Friday, February 22, 2008

The Complex Cosmos

The Complex Cosmos:
"The Complex Cosmos
by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
'He hath made the earth by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by His discretion' (Jeremiah 10:12).
This verse gives a fascinating insight into God's primeval creation of the universe, especially on the first four days of His week of creative work. The 'earth' refers to the geosphere, or the inorganic components of the globe, the 'world' to its biosphere, especially the plant life, and the 'heavens' to the atmosphere and astrosphere."
Read more about the Complex Cosmos

Send us your questions advice, comments or prayer requests!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A New Name In Glory by Miles

Words & Music: C. Austin Miles, circa 1905.

I was once a sinner, but I came
Pardon to receive from my Lord:
This was freely given, and I found
That He always kept His word.

There's a new name written down in glory,
And it's mine, O yes, it's mine!
And the white robed angels sing the story,
"A sinner has come home."
For there's a new name written down in glory,
And it's mine, O yes, it's mine!
With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven,
Never more to roam.

I was humbly kneeling at the cross,
Fearing naught by God's angry frown;
When the heavens opened and I saw
That my name was written down.

There's a new name written down in glory,
And it's mine, O yes, it's mine!
And the white robed angels sing the story,
"A sinner has come home."
For there's a new name written down in glory,
And it's mine, O yes, it's mine!
With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven,
Never more to roam.

In the Book 'tis written, "Saved by Grace,"
O the joy that came to my soul!
Now I am forgiven, and I know
By the blood I am made whole.

There's a new name written down in glory,
And it's mine, O yes, it's mine!
And the white robed angels sing the story,
"A sinner has come home."
For there's a new name written down in glory,
And it's mine, O yes, it's mine!
With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven,
Never more to roam.

Labels: ,

Why God Allows Pain

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer. "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist."

"Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."

"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

Labels: ,

Saturday, February 16, 2008

When I say, "I am a Christian" by Carol Wimmer

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost! That's why I chose this way"

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak with human pride
I'm confessing that I stumble-needing God to be my guide

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong
I'm professing that I'm weak and pray for strength to carry on

Read the rest of the poem at CarolWimmer.com

Labels: ,

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Love's Counterfeits

A comparison study of 1 Corinthians 13 by David Film

Love is patient, but tolerance runs out

Love is kind, but sentimentality pretends

Love does not envy, but jealousy puts on an act

Love does not brag, but approbation fishes for compliments

Love is not proud, but false humility is

Love is genuine, but "eros" tries to impress

Love has no selfish motives, but greed says "What's in it for me"

Love returns good for evil, but revenge IS evil

Love does not look for evil, but hostility looks to criticize

Love does not rejoice in evil, but rebellion loves destruction

Love rejoices in the Truth, but gossip spreads lies

Love bears all things, but good intentions collapse when tested

Love believes all things, but gullibility lacks discernment

Love hopes for the best, but pessimism expects the worst

Love endures all things, but futility gives up

Love never fails, but human efforts are fickle

And now abides
Faith (not presumption)
Hope (not wishful thinking)
Love (not sentimentality)
And the greatest of these...
is agape love.
(c)1993 David Film
www.DavidFilm.com

Labels: ,