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Subject: Footprints Of Satan....... Max Lucado
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 10:04 AM ET
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Once he was approached by a leper, who knelt before him begging his help. “If only you will,” said the man, “you can cleanse me.” In warm indignation Jesus stretched out his hand, [and] touched him. Mark 1:40–41, NEB - = - = - = - = - I was in an emergency room late one night last week. Victims of Satan filled the halls. A child—puffy, swollen eyes. Beaten by her father. A woman—bruised cheeks, bloody nose. “My boyfriend got drunk and hit me,” she said, weeping. An old man— unconscious and drunk on a stretcher. He drooled blood in his sleep. Jesus saw the victims of Satan, too. He saw a leper one day … fingers gnarled … skin ulcerated … face disfigured. And he got indignant … angry. Not a selfish, violent anger. A holy anger … a controlled frustration … a compassionate disgust. And it moved him. It moved him to action. I’m convinced that the same Satan stalks today, causing the hunger in Somalia … the confusion in the Mideast … the egotism on the movie screen … the apathy in Christ’s church. And Satan giggles among the dying. Dear Father, May we never grow so “holy,” may we never be so “mature,” may we never become so “religious” that we can see the footprints of Satan and stay calm. _____________________________
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Date Posted: 10/20/2007 10:31 AM ET
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Where'd you find this at? Just curious.

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Date Posted: 10/23/2007 9:25 PM ET
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Hate to break it to you, but Satan didn't beat or murder anyone, cause anyone to starve or start a war, cause disease or deformity.  None of that is caused by what we define as the supernatural.  It can all be blamed on man, bacterias/virus, climate, etc.   Nothing  Satanic about it.  The only thing evil described in that paragraph was what man does to man (or woman or child.)

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Date Posted: 10/23/2007 11:07 PM ET
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Amen Tammy - no pun intended.  Mankind is definitely the biggest threat to ourselves.  Sad really, that so many people blame evil on supernatural causes. 

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Date Posted: 10/24/2007 10:38 AM ET
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It's simple really, if we (people) can blame Supernatural Beings for the bad things that happen in the world we can sit back and shake our heads, "tut-tut" in judgement and resolve ourselves from responsibility!

Cheers, Margaret 

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