Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | May 23, 2018

Kepler Meets Skunk

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Kepler — after endless scrubbings

Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.
I have quite a story to tell.

Kepler’s Adventure

It happened just after midnight!

I was sound asleep on the sofa when the shwoosh of the glass door sliding open awakened me. Missus was taking my buddy Henry out on a leash to do his business before putting him to bed. Henry is a Silky Terrier whom we adopted several years ago.

I leaped from the sofa and charged through the narrow aperture before Missus could stop me. I knew this was wrong — I’m supposed to sit at the open door and wait till Master or Missus says I can go out. But I smelled things outside that needed immediate attention.

I thought, “I’ll obey next time. Missus will forgive me. . . . Master might not, but he’s upstairs. Maybe he won’t find out.”

So I’m free outside without a tether racing around in the dark. I smell mallard ducks, Canada geese, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, and raccoons. I also smell the presence of a new animal.

Turned out, this new smell was from an animal about which Master had warned me. We have coyotes in our town, and they occasionally feast on small dogs. We read about it in the local paper.

Master wants Henry and me to run back to the door if we smell a coyote. Will I do that? Probably not.

Because I can beat a coyote. I know it! I have watched them in our neighborhood and woods, and I know I’m faster and quicker. My brother Finn successfully hunts huge wild boars in Poland, so I can surely take down a mere coyote before it can eat me. I will tear out its throat first. Master will be so proud and impressed. But this new smell was not from a coyote.

In our area, we have furry raccoon-sized black mammals that patrol our neighborhood starting a little after 10 pm. Most people recognize such animals by white stripes down their backs, but ours are mostly black with only a small blaze or two of white. The new smell belonged to one of them.

Master has warned me to keep my distance from these creatures, but I don’t listen very well to warnings. Master says in that way I’m like Adam who ignored the Great Creator‘s warning about the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden some 6,000 years ago (Genesis 2:16-17).

The new animal was lumbering along the woods line behind our yard. I thought, “A brazen intruder! I will catch it and kill it!”

I raced silently toward the slow-moving black shape. As I was about to pounce and clamp my jaws on its furry neck, Mr. Skunk raised his tail and shot out a sticky, stringy liquid all over my chest. It had an astonishing smell.

I turned and ran. I did not want him to shoot out more sticky goop and clog up my nose and eyes. “I will get the horrid beast next time,” I thought. I ran toward Missus who was on the patio calling me; she grabbed me as I tried to scoot by to pounce on a rabbit hiding in the shrubs by the house.

Missus took me inside, and Master saw bright neon-yellow goo all over my neck, shoulder, and chest.

It was the first time Master and Missus had ever seen or smelled fresh skunk spray. It smelled completely different from the typical, recognizable skunk smell. It was a strong, acrid chemical smell. Missus thought I had gotten into chemicals in someone’s garage like fuel, solvents, paint, or something. Eventually they realized I had been skunked.

Scrubbing Kepler

Missus mixed a quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a quarter cup of baking soda and a teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Then she scrubbed me with it in the laundry room sink . . . and scrubbed and rinsed and scrubbed and rinsed and scrubbed and rinsed. I could not believe how much and how long she scrubbed me. It was like she had gone insane over scrubbing!

She explained to me that this mixture oxidizes and neutralizes the odor-producing sulfur compounds (called thiols) produced by skunks. I thought, “But the smells are interesting. Why neutralize them?”

Then Missus bubbled on, telling me far more than I cared to know about the genesis of her de-skunking treatment. She said the mixture was developed by Illinois chemist Paul Krebaum who devised a method of removing smelly thiols from his lab by chemically changing them. The key was to oxidize the thiols. Mixing hydrogen peroxide with sodium bicarbonate produces oxygen which bonds with the thiols and neutralizes them. The detergent action of the liquid soap breaks up the oils in the skunk spray, releasing them from the fur, so that they are more accessible to be oxidized.
(See Lab method deodorizes a skunk-afflicted pet, Chemical and Engineering News, October 18, 1993, p. 90.)

Kepler, Cleanest Dog in the Country

I kept emitting a pattern of loud triple-sniff-snorts. It took several scrubbings that night even to get the viscous residue off my fur. Then again the next morning I had to have additional thorough treatments with the anti-skunk potion because I was still stinky.

Missus wanted to let the foamy mixture soak, but I am a Jack Russell terrier. We JRTs do not remain in one place very long for anything, much less a chilly wet laundry sink. But I really tried to be good, because Master and Missus wanted to let it soak as long as possible.

Except for the sticky gooeyness of the spray, I did not at all mind the experience, because my Amazing Nose that the Great Creator gave me appreciates all kinds of smells. As time wore on, the original odor gradually changed into many different smells. I actually enjoyed the variety of smells.

It was funny how Master and Missus didn’t appreciate the new smells like I did. Humans are very sensitive to the sulfur compounds (thiols) in skunk spray. They can smell them at extremely low concentrations (10 parts per billion), and they don’t like them at all. But I never object to smells; I don’t have psychological associations to smells like humans do.

After I brought this new perfume into the house, Missus had to take a lot of clothes out to spread in the sun . . . everything she was wearing when she caught me and washed me, along with some clean clothes that were hanging in the laundry room when I anointed the atmosphere with evidence of my skunk-attacking bravery. I saw her wash them all, adding to each load baking soda plus X-O Odor Neutralizer (a chemical available at Walmart).

Great Horned Owl

Conversation with Henry

My buddy Henry missed the whole episode, because when I escaped, Missus put him in his crate, and he went to sleep. We talked about it the next day.

Henry: “Why do you smell so different, Kepler?”
Kepler: “I got sprayed by a skunk.”
Henry: “What is a skunk?”
Kepler: “It’s a black raccoon-sized animal that roams our yard at night. If you get too close, it will spray you with sticky yellow goo with a powerful strong smell. Humans hate the smell, and it’s very difficult to get off my fur.”
Henry: “Oh, yeah, I remember Master warning us about that. Why didn’t you listen to Master and stay far away from the skunk?”
Kepler: “The Great Creator designed me to hunt and kill varmints. I couldn’t help myself.”
Henry: “How do we get rid of the skunks? Do they have any natural predators?”
Kepler:Great horned owls are skunks’ only natural predators. Sometimes the skunks they carry off to eat are three times the weight of the owl.”
Henry: “Don’t the skunks spray the owl?”
Kepler: “Great horned owls have a very poor sense of smell, so the skunk spray doesn’t bother them. Great horned owl nests often smell strongly of skunk. One researcher found the remains of 57 different skunks in a single great horned owl nest.”
Henry: “Wow! We need to get some great horned owls in our neighborhood to eat the skunks.”
Kepler: “Be careful for what you wish, Henry. An owl that can carry off a skunk can carry off you. Even though you are fast, you can’t outrun a great horned owl. It can fly at more than 40 mph.”
Henry: “Well, I will dash inside when I hear it coming.”
Kepler: “I don’t think so, Henry. The stiff feathering the Great Creator gave owl wings enables owls to fly nearly noiselessly. You would never know the owl was coming until its talons gripped your back and you were soaring back to its nest, paws flailing. Since you have been well-fed, you would be a very tasty meal.”
Henry: “Wow, Kepler, it’s dangerous outside! We have to watch out for coyotes, skunks, owls, and no telling what else. What should we do?”
Kepler: “Well, Master would say we should obey our master and should trust the Great Creator. I need to do that more myself.”

