I have had some extra time this weekend so I was able to post but I am not sure when I will get back to this as we will lose our internet connection for a few days or so.
#1. I Could Find Any Cave And Say The Same Thing— http://theweek.com/speedreads/574500/archaeologists-discover-neanderthal-cave-heated-water-bedroom
Researchers at an archaeological site in Catalonia, Spain, discovered an inner part of a cave that may have been used for sleeping, the first such area linked to a Neanderthal site
Saying ‘may have ‘ is neither truthful or evidence. In other words it is wishful thinking by desperate people who really want their theory to be true. Anyone could have used that cave over the generations and there is no way anyone can tie it to a Neanderthal society. First, neanderthals never existed and second, too many years have passed and subsequent use would obliterate supposed Neanderthal remains/evidence.
#2. Biblical Archaeology Exists-– http://store.bib-arch.org/ELUSIVE-BIBLICAL-ARCHAEOLOGY/productinfo/9H575/
For decades the debate about whether or not Biblical archaeology even exists has raged. Many have made their peace with the term, but what does it mean? And how did we get it? These issues and more are explored by first-rate scholars in this lecture set. You will be taken on a journey that explores how Biblical archaeology began, through the controversies that it has encountered, and finally look at what is to come.
If you look at the list of speakers you will find not one believer among them so you know you are getting a blind, deceived and far from the truth point of view. Biblical archaeology simply deals with sites and events related to the Bible. To put it in any other category means that scholars and archaeologists are trying to avoid the truth and distort the past.
I have long given up the idea that secular scholars and archaeologists actually know what they are talking about. Case in point, #1 above. Relying on non-definitive words instead of actual evidence tells me that they are more interested in promoting their pet theory instead of seeking the truth. Jesus is about the truth.
#3. This Is NOT Kosher— https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/methodists-we-have-some-questions-for-you/
A Texas man recently proposed to his so-called boyfriend during the Sunday morning service at their “church” despite the United Methodist Church’s ban on same-sex “marriage.” Trevor Harper, 36, recently posted a video of the event on YouTube to show that his congregation is accepting and approving of homosexuals. Harper has been in a relationship with Davis Covin, 30, since 2006, and both have been attending the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years.
Talk about tempting God. God calls this type of relationship an abomination so why is the congregation allowing for a same-sex proposal in the church? This is just wrong and should not be supported.
The idea of supporting homosexuality did not come from God. it comes from the secular world who do not know him. The church does not and is not to seek acceptance or approval from the secular world thus they cannot condone or allow such activities in their congregations. They are to seek God’s approval and acceptance thus they need to tell homosexuals that this type of activity is not allowed and is sin.
It is sad to see congregations defy God like this.
Did Jesus believe in the inerrancy of Scripture?
I think Jesus had a basically functional and instrumental view of Scripture’s authority. He assumed the Bible to be inspired of God and therefore bearing a distinct stamp of authority, but it was for a purpose which exceeded the question of its being grounded in or by complete truthfulness with respect to history, cosmology, biology, and so on.
Today I’m speaking on the Faith and Equality Issues Panel at the Equality Institute, hosted by Equality Illinois in partnership with several other justice-oriented organizations in the state. The mission of Equality Illinois is to “build a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.”