Monthly Archives: June 2012

The plot thickens. A case of demonic possession?

It appears the plot in the case of the Miami cannibal has thickened. The much speculated cause, bath salts, was not found in his system during the autopsy:

“Rudy Eugene, the man who chewed off a homeless man’s face on the MacArthur Causeway and was shot to death by Miami police, had no drugs in his system other than marijuana, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office said Wednesday.”

He had no past history as a violent offender. Torn Bible pages were found strewn across the causeway. His girlfriend is convinced this was supernatural.

There are precedents for demonic possession:

“And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.” (Mark 5:2-5)

Is this story about demon possession? We may never know for sure. But for now, traditional medical science is stumped.

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The Complexities of Salt in Jesus’ Message

Can salt lose its flavor? What does it mean to be the salt of the earth? What was Jesus trying to tell us when he discussed being the salt of the earth?


Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew, told us:

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” (Matthew 5:13) Continue reading

What happens if you date dinosaur bones using the carbon-14 method?

Dinosaur bones are supposed to be around 65 million years old, right? But what happens if you date them using carbon-14 dating, which is theoretically useful for dating organic materials that are much younger, having died up to 50,000 years ago? This should be a no-brainer, right?

Dinosaurs Carbon-14 Dating

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Age of Spanish cave paintings based on unprovable presuppositions about the past, but presented to public as indisputable fact

If you only read the news headlines and the stories that go with them, you would be led to believe that scientists have found the oldest cave paintings in the world in Spain. But you would be misled if you believe the articles.

Spanish cave art

Spanish cave art, assumed to be very old based on unprovable presuppositions.

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Seal Proves Bethlehem Existed Long Before Jesus

(Wed May 23, 2012) From Discovery News:

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a 2,700-year-old clay seal with the name of  Bethlehem, showing that the town existed centuries before it was revered as Jesus’ birthplace.

Discovered during the sifting‭ ‬of‭ debris ‬removed‭ ‬from archaeological excavations near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, the coin-sized clay seal, or bulla, was imprinted with three lines in ancient Hebrew script: “in the seventh,” “Bethlehem” and “to the king.” Continue reading

Christian Eschatology – Millennial Views

What is Christian Eschatology? In short, it is a belief system about what the end of time will be like. It has to do with Christ’s Second Coming — when will He come back? What will conditions be like when He does?

A wheat harvest

A wheat harvest

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Tips about mortgages that are rarely revealed

Mortgages — pay them off early, or hold until term? Experts have their opinions, but don’t be fooled by their articles. The authors for mainstream financial websites always leave out a single, but vital, piece of information:

Inflation can benefit individuals

Inflation can benefit individuals

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