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Speed of Light Slowing Down?

". . .It raises the distinct possibility that scientific validation exists
for a (gasp) literal interpretation of the seminal passages of Genesis."

The theory of evolution requires unfathomable lengths of time - eons ...
billions and billions of years.

Even with all that time, it's still hard to imagine how complex biochemicals
such as hemoglobin or chlorophyll self assembled in the primordial goo. But
to those of us who question the process, the answer is always the same.
Time. More time than you can grasp - timespans so vast that anything is
possible, even chance combinations of random chemicals to form the stunning
complexities of reproducing life.

Modern physics is now considering a theory that could throw into confusion
virtually all of the accepted temporal paradigms of 20th-century science,
including the age of the universe and the billions of years necessary for
evolution. Further, it raises the distinct possibility that scientific
validation exists for a (gasp) literal interpretation of the seminal
passages of Genesis. Goodbye Scopes trial.

The theory is deceptively simple: The speed of light is not constant, as
we've been taught since the early 1930s, but has been steadily slowing since
the first instance of time.

If true, virtually all aspects of traditional physics are affected,
including the presumed steady state of radioactive decay used to measure
geologic time. MORE:

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First Published In Last Century - July 26,1997
Thought For The OPEN Mind - Humor From American Culture


If you stop believing what your professor told you had to be true
and if you start thinking for yourself you may come to some
conclusions you hadn't expected. You may find the Bible makes
more sense than you thought or were told to think. Allow yourself
to be ruined, ruined with regard to what you always thought could
be true. Can you believe what you don't understand? You and I
believe everyday what we don't understand unless it comes to
the issue of salvation. - - - Dr. Woodrow Kroll


There is simply no historic foundation for the position that the
Framers intended to build the 'wall of separation' that was
constitutionalized in Everson. The 'wall of separation be-
tween church and state' is a metaphor based on bad history,
a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging.
It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.
- - - Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, William Rehnquist


In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued this ruling, "By our form
of government, the Christian religion is the established religion,
and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on
equal footing." Some 57 years later, after Congress was
petitioned to separate Christian principles from government,
in 1853 the House Judiciary Committee issued their formal
report, including these words: "In this age there is no substitute
for Christianity. This was the religion of the founders of the republic,
and they expected it to be the religion of their dependents. The
great vital, conservative elements in our system is the belief of
our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel
of Jesus Christ." - - - Dr. Gerald Beavan


"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own
their dependence upon the overruling power of God
and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the
Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those
nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
-- President Abraham Lincoln


Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment;
trust in money and you may have it taken from you;
but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in
time or eternity. - D.L. Moody


Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best of minds.
Men and women live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies
into which they never enter and with their hand on the door latch
they die outside. GK Chesterton

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I was a little stunned when I heard that we were celebrating not long ago the 20-year anniversary of the first Gulf War. Man, time flies! And it brought back to my memory an interview with a soldier who was there as they were about to go to war from Kuwait and into Iraq. She said, "You know, we had gotten training when we were in boot camp in chemical warfare." And she said, "We kind of dozed off, and you know, didn't take notes, threw paper wads, whatever. It was just boring stuff." She said, "Now they're covering chemical warfare again, because we're about to go into Iraq where they have them." She said, "We're taking notes, we're asking questions, we're staying late after class." I thought, "Wow! What a big difference; same material, same information." What was different? All of a sudden soldiers knew that their life could depend on what they were learning, and they were going to need it, not just know it.

Now, our word for today from the Word of God comes from Matthew chapter 28, verse 18. Jesus is just about to ascend into heaven and leave His disciples. "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.'" Wow! What a great statement! And Jesus has saved it until this moment. You can almost hear His disciples say, "Oh, that's a good one. Remember that one. That's a great statement. 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and in earth.' I like that. That's powerful."

Do you know why He waited until now to give it to them?

Listen to what He says next, "Therefore" - what's the therefore? Well, because all authority was given to Me, "Therefore on that basis...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."

Here's eleven guys standing on a mountain, and Jesus says, "I want you guys to go take care of the whole world." Whoa! It's a good thing He said, "All authority has been given to Me." All of a sudden that's not just a great wall plaque. That's not just a great quotation to write down. There are lives, there are ministries going to depend on it. He is giving them a mission that is so much bigger than they are. They're going to need that power as they've never needed it before.

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See, you don't know God's power until you really need God's power. You have the need to need what you know. I've watched a lot of yawning youth group kids suddenly grabbing their Bible, learning to pray, asking questions. You know why? Well, suddenly they're on a mission trip, they're away from home, they're pushed to the limits physically and emotionally. And suddenly they need for the first time what they'd be hearing for years.

Like those soldiers in that class. They weren't interested in the material until they knew they'd need it to stay alive. Now, what's it all mean to you? Well, you need to be out on a limb for the Lord before you're going to really experience His power. Safe Christianity is boring Christianity. You need to get busy doing something for the Lord; not just knowing things about Him, learning about Him. You've got to do something.

So, take the plunge. Take that Sunday School class. Yeah, go ahead and take it. Get involved in that outreach program. Go on that mission trip. Get involved with some group of people who need you. Become committed to actively sharing Christ with the people around you. Or say yes to that invitation to get involved in some part of the Lord's work as a volunteer.

