Archive for October 11th, 2016

Mat 7. 15 – 16

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”

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“Fruit bearing is an everyday job

for everyday Christians.”

– Richard Humble, sermon, Easley, SC, 3/4/1992

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I saw a bird there,

On a twig so bare

On the top-most branch of a tree.


Between his head and the sky,

Was nothing but what might fly by.

He was lord of all he could see.


And he cocked his head,

As if he said,

“I’m way up here; look at me.”


But now he has flown,

The twig empty is shown,

And the silhouette is as blank as can be.   

– eab, Oct. ’65

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When a church, college, or mission organization brings in a speaker

whose life and appearance of his wife, do not match the printed position of the group, it compromises. (This is not said with rancor – it is logic.) Unless this invitation is acknowledged as a mistake (all make mistakes) supporters of this assembly may ask 1.) Are the printed positions thus ignored important?  2.) Are said positions only appropriate for members, not for leaders?  3.) What skewed thinking warrants this evident exception and will it be repeated?  4.) Why is leadership so enamored with a speaker that they’ll flaunt their own rules? 

Compromise in church, college etc. weakens it. Compromise shows the organization is changing – sliding – becoming like its lesser, backslidden sisters.

  • eab,  10/11/16

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