And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Friday, February 27, 2015

Puritan Corner - Watch

"Some you shall have, that after a great fall into a sin that hath bruised them sorely, will seem very careful for a time where they set their foot, how they walk, and what company they come in, but as soon as the soreness of their consciences wears off, their watch breaks up, and they are as careless as ever; like one that is very careful to shut up his shop strongly, and maybe sit up late to watch it also, for two or three nights after it hath been robbed, but then minds it no more."
by William Gurnall (1617-1679)

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:
the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Matthew 26:41

Hydrogen / Oxygen Analogy

Just like hydrogen & oxygen cannot be separated and yet remain water, so too can truth not be separated from truth and yet remain truth.


For example, keeping Sunday as a Sabbath, may be well intentioned. For God does set aside a day of the week as holy time. But separating it from the rest of the truth (that Sabbath is the 7th day) results in the error of Sunday sacredness in place of Sabbath sacredness.



For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;

line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Isaiah 28:10






Health Note - COPD Prevention by Diet

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest ...be in health,...
3 John 1:2

"Among its many rewards, eating a healthy diet might help protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study.
Based on more than 120,000 men and women followed for more than a decade, researchers calculate that those who ate a diet highest in whole grains, vegetables and nuts, and lowest in red meats and sugars were up to a third less likely to develop COPD – even if they smoked - than those who ate the worst diet.

COPD is an umbrella term for a group of progressive lung diseases that block the flow of air and cause breathing problems. They include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and some types of asthma.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD and it is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
"The predominant risk factor for COPD in the developed world is cigarette smoking, but up to one-third of COPD patients have never smoked, thus suggesting that other factors are involved," Varraso said."FOX

The "Really" File - (3 man love brings world peace?)

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife:
Genesis 2:24


"Photos of three Thailand men who recently ‘married’ each other have gone viral, garnering societal support for the concept of same-sex “throuples” worldwide, but also generating remarks from Christians about the confirmation of the slippery slope that has long been predicted.
The men, who have only been identified as Joke, Belle and Art Thani, reportedly participated in a traditional water-pouring
From the "Really" File
ceremony on Feb. 15 and had photographs taken of their union. However, the act was more of a symbolic gesture as neither homosexuality or polygamy are legal in Thailand.

Love occurs unconditionally and is not limited to only two people,” Art wrote on Facebook. Love brings peace to the world.”
The threesome has also been featured on Thailand television, and have posted affectionate photos online which include captions such as, “The three of us will forever hold hands and walk together.”"
ChristianNewsNetwork


REALLY?


Creation Moment 2/28/2015 - Scratching that head


Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 1:22
"There’s 100 times less of a radioactive element on the ocean floor than expected.

According to commonly accepted theory, heavy elements are cooked inside stars and distributed via supernova explosions. One particular unstable isotope, Plutonium-244 with a half-life of 81 million years, should be a good tracer of supernova explosions in the earth’s vicinity. Since the earth is believed to have formed 4.5 billion years ago, any primordial Pu-244 should be long gone. New Pu-244 should have come from supernovae since earth’s birth. But there’s a problem. PhysOrg starts an article with the rumble of a paradigm shaking:
Scientists plumbing the depths of the ocean have made a surprise finding that could change the way we understand supernovae, exploding stars way beyond our solar system.
What happened? Dr. Anton Wallner of Australian National University and 12 colleagues went looking for Pu-244 on the ocean floor, thinking there should be some specks from supernova explosions during the past 100 million years. Earth should receive a sprinkling of this isotope because, according to theory, abundances of heavy elements should reach a steady state in interstellar dust.

We’ve analysed galactic dust from the last 25 million years that has settled on the ocean and found there is much less of the heavy elements such as plutonium and uranium than we expected.
The findings are at odds with current theories of supernovae, in which some of the materials essential for human life, such as iron, potassium and iodine are created and distributed throughout space.…
We found 100 times less plutonium-244 than we expected,” Dr Wallner said.


