Can you believe both Science and God? Yes, I believe so; I've met scientist who are Christians! There was a funny line in the movie "Nacho Libre" where a character (Jack Black's character's boxing partner-Esqueleto) kept repeating, "I don't believe in God, but I believe in Science". Torwards the end of the movie, Esqueleto decides to believe in God in a "dier" situation (big batch between Nacho Libre and the heavy weight champion). Esqueleto and Nacho Libre would pray together before the match on the boxing ring-cool, huh!
Did you know that Aliens are mentioned in the Bible?
"We are aliens and strangers in your sight, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope."-1 Chronicles 29:15
Well, to be exact, aliens were referred to "refugees", "immigrants", or "foreigners" in a new land.
Part 1 - What Does the Bible Say About UFO's? - Billy Crone
"Discover the real identity behind Aliens and UFO's."
Yesterday (Thursday, April 21st of 2005), I attended a workshop titled "Understanding Culture & Understanding People". The speaker shared indirectly how we need to value our cultural diversity as humans living together as global community because we just have only one "good planet" to live on. He shared this after visiting the Kennedy Spacer Center in Florida. I almost had the chance to visit this place when I went with my Aunt and sister in 1991 to Orlando, FL.
Anyways, I thought about some hollywood films how "nations" work together (putting our political issues of conflict asside) to fight "aliens"...
Or working together to get through "global natural disasters"...
"Day After Tomorrow"
...which recently became true with the Asian Tsunami that hit towards the end of 2004. We do really need to learn how to get along, which I believe "nations" will come together when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ comes back again...will you be ready?
"Jesus the Bread of Life"
25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?" 26Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval." 28Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?" 29Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." 30So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' " 32Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." 34"Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread." 35Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." 41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." 42They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I came down from heaven'?" 43"Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered. 44"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." 52Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" 53Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever." 59He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum."-John 6 If you do believe in those extra-terristrials, sorry to dissapoint you-here are some interesting information that you might be interested in:
I took an IB (college course for Inernational Baculearate) course my senior year in high school, but didn't do well. Even though my Aunt was a Chemical Engineer for 3M, I just didn't have the genes in my brain beacause it was below my brain! LOL!
"I've seen the effects of the wind, but I've never seen the wind. There's a mystery to it." -Billy Graham
Genesis Creation of the world Chapter 1
"The 7 days of Creation as written in Genesis Chapter 1 Music: "Woad to Ruin" composed by Hans Zimmer for the King Arthur soundtrack"
The Very Beginning of Creation Part II
Before we get into this heated controversial debate, I would like to first stop and reflect the beautiful planet we live in. Check out some of the following links I searched for after a punk-rock concert (Spoken by SYATP) I attended on Friday, March 5th of 2004. At the end of the show, the lead singer gave a calm soothing creation worship-like song after visiting the beautiful landscape ("See the North Shore")surrounding Vancouver, Canada for recording an album-song awhile back.
- Answers in Genesis Conference
Location Morris Area Elementary Concert Hall (Sun) and Hosanna Worship Center (Mon) 600 Columbia Ave Morris, MN
More Info Dr. Terry Mortenson will share evidence that will give you confidence in the truth of the Bible in light of the proper interpretion of science. Sessions on Sunday and Monday. Conference starts with worship at 9:30 on Sunday followed by Creation vs. Evolution - Why it Matters.
Answers Conferense with Dr. Terry Mortenson
Schedule is as follows....
Sunday, Feb. 27 - 9:30 Music Worship
10:30 Creation vs. Evolution- Why it Matters
6:00 - Dinosaurs: Why it Matters
7:30 - Noah's Flood: Washing Away Millions of Years
Monday, Feb. 28 - Hosanna Worship Center
11:00 - Seven C's of History - for elementary students and parents
12:45 - Why and How to think about Origins - for high school students and parents
6:00 - Origin of Species: Was Darwin Right?
7:30 - Ape-men: The Grad Illusion
Why Shouldnt Christians Accept Millions of Years
"Dr. Terry Mortenson from Answers in Genesis gives an apolgogia for why Christians shouldn't accept millions of years that science argues ."
AiG Noah's Ark Seminar Part 1, from youtube.com
"This is the first clip of a seminar given on the reality of Noah's ark. It is from Answers in Genesis and is given by Dr. Terry Mortenson. Watch with a reasonable and open mind and you may be surprised at what you learn.
