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The Bible Isn’t A Parenting Manual

The title is the words of one internet blogger and are not our words nor what we believe about the Bible. That particular internet blogger has left the faith for a more progressive religious belief. One of her thoughts is that since Jesus was not a parent he is disqualified from providing any advice on raising children. Such thinking is an insult to Jesus and there are different reasons why this is so.

First, Jesus was the eldest child of Mary and Joseph so it stands to reason that he would follow the verse ‘children obey your parents’ for that would be following the command, honor thy father and mother. I know that verse was written long after Jesus was a child but he knew the OT instructions God gave to the Israelites in the Mosaic law about what parents are to do with disobedient children. Jesus would have looked after his younger siblings if his parents asked him to. He would have parenting experience even if he wasn’t a parent.

Second, Jesus is God thus any advice he had for parents would be perfect and correctly address the issue at hand.Jesus also taught us how to behave towards others and that instruction would include how to be a good parent as well. For example, love they neighbor as thyself, do not exclude children from that attitude.Jesus knows what parents need in order to raise their children no matter what era or culture they lived or live in.

Third, how would parents know that they are in the will of God or correctly obeying him if God did not provide child-rearing instruction to parents? How would they know if they were acting biblically correct and avoiding the secular world’s ways if God did not give them a better alternative to follow? For parents to be obedient to God then there must be biblical instruction and these instructions must transcend culture, eras of history, technology and so on and lead parents to the right way to raise their families.

While we cannot look at all parenting issues or biblical verses guiding parents in this post, we can look at enough to see that the claim made by that internet blogger and repeated in the title of this post, is false and that the internet blogger in question does not know the Bible, Jesus or the Christian faith, though she claims otherwise.

First we must establish that God did provide parenting instructions. All we have to do is turn to the book of Deut. and read the verse

These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up (ch. 6)

There are other verses in that book which tell us that  God did leave parenting instructions to parents.

Second we need to look at a few verses to see how they apply to child rearing. The first verse to look at is Psalm 1:1-2

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the [a]path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

Here parents can use these verse to teach their children where to get their advice when they are faced with difficult decisions and parents can instruct their children on how to meditate and follow God’s laws. This verse is not for adults only. Children, especially teens, need to be taught not to listen to those who tell them to disobey their parents or God or to those who do not believe God.

This instruction is vital as it will save both the children and parents a lot of grief through the years. Parents are not to run to a parenting book written by secular experts but must go to godly, wise believers for help when difficulties arise. They are to then instruct their children not to listen to their friends when their friends want to break the law. The parents need to tell their children how to withstand peer pressure and how obedience is the key.

Another verse we should look at is the commandment, thou shalt not bear false witness or lie and this command is supported by Paul’s words ‘do not lie one to another’. God wants his people to be honest thus parents need to teach their children not to lie or cheat or steal or any other dishonest act.

Then we can turn to the verse ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ to answer that blogger when she complains that the Bible does not help in matters of sports or club activities. Parents need to teach their children that if they do not like cheating, stealing etc., then they should not cheat, steal or do some other sinful offense.

Their children need to be honest and do the right thing, which is the biblical thing that Jesus wants to see.Parents need to teach the behavior that Jesus wants to see in his followers so that they can be found acceptable to him.

The final verse we will look at is Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love [c]kindness,
And to walk [d]humbly with your God?

Children need to be taught true justice how to be merciful and when it applies. They do not come with these attitudes pre-programmed in their minds or hearts. If we need more verses instructing parents on what to teach their children we can turn to those which speak on turning the other cheek or returning good for evil and so many others.

As you can see, the Bible contains many parenting instructions so it is a parenting manual. God wrote the Bible in such a way that his instructions were not restricted to the OT Israelites or the 1st Century believer but that his instructions apply to all parents, in all cultures and in all nations. God does not leave parents on their own but lets them know that they have help, divine aid, in raising their children. While the Bible does not have a parenting chapter like the love chapter, it does provide parenting instructions throughout its pages. We just need to follow the HS to them and then correctly learn how they apply to different parental issues.

