18 October 2013

This 'n' That

This is what my computer will look
like if it doesn't start working soon.
Today's post will be short and sweet for two main reasons. First, I've not been online much this week to gather the usual panoply of links for you. Second, when I finally did try to find some time to sit down and write this post, my main computer (you know, the one that has my entire life's work saved on it) decided that it was going to enter early retirement. It did not consult me on this decision, so we are trying to work out a compromise. In the meantime, don't tell John MacArthur or the other folks at the Strange Fire Conference that I've been laying hands on my computer to try to raise it from the dead.

Speaking of Strange Fire, have you been watching? If you haven't, try to tune in today for some of the sessions, and keep watching for the audio and video to be posted online. We will link to that here as soon as it's available. While you wait for that, take some time to enjoy your unintentionally abbreviated week in review (kind of):
  • Rescuing the Gospel from evangelical trendiness.
  • Here are some links to Fred Butler's articles on cessationism and continuationism.
  • The governor of California has signed a transgender student bill "allowing the state’s transgender public school students to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports." Oh yeah, I'm sure this will end well.
  • This is your weekly dose of adorable.
  • There have been arguments over the final cut of Hollywood's upcoming movie, 'Noah'. Yeah, I knew you'd want to know. After all, I'm sure this epic will overwhelm its viewers with theological and biblical inaccuracies.
  • An interview with the Apostle Paul about God's wonderful plan for your life.
  • The Israeli army has been finding (and destroying) tunnels dug from Gaza.
  • Uh. . . Okay, I give. What in the world is Neale Donald Walsch talking about?
  • If you didn't see or hear Conrad Mbewe's first session from Strange Fire, it is a must-see (note: this is not the official video as provided by Grace to You):


  1. MacArthur believes the false gospel of lordship salvation and calvinism, and it is a false gospel that leads to hell (Galatians 1:6-9). MacArthur also says a person could take the mark of the beast and still be saved: http://ephesians511blog.blogspot.com/2013/10/john-macarthur-outrage-take-mark-of.html

    MacArthur is a false teacher from satan.

    1. This blog affirms lordship salvation and the doctrines of grace, often referred to as 'calvinism.' Your comment is not in keeping with the content or purposes of this particular post.

    2. Interesting, anon, the address you left does not exist, why is that? If "Lordship" salvation is a false gospel, then nobody is saved, not even you. Since you are so quick to accuse MacArthur of being a "false teacher from satan" what would you offer to those of us who don't believe that you are from God? Remember, you will have to give an account for every word you type, speak, or think, as will I.

    3. @ AnonymousOctober 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM,

      Too bad that so many cannot attain what you have attained, not even prophets of God directly taught by Him:

      " But as for me, I promise to offer a sacrifice to you with a public declaration of praise;
      I will surely do what I have promised.Salvation BELONGS TO the Lord!”
      ~ Jonah 2:9

      If only Jonah knew that he should not say that for that would make him a Calvinist too...


  2. Erin, Sorry about your computer! I took the day and watched all the sessions that were live streaming, yesterday Phil Johnson on "the baby" was so good, today, on God's Providence even better. The 2 Q & A sessions were well done. I felt like I was at church all day. My husband joined me to watch JM in the final session. We were both so blessed! The Cripple Gate filled in a great deal. Can't wait to see the things we missed. God Bless Erin , Barbara


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