EVOLUTION AND GOD

September 1, 2013
Oldest American Petroglyphs Article at http://www.icr.org/article/7683/

Oldest American Petroglyphs
Article at http://www.icr.org/article/7683/

There are so many reasons why we have gotten away from the truth of God’s Word.  The Evolution issue is a big one.

My son worked very hard in high school to get his college tuition minimized.  He is in his freshman year and is taking a Biology and Physiology class.  Here are a few of the chapter titles in his text:

“How Populations Evolve”

“How Biological Diversity Evolves”

“The Evolution of Microbial Life”

“The Evolution of Animals”

Chapter 14 ( a favorite number of mine) begins with “The Origin of the Species.”

Anyone who has read this blog knows where I stand on this issue.  The Bible says that “God created the heaven and the earth.”  I believe it by faith.  I also believe there is a great deal of evidence to back this belief.  Evolutionists may not always admit it but they must come to their THEORY with a great deal of faith.  This video shows several Biology students being asked very simple questions that they can’t answer.  When they do answer, they have not really dealt with the issue.

SPROUL/STEIN INTERVIEW

This is very interesting interview. The entire movie “Expelled” has been put on YouTube by a Muslim.  I had it here, but I don’t feel right about showing an entire movie without those who have worked so hard on it getting something from it.  HERE is a section of the movie that I’ve shown in another post.

Here is a link dealing with “Intelligent Design:”

https://vimeo.com/71975741

There are many other posts on this blog about this issue.  To see them all, click on “creation” in the category section on the right side of this blog.  Here a few of my favorites:

GOD OF WONDERS

EVOLUTION CONTROVERSY’S OUTDATED ONE-SIDED EXPOSURE

IS THE AGE OF THE EARTH A SIDE ISSUE?

DOES A GOOD GOD EXIST?

We need to give our young people the facts and let them come to their own conclusions.  Listen to some of the students in the first video.  They sound brainwashed to me.  I think that man knows that there is a God, but rebellion closes one’s eyes to the truth.

This section of scripture From Romans 1 (Bible Gateway) describes the results of a continued turning away from the truth:

Unbelief and Its Consequences

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

cr


PUSHED AROUND

August 7, 2013
From Lonette Welch's Facebook page

From Lonette Welch’s Facebook page

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.

I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him?

I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events – terrorists attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.

The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbour as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with, ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

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My comment:

This wouldn’t have been posted if I didn’t think there is a good amount of truth in Mr. Stein’s statement.

If we are Christians, we are to expect (not excuse) persecution.  Check out the following verses:

Romans 8:34-36

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written,

For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

2 Thessalonians 1:3-5

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater; therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure. This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.

There are others, but these two make it pretty clear.  If we are Christ followers, there is a good chance we will face some form of Persecution.  I think that most Christians in America have no idea what real persecution is, myself included.  May we be considered worthy if or when difficult persecution comes.

CR


YOUR DESIGNER WAS AN ALIEN

July 10, 2010

Alien seed?

Richard Dawkins is one of the most revered macro-evolutionists in the world today.  In this interview with Ben Stein, taken from the documentary “Expelled,” Mr. Dawkins makes some startling statements. He speaks of a possible designer.  The brief interview is very illuminating.

The interview:

Maybe you have been watching the evolution debate play out.  If you have, you are aware of the increasing scientific evidence for a designer.  Christians are not surprised that macro-evolutionists are grasping at nebulas to keep their theory intact.

Recently, while at the Baptist Hospital Plaza Hotel, my wife noticed small booklets at the desk.  They were free and she took a few different ones because she knew they would interest me.

One of the booklets, a small 24-page work entitled “Millions of Years & the Downfall of the Christian West” is very informative.  Checking online for a copy, they are only available for sale (49 cents each in small quantities).  I appreciate the anonymous person attempting to educate at their expense.

The booklet reveals that:

  1. the idea of a very old earth was popular in scientific circles before Darwin.
  2. many scientists (including many professing Christians) started to reject a straightforward reading of Genesis many decades before Darwin’s Origin of the Species was published.
  3. there are thousands of practicing scientists today who believe in a young age for the earth.

God’s Word is the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow.  It does not change.  It is the feeble thinking of man that changes.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became like fools.” (Romans 1)

Chris Reimers

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (full movie)
(I’m assuming it is OK to post this as it has been on YouTube now for almost 8 years.)

***It is now almost 10 years since I posted this the first time. Recently, I have been watching videos on this topic on this interesting site. This is a recent addition to the site. At this link click on the “Genesis is History?” title to view other videos:

The picture at the top is of Lotus flower seeds.


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