Friday, November 2, 2007

Moses, Pharaoh, and Martin Luther

My boys dressed up for our church Reformation party. My middle son, Nico, dressed up as Moses. My youngest boy, Jordan, dressed up as his version of Pharaoh (thankfully, Felich boys are assured of their masculinity, my little Jordy looks more like Cher or Pocahontas than Pharaoh...but don't tell him that!). My oldest Son, AJ, took on the role of Martin Luther, complete with a copy of the 95 theses in his hand.


Kampfgruppe Hoppa said...

The boys look good. Perhaps Jordan (with a little help from his dad) could have picked the Yul Brynner look for Pharaoh. Then there would be no doubt.

William Perry Guilkey said...

That's great stuff. My nieces and nephews are "past the cute stage," so thta was fun to see. Thanks. I'm so glad to be a Presbyterian (Christian first). It's nice to see people thinking it's still okay to dress up on the 31st. I know we celebrate the reformation on that day but it's still cool to see that we don't get so "uptight" about stuff. Legalism just about choked me to death. Now, if I could just find a few more Democrat Christians . . .

Rick Calohan said...

Tony, it is great to see your sons celebrate Reformation Day and that Redeemer offers an alternative for families to share in that spirit. As a child, I went trick-or-treating and to haunted houses but I think that our human secularist progressive society is bent on celebrating death and pure evil, with no concern about what message that sends to children. Part of addressing the social ills in our country and in our culture is to give our children an alternative to what Hollywood and the media hype, day in and day out.

Another concerns, is that Halloween is second only to Christmas in annual retail sales, and that children who are attending public schools are never taught about Luther, Calvin, Knox, or Christ the King for fear we might offend a non-believer. Yet, annually on Halloween we read, hear, and see stories about witches, Wicca, Satanist, and other pagans glorifying, celebrating, and gathering around commentaries in hopes of raising and talking to the dead.

Albeit a couple of music stations are playing Christmas music locally however, we must be so inclusive that we ignore Christ in Christmas by saying Happy Holidays and have to throw in all the other man-made religions but if we mention Christ and Christmas watch out here comes the Anti Christians Liberties Union with another lawsuit.

That in itself shows how far we as a nation have fallen from those Puritan roots of Jonathan Winthrop of a ‘Shining City on a Hill.’ That is why we as Christians must take a stand by teaching our youth, our family, our friends, and co-workers our true Christian heritage. Thankfully, that is being done at Redeemer Presbyterian and Westminster Christian Academy.

It is by the Grace of our Lord that lives are transformed. It is by His Grace that we are justified, adopted, and sanctified, that brings us to repentance unto life. We worship the living Triune God and not of the gods of the dead that our humanist secularist progressive society worships. A mighty fortress is our God and Martin Luther and the Reformation lives on in our hearts, our minds, and in all that we do. Romans 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

As Martin Luther said, "Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir. Amen." ("Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.")

Frontier Forest said...

O’ the great happenings and the mighty “gift of learning” that is being experienced by so many of God’s precious little ones at Westminster Christian Academy! If I had one thing I could live over, I would be certain to secure my children a place in a Christian school that teaches the Bible and the rich heritage lived by so many the great reformers. And now the joy of knowing that next year, these kids will have a Westminster High to attend! We can be sure of this fact: many future leaders of our denomination, our city, and our nation will emerge from such a rich heritage of Bible learning!