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}

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

He'll Dry The Tears performed by DALLAS HOLM

He'll Dry The Tears performed by DALLAS HOLM
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Js4ik-7Bs9M?list=PLT70zxsi10M_PPOnAVmPwalOMUslXsMz5

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses,
for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4:15 NLT

Papal Notes - uh uh Francis

"Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a special blessing for Mother Angelica following her death on Easter Sunday, expressing his
confidence that she is already in heaven.

She’s in heaven.” The Pope pointed to the sky as he spoke these words to members of EWTN’s Rome bureau, ....

Francis saw the framed photo in the crowd, and blessed it when asked by EWTN’s Executive TV Producer in Rome, Martha Calderon, for a blessing for Mother Angelica’s soul." EWTN


No Francis---She is NOT in heaven, but rather awaiting in the grave for the 1st or 2nd resurrection based upon her judgment before the Mercy Seat of God in the Most Holy Place....
And hath given him authority to execute judgment also,
because he is the Son of man.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming,
in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth;
 they that have done good,
unto the resurrection of life;
and they that have done evil,
unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:27-29
---BUT UNTIL THEN---
For the living know that they shall die:
but the dead know not any thing,
Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished;
 neither have they any more a portion for ever
in any thing that is done under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:5,6

IN the NEWS - Marching to the GREEN GOSPEL drumbeat

Below is a story about Churches across the UK joining forces to march to the drum beat of the GREEN RELIGION. Now picture this mind set in the end, bridging the gap with the secular world on this topic, joining to push for a GREEN SABBATH one day to "save the planet".....You can see the dangers of having the GREEN GOSPEL replace the Biblical one.
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him
 that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Galatians 1:6
"More than 400 UK churches are planning to switch to renewable energy providers in a move which will see more than £1 million shifted to clean power.

Launched at the beginning of Lent by charities Christian Aid and Tearfund, The Big Church Switch invited churches and individuals in the UK to switch energy companies, to demonstrate the need for a transition from fossil fuels.
This week the charities' partner 2buy2 will negotiate with energy companies to find the best deal. Because of the number of churches and the total value of their business – more than £1 million – it can secure a better deal with green energy providers.
Among the 424 churches that have registered to switch is the oldest Methodist building in the world, The New Room in Bristol. Manager David Worthington said: "We may be the oldest Methodist building in the world but that doesn't mean we have to use the polluting energy of the past.
"We take seriously the impact we have on our neighbours, both locally and globally. Switching our energy provider to clean sources of power is a simple thing we can do to help the global transition to a low carbon world. If we, in a building as old as ours, can embrace the idea of renewable energy then anyone can."
Christian Aid's head of advocacy, Laura Taylor, said: "The Big Church Switch shows that people are willing to reduce our CO2 emissions, and that we want to take action together. The UK Government must help accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to renewables as they prepare the next carbon budget for our country."
Churches are able to sign up to the Big Church Switch throughout the year and are offered the opportunity to switch as and when their current contracts are up." ChristianNews

Puritan Corner - "My Love"

"The title my love is a very kindly and sweet one; and this
makes it lovely, that therein he not only intimates, but appropriates his love to her, allowing her to lay claim thereto as her own. My love, saith he, .... that there can be nothing more cordial and refreshing to believers than Christ's intimating of his love to them, and therefore he has chosen this title for that purpose. The men of this world exceedingly prejudice themselves, that they think not more of this, and study not to be aquainted with it."by JAMES DURHAM (1622-1658)
 Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Solomon 2:10

Creation Moment 3/31/2016 - Ceres YOUTH

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,
Hebrews 11:3
"The latest high-resolution images from asteroid Ceres show “mysteries” including surprisingly young features. A year in orbit, the Dawn spacecraft has reached an orbital elevation above Ceres closer than the International Space Station is to Earth. Those puzzling bright spots in Occator Crater are now coming into sharp focus.

