Dating a jesus freak
To find it, she returns to the historical roots of religious movements, studies the works of early feminist thinkers and contemporary theologians, and rereads the Bible with the same fervor of her youth. I know it was a while ago because my husband was my boyfriend, we were both wearing leather Fundamentalists scare..sorry to come off as flippant here..hell outta me. This diagnosis was based upon many such after-church brunches he attended as a child in the First Assembly of God Church, where a favorite theme was: 'aren't we glad we're saved and don't you feel sorry for those condemned sinners over there slurping up French toast together bold as brass."There is just no way I could cope with a world view where I sit in a crappy chain restaurant and happily chow down whilst engaging in casual conversation about other diner's being eternally tortured in the lake of fire...to mention family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors who have yet to see the light. She came up a believer, took much solace and thoughtfulness from her faith, and then went on to disengage herself from fundamentalism as an adult.
She knocks on doors for Jesus rather than preach from the pulpit; diligently guards her chastity, refusing even to date; and memorizes long fragments from the Bible. How can anyone go through life constantly assigning 90% of the people around them to Lucifer's Fiery Pit? I recall being in a Denny's on a Sunday morning many years back.
When someone “insults and hates you” because you follow Jesus and proclaim His word, it is a sure sign that that person cannot rebut the truth and does not want you to publish it.
To paraphrase the words of Colonel Jessep (played by Jack Nicholson) in the movie A Few Good Men, they cannot handle the truth.
A note: I have been where you are and I have called others “Jesus freaks,” “fools for Christ,” and worse. I do this prayer deal with people- I will pray for you and yours and you pray for me and mine. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil 2:8-11) As for the “freak” part of my new appellation, that too is a compliment.
Being a freaky fool for Christ is not to clown around or to act silly or stupid; but to focus, in the eyes of the world foolishly, on doing what needs to be done here so that you end up with God in that “other” world, heaven. Paul, inspired by God, speaks about to the Corinthians: I thought I could write some new best sellers, especially since I am now a certified, foolish “Jesus Freak”: The Freak’s Complete Guide To All Things Jesus, Jesus Fools for Dummies, and The Top 10 Things Fools Need To Know About Being A Jesus Freak; but then I realized God has already inspired His own version in the New Testament; and I could not improve on St. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Whether or not I am a Jesus Freak has nothing to do with the truth of the statement that the celebrity to whom I referred and his wife will not be “eternally grateful” that they killed their first child.