Frenetic Friday


Well this is going to be a short one today folks I’ve been busy trying to unfriend the NSA.

Do I really need to say anything else?  Well if I do it will be taken down and used against me.

There are Calvinist Baptists, I’m one, but why are there no Lutheran Baptists?  See here and here  ht Lee Shelton

J.D. Hall the author of Help Mom there are Arminians under my bed has written a follow up book called Help! Arminians are giving me nightmares againRoger Olsen must be  apoplectic by now.

Have you seen this:

Well read his story here:  Roy Costner

Of Course the Freedom from Religion Foundation has responded.

And speaking of the ACLU they are filing suit in Washington state they are  questioning whether health care regulatory agencies and public hospital districts should grant approval to faith-based hospitals — primarily Catholic — that don’t offer reproductive and end-of-life services that are widely available at secular hospitals. In some rural areas of the state, the ACLU says, hospital consolidations and mergers could leave communities only with Catholic hospitals which refuse, based on Catholic religious beliefs, to provide such services.

So one of the great traditions of the church, providing health care for people, we are now being told that unless our principles regarding life change to the same as the secular society we shouldn’t exist.  If your not seeing the battle lines being drawn here folks you’re head is buried in the sand.

Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day here is FDR’s prayer on that day.

Ask yourself could that prayer be said today over the air by the President?

See you next week.

Earworm Wednesday: Saint Germain Rose Rouge


Today some Nu Jazz from Ludovic Navarre aka Saint Germain.  I had heard snippets of this in a variety of media and finally was able to track it down.  Now please enjoy Rose Rouge.

 

Catechism


Q. 35. What is effectual calling?

A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, He does persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the Gospel.

2 Tim 1:9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

John 16:8-11 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.

Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

John 6:44-45  No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me—

1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.