Earworm Wednesday: See What Condition My Condition Is In~White Denim



First heard this by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition and since then I have heard it in films like the Big Lebowski and Faster.  These guys do a good rendition of the song so enjoy.

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Catechism


Q. 119. What is the sixth Commandment?

A. Thou shalt do no Murder.

Q. 120  What is God’s will for you in the sixth commandment?

A.  I am not to belittle, insult, hate, or kill my neighbor–not by my thoughts, my words, my look or gesture, and certainly not by actual deeds– and I am not to be party to this in others;  rather, I am to put away all desire for revenge.  I am not to harm or recklessly endanger myself either.  Prevention of murder is also why government is armed with the sword.

Gen. 9:6; Lev. 19:17-18; Matt. 5:21-22; 26:52

Prov. 25:21-22; Matt. 18:35; Rom. 12:19; Eph. 4:26

Matt. 4:7; 26:52; Rom. 13:11-14

Gen. 9:6; Ex. 21:14; Rom. 13:4

Q. 121  Does this commandment refer only to killing?

A.  By forbidding murder God teaches us that he hates the root of murder: envy, hatred, anger, vindictiveness.  In God’s sight all such are murder.

Prov. 14:30; Rom. 1:29; 12:19; Gal. 5:19-21; 1 John 2:9-11

1 John 3:15

Q. 122  Is it enough then that we do not kill our neighbor in any such way?

A.  No. By condemning envy, hatred, and anger God tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves,  to be patient, peace-loving, gentle, merciful, and friendly to them,  to protect them from harm as much as we can, and to do good even to our enemies.

Matt. 7:12; 22:39; Rom. 12:10

Matt. 5:3-12; Luke 6:36; Rom. 12:10, 18; Gal. 6:1-2; Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:12; 1 Pet. 3:8

Ex. 23:4-5; Matt. 5:44-45; Rom. 12:20-21 (Prov. 25:21-22)

Frenetic Friday


Welcome once again to another Frenetic Friday we have a lot to cover so let’s get started.

Do you remember David Daleiden the head of the Center for Medical Progress? How he was brought up on charges for trying to buy fetal tissue.  On June fourteenth Judge Diane Bull dismissed the charge of trafficking in body parts.  This is a victory against the forces of Planned Parenthood and their ilk.  <source>

So have you heard about Madison Essig?  No?  She is a girl with Down Syndrome that just graduated from high school with a 3.7 GPA.  What’s even more impressive is that no other person with Down Syndrome has every graduated with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools.  She plans to study at George Mason University where she has been accepted.    Pretty impressive what happens when you let children live isn’t?  <source>

This from Al-Beida Egypt eighty homes owned by Christians were looted and torched after the Muslims found that a building owned by the Christians was planning on being turned into a church.  Fr. Karas Naser a priest with the Coptic Christian Church was kept from harm by some moderate Muslims that took him from his car and stood up to the radicals that were trying to harm him.  <source>

Last tonight let me point you to a great Christian Satire website called the Babylon Bee. 

Take for instance this one:  Dispensationalists frantically  adjust end time charts to include Brexit vote. 

This and more is available at the website I suggest you go check it out.

Catechism


Q. 117 What is the fifth Commandment?

A. Honour thy Father and Mother that thy days may be long in the Land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Q. 118  What is God’s will for you in the fifth commandment?

A.  That I honor, love, and be loyal to my father and mother and all those in authority over me; that I obey and submit to them, as is proper, when they correct and punish me;  and also that I be patient with their failings— for through them God chooses to rule us.

Ex. 21:17; Prov. 1:8; 4:1; Rom. 13:1-2; Eph. 5:21-22; 6:1-9; Col. 3:18-4:1

Prov. 20:20; 23:22; 1 Pet. 2:18

Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1-8; Eph. 6:1-9; Col. 3:18-21

Frenetic Friday


In this way only we attain to what is not to say difficult but altogether against nature, to love those that hate us, render good for evil, and blessing for cursing, remembering that we are not to reflect on the wickedness of men, but look to the image of God in them, an image which, covering and obliterating their faults, should by its beauty and dignity allure us to love and embrace them.
-John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 3, Chapter 7, Section 6.

Last Sunday something horrible happened and people rose to help. In particular one restaurant chain that has been vilified for its founder’s stand on traditional marriage opened it’s doors on Sunday the day it is normally closed to give out food and drink to blood donors and officers that responded to the scene.

What is that restaurant’s name? Chik-fil-A <source>

This is Mryiam, she and her family were chased out by ISIS and the resettled in a refugee camp while there she was interviewed by a Christian television show pay attention to what she says:

This is a short post today but I hope that you can see the positive response that we as Christians are to have to those who hate us, as Calvin said:

“look to the image of God in them, an image which, covering and obliterating their faults, should by its beauty and dignity allure us to love and embrace them”

Earworm Wednesday


Well the only tune in my head isn’t, I just hear the voices with the interesting ideas.  Tune in (see what I did there) next week for another earworm.

