Daily Archives: 17 Feb 2019

Signs of the Times

Via

More on the ‘Zwingli Film’

Here.

Enjoy.

When Frauds Lie

So many jumped on the bandwagon because it suited their agenda- but like fake attacks before, it just hurts real victims.

Smollett should lose his job.

The Wall: An Observation

The wall is a racist farce.  Pure and simple.  It is a racist idea to soothe racist minds.  Nothing more.

They Put Their Toddler in a Bucket of Acid

And I bet the mom is the sort that insists on claiming to be a ‘good mother‘.

A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.

Gerardo Zavala-Loredo and Monica Yvonne Dominguez are both charged with abusing a human corpse and evidence tampering. Dominguez also is charged with two child endangerment counts. Zavala’s in Webb County Jail under $125,000 in bonds while Dominguez is jailed under $175,000 in bonds.

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz says Dominguez told police two of her children were bathing unsupervised in their Laredo apartment about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when Rebecka Zavala drowned. Dominguez said she asked her husband to help dispose of her body.

Alaniz says a neighbor called police, who found the remains in what appeared to be a five-gallon bucket of acid in a bedroom closet.

God should go all ‘Old Testament’ on people.  And end them.

Zwingli’s Advice to Dilettantes

In particular, his advice to Emser-

“Transfer your attention from matters of divinity to medicine, that you may at least cure your gout, since [you are] naturally less fitted for sacred letters than for anything else.  Farewell, and may God grant you a good mind.”

That needs to be poster-ized.

‘God Is Love’

This is one of the most Johannine of all biblical phrases and, interestingly, it is exclusively Johannine.  And while the Bible talks a LOT about our love FOR God it doesn’t describe God’s love FOR us, outside John and one verse in Deuteronomy (23:5).

I find this interesting primarily because the bulk of the biblical writers have no interest in talking about God’s love.  They evidently don’t feel compelled to bang on about it.  John, though, does.

So the question is why.  Is it because John feels the need to discuss God’s love in circumstances which seem to indicate the contrary?  Does John mention God’s love for people because he doesn’t see evidence of that love in his world?  Does John insist on it because he doesn’t see it?  Is John like the guy who has to convince himself that his girlfriend loves him by repeating ‘she loves me’ over and over again because she never shows him any love?

I’m just wondering aloud.  Again, most of the biblical text is not at all concerned with the topic of God’s love for folk while it is very concerned for folks love for God.  So why not?

Zwingli For Today

cropped-zw45.jpgChrist did not wish to make us idle by His holy offering, but, as St. John the Baptist preached, he wishes us to “bring forth fruits worthy of repentance.”