Archive for March 30th, 2017

Mat 3. 7

“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, ‘O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?’”

>> John the Baptist was a prophet – not a politician. <<

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“Sadducees are the liberals of the New Testament,

Pharisees are the legalistic ones of the New Testament.”

– Paul W Finch, Sr. (quote is close to if not exactly his words)

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The world will go to a worldly church and feel good about going. Worldly souls should feel welcomed at church by smiles and personal warmth but sinners should never feel 100% comfortable in church. Dirt is not at ease when sparkly clean is near.

– eab, 3/30/17

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Since I’ve retired from pastoring I post things on SM (social media) to make men/women think. Hopefully think and thereafter talk to Jesus, if/as they need to. You might say I’m a modern “Circuit” riding preacher.

– eab, 3/30/17

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Is heaven’s main attraction its streets of purest gold?

Do you want to see it, see about what you’ve been told?

Do gates of pearl attract you – do they demand your thought?

Do heaven’s “beauties” call you – more than they really ought?


Does heaven beckon you because of Mom or of Dad?

You think seeing them again will make your heart so glad,

Or (sorry that you suffered) you have a child up there,

You’re attracted to heaven because of your child, fair.


Is heaven, the real heaven, the place you want to be?

Or just an alternative to where you wish to flee?

(No one in his right mind, desires to go down below

Given a third choice, you’d choose it, you honestly know.)


Many would like a heaven, absent Almighty God.

They have never really loved Him, never sought His kind nod,

As one might like the mansion on yonder hilly dome,

Enjoy it in the full, if the owner were not home.


Like his mansion? Oh, yes! Like the owner? Well, not much.

He seems too demanding about debt and dirt and such.

And like-wise some would take heaven – if it had no God.

They think they’d like His mansion but find Him cold and odd.


They want a carnal heaven, where they would have no pain

They’d like a city safe, without fear of being slain.

They want to miss hot hell, though they’ve sown a lot of oats,

They grasp for what God has, but never “shared their coats.”


If your view of heaven involves only a gold street,

Do you just want to go for the loved one you would meet?

Stop! Your wicked view of heaven needs to change right now!

God is King there, all who enter will lovingly bow.


He’s willing to share, share His mansion with one and all

Who reciprocate His love, who upon Him daily call.

The glimpses of heaven are befitting our great King

Up there “Holy, Holy” is cried, up there angels sing.


Gold, pearl are but sidelights to the Presence we will see.

Heaven is a place of worship – – – for eternity.

– eab, March 2007

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Sin is repulsive

Sin: “mild” or wild, is repulsive

to thinking people. Even those caught in habitual sins are repulsed by their own, in quiet, reflective moments. If sin is repulsive to us (sinners still or sinners-saved-by-grace) HOW much more is sin repulsive to the Holy Father above, Who has never sinned, the Holy Spirit, Who has never sinned, and the Holy Son Who actually suffered for sin, that we mere mortals could live above sin.

– eab, 3/29/17

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“Our doctrines are not shameful…but are indeed more lofty than all human philosophy.”

– Justin, First Apology

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