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Monday, October 27, 2008

Interesting Anomoly …

Here a fiery anti-Christian faith rebuttal (agnostic leaning, I must say) that qualifies for the Amy Writing Awards because the author cites Biblical scripture while refuting a recent submission of a local Christian pastor.

Perry Mann of Hinton, WV, wrote the “MANN TALK: Evangelical Faith Is Full of Implausible Assumptions” on the website:
Pastor: “By the way, Jesus wasn’t railing against public prayer, because He prayed in public.”

Response: What would a preacher do if he had to pray in a closet and not in the church or on the corners of streets or everywhere else where the people could see and hear? It’s no wonder that the pastor has contrived a Jesuitical interpretation of Christ’s admonition in Matthew 6:6. How could Jesus have been more emphatic: “But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
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What’s more, Mann quotes the King James Version. You don’t see that every day, even from pro-Christian faith authors. For Christian writers everywhere, you have to take this as encouragement that you too can include scripture passages in your mainstream media writing and still get published!

While I disagree with Mann's assertions, I should thank, Perry Mann, for keeping God’s word in print.


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