Larry Fletcher is someone who came here without identifying himself. He came here as just Larry. I asked him his last name. He gave it. I asked him to further identify himself so that he would not be confused with anyone else named Larry Fletcher, since there are many. He refused.
Christians don't rebuke Christians from the dark. Christians don't preach in hiding. They don't seek to save their lives that way. They preach in the open. They take up their crosses.
Larry is afraid. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25
Larry Fletcher wrote in a comment on July 1, 2008, here on this site,
Tom, this will be my last post to this site.
What is his word worth? We've all sinned. We are all to repent. We are all to change. Larry isn't doing that, obviously. He's trying to justify himself.
I haven't lost, Tom. In fact, you did exactly what I thought you would - you launched a tirade against me
The whole message of Jesus Christ hates everything Larry has written on this site. What did Jesus do when he said the following?:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Matthew 23:23;25
The Pharisaic spirit calls that a tirade, after the spirit of a tyrant. Jesus is no tyrant. He is not oppressive but liberating. He is not arbitrary but righteous. He is rebuking and rightly so. I love Jesus's rebuking. It is correcting. It has worked to turn me.
Where is Larry's mercy? Did he show mercy to the innocent Iraqi children? No, he did not. He called for what he knew would result in their deaths. Their blood is on his hands. He has not been washed clean by the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ.
Where is Larry's denunciation of the excess of the billionaires, the worldly bankers, the usurers, the plutocrats, and of their self-styled intellectual hirelings?
Tirade is his characterization. It's a loaded word in his eyes. I hate his politics. I loathe what he defends. I hate the rotten fruit of the evil system he lauds. He's a conservative-Republican. He supports war. He supports greed. Who knows what other sheer evils he supports? God does. God knows Larry Fletcher's heart. God knows mine too.
God knows that I am anti-war. God knows that I am anti-greed. God knows how I've changed throughout the course of my entire life. God knows all the rest of how I feel, what I think, and everything I say, write, do, and what I'm working on in God's vineyard.
exposing not only your ignorance of scripture, but your unchristian like attitude.
My "ignorance of scripture"?
Larry went on and on with nothing but unsubstantiated name-calling. There's nothing wrong with calling a serpent a serpent. One though is wrong to call someone a serpent where it doesn't fit, where the name caller has nothing to backup the claim.
Larry came here attempting to rebuke me. Where is his cause? Jesus said that a brother needs cause (justification) in order properly to rebuke a brother.
Rather, Larry came here to defend war. Who can't see that? Jesus said to turn the other cheek. He said not to resist violence. He didn't qualify his statement anywhere. Yet, Larry comes here blaspheming. He uses the names of God and Jesus while claiming that he, Larry, is a Christian and while defending the direct opposite of what Jesus commanded.
Larry is diametrically opposed to Jesus's commandments. I, on the other hand, am completely for Jesus's commandments. I stand by them openly. Larry's positions he has put forth so far on this site are pure hypocrisy, and absolutely nothing Larry will ever say or write will alter that fact.
He never supported one thing he said. Now, he comes back here after saying that he wouldn't (a falsehood) and says that my attitude is unchristian. I don't accept his definition of Christian attitude. The Christian attitude is anti-war, always and forever. It is anti-greed, always and forever.
This particular Larry Fletcher rationalizes. He compartmentalizes Jesus so that he, Larry, can falsely imagine that Jesus sanctions the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and the awarding of no-bid contracts to the huge, greedy, covetous U.S. oil industry and others who went along with the warmongering of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and all the other evil, serpentine, Pharisaic, neocons.
You aren't interested in God, and you aren't interested in Christianity. You're interested in your own personal political ideology. You're a fraud.
Larry's kind has had their way in the U.S., running the secular, worldly government, worldly Empire. They've made a huge mess of everything they've touched, as predicted. They are directly responsible for all the deaths in Iraq that would not otherwise have occurred. Saddam Hussein was no saint, but he is guilty of the deaths he ordered. George W. Bush is guilty of the deaths George W. Bush ordered, and Larry Fletcher is guilty of having supported Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the rest in the abomination of desolation.
Knowing that, does Larry repent? He has not done so yet. Will he ever repent?
And I will be back when I have the time to destruct your ridiculous, ignorant rant, using God's word to do it.
Larry won't destruct even one thing. His position is indefensible. His Republicanism is antichrist.
I am not a Democrat or Republican or Independent. I am not registered to vote for Caesar. I'm not in Larry's violently coercive system.
My politics are God's politics. I believe in the political economy taught by Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospels.
You might want to go out and buy yourself a Bible - it's obvious to me you've never owned one.
Larry needs to grow up. No one visiting this site or reading his comments and mine is going to agree with what he is calling here "obvious." All the Bibles of all the real Christians in the world are also mine. They freely share them with me. What are these Bibles sitting right here next to me as I write this? Larry would have you believe (cast a wicked spell on you) that there aren't Bibles here with me that I consult. Do you believe Larry, or do you believe me?
To grow up, Larry needs to return to a time in his childhood before he'd say (write) such a statement that comes straight out of the mouth of the devil and into his heart.
Larry needs to stop loving war. He needs to stop advocating killing people. He needs to stop supporting the murder of innocents so he may falsely imagine he and his will be safe and secure. He needs to stop worshipping mammon (crediting capitalism rather than God with provisioning). He isn't saved, and he isn't safe or secure. He's going to be on the receiving end of his reprehensible double standard in the here and now and the hereafter if he doesn't repent.
Also, if Larry comes here submitting any comments where he does not enter his name as Larry Fletcher and without entering a dead link for his website (something he has done with every submission that I've had to correct), his comment will not be allowed.
If he submits any comments that do not offer up evidence in the form of the words of Jesus Christ, his comment will not be allowed. That will be holding him to his word. I am talking about Christianity here. The words and acts of Jesus define the faith. If Larry is going to destruct what I've said with the words of Jesus, then his comment submission will have to include the words of Jesus.
I will waste no further time on this Larry Fletcher.
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