Archive for August 15th, 2021

2 Ti 2.15 +

2 Ti 2.15

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,

rightly dividing the word of truth.”

“To refuse to believe in the gospel

is the worst sin imaginable.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

Can you read “your” theology into Scripture? Probably more easily than many see. Can you read personality into a Book’s passage. More likely than we care to admit. What did the Text say? Now what does the Text say WITHIN its context? I can handle an occasional sermon where a Text is read, the minister says it’s a jumping-off-point & never returns to it. But if a Text is supposedly being preached with ITS context it needs to stay with its setting & not be pulled in theology or personality. – 8/6/21

“…Sanctification keeps us in that fellowship in Christ…the Christian’s separation from the world until the second coming of Christ…sanctification enables him to abide in Christ to persevere in faith & to grow in love.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

Have you noticed that when a woman cuts her hair she’ll tend to cut off more & later still more? Please, Sister leave it God’s length, i.e. uncut. Jewelry seems to go the same direction; a simple “wedding band” is the start; then comes a diamond, then a necklace, matching “ear bobs” & a ring for the toe. And repeatedly one tattoo gets added to another until chest or neck or arms are full of ink. Sin grows. – 8/9/21


The pictures and the posts

Show what we like the most

Be they cruel or kind;

They reflect your mind. 

– eab,  8/13/12

Now – Today is the time to pray. You’re breathing is regular. Your pulse is normal. Your mind is clear. You are not being rushed to a hospital (on wheels or in a chopper). Ask God to forgive your backsliding. Ask Him to forgive your lukewarm-ness. Come back to where your were – No, on second thought, come back to better than you were. Today. – 8/12/21

“We cannot please God & Egypt…You cannot be a christian

without offending the world. The world hates God.”

George B Kulp

Heb 9.27

“…It is appointed unto men once to die,

but after this the judgment:”

Some people are not believers. They live peaceable with some who profess to be saved & they may even have a “head belief” in Christ but they have never confessed all sins AND stopped sinning. They’ve conformed to a degree to the Christian’s separation from the world – this is appreciated to an extent, but will mean zero at the Great White Throne Judgment. Please sir, please ma’am, if this describes you, I invite you to BE saved. You can ENJOY being a Christian, not just enduring it. – 8/13/21

Possession does not make you the owner of stolen goods.”

George B Kulp

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