Scratching his head, Wallner wondered if theories of nucleosynthesis of heavy elements are wrong.

One possibility Wallner did not think to consider was whether the earth is younger than he assumes." CEH

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Well who are the 144,000?

The 144,000 are virgins--meaning that they have not been defiled by the religion of "Babylon" nor come out of "Babylon".
These are they which were not defiled with women;
for they are virgins.
These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.
Revelation14:4

The 144,000 are thought to be a literal number of the leaders of God's people worldwide in the end by some within God's Church while others see it as a symbolic number of all of God's people in the end.

On thing of note--Moses, (a type for Christ) went up to stand on the mountain, took 72 elders (leaders) with him. In the end, those who are standing on the mount with God, the 144,000 is 72x72 taken then times a thousand.

A: Possibly ALL of God's people in the end times? (Symbolic Number?)
And I heard the number of them which were sealed:
and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand
of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude,
which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,
stood before the throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Revelation 7:2,9
----OR----
B: Possibly the leaders of God's people after the mark of the beast (Literal Number?)

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
Exodus 24:9,10
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion,
and with him an hundred forty and four thousand,
having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
Revelation 14:1

Within the Church today, Doug Batchelor is of the mindset of point B & Steve Wohlberg of the mindset of  the majority view within Adventism today, point A.

 "It is not His will that they shall get into controversy over questions which will not help them spiritually, such as who is to compose the hundred and forty-four thousand. Those who are the elect of God will in a short time know without question." Selected Messages vol.1, p.175 E.G.W.


[The following letter from C. C. Crisler, leading secretary in Mrs. White's office, addressed to Elder E. E. Andross, president of the Pacific Union Conference, was called forth by a request from him to Sister White for any light she might have bearing on the teachings of Dr. B. E. Fullmer of Los Angeles, that the 144,000 will be made up of Americans only, none from other lands.]
'On the matter of the exact meaning of the 144,000 Sister White has repeatedly instructed us that "silence is eloquence."
P.S. -Like Doug Batchelor says--this is nothing to be dogmatic about - in other words nothing to argue over which view is the correct view.

Creation Moment 2/27/2015 - "Esther" Persecuted (literally)

"Not long after a student from Loomis Basin Charter School (LBCS) invited her two friends to a
Creation seminar held off campus, school officials became livid, summonsing her to the principal's office four times in the same day in order to force her into writing a "confession" of what she had done.

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is now representing the student against Loomis Union School District (LUSD), located in Loomis, California, approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. The legal non-profit organization alleges in the complaint that the school district violated the student's constitutional rights by prohibiting her from expressing her beliefs.

After ordering the student — who PJI dubbed "Esther" for anonymity's sake — to confess, school officials in the principal's office vowed that they would censor any future invitations that she planned to give to friends.

In September, Esther had invited a couple of her friends to a free, off-campus, non-school seminar in response to the teaching of Darwinian evolution in her class, which has its curriculum based in the school-issued textbook Early Civilizations.
"Currently, the class is discussing plate tectonics and the Big Bang theory," PJI's complaint on behalf of Esther reads. "[Esther] sought out more information to be able to express her beliefs and understanding on the issue to participate in the ongoing conversation."

Because evolutionary theory was routinely taught as fact in her class, and as many students in her class began comparing the creationist account of Genesis with Darwin's biological evolutionary theory, Esther wanted her peers to join her in getting a more comprehensive understanding of human origins — as well as the origins of the earth and the known universe — by attending a Creationist seminar.

During the semester, Esther learned about the three-session Creationist seminar and became intrigued about the issue. She then invited one of her friends from science class — who also expressed a keen interest in the debate — to the second session. The two then invited a third friend to session three.

Esther's complaint claims that LBCS director Erica Sloane, one of the defendants in the lawsuit, lashed out in anger at Esther when confronting her about the invitation. Sloan allegedly ordered her to submit a written confession and warned her that similar invitations in the future must be accompanied with an official stamp of approval from school officials.

