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Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Ludicrousness of Evolution


I entered the title of this blog post into a google search and came up with the following article.  It is a bit lengthy, but the author makes the best point.

" To believe in Evolution... that would take more faith than believing in God!"

 If you have a few moments in your day... it's worth the read.

I got the inspiration to share this when watching a show about anteaters on  Mutant Planet (Discovery Channel).  I am amazed at the arrogance of the host.  He boasts of the genius of evolution, when the whole show is an obvious testimony to the awesomeness of God's Creation.

Ruby


Do Believers in Evolution Have More Faith Than Believers in God?


By: Hannah Henderson


It must be understood that belief that Earth is billions of years old is crucial to the survival of evolution theory. The tactic is to teach that evolution always takes millions or even billions of years to happen so no one will ever be able to observe it. This sounds like a plan for the perfect lie.

Evolutionists claim that man can know the Earth is billions of years old because light from stars billions of light years away can be seen from Earth. Therefore, Earth must be at least as old as the time it took star light to reach it. But, the methods to determine cosmic distances used by scientists and evolutionists must be looked at to judge their validity and effectiveness. One such technique is known as the parallax method whose basic concept is simple to understand. Some stars are close to Earth, others are very far away. It's believed that stars very close to Earth such as the sun, can be accurately measured. In the parallax method, a scientist who wants to find how far away a very distant star is from Earth would start by choosing a close star such as the sun. He would then choose the star far away, whose distance he's trying to find. Earth revolves around the sun causing things in the sky to look different at various times of the day and year. Scientists look for how the position of the close star changes in relation to the distant star while Earth is rotating. If the near star's position doesn't change much, the distant star is said to be very far. If the near star's position changes a lot, the distant star is not said to be very far.

However, this "scientific" method of measuring stellar distances is so terribly flawed that someone once said it would require more faith to believe in it than to believe the miracles of the Bible. Evolutionists believe in the Big Bang theory, which states that all heavenly bodies are a spin off from a massive explosion and that the universe is constantly expanding at unimaginable speeds. This means that Earth and the nearby and distant stars chosen for study, are all moving at rapid speeds. How can stars that won't keep still be accurately measured? What is more is that the parallax method is performed over a period of six months before calculating a distance. That means that six months of rapid expansion takes place during measurement. The supporters and inventors of such method didn't take into consideration this point before declaring that the Earth is billions of years old. In fact, Earth's age has been calculated over and over again, and changed several times.

Also, the so-called mathematical formula used to calculate these stellar distances based on the parallax method does not allow for differences in results that the bending of light would make. It is inconceivable to think, with the gravitational belts in space, that light would not bend at any point during the measurement over six months in a universe that evolutionists claim is expanding. Such failure to consider the bending of light into the calculation could cause a star approximately 10,000 light years away to appear more than 200,000 light years away. Imagine the chaos to be expected when using this method to measure the distance of stars that are supposedly billions of light years away?

There is also a time factor that simply will not allow an intelligent mind to accept stellar distances determined by such haphazard methods. Hollywood's movies about time travelers becoming lost in the past or in the future, do have an element of truth. It is the technology of today's jets that have given man a glimpse into real-life time travel. If a person flies non-stop by jet just across the United States from California to New York, he will cross several time zones. In essence, he becomes a time traveler. A jet can make such a journey in four hours. If his watch says 3:00 p.m. when he leaves California, it will say 7:00 p.m. when he arrives in New York. Nevertheless, the true time in New York will be 10:00 p.m. Although his actual travel time is only four hours, due to the passage through time zones, it will appear as though he made a journey of seven hours. Considering this powerful impact that the passage through time zones has within a small part of the Earth, imagine the huge distortions of the telling of time when speaking of the passage through the time zones of outer space! This telling of "time", along with the inaccurate parallax method is used to determine as scientific fact that there are stars that are billions of light years away from Earth. The new Cepheid method of determining stellar distances is said to be improved and absolutely accurate. How can this be when it still relies upon the aforementioned parallax method and the telling of time? This hardly seems a viable argument in favor of evolution's big bang, old Earth theory. The physical and scientific evidence that technology allows man to gather is overwhelming in support of an earth whose age is roughly 10,000 years. It's interesting to note that an approximate age of 10,000 years for Earth perfectly corresponds to the biblical account of the Creation.

