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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.”


“When Abraham & Isaac walked down off the mountain that day

it was a different Isaac & a different Abraham.”

– S D Herron


Not all deceased preachers, nor dead hymn writers, are in heaven. If we believe it’s possible to backslide (Scripture uses “backsliding” 12 times.) then a man who has preached or a woman who has penned a song when “all was well” may later turn back, (“…dog is turned to his own vomit again…”2Pe 2.22) & be in the torments of hell. This is said with absolutely no sense of satisfaction – but it should warn us. Be true. Be true to truth – even when truth makes us uncomfortable. – 5/8/20


“The test of the day is the day afterward.”

– Samuel Chadwick (as quoted by S D Herron)



Churches are different from classrooms,

With their schedules and posted dates,

Where learning is sectioned out,

In predictable, expected rates.


Learning in church is more passive,

Some come and go without notes,

Some seem to think the pastor’s main job

Is to warn about sowing “wild oats.”


A pastor is to spread the Word,

He is to prayerfully teach,

Instructing in thoughtful mouthfuls

Balancing what he does preach.


Here is a principle, a thought

There is a line upon line.

Repetition is tied to learning,

The logic should be quite fine.


Preaching should be holy, anointed,

Emotion welcome, but not ruling.

Churches should include eternal facts,

A free, godly, “Bible schooling.” – eab, 5/8/07


Many fathers/mothers (good to both help) can teach their child. Unless they’re abnormal, they love their son/daughter like no one else can. If they can read, they can teach their kid to read. (Schools do not seem to be doing too well here.) And parents know their child’s environment much better than a teacher may. Ask God to help you. Be systematic – neither too hard on “Johnny,” nor too easy (both serious temptations) & carry on. He/she IS your child. Don’t let anyone argue you out of that. Blessings. – 5/8/20


“There are only three kinds of persons; those who serve God having found Him; others who are occupied in seeking Him not having found Him; while the remainder live without seeking Him and without having found Him. The first are reasonable & happy the last are foolish & unhappy; those between are unhappy & reasonable.”

– Blaise Pascal


Act 23. 13

“And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy;”

[to destroy the Apostle Paul]


Don’t like the word “conspiracy”? “Scheme” turns you off? You want to trust to the point you believe all school administrators, elected officials, all doctors (MD/PhD), appointed bureaucrats? Guess you’ve not read much history. “But MY county, MY country, MY college wouldn’t lie.” Unless you’ve had a Heaven-sent revival in your “MYs” some will lie. God inspired Paul to inform a young man “…the love of money is the root of all evil…”(1Ti 6.10). Wake up. Trust God, trust His classic Bible but scrutinize the rest. “Prove all things…”(1Th 5.21) – 5/8/20


“When the teachings of men conflict with the Word of God,

it would be wise to go with God.”

– Henry Morris, PhD

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1Co 9.22

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


If you know one who doesn’t use internet based on religious scruples, please respect their decision. I see it as a tool to be used, if we don’t explore its dark alleys. It may be a temporary tool. (All of life is temporary, remember?) Now’s a time to use it for God’s glory & the good of fellow souls. It could disappear entirely or become regulated in such a way Believers would be excluded. Use it wisely while we may.

– eab, 3/21/18



“The moment we practically reject God’s truths, we embrace the lies of the god of this world

 and that means we take him for our god…” 

– John Fletcher, Works vol I


There’s no Scripture naming tobacco but it’s correctly seen as nasty & careful preachers have warned of it. If a pastor were caught with it, he might be removed. But the sin of Adultery is being ignored. Christ spoke against it (Mat 5.32,19.9; Mar 10.11-12; Luk 16.18). Paul condemns divorce & remarriage (Rom 7.2-3; 1Co 7.10-11). Adultery, un-confessed, will take one to hell. Why are modern pulpits ignoring this Sin?

– eab, 3/21/18




It is at the point of little things

That futures often meet.

The trail that’s chosen may soon decide,

The condition of the feet.


The very act that looked so small,

At the moment of decision.

Can turn the course, just enough,

To miss, O, perfect precision.


Don’t think that thoughtless acts or words,

Will always come to naught.

They change so much, in so little time,

And stay forever to haunt.


It’s the tiny thing done to a friend,

That will cause a friendship to end.

While a few kind words may win a foe,

Thus causing enmities to mend.


The twig that’s bent grows a bent tree;

A cause always brings a result.

Watch the little variations, they can be,

The awful, final, eternal fault.

– eab, Mar. 1975


Rev 20.10

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,

where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”



The devil’s goal/awards are temporary – they have to be; time is all he “has.” After time satan will cast into the lake of fire (Rev ch.19 & 20). God, by glorious contrast, has Eternity. His honors are not in time; His reward is forever & ever! If satan’s awards were decent (they’re not!) God’s would be much better because God’s excellent rewards are eternal.

– eab, 3/21/18


“…for one to kill himself, is to kill body and soul at once.”

– John Bunyan, /Pilgrim’s Progress/

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