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}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Monday, May 30, 2016

Puritan Corner - We see Him

"In natures, we see God, as it were, like the sun in a picture; in the law, as the sun in a cloud; in Christ we see Him in His beams;" by STEPHEN CHARNOCK (1628-1680)

 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;
Malachi 4:2

Vying for your mind

"Satan knows that to a great degree the mind is affected by that upon which it feeds. He is seeking to lead both the youth and those of mature age to read story-books, tales, and other literature. [today you could add movies, TV, music, internet, etc.]  The readers of such literature become unfitted for the duties lying before them.

They live an unreal life, and have no desire to search the Scriptures, to feed upon the heavenly manna. The mind that needs
strengthening is enfeebled, and loses its power to study the great truths that relate to the mission and work of Christ,--truths that would fortify the mind, awaken the imagination, and kindle a strong, earnest desire to overcome as Christ overcame.

Could a large share of the books published be consumed, a plague would be stayed that is doing a fearful work upon mind and heart.

The readers of fiction are indulging an evil that destroys spirituality, eclipsing the beauty of the sacred page.
      It creates an
* unhealthy excitement,
* fevers the imagination,
* unfits the mind for usefulness,
* weans the soul from prayer,
* and disqualifies it for any spiritual exercise.

We should carefully study the Bible,
asking God for the aid of the Holy Spirit,

that we may understand His word.
We should take one verse,
and concentrate the mind on the task of ascertaining the thought which
God has put in that verse for us."
Messages to Young People p.272/Desire of Ages p.390 E.G.W.
Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

IN the NEWS - Love Waxing COLD

wow....THE LOVE OF MANY SHALL WAX COLD. Matthew 24:12.....all over the "news"

online today & social media is this story about the gorilla. This FAKE MORAL OUTRAGE over the shooting of a beast to protect a 4 year old child shows how the love of many has waxed cold....where was this level of outrage last year over Planned Parenthood chopping up children to line their pockets (including aborted children with beating hearts....because they make the "best baby body parts"). ..Maybe the mother should have went to PP 4 years ago, had this child yanked out and chopped up then this beast of the field would still be alive....the LOVE OF MANY has truly WAXED COLD...what has happened to America?

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: JEREMIAH

 He is the soothing Salve for your sin-sick soul

 ....that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
Jeremiah 36:3

..........for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Jeremiah 31:34

Creation Moment 5/31/2016 - Admitting it a FABLE {Dino Extinction Theory}

Behold now behemoth,
which I made with thee;
he eateth grass as an ox.
Job 40:15
"What they tell you on TV and in biology class about birds
outlasting the dinosaurs has paltry little evidence. Stephen Brusatte [U of Edinburgh] knows a few things about dinosaur fossils. He also knows what he doesn’t know—what no paleontologist knows.

The usual story of dinosaur extinction, summarized in his piece in Current Biology,
How Some Birds Survived When All Other Dinosaurs Died,” goes like this:
It almost seems like storytelling: the dinosaurs had their day, most died, some birds survived, and then those birds blossomed into today’s species.

He had opened his article with the TV drama version—the one showcased by many natural history museums about “The dinosaurs that got away” —

Sixty-six million years ago a ten kilometer wide asteroid smashed into the Earth, impacting with the force of several million nuclear bombs. The world changed in an instant. First came the global heat pulse and the earthquakes, then the tsunamis and wildfires. Volcanoes went into hyperdrive. Dust spewed up from the collision and blocked out the sun, a nuclear winter set in and ecosystems collapsed. It was a bad time to be alive. Tyrannosaurus rex, that most fearsome of dinosaurs, suddenly found itself the victim. One moment it was at the top of the food chain, the next it was gone. Many other dinosaurs went extinct as well: smaller meat-eating cousins of T. rex, the colossal long-necked sauropods, horned plant-eaters like Triceratops, the duck-billed and armored dinosaur species. But one peculiar type of dinosaur made it through the apocalypse and survives today: birds.

