From the beginning, we have a historical record of GOD creating, interacting with His creation. Might we consider there may be a trace…a “footprint” He leaves on it? There is an evidence here, it is everywhere, it is radiation.
You read that right. Radiation.
The first utterance by GOD to bring creation into being was “Let there be light.”
So what is light? Light is a wavelength along the electromagnetic spectrum for which GOD designed as to be visible. To the left there are long wave radiation (radio waves, infrared) and to the right we have short wave radiation (gamma, ultraviolet, x).
FIRST EVIDENCE OF LIGHT
Day 1 of creation, GOD says “Let there be light”. GOD calls the light ‘day’ and darkness, ‘night’. He calls these “good.”
So imagine, the light from day 1 of creation, the oldest light in creation, not assigned to celestial bodies to emit, but engulfing all of creation, the light of GOD’s glory.
If we understand that GOD called the light from day 1, “good”, then we must accept that this light holds the same properties of the light that was assigned to the sun to provide.
With this in mind, GOD lighting all of creation with the light of His glory, we must then predict that this light would leave a trace throughout the universe. And it does. cosmic microwave background radiation, purported to be evidence of the big bang billions of years ago, is found throughout the universe, evenly distributed. This is a problem for the big bang, as the “horizon problem” points out this ‘information’(temperature, etc…) could not have had enough time to have distributed. However, Genesis 1 answers this.
Day 2 of creation. GOD creates the earth’s atmosphere. He puts the necessary protections in place…atmosphere, ozone…to block out stronger shortwave radiation which fragile life on earth could not handle.
SECOND EVIDENCE OF LIGHT
Day 3 of creation. Lit by the light of GOD’s glory, GOD creates every kind of plant, tree, vegetation. GOD designed (most all) plants and the soil they are in to require radiation energy. Plants need this to photosynthesize. Additionally, without His light being radiation, the earth would be frozen. the waters would be frozen, the plants, which He designed to need warmth would not grow. GOD called this “good.”
If we remove the notion of radiation from the light GOD emits upon creation, we must then require that on day 4 of creation, when the sun, and stars were created, that GOD decided these things were not good. We must then assume He went back to the drawing board, redefining what “light” is, which in turn would redefine what a “day” is.
Additionally, He would also need to totally scrap His design of plant life and how they function to accommodate this new light.
THIRD EVIDENCE OF LIGHT
In addition to Creation week, we may assume that the light of GOD’s glory may interact with His creation later as well, and we see it does.
When Moses came down from receiving the 10 commandments, having faced GOD, his face was radiant
When Paul was stopped by Jesus on his way to Damascus, he was engulfed by light, and blinded by it.
Both cases are consistent with UV exposure.
We see in scripture, such as Psalm 139 that GOD is omnipresent. As such, we may expect His footprint to be as well. Radiation satisfies this.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse
I’ll add that discussing this with fellow creationists, most were hostile and really down right angry with my hypothesis. But the evidence weighs true. Without admitting GOD’s light can emit on creation as radiation, we are saying it is magic light, and thus rewriting and redefining Genesis 1.
for the tl;dr - I’ll make a video later
It cannot be done. I is forbidden because it is an open invitation to demons
Quite a track record…
Now, the ‘most important find in human evolution in 100 years’, ‘homo floresiensis’ is believed to be not a different species, but human beings with down syndrome!
Just lay this on the stack with…
Piltdown Man - Hailed as the 500,000 year old missing link between ape and man, it was actually a complete hoax, made of orangutan parts and human parts, all altered to look old.
Nebraska Man - Discovered in Nebraska, this ‘missing link’, proclaimed to be a 60,000 year old transition between ape and man was on the basis of a single tooth! That’s right, no skeleton, no nothing, just a tooth, which was later discovered to be that of - a pig!
Neanderthal Man - Claimed to be an ape man that would have walked upright some of the time, was actually a human being - suffering from rickets, vitamin deficiency and arthritis!
