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Are You Frustrated with the Blind?

Do you ever get frustrated because an unbeliever just doesn’t ever seem to understand what you tell them? Everything you say and offer them to read just doesn’t seem to have any effect. Almost like you are both speaking different languages. Technically you are. Unbelievers are blinded to the truth.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing.
4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

We should never become frustrated or irritated with unbelievers because the Lord is very clear that He gives understanding to those who understand. Until the Lord gives unbelievers understanding then Satan is allowed to blind them to the truth. But that doesn’t mean we don’t warn them.

No one understands upon their own but only through the working of the Lord and the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor 2:14 (ESV) The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

But notice in 1 Corinthians 4:3 that they are perishing. Oh, shouldn’t we have mercy and love for those who are perishing and yet are blinded to that fact?

How much sense would it make for someone to get angry with a blind man because he just refused to see where he was going? It wouldn’t make sense would it. How foolish would it be if we saw a blind man heading to a cliff and yet we refused to warn him about it because he just wouldn’t be able to see it anyway. Why bother? But what if he was to turn from his destruction?

Ezekiel 3:18-19

18 If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.

Warn away for some might turn from perishing and the Lord might grant them sight.


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Answers Conference

This conference includes two sessions specifically for homeschoolers.

April 1, 2012 to April 2, 2012 in Vestavia Hills, AL

with Ken Ham, Gary Parker

Location

Shades Mountain Baptist Church
2017 Columbiana Road
Vestavia Hills (near Birmingham), AL 35216
US

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Contact Information

Shades Mountain Baptist Church
205-822-1670

Schedule

Note: Any overlapping times indicate multiple, simultaneous sessions

Sun, Apr 01
9:30 a.m. Ken Ham Reaching Today`s Culture with the Gospel
11 a.m. Gary Parker College Ministry
6 p.m. -7 p.m. Ken Ham One Race, One Blood
7 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Gary Parker From Evolution to Creation
Mon, Apr 02
9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Ken Ham Dinosaurs for Kids
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Ken Ham Defending the Christian Faith Biblically and Scientifically
6 p.m. -7 p.m. Ken Ham Defending the Christian Faith in a Secular World
7 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Geology and Genesis

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The Mysterious Islands Memphis Premiere

Mysterious Islands Movie

University of Memphis,
Michael D. Rose Theatre
470 University Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152-3470

The screening will be held on Thursday, December 9 at the Michael D. Rose Theatre, located at the University of Memphis. Door opens at 6:15 pm, and the 100-minute film will start at 7:00. Following the screening, there will be a short Q and A with filmmakers and crew, along with a poster and picture signing with the cast and crew.

The cost of the evening’s premiere is $10 per family, or $5 for individuals. Space is limited and you must R.S.V.P.

Get the word out and come be a part of this special film debut. Register now!



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If You Get the Opportunity Don’t Miss This

Last night my family and I went to the premiere showing of The Mysterious Islands. Not only was it the premiere of a Christian Movie it was shown in the home city of many of those who were involved in its production.



After some difficulty there will be a showing of the movie in Huntsville, Alabama tonight.

Victory in Huntsville

November 24, 2009

We want to commend the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (“USSRC”) for opening its facilities to host a private screening of The Mysterious Islands this week. Last week, I reported that Vision Forum was denied an opportunity to rent out a theater at the USSRC in Huntsville, Alabama after we were told we could do so on the date we wanted, November 25. We appealed the decision and found out from talking to the person in charge that the reason we were denied was because The Mysterious Islands was deemed “inappropriate” for this venue because it dealt with evolution. Continue

I don’t know how you can find out ahead of time about venues in your location but you can always sign up on The Mysterious Islandswebsite.

We all really enjoyed it! Beautiful filming of gloriously different creatures made by the God of all Creation.


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“Imagine No Religion” Billboard

Can you believe that right in the “Bible belt” of Alabama we now have a billboard up promoting freedom from religion?

First freethought message appears on billboard” (link broken)

The release goes on to say “this is the first such freethought (atheist, agnostic) message ever placed in Alabama. The colorful billboard went up just in time to for the annual ‘Glorious Fourth’ celebration in rural Talladega County sponsored by the Alabama Freethought Association this year July 3 through 5. The event is held at a freethought ‘advance’ (not retreat), which includes a lake, air conditioned auditorium and facilities. (It) has attracted as many as 200 freethinkers from all over the south and all over the United States.”

The billboard, the release goes on to say, “is part of a national educational campaign sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest association of freethinkers, which works to keep church and state separate…The Alabama Freethought Association is an FFRF chapter.”

Billboards have been placed in 26 different cities in 16 states.

Alabama Freethought Association claims their definition is to “form opinions about religion, independently of tradition, authority or established belief, in favor of rational inquiry.”

The problem is that if you arrive at the decision in favor of religion then you are wrong and deceived! So much for free thought!

Christians have been involved in caring for others since the death of Christ. They took to heart this verse:

Matthew 25:35-36
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
ESV

To read some about the Christian contribution to medicine – The Christian Contribution to Medicine

Maybe a Derecho windstorm will get it. Similar to the story of the Ark of the Covenant and Dagon.

1 Samuel 5:1-5

1 When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon.
3 And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place.
4 But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.
5 This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
ESV

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Are You Traveling The Path Darwin Took? God’s Word verses “A Monkey’s Mind”?

Do you see no problem with combining evolution with the Bible?

Do you question things like a donkey speaking or the miracles in the Bible?

Do you claim the Bible is inaccurate or full of contradictions?

You are traveling the path that Charles Darwin took.

Charles Darwin in The Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882. An interesting detail about this book is that when originally published his negative ideas about Christianity were removed from the book due to the risk of being offensive. Later a granddaughter republished the book with those comments added back in. I wonder how different things would have been, if all along, many of his anti-Christian comments had been known.

But if you think that there is no danger in not believing in the miracles in the Bible just think how far Darwin ended up. When you start rejecting the Bible as true, the miracles as false and the disciples as inaccurate you will be soon traveling the path that Darwin took.

“By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, — that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible, do miracles become, — that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost incomprehensible by us, — that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, — that they differ in many important details, far too important as it seemed to me to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitness; — by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can hardly be denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.” (p.86)

“I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.” (p. 87)

“At the present day (ca. 1872) the most usual argument for the existence of an intelligent God is drawn from the deep inward conviction and feelings which are experienced by most persons. But it cannot be doubted that Hindoos, Mahomadans and others might argue in the same manner and with equal force in favor of the existence of one God, or of many Gods, or as with the Buddists of no God…This argument would be a valid one if all men of all races had the same inward conviction of the existence of one God: but we know that this is very far from being the case. Therefore I cannot see that such inward convictions and feelings are of any weight as evidence of what really exists.” (p.91)

Compare everything to Scripture, the Word of God, creator of everything created, and let no mere man persuade you otherwise. Charles Darwin (p.153) himself could not have said it better:

“But then with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy.

Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?”

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How could a Loving God…? Answers to Death and Suffering

Ken Ham is very interesting to listen to. Here he explains why a Christian can not believe in evolution. He also deals with the question that if God is a loving God why do bad things happen. He will be teaching at the Deeper Conference in October in Atlanta.

How could a Loving God…? Answers to Death and Suffering by Ken Ham

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