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Re: Honor Thy Father [message #4182 is a reply to message #4181] Mon, 01 September 2014 01:40 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Amadeus Decker is currently offline  Amadeus Decker
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No, GaryM, I did not consider your comments odd. I haven't had time to check on the page today until now. But, no......the Gruen will not accompany him. This as it is written in the Bible, in 1st Timothy 6:7, "We did not bring anything into this world, and we will assuredly not carry anything out". It also suggests in 1 John 2:15 that we are essentially not to love or be overly infatuated with worldly & material items.

Having said that.. there is, of course, a proper use and esteem which we are to hold certain material objects in. And a obligation to use them for good when an opportunity arises. I have tried, with my Dads Gruen, to use it as a tool, for good conversation, fellowship and overall human goodness. And using my quest to repair his watch to do good and think about an American era where there were more values than now.

By doing so I assured the object did not become an "idol", which would have been sin and a snare unto me.

Now in its final bestowal I did offer the Gruen to a certain expert free of charge. I did so as an honor to my Dad, and out of respect for this experts research on Gruen. Thus I believe the Gruen & the box would better serve mankind in this final bestowal than it ever could in me retaining the timepiece. The guy still has to respond to my offer, which I make with a very sound mind.

And although Elijah has already returned in the form of John the Baptist, there is nothing wrong with the encouraging of returning the hearts of the fathers to the children. This is written in Malachi 4:5-6. Read it and you will understand what I am referring to. And I offered the watch to said expert thinking perhaps the end result would be a similar turning.

If I felt that it would have served mankind better had I retained it, I would have kept it. But I think what I suggested is the right thing to do. At the end it is just a material object. Best to do the most good with it.

My Dads obituary was in todays paper. I will provide a scan of it tomorrow.

[Updated on: Mon, 01 September 2014 01:41]

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