Australopithecus (Lucy) - This ‘evolutionary link’ on display consists of over 60% plaster, with only a couple of skull fragments, no complete limbs, no hands, no feet…maybe ape people according to evolution, don’t have complete limbs?
We know man and woman were formed on day 6 of creation.
Sometimes, just when I think I’ve heard everything, something comes up
Revelation 19:16 - And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS
This has lead many…namely pro tattoo Christians to erroneously claim Jesus has a tattoo on His thigh.
I have a few tattoos myself. I am neither pro nor anti tattoo.
Firstly, John wrote this revelation. The same John who authored the Gospel of John. There is nothing in John’s gospel or any other gospel for that matter of Jesus having a tattoo.
Secondly, Revelation 19 is viewing Jesus coming out of heaven. Jesus did not ascend to heaven and get a tattoo. That’s just about as absurd as I can think of.
Thirdly, let’s look at this reasonably in context, not in a way to convince your parents to let you get a tattoo or to show people how ‘cool’ Jesus is.
In Revelation 19, Jesus comes out of heaven with His armies, as a military ruler to destroy the evil armies of the earth. While in my researching, much information seems lost, but it would be my guess that this is firstly, in the military context it is framed in, this is showing His ‘rank’. He is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
We can look at this as one of two ways. Either this is written on His robe the area of His thigh, or this is a divine insignia on His thigh, possibly permanent, possibly just for battle. But one thing is for certain, it is not a tattoo.
“We fired the first [interceptor]. It missed. Second [interceptor]. It missed. This is very rare. I was in shock. At this point we had just four seconds until the missile lands. We had already notified emergency services to converge on the target location and had warned of a mass-casualty incident.
“Suddenly, Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that … sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a God!’
“I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. It was not told or reported to me. I saw the hand of God send that missile into the sea.”
Papa Smurf Glass
I think these were available at Hardee’s. Either Hardee’s or Pizza Hut. There was an E.T. set we had also
If you’re an 80’s kid and you had a Moss Man action figure, you may remember the smell. Maybe not, perhaps it’s just me. But the figure had a distinct smell about it and I could never quite place it.
If you want an aromatic trip down memory lane, I just discovered today that Method All Purpose Cleaner (the green one) smells almost exactly like Moss Man did…hence this post.
The past decade has seen the River Euphrates’ water level decrease by 3/4. This is due to a few factors, Turkey, drought, mismanagement….
Iraq depends on the Euphrates for 65% of its water needs. Now, with ISIS in control of the down flow of this water, the levels have decreased further.
The Euphrates is going dry
In case you missed it, scientist, Mark Armitage was abruptly canned (ie silenced) from California State University after reporting a find on soft tissue found in a triceratops horn.
A local CBS affiliate picked this up. Hopefully if findings like this come to light more, both the scientific discovery and of the silencing, more people will embrace the truth.
These people claim to be seekers of the truth. More and more we find them exposed as atheist zealots doing all they can to suppress the truth and perpetuate untruths.
This isn’t a novelty however. I was challenged a while back on this, as T Rex heme also had been found and upon further research, it was found that about half of dinosaur samples studied still had soft tissue.
You want to use the bible or not, these dinosaur remains are not over 65 million years old. They are merely thousands of years old.
Easy 3 ingredient homemade peanut butter cups / Recipe
this may be the greatest post I’ve ever seen on tumblr
Some of the questions are redundant, so some have been clustered.
51-56) Who is a Christian?
Anyone who adheres to the teachings and accepts Jesus Christ as their savior and repents of their sins.
57) Do you really believe Mary was impregnated without ever having sex?
Yes. There is also a scientific phenomenon known as parthenogenesis.
58) If someone came up to you and told you she was pregnant but a virgin, would you believe her?
Yes. Probably artificial insemination in that case.
59) Why did Mary have to be raped?
