LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Romans 8:28 - 29

The scriptures are pretty clear: The Christian life is a time of God the Father conforming the Christian to the image of His Son. The things that come the Christian's way are from the Father's hands, and He uses those things as a means to an end - conformity to Christ.

Well, it's been a dark week. Last Tuesday we had to put our dog, Shaker, down. We loved him so very much. What a hole is left in our daily lives. I thank the Lord for bringing him into our lives in the first place. He was a stray. We reported him to an animal rescue organization. We told them that if nobody claimed him that we would be interested in adopting him. As it turns out nobody claimed him. We paid for his shots and he became ours. He was loved, and shown so daily. We miss him, dearly.

The inevitable has now happened where my wife and I work - layoffs and furlough weeks. If one survives the layoffs then that one must take a week in July without pay. This will get interesting. Our eyes are on You, Oh Lord. Where else can we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Return of Bluecollar Blog

My first entry back on the old BC blog. When I deleted it Blogger warned me that I would never be able to bring it back again. That was OK with me as I had no intention of bringing it back. I just wanted out, period.

Then a couple days ago I went to my "Dashboard" page. It indicated that I was currently managing 7 blogs. I thought '7 blogs?', where? It then showed me that "Bluecollar" was retrievable. I then clicked the appropriate button and, to my surprise, BC blog was restored, albeit with a slightly different URL - mdpmusings4.blogspot.com/, as opposed to mdpmusings.blogspot.com/. It was assigned a new URL because my new "Christocentric" blog occupies the old URL.

Well, "Christocentric" blog will consider God the Father's glory as it is seen only in the Face of Christ. I believe that to be THE central theme of the Bible. Call it "Fulfillment Theology", if you will. On the Mount of Transfiguration it is noted that when the cloud had lifted the disciples saw none but Christ only, and were told by the Father to "Hear Him!".

Meanwhile BC blog will tackle the problems introduced into Christianity by unbiblical theological systems such as classic dispensationalism, its evil daughter, free grace theology; and covenant theology. Basically, as I see it, a system that has Christ share center stage with either the Nation of Israel or the Law of Moses can't be right. Or, another way of looking at it, any system that does not have the New Testament interpreting the Old Testament cannot be right.

"Bluecollar Musings" blog is me, turned inside out. The links there reflect my theological tastes. The posts there are my thoughts and feelings exposed. There will inevitibly be overlap in blog usage between "Musings" blog and "BC". I'm cool with that, though.

Bye for now.