Why Have Rules?

If your courts are going to say that they do not matter?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/united-methodist-churchs-high-court-decide-if-openly-gay-married-bishop-can-serve-168506/

The United Methodist Church’s highest court will be deciding whether or not the denomination’s first openly gay bishop will be allowed to serve.

While we understand that some rules may not be correctly written or established honestly and they do need some alteration, this is not one of them. When someone does not like the rules, then it is up to them to investigate their own feelings first and see if they are standing on proper ground before they make their opposition to the rules known to others.

Protesting simply because someone thinks the rules are unfair or infringe upon their personal desires is not enough reason to violate established rules. There must be some legitimate standing before the rules can be contested. We would also include in there the idea that what is being culturally acceptable for a limited time as not being legitimate standing or reason enough to alter the rules.

Rules are to reflect what is actually right and what is actually wrong and not be fluid to adapt to cultural desires. If rules are culturally adaptable then we have a basis for anarchy because culture changes and is in need of guidance on issues of right and wrong no matter what is popular at the moment. Culture does not determine the standard of right and wrong.

“As a clergy person in good standing, she was unanimously elected bishop by the delegates of the Western Jurisdiction, who believed she was being called by God to be an episcopal leader of our denomination,” said Robledo.

This bothers us as well as how can a person be a ‘clergy person’ in good standing when they are unrepentant sinners and violating God’s rules on a daily, even hourly basis?  This election says more about the condition of the church leadership than it does anything else. It tells us that those bishops do not care about the rules the God they claim to serve has instituted for his church and when the leadership ignores God’s rules then you have nothing to guide the church at all.

God does not matter but culture and what it accepts at the moment does.

“She will vigorously and faithfully lead our Church forward as we seek to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.”

How can an unrepentant sinner do that? How can someone who practices sin lead people to a holy life that God wants in his followers? How can she help transform the world when she is leading people back to where they already are–living in sin and in need of a savior? People who ignore God’s rules become blind, even church leaders and that quoted person is prime evidence for that statement.

“The delegates acted out of the belief that God is calling the Church to fully live its commitment to inclusion of all. Their vote was an act of love and obedience to a God who calls all disciples of Christ to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. That includes LGBT persons in every aspect of church life.”

God does not call his church to include sin or call evil good. The vote was not an act of obedience but of deception as they do not understand what the term love really means or how it applies to one’s neighbor. it is not love when you keep people in their sins and tell them they are okay. It is not love when you bring sin ad corruption into the church. It is also not fair to those in the church who have given up their sins and follow what God has commanded when you let in those who do not do that. There are more people in this issue than just the members of the LGBTQ community.

According to the UMC Book of Discipline, however, homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching” and “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” cannot become ordained

We see here that there is no escape clause in this rule to allow for exceptions in cases of being a clergy in good standing or receiving a unanimous vote from one’s peers or the church at large. Making exceptions in this case means that the church leadership do not consider the rules as important or that they matter at all. it is their own desires that count or misunderstanding of scripture that is more important than being governed correctly.

If anyone ultimately leaves the Church, it should be those factions who reject the Church’s teachings. Dying liberal USA Mainline Protestantism is captive to the past and does not have a promising demographic future. The long-term future is bright for Orthodox global United Methodism.”

God said in Deut., and I paraphrase, if you want to live follow my commands. That declaration applies even if the true church is down to 5 members or even one member. The majority opinion does not determine what is the truth and we only have to look as far as Noah and the flood to see the truth of that statement.

Regarding the Judicial Council’s consideration of the petition next spring, Tooley told CP that the case is an unprecedented one for the denomination’s highest court.

“There is almost no precedent for this kind of judicial issue that could have impact on United Methodism’s global future,” continued Tooley.

The key word is in bold. Precedent should not matter in determining the validity of the rules or if they matter. What should be used is if the rules are right or wrong. we say this because precedents can get it and be wrong. The judges could have erred and so on. We need to base our rules on what is right not what previous fallible and subjective humans have determined.

