The Blood Trail

GE DIGITAL CAMERAFor many years I set up deer camp on the edge of a large cedar swamp. It was at the end of an old logging road, nearly three miles from the nearest gravel road. Deer camp is a tradition in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as it is in many parts of the country. Over the years there have been many different people in the camp. This year it would just be my brother Mark, his wife Deb and myself. My brother and his wife had driven to the U.P. from Arkansas. For several years they made the trip. While they enjoyed deer hunting, Mark said the best part was the deer camp, campfires, and visiting. However, he always seemed to shoot his buck every time. The following is his story of one of those hunts.

“I was in my treestand early. The day was just breaking. The forest was coming alive. And, to top it off it was snowing.

Huge snowflakes were steadily falling. It gave a surreal feel to the woods. It was almost too perfect. It was going to be a great morning.”

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Scientists Admit: The Fossil Record Doesn’t Show Evolution Has Occurred

The fossil record in the sedimentary rocks is supposed to show the evolution of life to more advanced and complex life forms, over vast spans of time. Evolutionist looks to the fossils as proof that evolution took place. As Geologist Carl Dunbar stated:

“Fossils provide the only historical, documentary evidence that life has evolved from simpler to more and more complex forms.”

However, in the billions of fossils, there is not a single example of one species transitioning into another. There are no transitional fossils. Even the evolutionist admit that there are none. I include several quotes by evolutionists later in this post.

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Part 3 – Supernatural Facts in The Bible

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Supernatural Facts of the Bible proving the Scriptures were God inspired

For ages, the difference between night and day was believed to be caused by the sun rotating around the earth. Today we know that the earth’s rotation on its axis is responsible for the sun’s rising and setting. But over 4000 years ago, it was written, “Have you given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,………..The earth takes shape like clay under a seal:” (Job 38:12,14)   

“The picture here is of a clay vessel being turned or rotated upon the potter’s wheel–an accurate analogy of the earth’s rotation.” (Ray Comfort)

Job 38:16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea.”  It wasn’t until 1977, that scientists discovered the first of many hydrothermal vents, or hot springs, on the deep ocean floor. These springs are in total darkness. No one but God could have known about them over 4000 years ago.

Job 38:35 “Can you send out lightning, that they may go, And say to you, Here we are?” This had to sound like a strange question to Job. But all electromagnetic radiation, from radio waves to x-rays, travels at the speed of light. This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. The fact that light could be sent and then manifest itself in speech wasn’t discovered by science until 1864, (3,300 years later) when British scientist James Maxwell discovered that electricity and light waves are two forms of the same thing.

Three different places in the Bible tell us that the earth is wearing out.                             Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment.’

Psalm 102:25-26, In the beginning, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the (celestial) heavens are the work of your hand. They will perish, but you remain; they will wear out like a garment.”

Hebrews 1:10-11 “They (earth and the celestial heavens) will perish, but you remain; they will wear out like a garment.”

This wearing out and running down is considered the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This scientific law states: that in all physical processes, every ordered system over time tends to become more disordered. Everything is running down and wearing out as energy is becoming less and less available for use. The fact that this is happening to our world and universe wasn’t discovered by science until recently, even though the Bible stated this in concise terms thousands of years ago.

Job 38:19 asks: “Where is the way where light dwells?”  Until roughly the time of Newton, no one knew that there was a “way” where light “dwells” – that is, a direction where light comes from. Photons, the particles that carry and, for all practical purposes, are light, weren’t discovered until Einstein. In empty space, the speed of light is approximately 186,000 miles per hour.

Job 38:24,  By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?  God asked Job a list of questions intended to show him how small Job really was in comparison with the universe around him. This particular question demands of Job how the light was parted (by day into night) and how that light makes the east wind blow.

Now we, today, can answer that question. Job could not. The light causes the east wind to blow because the dawn heats the air that has been cooled all night. As the air cooled, it had contracted until it basically reached an equilibrium. Then when dawn creeps towards the horizon it begins to heat the air nearby, and as this air is heated it expands, causing a higher pressure than the still-cool air of the night, which makes the east wind “blow”. It wasn’t until about five hundred years ago that the connection between light and wind was made.

 

Taken from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church.”

This is the third in a weekly series of ‘Supernatural Facts of The Bible.’ To see previous posts go to Sharing Jesus at http://www.jerryblount.com

When the real You meets the real God.

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We’ve been exploring the subject of prayer for the last few posts.  We began looking into how God wants us to pray, learned to approach God as children needing their Father, and how cynicism can get in the way of being comfortable with prayer.   All of this has shown me that I don’t want my prayer life to be phony.  I want to meet God the way He wants us to meet Him.  If the real me was created to encounter the real God in prayer, then the Bible must have something to say about this.



