Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Stimulating and Valuable Resource

Legion are the questions popping up in the believer's mind.

Max Lucado has done admirable service in sharing with nus the questions to which he has been exposed in his ministry, and his responses in his volume: Max On Life.

Admittedly, your particular theological response might be somewhat different, but the response Max provides is a stimulus to each of us.

As I read, I thought, Wow! That is surely helpful. I might express it somewhat differently, but, on the whole I resonate with Max!

This is a tool which bears being placed alongside some of the other psychological offerings, while given priority of place, in my opinion.

Thank you, Max!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Constitutional History Unadulterated

As with The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, Nullification provides first hand understanding of this issue from the writings of those directly involved in establishing the principle.

Tom provides chapter and verse, even attaching relevant documents as appendices.

Sadly, with few exceptions, those within the Beltway nursing off the udder of this overpowering central government will continue to ridicule and reject out of hand the clear and cogent argument.

It seems the struggle is in phase two, ridicule from those who oppose. Phase one was ignoring what Tom was writing and saying. So, there is a modicum of hope. The next phase will find them fighting and then, they will lose.

Power not only corrupts, but eventually eviscerates those wielding the power. Ask Mubarak, Ghaddafi, et al.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Terrors of the Law

Recently, a friend ask me to read Ray Comfort's God Has A Wonderful Plan For Your Life.

Now, it is to be noted I have personally been involved in Evangelical Ministries since 1964, resigning my commission in the USMC to "...hasten the coming of the Lord...".

Admittedly, my spirit resonates with the author's stated concerns relative to what seems to be the fruit of "easy believism".

But, in reading the Acts of the Apostles, I am hard pressed to find biblical justification for the author's argument. Save for those instances when an Apostle was addressing a Jewish audience, The Law was never put forth/promoted in the context of the evangelical message.

The Law was never the "tutor" to lead Gentiles to Faith. It was a Tutor for ethnic Israel.

Isaiah 8:20 and 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 is still the standard...not cultural experiences...nor the interpretations of those drinking at the well of Puritans.

Maybe, one ought to consider article 25 of the LBC 1644?

'Nuff said

Day after day-horse-pucket!

Up front, I admit it: I am a political novice.

Still, after 60 plus years following high school, I have to admit every political administration has lied to me. OK, lied implies motive, which I am not privy to, certainly.

But, consciously misled seems fitting.

Promises, promises, promises on every campaign trail followed by the almost opposite of each promise.

Fool me once, my fault. Fool me umpteen times? Do not trust any Party endorsed politician!

I should have been informed of the likes of Lysander Spooner and Albert J. Nock while in high school and allowed to discriminate for myself. But, NO! Government knew what was best for me.

With the exception of maybe one or two current national politicians, whenever a politico opens his/her mouth my initial response is “horse-pucket”.

My strong suspicion being I will live to see, experience , the demise of this empire as it goes down the sewer of history.