A Case for New and Moderate Bible Authorized Bible-thumpers
Definition of a Bible Thumper: “A derogatory term for a person who uses Christian beliefs or Bible passages to try to influence others’ opinions. Primarily heard in US. After Mary started spending more time with her church’s youth group, her friends from school began to complain that she had become a bit of a Bible-thumper.”
There must be something good* about a Bible Thumper because the world reacts so aggressively about it, that reaction is popular, and recalling that the children of this world know and respect their own. The immediate reaction to the reaction against Bible is : a worldly person using that phrase in a derogatory fashion has a big ego and pride, thinking that his own opinions are so much greater than any Bible person or anything the Bible can say to this legend in his own mind. Pride does funny things to people, even beyond being used of Satan for destructive purposes and Vain Religion: without any real even worldly reason to have pride like status, education, achievement, Pride sticks its ugly head out. What they can not buy is that “the Wisdom of this world is foolishness with God”.
* good in Bible thumpers does not apply to the irritating Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses that knock at your door, except that do a zeal in religion; however The Bible thumping by the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:1 calls it “a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge, for they being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted to the righteousness of God by faith.” Mormons are well known among those zealots that strive to establish their own righteousness, because they believe as written in one of their other 4 Bibles, the Doctrine and Covenants, they have a Restored Gospel which includes good works for salvation.
The anti-Bible thumper can find a lot of popular support in his social and family environment, what the Bible calls “the world”; however at the END where he loses all control to God, he will have zero support.
Not all the world reacts against it–
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But this is so extra-Biblical that the Roman Vatican had to write two volumes to support it with heresies like the Virgin Birth implications the Vatican has added like forgiveness of sins can come from prayer to Mary and salvation can come from Mary.
Finally, it should be stated about Authorized Bible Thumpers, according to the Bible—
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” (I Peter 2:9,10)
Certainly any Bible thumper is authorized is: (1) in a chosen generation, (2) is a member of the royal priesthood, (3) is among God’s own special people, (4) that is authorized by Jesus and the Bible to PROCLAIM the praises of Jesus, (5) who knows that they have been called out of darkness into marvelous light, and (6) who can say they have experienced personally the mercies of God, and (7) who is now among the children of God, not the children of the world, and striving to be a separate and sanctified people.