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What wise warnings have you ignored in your lifetime to your detriment?
2. What Bible passages use the idea of a foul smell (stink or stench) to indicate something abhorrent?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 32nd article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-30 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy
28. Kepler Loves Bulldogs
29. Kepler Ponders Snow
30. Kepler Wants to Move to Australia
31. Kepler’s Dating Profile

Read the sequel:
33. Kepler ??? coming soon . . .

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Wednesday May 23, 2018 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | May 16, 2018

Biblical Thinking

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Would you be embarrassed for a friend to read through a list of your thoughts for today? What would he think of you?

When someone snubs or insults you, are your first thoughts pleasing to Christ?

When someone cuts you off in traffic, do you think as Christ would?

When a pretty girl or handsome fellow crosses your vision, is Christ honored by your thoughts?

Are you hesitant to speak out against prevailing unbiblical thought paradigms like evolutionism? Do you fear the scorn of men? Are you like the Jews who refused to confess Jesus because “they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God” (John 12:42-43)?

The Apostle Paul wrote this about his thinking processes:
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

This Biblical pericope from the Apostle Paul identifies two key aspects of Biblical Thinking. These two aspects are what I call Confrontational Thinking and Subordinate Thinking.

Confrontational Thinking

First, the Apostle Paul urges believers to actively oppose and destroy the dominant thought patterns of our culture, thought patterns which deny the truth of God and oppose His work. Our culture is full of Satan’s lies, and the Apostle Paul commands us to be God’s agents in demolishing them.

Are you active in confronting and destroying the persistent anti-Biblical thinking that bombards our world today? Examples of man’s prideful speculation in opposition to God’s revealed truth include the theory of evolution, rampant divorce and remarriage, the increasing acceptance and promotion of homosexuality, abortion, the widespread focus on wealth and pleasure, the obsession with looks and youth, and the pervasive attempts to remove God from all aspects of society.

Everyone cannot be involved in actively opposing everything unbiblical, but everyone should be involved in opposing something, with the result that the church body should be active throughout the community in demolishing the unbiblical thought paradigms which direct so many Americans. Our active opposition should include the use of our intellect, the use of our tongue, the use of our time, and the use of our money.

The Apostle Paul described some unbiblical thought paradigms as “lofty,” suggesting that they are widely supported and highly esteemed by men. Beware the esteem of men. Jesus said, “That which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.” (Luke 16:15)

Courageous Christians are needed to stand in opposition, boldly proclaiming logical truth with clarity, gentleness, and respect regardless of men’s scorn. This is no time for hesitancy or timidity.

Subordinate Thinking

Second, the Apostle Paul challenges us to take every thought captive to Christ. Even our most private thoughts are subject to the Lordship of Christ. What if we had to submit each of our thoughts to Christ daily for His review? Would He be pleased? As a matter of fact, He actually does know every single one of our thoughts (Psalm 139:2).

Thinking Biblically begins with disciplining the mind so that each and every thought honors and glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. If Jesus is your Lord, is your thinking submitted to His authority? Is your thinking aligned with His thinking?

If you refuse to submit your thinking to God and honor the Great Creator, your thinking will degenerate into futility and foolishness (Romans 1:21-22).

Biblical Thinking

Subordinate Thinking is logically prior to Confrontational Thinking. Our thinking needs to be aligned with the Great Creator before we confront, in kindness and truth (Proverbs 3:3), false, anti-god thinking.

How do I learn to think Biblically?
– By reading the Bible and aligning my thinking with what it says.
– By discussions with friends, mutually applying Biblical principles to issues. Scripture says that as “iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)

Biblical thinking begins where the Bible begins — with God as the Creator of the universe. It includes the knowledge that the good world God created has been broken and cursed as a result of man’s sin of rejecting God. It identifies the solution to the sin problem: Christ’s death on the cross by which man can be reconciled to God. Then man is in a position to once again glorify and enjoy God as he was originally created to do. Eventually the Creator will restore the entire creation. This is the Biblical worldview which is the only true worldview. One cannot make sense of this worldview apart from understanding God as Creator.

By the authority of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, I urge all disciples of Jesus Christ to continually discipline our thoughts to honor Christ Jesus, to consistently think Biblically, and to actively deconstruct ungodly paradigms. This is what it means to have and to live a Biblical worldview. This is what it means to be a 24×7 Christian.

Questions to Ponder

1. Where do you need to practice Subordinate Thinking?
2. Where do you need to practice Confrontational Thinking?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday May 16, 2018 A.D.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | May 9, 2018

Science in the Bible – Mother Eve

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Eve was the first wife and mother, and Scripture bases foundational teaching about marriage on her. Referencing her life and marriage, Yahweh prescribed normative patterns for all her daughters.

Why Was Eve Created?

Eve was created to be Adam’s companion, helper, and lover. She was created for marriage. Adam named her Eve (“life”) because she was the “mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20).

Eve was equivalent to Adam in nature and being because she was made out of Adam’s flesh and bone. But in role or function she was subordinate to Adam. Adam was created first, and Eve was created second for Adam. This order and purpose of creation is the basis for Paul’s hierarchical placement of woman under man (1 Corinthians 11:3,7-12).

The Adam and Eve marriage set the pattern and standard for all marriages. On it Jesus based His instruction about the permanence of marriage (Matthew 19:3-6). Paul’s commands for husbands to love and cherish their wives and for wives to respect and obey their husbands are grounded on his reference to Adam and Eve’s marriage (Ephesians 5:31).

Marriage was the first God-ordained social institution and is the most fundamental one. Nations are built on communities which are built on families which are built on marriages.

Why are marriage bonds so important? When marriages fail, everything else eventually disintegrates. A nation cannot be strong without strong marriages. This is one reason why divorce is so harmful and so detestable in God’s sight (Malachi 2:16). Divorce destroys individuals, families, churches, communities, and ultimately nations.

How Was Eve Created?

Did Eve really come from Adam’s rib? Some claim that since men and women have the same number of ribs, this cannot be true.

But removing a rib does not change the genetic blueprint passed to progeny. The Great Creator took a rib from Adam to make Eve, but their children had the normal twelve on each side.

Scripture says the Great Creator put Adam to sleep, extracted a rib, closed him up, and fashioned a woman for Adam from the rib. Adam called her Woman because she was taken out of man. (Genesis 2:18-24)

When Was Eve Created?

According to Scripture, Eve was created in the beginning on Creation Day 6 about 6,000 years ago.

Scientific work on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) supports this. Inherited only from the mother, mtDNA is found outside the cell nucleus in mitochondria organelles, the power plants of cells. Nuclear DNA is inherited from both parents.

All mtDNA today comes from a single female which scientists have nicknamed Eve. This does not constitute proof of a single female ancestor, but only that now no female lines exist except Eve’s. This is consistent with the Biblical record, but evolutionary theory does not predict it.

Using evolutionary assumptions to estimate the mtDNA mutation rate (rate at which copying mistakes occur), scientists once conjectured this ancestral Eve lived 200,000 years ago. Later empirical studies of real world data showed much higher mtDNA mutation rates with correspondingly younger ages for Eve. A 1998 review of the data in the prestigious journal Science says Eve would be only 6,000 years old based on these re-calibrated mtDNA mutation rates. This is again consistent with Scripture but contrary to evolutionary predictions. (See Gibbons, A. “Calibrating the Mitochondrial Clock”. Science 279(5347):28–29, January 2, 1998.)

