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Here’s an interesting little sequel to my last post,”Fossils and the wrong key”, in which I noted that stories of dinosaurs wandering into swamps, lakes, bogs, rivers, tar pits and so on abound, because dinosaur fossils and bones are found in sediments where they had to be buried rapidly.800px-Triassic_Utah

Evolutionists strictly enforce their “no divinity” rule and look for any other explanation than the Biblical one, which is that a world-wide flood rearranged the surface of the earth and killed almost all life.

Frank Sherwin with Institute for Creation Research recently published an article* on a fossil find in Canada, which included a nodosaur in spectacular condition.

Nodosaurs were tank-like dinosaurs, similar to ankylosaurs, covered with spiky scales. Miner Sawn Funk found one in 2011 in Alberta’s Millennium Mine, in such good condition that it looks like a statue. It even had skin remnants on its face and toe pads. How does that happen after 65+ million years?

The sedimentary layers at the mine where the nodosaur was unearthed also contain plenty of plesiosaurs. How did creatures from land and sea environments get mixed together and buried in the same sediments? According to the official story, a flood filled a riverbed and swept the dead nodosaur out to sea. It sank to the sea floor and minerals quickly penetrated its skin and armor, “ensuring that the dead nodosaur would keep its true-to-life form as eons’ worth of rock piled atop it”.

Or perhaps it got buried in the Biblical Flood, along with the plesiosaurs, all of which were swept together and buried in sediment-laden waters.

* http://www.icr.org/article/10011/

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If anyone really wanted to see evidence in favor of the Bible, they would have a fantastic opportunity in the fossil record…

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I’ve written posts before about the fate of the dinosaurs (note 1). Dinosaurs, we’re told, frequently “wandered into swamps” or bogs or tar pits, or fell into rivers or lakes, or got swept up in a tsunami or a giant storm and buried…rather like we don’t see herds of animals being swept up and buried deep down during the current “monster” hurricane season. As an example, take a look at this “Live Science” web page, which describes a huge mass-fossil graveyard, caused by…a flood. The picture (you know-an “artist’s impression”) is most revealing, and the report tells us that:

Scientists have revealed what may be the world’s largest dinosaur graveyard. The dinosaurs may have been part of a mass die-off resulting from a monster storm, comparable to today’s hurricanes, which struck what was then a coastal area (note 2).

Evolutionists have had to assume that dinosaurs wandered or fell into a whole range of watery, sandy or muddy graves or got buried in a freak storm, because these animals would not fossilize well at all-if at all-if they just died on the surface under normal conditions. There are millions of fossils around the world of creatures who were buried suddenly in sediment, but God forbid (I’m sorry, Darwin forbid) that we should invoke the Biblical Flood, in which almost all life on the earth perished in a catastrophe which included geological upheaval.

At school I, along with many others in past decades, was taught the “proven fact” that in the study of earth history “the present is the key to the past”, meaning that the processes we see taking place all around us: slow erosion of river beds, the movement of the continental plates by inches every year, and so on, have always been happening at the same rate as they do now. This is why we “know” it took many millions of years for the Grand Canyon to form, for example. Traditional belief in the Biblical Flood was abandoned with the theories of Lyell, Darwin and others.

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I was also told that fossils demonstrate the evolutionary “tree” of evolution. I’ve discovered from visits to such places as the Natural History Museum in London, and the work of dissenting scientists, that there is no such evidence, just dogma and artists impressions.

More recently in the field of geology scientists have had to face up to the evidence that there have been huge catastrophic events in earth’s history which have changed its surface and its life in very short periods of time. In a new layman’s level article on the subject published by Institute for Creation Research, Frank Sherwin reports:

Secular geologists hypothesize five major mass extinctions in Earth history and maintain the most catastrophic of these happened nearly 252 million years ago. This Permian extinction, or Great Dying, supposedly resulted in the loss of 70 percent of land species and 95 percent of marine species (note 3).

How did fossils of marine life end up on top of Mt Everest and other mountain ranges? How did mass fossil graveyards of many kinds of animals occur? How did entire herds of dinosaurs get suddenly buried together in muddy graves? How did schools of whales get transported to inland deserts? The evolutionist has an explanation for each one, of course, carefully and diligently attempting to omit anything remotely Biblical, but in truth sounding more Biblical all the time, as seen in the “Live Science” report.

