Archive for July, 2011

“I heard a Voice which said, There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy Condition; and, when I heard it, my Heart did leap for Joy” – George Fox

“The Lord showed me, so that I did see clearly, that he did not dwell in these temples which men had commanded and set up, but in people’s hearts… his people were his temple, and he dwelt in them.”   – George Fox



George Fox was born this date, 7/19/1624, at Fenny Drayton (Drayton in the Clay) Leicestershire, England.   He founded of the Society of Friends, called Quakers by some.   Fox died 1/13/1691 at London.   His Journal was published (edited edition) in 1694.

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The most dangerous “art”?



Sculpturing” Scripture



to suit selfish or social issues.

– eab, 6/25/11

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2011- the “Year of the Bible”

2011 has been designated the “Year of the Bible.” People who are not thrilled with the Authorized Version have accused some who respect It, of worshipping It – not at all.  We worship God.  He, who inspired about forty men, across sixteen centuries to write His Book – OT in Hebrew mainly, NT in Greek, the then lingua franca (universal language) seems to have directed an English King to have It translated into what God foresaw to be the new and coming lingua franca, English.  He allowed England to throw off the chains of Rome (It did not want its minions reading the Bible.) and to see the necessity of having His Words translated by some of the most respected Bible scholars of their day.


Forty-seven translators, who believed they were handling God’s Words, were willing to devote four years of their lives to the great task of the Authorized (a.k.a. King James) Version.  In 1611 (400 years ago) they delivered to King James the best English Bible of all times.  


I, of course, had heard of a debate between those who respected the AV (or KJV, if you like) and those who claimed it had mistakes, which according to some modernists ranged into high numbers. As a literature major (BA) and Biblical literature major (MA) I appreciated the Classic words of this Golden Voice.  I recognized (in part) that this Book alone had helped to globally spread and standardize our native tongue.     


What I had not realized (and give the “benefit of the doubt” to others who are slower in this) is there has been (and currently is) a purposeful move to discredit the AV. For several months I have looked at sources and believe I see some motives to the unwarranted opposition.  Via FYC I hope to show examples of where some modern “translations” (should perhaps be called paraphrases) fall short of the completeness of the AV.  If a reader has accepted a modernist position I encourage deep study in the backgrounds of the modern translations.  It may be enlightening  


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When you see yourself

as a “spiritual giant,”

you’re look at a carnival

(carnal-evil) mirror.      

 – eab, 6/7/11

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A man is noticed, abilities are seen,

He’s called to act, his actions are keen.

From blank to blank – he served that date.

He passes on, is referred to as “the late…”

God, oh happy contrast, is always great,

He’s always mild love (never wild hate).

God’s attributes know no entrance “gate.”

                – eab, 7/17/10

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We may tarry awhile here as strangers,
Unnoticed by those who pass by;
But the Savior will crown us in glory,
To shine as the stars in the sky.

We shall shine as the stars of the morning,
With Jesus the Crucified One;
We shall rise to be like Him forever,
Eternally shine as the sun.

We may never be rich in earth’s treasures,
Nor rise on the ladder of fame;
But the saints will at last be rewarded,
Made rich in Immanuel’s Name.

We may live in a tent or a cottage,
And die in seclusion alone;
But the Father Who seeth in secret,
Remembers each one of His own.

Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter died this date, 7/17/1939, at Tampa, Florida.  Van DeVenter attended HillsdaleCollegeand taught art (Sharon, PA).  Later he moved into the field of evangelism.  Among others he worked with Wilbur Chapman.

Though born nearDundee,Michigan(12/5/1855), he in later years was drawn toFloridaliving inSt. Petersburgand laterTampa.  He also served as professor of hymnology at the Florida Bible Institute (nowTrinityBibleCollege) a period of four years.

In addition to the above he wrote “I Surrender All”  “I Wandered in the Shades of Night”  “The Heart That Was Broken for Me”  “Looking This Way”  “My Mother’s Prayer”  “Sweeping This Way.”

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Is heaven “Goal A”






just a goal?        

– eab, 7/7/11

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There was a woman at the well,

Her whole story she did not tell.

Christ told her of her sordid life,

Offered “water” instead of strife.

The village came too, He’d “rung their bell.”

                – 7/4/06

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The President of theUnited States of America

cut his salary by fifteen percent (15%).  

Great news!


Sadly, it is great OLD news. 

It was Herbert Hoover who did this. 

Hoover cut his salary on July 15, 1932.


It would help America in untold ways if all,

ALL government employees

(city, county, state, federal)

would cut their huge paychecks by 15%.


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Earth is the only place of entertainment.




All will be participants in both




Heaven  AND  hell.

– eab, 7/8/11

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