Thus scientific research supports Biblical teaching that there was a first woman (Eve) about 6,000 years ago. The single original woman suggested by the mitochondrial DNA data is almost certainly the real Eve, wife of Adam.

Was there was a first woman (Eve)
about 6,000 years ago?
Scientific research supports
this clear Biblical truth.

How Was Eve Deceived?

Eve knew God’s command, given to Adam before she was created. The serpent deceived Eve by first questioning God’s command and then denying it. But Adam sinned knowingly; he was not deceived (1 Timothy 2:14). The entire human race fell when Adam sinned, not when Eve disobeyed. (Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

Because Satan deceived Eve (but not Adam) and because Adam was created first, Paul forbids women to teach men or to have authority over men in the church. Possibly women by created nature are more vulnerable to spiritual deception (1 Timothy 2:11-14; 3:15). Scripture instructs them to teach women and children (Titus 2:3-5; Proverbs 1:8).

It is vital to heed Paul’s warning not to let our minds be led astray the way Eve was deceived by Satan (2 Corinthians 11:3). Many allow their minds to be corrupted exactly as Eve did through questioning and denying God’s Word. Today many doubt or deny the reliability and authority of Genesis. Believing in evolution instead of Biblical creation is denying Genesis. Since Genesis is the foundation for Scripture, doubting Genesis logically calls into question the entire Bible.

How can you avoid being deceived like Eve? Study, believe, and obey Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.

When Did Eve Sin?

Scripture does not say how long after Creation the Fall occurred. I suspect it happened soon — probably within a week and certainly within a month.

Jesus may have hinted the Fall occurred near the beginning when He described Satan as “a liar, and the father of lies” and as “a murderer from the beginning.” (John 8:44) The serpent’s lie to Eve resulted in death to Adam and Eve and all their descendants, certainly qualifying him as the liar and murderer Jesus says he was “from the beginning.

Adam was 130 at Seth’s birth following Cain’s murder of Abel. The population was fairly large because Cain worried about people killing him as he wandered the earth. Since no children were born before the Fall, this forces the Fall to be close to Creation in order to produce a significant population from multiple generations in at most 130 years.

Eve’s first child Cain was conceived after expulsion from Eden (Genesis 3:22-4:1). Before the Fall, the human reproductive system would be working perfectly, and Adam and Eve would be in complete harmony and in obedience to their Creator. God had commanded them to be fruitful and multiply.

So why didn’t Eve conceive in Eden? They must not have stayed long enough to complete a reproductive cycle. Provided the cycle was the same length before the Fall, they were probably expelled from Eden within a month after Creation.

Eve was the first wife and mother, created to be Adam’s companion and helper and to bear his children. Referencing her life and marriage, God prescribed normative patterns for all her daughters.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified to a single female (Eve) who was the mother of all the living by the first man Adam (Genesis 3:20). Only within the last few decades have scientists discovered mitochondrial DNA evidence consistent with this Biblical truth.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. This Sunday May 13 is Mother’s Day. Who can you encourage for upholding Scripture’s pattern for godly wives and mothers?
2. How would you counsel a woman who resents the Great Creator’s prescription to respect and submit to her husband?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 31st article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will mostly focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma
29. Science in the Bible – The Beginning
30. Science in the Bible – The End

Read the sequel:
32. Science in the Bible – ??? coming soon…

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Wednesday May 9, 2018 A.D.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | May 2, 2018

Do You Think Like an Evolutionist?

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We swim in an ocean of evolutionary thought. Sometimes we barely keep our heads above the surging waves. The evolutionary mindset has infected everyone, even Christians, and has profoundly corrupted our thinkingfrom logic to morals.

Here are 10 common expressions that will help you see if you Think Like an Evolutionist (TLE). They will help you see if you have the TLE virus and will indicate how deeply entrenched the TLE virus is in your soul.

Check yourself on the following expressions of evolutionary thinking. They illustrate the pervasive evolutionism that subtly infiltrates believers’ minds.

1. “The Bible is not a science textbook.”
If you agree with this statement, then you may have the TLE virus. The statement is false when it is used to claim that the Bible does not contain scientific truth and that it should not be applied to judge scientific theories. (See the Science in the Bible series of blog posts.) Although the Bible provides no detailed technical explanations or mathematical formulas, it certainly contains truths which are essential for interpreting scientific data accurately and evaluating scientific explanations properly.

2. “Scientists are unbiased, objective researchers. All those experts endorsing evolution must be right.”
This is TLE propaganda! “Unbiased” researchers do not exist. Research professor of biology Richard Lewontin of Harvard University explicitly admitted the bias for materialism (naturalism) that he and most scientists have:

“We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. . . . Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.”
(Richard Lewontin, quoted in Lita Cosner, Evolutionists Say the Oddest Things, Creation Book Publishers, 2015, p 4.)

All scientists and all non-scientists have deeply-held beliefs which determine how they see the world and what they conclude from the evidence. The issue is not whether you are biased — everyone is biased — but whether you are biased with the RIGHT bias. Some biases are right; some are wrong. Consequently, a majority position is often wrong because it originates from a wrong worldview (bias). The objective standard for evaluating a worldview (bias) is the Creator’s Word.

3. “The present is the key to the past.”
This evolutionist mantra is backwards! The TLE virus is rampant. Instead, the past is the key to the present, and the key to the past is the reliable historical record of Genesis. Mountains and valleys were shaped rapidly at Creation and by the Flood — not slowly by geological processes acting in the past the same way they act in the present.

Ten questions to determine whether
you think like an evolutionist.

4. “The Grand Canyon is 600 million years old.”
When you hear this claim, do you
(A) Marvel at how old the Grand Canyon is;
(B) Feel impressed with scientific expertise in calculating ages;
(C) Wonder, “How do they know that?”;
(D) Exclaim, “Nonsense! It’s only 4500 years old.”
Answer:
(C) is good. Cautious evaluation trumps uncritical acceptance of scientific claims.
(D) is best. It demonstrates Biblically-informed critical analysis.
(A) and (B) reflect evolutionist thinking infected by the TLE virus. Scriptural inoculation against the TLE virus is needed.

5. “Mother Nature.”
This is bogus TLE terminology. The Great Creator controls all natural processes, weather included. If you refer to “Mother Nature” or “Mother Earth” in your speech, then you have the TLE virus.

6. “Who first discovered dinosaurs? When?”
Adam first discovered dinosaurs 6,000 years ago. If your answer was different, then you have the TLE virus.

7. “Whatever.”
Imagine Adam saying “Whatever” when the Great Creator commanded, “From the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall NOT eat.”

Nor was Jesus a “whatever” man. He told a lawyer, “You have answered CORRECTLY.” (Luke 10:25-28) Jesus embraced absolutes; He knew truth matters.

“Whatever” proclaims tolerance for any idea, any choice, any consequence. It shrugs with cavalier indifference to even the existence of truth. This verbal weed could never have proliferated apart from the evolutionary mindset that rejects absolutes. If you cringe when someone speaks up for truth, your thinking is infected with the TLE virus.

Evolutionism is the ultimate “whatever” philosophy, since it is random and has no foundation in absolutes. Creationism is built on the True Word of the Great Creator. Nevertheless, if you must use “whatever,” use it Biblically: “Whatever is true…whatever is right…” (Philippians 4:8).

