Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 1 year ago

    Joel and Rufus working on a cruise ship….that explains of lot of the recent on-sea mishaps.

  2. jeigheff

    jeigheff said, over 1 year ago

    If this preacher wants the people of his congregation to join the army of the Lord, they first must be saved. I realize that many of you probably already know what I’m about to say. But for the sake of the ones that don’t, it’s important that we recognize that we’re sinners and all come short of the glory of God. None of us are good enough to save or redeem ourselves. We’re doomed if we individually don’t (or won’t) repent of our sins, accept Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins, and invite him into our hearts as our Lord and Savior. But if we will do that, then our place in heaven is assured, and then we can begin to live holier lives for the Lord. Our good works can’t save us, but the good works we do after being saved can serve to glorify the Lord and please him.

    Of course, we can only “look on the outward man”, and not see people’s hearts as only the Lord can. So there are certainly saved people in this preacher’s congregation who are ready to join “the army of the Lord” and go on to “higher ground.” However, there are certainly some who aren’t saved and therefore aren’t ready to take this step.

    I’ve loved Gasoline Alley for a long time, and don’t mean to seem ultra-fussy or critical towards today’s strip. But since I finally allowed the Lord to save me from myself about thirteen years ago, I’ve paid closer attention to preaching in real life (and even in comic strips!)

    Please pardon me if I’ve omitted any important points of Christian doctrine in these brief comments. It’s Sunday morning, and I look forward to hearing more about the Lord in church in about an hour. If you were here in person, dear reader, I’d invite you to join me!

  3. Ken

    Ken said, over 1 year ago

    @battle of plattsburgh

    “Joel and Rufus working on a cruise ship….that explains of lot of the recent on-sea mishaps.”
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    Good one.

  4. MJ Emigh

    MJ Emigh said, over 1 year ago

    Can someone explain the joke to me? Not the long-winded silliness above my comment, but the one in the strip. Is there something commonly referred to as “God’s Navy?” I’ve never heard the term. Thanks!

  5. Ken

    Ken said, over 1 year ago

    @jeigheff

    “If this preacher wants the people of his congregation to join the army of the Lord, they first must be saved. … If you were here in person, dear reader, I’d invite you to join me!”
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    I have a request. In the future would you mind keeping your fundie nonsense to yourself?

  6. Ken

    Ken said, over 1 year ago

    @MJ Emigh

    Danged if I know. It is a typical Rufus joke to me. I usually don’t see anything funny about them.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    “Onward Christian Soldiers marching off to war.”

  8. prasrinivara

    prasrinivara GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Great save, Reverend!

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year ago

    @jeigheff

    It always helps to realize that God knows EVERYTHING you say and do. We may be able to hide from each other, but He is always there, listening to your heart and your words.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: Ken

    Let others have their say.

  11. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    In Luke 3 Christ is asked by some soldiers what they should do and His answer is interesting:
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    “14 Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”

  12. Ken

    Ken said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    “re: Ken
    Let others have their say.”
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    And I’m not allowed to have my say? I see how it is. Freedom for those you agree with. Everyone else shut up.

  13. Ken

    Ken said, over 1 year ago

    @TrapperJohn

    “Who said anything about a cruise ship. Could have been (and probably was) a freighter.”
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    I take it you don’t know what an ocean liner is.

  14. Ken

    Ken said, over 1 year ago

    Christians are God’s army. Moslems are God’s army. Jews are God’s army. Why do God’s armies fight each other? Is God just playing a video game?

  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @jeigheff

    I thought he was inviting the unsaved to become saved by asking them to join the Army of the Lord.

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