Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thirty Days hath September. . .

April, June and November!
That means we have two more days. . . Until July.

Summer is passing. . .
But we are enjoying it!
Hope you are all having a great summery day.

By Raggio

Although the LORD sentenced His people to seventy years in Babylon, He promised they would
return home. God would send Medo-Persians to overthrow Babylon, and Israel would again seek the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:4 - "In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Long Live My Father

If you had not mentioned fathers day, I would not have given a thought to it or whether or not anyone contacted me.

Such conjured-up days give opportunities for trouble, hard feelings, depression, raking up of old oversites, and self degeneration.

Holiday is the old word for holy day.

Holy days are for remembering God not men.

That is why they are (were) called holy.

Further, when holy days were first called holy days the word holy carried the idea of making somebody whole, that is, giving back to (in this case) to God that which was taken from him.

Further, as to men, "wholesome" means health. To be made whole is to be restored to health. The latin is salutory, meaning wholesome or health. Thus when the Paul says "salute the brethern," he means to wish them health.

But here is father's day nonetheless; we should wish our father's good health. Long live my father.

-Brent Allan Winters

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Statement of Faith

Charles Carleton Coffin, Author
Journalist, (Civil War Correspondent), Popular Lecturer, (1823-1896)

I accept the Bible because it contains, immeasurably beyond all other books, moral precepts which are the rules of all right conduct; because it is the foundation of all just government; because it tells the truth about men; because its spiritual teachings satisfy the longings of my heart, giving me joy, peace, comfort, rest, and hope of a better and larger life beyond the present.
I regard Jesus Christ as God in human form; as revealing the character of God to the human race. All my conceptions of justice, righteousness, goodness, truth, love, compassion, tenderness, forgiveness, all moral qualities and holy affections are found in Him. Through Him my fellow men become my brothers, and we all may come into sweet and holy relations with the Father, and enjoy ineffable spiritual blessedness.
I believe in Jesus Christ as my Saviour, Redeemer, Brother, and best Friend. All history centers around Him. He is the life and light of the world-the One absolutely perfect human being of all time-stainless and immaculate in everything. His teachings, if followed, will settle all disputes between man and man- between indvidual and nations alike; will banish misery and woe, and make the world a paradise of happiness. I accept Him for what He claimed to be -- the Son of God and the Son of Man.

(This statement of faith is printed in "The Boys of '76 A History of the Battles of the Revolution. It is on the page facing "A Note From the Publisher."