Wednesday, November 26, 2008

MY PASTOR'S BOOK ON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Hello Readers,

I wanted to plug my pastor's excellent book on Christology. I highly recommend it!

Reformation Heritage Books is selling the book, God With Us: Knowing the Mystery of Who Jesus Is, for the rest of this week (until Friday 5pm) for only $5.00. This is 65% off the retail price of $14.00.

Here are the back cover quotes and the link to purchase the book is below:

"Why the God-Man?" Anselm’s' question frames the entire complex of Christian faith, piety, worship, and practice. With devotional warmth and doctrinal clarity, Pastor Hyde makes an excellent tour guide through the treasures that lie at the heart of history—indeed, at the heart of God himself. Whatever the stage in the Christian pilgrimage, God With Us will lead readers from meditation to doxology.
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

Danny Hyde has provided the church with an outstanding study explaining the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is clear, biblically faithful, and impressively comprehensive given its concise length. This book is guaranteed to provide all sorts of people in the church and outside the church with a better understanding of the Savior and of why understanding who he is so important. I highly recommend it.
David VanDrunen, Robert B. Strimple Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, Westminster Seminary California

http://www.heritagebooks.org/bookstore/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7930

Friday, November 21, 2008

NEVER??

We will *never* send our kids to public schools.

We will *never* teach at a public school.

We will *never* abandon Van Tillianism.

We will *never* have our children baptized before they profess faith.

We will *never* use birth control.

We will most certainly *never* get a vasectomy.

We will *never* embrace two kingdoms theology.

We will *never* see a psychiatrist.

We will *never* use psychology.

We will *never* abandon postmillennialism.

We will *never* embrace the law/gospel dichotomy hermeneutic.

We will *never* tell our children that God loves them until they profess faith (after 357 times and only after their profession is satisfactory to us).

We will *never*, no never, do any or all of these things.

NO. NOT US. NOT EVER.

NEVER??

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WHY I AM ANGRY WITH THE GAY MARRIAGE AGENDA

Thankfully, Proposition 8 passed, as you readers know. Not surprisingly, three lawsuits have been filed, one by the liberal ACLU, one by a lesbian couple, and one from city councils.

I don't understand the "arguments" of those who voted no on Prop 8.

"It's discrimination!" they say. Well, then I guess we should let an incestuous brother and sister marry. After all, to not let them do so would be to "discriminate" against them and it wouldn't protect their "rights" as "minorities." We could apply this equally to polygamists, someone who wishes to marry a consenting 12-year-old, etc., etc.

Some would say "no, you committed the slippery slope fallacy!" First of all, to respond to this, the slippery slope *can* be a fallacy; but there are some slippery slopes which are valid. I think the burden of proof is on those who advocate gay marriage to prove that it is not a slippery slope. What I did above was I took the criteria of their argumentation and applied it equally, and I think I showed how it is valid. Gay marriage advocates need to demonstrate why the slippery slope argument against them is *not* valid.

Furthermore, since the California State Supreme Court approved the ballot measure for Proposition 8, they need to be consistent and not overturn it now. Twice now the people have voted, and Californians still oppose gay marriage.

Homosexuals *know* that what they do is wrong. They know that homosexuality is wrong. The reason why it angers me so much is because they don't rest at allowing others to live their lives--they really want to push this on us. They want to justify their evil so they wish to look for acceptance of it.

Furthermore, homosexuals refuse to admit their evil. Recently, the gospel singer Ray Boltz came out of the closet. Even though this hurt his family and caused a divorce, he refuses to admit his evil against his wife and children.

Many homosexuals just "give in" and say that they must have been born that way or that they are normal. I think they give up trying to battle it. Well, many married men struggle with lusting after other women, but many married men battle this lust.

Imagine if I just got tired of battling lust one day and said "Well I must have been born to want to pursue many women, so this is who I am"?! (Don't you dare discriminate against me!)

And what angers me even more is, many homosexuals refuse to take responsibility for those they hurt because of their evil. It's like talking to a wall.

Romans 1 and 2.