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Ante-Nicene Quote

“…you disbelieve everything that you may indulge your passions and that ye may believe in idols because you have a craving after their licentiousness but disbelieve God because you cannot bear a life of self-restraint.”

– Clement, EXHORTATION TO THE HEATHEN

 

If you were raised to believe you must “sin everyday in thought, word, or deed” you probably have 1 of 2 reactions. 1.) You’re “sort-a-glad” that you can sin Or  2.) Deep-in-side you’re “kind-a-sad” that you have to sin. Friend, I can’t urge you too strongly; search the Scriptures and BE OPEN to what they teach. Christ didn’t leave heaven to “suffer” being a Man, then suffer the cruelty of His mock trial, and suffer His horrible death on the cross that we be “better” sinners. He died to make us saints, yet-in-this-life.

– eab, 7/18/17

 

 

REFLECTING ON THE YUKON

The water below me is “coffee, with cream.”

But the water out there is blue, it would seem.

Maybe beauty is not always in the eye;

Sometimes its a reflection of God’s perfect sky.

– eab, Jul. ‘96

 

As a non-theater-goer I was unaware until recently of the HUGE, impact hollywood is having. A list showed the amount of money a few films grossed; some over $300,000,000. Millions paid cash to sit under purposefully planned wording and corrupt images of ungodly directors/writers. Goers thought they were being entertained (there’s little-to-no Biblical basis for “entertainment”) in reality, they left the movie with messages/images implanted in their minds. The fall of society is due more to “programming” than many shallow “christians” want to admit. Believers, do all you can to subtract hollywood out of your life.

– eab, 7/18/17

 

 

“ ‘Purity of heart’ said the Puritans, ‘is to have all the wheels of the soul turning the same direction’.”

– Richard Taylor, Exploring Christian Holiness

 

 

2Ti 2. 22

“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace,

with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

 

 

A casual observer (not a saint) may not be able to tell the differences between being filled with the Spirit and being full of bottled “spirits” (Act 2). There evidently are similarities and Praise the Lord there are huge differences.

– eab, 7/15/17

 

 

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