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Luther Quote

“…Preaching,

to which satan is a deadly enemy.”

Table Talk, p.189

 

Fake news? Of course. What we’ve seen isn’t the first, nor will it be the last. Sadly, I can’t tell you exactly where to learn real “secular news.” This world may not have such a source. Have we had fake “good news”? Afraid so. Some pulpits have not told it “like-it-is” about the Love of God and the Wrath of God. Gladly, I can tell you EXACTLY where to learn real GOOD NEWS. It’s found in the Bible. You can read it for yourself. Any day. At your speed. In your living room. That’s good news about the GOOD NEWS!

9/30/17

 

BIGGEST BLOKE  

You may be the biggest bloke on the block,

With name that tingles on tongues by the ton;

Convinced your name will ever be known –

Look at all the “seed” you’ve sown.

. . .

Time brings fade; a decade is a long clock.

Who’ll known your name later on, sadly, no one.

– eab, 9/30/12

 

 

Sin brings death. One of the better Scriptural arguments against evilution is that this extremely, shallow theory requires millions of deaths before “man turns into man.” There was no death till there was sin. “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen 3.4) was a LIE! Death began in the Edenic garden, is currently spread across the face if the earth, and will continue till the Lord returns. Stop believing ANY/every form of evolution.

– eab, 9/30/17

 

“…A certain kind of poetry

seems to go with a certain kind of theology.”

– C. S. Lewis, from his REFLECTIONS on the PSALMS

 

One of the mildest rebukes for a student/child is, “Your work is unacceptable.” And, perhaps, the least commendation is, “Your work is acceptable.” The psalmist seems to be satisfied with the least of God’s commendations (“…be acceptable in thy sight O Lord…” Psa19.14). I concur. God and His measurements are so very high, I’m happy if my mortal, stumbling steps are “acceptable.”

– eab, 9/26/17

 

Joh 1. 4

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

 

1, 4 2 4 miles – the number that rolled under our trusty Subaru Forester between pull-out & return last PM. All safe. Most on dry pavement. Many scenic (southern OH, WV, VA, TN, KY). An interesting “Wedding in the Woods” under the leafy roof/ceiling of a VA forest. Pretty bride (what else can I say, she’s a granddaughter J) and hard working, capable groom (Welcome to the family Gary.); wish BOTH well! Enjoyed staying with Bill/Vonda. Got to see all our kids, their kids, & 1 great grand. Got to tour Andrew’s home & small farm, see Lincoln’s high school classrooms, & visit Moma Stel (m-i-l). GLAD to be home!

– eab, 9/30/17

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Luther Quote

“Ambition is the rankest poison to the church,

when it possesses preachers.”

Table Talk, p.187

 

You can talk about Bread, read about Bread, see Bread, admire the beauty of Bread, and even smell Bread but only when you’re hungry will you eat Bread. “O taste and see…” Psa 34.8a. (Bread HERE is related to the Holy Life; those who hunger for it are blessed.)

– eab, 9/24/17

 

Façade

Many a pioneer store was made to appear

To have another story, a second tier

Seemed to be twice its size, a façade

Inflated for pride, of no real aid

Too bad; but some lives are also a balloon,

Appearing big; they’ll be small soon.

– eab, 9/26/11

 

Happiness is probably somewhere between “anything goes” or do it “any-ole-way,” and rigid perfectionism, which never knows when to stop “tweaking it.” Do quality work, but know when to stop “improving” a chicken coop.

– eab, 9/26/17

 

“Frances Havergal (‘Take My Life & Let It Be’)

was able to recite by heart the entire NT (except Acts) when she was only 22.”

– Gilchrist Lawson

 

Psa 119.11

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,

that I might not sin against thee.”

 

Conservative Holiness Movement” #1 “Conservative” is not in the Bible, nor “conserve” “conserved” “conserving,” or “conservation.” “Conservative” is a term borrowed (I believe) from politics & probably is safe there. “Liberal” by contrast, is in the Bible (6 times), “Liberality”(twice) & “Liberty”(27 times). (Is this an example of Isa 5.20? – if so, it’s sad.)

– eab, 9/21/17

 

Conservative Holiness Movement” #2 “Holiness” – Oh, give us more holy living. Oh, give us more definite teaching of holy principles by pastors. Oh, give us more Bible college profs who have more than head knowledge of this wonderful experience. Oh, give us more camp meeting/revival evangelists who preach entire messages on the doctrine of holiness & who conversations reflect it. Some “holiness preachers” do not preach holiness – Why? There is a reason.

– eab, 9/21/17

 

Conservative Holiness Movement” #3 “Movement” was once a valid word – chapels were growing near RR tracks, across America’s west, & in rough sections of town. Holy men & wives were calling on miners, ranchers, blue-collar workers & seeing souls receive full salvation (term for heart purity). I’ve lived to see us move out of houses (modified to a church), out of simple into elaborate structures, move where few walking persons can reach us. The genuine “fire” that attracted common folks is too often missing. Thank God for the exceptions, but we’re not the movement we were, or could still be. God – Help – Us.

– eab, 9/21/17

 

Conservative Holiness Movement” #4 Some use the initials CHM, as short for “Conservative Holiness Movement.” This can be labeled a “label.” “Labels” tend to be applied by “enemies” (at least outsiders). When we “use” someone’s label for us, we’re accepting (in part) their tag AND its connotations.

– eab, 9/21/17

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