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An Oft-told Tale

June 25, 2014
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This is a rant, written by the mother of a US soldier. An Army veteran herself, she must have seen the same tragedy played out more than a few times during her service, and yet even then, she could not help her son avoid the very same tragic trap.

And we couldn’t help our son avoid the very same fate. And we did try, as far as any parent can, to warn our son and at least try to equip him emotionally for the incredibly heart-rending psychological warfare he endured for almost two years.

WARNING: “Adult” language follows, so either stop reading now or just brace yourself and accept the fact that there are sometimes appropriate occasions for strong language:

To ALL male Soldiers
Please watch out and beware.
Theres many girls out on the hunt
And they’re scattered everywhere!!!
They fill your head full of lies
And expect you to believe That they’re full of sugar and love for you,
A notion easy for you to conceive.
They say all of the right things
And use their feminine charm,
But deep inside they’re figuring ways
To cause you emotional harm.
Like this girl I know who used my son
For everything she could get.
She’s sneaky, wretched and full of crap
And she claims she isn’t finished yet.
What means the most from what shes shown
Is money and new tattoos.
Oh yeah, we cant forget to add
The weed and all the booze!

While my son was at work one day
She made a statement with a twist:
Before he came home to an empty house
She sold everything on Craig’s List!
All the furniture and most of his clothes
She disposed of everything
Like his 50+inch flat screen TV
And even his wedding ring!
When he came home the rooms were bare
No traces to be seen.
That conniving heifer took it all
Even the damn T.P!
The thieving cheating stinking whale
Apparently thought she had balls
She came back once more while he was in the field
To ensure she got it all.
An act of pure evil is what she is
She’s Satan’s spawn for sure!
It angers me every time I think
Of what my son tried to endure.
In another jab, to solidify her status
As a heartless, spineless twit,
She even took his ENGINEER RING
That he was so proud of and happy to get.
I wish I could go back in time just once
To put a stop to all of this.
I’ve got a mean right hook and an upper cut
I promise you I will not miss!
Karma is a bitch they say.
You’ve shown that you are too.
To harm a young mans military career
There’s nothing you wouldn’t do.
But I’ll be damned if I allow
You to break another’s heart
I felt that you’d be trouble alright
Right from the very start.
The game you play with young mens emotions
Shows you have no class.
You’re nothing but a selfish witch
So Honey, kiss my ass!!

Written By: Randie Parker,
Louisville, Ky
Proud Army Veteran,
Proud Army Momma
used by permission



An Irenic Conversation

June 24, 2014
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What DIDN’T happen at this year’s PCA General Assembly matters too.

Green Baggins

by Reed DePace

Last year after GA I made a post expressing concern about the apparent unwillingness to discuss differences. Here is a post from TE James Hakim making the same point in a gentle and peaceful way:

An Irenic Conversation

Husband: as you know, I like to hear your concerns and address them.
Wife: I’m so glad, because I have this list of concerns, based on our current situation
Husband: I’ve reviewed your list, and note that we addressed some of these things 37 years ago and others 15 years ago. Since we said the correct things at those times, it would be out of order for me to reaffirm similar things again. Besides, if we talk about it again, I might get into trouble for saying the wrong thing this time.
Wife: Oh… well… I’d really still like to talk about
Husband: [interrupting] I’m…

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Prof. Tom Nettles at the Metropolitan Tabernacle

June 17, 2014
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A welcome invitation:

Martin Marprelate

Nehemiah 8:2. ‘So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding’

The annual School of Theology at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London takes place from July 1st to 3rd. Its theme this year is ‘Rightly dividing the Word.’ I am delighted to be able to attend for the first two days. The main guest speaker this year is Prof. Tom Nettles who has recently retired from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, U.S.A.

The probable main reason for Dr. Nettles invitation is that he is the author of a new biography of C. H. Spurgeon entitled ‘Living by Revealed Truth.’ I understand that this book has greatly impressed Peter Masters, pastor of the Met Tab. That is also the title of his keynote address on the Tuesday night, though he is also speaking on ‘Spurgeon’s Interpretive Approach’…

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The Stupidity of Atheism- Mathematically Proven

June 13, 2014
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There are many more reasons for objective, intelligent people to question the conclusions of so-called “science” than there are reasons to question the existence and rule of a Creator,

Martin Marprelate

The Stupidity of Atheism- Proven Mathematically

Romans 1:22. ‘Professing to be wise, they became fools.’
1 Corinthians 1:20. ‘Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?’
Ecclesiastes 10:6. ‘Folly is set in great dignity….’

‘Nothing comes of nothing;
Nothing ever could……’ (Rogers & Hammerstein)

‘Life can only come from preceding life.’ (Pasteur’s Law, never disproved after 160-odd years)

Christians know that atheists are stupid, because the Bible tells them so (Psalm 14:1). However, I am going to prove this to you mathematically.

I’m not going to point out the obvious fallacies of atheism: the amazing complexity and wonder of the Universe and especially of the earth, which could never have arisen by chance. Nor shall I bother with the many refutations of evolutionary claims that have arisen over the years. For example, Sir Thomas Huxley, known as ‘Darwin’s bulldog,’ claimed that the thyroid and pituitary glands had no…

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Some Thoughts on General Assembly

June 12, 2014
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Though no longer in the PCA, I share this as a brother with deep roots in the PCA and the Reformation. I am still surprised at how a denomination with such a specific and detailed Confession of Faith can even consider some of the ideas being proposed. “Federal Vision” is one threat to orthodoxy that remains inadequately addressed by the PCA. Now see what is being added to it! “Translating” the bible and omitting any reference to the Sonship of Christ so as not to offend Muslims; the ordination of women to ecclesiastical office; the independence of a committee with no accountability to the General Assembly (potentially disastrous!), and theistic evolution (also very prevalent now in the PCA). Another “float” in a long parade of examples of why we need to pray for our leaders, and why “ruling” elders must not be content to “defer theological matters” to the “experts” who – in every single case – are the ones who invent and spread these ridiculous, unbiblical ideas.

Green Baggins

These thoughts are not in any particular order. But I did want to address some of the issues, and try to explain them in such a way that the average ruling elder in particular would be able to understand and follow the important things that are going on.

First up is the evening of confessional concern and prayer being held on Monday night. One thing I had not noticed about it the first time I read it was that it is an RSVP event. So please remember that and RSVP if you are planning to attend. The second thing I want to say about this (a thing which isn’t entirely clear in the Aquila Report) is that this evening of confessional concern and prayer is a shot across the bow of the PCA. This is not merely a discussion of the major issues facing the denomination at the General Assembly…

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