God addresses all issues of life, including parenting

 

In Case You Haven’t Heard

We will let the article speak for itself. You can read it at the following ink:

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/archaeologists-discover-site-of-famous-biblical-battle.html

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered what they believe to be the site of a biblical city mentioned in the story of David and Goliath.

Charisma News reports that the two-gated city is thought to be around 3,000 years old. Its modern name is Khirbet Qeiyafa and it is in Israel’s Elah Valley.

Archaeologists believe the city was referenced in the Old Testament and that its name during biblical times was Sha’arayim, which is Hebrew for “two gates.” The city is mentioned in 1 Samuel 17: 52 which says, “And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.”

Scientists used carbon-14 dating of some 28 charred olive pits to determine that the city flourished at the end of the eleventh century BCE through the early tenth century, which included the days of King Saul and David.

Good news but remember Christianity survives by faith not physical evidence. We know that the Bible is true because God cannot lie (Titus 1). If God lied then we do not follow a holy God but a being in need of a savior. Physical evidence is good as it shores up our faith but we will never get enough physical evidence where we do not use faith anymore.

 

Unity

Many people in religious circles cry for unity as they are tired of seeing so many different denominations working separately in the world and teaching so many different doctrines. Butt he problem with this call is that it is naive and misunderstands what the Bible teaches on the subject. We are going to use  a few quotes from the book The Theology of the Hammer by Millard Fuller, and while it was written 22 years ago, the idea of unity is the same as it is now.

The World Council of Churches described its goal today as a common spiritual journey towards visible unity (pg. 81)

Habitat is in sympathy with the efforts of the World Council of Churches and other groups to influence churches & God’s people to cooperate & work together (pg. 84)

Habitat for Humanity is in agreement with the National Council of Churches as we are with that of the World Council of Churches but we are not a member of either. (pg. 84)

My sincere hope is that the theology of the hammer can transcend all barriers and that we can get everybody working together (pg. 84)

Now we are not talking about Habitats’ philosophy here but focused on the misconstrued idea of church unity. We think Habitat does a good work for people but we think they, like so many other Christian organizations, do not understand what God is talking about when he has Paul tell the Corinthians about being united. We will quote that verse in a minute as it is the verse many people turn to, and it is quoted in Mr. Fuller’s chapter on Unity in that book.

10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all [e]agree and that there be no [f]divisions among you, but that you be [g]made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment (1 Cor. 1 NASB)

When people read this verse they think that it is more important than other passages of scripture and that Paul is talking about just the Corinthian church but to everyone claiming to be Christian. This is where they make their mistake. Paul is not talking to the Gnostics, the Sadducees, the Essenes and all the different false teachers, he is specifically talking to the true church of Christ and their infighting; not their failure to work with false teachers, those who claim to be of Christ yet bring another gospel, the Gnostics and other heretical people.

There is no instruction here for the true church to work with those who do not believe the Bible yet use the Bible for their own purposes and be united because they all claim to be of Christ. Nor is Paul telling the church to adopt and bring into their midst false teaching and call it good. In fact none of the verse which contain the word unity do this

https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=unity&qs_version=NASB

What Paul is telling the Corinthians is the same thing he is telling everyone of Christ, ‘you are to be unified with each other, not with those who do not accept what the Bible teaches.’ The call for unity does not over-rule God’s teaching on avoiding false teachers, etc., or being separated from the world and other biblical teachings that guide our Christian lives.’ In other words, those who truly are redeemed, are to be unified with each other not with the lies of those pretending to be Christian.

This means that while we engage in humanitarian work like Habitat, we do not call false teachers good or embrace them as part of the family of God. They are not of God and we need to be wary of how we conduct ourselves when we encounter those who do not accept the truth.As Paul writes later, there is no fellowship between righteous and unrighteous, light and darkness’ and many who call themselves Christian, like the WCC, are still in darkness and do not have God with them.

We cannot be united with those who do not teach what Christ and the apostles taught. Unity requires the use of discernment and we must discern whether or not the person bringing a faulty gospel is just simply new in their Christian life, misguided or actually rejects the truth and brings the false gospel purposefully.We cannot throw the baby out with the bath water but make every effort to make sure they actually are false Christians and teachers before we take any action.

