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This is a rather sad news story.  Over at Fox there is this report:

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I haven’t recently have these kinds of post that puts things into bite size memorable ditties but I thought it’s good to post one with the start of a new year.

Salvation is by God’s grace alone and not by our works.  Here’s a little rhyme to drive the point home:

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint.  The Greek Septuagint numbering is different than the Hebrew and English Bible numbering and the verse I translated is from the English and Hebrew Psalm 69:5.

Here’s my translation:

“6 ὁ θεὸς, σὺ ἔγνως τὴν ἀφροσύνην μου,
O God you know my foolishness

καὶ αἱ πλημμελίαι μου ἀπὸ σοῦ οὐκ ἐκρύβησαν.”
and my wrongs are not hidden from you

Here are some observations:

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If you have followed this blog for sometime you might be familiar with brother Michael Coughlin since he often writes guest posts for us here when I am away overseas.  I appreciate his passion for the truth of God’s Word, him leading his family and his humor.

He is going to be sharing the Gospel for next year’s superbowl which is coming up in a few months.  The outreach will be from February 1st though Feb 4th, 2018.  It will take place at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Would you be interested in joining brother Michael in his outreach?  Click here.

This country and world needs Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  Even if you cannot physically join them there are still other ways you can be involved as Michael spelled out in the link.

 

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few days ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is Galatians 1:8.  Here’s my translation:

 ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐὰν ἡμεῖς ἢ ἄγγελος ἐξ οὐρανοῦ εὐαγγελίζηται ὑμῖν
But if we or an angel from heaven evangelizes to you

παρʼ ὃ εὐηγγελισάμεθα ὑμῖν ἀνάθεμα ἔστω
against the gospel to you let them be accursed

Here are some observations:

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One of the news I read this morning is “Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It.”

I have been seeing the last few days the Left being up in arms against Roy Moore.  I saw some friends on social media rant against Republicans concerning that.  But the latest news reveal its not just Republicans and we should recall that there are also Democrats as well: Al Franken, Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, etc.

These days it seems like every day there’s news of someone groping someone in the past.  It is hard to keep track of it.  For instance I was surprised to read Tom’s blog post, “Paragons of virtue?” where I learn that George H.W. Bush also have several women come forth with accusations.

My point is not partisan politics.  The point I want to make is spiritual.

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In today’s world it is acceptable to bash on “Pharisees.”  It can even be cool and hip.

But as readers can tell from my earlier post titled “Are you a Pharisaical anti-Pharisee?” I am concerned for the direction and outcome of those who can be so zealous for attacking others as “Pharisees.”  With the previous post I specifically addressed how some who oppose “Pharisees” (whether real or imagined) can hypocritically and ironically be quite Pharisaical themselves.  In this current post I want to address another issue concerning the direction of those who are zealous in opposing “Pharisees.”

Please note that in the previous and this post I am not defending Pharisees or Phariseeism (what I mean by that is the idea that we can be self-righteous before God by our own works and that we can add more laws more higher than God’s laws).  Instead my intention is to point out possible blind-spots we can have of our own self in opposing Pharisees.  So here goes my second post…

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