God gave man the freedom to choose to believe His word or to reject it. However, most people like to think of themselves as intelligent beings. A man may say that he chooses not to serve God simply because that is not his desire, or because he dislikes God's law. However, he does not make himself appear foolish because of the exercise of his free will. But, when he says that he chooses not to serve God because he would rather place belief and reliance on man's twisted theory of evolution, his intelligence should be questioned.
Science is not in opposition to the Bible. Science only verifies what the Bible has already said. It should always be remembered that Evolution is not science. It will twist and break even long time established laws of real science in a desperate attempt to make a falsehood appear as reality. In essence, it truly does require a greater faith to believe in the ludicrousness of evolution theory than it does to believe in Jesus.



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Why is Jesus not enough?




Tolerate me?


Judge me?


Are those  your only choices?


Do you not know how to love me?


So I am  different than you.


I believe different things.


Will you love me less because of my differences?


Will you tell me God loves me less because I’m different than you?


Your religion doesn’t condone the things I practice.


So you condemn me to hell …


Because of what your religion teaches.


Where’s the grace?


Where’s the mercy?


Where’s the love?


Jesus loves me!


This I know!


Maybe your bible doesn’t tell you so.


Jesus died for me  too!


Why do I have to follow your rules and  doctrine…


To be loved?


To be free?


To be whole?


To be saved?


Jesus said


“Believe in Me and you will never die.”


“Who the Son sets free is free indeed”


“I have  come that  you might have life”


“For God so loved the whole world”


Then…


WHY IS JESUS NOT  ENOUGH?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SEX IS BETTER WHEN YOU'RE MARRIED


This is the 25th post of the  Ruby Gets Real blog and I want to talk about sex. 


Now that I have your attention... 

Here's the thing... I'm not a parent.  Never have been one and never will be one.  So I can't really talk fairly about the challenge that most parents have when approaching the subject of sex with their children.  

But: 

Maybe I can share something of my life that might give some inspiration to parents when this subject comes up.  

Most parents aren't the best communicators when it comes to sex.    Especially parents that are immersed in the church culture.   Sex seems to be the forbidden subject in most homes.  The subject of sex usually isn't brought up in the home until it is too late.  And then when it is brought up, it isn't very graceful: more like awkward and condemning.  I understand that scenario. 

I'm not going to go into my life story here.  That would take too long.  But I still want to share some thoughts.  That is why I blog... to share thoughts.  

I am sure I am not the only one who experienced fear tactics, as a youth and young adult, with the intention to keep me pure. Maybe the fear works for some but it didn't work very well for me.  The fear only increased the rebellion, shame and guilt.  Now I understand that it was my parent's way of protecting me.  They loved me and didn't want to see me get hurt. But I didn't get that back then. 

What I heard was...

"Sex outside of marriage is bad!"


What I felt was...

"Sex is good.  So what if I'm not married!"


Looking back, I often wonder what I needed to hear so I could understand the whole picture better.  I came up with one statement.  

"Sex is better when you're married."

This is something I can testify to now that I am married.  

What was I missing back then?  I couldn't see what it was like on this side of the fence.  I didn't know of the worth it was to wait.  I didn't have that "til death do us part" relationship.  How was I supposed to know? 

  Maybe I needed to hear what was waiting for me on the other side.  


When I was single, no one told me about the beautiful flowers that awaited me in the garden of marriage, they only told me about the weeds in the ditch on the side of the solitary highway. 


  
I think it is okay to promote the beauty of  intimacy in marriage and give our youth something to look forward to...  more so than preaching about the evils of premarital sex. That doesn't seem to be making much of a difference in today's world.  It only adds fear, guilt and condemnation into a person's soul which gets carried into the marriage relationship.


I came up 7 reasons why I believe sex is better when you're married.  

IN MARRIAGE...

...  sex is about relationship, not about performance. 

... sex is a journey of intimacy and knowledge, not a one night stand. 

... sex is about love, not lust.

... it's not about being perfect, just perfect for each other. 

... there is long lasting joy in fulfilling your spouse's needs,
 not just the temporary ecstasy in meeting your own. 