"Scientists think the bright spots are deposits of epsom salts (magnesium sulphate), the trace remains of briny water-ice that at one time became exposed on the surface,” the BBC News says. “With no atmosphere on the dwarf planet, the water content would have rapidly vaporised, leaving only the magnesium sulphate spots.”

But there’s a problem. Space.com says, But Occator is about 80 million years old, and bright material should not have lasted nearly that long on the surface, researchers said.” Deputy principal investigator Carol Raymond remarked in a press conference on March 22, “It’s hard to keep things bright on a planetary surface over time.”

Another crater named Oxo shows evidence of water ice that should long be gone. New Scientist reports: Seeing water ice anywhere on Ceres is a surprise as the surface is generally warm enough that any ice should evaporate into space. That means it must have been exposed recently, said Jean-Philippe Combe of the Bear Fight Institute in Winthrop, Washington. “This area is possibly a cold trap where H20-rich materials could be preserved for at least some time,” he said. But 4.5 billion years? If the salt deposits at Occator cannot last 80 million years, much less should water ice persist for even a fraction of that time. The ice appears to be exposed, not locked in hydrated minerals." CEH

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

IN the NEWS - Science of PRAYER

And when he had sent the multitudes away,
he went up into a mountain apart to pray:
Matthew 14:23
"....scientifically-tested benefits of prayer.

The first benefit ...was self-control.
Prayer appears to help boost people’s will power, making it easier for them to exercise self-control.

Next, ...prayer makes people nicer.
Across multiple experiments, researchers found that having participants pray for someone reduced aggressive responses to being angered or provoked.

Prayer similarly makes it easier for people to forgive.
Researchers found that having participants pray for romantic partners and friends made those individuals more likely to forgive their partners and friends.

The next benefit...is also relevant for romantic relationships.
Researchers found that having couples pray together increased both feelings of unity and trust and did so more than having couples talk about positive experiences. This work suggests that prayer is more than just an emotionally positive experience. It helps bring couples together.

Finally, .......prayer as a way to cope with stress.
There is quite a bit of research focused on the different ways that people use prayer to cope with a variety of psychological and physical health challenges.

Research is also discovering how the content of a prayer matters.
For instance, 1* prayer that is focused on showing thankfulness and/or getting closer to God has a positive effect on mental well-being.

2* Prayer that is focused on asking God for something does not positively influence well-being and may even harm it.

In all, researchers continue to explore the power of prayer. Over 50% of Americans say they pray every day and many more pray at least once a week. Though scientists can't tell people whether or not God hears their prayers, they can help them understand the measurable benefits they receive from praying." PsychologyToday
COMMENTARY: When it comes to 2*, someone needs to point this out to the prosperity gospel preachers on TV like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, etc....

The Reformation in Daniel 11:33

--Daniel 11:33--

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many:
 yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame,
by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
KJV

Those who are wise will instruct many,
 though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned
 or captured or plundered.
NIV

And the wise among the people shall make many understand,
 though for some days they shall stumble by sword and flame,
by captivity and plunder.
ESV

Creation Moment 3/30/2016 - Ice Puppy Lesson

...for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Ecclesiastes 9:4
"The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.
Five years later, a pair of puppies perfectly preserved in Russia's far northeast region of Yakutia and dating back 12,460 years has mobilised scientists across the world.
"To find a carnivorous mammal intact with skin, fur and internal organs—this has never happened before in history," said Sergei Fyodorov,...

Last year he returned for a more thorough look and found the second puppy close to the same spot, farther down the slope. Both had died when they were about three months old.
They most likely come from the same litter, said Fyodorov.

Last week he oversaw the removal of the second puppy's remarkably well-preserved brain—"the first in the world", he said.
"Puppies are very rare, because they have thin bones and delicate skulls," he said.
The duo have been named the Tumat Dog, after the nearest village to the site.
Fyodorov said a preliminary look at the mammoth remains also found at the dig suggested some had been butchered and burned, hinting at the presence of humans. It remains to be seen, however, whether the puppies were domesticated or wild.

