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}

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Puritan Corner - Praises

"The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises to God."
by Richard Sibbes (1577–1635)
O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm 30:12

Mary Sermon SERIES by Stephen Bohr

Mary Sermon SERIES
(by Stephen Bohr)
 Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Matthew 1:16
 
Biblical Portrait Of Mary
The Cult Of The Virgin Mother
Mary The Rival Of Jesus
The Immaculate Deception
The Myth Of Apostolic Succession
 Peter And The Rock
The Final Dogma
The Ecumenical Mary

Creation Moment 11/30/2016 - Cell City & SYP73

 In the day that God created man,....
Genesis 5:1
"The findings, published in the current issue of Current Biology, reveal a new protein that keeps cellular cargo on track, quite literally. The discovery of SYP73, a plant protein, allowed the researchers to explain how the factory stuck to its track.

"Healthy cells operate as smoothly as the best Minecraft city imaginable," said Federica Brandizzi, MSU Foundation Professor of plant biology. "The miniature cities are fully equipped with all of the facilities, or organelles, that are necessary for a smooth-running operation."


Administration center, factories and even recycling centers are all there, running at 100-percent efficiency. In contrast to the infrastructures and city buildings in cells, however, the organelles, are not built on static foundations. They are huge, mobile cellular cargos that travel rapidly to reach resources and deliver products. When organelles go off the rails and mobility is disrupted, bad things happen.

"In human neurons, glitches in these movements result in severe neuro diseases," said Brandizzi, an MSU AgBioResearch scientist. "But before our paper, scientists had little idea about how the organelles moved on their tracks in plant cells beyond the conventional proteins that make up the cytoskeleton."

Brandizzi and her team of MSU scientists, focused on the largest factory in a cell -- the endoplasmic reticulum. Earlier studies had proven that the ER moved around the cell on a track, known as actin cytoskeleton propelled by myosin, structures that give cells their shape as well as serve as a rail and motor system at the molecular level.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach using elaborate microscopic and biochemical techniques, the team revealed where the cellular rubber hit the road.

"Scientists have been looking for this direct connection for many years," Brandizzi said. "Since SYP73, we find that this connection is crucial to plant development, and we can now seek new ways to increase plant yield through cell biology." ScientificDiscovery

Monday, November 28, 2016

Do the Opposite

Q: What is Sin?
A: ...for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4
 
Q: So the Opposite of Sin would be what?
A: If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:15

For This Purpose Sermon SERIES by Randy Skeete

For This Purpose Sermon SERIES
(by Randy Skeete)
For ye see your calling, brethren,...
1 Corinthians 1:26
 
A Heavenly Calling
Message Or Method
The 51st State

Creation Moment 11/29/2016 - Evolutionary Biologist said it

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Psalm 104:30
"Darwinism provided an explanation for the appearance of design, and argued that there is no designer. But that doesn’t explain the biological evidence. I believe things look designed because they are designed, and the designer is not natural selection."
Richard Sternberg
Evolutionary Biologist

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Final Conflict Sermon SERIES by Walter Veith

Final Conflict Sermon SERIES
(by Walter Veith)
 
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it:
 and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Psalm 19:6
The Secret Behind Secret Societies
Religious Controversy
The New Age Agenda
Behind the Scenes
The Final Conflict

How did Christ end up crucified?

How did Christ end up crucified?
By the joining of forces of the Jews (the Church)
and Rome (the State)

When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:....And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Matthew 27:1,2

SDA Issues - True Today as Then

"At our camp meetings a mistake has been made. The Sabbath
question has been touched upon, but has not been presented as the great test for this time. While the churches profess to believe in
Christ, they are violating the law which Christ Himself proclaimed from Sinai. The Lord bids us: "Show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.'' Isaiah 58:1. The trumpet is to give a certain sound."
Testimonies For The Church vol.6,p61 E.G.W. 

Creation Moment 11/28/2016 - Quality Control = DESIGN (hence, a DESIGNER)

"The very idea that cells proofread their genetic information......One doesn't proofread gibberish. If
cells had cobbled together haphazard strings of building blocks, it wouldn't really matter in what order they were assembled. We know, of course, that the sequence matters: most mutations cause disease or death. Proofreading is evidence par excellence that genetic information represents real information, the kind found in books and software.

