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God Liberates the Oppressed   1 comment

God Liberates the Oppressed

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

I know that Moses was a prince.  Yet I have strong doubts that he was ever the heir to the throne.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 26, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS REMACLUS OF MAASTRICHT, THEODORE OF MAASTRICHT, LAMBERT OF MAASTRICHT, HUBERT OF MAASTRICHT AND LIEGE, AND FLORIBERT OF LIEGE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT LANDRADA OF MUSSTERBILSEN, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBESS; AND SAINTS OTGER OF UTRECHT, PLECHELM OF GUNDRLAND, AND WIRO, ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES

THE FEAST OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI, POET

THE FEAST OF SAINT PASCHASIUS RADBERTUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT

THE FEAST OF ROBERT HUNT, FIRST ANGLICAN CHAPLAIN AT JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA

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Ex. 3, 9-10 & 12a

“Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me:  and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.  Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt.”…And he said, “Certainly I will be with thee….”

The Authorized Version

I.

The children of Israel were in bondage, suffering intolerable conditions–driven like cattle, children had no prospect of opportunities worthy of a human being.

II.

God willed better things for them, that they, and through them, others, might be blest.  He would break their bitter bondage and make them a great people.

III.

He needed a man to lead them out.  It was a bold, daring undertaking to demand of Pharaoh to let them depart.

He had the man.  Moses was trained and had renounced his place as the heir to the throne and cast his lot with his peoplel.  He and God could deliver his people with a great deliverance.

IV.

God is mightily concerned about the sinful bondage that rules so many today.  He has better things for them all.  He would save everyone and lift them up into the freedom of gospel truth–make them free indeed.

This is the work to which he calls the church.  Her message is what men everywhere need.

He and the church, with her ministry of truth and grace, can uplift and save men everywhere.

May we, like Moses, hear and heed his call to lead and deliver man from the bitter tyranny of sin and oppression.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted April 26, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L

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The Divinity of Christ   12 comments

Divinity of Christ

Above:  Part of the Original Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather’s use of “Jehovah” places him in time.  The American Standard Version of the Bible (1901) makes frequent use of that term, for example.  That term has fallen out of use in many circles, with “the LORD” of “Yahweh” taking its place most frequently.  For example, the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, in its 1973 hymnal, The Book of Psalms for Singing, uses “Jehovah” frequently.  Yet the denomination’s 2010 hymnal, The Book of Psalms for Worship, replaces “Jehovah” with other terms, usually “the LORD.”  (Aside:  I do find having a collection of hymnals helpful for research purposes.)  Nevertheless, on my way to church each Sunday, I drive past the building of a congregation which calls itself “Jehovah’s Temple.”  I guess they did not get the memo.

I note also that my great-grandfather had read up on developments in Christology during the first five centuries of Christianity.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 29, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS LYDIA, DORCAS, AND PHOEBE, COWORKERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

THE FEAST OF ANDREI RUBLEV, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICONOGRAPHER

THE FEAST OF SAINTS GENESIUS I OF CLERMONT AND PRAEJECTUS OF CLERMONT, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; AND SAINT AMARIN, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT

THE FEAST OF SAINT GILDAS THE WISE, HISTORIAN AND ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

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Matt. 16, 16

Christian view:  two natures, humanity born of a virgin & died; divinity which was united with the humanity very and eternal God, in essence equal and one with the Father, truly & properly God.

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Titles:  they can apply only to God

(1)  Jehovah,  Ex. 3, 14–“I am that I am,” the highest name of God.  Isa. 40, 5–“the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed.”  In Matt. 3, 3, this is applied to Christ viz:  “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.”

(2)  Lord of glory:  “Had they known it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Cor. 2, 8).

(3)  “God”–Jno. 1, 1; Lord of hosts…the God of Jacob–Ps. 46, 7.  In Heb. 1, 8 this is applied to Christ.

(4)  Son of God:  “I saw and bare record that this is the Son of God” (Jno. 1, 34).  And unclean spirits…cried saying, “Thou art the Son of God” (Mk. 3, 11).  “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3, 17).

(5)  “God with us”–Emmanuel.  Matt. 1, 23, “God over all.”  “Christ who is over all God blessed for ever” (Rom. 9, 5).

“God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory” (1 Tim. 3, 16).  “And we know that the true Son of God is come.  This is the true God” (1 Jno. 5, 20).

Angels bear witness:

A Saviour (Matt. 1, 21); “Son of the Highest” (Lk. 1, 32); “Christ the Lord” (Lk. 2, 11).

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His attributes prove he is God:  All that are applied to God are applied to Christ–Eternity, Immutability, Omnipotence, etc.

Consciousness of his nature

III.

His works prove him Divine:  Creation, Preservation, Pardon of sin, Miracles, Judgment

We baptize and dismiss the congregations in his name, pray in his name and the Father hears us.

The mighty Lord from heaven, the Saviour of sinners

“If ever man was God or God man, Jesus Christ was both.”–Byron

“If Jesus Christ is a God

And the only God, I swear

I will follow him thro’ heaven and hell,

The earth, the sea, the air.”–Gilder

“Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.

Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

Hail, great Galiean!–Great God.”–Woods

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Exodus   1 comment

Exodus

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/the-power-of-early-religious-training/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-divinity-of-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/god-liberates-the-oppressed/

Chapter 14:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/go-forward/

Chapter 20:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/gambling/

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Posted November 13, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Guide Posts A-J

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