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Is Evolution A Religion?

Ham told The Christian Post last week that “God’s Word” is at battle with evolution, which he described as a religion to explain the origin of the universe.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/ken-hams-creation-museum-tv-ads-seek-to-give-biblical-answers-to-kids-questions-175213/#OoXjmZyl86vpfAZF.99

We do not believe that evolution is a religion and that Mr. Ham is wrong in describing it as such. Evolution takes a lot of faith but then so does driving a car or flying in an airplane, does the faith used in those areas of life make driving or flying a religion? Of course not. We find evolution to be part of the strong delusion that God promised to send in 2nd Thess. It is a scientific theory that has no hope of being verified in any way shape or form. This means that it is a false idea, a lie meant to deceive people and draw them away from the truth found in Genesis 1 & 2 as written in the Bible. God spoke and it was. There was no process or more than 7 24 hour days involved.

Ham has accused evolution-supporting secular personalities, like Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy,’ of trying to indoctrinate children by teaching them about evolution — something which Nye has also accused Ham of doing with Creationism.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/ken-hams-creation-museum-tv-ads-seek-to-give-biblical-answers-to-kids-questions-175213/#OoXjmZyl86vpfAZF.99

This is true. Evolutionists do try to indoctrinate children. If evolution were true they would not need a monopoly on the science classroom. Demanding a monopoly means they are indoctrinating not educating.

 

News In Brief

Just taking a look at different stories that have hit the news

#1. http://www.christianpost.com/news/david-platt-apologizes-for-division-caused-by-support-of-islamic-societys-right-to-build-mosque-175218/

David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, apologized Wednesday for the division caused by the organization’s decision to join an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to support a New Jersey Islamic society’s right to build a mosque.

We have no problem with this action as we think where would Christians be if the situation were reversed?  Wouldn’t they want help from others? Do unto others is a good verse for this issue and so is the thought that planting seeds come from doing good works, we may be opening up hearts to the gospel by doing nice things like this for unbelievers, including Muslims.his help is not supporting the Muslim faith nor saying it is correct but respecting the law of the land, freedom to practice one’s religion. Christians want the same freedom so they need to give it to other faiths, even though they are false, as well.

#2. http://www.christianpost.com/news/conservatives-stunned-by-devastating-blow-to-religious-liberty-as-court-rules-against-christian-florist-175205/

Conservatives ‘Stunned’ by ‘Devastating Blow’ to Religious Liberty as Court Rules Against Christian Florist

Why are conservatives stunned? Washington is a very liberal state and the court is very secular, what kind of result do conservatives expect? Everybody already knows that the minority of LGBTQ people enjoy unprecedented support and protection from the government, this decision is not a surprise, though it is sad to see. How about praying first that God would change the hearts of the people of Washington state so that more people are brought into the kingdom and God’s justice can prevail.

#3. http://www.christianpost.com/news/when-christian-schools-are-rocked-by-sex-scandal-174889/

When Christian Schools Are Rocked by Sex Scandal

To be honest, this article aid absolutely nothing of value on this subject. We will say that this problem is very easy to fall into and believers, especially Christian leaders, need to be extra careful not to allow themselves to be found in these situations. Protecting one’marriage and the reputation of the church is vital. DO NOT TAKE CHANCES, avoid these situations and take precautions.

#4. http://www.christianpost.com/news/pentecostal-church-counselor-safe-sex-is-ok-for-teens-who-cant-control-themselves-174875/

The Church of Pentecost in Ghana is clarifying its position on sex and marriage after one of its counselors suggested that sex is permissible for teenagers who can’t control themselves, as long as they use contraception.

Uhm…No it isn’t. We have to ask why do certain Christian people, who are in delicate influential positions,disagree with God on a regular basis? Why are they in those positions and why are not churches doing more to weed them out?

#5. http://www.christianpost.com/news/white-evangelicals-voting-for-trump-represents-a-crisis-in-the-church-jim-wallis-says-175156/

Exit polls showing that 81 percent of evangelical voters and a majority of white Christians voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election represents a “crisis in the Church” and shows that the Church is more racially divided than ever, the Rev. Jim Wallis has warned.

