Sermon

Preparing for the Passover Meal

Out of tune.

Text: Ps 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

I. The context of the verse

Psalms 37 is meant to be read and feel great about being in right relationship with God. Let me just share some of the words and phrases from the psalm: do not fret, trust, do good, dwell, feed on His faithfulness, delight yourself in the Lord, commit your way, our righteousness, our justice, rest in the Lord, wait patiently, cease anger, forsake wrath, wait on the Lord and inherit the earth, meek, delight in peace (shalom), depart from evil, do good, keep His way.

The admonition is to a righteous person (a person in right relationship with all of the personalities in his life as well as all of the tasks in his life). The psalm directly describes this “righteous man” thus: the Lord upholds, the Lord knows him, not shamed, shows mercy, gives, steps established, God delights in him, not forsaken, family blessed, his future- peace.

The psalm concludes with the knowledge that salvation, strength, help and deliverance come from the Lord. Why can this righteous man expect this from the Lord? The answer is because he trusts God.

Our text says good man and yes we are talking about a righteous person since that is the context of the psalm. Our actual word is not the Hebrew word pointing directly to a righteous person but a word that describes a person as a warrior, an overcomer, a person with an inner strength that makes him willing to fight. His steps are not ordered in a Calvinistic sense, but they are stable and established because of this person is fighting to walk in the ways that God would have him walk. The key point is that God notices, watches (encourages) this person to the point of delighting in this person’s life.

II. Why is reading psalms 37 not an edifying experience?

Are you a righteous person? Are you a person in right relationship with all of the personalities in his life as well as all of the tasks in his life? Start with God and work your way through the people of your life. Start with living for God and work your way through all of the tasks and rolls of your life.

Are you a person willing to fight your way through the affairs of life in a godly way? Matt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

It is tough to read scripture when you are not in right relationship with God. Chances are that if that God relationship is damaged all of your other relationships are a bit frayed. If your God given task of living life while trying to figure it out is too much for you, chances are that reading the Psalm is just another dry religious exercise.

Eccl 1:13-14 And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.

Eccl 3:9-13 What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. 12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, 13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor — it is the gift of God.

The problem is that the music coming from your heart is out of tune. You are not a tree of life but a tree full of fruit that matches the state of your spirit which is a reflection of your relationship with God.

Join the human race, but not in a downhill run but in an upturn of faith that can renew your spirit.

III. The Personal Sacrifices of the Passover

The Passover meal was meant to be a highlight of Jewish life. The meal pointing to the mighty deliverance wrought by God for the Jewish people was a time of remembering and celebrating. But, if the heart was not right, the celebration would pass us by despite our attendance.

God had instituted the sacrificial system for the Jews. The sacrificial system was given to the Jews along with the law. It seems that God knew.

The substitute blood of the animal connecting sinful man to life giving God was necessary for the sacrificial system to be effective in bringing life into one who was living with the shadow of death by sin.

This blood represents or is a foreshadowing of the blood of Jesus or “the blood of the eternal covenant” in Heb 13:20.

Thus the participants of the Passover were encouraged to get things right with God before sitting down to enjoy the Passover meal.

In Leviticus we see several sacrifices described. One is the sin offering. The animal’s blood in procured representing the life of the animal linking the man to God through the substitution blood. The life of God flows into the man cleansing him from his sin. The meat of the animal is eaten by the priests and part is burned upward to God.

The sin offering was usually followed by the burnt offering. The procured blood of the animal links the man with God in covenant relationship and the burnt offering represents the man’s total surrender to God. The entire animal is burnt upward to God.

This is followed by the peace offering. The blood represents the union that the man has with God. The sin that had disturbed that union has been dealt with. The attitude of the man has been made right through surrender represented by the burnt offering. The peace offering is meant now to be that picture of a feast that would follow the ritual of entering into blood covenant relationship. The picture of the feast is seen in that the priest eats some of the meat, some is burned upward to God and we get to partake in the feast.

It is a picture of a modern altar call. Recognizing the problem of sin in our lives with a risen hand is like the sin offering, coming forward to pray and repent but also to surrender your life to do the will of God is like the burnt offering. Returning to life right with God, forgiving those who need forgiving and actively enjoying the fellowship of the church is like the peace offering.

