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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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Transitional Forms of Life – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
Believers in evolution claim that the fossil record is filled with transitional forms of life that prove one form of life turned into another over vast periods of time. Those who acknowledge the evidence that we have an intelligent designer claim that there are no transitional fossils showing how one animal turned into another. Both groups have the same rocks, fossils, and data, so why do they come to such different conclusions? And how can the non-scientist know who is correct? Continue reading

Battling Sin

As a Christian, if you aren’t battling the sin in your life there’s a good chance you aren’t a Christian.  sounds harsh, doesn’t it?  But it’s the truth.  After sinning, a true believer finds the same sin they lusted for only moments before to be abhorrent and repulsive.  This is a natural consequence of having been made a new creation and filled with the Spirit of the pure and holy God.  Tim Challies is doing a series on sin in the life of a Christian, and it’s worth taking some time to read. Below is an excerpt from the latest post and a link to read the whole article.  We highly encourage you to check it out!

To become a Christian is to accept the lifelong challenge of becoming who you are — of putting sin to death and growing in holiness. Today I want to channel a little John Owen and tell you three things you ought to expect when battling sin.

Expect that the Battle Will Be Long

Owen says that putting sin to death consists of “a habitual weakening of sin,” and I take this to mean that over time and through our habits we chip away at our sin bit-by-bit and day-by-day. Rather than expecting sin to be destroyed in a moment, we expect that it will take time and focused effort. In this way putting sin to death is relative to our maturity as Christians and to the amount of time we have dedicated to battling a particular sin. He says, “The first thing in mortification is the weakening of this habit of sin or lust, that it shall not, with that violence, earnestness, frequency, rise up, conceive, tumultuate, provoke, entice, disquiet as naturally as it is apt to do.”

He has this amazing quote that is quite an indictment of humanity: “The reason why a natural man is not always perpetually in the pursuit of some one lust, night and day, is because he has many to serve, every one crying to be satisfied; thence he is carried on with great variety, but still in general he lies toward the satisfaction of self.”

He also makes a very helpful comparison between putting sin to death and a man being executed on a cross:

As a man nailed to the cross he first struggles and strives and cries out with great strength and might, but, as his blood and spirits waste, his strivings are faint and seldom, his cries low and hoarse, scarce to be heard; when a man first sets on a lust or distemper, to deal with it, it struggles with great violence to break loose; it cries with earnestness and impatience to be satisfied and relieved; but when by mortification the blood and spirits of it are let out, it moves seldom and faintly, cries sparingly, and is scarce heard in the heart; it may have sometimes a dying pang, that makes an appearance of great vigor and strength, but it is quickly over, especially if it be kept from considerable success.

Expect that the Battle Will Be Hard

Putting sin to death is a long and violent struggle against a deadly enemy that is absolutely devoted to our destruction. In this way we should not expect that putting sin to death will be easy, and we should not expect that sin will go quietly. “When sin is strong and vigorous, the soul is scarce able to make any head against it; it sighs, and groans, and mourns, and is troubled, as David speaks of himself, but seldom has sin in the pursuit.” This will be a lifelong battle and one that requires constant attention.

To fight against sin you need to know that…

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Dinosaur Discoveries Rock Evolution – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
Only seven Tyrannosaurus Rex specimens have been found that are more than 50% complete. Because these fossils are assumed to be over 60 million years old, evolution believers have historically failed to look for unfossilized material within the bones. Dinosaur bones are generally found in a fossilized condition with silica and other minerals having completely replaced the carbon structure of the original bones — although bones with the appearance of recent burial have been documented.1 Fossilization is a well understood process that can take place very rapidly under proper conditions. There are many documented cases of the rapid fossilization of organic matter in silica rich water exposure.2
Yet, a recent T. Rex discovery sent shockwaves through the scientific community. Evolution believer, Mary H. Schweitzer, of North Carolina State University has discovered flexible blood vessels inside the fossilized bones of a “68-70 million year old” T. Rex from the Hell Creek formation in eastern Montana.3 Continue reading

Noah’s Ark Was No Little Boat – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
If “Noah’s Ark” is found, it will be the greatest archeological discovery of all time. Finding an ancient wooden sea vessel, buried high on Mt. Ararat, large enough to hold two of every basic kind of land dwelling animal, would have the following implications:
- It would supplement and reinforce confidence in the geological evidence that the entire surface of our planet had been covered by water within the last 4500 years.
- It would provide an additional factual basis for the flood legends which are present within the oral history of almost every human culture.
- It would again confirm the reliability of the early Biblical record of the human race.
- It would support the Biblical model that every land animal has descended from those animals taken on the ark, and human descent from the humans on the ark.

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Ape or Man, but no Apeman – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
Charts showing a progression from ape-like creature to man are extremely common and leave readers with the impression that the search for man’s ancestors is essentially finished. These types of charts seldom acknowledge the massive body of evidence that reveals discrepancies and outright fraud which has accompanied the search for man’s ancestry. It is beyond the scope of this article to refute each of the supposed fossil fragments in the ancestral line leading to man, but a few will be highlighted. For a balanced view of the evidence concerning our origin read “Bones of Contention, A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils“, by Martin Lubenow. It is a well documented assessment of all the fossils Continue reading

Are Birds Really Dinosaurs? – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
From magazines to newspapers… from museums to textbooks… the concept that dinosaurs turned into birds is presented as fact. Yet, this concept, like all the other supposed “facts” of evolution, is wrought with problems which are seldom exposed. Whenever dinosaurs with a bone structure remotely similar to birds are found, the link between dinosaurs and birds is assumed to exist. Bird fossils such as Archaeopteryx are presented as proof of evolution because the bones have some characteristics reminiscent of reptiles. Yet this whole idea of dinosaurs turning into birds is based more on faith than scientific fact. Here are a few observations which are seldom reported: Continue reading

Man’s Slippery Family Tree? – Scientific Evidence for Creation

(by Bruce Malone, used with permission)
The popularized notion of half-humans scraping together a bare existence of berries and prehistoric animal meat is so common that most people believe that there is total agreement in the scientific community over this concept of our past. However, this idea is based far more on conjecture than on fact. Thus, considerable disagreement exists as to its validity. Listed below is a very brief summary of just a few of the key ape-to-man links which have been used to “prove” human evolution. Continue reading

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.

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