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I Have The Right!

This seems to be the battle cry for those supporting and using abortion as a solution to their situation. BUT at no time in history has the right to eliminate those who are not guilty of any crime, sin or unable to defend themselves been granted. Just because different people throughout history have exterminated the innocent, the defenseless and so on, those historical acts do not grant any modern person the right nor permission to follow suit.

There is no right to kill the unborn no matter what excuse is made to make that act legal. The excuse it ids the woman’s body and she gets to do with it as she pleases does not hold up as once a woman and man join together in sexual intimacy, they lose possession of their bodies and their bodies are no longer solely their own. Then at no time does the idea of  woman’s body allow any person to destroy a body that does not belong to them. This means that women have no right nor permission to harm the unborn baby. That body does not belong to the woman and she cannot bring harm to it.

 

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Archaeology In The News 6 (+ science)

http://christiannews.net/2016/10/22/gold-coin-depicting-roman-emperor-nero-unearthed-in-israel/

A rare gold coin depicting Roman emperor Nero was unearthed in archaeological excavations just outside the Old City of Jerusalem in Israel.

The coin was found in the excavations of the Mount Zion Project, codirected by Shimon Gibson, Visiting Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and James Tabor, Professor of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity at UNC-Charlotte. This Nero coin is especially significant because it was discovered on a scientific excavation, so its findspot is clear.

The coin, called an aureus—the standard gold coin in ancient Rome, bears on its obverse side (see image above) a portrait of Nero and an inscription reading “NERO CAESAR AVG IMP” (Nero Caesar Augustus Imperator). Nero was Roman emperor from 54 to 68 C.E. On the Nero coin’s reverse side (see example below) appear an oak wreath surrounding the letters “EX S C” (Ex Senatus Consulto—“by order of the Senate”) as well as the inscription “PONTIF MAX TR P III” (Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas III).

http://christiannews.net/2016/10/17/evidence-of-a-young-moon-study-forces-scientists-to-rethink-lunar-dating-techniques/

Could the moon be younger than most realize? A new study shows that craters on the moon form quicker than previously thought, which means many features on the lunar surface are not as old as astronomers had predicted.

Astronomers at Arizona State University and Cornell University recently set out to measure the formation rate of craters on the moon. To do so, they compiled thousands of high-resolution “before and after” images of the moon’s surface captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The amount of time that elapsed between the before and after pictures varied, ranging from 176 to 1,241 days.

After collecting the images, the astronomers ran the photographs through computer software that identified any changes between the “before and after” images. The results showed that the moon’s surface as shown in the “after” images is spotted with more than 200 new craters that did not exist when the initial batch of photographs was captured.

“From this temporal dataset, we detected 222 new impact craters,” the astronomers wrote in a paper published by “Nature” on Thursday. The largest craters they identified were about 140 feet in diameter.

http://christiannews.net/2016/10/10/christian-scientist-fired-for-challenging-evolution-awarded-financial-settlement/

An evangelical Christian scientist who was fired after discovering evidence that seemingly contradicted the evolutionary timeframe has been awarded a generous settlement after taking his case to court.

As previously reported, Mark Armitage was a scientist at California State University—Northridge (CSUN) who discovered soft tissues on a large triceratops horn that was believed to be at least 65 million years old. However, the discovery became mired in controversy when Armitage described his findings in a journal article.

“In the paper, I just presented the factual data,” Armitage said. “The only conclusions I drew were that ‘This needs to be investigated further. We have a lot of work to do.’”

Other scientists at the university were not pleased with Armitage’s discovery, evidently thinking that he was trying to promote evidence against evolution. His supervisor reportedly stormed into his lab on one occasion and shouted, “We will not tolerate your religion in this department!”

http://christiannews.net/2016/10/03/archaeologists-uncover-fascinating-evidence-of-bibles-king-hezekiah-in-israel/

Archaeologists digging out the ruins of an enormous ancient gate in Israel have discovered evidence that confirms one of the Old Testament’s historical accounts of King Hezekiah.

In January of this year, archaeologists began an archaeological excavation in Tel Lachish National Park, which is located in central Israel about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem. The park marks the site of the ancient city of Lachish, which is mentioned nearly two dozen times in the Bible and played a role in several biblical accounts.

Described by some archaeologists as the most important city in Judah after Jerusalem, Lachish was a prosperous and heavily-fortified center until the Assyrians destroyed it around 700 B.C.

Several decades ago, researchers partially uncovered the remains of an ancient gate at Lachish that is believed to be nearly 3,000 years old, dating back to Lachish’s prime during the First Temple period (1000-600 B.C.). City gates were important places in Bible times, because city leaders and government officials would regularly convene there.

 

More Disappointing News

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-parents-warned-14-year-old-daughter-taken-away-banning-gender-transition-171085/

Christian parents in the U.K. are taking legal action against their local council authority after it undermined their parental rights and sided with their 14-year-old daughter who says she wants to transition to become a boy.

The Daily Mail reports that the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told local council officials that she wants to start transitioning to look like a boy. The parents have said that she is too young to be making such decisions, however, and will be meeting with teachers and social workers next month to discuss how the girl should be addressed and treated at school.

The Christian Legal Centre, which will be funding the legal costs for the parents, blamed the “transgender cultural movement” for creating what it called a new “conflict of rights” within the family.

