Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A Glimpse into Henty Theology


Excerpt from The Young Colonists, by G. A. Henty:

    "I wonder," Dick said thoughtfully, "why the tzetze was created; most insects are useful as scavengers, or to furnish food for birds, but I cannot see the use of a fly which is so terribly destructive as this."
    "I can't tell you, my boy," Mr. Harvey said. "That everything, even the tzetze, has a good purpose, you may be sure, even though it is hidden from us."

    Henty was a Christian, and here his faith shows through subtly.  Everything God created is good, even though we maybe cannot see it at the time.  God himself is good, and everything that he creates must at some point reflect His goodness.  We may not see God's workings clearly, but be assured that He does everything for His Glory and our good!

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Written by William Moore

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Courage


            “Hatred is best combined with Fear.  Cowardice [or Fear], alone of all vices, is purely painful.  Hatred has its pleasures.  It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear.  The more he fears, the more he will hate.  And Hatred is also a deep anodyne for shame.  To make a deep wound in his love, you should therefore first defeat his courage.”
            - C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
            
    Courage is something without which it is hard to live for God’s Glory.  We need courage to be humble.  We need courage to be brave.  We need courage to do what is right, for God’s Glory, even if in so doing, we incur the dislike of others.  Fear of man makes us cower and go with the flow of things which are not right.  Fear of God alone will enable and encourage us to do what is Right for our blessing and His Glory. 

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Written by William Moore

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Welcome!

    Hello there!  My name is William Moore, and my goal is to glorify my Saviour in everything I do and advance His kingdom to his glory.

    I have started this blog, to encourage, edify, and strengthen others in their faith in Christ.  I hope to post many interesting, thought-provoking and edifying stories, articles and hymns and poems over the foreseeable future.

    I hope you enjoy reading and looking here!

I Gogoniant Crist,
(For Christ's Glory - in Welsh)

William Moore