This well documented film, along with others, proves the RC Church, past and present, is actually part of the ‘anti-Christ’; false religion misleading many people.
The minute detection (much less than a single atom) of so-called gravitational waves is, frankly, a simple distraction from the reality of present world conditions. We are nearing a turning point in the history of mankind predicted by the Bible. To know the future it is necessary to study holy scriptures. Please do that while it is still possible at ‘JW.org’
Copy of article (last of 3 parts) written by Bill Underwood, columnist for Phoenix Signs of the Times Examiner.
Several commenters pointed out that I was taking it as a given that the Bible was the touchstone with which these other books must conform. I have been at pains to point out that it isn’t me saying that, but Muslims and Mormons themselves who claim to believe the Bible, and claim that their books are additions to, not replacements of, the Bible. Still, it is true that I do have a prejudice in favor of the Bible. I admit to believing the Bible is inspired.
Why do I believe the Bible, and the Bible alone, is from God? Frankly, since I’ve been studying it all my life, it would take me longer than the space available in this column to answer that, but let me just hit some of the highlights.
The Koran says the sun sets at night in a pond. (Sura 18:86)
The Book of Mormon speaks of diseases “to which men were subject by the nature of the climate.” ( Alma 46:40) It was a common belief in Joseph Smith’s day that some diseases were caused by the climate. Malaria, for example, was believed to be caused by the humid air of a swamp, (mal = bad, aria = air) rather than being transmitted by the mosquitoes that lived in the swamp.
Bible writers were not swayed by the non-scientific beliefs of their time. While it is certainly no science book, what it says conforms with proven scientific fact. For example, it describes the earth as round, and hanging unsupported in space. This at a time when most of the human race believed the earth was flat and supported on the back of a huge elephant.
The Koran incites prejudice against Jews, Christians, and even ‘ignorant Arabs’: “The Arabs of the desert are the worst in Unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be in ignorance.” (Koran 9:97)
The Book of Mormon incites prejudice, stating that dark skin is a curse and white skin is a blessing: “And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites.” (3 Nephi 2:15; see also 1 Nephi 13:15)
The Bible is entirely without prejudice: “God shows no partiality. In every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:35)
The Koran says the wicked will burn in Hell.
The Book of Mormon says the wicked will burn in Hell.
The Bible says the wicked will cease to exist. (1 Samuel 2:9; Job 3:17; Psalm 37:9,10, 34, 38; Psalm 104:35; Proverbs 2:22)
Jesus’ sacrificial death:
The Koran says Adam repented and God forgave him. Hence no one inherited sin, and there is no need for a ransom.
The Book of Mormon says Adam repented and God forgave him; I agree with the logic of the Koran: If we didn’t inherit sin from Adam, why do we need Jesus’ sacrifice? Nevertheless, the BoM still speaks much of it, and calls on all to believe in Jesus.
The Bible says: “Through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed on to all men inasmuch as all sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
For me, the most powerful reason for believing the Bible is its wisdom. People who have lived – knowingly or unknowingly – by Bible precepts have had better lives than those who have not. Some of those precepts are:
Take a minute to ponder that last one. Look around at your neighbors. Many of them seem to be living by the principle that there is more happiness in getting. “When I get that car… when I get that house… when I get that girl, then I’ll be happy.” Left to their own devices, these people could go through their entire lifetimes without ever discovering the truth that there is more happiness in giving. That’s because this is God’s thinking, not human thinking.
For me, this is a “Wow!” point. The wisdom of the Bible is the best proof of its inspiration.
If you believe the Koran is inspired, if you believe that the Book of Mormon is inspired, I have one challenge for you: Show me a “Wow!” point from either of those works. To qualify as a “Wow!” it must be a principle that is true, profound, and something most humans don’t seem to be following, something they would never think of on their own. Oh, and one more thing: It needs to be a principle that was not already covered in the Bible. Because, Koran believer, Book of Mormon believer, it is your contention that God had more to say after the Bible was finished. And it’s my contention that He did not.____________________________________________________________
After first installing the newest Itunes program I deleted it and found that to be quite empowering, why; because the almost infinite number of choices was not only confusing but simply unfulfilling, to say the least. Indeed I cranked up my old stereo box and foujnd local radio stations much more satisfying.
Once again the media is simply thrilled to report on a factually unsupported discovery of fossils, stating they were a stepping stone in evolution.
How unscientific is this? First of all these bones cannot and will not be dated accurately by any known means, and I do include carbon dating which is a notoriously flawed method.
But not only that, these bones are quantitatively similar to basically contemporary, so called ‘modern’ human bones, not at all evolutionary in kind.
No, once again, efforts to support the false doctrine of ‘evil-lution’ proves to be the figment of human imagination, and promotion, period.
Mark Train wrote: ” There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.”
(Preceding the above quote by Twain, he noted that the Mississippi had shortened 1.2 miles per year for 100 years. At that rate, he stated, the Mississippi had extended past Cuba in the past, and would someday be only a couple miles long in the future. Of course he was being sarcastic. THAT is the type of irrational thinking that assigns such ages to our earth. Scientifically, since we know the moon moves away from the earth each year, the moon would be in the center of the earth, as an example. I have yet to see ANY scientific FACTS to support that age assumption. Even the venerable Pottasium/Argon dating is irreleveant: the 1975 Volcanic eruption in NZ was dated by America’ finest argon lab to be 2 million years old. As Twain stated . . .)
On the news tonight It was the 50th anniversary of Air Canada flight 831 crash after taking off from Montreal in 1963… all 118 were killed.
I was booked to be on that flight, weeks ahead, it was a connecting flight from Halifax to B.C. But while celebrating (honorable) release from the RCN (Royal Canadian Navy) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, I made a last minute decision in the late afternoon to cancel, and re-book for another flight very early the next morning.
When I arrived at the Air Canada desk the next morning, the staff had just arrived and nervously whispered glancing at me while I waited for ground transportation. I thought I must have revealed some evidence of late night partying.? Completely unbeknown to me, apparently, they had just learned of the crash and realized I had been booked on it, many days in advance.
In my case this is just trivia now of course, but as Solomon so well said it “…time and unforeseen events overtake them all.” (Eccl. 9:11)
Our lives are so limited by circumstances we have no control over, I most truly sympathize with those who lost family members on flight 831, but thankfully we all still have hope to see loved ones in the future provided we exercise faith in the loving ransom of Christ Jesus… while that opportunity still exits. (please visit JW.org)