So, I’ll be teaching a new class at our church starting tomorrow called the 8 C’s of History. For some of you, the title will look vaguely familiar as I took the general idea from Answers in Genesis and expanded on it. They developed a curriculum called the 7 C’s of History. I’ve not read their curriculum, but it spurred the idea for my class. “The 7 and 8 C’s of History” confirm how the significant themes of the Bible are historically accurate. Their seven C’s are:
For the purpose of my class, I added “Covenant” between Confusion and Christ…I mean, for Heaven’s sake! That’s almost 2200 years of time that God was working with his chosen people in the form of the Covenant. So, Answers In Genesis SHOULD have included “Covenant” as one of their C’s, but maybe they were on a budget.
It should be noted that I’m not getting any money from this endeavor, and I am giving credit for the general idea to AIG ministries. Ultimately, it is God who receives the glory and it is because of Him that we live and breath and have our being. All of the pictures in the slideshow are linked images and suitably credited. So, no lawsuits please!
I’ve created Google Slide presentations that I will post here for people to keep up. Feel free to share the links or use the material to spread the Good News of God’s redemptive plan as revealed in his word!
Here is a timeline that I constructed as supplemental material for the class. Enjoy!
Posted: March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized
I’ve read that there’s no such thing as bad press, but when a certain group endorses your organization, you might not want anyone to really know about it.
Satan supports Planned Parenthood
The title of the article is “Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic From Pro-Lifers on Good Friday”
“The Satanic Temple believes that the body is inviolable, subject to our will alone,” Blackmore told the news outlet last year. “We consider theocratic reproductive mandates an attempt to control and degrade the individual.”
I’m sure the Satan worshipers didn’t intend to be self-contradictory in their statement of value for individual humans. Clearly, it was an oversight. And I’m sure they don’t hate the biological sciences as a plain reading of their statement would suggest. Since humans sexual intercourse is biologically designed to produce human offspring, it’s not clear why the Satan worshipers would blame childbirth on “theocratic reproductive mandates.” Why do they hate science?!!?!??
Planned Parenthood (PP) might not tweet out, “We thank the Satanists for their staunch support” out of a bit of shame, but really, I’m thinking the Satanists are getting a bad name by associating with the human butchers (PP).
Thankfully, God’s grace is bigger than the sin of Satan worship. God can redeem sinners of all flavors and perversions. Abortion is not beyond the forgiveness that is found in Jesus through repentance of sins. That’s the good news. Repent and believe.
Posted: January 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
Jesus did not come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people alive. I can’t remember which pastor said this, but it has a catchy ring about it that’s easy to remember. We are not just bad people…we are dead in our sins.
There is a common teaching in Sunday schools and churches that instead of teaching people how to know the Giver of life better, they try to teach people how to be good. It’s not necessarily a bad idea to share God’s expectations for righteousness, but we can never get to know God by being good enough. But by knowing Almighty God, we will be compelled to righteousness.
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins in which you used to live when you followed the way of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.