Author Archives: Clyde Herrin
A young man of faith (around 30) is having trouble reconciling his belief in God with the timing of the deaths of two close family members.
The “Why” turns into doubt.
The doubt grows stronger, the faith grows weaker. The one you feed….
An atheist whose blog I read was asking the question of those that claim to “be spiritual”, “How do you define spiritual?”
I read some of the comments, a few from those who seem to have an understanding of things spiritual, many more from those who refute the few who made attempts to come up with a definition.
My first thought on reading the blog was, “Why do you spend so much energy talking about something that you consider total fantasy?”
We have covered this sort of question before, regarding proof of the existence of God.
My answer is always pretty much the same. It doesn’t matter…
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Here are two related articles that do more to debunk evolution rather than support it.
Although the intent of the articles are meant to advance evolutionary theory, they do more to damage it by shedding light on the incorrect assumptions behind evolution.
The first article from Evolution News tells us that “The days of ‘Junk DNA’ are over”. From a creationist perspective, this is really great news! Well, actually, it’s really old news. Creationists have been proclaiming the functionality of these non-coding areas of DNA for years and touting their importance to science and biology.
The problem is that scientists wanted to believe this DNA was leftover material from our evolutionary past and had no function at all. Some predicted that one day we’d be able to use genetic engineering to strip the “junk DNA” from our genome. How’s that for inhibiting the advancement of science? Popular evolutionists would…
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Okay y’all, I’ve had a lovely break and would be quite content to remain isolated in relative obscurity until all the madness of the world just up and blows away, but I feel compelled to speak out, or perhaps as the Lord has been telling me, to bleed out. As the slogan goes, “God didn’t save you so you could remain silent.”
I am such a survivor, such an alley cat, like spam and ammo all the way and a properly stocked secret underground bunker, and you can just send me a text when all the insanity has passed. Or not! I’m quite content to just remain in my bubble forever, BUT that’s not where God wants me, which brings me to the whole concept of bleeding out. That is what Jesus Christ did for us all. He opened His arms up wide and He just bled out.
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And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it out of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it thou hast polluted out. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
When the Israelites lived in the wilderness the lived off of manna from heaven. In reality we’re all living off of bread from heaven. It’s just easy to forget that God is providing for us when the bread isn’t literally falling out of the sky, and the provision is disguised by bakeries, grocery stores and global supply chains.
But if you’re gonna build an altar you’d better let God make the stones, and don’t build it too tall.
You gotta remember who’s boss.
Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of an unbeliever or alleged believer say they don’t like a Biblical doctrine because it isn’t “nice.” What they go on to say is they want doctrines that are sweet, “loving” and makes them feel good inside. How do you respond?
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After the flood God gave Noah a new command.
“Whoever sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.” (Genesis 9:6)
Despite the fact that capital punishment was commanded by God many Christians believe it should be abolished. One argument they use is that killing a person closes the door to any hope that he will repent of his sins and be saved. Yet the Bible tells of a case where capital punishment opened the door to salvation for one man.
When Jesus was crucified two others were crucified with him.
“Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.” (Matthew 27:38-44)
But one of the robbers changed his mind about Jesus.
“One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”” (Luke 23:39-44)
Even though he was dying he put his faith in Jesus and received the assurance that would be in Paradise that same day.
Have you ever thought about what his fate would have been if he had not been captured and executed by the Romans? He clearly didn’t believe in Jesus before he was sentenced. Perhaps he would have lived out his life and died without having his sins forgiven and been condemned to eternity in the lake of fire. The Romans took his physical life but opened the door for him to receive eternal life.
Some preachers say that the city of Jerusalem had a gate called the Eye of the Needle. Other gates were high and wide, but this gate was low and narrow. People could pass through the gate and enter the city if they went single-file and crossed through the gate one at a time. But for a camel, the gate was almost impossible to navigate. To get a camel through the Eye of the Needle, one first had to remove all the packs from the camel’s back. Then the camel had to be forced down to its knees. On its knees, without any baggage, the camel could pass through the Eye of the Needle and enter the city of Jerusalem.
