Curtis Dahlgren
February 20, 2016
A memo to the contemporary Choir from the 7th from Adam!
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By Curtis Dahlgren

Friends:

I WAS WRITING YOU ABOUT YOUR SALVATION – which is yours no less than ours – when it became urgently necessary to appeal to you to join the struggle in defense of the Faith once and for all. It is in danger from certain persons who have wormed their way in. They are enemies of religion, perverting the free favour of our God into license. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns; like the angels who fell away, they paid the price. So too these men today. Their dreams lead them to flout authority, to insult celestial beings, and pour abuse upon things they don't understand; the things they do understand, by instinct, like beasts, prove their un-doing. The way of Cain. Balaam's sell-out. Korah's rebellion. Clouds without rain. Trees without fruit, dead twice over and pulled out by the roots. Wandering stars reserved for Darkness.

It was of them that Enoch, seventh from Adam, spoke when he predicted: "I saw the Lord come to convict the godless of the godless deeds they have ungodly committed, and their defiant words which they have ungodly spoken." Big words roll off their tongues and they court favor for personal gain. But you, my friends, should remember too the predictions made by the Apostles:

"In the final days there will be men who pour scorn upon religion."

But you must continue to pray in the power of the Holy Spirit. While some men raise disputes, these you should refute. Snatch doubting souls from the fire and save them.

To the only God and Saviour be glory, laud, and honor forever, amen.

- Jude, servant of Christ and brother of James

[How's that for a macro hair-trigger assault on the "Modernizers"? And after Jude comes the Revelation. More to come.]

P.S.


On Friday, June 20, 1788, in the Virginia convention assembled to debate ratification of the federal Constitution, James Madison reminded his colleagues of the only ultimate safeguard for national preservation: "But I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men; so that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them (Elliot, 1836, 3:536-537, emp. added).

We may be in deep doo-doo! -cd


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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)

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