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1Co 1.21 +

1Co 1.21

“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,

it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

 

“Departed spirits are not men; & dead men cannot be tried till the resurrection of the dead takes place when departed spirits & raised bodies will form men again by their re-union.”

– John Fletcher /Works I/

 

Testify to holiness (if you are sanctified). Sing holiness songs to wholesome music. Preach/teach holiness as Christ & the apostles pronounced it. A compromising variety of “holiness” stalks the land. It wants Jesus-type words to big band or rinky-dink sounds – that friend, is not holiness. It wants to allow carnal manifestations at ball games (“But the ref. WAS wrong”), prideful appearances instead of the plain clothing, & such modern “holiness” has no shout & no shine.

– eab, April 2019

 

“Truth, next to God, is the most powerful thing in the world.”

– John Fletcher /Works I/

 

God knows difference

Recent converts and

Receding compromisers

Can look nearly the same

Fresh “ink” has recorded one’s new name

The other, though denying, lives in shame.

– eab, 4/20/09

 

Drinking hard liquors has brought many to joblessness, to wifelessness, to health-less-ness. Please oppose it, though it’s within the family – it’s a curse. Now, allow the Lord to show you what else is within the family circles which you should oppose because it also is wrong & needs your strict disapproval. True, one can be too preachy about “x” or “y” but we can also can become accustomed to outright sin & therefore silent until it’s too late. Amen? Ouch?

– eab, 4/18/19

 

Psa 139.8

“If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:

if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”

 

“The ‘last days’ began with Christ’s first advent

& will end with His second advent.”

– F F Bruce /Book of Acts/

 

Heaven, above all the earth, is full of Light. People who dislike, even hate light, do not go here.

Earth, the middle-land, is an ever changing mixture of light & darkness – introducing us to both.

Hell, below earth, is associated with “outer darkness”(Mat 8.12ff) therefore may totally lack light.

– eab, 4/20/19

 

“…What was piety to the Greeks

was superstition in the eyes of the apostle.”

– F F Bruce /Book of Acts/

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