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}

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Catholic responds to the Eco-Spiritualism of Francis

"Is Catholicism on a slide into nature mysticism? It is a discomforting question for a Catholic to ask,
but it bears scrutiny. Messianic environmentalism is about to assume the status of dogma in Pope Francis’ looming encyclical. Once discarding our incandescent light bulbs and biking to work become a religious obligation, it will be too late to ask the question.

The New Faith requires “a new solidarity” against ecological crisis. The masses are called upon to renounce the mailed fist of development and join the heroic struggle for “the planetary common good.”

In the words of atmospheric physicist John Reid, anthropogenic global warming is the central tenet of this new belief system in much the same way that the Resurrection is the central tenet of Christianity. . . . My skepticism about AGW arises from the fact that, as a physicist who has worked in closely related areas, I know how poor the underlying science is. In effect, the scientific method has been abandoned in this field.”


And if creation and Creator are one,
nature itself is sacred.
Any animist could say the same.

There are risks to this seep of eco-spirituality into the Church. No one denies man’s role as steward of the world he inhabits. Assertions that Western man is oblivious or hostile to that role is a straw man. And all suggestion that the developed world is indifferent to the poor is a slur on centuries of effort to raise men above subsistence and the cruelties of the natural world. Nature is to be respected. But loved? Nature kills.

Let me leave the last word with Robert B. Laughlin, Nobel Prize-winning Stanford University physicist and former research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: “Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself. Climate is beyond our power to control. . . . Earth doesn’t care about governments or their legislation. You can’t find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or explaining itself.”"
TheFederalist/Maureen Mullarkey
 ....and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,...
Romans 1:25

SDA News - Sect of Kalupeteka Massacred

"Mr Kalupeteka, who formed his Seventh Day Light of the World church 14 years ago after being expelled from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, has thousands of followers across Angola." BBC
"The Seventh-day Light of the World sect was established by Kalupeteka in 2000 after he was *disfellowshipped from the Seventh-day Adventist church
on charges of practices that violate the standards of the church.
*Kalupeteka who has an estimated 3,000 members,
*has predicted that the end of the world will come on December 31, 2015
*and has dictated that followers to sell everything and move with him
to the mountains of Huambo province.
The members are scattered in several provinces around central and southern Angola."


"On April 16, nine police officers were assassinated in the São Pedro Sumé hill, Caála Municipality, central Huambo Province, by members of the Light of the World Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The officers were gunned down and beaten to death by the followers of the said sect, during an attempt to enforce a general attorney's warrant of arrest for the group leader, José Kalupeteka."
AllAfrica



"Earlier today, the Reuters news organization published an account of the apparent massacre by reporter Herculano Coroado which began, "The only traces of thousands of Angolan Christian sect members who were camped in these hills are burnt-out vehicles, shacks pocked with bullet holes and bloodstains in the soil." AllAfrica


"Marques published a story in the Guardian that outlined the details of an alleged massacre that took place on April 16 in the central Huambo province at the hands of Angolan police. Angolan officials admitted that a confrontation occurred at hillside encampments of the Seventh Day in the Light of the World sect, where some 3,000 followers of its leader Jose Julino Kalupeteka were living. The sect's members, who have broken off from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, are said to be waiting there for the end of the world.


The government of Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos claimed the esoteric sect was "a
threat to peace and to national unity." Officials said that alleged snipers among the sect's flock had killed eight police officers, and that only 13 residents had died in a firefight. Marques, after speaking with sources in the police and military, painted a disturbing picture of government atrocities that went well beyond the official narrative.


"They told me how pilgrims were mown down indiscriminately, many of them praying to the end," he wrote, relaying what he was told by some of those who took part. "They all gave accounts of how makeshift shelters were set alight with people inside."
"These officers also told me how they bore witness to the filling of mass graves, dug by an excavator," he added.


Days after Marques linked to the article on his website, makaangola.org, the site was hacked and forced offline.


"It was a botched, ill-conceived operation that went completely wrong," Marques told VICE News.
"You had three thousand people sitting there, basically in prayers, and they started shooting at them as if in a military operation."
"They shot for over three hours," he said.


Hager said it's unclear why the sect was targeted by Angolan authorities, but noted the region is seen as a stronghold for the country's main opposition political party UNITAS, which claimed the higher death toll." ViceNews


"The Angolan government has in recent weeks been banning church groups, drawing criticism from rights groups who say the MPLA wants to monitor and control faith in a country of 21 million people where religion is influential.

