Atheist Statement: Evolution Is A True Fact…

I hear that assertion to the point of actually spurring on a migraine headache!

There is no problem with that statement if you are speaking of Micro Evolution, small changes for species adaptation. Macro Evolution is a different story. Macroevolution has NEVER been observed! With the gaps in the fossil record and invalid carbon testing, this adds to the evolutionist’s laundry list of issues.

The evolutionist argues that he/she is educated and that the creationist relies on a “magical sky daddy” (why are the atheists fixated on that phrase?). So ask them how many books have they read opposing macroevolution?

Please pray for the evolutionist to stay with the times. NO PROOF OF MACROEVOLUTION! Pray that they ask God for direction.

God Bless

Brian Mason

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Terminology Tuesday: Logocentrism

The designation by postmodern philosophers such as Jacques Derrida for the philosophical method that looks to the logos (the word or written language) as the carrier of meaning. Derrida rejects the attendant philosophical assumption that human language is able to designate, signify or represent an essence (or presence of being) that we can come to know.

God Bless

Brian Mason

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 72

“Let The Dead Bury Their Dead” What Did Jesus Mean?

Read: Luke 9: 57-60 (NASB)

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 59 And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 60 But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”

Also read: Matthew 8 :21-22 (NASB)

21 Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”

Jesus was speaking directly to a young follower. The follower had a bit of a dilemma, should he leave home and follow serving Jesus or wait for his father to die? It was a choice between God or his family. It is a sign of faith to God to put God above your own family. The usage of the phrase “I must bury my father” had common usage as a figure of speech. The phrase meant “allow me to wait and receive my inheritance”. So it was very likely that his father was still alive yet very ill. The reference to “the dead” meant that the family was dead spiritually, likely being unbelievers.

Read Matthew 10: 37-39 (NASB)

37 “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.

God comes before family. That does not mean to disrespect your family; it means that we are to put God first in your life!

God Bless

Brian Mason