PRAYING FOR MY BELOVED CRC MEMBERS & CALVIN COLLEGE et al to NOT ACQUIESCE TO FAR-LEFT LIBERALISM TO TRY TO BE ‘COOL’:
JESUS SAID: “I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
And for their sakes ..."
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HAPPY 501st REFORMATION DAY " ..On 31 October 1517, German theologian Martin #Luther posted his 95 theses on the #Wittenberg Castle Church door.." ♥️🙏⛪ #ProtestantReformation #ReformationDay https://t.co/lSiUlyQyPd
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Fwd: I took this photo in Costa Rica 1991 after earthquake. We actually jacked up the house and pulled the vehicle out and it started
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I DIDN'T SEE IT, WHAT ABOUT U "'First Reformed' leads Gotham Awards nominees -" I'M TOO LEERY OF PAUL SCHRADER ANTI-CHURCH AGENDA
Thursday, October 18, 2018
[I implore God for clarity on His will for my life..I want to do His Will not my will...I ask for a clear sign ..whether to continue , as is, or to make life changes, whether to stay or go..] I SOMETIMES WONDER IF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WARNING ME, LIKE PAUL: "I earnestly bore witness for both Jews and Greeks to repentance before God and to faith in our Lord Jesus. 22 But now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem. What will happen to me there I do not know,
23 except that in one city after another the holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await ..."
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"CRCNA Receives Nearly $1 Million ..."SO IF YOU RECEIVE $1 MILLION FROM A COMPANY DOES THAT MAKE U MORE FAVORABLE TOWARDS THEM?
CRCNA Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Launch Thriving Together Program
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NOBODY TRULY UNDERSTANDS OR PRACTICES CALVINISM, NOT EVEN SO-CALLED CALVINISTS "JD Greear: Don't Split Over Calvinism, Bicker About Theology 'When People Are Lost, Going to Hell'"
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one of the best: MS. STEELE IS AN '86 EAGLE (& a Knight, "A baffling system: A mom fights for her rights " PRAYERS 4 OUR EAGLES' SISTER-in-CHRIST
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re THE TEMPTATION TO BE "COOL" & "GO WITH THE FLOW" OF SECULARISM EVEN AT CALVIN COLLEGE re the LGBT COMMUNITY
i am a former Calvin Student, and recently noticed a little article in the Chimes about the LGBT community...I didn't read the article , and barely caught the title, but I am GUESSING that it is about trying to be kind and tolerant and seemingly "nice" things like that... ;
I am NOT saying that you should gay-bash, God Forbid..., but NEITHER should you accomodate what is wrong in God's eyes.
Unfortunately, growing up in Grand Rapids MI ( I am an "Eagle-Knight" , ie GR Christian High & Calvin, but long gone from west Michigan apart from visiting periodically) I know there were GAY BASHERS in the CRC-Eagle-Knight communities, ironically, some of the bashers had their own "skeletons in the closet" so to speak.
Some not only bashed people as "maybe gay" but also used the term "ffo-krej" (spelled backward because it is such a bad work , like the "n word) to malign and marginalize people.
This was very hurtful to some people , and clearly wrong in the Christian community. I know some of these bashers are still around the Eagle-Knight-CRC west Michigan community, and maybe they have disguised their former ugly selves from the "bad ol' days".
To be critical of such ugly hateful bashing persons is GOOD, but at the same time let's not throw the "baby out with the bathwater" so to speak.
Let us NOT legitimize LGBT relationships, but let us NOT be mean hateful bashers either, especially when it is a form of "projection" of one's own problems.
Let's go after these "projecting bashers" who do what they do to take the light off themselves, while at the same time NOT say that sin is ok. Let's try to do "BOTH-AND" ..
GOD BLESS YOU..keep the faith, keep shining the light ! Keep being a GOOD KNIGHT !
JOHN VAN DER TRUTH
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In LIEU OF FLOWERS SEND $ TO CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS et Al "Funeral for Rich DeVos, Amway co-founder, philanthropist is Thursday " (sept13 @ LaGrave) MLive.com
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STEVE BRINKS WAS IN MY DORM AT CALVIN "East Grand Rapids Middle School dedicates MLK Day to giving back " MLive.com
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ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW LIBERALS CALL GOOD EVIL : "Devos' Adoption Mill: Bethany Christian Services, Grand Rapids, MI, has taken in 81 immigrant childr"
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They were faithful, active members of the church. We always attended both Sunday services even though they were conducted in the Dutch language. My parents had a great respect for the ministers of the Gospel and thought very highly of them. However, I do not remember them ever indicating that they wished that I might become a minister.
That was simply expecting too much for an ordinary farm family. I am sure that I had no thoughts of becoming a minister; it was not in my mind.
However, my grandmother who lived with us for many years said that I had mentioned to her that I would like to become a missionary, but I am not aware of that.
The CRC was established with the intention of providing Christian education for the children. I was one of the first children to enroll in the Christian school. I loved school and did well, but I still had no intention of preparing for the ministry; in fact, when I finished the sixth grade, I began to work on the farm.
But for some reason I kept up my schooling on a part-time basis until I became the first one to graduate from the Randolph Christian School. On July 4, 1918, I received my diploma. I had no intention of ever going beyond that. The Lord had different plans, but I did not know that.
One morning when I walked past the parsonage, the minister,/Rev. William Bajema, sat on the porch. He told me to stop by that night on the way back from work because he wished to talk with me. All day I wondered about what I had done to require a special talk by the minister. Surely something must be wrong.
That evening the pastor asked, "You like to study, do you not?" He knew that I was reading every book I could lay my hands on both in the English and the Dutch language. So I agreed that I did.
Then he asked if I would not like to go to Calvin, which at that time included high school. I said "Surely, but nobody ever goes there from here." He did not ask me if I would like to be a minister. If he had, I would have said "Oh, no!" That was not in my thinking at all. However, we decided that if t was okay with my parents, I would go to Calvin that
After spending two years at Calvin, I went to Grundy College in Grundy Center, Iowa. There I finished my third year of college, still uncertain of my future. I had, however, taken all courses required for the ministry.
Then I returned to Calvin for my last year of college and graduated as a pre—seminary student. My plan was to enroll at the University of Michigan to take up literature and philosophy; however, one of my Calvin professors urged me to first attend Calvin Seminary and then go to the university.
For some reason, this sounded good to me, even though I had no intention of becoming a minister; however, I soon saw myself approaching the ministry and sought ways to avoid it.