8. “Homosexuality is a personal matter. It doesn’t hurt anyone.”
If you agree, then you have the TLE virus. Legitimizing homosexuality is at root a denial of God’s creation order — one man and one woman inseparably joined for life. No matter how private, sin is never purely personal. It always has widespread repercussions.

9. “Everybody makes mistakes. Just divorce and move on.”
If you casually accept divorce because “times change; this is a modern world,” then you have the TLE virus. When Jesus was asked about divorce, He cited the origin of marriage at creation, concluding, “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:3-6) Rejection of Jesus’ creationist answer has resulted in the tragic divorce epidemic.

10. “The appendix is a useless vestigial organ.”
If you believe this, you have the TLE virus. Once assumed to be an obsolete relic of evolution, the organ’s very name reflects its presumed auxiliary status.

The appendix is actually a highly specialized organ with important embryological, immunological, and bacteriological functions. The appendix serves as a storehouse of good bacteria. This reservoir repopulates the intestines after illness or antibiotics kill off beneficial intestinal bacteria.

Evolutionists once incorrectly believed the centimeter-long vomeronasal organ in the nose was vestigial. We now know that it detects odorless pheromones which affect feelings and mating behavior. It is wired directly to the hypothalamus, which controls emotions and drives.

Human anatomy books in the 1890s and early 1900s listed 180 supposed vestigial organs and structures — simply because the purposes were unknown. Today the list is empty.

Creationists know that God designed everything for a purpose, independent of whether man discovers the purpose. There are no vestigial organs. If you think otherwise, you have the TLE virus.

Antidote for the TLE Virus

In 1951, the famous British philosopher C. S. Lewis suggested evolution was “the central and radical lie in the whole web of falsehood that now governs our lives.” This scholar was identifying the TLE virus that infects almost everyone’s thinking.
(Numbers, Ronald L. The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design. Harvard University Press. 2006. p 175.)

Jesus warned His disciples, “See to it that no one misleads you.” (Matthew 24:4) He repeatedly told them, Watch out and beware of the leaven (teaching) of the Pharisees” (Matthew 16:6, 11-12; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1).

Would Jesus warn us today about the “leaven (teaching) of the evolutionists” which so corrupts believers’ thinking, from logic to morals? Watch out and beware of the TLE virus!

How does one cure the TLE virus? The antidote for the TLE virus is frequent mind-washing with Scripture (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 5:26). Believe the Bible, not proclamations that contradict clear Biblical teaching.

Questions to Ponder

1. What other expressions do you commonly hear that indicate a TLE virus infection?
2. What time each day will you schedule mind-washing with Scripture to inoculate yourself against the TLE virus?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday May 2, 2018 A.D.

See to it that no one misleads you.” – Jesus (Matthew 24:4)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | April 25, 2018

What Does Jesus Think of Science?

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Last week I considered the question,
Was Jesus an Evolutionist?
Based on the words and deeds of Jesus Himself, I showed that He was a pure Creationist. He was not an Evolutionist of any type at all.

So what does Jesus think of Science?

Influence of Science

Presidents and governors consult scientists. Legislators seek scientific opinion. Courts solicit scientific testimony. Reporters parrot scientists’ views — even on moral or philosophical issues, which are outside the realm of science. Society has ceded authority to Science.

Christians must evaluate Science by Jesus Christ — the Ruler by Whom everything must be measured. What does Jesus think of science?

Science and Scientism

Science literally means “knowledge.” Science is the search for truth about nature. Scientists study existing processes and formulate theories describing nature’s operation based on observable evidence and repeatable experiments. Scientific knowledge consists of provable and reproducible results about how the universe works. Technology is the application of this knowledge to implement man’s discoveries.

Science is often confused with Scientism. Scientism is the belief that science is the arbiter of truth. Scientism is based not on science but on the assumption that nothing exists outside the natural realm. This philosophy, Naturalism, asserts that everything is material in origin. It spawns an evolutionary belief system about unrepeatable events of the distant past.

Scientists often play bait-and-switch with Science and Scientism, claiming for Scientism the reputation and authority earned by true science. Many promote evolution as “scientific knowledge” when evolution is actually only wild philosophical speculation about the unobservable past that is masquerading as science. They exert scientific authority to force agreement with Scientism’s unproven philosophical beliefs.

But Science cannot pronounce Naturalism true or false. That issue is outside the realm of science because it cannot be evaluated experimentally in the lab. It can only be answered philosophically. Does human experience make better sense with a Creator-based philosophy or with Naturalism? Which model better explains conscience and moral law, joy and sorrow, love and humor, purpose and design in the universe?

Jesus Loves Science

Jesus knows more science than all Nobel Prize winners combined. With delight He skillfully created the universe that scientists labor to understand.
For by Him all things were created, both in heaven and on earth. (Colossians 1:16)

From a cell’s intricate molecular machinery to the large-scale structure of the universe with trillions of stars organized into clusters of galaxies — everything shouts design. From micro to macro, researchers find information-rich structures, detailed designs, and ever increasing levels of complexity. Where did this all come from?

True science points researchers to God:
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim His handiwork. (Psalm 19:1)

In every field of study, the marvels of the universe raise the question, “Who made this?”

Is rigorous scientific research compatible with belief in God? Certainly. King Solomon was a great scientist (Ecclesiastes 1:13,16). It was not science that turned his heart from God. God expects man to pursue science.

Great are the works of the LORD. They are studied by all who delight in them. . . . He has made His wonders to be remembered. (Psalm 111:2,4)
“Thinking God’s thoughts after Him” is how German astronomer Johann Kepler (1571–1630) described his own work.

Thousands of eminent scientists have acknowledged God the Creator including Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon, Blaise Pascal, Robert Boyle, Galileo, Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Leibnitz, Michael Faraday, Samuel Morse, Mendel, Pasteur, Lord Kelvin, Lister, James Maxwell, Bernhard Riemann, Sir Henry Rawlinson, William Ramsay, George Washington Carver, Henry Morris, Raymond Damadian, Francis Collins.

NASA Director Werner von Braun (1912-1977) wrote:
“The vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator. I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind . . . the universe, as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.”

Jesus Himself was no slouch mentally. At twelve He astonished the intellectual elite of Israel. Jesus was a master logician, incisive thinker, and unequaled debater. His discourses in the Gospel of John are packed with carefully reasoned logical arguments. In intellectual debate He always dominated. Numerous times scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees tried to trap Him verbally with no success.

The Gospels provide compelling evidence of His mental mastery:
All His opponents were being humiliated. (Luke 13:17).
The Pharisees could make no reply. (Luke 14:6)
They were unable to catch Him. . . . Marveling at His answer, they became silent. (Luke 20:26)
He put the Sadducees to silence. (Matthew 22:34)
No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question. (Matthew 22:46)
They did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything. (Luke 20:40. See also Mark 12:34; Luke 20:39)

In the Old Testament, Yahweh frequently pointed to Creation to establish His identity and reputation. He asked scientific questions like this one:
“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, marked off the heavens by the span, calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales?” (Isaiah 40:12)
God’s grilling of Job included many scientific questions still unanswered (Job 38-42).

