When does the "Day of the Lord" take place? What say ye? Revelation 6:9-17 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How … Continue reading The Day of the Lord?
Well, it's that time of year again. I feel like I'm pretty much alone on this issue so "why not give up?" I ask myself. I dunno. Maybe I will. Maybe we shouldn't base our faith on scripture alone? Maybe some tradition is good? Maybe a lot of tradition is not only good but needful? … Continue reading Christmas Mashup
Throwback - 2012 Can it be? Two Dispensationalists in two days...on JM's blog? lol IS THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS PLEASING TO THE LORD? by Robert D. Gracey (1935) Christmas, a name that has lost its one-time charm! Years ago when we were children, Christmas was to us a name associated with the purest joys of … Continue reading Is the Keeping of Christmas Pleasing to the Lord?
Posted in 2012 More reading from my fav Dispensationalist. (at least he was a Calvinist) THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS by J. N. Darby The church gives a yearly round of fasts and festivals, so that mere outward events may be before the mind without any dealing of God with the individual soul … Scripture says, … Continue reading The Origin of Christmas
The founder of Dispensationalism, J. N. Darby, was a strong supporter of the doctrine of total depravity, “This re-appearance of the doctrine of freewill serves to support that of the pretension of the natural man to be not irremediably fallen, for this is what such doctrine tends to. All who have never been deeply convicted … Continue reading Man’s So-Called Freewill
If Darby was a little more focused in his writings I would attempt to read them! A little gem from his works: "I sometimes wonder that it does not strike people what an odd thing it is that although Jordan means death and Canaan heaven (which they do) fighting should characterise the place in Joshua, … Continue reading Heavenly Canaan
A new comment has been added to a post I made back in April. I posted a quote from Elder Hassell on John Nelson Darby of Plymouth Brethren fame. You can read the comment by Anabaptist Countryman here. Please read and respond if you are so moved. - j
"John Nelson Darby, of London (1800-82), at first a lawyer, and then an Episcopalian preacher, started in 1827 at Dublin, Ireland, and in 1830 at Plymouth, England, a religious assembly, afterwards developed into a sect called “Darbyites” or “Plymouth Brethren” (their greatest success being at Plymouth), and calling themselves “Brethren.” They unchurch all ecclesiastical communities, … Continue reading Hassell on JND
(repost) Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. We have many ideas about what a person has to do to get to heaven. Some believe we must follow the "Golden Rule," and do good deeds which will eventually outweigh the bad we have done, tipping … Continue reading Good People
Two portions from recent readings: John Gill on true internal worship, "...the subject I am upon I consider it as an assemblage of graces, as containing the whole of grace in the heart, the exercise of which is necessary to serve and worship God with reverence and godly fear (Heb. 12:28), and without this there … Continue reading “A soul purely naked…”