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, June 29, 2016

Puritan Corner - Torch of Man's Knowledge

"Many a man's knowledge is a torch to light him to hell. Thou who hast knowledge of God's will, but doth not do it, wherein dost thou excel the devil, 'who transforms himself into an angel of light.'"
by Thomas Watson (1620-1686)

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15

God says SLOW....

Wherefore,
my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear,
*slow to speak,
*slow to wrath:
James 1:19

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: 1 TIMOTHY

--1 TIMOTHY--
He is your Rule of Faith

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
1 Timothy 1:5
 
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
1 Timothy 4:10

Creation Moment 6/30/2016 - Hairy Evolutionary Tales

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:22
"Scales are not feathers are not hair, but evolutionary tales get hairy sometimes.

It’s evolutionary storytelling time in Geneva, where Darwinians conjure up bearded dragons evolving into bearded men. It all started when two researchers from Switzerland found thickenings in crocodile skin, then had visions of birds taking off into the trees, with mammals scampering in the underbrush. The tale is told on Science Daily, “Hairs, feathers and scales have a lot in common.” More recondite jargon is supplied in Science Advances to satisfy the academics.

But of course hairs, feathers and scales have some things in common, being composed of keratin, but don’t the differences swamp the similarities? Not to these evolutionists. To understand their thinking, we have to learn a new word: placode. Wikipedia defines it as: “A neurogenic placode is an area of thickening of the epithelium in the embryonic head ectoderm layer that gives rise to neurons and other structures of the sensory nervous system. Placodes are embryonic structures that give rise to structures such as hair follicles, feathers and teeth.

The story ramps up the tension, heading toward the resolution: lo and behold, the Swiss researchers find evidence for placodes in reptiles. They examine eggs of crocodiles, corn snakes and bearded dragons (a kind of lizard) and found local thickenings of the epidermis—at least briefly during development. Common ancestry is saved!

Jump to the Methods section in the paper. One notices that they did not do any work on birds or mammals: just on 3 species of reptiles, and there, only on their eggs.

The researchers scraped some scale protein, took photos, and studied DNA sequences from these reptile eggs. That’s about it. No feathers or hairs were found on the reptiles, but they found a gene that disrupts scale formation in bearded dragons, just like it disrupts beards in humans.

The Swiss evolutionists think they are doing their job by weaving stories from “physical and molecular mechanisms.” They think that tiny, evanescent thickenings in the epidermis of a crocodile egg led to the luscious locks of the Breck Girl. They think that switching off one gene in a bearded dragon proves the evolution of Grizzly Adams’s beard. See? Everyone believes in miracles. And the evolutionists believe in the supernatural, too. They believe that logical and moral truths emerge from physical and molecular mechanisms." CEH

The Point: Common Design would bear some common similarities....

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: 2 THESSALONIANS

--2 THESSALONIANS--
He is your Prophet

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:3,4
 
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2 Thessalonians 2:8
 
 

The "Really" File - (Too Offensive to Write a Headline)

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts
of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:5
So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired.
As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies.
Romans 1:24 NLT
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
Romans 8:7
This post by the secular leftist Huffington Post is too offensive to write a headline for....here (below) we have an example of wickedness from the mind of the world on display in cyberspace. The level the world will stoop to in order to push their transgender agenda.....their rebellion against God knows no bounds in their dark hearts & DISEASED IMMAGINATIONS....

