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4-26-2016 Contradictions #2

People try to avoid obeying God by pointing out where God’s Word contradicts itself.  “But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand’” (Matthew 12:25 NKJV).  If God’s Kingdom and Bible are “divided against itself,” they “will not stand.”  The Creation of the “heavens and the earth” in Genesis 1 & 2 are said to be contradictory.  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NKJV).  “Created” means all matter used came from nothing.  Then what God did to rearrange this “matter” in seven 24-hour days is in Genesis 1:2-31.  Then details about the 6th day are given in Genesis 2.  There is no contradiction, only further detailed facts.  Truth does not contradict itself.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#contradiction, #creation

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4-5-2016 Who Is God #7

Everyone on Earth believes in a “god” of some kind, because The God made us to “seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him” (Acts 17:27 NKJV). No one but The God could have organized our Earth like this. “He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness” (Acts 14:17 NKJV). Although the Creation demands the existence of a “god,” only through the Bible can we learn who that God really is. Over His Apostles, Jesus prayed, not “for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word” (John 17:20 NKJV). Every Comparative Religion study course, or television special, that ignores Bible evidence has refused to compare the ordinary with the incomparable!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#a-god, #bible-evidence, #comparative-religion, #creation, #organized

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3-28-2016 Who Is God #1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NKJV). And He knew what He was doing, “For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: ‘I am the LORD, and there is no other’(Isaiah 45:18 NKJV). All science supports this fact, for true scientists only study this marvelous Creation. False scientists have “exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever” (Romans 1:25 NKJV). Above all the rest of His Creation, “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27 NKJV). Don’t let anyone make you think or live like you’re just an animal.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#creation, #false-scientists, #god

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9-21-2015 Godless Evolution

Speaking of Jesus as God in the Creation: “You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands” (Hebrews 1:10 NKJV). The false doctrine of “Evolution” tries to account for this creation without God. Without any scientific fact to support it, it assumes: matter always existed; after a chaotic “bang,” order developed; the guiding “god” was billions of years of Time; humans came from animals. Did I miss anything? The Bible points to scientific fact: matter had a beginning; God designed the order in creation; God created within a week; humans are specially made. Did you miss anything? Of Christ, it is said: “All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#creation, #godless-evolution, #scientific-fact

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8-28-2015 Only God Is

“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth” (Psalm 33:6 NKJV). A short summary of the Creation found in Genesis chapters 1 & 2. Only God was “In the beginning” with power enough to bring all this into existence. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV). “For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:9 NKJV). In Genesis 1, after the 10X “God said,” the entire world and its organizing rules, were brought into reality. Origin and Design did NOT come through the “god of Time,” a.k.a. “Evolution,” but only through the living God.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#creation, #evolution, #faith, #god-is

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7-29-2015 What Race Lives Matter?

Black lives matter” is a racist slogan. According to the Bible, all human lives matter, even those of the police! After Creating the animals, “the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7 NKJV). With Adam’s rib, God made “a woman, and He brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:22 NKJV), “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20 NKJV). It is a perversion of the Creation account to put skin above soul. After the Flood, from Noah and his 3 sons, and their wives “the whole earth was populated” (Genesis 9:19 NKJV). Those who value life only according to skin color are racists!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#black-lives, #creation, #racist, #skin

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7-8-2015 Who Is Equal?

According to the Bible, all humans were Created equal, for “the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7 NKJV). All humans have a body and a soul and are above the rest of the animal world. According to Jesus Christ, every “creature” who “believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16 NKJV). Each Christian equally becomes “His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV). Jesus taught “the kingdom of heaven” is like a man who, in giving talents to his servants, “to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability” (Matthew 25:14-15 NKJV). Humans are only “equal” in Creation and Re-creation, but are not equal in “abilities.”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#abilities, #christians, #creation, #equal, #kingdom-of-heaven, #re-creation

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6-30-2015 Against Nature

According to Romans 1:22-25, when people worship and serve the Creation instead of the Creator, as in the idolatrous doctrine of Evolution, they have “uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.” When people have “exchanged the truth of God for the lie” (Romans 1:25), they abandon God’s rules for what is “natural.” “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Romans 1:26-27 NKJV). God created humans either male or female. The ungodly go against “nature.”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#against-nature, #creation, #creator, #idolatrous-doctrine-of-evolution, #natural-use, #shameful, #vile-passions

I understand. I really do.

I watched the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner Friday evening on ABC’s 20/20. Surely by now most everybody knows Bruce has decided after becoming a very successful Olympic Gold Medalist, husband and father of several children, that at the age of 65 years is he going to have a sex change from a man to a woman probably in a year. He wants everybody to be understanding. I understand. I really do.