Andrea Williams of the Christian Legal Centre said: “This is the emperor’s new clothes. Authorities are forcing an agenda that is not true, and harmful to children. This case demonstrates shocking disregard for parental authority: no one is listening to what the parents want or have to say. They know the child the best, and have the child’s interests at heart.'”

The 14-year-old girl’s mother said in an interview with the Sunday Times, according to The Sun, that “the rights of parents in the U.K. are being eroded, especially those who have traditional Christian values. It is leaving parents to feel fearful, vulnerable and intimidated.”

It is clear that the western nations of the world have lost their way, lost sight of what is right and wrong, etc., and the church needs to stand up for those issues regardless of the threats set their way.
 
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Posted by on October 28, 2016 in academics, Bible, church, comparative religions, controversial issues, faith, family, homosexuality, leadership

 

Disappointing News

http://www.christianpost.com/news/over-19k-sign-petition-condemning-georgia-demanding-pastor-turn-over-sermons-bible-171132/

“I stand with Dr. Eric Walsh’s freedom to believe and live according to his deeply-held beliefs. The demand that he hand over his sermons, sermon notes, and all pastoral documents including his Bible represents a government intrusion into the sanctity of the church, pastor’s study, and pulpit,” reads the petition to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

“Heavy-handed tactics like this have the effect of intimidating and silencing people of faith everywhere. Such targeting of the pulpit by the government is unconscionable, and I urge you to use all means of your authority to correct this egregious overreach of the state into church affairs.”

As The Christian Post reported on Wednesday, Walsh is a leading health expert who was previously appointed to President Obama’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, but the state’s Department of Public Health ended up rescinding his employment after it investigated his Christian views on marriage.

Despite Trump’s failings this should tell Christians to elect him over Clinton. Christians are not being given their equal rights nor treated fairly in a country that is known for its religious freedom.  This is the kind of story that we heard about when the old iron curtain existed and the communists tried to wipe out christianity, why it is happening in a democratic pro-religious country is beyond explanation except that it seems the christian free ride is over
 

Follow Me

We are going to look at 2 different passages that seem to be taken out of context but are not really as they partner together quite well. First we look at John 21: 19

19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

These words are echoed in Mark 1:17 and 2:24 when Jesus was calling his disciples along with being repeated in verse 22 of John 21:

22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”

People may try to restrict the usage of these words to Peter and the rest of the disciples but the actually apply to all those whom God created.  Jesus is calling everyone to follow him, not the best explanation, not private interpretation, not denominational ideologies but to follow him in all aspects of our lives. Whether it be our spiritual lives or our daily living we must follow Jesus in all aspects of life from the good times to emotional crimes to tragedies we must follow Jesus and his ways.

Jesus does not leave room for alternatives to be considered. He is to be followed and how do we know what to do, well our second passage of scripture 1 Tim. 3:14-15 gives us the right direction to learn where we find Jesus’ way to follow:

14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; 15 but [k]in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how [l]one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.

These words of Paul may seem to be restricted to the instructions in 1 Timothy 3, and they do apply to those words, but they also direct our minds to see that those words apply to the rest of the Bible as well. The Bible was written so that we would know how to please God, what instructions and commands we are to follow and what we need to believe in order to live the Christian life correctly.  We need to know how to conduct ourselves in our lives thus the Bible was written so that we would know what we are to do.

This is one of the failures in the Progressive Christianity movement. They and other alternatives keep changing the word of God to fit their beliefs thus they no longer follow God’s words but their own. They do not follow Jesus but recreate Christianity to fit their ideological ideas. We cannot follow Jesus if we alter his words and you must remember that all of the Bible are God’s and Jesus’ words, not just the red letters.

All of the Bible was written so that we would have God’s instructions to follow not some subjective human ideas and those instructions as we said earlier cover all aspects of human life from the good times, to highly charged emotional crimes to tragedies. There are no exceptions so if you are unclear as to what those instructions are we suggest you get back to reading the Bible honestly, asking the HS to get you to the truth so that you know how to conduct yourselves, even in the area of raising your children.

We go for the truth, nothing else will do and Jesus promised that we would know the truth so there are no excuses if one opts for an interpretation or best explanation. If we want to live the Christian life correctly, then we follow God’s word as written and do not substitute those parts we do not like but learn from the HS how those difficult parts show God in action demonstrating his holiness and justness.

Follow Jesus in science, history and so many other areas of life as well as your private lives and you can’t go wrong

 

Fighting Abortion

many fervent pro-life activists do not extend their concern to the baby who is born and are least likely to support benevolent programs that they consider socialist–pg. 72 Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter

This is a problem in the church today as many church members only look at the unborn as the innocent whom God is talking about. Their mission is so limited that they do more harm than good. When Jesus told Peter to tend his sheep in the gospel of John, he did not restrict that care to only those in the womb. The church needs to properly care for all people at all ages in life.

By doing this we fight against abortion without making a mess of the situation and turning large groups of people off of the gospel.  We  roll up our sleeves and get involved correctly so that God will be glorified not vilified/

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in academics, Bible, church, comparative religions, controversial issues, education, faith, family, General Life, leadership, politics, theology

 

WWJD

You all know what those initials mean. They have been part of a Christian fad for many years now– what would Jesus do?  It s not a tough question to answer. He would obey his father and scripture and the two do not over-rule or contradict each other.  He also did it in every aspect of human life.

Jesus set the example for his followers to follow, we just need to do it correctly

 
 
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