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The Blind Are Leading The Blind

Updated on November 3, 2010

I AM a Christian.......I believe that God is the Creator, Jesus is His Son, who died upon the cross, to redeem sinners like me, and .......then HE lived again. Please, let us be clear about that............

 

What I am NOT...... perfect, ( please keep that point in mind) a scholar, educated in theology, ( though I am self learned), a pastor, a preacher, a minister or any other high ranking official. I am merely a person who can learn and despite the positions of some, I can read.

The Bible has been written, it is a finished work. It is done.......we do not need to add anything.

Yes, I do watch the History Channel, I am aware of the "forbidden books", the " lost chapters", the newly found lost 'scrolls", yes, I do have some sort of intelligence and awareness.

Dan Brown, although he is an engaging and talented man, is a FICTIONAL writer. The " Left Behind" series, ( I have all volumes) are in effect, a " what if", a "could be" narrative..........they are NOT gospel.

 

As a child in her formative years, my Grandfather, who had the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job........(can you imagine that character), was a hard taskmaster, he often said to me, over the " homework lessons " what do you think" and, " what is your best judgement" ?

My wise Grandpa did not give me easy answers........oh, no, he was hard, he made me think! Imagine that.. ..(you have been called a " sheeple", you have been accused of being " indoctrinated")............but my Grandpa, made me THINK for myself.  Some might call him cruel, I call him................ missed.

 

If you wish to know:

who is God

what does God say

how does God feel about, gambling, drinking, homosexuality, forgiveness, your neighbor, conducting your business, rearing your children, the value of age and experience, your grandchildren, honor, war, need, fellowship, the Sabbath, tithing, marriage, death, life, hell, Heaven, other gods, witchcraft, sorcery, healing, food, the occult .............I can only assist you in those verses which apply........believing, and faith are up to you.

and all the other things that we delight in debating, just simply.....ASK GOD.........read His words, pray to Him, study........trust in a confidant., but exercise caution and good sense in choosing that person.........the world is full of "false leaders" and " wolves in sheep's clothing".

I encourage you to have a friend, to have a source of information, but take caution, to not be confused.

But please..... do not follow the blind, they come down every single pike.

If you are merely curious, if you are at a crossroads, if you are confused, if you are searching..........do not ask me, do not ask other blinded people.......ASK GOD......He has given you a direct line where He can be reached.

Do not ask me to speak against the Catholic, the Protestant, the Mormon, the AME, the Church of Christ, the Latter Day Saints, the xyb church........just do not ask me to speak against a fellow believer of Christ who is God's own Son. The fine print, the misunderstood is simply not worth the heartache, either for me or my fellow believer of God. I can not build up one brother by tearing another brother down....it is a mathematical impossibility. Just do not ask it of me, and do not ask it of my brother or sister.

Speaking against a fellow believer is the utmost worst example that we can give.

Ask God about that!

 

 The single best piece of advice that I can give you is............to Listen when He speaks.

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    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Wade Balsdon,

      Glad to know you had ears for the message.

      Thanks for reading and letting be know.........

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      Wade Balsdon 

      7 years ago

      Nice article onegoodwoman, just what I needed to hear tonight. God bless you :-)

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Thomas,

      Thank you for coming to Hub Pages and reading my article.

      Your own words are kind and charitable as well.

      You have a most interesting blog, thank you for sharing it with me.

      Perhaps, you would like to join us here at HP as well? It is a warm and interesting place to be :)

    • profile image

      Thomas 

      7 years ago

      hi

      i liked alot about this hub

      your politeness and gentleness is evident in your words

      your beliefs are personal to you and inoffensive to any rational human being

      I too love Jesus and his teachings

      I love your family anecdotes about your grandparents

      I do this with jesus

      I dont reveer him/ i tease him /chat with him/ ignore him and then return to his wisdom

      I am thomas of the bible/ i am Peter in his weakness

      jesus is my friend from up the road because i like him

      Thomas

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Neelia_lyn

      Thank you for coming to my hub. It is good to have a new reader.

      Kindness matters........

    • neelia_lyn profile image

      Elaine PN 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Brilliant! I totally agree with you!

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Christ4ever,

      thank you so much for coming and reading my hub, I have looking over some of yours as well, ( just finished reading your thoughts on the Sabbath).......

      You know, there will not be peace among us, until Jesus comes. You know, that not peoples ( religions) worship the One God, the Holy Creator.......

      There is enough division in the world without Christians inviting internal division. Nor, should we bring harm to those who choose another way.

    • christ4ever profile image

      Rev. Teddy C. Ryan III 

      7 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

      Fanatstic job! and I agree, your summary says it all.

      Wouldn't it be great if we all could just observe the whole "love thy neighbor" thing?

      When the "Messiah" comes soon one day (and I believe him to be Jesus Christ), all knees will then bow to Him regardless. He is then going to ask us:... Did you follow that last command that I gave to you? "to Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34-35)

      Wouldn't it be great if the Jew, the Muslim, the Buddhist, and all the others (Christians) could be in one intermingled neighborhood, just living together and sharing the love for ONE God, and when He arrives He would say:

      "Well done, thou good and faithful servants."