The second puppy's preserved brain will be compared with that of modern dogs and wolves. Parasites found on its body will be analysed, as will the contents of its stomach, which Fyodorov is particularly excited about.
"When we opened it, we were very surprised. The second puppy's stomach is mostly full of twigs and grass," he said, wondering if perhaps the animals were not exclusively carnivorous or whether they started eating grass after they were trapped by a mudslide and began to starve.

"Thus far, the lineages of wolves that likely gave rise to dogs have not yet been discovered and it's possible that these puppies could be on that lineage, which would be very exciting," said evolutionary biologist Greger Larson of University of Oxford, one of the scientists behind a collaborative project aimed at finding out when and where dogs became the first domesticated animals." Phys.org

The LESSON: When the evolutionary biologist speaks of the lineage that gave rise to dogs from wolves, he isn't talking about Darwinian MACRO-EVOLUTION. Dogs are descended from wolves because of a LOSS of genetic information. In other words the OPPOSITE  of Evolution.

Monday, March 28, 2016

The "Really" File - (Brits 'N Ghosts?)

.......we have turned every one to his own way;
Isaiah 53:6
More Brits believe in Ghosts than a Creator???
"Approximately 45 percent of Brits definitely do not believe in a
Creator while 20-25 percent definitely do believe in a creator.  

Meanwhile, about 35-40 percent definitely do not believe in ghosts while 25-30 percent definitely do believe in ghosts.  


From the "Really" File
According to The Conversation, Christianity has declined in England throughout the last several decades. Only 1 out of 5 people born since 1975 believes in God.  


"Belief in a 'higher power' has indeed gone up, but this vague spirituality comes at the expense of more religious theism. Nearly half of younger adults in Britain qualify as atheists or agnostics, even if they would not use those terms themselves," The Conversation reports." Charisma

REALLY?

Creation Moment 3/29/2016 - Taking a Bite Out of Evolution

"Secular scientists have told incredible stories for over a century about how fossil teeth supposedly support the idea that humans evolved from primates. A lack of knowledge about tooth development has provided fertile ground for wild speculations about evolving tooth sizes, skull shapes, foot shapes, and even life habits. A new report changes all that conjecture.

 An international group publishing in Nature showed that the second and third molars develop
according to the size of the first molar. In modern humans and extinct human varieties like Neandertals, molars tend to grow slightly smaller toward the rear of the mouth. In extinct apes called australopiths the molars "tend to get bigger towards the back," according to a brief Nature summary of the work. With this model, researchers measure a single tooth and use it to predict other molar sizes.

This research conveys at least three implications for origins.
First, it erases prior attempts to fit tooth sizes into evolutionary speculations. Anthropologist Aida Gómez-Robles at the George Washington University wrote for Nature, "This complexity may make teeth less useful for inferring phylogenies than we tend to recognize." In other words, the newfound fact that biology explains tooth sizes undermines the century-old endeavor of constructing phylogenetic trees to illustrate speculative evolutionary relationships.

Second, teeth do not directly develop according to unknowable ancient natural factors like diet, but according to a biological program. Where did that program originate? All known programs come from real live programmers.

Lastly, this research shows another anatomical distinction between man and apes. Modern and extinct human variations exhibit a distinct tooth characteristic—molars become smaller toward the back of the mouth. Extinct ape molars had the opposite trend.

Programmed biology, not evolution, explains ape and human molars. Time will tell if those secular scientists who built careers on tooth evolution stories will accept the speculative nature of their conjectures or not." ICR
And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
Amos 4:6

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bonnie Brae House - Be afraid, be very afraid

Below is a story about the house where the modern charismatic movement began...from Charisma Magazine........This would be where Lucifer poured out the beginnings of a/the COUNTERFEIT LATTER RAIN upon Christendom....P.S.-Playing Piano via Tongues??? What?

