Answers News – January 29th, 2018

Here is a link for yesterday’s Answers News, friends. Dr. Purdom was on vacations, but Avery Foley does a wonderful job filling in. Brother Ham and his two cohosts discuss abortion and other items in the news. Enjoy, beloved!

Twisted Tuesday – Can God Act?

Good morning beloved friends! Today I want to talk about a twist in scripture that’s truly grievous to my heart. There’s a belief that God will not act unless a man prays for Him too. Is this Biblical? What happens when we take the full counsel of Gods Word into consideration?

This twist is really frightening to me, as it is an attempt for man to steal the glory from God. When a man suggests that God acts because he told Him too, who gets the glory? So often we twist Gods Word to demote Him to the level of man, while we promote man to the level of God. With such a low view of God is it really any wonder people have no joy, peace, or contentment?

When we recognize that the sovereign God, Creator of the universe, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, condescended to become man, took on the punishment for our sins, died for our iniquity, rose again for our justification, and now sits at the right hand of the most High, we can proclaim loudly with the other saints ‘Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me? I once was lost, but now I’m found! Was blind, but now I see!’ Praise God!

If you believe you can tell God what to do, might I suggest that you’ve forgotten to take the full counsel of Gods Word? We do not pray to get God to act, He is working even until today! Because He acts, we pray! Because He wrought such a work within us, the act of redemption, salvation, sanctification, and justification, we pray. If the god you worship is not a sovereign god then you’ve created an idol in your own image. You need to work through your salvation with fear and trembling. The Biblical God is the only one and true God. It is His Son, Jesus Christ, which died for our sins, by faith in Him alone can man be saved. Beloved brethren, this is why we must continue to be good Berean’s and study to show ourselves approved.

Molecular Machines – Helicase

Hello beloved, and happy Monday to you all! Last week we started a new series detailing some of the tiny machines that work within cells. We discussed the ATP machine last week, which is essential for life. This week we’re going to talk about the Helicase.

The Helicase is a protein motor involved in the replication of DNA and, like ATP, it’s also essential for life. This machine, like the other molecular machines we’ll be discussing, are far more complex than anything we can build. The Helicase, as you’ll see in the video below, is active in every cell in our body.

Friends, I pray this series will help you see the grand scope of just how complex our bodies are. Molecular biologists all agree these machines appear to be designed specifically for what they’re doing, although secular scientists suggest it’s in appearance only. As scientists learn more and more about our cells, and DNA, their faith in evolution is continually shaken. Which stands to remind us, as they create ways to hold to their faith against all scientific evidence, that the facts are not what stops them from seeking God. A sinner will no more seek for God thank a criminal will seek for a police officer, as brother Ray Comfort likes to say.

All the evidence and grand arguments we can give to the lost will not save them. They love their sin, so they suppress the truth in unrighteousness. The beauty of these machines bring a believer to a greater appreciation of the mind of God, the Creator of the heaven and the earth. I’m not writing this series to convince the lost to be saved through the complexity of design. It is the Gospel which is the power unto salvation! I’m writing this series to bless you, beloved! I pray it is a blessing! As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Sunday Hymn of the Past – Hallelujah! Raise, O Raise

1 Hallelujah! Raise, O raise

to our God the song of praise;

all his servants join to sing

God our Savior and our King.

2 Blessed be forevermore

that dread name which we adore:

round the world his praise be sung

through all lands, in ev’ry tongue.

3 O’er all nations God alone,

higher than the heav’ns his throne;

who is like to God Most High,

infinite in majesty!

4 Yet to view the heav’ns he bends;

yea, to earth he condescends;

passing by the rich and great,

for the low and desolate.

5 He can raise the poor to stand

with the princes of the land;

wealth upon the needy show’r:

set him with the high in pow’r.

6 He the broken spirit cheers:

turns to joy the mourner’s tears;

such the wonders of his ways;

praise his name, forever praise!

By Josiah Conder

Answers News – 1-25-18

In yesterday’s Answers News Ken Ham has returned with Dr. Georgia Purdom and Bodie Hodge to discuss articles and news items. This episode discusses abortion and LGBT concerns, along with some logic and a little politics on the side. I pray these episodes are a blessing to you all, beloved brethren, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Thursday Book Review – According to the Promise

Hello, beloved brethren! Today I want to bring to your attention a book which would be excellent for evangelism. C. H. Spurgeon’s According to the Promise is a book outlining the difference between true and false conversion. He used the comparison of Isaac and Ishmael throughout the book to highlight certain characteristics of believers and legalistic church goers. I love how relevant this book is today, although it was written so long ago. So many of the Prince of Preachers words have stood the test of time, because he stuck to Biblical principles.

One of the things, I think, that made Spurgeon such a winner of souls was that he never presumed upon the salvation of others. He loved the lost enough to question whether they were in the faith. He challenged all he met to work through their salvation with fear and trembling. The end result, like he says in this book, is that the truly saved rejoice and find great peace and joy in the assurance of their salvation. At the same time, those deceived into believing they can work their way into heaven become aware of their danger.

I would recommend this book to anyone, believer or nonbeliever. Spurgeon details the path to salvation, accurately depicting the Gospel, while giving all the warning signs of coming up short. I spent so long trying to work my way into heaven, the harder I tried the harder it got, until I was overrun by sin. Finally I gave up all my efforts and humbled myself before God Almighty, my plight was great, my need was infinite, my ability was futile. I needed a savior, I could not save myself. We can save our friends, family, coworkers, and fellow church members, a lot of pain and suffering by being honest with them like Spurgeon is in this book.

I pray this book will be a blessing to you all, dear friends, as it was to me. If you have any books you’d like me to review please feel free to let me know. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Answers News – January 22, 2018

Hello beloved! Did you know that Answers in Genesis does a live show every Monday and Thursday at 2:00pm right from the ark? Me neither! I was so excited to find this wonderful resource. I don’t know about you, but I get pretty sick of there being nothing appropriate to watch. Even when the show itself is ok, the commercials are horrific.

Enter Christian shows like Roman and Jorge, The Comfort Zone, and Answers News. I won’t be able to watch live, so I’m going to be posting the links the day after. I didn’t get this posted yesterday, so I’m posting it today. Brother Ken Ham is often on the show, however for this episode he was gone. No need to fret, everyone’s favorite molecular geneticist Dr. Georgia Purdom is filling in. She’s on the show quite a bit, to my delight, as her work in genetics has been absolutely eye opening! I hope you will all be blessed by this show, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.