Flotsam & Jetsam (4/25)

Weeping Or Lost You, American Mouth” or Just Lyrical Nonsense? Pt. 1 – I love this: “Lyrical poetry is now the art of saying nothing beautifully. Relativism beheaded truth and all of us kept singing.”

MovieByte: Oblivion – An encouraging review. I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile now, and intend see it sometime this weekend. Be sure to read Chad’s review as well.

The Humble Pope – Good words to consider.

Advice for Raising Godly Children – Ten pithy sayings from the impeccable John Witherspoon. I especially love this one: “The best exercise in the world for children is to let them romp and jump about, as soon as they are able, according to their own fancy.”

One Additional Thought on Paedocommunion – A hearty amen to this excellent piece.

A Fixed Given – “Advocates of same-sex mirages point out that homosexuality occurs in the animal kingdom. Sure it does, but so does cannibalism. We need more than monkey see, monkey do. We have to have a personal God who reveals His will – in His Word, and in His world.”

“A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it.” – Machiavelli

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2 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (4/25)”

  1. As to the paedocommunion… I have to disagree. Yes, there is ample evidence that the children of the Israelites engaged in worship just as much as the adults did. But there is a wrong parallel made here. In Israel, the entire circumcised nation was part of the Old Covenant of God’s blessing; this included the children. However, in the church, only those with circumcised hearts, those regenerated by the Spirit and justified, engage in true worship; this does not necessarily include children. Only members of the New Covenant should partake of the Eucharist. And our children do not become members of that covenant until their hearts are circumcised, until they repent and put their trust in Christ.

  2. I really enjoyed the paedocommunion post. I have never understood why those who practice padeobaptism reject bringing children to the table. Though I am a Baptist, I do love seeing children partake of the Table during our communion each week :) There’s something sweet about a truly diverse group of people eating the Covenant meal together (meaning not just people above a certain age accepted by tradition).

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