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Words of wisdom from our weekly bulletin

ANTS

ANTS

     In the fable of the ant and the grasshopper, the ant is portrayed as wise because he prepares for winter while the grasshopper lacks the common sense to acknowledge its approach and thus suffers and dies.  God seemingly did infuse the ant with an instinct to cooperate and work for the common good of the colony. Continue reading

TWO FAITHS

TWO FAITHS

Most evolutionists would consider those who still believe in a universe created by God as ignorant, pathetic, uninformed and stubborn. Their stance is that there is no evidence of a creation and that evolution is a proven fact rather than a theory.

Bible believers do admit that one must accept many statements on faith. However, it is far from a blind faith. There is much evidence of creation in history, logic, archaeology,  geology, mathematics, etc, etc.

Many of the claims of evolution are based on at least as much faith as creationists have. One  recent  commercial  on  TV  says  that  all  life came from the sea—not explaining where the sea came from. Bible faith declares  that mankind  was created  from the dust of  the  earth  and  had  nostrils into which God  breathed  the  breath of life. ( Gen 2:7)

Most evolutionists teach that the smallest creatures, given enough millions of years, changed  into  all the forms of  life we see today.   Never  mind that changes  would have  produced  trillions  of  intermediate  fossils.   Would  there not be all kinds of fossils with various stages of development?   Would there not be many  half-snake/half  bird  fossils?  This seems to require great faith rather than fact.

Bible believers trust in a God who purposely made mankind in  His image—knowledge-able,  loving,  wise,  empathetic,  insightful,  etc, etc. ( Gen 1:26) Those who follow God  can pass on these traits to the  next  generation.  Those  who  don’t  and  depend  of  their  own wisdom and faith leave a trail of arrogance, hurt and destruction.

Jim Bailey

HIT OR MYTH

HIT OR MYTH

     The entertainment industry when trying to produce a product it believes will be a “HIT”, most often is willing to blur the lines between real Bible characters and its mythical versions. Sadly, the general public generally accepts myths for truth.  Even a casual reader of the Bible would see very little resemblance in the Hollywood version of  NOAH, MOSES and especially JESUS  and the Biblical depiction. Continue reading

THIS LITTLE BLIGHT OF MINE

THIS LITTLE BLIGHT OF MINE

Much the same  as the plant disease of blight wilts, deteriorates, and decays and finally kills healthy tissue, the spiritual blight of grumbling can destroy a healthy soul.   We  often  think that a certain amount of grumbling is just human nature.  God, however, takes it quite seriously  as He did in the wilderness against the children of Israel.   The repercussions were sometimes severe.   All those who escaped Egyptian slavery who were 20 years of age or more (except Caleb and Joshua) died in the desert without entering the promised land.  (Num 14:29)  Many were killed by the destroying angel.  (1 Cor 10:10)  When Aaron and Miriam grumbled against Moses, she was struck with leprosy for 7 days.  (Num 12:1 & 4)  Continue reading