Jesus Himself was a keen observer of nature — a vital scientific trait. He drew striking illustrations from nature. To allay clothing anxiety (still common today), He observed that if God arrayed transient lilies more gloriously than Solomon, then He will clothe us. (Matthew 6:28-30)

Jesus Hates Scientism

Would Jesus Christ the Creator endorse the dominant naturalistic philosophy of Scientism — which presupposes no god and imposes a naturalistic system to explain everything?

The Apostle Paul wrote, “If we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, let him be accursed!” (Galatians 1:8) Scientism, which preaches faith in Science as the determiner of truth, is contrary to the gospel of Christ.

Paul charged Timothy to avoid “the opposing arguments of what is falsely called knowledge — which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:20-21) Scientism opposes the gospel and lures many to perdition. Genuine science accords with the true gospel of the Bible.

What Would Jesus Say?

Jesus said, “At the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said . . . the two shall become one flesh.” (Matthew 19:4-6) According to Jesus, God created mankind fully formed as man and woman ready for marriage at the Beginning, NOT after billions of years of evolution following the Beginning. Jesus believed in creation, not evolution.

Today Jesus would undoubtedly tell scientists what He told lawyers: “Woe to you lawyers (scientists)! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.” (Luke 11:52)

What is the “key of knowledge?”
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 1:7; 2:6)
The key to true knowledge, wisdom, and understanding is fear of the Lord. Yet Science has tried to remove God and His Word from society by insisting on naturalistic explanations for everything.

By denying and distorting the plain meaning of Scripture and plain evidence from nature, scientists hinder people from entering the kingdom of God. People believe scientists’ evolutionary speculations which deny the truth of Genesis about origins. People then logically reason, “If Genesis is not trustworthy, why should the Bible be trusted at all?” For these deceptions, Jesus would condemn the deceivers.

Often, so-called “scientific knowledge” is
actually only wild philosophical speculation
masquerading as science.

Truth and Consequences

Having lost its fundamental moorings, Science is like a ship wallowing at sea, trying to anchor valid work to false philosophy. Today the philosophy underlying science is aggressively atheistic. Since Scientism dominates universities, atheistic students inevitably result.

Most of our early universities were founded to promote Christianity. For example, Harvard’s original motto, “Veritas pro Christo et ecclesia” (Truth for Christ and Church), still appears on their buildings.

Universities have abandoned their foundation by rejecting the One who is the Truth. To search for truth by scorning the One who is the Truth is absurd.

True wisdom will not reject the virgin-born, crucified, resurrected, and glorified Son of God who will return to judge every person. Only fools forsake the One “in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3)

Scientific findings must be interpreted in light of Biblical truth. Perspectives that contradict clear Biblical teaching are wrong. When scientists make non-scientific pronouncements about billion-year evolutionary developments and insist that this sacred dogma cannot be challenged, then Scientism is a major source of error.

Can Science be recaptured for Christ? Christians must combat evolutionary scientism with Biblical truth, reclaiming the foundations of science for Christ. Destroy speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God. Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (2Corinthians 10:5)

The greatest convergence of science and religion in history was God taking on human DNA 2,000 years ago. That astounding historical event is the proper integration point for science and religion.

There is no conflict between Jesus and Science. He created both nature and the minds that strive to penetrate its mysteries. However, the conflict between Jesus and Scientism is irreconcilable.

Contend earnestly for the faith. (Jude 1:3)

Questions to Ponder

1. What can you do to resist the pressure to accept the dictates of science outside the proper realm of science?
2. What question can you prepare to ask when someone claims the authority of science for a non-scientific claim?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the prequel:
Was Jesus an Evolutionist?

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Wednesday April 25, 2018 A.D.

If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” – Jesus (John 3:12)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | April 18, 2018

Was Jesus an Evolutionist?

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Some of the simplest and yet deepest mysteries of life are questions about origins. Some questions are obvious enough to occur to a child and yet profound enough to absorb the greatest thinkers. How did the earth and the stars come into being? Where did mankind come from?

Modern science answers, “Evolution.” Some people attempt to harmonize the Bible with this answer through variations of evolution such as theistic evolution, the gap theory, and the day-age theory. Could any of these be valid? To clinch the issue, look at what Jesus thought.

Was Jesus an Evolutionist?

Did Jesus view Genesis as authentic history or as figurative fables? Did He interpret Genesis literally, or did He view it symbolically? Did Jesus believe in any variation of evolution? Looking at Jesus’ own words and deeds will clearly answer the question, “Was Jesus an Evolutionist?”

Jesus referred to Genesis at least 25 times, and He based vital teaching on Genesis. During a dispute with the Jews over His equality with God the Father (John 5:18), Jesus concluded His case by equating believing His own words with believing Moses’ written record, a record which includes Genesis:
Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:45-47).

Jesus anchored His claims to deity on the validity of Moses’ record. Indisputably, Jesus regarded Genesis as true history, and He expected His hearers to do so as well.

Jesus Christ upheld Genesis as absolutely true,
historically accurate, and divinely authoritative.
Time after time He based His teaching on
the foundation of Genesis.

For another example of Jesus’ view of Genesis, notice what He said when questioned about marriage and divorce. Jesus grounded His answer for this heavy issue directly on historical data from Genesis:
“Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19:4-5)

Jesus’ subsequent teaching on marriage presupposed the historical validity of this Genesis reference. If the Genesis foundation were invalid, then the teaching He built on it would be worthless. Jesus quoted the Creator’s original instructions to Adam as the reason for His own teaching on the permanence of marriage:
“Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:6)

The Lord’s use of the words “consequently” and “therefore” signal that He was deriving His conclusion straight from His Genesis quotation of the Creator. His conclusion is only as good as His premise from Genesis.

Jesus’ teaching on marriage also makes it clear that He was NOT an evolutionist. According to Jesus, God created mankind fully formed as man and woman ready for marriage at the Beginning, NOT after billions of years of evolution following the Beginning.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. (Mark 10:6)

Evolution contradicts the Genesis record of how God created life and established its orderly continuation through reproduction. Ten times Genesis 1 emphasizes “after their kind.”

Jesus Himself recognized reproduction only within kinds when He said, “Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they?” (Matthew 7:16) The logical argument Jesus was making (on identifying false teachers by their fruit) disintegrates unless reproduction of life is only according to kind; otherwise grapes might come from thorn bushes! Jesus obviously did NOT believe in the evolution of one kind of life into another.

Jesus’ view of Genesis can also be seen in the writings of His disciples. At His instruction they passed along His teaching in the New Testament under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. These men recognized the historical veracity and foundational nature of Genesis, for they referred to Genesis over 200 times. They identified Jesus as the Creator, not the Evolver (John 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2).

Luke traced Jesus’ genealogy back to Adam using the Genesis genealogies (Luke 3:23-38). Clearly each ancestor all the way back to Adam had to be historical, for otherwise their descendants, including Jesus, would not exist. Paul also identified Adam as the first man (1 Corinthians 15:45). Peter referred to Creation and Noah’s Flood as historical events (1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5; 3:4-6). The New Testament authors were simply reflecting the teaching of Jesus.

In full view of countless friends and enemies, Jesus vividly demonstrated His identity as Creator through many miracles of instantaneous creation. He turned water into wine (John 2:1-11). He created enormous quantities of bread and fish to feed multitudes twice (Matthew 14:13-21; 15:32-38). He raised the dead (Luke 7:22; John 11:1-45). Most healings involved instantaneous creation of new flesh or bone.

