It is in the death flow 4 o'clock PM Tuesday afternoon. It has been thus far a normal day for me. I was reading before I came here to write from a book titled, 'From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives' Edited by David Gibson & Jonathan Gibson. I was reluctant to buy this book because I am not right now into defending a doctrinal view on the atonement/the death of Christ. The reason I bought this book was because I got it cheap. And once in awhile I like reading a book that is doctrinal. I do believe the Bible does set forth doctrinal truth. I still like reading systematic theology in my old age.
When I read a book like 'From Heave He Came and Sought Her' my mind goes into overdrive. I have a lot of questions come to my mind when I am reading such a book as this one. And to be frank there is no one I can approach with my questions, so why read this book when it leaves me feeling isolated in a dead spiritual world.
So the day has gone by normal. Carol will be getting up in two hours to get ready to go back to work. Tomorrow is the last day of January 2018.
I suppose I will close since I am feeling weary.
" For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." 2 Corinth. 5:13-21