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1Ti 1.17 +

1Ti 1.17

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God

 be honor & glory for ever & ever. Amen.”

“Seeking the applause of men cherishes & gratifies human depravity

 at the expense of divine displeasure.  It is gross idolatry.

J A Wood

You are raising your child for one of two Eternities: One is so Bright & Joyful man can’t grasp its splendor – forever more. The other is so dark & dismal that our worse nightmare pales in comparison & – it also is forever. Even if YOU don’t want to pay the price of living right, you ought to do so, so you can lead Johnny/Suzie toward an everlastingly Blissful Heaven. Please Dad, Please Mom, Change. – 7/26/21

“Christians are to reform the world

not be deformed by it.

J A Wood


Your – what? Your pastor (or his wife), your church leader (or wife) said his “favorite movie” is…? A preacher (or church leader) brazenly stating his favorite hollywood or disney film? – that friend, is unacceptable to me – & I hope it is to you. It’s beyond my imagination that H Robb French, Steve Herron or L D Wilcox would’ve said such. A new convert might admit (with embarrassment) what his USED to be. A pure man of God will have no favorite in the trash pile of the world. – 7/30/21     

goodly

God is One, yet goodly, gladly Three.

His goodness exceeds: deserves a capital “G.”

His actions give “goodness” definition.

His goodness provides needed Redemption.

Thank you Lord, for Your goodness to me.

– eab,  7/28/11

Balance – is needed to ride a bicycle – is needed to get a man to heaven. How satan wants us to get off balance & wreck. Have a hobby? Don’t go overboard. Like to hunt? Keep a balance. Collect “a” or “b”? How satan’d like you to “get into your collection” until you miss 1.) private time with God, 2.) fail to give to the cause God wants, 3.) “eat, sleep, drink” an earthy passion & lose your soul. Keep a hobby in its place or if need be drop it, when you see it’s weakening your walk with God. Amen? – 7/30/21

“You can go to a seminary and learn how to preach sermons

but you will have to go to God to get messages.

Oswald J Smith

2Ti 4.10

“For Demas hath forsaken me,

having loved this present world…”

Some have tried to imagine two or more yrs of Greek or Hebrew qualifies them (along with their buddies Westcott & Hort) to ignore the scholarly labors of 47 men fresh from the Reformation, who respected the Words of God & devoted 4 yrs producing the Classic of all English Bibles. Such imagination borders on ignorance (perhaps the nicest way to say it) but may include arrogance. This refusal of the Authorized Version can also lead to damnation. Please, friend, come back to the Classic. – 7/31/21

The Refiner is never far from the mouth of the furnace

when His gold is in the fire.”

Charles Spurgeon

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2Th 2.3 +

2Th 2.3

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,

except there come a falling away first & that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

“Pentecostal power is to be had today

at Pentecostal prices; no more, no less.”

– George B Kulp

Pastor. What’s the name of the people who live the 2nd house North of church? When’s the last time you knocked at that door? Did they receive a personal invitation from you when you had your special service? Have you *ever prayed with them? Now, the same questions East, South, West. Do you go “cold-turkey” calling? Why not? “It’s hard.” I know. Several days, I’ve had to make myself go. But by the time, I left the 3rd door I was glad I’d gone. Call in your territory. For Jesus sake AND for yours. – 7/24/21

“If you do not want to be even thought a card player

do not have cards in your house.”
– George B Kulp

As you put on what (for you) was a “bright” shirt, Brother, or started tying a flashy tie, you felt the Spirit check you – did you listen to the Lord? “Don’t be silly, Bryan, the last evangelist wore some pretty wild stuff.” There was a time ministers were known for black suits, black ties & white shirts (perhaps a little too much) but the scale has tipped too far the other way with men (not just preachers) in colors & designs their dads or granddads would’ve never worn. Let us come back to manly clothing. – 7/24/21 

LAME FAME  

The claim to fame

Is all very lame,

If in heaven, there’s no record

Of your name.

