Saturday, November 18, 2006

Many thanks to my brothers and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! So it’s been over a month since I’ve actually posted anything and look….the world still turns! This just goes to show that the world doesn’t revolve around me:) Well, I have been extremely busy and out of town a lot, not to mention involved in study for Revelation at our church. Recent comments over at both Nathan’s blog and Gordan’s blog have challenged me and have aided in some of my understanding of eschatology and for that I am very thankful. Many thanks to Hank as well, who has made time for me with several calls and I have always come away very edified.

I would recommend a reading of Nathan’s latest post on Matthew 24. Thank goodness I had not gotten that far in my posts and had to retract something, LOL. It has been beneficial to see what he shared, though I would still, at this point, hold to what I have posted thus far from Matthew 24. I will probably take some of his thoughts in the future and present them a little more fully, after all, he posted the entire chapter in one post! OK, ok, he’s not a MacArthur (expositional dump truck)………….yet, but I do believe that God is using him tremendously now and will continue to do so in the future.

In regards to this issue where I have been corrected, there is one thing that I want to let all of my 4 or 5 readers know and that is this: we are men and at times we can be wrong. Therefore it is good to be correctable and patient in our dealings with one another. For those, my brothers, that I cherish for God’s using them in my life, I genuinely say, “Thank you for earnestly contending for the faith and the truth. Thank you for helping me in my understanding of God’s Word. Thank you for your patience with me. Thank you for your persistence in your own understanding of the Word.”

There are many pastors today who cannot stand the thought of being corrected. They somehow will give lip service to the fact that they don’t know everything, but practically they seem oblivious to the idea. I say, “Let God be true and every man a liar”. With that in mind, I will hopefully post some things this week in continuation of Matthew 24, as well as, some Stonewall Jackson quotes from a book we've been reading.

As a bonus, I'm throwing in a little Thanksgiving treat for you all, the picture of the kids. Last year the kids were all Pilgrims, this year Denise made them all Indians. I know, I know, the boys should have used bow and arrows, but I think muskets were available then, LOL. Also, Dakota celebrated his seventh birthday on the 12th (and yes, my wonderful esposita made that great looking spider-man cake) and also it seems that Ms. Hailey has been wearing herself out as of late, so much so, that she simply passed out in the middle of driving. I hope this isn't a sign for the future.


Gordan said...

Hey, it must be a full moon if Tim Brown is posting!

Seriously, your family looks great. You are a blessed man.

I have also enjoyed all the prophecy discussion, even if it is not always a feel-good thing to have my iron sharpened.

Thank you for your friendship, brother.

Hank said...


Your last post would have held us over for another month (maybe more)! It was that good.

Your kids look great! Cherish them!

I think eschatology is indeed touchy. It takes so much effort to sort out the terms when I think it is really rather simple. Maybe thats my problem! It has been great getting to know you, Gordan and Nathan. We are all brothers, saved by the same Grace. One day we will be togethor in the presence of the one who took upon Himself our sin. May we grant to one another a measure of the Spirit in which we all partake.

Have a great Thanksgiving!


Nathan White said...


Thanks for the kind words, brother. Your family looks great! The Lord has surely blessed you...

Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out all of this eschatology stuff, though I'm sure I'll always have trouble with something. Right now though, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the antichrist and apostasy stuff that takes place at the end of the 1000years. Anyway, I look forward to further mutual edification with you on this subject.

Have a great Thanksgiving!


Tim said...

Thanks guys,

You all have been a great source of strength and edification. I'm hoping for many more years of great fellowship with you guys and an eternity when we gather around the throne and all these things are behind us and we join in perfect worship and adoration of the Savior.

Gordan said...


Not to make a point that's been made several times, but I just want to be crystal clear on this:

I thank God for bringing you into my life. You personally have ministered to me through your writing and your friendship. And then, through you, I have come in contact with brethren in the Lord like Hank and Nathan who honestly make me feel like I'm exalting myself simply to claim to be their brother. I am so blessed. I am convinced that this sort of thing is what the internet really ought to be about.

That and porn.

Kidding, kidding. I can't help myself from the occasional joke...just once in a while though.