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Luther Quote

“…Our adversaries intend to make a confederacy with the Turk…”

Table Talk, p.218

 

The form of government we profess to be modernity’s best actually militates against us deeply understanding The Kingdom. Christ is not a temporary “president.” He is King. Even earthly kings are often kings-for-life. Christ is King “for Life” and since He lives forever, He’ll be our King for all eternity. Amen & Amen!

– eab, 8/1/17

 

 

SWEET NAMES

We all have a different name for our mate;

Some to please, and, some to aggravate.

Some go by Sweetheart, and some by “Bud.” *

Some answer to Darling, and others to “Dud.”

But the sweetest name. and the stickiest too

– like glue;

Is the one made by the bee

– called “Honey.”

eab, Oct. ’65   * What my dad, Clyde D Bryan, called my mother.

 

Hollywood would like you to see their stuff as “mere entertainment.” They do not want you to see their agenda, That they are influencing your thinking, That they are programming you toward societal change (upheaval?) Toward beliefs in aliens, etc. The more you watch hollywood (at YOUR expense) the more you WILL think like they want you to think. STOP!

– eab, 8/26/17

 

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

it would be wise to go with God.”

– Henry Morris, PhD (I got to hear him in person c. 1968.)

 

The greatest Being is unseen, as of yet. His voice has been heard. His “hand” has been witnessed. His Word has been “tasted.” But perhaps we mortals have sensed Him best & most often, when we “feel” His presence. Holy saints (Heb 12.14) will someday SEE our Heavenly Father in peace. Wonderful!

– eab, 9/30/17

 

Joh 13. 38

“Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.”

 

Never consider suicide! Did you give yourself “life”? Then it is not yours. To TAKE your life is to steal. Life’s origin is in God. He alone has the right to decide your last day on earth – As He decided your first day here! Suicide is not right. Suicide is wrong. Please, friend, do not add this wrong to your list of wrongs. Ask Jesus Christ to forgive of ALL your sins. He can!

– eab, 10/2/17

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Luther Quote

…The number of upright and true Christians

in every place is very small…”

Table Talk, p.177

 

If you & your cohorts start secretly doing wrong (against church, school, government, medicine, science, a corporate competitor) it’s “normal” to hide your evil. Since what you’re doing is wicked, it’s likely you’ll lie if/when you’re discovered. It’s also likely you’ll try to label the person who calls for truth a “conspiracy theorist” & hope the label sticks. If it sticks & societal conditioning has reached a corrupt enough stage, the truth teller is written off as “crazy or fringe” (at least strange) & your disgusting deed is “safe.” Liars do not like Truth Tellers. A real Truth Seek wants truth in every area of life. Do YOU? Well – – – do you?

– eab, 9/19/17

  

O ADAM

“Where art thou, O Adam;

Man I made & his personal Madam?”

They answered Him not a word,

As if they had not heard.

In it’s grip, sin had’em.

– eab, Sept.  2014

 

Two groups of people will be alive at “…the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ…”(identical words-1Co .7, 1Th3.13, 1Th5.23 & 2Th 2.1): A.) Those to whom His revelation is wonderful, “…comfort one another with these words” (1Th4.18), B.) those to whom His coming is horrible; they’ll “mourn” (Mat24.30) & “wail” (Rev1.7). Upon which side would you be?

– eab, 9/19/17

 

“…There is nothing that makes us love a man

as much as praying for him…’”

– Wm. Law, from his SERIOUS CALL

 

Mat 5. 44

“…Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

 

Dear parent/Christian school personnel – are you willing to admit the evilness of halloween? My stops yesterday included a supplier for home improvement. I see little connection between their business & statutes of witches – complete with caldron & rat. There was a skeleton of a horse (man-made materials) with a human skeleton astride. There was a dinosaur (about $300) for a scarier look. Our wicked world is getting deeper into satanism. He “glorifies” & encourages death. Please awaken and avoid this horrid day.

– eab, 9/19/17

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A Quote From Luther

“…Many have had the Holy Spirit before the birth of Christ,

and yet he was not revealed unto them.”