The asker is truly coming unhinged if he considers this a legit question. It’s slander and a strawman.
60) If you could go back in time to when Jesus was being crucified, would you try to save Him?
No. Peter tried to save Him from being taken captive. Jesus told him to put his sword back and “the cup that my Father gave me, should I not drink it?”
61) What would it take to change your mind about GOD’s existence?.
Eternity. What would it take to change yours?
62) Do you think it’s strange when someone says they’re going to believe in something no matter what, even when the evidence seems to point in the other direction?
Yes, which is why atheism makes no sense.
63-64) Has your pastor said something you disagreed with at church, did you confront them?
He may have said something anti-gun a while back. Didn’t really bother me though.
65-68) Why are there denominations, which is right?
In every believer is their own denomination. If 20 people go to a concert, they’ll have different seats, but they’ll be seeing the same show, just from different angles.
69) Who causes disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes?
For the most part they are the mechanics of a fallen world. GOD can implement them though as we see miracles in the bible.
70-72) The ten commandments, Why do so many Christians believe that the first four of the belong on government property?
1) Put no other gods before Me. 2) Make no idols or graven images of anything on heaven or earth 3) Do not take the name of the lord in vain 4) remember the Sabbath
The United States of America was fought for and founded primarily by protestants and deists. The belief in GOD, a Divine Creator, that the country was founded by Divine Providence is seminal to the foundation of the country. Why shouldn’t a country of people who believe in GOD and has that belief drive its founding laws not recognize their Creator?
73) Do you think it’s just a coincidence that different religions are popular in different parts of the world?
No. Oral traditions from Noah were passed down and different people emphasized on different aspects, often distorting them out of context.
74) If you were born in Saudi Arabia would you be a muslim?
No. I think people are by default born muslim in Saudi Arabia, but many leave and convert.
75) Is it possible religion has less to do with what’s true than where and when you were born?
76-78) Is childbirth a miracle, how come it happens thousands of times a week?
Yes. Miracles happen millions of times a week, you’re just not recognizing them.
He also has video with titles such as 10 Tips on Winning a Debate….the focus isn’t being right or getting to the truth, it’s just winning the short game debate….
and classics such as Why Your Religion is Harmful…lol
Some of the questions are redundant, so some have been clustered.
26) Why does it seem GOD is more likely to help a talented athlete than a staving kid in Africa?
Less than 2% of all athletes go pro in their given field. They are in the news all the time. Success stories for individual African children are not. GOD may take a successful athlete and use them to help kids in Africa, for example Osi Umenyiora.
27) Why does GOD seem to hate Africa?
When the authority over Africa was Britain, Christians, Africa was not impoverished and violent as is now. Since colonialism, godless men have taken over.
Satan, not GOD is ruler of this world (John 12:31).
28) If a group of people from Africa came you your community to share their faith, would you listen to them and take them seriously or would you write them off?
Yes, I’d listen to them. Other beliefs have basis, roots, albeit distorted in some cases, from what we find in Genesis. For example, Wu wei in taoism, I think describes what Adam would have described what living on earth before the Fall.
29) Does GOD speak to you personally?
Audibly? No. That would make me a prophet.
30-31) If GOD told you to kill someone, would you?
Can’t say. GOD asked Abraham to kill Issac but wouldn’t allow him to do it. This is foreshadowing Jesus. I don’t believe GOD would ask me to kill my child.
32-33) Is God watching over you on the toilet?
34-35) What about muslims who say the koran is the holy book?
36) Have you read the koran?
Not entirely, but enough
37) Why do you easily dismiss their beliefs?
It’s not easily dismissed.
38) Why do you get upset when atheists dismiss yours?
It’s not just dismissal, its accompanied with arrogance, smugness, rudeness…
39) Is acting on homosexuality a sin?
40) Is homosexuality itself a sin?
It’s a mental disorder
41) Do you believe gays and lesbians should have the right to get legally married?
