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In this issue . . .
A: Every shepherd should be zealous to protect his sheep. Why do they remain silent on the controversy about evolution and millions of years or refuse to teach Genesis as straightforward, literal history? If pressed, they will probably insist that this issue, especially the age of the creation, really isn't important.
The main problem is that most pastors have never recognized and carefully considered the foundational issues at stake here. Few books provide pastors with clear arguments explaining why compromise on the history of Genesis 1–11 undermines people's trust in the truth, clarity, and authority of Scripture, and ultimately undermines the foundation of the gospel itself.
Answers in Genesis has produced many helpful resources to equip the church and its leaders. A good starting place is Ken Ham's book The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years, his brief web article "The 'God' of an Old Earth," or the DVD Millions of Years: Where Did the Idea Come From?
Read the whole article by Dr. Terry Mortenson to discover more reasons why pastors may fail to teach Genesis and more ways to help them be more faithful shepherds. Above all, pray for courage for your pastors to believe and proclaim the truth.
The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years
Most pastors are readers, so if they can read just one book, Ken Ham's The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years has proven effective for 25 years (just updated). This classic lays out in simple terms how compromise has opened the door for our generation's rejection of Scripture and the gospel.
Fig Wasp Fossil Said to Pre-Date Figs by 65 Million Years: Did Triassic dinosaurs wake up and smell the roses?
Evolution of Snake Venom: A New Use for Old Genes? Cobra genome shows snake venom's innocuous roots.
Evolution of Snakes on the Fast Track: Does the Burmese python showcase the evolution of snakes every time it swallows an enormous victim?
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This week Steve Ham talks with AiG speaker Bodie Hodge to answer the question, "How Shall We Help our Children Understand the Real History of Christmas?"
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Thursday, December 26, 2013
So, he walked into a bank in New York City and asked for a loan
officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Oslo for the All-Scandinavian Summer Festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank.
The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of
security for the loan, so Ole handed over the keys to his new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank.
Ole produced the title and everything checked out.
The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest. The loan papers were signed and an employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's private underground garage and parked it.
Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at Ole from Minnesota for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan.
Two weeks later, Ole returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07.
The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your
business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a Distinguished Alumni from The University of Minnesota, a highly sophisticated investor and multimillionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include
a large number of oil wells around Williston, ND. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"
Ole replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?"
His name was Ole. Keep an eye on these Minnesota boys! Just because we talk funny does not mean we just got off the lutefisk boat.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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A man said he received his spiritual training at the knees of his godly mother and his moral training across the knee of his determined father. We need more of both kinds of training today. - Louis Arnold
The reason the lions did not eat Daniel when he was in their den was because he was made mostly of backbone and the rest of him was grit. - C. H. Spurgeon
I can see how it may be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. - Abraham Lincoln
If anyone would tell you the shortest, and surest way to happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make it a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for everything that happens to you. For it is certain that whatever seemingly calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing. - Selected [The Arnold Report, Nov-Dec 2013]
Christians certainly want to see people converted to Christianity, but Christians allow freedom of religion, not like the intolerant atheists who increasingly want freedom for their religion only. - Ken Ham
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