Now that I have painted this picture in your minds, I have to work to erase it again. Jerusalem had no gate called the Eye of the Needle. Even if it…
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The following quiz will help to determine whether you are paranoid, and to what extent.
- When you cannot find your phone, you ask: A—”Where did I leave my phone?”; or B—“Who stole my phone?”
- When a law is passed which does not meet with your approval, you wonder: A—“Why are they trying to fix what isn’t broken?”; or B—“Why are they trying to destroy the country?”
- When you cannot find the ice cream scoop in the kitchen, you ponder: A—“Did my spouse/partner/housemate get absentminded and put it in some unusual place?”; or B—“Is my spouse/partner/housemate trying to annoy me by hiding it from me?”
- When a news show hosts a discussion about an issue, and the proponent of your side seems annoyingly loud and poorly informed, but the proponent of the other side seems calm, cool, and rational, you consider: A—“Why couldn’t they have found someone better able to defend…
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I found this passage in Isaiah 48:12-16.
Here’s what the passage says:
“Listen to Me, Jacob, Israel whom I called;
I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.
13 Assuredly My hand founded the earth,
And My right hand spread out the heavens;
When I call to them, they stand together.
14 Assemble, all of you, and listen!
Who among them has declared these things?
The Lord loves him; he will carry out His good pleasure against Babylon,
And His arm will be against the Chaldeans.
15 I, yes I, have spoken; indeed I have called him,
I have brought him, and He will make his ways successful.
16 Come near to Me, listen to this:
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret,
From the time it took place, I was there.
And now the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit.”
I think in the near future I’ll have to study this passage more…
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If a frog had wings he wouldn’t bump his butt every time he hopped. This is one of the many facts in scientific law. Wish as the frog may, he has no wings–so each time he moves as he is designed to move, he bumps his butt. But (pun intended) still he hops, even though wings sure would help soften the landing. What does all this have to do with the Kingdom Life?
How many people today are living with their own IF? And because they are living with that IF, they feel that hard landing of the frog. They look around and see others who seem to be having much easier life than they are. They think to themselves, and often out loud, “You know, IF I had been born to different parents. IF I had their money. IF I had married that person, or…
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News Flash! The U.S. Government is needing to buy new Intaglio Presses because their current supply is wearing out. . .and wearing out fast! As of 5:11 a.m. Central Daylight Savings Time, the U.S. National Debt is $28,430,725,597,463 and it’s growing. We have problems, serious problems in our nation; and it seems whether one is a Democrat or a Republican, the answer is SPEND SPEND SPEND AND SPEND SOME MORE! I have it from an unnamed source that the Treasury Department has had to install additional air conditioner units in order to keep their existing Intaglio Presses from overheating.
Both on the surface and through deep inspection, I am convinced that our leadership believes that all of our problems can be solved through the Intaglio Press. “Let’s just print more money to spend, and we can fix all of the problems!” And now at 5:19 a.m. Central Daylight…
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This is a series on the attributes of God.
The Love of God Part 2: God’s Love for others in the New Testament
Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the love of God as taught in the New Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.
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This past Saturday was a difficult day for so many in the Shoals area. It was the funeral for Sgt. Nick Risner of the Sheffield Police Department. I knew Matthew was very involved in preparations, so I waited until late that evening to call and check on him. My call woke him up from his sleep, so I didn’t talk long. I just let him know I was thinking and praying for him. I ended the call and prayed.
Early Sunday morning he called me back. And he talked. . . about his week. And I listened to pain and great tiredness as he described in clear details his week. . .and that Saturday. It must have been about 15 to 20 minutes. I didn’t try to “fix” him, I just listened. That listening helped me to pray–and the two churches…
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I find myself constantly diverted, as I travel the backroads and byways throughout the state of Wisconsin, by observing the decaying architecture and forgotten remnants of a world that no longer exists. Small town movie theaters with marquees that now advertise auto parts, barns collapsing into rubble, tobacco sheds which seem unlikely to survive the next thunderstorm, dams which once provided power to local mills. Mills which now sit idle.
The juxtaposition between the derelict mills and a new arrival to the local scenery is quite stark. Increasingly, modern windmills and solar farms are popping up throughout the state.
The old mills, powered by hydro power, were fixtures in the community. They provided both goods and employment to the surrounding area. The economic benefit which they provided was so significant that towns often sprang up around them. Many of these towns still exist in…
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Geologist, Dr. Andrew Snelling, has published cutting-edge research, and his conclusions support a global flood rather than millions of years of deposition. The research is focused on bent layers within the Grand Canyon that are smooth, not cracked. Creationists contend that the layers were bent without cracking because the process occurred shortly after the flood ended, while the layers were still soft. Evolutionists, however, claim the layers were bent millions of years after they were already hardened, and they didn’t break because of metamorphic processes.
The problem is, evolutionists have never done the research to verify if their claims are true, even though the technology was there to do just that. One has to wonder why.
This story began in 2014 when Dr. Snelling applied for a permit to obtain samples in the Grand Canyon, which he had done numerous times in the past 25 years. But this time…
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The Prejudice Problem in our nation is greater in number of people who hold tightly to their prejudice than those who hold tightly to their Racist views. And yes, there is a difference between Prejudice and Racism. There, I said it and I do not take it back! But they do have something in common: They Are Wrong And Sinful Views To Hold!
Racism oozes and gushes out from Prejudice. But Prejudice? It has nothing to do with racism. And if you disagree with me on this point–it’s OK to disagree with me–but you’re still wrong. Look and analyze these two words. First, look at the word Racism. It obvious that it revolves around a person’s race. Right?
Now look at the word Prejudice. There’s nothing in that word that says anything about a person’s Race. Still think I’m wrong? Well, if you still think that, then YOU
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Key verse – 1 Peter 3:1a, 7a, “Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands … Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel”
2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.”
Our theme – Husbands and wives both have responsibilities in their relationship.
Marriage is one of the most important human relationships. No wonder Peter spends a few sentences to help his readers with this sometimes-difficult institution. But Peter’s thoughts haven’t been confined to marriage. He is very concerned about all kinds of relationships in society — with the government, with masters and slaves, and with marriage. He knows that if Christians are perceived as social rebels and radicals, their message of the Gospel won’t be heard and the Christian faith won’t grow.
The most important earthly relationship a married person has is…
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An Open Letter To The Alabama Department Of Corrections and To Colbert County D.A. Bryce Graham, Jr.
To the aforementioned individuals,
First I want to say something to the Alabama Department of Corrections. On your website you have the wrong Mission, Vision, and Values Statement. To be factual, I took this screenshot so as not to miss or misquote a single word of your Statements:
You state that your Vision is “impacting lives for a safer Alabama”. Well, on the afternoon of 1 October 2021, that proved to be a bald-faced lie. In 2016 you released Brian Martin for allegedly “good behavior”–though records show he got into a fight with another inmate seriously injuring him, failing to obey a guard, and not one but TWO drug possessions. All this in LESS THAN 3 YEARS of incarceration. In 2013 Mr. Martin shot and killed his father. And you have the audacity to excuse your failings on Alabama’s Good Behavior law? YOU made him a Class I offender.
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According to dictionary.com dwelling, as a noun, is defined as “a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.” This morning I wasn’t thinking about nouns, I was thinking about verbs. And from the Cambridge Dictionary, as a verb, it is defined as “to think or talk about something a lot of the time”. And as I sitting here thinking about that word as a verb, the above picture is my mental image.
I mean, how many people are dwelling in the wrong dwelling these days? And this is not a unique phenomenon for our times. It’s been around for a very long time. The particular dwelling I’m dwelling on this morning is that venomous, noxious, and vulgar eyesore called The Past. And though I was thinking about the verb form of dwelling, the noun form also fits.
Living In The Past
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This is a series on the attributes of God.
The Love of God Part 1: God’s Love for others in the Old Testament
Establish the need: Sometimes you hear people say that the God of the New Testament is a God of love but the God of the Old Testament is not a God of love; but is that true?
Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the love of God as taught in the Old Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.
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