These are just different topics that have come across our minds that do not sit well with us. Some we have discussed at length already but they won’t leave our memory because there are still things to say about them.
#1. The culture of that time– this we first heard over 40 years ago in our undergraduate academic institution. A very nice guy and professor said in class and it has resonated in our minds till this day.
Not because we do not have an answer to those words but because it still bothers us that a leading Christian institution was beginning to stray from the truth and teaching its students false ideas.
One of the problems with that professor and his statement was the fact that he did not say which culture we should be using to guide us to the truth of God’s word. He never said which one was the correct one and to use the Canadian one would be an insult to the American students at the college as well as every other culture in the world.
Of course, the correct culture to use is God’s culture as he calls us out of the secular cultures of the world and teaches us his ways. His kingdom his rules. That would have been a better lesson than what we received at the time. It would have put us on the right track to being holy and better Christians.
Instead what we got was confusion, barriers to overcome and stumbling blocks to mar our way.
#2. Evolutionists & the theory of Evolution- we were reading an old National Geographic and the main title was ‘What Darwin Didn’t Know’ from February 2009. The thing that bothers us about this topic is that Darwin and all evolutionary scientists and supporters after his time, misapply what they observe.
Te and they assume so much and then conduct their experiments with this pre drawn conclusion in mind. Then when they do not have the evidence they want they fabricate it and extrapolate that assumption to the species they want to apply it too.
The fossil in question is named the Titaalik and the words of the author are “The fossil’s genes are lost in the mists of history. But inspired by a living proxy…” The scientists went on to make several leaps to conclusions forgetting that fins are limbs and most likely would need the same mechanism’s a bird would need to get their wings
But in their haste to try and prove evolution true evolutionary scientists, Darwin and others fail to apply the corruption of the world to what they discover. What they have may not be the norm but an exception to the norm. Since science is blind to the past they will never know.
These people see God’s handiwork yet they are so blind and deceived that they cannot see the truth. The article talks about ow there is no specific human gene but the evolutionist in their haste to remove and replace God fail to see that our bodies did not need to have a special gene.
It just needed a different design and the breath of life that God gave us to make us human. That physical design had to live in the same environment as all the other life forms on this planet so there is no mystery as to why we have the same type of genes.
The only differences we needed were the genes to express in such a way that we came out of our mother’s wombs as human. Mice as mice out of their mothers and so on. This is not evolution but the divine handiwork of a God who knew what he wanted and how to get it.
Unlike evolution, which does not know anything nor has any attributes we possess, God possess those attributes and more to give us what he wanted us to have. Evolution nor natural selection could not develop life to achieve what we already possess.
That is because those fake processes had no idea what to develop. They have no minds to think anything up and something cannot come from nothing.
#3. The women as preachers movement- We are reading the late Gretchen Gaebelen Hull’s book, ‘Equal to Serve’ and she died last year so these words are not for her.
Her book is full of the same tired old arguments all supporters for women to be preacher’s drag out. She does a great job in misapply unrelated biblical texts to show that women should be preachers and teachers of men.
Not one of her arguments provide a solid scriptural basis to disobey God’s instructions and calling those passages hard to understand is just relabelling them to fit her agenda. The verses she does not like are very clear in their message but she finds other ones to use to do an end run around that message.
Her biggest failure that undermines her arguments, not only her hatred of patriarchy, is that she thinks or thought that being a new creature did away with God’s rules.
She seemed to be under the impression that some bible verses over ruled key ones and those that were over ruled were not in force. She didn’t realize that i snot how God works. She ignores the verse where Jesus lamented ‘why do ye call me lord when you do not do the things I say’.
That verse gives us a clear indication that there were certain roles for men and certain roles for women that cannot be changed. Also, that there were certain rules that God wants to see obeyed. Whether Mrs. Hull thought so or not.
What disappoints and bothers us is that she and others like her have led so many Christian women to sin. Plus, the fact when she was asked to take certain positions that had her violate scriptures, she did not say no and remained in obedience to God, she took them wilfully and disobeyed God anyways.
We are outlining many key words and phrases in her book and maybe at a later date we will do a series on her arguments pointing out the error of her ways. needless to say too many people were influenced by her and others like her, ruining the church and women. That bothers us a great deal.