Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Defending Theonomy Against “Two Kingdom” Theology

This is well worth a place on the shelf of your electronic library. Nathaniel Darnell takes on the Two Kingdoms idea and shreds it.

Defending Theonomy Against “Two Kingdom” Theology


"It is hard to imagine a more anti-Christian Republican candidate with a far left record than Mitt Romney. More shameful than Romney's record was the activity of many Christian Right organizations and leaders who worked to hide that record and deceive their followers to support Romney."
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Ruth D. Wahl, Grandmother of Zachary (Sarah), Noah, Joshua (Fama), Bethany, and Matthew Robinson

Ruth D. Wahl passed away on November 15, 2012 in Shoreline, WA at the age of 91. Ruth was born November 23, 1920 in Lincoln Valley, ND. She met her husband, Loren Wahl, in North Dakota and they were married for 71 years when she passed away. Ruth was a piano teacher and an organist in churches in Wishek, ND and Seattle. She loved growing flowers and creating craft displays out of natural objects. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Pauline Wagner and her daughter, Laurelee Robinson and granddaughter Katrina Wahl. Ruth is survived by her husband Loren Wahl, her brother Charles (Barbara) Wagner, sons Larry (Sharon) and Lyle (Anita) Wahl, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren including Joseph, Jonathan, Daniel and Caleb, and two nephews. Entombment and a memorial gathering was held at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA on November 26th at 1:30 PM followed by a reception at the Anderson House at 17127 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA.
Update of the one published in The Seattle Times November 19, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?

Abraham Lincoln's war centralized America.  

He gave us the Dept. of Agriculture, which is ruining Ag. 

He nationalized the railroad which is fascism putting private business and the government together. 

He nationalized the bank.

He gave us our first income tax system in US history. 

Lincoln gave us our first inheritance taxes.

He was the first to have a Marxist in his cabinet, putting Charles A. Dana as his assistant secretary of war, whom A. Lincoln called "The eyes of my administration." 

Lincoln suspended free press by shutting down 300 newspapers and put over 13,000 Northerners in prison. 

Lincoln had a dream of a White America planning to load every black man up and ship them to Liberia. Blacks were not permitted in his home state of Illinois. Any black there more than a month was publicly whipped. 

He wrote scurrilous tracts professing untempered ridicule and unreserved scorn for the faith of our fathers. 

The first time America jumped squarely into public education was in 1863 with the Merrill Act “to teach rebels children respect for national authority and thereby teach them to love their country before their state.”

A. Lincoln arrested legislators from Kentucky and Marilyn to prevent them from voting on succession. He exiled the Congressman Vallandigham for speaking in congress against Lincoln’s war. Lincoln ordered that Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Taney be arrested.

During the civil war, Lincoln closed newspapers across the country and seized telegraph lines to censor communications that he perceived as threats to his war efforts. 

Lincoln censored elections and confiscated guns in the boarder states. Lines of soldiers stopped voters who had the wrong color of ballots assuming they would vote against him. 

They burned hundreds of churches to the ground. 

Lincoln had about 90 officers, called 48ers, who were Communist revolutionaries from Europe. Three of the founders of the Communist Party became generals in Lincoln’s army. Lincoln said he would throw the Constitution overboard to save the union. By the end of the war he had shredded it. 

Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian? – Emancipator or Centralizer

Wolves, Agenda 21, and Axed: The End of Green (2013)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend 2012

 Dinah Washing Dishes
 Lance Talking with his Grandma
 Jodavid discovering mechanics of Grandma's clock
 Melody Journaling
 David Reading
Brothers Trimming Trees
 Greg digging post holes for replacing his fence.
 Dinah Scraping Old Paint
 Fence Building
  Baby Coming
 Messiah Sing-A Long
at First Presbyterian in Fresno
 Kevin's old friend is the new pastor.
Men on a Mission
Phil is telling about the great composer, Handel
who was converted when writing songs from the scripture.
Full of Hope
Some stay and talk till the very end.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

John J. Dwyer's Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

“Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.”

— Robert W. Johannsen
Lincoln, the South, and Slavery

Indeed, it would not seem a safe time to critique the wisdom, motivations, and character of Abraham Lincoln. Steven Spielberg’s reverential motion picture epic Lincoln fills screens across America. The public increasingly accepts him as America’s greatest leader. Academics from the Left — and Right — compete to bestow the grandest laurels on the 16th president.

Yet, such a pursuit is ever more important for a people hurtling forward into an uncertain future, to learn from past mistakes or merely become aware they made them. One growing consensus regarding Lincoln seems credible: He has exerted more influence over the development of this nation than any other person, including the Founders. If Washington be the father of our country, surely Lincoln is its stepfather.

This article will examine the significance of this truly larger-than-life figure’s actions regarding three of the many important issues of his time: 1) the Constitution, in particular during the War Between the States, 2) emancipation and blacks, and 3) the Radical Republicans and Reconstruction.

Am I A Soldier Of the Cross by Andrew Romanowitz

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dr. Neal Bringe on Opportunities To Provide Wellness And Vitality

Modern lifestyles and poor diets are linked to an overweight population with chronic inflammation and a lack of wellness and vitality...

It can be beneficial to replace some of the sugar and fat of processed foods with lower calorie sources of functionality (e.g., non-caloric sweetener, fiber). However, this approach may encourage a habit of regular indulgence of foods that may be better reserved for limited occasions (e.g., grilled/fried  meat, processed cheese, cakes, cookies, chips, and crackers). Reduced-calorie versions of some foods may still contain significant levels of pro-inflammatory compounds (e.g., bacterial endotoxins, heterocyclic amines, acrylamide) and lack gut-protective nutrients relative to fresh vegetables and berries. Studies of healthful populations and experiences of people who maintain healthy weights and wellness support a diet of fresh, minimally processed, mostly plant-based whole foods (fruits, berries, vegetables, legumes, nuts, grains, spices, and herbs). Thus, there is an opportunity to make these foods more convenient and delicious.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dr. Joe Morecraft's Advice To Young Adults Desiring Marriage

There is great peace in God's Sovereignty.

  1. Accept your single state as a wise loving arrangement from your Heavenly Father. You are not single by accident.
  2. Exploit your present state of singleness. When you are married your time, energy and resources will be directed to your spouse. Use your time, energy and resources for the glory of God right now. Learn how to be faithful where God places you, diligent in the things God gives you to do and when God fulfills the desire of your heart He will cause you to be faithful in many things.
  3. While you're single, work on your undesirables and uglies. Go to those whose counsel you trust (your parents, close friends, mentors/elders) and ask them where you need improvement. Go to them and say, "Do you think there's something in me that needs to be changed and that's the reason I'm not married?" When they say, "Probably." Accept it with humility. "What are some of those things I need to change/improve?" Humility is an important part of singleness. 
  4. Pray continually for God's preparation of you and His provision for you. You're not married because you're not ready. You are not adequately prepared. Ask God: "Whatever it takes to prepare me for the man/woman you have for me, please prepare me and while you're at it prepare him/her for me. While you're preparing me, provide him/her for me." 
  5. Establish Christian relationships with God's people. Put yourself in the way of legitimate contacts and acquaintances. Don't go places where you don't expect Christians to be. Go where you will meet God-fearing, like-minded people. Don't be invisible.