Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Back in Montreal

By the grace of God I am safely back in Montreal. Hats down to the captain who lighted the Boeing 777 like a feather on the Pierre Trudeau tarmac. When the aircraft touched down it was the smoothest landing I have been in. As we were approaching the airport I had been praying asking the Lord to take control of the aircraft. I did not hear it when the Captain engaged the landing gear and as we touched down on the runway you would have thought we were still airborne. Praise be to God who heard my prayers and he is a Captain like none other. Soon I will post my experiences in the land of Egypt which did not pass by without tasting a bit of the curse of the Pharoahs. Praise be to God for keeping his children and bringing me back home to my family, both at home and at church.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Mighty in the scriptures?

Greetings to all the brothers and sisters in Christ. As I read this passage this morning, I stopped at length when I read the character details given about a certain man whom the Bible said was MIGHTY in the scriptures. I don't think I have read as many descriptions about any one man as far as the knowledge of the scriptures are concerned as this passage contains. I have highlighted in bold all the adjectives and adverbs employed by the Holy Spirit, and I ask myself were someone to describe me as a Christian would I fit some (let alone all) of what you see below? Do I know the scriptures more perfectly? Am I so mighty in the scriptures that I can convince others publicly and show them from the scriptures that Jesus is Christ the Lord? Take a personal quiz and see how many of the following traits apply to you too.

Acts 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. 27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

I guess this is the same Apollos that Paul spoke about in the first chapter of his first letter to the Corinthinans.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Ad-free forum

Finally, yes finally, our forum is AD-FREE! amen to that. No more nasty ads. So world, whatever queries you might have, just enter the FORUM from one of the flashing buttons or from the side-bar and post in good faith please.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A very unlikely prayer

The following verses refer to the disciples praying after they were threatened by the chief priests. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice and prayed thus.

Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

What struck me in the above verse is that when the disciples were being threatened by the influentials of their days, they did not ask the Lord for protection. On the contracty they asked the Lord to grant them to speak with all boldness. What an amazing prayer. Who would have thought to pray like that.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Why is it called the French Quarter

I have heard this question a couple of times in the past two days. Reporters reporting from a certain neighborhood known for its sinful entertainment business have queried, on TV. This morning I found something on the web which will explain why.

Apparently in 1803 Napoleon needed money to fight his wars and he offered a huge swath of French-owned territory in North America for just $15 million. The deal was known as the Louisiana Purchase, and helped by the Britts, this acquisition (State of Lousiana) gave the Americans a large gateway at the mouth of the route of the Mississippi River which enabled the rise of the U.S. into the greatest, most economically successful single nation on earth.

But what happened there, why is the complete lock down and paralysis of this famous gateway, also known as sin city, upon us. I leave the rest to your imagination hoping that God almighty would illuminate the mind of the reader to understand and to heed.

Friday, September 02, 2005


When you delete this post or comment thereon, I will know you have arrived safely.

Here's a nugget from Spurgeon's devotions for you.
"The Lord trieth the righteous."—Psalm 11:5.
ALL events are under the control of Providence; consequently all the trials of our outward life are traceable at once to the great First Cause. ....

Our Lord in His infinite wisdom and superabundant love, sets so high a value upon His people's faith that He will not screen them from those trials by which faith is strengthened.

You would never have possessed the precious faith which now supports you if the trial of your faith had not been like unto fire. You are a tree that never would have rooted so well if the wind had not rocked you to and fro, and made you take firm hold upon the precious truths of the covenant grace.

Worldly ease is a great foe to faith; it loosens the joints of holy valour, and snaps the sinews of sacred courage. The balloon never rises until the cords are cut; affliction doth this sharp service for believing souls. While the wheat sleeps comfortably in the husk it is useless to man, it must be threshed out of its resting place before its value can be known. Thus it is well that Jehovah trieth the righteous, for it causeth them to grow rich towards God.

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