– eab,  7/30/06

If God chose to He could make the most realistic “movie” (I know this borders on ludicrous; please bear with me) any man’s ever seen in his wildest dreams or could imagine – it would blow-away everything puny man’s attempted. God has not! God will not! He is not into fiction or falseness. The Lord is the most Real, the most Authentic Being. Heads Up – – – if we are truly His, we also are genuine. Please stop any & ALL connections with worldly (& yes “christian”) movies. – 7/26/21

Jude 24

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling &

to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy”

“He can make the Bible the chief of books in the home…novels & other trashy literature

will go into t fire; instead of ‘jigs & jazz’&wordly singing…‘Jesus Lover of My Soul…’”

J B McBride

The words fun, funny, funnier, funniest are not in the Bible. “Bryan, don’t tell me you’re going to oppose fun now.” No, I’m not. Allow me to say tho, “fun” may be something to momentarily enjoy & then go on with life. Don’t, repeat, Don’t make “having fun” *the goal of your life – it’s a very flimsy goal. Don’t even make it *a goal. Your life, if lived for God, is much higher than earth’s “fun.” Fun stays here. Fun is not needed above. AND those in hell (IMO) wish they’d never heard of it. – 7/30/21

We are aware that mercy endures a long time; but we also know that mercy ceases

 & that one can cross the dead line, if he continues to resist the Spirit’s pleading.” 

J B McBride

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1Th 5.23 +

1Th 5.23

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; & I pray God your whole spirit

& soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

“Many people have lost the witness of the Spirit

by not pressing after a greater fullness.”

– J A Wood

There’s a place called hollywood. It (IMO) has an agenda. In close proximity is a place called disney. It also has (IMO) an agenda. Do YOU have an agenda for your child? Unless you have your eyes open, unless you are daily praying (& obeying) the agenda of h. & d. will overflow your child. Please do NOT buy them clothing with pics of h. or d. Please avoid all h. or d. videos, books, movies. This is very possibly more serious than you’re willing to admit. – 7/22/21

“Men cannot be public sinners

& then become private saints.”
– J A Wood

Hell has no 10 o’clock break, no lunch hour, no closing whistle/bell.

Hell has no day off, no week-end to go fishing, no vacation; short or long.

Hell has no retirement – no, not even a late retirement.

The Bible uses the words “for ever” in 380 verses, some of those referring to hell. Friend, O Friend, do everything the Holy Ghost asks you to do & by the Grace of God, miss hell. – 7/24/21

LiFe or deaTH?

When the twig has life, there’s limberness.

When it dies, it degrades to stiffness.

So the soul, when spiritually alert,

Can give a little, back-up – rather than hurt.

Unbending knee/mind is a sign of deadness.

– eab,  7/28/11

As you put the dress on you noticed it was too tight here (or there) & the Holy Ghost seemed to whisper to wear another one. Sister, did you obey “the checks of the Spirit”? Or (I hope not) did you go ahead, & thus override the Spirit? God cared enough about you to check you – don’t you care enough about your soul to obey Him? That, Friend, is a very serious question. – 7/24/21 

1Jo 2.17

“And the world passeth away & the lust thereof:

but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

“The Gospel only speaks of the virginity of the Virgin up to the time of the birth of Jesus Christ.

All with reference to Jesus Christ.”

Blaise Pascal 

Why are people claiming to be redeemed (some say ‘filled with Holy Ghost’) wasting time & money (both directly/indirectly from God) going where actors supposedly act out Bible stories? Did God give a writer “a vision of what said character” looked like? Did the Lord let a modern hear the words “said character spoke” as he built an ark or did mighty deeds or fished Galilee? This stuff is entertainment It’s sham. It’s pleasing to flesh but not to the Spirit. Stop letting *false images* fill your mind. – 7/26/21

If I am even with my enemy, the debt is paid;

but if I forgive it, I oblige him forever.” 

