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DIG DEEPER, HIGHER SOAR,

DIVINE GLORY DELIGHTS THE MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson

 

  

 

Published by World Wide Web Witness Inc.

July 2006

ISBN 09775556 6 6

 

  

 

 

PREFACE

 

There have been vast passions roused to investigate the heights of the heavens, the depths of the earth and the sea, the geographical spread of the earth, the meaning of life and the place of man. Religions have spawned as if some great fish had nothing better to do than surround the maritime mysteries of the earth, with its variable but basically kindred ilk.

 

We have in the preceding 125 volumes considered the realities of the truth, which is to be found in Christ Jesus,  and the need to avoid slimy much and slithery substitutes for spirituality, and the glory of God.

 

In this volume, our task is to look deeper here, if depth may be found in this or that issue, and higher in the other place, if heights avail, and thus to show that the glory of God in these domains and lights is as delightful as ever, soaring with the heights, surpassing the depths, like a light in the oblivion, a guide in the obscure and a joy in the vales of misery which sin donates with the largesse of an emperor, and the perverted joy of a liberal misanthrope.

Here no less than in any other domain or clime available to man, the Lord in His blessed liberality provides wonder for those who seek Him, answers to address and grants to those who ask. His testimony is beyond the heavens, gives to the depths their very name, and removing the enchantments of dreams, provides the consistent reality of truth. His word is very strong, and nothing mars it; and though man marred Him when He came, this was by permission, indeed celestial edict, a predicted part of the divine passion to redeem man, now fulfilled in myriads of those to whom from the uttermost heights, this blessing to the very depths has come.

Nor did it come without pain, nor did it go without triumph; for the resurrection of Jesus Christ is merely one of His works, but it is the one which counts above all, since here is the future history for mankind, as many as receive Him.

In particular, three chapters deal with aspects of suffering and its revelatory rationale, the design for this; and another two cover the design for man, in which as individual or in group, he works as one designate, in rational relationship with the system of the lower creation, and spiritual access on God's own terms, with the deity Himself.

 


 

 

CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1

 

IT IS NOT NATTER
ABOUT MATTER AND ENERGY

WITH ALL THEIR CAUSELESS CONTRIVANCES
MAGICALLY 'ARISING'
THAT IS NEEDED BY MAN:

BUT THE WORD OF GOD

News 378

Creation, June-August 2006, in conjunction with

Alex Williams and John Hartnett, Dismantling the Big Bang (2005) and
TJ, Vol. 16 (1), 2002

 

CHAPTER TWO

 

       THE DESIGNATIONS OF CREATION DESIGN                   

DO NOT ADMIT THEIR DENIAL
IN REASON OR SCIENTIFIC METHOD,

BUT DECLARE THEIR COMPETITIVE CONFIRMATION;

AND THEY PROVIDE FOR HISTORY,
ITSELF DESIGNED, AS IT NOW HAPPENS

 

Past, Present and Future are One Integral before the Living God

 

News 379,

New York Times August 3, 2005

and News Radio, July 2006
fulsome and  proclamatory words from a particular group of certain scientists

 

PROCLAMATIONS CONCERNING SCIENCE AND EVOLUTIONISM -
IT IS BECOMING LIKE POLITICS,
MANOEUVRE, DECLAMATION, MANIPULATION AND FAR FROM SCIENCE;
BUT THE FACTS DO NOT ALTER,
NOR DOES SCIENTIFIC METHOD ACTUALLY APPLIED,
PERMIT ANY VARIATION.

 

CHAPTER THREE

 

LIVING BY COVENANTAL FAITH, 
RESTING AFTER WRESTLING,
AND NEVER WRESTING THE WONDER OF HIS WAYS

whether by convenient compromise, deceased 'faith' or deadly synthesis

Grace saves; work witnesses

Episodes and Events in the Life of Joshua,
Applied and Made Matter for Learning

 

CHAPTER 4
 

HURTING, HOLINESS, HELP, MEANS AND MEANING

The meat and meaning of pain,
the soul, significance and work of suffering,
the place and program for man,
and the wisdom of God

Suffering I

 

CHAPTER 5

 

WALKING ON THE MOUNTAINS OF GRACE

Deuteronomy and Micah instruct us on perspective, in breadth, in practicalities in the world of suffering and significance, wisdom and work,
life and humility, the knowledge of God by grace and the impudence to His face

 

Suffering II

 

 

CHAPTER  6

THE DETERMINATE DESIGN FATIGUE
AND DELINQUENT RESULT
OF MAN WALKING
WITHOUT THE DESIGNER

 

Suffering III