We had such an amazing time today at the picnic at Lake Sherando with our own wonderful Living Word Deaf Church, in fellowship with two other Deaf churches! No, neither one of us is "fluent" in American Sign Language. Sadly, we're not even what you'd call "conversant," yet! We are mere babes in ASL and Deaf Culture; majorly dependent on others to "voice" for us, and on the graciousness of our new deaf friends as they exhibit such enduring patience with our fumbling attempts.
Just for anyone who wants to know more about the voice problem I have. I won't be offended if you choose to scroll on by 😀. If you've had the chance to hear Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has been on the news speaking out against vaccines, lately, then you know what it sounds like. Diane Rehm of NPR also has it. And I, of course. https://patientworthy.com/2017/08/22/spasmodic-dysphonia-what-is-it/
I'm going to throw caution to the wind, here, and start right off with four very dogmatic statements:
1) The Bible IS God's inspired Word (meaning it is His very utterance; the "outbreathing" of God)
2) Because it is the very Word OF GOD, the Bible is incapable of contradicting itself.
3) A TRUE knowledge of the Bible will not make anyone proud
4) I've never met a single person who is in any danger of knowing the Bible TOO WELL. I realize any poor fool with a smart PHONE
Jesus said, "If you continue in my Word, then are you my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Jesus further said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Paul wrote, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth."
Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow th
NOTE: With riots an hour and a half away in Charlottesville, with the escalating threat of thermonuclear war hanging over us, with hateful division ripping through "the land of the free and home of the brave," and, at the same time, with the Emerging Church agreeing with the Roman Catholic religion that it is our business to establish the Kingdom of Heaven here and now on Earth, I PASSIONATELY believe all true followers of Jesus Christ need this BIBLICAL reminder more urgentl
Looks like we got what we need, thanks to Kate Treik Photography and our dear friend, Rebecca Franson, who made the connection. Thanks so much to all of you who contributed ideas or offered to help!! We were surprised and deeply touched at the very, very generous response!
Wondering . . .
In our day of mega-churches and coffee fellowships and praise songs led by professional worship teams, with the words on giant screens at the front of the auditorium, does anyone still sing THESE words: "Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, st