Tuesday, March 17, 2020

> Tuesday 03/17/20

Scripture Worth Noting:

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. - Luke 14:11

Thoughts Worth Considering:

We have been humbled. The Corona pandemic has occasioned many good lessons, bad lessons, acts of selfishness, acts of sacrifice and a whole lot of encouragement and good humor. There is one thought, however, which takes precedence.

A tiny bug, (thousands of which can occupy the point on a pin) has gained the attention of the entire human race. This was no nuclear bomb, meteorite, or super-volcano. It was a lowly, imperceptible bug.

We have been humbled and for good reason. In spite of the fact that pharma tells us we can harness the power within us and "go our own way," and in spite of the endless parade of human flesh flaunted by Hollywood, Wall Street, and Washington, all affirming our all-conquering human spirit - we have been brought to our knees by a mindless bug. We have been humbled. We are not nearly so beautiful, powerful, and dauntless as we fantasize. We are dust that rises up, like grass which soon burns away, and like wisps of vapor in the grand scheme of things.  

While we are in "time-out.. This social distancing calls for self-examination. God has placed us in our timeout corner to offer us an ideal opportunity for an attitude adjustment. God has used a tiny bug to teach a giant lesson. In the words of Job,

  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. - Job 12:10.

It is not enough to call for a national day of prayer or to sing Amazing Grace. First, there must be a humbling of ourselves, a confession of our utter dependence on the living God and true repentance over our sin. Then, and only then, can we expect to hear from heaven. This repentance, of course, begins at the foot of the cross where we confess our true sinfulness and need of a Saviour who died to save us from our sin.  The Savior who humbled Himself for us (Philippians 2:8) calls us to humble ourselves before Him (1 Peter 5:6). 

Even if this pandemic should last a full 18 months, this too shall pass. Some will resume their march headlong in their flesh-flaunting ways while celebrating the greatness of the human spirit. But, there will be a few, precious few, who will heed the message and repent. For their sake alone, the suffering and sacrifice we are all called upon to share, will make this pandemic a good thing in the end.

A link for your personal study.  Why not take your mind off the current issues and focus on Christ? Consider going through our study from Colossians 1 on the preeminence of Christ. That always works!  Scroll down on our Recent Studies page.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

> Wednesday 03/11/20

Listen to our The Son of Man Podcast or 
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Jesus Christ as the Son of Man

This is a basic study of the term son of man as found in our English Bibles. Its purpose is to simply model a basic analytical study by collecting the scriptures on this subject, organizing them according to theme and building our conclusions. This study is intended to help strengthen our understanding of the role of our Lord Jesus Christ with respect to his humanity. While the associated printout is not necessary, serious students will find it very helpful. It can be downloaded from the Recent Studies page at StandingTrue.com. This podcast is also in a video format and can be viewed from the same URL.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

> Tuesday 3/10/20

Today's entry is from last Sunday's (3/8/20) podcast at an assisted care facility. It's a valuable study for all of us. :)

A recent meditation on the goodness of God based on Psalm 143. This message was delivered to a group of folks in assisted care, but it is relevant to us all.  Do you need some encouragement? Visit Psalm 143!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Evolution's Fatal Flaw
» Monday 03/2/20

Scripture Worth Noting:

Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. Psalm 119:89-91 [Emphasis mine.]

Evolution’s Fatal Flaw:

Bible believers begin with the assumption of an unchanging creator God, who administers the changing creation of heaven and earth perpetually.* God asserts His dominion through ordinances. The notion that there are immutable laws of nature is not found in the Bible. God governs through ordinances. These ordinances are not in lockstep and are under the full and interactive control of our Lord Jesus Christ who carries the creation forward. These ordinances have been observable from the very first days of creation, and God has made numerous promises concerning His execution of them. For example, while the earth remains, there will always be seasons and it will not be flooded universally again. Nevertheless, God, in the person of Christ, governs creation through ordinances in accordance with His plan and will, and He does so on all scales from nano to micro to macro!

Evolution, on the other hand, begins with the single assumption that there is an inherent constant in the creation and all of heaven and earth move forward in lockstep (uniformitarianism). This puts the evolutionist on the horns of multiple dilemmas when it comes to any process which extrapolates from history or into the future. A careful observer will note that virtually any time evolution speaks on cosmology, there is a convolution of dating claims, often observable within the same TV documentary. In short, nothing interfaces. The latest scheme has been to try to extrapolate earlier dates through DNA. Careful observers will notice, however, that these wild calculations, supposedly based on DNA, are really anchored in dating techniques that have long since been debunked.

Do not be intimidated or bullied by the well-meaning but self-contradicting evolutionary zealot!

A Link for Your Teaching - Provided without comment for discussion purposes.

Ten Top Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution

Image by Gerd Altmann, Pixabay

*We do not believe, as Aquinas did, that God has imbued some aspect of immutability into His creation!

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