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Archive for April 4th, 2016

The Word

Revelation 2. 3 – 4

“And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.”

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“We’ll never reach the world

except with the message of holiness….”

– Glenn Griffith, from his book, I Sought For a Man

 

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The “old man”

CARNALITY by another name:  Rom 6.6…That our old man is crucified…that the body of sin might be destroyed that henceforth we should not serve sin   Eph 4.22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;   Col 3.9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; – Paul testifies; the “old man” may be removed.

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SPRING

Here and there on branches bare

A cocoon earthward swings,

Waiting, a month or two, to be a zoo,

Of six-legged flying things.

Earth is so pleased to end the freeze,

It’s bursting up with joy.

And down the street, with peddling feet,

Rides a six-year boy.[1] 

– eab, Apr. ’71

[1] Andrew in the first grade, riding his new red bike on Paris Ohio sidewalks, bought by Granddaddy and Grandmother Scarbrough.

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Christianity is a NOW salvation!

Many of the opponents and some of the proponents of Christianity have not understood that. It is seen as a fine thing perhaps for the octogenarian whose form will soon be incarcerated in the grave. Christianity is haled as a “fire escape” from hell or possibly as a ticket to heaven. It has been pushed into a post-mortem existence! These people see Christianity as applicable only to the “after-life” they make no attempt, indeed feel no need, to make it relevant to this mortal time. A barrier exists, in their thinking, which limits Christianity to the “great beyond” thus excluding it from the principles of everyday walk. What folly! What purposeful devilish tactics! Christianity is for now.

– eab, c. 1970’s

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