A while back I mentioned the Proof of God conference that is being held in October in Orlando, FL. Now there is some new info about it to add to the list of reasons to attend or see if you can get some of the resources from it.
I follow Creation Today and other Creation pages on facebook (if you use facebook, it’s easy to “like” my page and “share” with your friends the things we talk about here). They’ve been holding us in suspense about another speaker they were going to have at the conference for over a week. Yesterday was the announcement: they’re having Ken Ham in! One of the other “little guys” in Creation ministry commented that he probably wouldn’t have been able to get a display booth if the announcement had been earlier. We are all just people, only some have more familiar names than others. 🙂
The cost of the conference is quite reasonable (I could afford it if I lived within driving distance), so if you have a way to get there, it would be amazing and inspiring. Anyone 12 or older is invited. Can you imagine what would happen if a whole crowd of teens caught God’s vision at an event like this? It could change a lot of lives!
I’ll let you know if I find out if you can order copies of the sessions.
Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
The first chapter of B’reshit, or Genesis, written on an egg, in the Jerusalem museum
If you forgot what YEC stands for, check out this post from Grace with Salt.
Today in my email, I had a look at the new posts from Dancing from Genesis and was excited to learn about what the Southern Baptist Convention has just done.
Their annual convention just finished up on Wednesday and, while they were there, a new president was elected. It would hardly be something for me to notice (it is nice to see they’ve grown up since the Civil War) except that the pastor they picked is an outspoken Young Earth Creationist! Reverend Fred Luter, of the Franklin Ave Baptist Church in New Orleans, has been to Answers in Genesis and has talked to them to about speaking at his church about the truth of the Human Race next year. You can read more about his election and God’s hand in it at St. Augustine.com.
Many people who love Jesus very much think that the world is getting worse and worse (it is) and that there isn’t anything we can do about it but pray for Jesus to rescue us quick! That’s just giving up. There is a war on and we can be part of it; God isn’t any weaker than He was in the past and He will never stop working.
What God needs are people who will stand up and follow Him NO MATTER WHAT. Let’s be some of those people. As for me, my goal since I was a girl has been to get to Heaven with as much treasure as I possibly can win!! How ’bout you?
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it:
[don’t let this happen to your country:] but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. Luke 12:33
Photo of the Book of Isaiah page of the Bible (cropped version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yesterday was the first time I didn’t put up a post with great links to check out, so today is going to be the first Sunday post! I’ll have to do links later, this Bible study was time consuming (and fun!).
We were so busy that I didn’t even get my Bible reading done until just before bedtime last night, but it was so amazing I want to share some with you.
There is no way I could cover all that the Psalms have to say about Creation in one post, but I wanted to share with you some of the verses I’ve run across in my Bible reading this past week.
I’ve been using Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s Bible Reading Plan this year and I’m really enjoying it. The first time I read through the Bible completely was when I was 16. There’s nothing that can replace studying God’s word for yourself. The Jesus I read about didn’t always act the Jesus we learned about in Sunday School!
The first few times I read through the Bible I just used a dollar store paperback that scrunched everything together with no gaps at the end of books. With a little calculation I figured out that 3 1/3 columns a day would get me through in a year. I do NOT like reading plans that have you read 3 chapters a day whether they’re Psalm 121-124 or Luke 1-3. It’s also tough for me to push through some of the OT sections like I Chronicles 1-6 and all the chapters on building the Tabernacle and Temple. That’s why I like having 4 different sections every day with M’Cheyne’s plan. People have been using this plan for over 150 years so there is a connection with our fellow Christians of old as well.
Well, that was introduction; on to what I read about this week!
Maschil [poem, thoughtful song] of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever:
thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. Psalm 89:1,2
Dr. Benjamin Carson, left, seated with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, listens Thursday, June 19, 2008, as he is announced as a recipient of the 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom, at ceremonies in the East Room of the White House.
This past week’s News to Note over at Answers in Genesis had a link to an article talking about the trouble Emory college got into for, *gasp,* having a Creationist speak there!
I’m not going to say much here because the article atEvolution News is so well done. This isn’t a pro-Evolution site, but seems to be run by the Discovery Institute (you’ll remember it’s in Seattle in the movie Expelled). They aren’t 7-24-hour-days Creationists, but they are well aware of God being the Creator!
The “Disease” of Millions of Years gets to the heart of the time issue with the Creation/Evolution debate. It is tempting to go along with the idea of millions of years, but it is the compromise that starts people on the path towards atheism (I personally would rather be an atheist than to believe in a god who had to kill billions of creatures to get to the level we are at today).
Without millions of years, Evolution is impossible and laughable.
With millions of years of fossils, God’s claims in Genesis 1-11 are just myths.
Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall [reverse] it? Isaiah 43:10-13
It’s kind of long, but his points are great. The funny thing is how we keep finding purposes for all of these things, but common thought and especially kids’ textbooks tend to be decades or even centuries behind teaching these findings. For example, the “animal stages” developing babies go through was shown to be a hoax in the 1870s, but they still teach it!
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:31
For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:20-23
[First published April, 2012] Yesterday For His Glory and Praise tagged me with a question and it’s a good one, so here goes.
She said, “You have a great site that gives a lot of information on creation science, so my question to you is what is the one thing that you would share with kids as the best proof of the validity of Creation Science, and why?”
This isn’t the easiest question to answer. I could point out any number of facts around the world that fit our worldview better than an Evolutionist’s, but none of these in themselves will convince anyone.
The best proof that Creation Science is real is what happens to me when I choose to believe it. This is the same as when we choose to believe that Jesus has been resurrected from the dead. It’s not something that you can pound into someone else’s head who doesn’t want to believe it. But it is real, historically verifiable, and stands the test of life.
Here’s a poem by a man who saw disbelief in others, thought about how he could prove his faith true and wrote out his results:
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him He’s always near.
He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary I never will despair.
I know that He is leading, thro’ all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian! Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.
If someone is willing to accept this kind of testimony, then the rest of the facts, theories and presuppositions [things you just believe, like 2+2=4] that support Creation Science are able to make a complete picture of life with no gaps in it. If someone won’t accept faith because you can’t test it (not that you can test Evolution either, they just think you can), then no amount of evidence will ever change their mind.
Also, just like our belief in Jesus and His resurrection, our faith in God as Creator is based squarely on the eye-witness written testimony of the God Who Was There and our first great, great grandfathers. There are only a few other faiths with manuscripts as ancient as ours, but none of them can stand up to the careful searching and testing that the Bible has withstood for so long.