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Exo 20.4 +

Exo 20.4

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth:”

 

“Carnal anger springs from an unholy principle…

Righteous indignation does not & maybe & often is the result of holiness itself.”

– H A Baldwin, /Holiness…Human Element/

 

Warning – post may seem extreme to some – Please think about influence before dropping into waste can.

Many children (& adults) wear clothing/caps with logos & names from hollywood (& its twin) disney films. Younger people have grown up seeing comic strip characters, Saturday AM cartoon creatures, other make-believe “beings” emblazoned on shirts & take it as a part of culture. Ah. What culture? We know “talking” animals, “flying” men/women, “magical” beasts do Not exist. We know hollywood nor disney have shown any love for God. Why are we, as Christians, helping spread their falseness? Please cease & desist.

– eab, 1/31/19

 

“The more holy a saint of God becomes

 the more he hates sin.”

– H A Baldwin

 

NOW  

I was once your age,

On the ladder of life,

Climbing rung by happy rung,

Glimpsed what was “the rage,”

Sidestepped the strife,

Sang what was then sung.

 

Life has turned a page,

For me and my dear wife,

We are no longer “young,”

But we’re enjoying this stage

With its blessing so rife.

 

Blessing o’er head are hung.

Enjoy living, youth or sage.

Love each stage of your life!

Love the years you’re among.

– eab, Jan. 2008

 

Php 2.3

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but

in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

 

The devil wants to divide us: Republican/Democrat, Chevy/Ford, “gold”/“green” (teams), for police/not for police, “X” university/“Y” university, support military/not support, etc. Such divisions (& hype about them) are distractions from “death, sod, & God” – things about which we should be thinking. Give God your soul & love people regardless of “party.”

– eab, 1/31/19

 

“I have not chosen to please my worldly-minded relatives,

not to please the sophisticated members of the church but I please God.”

– H Robb French, “Eight Rm House”

 

E ~ T ~ E ~ R ~ N ~ I ~ T ~ Y just an 8 letter word? No! For family/friends who passed into it, it’s far more than a word. If they were obeying Jesus 100% (“All for Jesus, all for Jesus…”(Asa Hull), Eternity stretches ahead with endless beauty, harmony, freshness in the presence of the Lord.  If they rejected God’s redeeming Son, Eternity stretches ahead with pain, fire, memories, & no water forever & forever. – eab, 1/31/19

 

“It would revolutionize our lives

to live more in the light of eternity.”

– H Robb French, “Eight Rm House”

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Exo 20.4 +

Exo 20.4

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth”

 

“If remorse is confounded with repentance

hell is filled with penitents…”
– John Fletcher, /Works I/

 

How much Make-believe will you “believe”? Believe enough to buy a book about IT? Believe enough to buy a ticket to see IT?  Believe enough to have a pic (“It was just for fun! Bryan”) made with IT? Believe – this is more scary – enough to expose your innocent, gullible child to IT. “Well, I know it is not real but IT is innocent?”  It may not be as innocent as your UN-discerning mind thinks. – eab, 11/26/18

 

“Nothing affords greater satisfaction to false apostles

than commendation and praise.”

– John Fletcher, /Works III/

 

SELECTED

Ever see a poem “- Selected”?

Did its author feel neglected?

Good publishers all, of course,

Always show the correct source

Responsibility reflecting.

 

But if some printer has refused

Really, why make him feel abused,

Yield to his unkind “Edit.”

Allow failure for “credit.”

(Notice above the first letters used.) J

– eab, 11/29/05

 

“It is the father’s power to disinherit a disobedient child…

yet with this proviso, that upon bettering & amendment he reinstate him.”

– Martin Luther, /Table Talk/

 

Mar 12.30

“…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart & with all thy soul

& with all thy mind &with all thy strength…”

 

Dad: most important human male in a man’s life. God: most important Male in a man’s life.

Walk like dad                      Walk like The Father

Work like dad                     Work like The Father

Talk like dad                        Talk like The Father

Listen to dad                       Listen to The Father

Spend time with dad           Spend time with The Father

Talk TO dad                         Talk TO The Father

Learn all you can from dad Learn from The Father. 11/23/18

 

“Whoso harkens not to God’s voice is an idolater

though he perform the highest an most heavy service of God…”

– Martin Luther, /Table Talk/

 

Some in “wisdom,” decided there’s no link between santa & satan. If you hold December 25 is the birth of Christ, santa dominates that day. This guy supposedly “knows when you’ve been good or bad” – a direct attack on God’s omniscience. St. Nick (or other names for santa) passes out gifts – “…Every good gift…cometh down from the Father of lights”(Jam 1.17). santa uses Magic (flying deer, coming thru chimneys, visiting every home), Christ performed Miracles. santa may very well be a slick re-arrangement of satan’s name. Christians need neither.

