D. James Kennedy

Repost: “Prophecies Concerning The Messiah”

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Repost: Christ, the Redeemer

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A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THE CONFUSED IDEA THAT JESUS CAME TO
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EARTH TO COME GET HIS PEOPLE AND TAKE THEM OFF TO HEAVEN.
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THIS CONCEPTION OF JESUS IS COMPLETELY OTHERWORLDLY.
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BUT IT MISSES A MAJOR COMPONENT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT’S TEACHING,
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AND IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL, WE CAN MISS AN ENORMOUS PART OF WHAT
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MAKES THIS SEASON SO SPECIAL.
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YOU SEE, WHEN GOD CREATED THE UNIVERSE, IT WAS GOOD.
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ADAM AND EVE BROUGHT SIN INTO THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR
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DISOBEDIENCE, BUT GOD’S SOLUTION IS NOT TO DESTROY IT IN
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FRUSTRATION AND GO MAKE SOMETHING ELSE.
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INSTEAD, HE SENDS HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO REDEEM IT.
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THAT MEANS THAT HE INDEED SAVES PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS THROUGH
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HIS LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION.
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AND IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE CREATION MATTERS TO GOD.
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AT CHRISTMAS WE’RE CELEBRATING THE INCARNATION OF JESUS, HIS
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TAKING ON FLESH AND ARRIVING INTO THE CREATION AT A SPECIFIC
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PLACE AND TIME ABOUT 2000 YEARS AGO IN BETHLEHEM.
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THE APOSTLE PAUL WRITES IN ROMANS:
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JOHN’S REVELATION DESCRIBES THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW
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EARTH TO COME THIS WAY:
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JESUS IS LORD OF HEAVEN, BUT HE’S LORD OF EARTH, TOO.
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HE’S GOING TO RETURN AND BRING HEAVEN HERE WITH HIM.
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THAT’S WHY THE CHRISTIAN FAITH HAS HAD SUCH AN ENORMOUS IMPACT
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IN HUMAN HISTORY, BRINGING US MODERN SCIENCE, EDUCATION,
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HEALTH CARE, CHARITY, THE ARTS, AND SO MUCH MORE.
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GOD LOVES HIS CREATION, AND HE’S GOING TO REDEEM IT.
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CHRISTMASTIME IS THE CELEBRATION OF THE ARRIVAL IN THE PHYSICAL
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FLESH OF THE ONE WHO WILL BRING IT ABOUT.


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Repost: Kennedy Classics – How I Know There Is a God

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FROM D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES
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THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS
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WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS
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HELLO, I’M FRANK WRIGHT, PRESIDENT OF
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D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES WHERE WE ARE STANDING FOR
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TRUTH AND DEFENDING YOUR FREEDOM.
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WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS.
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MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR MINISTRY APP FOR YOUR
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AND ACCESS ALL SORTS OF GREAT, BIBLICAL CONTENT.
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JUST VISIT THE APP STORE FOR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
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AND SEARCH FOR D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES.
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“HOW DO WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN…”
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IS A QUESTION THAT MAN HAS ASKED FOR A MYRIAD OF
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THINGS THROUGHOUT TIME.
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“HOW DO I KNOW MY PURPOSE IN LIFE?”
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OR “HOW DO I KNOW WHAT COMES AFTER DEATH?”
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OR MOST IMPORTANTLY “HOW DO I KNOW THERE IS A GOD?”
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A QUESTION LIKE THAT IS SO INTRICATE AND IN-DEPTH,
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HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN TO ANSWER IT?
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CS LEWIS COMMENTS ON THIS IMPORTANT QUESTION SAYING,
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“MY ARGUMENT AGAINST GOD WAS THAT THE UNIVERSE
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SEEMED SO CRUEL AND UNJUST.
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BUT HOW HAD I GOT THIS IDEA OF JUST AND UNJUST?
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A MAN DOES NOT CALL A LINE CROOKED UNLESS HE HAS SOME
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IDEA OF A STRAIGHT LINE.”
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SIMPLY PUT, IF THERE WASN’T A GOD, THEN HOW
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WOULD WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD
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AND EVIL, RIGHT AND WRONG?
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DR. KENNEDY POSES THIS VERY QUESTION AND ANSWERS
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WITH STRONG REASONING IN HIS SERMON, “HOW I KNOW
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THERE IS A GOD.”
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MAY WE HEAR NOW THE WORD OF GOD AS IT’S FOUND IN
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THE 14TH PSALM.
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PSALM 14, VERSE 1.
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MAY WE HEAR THE INSPIRED WORD OF THE LIVING GOD.
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AND MAY GOD SPEAK TO US TODAY THROUGH THIS PORTION
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OF HIS HOLY WORD, AND MAY HIS NAME EVER BE PRAISED.
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AMEN.
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THERE IS NO MORE PROFOUND QUESTION THAT YOU CAN ASK
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THAN THIS: IS THERE A GOD?
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MORTIMER ADLER, THE FAMOUS SCHOLAR AND EDUCATOR,
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EDITOR OF THE GREAT BOOKS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION,
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SAYS IN HIS GREAT IDEAS SYNTOPICON, WHICH IS THE
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TOPICAL INDEX FOR THE GREAT BOOKS, HE SAYS THAT
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ALMOST EVERY WRITER IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION HAS
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WRITTEN ON THE SUBJECT OF GOD WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
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A FEW PURE MATHEMATICIANS.
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THE CHAPTER ON GOD IS THE LARGEST IN THESE VOLUMES.
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“THE REASON FOR THAT,” HE SAYS, “IS OBVIOUS.”
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THAT IS THAT MORE CONSEQUENCES FOR THOUGHT
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AND ACTION RESULT FROM THE AFFIRMATION OR DENIAL OF
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GOD THAN FROM ANY OTHER BASIC QUESTION.”
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INDEED, THE ENTIRE TENOR OF OUR LIVES WILL BE
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COMPLETELY AFFECTED BY THE ANSWER THAT WE GIVE.
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TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU ON WHAT MAY
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SEEM TO SOME TO BE AN AUDACIOUS SUBJECT, AND
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THAT IS, HOW I KNOW THAT THERE IS A GOD.
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NOW, IN AN AGE WHEN MANY PEOPLE FEEL THAT YOU CAN’T
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KNOW ANYTHING, TO SAY THAT I KNOW THAT THERE IS A
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GOD, OF ALL THINGS, WOULD SEEM TO THEM TO BE UTTERLY
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PREPOSTEROUS, BUT I BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOT.
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I THINK THAT THE SCRIPTURE VERY CLEARLY TELLS US THAT
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WE CAN KNOW GOD.
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IN FACT, IT SAYS THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE THAT YOU MAY
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KNOW GOD, THE ONLY TRUE GOD IN JESUS CHRIST WHOM
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HE HATH SENT.
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SO, HOW DO I KNOW THERE IS A GOD?
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LET ME SET FORTH SEVERAL CLASSIC ARGUMENTS FOR THE
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EXISTENCE OF GOD BROUGHT UP TO DATE IN LIGHT OF
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SOME MODERN SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS THAT CERTAINLY
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HAVE AN IMPACT UPON THEM.
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ONE OF THE OLDEST, OF COURSE GOING ALL THE WAY
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BACK TO ARISTOTLE, IS CALLED THE COSMOLOGICAL
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ARGUMENT.
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THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT IS BASICALLY AN ARGUMENT
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THAT SAYS THAT FOR EVERY EFFECT THERE MUST BE AN
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ADEQUATE CAUSE.
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YOU CAN REMEMBER THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT IS
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AN ARGUMENT FROM CAUSE.
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IT MIGHT HELP YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THEY BOTH
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BEGIN WITH “C”- CAUSE AND COSMOLOGICAL: COSMOLOGICAL
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SIMPLY MEANS THE STUDY OF THE COSMOS, THE UNIVERSE.
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IF WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARGUMENTS OR PROOFS FOR
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THE EXISTENCE OF GOD, THEN WE DON’T HAVE TO LOOK
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UNDER A TABLE OR IN A CORNER SOMEWHERE.
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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK ABOUT YOU.
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THE UNIVERSE IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT THERE
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IS, PHYSICALLY, AND IN ITSELF IS THE GREATEST
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PROOF FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.
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THIS HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
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OF THINKING MEN.
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THE UNIVERSE IS THE GREATEST, LARGEST ARGUMENT
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FOR GOD.
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NOTICE, IF THE UNIVERSE EXISTS, AND WE ALL AGREE
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THAT IT DOES, THEN THERE ARE ONLY THREE
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EXPLANATIONS FOR IT.
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ONE, IT IS ETERNAL.
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NOW, THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THERE WERE MEN THAT
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BELIEVED THAT, BUT WITH MODERN SCIENTIFIC
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DISCOVERIES, IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO BELIEVE
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THAT.
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SCIENTISTS, FOR THE LAST 150 YEARS HAVE BEEN
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SCURRYING AROUND TRYING TO AVOID THE PLAIN
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IMPLICATIONS OF THE MODERN LAWS THAT THEY HAVE
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DISCOVERED THAT CLEARLY INDICATE THE UNIVERSE IS
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NOT ETERNAL.
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THE GREAT LAW, WHICH IS THE MOST THOROUGHLY
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DOCUMENTED OF ALL OF THE LAWS OF SCIENCE,
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THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS, THE LAW OF
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ENTROPY, WHICH SAYS THAT EVERYTHING IS RUNNING
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DOWN.
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EVERYTHING IS LOSING ENERGY.
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EVERYTHING IS WEARING OUT- GROWING OLD.
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SO, IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT IF THE UNIVERSE WERE
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ETERNAL, IT WOULD ALREADY HAVE RUN DOWN.
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THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING HAS A TENDENCY
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TO DISTRIBUTE ITS HEAT EQUALLY INTO ALL PARTS OF
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THE UNIVERSE.
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THE UNIVERSE RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO MAKE EVERY
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SQUARE FOOT OF THE UNIVERSE THE SAME
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TEMPERATURE, SO THE SUNS ARE GETTING COOLER AND THE
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SPACE IS GRADUALLY RECEIVING MORE AND MORE
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ENERGY.
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AS IF, IF YOU WERE TO SET A GLASS OF HOT WATER AND A
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GLASS OF FREEZING COLD WATER DOWN ON A TABLE AND
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COME BACK IN A DAY, YOU WOULD FIND THAT THEY WOULD
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BOTH BE THE SAME TEMPERATURE.
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AND SO IT WILL BE ULTIMATELY, IF THE
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UNIVERSE CONTINUES LONG ENOUGH.
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THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE WOULD BE THE SAME TEPID
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TEMPERATURE.
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THERE WOULD BE NO FREEZING SPACE, THERE WOULD BE NO
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BLAZING SUN.
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YET, THE UNIVERSE HAS NOT RUN DOWN, THEREFORE, IT IS
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NOT ETERNAL.
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EFFORTS RECENTLY TO HAVE AN OSCILLATING UNIVERSE TO
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AVOID THIS HAVE ALL FALLEN AFOUL OF RECENT SCIENTIFIC
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DISCOVERIES WHICH MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT
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THE UNIVERSE CANNOT BE ETERNAL.
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SECOND POSSIBILITY- IF IT’S NOT ETERNAL, MAYBE IT
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IS SELF-CREATED- THAT IT CREATED ITSELF OUT OF
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NOTHING.
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WELL, THERE IS ANOTHER SCIENTIFIC LAW, SOMETIMES
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EXPRESSED IN THIS WAY, “EX NIHILO, NIHIL FIT,” WHICH
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MEANS, “OUT OF NOTHING, NOTHING COMES.”
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NOTHING PRODUCES NOTHING, AND THE UNIVERSE CANNOT
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HAVE PRODUCED ITSELF OUT OF NOTHING.
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IN FACT, THAT FLIES INTO THE FACE OF THE FIRST LAW
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OF THERMODYNAMICS WHICH SAYS PRECISELY THAT-
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THAT NOTHING PRODUCES NOTHING.
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A THIRD POSSIBILITY IS THAT IT WAS CREATED BY
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SOMEONE WHO IS HIMSELF ETERNAL, AND THAT IS THE
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FIRST STATEMENT OF THE BIBLE THAT “IN THE
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BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.”
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THAT IS THE MOST SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT THAT
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HAS EVER BEEN MADE ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE
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UNIVERSE.
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SO IN LIGHT OF ALL OF THE MODERN DISCOVERIES ABOUT
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THE UNIVERSE, IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY
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CLEAR THAT THE UNIVERSE ITSELF IS A GREAT ARGUMENT
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FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.
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EVEN DR. ROBERT JASTROW, ONE OF THE LEADING SPACE
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SCIENTISTS IN THE WORLD, THE HEAD OF THE US
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INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES, THE FOUNDER AND
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HEAD OF THE GODDARD SPACE INSTITUTE FOR NASA, I HAVE
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HAD DINNER WITH DR. JASTROW AND WE HAVE
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DISCUSSED THESE THINGS, AND HE HAS SAID IN HIS
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WRITINGS, THAT MODERN SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES
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MAKE IT EASIER AND EASIER FOR THE SCIENTIST TO
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BELIEVE THAT HERE IS A GOD- IN FACT, MAKE IT
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HARDER AND HARDER FOR ANYONE TO BELIEVE THAT
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THERE IS NOT.
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SECONDLY, AND BEYOND THE UNIVERSE, THERE IS THE
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PRESENCE OF LIFE ITSELF.
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STILL, FROM A COSMOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, AS THE CAUSE
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OF LIFE, WHERE DID THIS LIFE COME FROM?
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THE WORLD TEEMS WITH LIFE.
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THIS SANCTUARY IS PACKED WITH LIVING CREATURES.
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WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?
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WELL, IT USED TO BE HELD THAT LIFE AROSE BY
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SPONTANEOUS GENERATION- FLIES, MAGGOTS COMING INTO
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EXISTENCE ON PUTRID MEAT, AND FROGS COMING OUT OF
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THE SLIME OF BOGS.
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WELL, THAT WAS PROVED TO BE FALSE BY PASTEUR AND
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REDDI.
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AND SO THAT WAS ABANDONED- THAT LIFE WAS NOT COMING
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INTO EXISTENCE FROM NON-LIFE TODAY AND SO THEY
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RETREATED TO THE DIM PAST.
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AND THEY SAID THAT THOUGH LIFE IS NOT SPONTANEOUSLY
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COMING INTO EXISTENCE TODAY, IT DID DO SO
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MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO- IN FACT, 2 BILLION YEARS AGO,
