Daily Archives: 4 Dec 2017

Roy Moore, 14 Year old Girls, And People Outside of Alabama

More Pentebabbleist Misconduct

A Broken Arrow man used the phone number associated with a ministry he leads in advertisements for a house of prostitution, according to police.  Tulsa County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Walter Eugene Brazington Jr. — identified as a minister for a group in Broken Arrow — with procuring for prostitution and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, according to court records.  Brazington, 55, attempted to “encourage, induce or persuade women to become inmates of a house of prostitution,” the charges state.  Broken Arrow police allege that Brazington operated the house at 804C S. Ninth St. under the guise of a massage parlor.

Ugh.  Pentebabbleists.

Luther’s Advice to Would Be Dilettantish Authors of Books About the Bible

You should not write a book before you have heard an old sow fart; and then you should open your jaws with awe, saying, “Thank you, lovely nightingale, that is just the text for me!” – Martin Luther

Well said, Martin. Well said.

Chuck Grassley’s Staff on What to Do With the Poor

Which Is More Cruel, To Execute a Serial Molester or to Let Him Continue to Molest?

Execution is the best way forward in cases such as these, because this molester will never stop molesting.

It was 3 in the morning, and a California woman was attempting to flag down a police officer; she wanted to report that her son just told her he had molested two boys.  The confession would go much deeper once Riverside police detained 18-year-old Joseph Boston on Saturday, authorities say. Not only did he confess to sexually assaulting 4- and 8-year-old boys at a $65-a-night motel room about a mile away from the police station, but he also admitted molesting “upwards of 50 children since he was 10 years old in different cities where he had lived,” according to Riverside police.

Read the horrible rest and then decide whether you think ending his life is worse than allowing him to destroy countless others.

Zacharias Ursinus on Why only the Doctrine of the Church can Provide Satisfactory Comfort

Good thoughts from a good guy that I didn’t know had a blog.

What Does the Text Say?

Therefore, although philosophy, and all the various sects, enquire after and promise such a good as that which affords solid comfort to man, both in life and death, yet they neither have, nor can bestow, that which is necessary to meet the demands of our moral nature. It is only the doctrine of the church that presents such a good, and that imparts a comfort that quiets, and satisfies the conscience; for it alone uncovers the fountain of all the miseries to which the human race is subject, and reveals the only way of escape through Christ. This, therefore, is that Christian comfort, spoken of in this question of the catechism, which is an only and solid comfort, both in life and death—a comfort consisting in the assurance of the free remission of sin, and of reconciliation with God, by and on account of Christ, and a certain expectation of…

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Media Bias: Where Do You Get Your News

This is a very helpful chart.  Personally, I get my news from NPR, ABC, The Hill, BBC, and the AP.  What about you?

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Something for the Papists…

Just to show I can have some interest in the terrible wretches so valued by Rome (even though for no good reason)-

Remembering John of Damascus – 4 December

JOHN OF DAMASCUS, surnamed Mansur (d. in extreme old age about 780). He is the greatest systematic theologian of the Eastern church and chief champion of image-worship against iconoclasm under the reigns of Leo the Isaurian (717–741), and Constantinus Copronymus (741–775). He spent a part of his life in the convent of Mar Sâba (or St. Sabas) in the desolate valley of the Kedron, between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. He was thought to have been especially inspired by the Virgin Mary, the patron of that Convent, to consecrate his muse to the praise of Christ. He wrote a great part of the Octoechus, which contains the Sunday services of the Eastern church. His canon for Easter Day is called “the golden Canon” or “the queen of Canons,” and is sung at midnight before Easter, beginning with the shout of joy, “Christ is risen,” and the response, “Christ is risen indeed.” His memory is celebrated December 4.  (Philip Schaff and David Schley Schaff, History of the Christian Church, vol. 4 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1910), 405–406.)

The Dead Sea Scrolls Don’t Belong to Israel

So says the State of Germany.

Uwe Becker, the deputy mayor of Frankfurt, expressed outrage on Thursday over the German government’s decision not to recognize the Dead Sea Scrolls as Israeli property, prompting the cancellation of a slated 2019 exhibit at the Bible Museum in Frankfurt.

“If Germany is unwilling to clearly express the legal status of the fragments of Qumran as Israeli world cultural heritage goods, it would dramatically change the coordinates in our German-Israeli relations. And it would mean the construction of a wall toward the places of the birth of Christianity in the holy country, because it would be the same for Bethlehem, Jericho, east Jerusalem and many other places of Jesus’ work,” Becker told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Read the whole. The Germans have some legitimate issues.

Catholic Reform in the Age of Luther

In his portrait of Duke George of Saxony (1471–1539) Christoph Volkmar offers a fresh perspective on the early Reformation in Germany. Long before the Council of Trent, this book traces the origins of Catholic Reform to the very neighborhood of Wittenberg. The Dresden duke, cousin of Frederick the Wise, was one of Luther’s most prominent opponents. Not only did he fight the Reformation, he also promoted ideas for renewal of the church. Based on thousands of archival records, many of them considered for the first time, Christoph Volkmar is mapping the church politics of a German prince who used the power of the territorial state to boost Catholic Reform, marking a third way apart from both Luther and Trent.