November 18th, 2014

the pilgrim's progress

It is 9:14 AM Tuesday morning in the snow flow. It is 20 degrees and snowing this morning here in West Michigan. I am down in the lower level writing on a lap top computer. The morning has gone by thus far normal.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. Carol was already up sitting in our living room reading her Bible. It is a blessing having a wife who reads the Good Book/Bible/God's Word. So many people in the world have no love for the Word of God. Carol had made coffee when she got up so I got a cup of coffee and messed with our main computer.

Next I made a pot of oatmeal for breakfast for us to eat. Why make oatmeal for no one to eat. Common sense would tell you that I made oatmeal to be eaten and not just for fun. It seems when I am writing here in LiveJournal I am always having to explain my actions. Why did I make oatmeal this morning? I made oatmeal because I was hungry.

After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and fed the birds. I cleaned the kitchen and then I came down here to look at Volume One of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN to look at a treatise by Bunyan mentioned by the Christian fellow I ran into at Bibles For Mexico thrifts store. The treatise mentioned by brother Doug is titled, "Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners or, A Brief Relation Of The Exceeding Mercy Of God In Christ, To His Poor Servant, John Bunyan." John Bunyan is famous for his treatise "Pilgrim's Progress". We have in our library "The Works of John Bunyan" Three Volumes that I bought many years ago when I was in Bible College. One of the first books I read when I became a Calvinist was Bunyan's treatise, "The Holy War, Made By Shaddai Upon Diabolus, For The Regaining Of The Metropolis Of The World; or The Losing And Taking Again Of The Town Of Mansoul" located in Volume 3 "The Works of John Bunyan".

When we were raising our three children I read to them every year "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan. I even taught an Adult Sunday School class on Bunyan's treatise "The Pilgrim's Progress" many years ago. A couple of years ago I found at Bibles For Mexico a two volume work titled, "Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. An Exposition Of The Christian Life" By The Rev. James Black, D.D. Wellington Street Church, Glasgow. I also have on Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress a work titled, "The Pilgrim's Progress" With Explanatory Notes By William Mason.

Here is a list of books I have in my John Bunyan Collection-

"The Holy War" By John Bunyan With Explanation Notes By William Mason

"A Holy Life" by John Bunyan

"The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan a old paperback published by Baker Book House

"The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan a hardback edition published by The Banner of Truth Trust 1979

"The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan cassette tapes "Amplified Version-The Ultimate Odyssey-from Despair to Triumph Vividly Portrayed in a New, Updated Dramatization

"Bunyan's Character's" by Alexander Whyte

"John Bunyan: Pilgrim And Dreamer" biography by Ernest W. Bacon

"Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners" by John Bunyan

"A Tinker And A Poor Man: John Bunyan and his Church 1628-1688" by Christopher Hill

"John Bunyan" by Richard L. Greaves a theological study on Bunyan's theology

There could be more books on Bunyan or by Bunyan in our library, but can't find them right now.

Well I will close to regroup. I lost my train of thought. I am tired. I went to bed early last night. I had a weird religious dream last night.
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turkey meat

It is 2:54 PM Tuesday afternoon in the flow of snow fall. Outside this afternoon it is winter wonderland. I am so glad I do not have to be out there in the world driving someplace. I am sure people will die today on some lonely snow covered road due to a car wreck.

Once again I have not been able to read anything today. I am tired. I have been watching the birds at our bird feeder and watching the snow fall.

Carol goes back to work tonight so she is sleeping right now.

I thought about taking a nap but I am not in the mood to lay down.

This afternoon we ate a turkey dinner. I honestly do not know when it is suppose to be the Thanksgiving holy day this month. I know Carol works the night before Thanksgiving so she will be sleeping the day people eat turkey meat or something to show their thanks giving spirit to man and God.

Yesterday I did read a little of the novel "Shark" by Will Self.

Well I suppose I will close to watch the snow fall.

In the mail we received from Reformed Heritage Publishers a catalog. I am tempted to order these books from them this afternoon-

"A Treatise on True Theology With the Life of Franciscus Junius" Franciscus Junius [Translated By David C. Noe/Introduced By Willem J. Van Asselt/Foreword By Richard A. Muller]

"Divine Rule Maintained: Anthony Burgess And The Place Of The Law In Reformed Scholasticism" by Stephen J. Casselli [Studies On The Westminster Assembly]

I will close to drift with the ice and snow.

"[1] Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
[2] That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
[3] For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
[4] Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
[5] Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
[6] For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
[7] But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
[8] And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
[9] Use hospitality one to another without grudging." First Peter 4:1-9
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