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Mat 16.18

“…Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

 

The “gates of hell” can’t prevail against the church Christ is Building (Mat 16.18).

The “gates of hell” can & will prevail against all other “churches” – they’re built by men.

– eab, 5/30/18

 

“There is always in it [act of sin] an attitude of defiance and rejection of authority and the decision to go ‘one’s own way.’”

– L D Wilcox, /Profiles in Wesleyan Theology/

 

Have you been robbed? At church? Have you been robbed of singing the classic Hymns of the English-speaking world? When is the last time your congregation sang a Hymn by Charles Wesley? By Isaac Watts? A great deal of theology is stitched into Hymnology – are you being robbed of this vast written wealth?  Some church-goers only sing 3 or 4 songs/Hymns per Lord’s Day. To entirely miss the world of classic Hymns week-by-week is a shame.

– eab, 5/30/18

 

NO CEILING

Just beyond the door called death

After we’ve drawn our very last breath

We’ll understand, as ne’er before

Heaven has no “ceiling” * hell no “floor.” *

* > Can’t prove either – – – food for thought <

– eab, May 2015

 

1Co 10.20

“But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God…”

 

All idols are idle but don’t let that fool you – no idol is innocent! A man who does not worship your idol sees how foolish it is but alas, idol worship has blinded you to its stupidity. And you may see how senseless HIS idol is, yet he’s blind to that. “…Keep yourselves from idols…” (1Jo 5.21).

– eab, 5/31/18

 

“Those who disagree in love may well be closer together than those who agree without love.”

– Andrew W Blackwood,

 

A conscious young person wants to endorse “A” or oppose “Z.” His family hopefully will be his first supporters. His school may join his ideals or be more contemporary than Biblical. His church can be his last chance for encouragement. Pastor, be careful to not misguide a tender conscience. His/her scheme may need tweaked (Pastor, you’re in a unique position to do that.) but pray that God will help you to point them to Jesus. He knows exactly how much they need to move this way or that, when to do so, & at what rate. Oh, that God give you wisdom.

– eab, 5/31/18

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