Archive for May 5th, 2011

Though He has the highest thoughts,

God is the most practical Being in the universe!


– eab, 4/19/11

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God made solid forms – they appear left and right,

Hill, mountain, stone, rocks, shrub, and tree,

Then he splashes them with varied light,

Till same-ishness is lost in variety.


He made more mobile forms – apparent to sight,

Waves which roam the sea, clouds the sky,

Different they look today than last night,

Light glances on low tide or up on high. 


On His firm forms He “paints” – with brush slight.

They are light or dark at His supreme will,

And sea or sky look dull or quit bright

By light, His light He allows to spill.     

                – eab,5/5/10

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Edward Irving on 5/3/1832, was judged unfit to remain pastor of the Regent Square Presbyterian Church.  One of the concerns was his view on “Pentecostalism.”  Later he formed “The Holy Apostolic Church” a.k.a. Catholic Apostolic Church.

It should also be noted that Irvingwas so thrilled with a book by Manuel Lacunza (Jesuit priest) who used the assumed Jewish name, Juan Josafat Ben-Ezra, that Irving made a translation of this book and published it with his own “eloquent” preface.  This book and its views later influenced on John Darby, the Plymouth Brethren, and the movement toward a secret rapture.  Evangelicals and the holiness movement have been too influenced by Irving and “the company” he kept – he’s shown here with warning, not approval.

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