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THEY LIKE TO SAY.
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VERY INTERESTINGLY, THE DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE
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TAKEN PLACE IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO HAVE SHOWN
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THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF THAT HAPPENING.
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FOR EXAMPLE, PROTEIN WHICH NOT TOO MANY YEARS AGO WAS
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THE MOST COMPLEX SUBSTANCE KNOWN TO MAN, PROTEIN
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MOLECULES BY THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS GO TO MAKE UP
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A CELL.
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AND THEY THEMSELVES ARE SO COMPLEX- SO DIFFERENT FROM
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THE WORLD OF CHARLES DARWIN, 150 YEARS 25 OR 30
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YEARS AGO, WHO FREQUENTLY TALKED ABOUT A SIMPLE
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SINGLE CELL.
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WE KNOW NOW THAT THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROTEIN
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MOLECULE ITSELF IS SUCH THAT LECOMPTE DUNOUY, A
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FRENCH NOBEL PRIZE WINNING MATHEMATICIAN AND ONE OF
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THE WORLD’S GREAT EXPERTS IN PROBABILITY STUDIES,
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SAID THAT THE PROBABILITIES OF EVEN ONE
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PROTEIN MOLECULE, ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF BUILDING
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BLOCKS OF THE CELL COMING INTO EXISTENCE, IT WOULD
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TAKE 10 TO THE 234 BILLION YEARS TO PRODUCE ONE
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PROTEIN MOLECULE.
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SOME OF YOU, I AM SURE, DON’T APPRECIATE WHAT THAT
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MEANS.
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PROBABILITY EXPERTS HAVE SAID THAT IF THE
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PROBABILITIES OF ANYTHING COMING INTO EXISTENCE ARE
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GREATER THAN 10 TO THE 50TH POWER, IT WILL NEVER
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HAPPEN ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE, REGARDLESS OF
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HOW MUCH TIME IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE
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UNIVERSE, 10 TO THE 50TH.
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TO SIMPLY GET ONE PROTEIN MOLECULE, 10 TO THE 234TH
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POWER- NOT 234 BILLION, BUT 234 ZEROS BILLIONS
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OF YEARS.
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WELL, THEN THEY DISCOVERED SOMETHING EVEN MORE
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COMPLEX- DNA.
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DRS. WATSON AND CRICK DISCOVERED THE KEY, THE
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CENTRAL BRAIN OF LIFE IN THE NUCLEUS OF A CELL, THE
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DNA MOLECULE.
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EVERY NUCLEUS OF EVERY CELL HAS THIS COMPLEX
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DOUBLE HELIX, DOUBLE CIRCULAR STAIR TYPE OF
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MOLECULE WHICH IS FILLED WITH THE MOST COMPLEX
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THINGS.
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IT IS SO COMPLEX THAT IF YOU TOOK EACH ONE OF
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THOSE DNA MOLECULES OUT OF YOUR CELL AND STRETCHED
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THEM OUT AND LINKED THEM TOGETHER, YOUR BODY HAS
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ENOUGH DNA TO REACH FROM HERE TO THE SUN AND BACK
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400 TIMES.
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THAT IS SO COMPLEX THAT FRANCIS CRICK, WHO
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DISCOVERED IT AND WHO IS AN ATHEIST, SAID THERE IS
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NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT EVEN THE DNA MOLECULE COULD
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EVER HAVE ARISEN IN THIS WORLD BY CHANCE IN EVEN
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5 BILLION YEARS.
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SO, HE SAID, IT MUST HAVE COME FROM SOME ADVANCED
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BEINGS LIVING IN SOME OTHER PART OF THE GALAXY.
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WHERE THOSE BEINGS CAME FROM, HE DIDN’T SAY.
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THAT’S SIMPLY EXTENDING THE SHADOW, AN INFINITE
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REGRESS IN LOGIC WHICH WILL NOT WORK.
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MEANWHILE, SIR FRED HOYLE, ONE OF THE WORLD’S TWO
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GREATEST MATHEMATICIANS AND ASTRONOMERS FROM
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CAMBRIDGE, MADE A STUDY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A CELL
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COMING INTO EXISTENCE ANYWHERE IN THE ENTIRE
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UNIVERSE IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE,
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AND HE DISCOVERED THAT THE CHANCES WERE ZILCH.
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10 TO THE 40,000TH POWER YEARS TO PRODUCE A CELL.
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TEN WITH 40,000 ZEROES AFTER IT- IT WOULD TAKE
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THAT MANY YEARS TO PRODUCE ONE CELL.
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CONCLUSION: SAID ATHEIST SIR FRED HOYLE, “THE ONLY
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WAY THAT LIFE CAN POSSIBLY EXIST IS THAT IT WAS
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CREATED BY AN INFINITE INTELLIGENCE WHOM YOU MAY
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WISH TO CALL GOD.”
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SO ATHEIST FRED HOYLE WAS FORCED TO BECOME A
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BELIEVER IN GOD BY THE CONTINUING ADVANCE OF
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MODERN SCIENCE.
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THIRDLY, LET ME MENTION WHAT IS CALLED
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TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT.
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TELOS IN GREEK MEANS “THE END.”
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THIS IS THE ARGUMENT FROM ENDS OR PURPOSES OR
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DESIGN- THE ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN, WHICH SAYS THAT
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ALL THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE WE SEE EVIDENCE
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OF DESIGN.
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YOU LOOK AT A COMPLEX MACHINE AND YOU CONCLUDE
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THAT IT HAS A DESIGNER.
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THAT IS THE OLD WATCHMAKER ARGUMENT BROUGHT UP TO DATE.
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EVEN IN THE DAYS OF THE GREAT ASTRONOMER KEPLER,
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WHO HAD AN ACQUAINTANCE WHO WAS AN ATHEIST WITH
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WHOM HE HAD ARGUED MANY A TIME, AND KEPLER DECIDED
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TO HAVE BUILT FOR HIMSELF A COMPLEX WORKING MODEL OF
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THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
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WHICH HAD THE SUN, ALL OF THE PLANETS ROTATING ABOUT
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IT, WITH THE MOONS OR SATELLITES GOING AROUND
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THE DIFFERENT PLANETS.
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IT WAS A WONDER TO BEHOLD.
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ONE DAY HIS ATHEIST FRIEND CAME INTO HIS STUDY, HE
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SAID, “IT’S BEAUTIFUL! WHO MADE THIS?”
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KEPLER SAID, “NO ONE.
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IT JUST MADE ITSELF.
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GATHER TOGETHER THE DUST AND THINGS FROM THIS END
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OF THE STUDY- THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A DRAFT COMING
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IN THE DOOR.
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I JUST CAME IN ONE MORNING AND THERE IT WAS.”
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HIS FRIEND SAID “YOU DON’T EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT?”
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HE SAID “NO, I DON’T, BUT YOU BELIEVE THAT THE REAL
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SOLAR SYSTEM WHICH IS VASTLY MORE COMPLEX THAN
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THIS SIMPLE MODEL JUST MADE ITSELF.
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THAT IS EVEN MORE PALPABLY ABSURD.”
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WE SEE ALSO, IN THE SAME MANNER OF DESIGN IN
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SOMETHING LIKE THE CELL, THAT THERE IS NO
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POSSIBILITY THAT THIS JUST HAPPENED.
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WHEN YOU STOP TO THINK THAT NOT ONLY IS A CELL
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INCREDIBLY COMPLEX, BUT IT IS MORE COMPLEX THAN ANY
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MACHINE THAT MAN HAS EVER MADE.
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YOU TAKE THE LARGEST SUPER COMPUTER THAT EXISTS ON
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THIS PLANET TODAY.
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IT IS A VERITABLE TOY COMPARED TO THE ENORMOUS
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COMPLEXITY OF EVERY ONE OF THE HUNDRED TRILLION CELLS
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IN YOUR BODY, AND YET WOULD ANYONE BELIEVE THAT
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THE LARGEST COMPUTER IN THE WORLD JUST HAPPENED
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TO MAKE ITSELF BY CHANCE?
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IN FACT, ONE SCIENTIST SAID THAT THE CELL IS MORE
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COMPLEX THAN THE MOST COMPLEX COMPUTER EVER MADE
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BY MAN, OR THE MOST COMPLEX MACHINE THAT HAS
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EVER EVEN BEEN DREAMT OF BY MAN.
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THE INCREDIBLE COMPLEXITY OF THE EYE GAVE DARWIN,
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HE SAID, A HEADACHE.
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AND WELL IT SHOULD HAVE WITH ITS 7 MILLION CONES
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THAT SEE THE VARIOUS COLORS AND ITS 100 MILLION
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RODS AND ALL OF THE INCREDIBLE COMPLEXITIES OF
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THIS WONDERFUL CAMERA, AND YET DARWIN HIMSELF SAID
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THAT TO BELIEVE THAT THIS HAPPENED MERELY BY NATURAL
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SELECTION IS ABSURD IN THE HIGHEST DEGREE.
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WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE CARE THAT HAS
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BEEN SHOWN IN THE CREATION OF OUR HABITAT.
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IF THE EARTH WERE 10% CLOSER TO THE SUN,
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WE WOULD BURN UP.
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10% FURTHER, ALL LIFE WOULD FREEZE AND DIE.
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AND THEN THERE IS THE EVIDENCE OF CONVERSION-
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THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE HUMAN SOUL WHICH IS SO
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MONUMENTAL AS TO DEFY EXPLANATION.
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THOUSANDS OF PAGES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN TRYING TO
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EXPLAIN AWAY THE CONVERSION OF THE APOSTLE
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PAUL ALONE.
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WHAT TRANSFORMED THIS MAN FROM THE BITTER AND
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HOSTILE CRITIC AND ADVERSARY OF CHRIST INTO
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HIS MOST LOYAL DEVOTEE?
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WHAT CHANGED THAT VOLATILE AND VACILLATING FISHERMAN
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PETER INTO THE ROCK THAT GAVE GREAT STRENGTH TO THE
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EARLY CHURCH?
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WHAT CHANGED AUGUSTINE, THE GREATEST INTELLECT OF
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THE FIRST 1,000 YEARS OF THIS AGE, FROM A
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PROFLIGATE AND DISSOLUTE PHILOSOPHER INTO THE GREAT
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INTELLECTUAL CHAMPION OF CHRISTIANITY?
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JOHN CALVIN, PERHAPS THE GREATEST MIND OF THE LAST
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THOUSAND YEARS, SAID, “I WAS SUDDENLY CONVERTED
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UNTO GOD.”
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MARTIN LUTHER, WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF EUROPE, CAME
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FACE TO FACE WITH THE GOD WHO CHANGED HIS LIFE.
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JOHN BUNYAN, THAT SINFUL TINKER OF BEDFORD, WHO MET
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THE LIVING GOD AND WAS CHANGED INTO A GREAT
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PASTOR AND AUTHOR OF PILGRIM’S PROGRESS.
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JOHN WESLEY, JOHN KNOX, OR MORE RECENTLY, CS LEWIS,
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THE ATHEIST OF OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE, WHO WROTE HIS
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TESTIMONY IN HIS BOOK SURPRISED BY JOY AS HE
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CAME FACE TO FACE IN THE PRESENCE OF THAT ONE WHOSE
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EXISTENCE HE HAD ALWAYS DENIED.
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OR PERHAPS THE GREATEST LITERARY MAN OF THE 20TH
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CENTURY, THE DOSTOYEVSKY OF OUR CENTURY IS NO DOUBT
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THE GREAT ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN, WHO CAME TO
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MEET GOD WHILE HE WAS IN THE RED BELLY OF THE
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DRAGON IN THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO.
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A BILLY GRAHAM, WHO AS A YOUNG FRIVOLOUS TEENAGER,
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MET THE LIVING GOD IN JESUS CHRIST.
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HIS LIFE WAS TRANSFORMED AND TENS OF MILLIONS HAVE
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BEEN CHANGED AS WELL.
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WHO IS GOING TO EXPLAIN THESE AND HUNDREDS AND
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HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF CONVERSIONS OF OTHERS WHO
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HAVE LED THEM ACROSS THE WIDEST OCEANS, UP THE
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HIGHEST MOUNTAINS, THROUGH THE DENSEST JUNGLES TO
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PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST TO CANNIBALS,
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AND HEADHUNTERS, AND TRIBESMEN OF EVERY SORT.
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GOD HAS USED THEM AND THEIR SACRIFICES TO ATTEST
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TO THE FACT THAT THERE IS A LIVING GOD WHO CHANGES
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HUMAN SOULS AND MAKES THEM NEW CREATURES IN CHRIST.
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BUT ALL OF THIS WILL STILL BE BUT THEORY UNTIL YOU
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COME AT LAST TO THAT GREAT EXPERIMENT, WHERE IN THE
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LABORATORY OF YOUR OWN SOUL, YOU MEET WITH THE
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ULTIMATE PROOF.
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HOW DO I ULTIMATELY KNOW THAT THERE IS A GOD?
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BECAUSE, MY FRIENDS, ONE DAY 35 YEARS AGO I MET HIM
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FACE TO FACE, PERSON TO PERSON, IN MY OWN
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APARTMENT, WHEN HE CAME TO A YOUNG MAN WHO SOUGHT HIM
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NOT AND LAID HIS HAND UPON MY SHOULDER AND TURNED ME
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AROUND.
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HE TRANSFORMED MY HEART, GAVE ME TOTALLY DIFFERENT
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REASONS FOR LIVING AND FOR 35 YEARS HE HAS KEPT ME
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GOING IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY.
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I KNOW THERE IS A GOD, BECAUSE EVERY DAY I MEET
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HIM AND TALK WITH HIM.
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I KNOW THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE HE HAS CHANGED
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MY LIFE.
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AND HE CAN CHANGE YOURS, TOO.
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WHEN YOU COME TO SEE HIM IN ALL OF HIS GRACE, WHEN
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YOU COME TO SEE HIM IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST
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HANGING UPON A CROSS, WHEN YOU SEE HIS WONDROUS LOVE
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AS HE GAVE HIMSELF FOR US IN CHRIST, WHEN YOU SEE
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HIS MATCHLESS GRACE, WHEN HE IS WILLING TO FORGIVE
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YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS AND TO ACCEPT YOU JUST AS
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YOU ARE AND FREELY FORGIVE YOU, AND GRATUITOUSLY
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GRANT UNTO YOU THE GIFT OF EVERLASTING LIFE, WHEN
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HE’S WILLING TO GIVE YOU THE GIFT OF HEAVEN, PAID
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FOR BY HIM AT INFINITE COST, AT THE SWEAT AND
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BLOOD AND AGONY OF THE CROSS, THE WRATH OF HIS
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FATHER, THE PAYMENT OF HELL.
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WHEN YOU COME TO SEE A LOVE LIKE THAT, THEN MY
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FRIEND, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THERE IS A GOD- WHEN YOU
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KNOW THAT GOD AS THE LORD AND SAVIOR OF YOUR HEART.
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MAY WE PRAY: FATHER, THERE ARE SOME HERE THAT DO NOT
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KNOW THEE, AND I WOULD ASK THAT RIGHT NOW YOUR SPIRIT
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WILL REACH DOWN AND TOUCH THEIR LIVES.
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OPEN THEIR BLIND EYES THAT THEY MAY SEE IN THE FACE
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OF CHRIST, THE LIVING GOD, AND THEY MAY SURRENDER
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THEIR LIVES TO HIM, REPENTING OF THEIR SINS
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AND INVITING HIM TO TAKE HIS PLACE UPON THE THRONE
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OF THEIR HEARTS, PLACING THEIR HOPES OF ETERNAL
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LIFE IN HIS ATONING DEATH.
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I PRAY IT IN HIS MOST MATCHLESS NAME.
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AMEN.
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ANSWER SOME OF THE TOUGHEST QUESTIONS PEOPLE
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Repost: Kennedy Classics – Was Jesus Real or a Myth?

