Friday, December 2, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Evolution is taught as a science. But by excluding God, evolution ultimately boils down to the religion of self-worship. Check out these miracles that evolutionists have to believe:
Spontaneous generation of life: No evolutionist can fully explain how life began. Some say lightning; some say spacemen. But life can’t even be created in a lab today.
Creative power of time: Time is the hero in evolution. But adding time doesn’t improve the odds of complex, chance developments.
Persistence of the improbably: Evolution relies on mutational change to create more sophisticated plants and animals. Yet science shows that mutations overwhelmingly impact life negatively.
Punctuated equilibrium: This idea states that species stayed the same for millions of years and then quickly changed, leaving no fossil record. The evidence for this idea is that there is no evidence. Creationists would say the lack of a fossil record for transitional species points directly to a divine Creator.
Instead of standing up in class and shouting, “That’s not true!” creationist expert and speaker Rich Carroll suggests asking questions.
“There’s very little to be gained by being confrontational,” Carroll says. “The Bible teaches us to be loving and humble in dealing with people. Questions can be the least threatening and most powerful tools in helping to bring up an issue and change a person’s mind.”
When evolution comes up at school or in a conversation with a friend, try asking these questions:
1. If all animals and humans evolved from other creatures, why don’t we find any fossils of transitional forms that are halfway between two creatures?
2. If the universe began as a bunch of disorganized elements, where did those elements come from?
3. Why aren’t fossils of the simplest organisms found in the “oldest,” deepest layers of the earth and more complex organisms found near the top?
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Abel was a shepherd. Cain was a farmer. Cain brought an offering of fruit to the Lord. Abel brought the firstborn. While it specifically states that Abel brought a firstborn, it doesn’t say Cain brought the first fruits. Rather than apologize or fix the mistake, Cain took his anger out on his brother. After all God liked Abel better so if he got rid of his brother there would be no competition. Cain was selfish and did not want to give God his first, his best. He did not want to change.
I think Cain became the first bully (as well as the first murderer). He doesn’t show any remorse over any of his actions. How is it that this first son lacks conscience and conviction? Abel had conscience and conviction. Each of their responses, their attitudes, must be a result and combination of parenting, personality and choice.
But that’s not the only thing I notice. Bullies have obviously been around a long time. Due to our humanity we will never be able to eliminate the bully problem. Some people cannot or will not be fixed or changed. That’s why anti-bully programs shouldn’t be about just teaching empathy and sympathy, but also about empowering potential victims and how to react and deal with bully encounters.