Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Video News and Election Talk

Some good news on a work in progress . . . . . Isaac got the video we took the other night down at the street evangelist "4 Corners" area (my term) uploaded and it looks fairly decent.  I was worried that there was no audio or that it would be too bad to hear, but it sounds fairly decent.  Some good footage for a first time foray :)  Especially the Apache interview.  That fellow (who has Parkinsons disease and was also there accepting handouts) gave us an beautiful Apache prayer from memory... It was a cool, touching moment, and, as I told him at the time, it sounded quite "Christian" whether he knew it or not ......

Anyway... still trying to figure out the ins and outs of Youtube... how to upload original video properly... and there is a tad little bit of editing that needs to happen ... but asap I will get the footage up . . . and hopefully it is just the beginning of an ongoing new media angle to my (dare I say "ministry") ..... God bless

And now, a word from the brethren in the Netherlands.... a few poignant and well written/conceived verbages......

From the Canons of Dort (1618-1619)

Article 12: The Assurance of Election

Assurance of their eternal and unchangeable election to salvation is given to the chosen in due time, though by various stages and in differing measure. Such assurance comes not by inquisitive searching into the hidden and deep things of God, but by noticing within themselves, with spiritual joy and holy delight, the unmistakable fruits of election pointed out in God’s Word—such as a true faith in Christ, a childlike fear of God, a godly sorrow for their sins, a hunger and thirst for righteousness, and so on.

Article 13: The Fruit of This Assurance

In their awareness and assurance of this election, God’s children daily find greater cause to humble themselves before God, to adore the fathomless depth of God’s mercies, to cleanse themselves, and to give fervent love in return to the One who first so greatly loved them. This is far from saying that this teaching concerning election, and reflection upon it, make God’s children lax in observing his commandments or carnally self-assured. By God’s just judgment this does usually happen to those who casually take for granted the grace of election or engage in idle and brazen talk about it but are unwilling to walk in the ways of the chosen.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Hi Brother,

Your post here confused me. I could not find the "4 Corners Street Evangelism" video you mentioned. Later in the post, you said that it should be up soon, but you spoke of it as if it were already posted. Is it up and I simply missed it? If so, what's the name? If not, let me know!

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