Monday, February 21, 2005

Dr. Gene Scott Went Home

I feel like the Earth's pole just shifted, at 4:30 today. The man has been my teacher, and the Body of Christ has benefited from him in ways few can imagine. I'm sure he's having a great time now! Thank you, Dr. Scott, for all your years of service to us and to God. And God bless and comfort Melissa Scott.

Monday, February 14, 2005

President Bush, what are you saying??

In President Bush's Second Inaugural Address, he praises "the words of the Koran" as character-building and society-building. Is this the same Koran that says to slaughter and subdue the Infidels (i.e., any non-Muslim)? The same Koran whose lone prophet was a pedophile, rapist, terrorist, etc.?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

LENT - The 40 days of Weeping for Tammuz

I just saw someone with ash on his forehead.

Repeat after me: "Lent is not found in the Bible."

And why does this 40 day period, which is supposed to commemorate Christ fasting and being tempted in the wilderness, culminate in the Passion/Resurrection? What happened to Jesus's other 3.5 years of ministry?

This is an excellent compilation of the stupid roots of Lent. The things we put up with...
LENT - The 40 days of Weeping for Tammuz

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Ante-Nicene Fathers

This moved me today:
Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I: "And what had become of the disciples who were the first-fruits of the apostolic ministry? St. Paul had said, 'The same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.' How was this injunction realized? St. Peter's touching words come to mind, 'I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.' Was this endeavour successfully carried out? To these natural and pious inquiries, the Apostolic Fathers, though we have a few specimens only of their fidelity, give an emphatic reply. If the cold-hearted and critical find no charm in the simple, childlike faith which they exhibit, ennobled though it be by heroic devotion to the Master, we need not marvel. Such would probably object: 'They teach me nothing; I do not relish their multiplied citations from Scripture.' The answer is, 'If you are familiar with Scripture, you owe it largely to these primitive witnesses to its Canon and its spirit. By their testimony we detect what is spurious, and we identify what is real. Is it nothing to find that your Bible is their Bible, your faith their faith, your Saviour their Saviour, your God their God? 'Let us reflect also, that, when copies of the entire Scriptures were rare and costly, these citations were 'words fitly spoken,-apples of gold in pictures of silver.' We are taught by them also that they obeyed the apostles precept, 'Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing,' etc. Thus they reflect the apostolic care that men should be raised up able to teach others also. "