Archive for May 9th, 2019

God, the Father, as Teacher.

“…I taught them rising up early & teaching them yet they have not hearkened…”(Jer 32.33)

God, the Son, as Teacher.

“Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught” (Joh 7.14)

God, the Holy Ghost, as Teacher.

“…Holy Ghost whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things…”(Joh 14.26)


“…A truly learned man is ever humble…& one under the influence of the Divine Spirit is ever meek, gentle…the proud & the insolent are neither Christians nor scholars.”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/


Churches were once seats of learning. “…I teach every where in every church.”(1Co 4.17). Wesley made his mistakes (marriage, long hair) but using non-Oxford men was not one. Many a young man has been an under-study with an established pastor. (Nor does that pastor need to be famous.) God is not necessarily looking for “learned” men, but for men who love Him & who want to learn all He will teach them.

– 5/9/19


“If Christ be a forever priest there can be no succession of priests, & if he has all power in heaven

& in earth & if he be present wherever two or three are…he can have no vicars…”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/


I’ve been praying for a John-the-Baptist or like Prophet, to enter a certain church & “shell the woods.” The preacher is not going to but, Oh, for exhortations against sin & toward holiness, to ring again in those walls. (A few of you have been to this church.)

– 5/9/19



Ma! Oh the happy ear received,

Mom, on the heart ever recorded,

Moma often thinks her efforts rigid,

Madre operates the home easily rewarded,

Mother occurs to help ease regularly,

Mother’s own touch: heaven’s earthly royalty.

– eab, May 1972


“‘There goes John Newton, had it not been for the grace of God.’ Newton exclaimed to a friend

…as they passed a criminal on his way to execution.”

– Quoted by Able Stevens


When an institution (college, to conference, to camp meeting) has purposely moved left, they can’t “afford” to bring in a fire & brimstone preacher. He, under the Majestic prodding of Blessed Holy Spirit, might convict a board-member or others & “ruin” their slide toward totally apostasy.

– 5/9/19


Psa 43.3

“O send out thy light & thy truth: let them lead me;

let them bring me unto thy holy hill & to thy tabernacles.”


“He [Whitfield] was an enthusiast doubtless, but in the best sense,

and in no sense a fanatic.”

– Able Stevens


“Rite ” is not in the NT. “Ritual” is not in the NT. “Tradition/Traditions” are negative in the NT (except for one each, use by Paul). “Church calendar” is a term foreign to the NT, as is the word “sacrament.” Don’t be mislead by the move toward formalism in what were once Holiness Churches.

– 5/9/19

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