"The Bonnie Brae House in Los Angeles is the place where the catalytic fire for the Azusa Street Revival was first ignited. In those early meetings at the Asberry house on Bonnie Brae Street, there were only about 15 people including children, many of them coming from Julia Hutchins' mission.

Even though William J. Seymour had yet to receive the "evidence" of speaking in tongues, he continued to teach about it. On April 9, 1906, just before leaving for the prayer meeting, Seymour's friend Edward Lee began to speak in tongues after he laid hands on and prayed for him. After this, Lee, Seymour, and the others walked the couple blocks up the street to the Asberry home on Bonnie Brae Street for the 7:30 p.m. prayer meeting.

There, a handful of African-American saints gathered together because they wanted to encounter God in a greater measure. They had a song, a few prayers, and several testimonies released. Seymour shared the testimony of how Lee spoke in tongues less than two hours before. He then began to preach from Acts 2:4:

Then something happened that they had all been waiting and longing for. God crashed into that meeting like never before and someone started to speak in tongues. Several others got baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues as well. Ruth Asberry's cousin Jennie Evans Moore, who lived across the
street, was resting on a stool, when she suddenly fell to the ground and began to speak in tongues. She is known as one of the first women in Los Angeles to speak in tongues during this time.

She recalled that it felt like a vessel broke inside of her and water "surged" through her entire being. When this rush came to her lips, she spoke in six different languages that she had seen earlier in a vision. These tongues were each interpreted in English.

Following this release, Jennie, who had never played the piano before, walked over to the piano and played it under the anointing while singing in tongues. She recounted the story in an article called "Music from Heaven" in the Azusa Mission's newspaper called The Apostolic Faith:
"For years before this wonderful experience came to us, we as a family, were seeking to know the fullness of God, and He was
filling us with His presence until we could hardly contain the power. On April 9, 1906, I was praising the Lord from the depths of my heart at home, and when the evening came and we attended the meeting the power of God fell and I was baptized in the Holy Ghost and fire, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. "As I thought thereon and looked to God, it seemed as if a vessel broke within me and water surged up through my being, which when it reached my mouth came out in a torrent of speech in the languages which God had given me. I sang under the power of the Spirit in many languages, the interpretation both words and music which I had never before heard, and in the home where the meeting was being held, the Spirit led me to the piano, where I played and sang under inspiration, although I had not learned to play" [Jennie Moore, The Apostolic Faith 1:8 (312 Azusa Street, Los Angeles, CA: May, 1907), 3.]

A few days later on April 12, 1906, Seymour spoke in tongues for the first time after tarrying with a white brother and not giving up until he "came through" at nearly 4 o'clock in the morning.
Crowds of both black and white people from Smale's First New Testament Church, Hutchins' mission, and other Holiness groups in the area came to the house on Bonnie Brae Street to see and partake in what God was doing.

At one point, the house swelled with people so much that the front porch caved in. No one was injured, but they realized that they had outgrown the house and it was time to get a larger place. Within a week, they moved to a vacant building at 312 Azusa Street, which used to be a Methodist Episcopal church before it had been damaged by a fire.
* The above is an excerpt from new book titled Ignite Azusa: Positioning for a New Jesus Revolution with the following authors, Jennifer A. Miskov, Ph.D. (Destiny House), Heidi Baker, Ph.D. (Iris Global), Lou Engle (TheCall), and Bill Johnson (Bethel Church in Redding, California) who partner together in Ignite Azusa to inspire courage to step into the momentum set before us today. They will also be in Los Angeles April 9, 2016 for the 110 anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival at the AzusaNow gathering. We are believing for a new Jesus Revolution in our day." Charisma

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, ...For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2 Peter 2:1/2 Timothy 4:3

Prodigal Son of Old Testament

These things happened to them
 as examples for us.
They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.
1 Corinthians 10:11 NLT
 