Get out on a limb where you're taking some risks for your Lord serving Him so you get beyond yourself; because you'll meet Him there in a way you can't meet Him anywhere else because now, you need to need what you know.

To find out how you can begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please visit: Yours for Life or call 1-888-966-7325.

"A Word With You" by Ron Hutchcraft

Professor Howdy said...

Problems of Pain

"On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your pain today?"

Ironically, the question, a hospital's attempt to understand and manage the pain of cancer patients, only seemed to cause my father more pain. He hated the daily inquiry that seized him almost as consistently as the sting of the growing tumor. It aggravated him deeply, more than I could say I understood. It was a philosophical quagmire for him that somehow mocked pain and amplified the problem of suffering. If he answered "10" in the midst of a painful morning, only to discover a greater quantity of pain in the evening, the scale was meaningless. The numbers were never constant, and what is a scale if its points of measurement cannot stand in relation to one another? If he answered "10" on any given day would that somehow control the ceiling of his own pain? He knew it would not, and that uncertainty seemed almost literally to add painful insult to an already fatal

Considerations of pain and suffering are among the most cited explanations for disbelief in God, both for professionally trained philosophers and for the general public. If a good, powerful, and present deity exists, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? Even for those who argue that the existence of God and the presence of evil can be reconciled, the vast amount of suffering in the world certainly compounds the dilemma. We can sympathize with Ivan Karamazov in his depiction of the earth as one soaked through with human tears. We imagine not merely one person measuring their pain on a scale of 1 to 10 but innumerable individuals, and the temptation is to add all of these scales together as one giant proof against God.

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In his 1940 book The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis warns us against espousing such a temptation. "We must never make the problem of pain worse than it is by vague talk about the 'unimaginable sum of human misery,'" he writes. "Search
all time and space and you will not find that composite pain in anyone's consciousness. There is no such thing as a sum of suffering, for no one suffers it."(1) Or, said in another way, there are as many problems of pain as there are conscious beings—and God must deal with each and every one of them.

For someone like my dad, for whom weighing pain was both disparaging and unfeasible, this would perhaps have been one comfort in a maddening abyss of darkness. It means his own problem of pain was not lost in a sea of meaningless scales and indescribable measurements. It means that his frustrating, inconsistent ceiling of sorrow was itself held in the arms of God—and not vaguely absorbed in an immeasurable sum, or else given a distant, theoretical answer. It means that God had to come near not simply to pain in general, but to him.

This is exactly the scandalous confession of Christian hope. As Hans Urs von Balthasar writes, "When life is hard and apparently hopeless, we
can be confident that this darkness of ours can be taken up into the great darkness of redemption through which the light of Easter dawns. And when what is required of us seems too burdensome, when the pains become unbearable and the fate we are asked to accept seems simply meaningless—then we have come very close to the man nailed on the Cross at the Place of the Skull, for he has already undergone this on our behalf and, moreover, in unimaginable intensity."(2) On the cross, in the person of Christ, the problem of pain was God's own, felt acutely, absorbed personally, endured as one person—and answering as many problems of pain as there are created beings.

Jill Carattini is managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.

(1) C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (New York: Touchstone, 1996), 103.
(2) Hans Urs von Balthasar, "The Scapegoat and the Trinity," You Crown the Year with Your Goodness: Sermons through
the Liturgical Year (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1989), 87.

Professor Howdy said...

Four Important Things To KNOW:

1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews,
Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians,
Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist,
Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist,
French, etc.) have sinned & fall
short of the glory of God.

2) For the wages of above (see #1)
are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation
from God, & damnation) but the Gift
(free & at no charge to you) of God
(Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is
Eternal Life (Heaven) through
(in union with) Jesus Christ
(God, Lord, 2nd Person of the
Trinity, Messiah, Prince of
Peace & Savior of the World).

3) For God so greatly loved & dearly
prized the world (Americans, Muslims,
Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist,
Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans,
Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons,
Methodist, French, etc.) that
He even gave up His only begotten
(unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone,
anywhere, anytime - while still living)
believes (trust in, relies on, clings to,
depends completely on) Him shall
have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven).

4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
& THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American,
Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist,
Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist,
Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French,
etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with
GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through)
ME (no other name).

This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - -

(Rev. 3:20)

{Please note that church membership,
baptism, doing good things, etc. are not
requirements for becoming a Christian -
however they are great afterwards!!!}

Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad
is the road that leads to destruction
(Hell, damnation, eternal punishment),
and many enter through it. But small
is the gate and narrow the road that
leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness,
forever with God), and only a few find it.


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Avez-vous su que Dieu vous aime ?
Wußten Sie, daß Gott Sie liebt?
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But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

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You will restore me to even greater
honor and comfort me once again.

- Psalm 71:21

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When doubts filled my mind,
your comfort gave me renewed

hope and cheer.
- Psalm 94:19 NLT

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Now let your unfailing love comfort me,
just as you promised me... - Psalm 119:76 NLT

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Leave me alone to weep;
do not try to comfort me.

Let me cry for my people
as I watch them being destroyed.

- Isaiah 22:4 NLT

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He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. - 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT

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