– eab, 11/26/18

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Exo 20.4 +

Exo 20.4

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:”

 

If it is TRUE (to you) because you “saw the picture” you’re obsessed by images. If it is TRUE (to you) because you read it in the Bible, you’re depending on God’s Word. There’s a huge difference between believing a picture, drawing, cartoon, photograph, CGI made by man – accurate or sleight of hand – and believing the Everlasting Bible. I stand with the Book!

– eab, 7/27/17

 

“Die to live, Lose to save, Give to have.”

– G I Norman, probably HSBC, uncertain date

 

*NEW SERIES* Earth & world are not the same. 33 verses have BOTH words. Think – food for thought.

1Sa 2.8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the EARTH are the LORD’S, and he hath set the WORLD upon them. Earth&World – think. #1

 

 

Who is your god?

Who is your god?

What has he done,

Before your life begun?

Who is your god?

What does he do,

Now that you are you?

Who is your god?

Where will he be,

When the true God “opens” eternity?

– eab, 7/28/06

 

LiFe or deaTH?

When the twig has life, there’s limberness.

When it dies, it degrades to stiffness.

So the soul, when spiritually alert,

Can give a little, back-up   – rather than hurt.

Unbending knee/mind is a sign of deadness.

– eab, 7/28/11

 

 

2Pe 1.11

“For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly

into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

 

Do you want to barely make it into heaven? Are you like a lazy student who wants to just barely pass a course – he has no desire to “learn this stuff,” he just doesn’t want to fail. “I don’t want to go to hell but I don’t want to go ‘overboard’ about God either.” There’s a better way to live, Friend, & a much, Much, MUCH better way to die!

– eab, 7/28/18

 

“The Refiner is never far

from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.”

– Charles Spurgeon

 

How important is what you believe about human origins? Do you think Adam was the very first man? 2nd Q. – How important is what you believe about earth/heaven origins? Do you accept Gen 1 literally? If man could’ve evolved (he didn’t; impossible) you might also dream a Big Bang happened. No. God did use a Big Bang. He needs no such in His creation. Big Bang is of the devil. How important are origins?

– eab, 7/28/18

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Exo 20.4 +

Exo 20.4

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:”

 

What shirts, jackets, & caps; what emblem-emblazed toys, recreational items & other, would disappear if our houses got rid of all “make-believe” characters? Why should Christians have images of “batman,” “superman” or “spiderman” all SO unbiblical?  Why should images of “donald duck,” “mickey mouse” or “lion king” be welcome in holy homes?  You /can/ free yourself from hollywood’s symbols & should be happy to be do so. These do not honor Christ but are from His enemies.

– eab, 7/8/18

 

“To be conquered by truth & love is to prove conqueror

over our two greatest enemies, error & sin.”

– John Fletcher, /Works II/

 

* TRINITY * (14.)

1Pe 1.2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience & sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you & peace, be multiplied.

 

Sense God

See God in the delicate art of a flower,

Hear Him in thunder’s terrific power,

Taste God in both super sweet & slightly sour,

Smell Him in the spring/summer garden bower,

Strive to /feel/ Him near, every waking hour.

– eab, 7/8/10

 

 

more IMAGES NOW

We look at the ancient heathens & see

Several images of wood, metal or stone.

Looking at modern heathens we see millions

Of images on their computer, TV & phone.

– eab, 7/8/18

 

 

2Co 11.14

“And no marvel; for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”

 

TAI – *Think. About. It.* Our modern concept of a rainbow is possibly more from “science” than from Scripture. Three of the seven colors (orange, indigo & violet) scientists say it contains, aren’t in the Bible. As we have no proof of what Noah saw (or any Biblical character since him) it may not be wise to insist on “reclaiming” it – it may be more “theirs” than “ours” anyway. I resent the abnormal crowd laying claim to the rainbow but am raising this possibility – what we think is a “rainbow” may not true to the Good Book.

– eab, 7/8/18

 

“…Say no more than you know the God above

 will say Amen to…”

– John Bunyan

 

Few sinners & too few saints are aware that “science” has been vying to be God. This is many centuries old. Heathen “science” (the Greeks were “civilized” heathen, but very much heathen) was preserved & built upon by later heathens. Even “christian” men accepted various non-Biblical ideas. “Science” is no more to be believed (without critical thought) than re-written history. Home-schoolers, Beware.

– eab, 7/8/18

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