According to the lawsuit, the second of four summons Esther received to go to the principal's office within 24 hours resulted in the student being compelled to fill out an incident report documenting her confession of what she had done on school grounds. Within 15 minutes, Sloane declared the confession "inadequate," spurring Esther's third summons of the day. After this attempt did not meet Sloane's approval, Esther was summoned to the principal's office for the fourth and final time that day.

Inconsistent with the treatment Esther experienced in the principal's office that day, LBCS has a mission statement that encourages students to "think independently and connect content to real life" while pursuing the quest for knowledge.

"[Esther] has been disturbed by these events and felt harassed, traumatized and unsafe to the point that she did not want to return to school in the days that followed because of the scolding and harsh interactions," the lawsuit declares.

After Esther communicated her four office visits to her mother, the concerned parent sought an explanation from school officials, who told her that Esther was prohibited from disseminating any kind of flyer to any students on campus at any time — inside or outside of class, before or after school." OneNewsNow


Why do ye persecute me as God,
and are not satisfied with my flesh?
Job 19:22

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Curse that Falls (Fell)


But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.....For mine Angel shall go before thee, .... and I will cut them off.

Exodus 23:22,23
The curse for those who oppose the covenant of God in Exodus fell on the 7 enemies of God's people:
Amorites
Hittites
Perizzites
Canaanites
Hivites
Jebusites
Philistines
(Exodus 23:20-33)


And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels,
Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Revlation 16:1
In the End-there are 7 Last Plagues that fall upon the enemies of God's people:
Sores
Oceans to blood
Rivers to Blood
Scorched by the Sun
Darkness
Demons as frogs fill the land
It IS Done:Ligtnings, Earthquake, Hail
(Revelation 16)

Creation Moment 2/26/2015 - Medical Research Avoids "Evolution" Talk

A Darwinian Biologist Notices that Evolution Is Irrelevant to Medical Research


"Darwinist PZ Myers is shocked that medical researchers aren't invoking "evolution" regularly in their research papers:
The results of our survey showed a huge disparity in word use between the evolutionary biology and biomedical research literature. In research reports in journals with primarily evolutionary or genetic content, the word "evolution" was used 65.8% of the time to describe evolutionary processes (range 10%-94%, mode 50%-60%, from a total of 632 phrases referring to evolution). However, in research reports in the biomedical literature, the word "evolution" was used only 2.7% of the time (range 0%-75%, mode 0%-10%, from a total of 292 phrases referring to evolution), a highly significant difference (chi-square, p < 0.001). Indeed, whereas all the articles in the evolutionary genetics journals used the word "evolution," ten out of 15 of the articles in the biomedical literature failed to do so completely.


Darwinists use "evolution" because it's their creation myth and because its regular invocation is required by their thought police. Doctors and medical researchers don't use "evolution" because it's irrelevant to medical research. Fairy tales about survival of survivors contribute nothing to medical research, or to any other research." EN&V
And God said,
Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness:
Genesis 1:26

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Scholarly" Error

Many so-called Biblical "scholars" have made the MISTAKE of separating the God of Law from the God of Grace---leading to the error that there are 2 "Gods" of the Bible.
The Old Testament (Law) God & the New Testament (Grace) God.
This error, of course, has opened the door for many souls over the years to begin to doubt the God of the Bible and hence go down that path of doubt.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day,
and for ever.
Hebrews 13:8
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:1-3

Creation Moment 2/25/2015 - Fetters of Darwinism

"Scientists committed to methodological naturalism have nothing to
lose but their chains—fetters that bind them to a creaky and exhausted nineteenth-century materialism. The future lies open before them, and us. As we in the intelligent design research community like to say, let's break some rules and follow the evidence where it leads."    Stephen Meyer, Darwin's Doubt, p. 403
For the creation was subjected to futility,
not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope...
Romans 8:20 ESV

Monday, February 23, 2015

Love of God lauded

Love by God for humans is lauded in Psalm 52:1: The steadfast love of God endures all the day;

Creation Moment 2/24/2015 - Genomic Question

If all cells have the same genome,
why do they look and act differently?
The epigenome conducts each part in the symphony.