PRODIGAL SON of the OLD TESTAMENT
SCENE 1
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:
But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD,
like unto the abominations of the heathen,....
For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down,
and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves,
and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
And he built altars for all the host of heaven
in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
And he caused his children to pass through the fire
in the valley of the son of Hinnom:

also he observed times, and used enchantments,
and used witchcraft,
 and dealt with a familiar spirit,
 and with wizards:
he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD,
 to provoke him to anger.
So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err,
and to do worse than the heathen,
Moreover Manasseh shed innocent
 blood very much,
 till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another;
2 Chronicles 33:1-3,5,6,9/2 Kings 21:16
SCENE 2
And when he was in affliction,
he besought the
LORD his God,
and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him,
and heard his supplication,
and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom.
Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.
2 Chronicles 33:12,13

Creation Moment 3/28/2016 - "OUTRAGEOUSLY" Lumious

....stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
Job 37:14
"Just how outrageous are the new observations of superluminous galaxies?

Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the Universe, objects so bright that established descriptors such as “ultra-” and “hyper-luminous” used to describe previously brightest known galaxies don’t even come close. Lead author and undergraduate Kevin Harrington says, “We’ve taken to calling them ‘outrageously luminous’ among ourselves, because there is no scientific term to apply.”

Previous luminous galaxies were dubbed “ultra-luminous” if they were estimated to have a trillion times the luminosity of the sun. What do you call something that has 100 trillion? That’s what they found from a mountaintop observatory in Mexico and verified with two orbiting telescopes. Yun adds,The galaxies we found were not predicted by theory to exist; they’re too big and too bright, so no one really looked for them before.” Discovering them will help astronomers understand more about the early Universe. 

 According to this model, heavy elements get built up rapidly from lighter seed nuclei. It takes an exotic set of circumstances to get the r-process working, because it requires the infusion of large numbers of neutrons. The article describes how neutron stars first have to form with the seed nuclei. Then, if two neutron stars merge, the resulting supernova should be able to reach the required energy levels. How often does this scenario take place? During the formation of a neutron star, a large amount of neutrons is released. If two of these neutron stars happen to be orbiting each other, they will eventually merge to form one giant neutron star. During that explosion neutrons are released and r-process elements can form. A dwarf galaxy named Reticulum II appears to have an abundance of heavy elements. The astronomers interviewed in the article assume that those elements were formed from such scenarios. This would have happened 12 billion years ago, not long after the big bang, they assume. What this means is that a single rare event produced a rather large amount of this r-process material. All those elements were then incorporated into the surrounding gas and from there into the next generations of stars. It is those stars that we can still observe today. Since the merger of two neutron stars implies previous generations of stars, the astronomer did not predict finding these heavy elements so far back in time. In fact, when Alex Ji detected them, he thought he had messed up the observations.During the hour-long discussions that followed, I kept observing more stars while carrying out preliminary analyses of the data at hand to ensure that this was a real signal,” he remarked.

How Did Heavy Elements Get to Earth’s Surface? Why do we see flakes of palladium, platinum and other heavy elements on the surface of the Earth? It’s been presumed that geological processes dredge them up from the interior (assuming these first originated from the rare neutron-star mergers). Imagine the surprise when scientists found that bacteria have a lot to do with it. PhysOrg quotes Frank Reith from the University of Adelaide: “Traditionally it was thought that these platinum group metals only formed under high pressure and temperature systems deep underground, and that when they were brought to the surface through weathering and uplift, they just sat there and nothing further happened to them,” says Dr Reith. “We’ve shown that that is far from the case. We’ve linked specialised bacterial communities, found in biofilms on the grains of platinum group minerals at three separate locations around the world, with the dispersion and re-concentration of these elements in surface environments. In short, “nuggets of platinum and related metals can be reformed at the surface through bacterial processes,” the scientists found. Reith adds, “We’ve shown the biofilms occur across a range of platinum-group-metal grains and in different locations,” says Dr Reith. “And we’ve shown, that at the Brazil site at least, the entire process of formation of platinum and palladium was mediated by microbes.”  CMI

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gethsemane: Spirit of the ATONEMENT uttered

Jesus said unto them,
 If ye seek Me,
let these go their way.
  John 18:8
 
"Mark, my soul,
the care which Jesus manifested even in His hour of trial,
towards the sheep of His hand!
 