But then, at the end, he suggests this account is worse than storytelling: "It’s a great narrative, sure, but it’s more than just a story. It’s actually more of a fable."

A fable is defined as “a story not founded on fact.” Have evolutionary scientists been engaging in confabulation? " CEH

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

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

CHRISTENDOM - The New Dividing Line

I say this because some ungodly people
have wormed their way into your churches,
saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives.
Jude 1:4

"The homosexual crisis in the church has become
a dividing line between orthodox Christianity and those who no longer confess the faith of the church across the centuries." BHBA


Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: ISAIAH

He is the Prince of Peace

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Isaiah 52:7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Creation Moment 5/30/2016 - A "Biological Mystery" undermines evolution

"From The Economist story:

'Human intelligence is a biological mystery. Evolution is usually a stingy process, giving animals just what they need to thrive in their niche and no more. But humans stand out. Not only are they much
cleverer than their closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, they are also much cleverer than seems strictly necessary.
The ability to do geometry, or to prove Pythagoras' theorem, has turned out to be rather handy over the past few thousand years. But it is hard to imagine that a brain capable of such feats was required to survive on the prehistoric plains of east Africa, especially given the steep price at which it was bought. Humans' outsized, power-hungry brains suck up around a quarter of their body's oxygen supplies.'

Sometimes, the restrictive approach of contemporary science puts handcuffs on questers for knowledge rather than opening the door to enlightenment." EN&V
So God created man in his own image, ...........And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image;
Genesis 1:27/5:3

Saturday, May 28, 2016

4 symbolic "Generations"

The Last 4 symbolic "GENERATIONS" until the End (the 4 last churches of Revelation)
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:
for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation
 of them that hate me;
Exodus 20:5
1] "GENERATION" of Ahab & Jezebel--4th phase of Church history/Thyatira
The era of Papal Supremacy, Heresy & Persecution
* And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
.....that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
1 Kings 16:30,31
* And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; ...Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Revelation 2:18,20

2] "GENERATION" of Queen Athaliah--5th phase of Church history/Sardis
The Reformation phase yet some of the ways of Jezebel remained through her daughter Athaliah.
Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab & Jezebel....
* Athaliah, a granddaughter of King Omri of Israel.
2 Kings 8:26 NLT
* And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;...Be watchful, and strengthen the things
which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Revelation 3:1,2

3] "GENERATION" of Ahaziah--6th phase of Church history/Philadelphia
The Puritan phase of Revival. This generation of Ahaziah which still struggled with spiritual Jezebel internally & externally.
* Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother’s name was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri.
He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father’s death they became his advisers, to his undoing.
2 Chronicles 22:2-4 NIV
* And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write;..... know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:
Revelation 3:7,8
*--Note--* 2 & 3 are both children of Ahab & Jezebel. Remember, the harlot of Revelation (represented in this context by Ahab/Jezebel's union) had offspring. "GENERATION"'s 2 & 3 are those offspring.
4] "GENERATION" of Joash, the -7th phase of Church
The end time of the Church. Here God's last movement, Adventism, (to restore the Law & Sanctuary to it's rightful place among Christians) are pulled in two directions in the 4th chariot of Zechariah (see link below) by two different kinds of horses. So too was Joash's life pulled in two directions--he followed God during the influence of the High Priest & turned away when the High Priest was dead.
* And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
2 Chronicles 24:2
* And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;...As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 3:14,19
The 1st "GENERATION" begins with Ahab/Jezebel's union, {Thyatira} the Church with the world. This institution of Papal Rome would be considered the "beast" in Revelation's counterfeit trinity.
The 2nd "GENERATION" of Athaliah, daughter of the Ahab/Jezebel union. {Sardis} The Reformation phase of Protestantism that would be the roots of mainline Protestants today. Also this is one of the "harlot"s daughters of Revelation & becomes eventually part of the false prophet component of the counterfeit trinity in Revelation.
The 3rd "GENERATION"  of Ahaziah, also of the Ahab/Jezebel union as offspring. {Philadelphia} The Revival phase which would become the roots of modern Evangelical Protestantism. This wing of Protestantism also forms part of the makeup of the false prophet of the counterfeit trinity.
The 4th "GENERATION" of God's people--time of the end.{Laodicea} As Joash's life went in 2 directions, so too do God's people in the 4th chariot of Zechariah.
NOTICE, as long as the High Priest was alive Joash followed God. {the 4th chariot in Zechariah pulled one way going to & fro through the earth-3 Angel's Message}. When God's people can see the High Priest (think Sanctuary Doctrine} they tend to stay on the path.
But like Joash, who when the High Priest was gone, turned from the truth. {the other horse of the 4th chariot in Zechariah pulling the same people "south"-towards spiritual Egypt-the ways of the world} Why is it those in the Church, who toss out the Sanctuary Doctrine (no longer see the High Priest) are the core of apostasy within? (women ordination, evolution, cheap grace, the LGBT movement within the church, etc).
-------ALWAYS DIG DEEPER!------

