Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Rom. 1:25
I understand the scriptures more because of these insane times we live. It is certainly because it points out man's depravity, but, also, it has NEVER changed and will NEVER change. This stays my own insanity and keeps me zeroed in on his WILL. Lions over people....sound familiar? Rome anyone?
Jim, I don't embrace, endorse, or give credence to the RCC. But, on this real issue, they have led the way. The complete degradation of human dignity can be traced back to the churches accommodating and compromising leanings over the years. I am a part of it and must confess my cowardice and silence; capitulation to the world. This is a horror and spitting in God's face what PP is doing. But, no indignation, no action done. Maddening.
PP is the manifestation of the slow, but constant, downward spiral of our humanity. For all the waywardness of the RCC, they have been the strongest voice for the unborn unfortunately. I haven't taken a strong stand against this Molech worship and blackest of black market dealings; to my shame. Prayer is fundamental, but action stands alongside according to faith. God in Heaven, Grant us the courage, compassion; and holy zeal to live out our profession in the midst of darkness. With humble submission may we obey your command to love and to truly hate what is evil in ourselves and in the world; for Christ's sake and by his name.
SC, After posting and reading your, and other, comments, I may visit the place in person. I live in Ohio too, not too far from the museum. I understand your position and stand next to the biblical account of creation with you and Ken Ham. Hope you're having a good and Godly day.
Mourner, My posts are not directed to Ken Ham's defense of literal interpretation of Genesis. I bow before scripture and stand with Ham in that regard. I am concerned with the mixture of the world with the authority of God's truth and message to the world. I liken it to the ridiculous t-shirts with "a crumb and a fish" in the style of Abercrombie and Fitch. We can use illustrations FROM the world to relate biblical truth, but we shouldn't mimic the world to keep the youth interested. Look how quickly the mimicking churches fell in lock and step with the LGBT jack booters.
US, My point is the Creation Museum is based in entertainment. Using modern technological advancement for the spreading the Word is not the same as a Christianized theme park. Yes, Ken Ham is good at creation apologetics, but the approach he takes is part of the youth exodus from churches problem. Paul cited Greek poets in Acts 17 to further the gospel message. But, he certainly use a theatre with actors to make the same point. This, fellow servant, is my point here.
SC, Your personal attraction to the museum doesn't change the entertainment factor of the place. Plus, you're allowing this preference to guide your attack against the straw man version of me. How do you know that I "haven't a clue of the importance of defending the book of Genesis?" I KNOW God in Christ created all that IS, sin accepted. I agree with what Ham says as it relates to Genesis and the creation. Big difference between judging his Christian profession and his approach. Discerning between the two is missing from your judgments.
SC, It will be of no small benefit to use your own advice. I NEVER said Ham was a non-Christian. The problem with Ham and those like him is their worldly approach to confront trancendant issues. Like departure of the youth from churches. Creating a Christian version of Disney land is not exactly Apostolic in its approach.
People leave churches because, like Ken Ham, said churches are trying to be the "Christian" version of the world. His creation museum, like the Holy Land Experience, is a mockery. The bible and creation clearly reveal God as its creator. The dating of the earth argument is peripheral and fruitless. People need TRUTH, unaccompanied by dinosaur animatronics, gimmicky "programs", and hipster music.
Those with a zeal to "take down the flag" need to contemplate their motives. The question should be posed "did I feel this way pre-Charleston massacre?" The media ignited this fire because the outrage of the massacre was squashed by the Christian act of forgiveness on part of some of the slain' family. In other words...don't be a cultural LEMMING and think for yourself.
This flag, as well the KKK, are bogeyman of the Left. So much so they mention the latter in the national news. They have film footage of, what, 35 ridiculous Kluckers and it is news? It's the Wizard of Oz...look at the fire, smoke; bells and whistles of what is the magical Stars and Bars, but nevermind what WE are doing behind the curtain.
Little Finger, You're logic is flawed. You have created a false dilemma unsubstantiated by the scriptures you present. I could easily use the scenario in scripture in which the devil tempts Christ to throw himself from atop the mount because surely the Angels will not allow him to perish. Christ refutes that by stating it's sin to tempt God. Your statements come across that way. As if Christ would have us play loose with life. Why buckle up in a car or plane? Why put little Johnny in a safety seat? Why take any precaution? That would be unfaithful right?
Wayfarer, No one is binding you to a certain eschatology; it's a matter of lack of evidence scripturally. If you have the Spirit, were saved by Grace, and know Christ WILL return, then you are part of the body. The angel told the Apostles that Christ will return as He ascended; on the clouds and everyone will know who He is.
SteveR, I agree with you; nothing in the Bible that would seriously support this eschatology. It is so Western influenced; a looking for this and that in the news. As if the scope of prophecy were intended for 20th/21st Century man. I am a PAN-llenialist...it will all pan out in the end. When Christ returns...IT'S OVER.
Tgis is the best article I read in a while. Church security took a bomb, threw it in a soccer field, and the worship CONTINUES. Praise Christ for this church! In the states we would have been crying about "religious freedom violations". Of course no one else will read this article...too positive and convicting.
Mourner, It can be interpreted many ways but not all are in accordance with context. A country that forsakes its founding principles and Christian influence becomes dangerous under our Constitution. The bearing of arms for self defense is a natural, reasonable extension of original intent of the amendment.