2018-01-12 Speed


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Dear Brothers and Sisters in IAUA (ee-ah-oo-ah) our Father,

Greetings on this day of preparation for the weekly Sabbath. I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and happy in the service of IAUA. This is day 24 of month 10 of the Biblical Calendar in the estimated year 6021 Anno Mundi.

The Spring Sabbaths begin in 11 weeks and three days with God's New Year's Day, Unleavened Bread Sabbath, day 15 of month 1 (Monday, April 2 of the 2018, Gregorian Calendar, at sunset Sunday, April 1).

On God's Calendar the Biblical month begins on the global day after lunar conjunction. The Biblical year begins with God's New Year's Day (Passover) after the spring equinox (Spring Passover Rule). The Millerite Calendar (Spring New Moon Rule) is a month late next year. The Calculated Rabbinical Calendar will be two days early in spring and one day early in fall.

I have often pondered the need for excessive speed in modern society. Part of the problem is that our lives are short on this sinful earth. We must be on the run to do all the things we try to squeeze into this life. The saying "Stop and smell the roses" is a caution for us to not be constantly on the rush. We need to look at this life as the start of eternity.

I have on occasion expressed an idea that may be attributed to a procrastinator. "Why squeeze into today what you can do tomorrow, next week, or next millennium." We may not do everything we want to now but we do have eternity, if we are planning for eternity and following God.

Similar to the need for excessive speed is the need for excessive sensationalism, excitement, and stimulation. The young are often the most driven to engage in every wild idea they can imagine. This is an addiction to hormones such as adrenalin. People become addicted to their own hormones such as sexual addiction just like they become addicted to nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs that are so detrimental they are illegal.

God created our hormones for a purpose and used properly they are a blessing to us. Attempts to pump up these hormones with improper and dangerous activities such as sexual activities outside of a proper marriage, lead to bad results.

The student of the Bible recognizes the many times the idea of peace be still is expressed. Some examples.

Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

One of the things that annoys me a lot is when the song service at church appears to try to sing as fast as they can. They claim they are expressing a joy and cheerfulness. This is a false attempt. When did joy become associated with speed? I like to sing at a moderate pace that allows me to clearly pronounce the words, take time to listen, understand, ponder, and feel the words.

It may be true that the young are able to move faster than the more mature but when did encouraging immaturity become desirable?

Another example of how I have tried to lead my life in a different direction. I listen to all kinds of music. There is no Biblical command or direction I know of that condemns certain kinds of music with the exception of speed. One of the valid complaints about some modern music is that it is too fast. Even in my late teens I began slowing down the music I listen to.

This accidentally started in my early teens when I listened to music on a cassette using a battery. When I started college I was led to playback devices that would let you deliberately slow down the music. I loved this and I began doing it more and more as I got older.

In the last decade or so I have used Window Media Player to listen to music. It has a feature where you can choose to speed the audio up or down. I routinely slowed the music down to 90% speed. Many songs on the radio for example are actually speeded up! YouTube also has music speeded up. As time went by I started using 80% speed. Now I am using 70%! It changes the music drastically to something calmer. I like the lower pitch. It is a learned enjoyment because sometimes the music can start to sound very different. I say it is better.

Do you seek speed and stimulation or peace from God?

I pray we may all continue to seek love, peace, and unity in truth preparing for the soon coming of IAUShUO (ee-ah-oo-shoo-oh) Messiah, the Son of God.

Frank T. Clark

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