Monday, September 11, 2006

Did You Miss me???

If you are reading this, I first off must say thanks for being faithful to check back. I have been away for some time in regards to posting. I am in this continual process of change. Since I last posted a few things have happened.

1. I became the local leader of our GNN tean here in Youngstown. If you are in the area and want to get plugged in let me know.

2. I left my church of about 20 years or so. That was a bit much of a hard choice. Not from a theological stand point but from a friendship one.

3. We found a new church with a group of great guys.

With that out of the way I would like to point you to the new website and then share a little bit from one of my very favorite people of all times John Bunyan. Here is the link to the new site. I updated it today and I think I will leave it in the format that it exists in now. I will work daily to update and to keep everyone up to date with changes. In the mean time let me know what you think.

And now without further adue here is todays reading from John Bunyan

There was a certain man that had committed treason against his king; but for as much as the king had compassion on him, he sent him, by the hand of a faithful messenger, a pardon under his own hand and seal. But in the country where this poor man dwelt there were also many that sought to trouble him, by often putting him in mind of his treason, and the law that was to be executed on the offender. Now, which way should this man so honor his king, as by believing his handwriting, which was the pardon? Certainly he would honor him more by so doing, than to regard all the clamors of his enemies continually against him.

"Just thus it is here. Thou having committed treason against the King of heaven, he, through compassion for Christ's sake, hath sent thee a pardon. But the devil, the law, and thy conscience, do continually seek to disturb thee, by bringing thy sin afresh into thy remembrance. But now, wouldst thou honor thy King? Why then, He that believeth the record that God hath given of his Son, hath set to his seal that God is true. "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son" (1 John 5: 11, 12). And therefore, my brethren, seeing God our Father hath sent to us, damnable traitors, a pardon from heaven, (even all the promises of the gospel) and also hath sealed the certainty of it with the heart-blood of his dear Son, let us not be daunted, though our enemies with terrible voices do bring our former life never so often into our remembrance."


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Anonymous said...

I just stumbled onto your site and change #2 caught my eye. After I finished reading your blog it was still bothering me. I'm not going to pull any punches, but I have some hard questions that occured to me, so here they are: I'm curious about you leaving your old church...just curious how you can turn away from your fellow brothers and justify it biblically. Do you feel that you have left them to suffer eternal hell and that they don't derserve heaven because of the church they attend...remember you said it was an theological issue. I assume it was something to due with salvation. Are you in some ways saying that they are on the wide path because they continue to attend this church? Remember, iron sharpens iron and to respond in love. I ask these questions out of love for you and your friends.

-God Bless-

jeff said...