– Wm Penn

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1Th 5.22 +

1Th 5.22

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

“To be sanctified is nothing more or less than this one thing, the complete removal from the heart of that which is enmity to God, not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be; and this enables the life to be fully devoted to God.

D Shelby Corlett

Are YOU willing to think? Hope so. We may’ve bought too heavily into the “world’s art.”

Neither “chisel” nor “hammer” are found in the NT (New Testament), suggesting no sculptures were done by NT Christians. Nor are “brush” or “canvas” in the NT, suggesting paintings were not done by them. Even the art of music is not strongly in the NT (except human voices). It does not contain “flute” nor “organ,” suggesting these were not played by NT saints. – 7/21/21

“Holiness as devotedness to God involves the subordination of all other purposes to the one great purpose – the joyous acceptance & the happy doing of the will of God.

D Shelby Corlett


A tattoo on an arm is ugly. It is unnatural, therefore it is ugly. (If you had been born with that “mark” you’d possibly have had surgery to remove it. (Be Honest right here.)

A tattoo on a leg is almost always sexy. Tattoos – all tattoos are meant to draw attention. If you want to draw eyes to your leg, you with little doubt, have carnality in your heart, male or female. – 7/21/21

GOD – MAN  CONTRAST

A man is noticed, abilities are seen

He’s called to act, his actions are keen

From blank to blank – he served that date.

He passes on, is referred to as “the late…”

God, oh, happy contrast, is always great.

He is always mild love (never wild hate)

God’s attributes know no in/out “gate.”

– eab,  7/17/10

You have a child starting school this fall – FACT. You’re making plans to educate him/her at home; I hope that’s – FACT. You (if this is new to you) possibly feel over-whelmed – I’m not surprised if that’s – FACT 3. But, Christian, with God’s help you can make it. And, even if you’re not yet a Christian, allow me to say With. God’s. Help. You. Can. Make. It. “How can you say that, Bryan?” Listen; God is THE Father of all fathers. He loves children more than we do. & that’s a – FACT. Lean on Him – 7/22/21

“Regeneration is like breaking up the fallow ground & sowing it with wheat, In the growth of which there spring up tares. It is a mixed moral state.

Bishop Hamline

Pro 22.5

“Train up a child in the way he should go:

& when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

WARNING LONG POST. We know too many “things” & “people” who NEVER existed. God help us. 

Images are around us but we may fail to “see” how they permeate life. If you got a dollar for every image you can list on paper you’d have a large stack: archie, B.C., bugs bunny/elmer fudd, calvin/hobbs, charlie brown, daffey, dagwood/blondie, dennis the menis, donald duck, felix, lion king, mickey mouse/minnie mouse, peanuts/snoopy, popeye the sailor man, road-runner, smokie-the-bear, spiderman, superman, tom/jerry are a few. NOTE: I do Not regularly read the funnies Nor see disney junk. I did Not look at a list before I started. I didn’t list myth characters: jack-n-the-beanstalk, humpty-dumpty, snow white (&7 dwarfs) etc. Further Note: I haven’t mentioned the many characters of star wars, gunsmoke & 1000s? of movies some know much more about than I do. (No caps on purpose.) – 7/23/21

Sanctification is like weeding the soil, or gathering the tares and burning them, so that nothing remains to grow there but good seed. In regeneration a spiritual growth is like the slow progress of the wheat, choked and made sickly by the intermingling weeds.”

Bishop Hamline

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1Th 5.21

“Prove all things;

hold fast that which is good.”

Every sin you commit you will have to meet it somewhere,

& settle for it.”

