rberq wrote:"God is true and faithful, and will never give a stone to those who ask bread."
Plenty of stones are passed out to those starving kids in Ethiopia, to people with cancer and other foul diseases, to innocent children maimed and killed by war, and on and on and on. Don't tell me none of them asked for bread. This is astounding hubris -- because life has treated YOU ok, you attribute your good fortune to god and blithely assume it is a reward for your faith rather than just random luck.
If you care to read the context of my entire post - which you snipped that excerpt from - you will see that the whole CONTEXT of that post was belief and faith as superior to reason. It has nothing to do with literal "bread" or "stones". Holy Cow... Are you totally biblically illiterate? The reference I make in using that phrase is from the Bible and refers to those who sincerely come to God as Father for salvation and grace - none are turned away or sent away. It has nothing to do with food or sickness or anything else. It is what we call METAPHOR....the scriptures are full of such usages to refer to spiritual things.
You misread my intentions sir, and posit motivations, thoughts, and seem to be on a vendetta here. Please read all my posts and then tell me where I have made these bold assertions you claim I made above. Never have I claimed that I see salvation or God's grace as some sort of "reward". For crying out loud! This is the whole meaning of grace - the fact that it is entirely unmerited. These ad hominem remarks are absurd in light of what I have written, and the tenor of my own posts does not stoop so low. Jesus plainly said that His kingdom has nothing to do with meat or drink or any other thing - it is neither here nor there. Just forget about it and stick to the general subject....or go start a "world hunger and terminal illness" thread.
For the record I'm the chairman of a local committee that raises money through growing crops to alleviate hunger in the world - I'm a farmer too. Just google "Canadian Foodgrains Bank" and check it out.