Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome to Our Blog!

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We have begun this blog for the very specific purpose of honoring our Blessed Redeemer by chronicling a journey of faithfulness. This journey is one that has begun, but is far from over as we are planning and praying that God will be working in and through our family through His perfecting process of sanctification for many generations into the future. In this blog, we want to relay the specific providences of God in the lives of this family, as well as clear instruction for our progeny to follow in order that they will be able to build on the foundation that we are laying down for them. With this backdrop on the intention of this blog, we have the following introductory comments:

First, this blog is very intentionally and decidedly Christian. Currently, we are a family of five and each one of us in this family is a born-again, heaven-bound believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Second, this blog is intended to ensure that future generations will remember the past so that they can be encouraged by their Godly heritage through the generations.

Third, this blog will be seeking to uphold Scriptural commands, principles, and patterns by looking to apply the truths that are found in God’s Holy Word, which we hold to be sufficient for every area of life. Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone) is our heart and we are continually examining our lives to make sure that we are making decisions that are based on what God has revealed to us in His Perfect Law through both the Old and New Testaments.

Fourth, this blog will serve as a means of sharpening our thinking by ensuring that we are properly contemplating questions of life from a Biblical worldview. In no way do we see that we have arrived to our final maturity (and we know that we never will reach our ultimate destination this side of heaven). We are looking forward to wrestling with issues in a way that will help us grow in our Christian walk and conform our character to the image of Christ.

Psalm 78 summarizes well the thoughts behind the reason that we have thought it important to initiate this blog:

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments(Psalm 78:5-7)

We welcome you as a reader to this blog and hope that you will be challenged and encouraged to be working to establish a legacy of faithfulness for the honor and glory of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

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