Daily Archives: 29 May 2019

Louisiana College… A School to Tell Your Daughters to Avoid

What a depraved place. There’s no way the chapel ‘sermon’ preached by that Dara person is remotely Christian.

If I had a daughter there today she wouldn’t be there tomorrow.

How Dara and company can imagine themselves disciples of the Risen Savior is a total mystery.

When You Want to, But You Just Can’t Do It

A parable:

Hell Was Created For Such As This

A Knoxville man was convicted Wednesday of raping a 10-year-old child.

Cody Lynn Wyrick, 25, was convicted of rape of a child, rape and aggravated sexual battery.

During the two day trial, prosecutors with the Knox County District Attorney’s Office say Wyrick was a houseguest from March through July 2012 and babysat the 10-year-old and sibling. They said Wyrick used a game of hide-and-seek to isolate the victim in a bathroom where he sexually assaulted the child.

Prosecutors say he assaulted the same victim in a bedroom. The victim disclosed the rapes five years later and Wyrick admitted to them during a police interview.

Sentencing is set for July 12. The minimum penalty is 25 years in prison with no possibility of parole.

He should be executed.

My Favorite King

Signs of the Times

Of Pathetic Co-Conspirators, Luther Remarks…

It makes me tingle with pleasure from head to toe when I see that through me, poor wretched man that I am, God the Lord maddens and exasperates you hellish and worldly people, so that in your spite you will burst and tear yourselves to pieces – while I sit under the shade of faith and the Lord’s Prayer, laughing at you devils and your crew as you blubber and struggle in your great fury.  — Martin Luther

Amen, Brother Martin.  Amen.

Christian Brady, A Codex, And a Museum

A post he published a few weeks ago but about which I just heard.  Give it a look.

Political Considerations: An Observation

When politics are more important than the country, you kick the can down the road and hope for the best.

When country is more important that politics, you do what needs to be done regardless of political considerations.

Hey Faithful Readers!

Howdy hey to my most faithful readers!

Matty, Tommy, Bobby, Seth, Timmy, Billy, Roger, Sam, Jeremy, Ronald, Sarah, Max, Jeremy, Eva, Mark, Hector, and Hayim.

Welcome back and enjoy your visit!

PS- And Doug.

Theological ‘Progressives’…

  • Have never read a theologian born before 1970
  • Have never read a theologian who wrote in any language but English
  • Dress like hipsters and only drink craft brew and coffee they grind at home
  • Have never exited the echo chamber
  • When contrary voices seep into the echo chamber, they lose their collective minds

Quote of the Day

“Come, take up the cross, and follow Me”. (Mk. 10:21)

‘Call Them Out’… An Observation

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away people used to utter the phrase ‘called out’ and it used to mean ‘challenged’, as in a viewpoint held needed to be questioned; but now among ‘progressives’ it means ‘irrationally and spitefully damned and demonized’.

Signs of the Times

The Solution is an Easy One: Stop Sending Your Money to TV Preachers

Then you wouldn’t be poorer. But be honest: the reason you send them your money is because

  • You don’t care that they’re heretics preaching a false Gospel
  • Because you don’t attend a real church where you could learn the faith you profess and where your money could be used for real ministries
  • Because you are enamored of a message promising you wealth
  • Because you are as greedy as the wolves shearing the foolish, shepherdless sheep

In short, you are only being taken advantage of because you too believe and embrace heresy.

If You Aren’t Trained to Do It, Don’t!

