02 Sep Lies at Funerals — and Weddings… (Church, Sep 2)
At Church, we talked about lies at funerals (& weddings), the fact that many Christians live like the world, why it’s good to admit when you’re wrong, whether women believe they sin, and that children of God overcome all things.
LIES AT FUNERALS
Jesse and the congregation discussed lies at funerals: People make up positive things about the dead, and omit the negative! People are conditioned to lie, but everyone knows they’re lying! And people say the person went to heaven — you never hear that someone went to hell! (Later, James notes a person watching online said, “It’s called empathy,” that it’s being “human” toward the family.)
Jesse talks about Aretha Franklin and John McCain’s funerals.
LIES AT WEDDINGS & CHRISTIANS LIVING LIKE THE WORLD
The same pretense happens at weddings too! (Jesse joked with one friend at his wedding that he made a horrible mistake.) You should not divorce, nor remarry. Christians today live like the world. Parents help their children have sex with their boyfriends or girlfriends! They let them live together, take vacations together. (At one point Jesse notes that the word “partner” is gay — it’s a husband or wife, not a “partner.”)
In the fallen state, most men and women marry the “wrong person,” because the relationship is based on emotions, not love. But you can wake up and really love in the right way.
When you get in trouble, you should admit you’re wrong! Jesse tells this to kids too. A man told about getting a DUI and acknowledging the police officer did right.
A marriage should is until death do you part. But most who promise to be faithful don’t really mean it!
DO WOMEN BELIEVE THAT THEY DON’T SIN?
Jesse received a call on his show from a woman who said that women don’t believe they sin. A number of ladies react to this — one called it shocking, and couldn’t imagine why she’d say that. Another said that women think of themselves as victims. Joel says women think they’re more logical than men in relationships. One lady concurred, saying women pick and choose when they want to portray themselves as “the weaker sex.”
One man talked about his ex-girlfriend — he lived with her. Never, ever, ever move in together until you marry! This man had two children with two different women, and never married. Now he says he forgave his mother, but she responded poorly, blaming him — and she moved out of his home that same night at 10 o’clock! He and his father began talking more. His ex-girlfriend falsely accused him of domestic violence, but he kept telling the plain truth, and now the trouble came back on her.
PEOPLE SHARE THEIR STORIES
A young girl said she wrote a definition of beauty in Pasadena for the company Dove. In response, the head of the Boys & Girls Club contacted her, inviting her to participate in an advertising campaign, with her picture on the cover of a magazine. But she and her parents turned them down, saying they do not agree with their agenda. It’s a blessing to have good parents.
CHILDREN OF GOD OVERCOME ALL THINGS
A son or daughter of God overcomes all things. “Experts” say you cannot fully overcome trauma like rape, but that’s a lie. The body heals, but people don’t forgive. God gives you life. You have no right to judge yourself or anyone else. (Jesse and another man sing, “Free your mind, the rest will follow!”)
Jesse and an Iraq War veteran talked about attempting suicide. The veteran went through five fiancées!
One man works as a behavioral therapist for kids and as he changes, others around him change. 90-percent or so of the troubled children come from angry, broken homes.
You can overcome — just drop all opinions. Have no opinion, don’t judge at all, and it will work out!
A young woman forgave her mother, apologizing for resenting her. They opened up. From now on, be honest with her — if she’s wrong, correct her on it.
One man thought he was smart until he realized his ignorance. Then things started to work out for him!
A MAN WHO’S ANGRY AT HIS ABSENT FATHER, BUT “LOVES” HIS MOTHER
A German young man, who grew up in England, feels angry at his father whom he never knew, but says he loves his mother to bits. He says he forgave her for being weak. Jesse tells him that he judges his father with his mother’s judgment. He married a woman for a visa, but wants to see it through.
Toward the end, James asked a question from an online viewer Rintin Tin who asked if guilt keeps people in check and prevents them from sinning. Guilt is not from God.