Archive for February 26th, 2015

“And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness: and

let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and

over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and

over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”  

Gen. 1.26   >> emphasis added <<

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“Men judge the worker by the work;

God judges the work by the worker.”

– Martin Luther

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There has always been (NT & since) a line between believers & the state. God & “Caesar” are not partners.

It’s a mistaken mind which seeks to erase that line. 

No Christian Entity needs (or should desire) the approval of a state. 

State – “christian” coalitions can be dangerous. 

– 2/26/15    #eabit

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God deserves all praise, and glory,

He Who from celestial story, 

Has always, always been there.


He deserves all honor and laud,

For He alone is forever God,

Inward, outward, and everywhere.


God is One and yet He is Three,

He has been so for eternity,

And wants you, His “forever” to share.

– eab, Feb. ‘05

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Charles Monroe Sheldon was born 2/26/1857 at Wellsville, NY to Stewart (Congregational pastor) & Sarah (Ward) Sheldon. After graduating from Brown U. & Andover Theological Seminary & a stint pastoring in VT, Sheldon took a Congregational pastorate in KS.  There he married Mary Merriam, 5/20/1891.

 It was also in KS he developed a Lord’s Day evening sermon series which included the question, “What would Jesus do?”  A religious magazine (Chicago) began to publish his story/sermons in weekly installments.  His famous book, In His Steps, followed (1896), which sold some 23 million copies.  In all Sheldon authored 50+ books.  He died 5/24/1946, at Topeka.

 Without endorsing social Gospel (which I do not) it’s to his credit he took a week (while pastoring) to labor here & there, to see working conditions first hand. He & his Central Congregational sponsored the first kindergarten for blacks west of the Mississippi. He (had signed a abstinence card at 7) was active in the Prohibition & Peace movements.  Sadly, he was associated with Alfred Langdon’s gubernatorial campaign.


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