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Memory Lane: ‘Davey and Goliath’

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Remember this? Davey and Goliath, which ran on TV from 1961-1965 and again from 1971-1973, a Christian children’s show produced by first the United Lutheran Church in America and later by the Lutheran Church in America, it featured a boy and his talking dog, Goliath, and was created by Art Clokey, famous as the creator of Gumby. I’d have watched it if I’d known it was sort of like Gumby–although it was on Sunday mornings and most of the time, I’d be at Sunday school or church, so I didn’t get a chance to see it.

But once upon a time, American TV, plain old network television, used to have any number of Christian shows. This one sought to teach kids how to live as good Christians. That was before The Smartest People In The World realized children had to be protected from Jesus Christ. It’s surprising they never got around to banning Gumby, too.

What was it like, to find wholesome Christian programming on regular TV? We’ve come so far from that, it’s hard to remember.

But we haven’t entirely forgotten, have we? And maybe, someday, we can find our way back to it.


Love Wisdom

From the “Unashamed of Jesus” blog: we are not alone.     –LD

Unashamed of Jesus

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
Proverbs 9:8 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/pro.9.8.NASB

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‘Humanizing Christianity’

Secularists love to pat themselves on the back for “humanizing Christianity.” Excuse me for a moment: this deserves an appropriate response.

What do they mean, they “humanize Christianity”? I think it means they invent a new-improved model–with Christ taken out of it and replaced by man-made idols, the State and Science, and humanist pseudo-sacraments: abortion, combating “Man-Made Climate Change,” same-sex “marriage,” sex change operations, hate speech trials, and every conceivable variety of fornication. They take away the judgment, take away accountability to God, and set up their political masters and scientific oracles as gods.

How does a secularist even know what’s right or wrong? Mostly they’re content to keep some of the moral law handed down to the human race by God, to the Jews first, and then the Gentiles. But no secularist can actually explain why it’s wrong to commit a murder. We can, but they can’t. For convenience’s sake they retain much of the law and tradition amassed over the centuries by Jews and Christians, who received it from a righteous and infallible God who is a person, who made them in His image, and who loves them.

Yeah, they made Christianity nicer. That’s why more people were murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone–Red China, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and a host of others–secularist governments all–than were killed off by all the religions of the world put together in all the other centuries put together. This century is only 18 years old: give it time to come up with new and exciting deviltries all its own.

It is true that God endows all people, even atheists, with common grace, which is an inborn attraction to what is right and good. And so it was always possible for people who had never heard of God’s laws to keep those laws regardless. Common grace is the law written on our hearts. Humanity wouldn’t have survived for two hours without it.

The words of Jesus Christ and His apostles don’t need “humanizing,” and never did.

God defend us from being conformed to this fallen world.


‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

Yes, I know I’ve posted this before–but it’s still beautiful, right? For the Beauty of the Earth, a classic hymn from 1864, sung by Michelle Swift.

It’s the very beauty of God’s created earth that speaks to us, if we but listen, and assures us, “God is nigh.”


Exposing Spiritual Warfare — BeautyBeyondBones

Spiritual warfare is a hush hush term in today’s culture & society. But when our faith is tested, where do we turn? How can we fight back? #catholic #christian

via Exposing Spiritual Warfare — BeautyBeyondBones


Church to Keep Atheist Minister (???)

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What’s wrong with this picture?

A church within the United Church of Canada has an avowed atheist for its minister, and the denomination has made an undisclosed deal with her lawyer to let her remain as pastor and still go on professing atheism (https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/surprise-christian-church-lets-atheist-keep-pastoring/). I’d love to know what’s in that deal.

Wallowing in liberalism up to its eyeballs, the United Church of Canada boasts “a diversity of theological beliefs” and a bunch of openly practicing homosexuals in its highest ranks of clergy. So really, all we have here is the oxymoron, “liberal Christianity,” carried to its next logical–one might say inevitable–step.

This is the second largest denomination in Canada, but like liberal churches everywhere, it’s losing members all over the place–posting an 8% decrease in the period 1991-2001.

The question is, what kind of nincompoops stay in a church where the pastor is an atheist, and proudly says so? Do they honestly call their whatever-it-is a Christian church?

Hey! Let’s ask St. John the Apostle what he would think of an ordained minister who denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And John says–

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). Case closed.


‘To Believe or Not to Believe’ (2014)

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Our “light dusting” of snow yesterday turned into four or five inches, and with record low temperatures across the Deep South–well, you don’t think that’s going to shake any pagan’s belief in Global Warming/Climbit Change, do you?

https://leeduigon.com/2014/04/02/to-believe-or-not-to-believe/

Really, it’s just too good a gig to give up, and part of the Open Borders/Climate Change/Transgender De Luxe Fun-Pack on sale at Democrats “R” Us, world-wide. Saving The Planet is the unbeatable excuse for every brutal insanity the wannabe masters of the world can think of–

So they don’t wanna hear it’s cold outside!


‘How Firm a Foundation’ (Norton Hall Band)

If there’s a hymn with more inspiring lyrics than How Firm a Foundation, I don’t know what it is. This performance is by the Norton Hall Band, at Southern Seminary. Relax and get into it.

Hello to new viewers out there! We like to start every day around here with a hymn, and we love to take your hymn requests. Just “Leave a Comment,” stating whatever hymn you’d like to see posted here, and we’ll do the rest.


Woman Murdered in London–with Crossbow

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The victim

This really is a sad story.  In the East London suburb of Ilford, a woman, eight months pregnant by her second husband, is innocently washing dishes while her crazy first husband sneaks into the backyard toolshed with a–a crossbow! And with it he shoots her dead (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7746015/man-appears-in-court-accused-of-shooting-heavily-pregnant-ex-wife-dead-with-a-crossbow/). They’re now trying to save the baby.

London, where having a gun for self-defense is against the law, recently overtook New York City in the murder rate sweepstakes. A lot of people getting stabbed, these days: they’re seriously pondering knife control.

Are they gonna need crossbow control, too?

Here is what humanists and other leftids simply refuse to understand. The will to murder comes not from the outside, but from within. Gun control, knife control, yatta-yatta–when it comes to murder, where there’s a will, there’s a way. If they can’t shoot you, they’ll stab you, and if they can’t stab you, there’s strangulation, poison, the old blunt instrument a la “Mrs. Peacock in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe”… or a crossbow.

The problem is not insufficient government, improperly written laws, or Science that just hasn’t found The Answer yet (but surely will, someday soon). The problem is sin; and the only solution is personal regeneration through belief in Jesus Christ. 

They can pass laws till they’re blue in the face; but as long as they demand a culture that rejects salvation, there will be no salvation available. Only more murders.

 

 


‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’

This traditional Welsh melody, “Cwm Rhondda,” has found its way into many hymns world-wide. Here it powers Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, sung to beat the band at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church.


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