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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
Resurrection Sunday!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!

I know, I know, you like to say "Easter" - but that is the name of a pagan goddess - and the holiday associated with has been de-Christianized into a celebration of gluttony, chocolate, bunny rabbits and eggs.

So I like to say Resurrection Sunday instead!
posted by Daniel @ 12:31 PM  
10 Comments:
  • At 4:06 PM, April 16, 2006, Anonymous Don said…

    You could have fooled me Dan

     
  • At 5:55 PM, April 16, 2006, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    It is still Easter, whatever you call it.

     
  • At 9:26 AM, April 17, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Matt - If by "It is still Easter" you mean, it is still the celebration of the resurrection of Christ - then I agree. If however you mean, "So what? I could care less since we cannot change what people do, and a rose by any other name is still a rose..." - then I don't agree.

    While it is true that we will answer for loving the world - and in particular our having silently and passively endorsed the humiliation of Christ - that is while that the thought of standing before the judgment seat and having to account for our laisser-faire and cavalier attitudes ought to make us tremble and respond correctly - yet this is not the motivation that ought to drive our conduct.

    Surely, seeing our Lord and Savior robbed of the glory - and seeing that glory given instead to pagan images and empty celebration - this sort of stuff breaks the heart of those who love the Lord.

    Those who do not glorify Christ, diminish Him - there is no middle ground.

    Thanks for the comment Matt.

    BTW - I am not suggesting that Matt believes such, rather I jumped off one spin on how his comment could be taken.

     
  • At 10:21 AM, April 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes Daniel - "Happy Resurrection Day"

    Now can you come up with another easy term for a 'Bible believing, saved, child of God, seeking after a santified life' person other than Evangelical Christian? That term seems to have been misused also.
    Saints? Naw - comes across too 'holier than thou'. Redeemed person? Too long.... Child of God? Nope - also taken over by the "we are all children of God" mentality.
    Over to you.....

    Eunice
    ps I'm serious!

     
  • At 10:48 AM, April 17, 2006, Blogger Sojourner said…

    Daniel,

    Happy, late, Resurrection Day!

    My brother, I have searched for your email address high and low, but I do not have it. I would like to email you with a couple of questions. My email is thirstysoulmail@yahoo.com, if you don't mind sharing. Thanks.

     
  • At 10:48 AM, April 17, 2006, Blogger Jim said…

    Amen Daniel, I have always had reservations over the usage of Easter. Besides, this annual celebration of our Lord's resurrection is a bit ritualistic. We remember his death and resurrection every Lord's day...it's time we begin to shed the lingering influence of Catholicism on the evangelical church.

    God bless,
    Jim

     
  • At 12:19 PM, April 17, 2006, Blogger Rose~ said…

    Hi Daniel! :~)
    What Jim said. We should live every day thinking of what the Lord did when He became our propitiation and our triumphant Savior. Every day.

    Born-again Bible believer?

     
  • At 12:56 PM, April 17, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Eunice - I like "Repenter"

    :-)

     
  • At 12:36 AM, April 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Daniel - so do I!

    Of course it will mean we are perceived as being 'barely Christians' as 'real Christians don't have to do that any more!

    Repentant Eunice

     
  • At 8:14 AM, April 19, 2006, Blogger Susan said…

    Actually, that has a lot of good attached to it: "repenter." Sure would open the door to conversation. And since at the base level, we're all sinners - even "real" Christians (actually, "especially" real Christians) - it probably would knock off some of that ugly stuff to which you were referring, Eunice. And gives us all common ground on which to stand. I like it. And it's a good reminder to us all.
    It brings me back to that post of yours, Daniel, in which you shared the question: "Would you tell a person that Jesus died for him or her?" And in the comments, you stated you would instead start off the conversation with the fact that that person is a sinner (as we all are).
    Repentant Susan

     
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