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Daily Archives: 29 Oct 2018

Declaring our Independence

When the government engages in a long series of abuses & usurpations & demonstrates a design to reduce the people to serve under despotism, it is the right of the people – no, it is their duty – to throw off that government.

The Declaration of Independence

 
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Lest You Imagine that the Vice President is any Less Deplorable

 
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They’re All Vomit Inducing, So They All Are Probably True…

 
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PRRD Is Back in Print and Available

It’s a miracle.

NB– You can get it here for $150.

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Books, Church History

 

Signs of the Times

Photo by NYT photographer Doug Mills, in a S. Illinois airport hanger on the day that 11 people lost their lives while praying in their Pittsburgh synagogue

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Modern Culture

 

A Warning To Those Who Would Kill: You Will Hang on The Gallows You Make

We have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as male and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.

So King Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would dare presume in his heart to do such a thing?”   And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!” So Haman was terrified before the king and queen.  Then the king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stood before Queen Esther, pleading for his life, for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king. When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?” As the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.

Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.” Then the king said, “Hang him on it!” So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.  — (Est. 7:4-10)

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Bible

 

Remember This- Loads of Germans Resisted Hitler and His Nazi Scum

Here’s just one of thousands of stories:

Einladung zur Verleihung des Ehrentitels „Gerechter unter den Völkern“ an Lothar und Johanna Kreyssig
Der Gründer der kirchlichen Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (ASF), Lothar Kreyssig (1898-1986), wird gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Johanna posthum von der israelischen Holocaust-Gedenkstätte Yad Vashem als „Gerechter unter den Völkern“ geehrt. Nach Angaben der Israelischen Botschaft versteckte und versorgte das Ehepaar Kreyssig die Jüdin Gertrud Prochownik von November 1944 bis zum Kriegsende in seinem Haus und retteten ihr so das Leben.

Zur Verleihung des Ehrentitels an das Ehepaar Kreyssig lädt die Israelische Botschaft gemeinsam mit der Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste am 30. Oktober zu einer Yad-Vashem-Feierstunde in das Berliner Centrum Judaicum ein. Der israelische Botschafter Jeremy Issacharoff wird die Yad-Vashem-Medaille und die Ehrenurkunde an die Angehörigen von Johanna und Lothar Kreyssig überreichen. An der Ehrung werden neben dem Enkelsohn, Martin Kreyssig, auch die Enkeltöchter von Gertrud Prochownik, Jenny und Julie Krausz teilnehmen.

Weitere Informationen zu Lothar und Johanna Kreyssig finden Sie unter
https://de.evangelischer-widerstand.de/?h=/menschen/Kreyssig

You can read many, MANY more here.  And you should.  Especially if you’re the historically ignorant sort that constantly drones on in generalities about how ‘The Germans’ just went along with Hitler and how Luther and Lutherans were to blame.

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Church History

 

If Only We Lived in a World Where This Were Really Our Practice

Alas.  We don’t.

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.  — (Phil. 2:3-4)

 
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Punishment for Greed in the 15th Century

What do you know, a picture really is worth 1000 words.  We need to bring these back!

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Church History

 

How to find Qumran Cave 2Q

Nifty!

The Leverhulme International Network Project for the Study of Dispersed Qumran Cave Artefacts and Archival Sources

Thanks to Alexander Schick, to whom we are very grateful, we now have excellent pictures of the location of Cave 2Q. These are provided for any specialists visiting the Qumran area. The proximity of 2Q and 1Q is shown here also. If you wish to use these photographs, please contact Alexander Schick, Schick.Sylt@gmx.de.

Area 1Q and 2Q Alexander Schick Sylt Arrows black web

Cave 2Q close up.

2Q Close up Circle web Schick

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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Modern Culture

 

The Pittsburgh Terrorist Actually Believes He’s a Christian!

How deluded can you be?  Here we have a perfect example of the fact that Satan can quote Scripture out of context too…

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Total Depravity

 

Signs of the Times

And that’s why the Pittsburgh terrorist and the pipe bomb terrorist (I refuse to name them) are ‘deranged’ or ‘mentally ill’ and not what they are- terrorists.  Evil, sickening, terrorists.

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Modern Culture

 

Lecture Announcement

Sonntagsvortrag im Melanchthonhaus am 11. November, um 17 Uhr
Der Toleranzgedanke und der Protestantismus
Es spricht Pfr. Dr. Hendrik Stössel, Theologischer Referent der EMA

Pfarrer Dr. Hendrik Stössel, hält am 11. November, um 17 Uhr den Sonntagsvortrag im Melanchthonhaus. Er spricht zum Thema „Der Toleranzgedanke und der Protestantismus“ und schlägt dabei den Bogen zu aktuellen politischen Debatten.

Zum Einstieg stellt er die grundlegende Frage: Was bedeutet Toleranz? Klar ist für ihn: Wenn alles gleich gültig ist, ist alles gleichgültig. Deshalb signalisiere der in der Öffentlichkeit immer drängender und lauter werdende Ruf nach Werten zumindest dies als eine Art Konsens: Vielfalt allein scheint offenbar keine Strategie, eine lebenswerte, humane Gesellschaft zu organisieren, weder im Großen noch im Kleinen. Aus diesem Grund endet das individuelle Recht auf Selbstverwirklichung in der Regel dort, wo die Rechte anderer Menschen berührt werden. Was also kann die evangelische Tradition zu den aktuellen Debatten über den Pluralismus und seine Grenzen beitragen?

Der Eintritt zum Sonntagsvortrag ist frei. Die Veranstaltung wird von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literaturland Baden-Württemberg unterstützt.

Über eine Veröffentlichung der Notiz würden wir uns sehr freuen.

 
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Posted by on 29 Oct 2018 in Conferences

 

Why ‘Hell Houses’ Have no Place in Christianity: An Essay by Timothy George

He observes

hellIt may be that some young people will find their way to genuine faith through such ghoulish shenanigans, but their overall import is a distortion of the Gospel. Those who indulge in such displays are taking something serious, eternal, and consequential and treating it with a finesse of a butcher doing brain surgery. In the process, they trivialize evil and domesticate grace. I seriously doubt that the Old Fiend himself is much upset about how his wiles are portrayed in such faux-dramas. He knows that conversion without discipleship is not likely to be lasting or deep. He is well aware that evangelism as entertainment seldom, if ever, results in genuine repentance or transformation.

Read the whole piece.  Every word of it.

 
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Luther: On Idolatry

Portrait of Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk

Many a one thinks that he has God and everything in abundance when he has money and possessions; he trusts in them and boasts of them with such firmness and assurance as to care for no one. Lo, such a man also has a god, Mammon by name, i.e., money and possessions, on which he sets all his heart, and which is also the most common idol on earth. He who has money and possessions feels secure, and is joyful and undismayed as though he were sitting in the midst of Paradise. On the other hand, he who has none doubts and is despondent, as though he knew of no God. For very few are to be found who are of good cheer, and who neither mourn nor complain if they have not Mammon. This [care and desire for money] sticks and clings to our nature, even to the grave. — Martin Luther

 
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