Thinking of the on-going gender-identity-orientation battle, for example. What is my Christian position?
The low estimate for species on the planet – 10 million, the high estimate 100 million. Scientifically described, perhaps 2 million. All of these with genetic codes in the 100s of millions, if not billions of “letters,” or actually “base pairs.” This proves, slam dunk, for sure, this is an exactingly made world.
Yes, there are “experts” on both sides, but look carefully and you will see it is a MORAL DECISION, NOT TECHNICAL! It is those who WILL yield to God’s rule, versus those who WILL NOT! Moral, NOT scientific!
I have owned a personal computer since 1985 – more than 33 years. I am basically computer literate.
Most of us are. We live in the computer age, better yet, the information age. Think about it – information ONLY comes from an intelligent mind, NEVER, from matter or its liquid form, chemicals.
Tens of millions of billion-base pair codes, not to mention, like numbers of mind boggling immune systems in organisms planet wide – prove an elegantly, exactingly, lovingly, MADE world – slam dunk!
As the legendary Creationist Ken Ham says, “God made Adam and Eve, NOT, Adam and Steve!
Males and females, differential and complementary, throughout the biosphere, PROVE God DELIBERATELY, PURPOSEFULLY, MADE LIVING things HETEROSEXUAL! That means STRAIGHT!
It is a MORAL decision, it takes basic ability in math, science, etc., it DOES NOT TAKE A SCIENCE DEGREE!
But my article title is TRUE RELIGION! I have been SEATED on Jury Duty three times. A jury is convinced by testimonies PLUS good corroborating evidence. SO ARE kids, church goers, voters, too. We all are!
God put it in our NATURE. TRUE RELIGION equals Bible testimonies PLUS, corroborating physical evidence, and sound logic. All real persons are known in their actions PLUS their words. God is REAL!
I prayed long ago asking God, “How do I interpret the Bible?” I am certain he wonderfully answered me.
God’s answer - open my Bible and study how Jesus Christ interprets Old Testament Scriptures. God also showed me there are many places where the inspired Bible narrative interprets Old Testament verses.
Bottom line is the Bible means what it says. Allegorical passages are true, but need to be figured out.
The Lord Jesus Christ, some 250 times in the four New Testament Gospel books, calls God, “FATHER!” The other New Testament books do likewise 100 more times. This is NOT MAKE-BELIEVE. IT’S TRUE!
“FATHER” MEANS A STRAIGHT MALE – THAT IS THE MEANING IN JESUS’ MIND, CREATION, CULTURE!
God, being a straight male, desires, yes, demands, a “her.” Since none was available, he proceeded to make, to fashion - Israel, wife to himself, God the Father, the Church, Bride to Jesus Christ, Son of God.
Doing the “jury duty” thing we must match up both avenues of truth together, nature showing clearly God exactingly made males and females, in mankind, and the animals, and the Bible, showing God is a straight male and expertly, lovingly, fashions Israel for himself, and the Church, for his Son, Jesus Christ!
Such exacting correlation between these two avenues of God’s revelation prove we have genuine truth.
It Is Well with My Soul
When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to knowa It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Refrain It is well, (it is well), With my soul, (with my soul) It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live: If Jordan above me shall roll, No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life, Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
But Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, The sky, not the grave, is our goal; Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord! Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul.
And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, Even so, it is well with my soul".
The great scholar, C.I. Scofield sets forth a most powerful, cogent, argument for the divine authorship of the Bible.
The Bible is at ONCE, SIXTY-SIX books, and yet truly, ONE BOOK.
From Genesis the Bible bears witness to one God.
Wherever He speaks or acts he is consistent with himself, and with the total revelation concerning Him.
The Bible forms one continuous story --the story of humanity in relation to God.
The Bible hazards the most unlikely predictions concerning the future, and, when the centuries have brought round the appointed time, records their fulfillment.
The Bible is a progressive unfolding of truth.
Nothing is told all at once, and once for all. The law is, “First the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain.”
Without the possibility of collusion, often with centuries between, one writer of Scripture takes up an earlier revelation, adds to it, lays down the pen,
and in due time another man moved by the Holy Spirit, and another, and another, add new details till the whole is complete.
From beginning to end the Bible testifies to one redemption.
The Bible has one great theme--the Person and work of Christ.
Finally, these writers, some forty in number, writing through twenty centuries, have produced a perfect harmony of doctrine in progressive unfolding.
This is, to every candid mind, the unanswerable proof of the divine inspiration of the Bible.”
Our breathtaking world has been specially, exquisitely, elegantly, MADE!
This is absolutely clear in spite of much false science and disinformation.
God our Maker expects us to understand this, and to diligently seek Him.
I emphasize the "jury duty" method - correct, accurate Bible truths must be compared with proven scientific facts bearing on the Bible. If they don't match, then both sources must be reassessed for correctness.