11:40PM, Friday, November 9, 2007
Can there be anything more beautiful than the paintings which God Himself paints? Can there be anything sweeter to the ear than music God Himself inspires?
Tears well up in my eyes every time I hear this piece. To hear it while perusing even but a few of the works wrought by a divine hand moves my soul all the more.
O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
(Psalm 8 )
1:59PM, Friday, November 9, 2007
The Gospel and how we can be saved from destruction and doom.
11:06PM, Thursday, November 1, 2007
I don’t think I can adequately describe the chaos I witnessed in the above video so I’ll let that speak for itself. I will say this though: it is impossible to reconcile that bedlam of madness with what the Word of God has to say about how we ought to behave.
Yet the things that men like Lou Engle (the balding guy with the mustache rocking back and forth telling people to do stuff) and Mike Bickle teach are right in my back yard at IHOP, and even those who I believe are my brothers and sisters are being deceived by them. These men are spiritually dangerous and we should have nothing to do with them in partnering in any manner, whether it’s a rally, a social action group, a youth camp, their books, or anything else.
They are damaging or destroying the faith of thousands of young men and women who are so eager to serve God but who are also naive and uninformed so they are unable to discern these teachings as the lies they really are. These men bring strange new doctrines which tickle the ears of their audience. So crafty are they that they will deceive even the elect if it is possible for them to do so.
May God grant that we are able to see clearly so that we are not deceived by the doctrines of demons and may discern what is true.