A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there’s no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution – This is a wonderful article and very helpful for those of us who are not scientists. Professors James M. Tour also gives a wonderful testimony in this video below. He is speaking on nano technology and shares how he came to know Christ.
The only thing I didn’t like about the entire video, was one speaker got up and tried to encourage people to just “try” Jesus. I know that he meant well. But Jesus is not someone or something you “try” as if it was the latest fad.
Jesus is LORD and Second Person of the Trinity. We need to be upfront with people about who He is and not present Him less than He is. Otherwise, the entire video is really good. I mopped the floor while listening to it and plan to listen to again in the coming weeks. Take the time to listen, you will be encouraged in your Christian faith.
Statistics for Pastors — This one I can truly relate to on many of these statistics. Pastoral Care Inc., has compiled statistics for those in ministry and it is quite shocking. Here are just a few:
90% of the pastors report working between 55 to75 hours per week.
80% believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families. Many pastor’s children do not attend church now because of what the church has done to their parents.
95% of pastors do not regularly pray with their spouses.
33% state that being in the ministry is an outright hazard to their family.
I have been trying to write this article for several days now. I recently re-read J.I. Packer’s Introductory Essay to John Owen’s Death of Death in the Death of Christ. I first read the article about 15 years ago when I was an intern in Dallas.
I’m truly saddened by the number of my friends on Facebook who are celebrating Ash Wednesday and Lenten this year. The common denominator of course is that they were all educated theologically at Dallas Theological Seminary. I have other friends who did not attend DTS who are celebrating. I give them a pass. But the ones that did attend DTS, should repent of this heinous revelry immediately.
I have heard multiple blacks complain about the current supposed civil rights movements of the gay community. They see the movement for what it is: a farce. Gays are not oppressed in this country. If anything, they are exalted to a royalty class. They have not been kept out of jobs, had crosses burned in their front yards, limited to the schools they choose to go to or anything else.
Rev. Bill Owen of the Coalition of African American Pastors tells us about how much of a farce it is. It’s nothing but the embracing of immorality. I wish more pastors would stand up and say these things, be they white, black or Hispanic. We need men of courage to stand against this immoral tide that is sweeping our nation off into the heritage of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Owen lays the blame for this immoral slide where it belongs, at the feet of Obama. He even states that if Obama was white, instead of black, he would have been impeached for all the illegal things he has done. Pray for Rev. Owen and the CAAP. Also support them by signing their petition to impeach Holder by going here.
Here are two articles that I think you should read. Both are related to the Ten Commandments. Far too many just punt the Ten Commandments for our lives, but as believers, we should be drawn to them because they point us to God’s holiness and what He has publicly decreed for our lives.
Apparently there is a new movie out entitled The Son of God that is about Jesus, His ministry and His death. And there have been attempts by the promoters of this movie to do with it, what was done with Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ. If you recall with the first movie, many in the church made a big deal to try and get as many people to go as possible, using the movie as an evangelistic tool. I was opposed to this type of evangelism then, and now. I see it as a lazy man’s attempt to get his wife-beating brother in-law to come to Christ. Of all those who supposedly came to know Christ because of Gibson’s presentation of Jesus, how many are truly believers today?
[Note to my readers: the following is an incident that occurred back in the winter of 1984. I neither condone the actions, attitudes or events herein. This is merely what happened, as a part of my life, especially the part which Christ redeemed me from... you can read part 1 here.]
I looked at James who was in the back seat with me and yelled at him to get Richard to stop. We were heading down Gaslight Boulevard at ridiculous speeds trying to outrun a Lufkin Police Officer in Richard’s 1966 Delta 88. I looked back and could see that the officer had made the turn and we were a good half mile out in front of him. That didn’t bring a lot of comfort and I really wanted Richard just to pull over and take it like a man. I shouted a few more times. He kept repeating the only words his brain could latch onto: “I just can’t!”
“James, do something!”