Beautiful, Scandalous Night

Go on up to the mountain of mercy
To the crimson perpetual tide
Kneel down on the shore
Be thirsty no more
Go under and be purified

Follow Christ to the holy mountain
Sinner sorry and wrecked by the fall
Cleanse your heart and soul
In the fountain that flowed
For you and for me and for all

At the wonderful, tragic, mysterious tree
On that beautiful, scandalous night you and me
Were atoned by His blood and forever washed white
On that beautiful, scandalous night

On the hillside, you will be delivered
At the foot of the cross justified
And your spirit restored
By the river that poured
From our blessed Savior’s side


Go on up to the mountain of mercy
To the crimson perpetual tide
Kneel down on the shore
Be thirsty no more
Go under and be purified

Biblical Science

Stumbled across a cool article about how the Bible, when speaking about science, is accurate. For example, Isaiah accurately stated that the earth is a sphere, long before scientists knew that. The book of Job states that the earth is suspended over nothing (which is also accurate), thousands of years before scientists came to that observation.

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Isaiah 40:22

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
he suspends the earth over nothing.

Job 26:7

The book of Job also accurately stated that wind (or air) has weight. (The NIV translation doesn’t quite accurately portray this. It uses the word “force” instead of “weight,” which is very similar, but not quite the same. King James, and some other versions, use the word weight, and the Hebrew manuscripts use the word מִ שְׁ קָ ל (mshql) which translates as weight. )

To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

Job 28:25 (KJV)


לַ עֲשׂת
לָ רוּחַ
מִ שְׁ קָ ל
וּמַ יִ ם
תִּ כֵּ ן
בְּ מִ דָּ ה

Job 28:25 (Hebrew)

Here’s the link for the full article:


If you’re not a believer, and you don’t believe God exists at all, about the only hope you have is that he not be there. That’s you’re hope; maybe he’s not there. What we’re saying is – we trust that he is.

Phil Robertson

He is building a palace

Imagine yourself a living house. God comes to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage, but He is building a palace.

C.S. Lewis