Once w do that we do not embrace them and call them brother but call for their repentance of their sins. If they repent and adopt the truth then we can be united with them but if they don’t we do not unite with them and say we are all part of the same savior or faith.One of the keys to help us is the following verse

Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.(Col. 3:14)

Love does not blindly accept everyone upon their declarations but examines what another person believes before accepting them as a part of the family of God. Love does not keep people in sin nor does it accept sin or false teaching into a person’s life or the church. A faulty view of love has hurt the church more than its members realize.

Love makes sure only the truth enters in. This is what makes people like Mr. Fuller so dangerous to the church. Not his mission in life but his faulty view of what the Bible teaches.And it is the faulty views of people who cause so much damage to the cause of Christ and ruins so many denominations and local congregations. This is done when those faulty views are accepted then  taught to others in the church.

Unity does not mean we accept false teaching, personal interpretations and then put on a bright face for the unbelieving world to see. Unity is when the church removes the false teaching, the faulty ideas and comes together under the truth. People are not united when they accept those with false religious ideas and practices. You have two or more different ideas and the difference cannot be united, that is why they are called ‘different’.

There is only one truth and everyone must come to it before they can be united. Unfortunately, so many people do not want that one truth which is why we have over 40,000 different religious organizations, denominations and other religious groups. We cannot be united when so many people reject the truth. Interpretation is not the truth.As Jesus prayed to his father

17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may [f]believe that You sent Me.

So we must understand that there is only one truth, God’s truth and that knowledge and pursuit is what unites us. We get rid of the false teaching and teachers and proclaim the truth so that all may know it and the truth about unity is that unity does not come by including sin and unrepentant sinners into the family of God.

We can still be unified but only if we do it God’s way.

 

Formerly Fundie Is At it Again

The owner and author of that website has several posts that are in desperate need of addressing. While we should use a separate post for each, we will lump them all together here and hit the highlights.

#1. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/jesus-created-marijuana-and-it-should-be-legal/

I think it’s time that Christians in America had a refresher course on a few things instead of just blindly swallowing the same old narrative they’ve been trying to scare us with. Unlike what Franklin Graham is urging Christians to do, I am urging Christians to adopt a biblical worldview when it comes to marijuana.

Marijuana is not some strange, synthetic compound cooked up in you neighbor’s basement. It’s not some new thing they invented in the 80’s that sounds good at first, but then destroys all the lives it touches. Marijuana is not something God sits on the throne grieving over.

Instead, marijuana is something that was created by Jesus himself, that God declared to be good, and that God granted us permission to consume

First everyone knows that marijuana is a mind altering drug no matter if it is harmless or not so a biblical world view should not be one of acceptance and tolerance. Plus why should Christians oppose their nations’ laws which make marijuana illegal? That author presents no real reason for them to protest against their governments’ restrictions.

To say that Jesus created it so we must be in favor of it is absolutely absurd. Jesus created the ingredients to make bombs, poisons and mustard gas, etc. Should we take a ‘biblical’ world view and declare those items are okay as well? Then that author must have missed the verse ‘gird up the loins of your mind’ (done from memory) so since God wants us to have clear minds that do not let evil in, he must grieve about those who alter their thinking abilities with drugs.

God may have created poisons, we cannot be sure if he created them or if they and drugs were a result of the sin and corruption that entered the world at Adam’s sin.He doesn’t want us taking poison so we can rest assured that he does not want us taking illegal drugs no matter how popular they become.

So, here’s where accepting the inspiration and authority of Scripture lands us: Jesus created marijuana, it was created with a good purpose in mind, God declared it to be good, and God gave us permission to consume it.

In which world does calling something good equals granting permission? God called sea water good yet we cannot drink it, so the quoted logic is just ridiculous.  That author has lost all sense of biblical reality once he left the faith and joined progressive Christianity.

#2. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/keeping-drugs-illegal-just-makes-it-all-worse-its-time-to-think-differently/

The war on drugs is a failure– because as with most things, making something illegal doesn’t make something go away. (To test this theory, just tell a 2nd Amendment supporter that you want to ban guns, and they will explain it to you.)

The ‘war’ on crime is also a failure should we make rape, murder, pedophilia and other crimes legal? Again the logic is not supporting the statement. What that author forgets is that God gave people the right of free choice and given that the Bible teaches that ‘man loves darkness rather than light’ it is no wonder that the war on drugs is not stopping illegal drug use.