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FROM D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES
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THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS
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WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS
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HELLO, AND WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS,
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A VIEWER-SUPPORTED OUTREACH.
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I’M FRANK WRIGHT, PRESIDENT OF D. JAMES
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KENNEDY MINISTRIES, AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE
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YOU TO VISIT OUR MINISTRY WEBSITE,
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YOU CAN FIND AN ABUNDANCE OF DIGITAL, AUDIO, VIDEO,
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AND PRINT RESOURCES THERE.
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IT’S ALL AVAILABLE AT DJKM.ORG.
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IN PSYCHIATRY, DENIAL IS CONSIDERED A DEFENSE
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MECHANISM IN WHICH UNPLEASANT REALITIES ARE
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KEPT OUT OF CONSCIOUS AWARENESS BY A REJECTION
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OF THEIR EXISTENCE.
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IN THIS WAY, THOSE IN DENIAL ATTEMPT TO KEEP
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UNPLEASANT REALITIES OUT OF THEIR CONSCIOUS THOUGHT
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AND SPARE THEMSELVES THE ASSOCIATED ANXIETY.
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IN ADDITION TO BEING A PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY,
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DENIAL IS ALSO A TOOL OF THE MENDACIOUS WHO SEEK TO
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CREATE A FALSE NARRATIVE THAT OTHERS WILL PICK UP ON.
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THIS TOO IS AN EFFORT TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM WHAT
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SOME CONSIDER AN UNPLEASANT REALITY.
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IN MODERN TIMES, RATHER THAN ARGUE THE TRUTH OF
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THE CLAIMS OF JESUS CHRIST- PARTICULARLY HIS
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CLAIM THAT HE WAS AND IS GOD IN HUMAN FORM- A VERY
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EXTREME GROUP OF SKEPTICS HAVE TRIED TO ARGUE THAT
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JESUS NEVER REALLY EXISTED AT ALL.
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ONE CAN EASILY SEE WHY THESE CHRIST-DENIERS MIGHT
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EMBRACE THIS FALSEHOOD, BECAUSE ONE DAY JESUS WILL
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RETURN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.
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FOR THOSE ALREADY SPIRITUALLY DEAD IN THEIR
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TRESPASSES AND SINS, THIS IS THE MOST UNPLEASANT
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REALITY OF ALL- HENCE THEIR DENIAL THAT JESUS
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EVER EXISTED.
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DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY ANSWERS THIS ULTIMATE
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EXERCISE IN DENIAL WITH HIS MESSAGE:
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“WAS JESUS REAL OR A MYTH.”
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OUR SCRIPTURE LESSON THIS MORNING IS TAKEN FROM THE
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FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. JOHN, CHAPTER ONE BEGINNING WITH
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VERSE ONE.
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MAY WE HEAR THE INSPIRED WORD OF THE GREAT TRIUNE
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GOD.
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AND MAY GOD SPEAK TO US TODAY THROUGH HIS HOLY
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WORD AND MAY HIS NAME EVER BE PRAISED AMEN.
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IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN, ADVENT SEASON WHEN WE
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REMEMBER THE BIRTH OF OUR GLORIOUS SAVIOR.
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IT’S ALSO “TERMITE” SEASON AS WELL,
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AND THE ANTI-CHRISTIAN TERMITES SWARM AT THIS
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TIME OF YEAR, COMING OUT TO DO THEIR VERY BEST TO
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OBLITERATE ALL REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST- AT LEAST IN THE
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PUBLIC SQUARE NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT
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CHRIST CAN’T BE MENTIONED IN SCHOOLS-
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NOT IN CARDS GIVEN, NOT IN THESES WRITTEN,
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NOT IN PRAYERS OFFERED.
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CHRIST IS BANISHED, EVEN FROM MOST OF
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OUR STORES TODAY.
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IF YOU’LL NOTE CAREFULLY AT THE ADS,
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YOU’LL SEE THAT IT IS MOSTLY “HOLIDAY SALES.”
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BUT WHICH HOLIDAY IS IT THAT BRINGS OUT ALL OF
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THESE CUSTOMERS?
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WELL, THE OWNERS KNOW.
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YES, THEY ALL GATHER AROUND THE CASH REGISTER
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ON THE TWENTY-SIXTH AND SING,
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“WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS.”
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(LAUGH)
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AND THEN THEY MAKE SURE THAT HIS NAME IS NOT
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MENTIONED IN THEIR ADVERTISEMENTS.
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BY THE WAY, CHRISTIANS ARE BEGINNING TO SPEAK UP AND
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LET THEIR FEELINGS BE KNOWN.
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AND I BELIEVE THIS IS A BEGINNING OF A TREND BACK
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TO ACKNOWLEDGING CHRIST.
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AND, OF COURSE, THE MOST RADICAL OF THESE
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“TERMITES” ARE THE ONES THAT NOT ONLY WANT TO DENY
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HIS DEITY OR HIS MESSIAHSHIP, BUT WANT
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TO DENY EVEN HIS VERY EXISTENCE- THAT HE IS
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MERELY A MYTH, A FABLE, NO MORE REAL THAN SANTA CLAUS.
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AND, THEREFORE, THEY TRY TO CONVINCE STUDENTS,
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ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG AND THE GULLIBLE THAT THIS IS
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THE CASE, AND THAT THERE IS NO REALITY TO IT.
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AND AFTER ALL, THEY’VE GOT NOTHING TO BASE THIS ON
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EXCEPT THE BIBLE, AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE BIBLE
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IS NOT RELIABLE, DON’T WE?
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AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT OUR KIDS HEAR OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
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BUT IS THE BIBLE RELIABLE, OR IS IT A COMPILATION OF
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FAIRY TALES AND MYTHS?
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WELL, PETER SAID, “WE’VE NOT MADE KNOWN UNTO YOU
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“CUNNINGLY DEVISED FABLES” (2 PETER 1:16).
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BY THE WAY THE “FABLES” COMES FROM THE GREEK WORD
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MUTHOS, WHICH FROM WHICH WE ALSO GET MYTHS,
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BUT WE WERE EYEWITNESSES, HE SAID.
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BUT IS THE BIBLE RELIABLE?
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YOU WOULD GET FROM A THOUSAND SOURCES THAT IT
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IS NOT NEARLY AS RELIABLE AS THE GREAT SECULAR WORKS
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OF ANTIQUITY.
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IT’S BASICALLY A BUNCH OF FAIRY TALES AND STORIES
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AND BUT THEY’LL PUT UP WITH IT,
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EXCEPT NOT IN SCHOOL, AND THEY HAVE HAD A HUGE
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IMPACT ON STUDENTS THAT WAY.
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BUT HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE?
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IS IT RELIABLE AT ALL?
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WELL, I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING THAT I SINCERELY
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DOUBT THAT ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD SAID BEFORE.
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AND I SAY IT PUBLICLY FROM THIS PULPIT TO ALL OF YOU.
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NOT ONLY IS THE BIBLE RELIABLE, IT IS THE MOST
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RELIABLE ANCIENT BOOK ON THIS EARTH.
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[APPLAUSE]
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NOW, SOMEONE WILL SAY, “WELL,
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THAT’S JUST YOUR BIASED OPINION.
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THAT’S JUST YOUR PREJUDICE.”
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WELL, I CERTAINLY DO BELIEVE THAT,
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BUT I AM NOT STATING IT IN THAT WAY.
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I AM STATING IT SCIENTIFICALLY,
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HISTORICALLY.
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THE EVIDENCE FOR THE RELIABILITY OF SCRIPTURE
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VASTLY OUTNUMBERS ALL OF THE PIECES OF EVIDENCE FOR
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ANY OTHER ANCIENT WORK AT ALL.
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JUST FROM A SCIENTIFIC HISTORIC POINT OF VIEW,
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IF YOU CONSIDER MERELY HISTORIOGRAPHY,
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HOW DO YOU ASCERTAIN WHETHER A MANUSCRIPT IS
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RELIABLE, ACCURATE, DEPENDABLE,
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THAT IT REALLY REPRESENTS WHAT IT SAYS IT REPRESENTS.
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THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION,
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AND YOU OUGHT TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO IT,
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BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO TELL YOU
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THE BIBLE IS A BUNCH OF FAIRY TALES AND MYTHS AND
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JESUS NEVER EVEN LIVED- THINGS LIKE THAT.
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THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO DO IS YOU HAVE TO
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EXAMINE THE NUMBER, THE YEARS THAT SEPARATE THE
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MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE TIME OF ITS WRITING.
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NOW I TRUST YOU ALL ARE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT
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THERE IS NO ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF ANY ANCIENT
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WRITING- RELIGIOUS, SECULAR, OR OF ANY
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KIND WHATSOEVER.
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THERE IS NO ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT.
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WE DON’T HAVE THE MANUSCRIPT THAT MOSES
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WROTE; WE DON’T HAVE ANY MANUSCRIPT THAT CONFUCIUS
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WROTE OR ZOROASTER OR ANY OF THOSE ANCIENT PEOPLE.
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WE DON’T HAVE ANY OF THE ORIGINAL WRITINGS OF
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CAESAR OR PLATO OR ARISTOTLE OR ANY OF THESE
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PEOPLE SUCH AS THAT.
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ALL WE HAVE IS COPIES OF THOSE ORIGINAL
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MANUSCRIPTS, WHICH ARE CALLED AUTOGRAPHA OR THE
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ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS.
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AND SO, THEREFORE, THE QUESTION IS: WHAT KIND OF
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SPACE EXISTS BETWEEN THE TIME THAT THE WRITER LIVED
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AND THE EARLIEST- CLOSEST TO THAT- MANUSCRIPT OF
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THAT WRITING.
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THIS MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU TO SEE WHAT THE FACTS
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TELL US.
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THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS: IF YOU EXAMINE THE
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WRITINGS OF THE GREAT CLASSICAL AUTHOR VIRGIL,
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YOU WILL FIND THAT THERE IS A PERIOD OF 350 YEARS
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BETWEEN WHEN VIRGIL LIVED AND THE OLDEST MANUSCRIPT
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EXTANT OF HIS WRITINGS.
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OR LOOK AT LIVY, ANOTHER OF THE GREAT ROMAN
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WRITERS, AND THERE IS A SEPARATION OF 500 YEARS
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FROM THE OLDEST MANUSCRIPT TO THE TIME OF LIVY.
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OR TAKE HORACE, FOR EXAMPLE- 900-YEAR GAP
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BETWEEN HIS LIFE AND HIS WRITING.
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OR TAKE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE GREATEST ORATOR THAT THE
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WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN.
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DO YOU KNOW WHO THAT WAS?
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HE WAS A GREEK.
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THERE IS, I THINK, WITHOUT DOUBT THAT HE IS THE
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GREATEST ORATOR THAT MAN HAS EVER KNOWN OR HEARD.
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IT WOULD BE A GREAT JOY TO HEAR HIM SPEAK,
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BUT WE CAN AT LEAST READ HIS WRITINGS.
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BUT THERE IS A GAP OF 1,200 YEARS BETWEEN
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THE TIME THAT DEMOSTHENES LIVED AND THE CLOSEST
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WRITING THAT HE LEFT TO US- 1,200 YEARS.
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OR TAKE THE GREATEST PHILOSOPHER THAT PROBABLY
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EVER LIVED.
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IF YOU TOOK A VOTE OF PHILOSOPHERS,
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I THINK HE PROBABLY WOULD WIN, AND HIS NAME,
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OF COURSE, WAS PLATO.
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THERE IS BETWEEN THE TIME THAT PLATO LIVED AND THE
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OLDEST OR CLOSEST TO HIM MANUSCRIPT OF ANY OF HIS
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WRITINGS, A SPACE OF 1,400 YEARS.
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AND YET I HAVE NEVER HEARD OR KNOWN OR READ OF ANYONE
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THAT QUESTIONED THAT ANY OF THOSE WRITINGS WERE
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RELIABLE AND AUTHENTIC.
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NOW COMPARE THAT WITH THE BIBLE.
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THE OLDEST PORTION OF THE BIBLE THAT WE HAVE IS
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CALLED THE RYLANDS MANUSCRIPT.
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IT IS A PORTION OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
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I HAVE SEEN IT AND READ IT IN A MUSEUM.
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IT IS DATED AT 125.
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JOHN WROTE IT AT ABOUT 96, SO ITS 29 YEARS AFTER THE
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TIME THAT JOHN WROTE THIS PORTION OF HIS GOSPEL,
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WHICH IS CONTAINED IN THE MUSEUM IN THE RYLANDS
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MANUSCRIPT.
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QUITE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 29 YEARS AND 1,400 YEARS,
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IS THERE NOT?
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OR, CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THERE ARE OTHER PORTIONS
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OF THE GOSPEL, THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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THAT GO FROM 100-150 YEARS AFTER THEY WERE WRITTEN.
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AND COMPLETE MANUSCRIPTS THAT DATE FROM ABOUT
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200-250 YEARS AFTER THE WRITING OF THE
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NEW TESTAMENT.
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THERE IS NO COMPARISON BETWEEN THE LAPSE OF TIME
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AND THE GREATER THE LAPSE, THE GREATER THE
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POSSIBILITY FOR ERRORS TO CREEP IN.
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THEREFORE, FROM A SCIENTIFIC HISTORICAL
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POINT OF VIEW, HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH BIAS OR
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PREJUDICE OR FAITH, THE NEW TESTAMENT IS VASTLY
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MORE RELIABLE THAN ANY ANCIENT WRITING OF ANY TIME.
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THE SECOND THING THAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER,
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IF YOU ARE GOING TO EXAMINE THE ACCURACY AND
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RELIABILITY OF ANY TEXT, IS HOW MANY MANUSCRIPTS
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DO WE HAVE?
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FOR EXAMPLE, SUPPOSE YOU HAVE TWO ABOUT CHRIST.
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ONE OF THEM SAYS THAT JESUS WENT INTO THE TEMPLE.
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THE OTHER ONE SAYS THAT JESUS CAME OUT OF THE TEMPLE.
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QUESTION! WHICH DID HE DO?
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WELL, YOU COULD FLIP A COIN,
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BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE
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DIFFICULT TO FIGURE IT OUT.
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BUT SUPPOSE YOU HAVE FIVE OR TEN OR TWENTY DIFFERENT
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MANUSCRIPTS; NINETEEN OF THEM SAY THAT HE WENT IN,
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AND ONE SAYS HE CAME OUT.
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YOU CAN SEE THAT IT GETS EASIER AND EASIER TO MAKE
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A DECISION.
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THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE DON’T HAVE TWENTY
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MANUSCRIPTS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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WE HAVE 5,000 MANUSCRIPTS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IN
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GREEK AND 10,000 MORE IN EARLY LANGUAGES,
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OTHER LANGUAGES OF THAT PERIOD.
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SO WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 15,000 MANUSCRIPTS OF