– Uncle Buddy

A new heaven & a new earth will (it seems to me) offer unlimited opportunity for exploration – with, of course, no danger (death, if remembered at all) will be a distant memory. (Please forgive the limitation of mere human words trying to describe that glorious world to come.) These new realms (heaven/earth) will have unmingled delight – innocency & purity. W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L. is too calm a word. – 7/17/21      

Sanctification is free.  You have to give yourself for it,

but you are nothing & you give yourself…”

– Uncle Buddy


If it hasn’t happened yet, it can. Ask God to give you a deeper appreciation for His Word. Ask Him to increase your love for It, the source of Truth. No, the Bible is not “a” source of Truth – It is *THE* source of all Truth of eternal importance. And yes, Truth has a capital “T” on purpose here. BTW as your love for the Truth of the Bible increases, expect (& enjoy) a balancing decrease in any affinity to the false, the fake, the flimsy, feeble & foolish lies of the world. – 7/19/21

“Father time” and “mother nature”

Have enjoyed millennia of pleasure

Under Him who rules from above the stars.

They’re only agents under His divine gaze

Limited in scope and with terminating days

He uses them: sort-a-like we use our cars.

– eab,  7/21/21

You’re hearing a song for the first time. Something about the tune is appealing or a cluster of words is picturesque. The next words heard are not Biblical. *What do you do? You can keep on “enjoying” the song or, OR you can stay with Scripture. “I hate to be a song critic.” Friend, life is full of choices & for today’s Christians, a part of these choices are 1.) Listen to what appeals to the flesh (includes ears) or 2.) Restrict your listening to songs with Biblical basis. Easy? No. Necessary for the soul? Yes. – 7/20/21        

“Faith is the hidden root, hope the rising stock & love together with good works the nourishing corn… Christ takes neither faith nor hope into heaven, the former being gloriously absorbed in sight & the latter in enjoyment.’

– John Fletcher

1Co 2.16

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord,

that he may instruct him?…”

“Thou shalt not make unto thee ANY *graven image or ANY *likeness of any thing that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth.” Exo 20.4 (emphasis-eab). This is the 1st use of “graven.” It’s used 50 times+ in the OT. Its sole NT (& final) usage is “…the Godhead is [not] like unto gold or silver or stone graven by art & man’s device”(Act 17.29). Here “graven” is distinctly linked to “art.” Have we picture-taking, sculpture-honoring moderns missed something? – 7/21/21

“…He works daily as a Prophet to enlighten you, as a Priest to make intercession for you,

as a King to subdue your enemies, as a Redeemer to deliver you…& as a Savior to help you work out your own salvation…”

– John Fletcher

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1Th 5.19 – 20

“Quench not the Spirit.

 “Despise not prophesyings”

A servant of God has but one Master. It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich

& great & honored in that world where his Lord was poor & mean & despised.”

– Geo. Mueller

Make yourself a plan to memorize portions of the Bible. Recording your own voice reading parts of the Bible & play it to yourself as you drive or work. Read a portion over & over till it become very familiar to you. Or listen to someone read the Bible but recording it yourself (as above) “gives you a jump” on memorizing. “Bryan, what do you do?” I use index card (cut in two) with a verse (or 1 with ellipses points) on one side & the reference on the other. Have used these for yrs & am happy with this system. – 7/19/21  

“God judges what we give by what we keep.”

 – George Mueller


“Why memorize Scripture, Bryan, I own 2-3 Bibles?” Glad you asked. Your eyesight may (probably will) diminish, making the Bible harder to read. Your hands could become crippled making it harder to pick up & hold a Bible. AND as much as we don’t want to think about it, totalitarian groups have in the past attempted to stamp out the Bible – if It is hid in your heart “Thy word have I hid in mine heart… (Psa 119.11) you’re in a win – win position. Start Today. Increase memorizing Today. Blessings!  – 7/19/21   

ROADS – TWO

Your county, your country has many a road

Real Life has only two.

The best one leads up and up

Up way beyond the blue.

This upward trending road’s not “trendy”

And travelers are few in number

But they are one “happy lot”

Without sin to encumber.

The other road descends progressively down

Ending in a light-less night

(Oh, the awesome contrast with up,

which leads ever into night-less light.