No one presumes to teach an art till he has first, with intent meditation, learnt it. What rashness is it, then, for the unskilful to assume pastoral authority, since the government of souls is the art of arts! For who can be ignorant that the sores of the thoughts of men are more occult than the sores of the bowels? And yet how often do men who have no knowledge whatever of spiritual precepts fearlessly profess themselves physicians of the heart, though those who are ignorant of the effect of drugs blush to appear as physicians of the flesh!  —  Gregory the Great

The Real ‘Dark Ages’

A generation which has produced two World Wars, and a totalitarian State with all its horrors, has very little cause to designate the Middle Ages as “dark” (the whole of the Christian period up to the Enlightenment must be included with the Middle Ages). On the contrary, it is just because our generation has experienced such diabolical wickedness that many people have abandoned their former “enlightened” objection to the existence of a “power of darkness”, and are now prepared to believe in Satan as represented in the Bible.  — Emil Brunner

Jerome’s Letter LII- Advice to Clerics, Section 11

Let your breath never smell of wine lest the philosopher’s words be said to you: “instead of offering me a kiss you are giving me a taste of wine.” Priests given to wine are both condemned by the apostle and forbidden by the old Law. Those who serve the altar, we are told, must drink neither wine nor shechar. Now every intoxicating drink is in Hebrew called shechar whether it is made of corn or of the juice of apples, whether you distil from the honeycomb a rude kind of mead or make a liquor by squeezing dates or strain a thick syrup from a decoction of corn. Whatever intoxicates and disturbs the balance of the mind avoid as you would wine. I do not say that we are to condemn what is a creature of God. The Lord Himself was called a “wine-bibber” and wine in moderation was allowed to Timothy because of his weak stomach. I only require that drinkers should observe that limit which their age, their health, or their constitution requires. But if without drinking wine at all I am aglow with youth and am inflamed by the heat of my blood and am of a strong and lusty habit of body, I will readily forego the cup in which I cannot but suspect poison.

Barth The Wrong

Of Barth’s doctrine of election – and particularly of Barth’s notion that Jesus is ‘the elect man’ Brunner writes

No special proof is required to show that the Bible contains no such doctrine, nor that no theory of this kind has ever been formulated by any theologian.

Indeed.  Barth’s views are particularly charming to a certain subset of theologians who are less familiar with what Scripture says than the norm.

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The Day Martin Luther’s Father Died…

Hans-LutherOn 29 May, 1530 Martin Luther’s father, Hans, died.

When Luther’s father, who was on his deathbed, was asked by his pastor whether he believed the consolations which Luther had written to him, he replied, “Of course! If I didn’t believe them I’d be a knave.”

Luther thought enough of his father to name one of his children after him.  Indeed, his death affected Luther quite deeply:

When the news of his father’s death reached him at the Coburg, Luther took his psalter, went to his room, and was not seen the rest of the day.

We are fortunate to have a couple of letters from Martin to Hans:

  1. To Hans Luther, Wartburg, November 21, 1521
  2. To Hans Luther, Wittenberg, February 15, 1530

Luther heard of his dad’s death on June 6 and that very day wrote the following to Melanchthon:

Today Hans Reinecke wrote me that my very dear father, Hans Luther the Elder, departed from this life on Exaudi Sunday at one o’clock. This death has certainly thrown me into sadness, thinking not only [of the bonds] of nature, but also of the very kind love [my father had for me]; for through him my Creator has given me all that I am and have. Even though it does comfort me that [Reinecke] writes that [my father], strong in faith in Christ, had gently fallen asleep, yet the pity of heart and the memory of the most loving dealing[s] with him have shaken me in the innermost parts of my being, so that seldom if ever have I despised death as much as I do now.

Yet “the righteous man is taken away from calamity, and he enters into peace;” that is, we die many times before we die once for all. I succeed now in the legacy of the name, and I am almost the oldest Luther in my family. Now it is up to me, not only by chance, but also by law, to follow [my father] through death into the kingdom of Christ; may He graciously bestow this on us, for it is for His sake that we are the most miserable among men, and a disgrace for the whole world. Since I am now too sad, I am writing no more; for it is right and Godpleasing for me, as a son, to mourn such a father, from whom the Father of [all] mercies has brought me forth, and through whose sweat [the Creator] has fed and raised me to whatever I am [now]. Indeed I rejoice that he has lived till now so that he could see the light of truth. Praise be to God in all his deeds and councils for ever and ever. Amen.

A fitting tribute to what seems to have been a very good father.

How Can You Tell the Difference Between A Song of Worship and A Pail of Word Vomit?

Here’s how:


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