Through a church, no. If this is a societal structure that rejects GOD now, then sure. Would you ride get on a structure such as a roller coaster that was only assembled with bolts or screws and not both?
42-43) Would your church ever marry a gay/lesbian couple?
Don’t think so.
44) Why would GOD create gay people and then punish them for it?
GOD didn’t create any gay people. People aren’t ‘born gay’. They may have a defect that predisposes them to homosexual tendencies, in a way some people are predisposed to alcoholism, but and alcoholic can chose to not drink and life a fulfilling life.
45)Why do Christians persecute homosexuals?
You have us confused with islam. “Gays” are afforded every right other people are except marriage and donating blood….and that’s simply because they account for less than 2% of the population and account for about 63% of annual new HIV cases.
46) Why is GOD playing hide and seek with all of humanity?
GOD’s invisible attributes are everywhere in natural creation.
47) Do you believe Jesus is coming back in your lifetime?
It depends on how long my life will be.
48) If you do, what do you say to all of those people who said the same thing for the past centuries?
You were ready, just as you were asked to be
49) Why is Jesus’ story so similar to previous mythological characters (he provides a list)
The list is full of far reaches and blatant lies in order to make it look like they are more similar to Jesus than were.
50) How do you decide which sections of the bible are literally true and which are metaphors?
A basic reading level of understanding would clear this up. The bible provides its own context, additionally, in some cases will blatantly say something is a parable or explain what a vision meant.
I was initially going to make a video response, maybe later. Many of the questions are redundant, as such I clustered some of them.
1-3, 5, 6) Are ‘good’ non Christians burning in hell and mean Christians in heaven?
No one can answer this. It is GOD’s judgement, Are we at the pinnacle of understanding and morality today in our culture as such that we are supreme in our understanding that you feel you are able to be more just than GOD?
Consider faith being more than symbolic. Consider the notion that one’s faith in Jesus Christ has a metaphysical purpose which ultimately separates us.
To analogize this question, it is like saying; “What if there is this really nice person at school, but they don’t care about getting a good grade and may drop out. Should that person, could that person be subjecting themselves to a life of flipping burgers?
4) Should a killer who genuinely repents go to heaven?
7) Would you be happy in heaven if someone you loved were in hell?
Now you understand the reasoning behind missionaries, sidewalk preachers, no one wants anyone to go to hell. But in heaven, we will have a perfect understanding. GOD is just.
8,9, 12, 16) Which would be more effective, praying or ________?
False dichotomy, false premise. Prayer does not negate action. You do them both.
10) Whose prayers does GOD answer?
11) If it’s GOD’s will, why bother praying?
When Jesus prayed in Gethsemane, He asked if His death were the only way, the Father’s will, for it to be done, but if there was another way, to take it. (Matthew26)
Say I need to go to Michigan. There are several routes I can take to get there. As such, praying for a different path to fulfill GOD’s will can be prayed for..
13) If you had an amputated limb, would prayer ever bring it back?
It’s not impossible.
14, 15) Why are there no miracles on camera?
What do you define as a miracle? Maybe you see miracles every day and just don’t recognize them as such.
17) If you prayed for me over YouTube right now, do you think I would know it somehow?
18-19) Does the quantity or quality of prayers matter most to GOD?
20) How come people close to us died, no matter what we say to GOD?
Death is a sad fact of life. It was not part of GOD’s creation initially.
Consider a kid whose parent dies from SARS or another disease. Perhaps GOD had planned for this person to instrumentally contribute to finding a cure for the disease and this would be the event to set them on that course.
21) Is it possible your prayers have no effect and only serve to make you feel better?
22) And if that were true, would you admit it?
Yes, it would be called meditation.
23) Is there anything in your life right now that makes you doubt GOD’s existence?
24) If you did doubt GOD’s existence, how would your life change?
25) Was Jesus white?