“The BBC teased religious…… leaders by asking them if they believed in the literal truth of the great Bible stories. I would like to ask BBC chiefs and the rest of our secular establishment if they believe in the literal truth of evolution. Evolution is an unproven theory. If what its fundamentalist supporters believe is true, fishes decided to grow lungs and legs and walk up the beach. The idea is so comically daft that only one thing explains its survival—that lonely, frightened people wanted to expel God from the Universe because they found the idea that He exists profoundly uncomfortable.” – Peter Hitchens
from the feature page of the International Express (UK), on 5 January 2000:
Peter Hitchens is right “that lonely, frightened people wanted to expel God from the Universe because they found the idea that He exists profoundly uncomfortable.” And the eternal consequence of such folly is really tragic.
The news that we bring condemnation to ourselves by violating the perfect law of God is offensive. But once we sully righteousness, it is no longer righteous. We cannot clean ourselves up, or restore our own righteousness.
There is good news, though. And that, too, is equally uncomfortable. It is that God Himself has provided a Way to enter into His very presence. It is via imputation… a propitiation… a heavenly exchange… wherein our unrighteousness is taken and nailed, once and for all time to that shameful tree. And Jesus’ righteousness covers us for all time.
I realize that some here cannot understand this, and tragically, will choose to remain in that frightened, lonely place… and are bolstered by sheer numbers of companions. To those… destined for tragedy, we labor on… praying that God’s grace is received. But when crossing to eternity, knowing the same did not repent (even if our own close relations…) we will look upon hell and proclaim “hallelujah and amen!”
But there may be one that, by God’s grace, can hear and responds! And when that happens on this side of eternity, we too, exclaim “hallelujah and amen!”
Jesus still proclaims… Whosoever will… Come!
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The cost is not just within the church but born by the whole community. The compromise within the church is deep and the battle is shaping up to be fierce. But reformation must begin in the church before it will spill over and transform the world.
Yes, compromise in the church is deep, but we need heavy hitters like this… More, we need you. It is good to have a few million dollar apologists. But it is far better to have millions of one dollar apologists.
Sure, the debate will be good for the church… It will be good for the culture. But it will not be easy!Print This Post Filed under Apologetics, news, views | Tags: Apologetics, Evolution | Comments Off on Albert Mohler and RC Sproul Start Historic Debate Over Geology, Evolution and the Age of the Earth
Some of my friends wonder why I am so hung up on the creative work of God, rather than talking about grace and the fact that He saved us from our sins.
The fact is God reveals himself a little bite at a time. If you cannot get past the fact that this universe was created by God, you could not care less that he died for your sin. If God did not create this universe, if in fact their is no God required to explain why we exist, why should you believe that you have any sin that would offend a righteous God that does not exist in the first place.
Our entire culture is inundated with propaganda aimed at convincing people that evolution is a proven scientific fact. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The evidence that the universe was designed is overwhelming. The media loves to ridicule people of faith. They call it “blind faith”, all the while conforming to the consensus view that there is nothing besides the natural universe. Science used to be a search for a true view of how things work.
Today, the scientific view is focused on finding a completely naturalistic explanation for everything. People in the scientific community are shunned or even fired if they do not toe the line of naturalism. Every now and then someone says something like “it almost appears to have been designed…” but then they start with the fancy footwork and back away form that statement. If the founder of Scientific American was alive today and writing, his own magazine would not publish his work. Because he believed in a creator.
Scientists have a for years clung to the “fact” that the speed of light was a constant. Twenty years ago Barry Setterfield and Trevor Norman tried to publish research that showed that the speed is light is slowing down. They were almost published but the publisher found out they believed in a creator and pulled the paper. For years they tried to get their views published and examined by their peers. Nada. Zip.
Curiously, twenty years after they tried to publish, scientists that are not tainted with the odious smell of “blind faith” are publishing papers saying the speed of light is slowing. Do any of these scientists have the class to give Setterfield and Norman any citations for earlier work? Nada. Zip.
I could go into a discussion about how other “constants”, like the fine structure constant, alpha, has been suspected of changing. How String theory says that the universe is actually composed of ten or more dimensions, only four of which we can actually sense and measure. How length, time, energy, everything, come in packages of a minimum size. How if something is smaller than that size it loses “locality” and becomes everywhere at once. Read “Inconstant Constants” (Scientific American, June 2005) for your self. They conclude that this universe is just a “shadow of a much larger reality”. Really? The bible has been saying that all along.
