Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More Blatant anti-Christian/Creation/ID Bias at the BBC

Mortar Board Now this is a second hand report as I did not see University Challenge last night. However from this, reliable, report I am glad I did not.

You cannot watch the TV nowadays without being bombarded by militant Darwinists evangelising their views and bashing viciously anyone who dares to disagree. I used to love nature programs but cannot watch them anymore, especially if narrated by David Attenborough. Why can’t they just marvel at creation and comment on observable facts instead of gross speculation on what ‘could’ have happened? Spoils the whole thing! Anyway Click HERE for what happened on University Challenge on 24th November 2009.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Humanist Agenda invades our Primary Schools….. again!

This BBC article highlights once again the battle for the hearts and minds of our children in the UK. (Oh and continues the BBC’s heavy bias to the liberal humanist agenda when it comes to it journalism).

A quote from the article lays it all out pretty plainly:

The British Humanist Association (BHA) had led a campaign to have Darwin's theory of how life evolved through natural selection made a compulsory element of the new primary curriculum.

It organised a public letter signed by more than 500 from scientists and supporters.

Andrew Copson of the BHA said: "This is excellent news. Evolution is arguably the most important concept underlying the life sciences.

"Providing children with an understanding of it an early age will help lay the foundations for a surer scientific understanding later on."

He added: "Public authorities clearly need to do more to tackle the growing threat to the public's understanding of science from creationist-inspired beliefs and other pseudoscience".

Firstly Macro-Evolution/Darwinian Evolution (goo to you evolution) has nothing, nada, zero to do with life sciences like any form medical research or any of the sciences that look at actual facts and follow the scientific method of observable falsifiable results. The kind of science that brings us medical drugs breakthroughs, micro chips etc… However this is one of those little lies that Evolutionist would have you believe to make them sound more important and set up their pathetic straw man arguments. This is shown in the last sentence of the article above. Where they try to scare monger people into believing that if we let these dangerous people run around and challenge Darwinian Evolution then the whole of civilisation as we know it will collapse and we’ll be dragged back to the Dark ages. Nonsense of course, they know it, any half intelligent person knows it but they keep spouting this rubbish out. Old Dawkins being the chief of the straw man scare mongering nonsense.

All this will do is add more pressure to already over stretched and underpaid teachers. Teaching something that has frankly zero importance to understanding operational science like Physics and Chemistry and a lot of Biology. All based on observable, measurable and reproducible science. Unlike any study of the past, both Evolution and Creation included. Both study the evidence and come to conclusions based on assumptions that cannot be tested and reproduced using the scientific method.

Trust me I am all for children understanding science as I think the science education in this country is frankly poor at both Secondary and Primary given the number of students entering University to study science based subjects. Children are not excited by the wonders of studying the world around them in any of the sciences enough to want to be the scientists of the future. I am not against the teaching of evolution when it comes to Micro-Evolution either.  Yes things change, adapt and ‘evolve’ but not in the scope that Darwinian evolution would have you believe. Evolution within kind is observable and useful in science and is perfectly biblical from a Creationist point of view. Another lie the Humanist would have you believe is that Creationist don’t believe in Evolution. We do, just not the same way. In fact a Creationist discovered the idea of adaptation within species before Darwin did.  But this terrifying fear of anyone questioning Macro-Evolutionary theory and pointing out the huge gaping holes in it is ridiculous and pathetic. Understandable though because the alternative is too terrible for an Evolutionist/Atheist to cope with, ie: God.

However teaching Children macro-evolution will achieve nothing except teach them that they have no purpose in existence and no hope for the future (see video at the bottom of this post). That moral relativism is all we can hope for and there is no true absolute definition of right and wrong. No wonder child suicide rates are up and depression is the modern epidemic. Take away hope and all you have is denial or despair.

I leave this article with some scripture:

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and l the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)


For the wrath of God l is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonouring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

(Romans 1:18-25)

Do we want to raise another generation of ‘foolish thinkers’ blinded by human arrogance? Ultimately this is just another battleground being fought between atheism and faith. Humanist would have all traces of teaching any religion and faith from schools wiped away if they could. Don’t be fooled this is not about fairness or balance. This is about the absolute oppression and suppression of free thought and religious expression in this country and around the world. Any way I’ll leave it there.

Here is a short video talking about where atheism leads, by Mark Driscoll.

Monday, November 16, 2009

How far away I am from where You are!

