3/22/13

The Secret






Thanks to Bruce Arnold for sharing this one with me!!!

Click on the link at the top to enjoy!!!

From Gary... Amazing



Mission possible

Last night we rented the movie "The life of Pi" and it was very good!!!  In short, it is the story of a shipwrecked boy on a lifeboat, whose only companion is a ferocious tiger.  I understand now, why it won Academy Awards.  If you haven't seen it, do so, you will be glad you did.  When I saw this picture of a flying squirrel, I thought I had seen everything... and then there was the video link above... Both the movie and the video reminded me of the book of Genesis account of creation...

Genesis, Chapter 1
 20  God said, “Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky.” 21 God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.  22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”  23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 

  24  God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.  25 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good. 

  26  God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Animals are not the equal of man, they are subordinate to his will.  This is not my idea, it was ordained by the creator of the universe; to believe otherwise is falsehood.  Animals can do amazing things (like the flying squirrel in the picture) or even be trained (check out the video once again or watch the life of Pi) but they are NOT HUMAN!!!  When Hollywood raises the state of animals to that of man, they are in direct contradiction with the word of God.  Think about what you believe and why; then read Genesis, Chapter 1 again, you may look at yourself in the mirror differently from now on...

From Gary... Bible Reading, Mar. 22



Mar. 22
Exodus 38 – 40

Exo 38:1 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was five cubits, its breadth was five cubits, and its height was three cubits.
Exo 38:2 He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with brass.
Exo 38:3 He made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire pans. He made all its vessels of brass.
Exo 38:4 He made for the altar a grating of a network of brass, under the ledge around it beneath, reaching halfway up.
Exo 38:5 He cast four rings for the four ends of brass grating, to be places for the poles.
Exo 38:6 He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass.
Exo 38:7 He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.
Exo 38:8 He made the basin of brass, and its base of brass, out of the mirrors of the ministering women who ministered at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
Exo 38:9 He made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits;
Exo 38:10 their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
Exo 38:11 For the north side one hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.
Exo 38:12 For the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.
Exo 38:13 For the east side eastward fifty cubits.
Exo 38:14 The hangings for the one side were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three;
Exo 38:15 and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
Exo 38:16 All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.
Exo 38:17 The sockets for the pillars were of brass. The hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
Exo 38:18 The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, like to the hangings of the court.
Exo 38:19 Their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of brass; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their fillets, of silver.
Exo 38:20 All the pins of the tabernacle, and around the court, were of brass.
Exo 38:21 This is the amount of material used for the tabernacle, even the Tabernacle of the Testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
Exo 38:22 Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 38:23 With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.
Exo 38:24 All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents, and seven hundred thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
Exo 38:25 The silver of those who were numbered of the congregation was one hundred talents, and one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
Exo 38:26 a beka a head, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for everyone who passed over to those who were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty men.
Exo 38:27 The one hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; one hundred sockets for the one hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
Exo 38:28 Of the one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for them.
Exo 38:29 The brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels.
Exo 38:30 With this he made the sockets to the door of the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, all the vessels of the altar,
Exo 38:31 the sockets around the court, the sockets of the gate of the court, all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins around the court.
Exo 39:1 Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:2 He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
Exo 39:3 They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skillful workman.
Exo 39:4 They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. At the two ends it was joined together.
Exo 39:5 The skillfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like its work; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:6 They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, engraved with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel.
Exo 39:7 He put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:8 He made the breastplate, the work of a skillful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
Exo 39:9 It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its breadth a span, being double.
Exo 39:10 They set in it four rows of stones. A row of ruby, topaz, and beryl was the first row;
Exo 39:11 and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;
Exo 39:12 and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
Exo 39:13 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold settings.
Exo 39:14 The stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, for the twelve tribes.
Exo 39:15 They made on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.
Exo 39:16 They made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
Exo 39:17 They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.
Exo 39:18 The other two ends of the two braided chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, in its front.
Exo 39:19 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which was toward the side of the ephod inward.
Exo 39:20 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
Exo 39:21 They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
Exo 39:23 The opening of the robe in its midst was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.
Exo 39:24 They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet, and twined linen.
Exo 39:25 They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe, between the pomegranates;
Exo 39:26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, around the skirts of the robe, to minister in, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:27 They made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons,
Exo 39:28 and the turban of fine linen, and the linen headbands of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen,
Exo 39:29 and the sash of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:30 They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it a writing, like the engravings of a signet: "HOLY TO YAHWEH."
Exo 39:31 They tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on the turban above, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 39:32 Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished. The children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses; so they did.
Exo 39:33 They brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, with all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,
Exo 39:34 the covering of rams' skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the screen,
Exo 39:35 the ark of the testimony with its poles, the mercy seat,
Exo 39:36 the table, all its vessels, the show bread,
Exo 39:37 the pure lampstand, its lamps, even the lamps to be set in order, all its vessels, the oil for the light,
Exo 39:38 the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door of the Tent,
Exo 39:39 the bronze altar, its grating of brass, its poles, all of its vessels, the basin and its base,
Exo 39:40 the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting,
Exo 39:41 the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.
Exo 39:42 According to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.
Exo 39:43 Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as Yahweh had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
Exo 40:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
Exo 40:2 "On the first day of the first month you shall raise up the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.
Exo 40:3 You shall put the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.
Exo 40:4 You shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are on it. You shall bring in the lampstand, and light its lamps.
Exo 40:5 You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.
Exo 40:6 You shall set the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.
Exo 40:7 You shall set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and shall put water therein.
Exo 40:8 You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court.
Exo 40:9 You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and shall make it holy, and all its furniture: and it will be holy.
Exo 40:10 You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering, with all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar will be most holy.
Exo 40:11 You shall anoint the basin and its base, and sanctify it.
Exo 40:12 You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.
Exo 40:13 You shall put on Aaron the holy garments; and you shall anoint him, and sanctify him, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.
Exo 40:14 You shall bring his sons, and put coats on them.
Exo 40:15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to me in the priest's office. Their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
Exo 40:16 Moses did so. According to all that Yahweh commanded him, so he did.
Exo 40:17 It happened in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up.
Exo 40:18 Moses raised up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, and set up its boards, and put in its bars, and raised up its pillars.
Exo 40:19 He spread the covering over the tent, and put the roof of the tabernacle above on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:20 He took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark.
Exo 40:21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:22 He put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the side of the tabernacle northward, outside of the veil.
Exo 40:23 He set the bread in order on it before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:24 He put the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting, opposite the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
Exo 40:25 He lit the lamps before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:26 He put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting before the veil;
Exo 40:27 and he burnt incense of sweet spices on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:28 He put up the screen of the door to the tabernacle.
Exo 40:29 He set the altar of burnt offering at the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:30 He set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water therein, with which to wash.
Exo 40:31 Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and their feet there.
Exo 40:32 When they went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came near to the altar, they washed, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exo 40:33 He raised up the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work.
Exo 40:34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
Exo 40:35 Moses wasn't able to enter into the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud stayed on it, and Yahweh's glory filled the tabernacle.
Exo 40:36 When the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys;
Exo 40:37 but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up.
Exo 40:38 For the cloud of Yahweh was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys. 

