Archive for July 30th, 2019

Php 4.19 +

Php 4.19

“But my God shall supply all your need

according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”


“…True fear comes from faith;

false fear comes from doubt…”

– Blaise Pascal


33 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Eze 30.6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the PRIDE of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.


“Men often take their imagination for their heart;

& they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.”

– Blaise Pascal



God is Light,

And in Him is no darkness at all.

Has been true e’re since man fell

And it was true before the fall.

God is Light.

Oh, what truths in those words penned by John.

God is Light,

In the past, the present, – and beyond!

– eab, July 1976


Rejoice With Us! Six yrs ago today, after purchase completed, I picked my wife up & carried her over the threshold into our little bungalow. Who ever heard of a poor pastor (& poorer Christian sch. man) paying cash for a house? It’s small (little over 1300’ sq.) & needed a lot of TLC but it’s been Debt Free since 2013. Praise the Lord. New roof & porches (EABII did free labor, we paid materials), 14 new, argon-filled double-pane widows, 14” insulation (labor by s-n-l,Daryl) above ceiling & many other improvements. We’re so happy with our like-country location, telling God or each other nearly everyday of our gratefulness. Again, Praise the Lord. -7/30/19


1Ti 2.9

“…That women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness & sobriety;

not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”


Never accept the modernistic idea that holiness of heart can *rationally* be separated from holiness of life. Once you convince yourself that the outward appearance of “x” doesn’t have to agree with teachings of Paul & Peter, you’ve lost one of the criteria for distinguishing or “trying the spirits” & are more likely to be eternally lost. -7/29/19


“Spirituality is not how far we are from the world

but how close we are to God.”

– James Plank, sermon, 2/3/00


One of the questions evangelists on foreign soil face is – how much of what the nationals do/think is cultural versus, how much is religious? Culture & religion can overlap in subtle ways. A genuinely converted national can more easily draw the line between these two than the evangelists even after yrs on the field. Ready. For. This? – – – we Americans face the same question: how much of what swirls around us is cultural vs. how much has (hidden?) religious roots? Only the soul fully committed to heaven, the soul who loves God with all his heart, is willing to cut away what some “say” is mere culture but he (the saint) senses it has anti-christ tendencies. – 7/30/19


“We have difference of opinion but don’t ever

take the matter of unity lightly.”

– James Plank, sermon, 1/21/19

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