WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

So you want to marry a pagan?

Occasionally, I'm confronted with the opportunity to perform a wedding ceremony where the would be bride & groom don't share a common commitment to the Lord. I know many of my "preacher brethren" will disagree with me, but I don't do these ceremonies. Sure, I get people all ticked off at me. Even some "leave the church." It's amazing, but not surprising.

Check out one of my OT heroes, Nehemiah, dealing with this type of situation...

Nehemiah 13:23-26 (ESV): In those days also I saw the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab… And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. And I made them take oath in the name of God, saying, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women?

WOW! Maybe I ought to try the Nehemiah approach!

2 comments:

William Mckinley Dyer said...

If u need some extra stomping power i can help out....I say we start beating people up in the name of JESUS

aaronsaufley said...

Nothing like literally kicking a** in Jesus' name. And you're ripped enough to actually do it.