"The current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling. They shout about God not making mistakes, as if God only works in binaries and anything falling outside of black and white cannot be from him. But we don’t have a black and white God; creation is so full of color and variation that it’s incomprehensible how we Christians struggle to pare him down to the limited palette of our individual expectations.
The worst offenders are the Christian’s who claim to take the Bible literally. Of course they don’t 
From the "REALLY" File
actually do that; they impose their own filters on stories and phrases to fit their particular ideology. If they really did as they claim to do, they would quickly see that Jesus must be, by their own exegetical rules, the first transgender male.
Let’s take a look at what the Bible and Christianity tell us.
The teaching of the church from ancient days through today is that Jesus received his fleshly self from Mary. The church also teaches that Jesus is the new Adam, born of the new Eve.
Now Eve is a fascinating creature for many reasons. The Bible tells us she is the first example of human cloning, ....  But the fun doesn’t stop there. If we take the Genesis account in it’s literal meaning, ....she is also the first case of a transgender woman. God reached into Adam, pulled out a bit of rib bone, and grew Eve from that XY DNA into Adam’s companion. She was created genetically male, and yet trans-formed into woman.
Then along comes Jesus and the whole pattern is both repeated and reversed. The first couple’s refusal to cooperate is turned around by Mary’s yes, and the second act of cloning occurs. The Holy Spirit comes upon the second Eve, and the child takes flesh from her and is born. Born of her flesh. Born with XX chromosome pairing. Born genetically female, and yet trans-formed into man.
States that do not support trans persons’ right to choose the restroom that fits their identity demand that bathroom usage be based on a person’s “biological sex.” One can imagine a future in which state licences require not only a vision test, but also a genetic test so that bouncers proofing at bathroom doors have something tangible to review. And that means that if Jesus and Eve were walking around today, perhaps shopping at the mall for a Father’s Day gift, they’d have to swap restrooms. Now Jesus could surely manage to finesse his way around a woman’s room, but poor Eve...
In his person, and in his salvific actions, Jesus is truly the first and forever trans man." HuffingtonPost
REALLY?
 
I Repeat....
 

2 Lessons from Israel's Rebellion

And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.
1 Kings 13:4,6
 
2 Lessons of Israel's Apostasy:
1) The man of God prayed for Jeroboam, despite his rebellion & apostasy.
2) The 10 tribes were eventually lost---most people will be lost.

Creation Moment 6/29/2016 - Why "Christians" who believe in Evolution make no sense

"The struggle for life and elimination of the weakest is a horrible
process, against which our whole modern ethics revolts. An ideal society is a non-selective society, one where the weak is protected; which is exactly the reverse of the so-called natural law. I am surprised that a Christian would defend the idea that this is the process which God, more or less, set up in order to have evolution."  Jacques Monod, 1976

....for God is love..
1 John 4:8

Monday, June 27, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: 1 THESSALONIANS

 --1 THESSALONIANS--
 He is your Hope
 
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 2:19
 
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1 Thessalonians 4:16

ARCHAEOLOGY: Nippur Flood Tablet

...when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
1 Peter 3:20
"During the last decade of the nineteenth century, the University of Pennsylvania conducted a
number of archaeological digs in the ancient Babylonian city of Nippur. Among the remains of the temple library, they found a tiny tablet fragment containing another account of the Flood. It was translated by Hermann Hilprecht, an expert Assyriologist, and was found to agree with Genesis remarkably in its details. It speaks of a deluge that would destroy all life, and how God commanded the building of a great ship in which the builder, his family and animals were to be preserved.
 The tablet could be dated quite precisely for a number of reasons, foremost of which is that the library in which it was found was known to have been destroyed around 2100 BC, when the Elamites invaded Nippur. Hilprecht believed it had been written sometime between 2137 and 2005 BC.

(2)……[the confines of heaven and Earth I] will loosen
(3)……[a deluge will I make, and] it shall sweep away all men together;
(4)……[but seek thou l]ife before the deluge cometh forth;
(5)……[For over all living beings], as many as there are, I will bring overthrow, destruction, annihilation
(6)……Build a great ship and
(7)……total height shall be it structure.
(8)……it shall be a houseboat carrying what has been saved of life.
(9)……with a strong deck cover (it).
(10)….[The ship] which thou shalt make
(11)….[into it br]ing the beast of the field, the birds of heaven,
(12)….[and the creeping things, two of everything] instead of a number,
(13)….and the family …


The Nippur Flood tablet is kept at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and is designated CBS 13532. According to the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (cdli.ucla.edu), it is assigned to the Early Old Babylonian period and is dated to 2000–1900 BC." CMI

The ESTIMATED Date of the FLOOD is around 2304 BC - give or take about a century. So with the Nippur tablet, we have a non-Biblical account, written closest to the event, which nearly matches Scripture!!!....the Gilgamesh and other flood legends of later begin to differ as they were tweaked over the years as people turned away from God....

