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Saturday, January 26, 2008

To sin..... or not!

O.K. kids, gather round! Today's lesson is on how to read the bullshit detector properly!



We are going to give you some statemnets from this web-site and all you have to do is determine whether it is the "God's honest truth!" or a bunch of crap. Ready? Go!

- Peter Atkins, professor of chemistry at Oxford and an atheist, said that man is ‘just a bit of slime on the planet’. He believes it’s scientific fact that we evolved from pond scum. That’s hardly the stuff to inspire us with purpose and sacrifice......... ‘Now I realize why I’ve been depressed for so long’, a man with dishevelled hair, baggy clothes and unkempt beard told me one evening. He said he had always accepted evolution was a fact. That night he realized that this evolutionary belief was the reason for his dark despair and feeling of emptiness. All this illustrates why creation is not an academic issue. Your understanding of where you have come from impacts the way you live now, and that affects your destiny. The truth is that evolution is not scientific fact. In Creation magazine we show how the scientific evidence supports creation.

- The more that science discovers about the living cell, the more the evidence supports creation by an intelligent designer. In fact, more levels of complexity in the design of DNA have now been identified, further supporting an intelligent designer. It’s so amazing that it is breathtaking. Design in the world, of course, has always pointed to the reality of God. Romans 1:20 says: ‘For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen.’ Examples of design are too many to count: the mantis shrimp the monarch butterfly, marsupial pouches, and the amazing abilities of squirrels. All these testify to the hand of the supreme intelligent designer. But who is the designer? Science cannot answer these questions, but the Creator has spoken to us through his prophets and given us the answers in the Bible.

- Believing the Bible is not a matter of blind faith. There’s lots of evidence for its reliability. Archaeological discoveries confirm the Bible’s historical accuracy. Gold discoveries support the biblical timescale. Dinosaur fossils support the account of the global Flood in the Bible.

- One lady I know of, Brooke, really struggled in her first year as a Christian. ‘I would be a passionate Christian on Sundays, but when I started thinking about creation against evolution I would find it hard to believe in God during the week. It was like a yo-yo between believing and not believing.’ Things changed when she learned about the scientific evidence for creation and realized she could trust the Bible. Brooke said that it helped her find her feet—and her wings. That’s the sort of stuff that Creation magazine deals with.

- The reason men rape is because of Original Sin. This very easily explains rape, but because you're an unbeliever, you have no real answer as to why rape is wrong. In your free will, everybody-decide-for-himself-what's-right-or-wrong view, by definition, means that there is no transcendent, absolute argument against rape or anything else.

- But, I'm not talking about just 'religion.' I'm not a religionist. I don't believe 'religion' saves anybody. 'Religion' is something people babble about and praise when they don't know what they are talking about.' Religion' isn't, necessarily, good or bad. It depends on whether you're talking about a true or false religion. Again, please, forget 'religion'. I'm not a religionist. I'm defending Christianity.

- The Bible makes it clear that death is the penalty for our sin. In other words, it is really our fault that the world is the way it is.

- We all inherit this propensity to evil because of our descent from Adam.

Now bunky, comes the results; If you marked all these as being bullshit, go to the head of the class! If not........... back to the confessional!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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