You may have been a “home-body”

And never left your native vales

But Friend, you’re traveling NOW up or down

Traveling one of these two trails.

The road to the best place looks dull and plain

That’ll change when death’s on your brow.

Leave oh, leave the glitter, glitzy trail

Friend, I urge you to change NOW.

– eab,  July 2016   

Write your own Obit? Please do NOT. If (& the if is a large IF) you’re aware in heaven of your Obit, it may embarrass you (again with a question that ‘embarrassment’ exists above). Thank God for any good you’ve done by God’s help – but It. Was. By. His. Help. If, heaven forbid, you go to hell, the sound of a flowery Obit may make you angry (if such were to be known below). You were president of ‘x,’ you started ‘y,’ you sat on this board or that but you didn’t love God & sadly did not go UP. – 7/19/21    

“You can as soon meet with a man that never felt the wind or heard the sound thereof as with one

that never felt the Divine breathing or heard the still small voice which we call the grace of God.’

– John Fletcher

Psa 46.10

“Be still & know that I am God:

I will be exalted among the heathen,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

Is your talking device (by whatever name) always talking/playing music? Why? Do you constantly listen to even “christian” music? Again Why? There’s something to be said for silence. There’s a time to hear nothing man-made. There’s a time to hear birds sing, cows moo, or even crickets chirp. A reader may remember the Bible says “Be still…” (good advice in a noisy, rushing world) but do you recall the words the Psalmist wrote next? “…and know that I am God…”(46.10). Wonderful! Cherish silence. – 7/19/21    

“…If we give over following after holiness & do not continue to leave all for Christ’s sake, may we not forfeit our title to glory as the servant who had 10,000 talents forgiven him forfeited his pardon…”

– John Fletcher

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1Th 5.18 +

1Th 5.18

“In every thing give thanks:

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

“Nature has some perfections to show that she is the image of God

& some defects to show that she is only His image.”

– Blaise Pascal

God is the Lord of all above us (Heaven), Lord of all beside us (His earth), & Lord of all below us (hell). He was Master of these before you were born, He is now (He seems to be allowing satan a long chain but the devil IS on a chain & is doomed), & God will be Master of these 3 world’s long after we die. – 7/13/21

 “The difference between Jesus Christ & Mahomet.- Mahomet was not foretold; Jesus Christ was foretold. Mahomet slew; Jesus Christ caused His own to be slain. Mahomet forbade reading; the Apostles ordered reading.”

– Blaise Pascal
Dad/Mom be sure to play games with your children: fun & educational games. Be just as sure to play these primarily for *their* sake. As they grow show them how much delight is available in making something of value: value for them, value for the family to use/enjoy or even profitable to barter or sell. Show them a better world of values for body mind & especially soul, than mere games. Too many parents play games too long & their enthusiasm for play a child senses & thinks its a part of adulthood, when it is not. – 7/16/21

MARY

She was born of her parents in the normal way,

And gave birth to each of her own in its day.

Except, except the First – He had a special birth

Conceived by the Spirit, He was God, God come to earth.

– eab,  7/17/15

If you have sin in your life – ask God to save you. If you have carnality – ask Him to remove it & fill you with His Spirit. If you’re saved & sanctified – ask God to give you Discernment. Some less than holy men (I fear) are preaching in supposed holiness pulpits; some less than holy women are singing in so-called holiness spots. You need to discern hypocrites & not support them with either your dollars or presence – even if they’re at a FAVORITE camp/school/church. Do not back fake “christians.” – 7/17/21   

“Hypocrisy being the most odious sort of iniquity in the sight of Him

who ‘requires truth in the inward parts.’