Babel Dispersion Confirmed

"Did mankind come from Adam?
Did nations arise from families dispersed from Babel, found in modern-day Iraq?
Genesis says, "These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood." 

 But according to the most popular versions of human evolution, mankind came from an ape-kind. Animals supposedly evolved without supernatural tinkering, and the world's nations slowly emerged from Africa. But discoveries from archaeology, linguistics, and genetics during 2015 confirm the Genesis account.

So far, fossil finds and human observations match the Genesis account of God having made each kind—whether ape or man—to reproduce look-alikes. Does DNA fit this view too?
This past year, a large team of geneticists published genome analyses from 101 Bronze Age human remains. The researchers found that genetic lineages in these representative
ancestors of ours were much less mixed than modern comparative populations. This relative genetic purity makes sense if they had only recently migrated from the Middle East, not yet having intermarried across borders for millennia. Their results confirm other studies showing human genetic diversity blossoming only around 5,000 years ago—much closer to the Bible's history of recent human origins than evolution's history aimed at millions of years.

Would languages tell the same story? A unique study compared DNA differences and 2,082 different languages with people group locations around the globe. They found that languages matched corresponding genetic groups. Surprising those with evolutionary expectations, actual genetic and linguistic migration patterns did not expand out of Africa.
The dispersal of languages across the globe matches the same Out-of-Babel story as archaeology,
genetics, and Scripture." ICR

Creation Moment 6/28/2016 - {CPS-6}

 ....and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Deuteronomy 32:18
"Scientists have found a clue to why one type of DNA is passed down to children by their mothers — but not their fathers.
DNA inside energy-producing organelles called mitochondria is destroyed in a dad’s sperm shortly after it fertilizes an egg, researchers report online June 23 in Science. A protein called CPS-6 cuts apart the mitochondrial DNA in the male sperm so that the DNA can’t make the proteins that the mitochondria need to power the cell. Lingering paternal mitochondrial DNA might hurt developing embryos, the researchers say.

This is a very long-standing mystery in biology — why in so many organisms, [only] the maternal mitochondria are inherited,” says Ding Xue, a geneticist at the University of Colorado Boulder who led the work.

CPS-6 normally controls a process of programmed cell death that helps organisms keep old cells and new cells in balance. But Xue’s team found that during fertilization, CPS-6 could also move into the innermost part of the mitochondria and chop the mitochondrial DNA stored there into pieces. That DNA spells out instructions for critical tasks carried out by the mitochondria. Without the instructions, the mitochondria can’t do their job.

CPS-6 doesn’t work alone, though. Other scientists had previously identified a different process, called autophagy, that helps break down paternal mitochondria after fertilization. Autophagy recruits specialized structures in the egg that carry away pieces of the paternal mitochondria and break them down, like a garbage collection team. The two seem to work together: Without CPS-6 acting as a flag, the autophagy machinery didn’t cart away the unwanted mitochondria as quickly.

Our study for the first time shows that paternal mitochondria actually cooperate with maternal degradation machinery to ensure that they’re all removed,” Xue says.  
When the mitochondria removal process was delayed, the resulting embryos were more likely to die. The finding suggests that paternal mitochondrial DNA somehow interferes with normal development, but scientists don’t yet know why that might be." ScienceNews
Words like "instructions" & "cooperate" = an intelligence behind that level of complexity. IF Darwinian Macro-evolution were true, how could it evolve to this level in the first place without killing itself off?....just asking...