Kalupeteka's popularity is demonstrated in Internet videos of outdoor sermons that show thousands of followers, including women and children, sitting on packed dusty hillsides.
"Mr José Kalupeteka was a bad man," Huambo provincial government spokesman Tony Mendes told Reuters during the visit to the Sumi hills." Yahoo


As for Kalupeteka.....

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:11

Footsteps of Paul: Jewish Superstition vs. Jesus

And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.
And when they had been there many days,
Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying,

There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:
About whom, when I was at Jerusalem,
the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me,
desiring to have judgment against him.
To whom I answered,
It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die,
before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face,
and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

Therefore, when they were come hither,
without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat,
and commanded the man to be brought forth.
Against whom when the accusers stood up,
they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition,
and of one Jesus, which was dead,
whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

And because I doubted of such manner of questions,
I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem,
and there be judged of these matters.

But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus,
I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.

Then Agrippa said unto Festus,
I would also hear the man myself.
To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come,
and Bernice, with great pomp,
and was entered into the place of hearing,
with the chief captains, and principal men of the city,
at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.

And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me,
both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death,
and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.
Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord.
Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner,
and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.
Acts 25:13-27
"As Festus told his story, Agrippa became interested and said, "I would also hear the man myself." In harmony with his wish, a meeting was arranged for the following day."
Acts of the Apostles p.434 E.G.W.

Creation Moment 5/31/2015 - "Information" & Matter

"William Dembski defends a new ontology: the most fundamental thing in the universe, he argues, is information. He calls this position "informational realism." Dembski makes use of Shannon's information theory, employing it as a springboard into the nature of message transmission and reception.


Claude Shannon - who pioneered Information Theory
A gene sequence is information; know-how refers to the ability to make something from it, and this cannot reside in the information itself. "DNA has no knowhow and cannot unpack itself; it is a slave to the machinery needed to unpack it," says Hidalgo. This seems obvious, but it is worth restating, if only to remind us that this unpacking process (and not further sequencing per se) is now the most important unanswered question in genomics.

Dembski argues that information is conserved but can be created by intelligence. It is not derived from matter; instead, matter is the medium by which intelligence communicates information." EN&V


 ....and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
Psalm 102:18

Friday, May 29, 2015

Papal Notes - Pope calls for Christian UNITY

‘Pope Francis’
Claims Devil Keeping Evangelicals, Roman Catholics Divided:
‘They Are One’
Watch Clip of Pope below
www.youtube.com/embed/DGOGfKeDKy8


"In a recorded video statement released on Saturday, the Roman Catholic Pontiff known as Francis asserted that evangelicals and Catholics are one, and that it is the devil who has divided the two groups.
Division is the work of the ‘Father of Lies,’ ‘the Father of Discord,’ who does everything possible to keep us divided,” he said.

The eight-minute video was for the “Celebration of Christian Unity” event organized by John 17 Ministries out of Pheonix, Ariz., which seeks to unite Christians and Catholics.

I feel like saying something that may sound controversial, or even heretical, perhaps,” Francis stated. “But there is someone who ‘knows’ that despite our differences we are one.”

The devil knows that Christians are disciples of Christ, that they are one, that they are brothers! He doesn’t care if they are Evangelicals or Orthodox, Lutherans, Catholics or Apostolic … He doesn’t care! They are Christians,” he said.

The pontiff asserted that the devil is persecuting both evangelicals and Roman Catholics alike because they are all Christian.
It is he who is persecuting us. It is he who is persecuting Christians today, he who is anointing us with (the blood of) martyrdom,” he said“Dear brothers and sisters, we are living in an ‘ecumenism of blood.'”

Francis said that he unity must be achieved by each individual as he doesn’t believe it will occur at the hands of Bible scholars.
I am convinced it won’t be theologians who bring about unity among us,” he stated. “Theologians help us, … but if we hope that theologians will agree with one another, we will reach unity the day after Judgement Day.” ChristianNewsNetwork


"The John 17 Movement — named after the Bible passage in which Jesus prays for the unity of his disciples — includes evangelicals and Catholics. One of the participants at the Phoenix meeting was Giovanni Traettino, a Pentecostal pastor from southern Italy whom the pope has known since his days in Buenos Aires. The Pope visited Traettino’s church last summer.
The Pope promised Traettino and all those gathered in Phoenix that he would spend the day praying with them for the grace of unity, “the unity that is budding among us is that unity which begins under the seal of the one baptism we have all received.”
In the video produced by the Vatican television centre, Pope Francis told the group that “division is a wound in the body of the church of Christ. And we do not want this wound to remain open.”" CatholicHerald

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will,
and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast,
until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Revelation 17:17

IN the NEWS - Cashless Society meeting in London??