Bishop Paley, around 100 years ago, had an argument that anyone could look at his watch and know that it was designed, could not designed that the hand that carried the watch was much more complex and had to be designed as well. His detractors replied that this argument only applied if living organisms were in fact machines. 100 years of microbiology and other research have shown that in fact living cells are machines composed of millions of intricately arranged atoms. Bishop Paley wins, evolution loses.
Don’t take my word for it. Don’t take your teacher’s word for it either. Investigate for yourself. Find out how bankrupt the religion of evolution is for yourself. Then taste God and see how delightful he is. If you can get past the first hurdle of truth, God will give you some more truth.Print This Post Filed under CloserToGod, CULTure, salvation, Science | Tags: CULTure, Evolution, Science, stupidity, the lie | Comments Off on I have a hang up…
This is a response to Dan Kuik‘s comment posted to the article Is there any hope for this generation?
I shall try to explain this the best way I can. To some it may be very difficult indeed to hear. I know there are a lot of committed Christians who are scientists, and I praise God for them. It is truly a difficult field to be called into. These scientists are not idiots, however, they may very well be deceived.
As Christians, we are not against science, either. However there are some “sciences” that are truly exist in a gray area between philosophy and science. They are mistakenly accepted as true empirical science, but are not directly observable. Among these are psychology, sociology, and evolution. These fields of research lend themselves to grand theories based on an incorrect philosophy. These philosophies are grounded in stories that may have some truth within them. But regardless of the content of some truth they are still, nevertheless, stories.
The field of science truly endeavors to make sense of creation. Yet, what began as an innocent desire by humanity to understand who we are, it has now gone awry.
That desire to understand, as innocent as it began, has given birth to delusion. This delusion is now being used to deceive people, giving them a convenient excuse to deny God and live their lives as they see fit. It infects them with the irrationality that all truth is relative. Regardless, many trod down that wide path.
This practice, unstopped, leads to destruction and sadly, death. It is this innocent desire that births delusion, then deception, in turn becoming destruction, and finally death. It is the basis for all sin.
First off, let’s establish some things 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness. I will use scripture alone. It is the essence of instruction from a holy God.
Second, I contend that the days we live in are indeed the last days, the signs are plentiful. For my reference, I will use 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. (2) For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, (3) heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, (4) treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (5) having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Paul goes on to say that such people are “always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7) This is because when using an incorrect philosophy as a basis, one cannot do true science. To begin with one that excludes the very Author and Creator of life will always belie the same!
One must be on guard for this delusion. Jesus Himself said “See that no one leads you astray.” (Matthew 24:4) But one strong warning comes in 1 Timothy 4:1, Paul says “in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.” In fact Jesus, in Matthew 24:24, says the deception will be so strong “so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Those are some strong warnings!
But we must, as watchmen, stand on the wall and warn others. It is not our intention to “pit God against evolution.” Simply for the fact that the converse is already true, evolution has pitted itself against God. I would dare say it exalts itself against the very throne of the Most High.
Satan’s favorite tool is deception, in fact, he is called the deceiver. He also disguises himself as an angel of light, as Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
But as with every deception of the enemy, he loves to use it coupled with truth. But a lie, no matter how small, coupled with a truth, no matter how great, is still but a lie. Paul warns us of this by saying a little leaven leavens the whole lump. (1 Corinthians 5:6)
Through subtle deception, evolution exalts itself against some of the very foundational doctrines of the faith. I contend that evolution CANNOT be true in the light of God’s word.
There are too many to go through in a post such as this, so I will choose one.
If, as is posited by Dan, God “used” evolution JUST to create a man, that means that millions of creatures would have had to die before there was even the first man. This means that evolution must establish that man exists as a result of millions of years of death!
But, my Bible teaches me something entirely different. It tells me that man was created by the will of God from the dust of the ground. It tells me that man was created good. It also tells me in Romans 5:12 that death is the result of man’s sin! In fact, because of that first man’s sin, we all inherited that propensity.
So as I see it, man’s wisdom teaches that death brought man, but God says man brought death!
Those two ideas cannot coexist!
Therefore, evolution, as purported, cannot be true. We would have to deny sin, which brings us back to the deception. 1 John 1:8 ” If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
Sin hardens by deceit… Hebrews 3:13. Scoffers are here and they plainly mock Christianity… 2 Peter 3:2-6. Unrighteous people suppress the truth… Romans 1:18.
We need to stand firm… 2 Thessalonians 2:15.
It is not that “Human beings have no less purpose in life,” but that One human’s purpose is then not necessary (John 3:14-17.)
