CHRIST NOT CULTURE, THE LORD NOT MAN,
TRUTH NOT MERE INTRACTABILITY
The Way to Glory, Majesty and Goodness
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Published November 2011
As the end of human passions masquerading with aplomb, human will endlessly congratulating itself, human sovereignties constantly glorifying themselves, draws near, it is well to reflect.
There is much to consider and cover, as there arise with force, many particular issues which illustrate the direction, direness and devastation which comes with this stain on human glory, its love of being by itself, for itself, with additives to taste. To forget your basis while adding salt and pepper is as inane as eating a steak that is not there, but not forgetting the condiments.
With this, then, we seek to warn, to help, to encourage hope and to bring those who seek, to faith in the living God, leading to the inherent joy of truth amid the recklessness, fecklessness and heedless gallop off course, into the meaningless distance, of the human spirit.
In this, we move through issues from freedom of speech, the dumb priest in Luke, the nature of the Lord on earth and His deeds, to the imprecatory Psalms on the one hand, and on the other, to the lessons of biblical history especially in the two great reforming Kings, Hezekiah and Josiah. Appendices include the multicultural machination, needing careful oversight.
EDUCATION, FALSIFICATION AND FOLLY
THE DUMB PRIEST IN LUKE,
AND THE CASE IN PARALLEL DOMAINS,
WHEN MAN MEETS GOD
News 453, The Australian October 16, 2011
Part II of the same
The Bolt Case in Australia ... more enquiries ... a Christian Call to Care
lest freedom should be lost, or become old-fashioned
THE OTHER THREE DAYS
Here you see the essential core of Christ-not-culture, the Lord-not-man. The power of God is not limited to maintenance; it is pledged in creation, appointed in salvation, paid for in effort and energy, design and intelligence, and in the case of redemption, with suffering and agony, that love might not linger, but rather act as man is constantly asking. It is just that man normally asks amiss, for the wrong reasons, on the wrong grounds and for wrong purposes. Let us consider the core.
Here is the source of liberty, the Spirit of God and the liaison of the spirit of man with God, so that he may find what is beyond himself in the power of the Creator, to fulfil and complete in salvation, what was the spoiled remnant of creation in fallen man. Despite the most intensive evidence, many prefer the conceit that there has been no fall, like those who in mid air after slipping over a precipice, decline to imagine they could really have slipped, and maintaining their image, find the folly of shallow imagination.
SOURCED SALVATION HATED BECOMES SECURED DAMNATION
Christ or Culture,
Truth or Tedium
Captivity or Liberty ?
KING HEZEKIAH: A WONDER AND A WARNING
VIABLE, TRIED: HE SIGHED, and was
AND NOT SLIGHTED BY THE LORD
THE CREATION OF LIBERTY BY THE LORD
AND CHAINS OF CONSTRAINT LIFTED BY CHRIST,
HIMSELF WITHOUT CHAINS
TIME UNDER ARREST
Manasseh, Amon and Josiah: Kosciuko Amidst Kinks
This summarises various elements in the situation facing many Christians and Churches, with special emphasis on the title of this volume, with recommendations and strategic considerations, allied with some historical review.
APPENDIX ON CONTORTIONS
LIBERTY, ETERNITY, HARMONY
AND THEIR NECESSARILY EXALTED BASE
The Synthesis that Failed
A Look at Whitehead's Philosophy in this Field
THE MULTI-CULTURAL MACHINATION