Hippies, Freaks and Bible Geeks

My husband and I watch news programs that regularly report on news happening in Israel. Every week the stories are thematic in the fact that there is usually some country threatening to destroy Israel. One might ask, “so what’s new about that,” as it seems that since the inception of this tiny country, Israel has amassed too many enemies to count.

I suggested to my husband a brilliant plan to end the constant threats against Israel. 

“You know,I recently said, “… if everyone who wants to attack Israel would read the Bible, they would realize that all of their aggression is pointless. They CANNOT destroy Israel.”

It seems like a logical solution to me because I’ve read the Bible. According to the Word, God will always protect Israel. Genesis 12:3 states that the Lord will bless those who bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel. Bible history is filled with God’s promises to bless Israel as well as details of the many times He protected them from what appeared to be certain destruction.

If more people would read the Bible, relationships could be mended simply by doing what the Bible suggests. The Golden Rule found in Matthew 7:12 could stop wars, mend fences, eliminate lawsuits – you name it. This Scripture is life-changing wisdom: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

What if everyone lived Matthew 22:37-39? Think of the possibilities.

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  (NLT)

Dionne Warwick recorded the song What the World Needs Now in 1965. The song suggested that love is – the only thing that there’s just too little of. (Lyrics by Hal David; music composed by Burt Bacharach). The song was a great precursor to the explosion of the Jesus movement in the late 1960s; a phenomenon that was recently made into a newly released movie, Jesus Revolution.

I saw this movie and highly recommend it. The movie tells the story and history of Pastors Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie and evangelist Lonnie Frisbee. The film recounted the beginning of a great move of Christ in the late 60s/early 70s that converted thousands of hippies into “Jesus Freaks.”

I walked away from the movie thinking our world could use a fresh wave of Jesus freaks. What the world really needs right now is a whole lot more love and … Kindness. Compassion. Understanding. Charity. Empathy and peace, just to name a few. I am of the opinion, if everyone in the world who is a Christ follower read the Bible and actually lived the commands like loving their neighbor every single day – kindness and goodness and all the rest – would naturally fall into place.

What the world needs now is … some Jesus freaks, Bible geeks and maybe a generation of hippies or young people who are hungry for a revolution of change and the love of Christ.

Blessings in Christ, Kathy K. ~

Author: Kathy Kurlin

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and published author of three books. My true passion is to share the Gospel through the written word. I may not be a Pulitzer Prize winning author, but God tells us to be faithful with "little things," ... so at my Lord's pleasure ... I use my "little writing gift" to write for Him.

3 thoughts on “Hippies, Freaks and Bible Geeks”

  1. No offense, but you pray and defend israel, but not necessarily the jewish people in your midst whose relatives arrived to america from israel.

    Some christians even regularly make fun of messianic jews, just like the jewish people.

  2. The bible says that god always saves a remnant of jewish people.

    Likely as a witness to others of a steadfast love from a god.

    Yet many jewish people throughout history have died in groups because of hatred from others towards them, including those who say they’re christians.

    It’s genocide and in some parts of the usa, it’s unfortunately still occurring.

    Not just to jewish people, either.

    I am not pretending to be thora, either. I just put her email in the box because I didn’t want to add mine in order to leave a comment.

  3. A photo on the internet of a kathy kurlin looks like the wife of tim, the toolman, taylor from that tv show.

    Sometimes “loving thy neighbor” means calling them out on their b.s. (not an earned college degree).

    To quote the book you preach about, “iron sharpens iron….blah, blah, blah.”

    Is there a top shelf bible, or are we still all created equal? We may not all respond or grow on equal levels in life. Some are forced to cross more barriers and obstacles, including with their equal male counterpart, who sees regular house chores as woman’s work…be still patient with the crow-magnon male, as he is definitely not god and he still hasn’t developed into the GQ man of 2023.


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