When we deal with spiritual reality we see the truth of the issue and stop blaming the laws and see that evil comes from people choosing to do sin or break the law. Laws do not over-rule free choice but provide guidelines on what is acceptable or not in society and each society is free to change those laws if they so choose. The real reason why illegal drug use has not gone away since the war began is because of the sin nature in people and how easy it is to manipulate and influence people to do sin over good.

Then just because people do not stop breaking the law it does not mean that we stop fighting crime or illegal drug use. Some people think that laws are supposed to have a perfect record before they can be determined successful. All that thinking does is show how naive people are and how misplaced their faith is. Laws are not going to be the force that stops illegal drug use or criminal behavior only Jesus can do that when he redeems people.

This is a fact that the author of that website misses

I don’t know how else to spell it out for you, so let me be as direct as possible: What we are doing isn’t working.

Sure it is working because mot people are not participating in illegal drug use or criminal behavior. That author is looking at the wrong statistics to draw his conclusions.

#3. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/would-a-righteous-god-torment-people-in-hell-for-eternity/

After leaving Christian fundamentalism, I shed off a lot of previously held beliefs– some of them were beliefs quite central to my faith. One of those core beliefs I ended up letting go of was a belief in the traditional version of hell that exists in much of modern Christianity.

Why? Jesus believed that hell exists he spoke about it

https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=hell&qs_version=NASB

so why should we contradict him?

Let’s look at the concept of righteousness. At its core, the word simply means to perfectly do what is right or just. In this regard, no one is arguing that God does what is less than good, less than right, or less than just. In fact, one of the reasons I no longer believe in traditional hell is because of God’s righteousness, not in spite of it. If even a sinful, deeply flawed, human parent would never even consider throwing their child into flames to be tortured, I cannot fathom how God– the one Jesus claimed was the perfect parent– would do that, either.

He provides the right answer for himself then just ignores it. God is acting perfectly when he sentences people to hell for he warned everyone of the consequences of sin. If he didn’t send unrepentant sinners to hell then he would not be righteous but violating his word

If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, Mark 9:43

Jesus is pretty clear that people are going to be sent to hell so that author and others should listen to the bible instead of their own logic

The book of 1 John reveals this to us quite plainly, stating that “God is love.” Notice it doesn’t say that God is loving (describing an attribute) but says that God is love, which is describing a core essence. This core essence of love becomes the starting point for discussing all other attributes of God– if God is love, then every action by God is loving. Thus, before any discussion on what is righteous, we must first ask, “What is loving?”

That author forgets that love punishes and that the punishment means the one who loves will hurt more than the one being punished. Sending people to hell doesn’t mean that God is not loving but that he must send them there for their sins merit such punishment. It would not be loving to all those who obeyed the rules if God did not punish as he stated he would.

So that author only looks at the issue from one side and forgets that loving applies to more than those who sinned. It applies to those who obeyed God as well. How is it loving if God alters the rules for the unrepentant sinner?

But I would counter with this: When you affirm belief in the traditional view of hell, you most likely are ignoring the love of God.

No, we see that love carries out the prescribed punishment because that is the just and righteous act to carry out. That author seems to ignore justice in his argument against the existence of hell.He forgets that being loving means one has to be just and how is it unjust by carrying out the declared punishment for unrepentant sin that everyone knew about for millennia?

If you are going to talk about God’s righteousness then you need to include in the discussion God’s justice. He will carry out his justice perfectly which means unrepentant sinners will be sentenced to hell. God’s righteousness does not over-rule God’s justice but works with it even when people are sent to hell. Notice that the Bible does not list several levels of punishment or that it assigns certain sins to specific levels. It talks about being sent to hell or the lake of fire only. Let’s not change God’s punishment without biblical evidence to support that alteration.

#4. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/how-christian-fundamentalism-is-making-a-concerning-comeback-in-america/

The original fundamentalists stem from the early 20th Century, and was rooted largely in fear– fear over this new concept of evolution, fear that culture was growing too liberal, fear that the nation was drifting from God, and fear that it would all come crashing down if they didn’t take culture back.