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THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT ARE AVAILABLE.
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THERE IS NO OTHER WRITING, SECULAR OR RELIGIOUS,
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ANYWHERE THAT COMES ANYWHERE CLOSE TO
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ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
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THERE IS JUST NO COMPARISON WHATSOEVER.
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FURTHERMORE, THE THIRD FACTOR THAT WE NEED TO
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KEEP IN MIND IS: HAVE THESE MANUSCRIPTS BEEN
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CAREFULLY ANALYZED AND CHECKED TO SEE IF WHAT IS
15:39
SAID IS TRUE IN THEM?
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WE FIND THAT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, EVERY TEXT,
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EVERY WORD, EVERY LETTER, EVERY ACCENT HAS BEEN
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CAREFULLY EXAMINED.
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THEY HAVE BEEN COLLATED, GATHERED TOGETHER,
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AND CAREFULLY EXAMINED.
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THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MANUSCRIPTS WITH MILLIONS
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OF WORDS- EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN CHECKED.
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NOTHING LIKE THAT EXISTS ANYWHERE ELSE IN ANY
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RELIGION, IN ANY WRITING WHATSOEVER.
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THEY DEMONSTRATE THAT THERE IS INCREDIBLE
16:26
SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION FOR THE SCRIPTURES.
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IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHETHER WE BELIEVE THEM
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OR NOT, AND I DO, AND I TRUST YOU DO.
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BUT I AM SAYING THERE IS ALSO SCIENTIFIC HISTORICAL
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EVIDENCE FOR THEIR RELIABILITY WHICH ABOUNDS
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BEYOND THAT OF ANY OTHER WRITING.
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IS THE BIBLE RELIABLE?
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IT IS MORE RELIABLE THAN ANY OTHER BOOK OF ANY KIND
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THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN IN ALL OF ANTIQUITY,
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SO DON’T BE IMPRESSED WHEN SOMEBODY TELLS YOU THAT WE
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REALLY DON’T KNOW, WE HAVE NO SOUND BASIS FOR
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BELIEVING THAT THE SCRIPTURES ARE RELIABLE.
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AS PETER SAID, “WE HAVE NOT FOLLOWED CUNNINGLY
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DEVISED FABLES (II PETER 1:16).
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AND THEN, OF COURSE, THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD SAY
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THAT JESUS ACTUALLY WAS NEVER MENTIONED BY ANYONE
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OTHER THAN IN THE BIBLE, AND SO THEREFORE,
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WE CAN’T REALLY KNOW IF IT’S TRUE WHAT WE’VE
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HEARD ABOUT HIM- THAT THE ONLY RECORD WE HAVE IS IN
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THE BIBLE.
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I HAVE HEARD THAT SAID TO SOMEONE AND I’VE HEARD
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THEM AGREE.
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“WELL, YEAH, THAT’S TRUE, BUT….”
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THEN THEY TRY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.
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IT’S NOT TRUE THAT CHRIST IS ONLY MENTIONED IN
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ANCIENT WRITINGS IN THE BIBLE.
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FOR EXAMPLE, THE GREATEST HISTORIAN OF THE JEWS,
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WITHOUT QUESTION, WAS JOSEPHUS.
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HE LIVED IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
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HE WAS A CONTEMPORARY WITH PETER, PAUL,
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AND JOHN AND OTHER OF THE DISCIPLES.
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HE WAS THE JEW’S GREATEST HISTORIAN.
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HE WAS ALSO A GENERAL, BY THE WAY, BUT WHEN
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THE ROMANS ATTACKED JERUSALEM, HE CAPITULATED,
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WENT OVER TO THE ROMAN SIDE,
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WENT TO LIVE IN ROME AND WAS TREATED ROYALLY BY
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THEM, AND HE ALSO DID SOME VERY NICE THINGS FOR THEM.
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BUT HE WAS A VERY EXCELLENT,
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OUTSTANDING HISTORIAN.
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AND HE IN HIS WRITINGS CAME EVENTUALLY,
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OF COURSE, TO CHRIST.
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HE MENTIONS CHRIST SEVERAL PLACES.
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ONE, HE MENTIONS THE FACT OF JAMES,
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WHO IS THE BROTHER OF CHRIST.
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BUT IN THE LONGER PARAGRAPH, HE SAYS THIS.
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THIS IS IN HIS ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, BOOK 18,
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CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3.
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THIS IS THE MOST RENOWNED HISTORIAN OF THE JEWS,
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AND HE IS WITHOUT ANY QUESTION THE GREATEST
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HISTORIAN OF JUDAISM OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
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“ABOUT THIS TIME [HE SAID], LIVED JESUS.
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A WISE MAN, IF IT BE PROPER TO CALL HIM A MAN;
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FOR HE WAS A DOER OF WONDERFUL WORKS- TEACHER
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OF SUCH MEN AS RECEIVE THE TRUTH WITH PLEASURE.
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HE DREW OVER TO HIM BOTH MANY OF THE JEWS AND MANY
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OF THE GREEKS.
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HE WAS THE CHRIST, IN GREEK THAT’S O XPIOTOS OUTOS NR.
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HE WAS THE CHRIST.
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AND WHEN PILATE, AT THE INSTIGATION OF THE
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PRINCIPAL MEN AMONG US, HAD CONDEMNED HIM TO THE
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CROSS, THOSE WHO HAD LOVED HIM AT THE FIRST DID NOT
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FORSAKE HIM.
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FOR HE APPEARED TO THEM AGAIN ALIVE ON THE THIRD
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DAY, THE DIVINE PROPHETS HAVING FORETOLD THESE AND
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MANY OTHER THINGS CONCERNING HIM.
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AND THE SECT OF CHRISTIANS,
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SO NAMED AFTER HIM, ARE NOT EXTINCT TO THIS DAY.
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THAT IS A PHENOMENAL PARAGRAPH FROM THE
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GREATEST JEWISH HISTORIAN OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
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WAS HE MENTIONED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN CHRISTIANS?
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OBVIOUSLY SO.
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JOSEPHUS WAS THE GREATEST JEWISH HISTORIAN.
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TACITUS IS THE GREATEST ROMAN HISTORIAN OF THE TIME.
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HE TALKS ABOUT JESUS AT LENGTH.
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WHEN HE IS DESCRIBING THE PERSECUTION OF
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THE CHRISTIANS AT ROME BY NERO IN 64 AD.
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WHILE DISCUSSING THAT HE ALLUDES TO THE FOLLOWING
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FACTS.
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THIS IS A FIRST CENTURY ROMAN HISTORIAN: JESUS
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CHRIST WAS PUT TO DEATH AS A MALEFACTOR BY PONTIUS
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PILATE DURING THE REIGN OF TIBERIUS SINNER,
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EXCUSE ME TIBERIUS CAESAR; THAT THIS SAME CHRIST WAS
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THE FOUNDER OF THE SECT KNOWN AS CHRISTIANS;
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THAT LATTER SECT AROSE IN THE REGION OF JUDEA AND
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HAD SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ROMAN EMPIRE IN
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SPITE OF THE IGNOMINIOUS DEATH OF ITS FOUNDER,
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AND THE CONTEMPT AND PERSECUTION IT HAD MET
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EVERYWHERE IT WENT; AND THAT AS EARLY AS 64 AD IN
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THE CITY OF ROME, A “VAST MULTITUDE OF CHRISTIANS
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WERE MOST CRUELLY PUT TO DEATH BY NERO.”
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THUS SPAKE TACITUS, THE GREATEST HISTORIAN OF
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ANCIENT ROME, LIVING IN THE FIRST CENTURY.
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THESE WERE PAGANS.
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SO WHETHER IT IS CHRISTIANS, JEWS,
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OR PAGANS, CHRIST IS MENTIONED AND VIRTUALLY
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EVERY MAJOR ASPECT OF HIS MINISTRY IS DESCRIBED AND
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REFERRED TO BY ALL BY THESE VARIOUS PAGAN
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WRITERS, EVEN IF THEY ARE VERY NEGATIVE.
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AND IN THE MORE RECENT TIMES, LAST CENTURY OR SO,
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IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT YOU SEE MOST OF THE
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SKEPTICS, THE ATHEISTS, THE UNBELIEVERS,
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THE CHRIST-HATERS START OUT BASHING CHRIST AND
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BASHING THE BIBLE, AND THEN IN THEIR MORE MATURE
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AGE, THEY TURN AND SAY THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS
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ABOUT HIM.
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MOST OF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH H.L. MENCKEN.
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HE LIVED IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE TWENTIETH
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CENTURY.
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HE WAS THE EDITOR OF THE AMERICAN MERCURY MAGAZINE.
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HE WAS BRILLIANT.
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HE WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING BETTER EDUCATED THAN
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ROBERT INGERSOLL, MORE SNEERING THAN VOLTAIRE,
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AND AS CAUSTIC AS GEORGE BERNARD SHAW.
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HE SPENT THIRTY YEARS TRYING TO TEAR THE BIBLE
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AND CHRIST APART.
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YET IN HIS MORE MATURE YEARS, H.L. MENCKEN,
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WHO IS THE ONE WHO GOT DAILY REPORTS FROM
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THE SCOPES TRIAL AND IN TENNESSEE,
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WHEN HE WAS UP IN NEW YORK,
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PUBLISHED ARTICLES ABOUT IT REGULARLY.
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AND THOUGH THE CHRISTIANS WON THE SCOPES TRIAL,
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WHICH YOU WOULD HARDLY KNOW FROM THE WAY IT IS
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DEALT WITH, BECAUSE OF MENCKEN’S WRITINGS,
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THE NATION WAS CONVINCED THAT THE CHRISTIANS LOST.
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SO HE IS A VERY POWERFUL WRITER AND A POWERFUL
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LOOKING MAN, I MIGHT ADD AS WELL.
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AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID IN HIS MATURE YEARS: “THE
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HISTORY THE HISTORICITY OF JESUS IS NO LONGER
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QUESTIONED SERIOUSLY BY ANYONE,
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WHETHER CHRISTIAN OR UNBELIEVER.
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THE MAIN FACTS ABOUT HIM SEEM TO BE BEYOND
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DISPUTE.”
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THE “MAIN FACTS” SAID THIS ATHEIST,
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ARE BEYOND DISPUTE.
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HE TRASHED THE BIBLE FOR THIRTY YEARS.
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IN HIS LATER YEARS HE SAID,
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“THE BIBLE IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST
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BEAUTIFUL BOOK IN ALL OF THE WORLD,”
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AND “THE STORY OF JESUS IS TOUCHING BEYOND COMPARE.”
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I HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER SKEPTICS AND ATHEISTS AND
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UNBELIEVERS THAT I TOLD THE FIRST SERVICE ABOUT,
24:22
BUT I DON’T HAVE TIME TO DO IT AGAIN.
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BUT MAY I SAY, MY FRIENDS, THE IDEA THAT JESUS WAS
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NEVER MENTIONED ANYWHERE BUT IN THE BIBLE;
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THAT NOBODY, THE JEWS DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT
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HIM; THE PAGANS, THE HEATHEN DIDN’T SAY
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ANYTHING ABOUT HIM.
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NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH THAN THAT.
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THE MAIN FACTS ABOUT HIM ARE WITHOUT DISPUTE.
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MY FRIENDS, JESUS CHRIST LIVED.
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JESUS CHRIST LIVES.
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AND THE ONLY RELEVANT QUESTION TODAY IS: DOES HE
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LIVE IN YOUR HEART?
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EVERY KNEE WILL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS
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THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD WHEN THEY STAND OR KNEEL
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BEFORE HIM IN THE GREAT ASSIZE IN THE FINAL JUDGMENT.
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HAVE YOU DONE THAT?
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HAVE YOU REPENTED OF YOUR SINS?
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HAVE YOU INVITED HIM INTO YOUR LIFE?
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HAVE YOU ACCEPTED HIM AS MASTER, LORD,
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AND GOD OF YOUR LIFE?
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IF NOT, I HOPE, DEAR FRIEND,
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THAT YOU WILL DO THAT EVEN TODAY.
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MAY WE PRAY.
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HEAVENLY FATHER, I PRAY THAT IF THERE IS ANYONE
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HERE WHO DOESN’T KNOW BEYOND ANY DOUBT THAT HE
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OR SHE HAS ETERNAL LIFE, THAT CHRIST IS THEIR LORD
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AND SAVIOR AND GOD, I PRAY THAT THIS DAY, THIS HOUR,
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THIS MINUTE THEY WILL SAY TO HIM,
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IN THE QUIET SANCTUARY OF THEIR OWN SOUL: “LORD
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JESUS CHRIST, I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE DIVINE
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REDEEMER, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD, AND I WANT
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YOU TO BE THE SAVIOR OF MY LIFE AND MY HEART.
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I REPENT OF MY SINS, AND I CAST MYSELF UPON YOUR
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MERCY AND GRACE.
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GRANT ME THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE AND THE
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ASSURANCE THAT I SHALL BE WITH YOU FOREVER.”
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IN THY NAME I PRAY.
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AMEN.
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IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER WITH DR. KENNEDY,
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LET ME BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME YOU TO THE FAMILY
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OF GOD.
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AND TO HELP YOU GROW IN YOUR NEW FAITH,
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WE WANT TO SEND YOU THE BOOK WRITTEN BY
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DR. KENNEDY FOR NEW BELIEVERS.
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IT’S CALLED BEGINNING AGAIN AND IT’S OUR GIFT TO
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YOU WHEN YOU WRITE TO OUR ADDRESS OR CALL OUR
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TOLL-FREE NUMBER.
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JUST ASK FOR IT BY NAME, BEGINNING AGAIN,
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WHICH IS PRECISELY WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
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GOD BLESS YOU.
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THE REALITY OF JESUS CHRIST IS THE MOST
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IMPORTANT FACT OF ALL HUMAN HISTORY.
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AND YET SO MANY TODAY DENY THAT HE EVEN EXISTED.
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DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO THINKS CHRISTMAS IS A
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FAIRY TALE?
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WE’D LOVE TO SEND YOU A COPY OF THIS CONVINCING
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MESSAGE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR LOVED ONES,
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OR AT YOUR BIBLE STUDY.
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FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO THIS MINISTRY,
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WE’LL SEND YOU A DVD OR CD COPY OF “WAS JESUS REAL OR
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A MYTH?”
27:39
SIMPLY WRITE TO US AT:
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OR CALL TOLL FREE:
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OR GO ONLINE TO:
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AND INCLUDE A GENEROUS GIFT TOWARD THE ONGOING
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WORK OF THIS MINISTRY.
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I’M FRANK WRIGHT.
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THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THIS EDITION OF KENNEDY
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CLASSICS.
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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS YOU WORSHIP THE
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LORD JESUS THIS CHRISTMAS.
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WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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THIS HAS BEEN A PRODUCTION OF
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D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES


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Repost: What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? | Trailer | Dr. James Kennedy Ministries


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Repost: ‘Outright Censorship’: D. James Kennedy Ministries Says It Was ‘Forced Off’ Lifetime TV


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Repost: Kennedy Classics – The Glorious Creation

If you will watch the video, or at least read through the transcript, you will see that Dr. D. James Kennedy foresaw and “nailed” the problems of today. They stem from the root of evolution.

Society has forgotten the root cause, and is fighting over the fruit.

He mentions that it takes a few generations for the actions to catch up with the world view.

As you listen, you will see that the root  and tree of  the myth of evolution has born fruit, and that the globalists, instead of God, are attempting to write the new rules.

Quoted Transcript:

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FROM D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES
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THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS
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WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS
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HELLO, I’M FRANK WRIGHT, PRESIDENT OF
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D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES WHERE WE ARE STANDING FOR
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TRUTH AND DEFENDING YOUR FREEDOM.
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WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS.
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MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD OUR MINISTRY MOBILE APP, WHERE
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YOU CAN WATCH OUR PROGRAMS, ACCESS BIBLE
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VERSIONS, DAILY DEVOTIONS, AND MORE.
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JUST VISIT THE APP STORE FOR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE AND
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LOOK FOR D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES.
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WHERE YOU BEGIN VERY MUCH INFLUENCES WHERE YOU WILL
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END.
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IN NAVIGATION, MERELY BEING OFF BY A FEW DEGREES
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AT THE BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY WILL RESULT IN
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BEING HUNDREDS- OR EVEN THOUSANDS- OF MILES OFF
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AT THE END.
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THE SAME IS TRUE WITH CULTURE AND SOCIETY.
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UNDERSTANDING WHERE WE CAME FROM IS CRUCIAL TO
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GETTING WHERE WE’RE GOING.
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AND BY THE SAME TOKEN, HOLDING FALSE PREMISES
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ABOUT OUR ORIGINS CAN SEND CULTURES INTO A TAILSPIN-
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NOT UNLIKE THE ONE WE’RE EXPERIENCING NOW.
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SO WHAT DOES GOD’S WORD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR
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ORIGINS?
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HOW DOES TODAY’S CULTURE GET IT WRONG?
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AND WHAT ARE THE SOMETIMES DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES
1:42
OF THAT?
1:44
DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY EXPLAINS IN HIS MESSAGE,
1:47
“THE GLORIOUS CREATION.”
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OUR SCRIPTURE LESSON THIS MORNING IS TAKEN FROM THE
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BEGINNING, FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALL THINGS,
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THE FIRST BOOK, THE FIRST CHAPTER, THE FIRST VERSE
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OF THE BIBLE.
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GENESIS CHAPTER 1, MAY WE HEAR THE INSPIRED WORD OF
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THE LIVING GOD.
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AND MAY GOD SPEAK TO OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TODAY
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FROM THIS HIS HOLY WORD AND MAY HIS NAME EVER BE
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PRAISED AMEN.
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EVEN MANY SKEPTICS HAVE ADMITTED THAT THE BIBLE
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HAS BEEN THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOK IN THE
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HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
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IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT IT HAS BEEN PRINTED IN
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MORE EDITIONS, TRANSLATED INTO MORE LANGUAGES,
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PURCHASED IN MORE VOLUMES, AND READ BY MORE PEOPLE
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THAN ANY OTHER BOOK IN HISTORY, THAT IS A
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REASONABLE CONCLUSION.
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IT HAS, INDEED, GIVEN BIRTH TO MODERN WESTERN
4:44
SOCIETY.
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NOW IF THAT IS TRUE, THEN SCIENTIST AND BIBLICAL
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SCHOLAR HENRY MORRIS, WHO BELIEVES AS I DO THAT IT
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IS, HE BELIEVES THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK IN THE
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BIBLE IS THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
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NOW, SOME OF US MIGHT ARGUE FOR THE IMPORTANCE
5:04
OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN OR THE BOOK OF ROMANS, BUT HE
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CERTAINLY HAS A POINT, AND YOU SHOULD HEAR IT.
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HE SAYS: IF THE BIBLE WERE SOMEHOW EXPURGATED OF THE
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BOOK OF GENESIS, THE REST OF THE BIBLE WOULD BE
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INCOMPREHENSIBLE.
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THINK ABOUT IT.
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IT WOULD BE LIKE A BUILDING WITHOUT A
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FOUNDATION, LIKE A BRIDGE WITHOUT SUPPORT.
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IT WOULD BE INCOMPREHENSIBLE BECAUSE
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THE BOOK OF GENESIS GIVES US THE BEGINNING OF ALL
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THINGS.
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HE SAYS THAT IT PRESENTS TO US THE ORIGIN OF THE
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UNIVERSE, THE ORIGIN OF ORDER AND COMPLEXITY, THE
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ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM, THE ORIGIN OF THE
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ATMOSPHERE AND HYDROSPHERE, THE ORIGIN OF
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LIFE, THE ORIGIN OF MAN, THE ORIGIN OF MARRIAGE,
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THE ORIGIN OF EVIL- A GREAT ENIGMA TO THOSE WHO
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ARE WITHOUT BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING AND BEREFT
6:05
OF SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE.
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IT GIVES US THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE.
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THINK ABOUT IT.
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WHERE DID LANGUAGE COME FROM?
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DID IT COME FROM SIMPLY THE GRADUAL EVERMORE
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COMPLEX GRUNTS AND GROANS OF ANIMAL-LIKE CREATURES
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AS THE EVOLUTIONISTS WOULD HAVE US TO BELIEVE?
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THE EVIDENCE POINTS EXACTLY IN THE OPPOSITE
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DIRECTION.
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THE MOST PRIMITIVE LANGUAGES ARE THE MOST
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COMPLEX- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
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TAKE THE GREEK LANGUAGE WITH WHICH I AM FAMILIAR.
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IT COMES FROM SANSKRIT, WHICH WAS A VERY COMPLEX
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LANGUAGE.
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THAT GAVE RISE TO CLASSICAL GREEK, THE
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LANGUAGE OF HOMER AND ARISTOTLE AND PLATO, WHICH
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IS LESS COMPLEX, BUT STILL A VERY COMPLEX LANGUAGE.
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LESS COMPLEX IS THE KOINE GREEK OF THE BIBLICAL
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PERIOD THAT THE NEW TESTAMENT IS WRITTEN IN.
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AND THAT GAVE RISE TO MODERN GREEK, WHICH IS A
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VERY SIMPLIFIED FORM OF THE KOINE.
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THINGS ARE GOING FROM COMPLEX TO SIMPLE, THE
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VERY OPPOSITE OF THE EVOLUTIONARY VIEW.
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GENESIS GIVES US THE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENT, THE
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ORIGIN OF CULTURE, THE ORIGIN OF NATIONS, THE
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ORIGIN OF RELIGION, THE ORIGIN OF THE CHOSEN
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PEOPLE, AND OTHER THINGS.
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INDEED, IF THE BIBLE WERE EXPURGATED OF THE BOOK OF
7:30
GENESIS, THE REST OF THE BIBLE AND MOST OF LIFE
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WOULD BE INCOMPREHENSIBLE, AS IT IS TO MANY MODERNS
7:40
WHO DO NOT HAVE THAT UNDERSTANDING.
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IT IS NO WONDER THAT MANY OF THE ATTACKS OF
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UNBELIEVERS HAVE BEEN DIRECTED AGAINST THE
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FOUNDATIONS OF ALL THINGS.
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KEN HAM, IN ONE OF HIS BOOKS, HAS AN INTERESTING
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CARTOON.
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IT SHOWS TWO LITTLE MINIATURE CASTLES, EACH
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BUILT UPON A FOUNDATION.
8:04
THEY HAVE THEIR WALLS, THEIR TURRETS, THEIR
8:06
TOWERS, AND THEIR BANNERS FLYING.
8:08
THERE IS ONE MAN STANDING ON THE WALL OF EACH OF
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THESE.
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ONE OF THEM IS ENTITLED CHRISTIANITY; THE OTHER IS
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SECULAR HUMANISM.
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THE CHRISTIAN IS FIRING HIS CANNON AGAINST ONE OF
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THE MANY PENNANTS OF THE SECULAR ATHEISTIC
8:22
HUMANISM.
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ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY STAND FOR WHETHER IT
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BE GAMBLING, OR HOMOSEXUAL, OR FREE
8:28
DIVORCE, OR ABORTION, OR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE.
8:30
BUT THE SECULAR HUMANIST HAS HIS CANNON AIMED
8:33
DOWNWARD AND IS BLASTING THE FOUNDATION OUT FROM
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UNDER THE CHRISTIAN CASTLE.
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SO IT IS THAT MUCH OF THE EFFORT OF THE UNBELIEVER
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HAS BEEN AIMED AT THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY,
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WHICH ARE FOUND IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
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MICHAEL DENTON, WHO WROTE A FASCINATING BOOK IN ’86
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ENTITLED EVOLUTION: A THEORY IN CRISIS- ONE OF
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MANY HUNDREDS OF BOOKS AND ARTICLES THAT WERE WRITTEN
9:03
IN THE ’80S THAT POINT OUT THAT EVOLUTION IS FALLING
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APART, THAT THERE ARE FISSURES APPEARING IN THE
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WALLS AND FLOOR, THAT THE COLUMNS HAVE COLLAPSED,
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AND IT IS IN BAD SHAPE.
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BUT ALSO POINTING OUT THAT IT HAS HAD ENORMOUS AND
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DEVASTATING IMPACT UPON THE MODERN WORLD IN WHICH
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WE LIVE.
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HE SAYS: THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE WAS A JOURNEY OF
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AWESOME SIGNIFICANCE.
9:29
THAT WAS, OF COURSE, DARWIN’S SHIP THAT HE SET
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SAIL FROM ENGLAND IN IN 1831.
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THE PURPOSE OF THE VOYAGE WAS TO SURVEY PATAGONIA;
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THE RESULT HOWEVER WAS TO SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS OF
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WESTERN THOUGHT.
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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES WHICH FOLLOWED HAS BEEN
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REFERRED TO AS “ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS EVER
9:54
WRITTEN” AND IT IS BECAUSE IT SEEKS TO SHAKE THE
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FOUNDATIONS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK EVER WRITTEN.
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AS FAR AS CHRISTIANITY WAS CONCERNED, HE SAYS, THE
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ADVENT OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AND THE
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ELIMINATION OF TRADITIONAL TELEOLOGICAL THINKING WAS
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CATASTROPHIC.
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MANY CHRISTIANS DON’T KNOW WHAT TELEOLOGICAL THINKING IS.
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TELOS IS THE GREEK WORD FOR “END” OR “PURPOSE.”
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IT IS THE KIND OF THINKING THAT ALL OF US ENGAGE IN
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EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES.
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IT IS THAT WE BELIEVE THAT LIFE HAS A PURPOSE AND
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THAT EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO HAS A PURPOSE AND AN END.
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AND THAT IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT.
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THIS IS ANATHEMA TO THE EVOLUTIONIST.
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TELEOLOGY IS THEIR MOST HATED WORD.
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NOTHING HAS A PURPOSE OR AN END.
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THESE THINGS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE PURPOSES AND ENDS
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ARE SIMPLY THE RESULTS OF BLIND CHANCE THAT HAPPEN
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TO APPEAR TO BE PURPOSEFUL, BUT THERE IS
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NO PURPOSE IN LIFE, THEY TELL US.
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CONSEQUENTLY, LIFE HAS NO SIGNIFICANCE OR MEANING OR
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IMPORTANCE.
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AS STEPHEN J. GOULD HAS PUT IT IN ONE OF HIS BOOKS
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THAT YOU ARE NO MORE IMPORTANT THAN A DRIED
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TWIG THAT YOU PICK UP OFF THE LAWN IN YOUR BACK YARD.
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GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT TO BE THROWN IN THE GARBAGE CAN
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OR THE FIRE.
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YOU ARE NOT EVEN AS SIGNIFICANT AS A TREE, OR
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EVEN A BRANCH.
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YOU ARE A DEAD TWIG, THAT’S ALL.
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THAT IS A LESSON IN UTTER DEVASTATION OF EVERYTHING
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THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE HAS HELD IMPORTANT
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FOREVER.
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IT IS A LESSON IN SUICIDE AND MEANINGLESSNESS TO LIFE.
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DENTON CONTINUES: THE SUGGESTION THAT LIFE AND
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MAN ARE THE RESULT OF CHANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE
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WITH THE BIBLICAL ASSERTION OF THEIR BEING
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THE DIRECT RESULT OF INTELLIGENT CREATIVE
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ACTIVITY.
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IT WAS BECAUSE DARWIN BROKE MAN’S LINK WITH GOD
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AND SET HIM ADRIFT IN A COSMOS WITHOUT PURPOSE OR
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END THAT ITS IMPACT WAS SO FUNDAMENTAL.
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NO OTHER INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION OF MODERN
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TIMES, SAVING PERHAPS FOR THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION,
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HAS HAD SUCH A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE WAY THAT MEN
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VIEWED THEMSELVES AND THEIR PLACE IN THE
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UNIVERSE.
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BUT AS EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST RICHARD DAWKINS
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SAID: “DARWIN MADE IT POSSIBLE TO BE AN
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INTELLECTUALLY FULFILLED ATHEIST.”
