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Thursday, April 17, 2008 

An Issue From The Inbox

From my inbox this morning:


Saw David Strand came out of his palace yesterday and talked to a St. Louis Post-Disgrace reporter (the big local paper) about all the demonstrators outside the IC and the 7,000 who signed the petition and Strand's quote "That's just 1/3 of one percent of our Synod".

Noting that it's the same number as did not bend their knee to Baal or kiss his butt should not go without a post. I'm thinking a new button simply reading "1/3 of 1%" would be nice for us to have.



What is P blabbering on about? Read 1 Kings 19:11-18:

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” And he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” Then the LORD said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

As everyone knows, I’m not one for counting heads, but David Strand might just want to pay attention to that little 1/3 of one percent. Those who are angry over the cancellation of Issues, Etc. are upset that we as a synod say we wish to reach those who would hear their Shepherd, but then cancel a program that reaches not only those who sit in our pews but those who look to us from the outside as a clear voice for the Gospel preached purely.

If David Strand thinks that one third of one percent really don’t need to be paid any serious attention, he might do well to remember that his boss was only reelected by a percentage of only three hundredths of one percent which is only eleven percent of the people that cared enough to sign the petition..


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