Wallis, who heads the progressive Christian social justice group Sojourners and is also a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday that evangelicals and Christians who voted for Trump are “responsible” for his presidency and any “racist” policies that might come out of the Trump administration.

We are tired of these attacks upon a man who has held office for only 1 month. It is ridiculous to expect him to perform perfectly or as his opponents want. If you examine H. Clinton closely you will see that their foundation was merely for influence peddling yet no one said a word when that foundation closed its doors recently. They had to as the Clintons lost access to the White House.There are many other sins of H. Clinton that are swept under the rug and all we can say about Trump and political leaders is– you who are without sin, cast the first stone.

#6. http://www.christianpost.com/news/ann-coulter-donald-trump-head-of-church-175214/

Best-selling conservative author Ann Coulter recently claimed that President Donald Trump is, in her opinion, “head of state” and now “head of church.”

No one has ever accused Ms. Coulter of being theologically sound. It is dangerous to elevate other humans to positions that challenge or place them above God. Humans are the servants of God thus when the servants do well, we praise God for that is who the servants obeyed.

 

The Search Goes On

http://www.christianpost.com/news/archaeologists-to-search-for-ark-of-the-covenant-10-commandments-at-unexplored-jerusalem-site-175066/

Archaeologists from France and Israel are reportedly planning on embarking on a mission in August to search for the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to contain the stone tablets bearing the 10 Commandments handed to Moses by God.

According to MailOnline and The Times of Israel, the researchers are set to excavate the ancient site of Kiryat Ye’arim outside Jerusalem, which is one of the last remaining unexplored locations in the region.

“The place is important for several reasons,” said Professor Israel Finkelstein, from Tel Aviv University. “It’s a large, central site in the Jerusalem hills that hasn’t been studied until now.

“It may be the only key site in Judah that hasn’t undergone a systematic archaeological excavation.”

The Bible mentions Kiryat Ye’arim on a number of occasions, describing it as a Judahite town situated near Jerusalem during the period of the judges and King David, also known as the Iron Age.

Don’t hold your breathe that they will find anything or anything soon.If minimalists are involved, do not expect to be told the truth either.

 

Quotes From Billy Graham

The following quotes have been taken from his World Aflame book.

pg. 47-8 — And as Carl Henry says: In his desire to control the universe, man repeatedly puts himself in God’s place but the idea of God’s Son as a substitute in man’s place he dismisses as incredible nonsense

pg. 48 — From many universities come these ideas: First, man is only an animal; Second, existence is a chemical accident; Third, the struggle for survival has made man what he is; Fourth, morality and standards of conduct are derived only from a sociological context; Fifth, man lives in and for this world only and any further thought is unscientific.

pg. 51 — In a bull session at Harvard, a student observed: Does it not seem strange that millions should be spent trying to create life or to discover its origin? Is not our number one problem to care for the life we already have?

pg. 51 — Either man began nowhere and is looking for someplace to go or he began somewhere and has lost his way.

pg. 83 — There is a strong movement… to recast the Christian message in order to make it acceptable to modern man.

pg. 83 — Karl Barth…in a scathing denunciation of these demythologizers says… In trying to make Christianity plausible for skeptics they have succeeded only in making it meaningless.

pg. 88 — The inescapable implication of a counterfeit is that the real thing exists. No one ever counterfeited a seventy-five dollar bill. Every counterfeit bears witness to the reality of the currency it captures

pg. 127 — Ask the scientist and he cannot give an answer. I have asked a number of scientists questions concerning life after death an most of them say ‘we just do not know’.Science deals in formilas and test tubes. There is a spiritual world that science knows nothing about.

pg. 141 — At birth our sex is settled, the very frame of our body is already determined.

As to the second to last quote, all we can say is that scientists need to be evangelized not have their theories accepted. Science, especially secular science, does not know more than God. For the quotes from page 83, even today we have people trying to change the christian message to make it more attractive to unbelievers. IF you change God’s message then you are not bringing God’s message to the lost. Finally, the last quote reminds us that transgender issues are not a 21st century problem ut has existed for a long, long time. The gender one was born as is the gender they are, anything else is a product of deception.

