December 6, 2006 ~ Wednesday Lunchtime

Today I leave you for the beach. I would say nanny nanny boo boo, but I have a feeling I’ll probably freeze my bum off down there, too. Actually, that’s an overstatement. Compared to Murfreesboro winters, this isn’t bad at all. I wish I could have the temperature of Mississippi winters with the snow in Tennessee. 

Also, if there’s anyone out there with nothing to read, go get this book NOW.

The Power of the Family by Michael P. Nichols, (1988).  It’s out of print now, but you can find it on Amazon… I got mine for $.01.  Not bad, huh? Anyways, read the book. Especially if you’re getting married. Or are married. Or might get married. Or know someone who is married.

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3 thoughts on “December 6, 2006 ~ Wednesday Lunchtime

  1. Im afraid it would need a disclaimer to play only while intoxicated…Hey I tackled a life list entry on that one so it was worth it :)

  2. "You should continue with your feminism topic. I have been doing lots of reading lately on biblical feminism and biblical womanhood and I love it. Now that’s a topic you’ll get lots of differing opinions about!"At this time I can’t write on the feminist topic into great detail because one of the people that read my blog (Lisa) is a feminist and she will go crazy.Concerning the 2nd Commandment and images of Jesus this may help:God, in Scripture, has appointed for us everything that we need to live in fellowship with Him. He has ordained the reading and the preaching of the Word, the visible ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We should not try to be wiser than God and feel the need to create new means of expression our love and devotion to him, such as the creation of religious images.Besides this, no image of Christ can be authentic. Because John writes in John 14:9, "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father." I bet with your images of Christ that you could hardly see the Father. But only a physical inauthentic image of Christ.And so what do we do with images of Christ, given that at one time He was on the earth, however now we know that Christ has ascended into heaven?Let us think also of the OT. Job 19:25-26 expresses the notion of a hope that one day they may see God face to face. Note also that no one can see God and live, and so the hope in that one day is even more special when they can see their redeemer. See also Ps. 17:15; 1 Jn. 3:2.Paul explains that while we are in our present bodies, being ‘away from the Lord,’ we ‘walk by faith, not by sight.’ Yet the hope that Paul holds out is that one day soon we will be ‘at home with the Lord,’ and then we will enjoy Christ by sight as well as by faith (2 Cor. 5:6-8).Peter notes that we rejoice in Christ, ‘ though now for a little while, as was necessary, you have been grieved by various trials.’ Peter goes on to speak of our not having seen Christ as part of this present suffering–yet he also speaks of this reality, like our other suffering in the present time, as only temporary: ‘Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory’ (1 Peter 1:6-8). Also, WLC Q109. What are the sins forbidden in the second commandment?A. The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising, counseling, commanding, using, and anywise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God himself; tolerating a false religion; the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind of image or likeness of any creature whatsoever; all worshiping of it, or God in it or by it; the making of any representation of feigned deities, and all worship of them, or service belonging to them; all superstitious devices, corrupting the worship of God, adding to it, or taking from it, whether invented and taken up of ourselves, or received by tradition from others, though under the title of antiquity, custom, devotion, good intent, or any other pretense. Whatsoever; simony; sacrilege; all neglect, contempt, hindering, and opposing the worship and ordinances which God has appointed.

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