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They Know Not At What They Stumble

In an attempt to explain manís existence void of a Creator, todayís man offers up Darwinian theory, which postulates that life exploded out of nothing by an accident that they claim happens from time to time. In this quest to support this ungodly theory, they have squandered trillions of dollars and untold millions of man-hours.
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They Know Not At What They Stumble

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They stumble at noonday, looking for remedies to life’s problems, but refuse to see and embrace the obvious solution. 

What if I could offer you the solution to all of life’s problems and answers to all of life’s questions?  And what if that offer required no university degree?  What if that offer required no cash out-of-pocket, special power, or political connectivity?  What would you think?  Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? But that—and more—is just what God has offered this world through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. 

What if I told you that, by making a decision for Christ via childlike faith, today would be the best day of your life and that tomorrow will be better?  Romans 8:28:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Proverbs 4:18:

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Note that everything is working together for your good and every day, things get brighter.  It’s all true and all real. 

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GOD SAID, Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

GOD SAID, Romans 1:28:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

GOD SAID, Isaiah 59:8-10:

8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

MAN SAID:  Teaching in the homes and schools that God is the Creator of everything is child abuse! 

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Proving God is a relatively easy thing to do and an idea of a god of some sort is embraced by the vast majority of the sons and daughters of Adam.  Even the most avowed evolutionary atheist, when confronted with the obvious contradiction of the enormity of the negative odds of a universe created out of nothing by pure chance, falls back to the position that possibly, we were seeded from outer space. 

Of course God and His Christ dwell in the third heaven, which is certainly outer space, and they did seed—create—this earth and the universe, but that’s not what they had in mind.  And, if seeded, who made the seeders?  So, regardless of the mental gymnastics, skeptics end up knock, knock, knocking on heaven’s door. 

Because carnaldom has rejected the obvious truth that the God of the Bible is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), they find themselves totally lost for answers to life’s questions and bound by Satan’s hurtful lusts.  As Isaiah 59:10 reads, the rebellious “stumble at noonday.” 

Outside of “The Word of God,” which is the name of Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:13), man is lost.  He will be perplexed by what he sees and will spend countless hours and treasure on the most juvenile of questions—questions God’s children know from day one of the born-again experience. 

In an attempt to explain man’s existence void of a Creator, today’s man offers up Darwinian theory, which postulates that life exploded out of nothing by an accident that they claim happens from time to time.  In this quest to support this ungodly theory, they have squandered trillions of dollars and untold millions of man-hours.  They are constantly frustrated in their futile efforts as demonstrated in the following short paragraphs found in the January 2014 issue of Scientific American under the header “Cosmic Dragnet,” with the subhead, “The search for dark matter is starting to go cold:”

Since the 1980s, physicists have deployed a string of increasingly advanced detectors in pursuit of something that ought to be ubiquitous but has proved devilishly hard to capture.  Dark matter, the invisible stuff thought to make up a quarter of the universe, has yet to show in even the most sophisticated experiments. 

Another blow befell the search last October, when the world’s most sensitive detector of WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) came up empty.  Dark matter may well be a WIMP, a ghostly particle that would interact with normal matter very infrequently, which is why at least 15 experiments around the globe are looking for the particles.  But if those campaigns fail to hit particle pay dirt in the next few years, scientists may have to refocus the search and embrace alternative explanations for dark matter—some of which are less than appealing. 

The hopes of detecting dark matter are clouded by the possibility that it might not be a WIMP.  Another candidate particle, the axion, would be much lighter than a WIMP and therefore more difficult to spot.  “You don’t hear about axions as much because it has proved somewhat harder to detect them,” says Stanford University physicist Peter Graham.  Only one large-scale project is currently on the case. 

An even thinner possibility is that dark matter only interacts with normal matter via gravity, meaning that snagging dark matter in the particle detector may be forever beyond our grasp.  “That’s the most pessimistic possibility, which we all hope it isn’t,” Graham says. [End of quote]

The ungodly are constantly frustrated in their efforts to turn their upside-down worldview into truth. 

