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Saturday, July 16, 2016

As in the days of Noah, Ark Encounter and Getting True Hope

"Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts..."   2 Peter 3:3
The Bible predicts the increase of scoffers and mockers of godly things in the last days.   The last days before judgment on the earth that will take place for mankind's crimes against a holy God.   However, there is a way of escape from the Judgment to come.   In fact, the very way of escape is generally the object for which the scoffers and mockers direct their attacks.     We are seeing this in many ways whenever the God of the Bible is mentioned as mankind's only source for hope or when the Bible itself is proclaimed as God's Word.  So it isn't surprising when another such attack is raised such as in the case of Ark Encounter.   You may have heard of it.    The Ark Encounter is a life-sized boat museum depicting an Ark like that of Noah, written about in Genesis 6-9.   This attack directed at Ark Encounter has caused quite a stir within social media and among bloggers alike.    It even caught the attention of Bill Nye (the science guy) as he recently visited the Ark Encounter for himself.
Now in the days of Noah, the Ark that God commanded Noah to build was to save any who would listen to God's warning of coming judgment on the earth and be rescued.  This judgment was to be in the form of a world-wide flood.   There hadn't been rain before on the earth and people wanted to do what ever they thought was right in their own eyes and so they did.  They scoffed at Noah for nearly 75 years while he built the Ark.   In Genesis 7 we read about the judgment flood that came and how only Noah's family was saved.    God promised never to send a world-wide flood again upon the earth and gave His rainbow as a promise.   (Genesis 9)
Today Ark Encounter is meant to stand as a warning of similar coming judgment on the earth and proclaim the Christian message of hope and salvation from God's promised wrath to come.   God is a God of true justice and holiness and evil doers will not go unpunished.   This includes lying, not putting God first, and lusting (adultery - see what Jesus said about this - Matthew 5:28).   God requires a payment (death) for the penalty of breaking His commands.    God is also a God of love.  (See how you do with the Good Person Test.)
In fact,  this message of love, redemption and hope may be considered foolishness to scoffers of God but ironically, despite people passing judgment on God for His coming judgment against evil, God is the one who provides the only Way of redemption in the first place!
More specifically God demonstrated His love when He filled a body in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.   Jesus Christ paid the penalty for yours and my sin (the breaking His commandments).   So even though people make mock and scoff at this message, and the Ark Encounter for what it stands for, only one question still remains that we each must answer before we die.   If God's judgment against sin is real and hell exists as Jesus said (Matt. 5:22-30, 10:28, 23:33),  what will happen to you after you die?
Get true hope and get rescued, before you run out of time. 

Originally posted at TinkerXperience

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Help Make Genesis Movie a Reality

There is a new movie coming on the scene (God willing) which is called Genesis 3d. The makers of Genesis 3d assure a visually stunning journey through the Creation account starting at verse one of the book of Genesis in the Bible. One feature which is being highlighted is as the name implies, it will be in 3d. I encourage you to check it out and support the film if you can.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today's post is an excerpt from "Words of Comfort" the blog by Ray Comfort.   

"One of the greatest falsehoods perpetuated from modern pulpits has that sin isn’t pleasurable, or that you can’t find happiness without Jesus. Those who preach such things either don’t know their Bibles or they are living in a cave; a very dark cave. The Scriptures tell us that in these days, people will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God (see 2 Timothy 3:4). Moses chose to suffer with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season (seeHebrews 11:25). Sin can make you happy; very happy. Jeremiah lamented, “Why are they all so happy who deal treacherously” (Jeremiah 12:1). Lying can make people happy. So can theft. Adultery has made many people very happy. They had their cake and ate it. Pornography makes millions happy every day. If it doesn’t, why is the industry deliriously successful? They belt out movies as if there is no eternity. Even in a bad economy they make big money, and their customers are so pleased with what they see, like a drunken alcoholic, they come back for more. But those who love God deny themselves sinful pleasures, not to gain merit-points but because they are forgiven by the grace of God. The dew of Heaven has revealed the spider-web of sin, and they know better than to become entangled in that which promises death and certain damnation."

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Monday, January 09, 2012

I am ok with this...

If Herman Cain gets back into the presidential race as this story  surmises, I am ok with that.  I mean, I am really really OK with it.  I hope he does.  I am pretty certain Barack Obama hopes he doesn't.  But I wouldn't have to write in Herman's name on the ballot then.  Go Herman.

Is Herman Cain getting back in the race?!

After Alex Wagner interviewed the smiling, uber-self-assured Herman Cain on her MSNBC show last Friday, I made a bold pronouncement. The former Godfather’s Pizza chief who scuttled his presidential campaign amid a swirl of sexual harassment and infidelity allegations could be getting back into the race.   More >>

Friday, January 06, 2012

What if...

I have this great 'what if' idea. It's especially a great 'what if' idea if you hoped to see Herman Cain challenge Barack Obama for president. I realize this is a plan that maybe no one else would consider for many good reasons. However, I will suggest the plan because it is something I am seriously considering doing myself.

What if there was a write-in campaign for Herman Cain to be president. I was thinking--er dreaming, yes he dropped out (or was destroyed by the media---a topic for another time) but if you wanted Herman Cain to run against Obama as much as I did, we could write his name in at voting time.

Now for more dreaming..... I enjoy thinking of how much the media and others would squirm when their man Barack Obama has to face a black pro-life, pro-Israel, Conservative named Herman Cain in a presidential run-off. Ah yes a pleasant dream for me and a night-mare for liberals.