Criticism

I got this picture (see below) a while ago. It depicts a universal idea of human-being’s criticism nature. Some might say it’s a pessimistic point of view but I can’t deny that it’s true. In the picture, there are a boy, an elder man and a donkey. If a boy let an elder man ride a donkey, folks will say it’s an act of child abuse. If an elder man let a boy ride a donkey, folks will say it’s an act of elder abuse. If both a boy and an elder man ride a donkey, folks will say it’s an act of animal abuse. However, if nobody rides on a donkey but just walks with it, folks will say it’s a stupid act. In the end, no matter what you are doing, there will always be a criticism. Thus, if you think you have done a right thing, you should hang on to it till the end.

PS: I don’t know where this picture was taken. Does anybody have an idea?

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2 Responses to Criticism

  1. Mark says:

    Hi Songphon, my name is Mark, a Christian from New Zealand. I just wanted to share a bit of the Gospel with you because ultimatly it is the most important thing that we can ever think about. Most people when asked say that they do believe in a heaven and that it is a place for Good people. Of course most will also claim to be good enough to achieve the standard too. But God has actually supplied us with a cut and dry method of clearly seeing whether we are worthy of heaven. It would be awesome if you could just go through a few questions with me here:You\’ll probably recognise these pretty quickly, they\’re the 10 commandments (DEUT 5:6-21). Question 1: have you ever in your life told a lie, no matter how small or what the reason? If you have that makes you a liar and is braking the 9th commandment. question 2: Have you ever stolen anything in your life, regardless of value? If you have your a theif, braking the 8th commandment. there is no magic number for any of these things either, if you have lied once you are a liar, stolen once you are a thief. The same way if we take it to the extreme, you can see that if someone murders once then they instantly become a murderer, this is common sense. Its the same with sin that seems smaller, it only takes once to brake a law. Question 3: have you ever taken the Lords name in vain, as in, used as a swear word or the likes. If you have that is blasphemy and is braking the third commandment. Question 4: have you ever looked with lust upon anyone? because if you have then this is the same as committing adultery with her in your heart (Matthew 5:27) and brakes the 7th commandment. If you have ever hated any body, this the same as murder.Our conscience confirms to us that we have broken some if not all of these commandments. I really hope that you are being honest when answering these questions for yourself, and by being honest you can see that even though we have only gone through 5 out of 10 of the commandments we have all fallen short of the glory of God. We have all sinned against him. And so when we face god on the day of Judgment and are judged according to the 10 commandments we will all be found guilty. And being guilty you will have to be punished because God is a just God. He is Justice. So because of that you will be cast into the lake of fire, or Hell, because thats where we deserve to be. Does that concern you? cause mate, it concerns me a lot, thats why im here and have wanted to write all this for you. Because I just so hate to see people lead astray from finding the one and only living God. But the good news is God doesnt want to have to condemn you. He is also a god of compassion and Grace. So he made it as simple as possible for you to have your sins washed away. Imagine yourself in a human court room for a second here. You stand guilt on those charges, lying, stealing, murder etc. and the punishment is either 1 million dollars or life imprisonment, but you dont have 2 coins to rub together. Then, just as you are about to get taken away to serve your life sentence, a man you\’ve never met before comes in and says "Because I love Songphon so much, I just sold all my possessions to get the money to pay this fine." He pays, justice is then served and the law satisfied. So your free to go. THAT is what Jesus did for you on the cross. He took that punishment you deserve, he paid your debt for your sins so that if you have faith in him and repent then you can stand blameless before God. To have faith in him is to believe that Jesus took your punishment and boar your sins on that cross so that you could live. "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart the God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."(Romans 10:9) You also must repent, which means to have a change of mind towards sin. You must truly turn from sin and turn to the living God. You wont be perfect all of a sudden, but you will make a full on effort not to sin any longer. Repentance is a vital part of being a Christian and is part of the ONLY way to receive eternal life. To put you faith in Jesus (the way the truth and the light) and to REPENT. God only forgives those who are living for him, who have dedicated their lives to following him. Thanks so much for reading through this, I hope you\’ll give it some serious thought, its eternity your dealing with. Please feel free to also leave any queries about this on my site http://spaces.msn.com/members/basefor02/. Cheers for reading mate, I pray it has helped you understand Jesus more-so. God bless

  2. Pradt says:

    oh my god. what is wrong with that guy?i think that photo is funny.

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