Blood That Eternally Saves Lives


But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

The Bible Teaches That  Life Is In the Blood

When sin entered the world, death also entered, for the wages of sin is death.

The Hebrews first learned of blood that saves when they were told to kill a lamb and place the blood of the lamb over the door post of their homes. On the one night of passover in Egypt, the death angel passed over the land. The first-born son died in every house where there was no blood on the door post, but those who obeyed the LORD were saved by the blood on the lintel or door post.

The Bible teaches us that these knew a day was coming when there would be a lasting covenant written in blood – blood that would save mankind from the death penalty brought on by sin. The prophet Zechariah spoke of it:

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Zechariah 9:10-11

In Matthew, we learn that this blood is the blood shed by Jesus, the Christ, the promised Messiah and the precious and only Begotten Son of God:

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Christ blood is blood that can cleanse from sin. We have redemption by the blood of Jesus. The Holy Spirit of God bears witness that Jesus our Saviour came by water and by blood to save us. This is why He is called the Lamb of God and is precious in the sight of the Father. Christians are called to serve our living God by the power of the Holy Spirit within, because we are cleansed by His precious blood.

The Bible is true. Scientist know that truly life is in the blood. Doctors are able to help people live longer lives with life-saving transfusions and vaccines and other uses of blood products, but only the blood of Christ our Savior gives eternal life.

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How is doubting different than unbelief?


Have you ever wondered why, since both Thomas and Judas appeared to doubt Jesus, their stories have such different endings?

Judas, after he proved unfaithful, “went out and hanged himself.” Thomas, however, knelt before Jesus and declared, “My Lord and my God.”

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The evening of the Passover meal which Jesus shared with His disciples gives us so much insight into the Lord and His apostles. (John 13) This was an evening like no other on earth would be. Every word, every act, is significant.

During the Passover meal Jesus did something that puzzled Peter and perhaps some of the others:

Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13:5

Peter became upset:

Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” John 13:6

Christ answer to Peter was absolute.

Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” John 13:6

Jesus then went further with His explanation and it is something we all need to hear.

Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.

Thomas and Judas were both present that evening. Everyone in the room was “clean” except, as we soon learn, Judas.

Here is Christ’s message to all people. We have either been washed clean by Him and are in right standing before God or we are still in our sins and are unclean. Those who are not washed will not be able to stand in the presence of a Holy God.

The Bible teaches that Jesus, the Lamb of God, was slain before the foundation of the world. So both Judas and Thomas, who knew Him during His earthly visitation, either believed or disbelieved.  They had trusted or failed to trust and as a result were either clean or unclean. Those who are clean worship the true God and have their names written in the Book of Life. Those who refuse Christ are still in their sins, their names are not written in the Book of Life, and they will worship the anti-Christ.

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming His name and His dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13: 5-8

To avoid this, we must accept and believe in the Light of the world and be cleansed by His blood.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:15

What can we take away from this? There is a great difference in doubting and refusing to place our trust in Christ. Perhaps all Christians are like Thomas at some point. Doubt may creep into our lives. It even happened to John the Baptist while he was in prison. Jesus understands this and He will reveal to us whatever we need to restore the faith that we  exercised in Him when we confessed Him as Lord and Savior. Refusing Christ, however, is another story. This is unbelief. Those who refuse are in effect saying they will find their own way. These refuse to confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord. They have never believed in their heart and they are not clean. They do not believe Romans 5:7-9

5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. 6For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7It is rare indeed for anyone to die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Therefore, since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from wrath through Him! Romans 5: 7-9

Thomas believed this, Judas did not.

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How important is the Word of God?


WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD?

The Bible has a lot to say about the Word. John 1:14 is one of the most important passages found in the Bible.
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THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT JESUS IS THE LIVING WORD, THAT IN HIM, ALONE, THERE IS LIFE, AND THAT OUR WORDS WILL ALLOW US TO BE JUSTIFIED BEFORE GOD OR CAUSE US TO BE CONDEMNED.

