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* What Are The Odds That You...?


Have you ever thought about the impossible odds that you would ever exist? The chances in your family tree that your direct male ancestor dating back to Adam would meet your direct female ancestor dating back to Eve would meet & have your next in line descendant were almost impossible. Now trace that back for each generation. Had but one missed their "opportunity", YOU WOULD NOT EXIST! You would never have been born. Nobody would have known about you or even missed you because they would not have known. Your spouse would probably have married someone else. Your children would never have been born. Your grandkids would never have been known!


It is also probable that somewhere in your family tree there was a rapist, a murderer, illegitimacy, a King, a Queen, a slave, a great warrior, etc. It is very likely that somewhere in your family tree are each of the three races! It is rather UNLIKELY that you had a Gay Person in your direct Family Tree!


When a couple conceives a child each woman carries hundreds of "eggs" (1/mo.) while a man contains millions of "seed" (as the Bible labels it). Only one of those eggs and one of those seeds in each generation from you back to Adam & Eve (our first parents) had to combine at the right time each time or you would never have been born. No one would ever have known about you! Nobody! Starting with our First Parents, the odds of you or me being born were one in a trillion to the trillionth power times itself a trillion times!


And yet the Bible teaches clearly that God knew (and arranged) that each of us would be born BEFORE He even created our Planet! He even knew what our name would be! He even knew how long each person who ever lived would live! He also wants to spend eternity with us but because He is not only a Loving God & Creator but also a Just & Fair God He provided a Way for each of us to be with Him forever but there was One BIG PROBLEM! 

He cannot look on SIN because of His Holiness but fortunately He provided ONE WAY - but only One Way! This only way is through His Only Son who came to pay our personal penalty for Sin in a horrible & painful death on the Cross! If we accept His offer, confess our sins to Him & give Him our life & control over it absolutely 100%, we will spend forever with Him & be His CHILD! Unfortunately most choose to refuse this gracious offer but I hope that you won't!


None will dare mention when they stand before Him on Judgment Day that they were a good person, all religions lead to Heaven or that they did not have time. None will claim that His Holy Book - The Bible - had contradictions or was not relevant to their particular time! The ONLY correct answer to be in His Heaven is what you did with His FREE Offer! Those who refused will be punished forever & ever in a very terrible way - much worse than their greatest nightmares! No escape for eternity! Everyone who ever existed had at least one chance! He is fair but He will judge absolutely those who refused His Just, Merciful, Absolutely Fair & Loving ONE WAY only!


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Professor Howdy said...

P U R P O S E of 'Thought & Humor':

But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31



Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55



O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139



When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- Isaac Watts



O God, You have taught me from my
youth; And to this day I declare
Your wondrous works. Now also when
I am old and gray headed, O God,
do not forsake me, Until I declare
Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.
Ps 71

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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. (King Solomon)


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

And this Good News about the Kingdom will be
preached through all the world for a witness to
all people; and then the end will come. - Mat 24:14

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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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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

Professor Howdy said...


So great is my veneration for the Bible
that the earlier my children begin to read
it the more confident will be my hope that
they will prove useful citizens of their country
and respectable members of society. I have for
many years made it a practice to read through
the Bible once every year. - President John
Quincy Adams

The existence of the Bible, as a Book for the
people, is the greatest benefit which the human
race has ever experienced. Every attempt to
belittle it is a crime against humanity.
- Immanuel Kant (Philosopher)

The New Testament is the very best Book
that ever or ever will be known in the world.
- Charles Dickens (Author)

All human discoveries seem to be made only
for the purpose of confirming more and more
strongly the truths contained in the
Sacred Scriptures. - Sir William Herschel (Astronomer)

There are more sure marks of authenticity
in the Bible than in any profane history.
- Sir Isaac Newton (Scientist)

Let mental culture go on advancing,
let the natural sciences progress in
even greater extent and depth, and
the human mind widen itself as much
as it desires; beyond the elevation
and moral culture of Christianity,
as it shines forth in the Gospels,
it will not go. - Goethe (Author)

