Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Spurgeon - If thou wilt trust thy soul with Jesus,

GO BACK? NEVER!
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A Sermon
Published on Thursday, September 30th, 1915.
Delivered by
C.H. SPURGEON,
At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.
On Thursday Evening, July 13th, 1871

Closing remarks -


Now what shall be said to those who are not strangers and foreigners? Oh! you dwell in a land where you find some sort of repose, but I have heavy tidings for you. This land in which you dwell, and all the works thereof, must be burned up. The city of which you, who have never been converted to Christ, are citizens, is the City of Destruction, and as is its name such shall be its end. The king will send his armies against that wicked city and destroy it, and if you are citizens of it you will lose all you have--you will lose your souls, you will lose yourselves.

"Whither away?" saith one. "Where can I find comfort then, and security?" You must do as Lot did when the angels pressed him and said, "Haste to the mountain, lest thou be consumed."

The mountain of safety is Calvary. Where Jesus died, there you shall live. There is death everywhere else, but there is life in his death. Oh! fly to him! "But how?" saith one.

Trust him.

God gave his Son, equal with himself, to bear the burdens of human sin, and he died a substitute for sinners, a real substitute, an efficient substitute for all who trust in him.

If thou wilt trust thy soul with Jesus, thou art saved. Thy sin was laid on him. It is forgiven thee. It was blotted out when he nailed the handwriting of ordinances to his cross. Trust him now and ye are saved.

That is, you shall henceforth become a stranger and a pilgrim, and in the better land you shall find the rest which you never shall find here, and need not wish to find, for the land is polluted. Let us away from it.

The curse has fallen. Let us get away to the uncursed and ever blessed, where Jesus Christ dwells for ever. God add his blessing on these words for Christ's sake. Amen.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Worest then a Wal mart worker killed by shoppers

We live in a very sick society, this was sent to me from Pastor Charles.

Kill a child for Christmas: Planned Parenthood offers gift certificates that can be used for abortions

Planned Parenthood of Indianapolis is offering gift certificates for Christmas, which can be used towards the cost of an abortion.

The Associated Press reports:
“The group, a network of 35 clinics, decided to offer the vouchers because so many people are uninsured or are putting off health care because of prohibitive costs, said Betty Cockrum, its president. About 800,000 Indiana residents do not have health insurance, Ms. Cockrum said.
“Planned Parenthood’s checkups, which include Pap tests and breast exams, typically cost $58. The vouchers can be used for those exams, medication, birth control and other services,” including abortions.

A spokesperson for the group suggests people aren’t likely to use the certificates at any of the organization’s three abortion clinics, though doesn’t explain why. And why not? If you’re going to abort a child, why not get help with the financing? Especially over the busy holiday period.

National Post




Friday Funnies- The Sonshine Bulletin

Last year I promoted 'The Sonshine Bulletin', so once again, enjoy. Bro. Jeff

THE SONSHINE BULLETIN
SB vol.08, No.44

A weekly free Bulletin that contains quips, quote, jokes and words
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THANKSGIVING FORECAST

Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an
afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if
you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will
slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one to two
inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while
cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other.

A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the
entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the
evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers,
dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator.

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches
will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days
with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup late in the day. We expect
a warming trend where soup develops. By early next week, eating
pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.
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PRESIDENTIAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THANKSGIVING

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of
Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and
humbly to implore his protection and favor."-George Washington,
October 3, 1789

"It is therefore recommended ... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth
day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with
one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful
feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of
their divine benefactor ..."-Samuel Adams, November 1, 1777 (adopted
by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation)

"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we
have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have
grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever
grown."-Abraham Lincoln, 1863

"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be
expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well
as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."-Theodore Roosevelt, 1901

"Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We
humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people
mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will." --Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Nov. 9, 1940

"As the harvest season draws to a close and our storehouses bulge
with the bounty of the land, it is our desire to observe, in the
custom and tradition of our forebears, a special day dedicated to
giving thanks to God - a day on which to lay aside our daily tasks
and cares and pay joyous homage to Him." --John F. Kennedy, Nov. 13,
1964

"And for our heritage - a land rich with the bountiful blessings of
God, and the freedom to enjoy those rich blessings - we give thanks
to God Almighty in this time, and for all time." --Richard Nixon,
Nov. 25, 1971

"Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as
our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-
Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores
our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our
firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow." --Ronald
Reagan, Thanksgiving Day, 1986

"Sharing in God's blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at
the core of the American spirit." --Bill Clinton, Nov. 17, 2000

"All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to
give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives." --George W. Bush,
Nov. 23, 2004
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NEFF'S NOTES

This past week were privileged to have the Lawrence Lindsay family
from Pontotoc, MS, visit us at the Lighthouse in Costa Rica. They
had a great time with the children and also found time to see a lot
of the country. We thank the Lindsay's for buying a large number of
groceries for us and also buying games and gifts for the children.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay for coming to visit us and for all of
the kindness you have shown to our children.

LIGHTHOUSE HOME IN MISSISSIPPI

CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Many have expressed a desire to help out at
Christmas by sending gifts or special offerings for the children.
Any gifts you can provide will make their Christmas special,
and they will be most appreciative. If you would like a list of the
children and their ages please contact the Lighthouse by calling (662-
289-9629).

Also, please remember that if you want to give gifts for Costa Rica
or India, it is best to send the money to the office in Mississippi,
clearly marked for the Home of your choice. We will forward the
money to our directors in these countries to purchase gifts there.

Have a blessed season, thanks for caring and sharing,

Larry and Paula Neff
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QUICK SHOTS

Teacher: If you multiplied 50 by 8 and then divided by 4, what would
you get?
Student: The wrong answer.

A guy shows up late for work. The boss yells "You should have been
here at 8:30!"
He replies: "Why? What happened at 8:30?"

A man rushed into the doctor's office and shouted, 'Doctor! I think
I'm shrinking!'
The doctor calmly responded, 'Now settle down. You'll just have to be
a little patient.'
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LIVENING UP THANKSGIVING DINNER

1. Load your plate up high; take it to the kitchen, toss it all in
the blender and take your "shake" back to the table. Announce that
it's the new Thanksgiving Weight Loss Shake.

2. When everyone says, in turn, what they are thankful for, say, "I'm
thankful I didn't get caught," and refuse to say anything more.

