Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fishing, pancakes and cubby house building

A couple of weeks ago we spent another Friday night away on the boat, at Murray's Beach, Lake Macquarie. Ken decided to do a bit of fishing before breakfast.

Alas, Ken didn't catch any fish, so we had to resort to pancakes for breakfast. I chose the easy way with the pancakes, instead of spending hours in the cabin cooking, I bought pre-made pancakes and heated them in the oven! They got the 'OK' from everyone.

After breakfast the girls found a new game to play in the front cabin....

... Cubby house building. 
Although the cubby house was of the collapsable style!

Marshall took the opportunity to get a lesson on using the outboard engine.

I took this photo through the boat window whilst doing the dishes! After everything was cleaned up, it was time to go ashore for a coffee and a play.

The girls had fun with the big swing.

Alexandra requested that we have a photo shoot ....

She certainly isn't camera shy!

Victoria and Charlotte wanted a photo too.

We had another memorable family time away, even if only for one night. We are indeed making the most of every day and cherishing all this family time with none of the worries of ill-health. Praise God!


  1. One Thousand Years is Not Enough
    by David Vaughn Elliott

    Futurists say the millennium will be a fulfillment of many Bible predictions of the kingdom of God. But wait a minute. Something does not fit. The only text that mentions a reign of Christ for one thousand years is Revelation 20. All other kingdom prophecies predict an everlasting, unending kingdom.

    Daniel 2 predicts, following Babylon, the kingdoms of Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and God’s kingdom. Together, the first four kingdoms lasted nearly eleven hundred years: from 606 B.C. to A.D. 476. Can you believe the kingdom of God will last less time than that? Can you believe the stone that destroys the image and becomes a great mountain filling the earth was destined to remain in power less time than the image? If so, Daniel strongly disagrees: “Shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed... it shall stand forever” (2:44). The four earthly kingdoms came to an end. This world will come to an end. But God’s kingdom will stand forever! A mere millennium can never fulfill Daniel’s kingdom prophecy.

    The angel Gabriel agrees with Daniel. When he talked to Mary about the reign of her son, the angel said, “He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:33). One thousand years is far too short for the King of the universe to reign. A kingdom lasting only a millennium can not be the fulfillment of either Daniel’s or Gabriel’s prophecy.

    Peter, who had the keys of the kingdom, wrote of “the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 1:11). In the book of Revelation, we read: “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever” (Rev. 11:15). Any interpretation of Revelation 20 that limits the kingdom of Christ to one thousand literal years is simply not in harmony with the rest of Scripture.

    Are infants, unborn children, and young children sinners? Of course they are not sinners. To believe that you would have to believe the false doctrine of original sin. There is no Biblical evidence that men are now nor were they ever guilty of Adam's sin. Men die physically because of Adam's sin. Men die spiritually because the the sins they themselves commit.

    Romans 9:11 (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil......(NKJV)

    The unborn cannot commit evil.

    Deuteronomy 1:34-39 ......39 'Moreover your little ones and your children, who you will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it. (NKJV)

    The Lord does not punish children for the sins of their fathers nor for the sin of Adam.

    Isaiah 7:14-16 ...Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15 "Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16. "For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings.(NKJV)

    Even Jesus had an age of accountability. Jesus had to reach an age where He knew right from wrong before He could be charged with committing sin. Infants, the unborn, and small children have to reach a certain age before they can be guilty of sin. Jesus was not guilty of Adam's sin nor did He Himself commit sin.

    The doctrine of original sin and infant baptism is a man-made tradition.

    Matthew 18: 2-3 ..."Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter into the the kingdom of heaven. (NKJV)

    Certainly Jesus was not saying you have to be guilty of original sin like these children to enter into heaven. Little children are not guilty of Adam's sin nor any other kind of sin.

    Hebrews 2:10-17....17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. (NKJV)

    In order to believe the false doctrine of original sin you would have to believe that Jesus was guilty of Adam's sin and therefore a sinner from birth. Jesus had to made like us in every respect.

    Jesus was born like us all. NOT GUILTY OF ADAM'S SIN NOR ANY OTHER SIN.

    Men are only guilty of the sins they themselves commit at the point when they can distinguish good from evil. Yes, there is an age of accountability.

    You can believe the false doctrine of original sin and of children sinners that is written in man-made creed books or you can believe God's word as recorded in the Bible.