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Luther Quote

“Believest thou? Then thou wilt speak boldly.

Speakest thou boldly? Then thou must suffer.

Suffers thou? Then thou shalt be comforted.”

Table Talk, p.151

 

That radio/TV preacher you support (verbally or financially), do you REALLY believe he’ll be in heaven? That singer you travel miles to hear & bring home his recordings, will he ACTUALLY be in heaven? That modern theologian whose easy-reading books you quote, do you know if he believes in holiness? If he never mentions being holy will he be in a Holy heaven? Think about who you support, “love to hear sing,” or become so quickly hooked on, because he’s a popular author.

– eab, 9/10/17

 

WATER FLOW *

The water flowed smoothly from left to right,

The water flowed gently day and night.

The flow of the water was a calming sight,

Slow and quiet and low.

 

The water had come from some distance away,

The water had been rain or snow in a previous day,

It had been these but it could not stay,

So it’s no longer snow.

 

The river moves incessantly;

The river moves again to the far sea.

Moving is the water, yet it stays apparently

The flow is a spectacular show.

– eab, 9/13/06 * Written on west bank, Middle Fork (Chandalar River) AK,

 

Minister Friend #1 Be faithful to preach the Gospel. Do it for the sake of children who see you as perfect. And for the sake of youth who hold you in high esteem. Do it for the sake of parents who need you to explain some of the same truths they’re trying to teach at home. And do it for the sake of older saints who hunger for & need the strong meat of the Word. (You can’t share or preach strong meat with conviction unless you are chewing on some yourself.

– eab, 9/9/17

 

Minister Friend #2 R G Flexon said that he didn’t preach that which he hadn’t been living 6 mon himself. A saint should now & then be taken-aback by truth, should say, “Whoa, is THAT in the Book?” And when they find out it is, they may chew on it for days, if not weeks. But Most of All Preacher, you need to preach the whole Gospel for your sake. You’ll some day (looking back it will seem soon) face the Great Shepherd & give an account of how you shepherded your flock.

– eab, 9/9/17

 

“There is more science in the twenty-fourth verse of the first chapter of Genesis

…than in all Darwin wrote.”

– Wm J Bryan, In His Image

 

1Co 9. 27

“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection:

lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

 

 

If the glorified soul of a saint is capable of “growing” (learning) for all eternity – an idea Steve D Herron floated & which I see as very possible – will the soul of a damned sinner grow thinner, forever dimensioning, yet never coming to naught? This (possible?) soul shriveling and shrinking sounds horrible.   – eab, 9/12/17

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