      Rev.Ted

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Brother Dave,

      Thank you for coming to read my hub.

      I appreciate your kind words, but I thought you had the

      insight already :)

      It is good that we discuss and learn from others. We must take heed not to so overcrowd our minds with the thoughts of other people, that we fail to absorb the words of God.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      onegoodwoman: All you say here makes so much sense. Thank you for giving me the insight.

      Brother Dave.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      lcg4jc,

      We all share emotional pain. It is universal. It hurts more when it comes from the hand of those we love.

      Forgiveness allows the healing, and healing leads to compassion.

      I know this to be true......

      May the Lord speed your journey.

    • lcg4jc profile image

      lcg4jc 

      7 years ago

      Onegoodwoman,

      I just want you to know that the last part you wrote about not speaking ill of a brother in Christ was a clear echo of what I vehemently believe.

      You see, in this last year I have been a victim of slander, gossip and viscious rumors, all unfounded, all untrue. My pain came not that it happened but that it came from my brothers and sisters in Christ, worst yet, they were not only my family in Christ but my blood relatives as well. I choose to continue to believe that this is not becoming a Christian's conduct. It is not in keeping with Jesus' standard of love. I have chosen to forgive and with God's help I am healing from the pain and chaos. I hope this helps you understand why I got carried away.

      Again, thank you for your hub. Blessings

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Lcg4jc,

      Thank you for reading, and for your wonderful appreciation.

      I think you might have gotten a bit carried away, it can't be the best ever written. But I am glad that you get something from it.

    • lcg4jc profile image

      lcg4jc 

      7 years ago

      All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you for writing the best hub ever! Straight and to the point. I love it! God bless you always

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Well Thank You, Libby101a,

      A new reader is always welcome on my hubs.

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      libby101a 

      7 years ago from KY

      Awesome! Thanks for the good read! God bless!

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      IvoryMelodies....

      thanks for coming, reading and taking time to give me some feedback, but This Hub just 'spilled out' of me. Only God is the God.

    • IvoryMelodies profile image

      IvoryMelodies 

      7 years ago

      I have often said that I believe God is not so impressed with our concept of denominations, and that when we stand face to face with Jesus on that day, we will all be part of a huge awakening on that score. It's important to go where you can be fed, but it is up to each of us to seek Scripture and be sure we are being fed sound information. ASK GOD, just as you said. You 'preach' wisdom. Praise God and thank you for standing on your faith. Fantastic hub.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Hnging out,

      Thanks for coming by to read and for the compliment. There is no offense at the word "punch". How, I wish that was the worst.

      Thanks again........

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      hanging out 

      7 years ago

      Well done and very wise to say just enough and with enough punch. (pardon the word)

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Reb4822,

      Thanks for coming to my hub. I enjoy seeing new readers.

      Listen to God, He is the One in control.

      The Bible tells us the ending, and Jesus is victorius.

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      reb4822 

      7 years ago from Blanco texas 78606

      I can relate with you about haveing knowlage,I myself have been doing a lot of study as well as research.Would like your thought on this subject,it has to do with the Koran.You said that if we listen to God and hear what he tells us,well he is telling me that Satan is the voice behind what was told to Mohammad;for Satan is the master of lies and will do what he can inorder to decieve the world. He has done just that by putting lies within the truth of what the Koran is about.Have you heard about the son of darkness,well the Nation of Islam are the sons of darkness because they take life with the takeing of thier own which is a sin.The Koran tell not to do this due to true believer may be with the ones who are murdered.Think about this,read the Koran if you have not for the Lord may speak to you also.The war will be between the true believers of Christ and the Muslims who follow the false Light of God who we know is Satan.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Dave Sibole.......

      Thanks. I do appreciate being read by fellow Hubbers.

      I really like the "Lady" in your profile photo. It gave me one of those, " why didn't I think of that " moments!

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Thank you Mickey Dee,

      That was quite generous. Thanks for coming by.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      DisappearingHead,

      Your point is well taken, we are to " counsel " and "rebuke". We are not to hold a person or another congregation up for public spectacle and ridicule.

      In my personal experience, clear and concise scripture is not where people argue. It is the more " opened ended" type passages. Maybe, they are left that way, because we are different vessels, being used for different reasons.

      I know I learn a whole lot more from the one who shares a personal struggle or triumph quietly, than from the one who yells at me.

      Thanks for giving me more to think on!

    • Dave Sibole profile image

      Dave Sibole 

      7 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      Truly awesome. Great Hub. Thanks.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you Dear Onegoodwoman. I cannot speak against any faith who will take up the cross of Jesus and His law above all other laws. If people will "do unto others as they would have done unto them" they will be doing the work of Jesus. That's the law and I cannot will not go against that law. God bless you Dear! Buttons up!

    • Disappearinghead profile image

      Disappearinghead 

      7 years ago from Wales, UK

      Good hub and the key message is that we must all think for ourselves. Unfortunately very many don't want to think for themselves or question the doctrines they are given. Whilst I agree we must watch how we speak of other believers, but we must speak out if we believe another is in error.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Hello there Panguerita,

      Good to see you here, and thank you for your kindness.