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AND I MIGHT ALSO SAY, INTELLECTUALLY
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“ACCEPTABLE” ATHEIST TODAY.
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AND SO THE 20TH CENTURY HAS BEEN CALLED THE
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“CENTURY OF ATHEISM.”
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THERE HAVE BEEN MORE ATHEISTS IN THE WORLD IN
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THIS CENTURY THAN ANY OTHER TIME BEFORE.
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COMMUNISM, THIS GREAT ORGANIZED SYSTEM OF
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ATHEISM, HAS RESULTED IN KILLING MORE THAN 130
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MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
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THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING TO SAY THE
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VERY LEAST.
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WHAT MANY CHRISTIANS DON’T REALIZE IS THE
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INCOMPATIBILITY AND THE HOSTILITY OF EVOLUTION
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TOWARD THE BIBLE AND TOWARD CHRISTIANITY.
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SURVEYS SHOW THAT 40% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT THE
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BIBLE IS TRUE AND EVOLUTION IS TRUE.
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THAT IS SIMPLY THE RESULT OF IGNORANCE AND SLOPPY,
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LAZY THINKING.
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THAT’S ALL.
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THEY WILL NOT FIT TOGETHER.
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THERE ARE DOZENS OF REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T PUT
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THE TWO OF THEM TOGETHER.
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BUT THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO EXERT THEIR MENTAL
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CAPACITIES TO CONSIDER IT WILL TRY TO SOLVE THE
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PROBLEM BY SAYING THAT THEY ARE BOTH TRUE.
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SIR JULIAN HUXLEY.
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SIR JULIAN WAS THE LEADING EVOLUTIONIST IN THE WORLD
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WHEN HE DIED.
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HE WAS ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF UNESCO UNITED NATIONS
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EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CULTURAL ORGANIZATION.
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AND HE SAID THIS: “IT IS CLEAR THAT THE DOCTRINE OF
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EVOLUTION IS DIRECTLY ANTAGONISTIC TO THAT OF
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CREATION.
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EVOLUTION, IF CONSISTENTLY ACCEPTED, MAKES IT
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IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE THE BIBLE.”
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THAT IS WHY ALL OF THE LEADING EVOLUTIONISTS OF
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OUR TIME ARE ATHEISTS, AND ONLY THOSE CHRISTIANS WHO
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ARE NAIVE AND FOOLISH WOULD TRY TO THINK THAT
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THEY CAN HAVE BOTH OF THEM AS TRUE, AS WELL.
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AS ONE EVOLUTIONIST SAID: IN ORDER TO DEVELOP NEW
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EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES, THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT
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ARE REQUIRED.
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FIRST, YOU MUST HAVE A FERTILE IMAGINATION.
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BE ABLE TO SPIN A GOOD TALE.
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SECONDLY, IT DEPENDS UPON THE CREDULITY OF YOUR
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AUDIENCE- AND WE’VE GOT A LOT OF SUCH AUDIENCES, I’M
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AFRAID, IN AMERICA TODAY THAT ARE WILLING TO
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BELIEVE ANY LATEST FINDINGS, ANY NEWLY SPUN
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THEORY OF ANY EVOLUTIONARY TALE TELLER- PURELY THE
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RESULT OF IMAGINATION.
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AS ONE OF FRANCE’S GREATEST SCIENTISTS PUT
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IT: EVOLUTION IS A FAIRY TALE FOR ADULTS.
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IT IS THE BASIS OF ALMOST ALL MODERN SCIENCE FICTION.
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IT IS A FAIRY TALE- A TECHNOLOGICAL FAIRY TALE
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FOR ADULTS.
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THE LATE SIR WILLIAM DAWSON, CANADA’S GREATEST
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GEOLOGIST, SAID OF EVOLUTION, “IT IS ONE OF
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THE STRANGEST PHENOMENA OF HUMANITY; IT IS UTTERLY
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DESTITUTE OF PROOF.”
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EVEN SUCH A GREAT THINKER AS ROBERT MILLIKAN,
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DR. MILLIKAN WAS A FAMOUS PHYSICIST, NOBEL PRIZE
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WINNER, AND HE SAID, “THE PATHETIC THING IS THAT WE
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HAVE SCIENTISTS WHO ARE TRYING TO PROVE EVOLUTION
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WHICH NO SCIENTIST CAN EVER PROVE.”
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AS ARTHUR FIELD HAS POINTED OUT, IT’S BASED
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“UPON BELIEF IN THE REALITY OF THE UNSEEN.”
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IT IS FAITH- FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS UNSEEN.
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IT IS BELIEF IN FOSSILS THAT CANNOT BE PRODUCED,
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BELIEF IN EMBRYOLOGICAL EVIDENCE THAT DOES NOT
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EXIST, BELIEF IN BREEDING EXPERIMENTS THAT REFUSE TO
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COME OFF.
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IT IS FAITH.
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IT IS A RELIGION.
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IT IS THE RELIGION OF THE UNBELIEVER.
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DOES IT HAVE ANY PRACTICAL EFFECT ON OUR LIVES?
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MAY I SAY, IT DOES.
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LET ME SAY THAT MOST OF THE CHAOS IN OUR WORLD AND
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COUNTRY TODAY- NOT TO MENTION NAZISM, FASCISM,
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COMMUNISM AND ALL OF THOSE OTHER “ISMS”- MOST OF THE
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BREAKDOWN IN MORALITY HAS COME ABOUT IN OUR TIME
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BECAUSE OF THE ONSLAUGHT OF EVOLUTION.
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YOU CANNOT BUILD ANY MORAL SYSTEM ON AN EVOLUTIONARY
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FOUNDATION.
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DO YOU DOUBT THAT?
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LET ME QUOTE TO YOU WHAT A RATHER WELL KNOWN
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EVOLUTIONIST NAMED CHARLES DARWIN, THIS IS WHAT
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DARWIN SAID: “I FEEL, TALKING ABOUT THE PROBLEM
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OF MORALITY IN THIS NEW WORLD WHICH HE HAD
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CREATED, I FEEL DEEPLY THAT THE WHOLE SUBJECT IS
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TOO PROFOUND FOR THE HUMAN INTELLECT.
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A DOG MIGHT AS WELL SPECULATE ON THE MIND OF
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NEWTON, SIR ISAAC NEWTON.
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LET EACH MAN HOPE AND BELIEVE WHAT HE CAN.”
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I AM REMINDED OF JUDGES WHICH ENDS UP AND “EVERY MAN DID
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THAT WHICH WAS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES” (JUDGES 21:25B).
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AND SO ALL OBJECTIVE AND ABSOLUTE MORALITY FALLS TO
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THE GROUND.
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KEN HAM, TALKING ABOUT THIS DESTRUCTION OF
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MORALITY AND THE CHAOS- WHAT YOU SEE ON THE FRONT
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PAGE OF YOUR NEWSPAPER, WHAT YOU HEAR ON THE SIX
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O’CLOCK AND ELEVEN O’CLOCK NEWS, WHAT WE SEE IN THE
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STREETS, THE LOCKS ON YOUR DOOR, THE COLLAPSE OF
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MARRIAGE, THE PERVERSION OF OUR TIME- ALL TRACES IN
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LARGE MEASURE BACK TO EVOLUTION.
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HE SAYS THIS IS WHAT THE AVERAGE YOUNG PERSON SAYS
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TODAY AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT SO YOUNG, AS WELL.
18:26
IT TAKES A FEW GENERATIONS FOR PEOPLE TO FINALLY GET
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CONSISTENT IN THEIR LIVES WITH THEIR PHILOSOPHY AND
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THEIR WORLD VIEW.
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WELL, THEY HAVE BECOME CONSISTENT IN OUR TIME,
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AND NOW WE NO LONGER LIVING ON THE BASIS OF
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A CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW.
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EVEN THOUGH A PERSON MAY NOT HAVE PERSONALLY
18:45
BELIEVED IT, WE LIVED BY IT FOR MANY, MANY DECADES.
18:49
THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE.
18:51
TODAY PEOPLE ARE SAYING, “IF THERE IS NO CREATOR
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WHO SETS THE ABSOLUTES, WHY AM I STILL FOLLOWING
18:56
THESE CHRISTIAN RULES ABOUT MARRIAGE, SEX,
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TRUTH, AND ETHICS?
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WHY CAN’T I DO WHATEVER I WANT TO DO?”
19:03
ONE COLLEGE STUDENT, WHO WAS A DEVOUT EVOLUTIONIST,
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CAME UP TO KEN AND SAID TO HIM THIS: “WHY CAN’T I
19:10
WRITE MY OWN RULES ABOUT LIFE AND DECIDE WHAT I
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WANT TO DO?”
19:14
HE SAID, “YOU WANT TO WRITE YOUR OWN RULES ABOUT LIFE?”
19:17
HE SAID, “YES.”
19:18
HE SAID, “WELL, YOU CAN DO THAT IF YOU LIKE, BUT THEN
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SO CAN I.
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AND THAT MEANS THAT, I CAN SHOOT YOU.”
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“WELL YOU CAN’T DO THAT.” THE STUDENT SAID.
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“WHY NOT?”
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“IT’S NOT RIGHT.”
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“WHY ISN’T IT RIGHT?”
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“BECAUSE IT’S WRONG.”
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“WHY IS IT WRONG?”
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WELL HE COULDN’T ANSWER THAT, “IT’S JUST NOT
19:43
RIGHT.” HE SAID.
19:44
HE SAID, “YOU’VE GOT A PROBLEM YOUNG MAN.
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IF YOU WANT TO WRITE YOUR OWN RULES ABOUT LIFE, WELL
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THEN WHAT ABOUT ME?
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DON’T I HAVE THE RIGHT TO WRITE MY OWN RULES ABOUT LIFE?”
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WELL HE SAID, “YEAH, THAT SEEMS FAIR.”
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“OKAY, WELL HERE’S ONE OF MY FIRST RULES: ‘TYPES
20:00
LIKE YOU ARE DANGEROUS AND WE ARE GOING TO REMOVE YOU
20:04
FROM SOCIETY.”
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YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THE STUDENT THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.
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BUT THAT’S WHERE WE HAVE COME, TO A PLACE WHERE
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THERE ARE NO OBJECTIVE RULES, NO MORALITY, NO
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ETHICS.
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AND WE HAVE CHAOS IN OUR STREETS, IN OUR
20:25
CLASSROOMS, IN OUR FAMILIES, IN OUR COUNTRY
20:29
TODAY.
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PEOPLE DON’T STOP TO THINK WHERE’D IT COME FROM
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BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FIRING THE BIG CANNONS AND
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DESTROYING THE FOUNDATION.
20:38
“IF THE FOUNDATIONS BE DESTROYED, WHAT CAN THE
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RIGHTEOUS DO?” (PSALM 11:3)
20:44
WELL, WE CAN REALIZE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.
20:49
WE CAN QUIT EQUIVOCATING AND COMPROMISING, AND DO
20:53
SOME HARD THINKING AND TAKE A FIRM STAND ON WHAT
20:57
IS THE TRUTH.
21:00
WE CAN BEGIN TO CHANGE IT, BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A TIME
21:05
WHEN, AS I SAID, THE FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTION
21:09
ARE CRUMBLING.
21:10
BOOK AFTER BOOK AFTER BOOK IS COMING OUT POINTING OUT
21:14
THAT THE WHOLE THING IS A SHAM.
21:16
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE FOR IT AT ALL.
21:19
IT IS THE “BIG LIE” AND IT HAS DONE DEVASTATION TO
21:25
OUR MODERN WORLD.
21:26
WE LIVE IN A TIME WHEN JACK, INDEED, IS TAKING
21:30
HIS AX TO THE BEANSTALK.
21:33
I THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE DAY WHEN THAT
21:36
GIANT COMES CRASHING DOWN AND WE ARE RESTORED TO THE
21:44
ONLY SOLID FOUNDATION FOR LIFE, FOR ETHICS, FOR
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RELIGION, AND FOR SCIENCE.
21:54
THE MOST SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE STATEMENT THAT
21:59
HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT ORIGINS IS THIS,
22:05
DON’T FORGET IT: “IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE
22:13
HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.”
22:17
MAY WE PRAY.
22:21
FATHER, WE THANK THEE THAT THY WORD STANDETH FIRM
22:26
FOREVER.
22:28
THAT ALL OF THE PHILOSOPHIES AND THEORIES
22:31
OF MEN WILL ULTIMATELY COLLAPSE OF THEIR OWN
22:34
FALSITY AND THEIR OWN WEIGHT.
22:37
WE PRAY THAT THE GREAT TRUTH OF OUR CREATION,
22:40
OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THEE, OF THE MEANING AND PURPOSE
22:46
AND SIGNIFICANCE WHICH YOU GIVE TO OUR LIVES, WILL
22:50
ONCE AGAIN BE SPREAD ABROAD THROUGHOUT THIS
22:53
LAND.
22:54
WHERE OUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN THE REAL MEANING OF
22:58
THEIR EXISTENCE AND THEIR PURPOSE FOR LIVING, AND
23:04
THAT MORALITY AND ETHICS MAY ONCE AGAIN BE
23:08
ESTABLISHED IN AMERICA- A NATION BUILT UPON YOUR
23:14
CREATION, UPON YOUR WORD AND UPON YOUR TRUTH.
23:19
WE PRAY THIS IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT SOVEREIGN
23:22
REDEEMER, JESUS CHRIST.
23:26
AMEN.
23:28
IF THE FOUNDATIONS BE DESTROYED, WHAT CAN THE
23:31
RIGHTEOUS DO?”
23:33
DR. KENNEDY ENCOURAGED US TO STAND FOR TRUTH AND ONE
23:37
WAY WE CAN DO THAT IS TO SHARE THE ONE WHO IS
23:39
ABSOLUTE TRUTH- JESUS CHRIST.
23:42
I HOPE YOU’LL SHARE HIM WITH SOMEONE TODAY JUST
23:45
THE WAY SOMEONE ONCE SHARED HIM WITH YOU.
23:48
IN CASE YOU ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW AND YOU’VE NEVER
23:50
REALLY UNDERSTOOD WHO JESUS CHRIST IS AND WHAT
23:53
HE CAME TO DO, PLEASE LET ME TELL YOU.
23:56
YOU SEE, JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.
24:00
HE LIVED A PERFECT LIFE AND THEN WILLINGLY DIED ON
24:03
THE CROSS TO PAY THE PENALTY FOR OUR SINS- A
24:06
PENALTY THAT WE WILL ONE DAY HAVE TO PAY UNLESS WE
24:11
PLACE OUR TRUST IN HIM AND RECEIVE THE FREE GIFT OF
24:14
ETERNAL LIFE THAT HE OFFERS US WHILE WE’RE HERE
24:17
ON EARTH.
24:18
PLEASE UNDERSTAND, GOD IS MERCIFUL AND HE DOESN’T
24:21
WANT TO PUNISH US BUT HE IS ALSO JUST AND HE MUST
24:26
PUNISH OUR SIN.
24:27
YOU MAY KNOW THIS VERSE, “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE
24:30
WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT
24:33
WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM, WILL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE
24:37
EVERLASTING LIFE.”
24:39
HAVE YOU RECEIVED THAT GIFT OF EVERLASTING LIFE?
24:43
IF NOT, I URGE YOU TO PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME RIGHT
24:46
NOW SAYING “LORD, JESUS CHRIST, THANK YOU FOR
24:50
COMING INTO THIS WORLD TO DIE FOR ME.
24:53
I’M SORRY FOR MY SINS AND I REPENT AND I ASK YOU TO
24:57
CLEANSE ME AND MAKE ME BRAND NEW SO THAT I MIGHT
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LIVE FOR YOU FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.
25:03
I PLACE MY TRUST IN YOU ALONE AND THANK YOU FOR
25:06
THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE.
25:08
IN YOUR NAME I PRAY, AMEN.”
25:11
IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER, SINCERELY FROM
25:14
YOUR HEART, HERE’S WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAYS,
25:17
“WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME HAS EVERLASTING LIFE.”
25:22
GO FORWARD TODAY IN THE ASSURANCE OF YOUR
25:24
SALVATION.
25:25
AND TO HELP YOU GROW IN YOUR NEW FAITH, WE WANT TO
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25:42
GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU DO.
25:46
AS DR. KENNEDY SHARED TODAY, IF WE REJECT THE
25:50
FACT OF GOD’S CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE- AND OF US-
25:54
WE LOSE THE BASIS FOR LANGUAGE, MORALITY, JUST
25:58
GOVERNMENT, AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS NECESSARY FOR
26:02
LIFE THAT WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED.
26:05
BUT MOST PEOPLE HAVE SIMPLY NEVER THOUGHT IT
26:08
THROUGH.
26:09
THEY DON’T REALIZE HOW LEAVING GOD OUT OF THE
26:11
EQUATION AFFECTS TRUTH ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE.
26:15
WE’VE DEVELOPED A NEW RESOURCE TO COMBAT THAT
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DEFICIT, AND TO HELP EVERYONE UNDERSTAND GOD’S
26:21
METICULOUS DESIGN FOR EVERY AREA OF LIFE.
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IT’S A NEW BOOK CALLED, “MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT:
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Repost: Evolution and You

