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In a recent documentary called “CREATIONISM: CONSPIRACY ROAD TRIP,” hosted by comedian Andrew Maxwell.    He took five creationist to the west coast of America to try and convince them that evolution rather than Creationism explains how we got here.  To say the least he failed miserably.

THE ROCK THAT NEVER COULD MOVE

Meet Bob the rock

The documentary was truly biased against the creationist.  As one contestant asked how many true creationist scientist were invited onto the documentary, I would say none. Within this group were five people from vatious backgrounds, but there was a least one person who was very knowledgable on creationism than the rest.  He offered up some really some good points.  I suspect that alot of what he offered up landed on the editors cutting floor  What was interesting was that at the end they visited a site  in Nevada which showed a spring flowing with bacteria that sprayed out various colours.  The scientist tried to persuade the group that all life could have arisen from such bacteria.   HOWEVER ALL EVOLUTIONIST LIKE TO CHEAT AND MOVE THE GOAL POST      They like to start where life has already been established and not where there theory demands they  begin.  The true place to start with has to be a humble piece of earth say a ROCK!!!  We shall call the ROCK “BOB.”      Say “hi” to BOB the humble ROCK! Now JOKING ASIDE BOB is TECHNICALLY dead , INANIMATE AND LIFELESS.  You can burn it, pour water over it, crush it , torture it with acid . Speak to it and try to converse with it.   You might even blow the rock up with TNT and make loads of little rocks.  You might try to reason with it and explain the complexities that it is truly alive and destined for greatness.    But BOB will remain a humble ROCK. NOW FOR EVOLUTION TO BE TRUE?

The rock would have to evolve.  Grow extremities, an  internal organ.  It would have to find itself some DNA to work with.  Acquire some form of higher brain function that it might use to make decisions.    It has to be able to reproduce and disseminate itself into the rest of civilisation.  Otherwise Bob must have the ability to make lots and lots of little BOBs.  If it can’t then Bob will become extinct as a species.  Not only that but Bob has to grow and change and make lots and lots of other species, millions in fact.

That means every creature should be able to trace its origins back to the humble rock.  In fact if evolution really was true we would expect to see rocks evolve into sentient beings every day of the week.  Has anyone seen Bob Lately?   Has he communicated his loneliness at not having a fellow rock to keep him company?  Because for the majority the whole matter of a HE and SHE would be a disadvantage.  Why start of life as a humble rock and then continue ones existence dependent on reproduction with another of the same species.  How much more would we expect to see poor BOB out there seeking a mate to make lots of little BOBS.  But then Bob would have to grow legs to get close to another rock, never mind all the other extra bits to make things happen. 

Except for a few instances life depends on a HE and a SHE to reproduce.    That takes a lot of biology to follow-up with.  What do they do if HE was not at the right evolutionary step to mate with a she?  Whoops no little ones to continue the species.

IN THE END THE EVOLUTIONIST HAS TO PROVE HOW SOMETHING THAT DID NOT EXIST BECOMES SOMETHING THAT DOES.  THAT SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ALIVE BECOMES SOMETHING WHICH IS ALIVE? 

FIRST CAUSE:

The complexities that are involved with life cannot simply be  the  product  of long periods of  time.    No matter how many millions of years that evolutionist attribute  to life.  If that life cannot have a beginning  ( A FIRST CAUSE) from something that is not alive , then it will never  grow, Even the theory that life started because some rock hit the earth which had bateria on  it.  The question still remain there had to be a point before which nothing existed.  So how did nothing become something?

A CREATOR WHO CREATED USING A SIMILAR TEMPLATE

At one point of the show they brought in a trained chimp, with the description that man has many similarities with it.  In reality all that this proved was that both were the result of a common creation.  As ape’s and chimps  were supposed to have been around the longest, they could not explain why humans are not behind the bars and the apes running the show.  In fact if anything the chain on the neck of the chimp trained or otherwise only proved its inability to go beyond its nature.  Over the years a lot has been done to stop owners from keeping chimps as pets.  They may look cute when they are young, but as they grow up they become less adapted to the home environment.  In the end man and chimps just cannot live together.  Even Michael Jackson found that out.