I understand that in the beginning God made man. He made Adam in His own likeness. He made him to have dominion over all the creation of the earth. (Genesis 2:7)

I understand that God saw that Adam needed a helper, a woman, and He made Eve from a rib taken from the side of Adam. Eve was a weaker vessel, but she would fulfill Adam’s needs. (Genesis 2:18-25)

I understand that God made man and woman and told them to multiply and replenish the earth. (Genesis 1:28; 9:1)

I understand that man and woman sinned by disobeying God’s plan for their lives in the beautiful Garden of Eden when Eve listened to Satan and ate of the forbidden fruit. As a result of this sin nothing was ever the same for man again. (Genesis 3:1-24)

I understand that God is perfect, He makes no mistakes. He will not take our sinful ideas and actions lightly. Punishment is promised for those who disobey Him. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

I understand to disobey God, to say by our actions, “God, you made a mistake when you made me the way I am, and I’m going to correct your error,” is like spitting in the very face of God, our great Creator.

I understand to support individuals who openly disobey God is condoning their actions.

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God”
(Heb. 10:31).

#creation, #marriage

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2-27-2015           Propaganda of Evolution

The doctrine of Evolution has not one single, solitary scientific fact that upholds it. It has not one single, solitary sample of the “crossovers” necessary to support it. It has not one single, solitary Scripture that teaches it. It has not one single, solitary system of dating that conclusively establishes it. It is nothing but “propaganda” supported and taught as a government-funded, godless explanation of the Creation. David said it right: “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all” (1 Chronicles 29:11 NKJV); and, “God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God” (Psalm 62:11 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#creation, #evolution, #godless, #propaganda

Residents of a Romanian village are baffled after…

Residents of a Romanian village are baffled after an elderly farmer found a hen egg inside a duck egg. The egg looked like a normal one, but inside it was another, a hen egg, complete with its own shell. The 80-year-old farmer said he was blaming his blind rooster for the situation. Constantin Zamfir told the local newspaper: “At first I thought it was a sign from God and I got scared but then I remembered my old rooster. He’s blind but is still the strongest in the farmyard.” Now I’m not one to argue with a Romanian farmer, but I have my doubts. When God created all things, He put certain laws in place. One of those laws is “like begets like” and I have yet to see it broken. This is Just-A-Minute.

#creation, #gods-laws, #just-a-minute

Creation-Evolution Seminar to be held in Warren County, TN

For those of you who may live in the middle Tennessee area, here’s a little FYI:

The Earleyville church of Christ will host a Creation vs Evolution Seminar on December 5-7 with Kyle Butt (of Apologetics Press) speaking.

Friday services will be at 7 pm and will be held at the building of the Bybee Branch church of Christ. Saturday sessions will begin at 6 pm and will also be held at Bybee Branch. Sunday services will be at the building of the Earleyville church of Christ at 9 am for Bible Class and 10 am for Worship.

Both of these congregations are found in Warren County, TN; Bybee Branch being in the city-limits of McMinnville, and Earleyville being not too far out into the country. Each can easily be found on sites such as Google Maps if you’re needing directions.

#apologetics-press, #creation, #evolution, #seminar

Last year MSNBC TV host Melissa Harris Perry…

. Last year MSNBC TV host Melissa Harris-Perry argued for what she calls “after-birth abortion”. She claims that parents should have the right to abort new-born babies. In fact others, that move in the same circle as she does, argue that it should be the right of parents to kill infants up to age three. Are you surprised at this development? You shouldn’t be. When evolution replaces Christian faith, then man is left with nothing more than animal life. If all is matter, there is no spirit and no soul. Therefore, the stronger, in this case the parents, are left to do whatever they want with no regard to the value of human life. Then, if society, which is stronger than a set of parents, overrule the parents wishes, so be it. With what are you left? The survival of the fittest. This is Just-A-Minute.

#after-birth-abortion, #creation, #evolution, #just-a-minute

If you turn to evolutionists for an explanation…

If you turn to evolutionists for an explanation of the consequences of their theory on society, you will read something like this: axiomatisation, “logical necessity”, or “units of selection” and terms like replicators, interactors, species, genes and so on. All of that may be fine for long-haired professors but it is gobbledygook to the average person. If you really want to know the consequences of two generations of evolutionary thought, look around you. Is society marked by a higher moral standard than before? Or are we facing moral decline and ethical challenges that far outstrip increased population or any other offered excuse. Take a moment to think where their yellow brick road leads. This is Just-A-Minute.

#consequences, #creation, #evolution, #just-a-minute

Just suppose Charles Darwin Carl Sagan and all…

Just suppose Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan and all the evolutionists are right. Just suppose that there is nothing to us but matter, molecules and material; no spirit, no immortal soul. Remove the spirit of man and you remove responsibility, you remove morality. How can murder or stealing or anything else be wrong, when there is no basis for right and wrong? If all we are is matter, you can no more blame a man for murdering his neighbor than you can blame a tornado or a tsunami for killing people. Look at the end of the yellow-brick road the evolutionists are leading us on and I don’t believe you will like where it goes. Is it any wonder that our society is unraveling? This is Just-A-Minute.

#consequences, #creation, #evolution, #just-a-minute, #responsibility