Due to the discussions that have resulted from this video, and Youtube's character limit and comment limit, I'm moving all the discussions to my MySpace site. The URL is www.myspace.com/truthhasteeth. I will designate a blog on the page specifically for both parts of this video. Please defer all comments there as they will no longer be discussed here. Thank you."
¿Was Darwin Right? 1 of 7
"Dr. Terry Mortenson speaks about the misconceptions that Darwin taught and scientist have taken to be truth rather than a hypothesis"
"Just wanted to make you aware of a situation we have going on here in Morris MN. We are bringing a Creationist speaker to Morris Evangelical Free Church this Sunday October 7th at 6:30pm. His name is Tom DeRosa and is speaking all over with a tour that he is currently doing. Tom is an award-winning science teacher with a background in Chemistry, Biology, and general science. Tom is also the founder and Executive Director of the Creation Studies Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We are very excited to have him here. http://www.creationstudies.org
Raising the mammoth, from answers in genesis
"One of CSI's most interesting endeavors is its Big Dig excavations. Back in 1996, CSI discovered a mammoth skeleton on a Peace River expedition. Since then, they've been taking fossil-hunters, student groups and families back to the same area to discover other treasures from Florida's past, including saber-cat, tapir and shark teeth, alligator scales, and much more...."
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:01:20 -0600
From: Kevin Logan
"...Also the Evangelical Free church (with IVCF) is bringing a leading proponent of Intelligent Design. This movement is attempting to look at the scientific evidence that point towards a designer. Alternatives to evolution are not discussed much, and when they are it is quite controversial (this sentence is my opinion). This should be a very interesting. I heard this subject has gained some national news coverage with schools and discussing whether or not to teach it in the classrooms. So there should be a lot of interest.
Dr. Paul Nelson is the speaker. He has contact with Professor Paul Myers here at UMM (he has a website at http://sci2135d1-pm.morris.umn.edu/).
I have found more information about Dr. Nelson at http://www.iscid.org/paul-nelson.php. I believe that Dr. Nelson will be speaking in some of the classrooms this next week (I haven't confirmed this yet).
Please invite your members to this presentation. It will be this coming...
"How did different types of animals evolve? Nearly 150 years after Darwin's /Origin of Species/, this question still challenges evolutionary biologists. In this lecture, Paul Nelson explains how recent discoveries in developmental biology throw light on the problem of macroevolution and why that problem will likely continue to be unsolved within the Darwinian framework."
For more info:
Coming to Morris Armory on Saturday Brian Young, sponsored by Zion
Church, is speaking at the armory this coming Saturday from 10am to 2pm
on "Intelligent Design" with a few different goals in mind.
A. To help Christians "build bridges" with those who don't understand creation.
B. To explain a 6 day creation so that you can give an explanation to others.
C. To encourage Christians in their understanding of Creation and the Word of God.
The Speaker's name is Brian Young, he is a former high school Science Teacher with an indepth background on the subject. This should prove to be an interesting and fruitful presentation. The cost is $10 per adult (lunch is included with that) and $5 for students (college, HS, Jr High and Elementary age). This presentation would be very worthwhile and informative. The sponsors weren't prepared for the rigors of publicity etc. so the word hasn't gotten out! Pre-registration goes from 9 to 10am.
I just read Genesis 5 in the Old Testament of the Bible, and my eyes were opened "again" with the years (estimate 7,125!) between Adam (Creation) and Noah (Great Flood)! I remember reading articles that estimate 6,000-8,000/present, which I never realized it was a larger number...
Commentary by ROBERT JAMIESON
Gen 5:1-32 . GENEALOGY OF THE PATRIARCHS.
1. book of the generations--(See Gen 11:4 ). Adam--used here either as the name of the first man, or of the human race generally.
5. all the days . . . Adam lived--The most striking feature in this catalogue is the longevity of Adam and his immediate descendants. Ten are enumerated ( Gen 5:5-32 ) in direct succession whose lives far exceed the ordinary limits with which we are familiar--the shortest being three hundred sixty-five, [ Gen 5:23 ] and the longest nine hundred sixty-nine years [ Gen 5:27 ]. It is useless to inquire whether and what secondary causes may have contributed to this protracted longevity--vigorous constitutions, the nature of their diet, the temperature and salubrity of the climate; or, finally--as this list comprises only the true worshippers of God--whether their great age might be owing to the better government of their passions and the quiet, even tenor of their lives. Since we cannot obtain satisfactory evidence on these points, it is wise to resolve the fact into the sovereign will of God. We can, however, trace some of the important uses to which, in the early economy of Providence, it was subservient. It was the chief means of reserving a knowledge of God, of the great truths of religion, as well as the influence of genuine piety. So that, as their knowledge was obtained by tradition, they would be in a condition to preserve it in the greatest purity.
