Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's Back

I am so excited that the wait is over!!! I can now enjoy salmonella free Peter Pan Peanut Butter!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Gotta Get Out by 12:00 p.m.

Warning...this is a vent! I recieved a note (anonymous) in my mailbox at church Sunday and it's been bugging me with what it said. here it is:

"I think you as the music director should consider shortening the amount of time for the singing, which in turn will give the pastor more time for his sermon so that he will not feel rushed and run the service past noon. In fairness to the pastor, he should be starting his message at or about 11:15 a.m.

Thank You.

AAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!! sorry...well, no I'm not really. First off, I am not a "Music Director" I am a "Worship Pastor" you don't call the pastor a "sermon speaker" do you? Secondly, we don't (we shouldn't) just "sing" in church, it's worship! Read the Bible and understand what worship is and how long "services" were in Jesus' day! Maybe we should bring our lunches to church like many did back then and sleep at the church until all was said and done and not because it's getting close to noon. Personally, I don't wear a watch in church for this purpose. I don't care what time it is when worshipping. It's a spiritual immaturity to tell God we only have an hour and fifteen minutes for you this morning. It's also immature to say that a sermon is more important than the's all worship! This note was probably from some guy who doesn't like to sing and only comes to hear a message. I guess there isn't too many messages from Psalms he\she would enjoy if they don't care about worship through song.
anyways...that's my venting for the day!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Focusing on Creation Doubts

The first emphasis this blog will focus on is the doubts people have toward creation and how we came to be. Everyone from time to time has wondered if The Creation account can be accurate with scientific "discoveries" of evolution. There has even been an emphasis to add an evolutionist view with the creation account; that is to say that God created the beginning substances and allowed evolution to form the rest. I've got one word to describe this view...RIDICULOUS! actually there are other words but...I am Christian! I will be posting articles and thoughts on how biblical creation is the correct view and how creation actually explains scientific phenomenons!
7 DAYS??? OR 7 AGES???
Much from this article is from the Answers Book by Ham,Sarfati, and Wieland.
a reason why God did not create the world in geologic ages is that sin entered the world at the fall. This means that the evolutionist view of diseases killing off weaker species, bloodshed, killings, etc happened before The Fall. If this is true then the whole message of the Bible is undermined and worth nothing.
The whole idea of a "day" meaning millions of years only came about since Darwin's time and when science was threatening the biblical view. Christianity started making the Bible fit with Evolution. The Hebrew word for day here in Genesis is yom and there are different meanings for it in the context of Scripture. However, every time in the O.T. (Old Testament) that yom is with a number..."sixth day" it means a literal 24 hour period. Just like in Exodus 31:15-17, God lays out the foundation of a 7 day\24hour a day week.
"For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death. The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested."
posts to come....Debates on literal day translation and why it even matters!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Doubting is not new...but this blog is!


we have all doubted our faith from time to time and that's ok! We as humans will always ponder the how and why of God, life, death, love, etc.

This blog is dedicated to the Modern-Day Thomas person! (Thomas was the "Doubting Disciple" in case you don't know) I wish to post thoughts of my own and others that are beneficial to helping us doubters understand God better.
Of all the people I've read about in the Bible, Thomas sticks out to me the most. I have never heard many good revues or praises about Thomas because of his "doubts" and "questions" Why is that? He was a disciple that Jesus chose to walk with him. I think that Jesus specifically wanted Thomas to be with him because so many of us struggle with doubt and can relate with him.
It is true that we are living in a world that wants answers. We tend to doubt things we can't see or touch and Christianity seems to be losing this battle of the mind. It shouldn't be this way. I hope this Blog will be a blessing for all of us that have doubts from time to time!