The Heavens Declare

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For the next couple months every Monday I’m going to be discussing the solar system, each planet, and how it shows the glory of God.

One of the questions I’ve asked and heard my beautiful daughter ask as well is why God made such a vast universe. I think that we are, as man, so naturally selfish that we can not comprehend why things would be made that we can not see, feel, or experience. Until recently, most of what we’ll be discussing wasn’t even viewable.

Did God make the other galaxies as a sign for our time, since we’re the first ones to see them? Does that suggest this generation is truly entering into the last days, and are thus without excuse? We’ll go over this in more detail throughout the series, but we must first start within our own solar system.

 

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I have to admit, this is one of my absolute favorite topics! Next week we’ll begin with the sun, and the recent research being done on the subject. We’ll follow through the solar system after that in order and eventually make our way further out.

Before we go further, however, it’s important that we mark the difference between astrology and astronomy. Christians should, at all cost, stay away from astrology and any type of divination. The heavens declare His glory, not what type of personality we’ll be born with.

Astronomy is defined as a branch of science dealing with the universe as a whole, space and celestial objects within it.

Astrology is defined as the study of movements of said celestial objects and their interpreted influence on human affairs.

The study of astronomy is a noble field of science which peers into the very creation of God. Astrology is not a science, but a form of paganism with which Christians should separate ourselves from. We should have nothing to do with any pagan practice, whether it’s the zodiac or palm readers, separate yourself from these things.

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I will be writing on astronomy only, I pray that if any of you have had something to do with astrology that you repent friends. Join me, friends, on this journey every Monday through the creation of the great Creator! As always, be good Bereans beloved, and study to show yourselves approved.

Fossil Friday – Polystrate Fossils

Polystrate fossils evidence for Noah’s flood

These are my favorite types of evidence for creation, the ones that make for gorgeous pictures! When you drive past great ridges of every color you get the feeling that the God we love is an artist of tremendous magnitude.

What evidence am I referring to? The fossilized trees found standing upright in the middle of layers of rocks. These rock layers should have taken millions of years to be laid down. How is it possible for a tree to withstand millions of years all while lying upright? No geologists question the impossibility of this. Yet, they see no reason to change their theory, they have faith in evolution despite evidence otherwise.

What do these trees really show? Quickly laid down layers from a great flood. Why do so many both within the church and without want to refute the validity of Noah’s flood? To those unsaved Noah’s flood relates Gods judgement on the wicked, and their own complete inability to stand in the face of His wrath. To the saved, or those claiming to be saved, Noah’s flood seems as though we serve an angry God so they choose to ignore it, or in more serious cases, refute it.

There are two questions then, did the flood happen? And, do we serve an angry God?

As a believer we must accept the truth, Jesus Christ Himself spoke of the flood as a true event. Even if there were not massive evidences all over the world got a global deluge, the Messiahs testimony would be all I needed to believe.

Are we serving an angry God? This question is confused by mankinds seemingly endless ways to misunderstand God Himself. God is not sometimes omniscient, He is always omniscient. He is not sometimes loving, His loving kindness knows no end. Psalms 7:11 says God is angry with the wicked everyday. God is always all the things He is, He is not man that changes emotions like they were going out of style. He is always loving, always just, always merciful, and always angry with the wicked.

How can that be? Let me ask you this, friends, why do you find murder so deeply disturbing? When someone abuses a young child, why does that make you righteously indignant? Because you love Gods creation, the young innocent particularly. If you had no love for humanity you would find no angry in the murder of innocents. Gods love for His creation is the very evidence for His anger against the sin which corrupts them.

Beloved, Gods Word is true. We can stand on it firmly.

Back From Vacation

I’m back from vacation now, refreshed, renewed, and ready to proclaim the Good News!

It’s amazing to me what a blessing fellowship with other believers can be. To speak to someone else about Christ who loves Him as genuinely as you do is edifying to the soul. The world is a dark place, however there are lamps lit in the heart of true believers, what an encouragement that is!

I want to speak briefly today on uniformitarianism, the idea that things go on as they always have. It’s surprising how much the Bible actually has to say about this subject. The strongest scripture I have read inregards to it is 2 Peter 3:3-7. 

This scripture is talking of the last days, scoffers come saying that things have always gone on the same way. They deny God’s creation week and Noah’s flood willingly ignoring evidence for it. 

James Hutton famously said ‘The present is the key to the past.’ This, of course, is utter nonsense. However, it is held by most secular scientists that things remain the same, with slow, gradual, change that can hardly be noticed for its slow movement. What have we actually seen in recent years? Mount St. Helens eruption eviscerated the idea that layers in the rock are laid down over millions of years, and that terrain is carved by deep time. 

This was not new, volcanoes had erupted time and time again. Earthquakes, and other natural disasters shaped and reshaped the world around them. Uniformitarianism is not a logical, well thought out, scientific conclusion to come to. It is, rather, willfully remaining ignorant of facts to uphold a world view. 

Seeing they do not perceiving, hearing they do not understand. As in the days of Noah, they will be taken completely off guard by the judgement to come. Not because they were unearned, because they scoffed at the warnings. 

Do not let that stop you from proclaiming the Good News, rejoice when you are hated among men for they first hated our Master. Be good Bereons beloved, study to show yourselves approved! 

A Book Review of Buried Alive

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This is a book review of Jack Cuozzo’s book Buried Alive the Startling, Untold Story About Neanderthal Man.