 As to Himself, like a sheep before her shearers He is dumb and opened not His mouth, but for His disciples' sake He speaks with Almighty energy. 
 
 Have we not the very soul and spirit of the atonement in these words?
The Good Shepherd lays down
His life for the sheep,
and pleads that they must therefore go free.
 
 In the midst of Egypt's bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way."
 
* In every cell of the dungeons of Despair, the sound is echoed, "Let these go their way,"...
* Satan hears the well-known voice, and lifts his foot from the neck of the fallen;
* and Death hears it, and the grave opens her gates to let the dead arise.
 

The thunder-cloud has burst over the Cross of Calvary, and the pilgrims of Zion shall never be smitten by the bolts of vengeance. Come, my heart, rejoice in the immunity which thy Redeemer has secured thee, and bless His name all the day, and every day."
Charles Spurgeon

"goddess" of the Dawn- "EASTER"

"Ēostre or Ostara is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre is attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work The Reckoning of Time, where Bede states that during Ēosturmōnaþ (the equivalent of April), pagan Anglo-Saxons had held feasts in Eostre's honor, but that this tradition had died out by his time, replaced by the Christian Paschal month, a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
By way of linguistic reconstruction, the matter of a goddess called *Austrō in the Proto-Germanic language has been examined in detail since the foundation of Germanic philology in the 19th century by scholar Jacob Grimm and others. As the Germanic languages descend from Proto-Indo-European (PIE), historical linguists have traced the name to a Proto-Indo-European goddess of the dawn *H₂ewsṓs (→ *Ausṓs),...*aus-, meaning 'to shine' (modern English east also derives from this root)." wikipedia

If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son,
or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom,
or thy friend, which is as thine own soul,
 entice thee secretly, saying,
Let us go and serve other gods,
which thou hast not known,
thou, nor thy fathers;
Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you,
nigh unto thee, or far off from thee,
from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him;
Deuteronomy 13:6-8
 

"EASTER" in Acts

 ...intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:4
"EASTER (AV Acts 12:4), An anachronistic mistranslation of the Gk. pascha (RSV, NEB, "Passover"), in which the AV followed such earlier versions as Tyndale and Coverdale. The Acts passage refers to the seven-day Passover festival (including the Feast of
Unleavened Bread). It is reasonably certain that the NT contains no reference to a yearly celebration of the resurrection of Christ." (International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, edited by Geoffrey Bromiley, Vol 2 of 4, p.6, article: Easter)
"The term Easter was derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'Eostre,' the name of the goddess of spring. In her honor sacrifices were offered at the time of the vernal equinox. By the 8th cent. the term came to be applied to the anniversary of Christ's resurrection." (International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, edited by Geoffrey Bromiley, Vol 2 of 4, p.6, article: Easter)

Papal Notes - Francis Comic Book?

"Pope Francis is being celebrated in a new comic book released
just in time for Easter.
Faith Series: the Life of Pope Francis,” depicts the  childhood and training of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who rose to the highest position in the Roman Catholic Church and is the first pope from the Americas.
The 25-page comic book, which was released by Storm Comics/Bluewater, is the second about a pope." huffingtonpost

"Davis says his Pope Francis comic book isn't a tell-all. And he's not coming at it as a Catholic or anti-Catholic.
In fact, Davis laughs, "I'm coming at this as a Jewish person, as a business person."
That's right Judaism and Catholicism under the same roof at Storm Entertainment.
Still, putting the current pope in a comic book may put some off. Darren reminds us even the Pope himself has stepped out of the Dark Ages.
"He also has an Instagram account that he just started," says Davis. "He's on Facebook. So, I mean its a new world, its a new generation, and
he's sort of embracing it."
What could be more exciting than releasing a comic book about the Pope?
"I'm waiting for the Pope to give us a shout-out. Maybe he'll Instagram it or something." KOMO
...and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 13:3

Creation Moment 3/27/2016 - Seriously...

