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Mysterious Islands – View Online!

Thanks to Buddy for sharing this link.

Mysterious Islands

{Sorry free movie is no longer available.}

Available online, plus an interview with Doug Phillips. It isn’t quite the same without the big screen but well worth the time!


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!


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.


Wonderfully Made – No Useless Parts

During college when I studied Anatomy and Physiology we had to learn the purpose of every portion of the body. It is amazing the purpose one seemingly small and insignificant body part has. Not only that but all our body’s organs are so interrelated that if one stops working its effect can be noticed in several body parts or organs.

Since that study years ago I have always believed that each body part was designed for a reason and that removal or tampering with our body should be done with the utmost caution and prayerful consideration for God’s design.

For example:

  • Tonsils are basically lymph nodes in the throat that are part of our immune system. However, doctors routinely remove tonsils in patients for a variety of reasons, such as repeated sore throats. Many doctors feel that the tonsils are not really necessary and thus the removal is of little consequence.


  • Gall Bladder removal is so common it is becoming harder and harder to find people who still have their gall bladder. However, gall bladder removal does have some effect on the digestive processes. Some people experience more difficulty than others do after gall bladder removal.


  • Appendix removal is given a little more concern and usually is reserved for serious conditions such as a rupture or appendicitis. Yet even with this organ doctors think nothing of its removal. What is more surprising is the times when a person is having surgery for some unrelated reason and the doctor suggests removing the appendix for preventive measures.


There are other body parts that doctors routinely remove for varying reasons, particularly the female reproductive system. Unless a woman is still desiring to bear children often any problems with the reproductive system will lead to discussing hysterectomies. Everyone is always quick to point out that removing them will decrease the chances of cancer. Yet they gloss over the other effects their removal may cause.

Here again though is the ignoring of the fact that God designed our bodies to work in harmony with each body part. There are functions of each organ that scientist have yet to discover. What may today be considered a minor organ and of no value, especially when there is some difficulty such as inflammation, may soon be discovered to have some very important significance.

While there will always be good, valid and life saving reasons to remove an organ, the casual attitude that looks at removing organs as of little consequence should be avoided. Who are we to say that God’s design included unnecessary and only troublesome parts of the body.

Just yesterday I read about how scientist are rethinking the value of the appendix. But never had I really given consideration to the effect that Darwin’s evolution has had on our actual medical fields. But now that makes sense, if Darwin taught that man was evolving then of course there would be body parts that eventually became unnecessary in our “development.” The belief in such an idea as evolution has affected us in ways we may never realize.

The Appendix: Useful and in Fact Promising

The body’s appendix has long been thought of as nothing more than a worthless evolutionary artifact, good for nothing save a potentially lethal case of inflammation.

Now researchers suggest the appendix is a lot more than a useless remnant. Not only was it recently proposed to actually possess a critical function, but scientists now find it appears in nature a lot more often than before thought. And it’s possible some of this organ’s ancient uses could be recruited by physicians to help the human body fight disease more effectively.

In a way, the idea that the appendix is an organ whose time has passed has itself become a concept whose time is over.

“Maybe it’s time to correct the textbooks,” said researcher William Parker, an immunologist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. “Many biology texts today still refer to the appendix as a ‘vestigial organ.'”

Remember we are wonderfully made by God and not with “vestigal organs”.

Psalms 139:13-16

13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them.


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?”