 Now when was the last time we saw a chimp or ape take a college degree, design and build for them something to benefit itself and the rest of the chimp world.  You mean no chimp mobile.  No articulation of some great poetic works.  No great paintings or literature.  They might mimic but they cannot create from scratch.    Its requires the imagination to go beyond , the sensitivity  to create tools and then use those tools to make bigger tools which in turn  can churn out something that no one has seen before.  Then improve on it to the betterment of that society.  The basic skills of a child truly exceed that of an adult chimp in every department.  The primate gets to a point where his education stops, but the human child just keeps going. No animal to date has had a consciousness of life beyond and a God who forgives.  When was the last time did anyone see a group of Apes congregate to pray  to God and seek help?

As for poor poor Bob the rock well he is still out there somewhere.  The wind the sun and the rain all play a part in keeping it occupied.  But the rock remains just a simply ROCK>>>   Even when the rock is crushed and made into something useful.  It never complains, never tries to argue and never gets up and walks away.   Only LIFE begets LIFE. In that arena God has proven himself over and over.  The giver and maker of life.  He alone established life and made it is what it is.   He commanded that everything should reproduce after its kind and so it was.

THE ARK THAT REFUSED TO TAKE THE WHALE

I think the most laughable highlight of this documentary was Noahs ark.  They went onto a small boat to discuss this issue with another scientist.  (dare I call him as scientist?)  The presentation was of a child toy that no where represented the true scale of the ark.  The major question that was asked was where did Noah put the WHALE. You heard right!!  The scientist wanted to know where Noah placed the humble whale on the Ark.  Had he read the account sea animals did not go onto the ark.  Then the arguement was debated that such a boat could not exist.  Yet every Boat until the invetion of Modern steel production was made of wood.  The ark was not design to sail but to floot which it did.  As God was the captain where that Boat went was his discretion.  But the Ark was not design to set sail but to become an ark of safety.

SOURCE : MATERIAL IS FROM CREATION SCIENCE MAGAZINE

Some relavant descriptions:

Flood stories around the world

Lucy : the so call ape girl

The fossile record of a humble prawn says NO CHANGE:

The fossile record of the Octupus says NO CHANGE:

August of 1999, freelance photographer Michael Clancy captured a remarkable image: The hand of a 21 week-old prenatal baby holding a surgeon’s finger. Clancy thought the photo might win a Pulitzer Prize. Instead, the picture has generated a lot more controversy than awards.

 The national newspaper asked him to photograph an innovative surgery being performed on prenatal babies with spina bifida. Spina bifida is a condition where the baby’s body fails to properly enclose the spine during prenatal development. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have developed a corrective procedure that begins with opening the mother’s abdomen along the bikini line, withdrawing the uterus, and placing it on top of her stomach. Operation on the baby commences after the doctor cuts a hole in the uterus and drains the amniotic fluid. The surgeon encloses the spine by stitching the skin around it using sutures thinner than a human hair. The amniotic fluid is then returned to the uterus and the womb is placed back in the mother’s body.

What Clancy saw that day was to change his life forever.   He has now becomes a pro-life advocate and what took place that day continues to challenge everyone who has seen this photo .  Life does not begin when one is actually born but takes place from day one.  We are more than just some skin and bones, but uniquely made and created for a purpose. 

 Psa 139:13-14   For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well.

 THE REPORT:

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile. The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.” Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, “The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person”

 Samuel was born by C-section 15 weeks after the surgery and although he has had multiple surgeries since, he has avoided many of the more serious problems of spina bifida. Billy Godwin, pastor of the Armasas’ Atlanta-area home church, Ephesus Baptist in Villa Rica, reports, “Samuel is bright, extremely active and very gregarious.”

 While some parents may choose to abort a spina bifida child, abortion was never an option for the Armases. “Our convictions are grounded in beliefs established through our upbringing and through what the Bible clearly says is wrong or right,” Alex said. “Abortion is wrong. Life in the womb is God-created, even with birth defects. God doesn’t make mistakes, whether creating a child with spina bifida, Down syndrome or even more severe issues. It is still a life that has just as much a right to live as any ‘normal’ unborn child. “Children are a true blessing from the Lord,” Alex added, “and have been an answer to prayer for us.” The Armases believe that what was said about the blind man in John 9 is true of their situation -– that Samuel and Zachary were given to them that “the works of God should be manifest in [them].” –30—- J. Gerald Harris is editor of The Christian Index, newsjournal of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Sources:   

 http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?Id=22487

http://michaelclancy.com/

 http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519181,00.html

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When People talk about having to go through Mary or some other saint all it tells me is that they have no knowledge of the life that God offers them.  When someone tells me that they have to labour and struggle to be accepted by God, it is simply saying they just don’t know God.

