Does doing your own thing, does it really make you happy?

I was pondering today while doing the ironing the whole “do what thou wilt” philosophy that Aleister Crowley advocated and how it has morphed into the current zeitgeist. Do your own thing, do what you want, all these are the principals that underlying current culture.

At face value they may appear to offer happiness, joy and pleasure. But do they actually deliver?

This school of thought gives rise to an uncontrolled appetite. And by appetite, I don’t merely mean for food. Continue reading

A Quick Thought On The End Of The World

I was contemplating the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD this morning and another parallel with the end of the world occurred to me.

For seven years a man continued to go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, declaring the woes that were to come upon the city. By day and by night he chanted the wild dirge, “A voice from the east; a voice from the west; a voice from the four winds; a voice against Jerusalem and the temple; a voice against the bridegroom and the bride; and a voice against all the people.” This strange being was imprisoned and scourged; but no complaint escaped his lips. To insult and abuse he answered only, “Woe to Jerusalem! woe, woe to the inhabitants thereof!” His warning cry ceased not until he was slain in the siege he had foretold. {GC88 30.3}

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Blood on the veil

Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own. – {COL 69.1}

We all know the statement, but Why is this the case?

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1888 Message and Faith

The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith, is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired.{RH, October 18, 1898 par. 7}

Lessons on Faith is a collection of Studies and sermons by A.T.Jones and E.J.Waggoner that was compiled in 1977 from content preached and published from the 1890’s.

Jones and Waggoner distill the content on these topics down to such clear presentations that it can leave no shadow of doubt.

You can get the audio here. http://adventaudio.org/2010/08/26/lessons-on-faith/

You can also get the content here in PDF. http://www.adventpioneerbooks.com/Text/pioneer/ATJONES/LESSONSONFAITH.PDF

Check out both Sites while you’re there. Advent Audio has some excellent content and Tim Turner works hard to get more and more fresh content up on http://www.adventpioneerbooks.com .

I’ve purchased some audio books from him and they are good quality.

Do you know the 2nd Angels Message?

Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan. {EW 256.2}

I came across this sermon, probably the most clear presentation of the 2nd Angels message i’ve ever heard.

Come Out Of Her My People – Charles Fitch on Advent Audio