Institute for Creation Research.
Paradoxes of Scripture
by Henry Morris, Ph.D. | Dec. 20, 2012
“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.” (Proverbs 11:24)
“To get, we must give.” This is not the world’s method for attaining prosperity, but it is the paradoxical message of today’s verse, as well as that of Christianity in general.
Note some of the many other paradoxes in the Bible related to this basic truth.
1. To really live, we must die. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me” (Galatians 2:20).
2. To save one’s life, he or she must lose it. “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it” (Luke 17:33).
3. To be wise, we must become fools. “If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise” (1 Corinthians 3:18).
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Looking for Origins in All the Wrong Places – Creation Revolution.
Looking for Origins in All the Wrong Places
Virtually all major branches of science were founded by men and women seeking to understand God’s creation. They didn’t question the origin of the universe or of life because they already had the answer before them in God’s Word. As in the days of old man started to turn away from God and worship the creation more than the Creator.
With the advent of the theory of evolution many more have turned from the Creator to the creation. Now they no longer have the knowledge of the creation of the universe and of life and they seek to find answers in places that will not give them answers. Most have turned to look at some form of primordial mud puddle which somehow miraculously produced the first living cell. They look at molecules and form proteins, enzymes, acids, bases, and organic compounds to be the progenitors of life. They kneel before the periodic table and pray that it will give up its secrets, to no avail.
Realizing that none of their theories of how all these chemicals and compounds could come together to create a living cell will work, a pair scientists from Arizona State University are suggesting they look in another direction. Paul Davies and a Sara Walker suggest that trying to understand the right chemical makeup for the origin of life is not sufficient. They believe that it is also necessary to try to understand how chemical information organizes itself into the life creating processes.
Walker describes the process much like the workings of a computer that needs both hardware and software programming, saying:
When we describe biological processes we typically use informational narratives – cells send out signals, developmental programs are run, coded instructions are read, genomic data are transmitted between generations and so forth. So identifying life’s origin in the way information is processed and managed can open up new avenues for research.
Read more: http://creationrevolution.com/2012/12/looking-for-origins-in-all-the-wrong-places/#ixzz2Fb0SeCTK
What if the World Ended Tomorrow? | the Cripplegate.
The doomsday deadline is finally upon us . . . 12/21/12.
Depending on how one interprets the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the world is supposed to end tomorrow.
Let’s be honest, we all know that the world won’t really end tomorrow. (If you don’t believe me, we can talk more about it on Saturday.) Common sense alone tells us the prediction is suspect. If the ancient Mayans were that good at foretelling the future, wouldn’t their empire still be at the height of its power?
In all seriousness, we can confidently state that the world will not end tomorrow because the Bible tells us how this world is going to end. And God’s eschatological calendar includes a number of important events that have yet to transpire before this world is finally destroyed.
Nonetheless, the whole topic got me thinking: What if you knew that your time in this world was going to end tomorrow? Or stated another way, What would you do today if you knew it was going to be your last? Read the rest at the Cripplegate