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Church Members Who Make God Sick
Rice
1944

Of course I had to pick up this title. Evidently, you are all making God sick when you blow off church, fail to read the Bible, and a host of other behaviors. Our author wants you to get off your butt and quit phoning in your Christian faith. These little vintage sermon books are always a bit interesting and I kind of get a kick out of the sensational titles. I am not sure that more modern, mainstream clergy would necessarily disagree with the intent, but probably would do it with a softer sell.

Mary

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14 comments

  1. I have a bumper sticker that says “If going to church makes you a Christian, does going to the garage make you a car?” I have a feeling God would agree!

    1. Yup. In the end, it’s all about money. If you don’t go to any church, how can they tithe you?

  2. I grew up with maternal grandparents who were Rice enthusiasts and supporters. It is a strange, strange world.

  3. I just love the title, it reminds me of a joke where someone in heaven says they don’t think God is feeling well because he sneezed, and they didn’t know what to say to Him.

    1. Welp, better add preferring to wear my hair short than look like a Sasquatch to my already long list of things that have earned me a spot in a certain fiery hot place. 😛

  4. I used to have a book he wrote in the 1940s about “The Christian Home,” which included these parenting tidbits:

    One of his six daughters wanted to be a cheerleader, but he resisted because the squad sometimes wore *pants*. He compromised by allowing her to cheer only on the days they wore skirts.

    He recalled spanking another daughter numerous times one day for repeated disobedience, and noticed faint bruising on her backside that night. He felt guilty for about two seconds before he remembered the verse “By His stripes we are healed,” and hopefully her stripes would teach her to obey next time.

    Then he relayed a story of a twenty-year-old woman(thankfully not one of his daughters)talking back to her mother on her wedding day, and being put over her mother’s knee and spanked, gown and all. “You may be old enough to get married, but you’re not old enough to talk to me like that.”

    Yeah.

    1. Lol I’m getting the image of God eating a bad pot of rice (the food, not the dude).

    2. Almost. Even if most Christians read Paul’s writings (to the author’s credit), they only take it in passively. I wouldn’t say God ‘wants’ people to die, so much as be willing to risk everything we have for Him. It sounds nuts to most people, which I get, but if you believe in rewards in the life to come, and an eternity of bliss compared to the toil and momentary pleasure of this world, that sacrifice tends to lose its heaviness.

    1. Oops. Sorry, meant to leave this to Penguin.

      Almost. Even if most Christians read Paul’s writings (to the author’s credit), they only take it in passively. I wouldn’t say God ‘wants’ people to die, so much as be willing to risk everything we have for Him. It sounds nuts to most people, which I get, but if you believe in rewards in the life to come, and an eternity of bliss compared to the toil and momentary pleasure of this world, that sacrifice tends to lose its heaviness.

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