By Request, ‘Just As I Am’

I can never hear this hymn without thinking of my Aunt Millie, whom the pastor of her church used to call “our little ewe lamb.” I do miss her!

Requested by Thewhiterabbit, Just As I Am, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

‘Did Jesus “Hate”?’ (2019)

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He didn’t want the moneychangers in His Father’s temple, and he didn’t want the Nicolaitanes in His churches: Jesus Christ Our Lord did NOT “accept,” “affirm,” or even tolerate everyone and everything.

Did Jesus ‘Hate’?

Time has erased the memory of what, exactly, the Nicolaitanes said or did that earned Christ’s condemnation: but the condemnation is in no uncertain terms, and He does use the word “hate” to describe how He feels about them and their teachings.

Maybe we’re better off not knowing what those were.

By Request, ‘In His Time’

All those butterflies and flowers! God’s hand formed them all… and then pronounced it good.

Requested by Erlene–In His Time, performed by Maranatha! It makes me want to go outside and drink in the beauty of the Lord’s creation.

Abortion as Self-Defense (Are They That Crazy?)

Ezekiel 8:14-18 KJV - Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the  LORD's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women  weeping for Tammuz.

Tammuz was a pagan deity, an idol, whose worship crept into Jerusalem and reached even into the Temple of Jehovah, as told in Ezekiel 8. In those days in Judah, the right worship of God was corrupted by “going along to get along” with paganism.

We don’t have Tammuz anymore, but we do have plenty of idols. “Science.” The state. Celebrities. And Abortion (!), aka “Women’s Health,” “Reproductive Rights,” and “Choice.” And now that the Supreme Court has knocked it down as law for the whole country, kicking it back to the states, there are plenty of wackos out there literally weeping (and cursing and screaming) for this heathen idol. Just like they used to weep for Tammuz, before the destruction of Jerusalem.

But look at it this way.

If you abort a whole generation of babies, there’ll be no one around to have you euthanized the moment you miss a step.

‘Up From the Grave He Arose’

Nothing much doing here today, no hymn requests as yet, and I’m tired… so let’s try this: Up From the Grave He Arose, by the Voice of Eden. Yes, I know it’s an Easter hymn. Let every day be Easter, in its. Because He lives.

(When things look bleak and hope is on the ropes… sing louder!)

By Request: ‘Lord, Take All That I Have’

We have a hymn request from Erlene to start the day–Lord, Take All That I Have, by Carroll Roberson. The computer’s being awkward and rebellious this morning, but I think I’ve finally got the post ready for viewing.

By Request, ‘We Will Serve Him’

Let’s start the day with a hymn requested by SlimJim–We Will Serve Him, sung by Revelation in Chorus.

Okay, the hymn shop’s open. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just let us know–in a comment anywhere.

Rushdoony: ’20th-Century Plans of Salvation’

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R.J. Rushdoony wrote this essay over 20 years ago, as that lamentable 20th century was winding down.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/twentieth-century-plans-of-salvation

In a very few words (quite an achievement!), Rushdoony summed up that century’s “heritage of failure” as worldly schemes for salvation, one after another, had their days in the sun and went promptly belly-up. We tried everything we could think of–except God’s word–and it all failed us: politics, education, money, and war. Even a pagan like Robert Graves saw his own 20th-century world as an unholy alliance of Mars, the god of war, Pluto, the god of wealth, and Mercury, the god of thieves.

But the answers, Rushdoony knew, were to be found in the same place where they’ve been always found–in God’s own enscriptured word.

By Request, ‘In the Garden’

We have a hymn request from Phoebe–In the Garden, sung by Alan Jackson.

Heavy roadwork just outside is shaking our building up and down, and I’m with you, Phoebe–I need a visit to the Garden… where Our Lord is waiting for us.

‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

I usually save this hymn for around Christmas-time; but I feel a need for it today. Maybe some of you could use it, too. Anyway, no one has asked for anything else.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo, sung by the Libera boys’ choir…