Monday, June 30, 2008

On the Evolution/Creationism Front

The state of Louisiana has passed a bill allowing teachers to offer evidence that may be critical of politically correct scientific issues.Click here to read more about this new development in Louisiana.

This will include such subjects as Darwinism and Global Warming among others. In the past, public school teachers have been censored and reprimanded for simply stating the fact that the theory of evolution is flawed. Now they have the freedom to give all the facts at least in Louisiana. I hope this proves to be a trend.

However, it does not mean that Biblical truth concerning creationism will be allowed in public schools. Also, it is doubtful that most of the more liberal states will do anything like this. At least it is a small step in the right direction.

Monday, June 23, 2008

"A Christian Nation"

Are we a Christian nation? Barak Obama says "Whatever we were, we are no longer a Christian nation, at least, not just." I don't intend to get into politics here, but I do want everyone to hear what Barak Obama said about this nation. Just click on the You Tube picture below. He is not the only one saying this type of thing today. Obviously, there is a concerted effort on the part of some to discredit Christianity and hopefully relegate it to obscurity in this country.

Contrary to what these folks are saying, this country was founded upon the principles and values of the Bible. The founding fathers were very clear about this. One of the great disappointments of our education system today is the refusal to expose young people to the Federalist Papers which reveal the underlying philosophy of these founders.

The most troubling words in the Obama quote are "no longer." This implies we are not what we once were with regard to Christianity. Friends, we need to get back to these principles. Of course, there are things that have changed for the better (i.e., Civil Rights). Keep in mind that the things that were not good about this country in the past were not supported or condoned by the Bible.

This is not to say that other religions have no place in the U.S.A. One of the founding principles of this great nation is the freedom of religion. I believe this. We all have the power of choice. It is interesting that in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2,3), Adam and Eve had a choice. God placed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the midst of the garden. Yes, other religious beliefs are welcome here, but they must not be allowed to change these founding principles. Whatever religion one may be, we must all be Americans! We must all remember that they are here because of the very principle of the freedom of religion that some would like to destroy. What do you think? Would there be freedom of religion here if this country were founded on Islamic principles and values?

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Lionel Ruby defines the word "Logophobia" as being the fear of logic (Logic, An Introduction, viii). "This is a characteristic of those who speak disparagingly about the cruciality of valid reasoning and who are not at all disturbed that their position implies contradiction." In our postmodern age, many people reject logic for relativism and feelings. These become the foundation for the way they see the world around them and religion in particular. This attitude even creeps into the church from time to time. When anyone who rejects evidence or facts in order to hold a preconceived idea, belief, or some desired practice regardless of what the Bible says is suffering from "logophobia".

Lord Halifax once said, "Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason when it is not on our side." Again, David Hume pronounced "No man turns against reason until reason turns against him." There is much truth to these two statements. However, man's rebellion against reason does not change the universal truth of God's Word. This attitude still comes down to simple rebellion against God.

God said, "Come now, and let us reason together" (Isaiah 1:18). His desire for us is to reject postmodernism and hold to His Will. He also commands us to do this. "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (1 Thessalonians 5:21). We have the inspired example of how the Bereans were commended for searching the scriptures (Acts 17:11). We are told to contend for the faith, and be ready to give an answer (Jude 3; 1 Peter 3:15). May we never be ashamed of God's Word, and may we always have the courage to face the truth - even when it is not appealing to our finite human sensibilities.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Questions For Bible Study

I once ran across an old bulletin article written by the late Franklin Camp in 1968. It was about personal Bible study using ten questions. These questions are based on private study of a chapter of the Bible. They are designed to promote introspection on your part and to help you handle the things you may face each day. I want to share these questions with you today.

1. What is the principle subject of the chapter?
2. What is the most important lesson? (for you)
3. What is the most impressive verse to me? (memorize it)
4. Who are the main persons in the chapter?
5. Is there anything in the chapter about Christ?
6. Is there any example for me to follow?
7. Is there any error to avoid?
8. Is there any duty to perform?
9. Is there any promise to claim?
10. Is there any prayer with petitions (prayers) that apply to my special needs?

Brother Camp was a brilliant man! Remember, these are designed to help you in your own personal, private Bible study. The more you apply it to your own circumstances and needs, the more it will benefit you. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mission Trip to Lincoln, MO

Some of the young people (and young at heart) from Doniphan went to Lincoln, MO for our first Mission Trip June 5-8. I will begin a Gospel Meeting with the church in Lincoln tomorrow, and it will continue through Wednesday evening. Charles Rose is the preacher here in Lincoln. He worked hard to have things ready for our arrival and has been a real help in this effort. We appreciate the good work he and the brethren are doing here. Christy Harms (a Doniphan girl!) lives here and has also been a great help to us as well.

Our group has worked diligently door knocking and trying to set up Bible Correspondence Courses in Lincoln and some of the surrounding area. We only had two days, but they covered all of Lincoln in one. Here are some pictures of everyone at work.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Where Have You Been?

create your own visited countries map

This site allows you to click on the countries you have visited and then display them on your blog or web page. This map shows countries that Courtney or I have visited. You can also make a map of the states you have visited as well. It is a fun thing to do.

Remember, a good translation of the Great Commission is "as you go into all the world, preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).