 

A Word To Vegetarians/Vegans

We will use the word vegetarian here to include vegans and all other non-meat eaters.

Everyone knows you think your diet is superior to a meat-eating one; everyone knows you judge meat eaters and insult them; everyone knows you are rude to your hosts when you bring your own food to a dinner party  hosted by meat eaters. We have heard the vegetarian argument ad nauseam.

But there are a few points you need to consider which we hope will change your attitude. Yes, your attitude is terrible when it comes to your diet. First, when God gave the Israelites their divinely commanded diet he did not ban all meat products or animals. He allowed the Israelites to eat different kinds of beef and fish along with some other animals.

God told Peter in a vision about going to the Gentiles- ‘do not call unclean what I have cleansed’ This directive can also be applied to one’s food intake. What God has approved no one can call wrong, unclean or inferior.

Second, Jesus ate Kosher. This means that Jesus ate meat according to the laws set down for the Israelites by his father in heaven. We read about this in the Bible. Too often vegetarians think that they are greater than both God and Jesus and that they know better than them.  They think they can make a better diet than the one Jesus ate or God instituted. They can’t. It is not sin to eat meat nor is it less healthy as the Bible does not teach that one diet is greater than the other or that eating a certain way will extend their lives.

Third, When the Israelites were on their Exodus, they got tired of eating certain foods and complained . God fed them meat. He did not send a bunch of vegetable vendors to provide food for the wandering people instead he sent birds. If God had commanded that the Israelites could not eat meat, why would he help them sin by sending them meat?

Fourth, Vegetarians forget that God rejected Cain’s meatless offering.  Meat is a prime ingredient in making offerings to God for only meat contains the blood needed to meat God’s requirements for forgiveness of sins and other sacrifices.God never allowed for a vegetable substitute. The priests were allowed by God to eat part of the meat sacrificed to him. If God wanted his people to be meatless then he would not have provided that permission. If God approves of meat then no human can declare meat to be wrong or unhealthy.

Then to address a couple of our introductory remarks. The Bible tells us to eat what is placed in front of us. But we are not going to be strict here because there are a lot of foods placed in front of us that we just cannot get down or keep down. The point of this is that vegetarians need to learn that their diet is not divinely commanded and they will not sin if they break it. It is okay to eat meat and then go back on your diet when you are in your own home, etc. Since a vegetarian diet is not biblically commanded one is not disobeying God when they break it. There is no divine consequence if a vegetarian has to eat a little meat to be polite to their hosts.

Vegetarians are not greater than meat eaters. Nor are they perfect so stop breaking the command  ‘do not judge’. It is not a sin to eat meat nor does eating meat make a person inferior to vegetarians. The verses in the Bible talking about humbleness apply to vegetarians and how they view their diet.

Finally, get over yourselves. You are free to not eat meat if you so choose but you are not free to make other people go meatless. You have free choice as to what you will eat and how you will construct your diet so do meat eaters. You do not have the right to force your dietary rules upon others. nor make their decisions for them. Other people get to freely choose what they will eat. If you are going to be a zealot about your diet then stay away from meat eaters. There is no divine command to convert people to a vegetarian diet. If you sit at a table with meat eaters then keep your mouth closed about your diet and just enjoy the other person’s company and have a good discussion on anything else.

Vegetarians die from the same corruption, diseases and other causes of death just like meat eaters. Their diet does not extend their life nor protects them from dying. No matter what you eat, death comes eventually so chill out and take it down a few notches because you are not being biblical when you give your diet divine status or make it superior to the teaching of the bible.

 

It’s A Cave

Archeologists announced this week that they have discovered a 12th cave, which may have once held hidden scrolls from the Second Temple period. http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-is-discovered.html

It is a possibility it was a 12th cave but lets not read into anything since the evidence is not there to support the conclusion

“The jars were all broken and their contents removed, and the discovery toward the end of the excavation of a pair of iron pickax heads from the 1950s, stored within the tunnel for later use, proves the cave was looted,” he said.