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A Model Prayer

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but…

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Coelacanth – An Evolutionary Embarrassment

Coelacanth – The fish that was supposed to have climbed out of the water millions of years ago is still alive and still a fish. 

    In the winter of 1938, a fishing boat off the coast of southern Africa, dragged from the Indian Ocean a fish that supposedly lived 350 million years ago and was thought to be extinct for 70 million years. The Coelacanth were considered to be ancestral to land vertebrates. It was considered an index fossil. Any rock which contained an Coelacanth fossil was believed to be 70,000,000 to 400,000,000 years old. Paleontologists had confidently pronounced the coelacanth was extinct before man had evolved. Yet, humans and coelacanths are living together in the present world. Another one was caught, thousands of miles away in Indonesia in 1998.  Several have been caught since.

    The discovery of the Coelacanth was an embarrassment to the evolutionist, in that the Coelacanth was considered to be the chief candidate to represent a transition species from fish to amphibian. Supposedly one hundred million years ago, the Coelacanth walked out of the water on its fins, grew legs and became an amphibian. Millions of students had been taught that this fish was the ancestor of all land creatures, including man. However, they are still the same as they were supposedly a hundred million years ago. The evolutionist believed the Coelacanth lived in shallow water, ready to crawl out onto land, when in fact, it was a deep sea fish. Its discovery was a blow to the evolution theory as the following statements show.

    “Throughout the hundreds of millions of years the coelacanths have kept the same form and structure. Here is one of the great mysteries of evolution.” (Jacques Millot, The Coelacanth, Scientific American)

    “The brain of a 90-pound coelacanth weighs less than 50 grams [0.11 ounces] —that is, no more than one 15,000th of the body weight. No present-day vertebrate that we know of has so small a brain in relation to its size.” (Jacques Millot, The Coelacanth, Scientific American)

   “…..We never saw any of them walk, and it appears the fish is unable to do so.” (Coelacanths: The Fish That Time Forgot, National Geographic)  

    The coelacanth, the fish that the evolutionists claimed walked out of the water and became one of the first amphibian, is alive and well today. But it is still a fish, just as God made it.  

 

Taken from: “Noah and the Great Flood, The Proof and Effects of It.” 

Camille’s Story

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This is Camille’s Story, shared below, and written in her own words.  She tells of her childhood growing up without her father, finally meeting her father, and the struggles that led to.  Her story of her father’s life is hard and tragic, but she ends with forgiveness in the most beautiful way.   I hope you’re as encouraged by her story as I was.  Read on…

Shared from the Original Source: The Bio-Dad — The Chapters of Camille

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The Bio-Dad

Born in the early 60’s to a sixteen-year old, young man and a seventeen-year old, young lady, I was born into what I call a generational curse. My mother grew up on a farm in a home where daily abuse took place, (that will be another chapter).  I don’t know a lot about how my biological father grew up, just that his childhood was not as bad as my mother’s. Throughout…

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Part 2 – Supernatural Facts in The Bible

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Supernatural Facts of the Bible proving the scriptures were God inspired

 Isaiah 55:10;the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth.”  Isaiah spoke of the cycle of water 2500 years before man was aware of it. We are told that precipitation watered the earth.

 Ecclesiastes 1:7; “All the rivers run into the sea. Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again.”  The Mississippi alone dumps approximately 518 billion gallons of water into the gulf of Mexico. The Bible explains that the waters run to the oceans and then through evaporation and precipitation returned to where it started.

 Job 36:27-28 “He draws up the drops of water which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.” The Bible tells us how moisture is drawn up through evaporation and then falls as rain upon the earth. 

 Amos 9:6 “he calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land.”  The world’s scientific minds did not understand that there was a continuous cycle of water or how it operated until the seventeenth century.

 Job 28:24-26 “For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt,”  Meteorologists have found that the relative weights of the wind and water greatly determine the weather patterns. Job spoke of this 3000 years ago, a fact that scientists have only determined in the last century. The fact that so much water covers the earth means that the effects of the sun and moon’s gravity are perfectly balanced.

 Psalm 19:6 “it’s (the sun) going forth is from the end of the heavens, And its circuit unto the ends of it; And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.” (ASV) Man has always thought that the sun was stationary. However, it has been discovered in recent years that the sun is in fact moving through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is traveling through the heavens and has a “circuit” just as the Bible says. Its circuit is so large it would take approximately 200 million years to complete one orbit.

Taken from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church”

This is the second in a weekly series of ‘Supernatural Facts in The Bible.’  To read past postings, go to: Sharing Jesus at http://www.jerryblount.com

 

Treed by a Bear

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I was sitting twelve feet above the ground in my bowhunting stand, deep in a cedar swamp. Twenty-five yards in front of me, three little bear cubs were feeding on a bait pile. Somewhere below and behind me was a large sow bear, intent on protecting her cubs. This was making me a little nervous.  To make matters worse, it was quickly getting dark.

