The vast array of written resources that are intended to open human eyes to matters beyond our control and common desires remain an attractive and impressive vault. Nature is equally endowed and our attention to its messages results in a unique outcome: landmark people, a law until themselves
Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse.
Comparing the effectiveness of the sacred texts with the natural world we have to admit that there are (1) plagues of illiteracy as a general rule and (2) incompetence and egoistic pride on the part of those who translate and interpret the message of the Bible. The messages from both have authority and we let them slip to our peril.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
American radio is the swampiest manifestation of all that is damnable and malicious. The American Centre for justice – popular on so-called Christian radio – makes Caiaphas, the high priest who unwittingly predicted the atoning death of Messiah Yeshua look like a hero of righteousness.
Sekulo on Christian radio? Haha! Spin doctor extraordinary and eminently lost in evangelical betrayal of Christ. American Christians are by far the most dangerous antisemites of all.
Let’s not think that their love of Israel and the exorbitant spending to support the State of Israel has anything to do with real respect for humanity. We know it has nothing to do with either Christian or Mosaic nobility. Americans simply like getting on the inside – chumming up – so that they can perpetuate their own Promised Land and Chosen People delusion ane the inevitable oppression of of native peoples.
Everybody with an ear has heard the American president proclaim that there are good people followers of Hitler. Not one preacher of the gospel has whispered a protest or rebuke.
But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting expectantly for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.
Jude 1:20-21 CSB
Not many things that actually affect life are ranked topmost”. The inner chamber of the tabernacle is perhaps most familiar: it resolved little. The blood of animals and the incense were also topnotch items along with all the vessels of the tabernacle (see Exodus 30). One could touch one of these items and become holy, not most holy.
In faith’s domain one encounters real holiness in prayer, divine love, and merciful behaviour.
Food for faith vs food for family
A portion of the holiest offerings kept from the fire will be yours; every one of their offerings that they give me, whether the grain offering, sin offering, or guilt offering will be most holy for you and your sons. You are to eat it as a most holy offering. Every male may eat it; it is to be holy to you.
Numbers 18:9-10 CSB
They always need lengthy arguments.
The people using them are often not aware that they are.
The right to “Amen” and “Naymen”
Let’s not get comfortable saying “Amen” to everything that comes dressed up as love and happiness.
So says the UK’s PM but he and all MPs had better comply.
The attempt to stifle scrutiny of British separation from the EU has failed.
Hallelujah, Thank you Jesus, I love you Lord, Have mercy Lord are phrases worn by people who wish to appear to be prayerful. When the call to be in prayer all the time is properly understood no one needs to put on expressions like this to appear to comply with “pray without ceasing”. There is no real multitasking beyond repetitious tasks such as riding a bicycle and eating a peanut at the same time. Joining the Holy Spirit in his activity, calls for discrimination and sensitivity and praying all the time a consuming activity for which opportunities are to be sought. No one prays all the time (or everywhere) and believers do no need a figleaf to cover the gaps in our prayer life.
Pray with unceasing prayer and entreaty on every fitting occasion in the Spirit, and be always on the alert to seize opportunities for doing so, with unwearied persistence and entreaty on behalf of all God’s people,
The location from which one watches for (unto) prayer is not prayer.