So God created man in his own image,
Genesis 1:27

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book Review: The Untold Story: 100 Years of Hispanic Adventism 1899-1999

(short) Book Review: A book that may be of some interest....
(Review by Amazon)


The Untold Story: 100 Years of Hispanic Adventism:
1899-1999
by Dr. ManuelVasquez
510 pages Publisher: Pacific Press (2000)

    

"This is the account of the birth and development of the Adventist Hispanic work in North America. It is more than names, dates, and facts. It is the untold story of hundred of people; the contribution of Latinos to both society and the church; how the Hispanics are impacting the church today; and the challenge for young Latinos to continue to move the work forward into the 21st century."


"In 1913, Ellen G. White told Jose Abel Sanchez, one of the first Hispanic Adventist members in the North American Division: "It has been shown me that the Spanish work will be placed at the vanguard and march at the head of the cause of the work of God in the United States."
Intro

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel
to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Revelation 14:6

"ekklesia" in Revelation

The term ekklesia in Revelation occurs 20 times.

It is used for a group of believers.

It is used 19 times in Revelation 1-3 to the 7 churches.

The 20th time it is used in Revelation 22, the last chapter.

Clearly, Revelation was written in an organized fashion as a letter to the people of God down through the ages.....


ekklésia: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Original Word: ἐκκλησία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: ekklésia
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-klay-see'-ah)
Short Definition: an assembly, congregation, church
Definition: an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.

ekklēsía (ek, "out from and to" and kaléō, "to call") – properly, people called out from the world and to God, the outcome being the Church (the mystical body of Christ) – i.e. the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom.
[The English word "church" comes from the Greek word kyriakos, "belonging to the Lord" (kyrios).  ekklēsía ("church") is the root of the terms "ecclesiology" and "ecclesiastical."]
StrongsConcordance

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.
Revelation 22:16

Creation Moment 2/23/2015 - Penguin Taste

"Penguins can taste only sour and salty food, scientists have discovered.
A genetic study suggests the flightless birds lost three of the five basic tastes long ago in evolution.
Taste is critical for survival in most animals, but may not matter in the penguin, which swallows fish whole, say researchers in China and the US.
Many other birds are unable to taste sweet things, but they do have receptors for detecting bitter and umami (or meaty) flavours.
The discovery was made when researchers decoding penguin genomes found some of the taste genes were missing." BBC


So what we have here is NOT evolution--but rather a loss of genetic info in these birds-- the loss of the ability to fly and to taste certain things.
This indicates 2 things:
a) The penguins must have lost these genes at a very early stage after the flood before they multiplied rapidly.
b) And notice how something that clearly is NOT evolution--but rather the LOSS off  genetic info, is passed of disingenuously as "evolution"?

And God created...every winged fowl after his kind:
Genesis 1:21

Saturday, February 21, 2015

God's Law & 1st Angel's Message

God's Law & 1st Angel's Message
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:3

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
.....Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
for the hour of his judgment is come:
Revelation 14:6,7

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exodus 20:10,11

...worship him that made heaven,
and earth, and the sea,
and the fountains of waters.
Revelation 14:7

Footsteps of Paul: Before Gallio

And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia,
the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul,
and brought him to the judgment seat,
Saying,
This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

And when Paul was now about to open his mouth,
Gallio said unto the Jews,
If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness,
O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it;
for I will be no judge of such matters.
And he drave them from the judgment seat.

Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes,
the chief ruler of the synagogue,
and beat him before the judgment seat.
And Gallio cared for none of those things.

