So originally I was gonna post a Thanksgiving recap .....but Thursday night this story aired on 20/20 and I was so absolutely disgusted and wanted to share this. The story was about Westboro Baptist Church out of Topeka, Kansas. The first clips shown were of a 3 or 4 year old little girl and her brother singing songs of hatred and that "God Hates America, which is a nation of sin."
My daughter asked, "Mommy, don't we go to a Baptist Church?" and "Will I learn songs like that?" I told her, "Yes we go to a Baptist church and you will NEVER EVER be taught to hate people and sing songs like that." How can you preach, as Christians, to HATE? It seems this church is a complete hypocrisy and I want to assure you that true Christians do not behave like this.
One of the Sunday School teachers recently mentioned that Satan is known as the author of confusion. He loves to create confusion in your everyday life and will try to twist your beliefs around as much as he can. It's evidently clear that this church has allowed Satan to create confusion and chaos in their congregation. NOWHERE in any bible have I ever heard God command, "Thou shalt Hate." He is a God with nothing but LOVE and FORGIVENESS for those that accept him.
One of the worst things that I saw was these people picketing at the funeral of a fallen soldier! They said that he deserved to die for defending a nation of sinners a.k.a. the USA. They were carrying signs that read "Thank GOD for 9/11"
The USA is a country that founded on Christian principles and those that planned the 9/11 attacks believed that Christians were the true "INFIDELS". The last I knew ....soldiers have been giving their lives defending the Christians of this country against those that would attack them. Yes this country has sin like any other but this country also has real faithful Christians that believe in GOD. While I may not support war entirely I give support the young men and women who are defending this country. They are protecting the lives of all American Christians! So if anyone from the Westboro Baptist Church happens to come upon this message I ask you to take a look at the:
Book of Matthew.....Chapter 7:
1: Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2: For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again
Sunday we decided to try out a brand new church and start the kids going to Sunday school as well........but as with many mornings we went from this sweet angel .......
......To this crying mess within 5 seconds. I know, I know......Shame on me for taking pics while he was going ballistic, but even crying he was still adorable! And this was all because he didn't wanna give up those keys in his hand so I could go start the car!
Lucky for me once we got there he was fine. I didn't get to snap any pics while we were there but both kids did great in their Sunday School classes. Sofia walked right into the "Little Angels" class without fear and without even looking back or saying goodbye to me :::tear::: Antonio was a bit clingy at first but i put him down and let him walk in when he was ready and then he was fine.
While the kids were in their Sunday School class I went to the adults Sunday School class and then onto the sunday service. This was my 2nd time going to a baptist church which is a bit different than the pentecostal church we were used to going to. Let me just say I absolutely L.O.V.E.D. it! From the moment we walked in people were right their introducing themselves and welcoming us to their church. It was AMAZING and I can't wait to go back this Sunday. I really loved this church because they have many different ministries for men, women, & children so I'm hoping to get more involved in time with some of the different groups.
Once it was time to leave we had a few more tears because Sofia was being a bit of a sore loser since she didn't win the game they were playing and she then manipulated me into getting her ice cream :) But other than that it was more than I had hoped for.
Do any of you have any experiences with baptist vs. pentecostal or other church types ????
Maybe I'm a little early on this but I'm so excited about Sofia's holiday dress this year! Remember the red rose dress from last year that I posted about HERE? Well I found a dress just as perfect and almost the same in Baby Gap! It was backordered from the first day it came out online but I couldn't justify $60 at the time.
How cute is this!?!?!?!
Lucky for me the store had only 1 and in my daughter's size too .....but the best part....I had a 40% off coupon so I got it for $36.00....WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!! Now I just have to find Antonio's outfit. We go to Picture People on December 3rd so hopefully we'll get some great holiday shots!