* 3 Links on Zechariahs 4 Chariots (the 4th chariot applies to this 4th "GENERATION"-
note--the first 3 chariots apply to groupings by 2 of the first 6 churches of history in Revelation.)

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: SONG OF SOLOMON

He is your Lover

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair;
Song of Solomon 1:15
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Solomon 2:10

Creation Moment 5/29/2016 - Space, Matter & Time Continuum in Genesis

In the beginning {TIME}
God created the heaven {SPACE}
and the earth. {MATTER}
Genesis 1:1

Friday, May 27, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: ECCLESIASTES

He is your purpose

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
Ecclesiastes 8:2

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

12 Loaves of Manna from Heaven {Daniel}

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would
not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat,
nor with the wine which he drank:
Daniel 1:8
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said,
The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men,
the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers,
shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets,...
Daniel 2:27,28
Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants
 that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word,
and yielded their bodies, that they might not
serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
Daniel 3:28
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon,
that I have built for the house of the kingdom
by the might of my power,
and for the honour of my majesty?
While the word was in the king's mouth,
there fell a voice from heaven, saying,
O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken;
The kingdom is departed from thee.
Daniel 4:30,31
This is the interpretation of the thing:
God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
Daniel 5:26-28
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths,
that they have not hurt me:
Daniel 6:22
I saw in the night visions, and, behold,
one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven,
and came to the Ancient of days,
 and they brought him near before him.
Daniel 7:14
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days;
 then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
Daniel 8:14
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:
and in the midst of the week he
shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,...
Daniel 9:27

Now I am come to make thee understand
what shall befall thy people in the latter days:
Daniel 10:14
And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them,
and to purge, and to make them white,
even to the time of the end:
because it is yet for a time appointed.
Daniel 11:35
And at that time shall Michael stand up,
the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:
and there shall be a time of trouble,
such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:
and at that time thy people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found written in the book.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
 some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Daniel 12:1,2

IN the NEWS - They R After the Children

"Recently there has been a twitter campaign gaining ground of users requesting, that the animated 
The children do mimic what they watch
character, Elsa, from the movie Frozen be given a girlfriend, in the film Frozen 2, making her the first openly gay Disney princess.  ..... If Disney were to follow through with the request, this generation would have the most LGBT members than any other generation in modern history. A large majority will join, not because they even really think they are gay, but just because it’s being accepted and promoted. The movie Frozen has already embraced the LGBT lifestyle and community in its first film. The film also features Disney’s first openly LGBT character, with a brief shot in the film of the character Oaken with his husband and children.
Supporters say this could be a positive step towards normalizing same-sex relationships and could help young people accept and understand their sexuality.  Everyone can see that television and movies are some of the most effective ways to normalize something that otherwise would have been looked at as wrong or irregular. Seventh-day Adventists and anyone calling herself a Christian, need to abstain from watching secular TV and movies. Nothing we take in is for mere entertainment only, everything has a message that it’s trying to present. .... The creators of these popular TV shows and movies have motives greater than just entertaining people; they want to cause a change in society. .... In every Christian home each inhabitant must say ...choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15"
SavedToServe/ Maia Powell