3. Bring along old-recorded football games and pop them in the VCR
(or DVD) when Dad's not looking. Make sure it is set to the last two
minutes of the game. When he comes into the room, turn off the VCR
and turn on the regular TV.

4. Bring a date that only talks about the tragic and abusive
conditions known to exist at turkey farms.

5. During mid-meal, turn to Mom and say, "See mom, I told you they
wouldn't notice that the turkey was past the expiration date. You
were worried for nothing."
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TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION

In what year did telephone area codes begin?

A) 1940
B) 1948
C) 1952
D) 1960
E) 1971

Answer at the end of the Bulletin
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TODAY'S THOUGHT – BE AN OVERCOMER

"Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller (John 16:33)
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TODAY'S DEVOTION – DAILY GRATITUDE

1 Thess. 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

When the American pilgrims celebrated three days of thanksgiving in
1621 they were doing what came naturally for them: honoring God in
the daily course of events. Many had perished. Food was scarce. Their
Indian neighbors were hostile. But they survived. It only seemed
normal to them to give God thanks. They weren't instituting a public
holiday—they were manifesting a lifestyle of gratitude.

In the Old Testament, seven days were set aside for feasts of
thanksgiving. In 1621, three days were set aside. Today, we set
aside one day—and spend most of that day focused on food and
football. A national day of Thanksgiving is certainly better than
none at all, but how much better would be if every person lived a
life of gratitude toward God—365 days a year.

God is never less than generous, even when we are less than grateful.
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WORK APPLICATION 2008

OBJECTIVE:
To sit in a cubicle and stare at a monitor for eight hours,
occasionally looking attentive when approached by a superior.

EDUCATION:
School: Very Expensive
Major: Not Important
GPA: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

NETWORK MANAGEMENT (9/96-Present)
Produced daily itinerary of television programs to watch. Duties
included changing channels, avoiding infomercials, and staying tuned
after those messages.

DEBT CONSOLIDATION (4/97-12/99)
Using various tools such as credit cards and borrowed cash, I managed
to
combine groups of unpaid bills into one monthly bill that goes
straight to my father.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
*Solitaire
*Minesweeper
*On/Off Repair Method

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
*Said Toast at brother's wedding
*High Score on Theta Chi's Pin Ball Machine

For further references, contact my mother. (please pose
all questions as though you're considering me as a law school
applicant).
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SMILE AWHILE……Sent in by Bro. Gary from KY

After applying for a marriage license, the man failed to reappear at
the county clerk's office until 11 years later to claim the important
document.

When asked why he and his fiancée had waited so long to get married,
he explained, "We had a few disagreements about details."
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Stress Relief……Sent in by Jo from TN

As an assistant professor, I taught during the day and did
research at night. I would usually take a stress break around
eight, to play the strategy game Warcraft online
with a teammate.

One night I was paired with a veteran of the game who was a
master strategist. With him at the helm, our troops crushed
one opponent after another, and after six games we were
undefeated. Suddenly, my fearless leader informed me that
his mom wanted him to go to bed.

"How old are you?" I typed.

"Twelve," he replied. "How old are you?"

Feeling my face redden, I answered, "Ten."
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THANKSGIVING DIVORCE…….Sent in by Al from FL.

A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before
Thanksgiving and says,"I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell
you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery
is enough.

"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. We can't stand
the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of
each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your
sister in Chicago and tell her."

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like
heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this."

She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, "You are
NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm
calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until
then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he
says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way !"
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TOP TEN SIGNS YOU'VE EATEN TOO MUCH AT THANKSGIVING DINNER

10. Hundreds of volunteers have started to stack sandbags around you.
9. Doctor tells you your weight would be perfect for a man 17 feet
tall.
8. You are responsible for a slight but measurable shift in the
earth's axis.
7. Right this minute you're laughing up pie on the carpet.
6. You decide to take a little nap and wake up in mid-July.
5. World's fattest man sends you a telegram, warning you to "back
off!"
4. CBS tells you to lose weight or else.
3. Getting off your couch requires help from the fire department.
2. Every escalator you step on immediately grinds to a halt.
1. You're sweatin' gravy.
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TODAY'S TRIVIA ANSWER
C. 1952 The same year Kellogg's introduced Sugar Frosted Flakes
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Poem

When I was a young turkey, new to the coop,

My big brother Mike took me out on the stoop,

Then he sat me down, and he spoke real slow,

And he told me there was something that I had to know;

His look and his tone I will always remember,

When he told me of the horrors of ...Black November;

"Come about August, now listen to me,

Each day you'll get six meals instead of three.



And soon you'll be thick, where once you were thin,

and you'll grow a big rubbery thing under your chin;

And then one morning, when you're warm in your bed,

In'll come the farmer's wife, and hack off your head;

Then she'll pluck out all your feathers so you're bald 'n pink,

And scoop out all your insides and leave ya lyin' in the sink;

And then comes the worst part," he said not bluffing,

"She'll spread your cheeks and pack your rear with stuffing."



Well, the rest of his words were too grim to repeat,

I sat on the stoop like a winged piece of meat,

And decided on the spot, that to avoid being cooked,

I'd have to lay low and remain overlooked;

I began a new diet of nuts and granola,

High-roughage salads, juice and diet cola;

And as they ate pastries, chocolates and crepes,

I stayed in my room doing Jane Fonda tapes;

I maintained my weight of two pounds and a half,

And tried not to notice when the bigger birds laughed;

But 'twas I who was laughing, under my breath,

As they chomped and they chewed, ever closer to death;

And sure enough when Black November rolled around,

I was the last turkey left in the entire compound;

So now I'm a pet in the farmer's wife's lap;

I haven't a worry, so I eat and I nap;

She held me today, while sewing and humming,

And smiled at me and said "Christmas is coming..."

L. Burkhart

BBC

Aberdeen, WA


btw, this was a repost from October and Canada Thanksgiving.

GO COWBOYS


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Prayer of Matthew 6:9-13

Matthew 6:9-13

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.



The true spirit in which prayer is to be offered to God is seen in the prayer. We are to pray in an unselfish spirit. It is “Our Father, “ not “My Father.”

Ours is to be a filial spirit, the approach of a son to a father.

