Frenetic Friday


So let’s talk about hairstyle:
HT: Billy Leonhart

Now just because this is the haircut my father and uncles wore when they enlisted and fought against the Nazis in World War II doesn’t mean anything.  Because history who needs it! However let me suggest some alternatives.

The Staliny yes comrades there is nothing that say antifa like the haircut of a man who slaughtered between 20 to 40 million people. (Accounts vary)

Ah the Che Che for the rough urban social justice warrior.  The head of Castro’s La Cabaña prison and responsible for over 1000 firing squad executions and the forced labor camps which imprisoned Jehovah witnesses, homosexuals, Afro-Cuban priests, and anyone else who opposed the revolution. And of course the Mao, the Pol Pot, and the Kim Jong Il.  You might want to select by the number of people they had executed.

Switching to the Evangelical world have you heard about the Nashville Statement?  Click on the link if you want to read it.  Needless to say this has caused the liberals/progressive “Christians” an apoplectic fit. You can read some of the responses:


We go to Iceland for some breaking news from the Culture of Death!

Down Syndrome disappearing in Iceland because of Abortion

Speaking of Science this is a few weeks old but worth noting:

Man plays God

In a news report from the MIT Technology Review scientists have reported that they have successfully modified human DNA and created a genetically modified human embryo.   Soon despite what scientist say won’t happen will.  Designer babies have entered the first stage soon the dreams of eugenics will take on reality.  And just so you know the method they are using known as CRISPR doesn’t create “mules” no these children will pass on their changes to future generations. Last year this technology was call a weapon of mass destruction by top US Intelligence services.

Finally I am taking a brief hiatus from the blog.  A minimum of a month a maximum of two months.  The catechism posts will continue to occur on Sunday.  Look for changes coming to the blog.

 

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Catechism 


Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

    Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

    Isaiah 53:10–11

    Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.

    Catechism 


    Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

      That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

      Romans 3:20

      For by works of the law no human being will be justified in God’s sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

      Catechism


      Did God create us unable to keep his law?

        No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.

        Romans 5:12

        Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.

        Catechism


        What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?

          Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love. Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them. Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.

          Romans 13:9

          For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

          Catechism 


          How and why did God create us?

            God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.

            Genesis 1:27

            So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

            Catechism


            Q. 140  Why did Christ command us to call God “our Father”

            A.  At the very beginning of our prayer Christ wants to kindle in us what is basic to our prayer–the childlike awe and trust that God through Christ has become our Father.  Our fathers do not refuse us the things of this life; God our Father will even less refuse to give us what we ask in faith.

            Matt. 7:9-11; Luke 11:11-13


            Q. 141  Why the words “in heaven”?



            A.  These words teach us not to think of God’s heavenly majesty as something earthly,  and to expect everything for body and soul from his almighty power.

            Jer. 23:23-24; Acts 17:24-25
            Matt. 6:25-34; Rom. 8:31-32

            Catechism


            ​Q. 131 What is the tenth Commandment?

            A. Thou shalt not covet thy Neighbours House, nor his Wife, nor his Servant, nor his Maid, nor his Ox, nor his Ass, nor any thing that is his.

            Exo. 20.17.

            Q. 132  What is God’s will for you in the tenth commandment?

            A.  That not even the slightest thought or desire contrary to any one of God’s commandments should ever arise in my heart.  Rather, with all my heart I should always hate sin and take pleasure in whatever is right.

            Ps. 19:7-14; 139:23-24; Rom. 7:7-8

            Catechism


            Q. 112  Is blasphemy of God’s name by swearing and cursing really such serious sin that God is angry also with those who do not do all they can to help prevent it and forbid it?

            A.  Yes, indeed.  No sin is greater, no sin makes God more angry than blaspheming his name. That is why he commanded the death penalty for it.

            Lev. 5:1

            Lev. 24:10-17

            Q. 113  But may we swear an oath in God’s name if we do it reverently?

            A.  Yes, when the government demands it, or when necessity requires it, in order to maintain and promote truth and trustworthiness for God’s glory and our neighbor’s good.  Such oaths are approved in God’s Word and were rightly used by Old and New Testament believers.

            Deut. 6:13; 10:20; Jer. 4:1-2; Heb. 6:16

            Gen. 21:24; Josh. 9:15; 1 Kings 1:29-30; Rom. 1:9; 2 Cor. 1:23

            Q. 114  May we swear by saints or other creatures?

            A.  No.  A legitimate oath means calling upon God as the one who knows my heart to witness to my truthfulness and to punish me if I swear falsely. No creature is worthy of such honor.

            Rom. 9:1; 2 Cor. 1:23

            Matt. 5:34-37; 23:16-22; James 5:12

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            Q. 29 Why is the Son of God called “Jesus”, meaning ” savior “?
            A. Because he saves us from our sins. Salvation cannot be from anyone else; it is futile to look for any salvation elsewhere.

            Matt. 1:21; Heb. 7:25
            Isa. 43:11; John 15:5; Acts 4:11-12; 1Tim. 2:5

            Q. 30 Do those who look for their salvation and security in saints, in themselves, or elsewhere really believe in the only savior Jesus?
            A. No. Although they boast of being his, by their deeds they deny the only savior and deliver, Jesus. Either Jesus is not a perfect savior, or those who in true faith accept this savior have in him all they need for their salvation.

            1Cor. 1:12-13; Gal. 5:4
            Col. 1:19-20; 2:10; 1John 1:7