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Luther + + + PLUS

Luther quote

“If I were master of the country I would not allow them to practice usury.” [1]

Table Talk p. 353

 

The Sword: man-made, man welded – brings death at both ends (“…all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” Mat 26.52)

The Word: God-made, God inspired – brings Life, now and everlasting.

– eab, 1/11/17

 

HE MADE  

He made the tree on which He hung;

The earth to which it lately clung

When innocent, it raised leafy arms,

While robins among them lived and sung.

 

He made the ore from which, by craft,

With forge white-hot and windy draft,

The town blacksmith sledged, with sinewed arms,

Long nails; innocent of greed or graft.

 

He made the sponge, carelessly raised,

Knew the near pool where it had “grazed,”

Commanding food with tiny arms,

Before beaching innocent and dazed.

 

He made the sources, rich in ink,

Where artist oft gave his pen drink,

Scrolling with careful, innocent arms:

“The King of the Jews,” making folks think.

 

He made the men, that “unmade” Him.

Knew their thoughts, goals, and every whim.

And as they nailed holy feet and arms,

Heaven’s innocence He prayed on them.

– eab, Nov. ’82

 

 

Women who want to be worldly are emboldened by a pastor’s wife who is worldly. And sadly, what some of these women do not realize, is that some pastor’s wives are on their way to perdition because of their spirit of self-will and disobedience. It is a big responsibly to be a pastor’s wife.

– eab, 1/16/17

 

“The church was never sent to entertain men.”

– Beverly Carradine, fr his Church Entertainments

 

If you are a professing Christian with at least an eighth-grade education and you are getting your “news” from the main-stream-media, you may need either your head or your heart examined.

– eab, 1/25/17

 

Act 16.9

“…There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.”

 

 

Positions bring possessions and possessions bring positions. This is true in the politico-economic world and it is true in Christ. (No, I did not say “in church.” L ) There are true positions and true possessions of Grace n Christ.

– eab, 2/14/17

[1] This is the Biblical word for “interest.”

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