The prayer is to be offered in a -

reverent spirit: “Hollowed be thy name”,

in a loyal spirit: “Thy kingdom come”,

in a submissive spirit: “Thy will be done on earth”,

in a dependent spirit: “Forgive us our trespasses”;

in a forgiving spirit: “As we forgive them that trespass against us”;

in a humble spirit: “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil”:

in a triumphant spirit: “Thine is the kingdom and the power”:

in an exultant spirit: “Thine is the glory for ever.”



The prayer embraces every relationship.

child and father: “Our Father;

worshiper and God: “Hallowed be thy name”;

subject and king: “Thy kingdom come”;

servant and master: “Thy will be done”;

beggar and benefactor: “Give us”;

pilgrim and guide: “Lead us”.

There is a striking symmetry in its structure. It commences with an invocation and concludes with a doxology; between these are six petitions.

The first three are directed Godward and for His glory;

The last three are manward and concerning his need.


thoughts from J.O. Sanders

Even more Quotes

I would rather fail in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to
triumph in a cause that I know someday will fail.


LEADERSHIP! - The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Learn to ride the horse that threw you!
Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?
Life is ten percent of what happens to you, and 90 percent of how you respond to it.
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.
Look for opportunities...not guarantees.
No matter what is happening in your life, know that God is waiting for you with open arms.
No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.
No, they were not perfect leaders and I knew that, but they apparently didn't! - CB


Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.
Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than back.
Our friends are like quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


PREPARE TO WIN! - The fight is won or lost, far away from witnesses. It is won behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under the lights. - M. Ali


Rise every time you fall!


RISK! - You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Success is getting up one more time.

The Bible isn't antique or modern, it's eternal.

The fruit of the Spirit surpasses the limits of our human optimism and resolve. - CB


The Lord is glad to open the gate to every knocking soul. It opens very freely; its hinges are not rusted, no bolts secure it. Have faith and enter at this moment through holy courage. If you knock with a heavy heart, you shall yet sing with joy of spirit. Never be discouraged! - Charles Spurgeon


The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton


The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.
To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.

Truth is always strong, no matter how weak it looks; and falsehood is
always weak, no matter how strong it looks. - Phillip Brooks


We can never really go where God is not, and where He is, all is well.
We may not have it together, but together we have it all!
We need to interpret circumstances by the love of Christ instead of interpreting the love of Christ by circumstances. We set the sail; God makes the wind. - Wayne Westby


We will not succumb to a death by a thousand cuts. Our lives on this land which embraced us and fed us well, will not be broken and lay in a heap of waste by those who did not care to know us. - Ruth Nichols


When God goes to work; Satan goes to war! -- Jim Ackerson


When God wants to accomplish an impossible task, He will take an impossible person and crush him!


When I count my blessings, I count you twice! Winners learn from winners; whiners learn from whiners.
CB

Sunday, November 23, 2008

THE CALVINIST ELECT SHEEP

Calvinists seek to buffalo and bewilder their opposition with their
favorite word “elect,” which means CHOSEN in any context and is used in
various contexts of scripture for various reasons and with various
personages doing the election or choosing, including God, and various
recipients receiving the election, including Christ Himself, the saved,
Israel, and even lost Judas.


Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God
that justifieth.


Tit 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth
[of the elect] which is after godliness;


Eph 2:1-3 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and
sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that
now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had
our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the
desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of
wrath, even as others.


The consideration that requires serious attention is the Calvinist
contention that there exists elect folks before they ever believe,
repent, are regenerated, or are saved, the prospective elect.

In response to the question who can lay anything to the charge of God’s elect, I say
that I can lay a charge against any person that is lost or unsaved, elect
or no, since the scriptures tells me that they are by nature the children
of wrath and dead in trespasses and sins. Is there such a thing as the
unsaved elect? Absolutely not!


Romans 8:33 states that the elect have faith. To be one of the elect, you must have faith and acknowledge the truth. The non-elect or the so called prospective elect cannot do this.



The Sheep versus the Goats

Mat 25:32, 33 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the
goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the
left.


One need not be around TULIP Calvinists very long until he hears their
talking points in regard to the elect being called the sheep and the
non-elect being called the goats with this distinction before even the
sheep are saved, the goats not being able to be saved. The proof texts
that are used are passages from the end of the tribulation time frame and
the second coming in glory time frame.

It does not take a rocket scientist to know that the Calvinist is operating in the wrong
eschatological time frame in which the sheep and goat nations are being
discussed and not the elect sheep and non-elect goats in regard to
individual salvation. Of course, if the Calvinist is prepared to advocate
“cup of water” salvation, we may well bear with him.


The Sheep

Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep
of the house of Israel. John 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is
the shepherd of the sheep.


The whole house of Israel is referred to as LOST SHEEP. They are never
referred to as goats even though there are those among Israel that never
will be saved and will remain lost. Is there such a thing as being lost
sheep by virtue of being in the house of Israel sheepfold and being the
Lord’s saved sheep by virtue of believing?


The Distinction of the Lost Sheep of Israel versus My Sheep

John 21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas,
lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love
thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

John 10:3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 26, 27 To him the porter openeth; and
the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and
leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth
before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. . . .

Then said Jesus . . . I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All
that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not
hear them . . . I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life
for the sheep . . .

As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the
Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep . . . And other sheep I
have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall
hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd . . . But ye
believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you . . . My
sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:


The Calvinist is face with a disturbing dilemma here.

Did Christ die for ALL the SHEEP of Israel or only HIS SHEEP, since the Calvinist contends
that Christ died only for the elect. The non-elect sheep must then be
goats and not sheep. Still, must the sheep enter through the door to be
sheep?

Certain of Israel were condemned as not being of the Lord’s sheep,
since they had not believed. So, can someone be the Lord’s sheep without
believing. I trow not! To compound the Calvinist dilemma, Peter is
instructed to feed “MY SHEEP.” Was Peter to feed lost sheep or saved
sheep?



Jesus Elected a Devil

John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen [1586] you twelve, and
one of you is a devil?

John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen [1586]: but
that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath
lifted up his heel against me.


John 15:16 Ye have not chosen [elected 1586] me, but I have chosen
[elected 1586] you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth
fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of
the Father in my name, he may give it you.


John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen [1586] you out of the
world, therefore the world hateth you.


