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1Co 9.22

1Co 9.22

“To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak:

I am made all things to all men that I might by all means save some.”

“Definite preaching should cause definite seeking

& definite seeking should produce definite results.”

– H A Baldwin

Opposites atTract  [B.] The same can be said (IMO) for a church. When a man/family tires of the community “church” with its “wally-wally, bing-bang music,” its come-as-you-are shorts-wearing crowd, & shirttail-out-preacher, they may seek a church where they find a wholesome sense of Worship. They may well be drawn by hymns – yes, songs that praise God & therefore are not built on bang-bang rhythm. Holiness churches should provide an atmosphere of contrast to *modern evangelicalism. – 1/24/23

“There is a blessed variety in the personal leadings of the Holy Ghost & if we follow…our testimonies no two will be alike & no trite expression will mar the beauty of their originality or of their inspiration.

– H A Baldwin

WHY WRITE? [B.]  Above I said “right” reasons” – some of you disagree with eab at times. Do I expect you to always agree? As a father of 4, Gramp to 18, teacher/pastor of decades I have an idea of human nature = short answer – No. However, some of you seem to have a near-knee-jerk reaction at some ideas. Don’t you realize you may mark yourself H.D.H.? (“Hit Dog Hollers.” Pitch a stone into a pack of dogs, one who gets hit, howls.) Think. eab may be wrong. BUT, eab *might* be right. THINK. 1/30/23


The under-shepherd of the sheep,

May need to pray while others sleep.

He prays about their personal needs,

And tries to reach each, where he feeds

Dangerously close to crevasse, deep.

– eab,  2/2/07


The under-shepherd has to keep

His own soul and those of his sheep

He needs to prepare and to pray

To preach in a Biblical way

And from time-to-time, he must weep.

– eab,   2/2/07

Met a man who’d “done well” yrs before, building track-houses in California. (Houses were so close younger workers could jump from one roof to the next.) These were “anything-but” personalized. Most of us live today in a house built by (or for) some other person. Get Right with God. Stay Right & Christ’s promise of a place prepared “for you”(Joh 14.2) will become Heavenly reality. God knows exactly the color, size, & “style” (if heaven has such) BEST for you. Christ loves you. Trust Him. – 1/31/23   

Joh 14.2

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so,

I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

“No person has such a full view of his own astonishing weakness

as does the holy man.” 

– H A Baldwin

It’d be horrible if we knew how many Preachers are in hell; Men who once spoke in Evangelical services, even Holiness meetings. Some are possibly even men YOU’VE HEARD in a church, camp, school chapel. What happened? We don’t need to know gory details but we need reminded: God requires 100% obedience, for 100% of life (after conversion). When a minister is attracted to sports, hollywood, disney, fancy autos, worldly attire, or begins to bow the knee to popularity, he’s headed down, literally. – 2/2/23

“The more holy a saint of God becomes

the more he hates sin.”

– H A Baldwin

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