Est. May 2008

23 May, 2015

It's the Thought that Counts

A Christian jeweler in Canada is under fire for providing service to a lesbian couple by making a pair of custom wedding rings for their same-sex 'wedding'.

Yes, you read that right.

22 May, 2015

None So Blind as Those That Will Not See.*

It's a cottage industry these days for people to wrench words and phrases and sentences out of their proper context in order to advance their ideologies.  Thus, we come to an article posted at that bastion of balance, the Huffington Post, titled, Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus? 

The author is upset by the language used by some Republicans appearing on Fox News regarding 'the poor'.  And in reading the language, I can understand why he would be upset: considering the almost-weekly reports of welfare fraud and Social Security fraud and Disability fraud and other types of fraud we're treated to, those words are, sadly, true in many cases. 

And the truth tends to be painful.

19 May, 2015

The Winnowing

His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.  (Matthew 3:12, ESV)
Lots of hype out there over a recent Pew poll regarding the so-called 'decline' of Christianity in the US.  ProgLibs are dancing in the streets because it means their dreams of a totally secular society are coming to fruition.

But, as seems so often to be the case, this is only part of the truth.

11 May, 2015

Such Unwarranted Panic

I can't think of anything else to call this:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill introduced in the Alabama legislature that would allow students to learn the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories is being criticized and ridiculed by evolutionists as an attempt by “religious fanatics” to “undermine the integrity of science education.”
Are their criticisms well-founded?  Doesn't sound like it:
“This bill would require the State Board of Education, local boards of education, and staff of K-12 public schools to create an environment that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about scientific subjects,” the bill’s synopsis states. “This bill would also allow public school teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of all existing scientific theories covered in a science course.”

HB 592 also encourages public schools to “review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of all existing scientific theories.” The bill would also allow students to discuss and debate disputed scientific subjects, “including, but not limited to, biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, and human cloning.”
You know, back in the dark ages of the late  80's and early 90's, when I was going through studies for my eventual biology degree, we called this kind of thing – the critical analysis of theories, hypotheses, and 'facts'-so-called ('there's no such thing as 'fact' in science', we were told; 'they're just things which have stood the test of time and analysis'') – science.

I guess that sort of thing has fallen out of favor with the poobahs of our current 'Intellectual Elite'.  And what we see in this story is familiar to anyone who follows this kind of reporting: evolutionists rant and rave and (almost literally) foam at the mouth whenever any alternate hypotheses are offered, especially in ' biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, and human cloning'.

The question is, 'Why?'  Why do they wind themselves up so tightly whenever someone so much as offers the opportunity to critically analyze such things?

In my experience, this kind of violent reaction telegraphs the idea that these folks know, should their 'theories' undergo rigorous critical analysis – required to adequately 'review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of all existing scientific theories' – their 'theories' won't survive, at least in their current forms.  They have a vested interest in making sure something such as evolutionary 'theory' remains unchallenged, whatever that interest might be – financial, power, prestige, whatever.

But this isn't science; it's dogma.

No Wonder They Mock

Why wouldn't people point fingers and laugh at the church's stand on marriage (and other things) when this kind of thing happens:
Megachurch preacher Paula White has married rock and roll star Jonathan Cain, making the occasion both her and Cain’s third marriage.
Bible-believing Christians will note one problem right off the bat: Scripture does not allow women to be pastors of churches; Paula White is already disobedient to the word of God, so why would anyone think she'd be obedient in much else?

Second: Ms White is twice-divorced, thrice-married, making her a serial adulterer.  How do I know?  Because her husband, Randy White, is still alive, and is still a preacher at their former church, Without Walls International in Tampa, and there's no mention of an extramarital affair anywhere in the article.  As Bible-believing Christians know, the only reason for divorce given by our Lord Jesus is sexual infidelity, and should a divorce occur, the only way to keep it from becoming adultery is for the couple to remarry or for both to remain single.

Third, the man she's marrying – Jonathan Cain – is also on his third marriage after two divorces, making him also a serial adulterer.

It's bad enough we have this sort of thing – serial adultery – within the body of Christ itself; when it occurs among church leadership, it's worse.  All the accusations of 'hypocrisy' rise up, and they're true – they cannot be denied with a straight face.

The church has allowed this to happen to itself, and it will get no better unless the church knuckles down and starts obeying their Lord.