Monday, 29 August 2016

News that really matters, informed & good news with perspective amongst the bad news







Just because we have eyes doesn’t mean we have to see everything
Just because we have a brain doesn’t mean we have to know everything
Just because we have ears doesn’t mean we have to hear everything
Just because we have a nose doesn’t mean we have to smell everything
Just because we have hands doesn’t mean we have to do everything
God understands our limitedness, God understands our fallen nature
It’s even worse than capitalism, God understands that too

It’s why we have His Word preserved, His providence supplied & the Lamb to atone
He stoops, He stoops down into what we think is our world
To show us there is more to the story

Redeeming God, Mighty to save, from the pit of our own doings
Faith in Him is what we need to know & learn
In this most ill-advised planet of worldliness lost in a diversity of sinful nature 

Nobody’s perfect! That’s right & that’s why there is so much wrong & only God can & will & is putting things right.









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Consumer beware





Sadly, science is not all it’s cracked up to be, despite the hope it seems to offer. The idea that things are facts is not necessarily factual. This is very true when it comes to looking backwards into the past.



Often what is presented as fact is not, it is assumptions built on assumptions, storytelling & make believe. We are led to believe our modern science is sunny side up when in fact it is just a rotten egg, worthless & broken. It always pays to check the content of things lest you get led astray & ripped off.


"The fragmentary nature of most specimens means that reconstructions often have to be largely speculative, i.e. guesswork, leaving free reign for evolutionary bias." Daniel Anderson.






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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Laughter the best medicine?






Happiness is the key to living life according to many, the final arbiter when it comes to our decisions & aims, even at the expense of doing what is right. There is nothing wrong with happiness, we all enjoy it if we can, but that’s a pretty narrow & misguided aim for the realities of life.

That’s what I like about the book of Ecclesiastes. It sees the positives & negatives in life, it recognises the good & evil that has become our lot. Furthermore it tells us that our frustrations & sadness can actually be good for us. None of the evolutionary dogma that insists our woes are tied up in the struggle of apes coming out of the trees. None of the false hope that comes from earthly wealth & unjust gain. None of the Stoic individualism of heroism & the power of positive thinking. Ecclesiastes gives us the bigger picture with a spanning entirety.


Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. Eccl 7:3-6.

In the OT as in the New Testament, trusting in God & His grace & living by faith gives us a freedom that cannot be bought, an eternal wisdom to keep us safe in this fallen world.












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Saturday, 27 August 2016

good timing






Everything has its appointed time, times within time, time & times that come and go. Eccl 3:1-17. Beginnings & ends that are inescapable. Time never sits still, but we should. Be still & know that I am God. Psalm 46:1-11. It is better to have God on your side rather than time.




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Friday, 26 August 2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Redactionism

I heard a comment the other day regarding the book of Revelation. Apparently it shouldn’t be preached on. How about that.

The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Rev 1:1-3.


Yes we often think we know better & in the process find ourselves further away from what God thinks.

Do we really live by faith,do we really trust God's Word or just bits & pieces.Do we have a doctrine of impossibilty? Maybe its better that we revise our hearts & minds before we begin to redact God & His Blessed & life giving Word.




Man shall not live by bread alone








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Post Modern Aparteid








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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Route 666





The  “ORWELL G” moving ford as we dodge stuff & occasionaly looking back (some more than others). Tin foil roof, extra-large mirrors as we become more paranoid so things can look closer or bigger than they actually are and aren’t.

Conspiracies are everywhere of course, except where they are not, so are skeptics, believers & unbelievers. Thankfully God is everywhere & He is not a conspiracy. Jesus is my transport. In life & in death, both now & forevermore.

People conspire against God, but they wont get very far except further away from God, the author & giver of life in all its complexity & beauty.To go against God is to choose death*,emptiness* & misery* & people do that by the truckload every day & every night.

*You may still feel & experience happiness & enjoyment in many good things (even bad things). But that doesnt change our spiritual definition of our fallen nature before God.The human race is in need of great repair (death & sickness are not normal-nor is living apart from God, we have just become accustomed to that).Hence our misery & our shame as we live life on the run.




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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Killing the softly



So its 2016 & we are so much more advanced (cough, cough). I suppose that all depends where you are standing & what you are looking at. We have ways of making you talk & smoothing things over & rationalising the most horrific things. Moral dilemmas with immoral outcomes. Life is brutal they say. Hail modernism.







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Monday, 22 August 2016

Slaves to Paganism bound up in nature



We all have weaknesses, no doubt about it. But I doubt that means the government are going to change the laws for those that struggle to keep within the speed limits. It would be foolish & reckless to human life itself. It’s why we have limits & limitations in the first place, to create safe places.

As far as God goes, the family unit has unique bonds & limitations, love is not love, there is far more discernment & wisdom than that. The biological unity of one man & one woman living in faithfulness is the way things are done. This is the wisdom that Scripture imparts.

Modern societies are delving into past practises of ancient paganism that extends to abortion & unrestrained sex in the name of modern thought, forget about the 60’s & 70’s, this stuff is as old as the hills.

To think that Christians are OK with this in the name of tolerance while rainbow politics seeks to push faith based reasoning further & further off the page is to become the doormats of secular biological engineering. Offering your heart & bowing down to false idols & paying homage to atheistic agenda's that seek to silence God’s influence in daily living is not a good path. Governments have done it before & they can do it again.


Don’t buy into it, decline the deception of a false freedom lost in nature with no structure of discernment other than a mistiness of ideas that expires into nothingness. Love is not love, God is love & there is joy in serving this master.




1Pet 2:16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom
 as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.