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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.


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.

 

 


‘Jesus Christ Is Risen Today’

We love this hymn, right? We think of it as an Easter hymn, but when is a bad day for proclaiming that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead? Shout it from the housetops!

And we cheer “The Lutheran Warbler” as she sings her way through all the hymns in the Lutheran Service Book.


‘Light of the World’

O Jesus Christ Our Lord, it’s dark down here! Way dark! Be thou our light, O Son of God. You are the light the darkness can’t put out, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

This thought came to me yesterday: We live by God’s word or not at all.

Hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘Behold the Power’ (2016)

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We sing “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” and so we should. But it would do us good to pause and think about that power–because we are flat-out lost without it.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/10/23/behold-the-power/

Don’t believe me? Look at places, look into people’s lives, where that power is explicitly denied. Look at the shambles we’ve made of our world. I glanced at the news for just two or three minutes this morning and got sick to my stomach.

We and our world wouldn’t last another 15 minutes without the power of God’s grace.


Why didn’t Adam ask for forgiveness when he sinned against God?

Pastor Chilavert Nmezi asks a thought-provoking question–and answers it.   –LD

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Is it not something of concern when you see all that is happening today and ask why Adam never pleaded with God to forgive him? At least the consequences would had reduced. Immediately Adam and Eve sinned everything began to work against them. The question is: “why didn’t it occur to them to plead with God?”. They instead decided to bear the burden without thinking of remedy. Read on, I will tell you why?

When God cursed Cain for killing Abel, Cain immediately pleaded with God to reduce his punishment for it was too much for him to bear which God permitted (Genesis 4: 11-15). Why didn’t Adam do the same?

Adam was not pardoned or forgiven because he had no one to stand in the gap for him. Adam was perfect before he sinned, so he needed someone perfect to plead on his behalf. What God did was to…

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‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

This is from a psalm sing at Christ Church–The Son of God Goes Forth to War, with band, choir, and the whole congregation.

We are authorized and exhorted to make war on spiritual wickedness: but the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, not fleshly. Believe in God. Testify for Jesus Christ. Speak the truth and never, never let the enemy compel you to speak lies. Pray harder. Sing louder. Our Lord is coming, and not all the devices of this fallen world will hold Him back.


Judas is the Savior???

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No thanks, I’ll take the Savior that I have. Go away.

Check this out. I quote from the ad published in Biblical Archaeology Review.

“The Gospel of Judas is the most important discovery in history.” Ya think? “From gnostic texts that have just recently arisen–phoenix-like–from the desert sands of Egypt, is the true original mastership succession story of first-century savior James the Just, whose every detail is inverted to hide his coming in the “Betrayal of Christ” narrative of the New Testament Gospels. All biblical scholars–” What? All of them?–“missed that Judas–not Jesus!–is the spiritual self-sacrifice ‘of the man that bears me,’ and an inverted stand-in for successor James…” blah-blah. And there’s more if you have nothing better to do than visit their website (https://judaswasjames.com/).

There you will be told that “‘Jesus’ didn’t die to save anyone, and that he was in truth preceded and succeeded by other Masters of equal stature.”

And at the bottom of the ad, this notice: “Seeking assistance/publisher/producer”. It seems somebody’s too cheap to self-publish.

Is it me, or is there a lot of this pseudo-biblical buffoonery going around these days? Last I heard, gnosticism was a heresy, emphatically rejected by the early Church. Obviously with good reason.

Where can I go to buy stock in false prophecy–clearly a growth industry?

These people are going to have to do an awful lot of fast talking, come Judgment Day.


A Favorite Hymn, ‘Light of the World’

If you’ve been here a while, you know I’m crazy for this hymn–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. I was whistling it as I rode my bike this morning.

Jesus Christ, “the true light, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9)–the only light, I dare say, by which we truly see.


Bonus Hymn, ‘In Christ Alone’

I’m posting this hymn again because I want to declare the object of my faith, the sole God in whom I trust–In Christ Alone (performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty). To quote the very first line of the lyrics: “In Christ alone my hope is found.”

Not in any global government, or any government of any kind. Not in The Smartest People in the World slapping each other on the back as they swill expensive drinks in Davos. Not in managers, mavens, or morons. Not in judge-of-all-the-earth wannabes who couldn’t umpire a softball game, let alone govern all the earth.

In Christ alone. My king, and the only king whose right it is.

The Lord said unto my lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.   (Psalm 110:1)

We have to hang on until He does it.


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