Jesus Christ upheld Genesis as absolutely true, historically accurate, and divinely authoritative. Time after time He based His teaching on the foundation of Genesis.

Those who claim Jesus as Lord must accept His view as their view. Think like Jesus! As Jesus said to Nicodemus (John 3:12), if one cannot accept Jesus’ witness to a literally true Genesis, how can one accept anything else He taught? Was Jesus an Evolutionist? NO! Jesus was a Creationist!

Questions to Ponder

1. Some Christians claim the Creator God made use of evolution. Is this because Jesus’ teaching on Genesis creation is unclear?
2. If Jesus is your Lord, is your thinking submitted to His authority? Is your thinking aligned with His thinking? What area will you re-commit to Him today?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the sequel:
What Does Jesus Think of Science?

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 A.D.

Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” – Jesus (John 5:45-47)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | April 11, 2018

Kepler’s Dating Profile

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Kepler
My dating profile picture

Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.

I think it’s time for me to be a father.

I want puppies of my own. My brother Finn is in Poland having the time of his life hunting and siring litters as fast as he can. I have more nephews and nieces than I can count — about 100 from a little over 20 Finn litters — but I want my own children.

Master tells me I can never be a father — why, I don’t know — but I want to try anyway. So I need to find a sweet girl doggy.

I started looking in the campgrounds we visit, because lots of campers have dogs. I met so many dogs, but none of the girl dogs wanted to be a mother for my puppies. Jersey, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel who was especially cute, said that while making puppies is great fun, birthing and raising them is not. She declined.

After too much fruitless searching, I decided to talk over the problem with Master. Somehow he found someone to bear all his children (seven at last count), so I thought that he might give me useful counsel. Therefore I asked Master how he found Missus.

Master said that as a young man he didn’t expect to ever get married. He didn’t think he would ever find a woman who loved God, loved the Bible, and displayed a gentle, quiet, and teachable spirit. But when he didn’t expect it, the Great Creator brought her to him. He didn’t do any looking at all. The Great Creator brought Missus to him just as He did with their first parents six millenia earlier when He brought Eve to Adam.

So Master said he couldn’t give me any advice on finding a mother for my puppies. He suggested I ask Henry.

Henry is a Silky Terrier whom we adopted several years ago. He’s twice my age and is more experienced in the ways of the world than I. So I decided to talk over the problem with my buddy Henry:
Kepler: “I need to find a wife, Henry, but it’s not easy to find love. What should I do?”
Henry: “Why do you want a wife, Kepler? Don’t Master and Missus give us everything we need?”
Kepler: “Well, they give us food and exercise and a nice place to live.”
Henry: “And they take us on lots of trips and to places to smell things. And they let us chase squirrels and chipmunks. Some of our friends aren’t allowed to do that, you know.”
Kepler: “But they haven’t gotten a girl doggy for us yet. Did you know that they almost got a female German Shorthair Pointer puppy last summer? I was so excited. Missus wanted it real bad, but sadly Master’s common sense prevailed. He said we didn’t have room for another dog, especially not a big one.”
Henry: “Wow, I did not know that, Kepler. How do you know?”
Kepler: “I have great ears, and I listen to Master and Missus talking. I find out lots of things that way. Anyway, how can I find a girl doggy willing to mother my puppies?”
Henry: “Well, some people use online dating services to find spouses. You have to fill out a dating profile in order for girl doggies to find you. Why don’t you try DoggyMatch.com or K9Match.com and see if you get any nibbles?”

Some of my nephews and nieces
Two of Finn’s latest litters, age 9 weeks
Photo by breeder Magdalena Darlak in Poland

I thought Henry’s idea was great. So I completed a dating profile.

Kepler’s Dating Profile

Here’s the survey I completed for my doggy dating profile. Everybody, please share it with your favorite girl doggy and let me know of any interest in the comment section below.

Profile Userid – SquirrelKiller
Name – Kepler
(Prof. Johann Kepler is my full name)
Age – 4
Gender – Stud
Relationship status – Single but eager
Children – None yet
Color – White
Body art – Brown fur markings enhance my appeal
Where you live – House and Camper
Where you were born – Whelping box
Ethnicity – Parson Jack Russell terrier
Weight – 15 lbs
Height – 13 inches at my shoulder
Astrological Sign – If this is important to you, then you’re not for me.
Religion – Biblical Christianity
Education – Sit, Lie Down, Stay, etc.
Languages – Canine, English
Personality – Scintillating
What you do – Chase squirrels, Bark, Eat, Write blogs for Master
Income – None, but working on a bestseller book
Smoke? – Occasionally, when I get too close to Master’s campfire
Drink? What and when? – Water, whenever I’m thirsty
Physical appearance (from 1 ugly to 10 beautiful) – 12 (answering modestly)
Physique – Chiseled
Celebrity look-alike – Me
Mental acuity (from 1 dumb to 10 genius) – 15 (answering modestly)
Unique traits – I’m the only dog I know who can use a computer and write blog articles
Favorite foods – Kangaroo, Cow, Pig, Chicken, Table scraps
Favorite sport – Chasing rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks
Looking for? – A beautiful girl doggy to bear my puppies
4 words to describe you – Smart, Energetic, SuperCapable, Modest
Political affiliation – Right/Correct
How strongly do you agree/disagree with President Trump? – Completely
How strongly do you agree/disagree with Hillary Clinton? – Completely

After I completed my dating profile, I looked through the online catalog for girl doggy prospects. This dating profile picture of a dog named Nipper caught my attention right away.

Wow! Definitely beautiful! I showed it to Henry to see what he thought. I was surprised how insistent Henry was that pursuing Nipper was not a good idea.

Henry: “That’s a catfish, Kepler.”
Kepler: “Huh? How can a dog be a catfish? That doesn’t make any sense.”
Henry:Catfishing is the creation of a fake identity on a social network for dishonest purposes. That’s a picture of a long-dead famous dog. You don’t want to pursue that one. You’ll lose your skin, possibly quite literally. You have such beautiful fur that they might skin you and sell you as a stuffed animal.”

Missus says Henry is a very well-adjusted dog, so I guess I’ll listen to him this time. I’ll keep looking and keep my fur coat.

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What blessing has God brought to your life that you did not seek?
2. If your pets could understand your conversations, would they hear the Great Creator being honored and glorified?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 31st article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-30 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy
28. Kepler Loves Bulldogs
29. Kepler Ponders Snow
30. Kepler Wants to Move to Australia

Read the sequel:
32. Kepler Meets Skunk

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Wednesday April 11, 2018 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | April 4, 2018

History’s One-Two Punch

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We have just finished celebrating Resurrection Day, commonly known as Easter. Sometimes perspective can be improved with hindsight. What is the true significance of the Easter season through which we have just passed?

The original Easter period was a Knockout Punch for everybody!

The greatest knockout of all time smashed into history twenty centuries ago. It was a stunning one-two combination punch of 2 headline events.

Reporting that knockout punch, the Apostle Paul based the Gospel on these two key historical events (1 Corinthians 15:3-8):
1. The Crucifixion – Christ died for our sins. (POW!)
2. The Resurrection – Christ rose from the dead the third day. (BAM!)

The Crucifixion knocked the disciples and friends of Jesus for a loop. The Resurrection knocked everybody off their feet.

The Gospel

Why is the death of Christ essential to the Gospel? It is by Christ’s death that God’s wrath is turned away from sinners who trust Christ (Romans 3:21-26).

