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Asking Jesus in – Really?

I know I’m questioning the unquestionable, but… Is “Asking Jesus into our Hearts” Biblical? We have all heard it taught.  It is taught to children in Sunday schools, private Christian schools, and in Christian homes across the land.  It is taught as being the Gospel message, the plan of salvation, and in modern times it […]

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First Visit? Start Here!

If you are a professing Christian and this is your first visit to our site, this is where you want to start…

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10 Christians that are Headed to Hell

Sound Crazy?  Maybe even offensive?  Don’t get angry just yet!  Instead, read this challenging article 

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A Christian gets Saved

Great video!  A “must watch”  for all who go by the name Christian! Check it out…

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Grand Canyon Mystery Solved? – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
One of the most distinctive rock layers in the Grand Canyon is a formation known as the redwall limestone which extends from Las Vegas in Nevada through Arizona, Colorado, and into New Mexico. It is widely reported that this rock layer represents millions of years of earth history as carbonate containing sea creatures slowly settled to the bottom of a sea that for eons of time covered a huge area of western United States. This 400-foot thick rock layer is assumed to have formed 335 million years ago.
No rock layer comes with a label attached. All scientific data must be interpreted so the interpretation depends upon the presuppositions (assumptions) of the researcher. For the last 200 years, the majority of geologists have approached the interpretation of the rock layers on our planet with the assumption that there was never a single worldwide, globe covering flood. Continue reading

Continental Drift or Continental Race? – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
The continents of the world are large rock masses which “float” on a vast layer of hot material located miles below the surface of the earth. For many years, it has been taught that the continents are slowly drifting apart as the plates on which they ride are slowly spreading apart in some places; while in others, they are being subducted (plunged into the hot layer below.) Current measurements place the speed of this process at an excruciatingly slow 3 cm per year. If the European, African, and American continents were once one large land mass, it would have taken 100 million years for them to drift to their current position at 3 cm per year. This is part of the evidence that evolutionary geologists use to support their belief in an extremely old earth.
However, work by geophysicist, Dr. John Baumgardner, has shown that this continental movement to their present positions could have happened extremely rapidly.1 Continue reading

Vacation Bible School – July 21-25

It’s time for vacation bible school at New Life Baptist Church at 3001 W. Hawkins Parkway in Longview. Starting Monday evening July 21st at 6pm, VBS will run nightly for 5 nights, from 6 to 9pm. This year’s theme is “Amazon Adventure”. Come explore with us as we learn the history of the universe from the bible. The lessons are titled “The 7 C’s of History” (Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation). Children ages 3-12 (or going into 6th grade) are welcome. Parents of children are also welcome to stay. There will be teaching, music, games, crafts, and snacks. Any questions, please call the church at 903-759-8181, or Pam Trochim at 903-424-3068.

The Missing Link was Never There – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
The following statement was made by Ph.D. anthropologist John Cole(1) and is typical of what is commonly taught throughout the world concerning human origins. “There are extreme numbers, hundreds and hundreds, of known fossilized individual humans at various stages of evolution from the most primitive semi-humans to the present. … You can see a very nice progression.”
Variations on this theme are repeated everywhere. From the cartoons to EPCOT center, from advertisements to zoos, from museums of science to your child’s textbook … the assumption that humans came from ape-like creatures is presented as fact. However, a closer examination of these fossils justifies some valid skepticism of these “hundreds and hundreds” of intermediate links. Continue reading

Darwinian Sense?

I’m not the apologetics guy around here (look up posts from Apologia for that), but it seems to me if not a single species crossover can be exhibited by now, you pretty much have to discard the whole theory of evolution.  With all these different creatures supposedly having transitions in their past, shouldn’t at least one be documented??  I understand that all these folks interviewed wanted to get into the minutia involved in the millions of years these theoretical transitions took place so as to explain this glaring absence, but even over a million years, at some point there had to be a fish-to bird transition (or whatever).  But they can’t find even one.  Again, I’m not an apologetics guy, but common sense seems to be a formidable opponent to Darwinian Evolution.  Think about it:

-   Life came from non-life

-   Matter came from nothing

-   Countless species crossover undiscoverable

Maybe I’m just too much of a cynic, but common sense won’t let me become a believer (in evolution).  I don’t have enough faith.

