Christ’s Divine Person is Revealed Only in One Human Body

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Christians reason within themselves that since God became a man in the person of Christ, a picture of Jesus is but an image of an image.  Their rationalization is that the Incarnation is justification, if not authorization, for us to depict Christ in human form.  They argue further that no portrait can display a man’s soul, thus Christ’s body can be legitimately pictured distinct from His Divinity.  Poor deluded Christians, unwilling to sever the last vestiges of carnal thinking, averse to bringing “every thought to the obedience of Christ.”  Amongst humanity, Christ remains unique.  Any attempt to represent this uniqueness in human form (an achievement that God alone could do in the Incarnation) destroys it.  The multiplicity of depictions with various facial features, hues and expressions, denies it.  A man has but one nature, and thus he can be legitimately portrayed with no offense to what he is, but not…

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Awaiting the City of God

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Jerusalem_GloryEvangelical Christians love America. Some see in her the last hope of creating a Christian nation. But it is not a Christian nation. It is pagan to the core. It is in danger of becoming, if it is not already, the new “Evil Empire.” The Mayflower Compact is a museum piece, a relic of a forgotten era. “In God We Trust” is now a lie.

Yes, we must always work for social reform. Yes, we must be “profane” in Martin Luther’s sense of going out of the temple and into the world. We do not despise the country of our birth. But in what do we invest our hope? The state is not God. The nation is not the Promised Land. The president is not our King. The Congress is not our Savior. Our welfare can never be found in the city of man. The federal government is not sovereign…

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How to Give and Take Criticism…

Dealing with criticism is a skill every well-adjusted man should possess. We give and take criticism among our co-workers, our friends, and our family. Criticism is an important part of our personal self-improvement, for it is other people who can point out mistakes and shortcomings that we can’t see because we lack objectivity. Unfortunately, many young men today don’t know how to offer and accept criticism like a man. Instead they handle criticism like little boys. When giving criticism, they opt only to give snide, cutting jabs that do nothing to improve the situation. When receiving criticism, they sulk, make excuses, and argue with the person criticizing them. Ask any teacher who has the nerve of giving a student a poor grade. Today’s students will cry and whine their way to a better one. Or worst of all, have their parents intervene. They simply don’t know how to respectfully accept criticism.

Okay, I know this is a blog for men but this advice about giving and taking criticism is wise for women to heed, too….we ladies can be rather catty and “little girl” bratty with one another when in disagreements…and what about this practice in our marriages and families?

Read and watch the videos here: How to Give and Take Criticism like a Man

hattip to Phil Brown, the Lutheran Baptist

 

YES/NO: HOMOSEXUALITY & OTHER SINS IN THE CHURCH…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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YES, of course homosexuals are welcome in the church.

Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

NO, it does not excuse nor condone that particular sin. All sinners must must repent and work on turning from lifestyles displeasing to God.

Romans 1:26-27 (NKJV)

26For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

YES, there are fornicators and adulterers in the church…

1 Corinthians 5:1 (NKJV)

5It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not…

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Never eat at an anti-Trump food truck

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

I have been doing my best at trying to stay off-line and away from nearly all forms of news for a while now but a friend shared a link with me this morning so I clicked it and found this.

While standing in line [at a food truck], my wife noticed that the truck was covered with political bumper stickers, all of them left wing and anti-Trump. As she moved closer her eye caught one that read, “The last time we let Christians run government, it was called the Dark Ages.”

My wife turned to our older boy pointed to the sign and said, “I can’t give this man my money.” He took a look and said, “Okay, Mom. Let’s try one over there.”

When she told me this story, I responded that I would have probably waited in line until I was up front, then told the owner why…

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BE CAREFUL WHO LET HIT ROCK BOTTOM, SOME PRODIGALS DON’T COME BACK…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

wp-1477320525355.jpgTOUGH LOVE. We want to make sure we aren’t ENABLING their dysfunction. We can’t let the dysfunction and evil of some bring us down with them…can’t let their issues infect our home. Many times we’ll say, you have to let some people hit ROCK BOTTOM as the PRODIGAL SON (Luke 15:11-32) did and COME TO THEMSELVES. But we must pray for wisdom and discernment and realize that the ROCK BOTTOM scenario may be a case-by-case basis.

Some people are STRONGER IN THEIR WEAKNESSES than others. For every PRODIGAL who CAME TO THEMSELVES, there are also those who never did.

ROCK BOTTOM didn’t shock them to their senses.

ROCK BOTTOM wasn’t a wake up call.

ROCK BOTTOM didn’t turn them around.

Everyone may not be equipped to handle ROCK BOTTOM.

Do you know anyone who died out there in their HOG PEN?

We must pray for wisdom and discernment when dealing…

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