Daily Archives: 3 Dec 2017

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Isaiah the Impatient

Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence– As fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil– To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, The mountains shook at Your presence.

For since the beginning of the world Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him. You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways.

You are indeed angry, for we have sinned– In these ways we continue; And we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.  And there is no one who calls on Your name, Who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us, And have consumed us because of our iniquities.  But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.

Do not be furious, O LORD, Nor remember iniquity forever; Indeed, please look– we all are Your people!  Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and beautiful temple, Where our fathers praised You, Is burned up with fire; And all our pleasant things are laid waste. Will You restrain Yourself because of these things, O LORD? Will You hold Your peace, and afflict us very severely?  (Isa. 64:1-12)

Trump is The Best

At being the worst-

Trump hits 62% disapproval. Carter, Reagan, HW Bush, Clinton, Obama never hit that number. Ever. WBush hit it after more than 1900 days. Trump is the best at a historical worst.- Matthew Dowd

What Kind of Christian Are You?

The kind described here:

You may be quite sure that in the last days there will be some difficult times. People will be self-centred and avaricious, boastful, arrogant and rude; disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious; heartless and intractable; they will be slanderers, profligates, savages and enemies of everything that is good; they will be treacherous and reckless and demented by pride, preferring their own pleasure to God. They will keep up the outward appearance of religion but will have rejected the inner power of it. Keep away from people like that. Of the same kind, too, are those men who insinuate themselves into families in order to get influence over silly women who are obsessed with their sins and follow one craze after another,  always seeking learning, but unable ever to come to knowledge of the truth.  (2 Tim. 3:1-7)

Or the kind described here:

Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes.  Love never comes to an end. (1 Cor. 13:4-8)

Which are you, and which do you want to be?  Because the choice is fully yours.

Orbis biblicus et orientalis is now available online!

Via Marieke Dhont on FB-

The monograph series Orbis biblicus et orientalis is now available online! Of particular interest to us Septuagint folks can be the 1975 volume “Hexaplarische Psalmenbruchstücke: Die hexaplarischen Psalmenfragmente der Handschriften Vaticanus graecus 752 und Canonicianus graecus 62” by A. Schenker, for example. Happy reading!

The series is available here.

Nothing Has Harmed the Church More Than….

The Pastor with the MBA or worse, a mere degree in business from a College or University.  If your Pastor doesn’t hold theological degrees, find a Church where the Pastor does.

If your Pastor isn’t a Scripture scholar, you’re in the wrong Church.

Thinking Outside the Box…

Attention, ‘Christian’ Supporters of Donald Trump

See the point?

Test Your Mall Santa to see if he’s Legit…

Those of you familiar with Church history and its early debates on the nature of Christ will know what this is about.  Those of you unfamiliar with Church history, go search ‘Arius’, ‘Arians’, and ‘Nicholas’ (or ‘Nicolas’).

It’s The First Sunday of Advent

I hope your day is a happy one.  Advent is my second favorite season of the year (Easter being my favorite).

‘From Womb to Work’ – Orrin Hatch’s New Motto

.@SenOrrinHatch on CHIP: “I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves – won’t lift a finger – and expect the federal government to do everything.”  Unbelievable.  CHIP is a program for children.

The GOP has lost its mind.