Posted in: 2003
The lamentable truth is that those who profess to be Christians have chosen to believe what some men say, or teach. Their theology is based upon the creed of their church, or based upon hymns, or their pastors, or teachers. Do they really know, for sure, that the creeds, or church doctrines, or statements of faith are trustworthy? When one places his confidence in the flesh, he is, in reality, staking his eternal future on the fallibility of men.

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This Generation

Posted in: 2003
 "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”(Matt.24:34)

The context is always essential to the interpretation of words found in the Scripture.  The
order of the words is as perfect as the truth revealed in them. This order is Divine and is nothing less than a crime for any human hand to subvert that order, either by ignoring it or changing it.

Beware of any teacher to whom the context is not manifestly essential.  Beware of any teaching that is not based upon it.

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Posted in: 2003
Dear Friends and Mounatineers;

The following article on “Conspiracy” was first emailed on 22 November 2003. There was so much comment this year on the “conspiracy nuts” regarding the killing of JFK, I decided to re-issue it. I believe a “coup d'etat” took place.  

Editors notes: Forty years ago today Gloria and I along with our two boy, Tod and Scot, were in Dallas, Texas. We had driven from Mobile, Alabama earlier that week. I was to attend the National Convention of Soft Drink Bottlers. The featured speaker was Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. We were also in Dallas, our hometown, to attend my sister’s wedding on the evening of November 22, 1963. Around noon on 22 November 1963 I was driving to downtown Dallas from Oak Cliff. While driving to downtown I turned on the car radio, to see if the motorcade of John F. Kennedy had made it through downtown. I wanted to avoid the traffic. I was absolutely astounded to hear on the radio, “President Kennedy has been shot!”

I arrived downtown twenty minutes after the President was shot. I parked the car and walked a block to Dealey Plaza. There I found hundreds of people milling around. Many women were crying, others looked on in stunned silence. The crowd seemed traumatized.  Uniformed policemen were still running in and out of the Texas School Book Depository building. Men who appeared to be tramps were marched from the train tracks to the police headquarters. As I looked around I noticed many people were pointing to the “grassy knoll” area, which I later learned, most of the witnesses to the assassination said the fatal head-shot was fired from the “grassy knoll.” Men in civilian clothes were rounding up people and herding them into police headquarters. I assumed they were either Secret Service or FBI agents. There was still the smell of cordite in the air. Men were running to and fro. Confusion reigned.

Little did I know, at the time the ramifications that this one event in Dallas, Texas would have upon America. By the time I got back to my parents home in Oak Cliff, Lee Harvey Oswald had already been captured by the police in the Texas Theatre. It was being said that Oswald also killed police officer J. D Tibbett as he made his way to the Texas Theatre.

One of the few remarks Lee Harvey Oswald made before Jack Ruby gunned him down in the basement of police headquarters was, “I am a patsy.”

I have read dozens of books regarding the assassination. I never believed that Oswald was a lone gunman. I have never believed the government’s specious history of the event. The latest book to be published is, “Blood, Money, Power: How LBJ Killed JFK,” written by Barr McCellan, who was a personal attorney for LBJ. Incidentally, Barr McClellan’s son is now the Press Secretary for President George W. Bush.

I wrote following article in answer to those who deny that a conspiracy existed in the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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Plainer Words....The Law of Spiritual Illumination

Posted in: 2003
The title of this Plainer Words is the summation of my thoughts on how the Lord, progressively, sheds additional light on His Word. For want of a description of the processes by which we move from faith-to-faith, I have chosen to call it “The Law of Spiritual Illumination.” There is a fundamental flow of truth to believers. It comes from God. He advances His truth to the believer when he is ready to receive and acknowledge it. Many truths in the Bible are easily discerned, even by the natural man                          (1 Corinthians 2:11). The natural man, with the spirit of man, can understand John 3:16. The unsaved can understand that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Even many of the unsaved Americans know what John 3:16 means. This is evidenced by signs, strategically located at sporting events that are televised, which only read, “John 3:16.”

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Higher Powers

Posted in: 2003
Perhaps there has not been a more misunderstood and misapplied verse in the Bible than this: “Let every soul be subject unto higher powers” (Romans 13:1). In all of church theology, the “higher powers” are made to be civil authorities, whoever they may be, at any time and in any country.  Of all the preposterous interpretations ever made by theologians, this one takes the cake. It is unworkable and unbelievable. It cannot be followed-out through the additional statements which follow Paul’s admonition.

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