From Gary V. Womack...GOD'S ORDER Creation or Evolution



GOD'S ORDER
Creation or Evolution

Jn. 1:1-5,14, 18 John claims the Father and the 
                         Son (the Word) existed in past    
                         eternity - that all things were 
                         made through the Word (Creator)-
                         and that the Word came to this 
                         earth & declared God.

Has man been listening to the Son's declaration of God? The record of Christ's coming depends on the creation account.

Does it make any difference what we believe regarding the origin of all things? Does it effect our (or others') eternal outcome?

Consider our children, what they are taught, & the slow progression of whittling away at the foundation of our faith in God's word. If you can weaken the foundation - all that it supports will crumble.

The first 11 chapters of Genesis are called in question by both evolutionists & even creationists.

Gen. 1 Creation account points to Design - Order - Purpose

Design - Order - Purpose All demonstrated in:

1. Sequence of the days of creation by logical successive events.

2. Instantaneous creation -v/s - Evolution of billions of years.

3. Self-perpetuation of living things. (Reproduce "after their own kind.")

4. Man's unique nature & authority over creation ( "subdue and; rule over")



1. Sequence of days of creation by logical successive events


    Day 1 Earth & light }
              Light necessary for life

    Day 2 Sky }
             Atmosphere needed

    Day 3 Seas & plants }
             Land suited to man & food

    Day 4 Sun, moon & stars }
              Warmth, seasons, time

    Day 5 Birds & aquatic animals }
             Sources of food

    Day 6 Land animals and man }
             All things ready for man.

Gen. 1:26-ff Man: 
                   The focus of God's creative work - 
                   all made for man.

                    When man loses sight of this - his 
                    understanding of origins is colored.


                   Note: cf. Day 1 and 4 - Earth created 
                           before the rest of the universe.


                  Evidence: Universe is expanding as it 
                                   recedes away from the 
                                   earth.


                   Resulting false theory: "Big Bang 
                                   Theory" (15-20 billion years)


                   Assumption: All matter originating in 
                               one "lump" before exploding.


                   Question: If this were so, where did 
                                   the "lump" originate?


                   Quotation from "The Heavens" World 
                   Book Encyclopedia of Science under 
                   "The Stellar Universe: Evolution of the 
                   Universe" pg. 50, (sub-topic: "Testing 
                   the Big Bang Theory"):


                   "Despite these and other problems, 
                   however, most astronomers still believe
                   that the big bang theory provides the 
                   most plausible explanation of the origin 
                   of the universe." In short, we will 
                   ignore contrary evidence.