Catechism


Q. 115. What is the fourth Commandment?

A. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath Day: six Days should thou labor, and do all that thou hast to do, but the seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God, in it thou should do no manner of Work, Thou, nor thy Son, nor thy Daughter, thy Man-Servant, nor thy Maid-Servant, nor they Cattel, nor the Stranger that is within thy Gates: for in six Days the Lord made Heaven, and Earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day, and hallowed it.

Q. 116  What is God’s will for you in the fourth commandment?

A.  First, that the gospel ministry and education for it be maintained, and that, especially on the festive day of rest, I regularly attend the assembly  of God’s people  to learn what God’s Word teaches,  to participate in the sacraments,  to pray to God publicly,  and to bring Christian offerings for the poor.   Second, that every day of my life I rest from my evil ways, let the Lord work in me through his Spirit, and so begin already in this life the eternal Sabbath.

Deut. 6:4-9, 20-25; 1 Cor. 9:13-14; 2 Tim. 2:2; 3:13-17; Tit. 1:5

Deut. 12:5-12; Ps. 40:9-10; 68:26; Acts 2:42-47; Heb. 10:23-25

Rom. 10:14-17; 1 Cor. 14:31-32; 1 Tim. 4:13

1 Cor. 11:23-25

Col. 3:16; 1 Tim. 2:1

Ps. 50:14; 1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 8 & 9

Isa. 66:23; Heb. 4:9-11

Frenetic Friday


It is June 10th 2016 and this Frenetic Friday!

So first an important word from Mike Rowe:

Parents point your children to this.

“This is Emmy, mailing our letter to the prenatal specialist who didn’t want her to live. He repeatedly suggested we abort. He said her and our quality of life would be horrible.” Emmy’s mother Courtney Baker says, “He was so unbelievably wrong. I want to do something to advocate, but other than my letter to him, I don’t know what yet.”

Courtney Baker’s letter which you can read here talks about her love for her daughter Emmy and the how she had to deal with her doctor who kept pressuring her to abort saying that Emmy would affect their “quality of life”.

But as Courtney points out her child is perfect, Emmy isn’t a mistake and she enhances the quality of life not takes away from it.  Not only her family but in thousands of other families too.

So have you heard of AB/DL?  Well list this one under the downward spiral of moral degeneracy if we can call any thing degenerate any more.  But I know you’re asking what is AB/DL?  Well it is Adult Baby Diaper Lovers.  Frankly I don’t know if I want to list this under Peter Pan syndrome or just plain lunacy.  But there is a store in Illinois called Tykables that specialize in adult size diapers for adults that want to be babies.  Yes I am well aware of the oxymoronic nature of that statement.    But not only that at the store in their “nursery area’ is a giant crib, high chair, and rocking horse for people to take pictures of themselves no doubt while clad in the diaper.  <source>

Now let us journey to the Great White North for a momentous court decision that just happened.

Most bestiality is legal, declares Canada’s Supreme Court

The Court left it up to Parliament to better define the term.

Sex acts with animals are legal in Canada, so long as there is no penetration involved, according to a surprise ruling issued by the Supreme Court.

Just when I think that we can’t go any lower someone gets out a shovel.  You can read about this here.  But really what can we expect?  Once the moral principle that governs western civilization is abandoned what can be called wrong if there is no objective truth?  There is a rant there but I am going to save it for another day.  Just keep a close watch on your animals if you travel to Canada.

There is an excellent article by David Sorrell entitled Trans Theory is a War Against Reality.  I suggest that you take a minute and click the link provided and read this excellent article.

Oh and while I am at it over at VOX Alan Noble has written “Evangelicals like me can’t vote for Trump — or Clinton. Here’s what we can do instead.”  If you don’t want to choose between two evils of equal value I suggest you read the article.

And no this isn’t a parody this is what a particular  United Church of Christ put up on their Facebook page:

So keep in mind no matter what if you are white you are racist.

And now for some good news.

In South Korea Jung Gwang-il is working with a music studio, producer and a former singer of North Korean propaganda songs to create “stealth gospel music”.  In Korea the only music allowed is songs praising the Kim family the hereditary dictators of North Korea.  Jung Gwang-il is taking those songs and changing them so instead of praising the Kim family they praise Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Jung says: “It sounds exactly the same as what you would hear in North Korea, the same accompaniment, the same type of voice, but the names have all been changed, [The customs officials] aren’t going to sit there and listen to each song, because the music sounds the same to what they’re used to hearing,”

Although Jung Gwang-il says the stealth gospel music is not meant for proselytizing people but rather exposing them to new ideas let us hope and pray that hearing about Jesus causes the gospel to be heard once again in the hermit kingdom. <source>

Lastly a Ted Talk Parody

Good night folks.