... you can kiss the guilt and shame goodbye.

...  your lover is your best friend, and your best friend is your lover.  

I wonder if we share this side of the story, maybe there would be more incentive to wait until marriage. That has to be a better option than the fear, guilt and condemnation... cause no one likes those. 

I am sure now that most parents of teenagers understand the pressures and the media influences that are out there. I am also sure that most parents themselves are filled with a certain amount of fear, because they know the heartache out there that awaits their sons and daughters. 

Looking at the above list and thinking this over in my head, I came up with one more point. 

In Marriage, Sex is no longer the adhesive - the glue that keeps the relationship together, but it becomes seasoning that flavours and spices up the relationship.  The adhesive becomes your love and commitment to each other. 

I also know the sad thing is that all marriages are not like this... but the wonderful thing is that they can be.  That is the joy and the adventure about becoming one flesh.  And I think this is why God designed sex for marriage. 

 If  I had kids... I figure I would share with them my story, and I would tell them more about the beautiful flowers in the garden than I would about the weeds on the highway.  



(this ... from someone who knows flowers and weeds) 

( I know the marriage today is different than what it was 50 - 100 years ago,  but I got married with the full intent to experience the kind of marriage that kept my grandparents together for 58 years and my parents together for 43.5 years.  The wedding rings my husband and I wear, to signify our commitment to each other, come from those two marriages. That's the kind of marriage I'm talking about.  One flesh... til death do us part.) 




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014: Aspirations, not Resolutions


Happy New Year!

I figure instead of resolutions I would make a list of aspirations.  Not so much goals that need to be accomplished, but a list that will inspire me and challenge me, not necessarily depress me because I can't achieve it. 

1. Learn some more German


This wouldn't be a new aspiration, just one that has been ignited again.  Hearing and speaking the German language brings me closer to the memories of my family...  My Opa, my Oma and my Dad.  

My hubby is fluent in German.  Both his parents were immigrants from Germany.  So I have a partner that I can converse with. 

I have another aspiration... to one day travel to Germany.  I have a friend that is waiting for me to come and visit.  Having a little German on tap for that trip would be very helpful.  

2. Keep writing


There is so much stuff stored in the recesses of my mind that I want to move to megabytes.  Stories, pictures , future blog posts...

3. Enjoy more fireworks with my husband, 


The fireworks display on New Years Eve in our home town was the best show we have ever seen. Our town has never ceased to amaze me with the fireworks shows they put on.  We are only a town of 2000 people, but can we light up the sky.  

I didn't take my camera last night and was I glad I didn't.  There really isn't a way one can capture the beauty of fireworks on megapixels and do it justice.  It was enough for me to roll down the window and take in the colours and sounds from our secluded spot on the outskirts of town.
 It's not just man made fireworks that I enjoy, it's God's fireworks.  I tried a few months back trying to get some camera action on a lightning show... all I got was a wet camera.  God's fireworks are best enjoyed with the naked eye as well.  

4. Gain a little more wisdom with my finances. 


Like all things in life, financial wisdom is a journey.  Every day I make decisions on that journey.  Some are good, some not so good.   I am learning with age that there is a lot of stuff I don't need.  What I like so much about being married is that I have a partner that helps me with those decisions.  I often phone my hubby when I am at a store and staring at something I am tempted to get.  He often reminds me that it is something that we don't need.  So I get the opportunity to walk away in freedom.  Sometimes I just need that reminder. 

Being married has introduced more discussion on financial matters.  We talk about what to buy and what not to buy.  I didn't have that when I was single.  I just bought and often regretted it later. 

5. More girlfriend time. 


I have a big confession to make.  I have been missing my girlfriends.  I have to admit that I have not been making much of an effort to connect with my female friends and I have been holding back on making new friends.  

I didn't have this problem so much when I was single.  Girlfriends were one of my life lines.  I was much more sociable when I was single.  I am not blaming my hubby for taking me away from my social life.  I am admitting that being married has changed me in a lot of ways.  I am understanding that now my favourite place to be is home with my husband.  

I use to tell my married friends when I was single that girlfriend time was a necessity.  Now I am reminding myself the same thing. 

There you have it... my five 2014 aspirations.