Catechism


Q. 129. What is the ninth Commandment?

A. Thou shalt not bear false Witness against thy Neighbour.

Q. 130  What is God’s will for you in the ninth commandment?

A.  God’s will is that I never give false testimony against anyone, twist no one’s words, not gossip or slander, nor join in condemning anyone without a hearing or without a just cause.  Rather, in court and everywhere else, I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind; these are devices the devil himself uses, and they would call down on me God’s intense anger. I should love the truth, speak it candidly, and openly acknowledge it.  And I should do what I can to guard and advance my neighbor’s good name.

Ps. 15; Prov. 19:5; Matt. 7:1; Luke 6:37; Rom. 1:28-32

Lev. 19:11-12; Prov. 12:22; 13:5; John 8:44; Rev. 21:8

1 Cor. 13:6; Eph. 4:25

1 Pet. 3:8-9; 4:8

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Heat


I have said in other forums and places that I come from people who spent time jumping from fjord to fjord with their war hammer in one hand and a flagon of mead in the other.  Needless to say heat is the enemy and  I am sweltering.  So I am calling it a night.  

Frenetic Friday


Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past comes Frenetic Friday!

Thirty non points to the person who can name that phrase.

Politics!

Okay I said it. Now I make no bones about not being a Trump supporter I backed another horse in the race but now he is the official Republican Party’s nominee.  And frankly this guy said it better than I ever could so take a look at this:  You Wanted Trump, You Got Him  ht:  Dan Phillips

Speaking of my horse let’s take a look at what the nominee said about him.

So he is right Ted Cruz did add to what he originally submitted.  In fact let’s take a look at what he submitted for review:

Thank you. Heidi and I are honored to join you here in Cleveland, where Lebron James just led an incredible comeback victory. I’m convinced America is going to come back too.

I congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night. (rest of submitted text here)

Now let’s take a look at what he changed when he actually spoke to the crowd:

Thank you, and god bless each and every one of you.

Heidi and I are so honored to join you here in Cleveland where LeBron James just lead an incredible comeback victory, and I am convinced America is going to come back too.

(APPLAUSE)

I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night.

(APPLAUSE)

And, like each of you, I want to see the principles that our party believes prevail in November. (transcript of entire Cruz speech)

All I ask is that you compare the two speeches and judge for yourselves if what Trump is ballyhooing about is actually that significant?

So now let’s talk about the Presbyterian Church in America.  One of the reasons that the PCA and the PCUSA split was over women’s ordination.  The PCA taking the correct stance said that the Word of God doesn’t teach such a thing nor does the Westminster Confession.  So why would the PCA now form a committee to look into women’s ordination?   I can’t say but what I have seen is this:  One of the first signs a denomination is taking that slippery slope toward liberalism is changing whom are suppose to be the elders and pastors in the church.  The scripture plainly state who is to lead the church and who isn’t and changing that shows a lack of belief in scripture as the word of God.  And once that step is taken then that cliff edge comes a lot sooner that you can believe.   Read:  PCA goes back to where it started  and A troubling turn:  PCA General Assembly 2016

You know it has been a long time since we have had a Robotic Over Lord alert so heads up it is a Dalek!

Whoops silly me this is just a security robot.  Meet the Knightscope K5 a security robot that is used to patrol the Stanford Shopping Center.  Unfortunately the five foot 300 pound robot knocked down a young child and then ran over his foot!  This has upset the mother of the child and she has asked that the robot be decommissioned before more children get hurt.  There is no truth to the rumor the robot said “Exterminate!”  as it ran over the child’s foot. <source>

Well that is it for tonight! Tune in next week.

Down with the Traditional Church!


Theology Thursday: It isn’t traditional worship and church life that is being maligned, it’s foundational, traditional Baptist theology which from it’s founding until about a century ago was Reformed!

Reformed Baptist Fellowship

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This new direction is, needless to say, carried on side by side with an attack on the traditional church. This attack has become incessant from the church marketers, as indeed it has also from emergents, and it is, on its face, quite curious.

It is true that some traditional churches are desultory, dispirited, boring, dull, lifeless, inept, small, disheartened, or otherwise dying. One does wonder, though, why such a dead dog keeps getting kicked, sometimes quite viciously, by the church marketers. “If you have found church to be as painful as a trip to the dentist and twice as boring …” begins a typical attack that is also a solicitation of interest in this new breed of church-doing. Another advertisement for a megachurch, with the traditional church in mind, says church “is about avoiding hell … not sitting through it every week.”

But if the traditional church is so inept…

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Earworm Wednesday:  Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic ~ Memoryhouse


So I was listening to 38 Special when a Police song popped in to my head.  You have no idea how disconcerting that is.   Perhaps you do just maybe not with 38 Special and The Police.  Anyway as I spoke with my judge of all things musical she said that of the people who covered this song they were the best of my selection.  So here’s Memoryhouse covering The Police.

Frenetic Friday Postponed 


Dear readers it’s been one of those days where I have missed all my connecting buses and have arrived late to my house and then had an unexpected errands when I arrived so no Frenetic Friday tonight.  Check back next week.

Movie Review:. The Legend of Tarzan.


Director: David Yates
Producers:  Jerry Weintraub,  David Barron,  Alan Riche,  Tony Ludwig, Mike Richardson
Writers:  Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer
Cast:  Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou,  Jim Broadbent,  Christoph Waltz

First let me state that nobody has ever gotten Burrough’s story about the English Lord raised by anthropoid apes right. But two films have come close one was Greystoke the other is this film.

The story begins with a group of English peers along with George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson) trying to convince Lord Clayton/Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) to return to Africa in specific to examine the Congo Free State as a guest of King Leopold to see all the churches and orphanages that he has built.  However, there is an ulterior motive to the peers of England they see this as an opportunity for King Leopold to become in-debited to them so they too can exploit the natural resources of the area.  However Tarzan is having none of it he wants to stay in England with his beloved Jane (Margot Robbie).  However, George Washington Williams finally persuades Tarzan to return and Jane also comes along because she too was raised in Africa and longs to return there.  However, what none are aware of is that this is all a plot by Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) an agent of King Leopold who plans to deliver Tarzan to the King of Opar for a trunk of uncut diamonds.

Now as someone who has read all the Tarzan books I tend to judge any movies based upon how close to the portrayal that Burroughs describes.  So far none have portrayed Tarzan as the long black haired bronze skinned forest god that Burroughs  wrote of in his books.  But I can forgive this movie for a blond Tarzan as when they portray him as scarred on both face and body that is more accurate for a child raised in the wilds of Africa by apes.  And speaking of  apes finally someone gets it right.  Burrough’s anthropoid apes, Mangani,  were an unknown species that were more hominid in appearance that gorilla.  Also the apes were ferocious not gentle they would hunt down smaller animals and even gorillas for food.  And so the Mangani in film is portrayed as dangerous creatures that you want to avoid if possible.

And that isn’t all Tarzan is portrayed as being master of the jungle not only the beasts but the country so you see him swing through the trees on vines and running along the branches of the trees.  Again like the books.

Now the bad news I am sorry but there is a more than moderate amount of profanity in this movie and because of that you shouldn’t take any one other than teenagers to see this movie.

I give this movie four stars I’d see it again.