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    Full metal scripture


    FULL METAL SCRIPTURE


    There was a soft knocking at my front door. I opened it and there stood a man, leaning against the jam. His right hand clutched his left side. It was very late at night.
    “You gotta help me, doc.” His voice was a raspy whisper.

    “What is it? What’s the matter?” I asked.

    “I’ve been hit. I think it’s bad.”

    I didn’t bother to ask him why he wasn’t at the local emergency room. He wasn’t the first law breaker to come here with with questionable wounds. Quickly, I ushered him to my examining room at the back of the house. I told him to take off his coat and lie back on the table while I washed up.

    The lower part of his shirt was all bloody and had started to stick to his skin. I picked up some bandage scissors and began to gently cut the fabric away. Soon I could see the wound. It was immediately apparent what this man had been up to. Just barely protruding from his flesh was the number 4, a colon and then the number 16.

    “Scripture dueling, eh?” It was a rhetorical question – the evidence spoke for itself.

    “Yeah, doc….high stakes….we were…. fightin’….fightin’ over… the nature… of… God.” His breathing was ragged as he struggled to get the words out.

    “For God’s sake man! When will you people learn? How many more must end up like you before this stops?” I was exasperated. I had seen too much suffering, too much anger, too much bloodshed on both sides. Sides that both claimed exclusive ownership of the truth. Taking a clamp I gingerly tried to work the verse out of his side. It was in deep.

    “Ouch! I was doin’-ouch!- okay. Got…off a couple a good ones. Thought I had him nailed when…dammit –ouch!… I shot a Jeremiah 13:14 right in his face. You know….the one that goes “And I will dash them one against another,…. even the fathers and the sons together, ….saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have…. mercy, but destroy …them” ? He suddenly began to cough violently.

    “Yes I know it, of course. But context man, what about context?!” I lifted him up so he could drink from a cup of water. I gave him a strong sedative.

    “Thanks. Yeah, yeah, you’re right. That’s what he said too. Right after he…blocked my shot with James 5:11. I was confused for a second….that’s when he hit me in the gut with 1 John 4:16. That was it. That was all she wrote.”

    It wasn’t too long before he fell asleep and I was finally able to remove the scripture verse. It was dug in pretty good and he lost a fair amount of blood. It clanged loudly as I dropped it into the enamel bucket beside the table. Not bad work, I thought. He should be out of the woods by morning. Pouring myself a healthy slug of bourbon over ice I sat down to relax. Just then the phone rang.

    “Doc? It’s Jackson down at the precinct. We’ve got a bad situation here and we need someone who has experience with verse extractions. Don’t bother denying it – everyone knows what you do. But this is real bad and we’re willing to overlook a couple of things. We need your help.”

    “What happened? Why can’t the hospital handle this?”

    “Doc, it’s a nightmare. It’s Jack van Impe. He’s gotten loose downtown and he’s spraying everything in sight with scripture verses. He’s like a .50 caliber verbal machine gun. He’s got his wife spotting for him and people are down all over the place. It’s mass confusion – a real mess. No one can make sense of all this.”

    My God, I thought. Will this madness never end?

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    Fanciful. Yes, Christians do duel one another. In fact, we often remark among ourselves that Christians are the only army that shoots it's own wounded.

    However, this piece tends to characterize all of us that way. I have a particular view of theology. I have noticed that some of the Christians on the board have differing views. I do not argue with them or denigrate their beliefs. Nor do they shoot at me. The common beliefs are most important - and those are about the nature and author of salvation.

    Make all the fun you want. I will still pray for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocCurt View Post
    Fanciful. Yes, Christians do duel one another. In fact, we often remark among ourselves that Christians are the only army that shoots it's own wounded.

    However, this piece tends to characterize all of us that way. I have a particular view of theology. I have noticed that some of the Christians on the board have differing views. I do not argue with them or denigrate their beliefs. Nor do they shoot at me. The common beliefs are most important - and those are about the nature and author of salvation.

    Make all the fun you want. I will still pray for you.
    Thank you doc.
    Say Doc, are you any relation to Linda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    Thank you doc.
    Say Doc, are you any relation to Linda?
    An expected and low personal blast.
    Curt Lovelace
    Bible believing, gun toting pastor
    Acton, Maine

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    Don't feed the trolls.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Don't feed the trolls.
    Main Entry: ig·nore
    Pronunciation: \ig-ˈnȯr\
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): ig·nored; ig·nor·ing
    Etymology: obsolete ignore to be ignorant of, from French ignorer, from Latin ignorare, from ignarus ignorant, unknown, from in- + gnoscere, noscere to know — more at know
    Date: 1801
    1 : to refuse to take notice of
    2 : to reject (a bill of indictment) as ungrounded

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    mojo Guest
    Did someone say something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Did someone say something?
    Don't know, mojo. There IS an awful lot of hot air blowing around, though!
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative Wife & Mom View Post
    Don't know, mojo. There IS an awful lot of hot air blowing around, though!
    motherJOHNSON,

    Main Entry: ig·nore
    Pronunciation: \ig-ˈnȯr\
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): ig·nored; ig·nor·ing
    Etymology: obsolete ignore to be ignorant of, from French ignorer, from Latin ignorare, from ignarus ignorant, unknown, from in- + gnoscere, noscere to know — more at know
    Date: 1801
    1 : to refuse to take notice of
    2 : to reject (a bill of indictment) as ungrounded

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