Sunday, March 14, 2010

HARD questions ?

How shall we respond Lord when a co-worker asks us about our joy, our constant energy to do our best at work? Agreed we are privileged to represent a holy God who has set us apart and fueled us with the Holy Spirit to help us overcome temptations, and to give us words that will go forth and accomplish the will of God, not ever coming back void. Yet when asked at work to simply explain how Noah got one male and one female hippo, elephant, tiger, eagle, pelican, alligator onto the ark, I did not have an apt reply. Without an immediate answer my response was that research was needed. Another co-worker overheard our banter and emailed me some thoughts and scriptures. Then after work I asked my doctor who said "we must keep it simple. We believe that God spoke and the earth was formed right? Yes. And we believe that the entire bible is God breathed correct? Yes. Because Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 7:1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation." GOD's ANSWER: Gen 7:8 "Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah." Lord Jesus I want to thank You for answered prayers as I am reminded that 90% of the time You send people in response to each prayer request. On the radio I heard about an INTELLIGENT DESIGN VIDEO on this website. In it science admits that it is entirely impossible for a human cell to evolve by chance to perfom specific functions. COPY:
WOW! At my growth group another slice of great news. Science discovered HARD evidence of the crossing of the Red Sea. A chariot wheel was found on the bottom of the Red Sea! Encrusted bones and chariot remains were found in the Gulf of Aqaba. SEE LINKS TO TRUTH on the sidebar of this blog. A listening co-worker added: The theory of evolution suggests that man evolved in various places and types.*** However, in 2009 Newsweek devoted its science section to “The Search for Adam and Eve.” In the field of genetics with debates still storming, not all scientists agree, but emerging evidence of DNA links us all to the same parents! Humanity has a common genetic ancestor. SEE LINK ON SIDEBAR. Scientists have confirmed that genetically we all trace back to the same human parents. Different nations, ethnics, languages, cultures, features came from Noah and his sons ---but the separation really took place once the languages were confused at the tower of Babel. The people were scattered and over time with SPECIFIC traits became very dominant. Chinese, Japanese, Black, White, Indian. Separated now by language barriers, each linguistic group developed its own culture, art, customs, traits, and religion—each its own ways of doing things. (Leviticus 18:3) Alienated from God, the various peoples contrived many idols of their mythical deities.—Deut 12:30; 2 Kings 17:29, 33. SCIENCE is man made. However, today in 2010 new science emerges proving the claims in earlier college text in error. Theories about Cave Man were proven to be manipulated to disprove the bible. The book of Genesis, the story of creation, the stories of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Judah and Tamar are the historical record of our ancestors. As it was inspired by God as the truth, preserved without error and written by Moses in approxiamately 1410-1450 before Christ. Gen 10:1-8,13-32; and 1 Chron 1:4-25 is a listing of nations formed after Noah. Many changes came with the passing of time. Some nations were absorbed by their neighbors or disappeared altogether, because of weakness, disease, or war; others came into existence through new migrations and population increases. Nationalism at times was very strong among certain groups and coupled with great military exploits, ambitious men pushed to build world empires at the expense of weaker nations.

>>A co-worker named John asked HOW NOAH? 3/11/2010 3:17 PM Blah, blah...just tell me how Noah got all the animals on his arc from all over the world. How did he feed them their specific diet during the 40 years he gathered the animals? How did Noah live to be 500 years old? GEN CHAP 7 - Noah built the ark, and God called the animals to enter the boat. Noah lived to be 600 years old as he found favor from God. Barbara asked for time to respond to John's evolution question. I needed time to research the bible, to ask God, to listen and pay attention to what the saints around me had to share. Responding to the argument about evolution versus creation is also the plight of Jason Velo, who works at the University of the Pacific, who leads a growth group in Stockton. Remembering, the TRUTH that my friend and co-worker John had come to report to me that he is a good person and that he recently took his daughter to church --- because he believed it was good for her. John also shared that he was once a bible thumper. God is faithful to deliver His chosen from traps, unbelief, fear, and the disease of intelligence that has NO FAITH in the unseen. I can testify by FAITH that God not man created the stars, and the seeds that become a baby, a flower, or a stalk of corn, or a sea of fish to feed millions. MAN has NEVER been able to reproduce ONE seed...and cause growth...God uses the weak, the lame, the young, the old, the blind, and the dead! All wisdom comes from God --- what man scientifically figures out... the fact that they were able to THINK at all separates them from APES. We choose how we USE the MIND that GOD gave to man, and NOT to an ape, gazelle, elephant, giraffe... I hereby admit that my BRAIN is flawed as it cannot comprehend the depth of God's love for me, but He is using me, as I am to speak to others, intelligent people about the Creator of the universe. "Faith is being sure of what you HOPE for and certain of what you do not see." Hebrews 11:1 --- As the certainty of my HOPE that Jesus shall return, and that I will receive a heavenly body without illness, but one that can dance with a voice that can sing, and hands that will be kept busy, and a mind that will never question the holiness and power of God --- the characters God uses includes me, a crack pot, chosen in my weakness, to leak His glorious light at work! AMEN

Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses stuttered
Gideon was afraid
Samson was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Timothy was a teen
Jeremiah was only 7
David a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ 3 times
Disciples fell asleep while praying
Mary Magdalene was promiscuous
Samaritan woman divorced twice
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer...AND
Lazarus was dead!
A BRANCH connected to the Vine, shares a few fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and goodness! Galatians 5:22 "And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. AND we KNOW that in ALL things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:27-28 -- Lord Jesus I pray that You draw John back into Your Holy Word that He may teach his daughter and show his wife all the fruits of the Spirit. AMEN Dr Stephen C. Meyer author of Signature in the Cell - Worked as a geophysicist doing digital signal processing, a form of information analysis and technology. Stephen then enrolled in graduate school at the University of Cambridge, where he eventually completed a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science after doing interdisciplinary research on the scientific and methodological issues in origin-of-life biology. In the ensuing years, he continued to study the problem of the origin of life and authored peer-reviewed and peer-edited scientific articles on the topic of biological origins, as well as co-authoring a peer-reviewed biology textbook. In 2009 after having researched the subject for more than two decades, Stephen published Signature in the Cell, which provides an extensive evaluation of the principal competing theories of the origin of biological information and the related question of the origin of life. Since its completion, the book has been endorsed by prominent scientists including Philip Skell, a member of the National Academy of Sciences; Scott Turner, an evolutionary biologist at the State University of New York; and Professor Norman Nevin, one of Britain’s leading geneticists.


  1. A common OBJECTION to the church is a hard hearted belief born out of a world that suggests that the way to happiness and peace is to get all you can, therefore giving to God, to a church to help the needy is just another TAX bill that one must pay.

    DEUT 14:23 "The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives." Do not give your money to Jesus lest you give your heart to Jesus, for He does not need your money. "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corin 9:7 Simply return to God what belongs to God. "You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
    2 Corin 9:11
    "Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room for it." Malachi 3:10

  2. Emergency Telephone Numbers
    More effective than 911

    You are sad, phone John 14
    You have sinned, phone Psalm 51
    You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91
    People have failed you, phone Psalm 27
    It feels as though God is far from you, phone Psalm 139
    Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11
    You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23
    You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34
    You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinthians 13
    You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
    You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39
    You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30
    It feels as if the world is b igger than God, phone Psalm 90
    You need Christ like insurance, phone Romans 8:1-30
    You are leaving home for a trip , phone Psalm 121
    You are praying for yourself, phone Psalm 87
    You require courage for a task, phone Joshua 1
    Inflation hogs your thoughts, phone Mark 10:17-31
    You are depressive, phone Psalm 27
    Your bank account is empty, phone Psalm 37
    You lose faith in mankind, phone 1 Corinthians 13
    It looks like people are unfriendly, phone John 15
    You are losing hope, phone Psalm 126
    You feel you are shrinking, phone Psalm 19
    You want to carry fruit, phone John 15
    Paul's secret for happiness, phone Colossians 3:12-17
    With big opportunity/ discovery, phone Isaiah 55
    To get along with other people, phone Romans 12
    For dealing with fear, call Psalm 47
    For security, call Psalm 121:3
    For assurance, call Mark 8:35
    For reassurance, call Psalm 145:18

  3. As a worker we are to obey our earthly boss in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on us and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever we do, we are to work at it with all our heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since we know that we will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ we are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is NO favoritism.

    “Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)

  4. Asking John, about Foster care vs Adoption for my retirement plan includes adding a child in Mexico when I have a two bedroom. Until then --- i will be a volunteer at Agape Village in Manteca.

    John - Abbey is lucky to have been adopted by you --- and I am glad to know you are taking her to church. When the time is right hopefully you will share the AWESOME story of another orphan named Esther --- who lost both parents when she was really young and raised by her Uncle Mordie. THAT STORY is entitled A TIMES SUCH AS THIS 2010. Print it out - it is most inspiring for all the little princesses.

    As far as Intelligent Design vs Evolution ---the science of DNA is one agreed upon point by all scientists in 2010, whether they believe in God or not, all scientists agree that the probability that a single cell could randomly EVOLVE and be able to form "one" working protein molecule - that would then function in a specific way that is necessary for a person to grow out of splat of fungus is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE. Science has increased in the study of
    human biology to confound those who once believe we evolved from apes. That theory got thrown under the bus a few years back.