Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What a boy!

I know that I am overly repetitive about this child. I am behind on blogging as my time has been spent elsewhere preparing for the arrival of our newest in about six weeks.  I always tell myself, "Just write something, anything...even if it is one sentence."  So, I need to get back on track.

 Dominic has spent this week at Camp Gargano.  He has had the time of his life learning to be a soldier for Christ.  The day is structured very rigorous and he arrives home tired, muddy, and full of wonderful tales Doug Barry has challenged these young boys to do and to be.  He talked non-stop yesterday detailing every story Mr. Barry shared with them about growing in virtue and living your faith not just in the Church, but everywhere you go.
Dominic and John going on their traditional Friday night dates.  They went to a Saltdogs game and Dominic caught a baseball, a hotdog, and they were on the Jumbo-Tron.  

Before Shower.  I love how he stood bewildered.  He asked if I would take his picture before he jumped in the shower and after.

Sometimes, he still is so unbelievably innocent that I can hardly believe it.  We were leaving the library one day and passed a bookshelf full of books and videos they were selling.  He found a movie that was his favorite when he was very small.  He grabbed it to show me and commented on how he still loved that movie.

After shower.
Having him be gone these few hours each morning this week has left me very pensive. I am so accustomed to them always being with me and such a part of my day and our comings and goings.  I told my mom tonight that I miss him already and he is still living in our home.

He has been a pleasure to raise.  

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  1. I have said it before, but he is just so handsome for words! You can just tell he has a special soul!

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  2. You are raising a wonderful soldier for God. He will be such an amazing priest or an awesome husband someday.

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  3. DID THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH HAVE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES?
    The prevailing thought of many is that since the Bible was not canonized until sometime between 300 and 400 A.D. that the church of Christ did not have New Covenant Scriptures as their guide for faith and practice. That is simply factually incorrect.

    The Lord's church of the first 400 years did not rely on the man-made traditions of men for New Testament guidance.

    Jesus gave the terms for pardon 33 A.D. after His death and resurrecting. (Mark 16:16) All the words of Jesus were Scripture.Jesus did not have to wait for canonization of the New Testament in order for His word to be authorized.

    The terms for pardon were repeated by the apostle Peter 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-42) The teachings of the apostles were Scripture. The words of the apostles were Scripture before they were canonized.

    The apostle Peter said the apostle Paul's words were Scripture. (2 Peter 3:15-16...just as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures...

    The apostle Paul's letters and words were Scriptures when he wrote and spoke them. Paul did not have to wait for canonization to authorize his doctrine.

    John 14:25-26 'These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all that I said to you.

    The words and writings of the apostles were Scripture and they did not have to wait for canonization to be deemed authoritative. The apostle did not use man-made creed books of the church or man-made oral traditions to teach the gospel of the New Covenant.

    Did the early church have written New testament Scriptures? Yes, and they were shared among the different congregations. (Colossians 4:16 When the letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodica.) Paul's letters were Scripture and they were read in different churches.

    They were New Testament Scriptures long before they were canonized.

    WRITTEN

    Matthew A.D. 70
    Mark A.D. 55
    Luke between A.D. 59 and 63
    John A.D. 85
    Acts A.D. 63
    Romans A.D. 57
    1 Corinthians A.D. 55
    2 Corinthians A.D. 55
    Galatians A.D. 50
    Ephesians A.D. 60
    Philippians A.D. 61
    Colossians A. D. 60
    1 Thessalonians A.D. 51
    2 Thessalonians A.D. 51 or 52
    1 Timothy A.D. 64
    2 Timothy A.D. 66
    Titus A.D. 64
    Philemon A.D. 64
    Hebrews A.D. 70
    James A.D. 50
    1 Peter A.D. 64
    2 Peter A.D. 66
    1 John A.D. 90
    2 John A.d. 90
    3 John A.D. 90
    Jude A.D. 65
    Revelation A.D. 95

    All 27 books of the New Testament were Scripture when they were written. They did not have wait until they were canonized before they became God's word to mankind.

    Jesus told the eleven disciples make disciples and teach them all that He commanded. (Matthew 28:16-19) That was A.D. 33, They were teaching New Covenant Scripture from A.D. 33 forward. The apostles did not wait to preach the gospel until canonization occurred 300 to 400 years later.

    THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES WERE SCRIPTURE WHEN THEY WERE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN. THEY DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR CANONIZATION TO BE THE AUTHORIZED WORD OF GOD.

    MAN-MADE CREED BOOKS AND MAN-MADE ORAL TRADITION WAS AND IS NOT SCRIPTURE.


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  4. what a boy is right! ;) HG

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