Thursday, June 29, 2017

Introduction To Creationism---A Few Basics

  • Description Of Creationism:
         -The belief that God had created the universe, as described in chapters one and two of the Book of Genesis. However, creationism has been divided into two major, basic categories. These two main categories are young earth creationism and old earth creationism. Both methods of biblical interpretation affirm that God created the universe during six, literal twenty-four hour periods. While both metaphysical perspectives uphold the same content, the difference between them is based on when the earth was created. Young earth creationism affirms that God had created the earth around six thousand years ago, whereas old earth creationism affirms that God created the earth several million (if not billions of) years ago.
  • The Darwinian Theory Of Evolution:
         -In short, to "evolve" means to change. Microevolution is the small, rapid changes within a particular animal species or a small group of living organisms (proven scientific fact). Macroevolution is the very gradual, major evolutionary transition which takes place among the different species of organisms (not a proven scientific fact). According to the Theory of Evolution, a single source of life brought about all the existing life forms that we see in our world today, and that animal species can become different species. This allegedly took place through the processes of genetic mutation and natural selection. But this theory has a number of problems:
           1.) Life cannot come from non-life (The Law of Abiogenesis); something cannot come out of nothing.
           2.) New genetic information cannot be added to an organism's genetic code (which is what is required for evolution). We have no observable process for such activity in nature.
           3.) We have never seen life forms reproduce different life forms. In other words, all life forms produce after their own kind. Thus the life reproduction pattern laid out by the Book of Genesis is more consistent with the modern scientific realm than evolution.
           4.) Even if abundant evidence could be provided to support the secular humanist notion of evolution, the concept in itself does not automatically rule out the existence of a supreme deity. It is still logically possible for a supernatural entity to have used the evolutionary process as a means of creating all existing life forms. Thus it is wrong to assert that evolution refutes religion.
  • Darwin Himself Saw Problems In His Theory Of Evolution:
          - "...why, if species have descended from other species by fine graduation, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not nature all in confusion, instead of species being, as we see them, well defined?" -Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species (1859) 
  • Theistic Evolution:
          -This liberal theology has developed as a result of Christians attempting to reconcile popular scientific theory with the straightforward teachings as revealed through the Book of Genesis. In other words, some have postulated that God had used a stochastic mechanism in order to achieve the creation of biological complexity. These professing Christians maintain that the Genesis creation accounts are to be interpreted metaphorically (i.e. usually we hear that a day is not a literal 24 hour day), despite the fact that the contexts of the creation narratives clearly present themselves in a literal manner. Theistic evolution is untenable because it is a self-contradictory worldview. Consider, for example, that the Genesis creation accounts record land animals as existing after birds, whereas Darwinism maintains that land animals had existed before birds.
  • Christians Need To Defend The Literal Interpretation Of The Genesis Creation Accounts:
          -If we can embrace the possibility of the Genesis creation accounts as being allegorical, then what is stopping us from questioning the validity and literalness of other essential articles of the Christian faith such as the resurrection, virgin birth, and the divinity of the Holy Ghost? What people who profess to be Christian need to recognize is that they are opening up a door to heresy by taking such a mystical approach to interpreting Scripture. Not only is the scientific model on the origin of life set forth by the Book of Genesis very simplistic, but it is also rational, for the most basic facts of science support creationism. Furthermore, this text sets forth the very foundation of Holy Scripture and the gospel, as it discusses the problem of sin and the need of a redeemer.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Arkansas: Man Intentionally Crashes Into A Statue Of The Ten Commandments

  • Introduction:
          -Early this Wednesday morning, a man named Micheal Tate Reed decided to crash his vehicle into a newly constructed, privately funded Arkansas statue of the Ten Commandments. Consequently, the recently erected biblical monument has been shattered into separate pieces. Micheal has been apprehended on preliminary charges of ruining property, criminal trespass, and first-degree criminal mischief. It is very probable that the same person was responsible for crashing into a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma Capitol back in the year 2014.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Christian Examination Of The LGBT Flag

      Most people are familiar with Almighty God's covenantal promise to never flood the world, which was proclaimed back in the days of Noah after the Genesis flood. This worldwide flood was used as a means of executing judgment for mankind's transgressions against Him. Afterwards, He used a rainbow as a covenant symbol to make the promise to never cast judgement on the world in the same manner again (Genesis 6:5-8; 8:20-22; 12:9-17). Sadly, however, the LGBT community has developed a new method for mocking God's wonderful promise to mankind through the innovation of a flag that displays only six of the seven colors of the rainbow.
        Having its origin in the State of California by artist Gilbert Baker, this flag was designed by the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and the transsexuals to represent their own diverse values through the Gay Pride Movement, which has now been popularized throughout the globe. 

      What is striking about this flag is that its colors mock that of God's covenantal promise, the rainbow, to mankind to never again flood the whole earth. While God's rainbow has seven different colors, the LGBT flag only has six colors of the rainbow. It is missing the color indigo. Not only does the symbolism of the flag contain six out the seven different colors of the rainbow, but it is also important to recognize that the number six is the spiritual number for the devil and that seven is God's spiritual number. From a religious perspective, the LGBT movement can clearly be seen as mockery of the Divine Creator.

        Notice that the entire logical foundation of the Gay Pride Movement has been built entirely on pride and self-promotion through wild parades, festivals, and imagery on public business signs or logos. Furthermore, radical members of the LGBT community have literally fought to silence all forms of opposition, regardless of whether objections are established on medical or moral grounds. In fact, the LGBT community is readily getting the attention that it wants because so many people are too afraid to be called haters or bigots. In short, most people of our society are focused on "not offending" other people, rather than providing detailed research refuting liberal propaganda. 

       The LGBT notion of pride is contrary to the entire theme of the Bible regarding pride. For instance, the Scriptures tell us that God opposes the arrogant (James 4:5). In other words, He abhors pride (Proverbs 8:13). Not only does the LGBT community display much arrogance, but it is also important to know that the Bible condemns the concept of homosexuality. While it is true that God promised to never cast judgment on the people of this world by flooding this entire planet, He never stated that He would never judge us again. In fact, we have been told that we shall have to render an account for all of our past deeds to Him (Romans 14:12). God's rainbow was meant to serve as a symbol of remembrance, not as a means of pride. Thus all faithful Christians have been called to speak out against the LGBT flag.