An electrical appliance can sit on a shelf all day long and it will be as dead as the day it was placed there.  You can take it down and move it around and it will not react or perform its given duties.    But the moment you take the lead and plug it into a source of electricity, that dead appliance becomes alive.  It starts to do what it was manufactured to do.  The difference is that it is now attached to the source.  One minute it was just a dead piece of equipment and the next is alive because it is plugged into a source it recognises as life.  That is also the same with human beings.  We can put on religious attire.  Attend church and sing a few songs.  But our lives are the same going out as when they went in.

John 17: 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Does an apple grow on its own or because it is attached to a source which will nourish it, feed it and make it grow.  On its own it will dry up shrivel and rot.  It has to be attached to a source of life that will make it grow and blossom.

Eternal life is not just the duration of life which we will have, but the very quality of life which we enter into now. 

1 John 5: 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Not if, but , maybe but has given us eternal life.  The moment we are connected to that source things begin to happen.  The moment we get grafted into this glorious and wondrous source of LIFE things begin to change.

All the filthy words we once enjoyed spewing out now become ugly and disgusting. We suddenly find that what we once loved begins to change.  Those filthy habits now become a source of grief.  Attitudes change and we begin to focus on things which we know will please God.  That trashy music that once spoke of sex and drink suddenly begins to have no appeal anymore. 

We begin to learn from God himself on what pleases him, what he enjoys and what makes him tick.  There is a tremendous buzz in worshipping him.  This is not merely a physical emotion, it something deeper.  It’s something which comes deep from within our very being.  We become “ALIVE”.   It becomes fun to be in the presence of God and delight in what pleases him.   We develop a love for Gods word and hold it up as precious.  The very idea of going to another for intercession on our behalf is foolishness.  Why when we are connected to LIFE itself.  When we are openly welcomed into the very presence of God himself, when you realise that you have the ear of God another does not matter.  When you are connected to the one who give LIFE then everything else is just mere imitation.  When a Christian begins to know God he becomes ALIVE.  Now we begin to hear from God. Glimpses of what is to come, realities beyond what we see physically.  Understanding of things we never knew existed.  We begin to go beyond this realm of life to see the life which is to come. We jump for joy unspeakable and full of glory.  We long to be fully clothed in that reality which God promises, because we are convinced that there is more than what we see now. We long to enter fully into that resurrection experience, and to be fully conformed to the image of his son. 

Believe when I say we become a privilege people and glorious people because we can touch the source of all joy and peace.  To look and wonder at the graciousness of God.  I who was dead and separated from God, alienated from the life of God.  Now understand what we are connected to is not an inanimate object but GOD himself.  To a person in whom all our dreams are fixed.  He becomes more than a mere object of some unrelated being somewhere in the cosmos.  He becomes friend and companion on our journey.  It is a Journey which we share together.  Whatever this life throws up with all its hardships, sufferings, highs and lows we know he will never leave nor forsake us. There is a peace which does indeed go beyond what this world can give because it is a peace we can be secure in.  There is a security that what we have committed to him, he will bring to the shores of eternity.    You begin to love as God loves.  Try and grasp this for a moment.  We begin to love as he loves.  Now it’s not me trying to beat myself into loving what God loves, but it’s a process of growth.  We are becoming more and more like him in his nature.  We love what he loves and hate what he hates.  We enjoy loving as he does.  This goes beyond mere formality religion or ritualism, but a growing and maturing.  We may glimpse something of the final product but it still remains a shadow through which we peer but not quite the fullness of it.  But we are persuaded that it will be fully glorious and mind blowing.  Beautiful in its completion.  What I can say we will not be disappointed in any way by the final result.  Not only because of the upward relationship but the relationship as believers will have with each other.  Now that will be glorious indeed.  No suspicions or mistrusting or wars or doubting the other intents.  No arguments over what meant by someone’s words. 

God bless!!