The Bible-believer and seeker can read the early chapters of Genesis with great confidence, knowing that there’s been a logical and inspiring explanation for all the fossil and geological evidence, all through the ages.

NOTES

1: https://nickyfisher.com/2014/08/09/the-real-reason-dinosaurs-became-extinct/

2: https://www.livescience.com/8340-world-largest-dinosaur-graveyard-linked-mass-death.html

3: http://www.icr.org/article/10196

Can you call yourself a Christian if you vote “left”, or “right”?

Since the nineteenth century some socialists in the West have claimed that they are the real Christians in society, while in contrast anyone who doesn’t agree with them politically is self-seeking and doesn’t deserve to be called “Christian”. If you vote on the “right” you’re obviously greedy and don’t care about the poor-you only care about yourself. Currently it seems to me that those on the political far-left have all but abandoned any association with the Faith in favor of either atheism, secularism, plurality or the god of Islam. But still, to them being a real Christian is all about people-usually someone else- parting with their money to correct inequality.USCurrency_Federal_Reserve

My dad was the most godly man I’ve ever known, and the most generous. He lived in humility and holiness as much as any man does, and he considered himself a socialist. He felt that way because when he was a child the people who did all the hard physical graft-including his own dad-were paid little and worked long hours, receiving little respect from their employers, and socialism promised to fix that problem. I don’t think he realized that all self-respecting socialist societies, particularly at the time he was raised, were based on atheism, naturalism and secularism.

But given his life as an example, I don’t doubt that a socialist who may be wrong about a few Biblical doctrines as he was can also be a real Christian in the original, true sense-and a good one. The term “Christian” (“Christ-one”) was intended for those who were believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ, the gospel being about repentance from sin, and faith in Christ’s sacrificial life, death and resurrection.

God doesn’t “vote” left or right, but by his own standards. Those standards-or many of them-may or may not be followed by people on the left or the right. However, Socialism-solidly and often extremely “left” of center (if there is such a thing as “center”) is predominantly atheistic or at least simply secular. We can see this in the present-day use of the Constitution’s “establishment” clause as a weapon against expressions of faith, when the clause was clearly intended to protect the free exercise of religion-all religion-without the ability of the government to establish and impose one on its people. Socialism is often, as prescribed by Marx himself in his communist “Manifesto”, established or promoted by violent rebellion or the threat of it, whereas the gospel is about love of all men-rich or poor-and obedience to established authority as far as it’s godly. See my post on the birth and aims of socialism:

https://nickyfisher.com/2012/06/09/war-religion-and-atheism-part-2-marx-and-engels/

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Socialism is opposed to the Church and to the traditional, Biblical family. Many on the “right” of the political spectrum are on the right not because they’re greedy (and greed is not confined to the “right”-there are billionaire and millionaire socialists-even in politics) but because they see the extreme “left” to be at war against Christian social values and principles.

Socialism is fundamentally opposed to freedom of enterprise, conscience and thought, and attempts to shape all minds into its mold, most particularly now through indoctrination in education.

The difference between socialist and Christian giving is clearly seen in the book of Acts-sometimes used erroneously as a selling point for socialism. In chapter two we read that:

“…all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as anyone had need” (Acts 2:44-45).

There are three important things to see in this passage. First, there’s no doubt that the first Church-age believers really were generous. Secondly, however, they were generous towards each other, not to the state’s coffers. Thirdly and most importantly, the giving and distribution was voluntary.

The difference between socialist redistribution of wealth and real, original Christianity is that socialism demands and extracts money from you in the form of high taxes, and distributes it as the ruling elite decides. Sometimes it’s allocated to anything but Christian causes, such as abortion or sex-changes. Socialism takes your money by “law” whether you want to part with it or not, and whether you can afford it or not: Christian giving is willing, voluntary, joyful, generous giving from the heart, and from wealth that you have earned from your own hard work and enterprise.

