To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.

“I am from Paraguay”.

Let us think of a hypothetical man who stands before you and says “I am a Paraguayan.” You then proceed to quiz him a little further about his identity. Whereupon you find out that:-

  1. He does not have a Paraguayan passport.
  2. He was born in the UK and has been resident there for his whole life.
  3. He has never been to Paraguay.
  4. His parents were born in the Philippines and have never been to Paraguay.

Having established those facts you think for a while and conclude it is most unlikely that this man is a Paraguayan. His profession is denied by the evidence.

So let us think about the sadly not so hypothetical man who stands before you and says “I am a Christian”. You then proceed to quiz him a little further about his identity. Whereupon you find out that:-

  1. He does not go to church.
  2. He believes that being a Christian is about seeking to do lots of good works.
  3. He has neither been baptised nor ever been a church member.
  4. He does not have any display of the fruit of the Spirit (see Gal.5:22-23) in his life.

Having established those facts you think for a while and conclude it is most unlikely that this man is a Christian. His profession is denied by the evidence.

Comments on: "“I am from Paraguay”." (1)

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