Catechism


Today we are starting the Orthodox Catechism by Hercules Collins who modified the Heidelberg Catechism for baptist use.

Question 1.

What is thy only comfort in life and death?

Answer.

That I with body and soul, both in life and death, (a)

am not my own, (b)

but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; (c)

who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, (d)

and delivered me from all the power of the devil; (e)

and so preserves me (f)

that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; (g)

yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, (h)

and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, (i)

and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him. (j)

(a) Rom.14:7,8. (b) 1 Cor.6:19. (c) 1 Cor.3:23; Tit.2:14. (d) 1

Pet.1:18,19; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:2,12. (e) Heb.2:14; 1 John 3:8; John

8:34-36. (f) John 6:39; John 10:28; 2 Thess.3:3; 1 Pet.1:5. (g)

Matt.10:29-31; Luke 21:18. (h) Rom.8:28. (i) 2 Cor.1:20-22; 2 Cor.5:5;

Eph.1:13,14; Rom.8:16. (j) Rom.8:14; 1 John 3:3.

Thanksgiving


The blog will be shut down during this week I will be too busy to post as I along with my family are readying for the holiday.  There might be a post by Robin but he will be busy too I am sure. 
And join with me and don’t shop on Thursday let’s everyone who can be home for Thanksgiving.

Frenetic Friday


The cold November wind blows around your house as you huddle under your comforter and curse the cold, a knock sounds at your door like a rap on the door of a sepulcher as you crack open the door you realize its Frenetic Friday.

So what does a 1944 duet, this video (see below) and graphic instructions regarding anal sex for fourth graders have in common? Take a moment and read The Most Creepiest Time of the Year over at Chantrynotes.

Speaking of marriage two ministers over at First Things, Christopher Seitz and Ephraim Radner have launched the marriage pledge  which states:

As Christian ministers we must bear clear witness. This is a perilous time. Divorce and co-­habitation have weakened marriage. We have been too complacent in our responses to these trends. Now marriage is being fundamentally redefined, and we are ­being tested yet again. If we fail to take clear action, we risk falsifying God’s Word.

The new definition of marriage no longer coincides with the Christian understanding of marriage between a man and woman. Our biblical faith is committed to upholding, celebrating, and furthering this understanding, which is stated many times within the Scriptures and has been repeatedly restated in our wedding ceremonies, church laws, and doctrinal standards for centuries. To continue with church practices that intertwine government marriage with Christian marriage will implicate the Church in a false definition of marriage.

Therefore, in our roles as Christian ministers, we, the undersigned, commit ourselves to disengaging civil and Christian marriage in the performance of our pastoral duties. We will no longer serve as agents of the state in marriage. We will no longer sign government-provided marriage certificates. We will ask couples to seek civil marriage separately from their church-related vows and blessings. We will preside only at those weddings that seek to establish a Christian marriage in accord with the principles ­articulated and lived out from the beginning of the Church’s life.

Doug Wilson in his usual pithy way comments on the marriage pledge with In Which First Things Does Some Fourth Things

 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as most people know isn’t actually about human rights, it is about  “Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights” .   One of the most prominent members of HRC Terry Bean, has been indicted by a grand jury in a 2013 case regarding the alleged sex abuse of a fifteen year old boy.  What is interesting to note that this really hasn’t been in a lot of the popular media unlike say Bill Cosby and his accusers.  It’s almost as if there is a double standard.

And lastly some bright boy has decided to teach our Robotic Over Lords martial arts.

This is going to give MMA a whole different  look.

Thanks for coming by and thanks to all of the new readers.

 

 

Movie Review: The Princess and the Pilot



To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku , “Recollections for a Certain Pilot”
Director: Jun Shishido
Written by: Satoko Okudera
Cast
Charles Karino ( Karino Sharuru) voiced by Ryunosuke Kamiki
Juana del Moral (Fana deru Moraru) voiced by Seika Taketomi

Plot
The Levamme Empire is at war with the Amatsukami Imperium in the middle of it the princess (Juana del Moral) has been betrothed to a prince of the Levamme Empire and for her to be married she must travel to the main land. To prevent this the Amatsukami Imperium has been trying to assassinate her.
Enter Charles Karino an illegitimate half Levammian half Amatsukamian mercenary pilot. Despised since his youth because of his half Amatsukamian heritage he has been insulted and kicked around by the other pilots who are full Levammian. But he despite his birth is the best pilot of them all. Because of this he has been chosen to fly the princess to her husband to be who awaits on the mainland.

So in a twin seater reconnaissance seaplane Karino sets off for the mainland, but it becomes obvious that the enemy knows of his mission and is determined to kill both of them.

I found this to be a nice light romance with enough action to keep it interesting. The best part of the movie, and my prejudices are showing here, is the aerial battles between the enemy pilots and Charles. And the animation is consistently beautiful through out the movie. The predictable romance between the princess and the pilot isn’t too cliched and the ending is typical of anime of this type very bittersweet.

If you like Studio Ghibli movies you will like this movie. But this isn’t a Disney Princess movie so there is no happily ever after. Rather this is more real life where people realize that they have responsibilities that are greater than just falling in love and running away.

I am going to give this movie three and half stars out of five. I saw this on Hulu Plus.