God is right and he has set the rules thus we need to base our rules upon God and his will. He is not subjective nor fallible and he sets the definitions for right and wrong. Culture cannot do that for it too is subjective and in need of a savior. It also needs guidelines in order to tell the people how to live correctly. Culture on its own leads to sin and destruction–just ask the pre-flood world and Sodom and Gomorrah.

Rules matter and we need to be careful how we live by them or alter them for our ignoring of the rules or saying that they do not matter proclaims a message to the unchurched world. If Christians do not follow God’s rules then why would the unbeliever change and join the church? They already do not follow God’s rules.

Pushing Away From God

We have not taken the time to examine everything Mr. Laurie says and from what we have read, there are a lot of things we like about and agree with him. In this post we are not attacking Mr. Laurie but want to use some of his good words as an example to teach some ideas you may already know. we are not saying Mr. Laurie is guilty of what we are about to discuss either, we just need to use his examples.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-saying-premarital-sex-is-ok-pushes-people-away-from-god-greg-laurie-warns-168691/

#1.During an interview with CP at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium on Saturday, Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, and author of over 70 books, was asked whether or not he believes compromises being made by Mainline denominations are helping lead America away from God.

“Yes, I do,” Laurie responded.

We at this website agree BUT we cannot restrict that agenda, for a lack of a better word, to just premarital sex. What about the fact that she is a woman pastor who is violating God’s instructions on who can be a pastor? Does that not also push people away from God? If we address one issue that is unscriptural but ignore another one then that is being hypocritical and cherry picking the issues we will call wrong and leading people away from God.

People can justify their opposition to the ‘glass ceiling’ in the church in any number of ways and they do it all the time, but is their justification correct? This leads into the next point

#2.”Yes, this is a problem because they are misrepresenting God,” Laurie continued. “So, someone might believe something like that, or another idea that says they can do whatever they want regardless of what Scripture teaches and this now becomes something that can push people away from God or keep them from understanding what a real Christian really is.”

If we are going to represent God then we need to represent him correctly in all areas of the Christian life. We cannot close our eyes to one violation because it is popular or culturally acceptable while condemning another because it isn’t accepted morally by those who believe God. If we are going to represent God then we must do what Jesus and the disciples did, and present all of the truth and let the people make up their own minds if they are going to repent or not.

The failure of people to repent is not an indication that the Bible got it wrong in some areas of life and that the contents of the Bible need to be altered. It is an indication that the people cannot accept the truth about God or do not want to accept the truth about God and have decided to remain in their sins. The people get to choose and for them to choose they need the correct information from the believer and the believer needs to correctly represent God and his views.

If the believer fails to do that then they could fall into the category of the unfaithful steward for they are not conducting God’s business correctly or honestly. If one allows for women pastors but not pre-marital sex then the believer is not being honest about God and his views commands etc.

#3.”We see Mainline denominations in many ways dying,” he said. “The churches that are growing and thriving are churches that I would call evangelical and orthodox for the most part in their beliefs. They are churches that tend to evangelize … and encourage their people to share their faith. These are the churches that are actually growing. The ones that are shrinking are the ones that are compromising and watering down what the Word of God says.”

Yes the evangelical churches are growing but the evangelicals also are losing a lot of people as well.  But it is not due to just the lack of evangelizing but to the content the believers are being taught. Sadly, many evangelical churches leave their people vulnerable to secular teaching because they adopt so much of the secular world’s ideology and call it good or correct.

This is not limited to just the mainline churches as fundamental and evangelical and other true Christian churches compromise on many issues. One example is building extravagant structures another is adopting secular science over God’s word or as we see in that article altering what God has said and promote what is prohibited by God–i.e. women ministers and premarital sex

Compromise is not solely found in the mainline churches but it is found in different areas in the evangelical, etc., movements. If you want to attack compromise in other denominations then you need to make sure you have rooted it out from your own first.

#4.When someone says that the Bible is not the Word of God and that we can make things up as we go, pick and choose what parts of the Bible we want to believe, that to me is apostasy,” he reiterated.

