Posts To Ponder
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Along with James White’s excellent broadcast, and Servants & Herald’s post, Tom Ascol chimes in on the awful accusation that baptist theology caused transgenderism. Thankfully, all three of these links say one thing, there are some things worth fighting over, and CrossPolitic needs to own their “sin”.
Burning straw men serves only to pollute the relational environment and is beneath the kind of good-faith engagement that should mark disagreements among Christians. ~Tom Ascol
James White says it plainly along the lines of: the cause of transgenderism isn’t baptists, it’s the sewer.
while you wait for some door to open, be as faithful as you can be with whatever work, however seemingly small, God has entrusted to you for now.
My children will remain siblings, but if they take the logic of intersectionality seriously, I don’t see how they can remain honest friends. They will forge their righteous standing on each other’s backs. They will use one another in the pursuit of their own power or innocence, just like our fellow Americans are doing around us. Intersectionality displaces the gospel, making Christ’s atoning sacrifice unnecessary for some and never enough for others. In its place, its logic demands never-ending penance to appease the unappeasable grievances of whole classes of people. Like a parasite, it feeds on our grievances and our guilt, real and perceived.
I don’t see how love can breathe in that air. I want my children to take on the identity that puts into proper perspective every other human difference, to say with their parents, “We are Christians.” That’s why, in our home, we tell our children: “You are sinners in need of grace.”
And that’s why we go to church on Sunday.
A newcomer to our church recently commented, “I noticed your church is mostly white. What are you guys doing about that?” One sister in our church who is from Colombia would have laughed had she heard that. She raves about our “beautiful mix.” This brother, however, was born in America, where majority culture is inherently problematic — even shameful — when it looks “mostly white.” Questions like this entice pastors to apologize or, alternatively, boast in the ethnic diversity of their churches. It’s a reason why a church’s ethnic makeup is increasingly the first question asked or the first credential offered when some pastors meet. At its worst, it’s a worldly obsession with looks and approval. That doesn’t make a family like mine feel more welcome. It makes us feel needed for all the wrong reasons.
Some Interesting Spurgeon History
The first pic below was provided by Reasonable Theology; the second two by Jared Payne with Pilgrim’s Coffer.
Watch when the man enters the picture here and what the fox does.
Not the Bee posted on this video later in time than when I prepared this post. They noted the awful comments by some watchers of this who being a different melanin level of skin seethed to see the fox actually win against this woman. The comments were horrendous and evidential of the wicked worldview many are carrying around today. God have mercy!
Different Kinds of Forgiveness
I found this meme online recently that captures an important matter about forgiveness, one that saves and one that steals.
Founders is reprinting what looks to be a helpful booklet by Fred Malone. We have the fuller version in our church library called: Baptist For Disciples Alone. But some of our readers may be interested in this forthcoming book.
Original Charts in Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks
provided by Puritan Truths
The first pic is of a natural man, the second of a Christian
Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today.
None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true.
What follows is a collection of notably wild predictions from notable people in government and science.
More than merely spotlighting the failed predictions, this collection shows that the makers of failed apocalyptic predictions often are individuals holding respected positions in government and science.
While such predictions have been and continue to be enthusiastically reported by a media eager for sensational headlines, the failures are typically not revisited.