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REPLY TO BEGGING LETTERS (letters requesting money)

Dear one,

Pardon me for saying so, but the appeal for funds that you have sent shows how thoughtless, selfish, shameless and certainly how unspiritual professing Christians have become in our times.  To send appeals for funds for yourself to any other human is wrong, and when you send them to a missionary who is serving the Lord and living by faith himself, is thoughtless.  To God's glory I can testify that He is faithful, and although I have to set a table for 10 people 3 times each day, He has never failed us, and we have never made our needs known to others or asked for money.  All such servants of the Lord certainly have scores of other "needs" like any other human, as well as the countless needs of the ministry of preaching the gospel, making disciples and founding assemblies, however, we who live by faith trust the Lord, and never ask anyone but Him for our needs to be met.  If there were no God, no heavenly Father, people like you would continue to have their need…

POEM -- THE ANVIL OF GOD'S WORD

Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith's door,
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor,
Old hammers worn with beating years of time.

"How many anvils have you had," said I,
"To wear and batter all these hammers so?"
"Just one," said he, and then with twinkling eye,
"The anvil wears the hammers out, you know."

"And so," I thought, "The Anvil of God's Word
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon,
Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
The Anvil is unharmed, the hammers gone."
—John Clifford, D.D.
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A Poem By John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

We search the world for truth. We cull The good, the true, the beautiful, From graven stone and written scroll, And all old flower fields of the soul; And, weary seekers of the best, We come back laden from our quest, To find that all the sages said Is in the Book our mothers read.

From William Blane's poem, The Atonement

William Blane of South Africa wrote a poem called THE ATONEMENT.
It takes up 22 pages in his book titled: Lays of Life and Hope.
This is just one little part of his superb work.

Th’ Atonement was no business act
In which the Saviour did contract
To undergo so many pains
That He might cleanse so many’s stains.
He gave His all—His life’s blood flowed
To reconcile the world to God.
‘Twixt God and man, to close the rent,
The spotless Lamb of God was sent.
If all the sins of Adam’s race,
With perfect justice to each case,
In Heaven’s balances were laid,
They would be utterly outweigh’d
By Jesus’ death. The value lies
All in th’ infinite sacrifice:
When Christ for man was crucified,
Th’ Creator for the creature died.

DIVINE AUTHORITY OR HUMAN OPINION?

by William MacDonald

When a public figure was lecturing on the need to restore values to our culture, a college student asked him, “On what do you build your values?” The speaker was flustered. He looked down and said, “I don't know”.
That's just the trouble. He had no authority. Modern man desperately needs what this man lacked—a firm foundation on which to base his judgments. He needs an infallible standard to guide him in all matters of faith and morals.
God has provided such an infallible authority in His Word, the Bible. This wonderful book provides the basis for sound judgments and wise decisions. The Bible is absolute truth. Jesus said, “Thy Word is truth.” There is no risk in following its teachings, no fear it will change from day to day.
The alternative to divine authority is human opinion. “The Bible says ... is replaced by, “I think ...” Fact gives way to feeling. There are no more absolutes; everything is relative.
We know too well that there is no u…

SO MUCH FOR GLOBAL WARMING...

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After noting the record setting cold temperatures and snowstorms in many areas this winter, I say: "so much for 'Global Warming'; it looks more like global freezing! And there have been record rainfalls, too! Then I found the following article (not the only one of its kind) on The Berean Call website:

The Worst Scientific Scandal of Our Time Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation [Excerpts]
By Christopher Booker

A week after my colleague James Delingpole , on his Telegraph blog, coined the term "Climategate" to describe the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, Google was showing that the word now appears across the internet more than nine million times. But in all these acres of electronic coverage, one hugely relevant point about these thousands of documents has largely been missed.

The reason why even the Guardian's George Monbiot has expres…