Why is the Resurrection essential to the Gospel? Because it vindicated Christ’s claim to be the Son of God. Because it validated the efficacy of His sacrifice for sin. Because it displayed Christ’s victory over death. (Romans 1:4; 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:17,21,22)

Intriguingly, Paul used Genesis to explain why Jesus died and the significance of His resurrection. Paul knew Genesis was a firm foundation for his theological explanation of the Gospel. (See 1 Corinthians 15:21,22,45-49)

Paul’s “died…buried…raised” sequence clearly teaches the Resurrection was literal and physical. The body that died by public execution was the same body that was buried by Joseph and Nicodemus. This same body is what Paul says was raised. This refutes the popular notion that the Resurrection was merely “spiritual” (whatever that means).

Defense

Paul’s apologetic trumpeted 2 irrefutable facts which established the truth of the 2 key events.
1. Jesus was buried.
2. Jesus appeared to many eyewitnesses after the Resurrection.

The significance of the burial is that it proved His actual death. Covered with 100 pounds of aromatic spices and bound head-to-toe in linen wrappings, Jesus was buried by two prominent members of the Jewish Sanhedrin: Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, called “the teacher of Israel” by Jesus (John 3:10). Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and other Galilean women witnessed the burial in Joseph’s own tomb. The tomb was closed with a massive stone, officially sealed, and guarded by soldiers.

Jesus’ death was attested by both friends and enemies, including battle-hardened Roman soldiers who knew death when they saw it. In all history, these contemporaries are the people best qualified to evaluate whether Jesus actually died or not. At the time nobody had even the slightest doubt that He was dead. It was an accepted fact confirmed by the burial.

The significance of Jesus’ appearances to eyewitnesses is that they verified the Resurrection. Paul’s defense listed six separate appearances. In all, Scripture records at least 11 different appearances after the Resurrection, in at least nine geographical locations spread over 150 miles. They began three days after the Crucifixion in Jerusalem, where He was crucified and buried. Jesus appeared to individuals, to groups, and even to a crowd of over 500. These were extended daylight interactions, not brief glimpses. Meals were shared, conversations developed, activities enjoyed. From personal encounters with the risen Christ, hundreds of people in all walks of life knew Jesus rose from the dead.

Paul’s widely-circulated letter to the church at Corinth was written only 20 years after the Crucifixion. Thousands were still alive who remembered the events from first-hand experience. They could confirm or dispute Paul’s account of resurrection appearances. Paul could not have effectively made these public statements if they were not true. Remember how rapidly the Swift Boat veterans negated John Kerry’s 30-year-old claims in the 2004 presidential campaign.

Jesus’ tomb was empty. The disciples began preaching the Resurrection right in Jerusalem with the empty tomb. Their message could not have been sustained for even an hour unless all parties accepted the empty tomb as fact. All it would take to extinguish Christianity at its inception would be for the Sanhedrin to look in the tomb and produce the body. How hard could it be to find the body from a public execution, buried by Jewish leaders before witnesses in a government-guarded tomb? This they could not do, because it was not there. What a shock!

The disciples changed from craven cowards evading authorities before the Resurrection to bold witnesses defying government suppression afterwards. Discouraged, dejected, despairing men were suddenly energized to ignite a revolution which encircled the globe; 2,000 years later it still impacts millions.

What so profoundly transformed them? These men, Jesus’ closest confidants, could not have been fooled about the Resurrection. They knew whether Jesus had been raised. Most died for their certainty that Jesus rose from the dead. Men do not die for what they think may be false. Remember how fast the Watergate conspiracy fell apart, everyone scrambling to save his skin.

Why didn’t the Sanhedrin just look in the tomb
and produce the body? That’s all it would take
to extinguish Christianity at its inception.
How hard could it be to find the body from a
public execution, buried by Jewish leaders before
witnesses in a government-guarded tomb?

Is Resurrection Impossible?

Some object, “It’s scientifically impossible to rise from the dead!” Generally, yes, resurrection is highly unlikely. But Jesus was no ordinary man. Consider His words predicting death and resurrection. Consider His claims to be God and to be the Truth. Consider His faultless character and His miracles. Then the presumption switches from “unlikely” to “likely.” The real question is not, “Was it possible for Jesus to rise from the dead?” The real question is, “Was it possible for Jesus to remain dead?” Scripture says, “God raised Him up…since it was“impossible for death to hold Him.” (Acts 2:24)

The reason many think “Impossible!” about the Resurrection instead of “Impossible!” about Non-Resurrection is that people evaluate evidence with sin-clouded minds. Worldview and personal morality determine explanations of Resurrection evidence, just as they determine interpretations of scientific evidence about origins. Resurrection was not what was impossible. Non-Resurrection was impossible.

Conclusion

Paul underscored the essence of the Gospel and laid out an unassailable defense (1 Corinthians 15:3-8). His apologetic was based on historical events that actually happened on earth at specific times. People experienced these events first-hand and testified to their reality. Paul emphasized this eyewitness testimony — the very best type of evidence historically and legally.

The Christian faith is firmly grounded in history, and history makes a difference. Actions and events have consequences which reverberate throughout time. The central events of the Christian faith, Christ’s crucifixion and His bodily resurrection, are well-attested facts of history that happened on this earth in the city of Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago. This authenticity is crucial, for if either event did not happen, then Christianity is false and we are still in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:17-19).

Jesus said, “because I live, you shall live also.” (John 14:19) True hope for the future is grounded on the Resurrection.

The Gospel by which we are saved is bedrocked on actual historical events. Christ solved the sin problem by His death. The Resurrection proved He conquered death.

Pow! Bam! The greatest one-two punch of all time!

Questions to Ponder

1. Which specific piece of evidence for the Resurrection is compelling enough for you to mention it to a friend or colleague today?
2. How will the radical reality of the Resurrection transform your choices today?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday April 4, 2018 A.D.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | March 28, 2018

Science in the Bible – The End

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How will the world END?

This is another of those big questions about which many people wonder. Many answers have been proposed, but most overlook the Bible’s answer to this question.

The previous blog article, Science in the Bible – The Beginning, disputed the prevailing worldview that everything started with a Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago by outlining scientific and Biblical problems with the concept. Instead of an originating Big Bang, the Bible teaches the universe had a Beginning by the Creator God of the Bible around 6,000 years ago.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Despite having disputed an originating Big Bang, I must admit that I believe in a Big Bang. However, I believe in the Biblical Big Bang at the END, not the evolutionary Big Bang at the Beginning. Scripture describes the real Big Bang that occurs at history’s end:
But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. . . . But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a ROAR [Big Bang] and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless.
(2 Peter 3:7,10-14 NASB)

The Biblical Big Bang at the End of the world and the purported evolutionary Big Bang at the Beginning differ in crucial ways.

It makes much more sense that a Big Bang would be destructive, as at the end of time, rather than creative at the Beginning.

The universe will disappear with a roar. It did not appear in a bang. It was spoken into existence.

The elements will be destroyed by intense heat. They were not generated by an enormous explosion, but rather designed and created by Yahweh.

The earth will be burned up. It was formed cool in water, not molten from a hot conflagration.

The Big Bang is future, not past. Scientists say everything started with a Big Bang and will end with a cold death when the sun burns out. This is backwards. Earth started cold without the sun and will end in a future judgment by fire.