Warning! Here comes another extensive rant fueled by hot, steaming passion, guaranteed to drive away my two remaining readers! Once in a while a bloke just has to let off some steam and ramble on about what really hurts his brain like the Dickens: this is such a time…

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As I look around at all the rabid efforts to vilify Donald Trump and his supporters, as though they-we-have no right to partake in the political process or to have an opinion, and as I look around at the determination in Washington to remove Trump from office or at the very least to stop his progress and make him look like the biggest crook/buffoon/racist to ever occupy the White House, I can easily draw a line from where we are to the world of the book of Revelation. Truth is, without doubt, being thrown to the ground (Daniel 8:12).

There’s something of an attempted coup taking place in the US, in case you haven’t noticed. Its instigators seem to be hoping it will develop into a full-fledged revolution or civil war. Unfortunately for them Trump has far more support in the real world than they want to believe. Most moderate Democrats, I’m sure, are as uneasy about the whole situation as anyone else is and I think the radicals may well be just shooting themselves in the foot. Let’s hope so!

In any case, if the revolutionaries and their allies get their way, the US and the world will never be the same again. They know that if they can succeed in disposing of the only threat to their socialistic, immoral, West-destroying plans, there will be nothing standing in their path to “fundamental transformation”, since Trump is the only one with a spine and a following to oppose them: many Republicans just want to go with the flow and enjoy their positions.800px-Chrysaora_Colorata

Trump’s enemies had believed under President Obama that they held the direction of the country in their grip. Marx’s dreams were being realized almost without hindrance: the destruction of the Christian family, globalization, the marginalization of the Church, and the muzzling of all but politically correct speech. Notice that the underclass-those on welfare-were not decreasing in number but increasing, with fifty million people on food subsidies, and the nation doubling its debt in just eight years under Obama.

The election of Trump didn’t dampen the fervor of the revolutionaries: it spurred them on, being supported by the news media giants which are part of the movement. Obama said before the election that it was “dangerous” of Trump to suggest that a national election could be rigged, but as soon as his team lost the election they were attempting to claim it was rigged. No evidence has been found to this effect.

Marx, in his “Manifesto”, stated:

“Communists everywhere…openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions”.

These people rioting in the streets and forcibly silencing speakers who don’t agree with them are not interested in democracy-they want to attain their ends by any means necessary. They want to see an end to the old order and they’re becoming increasingly impatient.

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The fundamental transformation of the US was in full swing: trans-gender bathrooms in public schools, gay marriage, tax-payer funded abortion for any reason, dismantled borders, diminishing traditional families, mountains of regulations against small business and privacy growing ever larger, the silencing of dissenters including Catholic nuns, government sympathizers in control of the media and much of higher education, and globalists, including Obama, steering us towards global citizenship under an Islamic flag.

Democracy got in the way. And Trump, accused of just about everything his enemies could think up, against all the odds, the opposition and the attempts to smear him, won the electoral college outright-the constitutional requirement for election. The media and their “deep state” allies then cooked up the post-election “Russia-collusion” charge.

Several secret service agencies have all testified that there’s no evidence of such collusion. So the next investigative attack (which is no less than a witch hunt) besides all the previous accusations still being thrown around and the relentless screams of “racism”, is that Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation. Why would he do that, if there was no collusion?

The investigators are being so thorough-poking their noses into everything they can imagine, that they’ll probably soon be examining Trump’s DNA to find out if he has any Russian ancestors. Oh, but that wouldn’t be racism or bigotry of-course. They’re practically gnashing their teeth in desperation to find something-anything-to use as an excuse for impeachment, or at least to turn his voters against him. In centuries past, many heads would have rolled by now as the result of such treason.

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If the coup were to succeed, there will be nothing else and no-one else to stop the movement towards Obama’s vision of the nation-or rather the end of it-and the world. Any Republican who may be willing to fight the establishment (are there any?) would be similarly attacked and maligned by our “free” (ha ha) press and the wealthy liberal establishment. All dissenters to their political correctness will be pushed aside, mocked, locked up, silenced, and vilified. Now that’s fascism. Hitler and his Nazis were socialists, not capitalists: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Nazi-Party

Hitler’s Nazis silenced the Church, tightly controlled business, destroyed privacy, locked people up for saying the wrong things, denigrated the value of human life, sided with Muslims against Jews, and held complete control of all media outlets: all the things the liberals were doing and want to continue doing to a greater extent.