No not the definition of being afraid but a fear of what will happen to a people and nation if they continue their disobedience to God and his ways. They saw and learned from what happened to ancient people who did not repent and they did not want that same punishment to fall upon their country. There is no new fundamentalism, it is just getting braver as they believe time is short and they want more people to make it into heaven.

Those who do not believe in a real hell, sin, evil etc., do not understand the whole scenario thus they distort the beliefs and actions of those who do understand. When you get rid of sin, right and wrong, hell and so on then you do not grasp the severity of the situation and laugh at those who do. It isn’t about same-sex wedding cakes but calling evil good. People like that author miss the point and distort the issue but then what can you expect from those who give up God’s ways for alternative beliefs?

We need more people to proclaim the correct standards of right and wrong, morality and immorality, good and evil so people can understand why some people take sin seriously.

 

A Few Comments- 42

#1. https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/science-explains-the-autumnal-cooling-cycle/

You have to click on the link to see it. we thought it was funny

#2. https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/dont-miss-mcknights-takedown-of-the-esvs-absurdity/

Oh, and by the by, if you really want to read THE BIBLE, learn Hebrew and Greek.  Otherwise you aren’t really reading the Bible anyway.

How so? The manuscripts we have in Greek and Hebrew are mere copies so how does West know we are actually reading the Bible when we read it in the original languages?  I guess all the people who have had the bible translated into their own languages are not really reading the bible then. Sorry West but you are in grave error here and very unrealistic.

#3. http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-cant-make-america-great-again-benham-brothers-say-169601/

The popular Christian conservative real estate team the Benham brothers say that Donald Trump “can not make America great again” and advise Christians and conservatives not to put their “faith, hope and trust” in the thrice-married Republican nominee.

Who are these Benham Brothers? And it is a rhetorical question for we know about them. Sadly for them having a t.v. show canceled because they disagree with homosexuality does not make them prophets or God’s spokesmen. They had 4 articles in the Christian Post today and not one of them provided any scriptural support for their points of view.

The Christian world seems to be desperate for new godly spokesmen and they will use anyone remotely close to being godly. It is a shame on the church for these promotions of unqualified people and yes they are unqualified to speak on these biblical themes.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/benham-brothers-america-is-witnessing-bible-prophecy-isaiah-59-169374/

This is a link to a 2nd article of the 4 and sorry but they are only speaking the obvious and misusing scripture. Justice has been turned back for decades if not centuries as different forms of governments seek to keep themselves in power. You need a large grain of salt to listen to these two men.

#4. http://www.christianpost.com/news/ncaa-is-being-used-by-lgbts-sexual-revolution-benham-brothers-say-interview-169539/

After the NCAA announced on Monday that it pulled seven championship events scheduled for this year and next from North Carolina over its opposition to the state’s bathroom law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and changing areas designated for their birth sex, residents Jason and David Benham spoke with The Christian Post over the phone to give their response to that decision

We are not talking about the Benham Brothers here but the NCAA decision. Our comments in the post The Stupidity of it All apply here as this is again just stupid as well as demonstrating that the NCAA is a bully and against freedom for all. Sorry but the NCAA is wrong, as is the NBA, and Christians should be informing those organizations about how right and wrong trumps civil rights, not vice versa.

#5. http://www.christianpost.com/news/target-urged-end-transgender-bathroom-policy-after-2nd-man-caught-videotaping-women-undressing-169581/

The American Family Association is praising Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for urging Target to re-examine its controversial transgender bathroom policies after a second man was caught recording women undressing in changing rooms.

“After this latest incident, I hope Target finally recognizes the importance of protecting its customers, especially in environments where they can be at their most vulnerable. I am offering them the resources of my office to help assist them in improving their safety procedures,” Paxton said in a message to Target last Friday.

We agree. Target should change their policy. Everyone but the homosexual community and its supporters knew this was going to happen.

When you support sin do not be surprised or traumatized when sin happens.

#6. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2016/09/12/the-new-stealth-translation-esv/

This translation (ESV)turns women and men into contrarians by divine design. The fall means women are to submit to men and men are to rule women, but women will resist the rule. This has moved from subordinationism to female resistance to subordinationism.