Creation Moment 5/28/2016 - Ganglioside of Starfish

And God said, Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
Genesis 1:26
"The synthesis of natural glycans and their derivatives, such as gangliosides, is a challenge for organic chemists. Several
gangliosides isolated from the marine phylum of echinoderms (e.g., starfishes or sea stars) have been found to have potent neuritogenic properties, i.e., they promote the formation of nerve cells.
 Given the lack of generalized synthetic methods available, the work towards these large and complex structures involves a lot of trial and error.
The synthetic route makes use of multiple glycosylation reactions for the synthesis of these blocks, which were carried out with high regio- and/or stereoselectivity. Given the high total yield for such a complex synthesis, this work offers insight into the development of efficient synthetic strategies for complex polysaccharides." ChemistryViews
This level of complexity DOES NOT arise in nature on it's own.....

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: PROVERBS

He is your wisdom

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
Proverbs 4:7

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;
Proverbs 15:33

IN the NEWS - 3 Letters to Burn

3 Letters were sent by pseudo-Christians to the United Methodist Church to encourage them to partake in the LGBT movement....below are parts of the 3.....the UMC should BURN the Letters-LITERALLY......these 3 Letters to urge them to lift their heart in rebellion against the clear teaching of Scripture....

Letter from members of the Oregon Diocese of The Episcopal Church:
Clergy and members of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Oregon welcome our brothers and sisters in The United Methodist Church .....
Episcopalians in Oregon are eager to share our experience of extending a full and unequivocal welcome to those who experience gender and sexual diversity. ....we believe that the Spirit of God has brought us to a holy place in which the gifts of all people are being utilized by the church in creative and exciting ways. Our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy are God’s gift to the church. .........
The above statement has been signed by 75 members of the clergy of the Diocese of Oregon.

The national officers wrote a letter on behalf of the United Church of Christ:
An Open Letter to Our Brothers and Sisters in The United Methodist Church

We stand with those faithful LGBT clergy who dare to honor God by unashamedly declaring, as scripture affirms, all of human creation to be “very good” and who unapologetically seek to serve the church with all the gifts and graces of their whole selves.
We hold in loving care the courageous clergy and lay gathering to commit to the sacred work of dismantling religious traditions that threaten our unity as one body...

Letter from the Quakers (Society of Friends) in New England:
We greet you on behalf of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, the first denominational body of congregations of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) founded in North America.
In recent years our own congregations have wrestled alongside the wider Church with how we might together find right relationship among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight members of our communities.                                                             We are called to seek a way forward for our faith communities so that people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, classes, ethnicities and abilities have the opportunity to be both present and celebrated in their authenticity.......

I say this because some ungodly people
have wormed their way into your churches,
 saying that God’s marvelous grace
allows us to live immoral lives.
Jude 1:4 NLT

