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Transgender – the other side of the story

There is a lot of news about transgender people in the media today.  Most of the stories support the belief that some people are really of the opposite gender of the bodies they are born in and we need to support their decision to live as their “real” gender.  Among other things this means they should be allowed to use the restrooms and dressing rooms of their choice and not be be limited to using the ones assigned to their physical gender.  Anyone who objects is condemned as being transphobic.

Although we live in a culture which believes we should affirm transgenders by allowing them to live as they choose there are still some who disagree with this.  Here are some sites that reject the popular views. Read the rest of this entry

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We need a new reformation

On October 31 1517 Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenburg, Germany.  He claimed that the Church had departed from accepting the Bible as its sole authority and that many of the doctrines it taught were based on human traditions and opinions.  This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

Today there is a new error that is causing many Christians to reject the Bible’s authority.  Most people believe that the earth is millions of years old and that all life developed by a process of evolution.   This belief is so pervasive that many Christians accept it and interpret the first 11 chapters of Genesis to accommodate it. Read the rest of this entry

Two views on the age of the earth

How old is the earth?  If you asked most scientists they would tell you it is 4.5 billion years old.  If you asked a Christian who believes the creation account in Genesis is literally true he would tell you it is only a few thousand years old.  Those who believe the earth is old claim that their view is supported by scientific evidence and that young earth creationists reject science.  Our rejection of the belief that the earth is billions of years old isn’t based on science but on history.  The Bible reveals that earth was created by God and later there was a worldwide flood which created the majority of the fossils that we find today.  In a previous post I showed some of the scientific evidence which supports this belief.

The missing navels

From what I have written so far it appears that all Christians believe the earth is young while others believe it is old.  Most of you are aware that this isn’t the case.  There are Christians who believe the Bible and yet at the same time believe the earth is old and for a long time I was one of them.  I have been a Christian for almost 60 years and for the first 50 of those years I believed the earth was billions of years old.  I reconciled these beliefs by believing in the Gap Theory.  Here is an article that explains what the gap theory is and why it is unbiblical. Read the rest of this entry

Pray for the Ark Encounter

The organization Answers in Genesis is building a full sized replica of Noah’s ark.  It is almost complete and is scheduled to be open to the public on July 7.   You can learn more about it here:  arkencounter.com.  Christians need to pray that it will accomplish its objective of proving that the world wide flood described in the Bible actually took place.  Here are some specific requests posted on the Answers in Genesis site. Read the rest of this entry

Ark Encounter

As many of you know, the organization Answers in Genesis is building a full size replica of Noah’s ark.  The ark is almost completed and is scheduled to be open to visitors on July 7.  You can learn the details at arkencounter.com.

Most people don’t believe a worldwide flood occurred.  In his second letter Peter foretold this denial.

They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.
2 Peter 3:4-6

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The missing navels

Imagine that a scientist invents a time machine, travels back in time, and meets Adam and Eve just a few days after they are created.  If he knew nothing of the Bible’s account of their origin he would assume they had been conceived, born, and grown to maturity just as other people have.  If he tried to estimate their ages from their appearance he would conclude they were much older than they really were.

But suppose he noticed that they had no navels.  Would he come to the correct conclusion that they had been specially created by God or would he stick to his belief that they had been born just as other humans are and try to find some other explanation for their lack of navels? Read the rest of this entry

Flood deniers

The Bible tells us that the human race grew so wicked that God sent a worldwide flood to destroy it.  He only found one righteous man, Noah, and he warned him to build an ark to save himself and his family from the flood.  You can read the complete story here:  Genesis 6-9

The Bible isn’t the only record of this flood.  Other cultures all over the world have legends of a worldwide flood in which only a few humans were saved to repopulate the world.  This article contains a list of some of these legends: Flood Legends From Around the World Read the rest of this entry

Scientific evidence for creation

The Bible tells us that God created the earth in six days.  Many scientists who have studied the earth and tried to measure its age have reached the conclusion that is approximately 4.5 billion years old.  Most people accept the second view as being correct; they believe that scientists examine the evidence with an open mind and believe only those things which have been proven.

The late Carl Sagan wrote many books proving that the present state of the earth and the rest of the universe is the result of processes that took billions of years.  He helped to produce a television series called Cosmos that was broadcast in 1980 and claimed to show how the universe developed.

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The Semmelweis reflex

Imagine that you are a physician on a hospital staff and another doctor at the hospital discovers a procedure that dramatically reduces the death rate of its patients.  Wouldn’t you and the other doctors at the hospital eagerly adopt the procedure and practice it  yourselves?  The answer is so obvious to most people that it seems stupid to even ask such a question.  But a doctor name Ignaz Semmelweis did discover such a process and the other doctors rejected it.  Here is Wikipedia’s description of what happened.

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