There is no virtue but Christ.

The virtue spirals of this life are but a delusion. You cannot earn your way into the favour of God. Our salvation is costly, for it took the death of a the one perfect man, God incarnate, to atone for my transgressions, let alone yours. The idea that we can somehow show that we are … Continue reading There is no virtue but Christ.

These are the days [Rom 14]

It quote brother Mundabor a fair amount. One of the people I read and quote is Scott, who is Serbian Orthodox. I consider both members of troubled churches: there are many faithful in the Roman Church, but few of them are in the leadership, which seems to want to converge with the Uniting Church of … Continue reading These are the days [Rom 14]

Rhetoric is not exegesis [I Cor 4]

I like John Wright. I also like Hilaire Belloc, Ann Bernhardt, and Mundabor. They may not like being put in the same group, but all of them are unapologetically Catholic (Roman) and I prefer my coffee and wine neat. (I would have included Alte in this group, but she is a wise young woman, and, … Continue reading Rhetoric is not exegesis [I Cor 4]

Apostasy elite violent makes [Mt 24]

Every morning in my inbox I have a series of concerns and issues. If I switch on the news there is war and rumours of terror. But we have good news. It is going to get far worse. The people of the lie will continue to manipulate, to believe their own untruths, until their sin, … Continue reading Apostasy elite violent makes [Mt 24]

The truth is not abusive, Petunia offense notwithstanding [I Peter 5]

Well, we have those who see all discipline as abuse and all confrontation as power come in and double down on the church. Dalrock has a series of articles about the wife of a pastor who claims she was abused... and now wants out. And the commentators there are cynical. With good reason: as I … Continue reading The truth is not abusive, Petunia offense notwithstanding [I Peter 5]

Academic cowardice and the world does not care for college football.

I have some news for the Left. My love is outlawed. For I try, and fail, to obey the greatest command. To love the LORD my God with all my heart and soul and mind. The last two generations have forgotten that: thinking that if they regulate how we love our neighbour we will have … Continue reading Academic cowardice and the world does not care for college football.

The font of SJW hatred: the Kingdom to Come [Neh 6]

It is interesting how things work in parallel, My Papist Brother's last blog post is a perfect introduction to the text for today, and I would happily agree with his sentiment. For I am no elder. I sit in the pew. Although I have some (rusty) Greek and (creaking) Latin, I am no theologian. What … Continue reading The font of SJW hatred: the Kingdom to Come [Neh 6]

Two cheers for the Papists [Rev 5]

I sent a note to Mundabor that I'm raising my cup of morning coffee (needed it is) to the Papists. For they turned back the tide that would dilute the teaching on divorce. Now, this teaching is one the Reformed do not agree with. But want to. Calvin feared divorce, and carefully studied the texts, … Continue reading Two cheers for the Papists [Rev 5]

The principles of honour on May Day.

May Day is coming. (Image by Olivia Hernandez) pic.twitter.com/GLqpbmEqWJ — Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) April 28, 2014 May Day is not a holiday in NZ: we have just had two long weekend (Easter and Anzac day). We have a public holiday on October 25 to celebrate the eight hour day... which makes me giggle, because most … Continue reading The principles of honour on May Day.

The prime directive is Christ, not ephemera.

Today we need to do a bit of contrastiness, but the main issue for the day is the proclamation of the gospel of Christ. It is easter Sunday. Over the weekend the History Channel is doing the usual "Real Jesus" stuff... which I avoid. One of the lads said it does not matter providing that … Continue reading The prime directive is Christ, not ephemera.