Archive for July 4th, 2009

So – – – What do YOU sow? 


          Wheat or weeds? 


                   Discord or good deeds  

– eab, 7/3/09

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It should not be thought odd,

There’s an almighty loving God,

Who has made all that mankind ever beholds.

While beyond human sight,

Limitless stars have their own light;

Plus entire “worlds” that a microscope unfolds.


It would be strange,

To imagine that magnificent range, 

Of palms (to say nothing of pear trees or pines),

Just chanced, just happened to be,

A great, royal, lofty tree.           

Chromosomes “had accidents” at the right lines.


Could anyone with solemn brow,

Pronounce “Some way, some how,”

The monkey which has caused such zoo-land laughter,

Is from millions of years,

Steaming jungle’s “blood, sweat and tears”?

Gene met gene, “lived happily ever after.”


There’s a God Who’s over all –

Without Him no “finches” fall.

Creation demands a personal Creator.

No clock has yet made itself,

Nor book on library shelf,

Nor stairway evolved to an elevator.


There’s but one reason,

For this acceptance “for a season,”

Of the theories that some Ph.D’s expound.

To believe granite and jade,

Where by the Trinity made,

To believe Noah’s Flood covered all the ground,


Would require, if consistent,

Belief in Adam’s instant.

(Disobeying was sin at the tragic tree.)

And then, what would follow,

Is the Awesome Man of Sorrow,

With His soul-compelling “Come and follow Me.”


Darwin neglected the Book. 

THEN created ways that took 

Him far, far from his seminary studies.

Science is gladly known. 

Anti-creation has not shown

The missing link, nor any of its “buddies.”


There’s a creating God. 

NOT believing – that’s what is odd!

Rejecting earth’s most valid Book is not smart.

Observe, Record, and Act;

God still cleanses, that is a fact.

Unbelievers and God’s fossils will soon part! 

          – eab, 7/4/98

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Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favored sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of His train:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
God appears on earth to reign.


Every eye shall now behold Him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.


Every island, sea, and mountain,
Heav’n and earth, shall flee away;
All who hate Him must, confounded,
Hear the trump proclaim the day:
Come to judgment! Come to judgment! Come to judgment!
Come to judgment! Come away!


Now redemption, long expected,
See in solemn pomp appear;
All His saints, by man rejected,
Now shall meet Him in the air:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
See the day of God appear!


Answer Thine own bride and Spirit,
Hasten, Lord, the general doom!
The new Heav’n and earth t’inherit,
Take Thy pining exiles home:
All creation, all creation, all creation,
Travails! groans! and bids Thee come!


The dear tokens of His passion
Still His dazzling body bears;
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers;
With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!


Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Savior, take the power and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own;
O come quickly! O come quickly! O come quickly!
Everlasting God, come down!


John Cennick died this date, 7/4/1755.  John changed his possible occupation from surveying to preaching due to the influence of John and Charles Wesley.  He later taught at Kingswood and later yet became a Moravian.  Cennick, born 12/12/1718, was primarily an itin­er­ant evan­gel­ist but is credited with over ten hymns.

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