Archive for February 9th, 2017

Confess Christ

Rom 10. 10

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and

with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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“…The confession must be as public as the transgression…”

– Oswald J Smith, from his REVIVAL WE NEED

> Allow me to add, private sins should NOT have public confessions. <

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God has already been enjoying (if I may presume to know) the presence of millions of saints. If the Bible did not teach an ending (it surely does) things would not have to end for His sake. His “…ways higher than [our] ways” and deeper and broader. (Little me would want to bring an end to all the bad before I started the good. God can presumably take pleasure in a heavenly eternity while seeing/overseeing this world wind-down to its super-sad ending.)

– eab, 12/28/16

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Now and then I see where prankster

Has turned a corner post;

And “Main” becomes “Franklin,”  

And “Franklin” “Main” – almost.


Locals know that “Main” is “Main,”

Not turning where miss-signed,

And the turned-street labels

Make them to humor inclined.


But to the traveler on his journey

From his home to city far,

Doesn’t know the sign is wrong

And his day can fully mar


By the miss-labeled street.

He may turn and travel long,

Only to sadly learn

His miles and hours were wrong.


If the devil can spin the signs,

Call that “Narrow” which is “Broad,”

And call the “Broadway,” “Narrow”

Leading folks away from God.


Then satan may see them die,

Die despairing of Calvary’s cost,

Because they turned the wrong corner

And were forever lost.


Preacher, don’t be a prankster,

Turning the sign on the corner post,

“Winning” people by your humor,

Not preaching with the Holy Ghost.


And Traveler, oft check the map,

It the narrow and broad has told.

Remember, the adage is still true,

“All that glitters is not gold.”

– eab, 2/9/06

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Krikor Gayjikian

While in high school at God’s Bible School I heard Krikor Gayjikian

testify up front on the girl’s side of the chapel. He was a single Armenian who’d witnessed persecution of Christians before coming to America. He wanted an Armenian wife but knew no one eligible. He sent a letter with his picture to the old country, explained his need, and how she could get here. A young lady named Osanna accepted. (I can imagine her friends telling her she was crazy.) He sent money for the Atlantic ship and train fare on to Cincy. On the appointed day they met at the train station and within 48 hours were married. Jesus Christ wants a peculiar Bride. He’s paid our “ticket” all the way to heaven! (Some detractors say we’re crazy to follow Him.) We’ve not seen Him “face-to-face” but we’ve caught glimpses of Him in Holy Writ.

Someday He’ll meet us in the Celestial City and we’ll be with Him forever.

– eab, 2/9/17

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