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,
Isaiah 40:26
"Enter the epigenome.
* If the human genome is the book of life,
* the epigenome is the collection of bookmarks and highlighting that tells the cell what passages of the book to read.

* These marks include chemical tags on DNA that make genes
unreadable,
* as well as chemical tags on proteins that help expose DNA inside the cell nuclei, making genes readable.

They’re the reason that cells from the liver, heart or brain differ profoundly. The National Institutes of Health Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium, including Kellis, published the most comprehensive map of the human epigenome in February." Discover

SERIOUSLY.....Do YOU really think something this COMPLEX & interconnected/inner-dependent formed randomly over eons of time from scratch? Think about it....use your head....
 

Friday, March 25, 2016

God's Response to PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy can be broken into at least four main divisions:

  • Value theory (what's right or wrong, what's the best political system, what does it mean to be a good person).
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:13
  • Knowledge theory (also known as epistemology - pronounced ee-pist-ehm-ah-oh-gee), it is the study of what we can know, what it means to say something is true, and whether we can have certainty.
 God is not a man,
that he should lie;
Numbers 23:19
  • Reality theory (also known as metaphysics - what sort of stuff is the world made up of, what does it mean to say something is 'real', how do objects exist through time and space).
Through faith we understand that the worlds
were framed by the word of God,
so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3

  • Critical thinking (how can we evaluate arguments, under what circumstances if we have two true sentences can we say a third is true, how do we categorize things).
Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world,
and not after Christ.
Colossians 2:8
 
Problem with PHILOSOPHY-----
........always learning
but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:7

Faustina's {harmful} Influence this Week

For the living know that they shall die:
 but the dead know not any thing,
Ecclesiastes 9:5
"The Divine Mercy novena is prayed between Good Friday and the Sunday of Divine Mercy, which is the Sunday following Easter. Those praying the novena are to pray for the special intentions of each day followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her, “On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.”

(Diary of Faustina, 1209)

Special intentions for souls during the Divine Mercy Novena:

Day 1 (Good Friday) — All mankind, especially sinners

Day 2 (Holy Saturday) — The souls of priests and religious

Day 3 (Easter Sunday) — All devout and faithful souls

Day 4 (Easter Monday) — Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him

Day 5 (Easter Tuesday) — The souls of separated brethren

Day 6 (Easter Wednesday) — The meek and humble souls and the souls of children

Day 7 (Easter Thursday) — The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus’ mercy

Day 8 (Easter Friday) — The souls who are detained in purgatory

Day 9 (Easter Saturday) — The souls who have become lukewarm.

For a list of these prayers in its entirety, please visit www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm or visit the nearest Catholic bookstore to purchase the Divine Mercy Novena prayers.

The Sunday of Divine Mercy is a new feast that was instituted on May 5, 2000 by Pope John Paul II. A Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska, now a saint, heard Jesus telling her, “Say always the Chaplet I have taught you. He (she) who says it, shall experience My Mercy, during his (her) life, and mostly at the hour of his (her) death.”
CatholicFire
Since God tells us the dead are dead..... until the Resurrection....then the idea that "Jesus" spoke to her (Faustina)  audibly, and told her falsehoods about the dead, praying for them & "purgatory" (in the LIGHT of Scripture) then this whole "DIVINE MERCY" Sunday isn't from God, but rather either His opponent, or Faustina simply made it up for gullible clergy to fall for.

Creation Moment 3/26/2016 - BLUE GALAXY

"Galaxies with low metallicity are of special importance for astronomers as they could provide
crucial insights about chemical evolution of stars and astrophysical processes occurring in the early universe. Now, a team of researchers, led by Alec Hirschauer of Indiana University, has detected a galaxy that appears to be the most metal-poor gravitationally bound system of stars present in the local universe. 
The newly discovered galaxy was designated AGC 198691. According to the findings, it is a blue compact dwarf galaxy located within the range of 23 to 52 million light years from the Earth, with a diameter of about 1,000 light years. The brightest stars in AGC 198691 are blue, which causes the galaxy itself to appear blue in color. The system exhibits a compact structure dominated by luminous blue stars presumably produced in recent star-formation processes.

