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Old 12-12-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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I've long wanted to do a comic strip on the LC. But I'm not much of an artist. I finally found some software to help. Below is my first installment. I hope you like it. More to come.

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These are great!

...care to share the software?

A few sketches of the following would be of interest

-bearing/gaining fruit off the campuses

-going to the FTTA

-dating in the church life

-taking the ground in a locality
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Thanks and thanks for the ideas!

It's www.toondoo.com
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Funny cartoons, Igzy! "The truth hurts", I'm laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside.
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Funny cartoons, Igzy! "The truth hurts", I'm laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside.
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I really like these. Keep them coming.
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I really like these. Keep them coming.
I love the stick-man gestures. So informative.
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LOL! Does the upside down guy have his eyes closed? Ah, these stick figures do limit the animation possibilities
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So many times when I got manipulated into something against my will, I would get strongly exhorted to "take a stand." It was really the "spiritual" equivalent of "bend over."
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Best one so far!

Having spent lots of time with the college kids outside the meetings, I know this fits.
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The guy on the left will NOT be a recurring character, as he will soon be sued into silence
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Great story.

"Inspired by true events."
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Welcome to the Hotel CaliforNeeLee

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
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After a hiatus, MOTA returns!

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In the LC this is called "the vision". In order to participate in the discussion you have to have the vision. There will be some questionable assertion by the MOTA, and then you'll need the vision. Otherwise you don't get it, because it makes little if any sense. "You just need the vision, brother".
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In the LC this is called "the vision". In order to participate in the discussion you have to have the vision. There will be some questionable assertion by the MOTA, and then you'll need the vision. Otherwise you don't get it, because it makes little if any sense. "You just need the vision, brother".
There is faith, there is blind faith, and there is stupid faith.

Guess which kind "the vision" requires.
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There is faith, there is blind faith, and there is stupid faith.

Guess which kind "the vision" requires.
Misplaced faith.
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Hat tip to aron for this idea!

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Now that's a great one. Good job bro.
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Now that's a great one. Good job bro.
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Another hat tip to aron for this idea!

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Re: Strip #24, panel 3

It is probably significant that the letters were addressed to the angel of the church in that city. Not to the elders or to the church in general. And yes it does trump the "street address" idea that I heard in a LC meeting. "The Lord knows those who are His" - I don't think the angel needed a physical set of coordinates from Jesus. It was understood who was the Lord's flock. A Book Publisher doesn't determine this.

Now, as to multiple assemblies: We have the epistle to the Romans which tells them to "greet the church" in someone's house (16:5), a house in Rome, I presume. So "ekklesia" could mean what we call "meeting", like "the home meeting in Sister Smith's house". This is corroborated by Acts 17 where the city clerk dismisses the "ekklesia" which is clearly not what we'd call a "church" but would be called a "meeting" or "gathering" or "assembly" (v.41). It was an ekklesia, just not a very pleasant one. Furthermore, Jesus spoke of "my ekklesia", meaning there were ekklesia not of Jesus, like the one dismissed by the city clerk in Acts 17. If one looks at the usage of the word "ekklesia" in the first century, this NT usage is consistent with that. There were multiple ekklesia occurring in any given metropolis. Some were of Jesus, some were not.

And the Lord knows who are His. The question is, do we? Do we know God, or rather are we known by Him? I think this is in our living, and we all need to look to ourselves. This is the "practical church life" - how we behave, and how we treat others. This is not determined by a Book Publishing House, sorry. The Lord knows who are His. So let us abstain from poor behavior, and make the glad confession, and endevour to go on together, best as we can.

And I do apologize for my overly sharp tone. I see poor arguments and people getting carried along by them, and the damage caused. So I get exasperated. But my lack of peace and charity is my own issue. Mea culpa. I'm working on it.
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And I do apologize for my overly sharp tone. I see poor arguments and people getting carried along by them, and the damage caused. So I get exasperated. But my lack of peace and charity is my own issue. Mea culpa. I'm working on it.
Me too. I have a neighbor friend who is a devout, believing Catholic, who counsels clients in his law practice. One day in passing, he said sarcasm comes from the Greek words "cut flesh." Until then I had always considered sarcasm to be a highly effective means of communication. Something to consider.
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And the Lord knows who are His. The question is, do we? Do we know God, or rather are we known by Him? I think this is in our living, and we all need to look to ourselves. This is the "practical church life" - how we behave, and how we treat others. This is not determined by a Book Publishing House, sorry.
This is the key point. If the servants in the parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matt 13) were not able to discern real believers from false believers, then certainly we are not able to discern real churches from false churches. Presuming to be the judges of what were real and false churches is one of the most stunningly arrogant moves of the LR, which has a lot of them.


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You aren't the only one, bro.
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