Cells inspect and correct their informational macromolecules at every stage: at transcription, at translation, and during post-translational modification. Roving molecular machines inspect other machines at work in the cell. They recognize misfolded proteins and tag them for degradation. And when the cell divides, molecular machines check every letter as DNA strands are duplicated. Cells are in the "quality control" business.

.....messenger RNA (mRNA) transcripts are read in sets of three letters (codons). Matching the mRNA codons are transfer RNA molecules (tRNA), each equipped with a matching "anticodon" at one end, and an amino acid at the other end (when fully loaded, they are called aminoacyl-tRNAs, or aa-tRNAs). As the codons and anticodons pair up in single file inside the ribosome, the amino acids fasten in single file with peptide bonds. The growing polypeptide chain will become a protein after translation is complete.

In short, proofreading needs to be energy efficient, but it won't happen without the expenditure of an energy-rich molecule to push it along. The reaction must favor getting the right molecule where it belongs.
Biochemists knew that each aa-tRNA has to be prepped for its role by binding to an assistant called Elongation Factor Tu (EF-Tu) plus a fuel molecule, GTP.

We have found that the bacterial ribosome uses two proofreading steps following initial selection of transfer RNAs (tRNAs) to maintain high accuracy of translation of the genetic code. This means that there are three selection steps for codon recognition by aa-tRNAs.
First, there is initial codon selection by aa-tRNA in ternary complex with elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) and GTP.
Second, there is proofreading of aa-tRNA in ternary complex with EF-Tu and GDP.
Third, there is proofreading of aa-tRNA in an EF-Tu−independent manner, presumably after dissociation of EF-Tu·GDP from the ribosome....

This should cause even more grief for neo-Darwinism, because it shows that single-step proofreading "normally is remarkably high." In essence, the cell double-checks its already-accurate translation. They actually use the word "rechecking" to describe it. They estimate it provides a million-fold increase in accuracy,...

Engineers understand concepts like backups, redundancy, double-checking, and quality control. They realize that there are tradeoffs between accuracy and speed, so they seek to optimize competing design requirements." CEH
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous...

Psalm 139:14 NLT

Saturday, November 26, 2016

To hold with the hare and run with the hounds

I will cut off them that worship and that swear by the Lord,
and that swear by Malcham.
  Zephaniah 1:5
"Such persons thought themselves safe because they were with both parties:
they went with the followers of Jehovah, and bowed at the same time to Malcham.
 
But duplicity is abominable with God,
and hypocrisy His soul hateth.
 
The idolater who distinctly gives himself to his false god,
has one sin less than he who brings his polluted and detestable sacrifice unto the temple of the Lord, while his heart is with the world and the sins thereof.
 
To hold with the hare and run with the hounds,
is a dastard's policy.
 
 The penalty pronounced in the verse before us is terrible, but it is well deserved;
 
for how should divine justice spare the sinner,
who knows the right,
approves it,
and professes to follow it,
and all the while loves the evil,
and gives it dominion in his heart?
 
God fills the whole universe, and hence there is no room for another god;
if, then, He reigns in my heart, there will be no space for another reigning power."
 Charles Spurgeon

SDA Issues - Terry Rice Controversy / Heresy

* Below is from the rebellious RAG known as Spectrum magazine, a story about a man seeking ordination in the SDA Church who has come out as gay....OF COURSE HE SHOULD NOT BE ORDAINED.....WHY IS THIS EVEN OPEN FOR DEBATE WITHIN THE CHURCH? Please read
 1 Corinthians 5 and replace it with any sexual immorality, and you will know what PAUL would say...

"Terry Rice, hospice chaplain in Walla Walla, Washington, finds his career on hold because the Adventist church has so far refused to acknowledge his calling through ordination.

I understand that the North American Division refuses to permit Adventist Chaplaincy
Ministries to endorse you because you are gay. What have you been told about that decision and the reasons behind it?  
Last August, I went to support my chaplain colleague Jaci Cress who was being ordained (commissioned) at an Adventist hospital in town. The North American Division team performing the service took me aside. I was told that my “endorsement is in process.” When I asked for how long, the answer was “indefinitely” and that I “had no choice but to wait.”

Would you consider leaving the church? Or your job? What are your plans? Why do you stay?  
We all are making choices. The church is making a choice to not do anything and stay silent. And this means “Go away." ....I love my church, but I love my Lord more. I love what He calls me to do more. If this means leaving my church to do His will, I will do it.