Sunday, June 26, 2016

IN the NEWS - Exhibit A: Moral Decay Celebrated by POLITICIANS

Just think...a few years ago, Hillary was against gay marriage--now she is openly marching in their parades (a sign of affirmation of the lifestyle choice) on her attempted path towards 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.....this is the type of open, moral decay clergy will point to as natural disasters heat up leading for a call to turn back to God....we see the role Hillary is choosing to play on that stage of this Great Controversy between God & His opponent...
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot;
Luke 17:28
For their vine is of the vine of Sodom,
and of the fields of Gomorrah:
Deuteronomy 32:32
"Hillary Clinton joined the thousands celebrating the Pride Parade Sunday, marching for two blocks near the Stonewall Inn and waving a rainbow flag.
The presumptive Democratic nominee for president, sporting a teal
pantsuit, was met with a warm reception from parade goers, many of whom shouted “Hillary!”
In recognition of the celebration, Clinton’s Twitter handle was changed to rainbow colors.
The Clinton campaign also released a video of her staff sharing their experiences coming out and saying the fight for LGBT equality continues." NY Daily News
 

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: COLOSSIANS

 --COLOSSIANS--
He is your Reason for being

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:13
 

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Colossians 1:16

IN the NEWS - BREXIT & Evangelical Spin

"It’s a stumbling block for the “one-world government” and “one-
world currency” that the Bible says will eventually be imposed across all nations during the end times.
That’s according to Franklin Graham, the famed evangelical leader who runs Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Graham continued: “We don’t know what the ‪#‎EUReferendum‬ vote means long-term, but I know that this is at least a temporary setback for the politicians in this country and around the world who want a one-world government and a one-world currency. The Bible speaks that one day this will take place. Join me in praying for all of those impacted and that Europe’s leaders, as well as our leaders in the United States, will look to Almighty God for wisdom and discernment in these trying and complex times in which we live.” WND
 
RESPONSE:
Actually, I'm not sure where these Evangelicals (& some SDA's) get the idea of a one world
government & religion. Scripture doesn't specifically state that.
It tells us the 2nd beast (U.S.) gets the world to accept the mark of the 1st beast. IF there was one world government (or religion) why would the 2nd beast have to implement it on the rest? They would already be one wouldn't they?
And don't forget the prophecy of Daniel about the "Iron" & "Miry Clay" not cleaving together. Rather, it appears that the world cooperates with spiritual Babylon (the counterfeit trinity of the dragon, beast & false prophet). Sort of a loose knit coalition on the subject.
Now as for a one world currency, that may be more of a POSSIBILITY in relation to not being able to buy or sell. BUT even that, one doesn't need a one world currency. Each nation could just use modern technology within their own borders and currency. But it is more plausible than a one world government or religion from the text.
But how does one get a global counterfeit Sabbath?
Looking around the political landscape, it seems more likely that in the U.S., clergy demand we try to appease an "angry Father God" as natural disasters heat up & our moral decay escalates (gay marriage, transgender bathrooms, Planned Parenthood atrocities, etc). Then to get the secular & non-Christians to go along, they cooperate for the GREEN Religion, to set aside a day to reduce our so-called "carbon footprint" so as to appease an "angry mother earth". Revelation doesn't say HOW the 2nd beast gets the world to go along. Just that it does. This is just a reasonable possibility based on the current political landscape globally. Especially when the 1st beast power has a foot both in Christendom & the GREEN Religion with its release last year of a GREEN Encyclical calling for a "Sabbath" for care of the Creation....In other words, they simply find common ground to cooperate-pushed by the 2nd beast.-----already the secular university of MIT has started GREEN SABBATH.org to push for a Sabbath-like day of global rest from pollution...
And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay,
they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men:
but they shall not cleave one to another,
even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Daniel 2:43