We stand by our decision to limit our use of translations to the KJV, NASB, NIV 1984 and the NKJV.

The ESV here is mistaken in over translating Genesis 3:16 and the mistake is the assumption emerges from the belief that this is prescription and not description. As description it needs some nuancing; as prescription it turns the male against the female, the wife against the husband, and it means the male partner will rule by God’s design.

Exegesis can settle this, and if this exegesis is right, the ESV must at least consider an immediate change in its translation. When I first heard this my first response was, “Why would the ESV do this? Why would they alter this verse in this way and then say it is Permanent?” The “Whys” crop up because of this sort of discussion

Too much culture has influenced bible translation over the years and we do not like that. Translations should be reflecting the truth and bring the true words of God not the ideas and preferences of a few men and women.

#7. http://cnsnews.com/commentary/eric-metaxas/evolution-just-got-harder-defend

“Stromatolites” may sound like something your doctor would diagnose, but they’re actually biological rocks formed by colonies of microbes that live in shallow water. If you visit the Bahamas today, you can see living stromatolites.

What’s so special about them? Well, they appear in rocks most scientists date to 220 million years older than the oldest fossils, which pushes the supposed date for the origin of life back to 3.7 billion years ago.

This, admits the New York Times, “complicate[s] the story of evolution of early life from chemicals … .” No kidding! According to conventional geology, these microbe colonies existed on the heels of a period when Earth was undergoing heavy asteroid bombardment, making it virtually uninhabitable. This early date, adds The Times, “leaves comparatively little time for evolution to have occurred … .”

It is an interesting read and given the reputation of the author more thought has to go into this. Evolution cannot explain anything, even its own ideas, so this discovery is nothing new.

Dr. Stephen Meyer explains in his book “Signature in the Cell” why this may be Darwinism’s Achilles heel. In order to begin evolution by natural selection, you need a self-replicating unit. But the cell and its DNA blueprint are too complicated by far to have arisen through chance chemical reactions. The odds of even a single protein forming by accident are astronomical.

Since evolutionists cannot find the original cell nor demonstrate how it replicated, they have no theory and no alternative to Genesis 1.

 

Aliens Did Not Do It

If you had the opportunity to watch the documentary Expelled: Intelligence not allowed, you would have seen a prominent secular scientist say that life came to this earth via crystals. There are many such ideas out there and we know of some people who think that if aliens were real their existence would blow christianity out of the water.

Both ideas are false of course but that doesn’t stop researchers from trying to find alien life and those who could have brought life to this planet. There is an article that talks about this idea and it is found at the following link:

http://www.christianheadlines.com/news/research-suggests-earth-created-specially-to-sustain-life.html

And they say:

Scientists who believe in the theory of Darwinian evolution reason that if life evolved on Earth by mere random chance, then it must have evolved elsewhere, too. Evolutionists are desperate to show Earth is just one of thousands of planets that could potentially support life

And this is true. We have heard of this thinking long ago and secular astronomers have been diligently searching for life outside of this planet for decades.But the thinking of those evolutionists is flawed for any number of rational reasons. One important reason is that there is no evidence to support that thinking. Even though astronomers have found earth-like planets, according to their criteria,those planets are disqualified from entertaining life when one takes a close look at the logistics surrounding them. For example:

First, scientists announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet in our own cosmic backyard, merely 4.2 light years away. The planet, Proxima b, orbits Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our solar system.

When one takes a close look at the logistics they will see that this discovered planet has no gravity for it does not revolve, no water and it is closer to its sun than Mercury is to our own. Plus the fact that it takes 18 days to orbit its sun. So in reality, this newly discovered planet may have the size of the Earth but it is NOT like it at all.

Then

A few days later, news broke that scientists in Russia had detected a star, about the size of our sun, emitting an unusual signal from 95 light years away

This is just wishful thinking as the author of that article explains why that signal could be found at all:

Other scientists see nothing exceptional about the signals picked up by the Russian astronomers. Researchers detected the signal in only one of 39 passes using a radio telescope. Many things, like satellite communication, military operations, and natural phenomena, could account for the signal, which did not repeat or pulse in any way that would suggest it carried coded information.

