Archive for May 23rd, 2022

Mat 5.8 +

Mat 5.8

“Blessed are the pure in heart:

for they shall see God.

A Christian is to be prepared constantly

to express the gospel of peace.”

– Andrew Blackwood

If your state made it legal to steal, would you steal? If your country said t’was OK to kill selected men would you feel free to kill? Does the state/country set your parameters on right or wrong? Watch Out! Americans (assuming US to be “christian”) are closer to this than we realize. Some may accept divorce & remarriage because “the state” allows it. Too many holiness sons join the military thinking its fine to kill since they’re “in the army.” Christ & His NT writers do not agree. Watch Out! – May  2022

The sanctification of the Church means

its separation from all that is unholy, from sin.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

I’s and T’s

No, they don’t have to dot all my “i’s”

Nor cross all my “t’s”

But they DO have to daily, willingly

The blessed Holy Spirit please.

– eab, 5/18/15

Schooling #3 The degree whither academically-above-question or from a lesser school, or even one honorary is further complicated by the stand of “said” school. Is the school secular? Is it now secular but once was religious? Are they religious but a cult? Is this cult-ness openly know or one that’s not called a “cult”? Did a man whose roots are “labeled Protestant” get a degree from an institution known to be less? Some received more than a “degree;” they were (forever?) tainted by their education. – May  2022

“He…that hath his portion first must needs have a time to spend it;

He that hath his portion last must have it lastingly.”

– John Bunyan

One of the last things a congregation needs is a man who “looks/sounds” good on the Lord’s Day but who spends no time alone with God in the week. If you have that, you may have an actor. He may know psychology, he may be “good” at playing on people’s emotions, he may have a huge vocabulary, he may have a very mobile & expressive face – hence an actor. Men of God are not, repeat, NOT actors. They represent the God of Heaven & that is The. Most. Serious. Assignment. on earth! – 5/22/22

1Jo 4.18

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:

because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

FEAR. 1 “…Fear not…” was in Genesis. It is in Revelation. “…Fear not…” is in 61 vv (63 total) between. satan (to whom you have no reason to listen – unless you’re sinning) wants you to fear. He is damned. He wants you to be damned & one way of doing that is to get you to live in fear. I beg you confess & FORSAKE all your sins. “Impossible.” No. “For with God nothing shall be impossible”(Luk 1.37). You don’t have to fear satan nor any agency of man trying to control you by fear. Fear Not! – 5/23/22

“Freudianism is a comfortable philosophy. Everything wrong with me is someone else’s fault.

It is also a completely hopeless philosophy for it is the denial of personal responsibility.”

– Andrew Blackwood

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