Joke of the Week: More Yogi Berra-isms
“Congratulations. I knew the record would stand till it was broken.”
“Never answer an anonymous letter.”
When he was managing the New York Yankees, a reporter asked if Don Mattingly had exceeded his expectations. Yogi replied, “I’d say he’s done more than that.”
In the dugout, someone said to him, “Yogi, you’re ugly.” He replied, “So? I don’t hit with my face.”
Last of all, two of his most famous quotes:
“You can observe a lot by watching.”
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”
News of the Week.
The Supreme Court opened its 2017-2018 term Monday. The most important appeal they will hear is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Washington Post describes the case thusly: “In its new term, which began Monday (Oct. 2), the Supreme Court, will hear Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a.k.a. “the cake case.” It stems from 2012, when two gay men visited a Lakewood, Colo., bakery in search of a wedding cake. The owner-baker, who is Christian, turned them away. The case has been in court ever since.”
The case pits the claim that the gay couple’s rights to equal protection under the law were violated when he refused to bake them a wedding cake against the baker’s claim that his first amendment right of freedom of expression would be violated if he is forced to make the cake. How will the court decide? No one can say at this point. As a Christian, I am on the side of the baker. I urge you to pray that he will prevail.
Do you agree?
“In a dying civilization political prestige is the reward not of the shrewdest politician, but of the man with the best bedside manner. It is the decoration conferred on mediocrity by ignorance.” Eric Ambler, A Coffin for Dimitrios.
It’s finally here!
I have been serializing Saluda Press’s newest book, Luther’s 95 Theses for 21st Century Christians for several months while waiting for it to published. Well, the book has arrived from the printer and I am pleased to offer it for sale for the sale price of $6.99 plus shipping during the month of October, a saving of $3.00. On October 31 we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s nailing the 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, an event that proved to be the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Do you know the content of the 95 theses? We know their historical significance, but do they have any importance for us today?
I wrote this book because upon reading the 95 theses I found that the most important issues Luther dealt with are with us today–Protestants as much as Catholics–in modern form. We ought to be informed and alarmed at the ways those issues have persisted all the way to the present. Buy this book and find out how the true gospel was obscured in Luther’s day and how it is distorted in similar ways in our time. Go to the top of the page and click on Buying My Books to purchase a copy.
Note: Amazon and PayPal will charge you the full price, $9.95 plus shipping, but during October I will refund you $3.00 when I send the book. If you purchase through Amazon, type Rogland Luther in the search line. There are many books on the 95 theses and mine is hard to find (it is on the fifth page or so). By typing Rogland Luther you will be taken directly to the book. For those of you who are content to read the book free online, we continue with our study below.
Luther’s 95 Theses for 21st Century Christians
- Any truly repentant Christian has a right to full remission of penalty and guilt, even without indulgence letters.
This is good news to the person who grieves over his or her sin, who earnestly wishes to be reconciled to God, and who casts himself or herself totally on God’s mercy in Christ. Repentance and faith are the only conditions we must meet to obtain the forgiveness of our sins. Any addition to or subtraction from these two conditions yields “another gospel,” one that deserves condemnation.