What is there about the Adventist church that makes you feel hopeful?
I know of many Adventist pastors who tell me privately that my orientation is a beautiful expression of God’s diverse creation. It starts with humbly learning God’s love and realizing “sola scriptura” doesn’t mean “sola hermeneutics.” 
We Adventists also have an imperfect social justice history that has eventually sided in favor of inclusion. Our expression of Christianity is different enough for many progressives to remain in the church to some degree. Also, millennials teach us that sometimes we need not leave one tribe for another." spectrumRAG
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
Jeremiah 17:9

Creation Moment 11/27/2016 - Whackiest Religion Accepted by Secular Atheists

"Big Science only forbids some religions, like those with evidence. The wacky ones pass right by the censors.
Defining “religion” is hard, but to Big Science, it generally means matters of faith unconstrained by evidence. Materialists don’t take Christian evidences seriously, such as the empty tomb of Jesus; those can be explained away by various rescue devices. Some unconstrained beliefs, though, have no problem getting published in scientific journals and on science news websites. One of the most bizarre is SETI: the belief in intelligent space aliens. Recent articles take that belief to new extremes. Let’s go from mild cases to what could only be described as paranoid.

Are aliens trying to tell us something? Brightest burst of radio waves detected (The Conversation): Carole Mundell takes a step beyond observation, wondering what certain radio waves are “telling us.” That depends on whether they emanate from sentient beings. Even advocates of intelligent design apply the Design Filter in these cases, giving preference to natural or chance causes before inferring design. Mundell speaks mostly about possible physical causes for the mysterious bursts, but ponders: “Nobody knows what causes these powerful bursts, but some have even speculated that the signals could be transmitted by distant alien civilisations.” The word could is a faith word.

If we find ET, don’t talk to it, says the man who wants to find ET (The Conversation): In this article, astronomer Charley Lineweaver and his friend Stephen Hawking speculate about the moral and intellectual traits of space aliens they have never seen. Judging from his beliefs about evolution, Lineweaver thinks aliens would most likely have evolved millions of years beyond us and would probably be hostile. His alien religion requires a kind of genuflection. He notes that Hawking thinks humans should keep their head low; “in the spectrum between, paranoia and unjustifiable fear on one side, and reasonable caution on the other, where does keeping your head low fit in?” Lineweaver concludes, “even if there aren’t any advanced alien civilisations elsewhere in the universe, keeping your head down is probably a good exercise in humility.”

Aliens are everywhere, says Ivy League professor (Fox News): This one takes the cake for wildest speculation we have ever seen concerning space aliens. Columbia astrophysicist Caleb Scharf is floating the idea that aliens have evolved so far ahead of humans, they have transmogrified themselves into the laws of nature and even subatomic particles that surround us:
The expert says our universe is the remains of intelligent alien life which controls all aspects of the physical world — from gravity to the speed of light.
The theory helps to explain the great mysteries of the cosmos and also answers why we are yet to find intelligent life beyond our planet, Professor Caleb Scharf says.…
Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn’t just external. Perhaps it’s already all around”, he said.
It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself.
In other words, life might not just be in the equations. It might be the equations.
 
The difference between Scharf’s alien-is-everything and the Christian doctrine of God’s omnipresence must be understood. To the Christian, God is the eternal first cause. Omnipresence is one of his attributes. To Scharf, material particles evolved into minds that took over. It’s the exact opposite: evolved materials turning themselves into masters of the universe. It’s the latest iteration of Satan’s old lie, “you shall be as gods. Genesis 3:5
CEH

Friday, November 25, 2016

Marriage Sermon SERIES by Stephen Bohr

Marriage Sermon SERIES
(by Stephen Bohr)
 
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Matthew 19:6
Sacrament Of Marriage
Subordinate but Equal
Husbands Love your Wives
The Five Pitfalls of Marriage
Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Revelation 18:3 - Succinct & to the Point

For all nations {the whole world} have drunk of the wine {doctrinal errors} of the wrath {passion for lawlessness} of her fornication, {unfaithfulness to God}
Revelation 18:3

SDA News - Tell The World SDA Movie (Full Movie)

Tell The World SDA Movie of the church's History (click on Link Below to watch)
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nH2r0J5VbL4?list=PLmtiSpKWaiFCme0Bx9WneobalKlOiLLlc

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

Creation Moment 11/26/2016 - Between the 2 Points to Observe God's Creative Powers

"How short the space between the two cardinal points of an earthly career, the point of birth and that of death; and yet what a universe of wonders are presented to us in our rapid flight through this space."       
 Joseph Henry (1797-1878), the "American Faraday"
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,...
Isaiah 40:26

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Papal Notes - "I henceforth grant".....

"Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as Pope Francis, has granted priests the unending power to pardon mothers who have obtained abortions, outlining his endowment in a letter issued at the end of his proclaimed “Jubilee Year of Mercy.” The development has raised concern among some.

I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry,
the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion,” Bergoglio wrote, extending the permission past the temporary Year of Mercy to an indefinite status." ChristianNews
 ....and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;.....so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:3,4

IN the NEWS - Thanksgiving: Father God or Mother Earth?

* I thought the purpose of THANKSGIVING was to thank the FATHER GOD for His blessings the past year...not the MOTHER EARTH.....

"The federal government is worried that America is too stressed out to deal with THANKSGIVING dinner safely so at least two departments have entered to help everybody live through the uniquely American holiday while also curbing global warming.
This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give
thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness,” warned the Agriculture Department.
As a result, USDA is offering tips to help cooks win applause. Or, as they blogged Monday, “To avoid making everyone at the table sick, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service offers five tips for a food safe THANKSGIVING.”
Among them: Don’t wash the bird because that can spray contaminated water up to three feet away.
The Environmental Protection Agency, meanwhile, wants Americans to go green for the holidays.
The volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – about 1 million extra tons,” said EPA “There are many simple ways to ‘green’ your holiday season by reducing, recycling, and reusing. You can also minimize your impacts on climate change.” ClimateDepot
....who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,
and worshiped and served the creature
rather than the Creator,
Romans 1:25

The Role of E.G.W.

 ......the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.... .. ... for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 12:7/19:10

"I address the Seventh-day Adventist churches.
  *The Lord is coming.
     *I am bidden to call upon the churches to awake out of sleep.
        *We must contend with invisible, supernatural foes."
Manuscript Releases vol.13,p.395 E.G.W.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12

Creation Moment 11/25/2016 - Darwin: The Weak Link's Undo Chain

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And a Darwinian pathway is only as likely as its most improbable step. It matters not a whit whether later helpful mutations are easily acquired. It matters only that some steps are exceedingly unlikely."
       — Michael Behe, ENV, reply to Ken Miller 1/16/2015
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
Isaiah 1:18

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What were the Pilgrims Religious Beliefs?

Offer unto God thanksgiving;
Psalm 50:14

"John Robinson (1575-1625) was the pastor of the Pilgrims after their removal to Holland in 1607-8, and many of his writings survive--giving us a direct view of the Pilgrims religious beliefs and
theology.    
The Pilgrims' separatist movement can be directly traced back to John Calvin (1509-1564) and Calvinism, from which also descends Puritanism and Presbyterianism.  The Pilgrims' separatist movement sprung up from primarily Nottinghamshire, where Richard Clyfton and John Robinson, both Cambridge alumni, began their preaching.  Beginning in 1604 with the ascention of King James I, the persecution of Protestants increased, and the members of Clyfton and Robinson's church had to meet secretly, and were hunted continually by authorities--and when caught, thrown in jail. 

Predestination.  
The Pilgrims believed that before the foundation of the world, God predestined to make the world, man, and all things.  He also predestined, at that time, who would be saved, and who would be damned.  Only those God elected would receive God's grace, and would have faith.  There was nothing an individual could do during their life that would cause them to be saved (or damned), since God had already decided who was going to be saved before the creation of the world.


Sacraments and Popery.
To the Pilgrims, there were only two sacraments: baptism and the Lord's Supper.  The other
sacraments (Confession, Penance, Confirmation, Ordination, Marriage, Confession, Last Rites) of the Catholic and Anglican churches were inventions of man and were therefore not Holy.  The Pilgrims opposed the mass, and considered marriage a civil affair (not a religious sacrament).  The legitimacy of the pope, the saints, and the church hierarchy was rejected, as was the veneration of relics.

One of my ancestors was on the Mayflower-
Samuel Fuller, who was raised by his uncle,
Dr. Samuel Fuller, after the first winter
when his parents died.
Infant Baptism.
The Pilgrims believed baptism was the sacrament which wiped away Original Sin, and was a covenant with Christ and his chosen people (as circumcision had been to God and the Israelites), and therefore children should be baptized as soon as practical.