Papal Notes - Francis Vs. Scripture

"Pope Francis spoke yesterday at a pastoral congress on the family for the Diocese of Rome, and his remarks are causing consternation among faithful Catholics. In off-the-cuff remarks, the pope made the dual claim that the “great majority” of Catholic marriages are “null” – in other words, not actual marriages – and that some cohabitating couples are in a “real marriage,” receiving the grace of the
Sacrament.
I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity,” he said." LifeSiteNews
God has another name for it----FORNICATION
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
1 Corinthians 5:9

Creation Moment 6/27/2016 - Chemist Explains Why Evolution is Impossible

Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer,
 and he that formed thee from the womb,
I am the LORD that maketh all things;
Isaiah 44:24
"An illustrious chemist who has previously shed light on critical shortcomings in scientists’ understanding of evolution has written a detailed essay explaining “the massive gaps in our understanding” of how life first originated.

Life requires *carbohydrates, *nucleic acids, *lipids, and *proteins,” Tour wrote in his essay’s opening lines. “What is the chemistry behind their origin? Biologists seem to think that there are well-understood prebiotic molecular mechanisms for their synthesis.”

They have been grossly misinformed,” he stated. “And no wonder: few biologists have ever
synthesized a complex molecule ab initio. If they need a molecule, they purchase molecular synthesis kits, which are, of course, designed by synthetic chemists, and which feature simplistic protocols. Polysaccharides? Their origin? The synthetic chemists do not have a pathway. The biologists do not have a clue.

Tour considers must-have elements of life, including carbohydrates, DNA, and RNA. He also references the work of Albert Eschenmoser—a respected synthetic chemist who was determined to create life’s ingredients in a lab but eventually decided to change direction and research other areas because his findings were unsatisfactory. Tour says this underscores the impossible task facing scientists who want to replicate life creation—abiogenesis—in a lab.

Under prebiotic conditions the reaction in question is not likely to yield anything useful. With each added step, difficulties are compounded by improbabilities so overwhelming that no other field of science would depend upon such levels of faith,” he wrote. “Abiogenesis research would never be accepted in any other area of chemistry. The field is its own best enemy.” CN
 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: PHILIPPIANS

--PHILIPPIANS--
He is your joy

For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
Philippians 2:18

I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
Philippians 1:25

Daniel 3 in early Christian art

Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Then they brought these men before the king.
Daniel 3:13
 
"Origen... wrote in the mid-230's...'everywhere, the golden image is
set up against us'. The Christians' art and literature compared their martyrs' struggles with the three young heroes who had refused to bow to Nebuchadnezzar's image in the book of Daniel....The cult of the "golden image" was not the cause of persecution, but it was a frequent accompaniment."
Pagans & Christians p.476, Robin Lane Fox

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said . ...
.. . Be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods.
Daniel 3:16, 18
 
"The narrative of the manly courage and marvellous deliverance of the three holy children,
----or rather champions,----
is well calculated to excite in the minds of believers firmness and steadfastness in upholding the truth in the teeth of tyranny and in the very jaws of death.
 
Let young Christians especially learn from their example,
*both in matters of faith in religion,
*and matters of uprightness in business,
never to sacrifice their consciences.
 
Be not guided by the will-o'-the-wisp of policy,
but by the pole-star of divine authority.
 
To wear a guileless spirit, to have a heart void of offence, to have the favour and smile of God, is greater riches than the mines of Ophir could yield, or the traffic of Tyre could win."
Charles Spurgeon

Decoding Daniel 2:41-43 Prophecy

Daniel 2:41-43 ...'And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken?. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
 
"First of all, let us look at the Biblical meaning of iron and clay. What does iron denote in the Bible? Well, if you look at Psalm 2:9 and Revelation 2:27, you will see that iron is a symbol of a ruling power. So in terms of the world, iron would denote a civil ruling world power. And what about the clay? If you read Isaiah 64:8 and Jeremiah 18:1-6, you will see that clay in the Bible denotes the people of God, with the Lord Himself being the Potter.
                   