Science writer Brian Thomas and Dr. Tim Clarey authored a feature in the December 2013 issue of Acts and Facts titled “Pollen Fossils Warp Evolutionary Time,” that demonstrate the continued problem confronting the anti-Bible crowd.  A few excerpts follow:

Another support beam has fallen from evolution’s explanatory framework as European scientists now report the discovery of flowering plant fossils in Middle-Triassic rocks—conventionally assumed to be around 240 million years old.  According to secular age assignments, flowering plants were not supposed to have evolved until 100 million years later!  These fossils force a shift in the ever-changing story of plant evolution.

Most paleontologists believe flowering plants, or angiosperms, did not “evolve” until the Early Cretaceous system—supposedly 135 million years ago.  They often refer to the Cretaceous as a time of transition.  Charles Darwin referenced the sudden appearance of fully-formed flowering plant parts in the fossil record as an “abominable mystery” in a letter to Joseph Hooker in 1879, and these new blooming fossils only intensify the puzzle. 

The fossil pollen grains in question, recovered by Peter Hochuli and Susanne Feist-Burkhardt from cores in northern Switzerland, have caught the evolutionary world off-guard.  The researchers wrote, “In this paper we focus on fossil evidence, presenting the so far oldest angiosperm-like pollen from the Middle Triassic (ca. 243Ma [million years]), and a record that predates the generally accepted first occurrence of angiosperm pollen by more than 100 MA.” 

And instead of the few primitive-looking pollens that evolutionary scientists were expecting to find in lower rock layers, the researchers discovered pollens of different but already well-developed types.  The study authors wrote of the “sudden appearance” of angiosperm fossils “on most continents as well as the rapid radiation of numerous clades [which] implies a considerable diversification within approximately 3.5MA or else it represents a wave of immigration from other areas.”  In other words, they had difficulty explaining how such a wide variety of flowering plants suddenly occur in this Triassic layer.

They encountered another challenge in trying to decipher why, after this sudden burst of supposed evolutionary creativity, angiosperms avoided fossilization for 100 million years.  The study authors wrote, “If we accepted the monosulcate [single-groove angiosperm] pollen from the Middle and Late Triassic as evidence for a pre-Cretaceous origin of crown group [ancestral] angiosperms the lack of fossil records throughout the Jurassic would remain difficult to explain.”

The authors conclude:

The discovery of angiosperms in rock layers below those containing most dinosaurs and the discovery of grass fossils among sauropod (long-neck) dinosaurs confirm two Biblical details about behemoth, the dinosaur from the book of Job that “sways his tail like a cedar.”  The text describes his diet, saying, “Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.”  Prior to the discovery of grass particles in fossil dinosaur dung from India, the evolutionary picture had no place for dinosaurs eating grass, but it was recorded in Scripture all the while! 

Job also affirms that God made behemoth “along with you,” meaning during the creation week when God made angiosperms, dinosaurs, and man.  So seeing flowering plant fossils mingled with creation-week animal fossils is no surprise to Bible believers. 

The Bible’s record of all the major phases of world history shows no trace of a Triassic time, but offers a better explanation for these pollen fossils.  First, without using circular reasoning or speculation, eyewitnesses wrote the events recorded in Scripture, indicating there is error in assuming long ages of plant evolution. 

Second, Scripture reports the instant creation of each plant kind.  This exactly fits these pollen fossils’ sudden appearance.  Third, it describes in detail a worldwide flood capable of preserving life’s traces in fossil forms.  In that context, distinct flora and fauna fossils do not represent separate times divided by some 100-million-year gap but distinct ecosystems buried by massive surges of sediment-laden Flood waters. 

Finally, the Bible’s timeline shows a creation that is thousands, not billions, of years old, erasing any need to explain why pollen grains buried deep in fossil layers look so similar to that of living herbs and flowers.  [End of quotes]

Trillions of dollars, untold millions of man-hours—and the unbelievers continue to stumble at noonday.  The simple answer is Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God…

And, yes, we can prove it beyond any questionable doubt. 

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

GOD SAID, Romans 1:28:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

GOD SAID, Isaiah 59:8-10:

8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

MAN SAID:  Teaching in the homes and schools that God is the Creator of everything is child abuse! 

Now you have THE RECORD.

       

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

“Cosmic Dragnet,” Scientific American, January 2014

Thomas, B., and Clarey, T., “Pollen Fossils Warp Evolutionary Time,” Acts and Facts, December 2013

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