Creation Moment 5/27/2016 - Wisdom of God's Creative Powers

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth;
by understanding hath he established the heavens.
Proverbs 3:19
"Look at the plume rising from the Martian atmosphere in a photo posted by PhysOrg. What caused it? The latest theory is that the sun is to blame. It sent out a coronal mass ejection (CME) that lofted dust and ice grains in the atmosphere to higher levels. Earth is shielded from “space weather” by its strong magnetic field.
The implications become obvious:
 “A number of processes could be responsible, but if these plumes are indeed driven by space-weather disturbances, this adds an important angle to our understanding of how Mars may have lost much of its atmosphere in the past, changing from a warm,
wet world and becoming the cold, dry, dusty place it is today,”
says Dmitri Titov, Mars Express project scientist.
 Space weather dims hopes for life on other planets and moons in our solar system.
Nola Taylor Redd writes for Live Science,
“Alien Life? Radiation May Erase Mars, Europa Fossils.” It’s not just that life would have a harder time emerging on an unprotected world; even if it did, she argues, we might never know. The hunt for signs of alien life in the solar system may be much tougher than researchers had thought, thanks to the damaging effects of radiation. Two separate studies suggest that galactic radiation would quickly degrade biological material on the surface of Mars and Jupiter’s ocean-harboring moon Europa, two of the prime targets in the search for past or present extraterrestrial life."
Earth’s biological material (both living and departed) would quickly degrade just as easily, were it
nor for our protective atmosphere that shields the biosphere from high-energy galactic cosmic rays (GCRs). Most amino acids would degrade in 20 million years, a very brief time for hunters looking for ancient Martian life. But when wet, the materials degrade faster. “Water accelerated the degradation of the biomarkers, destroying some in as few as 500,000 years and all within 10 million years.Instruments would have to be able to dig deeper than a meter, scientists estimate, to find evidence of life on Mars. Europa faces comparable radiation. Instruments might have to dig a dozen meters down to get below the decay zone." CEH

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

His will -or- Your goals?

"If you are going through a time of isolation, seemingly all alone, read John 17 . It will explain exactly why you are where you are— because Jesus has prayed that you "may be one" with the Father as He is.
* Are you helping God to answer that prayer,
*or do you have some other goal for your life?"
Oswald Chambers

They are not of the world,
even as I am not of the world.
John 17:16

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: PSALMS

He is your song

I call to remembrance my song in the night:
Psalms 77:6 the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me,
Psalms 42:8

Papal Notes - Islamic Outreach

.....and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 13:3
"Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important channel for Catholic-Muslim dialogue after a five-year
lull and at a time of increased Islamic attacks on Christians.
As Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib arrived for his audience in the Apostolic Palace, Francis said that the fact that they were meeting at all was significant.
"The meeting is the message," Francis told the imam.
After the audience, el-Tayyib travels to Paris to open a Muslim-Catholic conference on East-West relations.
In a recent interview with the French Catholic newspaper La
Croix, Francis took a conciliatory line toward Islam, saying "I sometimes dread the tone" when people refer to Europe's "Christian" roots." yahoo

IN the NEWS - Atheist Billboard Onslaught (attempt)

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers,
2 Peter 3:3

"Two billboard companies have rejected proposed advertisements from an atheist group that mock the Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter project and describe the ark replica as a “genocide and incest park.

Tri-State Freethinkers is an organization based in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio that is committed to countering what they describe as the “nonsense” of religion. In March, the group launched a fundraising campaign to counter the Ark Encounter—an evangelistic, full-size replica of Noah’s Ark being built by Answers in Genesis in northern Kentucky.

Scheduled to open in Williamstown, Kentucky on July 7, 2016, the park celebrates a biblical parable of genocide and incest,” the atheists wrote on their fundraising page. “While they have a legal right to celebrate their mythology, we find it immoral and highly inappropriate as family entertainment. Help us remind the surrounding community and potential patrons that the biblical story of Noah’s Ark is immoral and should not be encouraged as a family fun day.”

The Tri-State Freethinkers designed billboard ads that feature a whimsical picture of Noah’s Ark along with the label, “Genocide and Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 Years of Myths.” Late last month, however, the billboard company the atheists hoped to do business with—Lamar—backed out of the deal.

Undeterred, the atheists reached out to a mobile billboard company with their proposal. However, that company turned them down too.
Is it really this hard to find an advertising company in Kentucky willing to take $10,000 from science advocates?” the Tri-State Freethinkers posted on Facebook last week. The group also posted a press release on Tuesday with the heading, “Godless Billboards Blocked in Kentucky.”

In the release, the atheist group mentioned that they are also “trying to put together a protest on July 7” to counter the Ark Encounter grand opening.
We find this story immoral that’s in the Bible, and highly inappropriate for children,” Helton said in a YouTube video that shows him standing in front of a portrait of Charles Darwin. Later in the video, he tosses a Bible to the ground and urges atheists and freethinkers to contribute to the fundraising campaign.
In an interview with radio host Bill Cunningham, Helton explained why they refer to the Ark Encounter as a “genocide and incest park.”