And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila;
having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.
Acts 18:12-18
"Both Jews and Greeks had waited eagerly for Gallio's decision; and his immediate dismissal of the case, as one that had no bearing upon the public interest, was the signal for the Jews to retire, baffled and angry. The proconsul's decided course opened the eyes of the clamorous crowd who had been abetting the Jews. For the first time during Paul's labors in Europe, the mob turned to his side; under the very eye of the proconsul, and without interference from him, they violently beset the most prominent accusers of the apostle." Acts of the Apostles p.253 E.G.W.

SDA News - Loma Linda Blue Zone


Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest ....be in health,
3 John 1:2

"LOMA LINDA, Calif. -- Most of our health problems are said to be the result of three things:
   bad food choices,
      inactivity,
        and unmanaged stress.
Therefore, it's no surprise Seventh Day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than most Americans. They don't do any of that.
Take for example Benita Welebir. At age 100 she still enjoys a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
"I've given myself to the Lord, and I've left myself in His hands, and I have trust and I have been very, very well taken care of," she said.
'Blue Zone' Living
She's not alone. There is an unusually high concentration of centenarians in her hometown of Loma Linda, California. It's one of only five "blue zones" worldwide. 
Researcher Dan Buettner found these zones when he searched for where people live the longest. The others are
   Okinawa, Japan;
   Kria, Greece;
   Sardinia, Italy; and
   Nicoya, Costa Rica.
On average they live 10 years longer than most Americans.Dr. Larry Beeson,.....
"Adventists have approximately the same proportion of people who die of cancer or heart disease or stroke, but the age that they get diagnosed is much later," he said.
They strongly adhere to the belief of respecting the human body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. That means no alcohol, no tobacco, and following a plant-based diet.
Diet isn't the only factor in these longer lives. Seventh Day Adventists strictly observe the Sabbath.
Every week, beginning with sundown on Friday, they rest for an entire day. This allows them to recuperate from the week and recharge for the one ahead." CBN

Creation Moment 2/22/2015 - Built in Clocks

"In 1802, William Paley published his famous book Natural Theology, in which he presented the watchmaker analogy. He explained that if a person were to stumble across a well-designed watch in the middle of the woods, the complexity of the watch would be evidence that an intelligent designer made the machine. His analogy is an extension of the more formal teleological argument, which simply states that if there is design in nature, that design demands the existence of a designer. The Hebrews writer used the same line of reasoning when he wrote:For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).
Cutting-edge biological research has added some fresh insight to this ancient wisdom. Malcolm Ritter recently reported on work done by Akhilesh Reddy of Cambridge University and Joseph Bass of Northwestern University (2011). Their research, published in Nature centers on the built-in clocks that are housed in the cells of the human body. Ritter wrote, “even the cells throughout our body have their own 24-hour clocks to coordinate activities at the cellular level. Now new research suggests these internal timepieces may be more complicated than scientists thought” (2011).
How interesting! Our body is filled with trillions of cells that contain complicated clocks. Man-made clocks are complex and effective. If a person found such a device in the middle of the forest, he would be forced to conclude it was intelligently designed. The same is true of the biological clocks found in the body." ApologeticsPress

Friday, February 20, 2015

Messiah "cut off".. WHY?

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off,
but not for himself:
Daniel 9:26
What is the purpose for the Messiah to be "cut off"?
(Let the Bible interpret the Bible)
For a substitution on our behalf...