In ‘Our Daily Bread’ devotional for September 25, they point out that Jesus is “eternal life.” See Words That Matter or 1 John 1:1

John the disciple called Jesus “the Word of life” (1 John 1:1). He wanted everyone to know what that meant. “We proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us,” he wrote of Jesus (v. 2). “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us” (v. 3).

Word of Life Ministries has been a blessing to so many people over the years. This ministry, in their own words…

is a nondenominational Christian organization creating faith-defining experiences that give students and families the chance to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walks.

Here is a tiny part of what God has said about Jesus Christ, who is the living Word:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 John 1:1

…“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:24,25

All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. John 1:3-4

God has also shown that the written word is important:

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); Romans 10:8

Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, having been fully equipped toward every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Jesus, the Living Word, gives life to all those who trust Him. We find Him revealed in the written word. Our spoken words are important:

For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.  Matthew 12:13

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:8-9

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“The Holy One of Israel”


WHO IS THE ‘HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL?’

Speaking through His prophet Isaiah, God has spoken on this subject. He said:

For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour… Isaiah 43:3

With certainty we can say, “Yahweh is the Holy One of Israel!”

Later He says:

As for our Redeemer, the LORD of Hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 47:4

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It  is also certain that the Holy One of Israel is our Saviour and Redeemer. Do you agree that Jesus is Savior and Redeemer? If you do, then you agree that the title, “Holy One of Israel” includes Jesus.

Does this matter?

Many cults are teaching that Jesus is not a member of the God-head/Holy Trinity. Some who take His name even say Jesus lived a sinless life, but believe that He could have sinned. The Bible teaches that God cannot sin, so it is important to know the truth. Who is Jesus? This is the most important question facing mankind. How we answer and knowing Christ has eternal consequences for each of us, so, “Yes,” it matters!

It is essential to every Christian to fully understand, because Christ, who came as a Lamb, will return as a King with power, and might, and glory. He will return in judgement. He will return and all eyes will see Him, even those who pierced Him. At that time, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess, because everyone will know the truth on that day.

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.Revelation 1:7

It isn’t only cults that are teaching a false doctrine concerning Jesus Christ. The following is found at a web-site called Jesus Christ, The Holy One of Israel.

According to reliable surveys, nearly half of self-described evangelicals do not believe that Jesus Christ is sinless. Well over half believe they must add their own works to the cross-work of Christ in order to have eternal life.

Given the church’s sinful debasement of Christ, these things should not surprise us. But on the authority of Scripture we must ask critical questions.

How can the worshipers of such a “Christ” possibly understand their true position before God – their utter depravity, the sinfulness of their sin, the condemnation under which they stand, their total helplessness as they face Hell, and their need of a sinless substitute in order to escape God’s wrath?

Jesus is coming back and when He does, He will be revealed completely.

Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with outward observation:

21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.

22And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.

23And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

24For as the lightning, that flashing out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

25But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

26And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Looking further at the words of Isaiah we find this verse: (Written 725 years before the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth.)

Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth (Jesus), to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee. Isaiah 49:7

For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Isaiah 54:5

Our God is our Creator and our Redeemer and Saviour. Was Christ involved in our creation and/or our redemption and is Christ our Saviour?  The Bible says…

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Ephesians 3:9

For by him (Christ Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Colossians 1:16

For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: Job 19:25

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Philippians 3:20

Finally we read in the Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ:

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelations 4:11

Just as Jesus is a part of Yahweh, we find that the Holy Spirit is within Jesus.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. Revelation 5:6

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The Name, Yahweh, includes Father, Son (Yehoshua or Jesus), and Holy Spirit!

…Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Revelation 5:12

“Who is the Holy One of Israel?” Others have addressed this question and reached the same conclusion that I reach. See:

The Holy One of Yisrael & End Time Prophecies

Here is a quote from the site. I agree:

What Christians call the holy trinity, the Godhead, is the Holy One of Isra’el, who is G-D THE FATHER, THE SON AND RUACH HAKODESH (THE HOLY SPIRIT).