Yes it was looted but who knows what those jars held. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here and make declarations that may not be accurate.  One of the complaints I have had from atheists is that believing archaeologists and investigators kick over a rock and call it a holy discovery. Christians are known for jumping the gun on many supposed discoveries and fail to do their work properly as they are too intent on proving the bible true or some other biblical agenda and then do sloppy work embarrassing themselves and the church.

Right now the cave is a disappointing discovery that could have held more scrolls

Gutfield said that even though no scrolls were found, the evidence is clear that scrolls were once stored in the cave.

“Those findings include the jars in which the scrolls and their coverings were hidden, a leather strap for binding the scroll, a cloth that wrapped the scrolls, tendons and pieces of skin connecting fragments, and more,” he said.

That is the other thing, archaeologists assume too much and think every discovery is virgin, meaning it is as they think it is untouched for centuries and as they conclude. They do not consider other possibilities when examining their find. In this case we may tend to agree with them but we will only go as far as saying it is a possibility and only a cave until proven otherwise.

If there were other DSS in that cave, we may already have them but their discovery is not germane to the faith. Our faith rests upon Jesus and God’s word not more DSS.

 

This Is Absurd!!

http://www.christianpost.com/news/sorry-mothers-its-pregnant-people-now-174100/

The British Medical Association has asked its 160,000 members who work in hospitals and general practice across that country not to call pregnant women “mothers” to show sensitivity toward transgender people, according to reports.

Pandering to those who choose to pervert and alter themselves has got to stop. The transgender is the abnormal person not the pregnant MOTHER. The transgender should be showing sensitivity to the pregnant women not the other way around. The transgender person is the usurper of right and wrong, the violator of what is normal, the one discontented with their birth gender so they must take pains to be sensitive to those who do everything right and accept their birth gender and identity.

God did not make transgendered people. Those ideas come from evil alone and are not biblically or divinely approved. The transgendered person is the one deceived not those who accept who they are, they are the ones who need counseling, correction and guided back to what is right about their lives NOT the person who accepts who they are and live as they are.

The secular world has gone insane in this issue and so have many church denominations and ‘christian’ individuals. God is not the one who needs correction in this matter. God is the one who is to be obeyed not told he needs to be sensitive to those who fall to the deception evil places in their lives.We do not support deception but bring people out of it so that they can live proper lives, hoping that they will repent of their sins and become believers in Jesus. At no time are we to say that transgenderism is normal, healthy or okay. It is none of those things.

But while transgenderism is wrong, sin and abnormal, we do not throw those people away and leave them for the unchurched world to minister to or meet their physical needs. We must still treat them as Jesus would want. When Jesus said ‘when you do it unto the least of these you do it unto me’ he did not leave out transgendered people from the group ‘the least of these’.

We can help them without compromising our faith and beliefs and without accepting their sin and abnormality. Jesus did it when he ate with the sinners.We need to minister to these people correctly not supporting their decisions but calling it what it is–something from evil and not from God. Transgendered people must repent of their sins, give up their transgendered identification and desires and be made new creatures through redemption in Christ. They are not Christians or part of the church if they do not follow the rules of God for salvation and redemption.They cannot be accepted as part of the family of God if they do not repent of all their sins, including transgenderism, and actually become a part of the kingdom of God.

God does not allow sin in his kingdom and we must not include anyone in God’s kingdom who has not truly been redeemed by Christ.Secular scientists, psychologists and other unbelieving social workers do not have the truth nor the inside track on this issue. They are as deceived as the transgendered person and do not have the truth about this issue.The church needs to take its lead from the Holy Spirit and go for the truth not the faulty theories of those in need of a savior and the truth.

The church and the believer cannot follow that absurd directive but must lead the secular world to what is truly right and wrong so the issue can be solved correctly. ‘Being sensitive’ to  these people is not the correct solution; making the people who are normal to change is not the correct solution to this issue; supporting evil and sin is not the correct solution to this issue. The correct solution is to identify the problem for what it is–sin– and then provide the correct spiritual answer to the problem.

Too many children are being trapped in sin because the church allows the secular world to lead in spiritual problems and that is just not right.

 
 
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