Daily Archives: 03/16/2008

How Many Times Will You Be Born & Die?

Inspiration91_John3-3.jpgDr. H. L. Willmington made an outstanding point in one of his lectures in the Creation Stage of the Liberty Home Bible Institute series.
He said something to the effect of “the number of times you were born, will determine the number of times you will die”.
This is a very profound statement.
There are two births and two deaths. You have a physical birth and death and a spiritual birth and death.
If you are only born once (physically) you will die twice. You’ll suffer the physical death, then before God you’ll suffer a spiritual death.
If you are born physcially, then become ‘born again’ (your second or ‘spiritual’ birth), you’ll only suffer a physical death. When you stand before God after your death, you’ll not suffer a spiritual death, but will be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Also, if you are a believer and are living at the time of Jesus’ return, you’ll never suffer a physical death. You’ll be called up to heaven with all believers.
That was a very interesting point.

Religious Humor

Three pastors were having lunch in a diner.
One said “You know, since summer started I’ve been having trouble with bats in my loft and attic at church. I’ve tried everything — noise, spray, cats — nothing seems to scare them away.”
Another said ”Me too. I’ve got hundreds living in my belfry and in the narthex attic. I’ve even had the place fumigated, and they won’t go away.”
The third said, “I baptized all mine, and made them members of the church. Haven’t seen one back since!”

Christian Computing Magazine

ChristianComputingMagCoverMay2007.jpgMany years ago I used to subscribe to Christian Computing Magazine. I remember getting the magazine for several years. Then, for some reason, my subscription stopped.
I enjoyed the magazine as it was full of all sorts of bible related software.
Again, this was many years ago, long before computers reached their current state of speed and power.
I have just discovered the Christian Computing Magazine has returned. However this time, the subscription is free and the magazine is totally on line in PDF format.
You can go to http://www.ccmag.com/ to sign up for their newsletter.
Also you can download the back issues directly to your computer.

Problems in West Virginia (#2)

I received a call from the power company about 9:30 AM yesterday. They advised they were able to restore power to the West Virginia home.
I imagine they had to do a little tree trimming and probably had to cut up the tree that took the power line down. They did not report any problem to the house or property.
I’ve have to access the problem the next time I get to West Virginia. With well over a hundred trees on the front of the property it’s difficult to say which one fell and took out the power line. We did have several tall pine trees that looked a little bad in the front yard. I’ll just deal with everything when I get up there in a few weeks.

Franciscan Monastery, Washington D.C. – Photo 24

Here is a photo taken on Saturday, December 29, 2007, when Nora and I visited the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. The series of 52 photos begin on February 22, 2008 and end on April 13, 2008.
This photo was taken outside of the Monastery, which is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. Their website is http://www.myfranciscan.org.
This series of photos shows the Stations of the Cross on the outside of the Monastery.