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Creation Colleges

It seems that AIG has built a website dedicated to creation colleges.

https://answersingenesis.org/colleges/

The Christian colleges and seminaries referred to on this site are institutions whose presidents have affirmed in writing their personal agreement with the Tenets of Creation.

We simply offer the information here to our readers in case they are looking for a good institution to attend or send their loved ones to.

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in academics, Bible, church, creation, education, leadership

 

We Like This Article

http://www.christianpost.com/news/caitlyn-jenner-man-wearing-dress-176062/

I do not write these words lightly, and there is not an ounce of mockery or, God forbid, hatred in my heart when I say that Caitlyn Jenner is a man wearing a dress.

1. there is no settled science confirming transgender identity

2. we still know very little about many operations of the brain, including those related to what is now called gender dysphoria (previously known as gender identity disorder, or GID)

3. studies continue to indicate that the vast majority of children who identify as transgender do not do so after puberty (even if many ultimately identify as gay)

4. there must be a better way than our current approach to treating gender dysphoria

5. it is unfair to impose the struggles of less than 1 percent of the population on the rest of the population, especially on impressionable kids

6. gender distinctions should be celebrated and appreciated, rather than branded patriarchal or heterosexist or the like.

And while I’m at, let me say this to CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Sir, it is not intolerant for a father not to want his daughter to see a boy’s penis at school. That’s called being a good dad.

He is direct and to the point. Transgender people are only fooling themselves and being deceived by evil.There is nothing normal about rejecting your birth gender and people who support such changes are aiding evil’s attempt to destroy God’s creation.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in academics, Bible, church, controversial issues, family, homosexuality, illness, leadership, politics

 

Michael Moore & Trump

We used to like Mr. Moore. He used to poignant, insightful and funny but somewhere along the way after Bowling for Columbine where he made a lot of money for a documentary, he lost his way and now thinks that he alone gets to say who can be elected president and who can’t. Here is a link to his website and the page that provides evidence to support that point

http://michaelmoore.com/10PointPlan/

What most liberals and conservatives do not grasp is that people reign because of God’s permission. we may not understand the why of it all the time but different leaders are in place in different countries for a reason.  The believer may not like the persecution or the exclusion of Christian teaching from ruling administrations but then God doesn’t tell us to implement his teachings via force or the enactment of laws. We are to be Christian all the time even when the government in power is disobeying God’s biblical instruction.

God also does not teach the removal or usurption of power of any given government body. He does tell people to pray for political leaders, he tells us to do unto them as we would have them do unto us, he tells us to return good for evil and many other divine and holy direction. Jesus never taught rebellion or protest nor did he say a select group or individual had the right to undermine governmental process to get rid of a leader they do not like. This is where the liberals, like Michael Moore, fail. They think that they alone have the right to say who gets to hold the seat of power. Sadly for them, God did not die and leave them in charge of the Earth or human civilizations.

People like Mr. Moore need to obey the democratic process and if they lose an election then they honestly work to win the next one but that work does not include undermining the legal authority of the person in currently in charge. We re not going to throw accusations at Mr. Moore or other liberals for their failure to allow their opponents the right to rule and elect the leaders of their country. Their misguided behavior and words condemn them.

Christians need to be better than those who are politically intolerant of others. They must demonstrate God’s ways all the time even when liberals win an election and put in office a leader who is opposed to Christian teaching. There is no biblical teaching that allows believers to disobey God and his biblical instruction. Even in politics we have no permission to sin. So Mr. Moore and his friends are prime examples of what NOT to do. Mr. Trump won the election fairly and without cheating thus he has the right and legal authority to rule. Unless he committed an actual crime, no one has the right to force him from office.

So far what we have observed is that the liberal faction cannot be honest and are trying to make up crimes to remove Mr. Trump. All that shows is that the liberal part of the country are poor losers, spoiled little babies (referring to those people refusing to go to the White House after a victory), selfish as they think they are the only ones with the right to elect a leader and many more negative characteristics. So far the liberals have proven they are far from biblical teaching as one can get and that they have nothing to offer any one

 

Perseverance

A pastor quoted the verse containing the titled word stating that Christians need to persevere in times of trouble BUT what he forgot to mention is that perseverance does not keep other believers from providing aid to those who are struggling in their lives.

Too often many believers will use that word to escape from being involved and helping in the lives of those who need help. People with real problems need and want real answers and solutions. They do not want pity, more prayer, or be left in the middle of their struggle with no help from those far more financially stable.

We are to bear one another’s burdens yet the people who preach that are the ones who run the fastest when real burdens are brought to them.

How can one persevere when they are left in their troubles and provided no aid by those who call themselves Christian?

We were talking to another pastor this past week and he agreed with us when we said  we get better help from non-believers than we do believers. He faces the same problems we do and gets little help from believers. How sad is that?

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2017 in academics, Bible, church, controversial issues, faith, family, leadership, theology

 

The Death Penalty

We have discussed this before and we do not want to rehash old arguments but we feel that many believers are very misguided in this issue. The thing is we do not believe that misguided thinking is solely on the side of those who support the death penalty for certain crimes.

Writing on his blog last year, Olson opined that authentic Christians must oppose the capital punishment for one distinctly theological reason.

