Never again. Those somber words fall from the lips of those who remember the Holocaust, when Nazi Germany murdered Jews, dumping them in mass graves. Sadly, we don’t hold the same attitude when we remember the Reformation period. It, too, drips with the blood of the minority at the hands of a greater power. The slaughter, like the Holocaust, attempted to extinguish opposition to the State Church, invoking a single word: Authority.
After years of construction, and 100 million dollars, Answers In Genesis opened the Ark Encounter, proving once and for all that the account in Scriptures is … False? That’s what many detractors would say. But, I’m wondering, does it really? Let’s examine their claims.
I’ve written before about sorcery. I refused to go to the multiplex to be entertained by Marvel’s Doctor Strange because–though it is “Marvel’s” sorcery–it softens us to accept sorcery overall. I also have written about whether or not witches have real power, or whether we secretly practice paganism. But, if you care about whether Jesus is actually your Lord and Savior, you may want to delve into His word to see the nature of what Paul calls Doctrines of Demons.
The Bible is full of errors. Or so say the sneering atheists who would reject the notion that there is a power greater than their own intellect. I’ve heard a number of accusations of inconsistencies, but this one’s new. Apparently, a verse in the first chapter of Judges proves that God is inept at saving His people.
She stared unblinking as cold sweat ran down her face. The bag around her shoulders pulled her toward the door, as if its contents wanted to return to the prince.
During Florida’s evacuation ahead of hurricane Irma, Christian evangelical celebrity Kirk Cameron live-streamed a message to Facebook that the hurricane was God’s power on display. Quoting from Job, he pointed out that God is in control of the weather. The proper response to seeing God’s power is to be in awe and repent.
Not long before, movie celebrity Jennifer Lawrence claimed that the hurricane was Mother Nature’s judgment on our nation for electing President Trump.
Are these celebs right? Is the weather a message from God (or mother nature)?
Remember those highly important, yet secretive little notes passed between desks in junior high? Each person in the chain must be trusted not to open the note, not on the way to the intended person, not on the way back. Yes, you guessed it, this was before cell phones and texting. Their content was simple, but vital. They had check-boxes with ‘like,’ ‘really like,’ ‘friend,’ and ‘love’ written next to them. One’s entire future depended on which box was checked. It meant the difference between getting a date after school, or walking home with despair. In reading certain verses in the Bible, it can really be the same sort of thing.