When we read the bible, the warnings are plentiful. Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:21-23 are indeed truly sad. This is an admonition to examine ourselves regularly, and against the very word of God, to identify and deal with that deception. Lest we find ourselves standing in His very presence hearing those fateful words… depart from me.Print This Post Filed under Apologetics, Christology, CULTure, Science, Systematic Theology | Tags: Apologetics, bible study, Christianity, corruption, End Times, Evolution, God, Science, sincrety, stupidity, the lie | Comments Off on Why Evolution Cannot be True
As I observe the people of this generation, I truly wonder if there is any hope for them. After spending twelve years in our government schools, the graduates have been taught self esteem, an expectation of entitlement, relative values and pornographic sexuality. This is all to be expected because the main thing taught by this culture is that they evolved by random chance from miscellaneous chemicals dissolved in sea water. At the same time they are encouraged to believe in either no god whatsoever or a pan-theistic earth goddess paganism.
This is a tragedy. The result of this “education” is a generation of people that do not understand that there is absolute truth. Even though it is so easy to see that this universe was designed for life (the anthropic principle), that there have been catastrophes that reshaped the earth (the fall, the flood), they still have chosen to believe the lie that God does not exist. They are sinners that need to be redeemed, eternal souls that are choosing to spend eternity outside of the presence of God.
The biggest part of the lie is the government and media relentlessly denying one sentence: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen. 1:1) Every chance they get, in every documentary or news story, they casually mention that evolution is a proven scientific fact. If you cannot get past the first sentence of the message God sent, you have no reason to believe that he has the authority to set up and enforce rules. If you do not have to believe in a creator you definitely have no need to believe in the need for a redeemer.
Part two is this: if you make it past the lie of evolution your total lack of training in critical thinking, logic, mathematics, history or anything else that used to make up education makes it possible for you to be a Bart Simpson like under achiever with little or no effort on your part. If you manage to find out that you are a sinner you then have about a 90% chance of ending up in a church that does not tell you about how to be redeemed, does not teach you basic biblical doctrines that will cause you to grow closer to God. Instead you will probably be entertained with great music, fantastic broadway quality productions, highly organized programs that help you do good things for society or the environment, anything but the blood of Jesus.
Fortunately, anything is possible for God. God does not desire for anyone to go to hell. He can talk directly to your spirit, get the truth to you. All you have to do is receive that truth and act on it. The deck is stacked against you, but keep an open mind.Print This Post Filed under BibleStudies, CloserToGod, news, salvation | Tags: Evolution, salvation, the lie | Comments (4)
Just saying we ought to do these things is going to help?
Do you not understand what the real problem is?
You cannot speak to oughtness or even good morality if you hold to the religion of modernity, that of the belief that there is no God and natural selection is responsible for their existence.
If you instill into these kids that they are nothing but an animal, and in the animal kingdom, might makes right. How then do you expect them to behave? Animals have no morality… when a dog steals another dog’s food, does the doggy thief feel bad and then atone for the theft?
Really… the game is survival of the fittest. That is what they are taught in science from grade school through college. There is no basis for morality in that… or even oughtness, yet we expect it!
So let us go back to the basics, teaching all that they are made in the image of their Creator, and as such, every human has great value. Instead of teaching them that life is cruel, teach them that man is noble, yet can be cruel.
Teach them that all life is valuable, especially human life. Teach them that there will be consequences, temporal and eternal. Teach them that there are morals, because the Creator is just and right, and expects us to be like Him.
Do not teach them that they are just animals… and then be shocked when they act like it.Print This Post Filed under CULTure, news, survival, views | Tags: communism, CULTure, Evolution, progressive, the lie | Comments Off on Youth violence: Grandmother of burned boy speaks out about youth violence
This was an interesting read. I understand the slant of the New York Times, anything liberal is very good, but conservative ideas are shocking and abnormal.
The article seems to carry its intended slant toward dialectic.
The conservatives on the Texas Board of Education seem to be adding balance. Some ideas, like eschewing Thomas Jefferson and Latinos in history are just wrong.
However, it is the liberals who are on the wrong side on McCarthy, the origin of man, the Founding Fathers and especially, separation of church and state.
If you tell a lie long enough, people will believe it! We have been taught the separation of church and state protects the government from religion! It does not, it protects the church from intrusion by the government, read what it says in the first right in the first amendment
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
You see, if they can weaken or change this basic right, all of the others can be modified to fit the needs of the state, also!
Our founding fathers were very smart, and they knew the Author of our rights was not any man, nor any institution established by man. Our rights are established by God Himself and cannot be taken from us.
