Thursday, February 27, 2014
Did you hear that scientists have created a machine that can turn grass cuttings into milk? The green grass goes through a four part process and overnight becomes white full cream milk, and that good-for-you drink can easily be turned into cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream. The machine can be dismantled at any time and eaten, and its outer cover used for lifetime-lasting and comfortable clothing.
If you have heard about scientists creating such an far-fetched machine don’t believe it. God already made the cow, and He made it so that it could reproduce after its own kind. Richard Dawkins had one (a cow) when he watched “Evolution Vs. God.” The poor man tweeted about it five times. See why: www.evolutionvsGod.com
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
“I have no doubt that those who would not pray when the ark was being built, prayed when the Flood came; but their prayer was not answered. I have no doubt that when Lot went out of Sodom, Sodom cried to God; but it was too late, and God’s judgment swept them from the earth. My friend, it is not too late now, but it may be at twelve o’clock tonight. I cannot find any place in the Bible where it says you may call tomorrow. I am not justified in saying that. ‘Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.’” D. L. Moody
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
“How large was Noah’s ark?”
We know the Ark must have been at least 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Using a longer cubit, it would have been over 500 feet in length. In the Western world, wooden sailing ships never got much longer than about 330 feet, yet much earlier the ancient Greeks were building vessels at least this size. China built huge wooden ships in the 1400s that may have been as large as the Ark. The biblical Ark is one of the largest wooden ships of all time, a mid-sized cargo ship even by today’s standards.
The Ark had three decks (see Gen. 6:16), so this gives you an idea of its overall size. With a capacity of 1.5 million cubic feet, it would have had sufficient room for all the people, animals (kinds), and supplies.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Adam was uniquely created in the “image and likeness” of God (see Gen. 1:26). But after he sinned and died spiritually (see Gen. 2:17 comment), his offspring were made in his fallen image. Since everything reproduces “after its own kind,” all of Adam’s offspring (all mankind) are born spiritually dead—separated from God. It is because we are born spiritually dead that Jesus came to give us spiritual life (John 5:40; 10:10; 14:6; etc.). This is why Jesus said that we must be born again (John 3:3).
Friday, February 21, 2014
“The cool impudence of Cain is an indication of the state of heart which led up to his murdering his brother; and it was also a part of his having committed that terrible crime. He would not have proceeded to the cruel deed of bloodshed if he had not first cast off the fear of God and been ready to defy his Maker.” Charles Spurgeon
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Adam and Eve’s first sons, Cain and Abel, made a sacrifice to God. Cain, the farmer, made a grain offering and Abel, the rancher, made a lamb sacrifice. Cain’s offering was not acceptable to God and Abel’s was. Why?
Only a lamb sacrifice offered in faith was pleasing to God. Heb. 11:4 tells us, “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.” How does Abel still speak? He points toward a newer and better covenant. In the Old Covenant, animal blood was repeatedly offered for the covering of sins, but in the New Covenant, Jesus shed His blood once for the complete forgiveness of sins.
Adapted from, Don’t Stub Your Toe by Todd Friel
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Before Adam and Eve sinned, they were two happy, naked vegetarians. Immediately after eating the fruit God commanded them not to eat, they were naked and ashamed. In an effort to cover their shame, they sewed fig leaves together. When God found them in the garden, He slaughtered the first animal in history to make skins to cover Adam and Eve.
In the first sin we see man making an effort to cover his own transgression. God makes it clear that man’s efforts are not sufficient to cover sin. We also see that the shedding of blood is required to forgive sins (see Heb. 9:22).
The first animals that were ever butchered were killed by God Himself. This is our first shadowy picture of Jesus Christ, shedding His blood for the sins of mankind.
Adapted from, Don’t Stub Your Toe by Todd Friel
Monday, February 17, 2014
“God wants to keep people from having knowledge!”
Some skeptics see the word “knowledge” in Gen. 3:5 (in ref. to the T=tree of the knowledge of good and evil) and conclude that God wants to prohibit man from having knowledge. They claim God likes people to be ignorant and unthinking, but they fail to consider what it is a knowledge of. But their sin brought evil into the world, and once mankind knew both good and evil, he had to choose between the two.
Before sin was in the world, Adam and Eve knew, and experienced, only good; in fact, God’s entire creation was “very good.” These same skeptics often complain about the evil they see in the world and blame it on God—yet it was because of Adam and Eve's desire to know good and evil that we now know and experience evil.
Friday, February 14, 2014
“Adam didn’t die the day God said he would!”
Skeptics point to the fact that Adam lived until he was 930 years old (see Gen. 5:5) and claim that he did not die “the day” he ate the forbidden fruit. Just as physical death occurs when our soul separates from our body, spiritual death occurs when our soul is separated from God. Adam was unique in that when he was created, God breathed His Spirit into him, giving Adam spiritual life—so he could know and relate to His Creator. But Ezek. 18:4 tells us, “The soul that sins shall die.” Because God is so holy that He cannot abide with sin (Psa. 5:4; Hab. 1:13), He withdrew His Holy Spirit from Adam when he disobeyed, and Adam died spiritually at that very moment.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
“Why are there two different creation accounts in the Bible?”