 Is this True??? Guess we'll find out soon enough

 Secret Meeting in London to “End Cash” in America and Europe

 "Economist Martin Armstrong claims that Chief Economists and representatives from the ECB and the Federal Reserve in America and Europe are meeting
secretly to end cash. The meeting is set to take place in London, UK.

 Armstrong, famous for predicting the 1987 Black Monday crash and the 1998 Russian financial collapse, said:

“I find it extremely perplexing that I have been the only one to report of the secret meeting in London. Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University, and Willem Buiter, the Chief Economist at Citigroup, will address the central banks to advocate the elimination of all cash to bring to fruition the day when you cannot buy or sell anything without government approval,”

  “We better keep one eye open at night for this birth of a cashless society that is coming in much
faster than expected. Why the secret meeting? Something does not smell right here,” concludes Armstrong.

Big banks in both the United Kingdom and the U.S. are already treating the withdrawal or depositing of moderately large amounts of cash as a suspicious activity.
As Armstrong notes, banning cash in order to eviscerate what little economic freedoms people have left to avoid disastrous Keynesian central bank policy is nothing short of economic totalitarianism.
“In the mind of an economic tyrant, banning cash represents the holy grail,” writes Michael Krieger. “Forcing the plebs onto a system of digital fiat currency transactions offers total control via a seamless tracking of all transactions in the economy, and the ability to block payments if an uppity citizen dares get out of line.” CP
 

And that no man might buy or sell
save he that had the mark, 
or the name of the beast, 
or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:17
"Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements 
will be rapid ones."
Testimonies for the Church vol.9, p.11 E.G.W.

Major Genres within the Old Testament

Major Genres within the Old Testament:
  • Foundational - stories about the origins of the world, the first generations of humans, or the early years of a nation, intended to provide a foundational world-view upon which people base their communal and individual lives (Gen, parts of Exod, Num, Deut)
  • Legal Codes - collections of laws and instructions by which the people are to live (Lev, parts of Exod, Num, Deut)
  • Genealogies - lists of inter-relationships between peoples, either of successive generations or of different nations (parts of Gen, much of Num)


  • Annals - historical narrative accounts of select events in a nation's life, focusing especially upon political and military exploits of its leaders, since usually written under royal sponsorship (Josh, Jdg, 1 & 2 Sam, 1 & 2 Kings, etc.)
  • Prophetic Books - collections of the oracles or words of God spoken to the people through human intermediaries (prophets) and the symbolic actions they perform at God's direction for the people's benefit (Isa, Jer, Ezek, etc.)
  • Psalms/Odes/Songs - poetic lyrics of songs/hymns intended for communal worship and/or individual prayer (Ps)
  • Prayers/Laments - words addressed by people to God, esp. reflecting situations of crisis or lament (Lam)
  • Proverbs - generalized sayings and aphorisms containing advice on how to live well: "do good and avoid evil" (Prov)
  • Wisdom Literature - various types of inspirational stories that encourage people to live wisely (Job, Wis, etc.)
  • Apocalypses - symbolic narratives that interpret historical crises through God's eyes (Dan) E.N.T.E.R.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God,

and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:16

The Resurrection Series: Attack #6

Attack # 5 on the Resurrection:

"The disciples observations were distorted later" - This is generally pushed by skeptics who think Jesus was a wise teacher but that the resurrection was a legend added later.

RESPONSE:
1) The earliest accounts have the disciples siting the resurrection as their reason for belief.

2) The students of the disciples also recorded the resurrection as the key component for the disciples belief.
3) Also, this skeptical claim still doesn't address the empty tomb or why Christ's body wasn't produced by the authorities to prove the disciples wrong.


For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,
how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:3,4

Creation Moment 5/30/2015 - More "Coding" & "Information"

"Your eyes and brain come pre-wired to make predictions, and they are usually right. Even babies know that. How good at you are making predictions? Ask four neuroscientists from Princeton, who figured, “Not bad.”

In fact, this capacity goes beyond just the eyes.  “Efficient coding of predictive information is a principle that can be applied at every stage of neural computation,” they say. Did you
catch that word “coding”? and “information”? Notice, too, that a “principle” or a “computation” is not reducible to matter in motion.

