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Php 4.8 +

Php 4.8a

“…Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure…

Php 4.8b

“…Whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue

& if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

There never was a mouse, duck, dog, lion (you name it) which talked or acted as disney portrays them. It is all falseness. Literally billions of drawings or billions of frames (showing slightly different positions) make the “make-believe” animal appear to walk, run, swim or fly. Please parents, don’t allow your child to watch all these lies-in-action. If there were no slang words, if there were no immodesty, if there were no sex-scenes the very core of comics is often anti-Christian, anti-Bible &/or anti-creation.

– 7/1/19

 

“We would find no pleasure in beholding the beauty of the Father’s house of many mansions

if Christ were not present to fill it with the light of His countenance.”

– T M Anderson

 

Are games wrong? No, not if you’re a child. “…When I became a man I put away childish things”(1Co 13.11b), Paul agrees that children play – it’s understood they do. Paul, however, would be appalled at the 1000s of MEN today who play. Some men play evening by evening or every chance they get. Some live to play & would’ve loved it if they’d been good enough to play professionally, get paid to play. Sounds like Paul stopped playing. Limit your recreation time, my brothers, limit it.

-7/21/19

 

“Consistent living on the part of God’s people

is the condition to obtaining the answer to prayer.”

– T M Anderson

 

GOD, MAN CONTRAST

A man is noticed, abilities are seen

He’s called to act, his actions are keen

From blank to blank – he served that date.

He passes on, is referred to as “the late…”

God, oh, happy contrast, is always great.

He is always mild love (never wild hate)

God’s attributes know no in/out “gate.” – eab, July 2010

 

“We must get away from the world’s manner of life & conversation,

if we would keep His smile of approval.”

– J B McBride

 

If you read 2 books a week & give yourself 2 weeks off you’ll read 100 bks a yr. If you thus 50 yrs, you’ll have read 5000 bks. “That’s a lot.” Agreed. But we’ll leave this life with millions of bks unread. Millions! So – – – Watch what you read. As a literature major (BA) I encourage you to read the best of the classics from British & American pens. As a holder of a MA in Biblical Literature I strongly urge you to read books from men known to be orthodox & from men who blessed the Holiness Movement with their writings.

-7/21/19

 

1Ti 4.13

“Till I come, give attendance to reading,

to exhortation, to doctrine.”

 

“God always reveal His secrets to those who are perfect.”

– J B McBride

 

Imagination is a gift from God, a wonderful ability which has almost unlimited “wings.” As long as, repeat as long as, you are clearly distinguishing the dream from reality – & – the reality from the dream. Sane people know whither they’re in a “flight of fancy” or in the real world – the insane do not.

– eab, 7/21/19

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Php 4.8 +

Php 4.8

“…Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things…of good report…”

 

Are you a reader 1 ? Are you allowing God to guide what you read? If you’re love fiction allow me to wave a flag. (My BA is in Literature, MA in Biblical Literature). I’d encourage you to totally avoid sci-fi: some is satanic, some borders on darkness/mythology, all is limited only by a writer’s imagination. There are “once-upon-a time” tales that un-realistically end “lived happily ever after” – no one lives “ever after” – we die. There’re novels which could’ve happened “in a village faraway” but didn’t. Fiction is easy to read & easy to write (IMO). It’s a lower (if not lowest) form of writing. Limit it for soul health.

– eab, 1/7/19

 

 “God cannot be for & against the same thing at the same time.”
– Abraham Lincoln, quoted by George B Kulp

 

Are you a reader 2 ? If stories appeal I strongly encourage reading biography & autobiography. These (unless fictionalized) are real & may have areas you can/should emulate them. Biographies are often penned by admirers who have “X” on a pedestal. They may omit the subject’s “sins” or at least give them little room. Occasionally a hater will pen a biography. Both the super positive & the super negative biography should be read with a “grain of salt” & a dash of pepper.

– eab, 1/7/19

 

“Pentecostal power is to be had today at Pentecostal prices;

no more, no less.”

