Today’s Trent TV episode regrettably examines the delicate balancing act involved in undertaking rescue and relief operations. On the surface, options may look straightforward to most. But, through the benefit of experience, comparative hindsight, and impartially predictive models, great works are seen as always containing multiple complications and risks. For instance, the traditions of men (like false religious assumptions) always nullify even real and insightful help (Mark 7:13). There is no penetrating the facade of those who have wrongly convinced themselves that they are Christians. Not even God’s daily wrath has been able to convince them otherwise.
“My heart always tells me to go for it and to believe that, in gratitude to God, people can and will survive liberation and rescue,” Trent Ling explains. “But in war, we routinely see liberated people become mindbogglingly ungrateful despite the blood, sweat, and tears spent upon them by others. Similarly, in ministering, the same tragic phenomenon occurs routinely. It’s a total bummer, and with days and opportunities always short, wise choices as to where to spend efforts must be made. Some people insist through their actions that they not be saved (even though they would deny such with their lips).”
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