Incidentally, there appears to be an important function for the rapid eye movements called “saccades” that our eyes constantly make, even when staring. Science Daily reports, “Patterns of brain activity reorganize visual perception during eye movements.” The oscillations reset the sensitivity of the neurons, and also support the brain’s representation of space. Bet you didn’t even notice those motions." CEH

I will praise You
because I have been
remarkably and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 HCSB

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Resurrection Series: Attack #5

Attack # 5 on the Resurrection:

"The disciples were influenced by limited sightings." - This idea is that one or two disciples had a hallucination and convinced the others of what they saw.

RESPONSE:
1) This fails to take into account the numerous group sightings recorded in the New Testament.
2) This theory fails to address the empty tomb.


Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
John 20:19

SDA News - Carson tied for lead in Georgia Primary


"In the GOP presidential contest in Georgia here were the results:

Carson: 20%

Huckabee: 20%

Rubio: 14%

Bush: 12%

Cruz: 8%

Walker: 7%

Paul: 6%

Fiorina: 2%

Trump: 1%

Christie: 1%

Others: 2%

Undecided: 7%"
FOX Atlanta
....and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:17

Health Note - Coconut Oil

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest ... be in health,
3 John 1:2 
"Coconut oil. 
A study of 30 men in the journal Pharmacology found that just 2 tablespoons per day reduced waist circumference by an average of 1.1 inches over the course of a month. What makes coconut oil superior to other fats is its medium chain triglycerides. Unlike the long-chain fatty acids found in animal sources of saturated fat, coconut oil doesn’t seem to raise your cholesterol and is more likely to be burned as energy than stored as blubber. At roughly 117 calories per tablespoon, it’s a near identical caloric swap for olive oil." EatThis

Creation Moment 5/29/2015 - Everything is Information

"Now I am in the grip of a new vision,

that Everything Is Information.
The more I have pondered the mystery of the quantum
and our strange ability to comprehend this world in which we live, the more I see possible fundamental roles for logic and information as the bedrock of physical theory. I am eighty-six as of this writing, but I continue to search."    
 John Archibald Wheeler, autobiography (1999, d. 2008),
from Dembski, Being as Communion, p. 2

Information REQUIRES Intelligence behind it.....hence a GOD....

All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Resurrection Series: Attack #4

Attack # 4 on the Resurrection:

"The disciples were delusional" - These critics claim the disciples were hallucinating due to their intense grief.

RESPONSE:
1) Individuals may hallucinate-but large groups don't.
2) The risen Christ was reported to be seen by groups more than once.
3) If the risen Christ was a hallucination---WHY wasn't the dead body easily produced by the Roman or Jewish leaders?


Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished,
which were early at the sepulcher;
And when they found not his body,
they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels,
which said that he was alive.
And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre,
and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
Luke 24:22-24

IN the NEWS - Rubio warns: Christianity could be labeled 'hate speech'


"Marco Rubio warned of a clear and present danger to Christians in an interview published Tuesday...


If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio said in the interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.”


The next step, Rubio argued, is going after Christianity writ large.
After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech and there’s a real and present danger,” he said." Politico


 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
Romans 8:7

IN the NEWS - Biden vs. God

Biden praises Irish Gay Marriage vote in Op-ed
"Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality.
They recognized the fundamental truth that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, and that there can be no justification for the denigration or persecution of anyone because of who they love or who they are.
I want to thank my good friends Taoiseach [Prime Minister] Enda Kenny and Tanaiste [Deputy Prime Minister] Joan Burton for their forceful leadership and eloquent advocacy on this critical issue.

I cannot improve upon the perfectly Irish statements they made following this historic vote, but I can echo the taoiseach’s words when he described the Irish as “a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people,” and that their choice will be “heard loudly across the living world as a sound of pioneering leadership.”
In 22 years, Ireland has gone from a nation where simply being LGBT was against the law to a nation where the people resoundingly stand for equal rights.
And here in the United States, in just the past three years we’ve gone from six states recognizing marriage equality to 37 states, comprising 224 million Americans. It’s about love. It’s about equality. It’s about dignity. It’s about our most cherished values. That’s what this is about — it’s all it’s ever been about.
There is still work to be done. There are still too many nations that deny people even the right to be safe from violence and severe discrimination, and too many states here in America that allow a person to be fired simply for being lesbian, gay, transgender, or bisexual.
But the progress is undeniable. As advocates in Ireland, in the United States, and around the world have proven time and again, where there’s passion and commitment, there is opportunity.
I continue to believe that in every corner of the world, people want to do the right thing. You should never underestimate the epiphanies that follow when a culture makes a breakthrough of conscience.
But it takes leadership. It takes courageous individuals who are willing to step forward, to turn adversity into positive change, and to truly live the words of the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats: “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.” Advocate/JoeBiden

God
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:27

Creation Moment 5/28/2015 - CIS = DESIGN

CIS (Coded Information System) of Information Theory points to clear-cut DESIGN which = a DESIGNER.