Rom. 1:18-22 When man disregards God, he 
                      becomes a fool & his thinking 
                      leads him to all kinds of 
                      ungodliness. See vss. 28-ff

2. Instantaneous creation v/s Evolution of billions of years

The expanding universe points to a point of beginning.

Ex. 20:10-11; 31:17 Moses referred to 6 days of creation & sabbath (7th) rest This is an affirmation of earths literal 6-day creation.

Earth was created to be inhabited

Isa. 45:18 "For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited."

What kind of intelligence builds a house, leaves it empty for vast years before giving its primary tenets residency?

God commanded man to "subdue" (exercise control over) earth & its creatures

Gen. 1:28 "Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.' "

Did God allow billions of animals to die (some to extinction) before creating man? What purpose did those animals serve with no man present?

Man's futile effort (in the form of a hoax) to discredit God's creative account

The "Geologic Column" found in most science text books depicts the evolutionary process of life from non-living matter to man.

It assumes a godless process covering a span of 4.5 - 5 billion years.

We must be more than creationists:

Mt. 7:21-23 On judgment day, some of these may 
                   be creationists

Mt. 7:24-27 Regardless of what they believe, did 
                   they obey God?

                  a. This "column" exists nowhere at  
                      any one place on earth.

                      If it did exist as depicted, it would 
                      extend to a depth of about 130 
                      miles.

                      (Sedimentary rock where fossils 
                      appear are never more than 12-15 
                      miles deep)

                      Earth's crust is only 25-30 miles 
                      thick.


                  b. This evolutionary theory of non-life 
                      to simple life to complex life defies
                      accepted laws of science such as:

                      The Second Law of                   
                      Thermodynamics
                      
                      "Matter and energy always tend to 
                      change from complex and ordered 
                      states to disordered states."

                      Everything winds down, and wears 
                      out.


                      Isaac Asimov (leading evolutionist 
                      and astronomer) acknowledged this 
                      law:

                      "As far as we know, all changes are in        
                      the direction of increasing entropy, of 
                      increasing disorder, of increasing 
                      randomness, of running down." 
                      (Science Digest, May, 1973, pg. 76)


                  c. This geologic "order" is found to 
                      be inverted in several places


                      Near Yellowstone N. P. (Wyoming) 
                      in a 30 mile wide area, what is 
                      called Paleozoic strata is found on 
                      top of Paleozoic strata (said to be 1 
                      billion years older than Paleozoic 
                      strata)


                  d. This geologic order is often found 
                      to be out of sequence, with fossils 
                      from one geologic period 
                      imbedded in layers of another 
                      widely separated period


                      This is physical evidence that 
                      disproves vast periods of time for 
                      such layers to be formed.


                  e. Evolutionary theory says man 
                     (Homo Sapiens) appears near the 
                     top layer. (Quaternary Period) 
                     representing 1/1,000 of the geologic 
                     record.


                     Evidence: Many human footprints 
                     found in Carboniferous Period

                     (Said to precede man's existence by 
                     300 million years.)


                     Albert Ingalls (noted evolutionist) 
                     "...noted that such footprints are found 
                     from Virginia and Pennsylvania 
                     through Kentucky, Illinois and 
                     Missouri. He was very much 
                     impressed with the "human-like' 
                     appearance of the tracks, but 
                     dismissed them, observing that if 
                     they were human tracks, "then the 
                     whole science of geology is so 
                     completely wrong that all 
                     geologists will resign their jobs 
                     and take up truck driving." ("The 
                    Carboniferous Mystery, "Scientific 
                    American, CLXII, January, 1940, pg. 
                    14; as quoted from Reason & 
                    Revelation, "The Geologic Timetable" 
                    by Wayne Jackson, November, 1984, 
                    Vol. IV, No. 11)


                f. Trilobites (Used as an "index" fossil to 
                   measure existence of Paleozoic strata -
                  1/2 billion years ago according to 
                   evolutionary theory) Have been found 
                   in Delta, Ut. (1968, by William Meister) 
                   inside human footprints wearing 
                   sandals.



INVITATION


Eccl. 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its 
                 time. Also He has put eternity in their 
                 hearts, except that no one can find out 
                 the work that God does from beginning 
                 to end."

Eccl. 8:17       "then I saw all the work of God, that 
                       a man cannot find out the work that  
                       is done under the sun. For though a 
                       man labors to discover it, yet he will 
                       not find it; moreover, though a wise 
                       man attempts to know it, he will not 
                       find it."

Rom.11:33-ff "...How unsearchable are His 
                       judgments and His ways past 
                       finding out!"

1 Cor. 1:18-ff "Greeks seek after wisdom...but we 
                      preach Christ crucified... to the 
                      Greeks foolishness...Because the 
                      foolishness of God is wiser than        
                      men."