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Knowing creation is true leads to knowing Christ and the gospel…


How Essential Is Believing in Creation and a Creator?

Creation isn’t just taught in the first two chapters of the book of Genesis. Both the Bible and history reveal what happens when people or a nation turn against the Creator. What did God create that man cannot replicate? God created life. This same God gives eternal life.

God, in the Holy Bible, makes astounding claims. It is in the Bible we find that God reveals Himself, His Spirit, His Son and His plan. He, alone, tells us that by His Word the worlds were brought into existence.

He alone makes the claim:

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I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it. Jeremiah 5:22

He alone says:

“Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands? I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host. Isaiah 45:11-12

Because of His authority and proven power, He is also able to send an angel to command:

Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”  Revelation 14:6-7

When a person recognizes the Creator, they are on a path that leads to Christ, the One who has destroyed death. (2 Timothy 1:10) Satan, our adversary, doesn’t want us to find Christ. Knowing Christ means knowing the God who created life and who gives eternal life.

Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. John 17:3

Only a being who is capable of great deception is able to convince a person that this is a bad thing. This is, however, what Satan does to many. There are those today who think it is bad to say there is only one way to be saved or that the Biblical account of creation is true. They are blinded and deceived.

Recently I wrote several post on the subject of evolution vs creation

Just how important is it to teach our children and our nation about creation and the Creator?

Please listen to this message by Dr. John MacArthur. Thousands of years ago, the prophet Jeremiah told the people what they did not want to hear. People today do not want to hear that there is One God and One Way. Still, we need to proclaim this truth so that a remnant may be saved!

Consider for a moment, if one acknowledges that there is a Creator, it then follows, this person must acknowledge there is One God. This is a tremendous revelation. Knowing this is a step toward knowing Him. It just isn’t possible to receive Christ and the eternal life He offers while rejecting the Creator because: 

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:16-17

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“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” ― Albert Einstein


Perhaps those who presented the world with the Piltdown Man, Ota Benga, Java Man, Pekin Man, the Taung Child, and Lucy may have taken this quote of Albert Einstein’s literally.

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Of course faking evidence wasn’t what Einstein was suggesting, but recent graduates from public schools in the USA, England or Mexico believe evolution of the species from a common ancestor is a proven, scientific fact. No doubt false illustrations and misinformation played a part in this acceptance of a disproven theory.

The major part of damage isn’t being done in ‘evolutionary’ science lessons. The damage is the presumption that evolution occurred and the result has been new species have emerged. Also, important facts, like the sudden appearance of complex life in the fossil record which is so undeniable that even Richard Dawkins has admitted it, doesn’t change the narrative.

That species do not change caused Stephen J. Gould, Harvard, to say: “Every paleontologist knows that most species don’t change. That’s bothersome….brings terrible distress. ….They may get a little bigger or bumpier but they remain the same species and that’s not due to imperfection and gaps but stasis. And yet this remarkable stasis has generally been ignored as no data. If they don’t change, its not evolution so you don’t talk about it.” Still, every secular magazine, book, author, and teacher writes or speaks as is evolution is certain.

These same people seem to think people who do not buy the evolutionist’s narrative are ignorant, narrow-minded and blinded because they believe the Bible. A day will come when they will understand.

 

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I believe that we only fully understand science, origins, and the world around us when we have faith in Christ. In our world today, faith in a Creator is being challenged. One reason is because students believed the hoaxes taught as facts in our public schools. There is still misinformation being taught. Other information is being withheld from students who are forced to study evolution and students are forbidden to consider creation or they are led to believe it is an illusion.

 ‘FACTS’ TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT HAVE ACTUAL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY

(For the most part these are all accepted as scientific facts.)