The title of this blog post is taken from the song ‘Jesus hold me Now’ on the latest Casting Crowns album ‘Until the Whole World Hears’. The lyrics are as follows:

Living on my own, thinking for myself
Castles in the sand, temporary wealth
Now the walls are falling down
Now the storms are closing in
And here I am again

Jesus, hold me now
I need to feel You in this place
To know You’re by my side
And hear Your voice tonight
Jesus, hold me now
I long for Your embrace
I’m beat and broken down
I can’t find my way out
Jesus, hold me now

Curse this morning sun, drags me into one more day
Of reaping what I’ve sown, living with my shame
Welcome to my world, and the life that I have made
One day you’re a prince, and the next day you’re a slave

Lord, I just looked up today
And realized how far away I am from where You are
I don’t know what else to pray
Broken at Your feet I lay
The life I’ve torn apart
Jesus, hold me now
Jesus, hold me now
Jesus, hold me now
Jesus, hold me now

It is the first two lines of the bridge that really struck me. ‘Lord, I just looked up today And realized how far away I am from where You are’. Lately I have been realising that the Christianity we live out here in the UK is so far from what Biblical Christianity is that it may as well be a different faith. Two recent things have opened my eyes to this fact:

  1. We recently had a series of sermons in church on ‘The Sermon on the Mount’ (SOTM) from Matthews Gospel.
  2. I have been listening to the Audio recording of John Piper’s book ‘Desiring God’

The Christianity that Jesus presented in the SOTM is so far removed from the safe, comfortable, unoffending, unassuming, often confused, sometimes very liberal Christianity that the Church presents to the world. John Piper’s book is so challenging and cuts right to the heart in reference to our walk with God. Both these together have made me see just how far I am from what Jesus calls us to be. How small my passion for worship of the only one we should worship and how my desire for prayer and reading the Bible is really quite pathetic. JP’s favourite phrase is ‘God is most Glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him’ and is in the title of my Blog. That is the heart of the matter. Where do we look to find satisfaction? Is it in worship of the one true God who is the only one who can satisfy our hears desires or is it in the temporary ‘comforts’ or ‘vices’ of this world?

I wish I could say that as a Christian it is in God. However that would be a lie. Of course I do look to God for my security, value etc… but not nearly as much as I should. I settle for storing up treasures on Earth to feel better instead of seeking the rewards of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:19-20). Those earthly treasures are any things that bring relief from the wounds caused by living in this fallen world. TV, money, buying stuff, relationships etc… Not all bad in themselves but when placed above finding satisfaction in God become idols to be torn down and destroyed or risk the discipline of God who doesn’t care for His children worshipping at the feet of false Gods.

Or as was preached this Sunday in Church ‘How clean is our Temple?’. Jesus turned over the money changers dealing in the temple and drove out the animals. All were defiling the Temple of God. Since that temple is now any believer in Christ where the Holy Spirit dwells what would Jesus come in and overturn in his Zeal for the House of His Father, (John 2:17)?

For too long Western Christianity has settled for so much less than what God intended for His bride. So  much compromise has crept in. Tolerance for behaviours that we are explicitly warned against. Adultery, Homosexuality, greed, prosperity teaching, idolatry to name a few. Are we so self absorbed with our own little life that we have no time for Gods purposes? When people you come into contact with don’t see any difference in your behaviours, goals, choice of words then something is very wrong with the way you live out your Christianity. If you are not drawing some to you and offending others then the faith you profess is nothing like that which Paul, the Apostles and Jesus Himself demonstrated.

These external demonstrations are all fruit from what is going on in the heart. Are we passionately devoted to seeking God daily in the Word, in prayer and Worship? Is He our ultimate source of satisfaction that is so superior to all other desires that everything else just loses its hold and taste? Is the Holy Spirit so filling us that our Love and passion for glorifying Jesus just flows out into and affects every facet of our lives? Does this lead us to hear the Holy Spirits revelations in words for people, to have the confidence and security to pray for Healing? To demonstrate selfless love and generosity that seeks no reward. Compassion for the less fortunate and downtrodden and a zeal for Justice in the World.

So this goes back to the line in that song. How far am I from where He is!!! I am only just starting to work through the consequences of this challenge. I know much repentance, humility and brokenness will be required. I know I desperately need to cling my Father in Heaven and can do nothing on my own. I want to move nearer to where God is and for there to be more of Him and less of me, I challenge you to do the same!