(Police Dachau via AP)
Next time you think you’ve had a bad day- think of this German dad and daughter.
One can only imagine the expletives uttered by a Bavarian driver and his teenage daughter after a farmer accidentally filled their convertible with a trailer full of manure.
German police say the incident happened Saturday near the town of Altomuenster, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Munich.
The 52-year-old father and his 14-year-old daughter were parked by the roadside when a tractor pulling a trailer of liquid manure swung in their direction.
The maneuver sent the entire load pouring into their Renault convertible, covering the occupants from head to toe with slurry.
One has to wonder how many American Christians would never enter a Church again if one 3 States over were bombed.
After bombing two of their churches on Palm Sunday, fearless Coptic Christians in Egypt poured to churches on Easter Sunday- @issamsmeir
So says the Creed. But is the Creedal statement Scriptural?
Here’s what Scripture says-
ἐν ᾧ καὶ τοῖς ἐν φυλακῇ πνεύμασιν πορευθεὶς ἐκήρυξεν (1 Pet. 3:19)
Accordingly, the creed is wrong on this point. Scripture says nothing about a descent into either ‘sheol’ or ‘hades’. Rather, Jesus went and preached to those ἐν φυλακῇ . What that is and where is of course a matter of discussion, but ‘hell’ is just that, an interpretation.
From the Geneva Catechism:
M. What is the Church?
S. The body and society of believers whom God hath predestined to eternal life.
Outside the Church there is no salvation, nor any of the saved. Outside the Church are only the damned.
Big surprise… the most immoral, pagan President elected in America’s history by people who by and large fancy themselves ‘Evangelicals’ (haha) hasn’t bothered with Church since he took office.
Washington churches have long welcomed presidents to their pews. Bill Clinton frequented a Methodist church, Jimmy Carter taught Baptist Sunday school and Barack Obama visited an Episcopal church near the White House.
As Easter Sunday arrives, President Donald Trump has not attended a church service in the capital since the worship events of his inauguration weekend.
Trump is spending the holiday at his private Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, where he often weekends. The White House would not say if he’d go to Easter services, but last year he attended the nearby Episcopalian church where he and Melania Trump were married.
Where the president worships is always of interest in Washington. But compared to the buzz in 2009 over whether the Obamas would join a church, there has been less chatter this year. Some of the more liberal churches oppose Trump’s policies. Also, he’s out of town a lot of weekends. And he’s not seen as a committed churchgoer anyway.
He’s not seen as a Christian by anyone who knows what Christianity is. Period.
Preaching at the Fraumunster
Emil Brunner, freshly ordained, preached his inaugural sermon on the 14th of April in 1912. Unlike so many theologians Brunner actually had Pastoral experience, and never abandoned the Pulpit for the lectern- serving in both his entire life, which is precisely what makes him so profoundly important and insightful. The topic- almost as though he already knew his major path- was “Jesus: The Divine Man”.
His much later series of sermons on the Apostle’s Creed is moving and profound.
If you can track down his sermons, do so. You’ll be glad you did.