Jack Cuozzo is an orthodontist that went on the adventure of a life time in this true story. He took his wife and five children along for the ride, and it was a wild ride. There is intrigue, suspense, science, creationism, skeptisicm, and car chases. What more could you ask for? Out of all the educationally focused books I’ve ever read this must be the most exciting. It’s filled with Jack’s personal walk in faith, providintial breakthroughs, and original x-rays of the Neanderthal man.

If you’re skeptical then I would highly recommend this book. If you’re a long time creationist, and want to see it from another view point, I highly recommend this book.

Why does it matter? – Evolutionism vs Creationism

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Is refuting evolutionism important for the believer, or is it ok to side step over this issue?

First, let me say that every member of the body of Christ has its own individual calling, their own unique gifts that enable them to perform that calling. I am not asking the question ‘should you, personally, be blogging about creationism as a Christian?’. What I am asking is whether or not evolutionism is a stronghold that needs to be taken down.

I believe it is, and I also believe it’s imperative for the body of Christ to be made aware of the dangers lurking behind deep time.

Why is it so dangerous? Mostly because our students are not being taught that evolutionism is a possible means for the origin of our universe, but that it is certain fact. For decades now generation after generation was inundated by evolutionary falsehoods passed off as fact, refuted quietly some time after being taught in biology. I mentioned a few of those here.

543px-Man_is_But_a_Worm.jpgI have spoken to many hurting people who were in church but found themselves unable to continue going after they became adults because the ‘scientific evidence’ was too overwhelming.

This insidious deception has made its way into the church as well, as wolves crept into lead believers astray. These wolves convince believers not to take the Bible seriously, it’s just a book like any other, full of fairy tales.

These two points make evolutionism a stronghold, and we are commanded as followers of Christ to tear down every high and lofty idea that sets itself up against God. I encourage you, friends, to get informed on this issue. Is it important for the believer to be able to refute evolutionism? Absolutely, someones soul might one day be riding on your ability to answer. Creation.com is an excellent place to start, they have a magazine and creation magazine live which gives a summary of the articles written. Be good Bereans, brethren, and study to show yourselves approved.

Mutations in the Genome – Part Three

This is the final part in this series about the mutations found in the genome. If you missed part 1 and 2 you can go back and read them HERE and HERE.

My husband has a degenerative disease, it’s genetic, so this is perhaps as personal as science can get for me. With each new cell division mutations are created, with each new generation, those mutations are compounded. This has caused many to question how it is that humanity hasn’t long since gone exti

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nct. The idea that mutations were not always advancing as quickly as they are today has been thrown around in the scientific community. This causes an obvious problem, as Evolutionists need natural selection and mutations to explain changes towards complexity from simplicity. Hopefully, as we come to understand the genome along with mutations better, clear reason and logic will finally win the day. Without change, you have no evolution, if that change is causing our species to become worse instead of better, it’s hard to see how evolution can be possible.

Why is this important? I want to take this science and apply it directly to your lives friends. We are called to a great commission, to go out unto all the world and preach the Good News. Many of us have faltered under the unlogical theory of Evolution, we no longer tell others about Christ. We no longer warn the world to flee from the wrath to come. The findings in mutation, the devastating effects they have on our genome, has given us a clear picture. Time is running out. Unless something drastic changes most geneticists estimate 100-200 years before our species reaches extinction. Puppy videos, friends, puppy videos.

fullsizeoutput_1491We can not wait any longer, we must educate ourselves in the Word of God and get out to evangelize the world. If current statistics are correct the majority of those calling themselves Christians have never been converted. The harvest is ready but the workers are few, therefore pray for workers. You, my friend, are a worker and the harvest is ready. Understand the seriousness of our situation, from the moment of the fall and the curse our DNA has been tending towards entropy.

Stand firm in the full counsel of God’s Word friends, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Mutations in the Genome – Part 2

I can still remember how it felt to be in school, learning about thermodynamics, hearing that eventually, our sun would come to an explosive end. It would have been terrifying if not for the premise that this would take a billion or so more years. Still, frightening for a young mind. I’m almost glad that mutations weren’t understood at the time. I can not imagine how pointless life would have felt had I heard that alongside being told my life came from nothingness, purposeless, chance.

Mutations in our DNA are, to the Christian, evidence of the fall of man and the curse on creation. Last week I gave a general introduction here.

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It’s hard to fully understand how good the Good News is without fully grasping the bad news. Romans 6:23 tells us the bad news and the Good News. Mutations are the scientific explanation of the bad news. When Adam sinned, the entire world was cursed, as Romans 8:22 tells us, the whole of creation groans. Nowhere is that better seen than in the mutations of the genome.

There are several types of mutations, best understood when put into perspective of our own language. Substitution is when the letters of the DNA are switched, so the wort is no longer the same. Insertion is when a letter is added mistakenlyZ. Deletion, of course, is when a letter is rmoved. Frameshift is when letters from the DNA switch splacep. There’s also inversions, duplications, and translocations that we understand so far.

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The idea that these mutations will somehow form hearts, lungs, or complex neurological systems in simple life is not logical. If you take Dr. Suess and apply all of these coding mistakes you will never get Shakespear. For a mutation to help the Theory of Evolution they would need to prove simplistic life could become complex life. There are no computer models to show this, and certainly, no evidence found in nature.

It was thought, until recently, that natural selection worked hand in hand with mutations to weed out the bad and advance the good. However, geneticists understand that these mutations, happening just above the atomic level, are simply too minuscule for even natural selection to detect.

Next Monday I’ll give some specific examples of both harmless mutations, and the more destructive ones. And the end game, what does it mean? Why does it matter to a Christian? What does it have to do with your testimony? Until then, puppy videos friends, they really do help.