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Why is this statement always thrown out about.....with people who claim to be Christians???

"So heavenly minded no earthly good".  


So Heavenly Minded You’re No Earthly Good?

JULY 16, 2014 
 
 
 
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C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity:

A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.

It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is.

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.

The Apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the Slave Trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven.

It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’: aim at earth and you will get neither.”

Just such an icky statement....I don't really understand how those who live for Christ Jesus can possibly say it.....  I believe that if you are NOT heavenly minded you will be of no earthly good.  I kind of think that it is a definite ploy of the propaganda and a way for satan to seek, kill, and destroy our beliefs yet again.

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Hi Watchman;

Let me share a story with you.

A friend of mind told me of a time she was standing at the back of a church during the worship service with her eyes closed and her head down.  She was soaking in God's presence quietly.  Her hands were not raised, her eyes were not open, by all appearances she was asleep and disconnected.  However, that couldn't be farther from the truth.  She was worshiping in her own way.  The Pastor came up to her disgusted by how she was disconnected and 'sleeping'.  He told her that if she was not going to engage in the worship she should leave.

It was one of the first things which ignited her gradual walk away from the church and from the Lord.

You never know a person's heart.  Don't rush to judgement.  

Blessings, Carla

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