CIS are vast quantities of matter & energy organized into hierarchies to achieve specific goals.


Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous

Psalm 139:14 NLT

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Resurrection Series: Attack #3

Attack # 3 on the Resurrection:

"The disciples were fooled by an imposter"- so says those who believe the disciples were fooled....

RESPONSE:
1) This impersonator would have to know the mannerisms of Christ extremely well in order to fool His disciples of 3 & a half years. Not to mention to fool His mother as well....
2) Some of the disciples were skeptical (like doubting Thomas) and did not display naivete  required.
3) This impostor would need to be able to do real miracles.
4) This attack still does not address the empty tomb or missing body.


And Thomas answered and said unto him,

My Lord and my God.

John 20:28

Contemplative Spirituality leading towards Rome...


This Contemplative Prayer, Eastern Mysticism that made it's way into the Roman Church, now spreads----

"Anyone who has studied contemplative spirituality from a critical and biblical point of view for any length of time knows that those who practice contemplative prayer eventually begin to have propensities toward Catholicism. That makes sense given that the mystical prayer practice came out of the Roman Catholic monasteries (via Thomas Merton, Basil Pennington, Thomas Keating, etc) and dates back as far as the ancient Catholic desert fathers.  And it is a fact that the Catholic church is using contemplative prayer to “bring back the lost brethren to the Mother church.” In one article written by Ray Yungen titled “Contemplative Spirituality – the Source of the Catholic Church’s Expansion,” Yungen states:

I had always been confused as to the real nature of this advance in the Catholic church. Was this just the work of a few mavericks and renegades, or did the church hierarchy sanction this practice? My concerns were affirmed when I read in an interview that the mystical prayer movement not only had the approval of the highest echelons of Catholicism but also was, in fact, the source of its expansion.
If it is indeed true that practicing contemplative prayer can turn one’s eyes toward Romish thoughts and beliefs, then it would make sense that Bible-believing Christians would be greatly concerned about popular evangelical leaders who are promoting contemplative spirituality." LighthouseTrails

Listen to PROTESTANT "EVANGELICAL" TV Pastor James Robinson, from last year, who supports of the contemplative prayer crowd within Protestantism.....
"You will have the opportunity of hearing a personal word from Pope Francis on LIFE Today on Monday, May 5, on major networks around the world. One of his very best friends, Bishop Tony Palmer, whom we have supported in mission outreaches for years, shares the message that Pope Francis asked him to deliver to evangelicals and protestant believers. He made it very clear that he was seeking to speak from his heart and the heart of God to all of us who know and love Christ as our Savior and our Lord. I hope you will watch the program and encourage others to do so.
Please join me seeking the supernatural unity Jesus prayed for in John 17. This can lead to the next great spiritual awakening all of us recognize is so desperately needed." JamesRobinson


Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob,
because they be replenished from the east,
and are soothsayers like the Philistines,
and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Isaiah 2:6

Creation Moment 5/27/2015 - Nye Lie

* When Nye says "science"-he is referring to the un-scientific theory of macro-evolution...
"Bill Nye the Science Guy made a bold claim in a Vox interview leading up to Memorial Day, saying the U.S. Constitution supports his notion that those who question science are “unpatriotic.”
To wit:
When you have people denying this basic process, and how we all got here, it’s offensive to me intellectually. And I happen to think it’s unpatriotic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall “promote the progress of science and useful arts.” So if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job.
But Twitchy noted that the words Nye pulled from Article I, Section 8 are taken way, way out of context.
Here’s what comes after the quote Nye spouted off: “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
Yup. Nye’s interview text actually linked to the Constitution. Then a simple reading of the quote in context indicates it’s all about what has become American copyright and patent law — and has nothing to do with the Nye’s claim that those who question science are “unpatriotic.”" TheBlaze
I have seen the foolish taking root:
Job 5:3

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Resurrection Series: Attack #2

Attack # 2 on the Resurrection:

"The Disciples Lied" - Some claim the disciples stole the body & lied about the resurrection.

