Tag Archives: bible

Answering Pope Francis

Pope Francis in Brazil

Pope Francis kept alive the main tradition of the Roman Catholic Church: compromise. Specifically he offered the familiar compromise between creation and evolution. But what he said will likely please no one. It certainly does not contribute either to good origins science or to good Biblical scholarship.

Houston mayor withdraws demand for sermons

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Today, Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston, Texas, abruptly withdrew her demand that five area pastors turn their sermons over to a judge. She gave reasons for withdrawing that sound more political than legal.

Answering Michael Gungor

Blake's Image of Creation should be a warning to fools who deny God

Michael Gungor answered his critics yesterday. In Relevant magazine he pleaded for unity of the Church. He also denounced those who called him apostate, blasphemer, heretic, false teacher, etc. over his belief in evolution. But in so denouncing, he left out the most inflammatory words he earlier used. And he failed to address the heart of the matter. He failed to address the sad and sore mistakes he makes in reading the first eleven chapters of Genesis.

Same-sex marriage: new block?

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand without comment several rulings by different Circuit Courts of Appeals. Result: same-sex marriage now is the law in up to 33 States. Everyone, including de facto President Barack Obama, assumed same-sex marriage would soon be the rule across the land. But a federal judge in Puerto Rico just threw up another roadblock. This could set up a “circuit split” to force the Court to rule even faster than it planned.

Houston First Amendment fight

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

The Mayor of Houston, Texas finally attacked the First Amendment, in several ways, as never before. In one measure she threatened at least four and maybe five of its six parts. Furthermore, she did it as part of a pending lawsuit. So this case will work its way through the courts. Those same courts will now test their own fidelity to the Constitution, and to the oath all judges take to uphold it.

Crossless love

Jesus Christ showed the ultimate love.

 

Freedom has a taste to those who fight and almost die, that the protected will never know.

– written on the wall of a POW camp

Satan’s 1st Amendment twist

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Our Founders’ experience with a government that had exceeded its logical, moral, and spiritual authority greatly influenced the Constitution they would eventually design. In our Declaration of Independence they expressed their reasons for declaring their independence from tyranny along with their belief that government’s primary role was to protect our God-given rights. Our Constitution and form of government was based on those basic beliefs about what government should be and how it should be limited in order to protect our God-given right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Immediately after ratification of the Constitution, our Founders agreed that they needed to amend the Constitution in order to protect our rights as citizens in addition to limiting government. And so the first 10 Amendments that are referred to as our Bill of Rights were born. The name The Bill of Rights appropriately became the reference for these first 10 amendments because that’s what they were: amendments to protect our rights as distinguished from the Constitution that was designed to limit government.

Creation ex nihilo – light

How old is this planet? Michael Gungor uncritically accepts the conventional answer. That lies at the heart of his public-relations problems.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)

This verse is also scientifically profound and yet astonishingly simple. It begs the question: what came first? Sound waves or radiation waves? We know that waves transfer energy from one place to another.i Sound waves do this as well as radiation waves. The primary difference between the two is that light is polarized and travels transversely, and in most cases sound is not polarized and travels longitudinally.ii

Permission to obey God?

Bradlee Dean takes on Rachel Maddow and MSNBC--now in c ourt.

 

Serious religion, under its various denominations (Lutherans, Baptists, Wesleyans, Catholics etc … ) is not only tolerated, but respected and practiced. Atheism is unknown. …

Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate crimes and so on. … I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.

Mark Potok, director of intelligence at the Southern Poverty Law Center

I know that the atheists, communists and revisionists are working overtime trying to convince you that your forefathers were just like them, but let me tell you friends, nothing could be further from the truth!

Creation ex nihilo – void

Blake's Image of Creation should be a warning to fools who deny God

Genesis tells us God created an earth “without form and void.” As we shall see, that comes remarkably close to the understanding of early creation by modern physicists.