But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

Creation Moment 2/21/2015 - Anti-human Julia Roberts (due to evolutionary worldview)


"The new Greens are anti-human. Even conservation groups -- a noble cause -- now seethe with an anti-humanism that is both nihilistic and destructive to the cause of better environmental practices. I mean, who is going to follow a flag proclaiming "Humans Are Cancer!"
Along these lines, Julia Roberts narrates an angry video for Conservation International (embedded above) that has Mother Nature stating that she has "starved species" greater than humans." EN&V

They traded the truth about God for a lie.
So they worshiped and served the things
God created instead of the Creator himself,
Romans 1:25

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Fiery Firmament (Inverse Relationship)

In Exodus, God's people see Him in the fiery firmament
And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire
on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Exodus 24:17
In Revelation, God's people stand on the fiery firmament
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire:
and them that had gotten the victory over the beast,
and over his image, and over his mark,
and over the number of his name,
stand on the sea of glass,
Revelation 15:2

IN the News - Oprah & Bell redefine Biblical marriage

"This past Sunday, during an episode of Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday,” Rob Bell, the former head “pastor” of Michigan’s Mars Hill Bible Church and author of “Love Wins,” ...told the talk show host that he believes the Church is “moments away” from embracing same-sex “marriage.”
Bell had appeared on the broadcast with his wife Kristen to discuss their book “The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage.”
I think it’s great that you all made a conscious choice to include gay marriage in [the book],” Oprah states following a clip showing Mrs. Bell reading a selection claiming that same-sex nuptials are a gift to the world. “Why [did you do that]?”
One of the oldest aches in the bones of humanity is loneliness,” Rob Bell replied. “Loneliness is not good for the world. Whoever you are, gay or straight, it is totally normal, natural and healthy to want someone to go through life with. It’s central to our humanity. We want someone to go on the journey with.”
When is the Church going to get that?” Oprah asked.
We’re close,” he responded.
I think it’s evolving,” Bell’s wife interjected.
Lots of people are already there,” Bell added. “We think it’s inevitable and we’re moments away from the Church accepting it.”
He asserted that the Church will “continue to be even more irrelevant” if it continues to cite the Bible’s prohibitions on homosexual behavior" ChristianNewsNetwork

To Mr. & Mrs. Bell & Oprah - when you change God's Word to fit your own worldview - what you are really saying to God is -
But his citizens hated him,
and sent a message after him, saying,
We will not have this man to reign over us.
Luke 19:14

Creation Moment 2/20/2015 - Just asking...

Crinoid Pigment:
 240 Million Years and No Evolution?
"Pigments from crinoids fossilized in early Mesozoic strata are identical to modern
counterparts. In 2013 there were reports of fossilized crinoids from Paleozoic strata (Mississippian, 350 million years) with preserved pigments produced by the organisms.
The pigments studied are “secondary metabolites” made by cellular machines in the organism. Secondary metabolites “usually are not preserved”. These complex organic molecules with 9 or 10 carbon rings sometimes have bromine atoms attached in living examples; the bromines are not found in the fossil examples, probably due to diagenesis (chemical changes between deposition and fossilization) and the fact that chemical bonds of bromine to carbon are not as stable as carbon-carbon bonds.
Here are some other surprising aspects of the story:
  1. Multiple proofs: “However, most interesting are chemical proofs of these pigments in Jurassic representatives of two orders that still exist today … allowing direct comparison of ancient and modern crinoid pigments within the same clade.
  2. Oxygen surprise: “It is striking that fossil crinoids with preserved hypericinoid pigments generally are found associated with hardgrounds, oolitic limestones, or reefal carbonates (Table 1), which were deposited in well-oxygenated environments where exceptional preservation of organic substances usually would be least expected.
  3. Sandstone surprise: “In the case of the Tendaguru locality, which is mainly known for the discovery of dinosaur remains, the pigments are preserved even in fossils from a sandstone-dominated coastal lithofacies. The embedding sediments are predominantly light colored and show low contents of organic matter.” However, pigments were not found in bituminous sediments, like shale, even though one famous lower-Jurassic site in southern Germany, the Posidonia Shale, contains “well-preserved isocrinids and fossils with organic tissue material.”
  4. Rapid burial: “It is also striking that the pigments generally are preserved in articulated crinoid remains, suggesting rapid burial of the animals, and in more massive structures such as the roots of millericrinids.” Crinoids are delicate and usually fall apart (disarticulate) easily after death.
  5. Global distribution, longevity and diversity: “…the spatial distribution of hypericinoid pigments among fossil crinoids is almost worldwide, the stratigraphic distribution ranges at least back to the Middle Triassic, and the taxonomic distribution comprises representatives from at least four (Encrinida, Isocrinida, Comatulida, and Millericrinida) of the eight post-Paleozoic crinoid orders.” The qualifier “at least” implies more might be found.
  6. Remarkable stasis:  “Almost the same pigments were found in all samples independent of occurrence, stratigraphy, or taxon of the crinoids (Table 1). Despite minor diagenetic changes … the pigments preserved in the fossil crinoids show astonishing similarities to those of their extant relatives. CEH