Holy Days and Religious Holidays.
The Pilgrims faithfully observed the Sabbath, and did not work on Sunday.  Even when the Pilgrims were exploring Cape Cod, to the Mayflower crew's dismay, they stopped everything and stayed in camp on Sunday to keep the Sabbaths.  See: Mourt's Relation (1622), chapter 1.  The Pilgrims did not celebrate religious holidays--Christmas and Easter being the prime examples.  These holidays were invented by man to memorialize Jesus, and are not prescribed by the Bible and therefore cannot be Holy.

newnorth.net

Creation Moment 11/25/2016 - Calling for a "New Enlightenment"

"Of all the fads and foibles in the long history of human credulity,
scientism in all its varied guises — from fanciful cosmology to evolutionary epistemology and ethics — seems among the more dangerous, both because it pretends to be something very different from what it really is and because it has been accorded widespread and uncritical adherence.... One longs for a new Enlightenment to puncture the pretensions of this latest superstition."
       — Austin L. Hughes, The New Atlantis, Fall 2012
....that there shall come in the last days scoffers,...
2 Peter 3:3

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GOSPEL GEM: Beatitudes

SYNERGY OF Matthew 5:1-12/Luke 6:20-23


And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain:
and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said,
 
Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do
hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted
for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
for great is your reward in heaven:
for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
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PAUL Adds - ...but be gentle unto all men,... 2 Timothy 2:24
"Of the poor in spirit Jesus says, "Theirs is the kingdom of heaven." This kingdom is not, as Christ's hearers had hoped, a temporal and earthly dominion. Christ was opening to men the spiritual kingdom of His love, His grace, His righteousness. The ensign of the Messiah's reign is distinguished by the likeness of the Son of man."
Thoughts From The Mount Of Blessing p.8,E.G.W.

Bible Answers Sermon SERIES by Walter Veith

Bible Answers Sermon SERIES
(by Walter Veith)
 
Study to shew thyself approved unto God,...
2 Timothy 2:15
Dead Communicating to us?
Did Jesus die Wednesday or Friday?
Does God Kill?
Explain 1 Cor. 7-14
Is Ellen White a true prophetess?
Is Jesus a created being?
Is Pope Francis the last Pope?
 Is the SDA Church Babylon?
Should we Keep the Feasts?
Should we let aside our Doctrinal Differences?
What is Easter and should we celebrate it?
Why did God create Lucifer?
Why do we celebrate Communion?

Creation Moment 11/23/2016 - U R Synchronized

 "....post-infant humans are unique in possessing precise mathematical cognition. Historically, what is known as the Triple Code model of numeric processing has
hypothesized that symbolic, verbal, and abstract processing – for example, simple visual recognition of a numeral, determining the larger of two numerals, and verbal naming of a numeral, respectively – occur in well-defined coupled brain regions, all or some of which interact. Recently, however, scientists employing electrocorticography (ECoG) electrophysiological recording – in which electrodes are placed directly on the exposed surface of the brain's cerebral cortex – not only reconfirmed math-selective hubs within the lateral parietal cortex (LPC) and ventral temporal cortex (VTC), but more significantly found what they describe as a remarkable diversity of neural responses within each region at both millimeter and millisecond scales.
The study's results suggested the presence of what appears to be a temporally- and functionally-synchronized and anatomically selective numerical cognition system. "Just as language processing is associated with a brain network engaged during different aspects of language – for example, visual, semantic and phonetic components –
we've identified a brain network for numerical cognition which appears to be involved in processes such as the visual recognition of numerals and arithmetic computations." Daitch explains. She notes that the posterior inferior temporal gyrus (pITG) region of the VTC, which is selective to numerical/mathematical processing, is anatomically distinct from other VTC regions that may be selective for the processing of letters and words, and moreover exhibited anatomically selective functional coupling – during both mathematical tasks and at rest – with an area of the parietal lobe associated with processing quantity.
...heterogeneous subpopulations within the VTC and LPC appeared to be engaged in distinct bidirectional loops between these regions during different stages of arithmetic computations."
MedicalXpress
....for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
Psalm 139:14

Monday, November 21, 2016

Papal Notes - Wow!