It is the goal of the various “isms” vaunted about today to establish a secular government. One that does not recognize God, yet places government in that role. This was the exact opposite goal of the founders.
We are now reaping the fruits of progressivism foisted upon us in a public education system established by John Dewey. These fruits, although appearing beautiful and seemingly harmless, were designed to poison us over time.
Little by little, the ideas of Marx and other socialists, have been gobbled up by Americans in small pieces. They are offered to us under the names of psychology, sociology, evolution and economics. But now, when we find ourselves increasingly burdened by the shackles imposed upon us by these ideas, we yearn for liberty.
It is high time we throw out evil in all of its forms. We must start with the so-called experts who would readily have us shackled in irons under the guise of democracy. Democracy is NOT liberty. Liberty comes from God, Who transcends time and space!
The evil that hides behind a cloak of democracy, is the same evil that established itself in the mind of man in Genesis 3:4-5. It is evil to place the created thing on the throne of God.
Marxism, communism and socialism all place government as god. If then, your rights are established by this god, they can also be removed by this god. These “isms” use code words, one of the easiest to spot is democracy. Democracy is the tyranny of the majority. Democracy is the enemy of liberty.
There is one political party in the United States that has historically been on the wrong side of every moral issue. They have covered their lack of morality with platitudes designed to make all feel good. All the while, removing, in little bits, the very liberty given to you by your Creator.
Choose carefully, those you would have in authority over you. Do they intend to use that authority in service, or for servitude?Print This Post Filed under government, history, news, views | Tags: 1st amendment, america, communism, conservative, Democrats, Evolution, God, government, politics, progressive, Science, socialism, stupidity, the lie | Comments Off on On Education Standards
One could almost bet, there will be a requirement that homeschoolers get some education in the theory of evolution.
How could the communists promulgate their utopian lie?
You need to start with the youngest, indoctrinating them at an early age. It is simple really, pick up any book written about dinosaurs whose target audience is around kindergarten age. Invariably, amongst the first few words are… “Millions of years ago.”
You see, when you start young, and repeat it enough, these words creata a frame of reference, or a worldview. It is a sort of lens through which everything you hear or see is filtered.
The trouble is, it is so pervasive, those that have this worldview fully developed, believe their worldview is the only rational, thoughtful and reasonable explanation for the physical world. See the quote below from a “Christian” mother!
“I thought she was going to have a coronary,” Mule said of her daughter, who is now 16 and taking college courses in Houston. “She’s like, ‘This is not true!'”
The Associated Press went to a duly titled “scientist,” Jerry Coyne to find the “truth” about the situation. Coyne, an ecology and evolution professor at the University of Chicago said…
“I feel fairly strongly about this. These books are promulgating lies to kids,”
It seems the only partial truth I see discussed in the article is “Those who do not believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God will find many points in this book puzzling.” I would not agree with this statement either, since the Bible is clear about what is required to go to heaven, believing it is inerrant, or even inspired is not one of them.
While some would call the fields of evolution and ecology “sciences,” I tend to think they are more philosophical. The reasoning is that true science is empirical, we can neither study these two fields empirically because of the vast amounts of time that may or may not be required.
As for what is required to go to heaven, the Bible is clear, “that iif you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” For the full context, read Romans 10:5-13.
Evolution is the basis of the LIE, that man will be like God. (Man came from dirt and is evolving to be better.) This is the original sin of Lucifer. (Isaiah 14:12-14)
As my friend Don pointed out today, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped created things rather than the Creator.” (Romans 1:25)Print This Post Filed under news, Science, views | Tags: Darwin, Evolution, God, home school, philosophy, Science, the lie | Comments Off on Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin, evolution
From the mouth of a “smart” “scientist,” he’s basically saying man comes from rocks!
And because of the seeming necessary need for a designer, a conclusion of the field of science known as intelligent design, there are scientists who now push for the idea of panspermia. Panspermia is a belief, yes belief, that life came from spores in space… or some other race made us.
It is my firm conviction, that atheism is a rejection of God and morality, and therefore an act of the will.
Paul described this very well in Romans 1:18-23:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
This is the rallying cry for the powers of darkness… “Where is your God?” Notice the voice in the “song?” Scary, huh?
Paul ended with a warning, sorta, Romans 1:28-33:
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Oh, the scoffers have arrived as in 2 Peter 3:3. And people are asking the question in 2 Peter 3:4. But Peter explains it further in 2 Peter 3:5-8, thus:
For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
He is not slow, but very patient!Print This Post Filed under CloserToGod, salvation, Science, views | Tags: End Times, Evolution, God, rapture, the lie | Comments (4)