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The world WILL not accept Christ

 

The church DARE not accept

 

the “christ” (i.e. antichrist) of the world. 

– eab, 6/5/12

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Christ is all-but-absent in sinners’ minds –

Christ is preeminent in saints’ minds.       

– 8/31/09

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The foolish Endure religion today –

 

            Trying to miss hell “tomorrow.”

 

The wise Enjoy CHRIST today –

 

            and will Enjoy HIM forever ! ! !

 

– eab, 8/26/09

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Be with Christ in persecution

 

be with Christ in paradise!

 

                             Go with the devil “pell-mell” –

 

                             go with him, sadly, to hell.   

- eab, 8/27/09 

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More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Let sorrow do its work, come grief or pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss died this date, 8/13/1878 at Dor­set, Ver­mont.  Born Elizabeth Payson (10/26/1818), she in 1845 married Dr. George Lewis Prentiss.  This native of Portland, Maine became a school teacher but is primarily remembered as the author of this hymn.

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Sinners Jesus will receive;
Sound this word of grace to all
Who the heavenly pathway leave,
All who linger, all who fall.

Refrain

Sing it o’er and over again;
Christ receiveth sinful men;
Make the message clear and plain:
Christ receiveth sinful men.

2.

Come, and He will give you rest;
Trust Him, for His Word is plain;
He will take the sinfulest;
Christ receiveth sinful men.

3.

Now my heart condemns me not,
Pure before the law I stand;
He who cleansed me from all spot,
Satisfied its last demand.

4.

Christ receiveth sinful men,
Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain,
Heaven with Him I enter in.

 Erdmann Neumeister was born this date (5/12/1671) Uechteritz (near Weissenfels), Germany.  Neumeister received his MA at the University of Leipzig in 1695, and later lectured there.  In 1704 Duke Johann Georg invited him to Weissenfels to tutor the Duke’s only daughter.  He became senior court preacher.  Wrote at least ten hymns in addition to “Christ Receiveth Sinful Men.”  He died 8/18/1756, Hamburg, Germany.

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Too busy with velvets and materials of worth,

Too busy with pleasant little islands of mirth,

Too busy doing the “duties” of earth,

Too busy for Pretty, Baby Jesus.

 

Too busy in commerce and trading of stocks,

Too busy in making, and watching the clocks,

Too busy storing silver behind big locks,

Too busy for the Pre-teen Jesus.

 

Too busy buying and selling fishing boats,

Too busy sowing and reaping, barley and oats,

Too busy sewing second and third coats,

Too busy for a Preaching Jesus.

 

Too busy getting the best rooms at the feast,

Too busy adjusting to ever-spreading yeast, 

Too busy to care for the little, and the least,

Too busy for the Prophetic Jesus.

 

Too busy calling others to mourn or dance,

Too busy lustily casting the side-ways glance, 

Too busy “counting chickens” in advance, 

Too busy for Pronouncing Jesus.

 

And when we’ve sowed all the wild stuff we can sow,

And we’re reaping it, row after 100-fold row,

And sin finally has lost its false tinsel and show.

We may find the Christ, for whom time was never made;

Has left us.  We won’t be too busy in the tomb’s shade. –eab, 7/05

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The devil tried to compromise the Living Word (Christ)

                              – when he couldn’t he crucified Him.

 

The devil tried to destroy the Written Word (Bible)

                     – when he couldn’t he diluted It.2/28/09

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Some people are TOO Sophisticated for Calvary

                                       TOO Smooth for the Cross

                                                 TOO Selfish to own Christ    – eab, 5/76

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Moderns have tried to excuse the “sword,”

Saying with faces (apparently) straight,

That the great Book, the Book of the Lord

Allows killing as a “Christian” trait.

 

Such souls partly (willingly?) blinded,

Speak of David and others of fame;

Seem not to see the battles sited,

Do not a modern violence so claim.

 

True it is, without any trace of a doubt, 

Many men in the Israelite camp,

Fought with, conquered, “took Canaanites out,”    

Leaving many spots blood-red and damp.

 

Name a New Testament group or man –

With (after grace) one notch in his “gun.”

Show once where Jesus’ life-loving plan,

Wants pagans killed under moon or sun.

 

Some men divide “murder” from “killing,”

(They speak not of accident’s result)

For their “national interest,” they’re willing

To kill heathen in army assault.

 

Does the sinner on the other side, 

Lying in blood, slipping into hell,

Know you didn’t “murder” as he died,

Was gun or bomb “Christian” – could he tell?

 

We…WAR not after the flesh” [1] Paul wrote.

Our weapons are not carnal he said.

Christ has no part in “national gloat,”

He sorrows – as both sides count their dead.

 

Nations “using” Scripture to back gore,

Must reach pre-cross to “prove” their bad point,

God winkled at brutality of yore,

Jesus does not carnal war anoint.

 

One sword was swung by disciple hand,

It missed – severed Malchus from his ear.

Did Christ thank Peter for “righteous” stand?

No.  He healed – His enemy could hear.

 

Jesus missed a opportunity,

If He had wanted followers to kill

He didn’t.  Followers need to see

Killing (war) is not the Master’s will.   – eab, 11/26/2006


[1] 2Co 10.3

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