Monthly Archives: May 2012

Don’t believe Google (or your science teacher): The moon is not 4.527 billion years old.

If you ask Google a question, you might get an answer. Even if it’s wrong. Like this one: How old is the moon? Continue reading

Revelation Symbolism: Faith that moves mountains

You’ve heard it said that “faith can move mountains.” This is in regards to a lesson Jesus taught to his disciples.

The context of this verse is that Jesus is telling his disciples to pray for the over-throwing of apostate Israel. For context, the imagery of the mountain was originally used by Jeremiah to describe the destruction of the wicked empire of Babylon and the liberation of God’s people, the Israelites: Continue reading

Revelation Symbolism: Trees

Decoding the symbolism St. John used when writing the Book of Revelation is key to understanding the message of the book. Correctly understanding the symbols requires understanding and knowing our Bibles back-to-front. Most Christians barely know their Bibles at all, so it’s understandably difficult to interpret the scripture.

God intended us to respond to symbols and symbolism. Through these things, grand ideas and sweeping images can be conveyed in ways that mere words cannot do justice. Invoking symbolism calls forth the most powerful faculties of our minds to convey many complex ideas in even a single image. Continue reading

Riddle: The rider on the white horse is carrying a bow. Do you know where He got it from?

One of the most popular images from the Book of Revelation is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The first of the horsemen wears a crown and is holding a bow.

Have you ever wondered where the rider’s bow came from? Let’s first look at the actual scripture where the description is found:

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!”  And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. (Revelation 6:1-2) Continue reading

Why liberals love birth control, hate population growth

A Marketwatch writer posted an article favoring population control in the guise of an editorial that promises future benefits for mankind due to Melinda Gates’ “new crusade.” She’s teaming up with the British government and world leaders to invest $4 billion into spreading the benefits of “family planning” to 120 million more women by 2020.

How does Marketwatch spin this? They promote these ladies as “120 million potential new women entrepreneurs.” Continue reading

CNN Misrepresents Biblical Slavery, Doesn’t Understand Why Black Churches Condemn Homosexuality

A recent article by CNN criticizing black churches for publicly condemning President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage opens with a series of questions, one of which is “Why would the black church cite scripture to exclude gays when a similar approach to the Bible was used to enslave their ancestors?”

James Cone, a black theologian, is quoted as saying “I’ve said many times in black churches that the black church is on the wrong side of history on this. It’s so sad because they were on the right side of history in their own struggle.”

Mr. Cone is wrong, and so is CNN in their posturing on this point. The blacks were right the first time, and they are correct now by condemning homosexuality. They are correct in both instances because they actually know what the Bible says. Continue reading

Half of all Americans not saving for retirement, indicating that they’re present-minded and relying on the Government remaining solvent

Here’s a paradox: We are urged to save for retirement, but our government economists — court prophets — say that personal savings are bad for the economy because it reduces consumption today. This slows economic growth, they say. As a result, they pursue inflationary policies that erode the purchasing power of money to encourage consumers *not* to save.

“If you don’t use it, you lose it!”

The Lord calls us to leave an inheritance to our children’s children: Proverbs 13:22. This means deferring consumption today to build our capital for the following generations.

50% of Americans aren’t saving. Most are planning on retiring. They won’t be able to, as it turns out.

But is this a bad thing? The Lord commands us work 6 days a week and rest for one. He doesn’t say anywhere to work for 65 years and retire. That’s an idea that has been propagated by the latest false messiah, the Welfare State: Universal Healer.

Read the full story below:

http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/10/retirement/saving-retire/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2