1 Cor 1:27, 28 But God hath chosen [1586] the foolish things of the
world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the
world to confound the things which are mighty; base things of the world,
and things which are despised, hath God chosen [1586] . . .


Did Jesus ELECT (CHOOSE) a devil?

Was Judas a sheep of the house of Israel?
Was Judas saved?
Was Judas one of the ELECT due to being elected by Jesus and then lost?

Where did the apostles’ election take place? In time or eternity? Before the world or out of the world? Did God ELECT the foolish and base things of the world or the foolish and base things of
eternity?


What about Being Chosen before the Foundation of the World?

According as he hath chosen [1586] us IN HIM before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to
himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the
glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. –
Eph. 1:4 -6


We understand that the Lord’s work was finished from the foundation of
the world and that the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world.
Still, you can’t be chosen unless you are chosen IN HIM and that is IN
TIME and not eternity.

Yes, chosen before the foundation of the world, because the WORD existed before the foundation of the world, but the elect did not exist then. The only way that we could be loved before the
foundation of the world is for Christ to be loved by the father before
the foundation of the world.

In Christ, we inherit these attributes and benefits but NOT UNTIL we are IN CHRIST. And we get IN CHRIST by repenting and believing. But let us take this Calvinist proof text a step
further. Why were we chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world?

To be saved? No!

Rather THAT WE CHOSEN SHOULD BE HOLY and WITHOUT BLAME
before Him. We are accepted ONLY IN the beloved. The Chosen in Christ are
predestined the adoption of children and to be conformed to His image.


– by Herb Evans

Saturday, November 22, 2008

NOT For Sale

FOR SALE -- TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

By DR. DON JASMIN, Editor
THE FUNDAMENTALIST DIGEST
POST OFFICE BOX 489 -- WEST BRANCH, MICHIGIAN 48661
www.FundamentalBaptistMinistries.com
PHONE: 989.873.4778

All across America for sale signs dot the landscape as the American economy faces adverse times. Many of these signs include the words, reduced price at the bottom. Unfortunately, many professing Fundamentalist preachers are putting up similar signs concerning their ministries that read in effect: For Sale to the highest bidder.

Some preachers are selling themselves to men. The goal of some preachers seems to be gaining endorsements from prominent New-Evangelical figures. To gain such recognition, these men are selling out their convictions for a morsel of worldly approval.

Some preachers are selling themselves to movements. Seeking advancement on the ecclesiastical ladder, some preachers are linking up with the latest in movement. To advance their ego status, they will associate themselves with popular compromising organizations to further their ego status.

Some preachers are selling themselves to music trends. To expand crowds, some preachers are lowering their musical standards and catering to sensual worship concepts. Loud drum beats, constantly slurred notes, nearly swallowed microphones, and pro-night-club dominate their services.

Some preachers are selling themselves for Meetings. To obtain more meetings, some preachers (evangelists) are preaching only non-controversial themes, avoiding all references to popular worldly practices and soft-pedaling sin to gain more crowds.

Some preachers are selling themselves for money. While it may be necessary to engage in a secular avocation to maintain one's spiritual vocation, some preachers are abandoning their real calling, placing the ministry on the back burner and devoting themselves to materialistic oriented pursuits.

Some preachers are selling themselves to missionary agencies. Some preachers are regarding para-church missionary agencies as untouchable idols to which they give their unquestioned loyalty despite compromising, New-Evangelical hierarchical trends.

Some preachers are selling themselves to manuscripts, endorsing and utilizing the latest modern versions, despite unbiblical alterations, doctrinal deletions and numerous unreliable changes. Whatever version the carnal Christians call for is the one they will use.

There are also some preachers who will not do anything without the approval of a local ecclesiastical Fundamentalist boss or the acceptance of the school they attended.

Praise God, there is a faithful band of remnant preachers who are not for sale at any price to any group or movement. Though their ministries are unheralded and unrecognized, they cannot be bought by fear, flattery or favours.

NOT FOR SALE!

The Fundamentalist Digest editor would like to let his readers know that he is not for sale to either friends or foes. He cannot be bought, bribed or badgered into any compromising alliances.

He has already been bought! On Calvary's tree, yours truly was purchased with the precious blood of the lamb ? (1 Peter 1:18-19)
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot;

and he is a bond slave of Jesus Christ ? (Romans 1:1) Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

He does recognize his great accountability to Christ (Acts 20:24) But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.,

the Great Commission Mandate (Matt. 28:18-20) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.,

and God's inerrant Word (2 Tim. 2:15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.,

his need to ardently love his wife (Eph. 5:25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Also to live with a conscience that is void of offense toward God and toward men (Acts 24:16) And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.,

as well to fulfill his responsibilities to a local New Testament church (1 Timothy 3:16) And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.,

to which he gladly submits himself within the exercise of his soul-liberty convictions. His earnest desire is to owe no man anything, but to love one another (Rom. 13:8) Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.


From an email by David Mc.

'My pocketbook was baptized, too'



Sam Houston


Randy Alcorn shared this anecdote in his book, The Treasure Principle: "To everyone's amazement, Sam Houston, the colorful soldier and politician, came to Christ. After his baptism, Houston said he wanted to pay half the local minister's salary. When someone asked him why, he responded, 'My pocketbook was baptized, too.'"

BC Jr. Hockey

Sprucekings score goal # 7


We took some of our youth to a BCJr. Hockey game last night. Salamon Arm Sliverbacks against PG Sprucekings was a great and high scoring game. The Sprucekings lost by a score of 9 to 7, but it was a very exciting game nonetheless.

The 'kings might have lost but we won. Regena, run into a family who made professions of faith at Spruceland Baptist Church some 8 years ago and have moved. Debbie, Adam, Bailey and family moved back to PG from Fort St. John, and was wondering about Spruceland Baptist Church.

We were meeting at CNC when they attended Spruceland Baptist Church before. Now we meet in an industral storefront, just two blocks from the college.

Lord, willing we should see them all on Sunday morning.
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Funnies - Thanksgiving Divorce

Thanksgiving Divorce



A man in Florida calls his son in West Virginia two days before Thanksgiving and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 36 years of misery is enough."


"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.


"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says.. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Las Vegas and tell her."


Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this."


She calls Florida immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.


The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife.


