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Reformed Baptist pastor; Constitutional originalist; USN 90-98; Order of Black Shamrock; KY Scots-Irish lineage
Nov 24, 2021
🧵μη εγκαταλειποντες την επισυναγωγην- 'not neglecting to meet together'. 'not neglecting' is a Present Active Participle. It does not have in view the termination of the action, but the continued repetition of it unbroken and indefinitely with no end. Why is it important here? The context of 10:19-39 helps us - it is an essential element of preserving the full assurance of faith. Explicitly, Christ is exalted [10:19-21] as the great high priest over the house of God. The words 'us' and 'we' throughout in gathering under this priest are integral. 2/
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Sep 3, 2021
🧵If - as humanists, Marxists, and evolutionists surmise - humans are just animals, why is it considered more immoral for someone to club baby seals or stomp puppies than it is to murder in utero humans? After all, it's just one animal killing another. 1/2 The only way it makes sense if there is a morality expected of humans that intuitively isn't expected of animals, except of course where it applies to the ghoulish idol of infanticide for scientific gain or neonatal murder for convenience. 2/3
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Aug 17, 2021
🧵When I include woke or pragmatic evangelicals, SBC elites, and their seminaries as a party in the deconstructionist postmodern decline of the United States, I've thought that statement out. It's not merely for an inflammatory effect. It's meant to be brutally honest. 1/ We live in a land that has been designed to function as a Constitutional Republic, not an aristocracy, or dictatorship, or governorship [akin to the Roman governor model]. We live in a Republic. Not a mob or pure democracy. 2/
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Jul 31, 2021
Denunciation of partiality in Scripture is a prominent theme of true justice both in the OT and NT. You cannot call it justice if you teach the church to be partial. Jude 1:16 defines partiality simply as "showing favoritism to gain advantage." It is a mark of false teachers. 1/ It is one of many godless characteristics:
Jud 1:4 "For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ"; 2/
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Jul 31, 2021
This may surprise some, but I do not condemn Simon Biles for exercising her freedom as U.S. citizen to leave the competition. I do however have an issue with MSM portraying it as heroic. 1/ It is an intentional narrative being crafted that the new strategy for 'winning' is 'losing'. Why is that important? MSM is a propaganda machine for a Democratic Socialist movement. Anything they air or put out is carefully considered in light 2/
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Jul 14, 2021
🧵"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." 1/ Let's drill down: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" the very first part of the very first amendment is freedom of religion in freedom government control and limitations. This is significant... 2/
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Jul 8, 2021
This may sound strange to woke evangelicals who will not discern between poverty that is genuine, and that which is self inflicted through apathy, but we are to be good stewards of how we give. To genuine poverty, we show mercy and as we can provide opportunity to work. 1/ To the the apathetic [esp. Christians], we rebuke and exhort to not be idle. Neither of these, however, are the Gospel. Dhati Lewis/NAMB has been teaching our missionaries that - logically speaking - we have been preaching an incomplete Gospel for 2000 yrs. 2/
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Jun 30, 2021
A thread: My parents divorced when I was 3 and my brother 1.5 yrs old. My mother took us and moved to her father's home. He began to beat us. She contacted my father and told him that she would sell us back to him for $500.00. In 1975 that was a lot of money for a carpenter. 1/ He frantically contacted everyone he could and 'bought' us back. She disappeared on a bus and never looked back. Around 2nd grade my dad met a woman who would begin on of the worst chapters of our life. For 10 yrs she beat my brother and I with coat hangers, boards, 2/
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