Creation or Evolution? The simple switch: consider both sides of the argument.

 

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What Johnny Said

 

“Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law Book,  and every member should  regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited!   Every member would be obliged in conscience,  to temperance, frugality,  and industry;  to justice, kindness,  and charity towards his fellow men;  and to piety,  love,  and reverence toward  Almighty  God …  What a Utopia,  what a Paradise would this region be?”

(John Adams)

 

Simple Switch: Know that God’s Word rings true…and nothing less.

Morality Check

No, my kids are not smarter than yours, nor can they lay out an argument that would inspire the masses.  However they are children (one boy, one girl), and believe me that this is enough.  It is unbelievable just how startling the differences are between boys and girls at such a young age…

When my daughter spends time with me, the time is often filled with holding her baby dolls for her and cuddling her.  Whereas if my son wants attention, he comes over and head-butts me or throws a ball in my direction.  I have observed moments where my daughter will be sitting in a sweet motherly way holding and caring for her babies, while my son runs with a football and intentionally takes a head dive 18 inches before hitting the wall.  What is up with boys and girls?

Interesting facts of life show that boys and girls…

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The Simple Switch: Writing God’s law on our hearts.

The New Self

Click HERE: For a more detailed study on “law” in Christianity

Many people in America find themselves living under a double-standard. They love the tremendous freedoms and privileges American citizenship offers, and yet they protest the very laws that govern them. They fail to realize that in order to receive the benefits, it’s imperative that they submit to the laws this country stands for. Much of the same attitude permeates the world of denominational “Christianity.” Many well-intentioned people have argued that the only requirement of the Christian is belief that Jesus is the risen Christ. They preach that rules and regulations have no part in their religion, often citing the apostle Paul who wrote, “…for you are not under law but under grace,” (Rom. 6:14).  It is certainly true that that we are no longer under the Mosaic Law as a requirement for salvation (Rom. 7:6). However, does that mean there…

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A simple switch from the Barnabas Notes: Not a long post, but short.

 

Barnabas Notes

In 1 Peter 1:3-5 the apostle Peter, in praising God, makes a powerful statement of hope for the faithful; Christians who are led by the Spirit, bearing the fruit that includes “faithfulness” (Galatians 5:22, 23).  Read Peter’s words:  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

There is a lot of information here, but let us focus on that phrase we’re using as a title to this post.  How are we protected by the power of God through faith?  Those who are…

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Breaking Out of My Own House

I cannot remember for sure the discussion context from which this thought originated the other day, but I do know I was in our Marriage and Family class. All I remember are two points that formulated my thoughts:

  1. My teacher, for some reason, used a child playing with Legos as an analogy of some sort.
  2. My teacher, in class, was teaching us that children who are not shown love become very deprived as adults, even thinking very low of themselves and always wondering if they are good for anything. This is why they search for fulfillment in many places that ultimately don’t fulfill their needs.

These thoughts, for whatever reason, led me to think about an adult, sitting on the floor, building a wall with Legos. Then, I imagined them building another wall, branching off of this first wall. Then I pictured a third, and then a fourth. I even imagined these walls being built up past the adult’s head. Picturing the adult stand up, I imagined the walls being built higher and higher.

Here’s the mind-bender: As I considered the adult who was now completely walled in, my thoughts went to the roof of this structure. Do people complete the roof on the walls they construct to hide themselves? Then I wondered, “If they do, it may be possible to a certain point, but ultimately, someone else would have to place the last piece on top, from the outside.

Then I thought, “Why not save yourself the trouble, and immediately go to someone who could help you get out of your self-constructed emotional shelters? I can’t imagine a person who was more willing to place the last piece on your roof than they were willing to help you break out of your enclosure.”

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

Consider this simple switch: Let Jesus help you break out of your enclosure. Be free.

Oh Twitter, Your Way with Words

 

“Imagine how awesome the world would be if we put as much effort into our relationship with Christ as we do our favorite activities” (Twitter quote).

The simple switch: Devote more time to His word