What Happened to the Dinosaurs? – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)

Although the monstrous creature was obviously a vegetarian, its size was overwhelming. Its hips could withstand the enormous force of each pounding step and its midsection was a mass of muscle. Its gigantic tail extended far behind him, not unlike a giant cedar tree swaying behind his body. Its bones were like steel girders with ribs like iron bars to support his enormous weight. This is the greatest creature to roam the swamps and rivers of the earth.
Is this a scene from the blockbuster movie, Jurassic Park? It could be, but it isn’t. This description, which perfectly fits an Apatosaurus, is a paraphrased description taken from one of the oldest books of the Bible, Job 40: 15-24. Continue reading

Contrasting Views of Reality – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)

    The Macro-Evolution Framework of History:

In the beginning, something exploded (we really don’t know what, how, or where it came from) and then our current universe slowly formed and cooled. The rock surface of earth dissolved to form a chemical soup which somehow became the first self-replicating cell. This cell somehow adapted itself to its environment, becoming increasingly complex with time. Billions of years passed as useful information was added to the chemical blueprint of simple organisms and caused the variety of life forms to increase. The end result is the current diversity of life we see all around us. Thus, what we are really being taught is that rocks (or basic elements) turned into people.
As shown in previous articles, the commonly proposed evolution mechanisms simply do not justify the belief in this miraculous story of life’s development. Continue reading

Still Missing After All These Years – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
If the creation model of life’s origin is correct; the fossil record should show a pattern of distinct breaks between very different “kinds” of creatures. If the classic evolutionary model is correct, the fossil record should be a blurred continuum of creatures.
The most fundamental grouping of animals is the phylum. There are dozens of phyla in the animal kingdom and each phylum represents a vastly different body structure. For instance, all animals with a backbone are in one phylum; most insects are in another; external-shelled creatures, such as clams, are grouped together, while jellyfish are in yet another. The phyla comprises the broadest distinction among life forms. If any group of animals should have transitional forms; it should be the phylum. Continue reading

Christian Drones

“There is a sense in which we moderns are inundated with facts to the detriment of understanding.  One of the reasons for this situation is that media is so designed as to make thinking seem unnecessary (though this is only an appearance).  The packaging of intellectual positions and reviews is one of the most active enterprises of some of the best minds of our day.  The viewer of television, the listener to radio, the reader of magazines (and may I add the listener of sermons) is presented with a whole complex of elements – all the way from ingenious rhetoric to carefully selected data and statistics – to make it easy for him to make up his own mind with the minimum of difficulty and effort.  But the packaging is often done so effectively that the viewer, listener, or reader does not make up his own mind at all.  Instead, he inserts a packaged opinion into his mind, somewhat like inserting a cassette into a cassette player.  He then pushes a button and plays back the opinion whenever it seems appropriate to do so. He has performed acceptably without having had to think.”

droneThe above quote is from the book “How to Read a Book” by Adler and Van Doren.  While the focus of their work is to teach the skill of comprehensive reading, when I came across this paragraph I couldn’t help but think of the modern Christian sitting in the modern pew listening to the modern sermon.  It is now a common thing for a preacher to pull a small portion of Scripture out of its original setting and fashion a message around it.  This message is then delivered with great passion and style along with all the modern techniques and skills of today’s best orators.  The result is that the churchgoer heads home with a pre-packaged view of that passage having been slipped into his mind, much like a cd into a cd player that is then ready for playback  at any time.  But how many people ever take the time to think for themselves during or after one of these professional presentations?  Let me give you a few examples of what I mean by out of context prepackaged sermons: Continue reading

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