– John Fletcher

1Co 12.10

“To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:”

You’re a minister (pastor, evangelist, or school prof.) & you ARE compromising. Humor has become increasingly important as you speak. Stretching truth is not as awful as some think. Words never once used are popping up frequently. Your at-home-daughter appears in clothing too tight, too short, too low-necked. You DO have a favorite sports team (once you didn’t). STOP. Your sister, brother, child can too easily say, “He does ‘x’ & he’s a preacher; it must be OK.” Compromise is very often noticed. – 7/17/21

“Mr Wesley I reverence as the greatest minister I know

but would not follow Him one step farther than he follows Christ.”

– John Fletcher

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1Th 4.16 & 17 +

1Th 4.16 & 17

“Rejoice evermore.

“Pray without ceasing.”

“The fact that a man is tempted is not proof that he is sinful…

unfelt trial is no trial & pain on mind…is no more sin than pain of body.”

– J A Wood

It’s natural that we (still earth-bound) remember the BD of the deceased or anniversary or death date. Having said that allow me say such aren’t important to them in heaven. Yesterday’s Bible reading included Isa 65.17. It says, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” If the whole old earth is forgotten, I have serious doubts any soul enjoying the presence of the King of kings, Jesus Christ, will remember a day of birth on earth. – 7/1/21

“Christians begin to backslide when they feel it their duty

& see it their privilege to seek holiness & refuse to do it.”
– J A Wood

Why have a national flag in front of a church? If one feels the need to hang a flag there are county court Houses. There are state Houses. There is the nation’s capital House. And there’s even your House. The church is God’s HOUSE. God’s Kingdom is international in the best use of that word. He has no need of any flag (image) in His place of worship. Please think about removing the one at your church. Pray for your native land. Please do, faithfully, but stop doing homage to it in God Almighty’s HOUSE. – 7/13/21 

WINGS NOT REQUIRED

A pure man, with the Spirit, can do things

Which normally require a “set of wings.”

– eab, 7/16/15

MARRIED ?

“Married” to a church?  Never, no never.

Married to Christ? Ah, thank God. Forever!

– eab, 7/16/16

You could die TODAY. “Don’t try to scare me, Bryan; I’m young (or middle aged but) in good health.” Please Sir, Ma’am take time to think about *your* death. People die at all ages & some who seemed healthy. “But, I’m not ready to die.” It’s good for you to admit this. Now – do what you know to do: confess your sins & believe Christ forgives. Make an apology for your raunchy attitude to family member or former friend. Ask you wife/husband for forgiveness. Seek a holy heart. Get ready. You CAN. – 7/16/21   

Heb 9.27

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die,

but after this the judgment:”

“As for death, I think but lightly of it. When I know I shall behold the amiable countenance of Christ my dear Savior, the ugly face of death does not much trouble me.”

Joyce Lewes, Fox p262 

The economy is going down. The multitudes of paper dollars makes each worth less until we may see them worthle$$. Schooling is going down. Degrees once thought of value are not earning livings for some “educated” bloks. Politicians have replaced what were once statesmen. States & the conglomerate of them is in serious trouble. And, yes, modern “churches” are turned too often into entertainment centers. Any Bright Spots? O, Yes. Praise God! Christ, the Holy Bible, & Heaven are as real as ever! – 7/16/21

The soul in flames I offer Christ, to Thee.” 

Jerome of Prague, Fox p146

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WATER BAPTISM  Series. Please write your own defense of water baptism on YOUR posts. Repeat – your own. Please do not fill my feed with your arguments. I will probably not make one response to your arguments FOR  water baptism but people need to see that there is the more important side of the Holy Ghost Baptism which is receiving little attention & not as much preaching as it ought.  – 7/15/21      

WATER BAPTISM 1. Some may have *never questioned “water baptism.” These posts are invitations to do that. If you want water baptism I’m not calling it sin. I DO strongly urge you to not condemn those who question water baptism. It at best, is a rite. I know of no rite which does not require the presence of at least 1 or 2 other humans. Salvation does not! Sanctification does not require another human, nor does death. These 3 are the most important days of your life & they only need you & God. Think. – 7/15/21      

WATER BAPTISM 2. “But, Bryan, what do you do with, ‘One Lord, one faith, one baptism’”(Eph 4.5)?