-How old is our planet?
Age of the Earth, faqs of creation and evolution
How old is Earth, from bibletruths
"Expelled" Movie Trailer
"Scientists have been persecuting any collegue who stands up against evolution. It is time for that to stop and the truth of Jesus Christ to be told."
*see Racism, Eugenics, & GoodnewsEverybody.com: Middleeastern-Israelites Persecuted History
Creation Calls -- are you listening? Music by Brian Doerksen
"Utilizing footage from the BBC Planet Earth Series, we take a look at the wonder and majesty of God's creation. Set to the song, "Creation Calls" by Brian Doerksen, this stunning glimpse of God's masterpiece is meant to glorify Him and draw the mind to new places of intimacy with Him. The video was used in conjunction with the series of messages, "Blueprint" from Chris Seidman. In the series he discusses the subject of God's plan for His creation. The message "Creation Calls" can be viewed here: http://www2.truthcasting.com/TruthCas..."
E-mail Fwd from my friend Shannon F.
Did God create everything that exists?
Does evil exist? Did God create evil?
"A University professor at a well known institution of
higher learning challenged his students with this
question. "Did God create everything that exists?" A
student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"
"God created everything?" The professor asked.
"Yes sir, he certainly did," the student replied.
The professor answered, "If God created everything; then God created evil. And, since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil."
The student became quiet and did not answer the professor's hypothetical definition. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth. Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask you a question, professor?" "Of course", replied the professor. The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"
"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The other students snickered at the young man's question. The young man replied, "In fact, sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat." The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?" The professor responded, "Of course it does."
The student replied, "Once again ! ;you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."
Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"
Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily examples of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.
To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold...a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light."
The professor sat down.
The young man's name -- Albert Einstein
-Hitler and Evolution
Genesis-Land Theme Park - Education Videos
TV Spot: Evangelicals and Global Warming
"Research shows that Evangelicals are becoming more concerned about climate change. This is a television commercial from the Evangelical Climate Initiative featuring Dr. Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed (www.northlandchurch.net)"
*see Christians and Climate
Ministries dedicated for clean water:
Water for Life, James Robinson's Life Outreach based in Texas
"And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day."-Joshua 10:13
Below is a part of the chapter I was very intrigued on how God is in control of the weather. It's so awe inspring of how God can just move any any situations (e.g. war)
A formula that many students used to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius was similar to:
C = (F - 32) x 5/9
Rain for crops! See some stories of how God provided rain in the site above.
"Flood" by Jars of Cry
"... 35 "When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and confess your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them, 36 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.
37 "When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come, 38 and when a prayer or plea is made by any of your people Israel�each one aware of the afflictions of his own heart, and spreading out his hands toward this temple- 39 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men), 40 so that they will fear you all the time they live in the land you gave our fathers. "-1 Kings 8
"I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life."-Genesis 9:15
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
CHARLEY, FRANCES, IVAN, JEANNE (Summer of 2004)
I've heard earthquake stories of Morris, which really suprised me. In fact, Morris is located an hour from the continental divide, which is the reason for our earthquake prone area. The most recent earthquake was back in June of 1993 and the last one before this was in 1973:
USGS: Earthquake Hazards Program: Largest Earthquake in Minnesota
1975 07 09 14:54:21.3 UTC
Intensity VI .
" In the 141 years since 1860, Minnesota has recorded 18 earthquakes, more than half of them during the last 35 years. Most of Minnesota's earthquakes occur along a line that runs from the southwest to the northeast through Ortonville, Morris, Alexandria, Staples and Nisswa. This area is part of the Great Lakes Tectonic Zone, which, along with the Yellow Medicine Shear Zone, was formed more than 2 billion years ago. They are called zones instead of faults because the exact location is hard to pin down, but runs in about a 30-mile wide band situated on the basis of earthquakes that have occurred in the past."-Glaciers, Ecosystems, and Earthquakes-Yellow Pages
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