Monday, November 28, 2005

Arthur H. Compton said...

Arthur H. Compton (1892-1962) won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1927. He is quoted as saying: “Science is the glimpse of God‘s purpose in nature. The very existence of the amazing world of the atom and radiation points to a purposeful creation, to the idea that there is a God and an intelligent purpose back of everything ... An orderly universe testifies to the greatest statement ever uttered: ‘In the beginning, God...’ ”
[ quoted in Hidden Wealth Series - Scientific Facts in the Bible, Ray Comfort, Bridge-Logos 2001, page 31. ]

Friday, November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving thoughts

What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving Day?
God's Holiness - which showed me my sin
God's Nearness - who heard my cry
God's Forgiveness - who cleansed my sins
God's Goodness - who gave me a new beginning
God's Greatness - who has made beauty from my ashes
God's Loving-Kindness - who blesses me in spite of myself
God's Faithfulness/Truthfulness - who restored my mind and never fails me.
God's Uniqueness - There is none other who has all these traits though there are many deceivers who claim them.

I have tasted of the Lord's Goodness and Greatness towards me and found Him to be Faithfully True; He satisfies all my longings.

Blessings to you and yours for this beautiful Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

This will be my first attempt to use ...

First attempt to use Writely

This will be my first attempt to use the web-browser-based word processor, Writely. I read about it in eWeek's Pings and Packets. For the time being it is free, while in beta. Access Writely at

It looks like it will work nicely in Firefox, but so far it will not work in Safari. They say they are working on a solution for Safari.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

False premises lead to rejection

“All man-made religion stupidly imagines two false premises. First, that God is against us. Second, that our own painful effort, galling sacrifice, and religious observances will pacify and soften His wrath. Self, self-service, and self-sacrifice, mixed with good works, are the foundations of all religions, including the ‘streamlinged unbelief’ of the Twentieth Century, which generally but quite inappropriately goes by the name of Christianity.

“Few, perhaps, in any ‘Christian’ church will actually substitute something they can do for Christ, and deliberately say, ‘I will not be saved by Christ.’ Many, however, do zealously strive to put something of their own making, Cain-like, along with Christ. It is generally the Bible and Christ; or feelings and Christ; or the Virgin Mary and Christ; or the Church and Christ; or my dead level best and Christ; or prayer and Christ. All these are but subtle forms of unbelief and an evasive form of Christ rejection.”

Building Gold, Silver and Precious Stones, N. A. Woychuk, 1947, 1955, 1995.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Patrick Henry Quotation

FREEdom Flyer: A Message from the CEO, Mark Rizzo: "Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, "Give me liberty or give me death." But in current textbooks the context of these words is deleted. Here is what he said: "An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."
The following year, 1776, he wrote this; "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here."

Our Benediction

Our Pastor (at Redeemer Bible Church) frequently closes his sermons with the following benediction:
"Now go into the world in peace;
Have courage;
Hold on to what is good;
Honor all men;
Strengthened the faint-hearted;
Support the weak;
Help the suffering and share the Gospel.
Love and serve the Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit,
And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

More Patrick Henry Quotations

More Patrick Henry Quotations: "I know, sir, how well it becomes a liberal man and a Christian to forget and forgive. As individuals professing a holy religion, it is our bounden duty to forgive injuries done us as individuals. But when the character of Christian you add the character of patriot, you are in a different situation. Our mild and holy system of religion inculcates an admirable maxim of forbearance. If your enemy smite one cheek, turn the other to him. But you must stop there. You cannot apply this to your country. As members of a social community, this maxim does not apply to you. When you consider injuries done to your country your political duty tells you of vengeance. Forgive as a private man, but never forgive public injuries. Observations of this nature are exceedingly unpleasant, but it is my duty to use them."
--Patrick Henry

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of free men. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom."
--Patrick Henry