I have known ninety-five of the world's great
men in my time, and of these eight-seven were
followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with
a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable
distance separates it from all competitors.
- W.E. Gladstone (Prime Minister)

Whatever merit there is in anything that I have
written is simply due to the fact that when I was
a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible
and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.
- John Ruskin (art critic and social commentator)

The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor
and oppressed. The human race is not in a position
to dispense with it.
- Thomas Huxley (Author & Scientist)

The whole hope of human progress is suspended
on the ever growing influence of the Bible.
- W.H. Seward (Secretary of State)

America was born a Christian nation.
America was born to exemplify that
devotion to the elements of righteousness,
which are derived from the revelations
of Holy Scriptures. Part of the destiny
of Americans lies in their daily perusal
of this great book of revelations. That
if they would see America free and pure
they will make their own spirits free and
pure by this baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- President Woodrow Wilson

For Christians, the life and death of Jesus are the ultimate
expressions of love, and the supreme demonstrations of
God's mercy, faithfulness, and redemption. Since Christ's
miraculous Resurrection on Easter, more than 2,000 years
ago, Christians have expressed joy and gratitude for this
wondrous sacrifice and for God's promise of freedom for
the oppressed, healing for the brokenhearted, and salvation.
- President George W. Bush

It cannot be emphasized too strongly
or too often that this great nation was
founded, not by religionists, but by
Christians; not on religions, but on
the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this
very reason peoples of other faiths
have been afforded asylum, prosperity,
and freedom of worship here.
- Attributed to Patrick Henry
(original member of the Continental Congress)

Professor Howdy said...


The Bible claims to be the Word
of the only true God. In addition
to historical, archaeological, and
scientific proofs, there are numerous
internal proofs. No such evidences
exist for other "sacred writings."

The Bible was written during 1,600
years by 40 prophets, most of
whom lived in diverse cultures,
at different times in history, yet
who never contradict but comple -
ment each other. For the Qur'an,
Muslims must take the word of
Muhammad, just as the Book
of Mormon rests solely upon
Joseph Smith's word. But every
biblical prophet is confirmed
by 39 other prophets.

- Dave Hunt

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God designed humans to want
to believe in something. That's
the image of God that is in us.
But as G. K. Chesterton famously
put it, when we reject the God
of the Bible, we don't believe
in nothing; we believe in everything --
including Little Green Men.

- Chuck Colson

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I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever
given to man. All the good from the Savior of the
world is communicated to us through this book.
- President Abraham Lincoln

For we must consider that we shall be as a City
upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.
So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this
work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to
withdraw his present help from us, we shall be
made a story and a byword throughout the world.
- John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without
God and the Bible. - Attributed to President George Washington

The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature,
with a power that conquers all that oppose it. - Napoleon

That Book accounts for the supremacy of England.
- Queen Victoria

If there is anything in my thought or style to
commend, the credit is due my parents for
instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures.
If we abide by the principals taught in the Bible,
our country will go on prospering and to prosper;
but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions
and authority, no man can tell how sudden a
catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all
our glory in profound obscurity.
- Daniel Webster (Founding Father)

The Bible is worth all other books which have ever
been printed. - Patrick Henry (original member
of the Continental Congress)

The Bible is the anchor of our liberties. - President U.S. Grant

It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially
a Bible-reading people. The principals of the
Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
- Horace Greeley (Editor)

That Book is the rock on which our Republic rests.
- President Andrew Jackson

In all my perplexities and distresses,
the Bible has never failed to give me
light and strength. - Gen. Robert E. Lee

Bible reading is an education in itself.
- Lord Tennyson (Poet)

Professor Howdy said...

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

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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

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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 am trying here to prevent anyone from saying
the really foolish thing that people often say
about Him [Jesus Christ]: "I'm ready to accept
Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't
accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say. A man
who was merely a man and said the sort of
things Jesus said would not be a great moral
teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a
level with a man who says he is a poached
egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man
was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman
or something worse...

You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit
at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can
fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about His being a great human
teacher. He has not left that option open
to us. He did not intend to.

-- From C.S. Lewis
(Author of The Chronicles of Narnia)

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