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 )
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.
11:56AM, Monday, September 10, 2007
I couldn’t figure out a way to embed this, so I’ll just provide a link:
If you’re not familiar with the emergent/emerging movement(s), you need to be, because it’s the kind of stuff youth groups all across the nation are being indoctrinated with. It’s the new cool spirituality+social activism for the 20 and 30-something crowd.
Who are some of the proponents of it? Folks like Rob Bell (nooma), Tony Jones (emergent village), Rick Warren (purpose driven), and many others who I’ll not list in the interests of brevity. Be as wise as serpents friends, and as innocent as doves. May the Spirit give you eyes to see through the lies of this movement away from Scripture and toward humanism.
10:56AM, Friday, September 7, 2007
I know it’s nearly an hour long, but you would do well to watch the whole thing. This is the true Gospel. This is the whole Gospel. It is the Gospel which has the power to save the souls of men from the destructive end of their sins, that is death and hell. It is the only hope of salvation that you, I, or any man have.
It is not the emasculated “gospel” of Rick Warren or Rob Bell or Tony Jones or Rick Joyner or any other false teacher in the world today. Their gospel denies the utter spiritual bankruptcy of man and makes a mockery of the infinite grace of God shown toward us, sinners worthy of damnation and eternal punishment for our rebellion against the Creator. Their gospel is powerless to save men, and those who receive their gospel will not inherit eternal life save that they, by the grace of God, have their eyes opened to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed by Scripture — the Gospel that demands repentance, holiness, self-denial, and utter dependence on Christ for any who would take that name above all other names. The gospel of the emergent church and of the charismatic “prophets” is no gospel at all, and sadly many are they who enter by way of their gates and walk their paths. Do not be one of those who enter the wide gate and walk the wide path, my friend. Enter by the narrow gate and walk the narrow path. For the end of the wide is destruction. Only by the narrow way are we saved.
10:34PM, Friday, July 27, 2007
To demonstrate that I am not without musical taste (I’m looking at you Banana Phone haters), here is a beautiful rendition of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor as played by Karl Richter.
5:56PM, Friday, July 27, 2007
Most awesomest song ever written. EVER.