So I'm back now and I'm already getting picked on:) JK. Nathan issued the tag this time and I found it very interesting. Well there were three books equal in distance from me and yes, all three are being read by me currently. They are Robert Reymond's Systematic Theology (I'm actually trying to use this as devotional material, go figure), Life and Letters of "Stonewall" Jackson by His Wife, and The Reformation Study Bible.
Rules are as follows:
1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123; go down to the fourth sentence.
3. Post the text of the following three sentences.
4. Name the author and book title.
5. Tag three people to do the same.
Here are my quotes, first from the Word of God:
In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
I'm sure Nathan will appreciate that verse after our discussion the other day:)
But how can we, on these grounds, continue to think of ourselves as significant persons? Why is it not now, on these ground, just as appropriate to think of ourselves as a mere "accident of nature" (as did Sir James Jeans in his The Mysterious Universe) or as "the gruesome result of nature's failure to take antiseptic precautions" (as did Sir Arthur Eddington in his New Pathways in Science)? And why is it not just as appropriate to regard the elephant as a more advanced stage of the evolutionary process since it has a thicker skin than man?
I have more than once bowed down on my knees, and thanked our kind and merciful Heavenly Father for the prospect of restoring you to health again. Now, don't get impatient, and come off before you are entirely well... Yesterday Doctor Junkin preached one of his masterly sermons on the sovereignty of god, and, although a doctrinal discourse, it was eminently consoling; and I wish that you could have heard such a presentation of the subject. To-day I rode your horse out to your lot and saw your laborers. They are doing good work.
This is from one of Jackson's letters to his wife dated May 7th, 1859.
I will tag Hank Hilliard and Andrew Lindsey. I couldn't think of anyone else to tag.