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Archive for January 17th, 2015

“For the law was given by Moses, but

grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”

– John 1.17  

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“We cannot be professing Wesleyans and practicing Calvinists.”

– Randall McElwain, EdD, 4/15/09

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Rev 2.9 “I know thy works and tribulation and poverty…and the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not but are the synagogue of satan.”

Rev 3.9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of satan, which say they are Jews and are not but do lie…”

These 2 easy references (2.9 & 3.9) have depth. 

During WWII one can understand a sinner saying he was not Jewish, when he was. 

But why would a sinner say he IS Jew, when he is not? 

There MUST to be an advantage – perhaps a financial one!  Think.

– eab, 1/16/15

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At the right city, In the right time,

By the right mother, From the right line,

To the right nation, In the right tribe;

Christ came to earth humanity to imbibe.   

– eab, Jan. ‘81  [Gal 4.4]

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ON THIS DATE

Benjamin Franklin was born 1/17/1706 in Boston, the 10th son of Josiah and Abiah (Folger) Franklin. Josiah had wanted Ben to be a minister but as he could not afford the schooling, Ben was apprenticed to a printer.  Ben went on to “play” with lightning, be an inventor, represent the US in Europe and influence his age.  He died 4/17/1790.

Franklin quotes:

“How many observe Christ’s birthday!  How few, His precepts!”

“Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults;  greater to tell him his.”

“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

>> Disclaimer – Franklin seems to lack in a commitment to Christ (which most souls included in #OnThisDate have had).  Of course, I am no man’s judge.  I hope Ben is heaven.  If you have positive “proof” he was a Christian please give a reference.  Some may not like this disclaimer but I take Mat 7.18 seriously.  Franklin’s inclusion therefore is not approval of his life nor his “letters.” <<

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