Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Words of Fire

Picture from WLTX Columbia: http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=87228

The Newly renovated G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC, reopens today, Tuesday, January 17th, after being badly damaged in an electrical fire on May 8th 2010. Below is the report of what happened and a poem I wrote on May 14th 2010 to remember and to declare that God's Word lasts forever.

The Gene Allen Fleece Library of Columbia International University, a Bible College and Seminary in Columbia, SC, suffered from an electrical fire on May 8, 2010. While no one was injured, the total damages were estimated at around 1.5 million dollars. Rare and out-of-print books have been lost. Please pray for the faculty, staff, the student body, and the alumni, as well as associated academic bodies and international ministries which partner with and depend on the University and the library.

View more photos of the library after the fire here.

Read the news report from WIS TV, Columbia, here.

Visit the G. Allen Fleece Library here.

Join the Fleece Library Group on Facebook here.

Deuteronomy 8:3

He put you through hard times. He made you go hungry. Then he fed you with manna, something neither you nor your parents knew anything about, so you would learn that men and women don’t live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from God’s mouth.”

Words of Fire

Words like fire
consume falsehood.
Truth! Truth!
Complacency and apathy,
Aloof! Aloof?!
The Fire kindles;
Absolutes remain.
The Gospel never falters,
nor waivers,
at sin’s disdain.
Justice and Truth,
You reign! You reign!
Truth never falters,
or vanishes in flame,
and more than ashes remain.
Truth never waivers,
and is a person with a name.
Proclaim! Proclaim!
The Word is retained!
Truth is spoken and stays;
The Logos,
The Ancient of Days.

© 2010, Robbie Pruitt

John 1:1-5 and 14

The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. Everything was created through him; nothingnot one thing! — came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.”

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