Quotable quotes from Calvin

30 06 2006

“Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine, and valleys of frustration and failure.” Calvin.

I’ve always love Calvin and Hobbes and manz, there are so much wisdom in this boy through the eyes of his author Bill Watterson.

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What am i doing here!?

30 06 2006

AH!!!!!! *Screams* So tired!!! World Cup Airtel project and now being drafted into the mobile applications project. sigh~ at least on the good side, i go tons on my hands to do now and the connection in office sucks! I can’t even decently transfer the mobile files from US and London!

Friday! what a beautiful day! Ah tonight’s got BBQ, and then Germany vs Argentina World Cup Quarter Finals! AH!!!! and i need sleep and i am listening to “Deep enough to dream” by Chris Rice! I love the song. Let my vision of my Lord’s love be deep enough, deep enough to join the millions at the wedding feast, deep enough to see the brilliance of colours and i will slowly drift away in dreams, to touch the face of the One who made me, and wish i never have to wake up.





What’s revival?

29 06 2006

Revival comes when God in His mercy and delight, bring forth a renewal of His fellowship with Man, that in we, when we resolve in our humility, to repent and turn our hearts before God.

Revival comes in our response to God’s mercy and our effort is required in response to His act of renewal by our repentance.

So to say, revival is not by our effort but the very delight of God is like having a simple half cooked meal which will not nourishes but it does fill our stomach.





Doctrinal position of the Roman Catholic Church

28 06 2006

1.      They will say, “We agree with you that the Scriptures are inspired,” but they also insist that the Catholic Church is the higher authority and that Scripture must be interpreted according to their Tradition (Vatican II, Dei Verbum).

2.      Their Tradition accepts the Deity of Christ, but by worshiping Mary as “Mother of God,” they destroy the meaning of “Deity” (Catholic Catechism, 25).

3.      They do believe in the universality of sin; however, they insist that the merit of Jesus Christ is applied to infants by the sacrament of baptism, and by baptism the guilt of original sin is remitted (Council of Trent, 22, 23, 54). As children grow up, their sins are dealt with by the unscriptural doctrines of Penance, Confession to priests, Indulgences, and finally the fires of Purgatory.

4.      They will say, “Yes, we believe in Christ’s substitutionary atonement,” but for Catholics there is no justification by Christ alone. In their Decree on Ecumenism, we read, “For it is through Christ’s Catholic Church alone that the means of salvation can be obtained.” They say Christ makes salvation possible, but He is only one of the means of justification. Other essential means of grace include the Sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist, efficacious only when administered by the Catholic Church. They also insist that “Mary is truly Mother of the Church and brings birth of believers” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 25).

5.      They profess faith in the physical resurrection of Christ and His second coming, but they insist that no one can be ready for that event without going through the cleansing fires of purgatory.

6.      They teach that Purgatory exists because “the saved must be purged before entering Heaven” (Catechism, 268).





New Wine for a Cold Heart

26 06 2006

My eyes are dry
My faith is old
My heart is hard
My prayers are cold
And I know how I ought to be
Alive to you and dead to me

But what can be done
For an old heart like mine
Soften it up
With oil and wine
The oil is you, your spirit of love
Please wash me anew
With the wine of your blood





Stomp

21 06 2006

Stomp – Will hit us with 'celebrities' offering their opinions on local issues and topics such as Entrapment. It is interesting to see what will our local stars say about such and for once, i think this is going to be an interesting project launched by Singapore Press – Straits Times.





Random thoughts

21 06 2006

If God has pre-destined everything, then there won't be a need for God's providence? Since God has pre-destined that all should turn out the way God wants it, then there won't be a need for providence.