Table Talk, p.106

 

 

Who will come first Christ or the antichrist? If Christ is first why did He warn not to be “deceived” (Mat 24.4, Mar 13.5, Luk 21.8)? Consider 2 more vv: Mat 24.30b “…then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of man coming…” & Rev 1.7 “…He cometh with clouds and every eye shall see him…all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.” Why mourning/wailing? Will they do this because they’ve already taken the Mark (thinking he was real) & NOW know they’re damned? Think.

– eab, 8/29/17

 

 

D E A T H

D “death” was once a known, but distant foe.

E (each one dies you eventually come to know)

A and yet, we hate to admit facts, ancient, grim

T (thinking how we’d out-run, out-smart him)

H how wrong: “appointed…once to die” – we all go.

– eab, 8/29/17

 

 

Many rich men/women are trying to make “heaven” out of some corner of earth. They accumulated enough to buy a huge yacht, a fine building (have penthouse on entire floor or two), own sections of land, a private jet. They travel & dine first class & dress well. Sadly, if they’ve not submitted to Jesus Christ they’ll never see the real heaven & the one they’ve idolized will collapse. As I’ve driven by some nice homes I’ve prayed that they enjoy it but have a better one above (or similar words).

– eab, 8/29/17

 

 

“The mere fact of GLOSSOLALIA or any other estatic utterance

is no evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit.”

  1. F. Bruce, BOOK OF ACTS

 

 

Gal 6. 7

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

 

 

The last couple of yrs I’ve become increasingly aware of satan’s deception. I wish I could awaken you. The devil has strongholds (Rev12.9 “…deceiveth the whole world…” Rev18.23 “…all nations deceived”) & is strongly using US via massive “news,” TV, & hollywood’s devilish industries. Yes, Friend there IS danger of YOU being deceived (some of you already are). Pray. OPEN your eyes. Learn to question everything but the Bible & become better acquainted (reading, memorizing, meditating) with It.

– eab, 8/29/17

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A Quote From Luther

The most acceptable service we can do and show unto God and

which alone he desires of us, is that he be praised of us…”

Table Talk, p.45

 

 

Heaven’s Invitation is “R S V P.” YOU are invited. Period. There’s no question that you’re invited. Don’t let any demented theology tell you you’re not (Joh 3.16). But you must respond, i.e. accept the invitation and let Jesus know that you’ll be there – If. – it. – kills. – you! All are invited. Many make some attempt at responding, but few are so determined to go to heaven that they’ll be there if it kills them. – eab, 8/19/17

 

 

CARNAL CARS?

Cars can be carnal expressions of the owner,

With flash, vroom, and speed.

Or, they can be necessary “evils.”

Bought and maintained by need.

It’s not the car alone (that can be seen)

The vehicle is the minor part,

Carnality can be “bright” or “black.”

The problem is always in the heart.

– eab, 8/17/09

 

 

Grand Sons #1 Last Monday we brought two grandsons home with us. (We’ve never had 2 grands stay with us for that many night without parents.) One built a house for Red birds. The other built a house for Blue birds. They used my “chop” saw, band saw, hand drills, hammers & drill press (one of their dad’s loaned it to me) several times. Yes, they had ear/eye protectors (I’d remind them to “Put your ears on” J). Then one built a game and the other built a rack upon which to display for 1/43 scale cars.

– eab, 8/19/17

 

 

Grand Sons #2 Gram didn’t go but the 3 of us toured Wilbur Wright’s birth place. It was a nice to connect with them in the house about furniture, in the barn about tools I knew first hand, as well as items seen on the part of the museum called Main Street. There’s a full-size replica of the Wright Flyer and a nice informative video. Another place we saw ‘57 Chevys, ‘57 Pontiacs, ‘57 Vet, ‘57 Ford, ‘57 T-bird & ‘57 Metropolitan. On different days we saw a neighbor’s ‘34 Chevy & a ‘79 “model A” Shay.

– eab, 8/19/17

 

“Perfection is simply completeness.”

– J A Wood, from his Sunset Echoes

 

 

1Co 13. 11

“…Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and

the God of love and peace shall be with you.”