              IRON = World Ruling Power         
                 CLAY = The Professed Church
 
So what is God telling us through the feet of Nebuchadnezzar's image? He is telling us that in the last days there would be a mingling of civil power with the church. But we are not just talking about any church. God gives us even more detail if we look closely. Take a look at the type of clay that is in the feet. It is called "miry clay" in the verses above. Meaning the clay is dirty, muddy clay. So what does that tell us? It tells us that the church represented by the clay in the feet is a corrupt, apostate church.
 
What about the toes? Some believe these to be the ten kingdoms that emerged after the fall of the Roman Empire. But this cannot be so, because those ten original kingdoms, represented by the ten horns on the fourth beast in Daniel 7 became only 7 kingdoms, as 3 were "plucked up" and destroyed by the Papacy. And yet the ten toes remain until the second coming of Christ Jesus (the Rock).
 
The ten toes correspond with the ten horns on the beast of Revelation 17. Here, 10 is a symbol for completeness or whole. There will be a confederacy of ruling civil powers in the last days with the strength of iron, who will give their power to the Roman Catholic beast, which is symbolized by the mixing of iron and "dirty" clay.
 
Catholicism is that corrupt, apostate religion with which the kings of the earth have united with in the past to form an abominable alliance. And in the last days we will also see Protestant churches that have become apostate unite with Rome and other religions in this global confederacy with the civil powers. A cry of unity is being spread all around the world today and that cry will get louder and louder until the Papal Church receives it's power from the "kings of the earth". ETP

Creation Moment 6/26/2016 - Creation in Daniel

"Daniel. 
 According to Wilson, in contrast to Genesis 1, the waters described in Daniel 7 are presented as
returning to chaos, and the animals that surface from the waters are composite creatures that do not correspond to the order of creation in Genesis 1. “The world has reverted to its pre-creation state and is clearly in need of re-creation.”
 This re-creation is achieved in the vision of the Ancient One that constitutes the second part of the vision (Dan. 7:9-14) with the word dominion being the key word and appearing eight times in this chapter. The failure of human dominion over the earth in history as ordained in creation is replaced by God’s dominion over the universe through an everlasting kingdom.

         But aside from Daniel 7, there is more on creation in the prophetic book, as Doukhan has shown. Some of the most outstanding allusions:

        ● In Daniel 1:12, the four young men opt for a menu that echoes the pre-Fall diet of Genesis 1:29, and the description of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2:38 invokes creation terminology applying the same attribute of dominion over the earth and all his creatures to the Babylonian king as Adam received in Genesis 1:28.
        ● Clay, which is part of the feet of the statue, is used throughout the Bible within contexts alluding to creation, indicating the religious aspect of the spiritual Rome (Isa. 29:16; Jer. 18:2; Lam. 4:2).
        ● The word-pair darkness/light in Daniel’s benediction (Dan. 2:22) is resounding the creation account of Genesis 1:4, 5.
        ● Another creation word-pair (heaven/earth) is found in Nebuchadnezzar’s prayer after he returns to his senses in Daniel 4:35.
        ● The usage of the cosmic tree motif in Daniel 4 points to the creation account (Gen. 2:9).
        ● The association of “evening-morning” in Daniel 8:14 is found in this sequence and meaning only in the creation story (Gen. 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31).
        
 In the concluding chapter of the book, Daniel evokes creation terminology by describing re-creation, which is taking place after the de-creation scenario of the previous chapter (Dan. 11). For the righteous ones there is a passage from sleeping in the dust (12:2) to shining like the stars (vs. 3) and for Daniel in particular from resting to standing up in the final day to receive his inheritance (12:13).

         The apocalyptic themes of transformation of history and final return to an Edenic state that are so recurrent in the Book of Daniel are theologically grouped along a process from creation to de-creation and finally re-creation, a topic encountered repeatedly in the prophetic literature of the Old Testament; whereas the timelines in Daniel are broader and informed by his apocalyptic perspective. Eschatology, which moves toward an end imperatively necessitates a beginning, and the theme of creation provides the theological rationale against which eschatology can take place."
        
