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DEPARTMENT OF BIBLE AND SPIRITUAL AFFAIRS
More Declarations and Dealings of Deity
from His Word and to the World
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Published by World Wide Web Witness Inc.
The sixth book in this set of volumes on Department of Bible and Spiritual Affairs has one thing in common with the other four. It is presenting matters of biblical moment, and these are all spiritual affairs.
.Indeed, it proceeds in the midst of mutabilities in this world, from the perspective of the immutable, the beautiful word of God, that Bible which cleanses, instructs, exhorts, imbues and by His Spirit opens eyes before pits and precipices, with the wonder of His wisdom and love. .
One Chapter concerns Australia, and its debate about freedom of speech, with strong words on both sides, even though without freedom to speak thoughts, ideas, concepts, questings, reproofs, it is hard to see how a human being can remain in that order, rather than a cultural drawf, like an astronomical black dwarf, with nothing freely left to show, as if to yearn to become a black whole, with nothing able to get out; although some things authorised by some human beings may be permitted to peep out.
Another item deals with the latter part of Psalm 22, which may be lost sight of in our intense empathy with the first part. Yet it is one deserving great attention, as is the whole matter of answered prayer, on which Psalm 22 gives no small lead and exemplar!
Now our times move like a group of horses careering into the straight, and the galloping is becoming thunderous, it even being reported that some notification went out from a not clearly demarcated authority, that all Jews in a segment of the Ukraine were to report for registration! Memories ...
Racism and superficial and even often unnoticed religion present final values without prior grounds, and being based only on subjective conviction and loud-mouthed passion are like savage dogs, wailing to be released, unleashed, so that they can climb all over their victims. Culture likes to hide the name (religion of the moment) and so secure liberty to harass, and become instant religion as the hounds wail.
Man without God is like an unstable chemical compound, ready to change with just a little action; and his changes have this last century meant scores of millions of deaths in ideational wars, aspirant wars, self-defining wars, regional wars, wars of antipathy, wars where argument is made with guns and torture, where reason is imprisoned, truth becomes hostage and only at times, does it receive liberty to expose. To expose what ? to show some of the worst of the lunging hostilities that move the human heart so readily when leaving the reliabilities of its Maker, when it roams ready for this or that, as the moment, the philosophy, the desire, the urge, the surge may demand.
As these things, set in the predicted successive empires of Daniel, and the debasements shown in Romans 1, proceed to their destined end, it is good to have liberty before the night closes (cf. John 9:4). As Christ said, many nations had to rise and fall (Matthew 24, Luke 21) before His return, following the times of test (Answers to Questions Ch. 5); but the time would come, as it does, when this draws near. Thus now is the time to WORK, for His servants, following His own declaration in His own day on this earth, "I must work the works of Him who sent Me, for the night is coming when no man can work."
He did His eternal work of redemption, and we who are His need to complete, each his or her own, the works accorded, while it is yet day.
YOU HAVE ANSWERED ME!
This provides some outline of the earlier part, and application in divine answers to Christian prayer.
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM AND THE NECESSITY FOR LIBERTY
See The Australian Good Friday, 2014, p. 6.
RIGHT, MIGHT AND CONVENIENCE
See The Australian, April 19, 2014
MODELS, MODES, MISCHIEFS
FALLS GOOD AND BAD
THE FALL INTO CONDEMNATION AND
THE FALL AT HIS FEET
COME TO ME, SAID CHRIST,
COME OUT OF
HER, SAYS HIS WORD
ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, THE GOSPEL AND REVELATION
HAVE THINGS TO TELL US. LET US HEED THEM.
THE GLORY THAT EXCELS
EZRA 3:11-12, II Corinthians 3:7-10
SOME CRUCIAL ELEMENTS FROM ROMANS 2
THE UNWISDOM, OF USING AQUINAS
IN CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
TWO TUNING FORKS AND ONE TESTIMONY ... THE POSITIVE
TOO TRUE! AND TWO TRUTHS ... THE NEGATIVE
John 2:16-22 in context
THE WILL OF MAN IN THE GRANDEUR OF GOD
GRACE HAS MANY MANSIONS
BUT THE BEST IS SAVING GRACE IN
AND THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
MAN'S WORKS AND THE WORK OF GOD
BE PREPARED TO STOP ?
PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD!
Scenes and Sightings from Amos 4-5
ZEAL, POLES AND POLISH
REASON, REVELATION, REDEMPTION,
The Australian May 22, 2014