“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

   “Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

   “Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents

   “Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

   “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Rom 1.28-32

Wardlaw Quote

“Remarriage is the final act of unforgiveness.”

– Don Wardlaw (uncertain date)

>> Disclaimer: I may not always agree 100% with the quotes which I post, but find them worth a second glance. Not knocking him – Is Wardlaw right? <<

The Bible makes earth central,

and man special – evilution (biological, geological, AND astronomical)

tries to change both.

– eab, 7/1/15


The Savior had gone to His place of prayer;

A garden, cool, serene.

But Judas figured he’d find Him there,

Judas, with his trickery mean,

A kiss, Oh, the pathos of the shame,

The greedy, silver-lined kiss.

And crowds with their sticks came,

To take the King of Bliss. 

– eab,  7/1/78


The Salvation Army was started under the name “Christian Mission” 7/2/1865.  As most know, the founder was William Booth, former Methodist minister.  Though Booth left the ME church he basically did not leave the Wesleyan position on both salvation & heart purity. “Christian Mission” was changed to Salvation Army in 1878, Booth became the general, and quasi-military terms & uniforms were adopted.  To my mind, their greatest speaker/writer was the American, Samuel Logan Brengle.

Booth & his band of soldiers did a good job of waging war on “sin in the raw.” There is much to admire (& I do) about the early men & methods of the “Salvationists” as they were called. Sadly, in recent decades the Salvation Army has joined several other “Wesleyan-style” churches in given in to worldliness in women’s appearance & to a degree, forsaking the separation which marked it earlier.

Catherine Booth had a major role his leaving the ME church & in the beginning of the Salvation Army.  It comes then as no surprise that the Army had “women preachers.”  (It is proper that a woman address women, as Philip’s daughters may well have done.)  And there’s no surprise that women were in Army leadership.  Paul’s words & Christ’s example both call for men only preaching to men & men only leading mixed congregations of men & women.  (This problem may have led to their lesser view on worldliness.)


“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,

God gave them over to a reprobate mind,

to do those things which are not convenient;”

Rom 1.28


A L Vess Quote

“Those who believe in the “unknown tongue” certainly have no right

to be called “Pentecostal,” for the marvel and miracle of Pentecost

was that every man heard them speak in his own language.”

– A L Vess, from his booklet Bible on Tongues



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