“When we take another human life unnecessarily, we usurp God’s prerogative for that person’s eventual salvation or, if they are already saved, for that person’s future service for the Kingdom of God,” Olson wrote
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-lethal-injection-ethicists-death-penalty-175641/#YLl6FB5iRAsEDpB7.99

The problem with that is God did not make that exception when he established the death penalty. Of course we can use mercy and let those deserving of death live but let’s not put ourselves in the place of God and establish reasons God did not create when he instituted the death penalty. If we are not going to put them to death,let’s be honest about it. No one knows if a man or woman sentenced to death will convert so the logic behind that quoted reasoning is very flawed. We are not usurping God’s prerogative for the death penalty recipient by obeying God. God knows the hearts of the criminal and he knows which one will or will not repent of their sins and accept Christ as their savior. It is best to follow God’s leading when he implement mercy and allow God to choose who gets a reprieve from the death penalty and who does not.Evangelism does not influence obedience nor allows us to ignore God’s instructions on how we are to behave in all issues.

BUT since governments exile God from their rule, then this cannot take place unless the believer really prays and asks God to intervene.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in academics, Bible, church, comparative religions, controversial issues, faith, family, Justice, leadership, politics, theology

 

When The Say It Better Than Us

http://www.christianpost.com/news/4-recent-events-that-should-wake-christians-from-their-slumber-175617/

This is a very well written article by Michael Brown and great food for thought. We will post only a few excerpts

This is not rocket science, and Beggs would not be allowed to compete in a college-level or Olympic or professional match while on steroids. (Is this why Beggs is undefeated this season?)

Steroids and other performance enhancing drugs are banned for logical, obvious reasons, yet logic seems to stop at the door when it comes to transgender activism.

Accordingly, Beggs grandmother (and guardian), rather than recognizing how unfair this all was to the other girls who worked so hard to be there, could only say, “Today was not about their students winning. Today was about bias, hatred and ignorance.”

 

And, she alleges, “People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season. I’d never been thrown to the ground so much. The message was: ‘We want you to know we don’t like you.'”

Could this be true?

If it is, even if her estimate about the percentage of lesbian players is too high, don’t expect her story to get much traction in the news. After all, straights are never the victims, only gays are the victims, and because Wiggins is straight and therefore part of the dominant culture, she can’t be the victim. Straights are the bullies, so suck it up, lady, and stop complaining.

 

Back in Texas, the NFL and NBA have warned the state that if they pass a bill similar to North Carolina, which, among other things, forbids boys who believe they are girls from playing on girls’ sports teams or using the girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, the state will be severely punished by the leagues.

Responding to the NFL, which was the first to threaten Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said, “The last thing the NFL needs to do is to get into the business of telling states how to operate their own political operations.” Indeed.

And what will the NFL and NBA (and NCAA and others) do if state after state does the right thing and protects the privacy and rights of its citizens? Hopefully, we’ll find out in the years ahead as the pushback against radical LGBT activism continues.
When USDA officials were touring the plant for an inspection, “they noticed a handful of brochures on the breakroom table about natural marriage. As Don tells it, the article was mixed in with the stacks of newspapers celebrating the recent Supreme Court decision redefining marriage. Even so, the on-site officers took offense to the literature, walked into Don’s office, closed both doors, and told him they’d call off the inspection if the material wasn’t removed.”

So, the Christian owner of a meatpacking center employing 45 workers was given an ultimatum by USDA officials – who were there to inspect the meat operation, not the beliefs, of Vander Boom – telling him that if he didn’t remove the material on marriage, there would be no inspection, as a result of which the center would be shut down.

We have always been against sports organizations forcing certain views upon different states. It started with Arizona many years back when the people of that state did not vote for establishing a Martin Luther King holiday. Sports organizations do not have the right to force their views on a people of a state, usurp the democratic process and step on the rights of the people of any state. The sports organizations are wrong in this matter and need to be slapped down and spanked for their violation of democratic princip-les.

Government, on the other hand, tends to go too far in ‘protecting’ certain group of people. Their rush to protect the rights of a minute minority has them trampling the rights of others.That is not right especially when those small groups already enjoy the same rights as other members of a nation. It is not the fault of those who follow the rules when some ultra-small groups reject the rights they have access to. That responsibility lies with the alternative groups. If they reject the rights that are available to them, they are not entitled to create rights tailored to their abnormal preferences.

Right and wrong, good and evil, normal and abnormal and morality and immorality do not depend upon ‘rights’ to establish  the norm for society. Those standards come from God and no matter how hard the practitioners of the latter words of those groups of terms try they cannot use ‘rights’ to change their sinful, abnormal, wrong, evil, immoral behavior and pronounce them good, normal, correct or even moral. Their status depends upon God’s declaration and so far God has not changed his mind on what is or isn’t sin.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in academics, controversial issues, education, General Life, homosexuality, Justice, leadership, politics

 

The Boy Scouts Have Lost Their Way

http://www.christianpost.com/news/north-carolina-megachurch-cuts-ties-boy-scouts-transgender-policy-175636/

Last month, the Boy Scouts of America announced they were going to allow girls who self-identified as boys to become members of their organization.

Their reasoning is not well thought out or strong:

“For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs,” stated the Scouts.

“However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”

 

 

Confusion is not of God thus when the secular world starts to bring confusion to life areas, the churches and the believer must stand up for what is right and cast God’s light over the problem correctly. We can see this confusion enter life through this transgender issue. Transgenderism is a deception not a normal life choice and parents need to counsel their children accordingly and correctly. They are the ones, not the state nor the public school system, that are to help their children through these difficult issues showing their children how evil is trying to destroy them through rejection of their birth gender and acceptance of being something they are not.

Pray for the boy scouts and those parents who face these difficult issues. Get them proper help as well so that parents do not lose a child to sin

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in academics, Bible, church, comparative religions, controversial issues, faith, family, homosexuality, leadership, theology

 
 
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