Christmas Blessings from the Reimers Family 2021

December 24, 2021
Written by Kim Reimers (to enlarge open application menu and go to 150%)

History of the First Thanksgiving

November 23, 2021

By Rebecca Beatrice Brooks      

The first Thanksgiving was a harvest celebration held by the pilgrims of Plymouth colony in the 17th century.

Many myths surround the first Thanksgiving. Very little is actually known about the event because only two firsthand accounts of the feast were ever written.

The first account is William Bradford’s journal titled Of Plymouth Plantation and the other is a publication written by Edward Winslow titled Mourt’s Relations.

What is known is that the pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving feast to celebrate the successful fall harvest. Celebrating a fall harvest was an English tradition at the time and the pilgrims had much to celebrate.

The 53 pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving were the only colonists to survive the long journey on the Mayflower and the first winter in the New World. Disease and starvation struck down half of the original 102 colonists.

Read the rest of this brief history of Thanksgiving here.

I wish you and your family a nice Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for. To God be the glory.

Chris Reimers


What is the Gospel? (In 7 minutes!)

November 7, 2021

https://www.truthforlife.org/thestory/#watch

The most important message for man today is the Gospel message found only in the Bible. Alistair Begg gives a quick synopsis, without all of the large theological terms, of it’s message.

Click on the link above to see these 3 videos:

Life After Lockdown

What is the Gospel?

What is the Story of the Bible?

May God bless your day.

Chris Reimers


The Good News

August 31, 2021

There is nothing more important than the Gospel message. -cr


Orwell’s 1984 and Today

January 26, 2021

Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College

The following is adapted from a speech delivered at a Hillsdale College reception in Rogers, Arkansas, on November 17, 2020.

On September 17, Constitution Day, I chaired a panel organized by the White House. It was an extraordinary thing. The panel’s purpose was to identify what has gone wrong in the teaching of American history and to lay forth a plan for recovering the truth. It took place in the National Archives—we were sitting in front of the originals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution—a very beautiful place. When we were done, President Trump came and gave a speech about the beauty of the American Founding and the importance of teaching American history to the preservation of freedom.

This remarkable event reminded me of an essay by a teacher of mine, Harry Jaffa, called “On the Necessity of a Scholarship of the Politics of Freedom.” Its point was that a certain kind of scholarship is needed to support the principles of a nation such as ours. America is the most deliberate nation in history—it was built for reasons that are stated in the legal documents that form its founding. The reasons are given in abstract and universal terms, and without good scholarship they can be turned astray. I was reminded of that essay because this event was the greatest exhibition in my experience of the combination of the scholarship and the politics of freedom.

You may read the rest of this interesting article HERE.

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My thoughts on President Arnn’s article:

I think it is a very good article.  Included is part of Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address as president in January 1989.  In his life, Reagan had seen enough of a change in American society to make this comment:

“Younger parents aren’t sure that an ambivalent appreciation of America is the right thing to teach modern children.”

Then, Mr. Reagan issued a warning. (You’ll have to click on the link to the article above to see it.)

President Arnn goes on to discuss a few unknown facts about Thomas Jefferson.  Before his well written short conclusion, he writes:

“To present young people with a full and honest account of our nation’s history is to invest them with the spirit of freedom. It is to teach them something more than why our country deserves their love, although that is a good in itself. It is to teach them that the people in the past, even the great ones, were human and had to struggle. And by teaching them that, we prepare them to struggle with the problems and evils in and around them. Teaching them instead that the past was simply wicked and that now they are able to see so perfectly the right, we do them a disservice and fit them to be slavish, incapable of developing sympathy for others or undergoing trials on their own.”

Having read some of what our forefather’s wrote, I cannot help but think of how much better prepared they seemed to be to handle what lay ahead.  Like Mr. Reagan, I think we have gone backwards in many ways. In spite of technological, medical, and other amazing advances, Americans seem more divided and less content than ever.  The rough, unkind, and unwise rhetoric that spills from many different sources fuels a fire that seems like it will be long lived.

Anyone who has read much of this blog at any length knows that I believe our problems lay in our disobedience to the authority of God’s Holy Word, the Bible.  It is the greatest history book, one of the most owned and least read.  One cannot read it and not see the importance of adhering to the protections God gave us in the Ten Commandments alone.  The results of ignoring such valuable protections have proved devastating to many peoples of the past.  Americans today are no more special in the eyes of God than those who have come before us.  We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  To think otherwise is to put too much faith in human strength and ability.

The Words of Jesus put life in prospective:

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5

Chris Reimers


Christmas Blessings from The Reimers Family 2020

December 25, 2020

Pic by cathys.klown

 (Tune: The First Noel)

The first Noel of this new decade

Sees nations divided, people sick and afraid

Truth and Myth are thrown in the same heap

And “they” tell us that prejudice runs very deep

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is The King of Israel!

But today is not very different from then

The shepherds were not highly thought of by men

Out alone with the sheep on a cold winter’s night

While the cities were bustling, Caesar’s soldiers on site.

And lo, a bright Star shown upon earth’s plight

Those poor “lowly” shepherds saw angels that night!

Theirs was the privilege to go forth and tell

That King Jesus was born, Emanuel!

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is The King of Israel!

Praise God that His ways are much different than ours

He’s not impressed by political powers

Timing and healing are in His Control

Yet He’s more concerned for the state of our souls.

