Introduction: The events of Hurricane Katrina remind me of a story that I must share with you. Not only “could it” happen in St Louis; but few people are aware that it “almost did” happen in 1993. The following story is true. BUT, as you will see at the end of this story, our God is much bigger than St Louis, New Orleans, or our entire world!
God’s Covenant: Have you ever seen it rain so hard that you thought you were about to personally experience the Genesis Flood all over again? Fortunately, God made a covenant with us: Continue reading The Genesis Flood
There are only two theories of our origin. Let’s talk about these two theories for a moment.
One theory aligns the sequence of events as recorded in the Bible over a very short period of time. This theory is often called “Special Creation.” The second theory aligns the sequence of events with the so called “geologic column” over billions of years. This theory is often called “Evolution.” These two theories are radically different and contradictory. They obviously cannot both be true. Continue reading Origin Theories
Subtitle: Why I am excited about Creation Science!
The Title: This is just plain Boolean logic. If science and God’s Word contradict each other, then, at least one has to be false. Insisting that two opposing views can both be true is, of course, irrational.
The Subtitle: The good news is; true science and God’s Word actually agree!
Spiritual consequences: People have written whole books on the consequences of false science; evolution. I would like to briefly mention only two. Continue reading True Science must be consistent with God’s True Word! Otherwise, by definition, one of the two is false!
Since we are in the “story telling” mode, I thought I’d tell you another application related story. Since the previous story took place in the arctic, this one will take place in the tropics, specifically, Venezuela. Venezuela is a desert in the west and a tropical rain forest in the east. The tallest water fall in the world, Angel Falls, is in the Venezuelan province of Guyana. With a 3000′ vertical drop, it is one of the most magnificent sites in the world! PRAISE GOD!!! Venezuela is also one of the largest oil producing countries in the world. The oil comes from Lagunias, a desert town near Lake Maracaibo (which is actually a Carribean bay, not a lake.) They have pumped so much oil out of the ground that the earth has actually subsided over 30 feet. This wouldn’t ordinarily be a problem except this region was originally only about 20 feet above sea level. Now the ground level is 10 feet below sea level! Thus, the region is very similar to Holland with all it’s dikes, ditches, and pumps to keep the area dry. (Sorry, no classic Dutch windmills.) The temperatures were typically 100ºF! The humidity was just as high, and there were no shade trees! Continue reading The Tower of Babel
Do you like Christmas and New Years? I do. Christmas is a set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. New Year’s is a great time for reflection. What can we do to serve Him better? It’s also a great time to visit and be a living testimony of Jesus Christ to some of our relatives. Continue reading The Scientific Method
To quote a notorious movie line: “I know what you’re thinking, ‘Did he shoot six shots, or only five.’ Well, …. you’re going to have to ask yourself one question, “Do you feel lucky?’”
Is “luck” even relevant. Let’s take a look. Continue reading Do You Feel Lucky?
Which of the following two scenarios do you feel fits your daily routine? Continue reading Technology, The Double-Edged Sword
As you will recall, in 1787 the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked as to how individual states were to be represented in Congress. The larger states insisted that they should have representation based on population. The less populous states insisted that they should have equal representation. Obviously both views were correct. It was Roger Sherman and the wise old Benjamin Franklin who proposed the concept of having two chambers; the House of Representatives would be represented proportionately to the State’s population, and the Senate would have two members per state, regardless of the population. This wisdom of constructively embracing two opposing views has been a monumental cornerstone to the 200+ year stability of our nation. Continue reading The Greater Compromise
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling.
‘The dominion of the Most High is an everlasting dominion. Dan iv.’
(Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English Language) Continue reading Dominion
What an exciting time of our lives! We have commenced from one phase of our lives to the next! We have many “commencements” in life, but graduation from high school or college is often the most memorable. Continue reading Commencement!