PerspectiveDigest/Martin G. Klingbeil
Children in whom was no blemish, Daniel 1:4 --just like at the beginning of the Creation...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: EPHESIANS

--EPHESIANS---
He is the Head of the Church

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10
 
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,
Ephesians 5:22

Sabbath & Sunday as late as 390

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
Exodus 20:10
 
"...the 390's: 'The synagogue on Saturday, the church on Sunday'
was a familiar summary in practice. In the 430's, the Council of Laodicea ruled in detail against Christian observance of the Jewish Sabbath."
Pagans & Christians p.482 Robin Lane Fox




As late as nearly 400 AD, many Christians were still keeping Sabbath, some blending with Sunday observance. Reasons included keeping Sunday to distinguish themselves from the Jews in town, the influence as early as the mid 100's of the Bishop of Rome pushing for Sunday as a special day in regards to setting a date for "Easter", the entering of the church in the 300's under Constantine of many pagans who kept Sunday as a holiday (holy day to the venerable Sun) and just out-right apostasy.

SDA News - Sabbath Contoversy in India

"An Indian court has rejected a Seventh-day Adventist petition to reschedule exams from Saturday, citing a lack of biblical evidence that Saturday is Sabbath and the fact that the Indian government does not recognize Sabbath on its list of official festivals."
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
Exodus 20:10

Creation Moment 6/25/2016 - Death of Evolutionary Common Descent

"The discovery of the structure of DNA followed closely on Claude Shannon's discovery that information was quantifiable. It was quickly grasped that the order of the nucleotides in the DNA molecule was the defining information of the organism. The DNA base pairs played the role of symbols carrying information and the base-pair sequence was immediately assumed to carry a program that controlled the development and functioning of the organism. Evolution was soon recognized as a process whose job it was to build this information.

Toward the end of the 20th century and in the beginning of the 21st, new phenomena of genetic change were discovered to have important implications for evolution. Epigenetic effects were found to produce phenotypic change, but without changing the base sequence of the DNA. Transposable elements (TE's) were found to produce phenotypic change and did change the base sequence. A movement is currently underway among evolutionists to extend (or replace) the MS to include these effects but there is so far no consensus on just how to do it. TE activity in the genome is known to lead to microevolutionary phenotypic effects. But the activity is not random: it is under cellular control. This is nonrandom evolution driven by environmental change. In my book Not by Chance (1996), I suggested what I called the Nonrandom Evolutionary Hypothesis(NREH) and elaborated on it in a later book, The Evolution Revolution (2014). Environmental stress induces activation of TE's, which in turn produce an adaptive phenotypic response in individuals. TE's are activated both in somatic cells and in the germline and are therefore heritable.

There is no way presently known to explain how that mechanism might have evolved. Its evolution could not be explained by random mutations for the reasons explained above.

(CD)--Common Descent must therefore be abandoned as a failed theory.  In many cases of vestigial organs, vestigial proteins, pseudogenes, and "junk" DNA, better explanations have been found. There is reason to suppose that better explanations for remaining "evidence" for CD will be forthcoming. In the meantime, bringing "evidence" for CD is a futile endeavor." EN&V
I have made the earth, and created man upon it:
Isaiah 45:12

GOD vs. "St." Cæsarius of Arles

"St. Cæsarius of Arles in the sixth century teaching that the holy
Doctors of the Church had decreed that the whole glory of the Jewish Sabbath had been transferred to the Sunday, and that Christians must keep the Sunday holy in the same way as the Jews had been commanded to keep holy the Sabbath Day. He especially insisted on the people hearing the whole of the Mass and not leaving the church after the Epistle and the Gospel had been read." CatholicEncyclopedia

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
Exodus 20:10

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: GALATIANS

--GALATIANS--
He is your Faith
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Galatians 3:22
 
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Galatians 5:6

Creation Moment 6/24/2016 - Evolutionary Mysticism of Catholicism

Below, we have the use of blending evolution with Catholic-mysticism....listen to how New Age-like their 6 Lectures are.....this is what happens when you reject the Creator & His Word... you slide that slippery slope into nonsense  and eventually nature worship (without of course calling it that).