"Okay Charlene" he says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving
and paying their own way."


Thanks Mike P.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SEPARATION


II Corinthians 6:14 – 18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


II John 9 – 11 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.


In Second Corinthians six

We are told to separate,

Come out from sin and unbelief,

Not the least to hesitate;

God promise He will receive

When you obey His command,

And withdraw from apostasy,

And upon the Bible stand.


Separation’s a rocky road,

Many friends won’t understand;

They’ll misinterpret your purpose,

Criticise your faith’s demand;

But you will of course remember,

Your Lord was misunderstood,

You should treat your criticisers

As you feel the Saviour would.


“Blessed are ye when men revile you,

Falsely, for His own name’s sake;”

Gladly for the Lord to suffer

When His glory is at stake;

Let not trials make you bitter,

Rather let them make you sweet,

Counting it a blessed privilege

To lay all at Jesus’ feet.

BY B.F. Dotson
1949

Follow-up on "Originals Only"

Beware of the "Originals Only" cult


Some have question if I believe that the ‘originals’ were ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’?

The answer is YES, I do believe that the ‘originals’ were ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’.

I also believe that the ‘copies’ of the ‘originals’ were ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’.


The book of Isaiah in which Jesus read from was it the ‘original’ manuscript or was it a 'copy' of the ‘original’ manuscript? -


Luke 4:17-20 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.


I believe it was the ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’, and ‘preserved’ Word of God.



The scripture in which Ethiopian eunuch was reading that day that Philip join him and preached unto him Jesus. Was it the ‘original’ manuscript or was it a 'copy' of the ‘original’ manuscript? -


Acts 8:27 - 35 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.


I believe it was the ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’, and ‘preserved’ Word of God.


The scripture in which Timothy had know from his childhood, was it the ‘original’ manuscript or was it a 'copy' of the ‘original’ manuscript? -


2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.



I believe it was the ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’, and ‘preserved’ Word of God.


The scripture in which my cousin, who was my Sunday School teacher was from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. He walked with me down the Roman’s Road, I saw that I was a sinner in need of a savour. That day September 15, 1963 I put my faith in the LORD Jesus Christ to forgive my sin and be my personal saviour.


I believe it was the ‘perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant’, and ‘preserved’ Word of God.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"A Changed Life -

Folks are talking about 'change', well my friend for the biggest 'change' of your life.

Ye Must Be Born Again -


Repentance: a change of mind; a new mind about God.


Conversion: a change of life; a new life for God.


Regeneration: a change of nature; a new heart for God.


Justification: a change of state; a new standing with God.


Adoption: a change of family; a new relationship to God.


Sanctification: a change of service; a separation unto God.


Glorification: a change of place; a new situation with God."



Some say this was from -- D. L. Moody

Monday, November 17, 2008

Can You Find Him??

THE TRICK IS TO FIND THE MAN IN THE COFFEE BEANS:

This is bizarre - after you find the guy - it's so obvious.. Once you find him - it's embarrassing, and you think, Why didn't I see him immediately?





Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people.


If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally.


If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein


If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger!!!


And, yes, the man is really there!!!

BORN AGAIN UNBELIEVERS?

By Herb Evans



Under Calvin’s system of belief, there can be no condition other than an unwritten pre-Adamic decree of God (unconditional election). Total depravity, under this cold, dead theological system, means TOTAL INABILITY to do anything for salvation, including repentance and faith. The ABSURD corollary to all this is their insistence that a man is REGENERATED or has LIFE BEFORE he repents or believes. We shall examine this anti-Christian, anti-Bible doctrine and its implications.


Regeneration Before Faith?


. . .that BELIEVING YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE through his name. -- John 20:31


. . . he that BELIEVETH NOT the Son SHALL NOT SEE LIFE . . . -- John 3:36


. . . to them which should hereafter BELIEVE on him TO LIFE everlasting. -- 1 Tim. 1:16


For ye are all the CHILDREN of God BY FAITH in Christ Jesus. -- Gal. 3:26


Regeneration or being born again, most would agree, means that a sinner, dead in trespasses and sins, becomes alive spiritually as a child of God. Our texts DEMAND that faith or belief precedes said life or regeneration. That presents a problem to those, who would have the elect regenerated BEFORE FAITH, unless they are prepared to argue regeneration BEFORE life, regeneration BEFORE becoming a child of God, or regeneration WITHOUT life.


Regeneration Before—Repentance, Conversion, Remission of Sins?


REPENT ye therefore, and BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS may be blotted out . . . -- Acts 3:19


. . . through his name whosoever BELIEVETH in him SHALL RECEIVE REMISSION OF SINS. -- Acts 10:43


. . . they should REPENT and TURN TO GOD, and do works meet for repentance.
-- Acts 26:20


. . . Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance UNTO LIFE . . . -- Acts 11:18


Repentance is UNTO LIFE and not life unto repentance, regardless whether God grants it and what the Calvinist spin is on that. Repentance precedes conversion and both precede regeneration and the remission of sins. Since remission of sins and conversion or turning to God all hinge on previous repentance, it follows that they all must precede regeneration or life. Unless a Calvinist is prepared to argue life without the remission of one’s sins because one is of the elect.



Regeneration Before Coming to or Having the Son?


And ye will not COME TO ME, that ye MIGHT HAVE LIFE. -- John 5:40


. . . and THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON. He that HATH the Son HATH LIFE; and he that HATH NOT the Son of God HATH NOT LIFE. -- 1 John 5:11,12


The term "coming to Jesus" is repugnant to many of Calvin’s disciples. Still, it remains a Bible condition and is a prerequisite for LIFE or REGENERATION. Life is in the Son of God and not in election or some unwritten, pre-adamic decree. You must come to the Son, and you must POSSESS or HAVE the Son or you do not have LIFE or REGENERATION. If one were already regenerated, having life, it would be totally unnecessary to repent and believe unto salvation or have one’s sins remitted.



Regeneration Before Faith and Righteousness?


