Archive for May, 2017

Don’t Hide


“Hide and go seek” is a game children play,

They play it at dusk, the close of the day.

But don’t be childish, “hiding” from your God.

Day is ending; you’ll soon be under sod.

– eab, 5/29/07

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Years ago – I have no exact date –

I realized that God did not make straight lines in His vast (how weak a word) creation. No species of animals of whom I am aware are straight. Some plants, especially giant trees, approach purely vertical lines but do not go there. Creeks and rivers, lake edges and sea shores are known for, and loved for, graceful curves. Clouds: white fleece or thunderheads are lacking in straight lines. Alas, the only Being capable of making perfect parallel or perfect perpendicular lines chose not to. Except – – – except the perfect straightness of a sea/sky horizon. (It is not called “sea level” for nothing.) All pics (excluding fish-eye lenses) show God’s one and only perfectly straight line.

– eab, 5/29/17

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“So that all who, by human law, are twice married,

are in the eyes of our Master sinners…”

– Justin,  Apology, 1st

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Historical Science

Today, 86 years ago, Auguste Piccard (peacar) landed in Gurgi, Austria after his historic ride. He lifted off from Augsberg, Germany, May 27, 1931 in a pressurized aluminum capsule under a huge hydrogen balloon and rose to about 10 miles (later in the 30’s, he went up to 14 miles). This Swiss physicist (1884-1962) rose to heights here-to-for unknown and is quoted as saying earth, “Seemed a flat disc with an upturned edge.”

>> 46 yrs. before Sputnik I <<

– eab, 5/28/17

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1Th 3. 13

“To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God,

even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”

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“Jesus was holiness personified.”

– J. M. Pike

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If your soul (that is the real you) is “the car,” your will is the “steering wheel.” You may steer toward heaven, OR (horrid thought) you may steer toward hell. The car goes where the steering wheel demands; and so with the soul/will duo.

– eab, 1/25/17

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We often speak of heaven

As a place with streets of gold,

And think that we’re describing it

In an illustration, bold,

Imagining that such a place

Must be fabulous indeed,

If earth’s most precious metal

Is mere pavement – so decreed.

Forgetting that the real wealth,

Which the Lord has up there,

Are the precious, transformed lives

Who’ve arrived there from “here.”

For if one soul is worth more

Than the combined wealth of earth,

Redeemed souls from every race

Make golden streets of small worth.

– eab, 5/28/07

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Yours truly posts to help people,

to encourage thought, to prod toward holy living; these are not posted for controversy. (Imagine a subject so sterling that no one could label it “controversial.” J) They are areas which warrant thought, if not by you, then by a neighbor open to truth. True, my “light” is not your “light” but as a minister (Social media is my “retirement” pulpit.) I try to touch on a variety of subjects, some of which, are not being preached by modernist – even holiness – pastors. An argumentative person can disagree with anything. May I ask that you kindly publish opposing ideas on your OWN page. Thank you.

– eab, 1/22/17

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“Among us nothing is ever said, or seen, or heard, which has anything in common with

1.] the madness of the circus 2.] the immodesty of the theatre 3.] the atrocities of the arena

4.] the useless exercises of the wrestling ground. Why do you take offence at us because we differ from you in regard to your pleasures?”

– Tertullian, APOLOGY [1-4 inserted by eab]

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