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Today we meet a former atheist who taught evolution in the classroom until a job interview changed everything. Dr. Kennedy addresses a creation conference where he traces the roots of America’s descent into secular chaos.

Transcript

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TODAY, ON THE CORAL RIDGE HOUR GENERATIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED ON A STRICT DIET OF DARWINISM BUT NEW
0:15
DISCOVERIES ARE LEADING GROWING NUMBERS OF SCIENTISTS DOWN A DIFFERENT PATH. CREATION IS EASILY AS SCIENTIFIC AND IN FACT,
0:23
MORE SCIENTIFIC THAN IS EVOLUTION. AND THEN, TOM DEROSA WAS A STAUNCH EVOLUTIONIST AND
0:32
AGNOSTIC, UNTIL A JOB INTERVIEW CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER. HEAR THIS REMARKABLE STORY OF TRANSFORMATION.
0:41
TODAY ON THE CORAL RIDGE HOUR.
0:47
FROM CORAL RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, THIS IS THE CORAL RIDGE HOUR
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4:11
DESPITE ALL THE EFFORTS OF ANCIENT ALCHEMISTS, NONE WERE EVER ABLE TO TURN A BASE METAL, LIKE LEAD, INTO GOLD.
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BUT OUR ALMIGHTY GOD IS THE GREAT ETERNAL ALCHEMIST WHO TURNS ALL THE DROSS OF OUR LIVES, INTO GOLD.
4:28
THE ALCHEMY OF GOD, THE ALCHEMY OF GRACE, ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.
4:40
IN HIS NEWLY REPUBLISHED BOOK, TURN IT TO GOLD, DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY TACKLES THE DIFFICULTIES WE ALL FACE.
4:48
CONTACT US TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY OF TURN IT TO GOLD, ONE OF DR. KENNEDY’S MOST BELOVED
4:55
AND INSPIRING BOOKS, SO THAT YOU CAN BE ENCOURAGED OR SHARE ASSURANCE WITH A FRIEND THAT GOD’S PROMISES
5:03
ARE THE RICHEST GOLD NOW AND FOREVER.
5:10
TODAY ON THE CORAL RIDGE HOUR. TOM COMMITTED HIS LIFE FOR TEACHING THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION THE INSPIRING STORY OF THIS MAN AND THE
5:18
MIRACLE THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER. BUT FIRST, DR. KENNEDY’S MESSAGE.
5:26
TODAY’S MESSAGE TAKES US TO PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, AND DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, WHERE
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I WAS INVITED TO SPEAK A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AT THE PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CREATIONISM.
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THIS IS A GATHERING OF EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SCIENTISTS AND OTHERS TO DISCUSS THE
5:48
CRITICAL ISSUE OF CREATION VERSUS EVOLUTION.
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IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO BE ONE OF THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ON THE TOPIC OF EVOLUTION AND YOU.
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(APPLAUSE)
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THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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THANK YOU, RUSS, FOR THOSE VERY KIND WORDS. FOR A MOMENT THERE, I WASN’T SURE WHETHER I WAS TEN FEET TALL OR SIX FEET UNDER.
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(LAUGHTER) SOMEONE SAID THAT THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE: THERE ARE THOSE THAT MAKE THINGS HAPPEN,
6:36
THERE ARE THOSE THAT WATCH THINGS HAPPEN AND THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY, “WHAT HAPPENED?”
6:42
‘I’M AFRAID THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE FIT INTO THE THIRD CATEGORY, BUT YOU DO NOT.
6:52
“EVOLUTION AND YOU” WAS MY TOPIC FOR THIS TALK.
6:58
AND MY FRIENDS, THE SEEDS OF SECULARISM, GROUNDED,
7:03
OF COURSE, IN EVOLUTION, HAVE BEEN AND ARE PRODUCING
7:09
A MOST PERNICIOUS AND DEADLY HARVEST IN AMERICA.
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I READ, JUST RECENTLY, AN INTERESTING ILLUSTRATION OF THAT BY DR. ERNEST GORDON.
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NOW, DR. ERNEST GORDON IS THE DEAN EMERITUS OF THE
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CHAPEL. HE’S ALSO THE HERO OF THE “BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI.”
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HE WAS THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED THE NEW TESTAMENT AND WAS CONVERTED AND WAS USED TO
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BRING ABOUT THE CONVERSION OF HUNDREDS OF OTHER SOLDIERS THAT WERE IN CAPTIVITY THERE.
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AND WHEN THE MOVIE WAS MADE, ALL OF THAT WAS OMITTED.
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BUT HE IS A GREAT MAN AND A GREAT HERO. RECENTLY RETIRED AS DEAN OF THE CHAPEL OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.
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AND HE SAID SOMETHING, WHICH I THINK ILLUSTRATES
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THE RESULTS OF THIS VERY, VERY APTLY. LISTEN TO HIM, DR. ERNEST GORDON: “DURING THE LATE
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FIFTIES, I WAS INVITED TO ADDRESS THE SENIOR CLASS OF AN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT IN A CITY HIGH SCHOOL.
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WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE SCHOOL, THE LATE FIFTIES, I INTRODUCED MYSELF TO THE ASSISTANT HEADMASTER,
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WHOSE OFFICE WAS AT THE ENTRANCE. HE GUIDED ME TO THE APPROPRIATE LECTURE HALL.
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TWENTY YEARS LATER, I WAS INVITED TO THE SAME SCHOOL
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FOR THE SAME PURPOSE. I, AGAIN, PRESENTED MYSELF TO THE SAME OFFICE.
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BUT IT WAS NO LONGER THE HABITAT OF AN EDUCATOR, OF
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THE ASSISTANT HEADMASTER, IT WAS A COMMAND POST OF POLICE, OF THE POLICE INSPECTOR.
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CORRIDORS AND CLASSROOMS WERE MONITORED BY POLICE OFFICERS WHO REPORTED REGULARLY TO THE INSPECTOR.
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THE REASONS GIVEN FOR THE CHANGE WERE OBVIOUS. VIOLENCE, ASSAULT, RAPE, DRUG-INDUCED MADNESS.
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I INTERPRET THIS SCENE,” HE SAYS, “AS EVIDENCE OF THE END TIMES OF A CIVILIZATION THAT HAD ONCE
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BENEFITED FROM THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW; ONE THAT HAD EXALTED CREATION AND PEOPLE AND PROVIDED
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THE IDEALS ESSENTIAL FOR AN AUTHENTIC EDUCATION. I RECOGNIZE THAT CIVILIZATION DOES NOT CREATE CHRISTIANS.
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HOWEVER, THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH CREATED AND STILL CREATES THE CIVILITY THAT IS THE EVIDENCE OF CIVILIZATION.
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THAT DEMORALIZED SCHOOL IS THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCE OF
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A SOCIETY’S REJECTION OF THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW
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THAT PROVIDED THE INTELLECTUAL DYNAMIC OF WESTERN EDUCATION.
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WHAT IS EDUCATION, BUT AN EXPRESSION OF THE
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PREVAILING CULTURE?” THAT IS, I THINK, A VERY DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF
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THE BITTER FRUIT OF THE MATERIALISTIC,
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EVOLUTIONARY VIEW OF OUR TIME! NOW, THE WESTERN CHRISTIAN VIEW OF MAN HAS ALWAYS
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HELD THAT MAN IS HERE FOR A PURPOSE. THE CHRISTIAN VIEW HAS BEEN SUMMED UP IN THE
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CATECHISM QUESTION: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? TO GLORIFY GOD AND TO ENJOY HIM FOREVER.
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BUT THE EVOLUTIONIST WOULD NOT QUESTION WHETHER THAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN OR SOME OTHER END, BUT WOULD SAY THERE IS
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NO END OR PURPOSE OR TELEOLOGY IN ANY MAN’S LIFE AT ALL.
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NOW, MY FRIENDS, WHEN YOU GET RID OF PURPOSE, YOU
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ALSO GET RID OF MEANING AND YOU GET RID OF SIGNIFICANCE. IF SOMETHING HAS NO PURPOSE, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
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YOU THROW IT OUT. WE HAVE SEEN IN THE COURTS FOUR VERY SIGNIFICANT
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DECISIONS THAT HAVE USHERED US INTO THIS SECULAR APOCALYPSE THAT WE ARE NOW…
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WHICH WE NOW FIND OURSELVES PLUNGED INTO. THERE WAS, FIRST OF ALL, THE DECISION OF THE
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SUPREME COURT THAT RULED PRAYER OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS AND THEN THEY RULED THE BIBLE OUT OF THE SCHOOLS,
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AND THEN THEY RULED THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OUT OF THE SCHOOLS. AND NOW, THEY’VE VOTED NEGATIVELY AGAINST THE
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BALANCED TREATMENT OF CREATION ALONG WITH EVOLUTION. SO, WE HAVE SEEN THAT BANISHED FROM THE THOUGHT
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OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IS THE IDEA THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CREATED BY ANYONE, THAT THERE ARE ANY LAWS OR
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MORAL ABSOLUTES WHICH THEY SHOULD OBEY. AND BY THE WAY, IN THAT DECISION WHERE THEY RULED
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AGAINST HAVING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS POSTED ON THE WALLS OF THE SCHOOLS IN KENTUCKY, IN THAT
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DECISION, THEY SAID, “LEST LOOKING UPON THEM FROM DAY TO DAY, THE STUDENTS SHOULD BE MOVED TO OBEY THEM.”
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AH, ALAS AND ALACK, WE COULDN’T HAVE THAT. AND OF COURSE, IF THERE IS NO CREATOR, AND WE JUST
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AROSE BY SOME SPONTANEOUS CHANCE CONCATENATION OF
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AMINO ACIDS IN SOME PRIMORDIAL SLIME; IF THERE IS NO CREATOR, THEN THERE IS NO JUDGE.
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AND IF THERE IS NO JUDGE, THEN THERE IS NO ONE TO WHOM WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE OR RESPONSIBLE.
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IF GOD IS, THEREFORE, DEAD OR ABSENT, FROM BOTH ENDS OF THE PROCESS OF LIFE, THEN IT IS TRUE, MY
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FRIENDS, THAT, AS NIETZSCHE SAID, “ANYTHING GOES.” AND THAT’S ONE OF THE BASIC MOTIVATIONS THAT
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LIES BEHIND THE RUSH TO EVOLUTIONISM.
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WELL, WHAT HAS 130 OR SO YEARS FINALLY GIVEN TO US?
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IT IS INTERESTING THAT AT THE SAME TIME, DURING THE LAST DECADE, WHEN AMERICA HAS BEEN RUSHING THROUGH
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COURT EDICTS MORE AND MORE INTO EVOLUTION, AT THE
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SAME TIME, THE BASIC PILLARS OF THE EVOLUTIONARY FAITH HAVE BEEN COLLAPSING ALL AROUND THEM
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AND THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE THAT SUPPOSE THAT PERHAPS THE EVOLUTIONISTS REALLY HAVE PROVED THEIR CASE,
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AND TODAY, WE HAVE EVOLUTIONISTS SAYING THAT, “WE DON’T EVEN HAVE TO PRESENT EVIDENCE ANYMORE.”
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“EVOLUTION IS A FACT. IT IS NOT ONLY A FACT, IT IS A MOST THOROUGHLY
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PROVEN FACT IN ALL OF SCIENCE.” NONSENSE.
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DR. CRICK, WHO, AS YOU KNOW WAS THE CO-DISCOVERER
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OF DNA, WHICH IS THE MASTER CONTROL OF ALL OF
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OUR GENETIC DEVELOPMENT, AND WHICH IS ALSO THAT DOUBLE-HELIX, THAT SPIRAL THAT CONTAINS ALL OF OUR
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GENES, IS THE MOST COMPLEX MOLECULE KNOWN TO MAN.
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AND IT IS SO FANTASTICALLY COMPLEX, THAT DR. CRICK
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DECIDED TO APPLY PROBABILITY SCIENCE ANALYSIS TO THE
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PROBABILITY OF DNA ARISING BY CHANCE, RANDOMNESS.
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AND OF COURSE, THE GOD OF EVOLUTION IS A TRINITY OF MATTER, CHANCE, AND TIME.
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AND THOSE ARE THE THREEFOLD GODS OF THE EVOLUTIONISTS RELIGION.
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WHAT WAS THE CHANCE OF DNA ARISING BY RANDOM CHANCE
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IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD; THE SUPPOSITIOUS HISTORY, ACCORDING TO EVOLUTIONISTS,
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WHICH IS SUPPOSEDLY 4.6 BILLION YEARS.
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WELL, HE APPLIED THE SCIENCE OF PROBABILITY TO THAT QUESTION AND IT TURNED OUT THAT IT WAS ZILCH
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THAT’S NOT A SCIENTIFIC EXPRESSION, BUT IT DESCRIBES IT VERY ACCURATELY.
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HE GOT THE MESSAGE VERY CLEARLY. AND THIS WAS SO DEVASTATING TO HIM THAT
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WHAT THAT SAID, IN VERY SIMPLE LANGUAGE, IS THAT
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NOT ONLY COULD A HUMAN BEING NEVER HAVE EVOLVED NATURALLY AND SPONTANEOUSLY IN THIS
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WORLD, IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, BUT
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A SINGLE LIVING CELL COULD NEVER HAVE EVOLVED. BUT BEYOND THAT, ONE SINGLE MOLECULE WITHIN THE
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NUCLEUS OF THAT CELL, THE DNA MOLECULE, COULD NEVER EVEN HAVE EVOLVED NATURALLY IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
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ALL OF WHICH SAYS: THAT EVERYTHING THAT YOU AND YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND CHILDREN
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HAVE AND ARE BEING TAUGHT ABOUT HOW LIFE AROSE SPONTANEOUSLY IN SOME ANCIENT SEA, IS BALONEY.
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AND DR. CRICK, BEING HONEST ENOUGH TO ACCEPT
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THAT, HOWEVER, BEING AN ATHEIST, HE WASN’T WILLING TO ACCEPT CREATION, SO HE INVENTED A WHOLE NEW THEORY
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AND AS ONE SCIENTIST SAID: THERE ARE TWO REQUIREMENTS FOR INVENTING EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES.
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YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT THEY ARE, TWO REQUIREMENTS. NOW YOU MIGHT WONDER JUST WHERE ONE GOES TO GET THIS
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GREAT INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY TO DO THAT. BUT HERE THEY ARE: ONE, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR ABILITY TO
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WEAVE A TALE. AND TWO, IT DEPENDS UPON THE CREDULITY OF YOUR AUDIENCE.
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[LAUGHTER] WELL, WITH BOTH OF THOSE IN MIND, HE CAME UP WITH A DOOZY.
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HE CALLS IT “DIRECTED PANSPERMIA.” AND THE IDEA
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IS VERY SIMPLE. THAT SINCE LIFE COULD NEVER HAVE RISEN HERE, NATURALLY, AND SINCE THERE IS NO GOD, WHICH HE
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ASSUMES A PRIORI, THEREFORE, SOME ADVANCED RACE, LIVING ON SOME OTHER PLANET REVOLVING
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AROUND SOME OTHER SUN SOMEWHERE OUT THERE, MAYBE
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IT WAS THERE, SENT SPACESHIPS OUT INTO SPACE
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CONTAINING THEIR SPERM CELLS AND VOILA, HERE YOU ARE.
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(LAUGHTER) NOW, THAT IS SIMPLY A LENGTHENING OF
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THE SHADOW, A LENGTHENING OF THE SHADOW WHILE YOU REMAIN IN THE DARK OF ITS PENUMBRA.
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IN LOGIC, IT IS CALLED AN “INFINITE REGRESS,” AND OF
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COURSE, IT IS COMPLETELY WITHOUT HELP IN SOLVING ANY PROBLEMS, AS YOU CAN SEE BECAUSE, TO ANY
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THINKING PERSON, THE QUESTION IS GOING TO AUTOMATICALLY ARISE, “WHERE DID THAT ADVANCED RACE OF PEOPLE COME FROM?”
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“WELL, YOU SEE, THERE WAS THIS OTHER MORE ADVANCED RACE OF PEOPLE THAT LIVED ON ANOTHER PLANET…”
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“EXCUSE ME, SIR, WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?” “WELL, YOU SEE, THERE WAS A MUCH MORE ADVANCED…”
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AND ON AND ON IT GOES, UNTIL YOU FINALLY EXHAUST
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THE CREDULITY OF YOUR AUDIENCE. HOWEVER, SHORTLY AFTER THAT, ANOTHER SCIENTIST OF
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EQUAL OR GREATER FAME, SIR FRED HOYLE OF CAMBRIDGE,
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DECIDED TO EXAMINE THE POSSIBILITY OF A LIVING CELL ARISING SPONTANEOUSLY, NOT IN THE
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4.6 BILLION YEAR HISTORY OF THE EARTH, BUT IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE, WHICH KEEPS
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CHANGING FROM YEAR TO YEAR, BY THE WAY, AND ROUGHLY, TWENTY BILLION YEARS ON THE OUTSIDE.
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SO ANYWHERE, HERE OR ON THAT PLANET, OR ON THIS ONE, OR ANY PLACE ELSE, ANYWHERE, EVEN TO THE ENTIRE
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BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE, ONE SINGLE LIVING CELL SOMEWHERE.
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AND HE APPLIED THE SCIENCE OF PROBABILITY ANALYSIS TO THAT AND CONCLUDED THAT THE CHANCES OF THAT
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HAPPENING WERE ONE TO THE 40,000TH POWER.
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NOW, MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT USED TO THINKING IN TERMS OF POWER, AND I REALIZE, I HAVE A VAST ARRAY OF
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SCIENTISTS HERE, BUT I’M ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THAT THERE’S ALSO A LARGER ARRAY OF NON-SCIENTISTS
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AND LAYMEN THAT ARE PRESENT AND FOR THEIR SAKE, MAY I SIMPLY SAY THAT ANOTHER EVOLUTIONARY
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SCIENTIST, LECONTE DE NOUAY, SWISS SCIENTIST, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, WHO IS AN EXPERT IN PROBABILITY
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SCIENCE, SAID THAT ANYTHING WHOSE PROBABILITIES ARE LESS THAN TEN TO THE 50TH POWER WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
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AND OF COURSE, TEN TO THE 51ST POWER IS TEN TIMES THAT MANY AND TEN TO THE 52ND POWER IS TEN TIMES THAT MANY.
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AND TEN TO THE 53RD AND 4TH AND 167TH AND 2,900 AND
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KEEP GOING TO 40,000TH POWER.
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DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS?
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EVOLUTIONISTS LIKE TO HAVE A LONG TIME FOR THE AGE OF THE EARTH. FINE.
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(LAUGHTER) HOW MUCH WOULD THEY LIKE? TEN THOUSAND NOT ENOUGH?
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HOW ABOUT TEN BILLION? TEN TRILLION? TEN QUADRILLION?
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TEN SEPTILLION, TEN OCTILLION? HUNDRED-MILLION-BILLION- TRILLION TIMES TEN…
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WHATEVER. (LAUGHTER) AND DO YOU REALIZE THAT A FIGURE I JUST GAVE IS
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NOT A TINY FRACTION OF TEN TO THE 40,000TH POWER?
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ALL OF WHICH VERY SIMPLY IS TO SAY THAT IT NEVER,
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EVER HAPPENED. AND SIR FRED HOYLE OF CAMBRIDGE, ONE OF THE
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WORLD’S LEADING ASTRONOMERS AND MATHEMATICIANS, THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE ONLY TWO
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WIDELY-ACCEPTED COSMOGONIES OF THIS 20TH CENTURY; THE STEADY-STATE THEORY, WHICH LOST OUT IN
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THE POPULARITY CONTEST WITH THE BIG BANG, BUT NEVERTHELESS, TO BE THE INVENTOR OF SUCH A THING IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.
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AND HE AND ANOTHER MATHEMATICIAN, CHANDRA
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WICKRAMSINGHE DID THESE COMPUTATIONS AND THEY SAID, “THAT TO SUPPOSE THAT SOMEWHERE ON THIS
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EARTH, BY PURELY NATURAL SPONTANEOUS RANDOM CAUSES,
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THAT THE ENTIRE COMPLEXITY OF THE LIVING CELL, WITH
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ALL OF ITS AMAZING AND UNBELIEVABLE COMPLEXITY,
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THAT THIS CAME INTO EXISTENCE BY CHANCE IS NONSENSE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.” SIR FRED HOYLE.
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WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE BEING TAUGHT AS SCIENTIFIC FACT AND TRUTH, HE SAYS, IS “NONSENSE OF THE
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HIGHEST ORDER.” MY FRIENDS, EVOLUTION IS DEAD
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COMING OUT OF THE STARTING GATE. THEY RANG THE BELL, LIFTED THE POST, AND THE HORSE
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DROPPED DEAD. [APPLAUSE]
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ONE OF THE MOST DAMAGING RESULTS OF DARWINISM,
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ACCORDING TO DR. W.R. THOMPSON OF CANADA, WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, ONE OF
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THEIR MOST OUTSTANDING SCIENTISTS, SO MUCH SO THAT HE WAS SELECTED TO WRITE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE CENTENNIAL
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EDITION, 1959, OF DARWIN’S “ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES.” HE WAS A SCIENTIST OF THAT KIND OF STATURE, AND DR. W.R.
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THOMPSON SAID THAT ONE…
