World Gone Mad

Monday, August 20, 2007

O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold

O Lord, look down from heaven, behold
And let Thy pity waken:
How few are we within Thy Fold,
Thy saints by men forsaken!
True faith seems quenched on every hand,
Men suffer not Thy Word to stand;
Dark times have us o'ertaken.

With fraud which they themselves invent
Thy truth they have confounded;
Their hearts are not with one consent
On Thy pure doctrine grounded.
While they parade with outward show,
They lead the people to and fro,
In error's maze astounded.

May God root out all heresy
And of false teachers rid us
Who proudly say: Now, where is he
That shall our speech forbid us?
By right or might we shall prevail;
What we determine cannot fail;
We own no lord and master.

Therefore saith God, I must arise,
The poor My help are needing;
To Me ascend My people's cries,
And I have heard their pleading.
For them My saving Word shall fight
And fearlessly and sharply smite,
The poor with might defending.

As silver tried by fire is pure
From all adulteration,
So through God's Word shall men endure
Each trial and temptation.
Its light beams brighter through the cross,
And, purified from human dross,
It shines through every nation.

Thy truth defend, O God, and stay
This evil generation;
And from the error of their way
Keep Thine own congregation.
The wicked everywhere abound
And would Thy little flock confound;
But Thou art our Salvation.

-- Martin Luther

Thursday, August 16, 2007

God, Allah, What's the Difference?

Yet another sign of the End Times in a World Gone Mad -- a Dutch clergyman by the name of Tiny Muskens (I swear I am not making this up) claims it's OK to call God "Allah" because "God doesn't mind what he is called."

Hmmm. What about Exodus 3:15?

"God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord [1], the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations."

I don't see any mention of Allah in there . . . or anywhere else in the Bible for that matter.

Note: The footnote in the ESV is also instructive. It reads: [1]The word Lord, when spelled with capital letters, stands for the divine name, YHWH, which is here connected with the verb hayah, “to be” in verse 14.


Rove Exit Shows Bankruptcy of Bush Policies

Rove exited stage left because he & W. knew the jig was up after the immigration fiasco. They tried one too many times to pull one over on the conservative base & got caught red-handed. End of story.

The sad part is that they succeeded so many times, but at the price of destroying the Reagan coalition.

Thanks to these "geniuses" it will now be at least ten years before the Republican Party regains control of Congress and the White House.

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