And we agree BUT you cannot say that calling premarital sex is wrong if you call Genesis one wrong and secular science correct. That too is cherry picking what you will believe. In other words if one wants to call others wrong then they must be consistent and not do wrong in other areas of biblical life. I do not know if this woman pastor and her beliefs are an indication of the end times or not for such people have existed throughout church history since Jesus lived on this earth. We need to be careful when we try to identify an event especially when God has hidden that information from us. We should be focused more on getting the job done than worrying about when the end times are approaching.

Not everyone alive today will live long enough to see the rapture so we must concentrate on doing our duty correctly and stop pushing people from God through different areas we may not consider eligible to be included in the idea of pushing people away from God. Unbelievers are not just looking at women preachers and premarital sex when they decide not to repent.

Peter Enns & Noah

We have already exposed the false teaching held & proclaimed by Peter Enns for several years now so today will not be any different. His take on Noah and the flood is worth addressing. You can read the whole article at the following link:

http://www.peteenns.com/3-things-to-keep-in-mind-if-you-dont-want-to-screw-up-the-noah-story/

#1.I should put in my two cents—be ready for a shock—that I don’t think much of the recent construction of a life-size but totally non-functional replication of Noah’s ark by Ken Ham and his massive following at Answers in Genesis.

For one thing, I’m not sure what is accomplished, other than, “See, we did it!”—though I assume that, being a business, AiG will realize much gain through it, financial or otherwise. All press is good press, as they say—even if it’s for building an ark (for heaven’s sake).

It seems we are not alone in our criticism of Mr. Ham and his ventures.  Having communicated directly with AIG about our ‘thoughts’ on their constructing this project we are not going behind their backs when we criticize them here or place criticism of their ventures here. Why is it that Christians let the Great Commission blind them to God’s instruction and will? There is more to the Great Commission that harvesting and while we secretly hope that some people will come to Christ because of that structure we do not support it.

Evangelism, like the farming analogy tied to it, is a lot of hard work, sweat and tears. But enough about that misguided building. Mr. Enns has listed 3 things everyone is to know about Noah’s flood but be forewarned he does not support those three things with scripture..

#2.The story of the flood seems to be rooted in history. Many biblical scholars relying on geological findings believe that a great deluge in southeastern Mesopotamia along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (present-day Iraq) around 2900 BCE was the trigger for the many flood stories that circulated in the ancient world, some already two thousand years old by the time King David came on the scene around 1000 BCE.

These ancient stories were attempts to explain why this happened, and the cause was fixed in divine wrath/retribution.

Mr. Enns does not grasp the truth behind the existence of those flood stories. Ir he did he would see that those inscribed myths or legends came after Noah and his family, and did not influence the biblical authors.The sheer amount of flood legends from around the world undermine his point because while the Israelites spent time in Babylon the other ancient civilizations which reside din Africa, South, Central, North America as well as in many Asian regions did not. So how did they come to write their account of this great flood?

The ancient world was not limited to Mesopotamia. So why would those far away ancient civilizations take the time to explain about a flood that happened to a people they never knew or thought existed?

#3.The story of Noah and the flood, though rooted in history, is also rooted in the stories told among other ancient people living in or near Mesopotamia. Israel’s version of the story is not the oldest one, and its existence certainly cannot be divorced from these older versions (like the Atrahasis epic and Gilgamesh epic).

Whether or not the author/s of the biblical version was/were aware of any of these older stories or consciously worked off of them is impossible to know and immaterial (though the similarities between the biblical account and the Atrahasis epic raises questions of dependence of the former on the latter, namely the sequence: creation—population growth—an unforeseen problem—devestating flood.)

Understanding the impact of these first two points will lead to the third:

The problem with this point is that Mr. Enns is mistaken. The other flood stories inscribed legends may have survived longer than the Israelite scriptures but that does not make them the oldest accounts. Because of Noah, the Israelite account is the oldest, Any written accounts of Noah and his family’s experience were not lucky enough to survive to the present day.

