To anyone who may read this: If you’ve read Heiser, then you know you had to use some intellectual muscle to keep up with his tenets as he built them, point by point. I ask you give no less to this critique of Heiser. You need to be sharp, now, and focus your considerable intellect upon this critical task: To understand that just a tiny smidge of poison will make the most delicious food deadly to eat. It is also true that the briefest of lies makes the whole book untrue. I previously removed from my blog an earlier draft … Continue reading The Unseen Heresy: Illuminating the twice-failed misuse of Psalm 82 to denigrate Almighty God
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;”– Isaiah 1:18 The beauty of a snowy morning, as gorgeous as it looks, is only a poor comparison to the purity you will be given by Almighty God through the sacrifice made by Jesus. And… it’s already done! All you have to do is accept it; choose to claim the substitutionary death Jesus took for you, and you’ll have your way back to the God who made you. His promise began long before Jesus stepped through eternity … Continue reading White as Snow?
Many religions and philosophic pundits like to use some form of this sentence: “Jesus Christ was a good teacher.” They may accentuate some aspect of his public interactions in order to show his profound understanding of spirituality, or whatever may serve the conclusion they’re reaching for. But, was he really a good teacher? Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” If Jesus was a good teacher, then this should be true. If it isn’t true, then Jesus was wrong, crazy, or lying. Can a person who … Continue reading More Than a Carpenter – A Timeless Classic
https://weather.com/…/2018-06-15-vandals-destroy-brimham-ro… Firstly, why should the age of the Earth matter… OK, here’s an interesting read about the vandalizing of a beloved rock formation. Aside from the senseless act described by the headline, I can’t help but entertain a nagging suspicion that most of us will look at it and not give a second thought to this provocative question: How did someone decide the age of these rocks? How does anyone come to believe in the age of rocks, fossils, and other artifacts of supposed great age? One method used is to measure the ratio of parent-to-daughter elements in the material … Continue reading What’s in an Age?
Dogma: A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. In 1953, Stanley Miller performed an experiment that (he believed) demonstrated how life could have evolved. The experiment has since been shown to have been flawed in some of the basic assumptions. Yet, it remains a foundational premise of western education in the natural sciences. My own B&M college experience spanned the years 2009 – 2013. One of the Biology texts I studies from spent four pages defending the Miller experiment (AKA Miller-Urey), and suggesting alternate assumptions to get past the objections raised by the … Continue reading Dogma
How much truth is in the popular graphic above? How many assumptions? Does science (as opposed to scientism) support the assumptions and conclusions presented in this retelling of Edward Bullard’s original theory better than any other theory? Or, is this simply the best fit for a worldview dedicated to the altar of materialism? Friends, on the matter of the theory v. truth, if you have never really examined the subject, may I recommend that you start with this 2017 article in Forbes written by a PhD scientist and atheist:www.forbes.com/…/startswithabang/2017/11/22/scientific…/amp/ As always, you can email questions/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading Pangea
Q: If there really was a global flood, then how could the water have covered Mt Everest?A: Why do you think Mt Everest was there when the flood occurred? Creation… The Fall… The Flood… Is it possible that these Genesis accounts are historically accurate, and not just legends from which we should find spiritual principles? Continue reading An Answer in a Question
Is what we see in this photo evidence of hundreds of millions of years of deposition and erosion? Or, is it better explained by a global flood and its aftermath? Are advocates of current profound age theories that beg the Genesis flood account for evidence from the geologic column simply missing the possibility that most of the geologic column IS the evidence of the Genesis flood? If the geologic column can be explained reasonably by a theory that matches the Genesis account of a global flood, then what would that mean to you for what the Bible says about human … Continue reading Choices in the Layering
Move in close to the fireMove in close to the fireYou’re the desire of my heart, the whisper in the breezeThe fire in the sun that watches over meYou are the God who knew my name before I ever breathedThe Maker of it all, You are everything to me… StillZealand Worship Continue reading Song for the Soul: Still
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”Jesus, in John 16:33 Some Christians will spend much of their lives in misery, in pain, in crushing poverty. Some will find trouble at every turn. Some will be martyred in horrific and cruel ways. Circumstances in this life will vary widely among followers of Christ. But, our hope is not in THIS life. We’re not Christians in order to experience a fantastic life of leisure and plenty. Our living hope is in the next life, where (regardless of our circumstances in this life) we will … Continue reading Trouble