While this year might seem a nightmarish long night

Our Hope is the One Who said, “Let there be Light”

We don’t know what the next year will bring

Maybe we’ll see the return of THE KING!

And so from the Reimers, A Joyous Noel!

We’ve been mostly homebound, not much else to tell!

It’s peaceful and quiet here out in the woods

It’s been 25 years now, Isn’t God Good?

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is The King of Israel!


I Hear the Words of Love

November 28, 2020

“My people shall dwell in quiet resting places.”
Isaiah 32:18

Peace and rest belong not to the unregenerate, they are the peculiar possession of the Lord’s people, and of them only. The God of Peace gives perfect peace to those whose hearts are stayed upon him. When man was unfallen, his God gave him the flowery bowers of Eden as his quiet resting places; alas! how soon sin blighted the fair abode of innocence. In the day of universal wrath when the flood swept away a guilty race, the chosen family were quietly secured in the resting-place of the ark, which floated them from the old condemned world into the new earth of the rainbow and the covenant, herein typifying Jesus, the ark of our salvation. Israel rested safely beneath the blood-besprinkled habitations of Egypt when the destroying angel smote the first-born; and in the wilderness the shadow of the pillar of cloud, and the flowing rock, gave the weary pilgrims sweet repose. At this hour we rest in the promises of our faithful God, knowing that his words are full of truth and power; we rest in the doctrines of his word, which are consolation itself; we rest in the covenant of his grace, which is a haven of delight. More highly favoured are we than David in Adullam, or Jonah beneath his gourd, for none can invade or destroy our shelter. The person of Jesus is the quiet resting-place of his people, and when we draw near to him in the breaking of the bread, in the hearing of the word, the searching of the Scriptures, prayer, or praise, we find any form of approach to him to be the return of peace to our spirits.

“I hear the words of love, I gaze upon the blood,

I see the mighty sacrifice, and I have peace with God.

‘Tis everlasting peace, sure as Jehovah’s name,

‘Tis stable as his steadfast throne, for evermore the same:

The clouds may go and come, and storms may sweep my sky,

This blood-sealed friendship changes not, the cross is ever nigh.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

(Mr. Spurgeon finished this devotion with a portion of the Hymn “I Hear the Words of Love” by Horatius Bonar.)

See the words of the entire Hymn HERE.

HERE is a “cleaner” version with eight of the ten original verses.


Dr. James Tour and Dr. Stephen Meyer: Origins

August 18, 2020


My favorite contemporary scientist for years has been Dr. Robert Gentry. He went into the presence of the Lord in January. I respect him greatly because of the personal sacrifices he made to follow where the scientific evidence led him.
Now, among living scientists, I would have to put Dr. James Tour as my favorite. His resume far exceeds that of Dr. Gentry which in no way lessens the greatness of Mr. Gentry in my mind.
This is a very interesting discussion between two Scientists who happen to be Christians. (Or should I say “Christians who happen to be scientists?”)

Enjoy.

Chris Reimers


The Rapture – Four Most Common Possibilities in Less than 1 Hour

July 22, 2020


The other day I was talking to a young man about last days issues. It is a subject which is on the minds of many these days. The Rapture is one of the topics that usually comes up in such a discussion. Why spend time on the possibilities when someone with far more knowledge than I has made a concise video that does an excellent job of helping others understand the main four Christian views? Brother Dorgan not only describes the prospects, he does it in a very appropriate manner. He thinks that Christians should not be arguing over the different theories and his goal is to interest and inform those who never hear the topic discussed from their pulpits. He is not trying to convince anyone of his view (which he spends little to no time on in this video.)

I have studied this topic (the Rapture) enough to know that I do not hold a strong view in any direction. This video interested me enough to go on to view Mr. Dorgan’s next two sessions (where his view is spelled out) and I plan to eventually get to the final three sessions to complete the series.

I always appreciate kind, simple, and knowledgeable instruction. It is why I recommended this video to my young friend. If you are interested, I recommend it to you as well.

Chris Reimers

Currently, I hold to the “Pan-Trib” view. It will all pan out just the way God has planned it. In spite of my indecisiveness, I do think it is important to know the possibilities.


Social Justice…Isn’t God’s Word Enough?

June 13, 2020

I have been following the idea of “Social Justice” for some time now. Not too long ago these two words put together had a positive meaning. Today, the term has different meanings in the minds of many. Add other terms like “intersectionality” and “Critical Race Theory” or “Critical Theory,” terms discussed in positive ways even among some leading “Evangelicals” (I don’t even know what THAT word means anymore), and you have a recipe for the continued “Down Grade” controversy of Charles Spurgeon’s day (Link).

The “Down Grade” was a drift away from sound Biblical doctrine, something we are seeing a lot of in our day as well. I think Josh Buice did a good job of discussing the topic as described in the YouTube description:

“Intersectionality as a social concept has revolutionized the entire victimhood culture across the political and educational spectrum.”

This conference talk took place in January of 2019 and could not be more appropriate today. Because I have been spending time studying these issues WITHIN CHURCHES, I will post a few more appropriate videos on similar subjects below. There are thousands of videos on this subject so I’ve thrown in a couple of randoms.

May God bless our understanding of these issues so that we can be salt and light to those in world that seems more lost every day.

Chris Reimers
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