Another problem is his declaration that the Israelite version ‘cannot be divorced from the other accounts’. Mr. Enns and any other biblical critic has yet to prove that the biblical authors copied their information from other stories or people. That idea is read into the controversy not taken out from actual evidence. It is assumed only and is not proven fact. we have mentioned this information before as the book Mesopotamia and the Bible edited by Chavalas and Younger contains an article that shows that it was the Old Babylonians who copied from everyone else so where is the documented information that shows that the Israelites did the same?

There is none.If there was, we would have heard and seen it by now. We are not even going to go into the ramifications that would take place if God had his people copy from unbelievers. Mr. Enns certainly fails to grasp them.

#4. The story does not depict an “accurate” account of history, but the ancient Israelites’ understanding of that long-past event that survived in cultural memory.  Reading the flood story in Genesis does not tell us “what happened,” but it does tell us something of what the Israelites believed about their God.

Now we have to go back to the old question: Really? How does he know? What evidence does he have to support that declaration? Obviously he has none as we have spent years documenting the evidence for the flood and we have most of it on our other website http://dakotascba.com/Evidence-for-Noah%27s-Flood.php

& http://dakotascba.com/Flood-Myths.php 

So what is his evidence?  We also posted a little while ago something that defeats any critic of the flood and it comes from the following work WILLMINGTON’S GUIDE TO THE BIBLE by Dr. H. L. Willmington TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERSINC. WheatonIllinois and it readsd.

 If the flood was local, then God lied to Noah when he promised never to send a destructive flood again (Gen. 9:11). But there have been, of course, many local destructive floods since.

Why make a promise if the flood was not real?  If the promise isn’t real then the people would have complained and had it removed from the scriptures for there is no reason to keep a false promise in one’s holy writings. If you do it defeats the purpose of having holy writings.

#4.In other words, it is a statement of theology, not history (despite the historical trigger mentioned above).

Just what that theology is isn’t laid out for us in black and white. You have to read between the lines a bit. But the story is certainly connected to two others in the Bible: creation and the exodus from Egypt.

If you are going to dismiss and exclude the theology that is present in the account, you better make sure you have a replacement and inform every one of how easy it is to find. How can the theology be true if the history isn’t?  Or how can the theology be true if the account it is based upon is myth? That kind of defeats the purpose of having a theology based upon the story. If the story is false then so is the theology.

#5. The reason given in Genesis for this need to start over is human wickedness. Now, this raises (and has raised for a long time) all sorts of problems, namely why God goes so over-the-top. We’re only in the 6th chapter of the Bible. Couldn’t God think of another solution or was drowning the only option?

Here Mr. Enns demonstrates his lack of understanding of the wickedness that was taking place in the pre-flood world. When no one petitions Noah to save their families then the world is beyond the point of no return. And while God could probably thought of another way to destroy the world, Mr. Enns would probably have problems with that alternative as well. His problem isn’t with the punishment used but the fact that unrepentant sinners are doomed and that sin is wrong and needs to be punished.

Even today people are trying to redefine sin so that they will not feel the burden of the need to repent and feel good about their sinful lifestyles.

We are not going to go through the whole of Mr. Enns’ post at the initial link but yo get the gist. When you stop believing Moses you lose sight of the truth and do not understand what Go dis telling us through his word. You also make mistakes about different characters of the Bible and their experiences. For example:

Likewise, Noah and his family are saved in an “ark” waterproofed with pitch. The Hebrew word for ark is tevah (TAY-vah), and its only other use in the Bible is in the story of Moses, where, as an infant, he is placed in a “basket” (tevah) lined with pitch to escape Pharaoh’s edict to kill the Israelite male children. Both Noah and Moses are brought safely through a watery threat.

Moses was under no such threat. He was being watched over by his mother and sister and he was sent in the direction of the  Pharaoh’s daughter who was present at the river at the time. When you stop believing Moses, God and Jesus then you really have spiritual problems and it i snot the Bible who is at fault when you misunderstand what is being said.

You are not going to get to the truth when you exclude the truth from your studies.

Corporal Punishment

The title of the article we are going to address today is:

Miss. Man’s Life Upended by 8th Grade Paddling

and it can be found at the following link:

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/23/miss-mans-life-upended-by-8th-grade.html

We who have been in education have a variety of views on how discipline should be handled with those who are against corporal punishment trying to force their views on others and say that their way is the only way to handle behavioral problems. They are incorrect of course for the Bible leaves the method of discipline up to us.

