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A Quote From Luther

“Abraham’s bosom is the promise and assurance of salvation and the expectation of Jesus Christ;

not heaven itself but the expectation of heaven.”

Table Talk, p.8

 

Christians are neither Jew nor Gentile, now that we are followers of Christ. We are born-again men (saved from our backgrounds whether Greek or Hebrew.) We’re new creatures – we’re both above and beyond earthly roots.

– eab, 5/24/17

 

 

underside

Every leaf on yonder tree

Has an underside, we do not see

Except when pre-storm wind

Tilts and turns it on its end.

It’s as important as the top side

But prefers itself to hide.

People also have a side unseen

Till storm reveals it, gentle or mean.

– eab, 7/29/11

 

 

Only God’s great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20.11) will reveal the total damning influence of the movie industry (it IS a vast, foul, purposefully polluting industry). Its tentacles are far reaching, its money huge, and its supporters are often religious.

– eab, 6/20/17

 

 

“…There is no holiness for man

unless it is based on the holiness of God.”

– L D Wilcox, from Profiles Wesleyan Theology

 

 

1Co 3. 17

“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

 

 

The Lord made the 1st man without help. In my opinion, He since has wanted fathers & mothers to help Him make a man (& a possible husband) out of EVERY boy. Dad, please, PLEASE do not run from this responsibility. Man up (be all male yourself) & teach your son how to be an even better man than you are. This sissified world needs all the real men we can get. The likes of hollywood will not help, even churches may fail, but you can (with the strength of Christ) make a man of your son. DO IT!

– eab, 7/29/17

 

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A Quote From Luther

“No greater mischief can happen to a Christian people than to have God’s word taken from them or falsified so that they no longer have it pure and clear.”

Table Talk, p.6

 

 

I don’t understand my marvelous brain (not said braggingly – I surely didn’t make it). The Creator made a fantastic body but the brain is more complicated by far. We are able to understand a little and that little is enough to tell us that we do NOT understand our brain or the mind that courses through it.

– eab, 5/9/17

 

SOMEDAY LIFE

Someday, life as for years we’ve known it,

Will all be gone in the twinkling of an eye.

The seed will grow just where we’ve sown it,

(For as a tree falleth so shall it lie)

And as a man liveth, be it good or evil,

As a man liveth, so shall he die.

– eab, Jul. ’74

 

 

War destroys. War destroys bridges and buildings. War destroys innocency and virginity. War destroys homes and food supplies. Sadly, none of this destroying is accidental. Destroying is such a part of war it even has a war ship called a “Destroyer.” Which of the above do you really like? Why then, do you honor war?

– eab, 6/4/17

 

 

“God is grieved; Jesus was grieved; the Holy Spirit was grieved; we certainly cannot anticipate any work of grace…above [this].”

– Howard Sweeten, from his book More Excellent Way

 

 

Mar 3. 5a

“And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, ‘Stretch forth thine hand.’ And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.”

 

 

Some of us have seen pride in a christian college, behind a church pulpit, or in another religious setting. If we’ll follow close to Jesus and by-His-mercy make heaven our home, we’ll never have to witness pride again. Not pride of Face or Place, pride of Race or Lace, pride of Pace or “Grace” again. No, Praise God, carnality will not be up there! Wonderful!

– eab, 7/18/17

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“…the devil’s cunning…if he cannot hurt by persecuting and destroying,

he doth it under color of correcting and building up.

– Martin Luther, from his Commentary on Galatians

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ON THIS DATE

Martin Luther was born 11/10/1483 in Eisleben, Germany, to Hans (a coal miner) and Margaret Luther.  He entered the Roman Catholic Augustinian order, later was sent to teach at the University of Wittenberg.  This teaching allowed him to study Scripture – he discovered that God justifies through faith.  His hammer blows (1517) of the 95 theses were heard “around the world.”  Roman Catholics excommunicated him but no matter, Luther became one of the greatest Christians of his day: translating the Bible into German, penning numerous other writings and several hymns, including the immortal “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

After helping rescue a “sixpack of nuns” (six escaped a nunnery in six empty, pickled-herring barrels) he ended up marrying one, Katrina Von Bora (1525).  She became his helpmeet in the great work and bore him six children.  There were other reformers both before and following Luther but Thank God for this chubby German monk-turned-true Believer.  Happy BD Martin Luther.

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ON THIS DATE

Martin Luther on 9/29/1502 received his B.A. degree from the University of Erfurt.  Son of a German coal miner, he (after being “scared to death” by an electrical storm) promised to and became a monk.  God in His faithfulness – God defines faithfulness – led Luther through years and experiences until he saw the Roman Catholic system was wrong and FAITH in the Bible and Christ were right.  Thank God for Luther.

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Evangelicals voting for Catholic politicians?

 

 

What ignorance of history

 

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, and

 

 

Abraham Lincoln knew BETTER!  

– eab, 1/20/12

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…the devil’s cunning…if he cannot hurt by persecuting and destroying, he doth it under color of correcting & building up.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 44.

 

No man hath so grievously fallen at any time, but he may rise again.  And on the other side, no man taketh so fast footing, but he man fall. If Peter fell, I may likewise fall.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 94.

 

…No man can sufficiently conceive how horrible the idolatry of the papist is.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 116.

 

…Where the Holy Ghost dwelleth, he will not suffer a man to be idle.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 133.

 

…this is the proper office of an apostle, to set forth the glory and benefit of Christ.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 255.

 

…Where the fear of God is not, there can be no thirsting for grace or life.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 299.

 

9/29 Martin Luther, 1502, received his B.A. degree from the University of Erfurt.

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