 

 

Grand Sons #3 We left the boys on their own for private devotions. I gave a choice between 3 New Testament Books with 5 chapters each for family altar and James was chosen. Monday night we read James 1, reading around the circle much like their mothers/uncles did many yrs ago. The next two nights we read ch 2-3, one or both nights Gram was in bed by then – so – the last 2 mornings we read 4 & 5 on the front porch (beautiful weather). Each reading had time for questions &/or answers by whoever was so inclined.

– eab, 8/19/17

 

 

Grand Sons #4 One day we saw a herd of local bison and looked for an eagle’s next. We also visited a farm equipment display where we saw a steam engine, thrashing machine, combine and tractors. John Deere, Farmal, Minneapolis-Moline, Cockshut, Ford, Ferguson, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Allis-Chambers (all the tractors I knew as a boy except Co-op) were represented. And just this noon we got to see the local livestock auction: a burro, small horses, goats, 1 chicken, llamas, and sheep were sold.

– eab, 8/19/17

 

Grand Sons # P.S. Gram outdid herself – What great breakfasts she served. The boys and I loved them. Thanks Babe! – eab, 8/19/17

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ON THIS DATE

Martin Luther died 2/18/1546.  The great Reformer was born 11/10/1483.  Once a devout (more devout than some of them saw necessary) Romanist he eventually left the system. His list of accomplishments is too long for a post but includes giving the Germans the Bible in the vernacular (based on Erasmus’ Textus Receptus like the beautiful AV a.k.a. KJV), books On the Bondage of the Will 1525, On the Papacy at Rome, Founded by the Devil 1545, & 30+ hymns including the brilliant, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” is historically connected to a re­viv­al in Mo­rav­ia. Jes­u­its op­posed the awakening, meet­ings were pro­hib­it­ed. Some came anyway, were seized and im­pris­oned in sta­bles and cel­lars by the catholics.  About 150 souls were in Da­vid Nitsch­mann’s home when po­lice broke in & stole songbooks.  The brave con­gre­ga­tion struck up stan­zas of Lu­ther’s “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”  Nitsch­mann was imprisoned, es­caped, & eventually joined the Wes­ley.

“And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,

We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:

The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;

His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure, One little word shall fell him.”

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ON THIS DATE

10/31/1517 Luther nailed 95 Theses to Wittenberg castle church door.  He was not the beginning nor end of the Reformation but the Key Man!  It is no accident that Halloween has been pushed to keep us from remembering Luther’s heroic act. 

Luther gave the Germans the Bible in their native tongue (similar to the KJV) and wrote “A Might Fortress Is Our God.”

This hymn was sung at the funeral of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, March 1969.

Part of it reads:

“And though this world, with devils filled,

Should threaten to undo us;

We will not fear for God hath willed

His truth to triumph through us.”

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Martin Luther, on his way away from Wurms, was “kidnapped” (by friends) and wisked to Wartburg Castle.  Here he, “Sir George,” a knight (the nicest knight the castle ever knew), translated the New Testament into the German language, making brief visits to neighboring villages to listen to “everyday German” being spoken.  He translated from Erasmus‘ Greek New Testament (2nd edition), the Textus Receptus, avoiding the Vulgate “official translation” of Roman Catholics.

 

This feat was to prove a defeat for Romish heiarchy.  Now folks had the NT in the venacular.  It was now a Book of the people.  Schaff says it “was so much multiplied and spread by printers that even tailors and shoemakers, yea, even women and ignorant persons who had accepted this new Lutheran gospel, and could read a little German, studied it with the greatest avidity as the fountain of all truth.” – Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1910), 6

 

It appears that though Luther’s Bible wasn’t the first translation into German, it had the greatest influence – influence in church, home, school and yea, in helping create a national spirit for Germany.   

 

Martin Luther on this date, 9/21/1522,  first published his German translation, six months after his return to Wittenberg.  Luther was extrmemly important in what is commonly called the Reformation, his hymn “A Mighty Fortress” has earned him a high rank among the best hymn writers, but his New Testament (and translation of the entire Bible, 1534) is probably his greatest literary achievement.

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