New Year, New Creatures

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Yesterday I was reading Persuaded by the evidence (I’ll write more about it when I finish, but GET IT for your library ASAP) and found Victor Marshall’s account especially powerful. He spent his early years searching deeper and deeper into New Age, the drug culture, and things like Carl Sagon’s “we are star dust” Evolutionary humanism.

How God quietly worked in his life to bring him to Himself is an everyday miracle. Unfortunately, Mr. Marshall’s story isn’t available online, so I can’t share it directly with you. Since it is a new calendar year today, I thought sharing how God makes us new through His truth and power was the perfect theme for a post anyway.

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Here are some testimonies of real people transformed and given LIFE by God partially by the awareness that God’s witness in Genesis 1-11 can be trusted. BTW for those of you who already believe God’s Word, pay attention to how the believers in these stories acted. God does the work, but He uses cooperative people like us!

Answers in Genesis: I’m sending you to the second testimony shared after reading someone else’s. BTW being from a particular section of Christianity wasn’t the problem here, it was the teaching accepted by them. That same idea of God using Evolution to accomplish creation is taught in many more branches than just Catholicism.

Evangelism At ICR is short and interesting. The second one is by a high school student!

Creation Ministries International has several:

Sonia’s Testimony (a chemist)

Claire S’s Testimony (a marine biologist)

Yoke Peng Kong’s Testimony (a former Buddhist) This time, finding Jesus came first and then searching for answers to the Evolutionist’s ridicule. She also has a helpful article giving examples of how she talks to people about Jesus and (surprise, surprise) Noah, Evolution and dinosaurs just happen to be a big part of people’s thinking.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17 

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns! Isaiah 52:7

Jesus was right!

tempera on gesso, pitch and masticWhen Jesus knew it was almost time for Him to leave earth and return to God the Father’s side, He did a lot of talking His disciples.  One of the things He told them was, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35.  He was telling them how to let everyone around them recognize that their faith was real.  And Jesus wasn’t just talking about being nice to our friends, it’s way bigger than that (Matthew 5:43-48).

I just ran across a news story that shows Christians living Jesus’ words out and the eternal results the love they showed have had.  The Christian Post reported on someone who had decided that there wasn’t any god at all.  I’m not excited by what he says about his beliefs on the moral standards of the Bible (if we start saying anything like that is just cultural, we end up with a Bible made of mush), but I’m VERY EXCITED to hear about what he says about Evolution.

Let’s pray for him and his wife and that God’s Holy Spirit will continue to work in his heart and help our new baby brother to grow in grace and truth!!

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10