Saturday, January 26, 2008


The Dalai Lama [T Gyatso] said: 'Of all the modern economic theories, the economic system of Marxism is founded on moral principles, while capitalism is concerned only with gain and profitability.'

That's wrong. The Free Market- at its most basic level - is founded on God's 8th commandment - private, personal property rightfully exists and ought to be protected - your stuff is yours and not mine to take. There is a tremendous moral force here.

Do I have the right to put a gun to your head and demand money for my kid's schooling, clothing, medication? Can I hire someone else to do it for me with my money or my vote? What if you've got money to spare? Is it lawful to steal CD's from Walmart because the Waltons are the richest family in America?

Moreover, if we can't trust citizens to be properly charitable with their own money, how can we trust the politicians that those citizens elect to do any better?

We must think clearly and Biblically about these things - God says: reapers are not to scrounge for the spilt grain [charity by way of oportunity is commanded], but on an individual level. He also says: if a man doesn't work for himself, he doesn't deserve to eat; and: when a man refuses to provide for his own people and family, he is, practically speaking, hellbound.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In a Multitude of Words ...

An old preacher used to say to a young man who preached an hour, -- 'My dear friend, I do not care what else you preach about, but I wish you would always preach about forty minutes.' We ought seldom to go much beyond that -- forty minutes, or, say, three-quarters of an hour. If a fellow cannot say all he has to say in that time, when will he say it?"

-C.H.Spurgeon, Lectures to my Students

George Whitefield on visiting Joppa, Maryland in 1739

G. Whitefield, Tuesday, December 4, 1739

... at Joppa, I gave a word of exhortation to about forty people in the church. Oh, that the Holy Ghost may fall on all them who heard the Word, in as real though not in so visibly miraculous a manner as it did once on Cornelius and his household! Maryland, as far as I can hear, seems to be a place as yet unwatered with the true Gospel of Christ, and with no likelihood of much good being done in it, unless one could abide there for some time. I trust the time will come when God will visit these dark corners of the earth.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.


Saturday, January 12, 2008


If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.

Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.


Don't you know that love for this world is hatred toward God? Whoever is a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

- God, the Holy Spirit - through His Apostle, James

Friday, January 11, 2008

Leather Jacket Theology

What was the first death in the Bible?

God told them: On the day you disobey, you'll surely die.

She wanted God's knowledge and in one taste, she knew evil. He joined her, and together they cowered in fear, nakedness, and shame.

God found them. He cursed the earth, Serpent, man, and woman. Then He approached bringing death ...

... to a sheep - the first death in the Bible.

The lamb had been killed, not them. Not only were they forgiven, but covered in the bloody lambskin their shameful nakedness was gone.

It was Golgotha in Eden.