BULLETINS VOLUME I
JESUS CHRIST, STARKLY SUPERIOR
It is always so with God.
Rev. Dr. Robert Donaldson
Published April 2017
In this volume, there appear the Bulletins for 2016, which starting in April, proceeded to the end of December. Those are numbers 1-35.
Whatever the topic chosen, as challenge or opportunity arose, there is always one result, the things concerning Jesus Christ, more or less directly, prevails, conundrums disappear, realities stand unsubdued, rebellions are shown irrational, and all things conform to His stark superiority over all men, a thing always true of God, whether incarnate as with Jesus Christ, nor in His own form in heaven.
That is one of the ways you know Him. He in word and deed, and in their marvellous wedding, has no challenge from the realms of rebellion which are those of complete irrationality, in its various layers. The logic with which He founded the universe, and formulated, activated and sustained its laws, the freedom with which He gifted man, the abuse of the same by man, it is all comprehensively contained, by Him governed, as God, but not like the ways of man, over-ridden by mere power, or left abandoned to mere licence.
To understand deeply, you really need to know God, but there is no rational alternative, nor even workable option otherwise, anywhere.
The Bulletins are a quick way to find essentials and see the scope of these things in practical ways, or sometimes in underlying basic.
How blessed it is to find the meaning of
Australia's Plight (Bulletin 1, 2,
The Reality of God and the Necessary
Failure of Nothings,
Rome and Galileo (Bulletin 18),
Israel and its ancient and modern
parts as history unfolds
Days and Daze in Genesis 1ff.
The Day that does not end (Bulletin
The Bible and the Appealing Nature
of its Predestination, wed to Freedom
1. April to June
Tyrannies, Mouthing Myths as Foretold
3. Late June
A fine moment on
for the Presbyterian Church of Australia
4. Early August
This item is so
brief we can place it immediately
An Australian Challenge.
A Study in Psalms with Genesis 3 and Job 19
See below for Bulletins 6-22
EARLY AUGUST BULLETIN
AN AUSTRALIAN CHALLENGE 2016
What Country is This ?
A NATIONAL CHALLENGE 2016
Is it in order to avoid calling Australia the 'lucky country', the blessed country, that so many apparent endeavours are being made to distance, distort, deny, derogate Jesus Christ and His word, as if in a very ecstasy of unthankfulness and a glory of ingratitude ? Is the pushing of the prejudicial proposition that children OUGHT to view what biblically and according to the billions of DNA prescriptions for male and female in each body, is most clear, as instead replaced by the view it is most fluid: the matter of gender ? Will you even consider making constitutional changes based on the view that there is no God who made it all, but that it made itself before it was there to do it ? and such sweet nothings ?
Is there no limit to the acting as if the nation were a god, in the very precincts of our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900, declaring States to be coming together "under the Constitution hereby established", and "humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God" ? Is this nation TRYING to be trying, oblivious of pride like Tyre of old, to whose king God through Ezekiel said this:
"Because your heart is lifted up, and you say, 'I am a god, I sit in the midst of the seas,' and you are a man and not a god, though you set your heart as the heart of a god ... behold you shall die the death of the slain in the midst of the seas."
Indeed: "Will you say before Him who slays you, 'Behold, I am a god ? ' But you shall be a man, and not a god, in the hand of him who slays you."
If you WANT to add your name to that of Tyre, Babylon and Assyria as examples and Egypt as given a new and more lowly status to keep (proclaimed and predicted in Ezekiel 28-29), then so be it. Yet please do not seize the latest in idols and delusion as if to desire death, without even thinking what you are, where you are going, and why. At least, know what you are doing when you think, and plan and proceed, personally in choice and nationally in voting, even if confusion must come in a hurry to protect itself amidst the minds of the misled. Do not trade in what is left of the basis altogether, in order to achieve the blight. You want to find out ? It is very easy. Just go on tumbling, auditing the bumbling and then phase 2, imitating a statue amidst an earthquake's rumbling.
