Friends, So much of what I am reading is …

Comment on Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case by -Shining.

Friends, So much of what I am reading is semantics. We agree that Jesus paid the price for our sins. We agree that God made good laws and in not keeping them unhappiness results. I know precious few people who really want unhappiness. We agree that without Christ we cannot be good, that our best efforts are as filthy rags. It is Christ in us that wills and does good. How we slice the differnt parts, what words we use is not so important as how we live it in our lives. Let us be patient and tolerent of each other. This is not a matter like those who deny Jesus’ power, His work of creation and recreation.

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Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case
@Ron: @Holly Pham: I am not opposing private thoughts but public teaching. I myself at one time watched some of what was taught in a seminar that was supposed to be supporting a Biblical view. It did not. I have myself read what some have stated in a published interview. It too was antithical to my understanding of what God has said


Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case
Over the years I have stopped asking what is the minimum required to get into heaven. I find more joy and happiness in seeking to do everything I can to please God and promote His kingdom. I find pleasure in giving pleasure. And I find that His commandments are an awesome guide to great living, great health, great peace, great friendships. Do I do this without fail? No. But I do not call my seperation from God’s will, OK, acceptable, and certainly not praiseworthy.

I also have found that the God who went to Calvery rather than have robots with no individuality, at times deals differently with various ones based on that individuality. Sometimes it seems God is asking things of me that is not on the docket for others. That is ok. Should I worry about what is expected of others? should I refrain from learning any more than what others can handle? should I limit my degree of obedience and happiness to what the majority understands and is willing to reach for? Maybe it isnt even right for them. What I need to know is what is best for ME. I at times find myself asking, “Creator of the Universe, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. God what do You want me to do? God, how can I help You? Come be with me and make this happen.” I still get sidetracked at times but I find Jesus who long ago began a good work in me, continues on in the process. PTL


Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case
@Ron: Agnosticism is only honest if you have not come to a conclusion one way or the other. Since I believe the Biblical account, it would be dishonest for me to claim or support agnosticism. There is no truth in agnosticism as it states no position – but rather says it does not know what is right: God or no-God. I did not say that my understanding of creation truth was provisional, only that it could not be proved. I have checked out the evidence for the Bible and I believe it is true. While part of this is second hand, a number of things I mentioned are first-hand. I could give you the long version but what I wrote I think is sufficient to show why I am a believer.


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NCSE Report: Adventist Education in the Midst of a Sea of Science
To my knowledge no one has done a survey here but perhaps the value- genesis would give us an indication. It at least shows what our k-12 kids are thinking. Does anyone have that available?

-Shining


Southern Adventist University opens Origins Exhibit
thanks bob, i found that bird track article worth saving to a word document. Old saying proved again, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” This won’t help those who don’t want to consider creation viable. Each time one of their accusations is explained they just go looking for another. But the article will help those who are honestly considering all the options. Thanks again

-Shining


Southern Adventist University opens Origins Exhibit
@Professor Kent: I am comfortable with fossils after the flood. It makes a lot of sense. I will say that many things both creos and evos believed got changed after the succession of events on Mt. St. Hellens so that anything stated beyond the accounts of inspiration are always tentative in my mind.

-Shining


Southern Adventist University opens Origins Exhibit
Crocs 40 feet long http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/10/1025_supercroc.html
huge plant that evos wont call a tree because it is in too low a layer http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/02/fossil-mystery-giant-treelike-object-in-epoch-before-trees-existed.html
buried in water so assumed to be a swamp habitat, huge plant fossil: http://www.mnh.si.edu/highlight/fossil_scale_tree/


Southern Adventist University opens Origins Exhibit
Found an interesting article. Whether ape or human, it was big. The article also explains that in China fossils are ground up and eaten as medicine.

“The original fossils of Peking man disappeared during the confusion of World War II after they were described and cast by anatomist Franz Weidenreich. Von Koenigswald was taken prisoner by the Japanese in Java and his unique collection of Gigantopithecus teeth spent the war years in a milk bottle buried in a friend’s backyard on the island.
Weidenreich retreated from Beijing to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and studied plaster casts of the four teeth. Because of the unusually large size of a few of the Homo erectus specimens from Java, Weidenreich believed there had been a period of gigantism in human evolution, and that modern humans were the diminutive descendants of these giants. In “Apes, Giants, and Man”, published in 1946, he claimed that the Gigantopithecus teeth were humanlike, and that von Koenigswald had been mistaken in considering the animal an ape rather than a human species.”
http://aenigmaunveiled.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/gigantopithecus/