 This was not exactly the best situation to be in. Black bears are normally afraid of man and attacks are rare.  However, most black bear attacks that do occur are when humans get too close to a bear’s cubs or come between the sow and cubs.   That’s exactly where I was.

The sow and the three yearling cubs had come to the bait about an hour earlier. I had become so entranced in watching them, that I didn’t realize it was getting dark. The sow…

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The Faith of a Child

A Beautiful Story of Faith in God for Answered Prayer

This is a story that was passed on to me. It was written several years ago, by a doctor who worked in Africa.

“One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator). We also had no special feeding facilities.

Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates). ‘And it is our last hot water bottle!’ she exclaimed.

‘All right,’ I said, ‘put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts Your job is to keep the baby warm.’

The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

During prayer time, one ten -year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. ‘Please, God’ she prayed, ‘Send us a hot water bottle today It’ll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.’

While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, ‘And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she’ll know You really love her?’

As often with children’s prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say ‘Amen?’ I just did not believe that God could do this.

Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren’t there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home.

Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!

Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses’ training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the veranda was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper; taking care not to tear it unduly Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box.  From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas – that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.

Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the…..could it really be?

I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried.

I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.

Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, ‘If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!’

Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!

Looking up at me, she asked, ‘Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she’ll know that Jesus really loves her?’

‘Of course,’ I replied!

That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God’s prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.

And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child – five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it ‘that afternoon.”

 

‘Before they call, I will answer.’ (Isaiah 65:24)

The Dinosaur to Bird Fallacy

    Evolutionists claim birds evolved from reptiles. That is quite a jump from one species to the next. From a ground crawling creature, to a marvelous flying creature with a completely different DNA, and no real evidence of any transitional form in between. Where is the proof of such a jump in evolution?

    Evolutionists claim that Archaeopteryx is a featured dinosaur. A transition between reptiles and birds. For decades, paleontologists claimed the Archaeopteryx was the original first bird. Of the few Archaeopteryx fossils, at least two of them have proven to be forgeries. Apparently a thin layer of cement was spread on a fossil of a chicken size dinosaur, called Compsognathus. Bird feathers were then imprinted into the wet cement.

     For such a great transition, from dinosaur to bird, there should have been great numbers of fossils with scales turning into feathers and forelimbs turning into wings. If millions of years were required for this transition, where are the millions of fossils documenting it. There are none as evolutionist William Swinton admits, although he still believes it took place:

“The origin of birds is largely a matter of deduction. There is no fossil evidence of the stages through which the remarkable change from reptile to bird was achieved.”   

   Evolutionist Alan Feduccia, a world authority on birds at the University of North Carolina says: “It’s biophysically impossible to evolve flight from such large bipeds with foreshortened forelimbs and heavy, balancing tails”—exactly the wrong anatomy for flight……..In my opinion, the theropod (Archaeopteryx) origin of birds will be the greatest embarrassment of paleontology in the 20th century.”   

Feduccia proclaimed: “Paleontologists have tried to turn Archaeopteryx into an earth-bound, feathered dinosaur. But it’s not. It is a bird, a perching bird. And no amount of ‘paleobabble’ is going to change that”  

    University of Kansas paleontologist Larry Martin speaking about two fossils found in china, which were being claimed to be featured theropods, stated: “You have to put this in perspective. To the people who wrote the paper, the chicken would be a featured dinosaur.”

    “As further proof that Archaeopteryx is not a transition species, fossils of two modern birds have recently been found in rock strata, dated by evolutionists, as being much older than Archaeopteryx.” (Fossil Bird Shakes Evolutionary Hypotheses, Nature, Vol. 322)

    Undoubtedly, Archaeopteryx will continue to be proclaimed as a “missing link.” For the evolutionists, it is the ONLY possible solution to the question of how birds evolved. They have nothing else. They have nothing, because there are no known missing links.

“In that great window to the past–the fossil record–we only find distinct plant and animal kinds, with no transitional forms. With the exception of creatures that have become extinct…. ALL life forms found in the fossils are just like those presently alive! To say it again: All non-extinct plant and animal fossils are the same as creatures now alive on the earth. There is NO evidence of evolution in the fossils.” (Evolution Encyclopedia Vol. 2, Part 1)  

Sadly, given that Archaeopteryx is a mainstay in biology textbooks, students will continue to be mislead by this fallacious claim.

 

Taken from “Noah and The Great Flood: The Proof and Effects of It”

This will be the first in weekly posts exposing evolution. That is, if there is enough interest in the posts. I have an amazing amount of material from my book research that I would love to share.