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1Th 5.22

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”


“The feeble-minded are people who know the truth but only affirm it so far as consistent

with their own interest. But apart from that they renounce it.”

– Blaise Pascal


Are you a christian using fb? Please look the meme over before sharing it. Is the woman showing cleavage? Is her skirt too short or is she in shorts or skin-tight pants? Read all of it (not just the political boldness you like). Did you Not see that 4-letter word? Really? “It’s politics, cupcake, look beyond it.” No. If it has too much skin or words of filth – – – you’re may be too interested in politics but not interested enough in being Like Christ. 7/28/19


“The Gospel only speaks of the virginity of the Virgin

up to the time of the birth of Jesus Christ.”

– Blaise Pascal



He chose a life-style rotten to its core,

He got his life-style, plus a little  more,

He got sickness and loss of breath,

He got illness and eventual death,

Watch choices – they may multiply by four.

– eab July 2008


What was your most favorite praying place in all of life? (No, I’m not asking you to post it – unless you want to.) I’m asking this to give you an excuse to wander returning on the path to yesteryear. I hope that two or three vie for 1st place in your memory: A place where God was near when money was scarce, or A place where you won a resounding spiritual battle, or A place remembered because of your faithfulness to visit there often. A saint may have had several dear praying places. Enjoy your trip across time in a spiritual memory lane. 7/28/19


Mar 9.44 “Where their worm dieth not & the fire is not quenched.”

Mar 9.46 “Where their worm dieth not & the fire is not quenched.”

Mar 9.48 “Where their worm dieth not & the fire is not quenched.”


The devil’s men have made billion$ supposedly letting people “escape.” Some “escape” to a movie of Make Believe romance. A number “escape” to war zones (how a film maker imagines Roman fought, or WWII). Not a few “escape” to Sci-fi (CGI “worlds” with “spaceships”). A very high percentage of these trying to “escape” fail to realize they’re missing the greatest possible Escape – escaping hell through the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Stop the craze for escape (before it’s too late). Be Real with God & escape the real hell. 7/28/19


“It’s wrong for a man to be interested in a man

& a woman to be interested in a woman.”

– James Plank, sermon, 1/21/19


Find a sinful weed in your life? My experience as a novice gardener, is every weed has a root. Some deeper, some harder to pull, but all with a root. If you don’t get the root the weed with send up another try – it plans on living – you, as a gardener plan on it dying – who will win? Carnality has a root. You & I can’t pull it out; too deep, too hard – carnality plans on living – you, as a Christian must plan on it dying. Who will win? – 7/28/19


“Now, to our own events

we’re calling non-holiness preachers.”

– James Plank, sermon, 1/21/19

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1Th 5.22

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”


My personal stance – If I don’t click “like” on a pic you think I should, it may A.) have a word(s) I don’t use, B.) show too much “skin,” C.) be at an amusement park/place of entertainment I never attend, D.) have political overtones wrong for me, E.) etc. The lack of “support” is not against you – it is some pic content with which I wish to not be associated.

– eab, 4/2/18


“Going on unto perfection is the only safeguard against backsliding.”

– Wm McDonald, /Double Cure/


The Classic King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version (AV) was in use in the English speaking world centuries before 2018. If God allows the world to stand another century It will be a Standard Bearer of truth during that time. If you are not acquainted with Its power, Its cadence, Its Classic lines, memorized by millions of people, I encourage you to introduce yourself to It. It’s waiting for you.

eab, 4/9/18



When quite young I was delighted to be

Three years by the salt, the salty old sea.

I’ve seen it calm, as “calm as a tea cup”

And I’ve seen it white capped, frothing way up.

It had its own creatures living on shore;

Some walked on eight legs, some had only four

Their colors and shapes, their flight, song, or cry

Where clear signs that a salt sea was nearby.


Now, I’m nearing a vastly different sea

Beyond whose shore, by His grace, I will be

Forever with Maker of both huge mains,

United with “earth’s” body – the “remains.”

This shore also has Creatures which delight

Winged Ones, some with six (only two for flight)

Yet unseen, what’s beyond pure Heaven’s shore,

Thrills all saints – – – with the Lord, forevermore.

– eab, 4/9/13


Mat 25.35a – 36

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat…I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.


Do you have an uncle/aunt or great uncle/great aunt in a nursing home? Maybe another relative? How often do you visit them? You don’t remember the last time? If their mind’s good they might be able to tell you. Mother’s/Father’s Day or some distant date. Allow me to encourage you to go by more regularly. You don’t have to stay long. If they’re allowed sweets take a little, take a Sunday School paper. Listen to them chatter, ask leading questions, “When was that?” “Where did you live then?” Always pray for them as you leave. “…I was sick & ye visited me…” (Mat 25.36).

– eab, 4/10/18


“Their delight in the Law is a delight in having touched firmness; like a pedestrian’s delight in feeling the hard road beneath his feet after a false short cut has long entangled him in muddy fields.”

– C S Lewis, /Reflections on the Psalms/

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1Th 5. 22


1Th 5. 22

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

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