I believe it, fully believe it. Almost every one knows there is a baptism that “sprinkles” (babies, sick or dying folks). There is a 2nd that “pours.” There’s a 3rd that “submerges.” (That’s 3 baptisms.) Then there are those who baptize forward. And those who baptize backward. And those who put the recipient under 3 times. “One baptism” doesn’t sound like water to me. It is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. – 7/15/21

WATER BAPTISM 3. Jesus, of course, doesn’t deny that His forerunner used water. “For John truly baptized with water but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence”(Act 1.5). Please note the strongest, contrasting conjunction in our language “BUT.” Water is one thing the Power of the Blessed Third Person of the God Head is entirely another. Water is a created substance; the Holy Ghost is God therefore totally uncreated. Sinful men can put you “under” God only fills those who are ready. Think – 7/15/21

WATER BAPTISM 4. Pre-school I attended a Nazarene church – no baptismal trough up front. Later we went to a Free Methodist ch. – again no baptismal “tub” up front. About 10 we started attending a Pilgrim Holiness ch. with again no facility to baptize. During 4 yrs of h.s. & parts of 6 yrs of college (God’s Bible School) I, & then my wife & I, attended Wesleyan Methodist & Pilgrim Holiness ch. & not one had a baptismal. Went to teach at Hobe Sound Bible College (’67) – they had no baptismal facility. Holiness churches/schools do not need such. They believe in wonderful Baptism by the Holy Ghost. THINK – 7/15/21      

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1Th 4.17 +

1Th 4.17

“Then we which are alive & remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,

to meet the Lord in the air & so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

“…not even baptism is necessary to salvation…

If it were every Quaker must be damned which I can in no wise believe.”

– John Wesley

Dear sir, dear ma’am, do you dress a certain way, wear particular jewelry, do your hair so, use “choice” words, so that you’ll fit in with peers? (That “inside” group you’ve worked hard to get inside?) Has it occurred to you that if you changed friends, if you changed peers, you wouldn’t need to look so worldly? If it hasn’t occurred to you, allow me to say there are souls who aren’t impressed by worldly appearance. They’re the holy ones, on that Narrow Way, headed to the Celestial City. Please join them. – 7/1/21

“Perfection is what God says about Himself,

attributes are what man says about God;

God is not obligated to live up to these…”
– John F Dorsey

satan does not know what is “best” for you nor do any of his henchmen, ancient writers or modern film-makers. He didn’t know what was best for himself & got kicked out-of-heaven (Luk 10.18). The devil didn’t know what was best for the millions he seduced into hell. satan loves no one (IMO) not even himself. Christ by beautiful & blessed contrast, loved you before you were born & died for you. Listen to Him. – 7/12/21  

What Will You Say

What will you tell God at the end of life,

When He asks why you rejected His Son?

Why sin and self and sports and strife

Were more pleasing to you, than His Only One?

– eab,  7/13/10      

Marriage is a mystical union which we can see (beginning-wedding, progress-family life, end-funeral). It, of course is physical. There’s another mystical union which is spiritual & therefore not as visual – it is the combining of the soul with God. He wants us to be as close with Him (yea, closer) than any man & his wife are. Earthly marriage is a “type” of the spiritual union. He wants to be in us. Is He in you? – 7/12/21

1Th 4.7

“For God hath not called us unto uncleanness

but unto holiness.”

“Self is the root, the tree, & the branches of

all the evils of our fallen state.”

– Wm Law

Christians should not get greatly involved in either the starting-up or the tearing-down of any human government. Pray for the leaders of your land but remain separate from them. Our “job” is to advance the Kingdom of God – that is the BIG picture. Nationalism is cramped & limited. Work for Christ’s Eternal Kingdom. – 7/14/21   

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts,

for it is impossible to live one way & pray another.”

– Wm Law

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