In this site I say a few things, among which, what must be in the ears of a Catholic, blasphemous accusations. I know that Paul did not insult the Ephesians or the Athenians, but he also said that what is wrong should be exposed. Elsewhere he implies that behind the gods and goddesses like Diana, there are demons that are active. Because of such teachings people like Alexander the silver smith, greatly opposed him. It was blasphemy in the eyes of the latter.
The apostle Paul called himself the most important sinner and like him I myself do not claim to be a saint. Only Christ could say:
Who convicts me of sin! Yet I believe that the Lord is using me to warn the Catholics, whether Roman, Greek or Russian (even the Copts). Personally I am planning nothing against the Vatican, but I fear the Lord is. On the contrary, I would like to be left alone, to pray for this universe.
I have been voicing some of my thoughts against Catholic doctrine for years and that has not been particularly appreciated, to say the very least...
Things have been complicated due to my mental condition, among which depression, fear and anxiety play a role. Sometimes, I admit, it looked like possession by demons. I am not going to defend myself in this regard.
Lately (2018) the stark implications of Bible texts like Many have been called, but few have been chosen have hit home on my soul. This means that when I go outside to the market and even when I visit a church, that most are lost forever! I wonder at what age the eyes of people are opened, just like with Adam and Eve. It must be different for everybody. But I am afraid that at some time God's patience runs out and the time of grace is then over for such a person. In answer to this I can only say to myself, with Abraham, Shall the Judge of all the earth not do justice?!
Given this reality, I can understand that people want to fight God. Which will prove to be futile. Nobody can beat the odds against the Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipresent and All-Holy God.
Given this reality I stand in silence and wonder how yet so much can be more or less OK. At this moment I tend to say to myself: Chris, just shut up, for you know nothing! And indeed the Lord says, by the mouth of the apostle Paul If somebody seems to know something, he does not yet know as he should know.
I added a page (https://www.is888.info/eng/studies/various/fakenews.php) with some news bulletins, asking the reader to decide whether they are fake news or not. This because of all the fake news that is being spread. We should be more alert about the content of the news we take to us and not be credulous, let alone gullible.
Yesterday (15th of May, 2017) I finished coding my site for smartphones. Google had already indexed almost all my pages for smartphones, but the letter size was still too large and I had to remove the edge that is visible on larger screens. By accident I got lost out of the search machines earlier this year, because I had fouled up a database. My site was still visible and that was why I did not know that for the search machines it was not. After I had offered it again it recuperated.
In 2016 I suffered from depression and extreme tiredness, which proved to be caused by clotted arteries around my heart. I did some work though and made quite a few notes for my dissertation on Thomas à Kempis. Recently (in March) I had an angioplasty on one artery and together with the spontaneous natural bypass, I can live to some extent. But of course I tire quickly.
some time in 2016. At the end of that year I also hope to have completed the second volume of my course in New Testament Greek. Subsequently I hope to write the sequal to Gospel of Love
, viz. Gospel of Truth
in 2017. After that I am planning to work with some dedication on my Ph.D. thesis about Thomas à Kempis. Before I put it to a professor, I hope to have written the bulk of it. I have already divided it in chapters and made some notes. I am reading the On the Imitation of Christ
in Latin, which is not too difficult.
Today, towards March ultimo 2015, I finished the recoding my site to HTML5. It is far from perfect, yet a bit professional. I do not want to be too good at it, as the Christian message as the contents of the site, is what it is about. I hope that for the first 5 to 10 years it will not be necessary to do such an extensive overhaul. It took me a year to redo the code of several hundreds of pages. I do not use a content menagement system, as I have many individualized pages, which is nice for the layout in my opinion. I employed the Validator at www.w3.org to some extent, to fix overlooked mistakes.
I hope to finish recoding my site to HTML5 before my birthday in June. It will not be perfect, but it will be a huge improvement. When I began 15 years ago in about 2000, I started learning a bit of HTML through looking around at code on other sites. But most of the code I learned then was already old. But it did do the job. Also now I look at it in a pragmatic way, though a bit professional.
I decide not to make music CD's anymore, as people now use USB sticks. Nobody buys them anyway.
Finished the Dutch course N.T.-Greek, both paperbacks and hardcovers. The hardcovers are better to handle, for lighter and smaller; smaller but sharp print. (3 January, 2014)
Today, November 16, 2013, I finished the proof of my New Testament Greek Course. Hope to have it completely ready towards the end of the year.
I am about to finish the layout of my English translation of the New Testament Greek course. Then I hope to switch from Word Perfect to Word, as the italiced Greek does not show in PDF's from Word Perfect
My first CD has been completed! (1 July 2012)
A beginning has been made to make some 'musick' and a little bit of 'art'! (9 May 2012)
Around this date (8th of August 2011) i am finally on my way to putting my ethical theology into writing. what began with a study over many years (from 1981 to this day; more or less interrupted from 1991 to 2010 [but with some continuity and a few improvements during those 20 years]), i now hope to realize in committing it to this website and eventually to a few books in English. i still have a large pile of notes, most of which were written between 1987 and 1991, after the previous notes, made between 1980 and 1986 were destroyed by a fanatical brother (who also wanted to burn most of my then expensive and extensive library [sic!]); but i rewrote all of it and in the process greatly improved them.
I don't know whether i can keep this blog up, we'll see
next year i hope to work on my english new testament greek course. have no idea how long it will take. probly several years to completion. will turn it into a book as well
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