Not Again!

Just yesterday, another dear friend and member of the Church at Parrish received a diagnosis of cancer.  Please keep Phyllis and her family in your prayers.  It was only a few years ago we buried her husband after he battled cancer for a long time.  This diagnosis hurts deep.  There will be surgery and treatments and the prognosis is good that she can fight this cancer and win, but it may very well be a long battle.  With cancer on my mind, I thought I would share a poem that circulates the cancer patient blogs and social networks.

What Cancer Cannot Do.

Cancer is so limited…
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.

– Scott

2 thoughts on “Not Again!

    • Michelle,

      Thank you for reading my posts. Let me give you a brief answer to the question you asked about my thoughts on Mormonism. I believe what Jesus said in Jn 14:6, that He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. And that no one comes to God except by Him. I believe what the Apostles said in Acts 4:12, that there is no other name under heaven given by men, through which man can find salvation other than the name of Jesus the Christ. I believe that God gives us grace through Christ and by faith we can put on Christ as we are immersed in Him (Gal 3:26-27). I then believe as those saved by Grace we are slaves of God and then work for Him, not to earn salvation, but because we have salvation (Eph 2:8-10). I believe God authorizes what we do in worship what is pleasing to Him and we have an obligation to do His will. With that said, if Mormons or any other group of individuals follow God in this way then they are right with God. If however, they follow the teachings of a man where they contradict God Word (whether Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli, John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, Joseph Smith, Alexander Campbell, or Barton Stone or any other man) they are not then following God.

      We must continually go to God’s word to know that we are following His will, consider the Bereans whom Luke says were more noble than the Thessalonicans because they searched the scriptures to make sure what Paul was teaching was true.

      – Scott

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