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,
and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, 
Romans 1:25 HCSB
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him
that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Galatians 1:6

EVOLUTION AND CHRISTOGENESIS

"The Well, in collaboration with theologian Ilia Delio, is pleased to introduce our first DVD series: Evolution and Christogenesis.
This series of six lectures includes the following titles plus corresponding powerpoints:
    1. Evolution and Christogenesis: A New Paradigm
    2. The Living Universe: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality
    3. Christ: The Soul of the Evolving Universe
    4. Cosmogenesis as Christogenesis: Birthing the Christ
    5. Technology and Noogenesis: Convergence of Consciousness
    6. The Living Church: Christifying Love for a New Humanity
Ilia Delio’s theology is thought-provoking, challenging, and refreshing; an opportunity to re-think our Christian faith in the light of scientific realities. Ilia Delio, OSF, is a Franciscan Sister of Washington D.C. and Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University. With doctorates in Pharmacology and Historical Theology, she is uniquely poised to bring science and spirituality together." TheWell
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Are You......

Remember the word unto Thy servant,
upon which Thou hast caused me to hope.
  Psalm 119:49
 
"Whatever your especial need may be, you may readily find some promise in the Bible suited to it.
 
* Are you faint and feeble because your way is rough and you are weary?
Here is the promise-"He giveth power to the faint."
 
* Are you seeking after Christ, and thirsting for closer communion with Him?
This promise shines like a star upon you-"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled."
 
* Are you distressed because of sin, and burdened with the heavy load of your iniquities?
Listen to these words-"I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions, and will no more remember thy sins."
 
* Are you afraid lest you should not be able to hold on to the end, lest, after having thought yourself a child of God, you should prove a castaway?
If that is your state, take this word of grace to the throne and plead it: "The mountains may depart, and the hills may be removed, but the covenant of My love shall not depart from thee."
 
* If you have lost the sweet sense of the Saviour's presence, and are seeking Him with a sorrowful heart, remember the promises:
"Return unto Me, and I will return unto you;."
Charles Spurgeon

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: 2 CORINTHIANS

--2 CORINTHIANS--
He is your Gospel

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2 Corinthians 4:3

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit:
2 Corinthians 3:6

Creation Moment 6/23/2016 - Your ATIII Mousetrap

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
Psalm 139:14
"....a molecular machine that works like a mousetrap. How cool is that? No kidding, here's how the authors of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describe serpin antithrombin III (for short, ATIII):

Here the cellular folding pathway of the serpin antithrombin III (ATIII), which inhibits proteases
involved in the coagulation cascade, was determined. ATIII uses a large conformational movement in a mousetrap-like mechanism to bind and distort its target protease, resulting in protease inhibition. This work establishes that folding to an active, cocked state requires early stabilization of the C-terminal region, which is the last sequence translated, explaining how the serpin or mousetrap is set.

Here we find a mousetrap, a molecular machine, and the blood clotting cascade brought together in a single irreducibly complex protein. And proteins, we all know, are coded by complex specified information -- another hallmark of intelligent design -- in the genome.
Be glad you have ATIII in your bloodstream. It's an anticoagulant, helping prevent thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It plays a very important role in regulating normal blood coagulation. As a serpin (serine protease inhibitor), its job is to prevent runaway clotting by deactivating a certain protease called thrombin." EN&V

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Christ in the Books of the Bible Series: 1 CORINTHIANS

 --1 CORINTHIANS--
He is your Discipline

I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
1 Corinthians 5:9
 
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:11