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BY THE WAY, HE ALSO SAID THAT ONE OF THE RESULTS THAT ACCOMPANIED DARWINISM WAS A DECLINE IN
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SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY, AND HOW TRUE THAT IS.
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WE FIND SUDDENLY THE RISE OF ALL SORTS OF FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE IN SCIENCE.
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BUT, HE SAID THE MOST DAMAGING THING THAT IT DID, WAS THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY
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OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE HAD BEEN SEPARATED AS A RESULT
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OF THE FOLLOWERS OF DARWIN, WHAT FINALLY RESULTED FROM IT, UNTIL WE COME TODAY, THAT SCIENCE
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IS NOW CONCEIVED AS TOTALLY SEPARATED FROM GOD.
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WHICH WAS NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE IN SCIENCE. TODAY, IT’S ALMOST ACCEPTED AS A COMMONPLACE
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THAT A CREATOR CANNOT BE CONCEIVED AND TOLERATED IN THE WHOLE SCIENTIFIC DISCUSSION.
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IN FACT, IT IS TRUE THAT DURING THE ARKANSAS
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DEBATE, ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT TESTIFIED IN THAT ARKANSAS TRIAL SAID THAT HE WAS READING ONE OF THE
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CREATION SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS AND THREW IT INTO THE TRASH BECAUSE
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IT REFERRED TO A CREATOR. AND NOW, SUDDENLY, IF THERE IS ANY REFERENCE TO GOD OR TO
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A CREATOR, THEN SOMEHOW THIS HAS NOW BECOME UNSCIENTIFIC.
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AND SCIENCE HAS BEEN REDEFINED AS SOMETHING WHICH EXCLUDES GOD.
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WELL, THAT RAISED A VERY INTERESTING QUESTION IN MY MIND.
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IF IT MENTIONS A CREATOR, YOU THROW IT IN THE TRASH. DO YOU HAVE THE GROUND RULES?
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DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THIS IS PLAYED? YOU GET A BOOK, AND IT MENTIONS A CREATOR HAD
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ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CREATION OF THE WORLD, YOU THROW THE BOOK IN THE TRASH.
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WE ALL UNDERSTAND NOW HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED. LET ME READ YOU, THEN, THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF DARWIN’S
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ORIGIN OF SPECIES, “THERE IS GRANDEUR IN THIS VIEW
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OF LIFE WITH ITS SEVERAL POWERS, HAVING BEEN ORIGINALLY BREATHED BY THE CREATOR INTO A FEW FORMS OR INTO ONE.
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AND THAT WHILST THIS PLANET HAS GONE CYCLING ON ACCORDING TO THE FIXED LAW OF GRAVITY FROM SO SIMPLE
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A BEGINNING, ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL AND MOST WONDERFUL HAVE BEEN AND ARE BEING EVOLVED.”
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A SUPPOSED SCIENTIFIC TEXTBOOK BRINGING IN, OF
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ALL THINGS, A CREATOR, INTO THE TRASH, IT GOES.
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[APPLAUSE]
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BUT YOU KNOW, IT IS ENCOURAGING THAT THE TRUTH IS GETTING OUT, AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BECOMING
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INTERESTED IN AND BECOMING CONVINCED OF THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR CREATION IS GROWING AT A PHENOMENAL RATE.
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JUST SINCE FOUR YEARS AGO THERE HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF MORE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BECOME
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AWARE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN FED FAIRYTALES AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DECEIVED.
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EVEN AS DR. COLIN PATTERSON, THE CHIEF PALEONTOLOGIST OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM SAID THAT
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HE WOKE UP ONE DAY, AND SUDDENLY REALIZED THAT HE HAD BEEN DECEIVED AND DELUDED INTO THINKING THAT
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EVOLUTION WAS A PROVEN FACT. AND HE ASKED HIMSELF ONE MORNING, WHAT DO I INDEED,
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KNOW ABOUT EVOLUTION FOR SURE?” THIS IS THE CHIEF PALEONTOLOGIST OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM,
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WHICH HAS THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF FOSSILS IN THE WORLD. HE SAID, “NOTHING.” AND HE ASKED A WHOLE GROUP OF
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EVOLUTIONISTS MEETING SHORTLY THEREAFTER AT THE FIELD MUSEUM IN CHICAGO, “CAN ANY OF YOU TELL ME
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ANYTHING THAT YOU KNOW FOR SURE ABOUT EVOLUTION?”
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SILENCE. FINALLY, ONE MAN RAISED HIS HAND, NOW THIS IS A
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WORLD GATHERING OF EVOLUTIONISTS, AND THEY DON’T KNOW ANYTHING FOR SURE ABOUT EVOLUTION.
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[LAUGHTER] WHICH, OF COURSE, IS THE BEST PROVEN FACT OF HISTORY, OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE.
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“ONE THING I’M SURE OF, DR. PATTERSON, WE OUGHT NOT TO TEACH IT IN HIGH SCHOOLS.” WE’RE TEACHING IT IN KINDERGARTEN.
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BUT THE TRUTH WILL OUT. AND I AM SURE THAT THE DAY WILL COME WHEN EVOLUTION
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WILL BE RECOGNIZED TO BE THE PERNICIOUS AND HARMFUL THEORY
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AND FALSEHOOD AND DECEIT AND FAIRYTALE THAT IT REALLY IS.
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AND PEOPLE WILL REALIZE, AT LENGTH, THAT IT IS A GREAT AND GLORIOUS CREATOR, THE ALMIGHTY
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OMNISCIENT GOD, WHO HAS CREATED THE WORLD AND YOU AND ME.
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MAY IT SO BE, AND MAY IT COME SOON. THANK YOU! [APPLAUSE]
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THE LANDSCAPE OF THE DEBATE BETWEEN EVOLUTION AND CREATION IS CHANGING DRAMATICALLY!
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YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE, CHALLENGING PROFESSORS OF THE OLD GUARD WITH THE FACTS RIGHT
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NOW, I WANT YOU TO MEET A MAN WHO IS HELPING US EMPOWER PEOPLE, YOUNG AND OLD.
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WHETHER YOU LOOK AT THE UNIVERSE AND LOOK AT THE STARS AND SEE HOW MAGNIFICENT THEY ARE, THEY ALL OBEY THE SAME LAWS, THESE LAWS ARE UNIVERSAL.
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SO, WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD CREATE THESE LAWS BUT AN INFINITE GOD?
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IN TIMES PAST, TOM DEROSA WOULD NEVER HAVE RECOGNIZED GOD AS CREATOR.
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TOM WAS AN ABSOLUTE, DEVOUT EVOLUTIONIST. HE WOULD TALK ABOUT US COMING FROM APES.
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I DEPARTED THE WAYS OF WHAT I WAS TAUGHT AS FAR AS THE SCRIPTURE WAS CONCERNED, AS FAR AS GOD WAS CONCERNED.
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AND I STARTED TO LOOK IN TERMS OF THE WORLDVIEW AS DARWIN AND EVOLUTIONISTS WOULD LOOK AT IT.
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ALTHOUGH TOM DEROSA HAD BEEN BROUGHT UP IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH AND CONSIDERED BECOMING A
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PRIEST WHILE ATTENDING JUNIOR SEMINARY AS A TEEN, HIS PERSPECTIVE SHIFTED AFTER HE WENT OFF TO
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COLLEGE AND WAS CHALLENGED BY A FRIEND TO READ CHARLES DARWIN’S CONTROVERSIAL BOOK, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES.
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AND AT THAT POINT I STARTED TO QUESTION, REALLY, IF THE BIBLE IS TRUE, THEN HOW CAN I ACCEPT BIOLOGY CLASS?
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AFTER COLLEGE, AS A YOUNG TEACHER TOM QUICKLY ROSE AS A LEADER IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE HE
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WAS WORKING, AND DEVOTED HIMSELF WHOLEHEARTEDLY TO TEACHING WHAT HE BELIEVED WAS THE ULTIMATE IN
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SCHOLARLY SCIENCE, EVOLUTION. I JUST FOCUSED ON THE FACT THAT KIDS HAD TO HEAR
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EVOLUTION BECAUSE THAT WAS TRUE AND THEY NEEDED TO BE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE CRUTCH OF GOD AND BELIEVING IN GOD.
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TOM HAD BECOME AN ATHEIST AND HIS PASSION FOR TEACHING EVOLUTION BECAME HIS IDOL BUT THAT PASSION
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BEGAN TO FADE WHEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE HE TAUGHT MADE SOME DRASTIC CHANGES IN THE SCIENCE PROGRAM.
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THEY TOOK MY SCIENCE AWAY, THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED THAT INSTEAD OF HAVING A FULL YEAR, WE’RE GOING TO
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HAVE A HALF YEAR OF SCIENCE. IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1978 WHEN TOM BEGAN TO
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RECONSIDER HIS TEACHING CAREER. DURING THAT PERIOD, A PRIVATE SCHOOL IN FORT LAUDERDALE WAS IN DIRE NEED OF A PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY TEACHER.
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I KNEW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT TOM DEROSA. DR. KEN WACKES WAS THE HEADMASTER OF DR. D. JAMES
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KENNEDY’S WESTMINSTER ACADEMY, A SCHOOL DEDICATED TO TEACHING BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES AND CREATION SCIENCE.
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WHEN THEY CALLED ME UP, THEY SAID, “TOM, DO YOU KNOW OF A CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS TEACHER? CAN YOU RECOMMEND ONE?”
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AND I CAREFULLY THOUGHT AND AFTER A WHILE I COULDN’T THINK OF ONE RIGHT OFF HAND, AND I JUST SAID, “ME.”
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AND I THOUGHT, OH, MY GOODNESS, WHAT IS HE DOING NOW. SO, HE GOT OFF THE PHONE AND HE SAID TO ME, “I’M GOING TO WESTMINSTER ACADEMY TO INTERVIEW,” IN
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I THINK IT WAS IN A WEEK OR SOMETHING FOR THIS JOB. AND I SAID, “YOU CAN’T DO THAT, TOM, YOU’RE AN EVOLUTIONIST.”
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I SAID, “WHY.” SHE SAYS, “DO YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL? “THIS IS DR. KENNEDY’S SCHOOL.
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THIS IS WESTMINSTER ACADEMY. THIS SCHOOL IS WELL-KNOWN. YOU HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO TEACH AT THIS SCHOOL.”
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I SAID, “WELL, DOESN’T THAT MEAN YOU SIGN A PIECE OF PAPER?” SHE SAID, “NO.” SO, I CALLED EVERYONE I KNEW AND WE SET UP PRAYER CHAINS
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TO PRAY FOR TOM THAT DAY OF THE INTERVIEW. JUST THAT, YOU KNOW, THINGS WOULD GO WELL.
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SO WHEN I WAS IN THE OFFICE WITH DR. KEN WACKES, HE TOLD ME WHAT A CHRISTIAN WAS, AND I WAS EXPECTING TO HEAR THE SAME THING.
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BUT FOR SOME ODD REASON, HE TOLD ME THAT A CHRISTIAN WAS ONE THAT BELIEVED IN THE FREE GIFT
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OF ETERNAL LIFE. I THINK WHAT GOT TO HIM WAS THE UNDERSTANDING FOR
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THE FIRST TIME, PERHAPS, IN HIS LIFE THAT YOU DON’T WORK YOUR WAY INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
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IT’S NOT BY BEING GOOD, IT’S NOT BY BEING RELIGIOUS. I WAS TAUGHT THAT I HAD TO WORK, WORK, WORK FOR YOUR
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SALVATION. BUT THE FACT THAT JESUS CHRIST PAID THE PENALTY FOR ME AND I DIDN’T HAVE TO DO IT WAS AN AMAZING CONCEPT.
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WE JUST PRAYED TOGETHER AND HE, OUT LOUD, ASKED CHRIST TO COME INTO HIS LIFE.
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HE SOUNDED DIFFERENT. HE JUST WAS A NEW PERSON. HE WAS NOT THE MAN I LEFT IN THE MORNING; HE WAS
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SOMEONE BRAND NEW AND ON FIRE. THAT VERY AFTERNOON, TOM HAD KEN WACKES PRESENT THE
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GOSPEL MESSAGE TO HIS WIFE LINDA ALSO. AND I THOUGHT, BOY, I THOUGHT I HAD BEEN A
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CHRISTIAN ALL MY LIFE. I WAS PRETTY WISHY-WASHY. AND SO, WE PRAYED TOGETHER AND THERE WAS A COUPLE
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REUNITED NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHRIST. IT WAS A BRAND NEW FAMILY.
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JESUS CHRIST WAS NOW TOM AND LINDA’S SAVIOR, BUT THE QUESTION STILL REMAINED IN TOM’S MIND OF
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WHETHER GOD WAS HIS CREATOR AS WELL. I THOUGHT I COULD BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION AND I COULD
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BELIEVE IN GOD. BUT AS I READ THE SCRIPTURE AND HEARD DR. KENNEDY FROM THE PULPIT, CAME TO THE
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CONCLUSION THAT THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO. I COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW HE WAS JUST SO HUNGRY FOR THE
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WORD; IT WAS JUST AMAZING. HE GOT UP IN THE MORNING, HE HAD THE BIBLE, HE CAME AT NIGHT AND HE HAD THE BIBLE IN HIS HAND.
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HE WAS ALWAYS READING IT AND HE WOULD READ IT TO THE KIDS AND HE WOULD TELL THE KIDS THINGS. THERE WERE THINGS IN THE BIBLE THAT I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT.
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THAT FALL, TOM BEGAN TO TEACH CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS AT WESTMINSTER ACADEMY WITH GREAT ZEAL.
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WHEN I WAS HIRED AT WESTMINSTER ACADEMY, I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY UNIQUE THAT KEN WACKES WOULD HIRE ME.
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I WOULDN’T EVEN HAVE HIRED MYSELF. DR. KEN WACKES BECAME A CLOSE FRIEND AND A MENTOR IN CHRIST
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HE WANTED TO READ EVERYTHING WE COULD POSSIBLY GIVE THEM; HE ATTENDED ALL THE CLASSES HE COULD ATTEND.
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IT’S LIKE HUMONGOUS SPONGE, JUST SOAKING UP THE OCEAN DRY, HE WAS THAT EAGER TO LEARN.
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IT WAS IN THAT CONTEXT THAT TOM BEGAN TO DEVELOP HIS IDEAS AND SAW THE MISTAKES THAT HE HAD HELD
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TO ORIGINALLY AND BECAME A CONFIRMED CREATIONIST. I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE WAS AN
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OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT CREATION, WHETHER IT BE THE FOSSIL RECORD BEING SO
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INCOMPLETE, WHETHER WE LOOK IN TERMS OF THE COMPLEXITY OF LIFE AND LOOK AT LIVING ORGANISMS
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AND SEE THAT THEY ARE TOTALLY MASTERPIECES OF WORK. IT WAS THROUGH TEACHING AND LEARNING ABOUT
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CREATION SCIENCE THAT TOM DEVELOPED A NEW PASSION TO SHARE THE CREATION MESSAGE BEYOND THE SCHOOL WALLS.
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THAT’S WHEN HE FORMED AN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE CREATION STUDIES INSTITUTE IN 1988.
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HE KNEW HOW MANY STUDENTS WERE BEING TAUGHT IN IGNORANCE, AND HOW MANY TEACHERS OUT IN THE
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COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND HIGH SCHOOLS OF AMERICA NEEDED TO HEAR FROM ONE OF THEIR PEERS.
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ANOTHER SIDE OF THE STORY IS THAT HE JUST FELT A PASSION GIVEN TO HIM BY GOD TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE.
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AS CREATION STUDIES INSTITUTE CONTINUES EXPANDING EACH YEAR TOM HAS MET WITH MANY CHALLENGES.
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BUT IN 2002, TOM WOULD CONFRONT HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE EVER.
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GOD JUST BROUGHT TOM, PHYSICALLY, TO THE POINT WHERE HE COULDN’T EVEN STAND UP IN A CLASSROOM ANYMORE.
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I WAS CALLED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AFTER SOME TESTING, SYMPTOMS OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH, I WENT TO THE DOCTOR.
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THEY TOLD TOM THAT HE WAS IN TOTAL KIDNEY FAILURE; HE HAD NO KIDNEY FUNCTION LEFT, THAT HE WOULD NEED A TRANSPLANT.
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WE WERE ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED. TOM’S FAMILY STEPPED FORWARD TO DONATE THEIR KIDNEYS BUT NOT ONE OF THEM WAS A MATCH.
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TOM WOULD HAVE TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. I WAS RATHER A WORRY WART IN THOSE DAYS, IN THE VERY
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BEGINNING. AND TOM SAID TO ME ONE DAY, “WHY ARE YOU WORRIED? GOD IS IN CONTROL.
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GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF US AND I’M GOING TO GET A KIDNEY.” AND HE JUST SAID IT SO MATTER OF FACT THAT
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I SAID, “YOU’RE RIGHT,” AND I STOPPED WORRYING. I LOOK AT THIS ILLNESS, OR THE FACT THAT I HAD THIS
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ILLNESS, AS JUST A STEPPING STONE FOR GOD TO DO MORE WONDROUS THINGS.
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A MERE ACQUAINTANCE OF TOM’S, JOE PETIT, A DEACON AT CORAL RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FELT
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LED BY GOD TO DONATE A KIDNEY TO SAVE TOM’S LIFE. SURPRISING AS THAT IS, JOE WAS TESTED AND FOUND TO BE
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A PERFECT MATCH TO TOM’S KIDNEY. IT ENCOURAGES ME THAT IT SEEMS AS THOUGH TOM’S BODY
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IS ACCEPTING THE KIDNEY WELL. IT ENCOURAGES ME THAT TOM IS ABLE TO ACTUALLY
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CONTINUE IN THE MINISTRY THAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN. IN A MATTER OF A YEAR, LESS THAN A YEAR, I WAS
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BACK IN SERVICE AGAIN, AND THIS TIME, RATHER THAN BEING A FULL TIME TEACHER AT WESTMINSTER ACADEMY, I
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WAS SERVING GOD, NOW, AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CREATION STUDIES INSTITUTE UNDER DR. KENNEDY.
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IF GOD NEVER USED ME IN ANY OTHER WAY, IF IT WAS JUST TOM DEROSA, THE STORY’S BEEN SO PHENOMENAL THAT IT
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WOULD’VE BEEN WORTH IT ALL. I HAVE A NEW VIGOR IN MY LIFE NOW THE FACT THAT GOD
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HAS MARKED THIS TIME TO SAY “AND LET EVERYBODY HEAR THAT I AM THE CREATOR OF THIS WONDERFUL UNIVERSE.”
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DESPITE ALL THE EFFORTS OF ANCIENT ALCHEMISTS, NONE WERE EVER ABLE TO TURN A BASE METAL, LIKE LEAD, INTO GOLD.
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BUT OUR ALMIGHTY GOD IS THE GREAT ETERNAL ALCHEMIST WHO TURNS ALL THE DROSS OF OUR LIVES, INTO GOLD.
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THE ALCHEMY OF GOD, THE ALCHEMY OF GRACE, ALL
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THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.
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IN HIS NEWLY REPUBLISHED BOOK, TURN IT TO GOLD, DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY TACKLES THE DIFFICULTIES WE ALL FACE.
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CONTACT US TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY OF TURN IT TO GOLD, ONE OF DR. KENNEDY’S MOST BELOVED
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AND INSPIRING BOOKS, SO THAT YOU CAN BE ENCOURAGED OR SHARE ASSURANCE WITH A FRIEND THAT GOD’S PROMISES
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ARE THE RICHEST GOLD NOW AND FOREVER.
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THIS HAS BEEN A PRODUCTION OF D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES


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Repost: All About Jesus (2016) | Full Movie | Dean Jones | Dr. James Kennedy

 

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Repost: D James Kennedy Sermons God’s Anvil

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Repost: D. James Kennedy’s Testimony


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The Fear of Death

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I Corinthians 15:1 Now I declare to you, brothers, the Good News which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all, as to the child born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was given to me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Whether then it is I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

12 Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised. 14 If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain. 15 Yes, we are also found false witnesses of God, because we testified about God that he raised up Christ, whom he didn’t raise up, if it is so that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead aren’t raised, neither has Christ been raised. 17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins. 18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruit of those who are asleep. 21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s, at his coming. 24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father, when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27 For, “He put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when he says, “All things are put in subjection”, it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him. 28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.


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