Recap – My Testimony

Beloved brethren there has been a few new friends following BiblicalBeginnings. As such, I thought it was as good a time as any to share my testimony again.

https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/my-testimony-why-i-stopped-pretending-to-be-a-christian/

I also wrote about the wilderness period as an early believer, when I was immediately drawn away by legalism in my zeal to be as obedient as possible.

https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/my-testimony-part-two-tempted-by-legalism/

I do want to take a moment to point out that salvation is not determined by your testimony. Many good testimonies have been told by false converts. Many who were raised in God fearing families came to saving faith so early they can’t pinpoint the exact day. This does not mean they are false converts. The evidence for salvation in our lives is not the tale of what all we use to do for Satan, but what God has done for us.

1 John is a wonderful book for those seeking assurance of faith, or to work through their salvation with fear and trembling. There is nothing we can do to earn salvation, no man can boast of having made his way to heaven. Rather, we must humbly set aside any and all attempts at bribing the judge, bend our knee to Christ, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, who bore our sin and punishment. Repent of your sins, put your faith in Christ alone, and flee from the wrath to come! As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Answers News – 2-26-18

In yesterday’s episode of Answers News Dr. Purdom was on vacation, so Avery is filling in. Her, Ken and Bodie, discuss transgender, big foot, creationism, and much more articles in the news. We also get a sneak peak at some new 3D footage for the Creation Museum Theatre. Enjoy beloved!

Molecular Machines – Dynein

Have I mentioned that Monday’s have become my favorite day of the week, beloved? I absolutely adore researching Gods creative, intricate, design. Today I want to discuss a molecular motor that is very similar to the Kinesin we’ve previously discussed. The Dynein, a protein motor involved in muscle contraction, has one major piece that Kinesin is missing, gears!

The Dynein actually has shifting gears within it which control its speed. When the gear slows the Dyneins down they bunch close together, which allows a stronger pull force. This gear allows the Dynein to handle larger loads than the Kinesin, although it moves slower. Here is a short clip of this amazing machine in motion…

Isn’t that amazing, brethren? God, the God of the universe, Creator of all, condescended to become man. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, lived a sinless life, paid a debt He didn’t owe because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay, rose from the grave on the third day, ascended to the throne, and is coming back! All the while, upholding the greatest of galaxies in all the universe, and the tiniest machines working in all the millions of cells in our body. What love is this, that while we were yet sinners He died for us? Wow! This truly is amazing grace! As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Hymns of the Past – All Who Would Valiant Be

Who would valiant be ‘against all disaster,

let him in constancy follow the Master.

There’s no discouragement shall make him once relent

his first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.

Who so beset him round with dismal stories,

do but themselves confound–his strength the more is.

No foes shall stay his might, though he with giants fight;

he will make good his right to be a pilgrim.

Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit

we know we at the end shall life inherit.

Then, fancies, flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,

I’ll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.

(Thanks to our dear sister Maria who found this video for us)

Series on Logic – Part 1

Beloved, I’d like to start a new series on Fridays that takes a quick look at the laws of logic, use of logic, and logical fallacies. Unfortunately logic is not taught in schools, which is genuinely a shame to see so many who have been taught what to think rather than how to think. Knowing some basics about logic can help in when we’re contending with the faith as well.

What is logic? That was a question I had to ask myself when I began to learn about these things. The dictionary defines logic like this “reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity.” This means that logic is a way to correctly reason, which seems awfully important not to be taught in schools.

At its most fundamental level logic is actually an excellent proof of God. If you’re contending for the faith with an evolutionist recognizing that an unordered, random chance universe would not have laws of logic can be a great place to start. From there you can spring board into the need for a Law Giver to have a universe so well organized by the laws it obeys.

Over the next few weeks every Friday we’ll dig deeper into this topic, and eventually I hope to have some homeschooling materials available to you all matching what we’re going over. Next Friday we’ll discuss the three Laws of Logic, so stay tuned dear friends! As always, beloved, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Answers News – 2-22-18

Hello beloved, you must have been praying for me! I finally remembered to post this on time! Brother Ken Ham is absent from this episode, however Dr. Purdom, Avery, and Bodie do a great job teasing their boss while he’s away. They also discuss Billy Graham’s death, fossils, and other interesting news stories.

Thursday Book Review – The Didache

Beloved, let’s go way back again to some late first century, early second century, church writing. It’s amazing to me that we still have these types of books after all these years. The Didache, also known as The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, is an anonymous treatise which quotes the New Testament heavily.

I love these types of documents, as it not only gives us a look into the early church fathers, but also clearly shows the New Testament was understood to be Holy Spirit inspired previous to the fourth century. The Didache also shows that Christians have historically been against abortion and infanticide. Obviously the Didache, along with other patristic era writings, are not inspired. However, they are a wonderful look into the early church.

I think the Didache would be the perfect introduction for anyone beginning to study the history of the church. It has been said that, should we lose the New Testament, we could put it back together with the writings of the patristic fathers. The Didache is a prime example of that fact, thus I must highly recommend this short book to all believers young and old. Being 1,900 years old, it’s in the public domain, which means it’s free, yay!

Here is the audio version, kindle version, paperback, and last but not least a PDF. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.