  1. “There is, indeed, no doubt that vestigial rudimentary organs silently proclaim the fact of evolution.” True Vestigial Structures
  2. By and large, the text books teach that organic life sprung from non-organic matter exclusively through a natural mechanistic process on a pre-biotic earth. That original life form then evolved into more complex life forms through a natural process of random mutations and natural selection. In a nutshell, the majority scientific hypothesis is that matter randomly acting on matter for a long period of time created everything we see. Origin of Life
  3. Diseases becoming resistant to antibiotics is observable evidence of evolution in progress. ActionBioscience
  4. The Devonian Period shows Humans descended from fish. The fossil record is evidence of this fact. Fish with Fingers
  5. The Fossil Record supports evolution.
  6. The National Science Teachers Association has actually taken a stance against the idea of a Creator and creation so that they say: The National Academy of Sciences observes in Science, Evolution, and Creationism that “arguments of creationists reverse the scientific process…Claims by proponents of these views have been evaluated and discredited based on scientific evidence. These claims have no empirical power to explain the natural world and its diverse phenomena. Instead, creationists seek out supposed anomalies among many existing theories and accepted facts. Furthermore, “creation science” and these other claims do not lead to new discoveries of scientific knowledge. As such, these creationist perspectives cannot be considered science, and have no place in science classrooms.

INFORMATION WITHHELD FROM STUDENTS

Item number one concerns so-called Vestigial organs or junk DNA:

  1. Vestigial organs to not prove evolution has occurred. While they may be taught these facts, they are not told that these disprove evolution.  The tonsils: At one time, they were routinely removed. Now it’s known they serve a purpose in the lymph system to help fight infection. The coccyx (tailbone): Many evolutionists still claim this is a hold-over from the tails of our supposed primate ancestors,160  but it’s actually a vital part of our skeleton, used for attaching muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the bones in our pelvis.The thyroid: This gland in the neck was once believed to have no purpose, and was ignored or even destroyed by medical doctors operating under false Darwinian assumptions.  Now scientists know that it is vital for regulating metabolism. The appendix: Darwinian scientists have claimed the appendix is a “vestige of our herbivorous ancestry,”161 and over eons of evolution its function in humans has been diminished, or lost.  But it’s now known that the appendix performs important functions, such as providing a storehouse for beneficial bacteria, producing white blood cells, and playing important roles during fetal development.162 In light of this evidence, Duke University immunologist William Parker observed that “Many biology texts today still refer to the appendix as a ‘vestigial organ'” but “it’s time to correct the textbooks.”163    Top Ten Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution At one time humans were believe to have 180 vestigial organs. In his paper entitled “Do Vestigial Organs Exist in Humans,” Dr. Bergman claims that the original list published in 1890 had shrunk down to 0 by 1999 (Bergman 2000). Creation Science Institute
  2. The teaching of the ‘origin of life’ is the area where all true scientists will admit, we just don’t know. This is not really a problem except it is never taught. The teaching is that we are close, we are arriving, we will get there. Yet the evidence is that it could not happen. Evolutionists face an irresolvable dilemma: in the presence of oxygen, life could not evolve; without oxygen, thus no ozone, life could not evolve or exist. The Institute for Creation Research list just a few of the reasons an evolutionary origin of life is impossible. Sadly no student will ever be given any of this information or even allowed to explore it.
  3. New diseases do not represent evolutionary change. Diseases mutate and become a different strain of the former disease. Live Science’s editorial director Robert Roy Britt wrote that Swine Flu “is an excellent example of evolution at work”. It actually isn’t. Because for a virus to exist there must first be a full-blown self-reproducing organism. A virus can’t reproduce without the complex machinery8 of a truly living creature—hence viruses are generally considered to be not “living”. Since viruses are parasitic on cellular life, the first life could not have been anything like a virus. Creation.com
  4. Recent discoveries have caused even evolutionists to realize that the “fingers” of the fish were actually flattened bones and the inflexible ankle of the hind limb suggests that it was more like the paddle of an elephant seal than the leg of a terrestrial animal.45 It appears that the earliest reconstruction of Ichthyostega as a creature at home in the water was more accurate than later ones portraying it on land. Fossil Record of Tetrapods 
  5. The fossil record has long-been recognized as a problem for evolutionary theory. In Origin of Species, Darwin explained that his theory led him to believe that “[t]he number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed on the earth, [must] be truly enormous.”65 However, he recognized that the fossil record did not document these “intermediate” forms of life, asking, “Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links?”66 Darwin’s answer showed the tenuous nature of the evidence backing his ideas: “Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.”67Today, some 150 years later, out of thousands of species known from the fossil record, only a small fraction are claimed to be candidates for Darwin’s intermediate forms. Fossil evidence of evolutionary intermediates is generally lacking, as the late evolutionary paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould admitted: “The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution.” The Top Ten Problems With Biological and Chemical Evolution
  6. Please reread the partial statement I included by the  National Science Teacher’s Association and consider the following statement taken from Creation Science Defense.  “If God has chosen to reveal Himself through what He has made then that is an objective truth, not subject to change: In the Christian worldview, theology, philosophy, mathematics, history, and science can all discover limited, fallible truth but only because they rest on revelatory, absolute truth. That is the classic Christian position; revelation upholds all disciplines. Science is justified by theology…” (Reed and Klevberg, 2013, p. 245)    Having quoted from Reed and Klevberg I want to add this. Creationists are not suggesting that creation be taught as a scientific fact. I am not suggesting religion be taught in public schools. I am suggesting that the idea of creation should not be excluded from a school curriculum for many reasons. One of the reasons is that creation is the only logical explanation for the bonus item on The Top Ten Problems With Biological and Chemical Evolution. It should also be considered because it is the most logical of all the possibilities origins has to offer in explaining how matter came into existence.