As Proverbs declares, a curse without cause does not come (26:2). The reservoir of blessing likewise is prominent, along the channels of divine grace, through the offering of Jesus Christ. Scoffing, scorning or becoming trance-like and inert in its presence are options. So is there another and more substantial way: actually receiving it (John 1:12).
6. Later August
God works out all things,
with patience and purity
losing none of His own,
history a laboratory
Let's look at Something of Beauty
Time for Thought and Thought for Time
A Walk in the Breeze on the Broadwalk
Nothings are not sweet,
but misapplied, are the insubstantial dreams of irrational delusion.
Moving through subterfuge and irrationality to Jesus Christ,
the only rational option.
The sadness of
and the satisfaction of spiritual realities
The Startling, the
Sovereign and the Sure
of imagination and images
without workable reality
Returning to Logic from De-mented Meanders
Things to Come
Planning Department and
Relegation of Magic from Mystery
to Intellectual Misfeasance
The Decisive and the Definitive
NOW is the time
not when it is too late.
Consider the education from the Lord in Ezekiel!
Opening the Eyes
It is remarkable what you see,
when you look,
and what you miss when your eyes are
clogged pr shut.
The Reformation, Rome and Galileo
There is no
commission for omission.
THIS AGE AND THE AGE TO COME
Gentiles, Jews and
If he is to "wait
till I come," what is that to you ?
"You follow Me."
BULLETIN TWENTY ONE
Conquest of the Constitution
Is Australia to bite the dust ?
See also Bulletin Eight above.
BULLETIN TWENTY TWO
This world has its spiritual flag furled,
and those who
follow it ask
not for internet but interment
in obfuscation, which has its own dimness.
BULLETIN TWENTY THREE
THE QUINTESSENCE OF FREEDOM and the
QUASHING OF THE CONSTITUTION
This is a letter bringing together
that most challenging topic,
the obvious, in the current national clash. It is a challenge to this nation at many simultaneous levels, though very short.
BULLETIN TWENTY FOUR
TAKE A LOOK!
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PRECISION OF THE LORD
As in the case of predestination and freewill, so in that of Israel and the Christian Church, it is necessary to look at the various aspects before trying to construct a ground plan of the entirety.
Method of Biblical Fidelity
and Interpreting Wonder
The Book of Revelation and Symbolism
BULLETIN TWENTY SEVEN
Four Successive Common Errors that Achieve no Merit
The Mighty God and
the Whimpers of Mini-Man
Trying to Wear Divine Pants and Shoes
and Tramping about Ridiculously
Like a fantasising child
TOPIC: Christian Apologetics
The Summary of Much
in a Little
THE CERTIFICATION OF CERTAINTY
Jeremiah 31 and 33
There is divine meaning in recent events
despite man's muddle
THE MEANING OF PAIN AND SUFFERING
See also MMMM 13
The Lord, the Grace and the Law
The Call of Abraham, Moses and
and the Culmination in Christ, Messiah
BULLETIN THIRTY TWO
Flitting and Faith,
Love and Secondary Motives
God as Guileless and Loving Selector
A distinctive of Preferring
Christ (cf. John 3:19)
is the Set of Conditions and the Divine Dynamic in it.
BULLETIN THIRTY THREE
GOD TO COMMEND,
THE WORLD TO CONDEMN FIRST CHRIST
AND THEN CHRISTIANS:
YET ETERNAL LIFE AWAITS LIKE THE DAWN,
AND IS ATTESTED LIKE THE NOON
BULLETIN THIRTY FOUR
FIRST EDITIONS AND FIRST DAYS
New Year Separation from Fantasy and Enjoyment of Fact
"ONE DAY" in Genesis : Reason and Rest, Terrestrial, Celestial
BULLETIN THIRTY FIVE
PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST
A NEW YEAR'S EXERCISE