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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Lancaster Baptist Church

Yesterday, Dan and I went to Lancaster Baptist Church where I preached in supply for Zach Terry, a good friend of mine. The notable part of yesterday would not be my message but our travel to Lancaster. We left at 6:00 a.m. to travel what normally is around an hour and 45 minute drive. However, we encountered a wreck on I-64 which shut down eastbound traffic; therefore, we were forced to do a u-turn and travel down I-65. To make a long travel short, we got there in 2 hours and 45 minutes and walked in when the last song was being sung! I went to the bathroom, took the lapel mic, and went to preaching. It was quite the experience. The people were great, and we had a great time nonetheless. And the sunrise on the journey was a great consolation with my consternation with traffic. Oh, and here's an ethical question: Is it o.k. to speed if you are late because of cause beyond your control, and if you don't show up, then the church won't have a preacher? And follow up, is it ever o.k. to speed? What do you think?

1 Comments:

Blogger Jimmy said...

One of my sisters just got her permit the other day, and I let her drive my car home from the DMV. She's a natural, but I was giving her some tips, and I told her; 'only speed if you have to. It doesn't make sense to risk speeding for no good reason.'

I guess that might be bad advice for a new driver (hehe), but everyone in America speeds (except my mom). Yours is certainly a valid question(s).

I suppose that this technically falls under obeying the "law of the land." Although it's hard to categorize (to me) because, 1) most law enforcement officers don't mind as long as you're not going extremely fast and/or endangering anyone, and 2) there's no moral wrong. Usually I only speed greatly if I'm late somewhere; other than that it's usually about five over. I find that often, if I drive at the speed limit, I anger 90% of drivers on the road around me and it can often disrupt the flow of traffic. Not much of a justification for law-breaking, I guess.

These aren't really the good Christian answers about how I always obey the posted limit, but at least I'm honest. It's always a question I've pretty much avoided, honestly. I have no good answer.

9/12/2005 03:54:00 PM

 

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