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AGITATION, COGITATION, ASPIRATION AND CONCLUSION
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Agitation is another name for the phenomenon of "men's hearts failing them for fear" (Luke 21:26), and the allied processes of frustration, bitterness, belligerence, bucolic violence, which are now almost as closely associated with much of this present world as are drunkenness, drunks, indulgence and a hopelessness towards happenstance, found in the remnants of drug use, whatever the style of drug in mind. It also covers the seeking for meaning, the confrontation with evidence, the acid-washed hearts that are bare in parts only, and tending to be thread-bare, together with the solemn seeking which is intent on being sincere, through many perils.
Cogitation is the power to reason, doing pitched battle with mere prejudice and convenience, seeking truth without care for the results, if only it be found, and the results of this as in SMR, TMR and Light Dwells with the Lord's Christ, for example. Aspiration deals with the genuine desire, as exemplified in the early section of The Heavenly Man, with Brother Yun, that will not be satisfied without the word of the God who made us with His own words, and has exhibited these not only in our very construction, but testably and reliably in the Bible.
Conclusion deals with the fact that there is no room for doubt, though plenty for pout; and though the 'natural man', man without God who made him, spouts spirited calls to deviationism, these do nothing to reduce the finality of the conclusion. This in turn enables inclusion; or not. It is a magnificent spectacle, God with ample and to spare, man with resistance seeking freedom from ANYTHING except what binds him to irrational thought, capacity for capers, and a remedy-less recklessness which has appeal to very many. As however in the case of the Titanic, being bound to an imperious mob, or master, with a hard-driving Captain, does not reduce the poignancy of the togetherness as this ship goes down.
The Titanic illustrated what the titans of this Age activate: in the end, it all sinks. You need not something man makes, as if it were unsinkable: you need the God who made the oceans - and you. Mercifully, He has made a way of access, not over the rocks, but to one Rock, refuge, redeemer and deliverer. It is enough. There is no bifurcation. God knows and says exactly what He means, whether speaking the DNA or the doctrine, which includes the reality of remedy. God does not dither: it is one, as He is, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, forever.
So vast is the alienation (as seen in Ephesians 2, 4:17-19, Romans 1:17ff., 5:1-12), that many images and angles of access to these things help, as in the day of Hosea (Hosea 12:10); but that to which the help points is just the same (Galatians 6:14, Hosea 13:14):
one God with
one word for
rejection or ingestion,
one command to all to repent (Luke
13:1-3, Acts 17:30),
one crucifixion for sin,
one resurrection of the self-same
body (I Corinthians 15),
one singular sending of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24),
one Saviour who once paid the cost
for our loss (Hebrews 9-10),
one liberty in the God of our
creation (II Corinthians 3:17),
one joy, manifold in mood, vital in
spirit, dispensed to His saved ones,
Pondering such things in the milieu of rebellion and turmoil, the cauldron of outreach and deliverance, is a contribution, for billions are lost, and many have somewhat different initial needs and appetites. May the Lord bless those who seek, and help to find Him, those who seek with all their hearts (Jeremiah 29:13).
This volume moves in dimensions of morals, metaphysics, Messiah and modern developments, with exposition from the Bible. The metaphysical however is a branch of logic, directed to certain fields, not the form of it which deals with delusions as if they had some standing and no need of the exacting pressure of rationality, verification and validation. Dialogue is also used in Ch. 8, The Clever Kid.
NOTHING HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE BIG BANG
A BIG NOISE ABOUT TRYING TO BE BRAVE ABOUT BEING LOST
THE PERTINENT PRELUDE
THE MATTER OF GETTING HERE
BEFORE GOING ANYWHERE,
MORALS: TODAY, YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
LAW THROUGH MOSES GRACE THROUGH CHRIST
TimesRecord News, May 14, 2012
The Mastery of the Messiah, Jesus Christ
Luke 21:36, Luke 9:23, II Peter 1:, Philippians 3:21
CHRIST SAYS IT AND DOES IT
REASON FOR RUDDERS
CONCLUSION can be simply an end,
a result of rEasoning or a due end,
good or bad.
WONDERS ON THE WAY
The Sermon on the Plain
WHO ME, SIR ?
The Wit of the Clever Kid
COGITATION AND CONSEQUENCE
THE CAST OF LIGHT FROM JOEL
THE GENERATION, THE COMING,
THE COMPASSION, THE ENTRY