I was watching a TV preacher because I get 6 channels and one of them is in Korean, and he was preaching his snake dancing, poison drinking heresy. “God only ever uses ordinary people to change the world with miracles and stuff.”
Orly? I don’t know many ordinary people who were abandoned as babies and floated down the river in a basket to be adopted by the king of the world. I’m just saying.
Let’s just take a look at the Victoria Cross, which is probably the most difficult award to get in any military anywhere. In 165 years there have been 1,355 individual recipients, out of tens of millions of British and Commonwealth soldiers. In the past 76 years only 15 have been awarded. Were the recipients of the VC ordinary people? Hell no! They were quite extraordinary. They weren’t ordinary people who one day decided they had to do extraordinary things because they had no choice. In fact, after the war there was a study that found that recipients of the VC tended to be older brothers who had to raise their younger siblings because either their parents died or were derelict in their duty to raise their children. That’s a very specific psychological profile for someone to achieve extraordinary things.
We look at the people TV preacher man presented as “ordinary people doing extraordinary things” and if you ever read a book in your life you would know they were not ordinary people. Pick any genuinely extraordinary person - Ernest Shackleton, Audie Murphy, etc. (too many to list) - they absolutely were extraordinary from the beginning. Ordinary people don’t accomplish things, extraordinary people who have mental dispositions to shake the boat accomplish things, or die trying.
TV preacher man then quotes one of the Apostles, “The Apostle James said “Elijah was a man just like us,” so that means he was a normie like you or me.” Are you retarded or are you lying? If an Apostle says “this person was like us” he’s not saying “he’s a normie”, he’s saying “he’s 12 in 100 billion”. That’s really really fucking extraordinary. That’s so rare you can expect 0.96 people to fit in that category alive today. Not even a full person. That’s how rare it is to be someone like Elijah. That’s the kind of faith he had. You, TV preacher man, are not an Apostle, even if your snake handling cult likes to say you are. You’re not a prophet. Neither am I, neither is the average person, no matter how many private jets you may have. That quote right there proves Elijah was extraordinary from the very beginning and we can’t hope to be like him, certainly not of our own effort. That’s just arrogance.
Either Bible “colleges” are handing out divinity degrees like toilet paper or these TV preachers are full of lies, because I’m just an average schizoid and I know the Bible more than they do.