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2Pe 1.21 +

2Pe 1.21

“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man but

holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost”

…It [heart purity] is instantaneous in the sense

that a marriage is instantaneous.”

– Wm McDonald

Literature – A. Perhaps some (1 in 100? J) may be interested in thoughts on Literature (my BA is “in Lit”).

1.) Do not read after any writer who committed suicide (their life wasn’t worth living, they have nothing to add to you). 2.) Do not read fiction with four-letter words (if you own the book burn it, if borrowed return it). 3.) Do not read the fiction of a writer who was a known drunk, druggy or lived a depraved life, nor one who left evangelicalism for a cult (regardless of how famous the cult may be). – 10/2/21

“Love is without hate, faith is without doubt,

humility is without pride, meekness is without anger.”

– Wm McDonald

Literature – B. “Bryan, you draw a tight circle – leaving out a lot of books.” You can’t read but a puny fraction of what’s in print. If you start reading at 15 & in addition to living Real Life (jobs, successful marriage, parenthood, & most of all, a Walk with God) you average 2 books a week (2 wks off for vacation) for 50 yrs. That, as you readily see, is only 5000. Even a village library may have multiples of that. You need a “tight circle” to not waste time & God-given-talent. BE Selective. – 10/2/21

Do Likewise

A wedding can be a lovely thing;

I know; I’ve seen a few.

A wife-to-be meets her groom

“ Boom.” A home “brand-new.”

But the truly pretty stuff

Is the older man & his oldish wife

Still in love through thick & thin

Married: one, happy, holy, long life!

– – – Go Thou And Do Likewise!

– eab,  10/14/18

Compromise is plaguing what we used to call the “Holiness Movement.” There was a day few holiness men had MAs or were called “doctor.” Some of these have contributed to compromise. There was a day no holiness pastor’s wife cut her hair. A desire to be like the world has hurt the “Movement.” There was a day pastor/people wanted God on the service enough to pray at home, to come early to pray in a pew, & to pray “a house-a-fire” at service prayer time. Lack of prayer is at the HEART of compromise. – 10/13/21

1Th 5.17

“Pray without ceasing.”

“Then [Luther’s time] it was the Bible being added to by the traditions of men.

Now it is the Bible being torn to pieces by the criticisms of men…the truth & authority of the Bible are destroyed.”

– Carl McIntire

Are you listening to the Holy Spirit? Is He calling you to a ministry of prayer? Have you considered – as seriously as you ought – “…Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest”(Luk 10.2)? Are you willing to be hid in a Prayer Closet? Praying is not glamorous. Praying won’t make you popular. Praying is like work. Praying can start as a duty, be turned into a delight, but if not kept fresh by the Holy Ghost, can slide back into a duty. God, help us to pray. – 10/13/21

“Communism, socialism, fascism, nazism, all destroy

when any compromises are made with their systems.”

– Carl McIntire

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