What’s wrong with this picture?  It’s the millions of years!  All the puzzles evaporate if you look at the evidence objectively, and conclude the fossils are young–thousands of years old, not hundreds of millions. Does this not fit the Biblical flood like a hand in glove? 
   Rapid burial,
      global distribution,
         exceptional preservation,
            remarkable stasis:
those are things you would expect from a global catastrophe that overwhelmed ecosystems before they could respond.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:22

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Cut Off"

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off,
Daniel 9:26


The phrase "cut off" designates a violent death of the Messiah

"Cut off" Implies suddenness

"Cut off" implies a specific moment in time

Christ is the referent in Daniel 9

Creation Moment 2/19/2015 - Hmmm... Good Question

"If the brain evolved, wouldn’t anything the mind does be determined by forces beyond one’s control?" CEH




But those things which proceed out of the mouth
come forth from the heart;
and they defile the man.
Matthew 15:18

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why is our Christian GOD Great?


Q: Why is our Christian GOD Great?

A: Because He came down & died for us

For this God is our God for ever and ever:
Psalm 48:14

Creation Moment 2/18/2015 - Darwinian Magic Show

"Like rabbits in a magic show, things just “appear” on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don’t reveal how the trick is done.

Presto! Brain in a burst: “New research shows that a burst of evolutionary innovation in the genes responsible for electrical communication among nerve cells in our brains occurred over 600 million years ago in a common ancestor of humans and the sea anemone.”


Life in a flash: “A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth,” begins another article on Science Daily. “But what happened next?” The magician needs nitrogen, so a stage hand brings it. “The ability to use atmospheric nitrogen to support more widespread life was thought to have appeared roughly 2 billion years ago,” the article continued. “Now research looking at some of the planet’s oldest rocks finds evidence that 3.2 billion years ago, life was already pulling nitrogen out of the air and converting it into a form that could support larger communities.” Triple-bonded di-nitrogen is a tough nut to crack but life figured it out offstage somehow." CEH
I have seen the foolish taking root:
Job 5:3


Monday, February 16, 2015

GOSPEL GEM: Where are the other 9?

Luke 17:11-19
And it came to pass,
as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered into a certain village,
there met him ten men that were lepers,

which stood afar off:
And they lifted up their voices, and said,
Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

And when he saw them,
he said unto them,
Go shew yourselves unto the priests.
And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks:
and he was a Samaritan.

And Jesus answering said,
Were there not ten cleansed?
but where are the nine?
There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
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Moses Adds- And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will. Leviticus 22:29

"When the light of Christ is shining in the soul, the lips will be filled with praise and thanksgiving to God." Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing p.80 E.G.W.

