Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: September 2012
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Today's verse

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Today's verse

Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Haggai 1:3-6 (KJV)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today's verse

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Isaiah 40:3-5 (KJV)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Today's verse

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:30-31 (KJV)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Today's verse

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

1 Chronicles 28:9 (KJV)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Today's verse

And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

Exodus 14:31 (KJV)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Update on Asia Bibi



Another Christian woman in Pakistan, Saira Khokhar, has been accused of blasphemy by a mob.

Key quote:

After Asia Bibi, another Christian woman has been targeted by Muslim fundamentalists because of allegations of blasphemy. Saira Khokhar, who teaches at the City Foundation School in Lahore, is accused of burning a copy of the Qur'an. However, the case is still shrouded in mystery.

Police took Ms Khokhar into custody and launched an informal investigation. No First Information Report (FIR) has been filed yet, but Christian activists and organisation along with the special adviser to the prime minister on minority affairs, Paul Bhatti, are closely monitoring developments to ensure her safety and rights.

This is the real war on women - not the phony, make-believe one the bigots in the secular media shriek about.

The online petition calling for mercy for Asia Bibi can still be found here.

For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please pray for Asia Bibi, Saira Khokhar, and their families.

Today's verse

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:16 (KJV)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Reading list

Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills, by Paul J. Nahin.

Today's verse

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 42:2 (KJV)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Anti-blasphemy" insanity Part III

Rimsha Masih has been granted bail. But her life is still in grave danger.

Today's verse

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Psalm 139:17-18 (KJV)

Friday, September 07, 2012

Today's verse

I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 17:10 (KJV)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Today's verse

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Lamentations 3:40 (KJV)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Today's verse

For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Psalm 86:10 (KJV)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

Today's verse

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 118:1 (KJV)

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The war on science - Regnerus edition

The University of Texas finds no evidence of scientific misconduct against associate professor of sociology Mark Regnerus. I have written about this subject in the past.

Key quote:

"I think it's a just and wise decision, and I'm certainly pleased with it," Regnerus told the American-Statesman in an email. "It was a thorough and fair process, and conducted professionally."

Regnerus found that the adult children of gay parents reported significantly different, and often worse, life experiences than the children of married, heterosexual biological parents.

While it is good that Regnerus was cleared of wrongdoing, the damage has been done. The next time a university professor does something that annoys a homosexual activist, will he or she have to worry about having their name and reputation dragged through the mud?

Also, will there be any legal consequences for Scott Rosensweig, a "freelance writer" who leveled these false charges against Regnerus? Or is he free to re-group and try again? In the article quoted above Rosensweig didn't exactly sound contrite for his attempted smear of Regnerus.

Today's verse

My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. But thou, O Lord, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

Psalm 102:11-12 (KJV)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Today's verse

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:7 (KJV)