– George B Kulp /Voice fr. Eternity/

 

Are you a reader 3 ? The second category is autobiography. It’s a man/woman giving their life narrative. If you knew them (or knew of them) you may find little facts & bits of their history interesting. As a biographer may be less then honest, the autobiographer is not above temptation, especially if he is writing with “publication” in mind. Holy souls may include too much details. And proud hearts too many accolades, boring readers. But considering the drawbacks, no one knows their life-story better than they do. – eab,1/7/19

 

Lev 20.7

“Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy:

for I am the LORD your God.”

 

Are you a reader 4 ? Regarding autobiography & biography, as a man headed, into eternity, allow me to suggest carefulness in selection. Hollywood characters, sports heroes, politicians, criminal bios (& auto-bios.) abound. Do not permit too much “tripe” into your mind. Instead seek stories of great christians. Some lived centuries ago, some recently. Some were evangelicals, some holiness people. Some served as ministers/missionaries, some were farmers, entrepreneurs, Bible ladies, & you-name-it. – eab, 1/7/19

 

“Cannons & firearms are cruel & damnable machines,

I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the devil.”

– Martin Luther/Table Talk/

 

Are you a reader 5 ? Some of us are “born finishers” i.e. we carry a project to its completion (or have plans to finish it “someday” J) Please, fellow readers get the backbone to NOT finish a book when you see it going the wrong direction. “But it’s a part of her/his series.” That’s next to nothing if the book is polluting your mind. If you’re a child of God, the Holy Spirit may nudge you to stop reading a book, an article, stop watching a you tube & what do you do? You obey.

– eab, 1/7/19

 

“The predictions of the apocalypse are accomplished already

as far as the white horse.”

– Martin Luther >> food for thought <<

 

Are you a reader 6 ? Year ago – probably in the 60-70’s – I took a stand to not read a fictional book with four-letter words. (I’ve made 1 or 2 exceptions, one being a book Lincoln recommended that was being used at Hobe.) There are millions of fictional books – I do not need to waste my precious time reading a writer who made his make-believe characters say bad words. (This is not my rule for non-fiction.)

– eab, 1/7/19

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Php 4.8 +

Php 4.8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are True, whatsoever things are Honest, whatsoever things are Just, whatsoever things are Pure, whatsoever things are Lovely, whatsoever things are of Good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

 

“Definite preaching should cause definite seeking &

definite seeking should produce definite results.”

– H A Baldwin, Hol.& Humanity

 

Paul’s wonderful check-list to the church at Philippi (Php 4.8) starts with “…Whatsoever things are true…” If you name the name of Christ you must take this seriously. His very profitable catalog continues but much heart ache & disappointment can be avoided by sincerely doing #1. Almost nothing disney or hollywood (not much difference between them) produces is true. Not only are the girly pics, smoking/drinking scenes & foul language harmful to your soul, their very underlying philosophy is Of. This. Sinful. World.

– eab, 9/6/18

 

“If man is not a free agent…God is as much the author of our actions, good or bad, as a show-man is the author of the actions of his puppets…”

– John Fletcher, /Works 1/

 

GOD

God formed hills with curving inclines,

He likes ovals, egg-shapes and “nearly rounds.”

God made slight bends and flowing lines,

He created “almost flats” and sloping grounds.

 

Man tries, by human contrast,

To make a perfectly straight string.

Right angles stick to him (too fast)

A wobble is a hated, ugly thing.

 

A straight line is man’s necessity,

Making it plume and level too.

The Creator in His infinite variety,

Finds no new curve “hard” to do.

 

God in surest sovereignty and might,

Makes His world full of slight bends;

But He made His prime creature’s sight,

To see perfection in parallel ends.

– eab, 9/15/06

 

Php 4.5

“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”

 

“One of the chief merits in expository lecturing is that it requires one to preach about delicate subjects that one might otherwise dodge.”

– Andrew Blackwood

 

God made food. He made us so we need to, & to enjoy eating. Do not try to compare this appetite with any acquired “habit.” God made sex. He made Adam a wife & made us to enjoy normal, married sex. Do not try to compare this to any acquired sexual act before, beyond, beside married love. The devil tries to make his deviate actions look “normal” & equal too (or superior) to God’s original plans. satan lies!!!

– eab, 9/6/18

 

“Yoga is the very heart of Hinduism.

It is sold in the West as science but in fact is religion.”

– T A McMahon

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