The main biblical instructions we have say that when we discipline, we need to be just, fair and use mercy when needed. We are also told to treat others as we would want to be treated and that verse applies to applying punishment to children’s, student’s and even criminal rule/lawbreaking.

We are allowed to use corporal punishment if the discipline fits the crime and meets those criterion. We must remember that God used corporal punishment in his disciplining of his people throughout the OT, even to the point of removing them from their homes and national lands.

Unfortunately too many people do not read those verses on being just, fair and merciful but take too literally the most famous passage on discipline—he who spares the rod spoils the child. When those people read that passage they think that they must use a rod, or some alternative tool to apply discipline each and every time they do so.

Too many people take the easy, lazy way of handling behavior problems and that is why we have so many problems with people later in life. It is not the method of discipline per se that causes problems but the attitude behind the given discipline and the thinking of one who received the discipline. As the article says:

Advocates of physical discipline often point to it as an effective means of getting students in line without missing school time from suspensions. But new research not only questions the effectiveness of corporal punishment like spanking and paddling, but suggests it might make it more difficult for students to behave well in the future.

Corporal punishment is as effective as the recipient allows it to be. If the person receiving the discipline does not think he or she were punished fairly then they would respond to that application in a way that they choose to respond. it is not the method of discipline that is the determining factor here.

“It’s been part of these schools for decades, and the teachers and administrators are sure it works,” said Elizabeth T. Gershoff, an associate professor and corporal punishment researcher at the University of Texas at Austin. “But everything we know about how children process being hit by adults goes against it being effective.”

This, of course is just not true. it ignores the fact that maybe the child was not instructed properly on why the discipline is being applied thus they do not understand fully and that lack of correct information influence how they process the discipline administered.

In a 2016 study analyzing 50 years of research on 160,000 children, Gershoff and colleagues at the University of Michigan found the more children are spanked, even with an open hand, the more likely they are to defy adults and show more anti-social behavior, aggression, mental-health disorders, and lower academic achievement over time. Children struck with implements, such as paddles, showed even worse effects.

We are going to disagree with this as well for this type of thinking rules out other sources for that rebellious attitude and those who think this way are being dishonest in how they analyze the data, using the information to support their pet ideas instead of being honest about the role of discipline in the lives of people.

We will agree that this may be the reason for SOME people responding in that manner but not all. But these studies do not necessarily interview those who turned out okay even though they received such treatment. We can suggest that these studies are influenced by the beliefs and preconceived ideas anti-corporal researchers have when they conduct these studies so it is hard to say how true the results are.

Then when they omit other sources for those behavior patterns then we know that the studies are not dealing with the whole issue.

“The more we hit kids for their misbehavior, the more we may be reducing their neurological ability to actually control their behavior,” said Victor Vieth, the founder and senior director of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center, which was created by hospitals to reduce corporal punishment.

Again we will disagree with this point of view for it focuses solely on the method and ignores how much justice, fairness and mercy or lack of them play a role in the thinking of those disciplined.

These researchers should be looking at more than the method of discipline and seek out the attitude behind its application. They should be looking at if the parents and school officials were fair, just, honest and at times merciful to see how those factors influence a child’s reaction to the punishment.

But studies have also found it’s easy for corporal punishment to get out of hand, as it did for Clayton that day near the end of 8th grade, his first year in that high school. Clayton went to the office on March 10, 2011 to be paddled for “mouthing off” to a teacher and a librarian. This time, however, court documents show that shortly after getting three strikes, Clayton fainted as he left the office, breaking his jaw and opening a two-inch gash in his chin when he hit the floor. “When I went to pick him up, my son was spitting teeth into the trash can,” Trey’s mother, Dana Hamilton, said.

This is what caused us to write this article as we see here that corporal punishment may be unfairly and falsely accused of something it did not do. It seems that he was fine after the punishment then fainted so the cause of the fainting may not have been the corporal punishment and 3 strikes is not enough to cause anyone to faint.