Implications

The future holds complete destruction by intense fire of everything material — cars, houses, smart phones, computers, books, money, clothes, golf courses, malls. Heaven and earth will be replaced by a new heaven and earth full of righteousness.

Why do New Testament authors include such sobering future glimpses? To satisfy curiosity? No — to motivate righteous living.

This is the Apostle Peter’s intent as he poses a penetrating question: Since everything will be totally destroyed and replaced with a new heaven and earth uncursed by sin, what kind of people should we be? (2 Peter 3:10-14)

Peter doesn’t leave us to ponder his question on our own. He calls believers to high standards of godly behavior. In essence Peter instructs us to live now as worthy of our future home. He urges us to be spotless and blameless, distinguished by righteous conduct.

We must also “be diligent to be found by Him in peace.” Isn’t it more entertaining to stir things up? Isn’t it more natural to pester and annoy each other, or to easily take offense? To diligently pursue peace requires conscious, determined efforts.

People with a Biblical worldview worship the Creator, looking beyond immediate circumstances and stresses. They respect the reality of the future destructive Big Bang and anticipate Yahweh’s eventual re-creation of heaven and earth. They strive for holiness and peace 24×7, seeking a life in the present that is worthy of their future home.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified to a Beginning for the universe by the Beginner. Only within the last century have scientists confirmed this Biblical truth of a Beginning. The Bible says the world will end with a Big Bang, but today’s scientists have not yet caught up to this truth, thinking the world will die a cold death.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. What one intriguing sentence can you prepare to inform someone of the Biblical End when the typical idea of a Big Bang comes up in your hearing?
2. Is God nudging you to pursue peace with someone today without delay?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 30th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma
29. Science in the Bible – The Beginning

Read the sequel:
31. Science in the Bible – Mother Eve

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Wednesday March 28, 2018 A.D.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | March 21, 2018

Science in the Bible – The Beginning

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How did everything BEGIN?

This question has intrigued people for millenia. Everybody has wondered about it at some time or other. Scientists, evolutionists, philosophers, and thinkers of every stripe have all pondered this question.

Scientists once primarily believed the universe was eternal — they thought it had always existed. But starting with Einstein’s work in the early 1900s, scientists gradually came to believe the universe must have had a Beginning.

The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that everything is running down. If the universe were “eternal,” it would have become inert dirt trillions and trillions and trillions of years ago. Therefore, since it is not just dust, it must have had a Beginning.

Long before today’s scientists concluded the universe must have had a Beginning, the Bible clearly taught this.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Genesis reports the Beginning occurred about 6,000 years ago and identifies the Beginner as the Creator God of the Bible. But none of that is very widely accepted today, except for the fact of a Beginning.

Stephen Hawking

One of today’s most famous physicists, Stephen Hawking (1941-2018), died last week. He was a proponent and popularizer of a beginning theory called The Big Bang, but he did not believe in the Creator God of the Bible.

In 2014 he told El Mundo:
“Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”
(Lori Johnston, “What Stephen Hawking Said about God,” Washington Post, March 14, 2018.)

Hawking also said,
“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”
(Notable Quotes from Stephen Hawking, Washington Post, March 14, 2018.)

Hawking said he was “extremely grateful” for “the grand design of the universe.” But to Whom was he grateful, and Who was responsible for the grand design that Hawking recognized? Sadly, Hawking had no answers for these questions.

Andromeda Galaxy
Spiral galaxy with a trillion stars about 2.5 million light years from earth.
It’s about twice the size of the Milky Way.

The Big Bang

“Nothing exploded into everything.” That’s the Big Bang theory in a nutshell. Nothing could be more wrong, for from nothing, nothing comes.

The prevailing worldview asserts the universe popped into existence with a Big Bang almost 14 billion years ago. What could be more ridiculous? How could this be? What caused the explosion? From where did the matter and energy for the explosion come? How did the physical laws that governed the explosion originate?

It is a logical impossibility for the universe to create itself, Big Bang or not. How could an extremely complex, highly ordered universe possibly result from an explosion? Explosions are destructive, not creative. They are disorganizing, not organizing.

The Big Bang has many problems. If a big bang started the universe, then matter should be evenly distributed. It is not. Matter is organized into groupings: star-planet systems, then galaxies, then clusters of galaxies, and sheets of clusters with great separating voids.

How did planets, stars, and galaxies form? No mathematically sound theory exists for their formation by a Big Bang.

Physics professor James Trefil said, “There shouldn’t be galaxies out there at all, and even if there are galaxies, they shouldn’t be grouped together the way they are. The problem of explaining the existence of galaxies has proved to be one of the thorniest in cosmology. By all rights, they just shouldn’t be there, yet there they sit. It’s hard to convey the depth of the frustration that this simple fact induces among scientists.” (The Dark Side of the Universe, 1988)

Scientists do not universally accept the Big Bang. Astronomer Halton Arp wrote, “In my opinion the observations speak a different language; they call for a different view of the universe. I believe the Big Bang theory should be replaced, because it is no longer a valid theory.”

The Big Bang has no eyewitness confirmation.
It is not repeatable, observable, or testable.
It cannot be investigated in the lab.
The Big Bang is not scientific — it is only speculation about the distant past.

Astronomer Geoffrey Burbidge wrote, “Big Bang cosmology is probably as widely believed as has been any theory of the universe in the history of Western civilization. It rests, however, on many untested, and in some cases untestable, assumptions. Indeed, Big Bang cosmology has become a bandwagon of thought that reflects faith as much as objective truth.” (Scientific American, 1992)

The Big Bang is a speculative hypothesis about the origin of the universe. It has no eyewitness confirmation. It is not a repeatable, observable, testable phenomenon that can be investigated in the laboratory. The Big Bang is not scientific; it is historical conjecture.

Nobel physicist Leon Ledermann, referring to speculations like the Big Bang, wrote in The God Particle, “When you read or hear anything about the birth of the universe, someone is making it up.”

The Big Bang Contradicts the Bible

Some believe the Big Bang was when God created light in Genesis 1. But this violates the text — earth and heaven already existed before light was created. Moreover, God created sun and stars three days after earth.

Big Bangers contradict Scripture by reversing this order, claiming sun and stars preceded earth by billions of years.

Big Bangers also say earth formed as a hot molten blob before water formed. But Scripture teaches earth was created cool from the start because it was enveloped in a blanket of water (Genesis 1:2,9; 2 Peter 3:5).

Contrary to current scientific speculation, there was no Big Bang in the beginning. Yahweh created heaven and earth on Day One by His word (Psalm 33:6,9).

Ongoing grounding in God’s Word is vital to avert the danger of being deceived by our society’s current whims. Christians who believe the Big Bang are essentially concluding that what God said in Genesis is not true.

There was NO originating Big Bang. The Great Creator, the God of the Bible, Yahweh is the Beginner.

To learn about the real Big Bang, read the sequel: Science in the Bible – The End.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified to a Beginning for the universe by the Beginner. Only within the last century have scientists confirmed this Biblical truth of a Beginning.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. If Stephen Hawking was convinced God did not exist, why did he repeatedly express concepts using God in his terminology?
2. Since no mathematically sound theory exists for the formation of planets, stars, and galaxies by a Big Bang, why is the Big Bang so widely believed and promoted?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 29th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma

Read the sequel:
30. Science in the Bible – The End

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