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Archive for May 11th, 2016

The Word

Proverbs 1. 10 – 11

“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

“If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:’”

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“So long as sin in the world

love must make war against it.”

– Daniel Steele, from his book, Love Enthroned

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A short distance many times is not sufficient to determine if a line is straight or curved.

Extend the line and it evident.

Moral: See where the idea originated, try to logically visualize the ultimate result, and the straightness or crookedness will become clear.

– eab, c. ‘75

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Lot

The nephew of Abram called Lot;

Sodom he pitched toward, Sodom got.

His daughters were lost;

Sons? Oh, the high cost

Of gaining just what he’d sought.

[Gen 19.14]

– eab, 3/3/05

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The Calvinist idea

that all actions short of the absolute perfection of God are sin is not correct.

One cannot steal from his neighbor (an overcoat for example) and “love him as himself.”

But one can mistakenly take his neighbor’s coat (return it when he sees his mistake), and love him as his neighbor at the same time.

– eab, July 2001

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