"More than half of evangelical pastors say Pope Francis is their brother in Christ.
More than one-third say they value the pope's view on theology, and 3 in 10 say he has improved their view of the Catholic Church.
Those are among the findings of a new study of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors, released this week from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
Overall, the survey found that many Protestant pastors have taken a liking to Pope Francis.
Nearly 4 in 10 say the pope, known for his humility and concern for the poor, has had a positive impact on their opinions of the Catholic Church. Almost two-thirds view Pope Francis as a genuine Christian and “brother in Christ.”
 
Our sample itself—Protestant pastors—is named after the Protestant Reformation, so they are particularly interesting to survey,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research. “And the survey says that this pope does, indeed, have a ‘Francis effect,’ even on a group of people named for protesting the very faith the pope leads.”
 
While 80 percent of mainline Protestant pastors believe the pope is a true Christian, only 58 percent of evangelical pastors agree.
 
Within a few centuries, the pope has gone from anti-Christ to ‘brother in Christ’ for a lot of Protestants.”
 
In an editorial for CT this week, evangelical pastor Chris Castaldo argued that among Protestants and Catholics, disagreement over religious authority and salvation fades as piety trumps doctrine.
 
Most Northeastern pastors (53%) also say they value the pope’s opinions on theological matters, a view shared by fewer than half of pastors in the Midwest (45%), South (39%), and West (38%)." CT
 ....and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 13:3

What does a "Zonkey" have to do with Noah?

...and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Genesis 7:2
"In April 2014, a male ‘zonkey’ with a donkey father and zebra
mother was born at a Mexican zoo—an indication that such animals are descendants of an originally created horse (equine) ‘kind’ (Genesis 1:25).
This means Noah didn’t need to take on board the Ark two zebras, two donkeys, two Shetland ponies, etc.—rather, he only needed two ‘horses’ (Genesis 6:20)." CMI

Evil vs. Free Will

"The apparent conflict is often repeated in the false logic “If God loves the world and is all powerful, why would He allow evil?”

Simply put, the answer is this: God is love; God loves mankind;
love requires that a choice be made; choice allows for the possible rejection of God’s unilateral love. God, therefore, created humanity with the ability to positively respond to His love—or to consciously reject His offer of love." ICR

God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,... and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:5-7

3 things about a "priest" (pastor)

1) For the priest's lips should keep knowledge,
2) and they should seek the law at his mouth:
3) for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:7

Creation Moment 11/22/2016 - Popol Vuh on Creation

Therefore is the name of it called Babel;
because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them
abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Genesis 11:9
“In the beginning there was only sky and water and the world was in darkness. {Earth in Genesis 1:1}
   Coiled in the water lay the Feathered Serpent ... {Lucifer, the serpent in Eden}
… in the sky dwelt Heart of Heaven appearing as three kinds of huracan, or lightening .... {3, the Godhead/Trinity}
… they fashioned a man out of clay ….... {Creation of Adam} ..
 So the gods made a great flood during which resin fell like rain … most were killed … {Noah's Flood} ....
. Finally the people separated, going in different directions and speaking different languages … {Tower of Babel} ...”

    It was in this manner, according to the Popul Vuh, the Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya, that the world was created and populated.” CMI

 "The Popol Vuh is not regarded by the Maya as `the word of God' nor as sacred scripture but rather as an account of "the ancient word" and the understanding the Quiche had of cosmology and creation before the coming of Christianity. The Quiche referred to the book as an Ilb'al - an instrument of sight - and it was known as "The Book of the Mat" because of the woven mats the people would sit on to hear the work recited at the council house.
Spanish Bishop Diego de Landa burned as many of the books of the Yucatan Maya as he could find on 12 July 1562 at the city of Mani but, as he had no jurisdiction in the southern region of the Quiche, the Popol Vuh was spared. Still, it seems from the work itself that the continued practice of the indigenous religion was suppressed in the land of the Quiche as it was elsewhere and the anonymous author of the work felt the need to set down the myths of his people before they were lost." AncientHistoryEncyclopedia
 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Historicism vs. Futurism Sermon SERIES by Stephen Bohr

 Historicism vs. Futurism Sermon SERIES
(by Stephen Bohr)
 
 Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
Revelation 22:10
Prophecy's Time Frame
The Little Horn that Changed God's Times
Protestants Are No More
Israel and the Palestinians
Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks
One Taken and the Other Left
The Secret Rapture Fallacy
The Three Comings of Jesus
Four Portraits of the Millennium
Satan's Final Deception
Devastating Implications of Futurism
The Great Controversy & Daniel 11