Daily Archives: 22 Jul 2012

They Are Without Excuse: The Desecrators of Jewish Graves

Fifty-seven graves were desecrated in a Jewish cemetery in the central Hungarian city of Kaposvar overnight into Sunday by vandals, reported the MTI news agency.  Kaspovar Mayor Karoly Szita said he was “upset and disgusted.”  City officials said they hope to help police in capturing those responsible as soon as possible. The local Jewish community has said the act was motivated by racism.  Mónika Lamperth an MP of the Hungarian Socialist Party deplored the vandalism and expressed the hope that the culprits be caught soon.

Those who did these vile things are beyond reprehensible and horrifyingly evil.  May God grant that they be captured and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Sandusky’s Perversity and Paterno’s Enabling Are Going to Cost Penn State More than Its Reputation

CNN reports via email

Penn State will be hit with fines in excess of $30 million as part of penalties expected to be announced Monday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a source familiar with the case told CNN Sunday.  The penalties are part of the continued fallout from the sex abuse scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky.

30 million dollars is a lot for any school- and I bet Penn State doesn’t cut the athletics budget to pay it.  Look for academics to suffer.  Thanks Mr Sandusky, you’ve turned out to be quite the albatross in more ways than one.

Pursuing God

The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately and forever. — A.W. Tozer

The Importance of True Piety

Where it is absent, ruin reigns, as we can see in our society. Zwingli writes

Real piety, by which is meant true worship and prayer to God, has disappeared among us, as St. Paul writes to the Romans [Rom. 1:28–31]: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.”

From these words of Paul we learn that all these evils which he enumerates arise when we desert God, do not fully recognise Him, do not look up to Him, do not place our whole trust in him, but on the contrary despise Him and regard him somewhat as we would an old sleeping dog. But I shall not now consider the question whose fault it is that we have forgotten him. That matter I shall discuss at the proper time.

Note well, worthy and beloved sirs, that wherever the above mentioned vices appear, God has been previously forsaken. And, vice versa, wherever people forsake God and trust in themselves, the vices named above are bound to follow as a punishment and penalty for the desertion from God. But whoever places all his hope in God, ascribes to him all good and worthy deeds, estimates nothing higher than the knowledge and love of God, such a one God does not allow to succumb to the numerous vices mentioned by St. Paul.