Farewell 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, I want to thank everyone who has supported this work and shared it with friends. This year was tough for me, vocationally, and 2019 looks to be just as tough if not more so. I humbly ask for your prayers in this regard. I also ask for continued patience for new material on the site.
Presentation1I regret not being able to produce much in the way of new DiM work in 2018. I recognize this has created a gap in coverage of Top20 CCM analysis, my hope is that the DiM work will serve as a motivation for more active discernment within the Body of Christ regarding the lyrical content of popular “Christian” music. I’ll continue to try to keep the DiM Archive going to catalog what we’ve seen in CCM and to try to assess where the industry is going in the future. It is my hope that more Christians will take up this work and discussing it with their congregations, friends, and families. It’s important biblical discernment work.

 

I also wanted to do a lot more CTT work in 2018, but I was unable to follow through with that desire. I don’t know if 2019 will allow me more time to work on these posts, but I do have a couple of series I’m working on and hope to have published in 2019. I’m planning on working through the various doctrines I had to let go of as God the Holy Spirit led me out of the deception of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). I also want to take some time laying out how I was drawn from Pentecostalism to the Lutheran Confessions. It was by no means a quick or smooth transition.
I have other projects I’d like to pick up but they’ll likely have to wait until after 2019, the LORD willing. In closing, I’d like to offer up a prayer from the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians.

Ephesians 1:2-23 (ESV)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christas a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Amen.
In Christ Jesus,
Jorge

2 thoughts on “Farewell 2018

  1. Hello,
    I have been following this blog for the past couple years now. I wanted to thank you for your devotion to the issues of spiritual discernment of worship in the Body of Christ.

    I am praying for you and families well-being.

    If your circumstances should change, I hope God will move your spirit in you to come back to this passion project. But as you’ve stated, even if you are unable, I am praying that all believers will come to understand and value discernment in the spirit.

    God bless!

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