WHAT IS TAUGHT ABOUT CREATION

Nothing! Not only do we refuse to allow teachers to tell children that many people believe there is evidence that the world was created or that the Holy Bible tells us of the Creator, we find that students are led to disbelieve creation: “The standards lead the child to believe that evidence for a creator is an illusion,” Calvert says. EAG News

If teachers attempt to teach anything about creation or a Creator they usually find themselves facing punitive actions. Discussions on Creation Halted

LET GOD BE TRUE…

Should we be discouraged or should we stop fighting for Truth to prevail? Here is what the Bible says about that…

Absolutely not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: “So that You may be justified in Your words, and prevail in Your judgments.” Romans 3:4

The Bible also gives God the glory for all creation and creatures…

Psalm 104:24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide,
which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26 There go the ships,
and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.b

27 These all look to you,
to give them their food in due season.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
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When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
30 When you send forth your Spirit,c they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.

Not only did God create all things, He holds all things together. To God be the glory!

For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17

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Lucy, evolutionist’s poster child, is modeled at both Science Museum and Creation Museum.


MEET LUCY

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LUCY AS DISPLAYED A SCIENCE MUSEUM

Most public school children are introduced to ‘Lucy’ by sixth grade.

Lucy is important because after scanning bone fragments and constructing the Science Model a decision was made that:

“These scans will ensure that future generations are familiar with Lucy,” said Jara Mariam, director general of Ethiopia’s Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, “and will know of Ethiopia’s central contribution to the study of human evolution. A virtual Lucy will be able to visit every classroom on the planet.”

School children will meet the ‘Lucy’ displayed at Houston Science Museum.  They will never be introduced to ‘Lucy’ from the Creation Museum. Unless parents choose to reveal her, they will never even hear of ‘Lucy’ from the Creation Museum.

JUST WHO IS LUCY?

A Science Museum model made from 47 bone fragments found in Ethiopia. According to evolutionists, she lived 3 1/2 million years ago, but her bone fragments survived and they were able to reconstruct her body using a more recent baboon bone and conclusions drawn by footprints found in the area. She is an early ancestor of mankind. (They were actually unable to date the fragments but used the 3 1/2 million years figure because of where she was found. Also, they were unable to find evidence of up-right walking but made Lucy bi-pedal based upon nearby footprints.)*

OR

A Creation Museum model designed from these same bone fragments who was an ape. Creations believe she died at sometime in the distant past and was possibly a gorilla, but definitely a member of the ape family. They do not contribute the footprints to the creature whose bone fragments were recovered.

