowing now. He has much influence. The Pastor in Dallas believed Tim Tebow didn't want to embroil the church, the Pastor, his team, in the provocative Press baiting. I know Tim Tebow does witness for JESUS. He tweets Bible verses at times; and shows Christian love to all. I think if most of the men in the US were as bold about their faith as Tim Tebow is, this nation would be headed on the path to a real jubilation victory of getting the blessings of GOD again.

I am not ashamed of the gospel of the Lord JESUS. That includes the Old Testament because JESUS quoted from the Old Testament as His authority. I blog on the topic of saving baby humans and I include scriptures there also. I look up the scriptures when I am confronted with a situation that baffles me. I rely on the Word of GOD to guide me, in other words.

Just so you know, I am also a Registered Nurse & an artist in oils, watercolors, powdered pastels, acrylics, pen/inks; goauche, tempera--all artists' mediums. I have other blogs and on those blogs I display some of the art I create. You can view some of it at :; and on the links there. I have added art I created to several blogs and websites beginning in year 2007 and continuing to today. The art I create is copyrighted. This is necessary to write because of copyright. I have art on blogs that are years in the making.

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Gloria Poole, RN & artist; at my apt in Missouri; 6:47pm; 25-Feb-2013.