Desperate and wishful thinking on the part of the unbelieving scientists leads them to such erroneous ideas. They are desperate because they have rejected God and the truth and are anxiously looking for anything that would justify that rejection. The unbeliever would welcome alien life for then they would have an alternative life form to believe in even though that life form cannot do what God of the Bible can nor even come close to who God is.

We have a theory and it is only a theory that the idea of aliens kidnapping humans will be the unbelievers’ story when they try to explain the mysterious disappearance of so many believers via the rapture. We also think that attacking aliens will be the battle cry when Jesus returns to this world. What a better way to rally divided humans than to let every nation think that the whole world is under attack as described in so many alien movies throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

We can’t prove those theories but we have not heard of any better idea about how the remaining people will explain the mass disappearance. One thing we can say is that aliens did not seed this planet with life. There are just too many unanswered questions that remove that idea from contention. These questions go like this:

  1. why earth?
  2. why did they leave us alone?
  3. why did they not make their presence and their deed known to their ‘creation’?
  4. where did they come from?
  5. why did they not visit?
  6. what was their purpose in seeding this planet and no other?
  7. why are they hiding from us?
  8. why do they let us die?
  9. why do they let us fight wars?
  10. why didn’t they leave us instructions to follow?

As you can see those questions expose the vulnerability of the idea that aliens brought life to earth. For the crystal method, the questions are even worse and more disqualifying but we will let you think on those yourself. Then there is a big question, if life is sourced in outer space why can’t we find that source? You would think that would be the easiest thing to be discovered?

We know that the History Channel loves to broadcast programs on aliens and our ancient history. They are great to watch for entertainment value and to find evidence for biblical events or people but other than that the people producing those programs are merely wasting everybody’s time. They cannot verify one thing they claim and they cannot explain why those aliens disappeared after helping early humans. They also cannot explain what happened to those early humans or why the mysterious structures fell into ruin or existed in the first place.

Questions need answers and secular science cannot answer any question especially those that are created by their fanciful alternative theories. When we talk about creation and origins we see how God is different as he provides answers to all of man’s questions that arise on this subject and theistic evolution or progressive creationism are not part of the answer process.

We just have to be ready to accept the biblical answers. We also must be ready to present those answers in a credible way representing God as he represents himself.When we marry secular theories with biblical truths we do not come to the truth but some weird alternative which God does not teach in the Bible. We do not harm Christianity or the church by teaching Genesis 1 or representing God as he represents himself. We harm Christianity and the church by adopting the lies of the secular world or Christianizing them then teaching them to others.

We are not to lie when teaching the gospel or the bible and we lie when we alter what God has said and claim he did something he did not say he did. We tell the truth no matter what,just like Jesus did.

 

The Stupidity Of It All

We live in a country that actually openly allows and supports homosexual lifestyles and transgendered people and when we view such people who publicly display their sinful desires we think one thing about them— they look stupid and idiotic.

Now we know we live in an era that wants everyone to be PC and nice but we decided to take a page from Jesus’ treatment of some of the religious leaders and just be blunt. Besides, there is no polite, nice way to describe how stupid and idiotic those people look & are. They fool themselves and that is not smart, intelligent or even worthy of compliments.

While we love those who sin we also need to see the true picture and not look at these groups through rose-colored glasses. They are deceived and God is NOT with them. When people say we need to love those groups as Jesus loved sinners, we need to remind those people that Jesus told the sinner to repent of their sins and get ready for the kingdom of God.

He did not pat sinners on the head and say ‘oh you poor misunderstood person, you are welcome into my kingdom even if you do not repent of your sins.’ Love does not bring sin into the church for that would not be showing love to those already in the church and who have followed Christ’s command to repent of their sins. Love is not a one-way street meant for those who are in need of a savior only, love is for those who have converted and they need to be treated as Jesus loved as well.

Love applies to everyone not just a favored group of people who are useful because they serve a political or liberal purpose. The church needs it call it as God sees it–sin. We do not alter the definition of this word, we do not exclude what God has called sin, even if the practitioner is super nice and does things for the community. Sin is sin and the world needs to be reminded of what sin is for the church has failed them and lost most of its light.

God defines sin, no one else and only God brings the remedy for it, no one else.

 
 
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