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Psa 100.4 +

Psa 100.4

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving & into his courts with praise:

be thankful unto him & bless his name.”

 

“Humility seeks not the last word

 not the first place.”

– Wm Penn

 

You left your “rightish” roots & attend a contemporary “evangelical” church (at least that’s what you try to think it is). You’re an insider with a “position” to fill each time they meet, you’re active in one of their golf foursomes, & they love to come to your cookouts. How can you possibly leave? That is a question with which you should wrestle. You remember Mom’s prayers, you had confidence in Dad’s consistency & you’re not seeing holy lives being lived at the church/social club you attend. Will you leave? I’ll be honest with you – it will take all the manhood (womanhood) you can muster to do so. Man-up/woman-up. Heaven will be worth it & your time could be over before the year is. – 9/24/20

 

“We are never more like Christ

than in prayers of intercession.”

– Austin  Phelps

 

Do you love Jesus? Is He *THE Reason* you want to go to heaven? (To see Him, To worship Him)

Please drop all ideas/words of going to heaven to see anybody else (Not mom, not dad, not wife, not husband, not baby etc.) Drop these ideas & ask God to forgive you for ever thinking on this level. Ask Jesus Christ to increase your love for HIM – He’s the One who died for you. – 9/28/20

 

FALL

Fall, that most brilliant of seasons,

With an aroma all its own,

Has for various reasons

On my affections grown.

 

It’s partly all the color;

Red? No, reddish brown?

Orange? It’s one or the other,

That leaf that just fell down.

 

And it’s partly the falling leaf;

A twirl, a spin, a sliding drop;

A sky dive, Oh, so brief

With the slightest clatter of a stop.

 

And it’s also that “fally” odor;

Corn in shock, ear on stem,

Leaves when they’re walked over,

As you crunch your way through them.

 

A major part, I must admit

Is school; a bell, a book;

A different room in which to sit,

To listen, learn, and look.

 

And – I might as well be honest,

I like pumpkin pie, a little squash;

All the nuts the trees rain on us.

And Delicious, Jonathan, and McIntosh.

 

Fall’s nice warm days and cool nights,

That hazy, smoky distant view,

The full, autumn moon that on us lights,

Those are truly reasons, too.

 

Oh, I know that fall must terminate

To winter; it is only just.

But I’ll enjoy autumn before it’s too late;

For enjoying fall is a must.

– eab Oct. 1975

 

Are you one of those “enlightened” pastors who’s found a “bible” you like better than the King James? (Was it only a yr or so ago, you were using a yet different “bible”?) I feel sorry for you. Someone (peer, you think is smart, pastor, you accounted as “progressive,” prof, you respect as intelligent) influenced you toward a dumbed-down version. You are missing who-knows-how-much, but I also feel sorry for your congregation – you’re cheating them with your modern substitute. 47 men of high learning, respected by much of Christian England, gave 4 yrs of their life to produce the CLASSIC Authorized Version. Stop trying to convince yourself that your peer (etc., above) is more linguistically astute than this cadre of scholars. – 9/29/20

 

“Preach the Word! Sing the Word! Live the Word! Anything outside of this has no sanction in heaven.” [Campbell’s biographer added here – Religious movies & plays which involved dramatizing spiritual truth & particularly the work of the Holy Spirit, were blasphemy to him.]  

Duncan Campbell

 

Eph 3.16

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,

to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”

 

Make your home simple to maintain & easy to shed both rain & snow. (Forget about trying to impress your neighbor.) Give it fewer corners, not more, make the roof the right pitch & use a material which will last with little care year-after-year. (Simple exterior may also save tax money.) “But I want our home to be elegant.” Fine, do the fancy things on the inside – where you actually live.

P.S. The above can apply a little to your body-home, as well to your house-home. – 9/30/20

 

The affluently rich full of snesuality & pampered…are…

occupied with what they eat…drink, how they amuse & sport themselves…”

– Adam Clarke

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