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      Rita Sue Hanks 

      7 years ago from Oak Point, Texas

      It's good to know and to hear brethren who defend brotherly love! That is what judges us at all times! Help us to get there, Lord, as we seek to learn!

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Thank you very much Bluebird. That is an inspiring commentary to read.

      Northwest AR, especially good to hear from someone from home.........

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      bluebird 

      7 years ago

      Well said. You have a good understanding.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      You are welcome Dallas93444,

      I thank you for coming by and reading!

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great comments. Thanks for sharing!

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Sinbadsailorman,

      How good to hear from you again.

      Many thanks for you your generous commentary.

      I am glad you stopped in.

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      Donald Beres Jr 

      7 years ago from Valparaiso, Indiana

      In a world full of Lies and ruled by a dark prince, a Fallen Cherubim, and deceived Men. Who believe in little if anything at all! Other then power and authority of the now, it is refreshing to see one suggest that one, ask the original author of every story ever told, written and devised. For there is nothing New under this sun or under The Son. Lovely read onegoodwoman lovely read. Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Hi Fullerman5000,

      I give thanks for the recovery of your Mom.

      It has been my own realization, that the reasons for my trials, may not become evident for quite some time after they have passed. Like a welcome breeze, the lesson or the revelation just blows over me.

      This hub was guided by the Spirit........but I am glad to see so many be touched by it.

      Thanks....

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Hello my friend JRM

      Your words are lovely, but I was merely the vessel by which the words flowed upon the paper.

      My Grandparents were very stern and , I think the term " old school" was coined for them! But they were good people, they reared their family during the Great Depression, then in their "golden years", found themselves rearing a yardful of grandchildren......I was one of those.

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      Ryan Fuller 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Wow, this is so true and well said. So many people don't realize that until they think for themselves and believe for themselves, they will never feel faith. I personally went trough this when my mom had her stroke. It was hard to go through and i constantly asked God why could you do this? Finally after years of rehab my mom has almost fully recovered. And i realize through many examples and miracles, that God has plans for us.

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      Jason R. Manning 

      7 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hi Y,

      Succinct, very A to B, and non-combative. You listened to your wise counsel at a young age which separates you from the pack. I could only imagine a world full of families like yours had our elderly passed their wisdom to those who would “hear” it. We might be a very different place had that happened. You are correct in reminding all of us to look up and not out. Great job. No doubt the Lord is pleased with this.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Hello there Troy C,

      Nice, sharp new photo!

      Yes, we are guilty of that exact thing, self included.

      We should use our time exhalting Him, and lifting each other up rather than arguing the finer points with each other. No one "wins", when we do that.

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      Troy Wilkerson 

      7 years ago from Norfolk, VA

      Some of what you wrote reminds me of James3:9 With the tounge we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in Gods likeness.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Well hello, Justom,

      It's between you and God or me and God, and not, you, me and God. Like a marriage, a private meeting.

      That tune doesn't ring a bell, I'll make a point to look it up and give it a play, thanks.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Lady Guinevere,

      I am sure if it is to go to in myself, or to get outside of myself! "Let go, and let God", was something that I had to learn....the hard way!

      I have seen you elsewhere among the pages, so I really do thank your for reading.

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Great hub, God gave us free will so I think he gets it and really that's all that matters. You were lucky to have your grandfather, we could all use more of him. Have you ever heard John Prine's song "Grandpa was a Carpenter"? Great tune! Peace!! Tom

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Marliza Gunter,

      Our Grandpas are special to us aren't they!

      It seems to me, that God takes me where I need to go, not where I want to go.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Bdazzler,

      I have to tell you, I was merely the vessel.

      It just popped in and then it was on the page.

      Thank you for your graciousness.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Tmbridgeland,

      Thanks for stopping in.

      I appreciate your feedback.

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      Debra Allen 

      7 years ago from West By God

      BDazzler is correct. God and his kingdom are Within each and everone of us, male and female and not just a few who claim it all for themselves. One must go within to listen to God.

      Great Hub!

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      Marliza Gunter 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Wow..your grandpa reminds me of God..God also tends to ask me questions that I have to answer..especially if I asked God something I don't understand, He would reply with a difficult question, then by the time I figured out the answer, then I also have found my own answer...:)

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      BDazzler 

      7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Yes, Jesus did not say we would be known by our doctrine, but by our love for one another. Pointing this out was awesome. And I thank God for the wisdom of your Grandpa.

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      tmbridgeland 

      7 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

      Well-said, ONEGOODWOMAN.

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      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      Man! That was quick Apostle Jack...........

      years ago, my daughters went on a mission trip, and along the way, called home for permission to get a tattoo.

      Their arguement was. " the preacher's wife said", to which I replied, " I do not care what she said, what does the Bible say".

      I have a respect for you, and I appreciate your vote of confidence :)

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      Apostle Jack 

      7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      I could not have said it better.

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