Catechism


Q. (2) Why is not the God of the Christians the God of them that are no Christians?
A. He is their maker and preserver; but they have not chosen him to be their God.

Acts 17:24

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

Psalms 36:6

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord.

Judges 10:14

Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.

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Catechism


A FAMILIAR CATECHISM OR,INSTRUCTION FOR THE IGNORANT

Being a salve to cure that great want of knowledge which so much reigns in young and old. prepared and presented to them in a plain and easy dialogue pitted to the capacity of the weakest. “My People perish for lack of Knowledge.” — Hosea 4:6.

Dedicated to the church of Christ and about Bedford Walking in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; Your affectionate brotherand companion in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, wisheth all Grace and Mercy by Jesus Christ. Amen.

Holy and beloved, although I have designed this little treatise for public and common benefit, yet considering that I am to you a debtor, not only in common charity, but by reason of special bonds which the Lord hath laid upon me to you-ward, I could do no less, (being driven from you in presence, not affection,) but first present you with this little book. Not that you are wanting in the things contained herein, but to put you again in remembrance of first things, and to give you occasion to present something to your carnal relations, that may be (if God will) for their awakening and conversion. Accept it, therefore, as a token of my Christian remembrance of you.

Next, I present it to all those unconverted, old and young, who have been at any time under my preaching, and yet remain in their sins. And I entreat them also, that they receive it as a token of my love to their immortalsouls. Yea, I charge them as they will answer it in the day of terrible judgment, that they read, ponder, and receive this wholesome medicine prepared for them. Now the God of blessing bless it to the awakening of many sinners, and the salvation of their souls, by faith in Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Yours, to serve you by my ministry (when I can) to your edification and consolation, John Bunyan

BUNYAN’S CATECHISM:
OR, INSTRUCTION FOR THE IGNORANT.

Q. (1) How many gods are there?

A. To the Christians there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we of him.

1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.

Theology Thursday


The Power of De-Conversion Stories: How Jen Hatmaker is Trying to Change Minds About the Bible by Michael Kruger

{Today’s Theology Thursday comes from Canon Fodder the blog of Michael Kruger}
When it comes to reaching the “lost,” one of the most tried-and-true methods is the personal conversion story. Whether done privately or publicly, it’s compelling to hear a person’s testimony about how they came to believe in the truth of the Gospel, the truth of the Bible, and embraced the Christian faith. Such testimonies can personalize and soften the message so it is more easily understood and received.

But when it comes to reaching the “found,” there’s an equally effective method—and this is a method to which the evangelical church has paid very little attention. It’s what we might call the de-conversion story.

De-conversion stories are designed not to reach non-Christians but to reach Christians. And their purpose is to convince them that their crusty, backwards, outdated, naïve beliefs are no longer worthy of their assent. Whether done privately or publicly, this is when a person simply gives their testimony of how they once thought like you did and have now seen the light.

Of course, there have always been de-conversion stories available throughout the history of the church—if one would only take the time to dig them up and listen to them. Christianity has never had a shortage of people who were once in the fold and then left, hoping to take with them as many people as possible.

But in recent years these de-conversion stories seem to have taken on a higher profile. Part of this is due, no doubt, to the technology that makes these de-conversion stories more available whether through podcasts, blogs, or other forms of media. <Read the entire post here>

Earworm Wednesday: The Color Green ~Rich Mullins


So have you ever seen those videos of a color blind person getting those glasses that allows him to see color for the first time? Go here for a minute and see what I mean. Man receives glasses that lets him see color.

Did you see his reaction to seeing the beauty of creation? Have you ever thought about how wonderful it is to see the color green?

Be praised for all Your tenderness
By these works of Your hands
Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless
And bring to life Your land
Look down upon this winter wheat
And be glad that You have made
Blue for the sky and the color green
That fills these fields with praise

Frenetic Friday


Culture of Death

Well it’s been a disappointing time as the United States Senate failed to stop the worship of Moloch. Of course I am referring to the failure of the 20 week abortion ban. It needed 60 votes to pass and came short by 9 votes. Nine votes! Not only that but two Republicans, Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted against the ban. Pressure your representatives we can get this passed.

In further news from the culture of death, the high priestess of Moloch, Cecile Richards, has decided to step down from running Planned Parenthood. During her twelve years babies were butchered for their body parts, and she worked tirelessly to make sure her god was fed, although she called it “reproductive rights”. Goebbels no doubt is jealous as she has obviously surpassed him with her abattoirs.

Oh yes it’s another feminist update.  Have you ever heard of Femme Feral  Neither have I.  It is a “queer, femme fighting force” which is the same as saying red dog clover greens.  Their goals are to bring down the patriarchy and destroy conservative government.  Which is accomplished by wrestling with each other, pummeling each other, and screaming at the top of their lungs.  And this will topple government.  But don’t take my word watch the video.

Did you ever wonder where is the most dangerous place to live is if you’re a Christian?  Well Open Doors USA  has a list of the most dangerous places to live if you are a Christian.  And surprise, surprise North Korea tops the list. The 2018 report on christian persecution.

 

It is a short one tonight gentle readers have a good weekend see you in church.

 

Frenetic Friday


What is this dark shambling shape that moves slowly into the light? It is FRENETIC FRIDAY!

Yes I am back and we have a few items of interest tonight. The very first is the testimony given by Rachael Denhollander as she gives the gospel to the man who abused her.

The courage of this young woman is an example to all of us, and to be able to share the gospel to this man shames everyone of us who won’t share it to our neighbor.

Culture Wars

Speaking of Culture Wars let me direct you to a website you should be reading.

Adam Ford he of the famous Babylon Bee and Adam4D.com has created a “drudge style” new aggregator called Christian Daily Reporter where he drops links of interest. Check it out.

Also check out Darrell B. Harrison’s blog Just Thinking … for Myself he covers a wide range of racial and social justice issues. In fact read his blog before you read mine you will get more out of it.

Summer Jaeger did an excellent speech on why feminism won’t save anyone. And it has finally become available so enjoy.

Like the new graphics? Let me know in the comments. But on to the robot news.

Meet Fabio:

This little bundle of plastic and circuits was just let go at Scotland’s Marrigotta in Edinburgh. He was designed to give customers high fives and to direct them to where to find the various food items in the store. Unfortunately his directions were so basic ie: “Where can I find the beer?” Fabio: “In the alcohol section” that he began to irritate and confuse the customers. And then when the human workers in the store began to out perform the little robot the management had to let him go. There were many reasons why the little robot didn’t work out but one of the main reasons was that the customers preferred human interaction to that of a robot.

And with that I will bid you good night.

Catechism


Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension?

    Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit.

    Romans 8:34

    Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

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    What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us?

      Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.

      1 Thessalonians 4:13–14

      But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

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      Where is Christ now?

      Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world.

      Ephesians 1:19–21

      According to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.