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Thursday, April 26, 2012
"Good preaching offends the wicked, bad preaching offends God."
a friend wrote this up, excellent post:
The Revised Four Spiritual Laws
(make sure to read the full post, its a quick read)
- The Four Spiritual Laws (Revised Edition)
- 1. God is our Creator and, Who has granted us life and breath and everything, and has revealed Himself to mankind that we may seek Him and know Him. (Acts 17:24-28, James 1:17)
- 2. However, instead of seeking God, humanity has sinned against Him by breaking His law and has fallen under His just condemnation. Therefore, we must one day give an account to God for breaking all of His laws. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 9:27, James 2:8-10)
- 3. In order that we may be saved, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, as the one provision by which man's sin may be atoned for. By Christ's life, death and resurrection, we may be forgiven of our sins and restored to a right relationship with God. (Romans 5:6-11, I Corinthians 15:3-6, John 14:6)
- 4. In order that we may we receive the benefits of Christ's sacrifice, we must all repent of our sins and put our faith in Him as Savior and Lord. Only then may we be made acceptable to God and escape the condemnation that we justly deserved. (John 1:12-13, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:8,9, John 3:1-8)
i learn, you learn:
- resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
- hard to deal with, manage, or operate.
yes, im back.. back from a trip to the past, the history of half my family. it was great. site was down for a couple days it seems, but its back up now
Sunday, April 8, 2012
my sins lay hanging on that cross, His resurrection shows that they are gone, much like the tomb, the cross is empty, EMPTY!!
the Living God is worthy of worship, He is risen!
Friday, April 6, 2012
happy passover to all my jewish friends! dont forget to save a seat for elijah, he's got something important to announce. and remember as you enjoy your passover:
- to remove all trace of yeast (sin) from your lives
- how God Himself physically wrestled with jacob and unhinged his hip (and therefore named him "israel")
- the lamb that God provided as a sacrifice so abraham would not have to sacrifice his son
- the second of the three matzot that is broken and hidden
- and the bitter cup of vinegar
but mostly, never forget the blood that caused God to _pass over_ the israelites, that they would not be swept away in His righteous judgment
and of course, for us, as christians, how all these things point to the messiah who fulfilled all these things
haha oh boy.. so i logged in to my computer via VNC (just a remote graphical access thing) and to enter my password, i guess i mustve had my caps lock key on, so, i switched it off (from the remote computer) and then i turned it off. and now, i go to log in to my computer from.. uhh.. the computer itself.. and it wasnt accepting my password, and then it said "caps lock key?" yeah, it suggested a reason why it wasnt working.. but i checked, the caps lock LED was off, just for funsies, i turned caps lock ON, and i was able to log in.. so now, the caps lock function is reversed! haha.. oh man. what in the world? now i have to keep my caps lock on to have it off? computer, you are officially crrrrazy!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
use this information wisely,
Difference Between Use and Utilize
Having a firm grasp on the difference between use and utilize can help you from making one of those infamous English faux pas. In all recent accounts, the word ‘use’, has been part of the English language for much longer than the term ‘utilize’. It wasn’t until the last hundred years that people have mixed up the two words, usually as an effort to sound smarter, by throwing in the word ‘utilize’ where it doesn’t belong. Usually, the effort is misguided, and the English sentence is mercilessly butchered instead of expressing feigned intelligence.
Basically, you can use the word ‘use’ interchangeably, but you cannot do the same with the word ‘utilize’. You can use a fork to eat with, or you can use a fork to prop open a window, without stepping into any grammar holes. However, you can not utilize a fork for eating, while you can utilize a fork to prop open a window. Why?
‘Use’ refers to the proper and intended job with which the individual or item is acceptably associated. ‘Utilize’ is more creative, meaning that you have found a not-so-traditional manner in which to create a new function for the individual or item.
It should be noted, that when it comes to people, there is a significant difference between ‘using’ someone, and ‘utilizing’ them. That boils down to intention. When we use someone, we do so with the intention of gaining solely for ourselves, and almost always, the act requires at least a small amount of deceit. Utilizing someone has a more pure intention, meaning that there is no deceit, and we assign them to the position in our lives or company for a greater good. You can utilize someone’s talents to help you through a rough emotional patch, or to increase your business profits. The intention of utilization is more reciprocal.
and now i wonder how you will utilize this information
John Mcarthur talks about Limited Atonement
From the 2010 Shepherd's Conference, John Mcarthur talks about the doctrines of grace, specifically about Limited Atonement.
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you have just entered... the twilight zone.. patton himself explains calvinism (except for the U)
beware foul language.
Calvinism in Three Minutes
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unconditional election of course, is actually the doctrine of God's election being based on nothing of our own.. none of our deeds, qualities or thoughts "cause" God to choose us. take that, pride!
kinda strange seeing hollywood teaching us doctrine.. but, there ya have it
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
let me share this with you that i posted:
i just want to point out one thing, though caring for the needs of the poor, widows and orphans is indeed something the Bible is quite clear in prescribing, the main concern of the christian is to glorify God, and doing these things is as a function of that, and not the goal itself. the main role of the christian is as a bearer of the Good News of redemption in Christ. what good is it for me to feed all the poor of the world, and never share with them the Gospel, watching them all eventually die and go to hell? what is 40, 60, 80 years on earth, comfortable as they may be, compared to eternity facing the righteous judgment of a Holy God?? and in the reverse, what is 40 uncomfortable years on this earth, compared to an eternity in the presence of Him from whom all good and perfect things come? it really does not compare in any way.
as such, my main concern is to reach everyone i can with the Gospel, the news that Christ, the only begotten Son of God came down to earth, as a man, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, fulfilling the law of God perfectly, never sinning, and died on a roman cross, bearing ALL the sins of those who would believe in Him, paying the FULL price of justice demanded by His Father, punished for the sins of His people, though innocent Himself, resurrecting on the third day, defeating death. at conversion, a supernatural work of God occurs in the sinner, making him not just justified before a righteous God, but also changing his heart, his very desires, such that he now hates the sin he once loved, and loves the righteousness of God which he once hated.
all who put their trust in the full atoning work of Christ, and reject their own works of "righteousness" are forgiven in full, and can stand justified before God, and enter His holy presence for all eternity.
i rather feed humanity this spiritual food, that will satisfy fully those who consume it, than to feed people their whole life and have them proceed unrepentant to hell for all eternity. i rather be mocked, and persecuted for this, than watch a single person die in their sins. so while God calls me to feed the poor and care for the widows and orphans, in fulfilling these commands, i must never forget that God cares more for their souls than their bellies.
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