RESPONSE:
1) The Jewish leaders did everything they could to make sure that didn't happen.
2) The locals would have known it was a lie.
3) What would have been their motive to lie?
4) The transformation of the disciples after the resurrection lends credibility to the disciples claim.
5) The Romans could have easily PRODUCED THE DEAD BODY for all to see in town.


Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 27:62-66

IN the NEWS - Rainbow -- "OR"--

"Ireland passed a referendum to legalize gay marriage. As voters in the Irish capital of Dublin went to the polls on Friday, some noticed a fitting accompaniment from Mother Nature.

Fintan Gillespie @fintangillespie
What a fitting day for a rainbow over Dublin. So very proud to be Irish today!
Dublin, if this doesn't tell you My opinion nothing will.
Double rainbow shining over Dublin today...
Jesus shines his rainbow down on Dublin City this morning!


Creation Moment 5/26/2015 - Venus Eccentricity Undermines Evolutionary Theories

The FAINT SUN PARADOX undermines the evolutionary timescale. (The sun's luminosity increases with time, hence it was weaker in the past. If one travels back about 2 billion years, the earth should have been frozen, and how would life exist or evolve? Evolutionary cosmologists have been working to come up with an answer).

A new idea by evolutionary cosmologists is that in the past the earth was 6-7% closer to the sun.

3 possibilities they claim that caused this-
1) The proto-planetary dust disk caused the planets to migrate/
2) A massive disk of planetesimals caused the planets to migrate.
3) Another planet (or star) caused the planets to migrate.

The theory being pushed by Milton, (#3), is that Mars, Venus & Earth were knocked out of their original orbits by a 4th planetary body. He believes it collided with Venus thereby disrupting Earth & Mars as it relates to the sun.

Problems for Evolutionary Cosmologists with this theory:
a) Why is the moon still here, in tact?


b) Evolution teaches the solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago, with life evolving about 3 billion years ago. But this theory claims this collision happened about 1 billion years ago.


c) There is NO OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE for this missing mystery planet.


d) Venus currently has a near perfect circular eccentricity of 0.007.

SOLUTION for the FAINT SUN PARADOX & planetary formation:
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,
Hebrews 11:3

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day 2015


Joab scolds David for disrespecting his military men

And Joab came into the house to the king, and said,
Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants,
which this day have saved thy life,
and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters,
and the lives of thy wives,



In that thou lovest thine enemies,
and hatest thy friends.
For thou hast declared this day,
that thou regardest neither princes nor servants:
for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived,
and all we had died this day,
then it had pleased thee well.

Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants:
for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night:
and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.
Then the king arose, and sat in the gate.
And they told unto all the people, saying,
Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king:

2 Samuel 19:5-8

The Resurrection Series: Attack #1

Attack # 1 on the Resurrection:
"Christ's Disciples were Wrong"--- these people claim that Christ survived the beatings & crucifixion. That when He woke up & appeared to His followers they were mistaken about what had really happened to him.

 RESPONSE:
1) 1st & 2nd century unfriendly sources acknowledge Jesus was crucified, died & was buried.
(Babylonian Talmud, Josephus, Phlegon, Thallus, Tacitus, Mera Bar-Serapion)
2) The Roman guards faced death if someone from the sealed tomb escaped.
3) While spending most of the day on the cross He would be unable to control His blood loss.
4) Christ was observed to have wounds after He resurrected--but never behaved as if injured.
5) Jesus disappeared not long after His resurrection and reported ascension.


And said unto them,
Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations,
Luke 24:46,47





SDA News - Carson WINS G.O.P. Straw Poll

"After three days of speeches at the conservative cattle call that is the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC), one presidential candidate stood out in an already crowded Republican field of hopefuls: neurologist-turned-politician Dr. Ben Carson.
Full SRLC straw poll results:
  • Dr. Ben Carson: 25.4%
  • Gov. Scott Walker: 20.5%
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: 16.6%
  • Gov. Chris Christie: 5.3%
  • Gov. Rick Perry: 5.0%
  • Gov. Jeb Bush: 4.9%
  • Sen. Rand Paul: 4.1%
  • Sen. Marco Rubio: 4.1%
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal: 4.1%
  • Carly Fiorina: 2.7%
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee: 2.7%
  • Sen. Rick Santorum: 1.9%
  • Donald Trump: 1.2%
  • Mark Everson: 0.8%
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: 0.5%
  • Gov. John Kasich: 0.2%
  • Gov. Jim Gilmore: 0.0%" ABC
Righteousness exalteth a nation:
Proverbs 14:34