There are many factors that could have applied here, like the amount of or lack of air conditioning in those offices, the anxiety felt by the student and so on. To blame the paddling solely is unfair as the evidence does not show that it was the actual cause of the fainting.

There are other things we can point to  that contributed to his broken jaw and that is the position of the student, his mother and why she didn’t try to catch him and so on.

Clayton and his mom launched a three-year lawsuit against the district as a result of the incident, alleging school officials used excessive force and disproportionately targeted boys for punishment.

Unfortunately for them, they agreed to the punishment and they knew the force that those blows would be applied so they really have no argument here. Then to say that the school disproportionately target boys is unrealistic for it may be that it is mostly boys committing the violations requiring that type of punishment.

To us, it looks like the mother and son are looking to blame everyone else but the boy for we could argue that if the boy did not commit the violation then he would not have been in the position to receive the corporal discipline in the first place.

So he is to blame for his broken jaw also. Corporal punishment is not the only faulty thing, if it was applied in error, in this case. It looks like the mother and son are trying to avoid responsibility for their roles in this whole problem.

Clayton missed weeks of class while his jaw was wired shut. He missed the end-of-semester tests and was not allowed to make them up, ultimately failing 8th grade. As the lawsuit continued, Clayton became more disengaged from school; he transferred to another school, then later dropped out.

In this quote we rind the evidence that corporal punishment was not the culprit in influencing that student’s life. The words in bold provide the key. It was the decision of the school in not allowing him to make up his tests that seems to have contributed more to his future behavior than the application of corporal punishment.

So experts who make a case against this form of discipline are not being honest and not looking for the real reasons why such later behavior exists. But there is another problem in this article that is also troubling and it reads:

“I like to give kids the opportunity to self discipline and reason through it firs

How can they self-discipline? Students need to be taught what is fair and just, they do not possess those ideas on their own. And if given the opportunity most would not apply the correct punishment but let themselves off very easily. This is also an abdication of the school official’s duty to do the hard work and punish correctly

We must add that no punishment or amount of discipline is a guarantee that people are not going to break the rules again and again. We only need to turn to the book of Judges to see the evidence for that fact.

To say that a given punishment is not effective because people reoffend is ignoring reality. People, even children, have the right of free choice and there are many reasons why they continue to break the rules. It is not because the punishment is ineffective but because of the spiritual problem in each person’s life.

It is unfair and erroneous to look at those who re-offend and claim that a given punishment is ineffective. That thinking does not take into account all those who were deterred from committing crimes because they did not want to pay the penalty for their offense. Such thinking is only dealing with partial and inaccurate data in drawing their conclusions.

People reoffend because they may like the life of crime and their behavior has nothing to do with the type of punishment given them as they were growing up. The idea that the type of punishment is the cause is only an excuse, something to avoid taking responsibility for their decisions.

Or they reoffend because the rule breaking life is more fun than being law abiding. It is not corporal punishment that is at fault in every case or even a majority of cases.

A Few Comments

In this post we are going to take a brief look at 4 articles that come from the Christian News Network (http://www.christiannews.net/ )

They do not warrant full analysis so we have lumped them together here to make some general comments about the subject matter of each. First up will be a scientist’s conclusion about evolution.

#1. The Darwinian View is False’: Ph.D. Biologist Dismantles Evolution in New Book

An accomplished molecular biologist with more than two decades of research experience has come out with a new book in which he describes crippling weaknesses in the theory of evolution and argues instead that life must have been invented by God.

Although most believers already knew that evolution was impossible, it is nice to hear that there is some scientific evidence backing up what we already knew. We find his study compelling and a very interesting tack to take. Here is where he came to his conclusion:

“[My strategy was] to look at the constraints on gene sequences and protein sequences and see if the constraints were loose enough that evolution could work or if they were too tight so that evolution couldn’t work,” Axe said in a recent interview with the Discovery Institute.

While conducting his research at Cambridge, Axe began to doubt the validity of Darwin’s ideas.

“I was consistently starting to find that [the constraints on gene and protein sequences] were too tight—that the target that had to be hit for something to work as an enzyme was too small for accidental changes, accidental mutations,” he said.

