15 Questions for Evolutionists – Question 4

Why is natural selection, a principle recognized by creationists, taught as ‘evolution’, as if it explains the origin of the diversity of life? By definition it is a selective process (selecting from already existing information), so is not a creative process. This video from Creation.com explains why it is NOT a creative process.

Gentlemen, Our Society Could Use More of These

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain. . . The true gentleman in like manner carefully avoids whatever may cause a jar or a jolt in the minds of those with whom he is cast; — all clashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, all restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, or resentment; his great concern being to make every one at their ease and at home. He has his eyes on all his company; he is tender towards the bashful, gentle towards the distant, and merciful towards the absurd; he can recollect to whom he is speaking; he guards against unseasonable allusions, or topics which may irritate; he is seldom prominent in conversation, and never wearisome. He makes light of favours while he does them, and seems to be receiving when he is conferring. He never speaks of himself except when compelled, never defends himself by a mere retort, he has no ears for slander or gossip, is scrupulous in imputing motives to those who interfere with him, and interprets every thing for the best. He is never mean or little in his disputes, never takes unfair advantage, never mistakes personalities or sharp sayings for arguments, or insinuates evil which he dare not say out. From a long-sighted prudence, he observes the maxim of the ancient sage, that we should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend. He has too much good sense to be affronted at insults, he is too well employed to remember injuries, and too indolent to bear malice. He is patient, forbearing, and resigned, on philosophical principles; he submits to pain, because it is inevitable, to bereavement, because it is irreparable, and to death, because it is his destiny.
[From The Idea of a University, 1852]

Sounds like a Christian to me.

Yeah, I Don’t Think So

Old Manuscript sample

Fox News is reporting on a new book out tomorrow called The Lost Gospel. It claims Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had two children. It is based on a translation of an Aramaic text found inside the British library. It was brought to the British library in 1847 and so far has escaped translation. The Lost Gospel” is based on a translation of the Ecclesiastical History of Zacharias Rhetor. Scholars scrutinized the document and discarded it as insignificant. In October, the British Library issued a statement distancing itself from the book, saying it “has no connection with the book other than housing the manuscript used by research for the authors.”

Like all the other false lost gospels The History Channel loves to air on their network.

Sorry. Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.

PRAYER IS NEEDED

I received the following email from a dear friend and my spiritual mentor. It includes a powerful message. We need to pray for our country, its leaders and Christians throughout the world who are facing increasing persecution.

Dear ones,

I am retired and have more time than most of you for prayer, but the world is being overrun by evil so God’s people must be in prayer more! I start the day with prayer and end it at night with my Margaret. Lately, I have really been moved to help our brothers and sisters in regions under persecution. I know that a number of you receive THE VOICE OF MARTYRS, but many may not. So I am begging you to sign up for their bulletin and its short prayer list. If more of us would raise up our voices to God, I believe He will take action! Please excuse my presumption with this request! I am probably behind many of you, but if I can get one more praying, I feel it is worthwhile!

Second, I am truly concerned about our own country. Our government is doing all it can to undermine our historical Judeo-Christian culture. Our culture is hedonistic, atheistic, pushing to abort millions of babies, spending us into bankruptcy, now according to the news Houston’s Mayor has threatened a number of preachers with arrest because she did not like the tone of their lesson! We are being told to keep our faith in the church or home! It’s past time for us to appeal to our Father in heaven for help!

You each are loved and all those dear to you!!!!!

Brick

By Ben Folds

Song Meanings – On Ben Folds Live, Folds explained: “People ask me what this song’s about… I was asked about it a lot, and I didn’t really wanna make a big hairy deal out of it, because I just wanted the song to speak for itself. But the song is about when I was in high school, me and my girlfriend had to get an abortion, and it was a very sad thing. And, I didn’t really want to write this song from any kind of political standpoint, or make a statement. I just wanted to reflect what it feels like. So, anyone who’s gone through that before, then you’ll know what the song’s about.” Folds has also said that neither teen wanted their parents to know, so Ben ended up taking most of the presents he received that Christmas and selling them at a pawn shop so he and his girlfriend could afford the abortion.

Lyrics

Six am day after Christmas
I throw some clothes on in the dark
The smell of cold
Car seat is freezing
The world is sleeping
I am numb

Up the stairs to her apartment
She is balled up on the couch
Her mom and dad went down to Charlotte
They’re not home to find us out

And we drive
Now that I have found someone
I’m feeling more alone
Than I ever have before
She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly
Off the coast and I’m headed nowhere
She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly
They call her name at seven thirty
I pace around the parking lot
Then I walk down to buy her flowers
And sell some gifts that I got

Can’t you see
It’s not me you’re dying for
Now she’s feeling more alone
Then she ever has before
She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly
Off the coast and I’m headed nowhere
She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly

As weeks went by
It showed that she was not fine
They told me son it’s time to tell the truth
She broke down and I broke down
‘Cause I was tired of lying
Driving home to her apartment
For the moment we’re alone
She’s alone
I’m alone
Now I know it

She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly
Off the coast and I’m headed nowhere
She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly

15 Questions for Evolutionists – Question 3

Question 3 in CMI’s ’15 Questions for Evolutionists’ flyer focuses on the inability of evolutionists to explain how the huge amount of complex coded information (the “blueprint”) to build living things could come about by mutation, a mechanism is observed to destroy and delete genetic information. In this episode Richard Fangrad and Calvin Smith discuss the question and the attempts to answer it.

ISIS Crucifies 17 Year Old Boy

Did you know that ISIS militants crucified a 17-year-old boy in Raqqa, Syria a few days ago?

If you follow a number of news sources, you probably read about it online. Or you may have seen the photo in your Facebook feed. But you probably didn’t see it on television news. It may have been reported on one of the news channels, but if it was, I never saw it.

I read about it in a Daily Mail article. The kid was taking photos of the Islamic State headquarters in Raqqa, and they caught him and crucified him for three days before he finally died.

I can’t imagine dying that way. I don’t even want to think about it.

The sign they placed around around his neck charged him with apostasy. I suppose any Muslim who doesn’t fall in line with the Islamic State’s extreme religious and political beliefs would be accused of the same.

Click HERE to read the rest of the article at Ministry Matters. Warning, photo at the Daily Mail is graphic.