**** MINISTRY AND/OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME (D.V.)! ****
We (SWRB) have a very big idea that, Lord willing, will spread the Reformed Faith faster, further and at a lower cost to end users, worldwide, than ever before in history. This idea came as a result of much answered prayer and over seven decades of combined experience in Puritan and Reformed publishing, international distribution of Reformed resources, and software development. With God's blessing the results of this idea will move a large multitude of people, in many nations, toward much greater godliness (Isa. 2:2-4).It also has the potential to produce a very high ROI for investors.Thus, we are now looking for brothers and sisters in Christ who love the Lord (and Reformed truth) to donate, loan, or invest money to bring this idea to fruition. Please call Dr. Reg Barrow (President of SWRB) at 780-450-3730 (in Canada) if you are interested in learning more and possibly making the best investment (both eternally and financially) of your life.
You may also send an email to regbarrowATswrb.com (replace "AT" with "@", with no quotation marks). Please use "Ministry Investment Opportunity (SA)" in the subject line of your email and include your name, country, city and phone number. If you want you may also include the maximum you have to invest if you are convinced, at some point in the future, this is a good investment -- though adding an amount in your email is not necessary.
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"Christ is the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is the meeting-place of all the waters in the world, so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet."
"O when you go to God in any duty, take your heart aside, and say, "O my soul, I am now addressing myself to the greatest work that ever a creature was employed about -- I am going into the solemn presence of God about business of everlasting importance!"
Luther said he feared his own heart, more than Pope or Cardinal. The heart is the fomenter of sin. It mints evil thoughts-and blows up the coals of fiery passions. It is the Trojan horse out of which comes a whole army of lusts! Shall we not fight the good fight, and discharge with the fire of zeal against this bosom traitor, the flesh! The primitive Christians chose rather to be destroyed by lions without-than by lusts within!
"...he [Richard Cameron-ed.] went over to Holland in the year of 1678, not knowing what work the Lord had for him there; where he conversed with Mr. M'Ward [Robert McWard-ed.] and others of the banished Worthies. In his private conversation and exercise in families, but especially by his public sermon in the Scots Kirk at Rotterdam, he was most refreshing unto many souls. He dwelt mostly upon conversion work, from that text, Matt. 11:28: 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest;' which was most satisfying and agreeable to Mr. M'Ward and Mr. Brown [John Brown of Wamphray-ed.], and others who had been informed by the Indulged, and those of their persuasion, that he could preach nothing but babble against the Indulgence, cess paying, etc. Here he touched upon none of these things, except in prayer when lamenting over the deplorable case of Scotland by means of defection and tyranny. About this time Mr. M'Ward said to him, 'Richard the public standard has now fallen in Scotland; and, if I know anything of the mind of the Lord, ye are called to undergo your trials [ordination exam-ed.] before us, to go home, and lift the fallen standard, and display it publicly before the whole world. But before you put your hand to it, ye shall go to as many field ministers as ye can find, and give them your hearty invitation to go with you; and if they will not go, go alone, and the Lord will go with you.' Accordingly he was ordained by Mr. M'Ward, Mr. Brown, and Roleman, a famous Dutch divine. When their hands were lifted up from his [Richard Cameron's-ed.] head, Mr. M'Ward continued this still and cried out, 'Behold all ye beholders, here is the head of a faithful minister and servant of Jesus Christ, who shall lose the same for his master's interest, and it shall be set up before sun and moon, in the view of the world.'" (John Howie, The Scots Worthies, 1781, SWRB reprint, p. 423, emphases added).
On July 22, 1680, faithful Richard Cameron was martyred in Airsmoss. His head and hands cut off and taken to Edinburgh, just as Robert M'Ward had spoken. Before his murderers committed the barbarous act of publicly displaying his head and hands upon the Netherbow Port, they first had one further act of antichristian cruelty to enact.
"His father being in prison for the same cause, they carried them [Cameron's head and hands-ed.] to him, to add grief unto his former sorrow, and inquired at him if he knew them. Taking his son's head and hands which were very fair - being a man of fair complexion like himself - he kissed them, and said, 'I know - I know them; they are my son's - my own dear son's. It is the Lord - good is the will of the Lord, who cannot wrong me nor mine, but hath made goodness and mercy to follow us all our days.' After which, by order of the Council, his head was fixed upon the Netherbow Port, and his hands beside it with the fingers upward." (John Howie, The Scots Worthies, 1781, SWRB reprint, 1997, pp. 428-429).
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