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For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
- 2 Cor. 5:21
 

Various members of the Body of Christ (the "Motley Righteous"), past and present, share their heart's views regarding our common faith.    




"...We must obey God rather than men." -  Acts 5:29
 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Keep your faith and choose not to promote abortion!  Pray that this evil law will be overturned and that we and our nation may walk in "paths of righteousness" as our Lord leads.

California Assembly Bill 775, passed last year by the Democrat-controlled California legislature and upheld last month by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, forces faith-based organizations that provide counseling or other help to pregnant women — even if they operate completely free of taxpayer funds — to put up a poster "in a conspicuous place" advertising where to go for abortions.   ( Read about it Here )
 

"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever.
Amen."  - Jude 24-25
 




"Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!  With God  we shall do valiantly; it is He   who will tread down our foes" - Psalm 60: 11,12
 

Father in Heaven, we remain in repentance.  Abba, forgive us for being complicit, indifferent, apathetic, and lukewarm towards darkness and evil around us.   Abba, have mercy on us, and grant us full repentance in our lives, in the church, and in our nation - that we change our wicked ways and policies, and that we look to you as our only rock and salvation.   We ask that your perfect will be fullfiled and established. 

"Grant us the peace of the Prince of Peace!   We come to you Father, asking this through our Savior and Master and soon coming King,  Yeshua ha Mashiach / Jesus The Christ.
Amen."
 

A TIME FOR HUMBLING OURSELVES:
PRAY. ENGAGE.
 

May Our Father God Restore Us As We Seek Him Once Again.    

MAY "HIS"TORY BE OUR STORY    




From Kingdom Works, in the short film below, "Sing a Little Louder", we are faced with a powerful question:
Will we take a stand for those who have no voice?
 

"Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." - Psalm 82:4    

BASED ON A TRUE STORY    




And here...a resource from Conquer Series... In the church in America today, we are faced with an urgent issue:
Will we boldy confront and repent of addiction to pornography??
 

"And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death." - Revelation 12:11    




From Crossway on Vimeo, in the video below, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung answers a controversial question:
What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
 

Recorded live at a special event at College Church in Wheaton, IL, DeYoung walks through the Bible's teaching on this difficult question and then responds to common objections:    

Following his address, DeYoung was joined on stage by blogger Justin Taylor, poet Jackie Hill Perry, and pastor Josh Moody for a panel discussion related to the issue of homosexuality:    

Learn more about or purchase Pastor DeYoung's new book "What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?" by going to this Crossway page.    




NEXT UP:
Pastor Douglas Wilson, Christ Church, Moscow, ID...
Sermon - Authority & Power.
"The King of the Cosmos is not a position that is up for election. Jesus Christ is LORD..."






Cast from the past share their faith:


- FROM ST. AUGUSTINE'S "CONFESSIONS" -

An excerpt from Augustine's "Confessions"...

     Not with doubtful but with sure knowledge do I love you, O Lord.  By your Word you have transfixed my heart, and I have loved you.  Heaven and earth and all things in them, behold! - everywhere they say to me that I should love you.  They do not cease from saying this to all men, "so that they are inexcusable."  But in a deeper way you will have mercy on him on whom you will have mercy, and you will show mercy to him to whom you will show mercy, for otherwise heaven and earth proclaim your praises to the deaf.  What is it then that I love when I love you?  Not bodily beauty, and not temporal glory, not the clear shining light, lovely as it is to our eyes, not the sweet melodies of many-moded songs, not the soft smell of flowers and ointments and perfumes, not manna and honey, not limbs made for the body's embrace, not these do I love when I love my God.

     Yet I do love a certain light, a certain voice, a certain odor, a certain food, a certain embrace when I love my God: a light, a voice, and odor, a food, an embrace for the man within me, where His light, which no place can contain, floods into my soul; where He utters words that time does not speed away; where He sends forth an aroma that no wind can scatter; where He provides food that no eating can lessen; where He so clings that satiety does not sunder us.  This is what I love when I love my God.

     - Augustine of Hippo (354-430), - wrote numerous treatises on Christianity, including "The Confessions".


- FROM ATHANASIUS' "INCARNATION..." -

An excerpt from Athanasius' 
"On the Incarnation of the Word of God"
...

     The Word perceived that corruption could not be got rid of otherwise than through death; yet He Himself, as the Word, being immortal and the Father's Son, was such as could not die.  For this reason, therefore, He assumed a body capable of death, in order that it, through belonging to the Word Who is above all, might become in dying a sufficient exchange for all, and, itself remaining incorruptible through His indwelling, might thereafter put an end to corruption for all others as well, by the grace of the resurrection.

     ... For the solidarity of mankind is such that, by virtue of the Word's indwelling in a single human body, the corruption which goes with death has lost its power over all.  You know how it is when some great king enters a large city and dwells in one of its houses; because of his dwelling in that single house, the whole city is honored, and enemies and robbers cease to molest it.

     Even so is it with the King of all; He has come into our country and dwelt in one body amidst the many, and in consequence the designs of the enemy against mankind have been foiled, and the corruption of death, which formerly held them in its power, has simply ceased to be.  For the human race would have perished utterly had not the Lord and Savior of all, the Son of God, come among us to put an end to death. 

     - Athanasius (ca. 296-373), - Architect of the Nicene Creed (325) and champion of Trinitarian orthodoxy, Athanasius was bishop of Alexandria, and considered to be one of the church fathers.



 
 
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