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, described Tri-State Freethinkers as intolerant and aggressive." ChristianNews

Creation Moment 5/26/2016 - Risk identified in procedure for ‘three-parent babies’

God didn't design for 3-parent babies.....
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife:
 and they shall be one flesh.
Genesis 2:24
"A new study sounds a cautionary note for a controversial procedure used in creating “three-parent babies.”
That procedure replaces defective mitochondria, the energy-generating organelles in cells, with healthy ones. But even a tiny amount of defective mitochondria may replicate and take over the cell, researchers report online May 19 in Cell Stem Cell. Exactly which mitochondria can stage a
comeback and when is unpredictable, say stem cell biologist Dieter Egli of the New York Stem Cell Foundation and colleagues.
In most cases, carrying over a little bit of mitochondria was not a problem. But in a small number of cases, mitochondria could balloon from less than 1 percent to become the only type of mitochondria in the cell. One lineage of cells contained 1.3 percent of a particular mitochondrial DNA variety, called the H1 haplotype, at the beginning. After 36 rounds of growth in lab dishes, the H1 mitochondria made up 53.2 percent of the mitochondrial population. But after 59 rounds of growth, they had dwindled again to 1 percent. Individual cells removed from the dish at various time points and grown as clones in separate dishes contained between 0 and 90 percent H1 mitochondria. Those and other instances of shifting mitochondria happened at random." ScienceNews

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ten Reasons Why the Sabbath is Not Jewish

1) Adam and Eve were not Jewish. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it” (Genesis 2:3) before sin entered. “Sanctified” means “to be set apart for holy use.” The only ones in the Garden of Eden for whom the Sabbath was “set apart” were Adam and Eve, who weren’t Jewish.
2)The Sabbath was made for man.” Mark 2:27. Jesus said this. It was “made” in the Garden of Eden before it was “written” down on Mount Sinai. The Sabbath was “made” for “man,” not just Jews.
3) The other nine commandments are not “just for Jews.” God wrote “Ten Commandments” on stone, not just nine (See Deut. 4:12, 13; Ex. 20). Does “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not
murder,” “Do not steal,” and “Do not bear false witness” apply only to Jews?
4) “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Exodus 20:10. God calls the Sabbath, “my holy day.” Isaiah 58:13. The Bible never calls it “the Sabbath of the Jews.” It isn’t their Sabbath, but God’s.
5) The Sabbath commandment is for the “stranger” too. The fourth commandment itself says the “stranger” is to rest on the Sabbath. Exodus 20:10. “Strangers” are non-Jews, or Gentiles. Thus the Sabbath applies to them too. Read also Isaiah 56:6.
6) Isaiah said Gentiles should keep the Sabbath. Also the sons of the stranger … every one that keeps the Sabbath … for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people .” Isaiah 56:6, 7. Thus the Sabbath is for Gentiles and “all people,” not just for Jews.
7) “All” mankind will keep the Sabbath in the New Earth. In “the new earth … from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:22, 23. Here God says that “all flesh” we will be keeping the Sabbath in “the new earth.” If this is the case – and it is – shouldn’t we start now?
8) Gentiles kept the Sabbath in the Book of Acts. The Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath … Paul and Barnabas … persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.”‘ Acts 13:42, 43. Here saved-by-grace Gentiles kept the Sabbath (see also verse 44).
9) The law” [of Ten Commandments] is for “all the world,” not just for Jews. Paul wrote these words. Read Romans 2:17-23; 3:19, 23.
10) Luke was a Gentile who kept the Sabbath. Luke was the only Gentile who wrote any New Testament books (he wrote The Gospel According to St. Luke and The Acts of the Apostles). Luke traveled with Paul and wrote, “On the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side.” Acts 16:13. It was the seventh-day Sabbath, the memorial of the creation (see Ex. 20:11). Both Luke and Paul knew it.
Steve Wohlberg