Some skeptics claim that chapters 1 and 2 are contradictory. However, a close reading shows there is no contradiction. Genesis 1 gives the day-by-day account of the entire creation week, whereas Gen. 2 gives the details of man’s creation on the sixth day. Since the creation work was finished in chapter 1 (which closes with the end of day six), Genesis 2 begins by recapping: “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them,were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done” (vv. 1,2). To make it even clearer, God then tells us, “This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created” (v. 4).
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The story of the Titanic has incredibly close parallels to the biblical plan of salvation. Just as the great pleasure ship struck an iceberg and sank, this great world— with all its inhabitants—is slowly sinking into the cold grip of death. As with the Titanic, where only those passengers who believed that they were in impending danger looked to the lifeboats, so only those who
believe that they are in mortal danger will look to the Lifeboat of the Savior, Jesus Christ. The
great “iceberg” that will take the world to an icy grave is the Moral Law—the Ten Commandments.
Here is the evidence that we are sinking: Jesus said that if we look with lust, we commit
adultery in our heart. No one who has had sex outside of marriage, or any liar, or any thief will
enter heaven. The Bible says that if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder. We fail to put
God first. We make a god in our image. We break all the Commandments. If we stay with the
“ship,” we will perish on the Day of Judgment, when all of our sins come out as evidence of our
guilt. God, however, is rich in mercy and doesn’t want anyone to go to hell. He made a way for
us to be saved. Jesus Christ, the One whom the Bible calls the “Captain of our salvation,” gave
His life so that we could have a place in the lifeboat. He took our punishment upon Himself, suffering on the cross for us. We broke God’s Law, but He paid our fine. Then He rose from the
dead, defeating death. The moment we repent and trust in Him alone for our eternal salvation,
God will forgive us and grant us the gift of eternal life.
Don’t hesitate. You may wait until it’s too late! It was reported that some of the lifeboats
that left the Titanic early were only half full. Many more on board could have been saved, but
they refused to believe that the great “unsinkable” ship was sinking. They perished because
their faith was misguided. Don’t be like them. Believe the gospel. Repent and trust Jesus Christ
today . . . and God will never let you down. From, The Evidence Bible
Monday, February 10, 2014
“The Bible is full of mistakes.”
It has seeming mistakes, which, when investigated with a humble heart, prove to be our mistakes, not God’s. The death of Judas, the day Adam died, the “two” creations, the last words of Jesus, etc., all have simple explanations for those who are seeking truth. However, the majority of those who ask these questions are not seeking answers. They are rather seeking to justify their love for sin. If they can be sure that the Bible is full of mistakes, then they can be sure that there is no moral accountability, no Judgment Day, no Heaven, and definitely no Hell. If that is true, then fornication, adultery, pornography, and homosexuality are not morally wrong, and can be enjoyed with reckless abandon. However, the Bible is the epitome of a wet blanket…that’s why it is so despised and maligned.
Friday, February 7, 2014
“Evolution is a proven fact.”
The burden of proof lies with the believer in evolution, but there is no proof because nothing can be observed. How can that which supposedly happened millions of years ago be observed? It is all founded on faith in men’s ideas, old bones, and in fallible dating methods. If you don’t believe that, seewww.evolutionVsGod.com and let evolutionary experts tell you.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
“Do gays go to Hell?”
“Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). This is God’s standard. If you don’t like it, feel free to take it up with Him.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"Are you scared to publicly say that Islam is of Satan, Muhammad is a false prophet, and Allah is not God--Islam is a false religion and it is your personal aim to wipe out Islam."
It's not the aim of Christians to wipe out Islam or any other religion. We want every Moslem to make it to Heaven, and we therefore lovingly share the gospel with them. They need not try and earn everlasting life by their own religious efforts. The one and only Creator offers it as a free gift. This is a universal offer to the entire human race, no matter what religion people belong to. If they repent and trust alone in Jesus, He will grant them salvation as a free gift. See www.needGod.com for further details.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
“How did Judas die--did he hang himself, or did he fall headlong and his bowels gushed out?”
He hung himself, and not surprisingly his still-hanging decomposed body in time fell to the earth, and split open. There is no contradiction.
Don't wait until Judgment Day to find out that every so-called contradiction in the Word of God isn't a contradiction. Finding fault with God’s Word will be irrelevant on the Day because all your sins will be evidence of your guilt, and it will be too late then to ask for mercy. Now, while you still have life in you, repent and trust in Jesus.
Monday, February 3, 2014
“There is a war between you and God’s Law. The Ten Commandments are against you. The first comes forward and says, ‘Let him be cursed. For he denies Me. He has another god beside Me. His god is his belly and he yields his homage to his lust.’ All the Ten Commandments, like ten great cannons are pointed at you today. For you have broken all God’s statutes and lived in daily neglect of all His commands. Soul, you will find it a hard thing to go to war with the Law; When the Law came in peace, Sinai was altogether on a smoke and even Moses said, ‘I exceeding fear and quake!’
"What will you do when the Law of God comes in terror; when the trumpet of the archangel shall tear you from your grave; when the eyes of God shall burn their way into your guilty soul; when the great books shall be opened and all your sin and shame shall be punished… can you stand against an angry Law in that Day?” -- Charles Spurgeon