If the coup were to succeed, borders will soon be gone, polygamy and pedophilia with consent will be the next taboos to go, and men will marry dogs, cats, ostriches and trees. Free-speech will die, along with many millions more unwanted babies. The Christian gospel will be labeled “hate-speech”. Islam will be put on a fast track to the dominance it seeks, as was Obama’s wish. In fact, Obama may even make a come-back courtesy of his many admirers (Revelation 13:3). Israelis will be pressured heavily into handing over their ancient capital to their enemies. Iran will dominate the Middle-East.

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If the coup were to succeed, the UN will be handed US sovereignty on a plate. A super-wealthy liberal elite will rule us all, defended and promoted by the “news” media. Taxes will rise causing food and fuel prices to increase greatly. We will be told what we can and cannot do in every single area of our life except morality which will be a free-for-all. Death panels will decide who gets what medical treatment and who can be born. Racism and sexism will be directed entirely against white men with government approval.

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PROPHECY AND PROBABILITY, POLITICS AND APATHY

According to at least one view of Christian theology if we really have faith we shouldn’t worry what happens to our world, because we’re all going to suddenly pop off to heaven in the rapture long before anything nasty happens here on the earth: we don’t need to engage in politics because God has it all in hand anyway, and most importantly, politics is “of the world”. These people believe that it’s a sin to engage in politics-except when it comes to voting “left” of course.

Try telling the hundreds of thousands of Christians murdered or driven from their homes and their nations in Middle-Eastern countries in recent years by political ideology, while the great Obama claimed to be “containing” their murderers, that we should just let any old tyrant take control of our nations and our world. And try telling it to the millions of babies who’ve been ripped from the womb because too many people think it’s “worldly” to engage in a political process which could halt the holocaust, and who won’t support their current president who by his own words is willing and ready to do what he can to stop it.

Yes, I do believe that God is ultimately in control of all things. He was also in control of all things when he sent Moses-a man-to confront Pharaoh. He was in control when Elijah confronted Ahab, when David confronted the Philistines, when John the Baptist confronted Herod, and when Paul appealed to Caesar. Yes lets pray for revival starting with ourselves, but let’s also engage in a political system which was fought for by Godly men to give us the freedom and prosperity we enjoy.

All of the aims of man without God in our age fulfill the warnings in Revelation and Bible prophecy in general: global governance, the persecution of Christians-legal and open in most UN nations already, rampant immorality, global communications and surveillance, a hatred of Jews and particularly Jews in their ancient capital, truth being thrown to the ground, and the dominance of a system which beheads people as a punishment for dissenters.

I’m not saying that all of this will happen immediately after Trump is gone for whatever reason, but extreme liberals in the US and elsewhere are wanting to tip the world in that direction, and most moderates and those on the right are too soft or too unwilling to do or say anything to stop them, for fear of being the targets of tolerant hatred themselves.

WHOSE BODY?

Who hasn’t heard or read the slogan “My body my rights!” being used to defend abortion? 4810137-portrait-of-a-cute-caucasian-baby-girl-beige-background

People who defend the “right” to abort babies do so in a myriad of ways. Those most in a state of denial attempt to tell us that women must have abortions in order to survive the pregnancy. I say that in those few cases where that’s really true then yes, the mother must come first. However, the majority of abortions-close to a million in the US every year-are carried out as acts of convenience.

The above slogan has now descended further into the gutter, morphing in recent times to “My vagina my rights”. I agree that women own their own vaginas, until the Judgment, and can choose to have sex: sex is a creation of God and a blessing within commitment and marriage. They can also choose to live immoral lives if they wish. But when it comes to a “fetus”-a baby forming in the womb, they’re wrong. The “right” to choose ended at sex.

It’s got nothing to do with “punishing” the girl “with a baby” as former president Obama once callously worded it. And why should the baby be punished for being conceived?

From the beginning, and within two or three months of conception, the baby has its own brain, its own heart, its own fingers and fingerprints, its own nervous system, its own muscles and bones, its own DNA, and very possibly its own blood type. He/she can move. If you slice or dissolve and then suck the baby out and throw it in the trash, you’re not disposing of your own body, but another human being.

Please note that I believe there’s forgiveness and mercy for anyone who’s had an abortion. But let’s work to stop them happening in the first place…

 

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