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.

Wednesday Testimony- Bonus

Here is a little Wednesday Testimony bonus, multiple testimonies in one clip! Beloved, when I hear these brothers and sisters share how they came to saving Grace my heart fills with joy. What Love is this? That while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us! This truly is amazing Grace! Many of you know I was a false convert, I spent years in church as a tare amongst the wheat. I sounded like the others, I did my best in public to act like the others, but all I really had was religion. Oh but friends, when true faith came in, like a flood, like gates swung open wide, everything was new! My heart is different, my desires are different, my actions are different. What I had once loved I now hate, like the sinful pride of life and lusts of the flesh. What I once hated I now love, like fellowship, prayer, and study in Gods Word.

Surely this great God we serve is worthy of all praise, and honor, and glory! I pray this video blesses you, dear brethren, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Answers News – 2-19-18

Although my favorite female scientist was absent from the show, brother Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge still did an excellent job. When mom is away, the boys will play! This episode was a hoot, along with being education. It’s so wonderful to have entertaining television to watch that’s Biblical. If any of you, beloved friends, know of shows similar to these please feel free to let me know! God bless you, beloved!

Molecular Machines – Myosins

Dear friends, it’s Molecular Monday again! My favorite day of the week! Today I want to discuss with you a cellular motor which is at work all over the body, although in the short clip below it’s only demonstrating a muscle myosin involved in contraction.

Did you see the hero of the day, ATP, showcased in that clip? I love when we see multiple complex molecular machines involved in a new process! It compounds the issue of evolution; how could any of this function unless it miraculously evolved at the same time through random chance mutations? Bare in mind, beloved, that mutations can not create new information. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, these molecular machines are made up of multiple necessary parts. They need every tiny piece to be functional or the whole molecular machine shuts down. The idea that these beautifully intricate minuscule motors could have come about through ‘evolutionary processes’ is mathematically impossible.

You see, beloved friends, while the atheistic evolutionist enjoys calling our faith a belief in the ‘pie in the sky’, their faith in evolutionism is truly a blind faith. We have 66 books written over a large period of time by 40 some odd men, all telling the same message, preserved by God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to explain exactly how these molecular machines came about. While the lost are left appealing to the authority of whichever scientist or philosopher is repeating what they want to hear, we can appeal to the ultimate authority. This great God that we serve surely deserves all praise, and honor, and glory! I pray this series is a blessing to you, dear brethren, and encourages you to a deeper awe of God the Creator. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.