 The team's observations revealed that AGC 198691 has a very high abundance of oxygen, thereby having very low metallicity. Moreover, the researchers argue that this level of metallicity makes it the most metal-poor galaxy known in the local universe."
Phys.Org

Yeah......a couple of things----First, Notice they claim the stars were the result of recent star formation (obviously in an evolutionary, long age timescale). But they use the word "presumably" because they don't know.....Uhmm....how about God created a galaxy of blue stars for a blue tinged galaxy among His much diversified universe???? He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Psalm 147:4
Second, could the reason the stars are "blue" is because they were created low metallicity on purpose....thereby resulting in the bluish tinge? --just asking....

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A "Foot-hold" in PRAYER

And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed.
  Matthew 26:39
"There are several instructive features in our Savior's prayer in His hour of trial.
 
It was lonely prayer.
He withdrew even from His three favored disciples.
Believer, be much in solitary prayer, especially in times of trial.
 
 Luke says He knelt, but another evangelist says He "fell on His face."
Where, then, must be THY place,
thou humble servant of the great Master?
What dust and ashes should cover thy head!
Humility gives us good foot-hold in prayer.
 
There is no hope of prevalence with God unless we abase ourselves that He may exalt us in due time."
Charles Spurgeon

Creation Moment 3/25/2016 - 7 Biology Myths No Electrical Engineer Would Ever Tolerate -#7

7. “There is no such thing as purpose in nature. There is only the appearance of purpose.”

Teleology” is a scientific term which is defined as ‘purpose in nature.’ Atheism denies teleology in the universe. For this reason some biologists have forbidden their students to use purposeful language. In 1974 Ernst Mayr illustrated it like this:
1. “The Wood Thrush migrates in the fall in order to escape the inclemency of the weather and the food shortages of the northern climates.”
2. “The Wood Thrush migrates in the fall and thereby escapes the inclemency of the weather and the food shortages of the northern climates.”
Statement #1 is purposeful, statement #2 is not. Mayr does fancy footwork in order to avoid reference to design in biology. (It also converts all of his writing to colorless passive sentences. Any good writer will tell you passive language is a sign of mushy thinking.)
The famous biologist JBS Haldane joked, “Teleology is like a mistress to a biologist: he cannot live without her but he’s unwilling to be seen with her in public.”
Everything in biology is purposeful. Which is precisely why biology is fundamentally different than chemistry.
Chemicals have no purpose. Organisms do. You cannot formulate a coherent description of life if you deny purpose."
CosmicFingerprints
The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
Proverbs 16:4 ESV

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

IN the NEWS - ISIS EVIL over Eiffel

ISIS Poll: "What Will Be The Color Of The Eiffel Tower" Next?

In an online forum, ISIS quizzes its gleeful supporters about the location of the terror group's next attack

"ISIS supporters are euphoric over their “successful” terror attacks in Brussels—and have already started predicting where the group will find its next victims, ....
A poll published on al-Minbar, a main forum used by the group’s supporters, asks: “What will be the color of the Eiffel Tower in the next attacks?” The question comes after the iconic French landmark was illuminated with the colors of the Belgian flag on Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks, which killed more than 30 people and injured more than 100 others.
Twenty users replied to the poll, often casting multiple votes. Nine said the next target will be the United Kingdom, six voted for Russia, three predicted the U.S. will be targeted next and four others voted for GermanyISIS loyalists who posted on the poll’s forum thread described the U.S., the U.K. and France as “the heads of infidelity,” followed by Germany." Vocativ

Now that was just plain sick, twisted & EVIL......Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. John 8:44