But to him that worketh not, but BELIEVETH on him that justifieth the ungodly, his FAITH is counted for RIGHTEOUSNESS. -- Rom. 4:5


To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him WHICH BELIEVETH in Jesus. -- Rom. 3:26


. . . I am not come to call the RIGHTEOUS, but sinners TO REPENTANCE.
-- Matt. 9:13


. . . the NEW MAN, which after God is CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS and true holiness. -- Eph. 4:24


Faith precedes justification and righteousness and repentance, conversion, and remission of sins precede righteousness and holiness, therefore LIFE or regeneration cannot precede repentance, faith, justification, holiness, nor righteousness. Since the new man is created in righteousness, regeneration cannot precede the new creature, neither righteousness, nor TRUE HOLINESS.


Regeneration Before Salvation?


For by grace are ye saved THROUGH FAITH . . . -- Eph. 2:8


Receiving the END OF YOUR FAITH, even the SALVATION of your souls.
-- 1 Pet. 1:9


. . .WITHOUT FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE to please him . . . -- Heb. 11:6


And he said to the woman, THY FAITH HATH SAVED THEE . . . -- Luke 7:50



If regeneration or life or the new birth precedes faith, it also must precede salvation of the soul, for salvation is the END OF FAITH—not the beginning of faith. Faith and salvation are not the END of regeneration. We believe in being saved by the CONDITION OF FAITH! We do not regenerate to the saving of the soul. Faith saves, not regeneration.


Regeneration Before Holy Spirit Possession?


He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost SINCE YE BELIEVED? -- Acts 19:2


Now if any man HAVE NOT the Spirit of Christ, HE IS NONE OF HIS. -- Rom. 8:9


For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye . . . have received the Spirit of adoption . . . The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs . . . -- Rom. 8:14-17


Romans 8:9 takes care of both Charismatics and Calvinists. If one is a child of God by faith in Christ Jesus and the Holy Ghost cannot be in anyone but a child of God, then regeneration CANNOT precede having Holy Spirit. Unless the Calvinist is prepared to argue having the Holy Spirit before repentance, conversion, remission of sins, faith, righteousness, holiness, salvation, eternal life, and possessing the Son.



Conclusion



. . .God from the beginning CHOSEN [ELECTED] you to salvation THROUGH SANCTIFICATION of the Spirit and BELIEF of the truth. — 2 Thess. 2:13


Thus far, if we are to believe our Sovereign Grace Calvinists, if you care to swallow it, we have the preposterous situation of a regenerated, unrepentant, unholy, unjustified, unrighteous, SON-LESS, unconverted, unturned to God, LIFELESS, unsaved, unbelieving non child of God, who does not have the Holy Spirit witness in himself and whose sins are not yet blotted out nor remitted. Regeneration before these things is an unscriptural, philosophical assumption (as is most of Calvin's followers’ nonsense) to cover up the Calvinist TULIP doctrine. Both regeneration and election are CONDITIONAL!


Conditional upon:

1. Repentance

2. Belief/Faith

3. Conversion

4. Turning to God

5. Having the Son

6. Having the remission of sins

7. True Holiness

8. Righteousness

9. Having salvation

10. Having the Holy Spirit




Article -- by Herb Evans

Sunday, November 16, 2008

SLOPPY BUT LOVABLE

After much begging and many promises to take care of it, the Brown children were allowed to get a guinea pig pet which they named Paddy. As usual, Mother ended up taking total care of the neglected creature. So one day she call the children to her and told them that Paddy would have to go.


“Well, I’m kind of used to him,” one remarked.


“Yes, but I’m tired of doing all the work he requires,” Mom said. “So I say he goes.”


Another child wondered, “Well, maybe if he didn’t eat so much and wasn’t so messy all the time, could we keep him?”


But mother was firm, “No way! Now go and get Paddy’s cage and we’ll take him to his new home.”


In one voice the children shouted, “Paddy??? We thought you said Daddy!!”

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"New Age Bible"


Brand New Bible for the "New Age"




"In the beginning there was an infinite expanse composed of nothing. And it came to pass accidentally and then began to form chemical elements. Then, accidentally, it decided to compress itself into a ping-pong ball. Having done thusly, it verily chose to collapse in on itself to form a pinhead of compact atoms weighing more than 900,000,000,000,000 tons. And then, behold! It decided to blow up, so it did.


"Thereupon it accidentally blew out, evenly, in all directions for 10,000,000 light years and formed a perfect set of several million galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. All operating with enough precision to set your clock by. Fortunately, one set accidentally formed a solar system that had all of the necessary elements for producing the kind of life now writing this 'Bible.'


"And it came to pass, after several billion years (give or take several hundred million), the sun decided to accidentally throw out Uranus, Pluto, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, etc., in different sizes at different distances with different atmospheres. In thus doing, it also accidentally threw out an Earth, which (accidentally) formed water and plants out of molten lava. After a few billion years (give or take several hundred million, either way), an accidental combination of elements got together and accidentally formed a genetic code chain that could dictate what kind of life would be produced. Whereupon this accidentally produced a one-celled animal which couldn't produce a two-celled animal (or a three, or four, or five, or six celled, etc., animal).


"And thus it came to pass that over 20,000 species of animals were produced accidentally, to no purpose, and man was one of them. And evolution took the planaria that it had made from a paramecium, and created a jellyfish and brought it to a nonsexed, neuter, hermaphrodite and called it ~woman.~ (Or protozoa, coelenterata, platyhelminthes, or ctenophora: evolution only knows!) And evolution said, 'It is not good for the monkey to be alone. I will make a mate for him.' So it accidentally made 'Lucey' for 'Magic,' and he called her 'Baby' because she was taken out of a monkey.


"And after 6,000 years of killing, cannibalism, torture, murder, embezzlement, fraud, famine, Iying, swearing, cheating, stealing, and killing the monkey (or femur, or tarsier, or whatever) accidentally decided he had 'rights' that came from the spermatophytes, thallophytes, bryophytes, and ptendophytes, so he gave himself the right to cheat, abort, swear, lie, misrepresent, steal, pervert, extort, defraud, torture, and kill and called these rights, 'Civil Rights.'


"Today, at the very pinnacle of creation, the monkey (or 'great ape,' or 'hominoid,' or whatever) is 'the measure of all things.' He verily 'hash arrived.' He now knows why he came into being, accidentally; it was to please himself. At last he hath a goal: to make himself comfortable. In the next seven years, this will be done by perversion, extortion, rape, drug abuse, Iying, swearing, embezzlement, cheating, cannibalism, terrorism, perversion and killing, evolution willing!


