From Mr. Webster
The infusion of ideas into the mind by the Holy
Spirit; the conveying into the minds of men, ideas,
notices or monitions by extraordinary or
supernatural influence; or the communication of the
divine will to the understanding by suggestions or
impressions on the mind, which leave no room to
doubt the reality of their supernatural origin. All
Scripture is given by inspiration of God. 2 Tim 3:16
While listening to a program on TV the other day, I
heard one of the commentators say: “Religions are
just “a set of ideas.”
My first response to that was a kind of
indifference; but the more I had time to process the
statement, the more it began to disturb the very
fiber and sacredness of the things I hold to be true
about the great God I love and serve.
Set of Ideas
Elder John P. Young
An “idea” is an opinion, conviction or principle
which is the product of human thought. The truth of
God is given personally by Him and revealed to His
children by His Spirit; and is not the product of
human thought whatsoever. For if the word we receive
is the product of human thought to any extent; then
it is to that same extent corrupted with the values
and thoughts of man.
In Psalms 12:6 David wrote: “The words of the
Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of
earth, purified seven times.”
There is, however, one way which might lend some
credence to what this commentator said; for if he
would have said: “Worldly religions; with all sort
of religious rites, having their origin in human
thought and opinion; are nothing more than the
exercise of a set of ideas.” Then that might have
had some degree of standing.
The words of God have never passed through the minds
of men for validity, nor issued forth from the most
noble tongues, to make them Holy or to give them
source: They issue from a source far above the ideas
of the human mind and the thoughts of men. They are
from God Himself; they are His own doctrine and
speech distilling upon the spiritual ears of His
children, publishing the perfection and greatness of
our God, Whom we worship in Spirit and in truth.
What is the definition
of the Bible Word – EARNEST = King James Translation 8 Times, but
only 3 as described below: Defined as: (Noun) To
pledge. Paid in advance to bind a contract. An
Assurance or token of something to come. The Spirit
of God is the PLEDGE.
The EARNEST is what
CONFIRMS an AGREEMENT, and ASSURES the RIGHT to the
THING AGREED to, and IS A PART OF IT, and LESSER
THAN IT, and is NEVER RETURNED, so the Spirit of God
CERTIFIES the RIGHT to the HEAVENLY INHERITANCE;
JESUS CHRIST is the FIRST-FRUITS of ETERNAL GLORY
and HAPPINESS, of the SAME KIND with it, and as he
is ENJOYED PARTIALLY and in MEASURE by the SAINTS
NOW; however is LESSER THAN the COMMUNION which they
SHALL HAVE with the SPIRIT, with the FATHER and The
SON, here- after, for the BEST THINGS ARE RESERVED
TILL the LAST, ALWAYS CONTINUES, NEVER REMOVES MORE,
or is EVER TAKEN AWAY. 2nd Cor.1:22; 2nd Cor. 5:5;
January the 1st, 2009 under
clear skies, wind from the north at twelve mph, with the
temperature at forty-five degrees.
George Walker (dec)
"It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found
him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him
go, until I had brought him into my mother`s house, and into
the chamber of her that conceived me."(Solomon 3:4)
The first three verses of this
song is telling us how that Solomon had sought the Lord and
could not find him, reminds me of when I first began seeking
the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. We go about seeking and
hunting in the wrong places, but in time we are led to the
true church. No one has to tell that it is the truth,
because the Spirit of God testifies to our spirit that this
it. O, but the beauty then do we find in Christ, the peace
that passeth all understanding, and the closeness that we
find in his presence. Then we can cry out as Solomon, I
found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let
him go. There is a song that we sing that has these words,
"Greatest name on mortal tongue, greatest name that was ever
Found of the Lord:
Where were you when the Lord found you? He found
Jacob in a desert land, in a waste howling
wilderness; He found Elijah hiding in a cave; He
found Daniel in a den of lions; He found Moses in an
ark of bulrushes; He found Saul of Tarsus on a road
to mischief. Each one in a different circumstance
naturally and spiritually, but all were covenant
children. When any one of the Lord's elect finds
Him, it is because they were first found of the
Old Baptist Favorite
“Favorite PB Recipes we have
borrowed, to share with you.”
Holiday M&M Cake Mix Cookies -
From Granny's Cookbook
Here's what you'll need:
• 1 Box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (15.25 oz)
• 1 Bag Red and Green (or other holiday colors)
• 1/2 cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
• 2 eggs
Here's what you do:
• Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil in large mixing
bowl, and beat well.
• Stir in M&M's
• Chill dough for 20 minutes in refrigerator
• Drop onto ungreased non-stick cookie sheet in
• Bake for approximately 8-9 min. (or till done) at
• Folks who
seem to have the hardest time listening are usually the ones
doing all the talking.
• Listening is hard sometimes, cause you have to quit
thinking so much.
• Them who know the least, listen the least.
• If you really want to know how to help somebody, you gotta
listen to what they need.
• Listen to your kids; you might really get to know them.
• We usually get in more trouble for not listening than we
do for not talking.
• We usually hear some things when we are not listening, but
we don't understand much when we are not listening.
• Sometimes we listen, and then get in trouble anyway.
• Folks usually appreciate someone they think is listening
and not just hearing.
• God always hears and always listens to our every concern.