Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baby to 12 in 2:45.
Check this out - 12 years in less than 3 minutes. This mom took a short video once a week for 12 years. Wow, talk about patience!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Why Disbelieve a Young Earth?
The issue of science and the Bible is increasingly becoming vital in our desire to help the secularized to Christ. It is for that reason I post the following.

Dr. Jud Davis:

I would ask my evangelical brothers some basic questions. If the text of Genesis 1-2 does not mean to teach traditional chronology and twenty-four-hour days,

1. Why does Jesus take Genesis 1-2 as teaching history (Mt. 19:4, Mark 10:6)?
2. Why does Paul take it as history (Rom. 5:12; 1 Cor. 11:8-9; 15:21-22; 15:45; 1 Tim. 2:12-14)?
3. Why do nearly all world-class Hebraists assume that the writer of Genesis intended normal days and the text as history?
4. Why did the ancient, medieval, and modern church- until about 1800- have few commentators (if any) who believed in an ancient universe?
5. Why do all of the ancient translations and paraphrases, such as the Aramaic Targums, take the words at face value and translate them as "days," with no hint that they might mean "ages" in Genesis 1?
6. Why is there little or no classical Rabbinic support for an ancient universe?
7. Why are there well-qualified PhD scientists who still support physical data as consistent with young-earth view?

Nobody has provided me with answers that point to anything but a traditional view of the original meaning. Anyone who says that a closer study of Hebrew leads elsewhere is simply incorrect.

-Quoted from Answers Magazine, April-June, 2012.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

20 MILLION TONS OF DEBRIS

By Neil Verwey, long-time missionary in Japan:

Up to 20 million tons of tsunami debris floating from Japan could arrive on Hawaii's shores as early as 2013 according to estimates by the University of Hawaii.

Jan Hafner, a scientific computer programmer, told The Associated Press that the research projections show the debris would reach the coasts of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Canada by 2014.

The field of debris is spread out across an area that's roughly 2,000 miles long and 1,000 miles wide.

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake produced the sort of devastation Japan hadn't seen since World War II, leaving more than 21,000 dead or injured. The tsunami that followed engulfed the northeast and wiped out entire towns.

The waves inundated the Fukushima plant, triggering the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. However, it's highly unlikely that the tsunami-generated debris is contaminated with radioactive material.

“We are trying to get across our message that the debris is coming and it's about time to start planning some action,” Hafner said.

There is something more crucial than 20 tons of debris to prepare for!

For in the days before the flood,
people were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage,
up to the day Noah entered the ark;
and they knew nothing about what would happen
 until the flood came and took them all away.
That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Therefore keep watch,
because you do not know on what day
your Lord will come
(Matt. 24:38-42, NIV).

The return of the Son of God is imminent!

Are you eager and ready to welcome Him, the Creator of the universe, with open arms?

Monday, April 09, 2012

Stories of Great Hope Beginning to Come
God always brings spring after the winter. He always brings flowers after the frost. Enjoy these moments of grace.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Funny Statement of the Day

The extent of the neo-Darwinist deception is painful at times.
Fox News:
 "A catastrophic flood on Earth is spoken of in many ancient cultures: in Sumerian, Babylonian, Greek, Hindu, Gallic, Scandinavian and Chinese legends. Some even predate the Old Testament.

The odd thing, Zimansky says, is that even though there are written accounts of the flood in all these cultures, archaeologists have yet to find evidence of it."

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Our "Small" Part in God's Kingdom
If you've ever felt insignificant in your work for God's kingdom, I encourage you to read this post from a good friend of mine who is a fellow missionary:

My brother owns a construction business and builds houses.  He skyped me this week and we got to talking about God’s timing and our faithfulness.  We don’t always know His timing or at what stage we are in His Kingdom planning in the history of a people group.  He said the architect has the idea and plan in his mind of how he hopes the finished house will look.  The construction starts, and you don’t always notice all the different stages a house goes through when its built.  And all the different kinds of people that prepare it and work toward its completion.  And those who are there to showcase the house in all its glory often hear the oo’s and aahs’ of those who see the finished work of the house.  Yet we often forget about the critical work of those whose work we can’t really see anymore.  For example, the foundation of concrete, those guys are the first one’s out to dig the site and fill in the basement, but they’re long gone by the time the finishing touches are being put on the place. But every stage, like that of the concrete guys, is so crucial.  Again, we each play just a small part in His overall, big, sure plan for His Kingdom.  May we each embrace our ‘small part’ and be faithful in it.