"Even so, may the fittest survive! Amen! "


(The scholars who translated this new Bible version were: Albert Einstein, Max Plank, Heisenberg, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Dr. Libby, Harold Leakey, Medawar, Bergson, Lysenko, Mach, Max Born, and Stephen Hawking. Publishers: The National Education Association and the National Geographic Association, New York, 800 B.C.)


We Voted

"O Canada, my home and chosen land ...."


As an American by birth and a Canadian by choice, I get to vote here, there and yonder.

This morning Regena and I went and voted in our local community elections. One vote for Mayor, eight votes for city council ( I only voted for 6) and seven votes for school trustee ( I only voted for one).


We voted.

Friday, November 14, 2008

WHAT EVERY GENTLE SHOULD KNOW

There is much hatred of the Jew

By Gentiles and some Christians too,

They surely do not know God’s Word,

To be like that seems so absurd;

Awful are the aspersions made,

‘Twould lay old Satan in the shade;

They say the Jews have all the wealth,

Obtained it by their cunning stealth.


The informed known this is not true,

The millionaires are very few

As compared with other races,

Just count the number of such cases!

Berney Baruch is one exception,

In his way there’s no deception;

Among great statesmen of our day,

Serves for gratis the U. S. A.


Look at others, review the past,

On hist’ry page let eyes be cast,

And see whose names are written there,

Look at the roll with greatest care!

Were old John D. Or Henry Ford

Jews? Now be honest with the Lord!

Were Andy Bellon or Rascob,

Walter Chrysler or Chareles M. Schwab?


Now look to source we get our meat,

Be just and fair, - don’t be a cheat!

Armour, Wilson, Swift and McNeill,

No drop of Jewish blood reveal.

And, for instance, take the bankers;

Look through names of highest rankers!

Morgan, Lamont, Chase and Slaon.

They all are Gentiles, - we must own.


We could name two dozen more

Among Gentiles who once were poor

Who worked and schemed to get their “dough,”

Amen! Amen! Is that not so?

In talents Jews have worthy sons

And daughters too, like Lily Pons;

Most every one who reads the news,

Knows many scientists are Jews.


In fields of knowledge they excel,

Most Gentiles know that all too well,

A Jew discovered T. N. T.

And brought First World War victory;

In World War II which now is past,

When deep’ning shadows overcast,

And hearts were anything but calm,

He helped perfect atomic bomb.


Why curse and damn the thrifty Jew?

Just work as hard, - be thrifty too!

It isn’t just luck we know, but care

And patient labor, - all so rare.

A few Jews may have their millions,

While the Gentiles count their billions,

But constant plodding and much thrift,

Success attends them sure and swift.


But read your Bible what prophets say

God gave through Jews, and – by the way,

The world is yet to see its King,

A Jew – ‘twill be a marv’lous thing.

Down through ages Jews heard God’s call,

Moses, Isaiah, Prophets, all;

In fact, you’ll find on ev’ry page

Jewish apostle, priest or sage.


Turn to Genesis, chapter twelve!

Let Gentiles into scripture delve,

You’ll find there if you curse the Jew,

God’s judgments then will fall on you.

Jewish hatred’s of the devil,

Brags you down to his own level;

The Jews gave us the oracles,

The story of Christ’s miracles


How He healed the sick, raised the dead,

And how the multitudes were fed;

How He opened the sightless eyes,

And hushed the suff’ring leper’s cries.

But let me explain, my friend to you,

I am a Gentile, not a Jew;

Since a Jew is my dear Savour,

He demands my good behaviour.


So I treat God’s chosen race,

As I would be, - if in his place;

Jew and Gentile both the same,

Need salvation through Christ’s dear name.

There are good folk in ev’ry creed,

Most ev’rybody is agreed,

So let us Gentiles watch our step,

Wake up a bit, and get heir pep.


No fault we’ll find in Mr. Jew,

That he can’t find in me and you;

We’ll not protect him in his sin,

But try his precious soul to win.

For in the BOOK of books we find

To Jew and Gentile God’s so kind;

A Korban for our sins was riv’n,

God’s love to all was freely giv’n.


Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


Psalms 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.


Isaiah 62:6, 7 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


Jeremiah 30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.


Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Esther 8:7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.

from Rhymes of Bible Doctrine (and other poems)

B. F. Dotson, D.D., Litt. D.

1949

PREFER BUSINESS WITH 1000 ARAB TERRORISTS

A sign at a business establishment in Philadelphia:


"WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH 1000 ARAB TERRORISTS THAN WITH A SINGLE JEW"



This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in
Philadelphia. Most would be outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory
statement.




One would think that anti-hate groups from all across the
country would be marching on this business. And that the National Guard
might have to be called to keep the angry crowds back. But, perhaps in
these stressful times one might be tempted to let the proprietors simply
make their statement.



We are a society who holds Freedom of Speech as
perhaps our greatest liberty. And after all, it is just a sign.



You may ask what business would dare post such a sign?








Answer: Goldberg's Funeral Home.


Who said morticians had no sense of humour?



Still giving S & H Green Stamps



This is Friday Funnies - bahahahahahaaaa

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Beware of the "Originals Only" cult



The Cult of the “Originals Only”

Definition: The Cult of the “Originals Only” refers to people who believe that ONLY the original autographs of the Word of God is perfectly inspired, inerrant and infallible. These people deny that Christians can have a perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant Bible TODAY in any tangible form.

Conservatives say the Bible used to be inspired and inerrant.

Liberals say it never was inspired or inerrant.

Both agree that the Bible is now NOT inspired, inerrant or infallible.

How true the above observation is. Christians who claim that they believe (or think that they believe) in the inerrancy and the infallibility of the Bible is in PRACTICE DENYING that the “Bible” they have in their hands is infallible and inerrant. They claim that God did NOT preserve the autographs perfectly for our generation of Christians. God had somehow inspired the “original autographs”, but subsequently decided to allow the “originals” to perish with time. AFTER the demise of the autographs, Christians are WITHOUT a perfectly inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. Is this true?

Some scholars now claim that we “have” the “Bible”, but not quite a “Bible”; “inerrant” and “infallible”, but contain “scribal” errors and mistakes. They are claiming that the Word of God is truthful, and yet erroneous; accurate, and yet debatable; infallible, and yet capable of lying.

