Never Forget…

Now about the … (1 Cor. 16:1ff)

Bret Easton Ellis is an Ignoramus

None of them, Bret?  You know all of them?  Ignoramus.

Pandering 101

This is how you pander to a special interest group:

Radical Islamists Can Kill us, But they Can Never Defeat Us

Or silence us.  Or make us cower in fear.  “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church”.Tertullian

Commentary ‘Super Sale’ Ends Today- $75 for the Entire Bible Commentary

Available till tonight at midnight- at a special price- you can get the PDF edition of the entire series for a shockingly low $75.  Normally it’s $199.  The books are all available by clicking my PayPal Link.  When you send your payment include your email address please and the books will be sent along quite quickly.

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Endorsement

I have already read the Pastoral Epistles portion entirely.  I read the same way as I eat; first portions I just worry about satiating my hunger; then the following portions I really savor the food, and slowly digest it taking the most of its nutritious benefits. Right now, reading Jim’s commentary, I am at the second phase of “my eating habits”. I am loving the new information, not the run-of-the mill type of commentary, not the customary supporting material, but every point is perfectly didactically placed and scholarly supported.

As one of the demonstrations of God’s sense of humor and “uncommon management” skills, He made me a pastor (now temporarily in modern terms, without a flock, other than only a few people who seek me for guidance) and I think Jim’s commentary will be most valuable as I take this interval as a unique opportunity for further preparation for when God places me back in full pastoral ministry. 

– Milton Almeida, Oklahoma, USA.

Theological Ignorance has Serious Consequences

Take this example:

An Ohio church has issued an apology after a video surfaced online of a youth pastor encouraging middle and high school students to spit on him, slap him and cut him with a steak knife for an Easter lesson, meant to illustrate what Jesus Christ willingly endured during his crucifixion. Obviously, parents thought the lesson went too far.

Pastor Jaddeus Dempsey of the Impact City Church in Pataskala appeared on Facebook Live to take responsibility for the lesson. “This was completely my idea. Again, I let the students know there was no repercussions whatsoever,” Dempsey said. “In fact, even several of the students felt bad afterwards, and I told them it was what I had asked them to do.”

Don’t call theological incompetents.

John Barton on Relics and the Bible

In the Observer. Via Deane Galbraith.

Give it a read.

‘I Don’t Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian…’

To the ‘I don’t have to go to church to be a Christian’ people- your rotten, inadequate, festering, ignorant ecclesiology exists only because your entire self absorbed pseudo-theology is pagan. You don’t go to church precisely because you aren’t Christian.

Text of the Day

What I am saying, brothers, is that mere human nature cannot inherit the kingdom of God: what is perishable cannot inherit what is imperishable. Now I am going to tell you a mystery: we are not all going to fall asleep, but we are all going to be changed, instantly, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet is going to sound, and then the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed, because this perishable nature of ours must put on imperishability, this mortal nature must put on immortality. And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin comes from the Law. Thank God, then, for giving us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. — (1 Cor. 15:50-57)

Signs of the Times

You just can’t fix stupid.

Remember…

‪The Gospel preached is not effective where the Holy Spirit is not operative.‬

Signs of the Times

Even on Easter, Christians are Targeted

Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has been hit by at least two new blasts, hours after the country was struck by a series of six bombings on churches and hotels that killed at least 156 people and wounded about 400. 

The seventh explosion occurred at a hotel near the national zoo in the capital, killing at least two more people, police said, while an eighth blast hit the suburb of Orugodawatta in the north of Colombo.

There were no further details on what was targeted, police said.

Most of the victims were killed in three churches where worshippers were attending Easter Sunday services. Three other bombings struck luxury hotels – the Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Shangri-La – located in the heart of Colombo, killing at least 35 foreigners.

The first explosion was reported in a church located in the capital. The other blasts followed within half an hour.

One of the churches targeted was St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo. The other two were St Sebastian’s in Negombo, about 30km from the capital and another in Batticaloa, 250km east of the capital.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will hold an emergency meeting with the country’s top military officials of the National Security Council. He has also called for an emergency convening of the nation’s parliament on Monday.

Happy Easter

Have a great day!

Satan is Testing Me Sore

It’s Almost Easter…

Maureen Walsh, A GOP Senator, Thinks Nurses Spend Most of their Time Playing Cards…

She can kiss the medical community’s support goodbye. And the support of every decent person.

Here They Come…

Luther: On the Pain of the Death of a Spouse

luther_wormsThere is no sweeter union than that in a good marriage. Nor is there any death more bitter than that which separates a married couple. Only the death of children comes close to this; how much this hurts I have myself experienced.” — Martin Luther

Dear Politicians, Please Don’t ‘Quote’ The Bible

Or things like this happen…