Archive for October 24th, 2021

1Jo 1.9 +

1Jo 1. 9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful & just to forgive us our sins

& to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

“We have records of professions of perfect love in all the journals of the old Methodists

…the golden pot of Methodist biography is brimful of the manna of sanctified experience.

– J A Wood

Are you a Grandfather? A Grandmother? Do you allow your child’s child to “get by” with what your child could not? Really? Why? “Well, I want them to love me & to know that I love them.” Is this how God “operates”? Does God allow His children to “do” as they please? Is that how He shows love? True love doesn’t allow wrong (either defined as sin or what is unkind, ill mannered). Be a better grandparent. -10/2/21

“When men are opposed to holiness

it is because holiness is opposed to them.”

– J A Wood

Imitation “bibles” might be comparable to imitation “treasure maps.” The Great Treasure is in heaven. satan knows that – he was once there. satan will never be able to go back but it seems he knows that you & I CAN go to this treasure. Since the devil knows there is this Great Treasure rather than deny it, he’s made imitation maps. Parts of it appear somewhat right (& may suit the modern ear) but can lead astray. God’s Great Book will lead you to His Great Treasure. Satan’s imitations won’t – on purpose. – 10/20/21


Make it your firm conviction

To not live in the world of fiction.

Search Truth, cherish, love her;

Never put a fable above her.

Pursue her, as one does an addiction.

– eab, 10/24/17

Consider dropping words that are from temporary “science, falsely so called”(1Ti 6.20). Think about replacing them with words from the ageless Word of God. Example (just one for now) “universe.” This word was unknown until the 1580s. “That’s a long time ago, Bryan.” Tsh. The Biblical expression which is as big or bigger yet so picturesque, has been in use since Genesis 1.1 is “Heaven & the earth.” – 10/24/21  

Mat 24.35

“Heaven & earth shall pass away,

but my words shall not pass away.”

“Faith is what makes a Christian. Love & peace are blessings

from God that follow after faith.”

– Andrew W Blackwood

Men like to reform, to change themselves, if they can brag about it. They want their losing weight (or being able to lift more weigh) to make them look better. Or they gain a degree & therefore show themselves intelligent. Or they build this, or travel there & the list of accomplishments (or pseudo ones) goes on. Too many of men’s deeds center on ego. “I improved me – See!” True salvation is about admitting how wrong we were & letting God CHANGE US. Are You Saved? – 10/24/21

“Righteousness emphasizes the right relationship with one’s fellow man,

while holiness emphasizes the right relationship with God.”

– Andrew W Blackwood

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