Words

The Reverend Prisoner – “Have faith my friend. God will Protect you.”

The Gambling Prisoner – “There is no God, and if there was, He’s not on this ship.”

 Good quote!  Oh, how I wish I could explain to people the damage they do when saying things like “God will protect you.”  You’ve got to be kidding me.  What is the Russian/gambling prisoner supposed to think about God in this circumstance…he is about to be tortured and if he was tortured, or if he had died, does that mean God didn’t protect him!?  If it does it would lead any logical person to conclude that God doesn’t care about them.  We really have to watch what is implied behind the “Christian words”  we speak and stop to consider what message we really intend to send the person and what message is communicated beneath the surface of our words.

(for more on this subject check out Room in the Church and Failure Redeemed)

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