Friday, November 13, 2009

Why Do Some People So Strongly Support Evolution? - #10

The following quote is from Charles Singer, from his book "A Short History Of Science In The Nineteenth Century:

"Evolution is perhaps unique among major scientific theories in that the appeal for its acceptance is not that there is evidence of it, but that any other proposed interpretation of the data is wholly incredible."

Those who hold to evolution and those who understand creation to be true both have the same evidence. We all have the same fossils, the same layers of sediment, the same data. Both sides believe in science as a tool for revealing reality. The difference comes in the underlying world views that each side has. A world view can cause people to totally ignore reality when reality does not match the way they think the world should be. Here is where we get to the problem. Evolutionists need evolution to be true, because otherwise the only other option is that God created everything. That is unacceptable, because if God created everything they are accountable to God. And they don't want to be accountable to God.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Beautiful Day For God's Judgment

What does it look like when you are living in a country that is under God's judgment instead of blessing?

I look out the window and see blue sky, green grass and beautiful flowers. The Mama's and Papa's Anthology is on the CD player. The air is warm, just perfectly right. I had a pleasant meeting with some Christian clients this afternoon. It a beautiful day... nothing is going wrong. Is this what it looks like to be in God's wrath?


God's wrath takes several forms, one of which is the withdrawal of His blessing. I'd guess this has been happening in America for at least the past 40 or 50 years, maybe longer. What does the withdrawal of God's blessing look like? Roman 1:24-32 describes what happens.

"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another." [Gay marriage and homosexuality being recognized as not on acceptable, but right and good.]

"They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, andworshipped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen" .." [Evolution, although not based on fact or scientific proof, becoming the only accepted explaination for life.]

"The have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice." [Corporate executives' greed. Politicians' adultery. The murder of millions through abortion. A socialistic government that thinks nothing of lying if it furthers their cause.]

Verse 32 ends the list of evil and wickedness with a perfect description of America: "Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

Look at the countries America is trying become friends with. It's a list of evil dictators. Who are we turning away from? Israel.

Look out your window. The America you see is what a country under God's wrath looks like.

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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Is America Under God's Wrath Now?

There is an excellent sermon by John McArthur on this subject. You can read or download it from this page:

What's Wrong With America?

This message points out that what we are seeing in America is as described in Romans 1. We should not be expecting God's wrath on America at some time in the future because of all the evil that is going on now, but the evil we see going on now is because America is already under God's wrath.

I agree with this assessment. It makes sense. A country that turns away from God, as America has done, finds that God's blessings are withdrawn. That in tern leads to further decline and a greater level of God's wrath (withdrawal of blessing). This continues in a downward spiral until people become so revolted and sickened by the depths of depravity that they cry out to God to save them.

Are you crying out to God to save America? Are you sharing the gospel? That's the only way that masses of people will cry out to God. If you do as God has commanded you. Go out and share the gospel. Tell people the good news, so that they too may become children of God and cry to God to save His children from evil.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Have The Power Of Life and Death

"They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons
They shed innocent blood and the blood of their sons and daughters
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was desecrated by their blood..."
Psalm 106:38

The land was desecrated by their blood.

Don't ask what is going wrong in America. The answer is right in front of you. Our soil is soaked with the blood of our children. We sacrifice our children to the pagan god of convenience. If we keep reading in Psalm 106 it says:

"Therefore the Lord was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
He handed them over to nations, and their foes ruled over them.
Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power." (Verse 40)

That's a prophecy of what will happen... what is happening to America.

Which direction do you want America to go in? Life or death? Life or death for our children is directly tied to life or death for our country. I have a son in college and I have few hopeful word for him. If we don't change our direction... and that requires you to actively participate in changing the direction of our country, then we are on the eve of destruction.

I'm not claiming to be a prophet. I'm just someone who has read the Bible and seen what God has done in the past. No country can continue to soak its soil in the blood of its innocent children for any amount of time and expect God to ignore the mass murder that is taking place. Well over 40,000,000 children have been killed in America. God can not ignore that.

Yet in the Bible God always gives people the opportunity to change. Are we going to take advantage of that opportunity? Are you? Time is running out.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

400 Year Cycle - And The Time Is Now

In studying history Dr. Ralph D. Winter, the founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission, noticed what appears to be a 400 year cycle. It is a cycle in which a people group are first obedient to God; then over time they drift away from God and serve other gods; then God does something major to move His purposes forward. Dr. Winter ties this cycle into evangelism. When Christians are not sharing the good news about Jesus Christ with others, God does something that results in a dramatic spread of the gospel.

Dr. Winter has noticed that the gospel can be spread in a number of ways. For examples, believers can go out and bring the gospel to on-believers. Or, non-believers can be brought into a Christian group. An example of the latter are the Vikings. The Vikings were brutal, pagans. They invaded what we now call the British Isles and targeted monasteries and churches... because that was were the gold was. They killed the men and took the woman captive, taking them back to their homes as slaves who cared for and taught their children. What happened? The woman shared the gospel with the children of the Vikings. God's purpose was accomplished. The gospel was spread. The Vikings eventually became Christians... and became civilized.

So how does this apply to America? We are at the cusp of the 400 year cycle. God has greatly blessed America with riches beyond what any other nation has every had. What do we do with those riches? We spend more money on cosmetics than we do on missions. While missionaries give-up and remain at home because they can not raise the funds they need, we buy $100 tickets to sports events.

Which does God care about more? Who wins the next Superbowl, or the salvation of a 12 year-old girl in Russia. Which does God care about more? Whether your wife has the right shade of lipstick and matching shoes, or whether that same 12 year old girl has food today?

Where are are priorities? God knows and the time when He will act against America has already come. If we will not do His will, then He will see that it is done without us.

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