Friday, August 29, 2014

File Under : A Protestant explains Protestantism

"Much of our difficulty 
as seeking Christians 
stems from our unwillingness 
to take God as He is 
and adjust our lives accordingly. 

We insist upon 
trying to modify Him 
and bring Him
nearer to our own image". 
A. W. Tozer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Why Christ Gave us One Church

"But I am afraid that,
as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning,
your thoughts may be corrupted
from a sincere [and pure]
commitment to Christ.

For if someone comes and preaches another Jesus
than the one we preached,
or if you receive a different spirit
from the one you received
or a different gospel
from the one you accepted,
you put up with it well enough"
2 Cor 3-4

"The time is sure to come 
when people will not accept sound teaching,
but their ears will be itching for anything new
and they will collect themselves
a whole series of teachers
according to their own tastes;
and then they will shut their ears to the truth
and will turn to myths"
2 Timothy 4:3-4

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No Plan B

There is a very simple way to end abortion, to eliminate pornography, to halt the Pink gestapo,
a very simple way to feed the poor, to care for the sick, to clothed the naked,

yes a very simple way,

If all Christians, in humility, 

merely shed themselves of their denomination or non-denomination,
and united themselves to the One church that Christ started, . . . for Christ only gave us one church

One visible city on a hill to give hope to a hopeless world.
One united voice to say loudly 

 to the insanity around us

yes, so simple a solution, 

but also difficult, 
for we have not chosen our churches while seeking truth
but too often while seeking our own prideful opinions.

We sadly serve our pride much more than we serve God.

We have stopped letting God define us,
and started to define God 

by what this disease ridden world tells us is acceptable

To be a Christian is to pray with Christ "Let them be One"

and as Rich Mullins once said
"What I think is scary about God is He didn't come up with any 'plan B.'
That He left the church here, and the church is the only group of people and the church is the only institution in the world that can bring about a change. This government cannot do it, so stop depending on the government. Educational systems cannot do it, so stop trusting educational systems. The church was chosen by God to make a difference."


Christian Solidarity Shirt

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sheen Shine

“The Beatitudes cannot be taken alone: they are not ideals; they are hard facts and realities inseparable from the Cross of Calvary. What He taught was self-crucifixion: to love those who hate us; to pluck out eyes and cut off arms in order to prevent sinning; to be clean on the inside when the passions clamor for satisfaction on the outside; to forgive those who would put us to death; to overcome evil with good; to bless those who curse us; to stop mouthing freedom until we have justice, truth and love of God in our hearts as the condition of freedom; to live in the world and still keep oneself unpolluted from it; to deny ourselves sometimes legitimate pleasures in order the better to crucify our egotism – all this is to sentence the old man in us to death.”
 Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Life of Christ)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Poor Box Coffee

Ever since Starbucks announced officially their backing of the insanity of same sex so-called marriage, I have started the habit of taking that $2 a day I once would have given them and placing it in the poor box after daily Mass.

Now that Target has also decided to lift a middle finger to it's right minded customers I will have to think of something else I can do with the few thousand dollars I once spent there annually.

The Pink Gestapo will win on Earth, but thankfully my treasure is stored above.