You missed the most important stage, the eighth stage.
The eighth stage is the stage of “aversion.”
You know, like biblical Lott and his sons who fled two biblical cities in the book of Genesis chapter 19. That’s when the entire male population of those cities tried to “hook up” with two males new to the area. Unfortunately, the bible tells us that the “two men” were angles sent to destroy the city:
4Before they went to bed, the townsmen of Sodom, both young and old—all the people to the last man—surrounded the house.
5 They called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have sexual relations with them.”
13 We are about to destroy this place, for the outcry reaching the LORD against those here is so great that the LORD has sent us to destroy it.
14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had contracted marriage with his daughters.* “Come on, leave this place,” he told them; “the LORD is about to destroy the city.” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
Yep, if cities in the U.S. are leveled by a repeat occurrence of real “fire and brimstone” a la Sodom and Gomorrah, I for one do not want to be anywhere near, if possible. It would be far better if practitioners of the evil arts are all congregated into one area, say blue states for example. Then if fire and brimstone hits the U.S., possibly a few good souls would escape the mass destruction.
No, there is no “hate” towards our wayward brothers and sisters, only pity and sorrow in seeing the road they chose to walk on.
Matthew 18, 15 - 17 compels us to point out the apparent wrong road our wayward brothers and sisters are walking on, in the hopes of getting a few back on track.
15 “If your brother* sins [against you], go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
16 If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that ‘every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses.’
17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church.* If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.
Matthew 10, 12-15 lays it on the line. For any town whose inhabitants rejected the good news that the disciples were preaching, the disciples were instructed to shake the dust from their feet.
12 As you enter a house, wish it peace.
13 If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you.
14Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.
15 Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that town.
No, the stage of close to a million American citizens is merely “aversion.” Trying to put as much distance between the good America and warped America.
You mean like it has the past 3 years or so? Oh wait, it's actually gone down.... You fail, again...Originally Posted by SalisburySage
Now I think the Republicans are in the final stage. It is called nutso stage. Now even Romney has lost it after saying Obama won because of promises and giving things away. even Bobby has said how sad this is.
The stage that says you guys won, now try and get over it will yeh.
I'm at step 7 Acceptance of the hopelessness!
Yep- that's it
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