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A Seminary President Gone Bad

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New Brunswick Theological Seminary: I walked past this statue every weekday for four years.

In 2004 I interviewed Dr. Norman Kansfield, president of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary (Reformed Church in America), who was about to get sacked by the RCA synod for performing a “gay marriage” for his daughter.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/reformed-church-seminary-president-faces-dismissal-for-performing-daughters-gay-marriage

I am posting this today because I want to make it clear to everyone that the Roman Catholic Church is very, very far from being the only church with leaders who reject God’s laws and the clear teaching of the Scriptures. As a high official of the United Methodist Church once told me, “The first thing I learned in seminary was that the Bible is not God’s word.” That remark still makes me shudder.

The rot of this evil age has set into many churches in many denominations. Many of us have given up on the whole idea of an organization called a “church.” And many of us haven’t. Let’s face it: if you’ve got two or more people in it, it’s an organization, however disorganized it may appear to be.

As Ben Franklin once said, “We must all hang together, or surely we will hang separately.”

Thanks to Jill at Chalcedon HQ for retrieving this article for me.


‘Buy This Pope a Bible’ (2013)

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Go back five years, and we find Pope Francis saying all you need, to be saved, is a good conscience.

https://leeduigon.com/2013/09/12/buy-this-pope-a-bible/

Doh! Every psychopath has one of those! But in the Book of Acts, Chapter 16, when the jailer in Philippi flat-out asks Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”, they answer, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (verses 30-31).

The leaders of our churches don’t seem to be familiar with this scripture.


‘Lead Me O Thou Great Redeemer’ (Wow!)

I can’t talk just now! Not without my voice breaking. But it’s okay–it’s just that this hymn set my soul to soaring. Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer: with the chapel packed to the rafters, organ, choir, and congregation cutting loose with all they’ve got–you can’t ask for more than this. If I’d been there in person, I’d’ve cried my eyes out: tears of joy.


Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?

Some theology you can sink your teeth into, from our friend SlimJim      –LD

The Domain for Truth

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Yes.

The Skeptic Annotated Bible’s explanation: “Jesus performed many signs, wonders, and miracles everywhere he went. He was famous for them.”

“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.” (Mark 16:20)

“this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”” (John 3:2)

“Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;” (John 20:30)

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man [a]attested…

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‘Behold the Mountain of the Lord’ (Again)

Pardon me for resorting again to this hymn, Behold the Mountain of the Lord, sung by Godfrey Birtill. It reminds me that there has to be–and will be–something better than this present evil age: the Mountain of the Lord shall surely rise; for the Lord hath spoken it.


Did the Pope Really Say ‘Gay is OK’?

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We can’t answer that question because so far the Vatican has neither confirmed it nor denied it. But according to the victim of a pedophile priest in Chile, Pope Francis told him, in a private meeting, “God made you like this and God loves you like this” (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6337719/pope-francis-gay-man-god-loves-you/). This man is our only source for that remark.

Not exactly orthodox Catholic teaching, is it?

What does the Bible say? I Corinthians 6:9-11: “Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Fornication is any sex outside of a marriage between a man and a woman, and all fornication is sin, whatever the Red Pope says to the contrary. He was right to comfort this man, who was victimized, as a child, by a pedophile. He was right to tell him that God loves him. But he was wrong in every other respect.

Meanwhile, all 34 of Chile’s bishops last week offered to resign.

Why didn’t the Pope tell the pedophiles that “God made you like this and God loves you like this”? Is it only some sins that get the free pass? You can see this is extremely slippery theology.

My heart goes out to faithful Catholics who are so poorly served by the leaders of their church. They’re not the only ones. Protestant denominations, many of them, are also rife with false teaching and leaders who are very far from honoring God’s word.

But every hope for redemption rests in Jesus Christ; and they can’t change that.


‘To God Be the Glory’ (Fountainview Academy)

To God Be the Glory is a hymn you can whistle while you walk, or be drawn into when it’s performed by an orchestra. Here are the kids at Fountainview Academy: backdrop provided by The Creator.


Mark Rushdoony on Babylon (2006)

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This article is a little long, but stay with it: because Mark Rushdoony nails it.

“Babylon is the kingdom of man,” opposed to the Kingdom of God. It is human beings trying to be gods.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/dont-pray-for-the-peace-of-babylon

If your Bible reading has brought you around to Revelation, this essay will be illuminating. It’s a “big picture” view of Revelation–speaking for myself, at least, something which I’m always in danger of losing in the details.


Is the Book of Daniel a Hoax?

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My daily Bible readings have brought me around once more to the Book of Daniel. There is language in there that I find hard to understand. Like, for instance, the “seventy weeks” in Daniel 9.

I should’ve just gone to my Strong’s Concordance, where I would have learned that the Hebrew word here means “a seven” or “sevens,” and can be used to denote a set of seven, or even as a figure of speech. But no, I was lazy, I was already on the computer and didn’t feel like going to my bookcase, so I looked it up in Wikipedia instead.

Silly me. I had momentarily forgotten that Wikipedia habitually cites the supposed authority of “Bible scholars” who don’t believe the Bible is the Word of God. So the Wikipedia article was focused on proving that the Book of Daniel is a hoax.

Follow the logic. Accurate prophecy is impossible. Therefor, the prophecy found in Daniel can only have been written long after the events it pretends to foretell actually took place. I guess that would apply to all prophesies in the Bible, invalidating the whole book.

In his Jewish Antiquities, written in the First Century, in Book 11, Chapter 8, Paragraph 5, the Jewish-Roman historian Josephus relates that when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem (where the city authorities, although good and loyal subjects of the Persian king, decided it would be futile to resist the conqueror), the priests “showed him” the Book of Daniel, in which his successful conquest of the Persian Empire was predicted.

Alexander visited Jerusalem around 332 B.C., about 200 years earlier than the date assigned to Daniel by Big Shot Bible Scholars Inc. So they say Josephus is hoaxing us, too. He wrote primarily for a Roman audience, with the expectation that important Jews would read it, too. It’s difficult to imagine what purpose such a lie would serve if told to either audience.

I think I prefer to stay with St. Paul, and “let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4).


Encore, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

I’d never heard this one, until I took to posting hymns and a reader requested it. Now it’s one of my favorites: He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

If you put all the hymns written by Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts, and Charles Wesley into one hymnal… what else would you need?


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