Alas, Almighty Jehovah had preserved an uninspired, erroneous, and fallible “Bible” for us all. The Bible says that “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8) I call this double-tongued speaking.


According to the “science” (1 Timothy 6:20) of textual criticism, the scholars will decide what IS the Word of God and what isn’t, what is fact and what is fiction. We, the laity, will be fully dependent upon the opinions of these men as to WHAT constitutes the Word of God - which verses are authentic, which words are true, and which verses or words are “scribal” errors. You will have a bible (which is not infallible or inspired, because it is NOT the originals), but the scholars will decide for you WHAT makes up that bible. You will have mistakes in that bible of yours, but again, you will listen to your scholar as to what constitutes reliable “scholarship”, and what constitutes “copyist” errors.

Your bible is your authority, but your scholar is the FINAL AUTHORITY. All hail the textual critic, the father of the contemporary bible and the savior of the Word of God (who lost the “originals” to father time). Mankind is forever grateful to thee for recovering the “lost words” of the “lost book” from “forgotten realms” and “faraway lands”.


If the “Originals Only” cult is true, and if only the originals are inspired, inerrant and infallible, then it would be logical and mathematical to derive the following conclusions:

1) Every manuscript, except the originals, is not perfectly infallible, inerrant and inspired. Remember, it's only in the original autographs that the Word of God is perfectly inspired, inerrant and infallible (according to these scholars).

2) All the currently available English bibles are just translations, and cannot be inspired and inerrant.

3) Fact: No scholars in the world, no matter what they believe, DO NOT HAVE THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS. Hence, we do not have the perfectly inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God today in our possession.

4) Therefore, the bibles we have in our hands, the bibles we bring to church and the bibles the preacher uses in the pulpit are not perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant. This would mean that the bibles we use are indeed fallible and erroneous in certain places. This is because only the original autographs are perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant.

5) The manuscripts we have are "close" to the originals, but not the originals; therefore, these manuscripts are not perfectly inspired, infallible and inerrant. Therefore, any translations from these manuscripts cannot be inspired and infallible.

The above conclusion would lead to a couple of rhetoric:

1) Which part of the bible are we to consider "correct, infallible and inerrant"; and which text and verses are we to proclaim "doubtful, erroneous, and fallible".

2) If so, ACCORDING TO WHO?

3) If I am a heathen, and I want to read the Word of God to find the truth, where on earth do I find a perfect, inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God? (Sadly, some would have to "admit" that there is no perfect, inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God today.)

4) If we do not have the "perfect" Word of God, and if there are possible "errors" (it doesn't matter what kind of error you call it, be it "scrabbling errors", "non-essential errors", or "copyists errors") in our bibles today, WHAT IS OUR FINAL, ABSOLUTE, PERFECT AUTHORITY? Why believe in an erroneous quasi-inspired half-truth?

Finally, do we have a FINAL AUTHORITY?

Do we have the absolute Word of God to base our doctrines upon, or do we accept a whole range of subjective opinions from a variety of scholars and professors?

Did God preserve His Word?

Or did He not?

If He did preserve His Word, did He preserve it fallibly or INFALLIBLY?

Can His perfectly preserved Word contain "errors"???


At the end of the road, the “Originals Only” cult is left with NO perfectly preserved Word of God. All they are left with are their own preferences, opinions and theories. They will have no tangible FINAL AUTHORITY in the form of a book.

The Christians who believe that God had perfectly preserved for men a perfectly inspired, inerrant and infallible Bible will have the confidence that our faithful Lord had kept His Word.

These Christians will have a FINAL AUTHORITY in the form of a perfectly inspired, inerrant and infallible Bible. They will not have to rely on men’s opinions or preferences.


copies from an old email> JNH

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WHO AM I ??

Who Am I?

I was raised in one country but my father was born in another.

I was not his only child. He fathered several children with a number of
women. I became very close to my mother because my father showed little interest in
me. Then my mother died at an early age from cancer.

Later in life, questions arose over my real name. My birth records were
sketchy and no one was able to produce a reliable birth certificate.

I grew up practicing one faith, but converted to Christianity because this
was widely accepted in my country. But I practiced non-traditional beliefs
and did not follow mainstream Christianity.

I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult before I
decided it was time to get serious about my life and I embarked on a new
career.

I wrote a book about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those who
read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned
me as a child.

I became active in local politics when I was in my 30s and then burst onto
the scene as a candidate for national office when I was in my 40s.
I had a virtually non-existent resume, very little work history, and no
experience in leading a single organization. Yet I was a powerful speaker
who managed to draw incredibly large crowds during my public appearances.

At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy. I
was critical of my country in the last war. But what launched my rise to
national prominence were my views on the country's economy.
I had a plan on how we could do better. I knew which group was responsible
for getting us into this mess. Mine was a peoples' campaign.

I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional
path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support.
I offered the people the hope that together we could change our country and
the world.

I spoke on behalf of the downtrodden including persecuted minorities such as
Jews, but my actual views were not widely known until after I became my
nation's leader.

However, anyone could have easily learned what I really believed if they had
simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with. But
they did not.

Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And the world learned the
truth.

Who am I?

Give us your answer in our comment.

I will post the answer later.

Start Over...

This poem is from a sermon I read this morning. >jeff


When you've trusted God and walked His way,
When you've felt His hand lead you day by day,
But your steps now take you another way -
Start over.


When you've made your plans and they've gone awry,
When you've tried your best and there's no more try,
When you've failed yourself and you don't know why -
Start over.


When you've told your friends what you plan to do,
When you've trusted them and they didn't come through,
And now you're all alone and it's up to you -
Start over.


When you've failed your kids and they're grown and gone,
When you've done your best but it's turned out wrong,
And now your grandchildren have come along -
Start over.


When you've prayed to God so you'll know His will,
When you've prayed and prayed and you don't know still,
When you want to stop cause you've had your fill -
Start over.


When you think you're finished and want to quit,
When you've bottomed out in life's deepest pit,
When you've tried and tried to get out of it -
Start over.


When the year has been long and successes few,
When December comes and you're feeling blue,
God gives a January just for you -
Start over.


Starting over means "victories won"

Starting over means "a race well run"

Starting over means "God's will done"

So don't just sit there......start over.