How Time Is Measured

Just a thought…For hundreds of years, man has been able to figure time by a careful observation of the sun and the moon. For example, some ancient figured out that if you stick two poles in the ground and a third pole at a short distance behind the first two, you can determine a year  has passed from the position of the sun. Observation of the moon determines the length of a month. We can determine the equinoxes and solstices by observation, also.
So my question is this: How do you account for a week of seven days if you do not believe in the Genesis record of creation?

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Kids First, Marriage Later — If Ever

From NPR, comes the above article heading.

The beginning of the article http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128265730 states:

Quote: “Federal data from 2007 says 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, a trend experts say is especially common in middle-class America. In one St. Louis community, the notion of getting married and having children — in that order — seems quaint.”

The woman in this story (Colleen Segbers) confesses that she didn’t mean to get pregnant six years ago with her daughter, Gwen.

She states:

“It was an afternoon of Budweiser beer and the hot sun,” she laughs. “It happened. It was OK.”

Brethren, it’s no laughing matter. When 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, there is something terribly awry with that statistic. As members of the Lord’s church, we need to be stressing the importance of the institution of marriage, training our young men and women about the responsibility of bringing children into the world under the guidance of godly parents which make up the home.

Note the reason why the couple mentioned in this article finally married:

“After her daughter was born, Segbers did marry Gwen’s father. She loves her husband, she says, but they didn’t get married because they had a baby together or even because they were in love. They did it so she could have insurance.”

They only went through a ceremony was because she could have insurance. Is that a viable reason to get married?

No wonder immorality is rampant in our country today. May God help us to teach our young people the moral principles found in God’s word.

#article, #awry, #beer, #children, #godly, #heading, #institution, #marriage, #parents, #responsibility, #sun, #training

Laughter is the sun that drives winter f…

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

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