IN the NEWS - Slaughter of the Christians

"The Islamic State terror group released a video on Sunday showing the Islamic jihadis beheading 21 Egyptian Christians who were previously kidnapped in Libya.
The Egyptian Copts, who were dressed in prisoner-like orange jump suits, were lined up along a beach and abruptly beheaded in the graphic five-minute video.
The Islamic State’s Al Hayat Media, the group that has published the previous beheading videos in the Middle East, produced the Libya video titled, A Message Signed With Blood To The Nation Of The Cross.”
All praise is due to Allah the strong and mighty,” said an ISIS jihadist dressed in military fatigues in American-accented English. “And may blessings and peace be upon the ones sent by the sword as a mercy to all the worlds,” he added.
The masked ISIS member continues:

Oh people, recently you have seen us on the hills of Al-Sham and Dabiq’s plain, chopping off the heads that have been carrying the cross for a long time, and today, we are on the south of Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya, sending another message.
All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together. The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.
After the ISIS leader finishes speaking, his fellow terrorists then commence the beheading of the 21 Egyptian Christians. And we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our Prophet, peace be upon him,” The militant leader says after his comrades slaughter the Christian hostages."
DrudgeReport
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,
Matthew 5:19

Creation Moment 2/17/2015 - Hands for Tools

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
Genesis 1:26
"The ancestors of humans may have evolved humanlike hands that were precise and powerful enough to use stone tools more than a half million years before such tools were even developed, researchers
say.
A key trait that distinguishes modern humans from all other species alive today is the ability to make complex tools. This capability depends not only on the extraordinarily powerful human brain, but also the strength and dexterity of the human hand.
In new research, the scientists looked at a major factor behind the power and precision of the human grip, which is the structure of the metacarpals, the bones in the palm. For instance, the third metacarpal, which connects the middle finger to the wrist bones, includes a little projection of bone called a styloid process that helps it lock into the wrist. This helps the fingers apply greater amounts of pressure to the wrist and palm than it would otherwise, for a stronger grip." LiveScience


--OR-- more likely, man had hands for tools, unlike animals, because man was DESIGNED with those hands then set about to make tools to assist himself in life....JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Final High Priest

HE is the FINAL HIGH PRIEST
HE is both the HIGH PRIEST & the SACRIFICE
Who needeth not daily,
as those high priests,
to offer up sacrifice,
first for his own sins,
and then for the people's:
for this he did once,
when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 7:27

and from Jesus Christ, ...
the firstborn from the dead, ...
 To Him who loved us
and washed us from our sins
in His own blood,
Revelation 1:5 NKJV

IN the NEWS - 40 years of Love Letters



For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother,
and shall be joined unto his wife,
and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31
"Bill and Kirsten Bresnan are off to an early Valentine's Day start—they've been sharing holiday-themed cards since Feb. 1. But that's not even close to the whole story. Bill has penned a love note to his wife nearly every day since 1974. Bresnan tells the Asbury Park Press that "Kris" was initially a student of his in a six-week prep class for the Series 7 exam; when they started commuting on the same Long Island Railroad train, he began by jotting notes to her on napkins.
It grew from there to, by today's count, 10,000 letters, organized chronologically in some 25 boxes. The couple, who say they've never had a fight in all those years and prefer to talk it out instead of argue, call the collection their "love diary." The signature of each letter bears an infinity sign."
Newser

Creation Moment 2/16/2015 - Different Races?


And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth,

and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Acts 17:26
"As a consequence of Babel, the people groups could not easily
mix. They became genetically isolated, meaning that they married and had offspring primarily within their particular group. As the years passed, each group developed its own culture and ways of doing things. Genetically isolated, certain physical traits became more prominent in each group. These ethnic characteristics are wrongly considered racial characteristics; but there really is only one race, the human race. All of these people were simply people."
AIG


As a consequence of Babel,
the people groups became genetically isolated.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Essentials of God

God revealed to us that HE is --
     1) ETERNAL (Jehovah-Hebrew YHWH for eternal)
     2) PLURAL / Godhead of 3 (Elohim is plural form of God)
     3) UNITED ( The LORD our God is one LORD: Deuteronomy 6:4)

Following this REVELATION of GOD to us HE expects a Response - And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Deuteronomy 6:5

This TRUTH about GOD should govern-
a) your HEART
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deuteronomy 6:6
b) your HOUSEHOLD
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 6:7
c) your HABITS
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deuteronomy 6:8