I would like to get my hands on that study and read it for myself as it may provide a lot more evidence against evolution than is stated in that brief article. But there is one problem with his conclusion and it is found in the very next paragraph:

Axe decided that Darwin’s natural selection observations were valid and scientifically sound.

We disagree. The variety we see in the world is not a product of some process that was never created and does not exist. We find the term inadequate and does not fully describe the design operation that God did create.

Natural selection does not exist and had no hand in developing or selecting which life forms were to exist. I do not know why people need to hang on to false secular ideas for as it does nothing to help evangelism or the growth of the faith. Appeasing people who do not and may never believe is a mistake as such action displeases God.

#2. Archaeologists discover mysterious stone structure underneath Neolithic garbage pile

Archaeologists working in the Orkney Islands of Scotland have discovered large stone slabs belonging to a mysterious, ancient structure. But perhaps even more puzzling than the stones is the fact that they were found underneath Scotland’s “largest Neolithic rubbish dump,” BBC reports.

The structure is approximately 33 feet wide, and is made up of pieces of stone 13 feet in length; the complex could date back as far as 5,000 years. A human arm bone found nearby might have belonged to the founder of the structure.

Arm bones could come at any time so that cannot be used to date the structure. Since we do not agree with the secular labels for the different eras that may have been a part of our history, for they too distort the truth and our past, we cannot accept the term Neolithic.

We cannot pinpoint when a stone age actually occurred as it continues through to today in many different societies found throughout the world What we can say is that this structure is probably a creation of the pre-flood world and its people.

How that civilization was divided we do not know but one thing we do know they were far better builders than any one of the post-flood era.

#3. Activist Seeks ‘Aggressive Punishment’ of Air Force Major Who Left Open Bible on Desk

According to reports, Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) recently sent a letter to Col. Damon Feltman, the commander of the 310th Space Wing at the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, to issue a complaint about the Bible displayed by Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute.

What we will say here will also apply to the next article in this post. No one died and left the atheists in charge nor made them an authority to oversee other people’s activities. Someone needs to slap these busy bodies down and put them back on their place.

Their constant interference in the daily operations of the military, government and other businesses should make them vulnerable to lawsuits but no one is brave enough to investigate to see if they are.

We are tired of these people who cannot mind their own business and seek to force their views upon those who have constitutional rights to express their religious beliefs. The agenda to restrict those rights is getting out of hand as the atheist does not have a perfect standard to guide their actions nor show the world that they have a better way to live.

Their efforts can simply be described as their fleeing the truth and the fact that God is real. Their cowardice is revealed in their nitpicking. Taking such minute instances and making them into a mountain shows how petty and intolerant the atheists really are.

Time for someone to put them in their place.

#4. Bibles Removed From College Hotel Following Complaint From Atheist Activist Group

Officials at a public university in Arizona recently agreed to remove Gideon Bibles from the school’s hotel rooms following a complaint from a prominent professing atheist organization.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter earlier this year to the CEO of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is part of Arizona State University. It said that an employee, who remained unidentified, had contacted FFRF to express their objection to the presence of the Bibles at Thunderbird Executive Inn.

The following words can apply to the previous point as well.

When you appease people who do not believe, you have then given them no reason to believe. You just show how little backbone you really have. The atheist cannot have a perfect society as their definition of a perfect society means removing anything religious from their eyesight and hearing. That agenda only violates the actual civil rights of others and forces the atheist view on others.

Since the atheist is an unrepentant sinner we can say that their agenda is influenced and led by evil and that their opinions do not matter on these issues as their opinions infringe upon the freedoms of those who do not accept or want the atheist way of thinking.

But like the homosexual, the atheist thinks that the majority must cow tow to the minority even when the latter is in error.

Things are out of whack in this world and we see that imbalance in all of these different rebellious actions and spirit. we are letting evil influence and ruin society and nations and that is not right nor an intelligent thing to do.

The believer needs to get serious about these issues and become serious about their prayer life as well so that they can make a difference and influence the world for God correctly.