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Meditation in the Midst of Madness

”אֹהֲבֵ֥י יְהוָ֗ה שִׂנְא֫וּ רָ֥ע שֹׁ֭מֵר נַפְשׁ֣וֹת חֲסִידָ֑יו מִיַּ֥ד רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים יַצִּילֵֽם׃א֭וֹר זָרֻ֣עַ לַצַּדִּ֑יק וּֽלְיִשְׁרֵי־לֵ֥ב שִׂמְחָֽה׃שִׂמְח֣וּ צַ֭דִּיקִים בַּֽיהוָ֑ה וְ֝הוֹד֗וּ לְזֵ֣כֶר קָדְשֽׁוֹ׃“

(Psalm 97:10-12)

“οἱ ἀγαπῶντες τὸν κύριον, μισεῖτε πονηρόν·

φυλάσσει κύριος τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ,

ἐκ χειρὸς ἁμαρτωλῶν ῥύσεται αὐτούς.

φῶς ἀνέτειλεν τῷ δικαίῳ

καὶ τοῖς εὐθέσι τῇ καρδίᾳ εὐφροσύνη.

εὐφράνθητε, δίκαιοι, ἐπὶ τῷ κυρίῳ

καὶ ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῇ μνήμῃ τῆς ἁγιωσύνης αὐτοῦ.”

(Psalm 96:10-12)

Oh lovers of Yahweh! Detest evil!

He is the preserver of the souls of His godly ones.

He delivers from the hand of the wicked.

Light is shed abroad for the righteous.

And for the pure of heart there is joy.

Oh righteous ones, rejoice in Yahweh!

Confess (give thanks for) the memory of His holiness!

(Psalm 97:10-12, personal)

I had to begin with this text for my own sanity.  You have Vimeo shutting down explicitly Christian voices that dare to defy the new dogma of the Totalitarians.  You have the madness, insanity, twistedness of trans-mania flowing like a flood across the land, being forced into the minds of children by willing “educators” (i.e., indoctrinators). You literally have the degradation of the English language, so that we are being told we MUST bow down and say absurd things like “they is leaving now” or “Zir is here” (Zir not being an alien demigod from another planet—and my autocorrect, thankfully, continues to dislike it, too).  You MUST say these words or we will punish you, silence you, exile you, fine you.  We have men in dresses setting new “records” in women’s sports, and we are to be in awe of them and rejoice in their bravery!  We have a morally sensitive Vice President who shows himself mature, masculine, wise, and loving toward his wife, and he is mocked for having what is nothing more than common sense in his behavior toward women and his honoring of true, natural, God-blessed marriage (the ONLY such union God has ever blessed, blesses today, or will ever bless).  We have the state of California, where the Constitution of the United States no longer has any validity, run by socialist totalitarians, bought and paid for by Molech himself, aka, Planned Non-Parenthood (with taxpayer funds no less), engaging in the selective abuse of the law in charging those who exposed PP for the baby-butchering, money-grubbing den of death eaters they are, with felonies, with violation of the law (inverting the very meaning of “law” itself).  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

We are in danger of being washed away in the flood of evil (yes, please, please, stop calling it sickness—a flu virus is a sickness: Molech Inc. chopping up living babies for profit is evil) and, being exposed to it day in and day out, our senses will be dulled.  Unless, that is, we are exposed daily to God’s truth, so that, by His Spirit, we can be renewed and re-energised as God’s “holy ones.”  Meditate upon the above portion of one of the songs of God’s people.  Consider its exhortations (hating evil is good: always remember that includes the evil you yourself do and contemplate, not just that in the actions of others) and its promises.  Light is indeed sown for the righteous.  Mourn for the totalitarians who persecute and berate and attack, for they walk in darkness, and will, as the Word promises, fall into the pit. And finally, rejoice, be glad in heart, not because of what our eyes see and our ears hear of the constantly increasing wickedness of men around us, but be glad in our God.  Confess that He is holy, and find great joy in His justice and righteousness.  God will set everything aright in the final judgment.  That day is coming.

A Mega Dividing Line on Lots of Topics!

Had not planned on going nearly two hours but time goes by so fast!  Started off reading from the Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin.  Then we moved on to reading a portion from Brave New World.  You’ll have to listen to hear why!  Made some comments, and then shifted gears completely and played a video by Yahya Snow on the issue of Zaynab b. Jash and the Qur’an.  Then we finished up with a discussion of a very small portion of Leighton Flowers’ comments on common and prevenient grace, etc.  Lots of topics!

Here is the YouTube link:

Finding the Balance, and A Little on Traditionalist Molinism

I even said on the program at the end, “I have no idea how I will describe this program today.”  Basically it was about finding balance, thinking through what is definitional and what is adiaphora (matters upon which different views can be held), first order doctrines versus second and third order doctrines, etc.  I discussed the idea of separationism that comes from fundamentalism, etc.  Like I said, hard to describe.  But at the end we looked at a comment from Rick Patrick illustrating the flow of thought in “Traditionalism,” and how it is from man to God, not the other way around.

Here is the YouTube link:

The Nature of Saving Grace, a Few Textual Variants, End of 2016

Dragged myself to the studios today and managed a quick program on a few interesting topics that hopefully will edify the saints.  Thanks so much for your prayers and support, and we truly look forward to continuing to serve you and proclaim the gospel in 2017!

Here is the YouTube link: