Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy in the Lord











It might seem crazy what I’m gonna say
Sunshine’s God’s gift – it ain’t fake
He made the heavens way up in space
The Lord gave you air, now and every day

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel that Jesus’ love is the proof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know the Gospel is the truth

Sometime bad news hits our back
Hold to the Unchanging Hand – that’s a fact
I should probably warn you of the Devil’s line
Skip the brights - don’t waste your time

Bring me down?
Can't nothing bring me down
My God is too high and mighty
  - 4L Williams

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation …
O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord …
Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel
- he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.
Blessed be God! (Ps. 68:19,32,35, ESV).

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation …
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.
Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins (Ps. 25:4,5,16-18, ESV).

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord,
For he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity (Ps. 98:4-9, ESV).

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

OC Weekly, Bill Morgan and BIAS

In 2012, Adam O’Neal wrote a significant article on creationist Bill Morgan in the OC Weekly (Orange County, CA).  He starts off speaking of Francisco Ayala (biologist, UC – Irvine, former Dominican priest) who admitted:

Randomly induced mutations are usually deleterious.  In a precisely organized and coupled system like the genome of an organism, a random change will most frequently decrease, rather than increase, the orderliness or useful information of the system. [1]
That is, mutations reduce information, yet evolution in the sense of Bacteria-to-BigBangTheory (the TV show) requires an increase in info.

Ayala stated elsewhere, “From today’s perspective, [Theodosius] Dobzhansky appears as perhaps the most eminent evolutionist of the twentieth century.” [2]  So, let’s hear what Dobzhansky said about one of Darwin’s critics,

The book of Pierre P. Grassé [The Evolution of Living Organisms] … is a frontal attack on all kinds of ‘Darwinism.’  His purpose is to ‘destroy the myth of evolution as a simple, understood and explained phenomenon,’ and to show that evolution is a mystery about which little is, and perhaps can be, known.  Now, one can disagree with Grassé but not ignore him.  He is the most distinguished of French zoologists, the editor of the 28 volumes of ‘Traité de Zoologie,’ author of numerous original investigations, and ex-president of The Academie des Sciences.  His knowledge of the living world is encyclopedic. [3]
The Evolution of Living Organisms is an older work; nevertheless, Grassé’s critique of Darwin has not been refuted.

O’Neal brings up polling data.  A recent AP-GfK poll showed that a full 36% of Americans (18 years old & up) are “not too (or not at all) confident” that the Earth is 4.5B years old.  If evolutionary evidence is so convincing, why is this number so large?  O’Neal was kind enough to plug Bill Morgan’s website FishDontWalk.com where you can find a Neato-Esposito comic.  Morgan appeared on George Noory’s Coast-to-Coast AM in 2007.

Is there a slant in Major Media – YES!  This article by O’Neal verifies that fact.  Emmy Award winner Bernie Goldberg was at CBS for almost 30 years and wrote Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News.  A revised edition came out just last year.

“He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him” (Pr. 18:17, Amp.).
Be sure to tell your friends about the cool new book showing that Philosophy, Geology, Biology and History favor Young_Earth_Science (YES).  There is a shortcut to the site >> TotalYouth.us >> “For TOTAL Truth, support Earth’s YOUTH.”


Notes:
1) Ayala, Francisco J., “Genotype, Environment and Population Numbers,” Science, vol. 162 (December 27, 1968), p. 1456.
2) Ayala, Francisco J., “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution, Theodosius Dobzhansky: 1900-1975,” Journal of Heredity, vol. 68, (January/February 1977), p. 6.
3) Dobzhansky, Theodosius, “Darwinian or ‘Oriented’ Evolution?” Evolution, vol. 29 (June 1975), p. 376, emphasis added.


p.s.:  I was a journalist for a year before I attended the University of Oklahoma.  I had the privilege to interview Maya Angelou.  I have a great respect for O’Neal’s profession and overall, he did an excellent job considering the WorldView that he wrote from.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tall Oak Tree – Adam & Eve

“Tall Oak Tree” by Dorsey Burnette (d. 1979) hit #23 on the charts in 1960.

There was a tall oak tree
That loved a babbling brook
And the babbling brook
Loved the mountain high

And the mountain high
Loved the sky above
The Creator looked down
And saw everything was
Love, love, love

Then he took a bone
And a piece of mud
He made a man and a woman
To be flesh and blood

And then along came the Devil
Up out of the ground
He tempted woman and
That spread sin all around
All around, all around

If she'd left that apple
On the apple tree
There'd be no tears and sorrow
We'd live eternally …
Here is a version by Johnny Rivers.  Glen Campbell also sang this song.

Friday, January 9, 2015

UNBROKEN – The Rest of the Story

Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini (1917- 2014) was an Olympic distance runner and suffered greatly during WWII.  He was tortured horribly in Japanese prison camps and was very bitter after the war.

Zamperini had nightmares about strangling his persecutors and this led to a serious drinking problem.  His wife went to the famous Billy Graham Los Angeles crusade and was converted.  Zamperini heard the Gospel at the Graham meeting and placed his faith in Christ.  As a Christian he forgave his enemies and the nightmares ended!


Zamperini visited many of the guards from his POW days to let them know that he had forgiven them.  In 1950 he visited the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo and embraced those who knew him and so expressed his forgiveness personally.  Some of the former guards got saved‼

His latest book, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life, was published just a few months ago.

Billy Graham’s organization has an excellent piece on Zamperini.  Here are some videos from CBN.  Here are a few more vids.  Now you know the truth about UNBROKEN and The Rest of the Story (Thx Paul Harvey‼).


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Intelligent Design (ID) implies Young Earth Science (YES)

Harvard grad Phillip E. Johnson was the law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren and taught law for 30 years at UC Berkeley.  Johnson is most known for being the father of Intelligent Design (ID).  Access Research Network (ARN) was Phillip Johnson’s recommended site: [1]
The new Executive Director for ARN is Art Battson (as of 1-1-15).  Dennis Wagner was the prior leader.  Amazingly, Battson’s views support the stability of Essential Types of Life (ETL’s).
A snazzy new book YES – Young Earth Science has a whole chapter on the stasis of ETL’s.  Essentialism has a long history - Aristotle easily observed that wolves reproduce wolves and rabbits make more rabbits.  Given eon’s a sheep will never turn into a shepherd

Even is Darwin’s day all scientists were not convinced.  Sir Charles Wyville Thomson (FRS, d. 1882), chief scientist on the Challenger expedition which revolutionized oceanography, rejected the “theory which refers the evolution of species to extreme variation guided only by natural selection.” [2]

YES – Young Earth Science shows that stasis of ETL’s, Catastrophism and a Young Earth are connected.  Thus, Intelligent Design implies Young Earth Science (YES).  There are numerous data which favors YES.  Phillip Johnson is clearly YES friendly.


Notes:
1)  Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds by Phillip Johnson (IVP, Downers Grove, IL, 1997), p. 11.
2)  quoted in “Counting Sheep Since Jacob’s Day” by Brian Thomas, Acts & Facts, Feb. 2014, p. 15.

Monday, December 22, 2014

THE INTERVIEW – Martian Edition






What does Kim Jong-un think about the age of the world?  Does Kim Jong-un know everything?  Consider this truth from Holy Writ:

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.  Who is like me?  Let him proclaim it.  Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient peopleLet them declare what is to come, and what will happen. (Is. 44:6, 7, ESV)
Investigate the truth, study the powerful evidence for Young Earth Science (YES)‼  Search  YES Jay Hall  in Amazon to find this science packed exciting new book on the age of the Earth.  How old is your favorite planet?

Uncle Martin, how old is your Favorite Planet? Why Tim, that’s a Hulk of a question! This is a Scientific Earth Time Holomnesicon invented by the great Martian physicist Dr. Rogen.  You got it, SETH – Rogen. These instructions are too abstruse, what does your device say about Deep Time? Deep Time is a myth, the earth is thousands of years old, we can iron out the details later. [Pr. 27:17] Wow!  What does Kim Jong-un think about the Age of the Earth? Super question!  I don’t know, but  I hope Kim Jong-un reads this new book on Earth’s age.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Adam’s Blog [stardate 23,234.316] - We’ll Make It Go!

Every decade my love for Eva [Eve] grows stronger and richer.  I think of her love, virtue and beauty day and night.  Two weeks ago during a soft breezy evening I was in a deep dream [Really Entertaining Movies] and I saw Eva’s wondrous eyes:

I imagined that they were spinning around like so:


The very next day a few of my grandchildren, Hugim, Yuren and Jiyanz came to me with a conundrum.  They had a large toy box and wanted to take it to the other side of Lake Noeg.  I promised them “We’ll make it go!”  I was inspired by my dream and Hugim, Yuren and Jiyanz made flat washer shapes from wood and I connected them with a bamboo pole.  We made two sets of these donut-like devices and attached a rope to the front of the box and my grandkids delivered the toys to their friends on the other side of the lake‼  Yuren shouted, “Ruu-Mei-Ow!” in a joyful manner.


I think I will name this device a WHEEL since this whole episode started off with “We’ll make it go!”  The next time you have a deep dream [REM], don’t take it lightly [Gen. 37:5-10].

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In 2011 a small stone car was discovered in Turkey.  Archaeologist Mesut Alp said that the toy car is about 7,500 years old.