You may want to read more about ‘Lucy’. I suggest the sites below. The first are sites that give Creationists’ reasons for their conclusions. The last two give the story being taught in public schools and around the world.

Origins of Mankind

Bringing Lucy to Life at Answers in Genesis

Lucy (AL288) – Australopithecus afarensis Skeleton from Ethiopia   or University of Texas at Austin

*I feel I should personally report one inaccuracy. The 40% of her skeleton touted on the University of TX site isn’t correct according to my math.  For there to have been 40% of the skeleton present there would needed to have been at least 82.8 bones found.  Only 47 fragments were found and one of the knee joints probably did not belong to the same animal. Other inaccuracies on any of the sites are left for the reader to discover.

 

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How long will a fake Lucy be allowed to mislead our children?


August 30, 2016 the Chattanooga News Free Press chose to carry a story by Alicia Chang of the Associated Press entitled “Did fall from Tree Kill Famous Human Ancestor Lucy?”

They ran this picture of a model that stands in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

This model is on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is supposedly a scientific estimation of how Lucy may have looked.

This model is on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is supposedly a scientific estimation of how Lucy may have looked.

How will young children view this picture of a model that has now been proven to be scientifically incorrect? Having worked with children my entire life, I know that most will believe that our ancestors looked like the model and this false impression will stay in their minds and cloud their ability to receive opposing information as they mature. (The truth is there were only 47 small fragments of a needed 207 bones that were actually found.  So this, Lucy, was constructed according to the evolutionists pre-existing notion.) A creationist could have constructed a totally different model with the same fossils. The model depended upon the “belief” of the craftsman.

This “news” article is totally insignificant as far as any scientific information. The writer focuses on whether “Lucy” fell from a tree. So what was the purpose of the AP and The Times Free Press in carrying this article?

My purpose in writing about it is to focus on how a picture of a man-made model is incorrect and how it affects our society and what our children believe.

As a people, we must decide. Do we want to know the truth and to we want our children to be taught true or error? Here is one factual bit of information about “Lucy” given by evolutionists.

                                                         “ADIEU, LUCY”

Scientific findings have shown that evolutionist hypotheses regarding “Lucy,” the best-known specimen of the class Australopithecus, are quite groundless. In its February 1999 issue, the famous French magazine Science et Vie admitted this under the headline “Adieu, Lucy” and agreed that Australopithecus could not be regarded as an ancestor of man.

 

If evolution has been proven, why do evolutionists resort to such tactics as the model of Lucy in a Science Museum or continue to flaunt the find as a ‘missing link?’ Why isn’t provable data given instead?

Here is what is taught about Lucy and other apes who lived in the area where she was found: Lucy (AL288) – Australopithecus. Hidden inside their account you will find these words (notice use of the words, ‘work’ and ‘play’):

Recent research has shown that she didn’t move in same way as humans do, nor was she simply a terrestrial being. Au. afarensis may well have still been adapted to live and work in trees at least part-time.

Information found at Answers in Genesis: Lucy: Did she walk like us?  Here is a small part of what they report:

Three Israeli scientists have reported in the most recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science1 that Au. afarensis may not be our ancestor at all. It all hinges on the jaw of these creatures (pardon the pun). Alas, Au. afarensis has a lower jaw bone (mandible) that closely resembles that of a gorilla—not that of a human or even a chimp. The scientists conclude that this “cast[s] doubt on the role of Au. afarensis as a modern human ancestor.”

This should not come as a huge surprise, since even Donald Johanson, the discoverer of the first Au. afarensis “Lucy,” conceded that its V-shaped mandible was very ape-like, and certainly nothing like that of a human.2

With all the mis-information that has been given on this one fossil find, one wonders how much other falsifying is being done? Should not parents get involved and fight for the minds of our children?

Long ago, William Jennings Bryan said:

“The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.” —- William Jennings Bryan

This is still true today!

See also:

EVOLUTION OF THE HOAX

EVOLUTION: FACT OR FICTION

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