Archive for April 2010

The Church is NOT multi-cultural . . .

Thabiti Anyabwile: “The Church is multi-ethnic, but NOT multi-cultural; it is singular in culture – but not our “former” culture, rather our new culture, the culture of God.”

DailyTheocentrism: If we are [living] against God, who else is there to save us . . . from anything?

Thanks, Dim for sharing this verse with me tonight.

Hosea 13:4-11

13:4 But I am the Lord your God,

who brought you out of Egypt.

Therefore, you must not acknowledge any God but me;

except me there is no Savior.

13:5 I cared for you in the wilderness,

in the dry desert where no water was.

13:6 When they were fed, they became satisfied;

when they were satisfied, they became proud;

as a result, they forgot me!

13:7 So I will pounce on them like a lion;

like a leopard I will lurk by the path.

13:8 I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs –

I will rip open their chests.

I will devour them there like a lion –

like a wild animal would tear them apart.

13:9 I will destroy you, O Israel!

Who is there to help you?

13:10 Where then is your king,

that he may save you in all your cities?

Where are your rulers for whom you asked, saying,

“Give me a king and princes”?

13:11 I granted you a king in my anger,

and I will take him away in my wrath!

– Lord, save us from ourselves!

And Can it Be? The Root of “Amazing Love – You are My King”

This song is replete with truth and may be unknown to some of you. This slideshow presentation is good, in that it does not distract from the words. Read the words; hear the words; live the words.

Wow! Bruce Waltke and theistic Evolution

Bruce Waltke, the recently resigned prof from Reformed Theological Seminary – now at Knox Theological Seminary – does some fancy soft-shoeing after being recorded and posted in his views FOR theistic Evolution. Look here for a closer primary source on this issue and here for Justin Taylor’s much-more-expanded-than-mine blog.

DailyTheocentrism: Of Jesus, a testimony – “He is my Life. I cannot live without Him.”

A couple of days ago, I was at a brother’s mechanic shop and we encountered a parts delivery man named HaHa – he is Vietnamese. Dimitrious and I we discussing the LORD and how we are failures and HaHa saw Dim’s Bible open on the back of a pollen-stained Mercedes in for repairs – fitting . . . Anyhow, after the paperwork was signed, HaHa stayed to listen. He then asked about our conversation and spoke broken English to us about an online audio Bible. I asked him if he was a believer and he responded, “Oh, yes. I believe in Jesus. He is my Life. I cannot live without Him.” I asked how long he had known the Lord and he dated it back to 1986 – he looked to be in his 50’s. He told us that his parents were Buddhists, but when he came to America he learned about the One, true and Living God through His Son, Jesus Christ. His whole demeanor spoke of his absolute love for Jesus.

Dim wrote me later and said this of the encounter:

That man yesterday ‘feels the meaning’, knows and has found true and everlasting forgiveness at the simple mention of his Savior’s Name, Jesus. He is aware; he is conscious of Him. If you looked into his [tear-filled] eyes and the fullness of desire for Jesus and His Word, that man had True Life! He said “He is my Life. I cannot live without Him.” May we be the same. ‘Break us Lord that we may pour out your living water for all to see; then, you Lord, if it’s your will, make them believe.’

HaHa left, a new-found brother of ours, but the Lord that binds us moved me to remember that He builds His church, for He Is the the Alpha and the Omega; the beginning and the end; the Almighty . . . we cannot live without Him either.