Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ludicrous Diversion

A documentary focussing on the 7/7 bombings in London and the British Big Brother state.
youTube video

The commenters over at Hot Air
don't like this film, assigning a plausible agenda to its creators.

However, this is what struck me:

"We are constantly told that the terrorists, especially the CIA created Islamic group alQuaida, are attacking our way of life and our freedom.
But these transparently absurd claims are made only by our government, never by the terrorists themselves who consistently cite very different and very specific grievances.
And ironically it is not the terrorists attacking our way of life, but our own government. Through the expansion of police powers and stringent anti-terrorist measures being imposed upon Britain they are using our fear for our safety to restrict our liberty. And they are using their false promises of security to erode our privacy

"The terrorists cannot take away our freedom or change our way of life, only our elected leaders can do that.

And they are."

[emphasis added] (from end of part 1, beginning of part 2)

Somehow nursing mothers, blue haired grannies, Congressional Medal of Honor winners and Ann Coulter are a threat to our National Security requiring further investigation, but young Moslem males cannot be questioned.

...and don't get me started on the "war on drugs"

Sunday, November 26, 2006



Regeneration is the process spoken of in the previous post on Salvation: Being Born Again. At the moment of rebirth the Holy Spirit enters into the spirit of man and gives him eternal life, reversing the curse of death inherited from Adam. At that moment it is full and complete, there is nothing lacking for a person to be saved. The person born again is a new creation, now one with Christ in complete union for all eternity.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.


Sanctification is the ongoing process of following the Holy Spirit's leading and applying the truths of God's word to one's inner and outer life and becoming more and more like Christ in heart, mind, attitudes and actions. This process takes place throughout life to greater or lesser degrees and is never wholly completed in this lifetime.

Romans 12:1,2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

2 Tim 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Glorification occurs when Christ returns and the dead in Christ are raised and those of us that remain are caught up in the air with Him and are there transformed into His likeness, a glorified spiritual body.

1Thess 4 :13-18 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent [precede] them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Cor 15:42-58 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Flatheads Forever

Took the granddaughter to a local car show today.
Got to teach her some of the important facts of life...
How to identify a flathead.

Nice 24 bolt!
In a sweet 50 Ford.
Of course she liked the one next to it with the Edelbrock heads better. *Shiny!!*

Monday, November 06, 2006

Corrected Diagram

While working on the diagram of the Aspects of Salvation I wrestled with the placement of JUSTIFICATION.
The standard on the Salvation process(es) is stated-
"Justification, Sanctification, Glorification."
While this is true, almost from the beginning of creating the diagram I realized that Justification was not an internal event. I eventually overcame my attachment to the phraseology that had become ingrained and moved to the rational application of the components.
Justification is indeed the crux of Salvation.
It will be addressed in the following posts.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Backup You Clown

Note to self-
When you think you might oughta back up several hundred files representing a couple years work you really should go ahead and do it.

And while you are at it make sure you have all the restore and recovery points set up for that nasty, rotten program you sold your soul to 15 years ago.

That way when W____ XP crashes and burns like you have always known that it will you don't spend a week hoping for any crumb you might dig out; and everyone telling you they do NOT have a clue.

But, happy day! we managed to rescue ourselves!!!

Now to go fix the previous post and continue on in the TECHNICAL EXPLANATION of SALVATION.