Conclusion

The blood covenant needs to be the phrase we understand whenever we see the word covenant in the bible (there might be a few times where written agreement is meant rather than blood covenant). We follow the blood with Abraham offering to God blood through circumcision covering him and his posterity. Abraham follows up this commitment to God by offering up his only son. God will stop him and illustrate to us what God is willing to do for us for the sake of his commitment to the covenant. The Passover sees God using the substitution blood of the lamb to illustrate His commitment to the blood covenant. The law is given and ratified with substitution blood coming from both parties. The Jews will begin their life in the sacrificial system using the substituting blood of animals, but will always be reminded that the blood of animals is just a picture of the true blood that is to come.

1 Peter 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Hebrews 10:5-9 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come — In the volume of the book it is written of Me — To do Your will, O God.’” 8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them”(which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second.

Revelation 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

1 Cor 5:7-8 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.   8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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Two Things

What I never hear asked is: Why does the Republican establishment want open immigration from the South? I think we intuitively know the answer. Corporate America does quite well with either party in charge, so the electoral advantage that might accrue to Democrats with more immigration is not an issue for them. The issue for them are a need for workers. At first glance one might assume they want to keep wages low by allowing the influx of low skilled workers. I think they are facing something else also. The combination of broken families, welfare and video games  has them legitimately worried about the workforce of the future. Will Americans work, really work? They think the answer is no for those tainted by modern American social values.

I listened to three federal radio commercials in a row the other day. In my mind I combine this with the move to attempt to control what the radio stations can do that failed recently. Soon the flow of federal dollars for advertising will be so necessary for the profitability of the radio stations that they will be in the place of being blackmailed into a forced censorship to keep the federal dollars flowing. The commercials all seem a waste of money aimed at someone who can’t think for themselves, thus the importance of a common core based on the lowest common denominator.

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Sermon

Basic Christian Life

Secrets of successful living. Just finished reading a history of the Jesus movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. There was a melancholy moment of reading the ending chapter on the long term effects of the movement. It talked of the creation of a Christian music industry as its fruit. Our fellowship is a fruit of that movement of God, but the one the book highlighted was Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel along with its splitting cousin the Vineyard. There was a sadness of church as usual, teaching us how to live in a blessed way, without the excitement of daily miracle walking with Jesus. What changed it all? Marriage, tough to do communal living when you are married, even tougher when the kids come along. The final nail in the coffin was the destructive shepherding movement that tried to lock everyone into doing what was right from leadership’s viewpoint. I missed the “Jesus Movement” but I experienced some Jesus communal living as a new convert and counted it a blessing when I married Joan and started a life of our own in the church. This sermon is what I have seen to bring successful Christian living into families, it is not a definition of salvation. Thank God our salvation is not based on how successfully we take the teachings that God has given us through His word and church and translate them into how we live.

Text: John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

  1. The Family: through the spiritual lenses of my life.

A. Husband as Spiritual Leader

Eph 5:23-27

23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. …25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

B. Entire Family is Growing Spiritually

Ps 128:1-4 Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table. 4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord.

C. Bible is Standard by which they Conduct themselves

Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

D. Integrity of the Tithe

“Will a man rob God?”

E. Everyone Understands God’s Will is something each of them should pursue.

One of Joan’s and mine favorite questions for our children is: “What does God want you to do?”

II. The Spirit of Anti-Christ

1 John 4:3-6 and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. 4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

A. Jezebel Spirit

Looking at the bible verses on Jezbel: She takes aim at spiritual leaders. Willing to break the rules to get ahead. Thinks, by her charms, she can overcome any obstacle, teaches and seduces the people of God to turn from God to sexual immorality and the pursuit of mammon.

B. Improper Discipline: Children “provoked” and resent Parents and God

Modern children are confused because they do not have consistent, fair discipline from parents. Eph 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Col 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

C. The World Outweighs the Bible in setting Family Standards

Rom 12:1-3 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

D. Tithe: An Issue of Convenience

“Will a man rob God?” If you have studied out tithing it is impossible to not see it as a measure of giving that has stretched from Abraham to today. Ignorance is bliss, but most of us are not ignorant.

E. The “I Wills” of Lucifer become the mantras for each member of the family.

The four “I wills” of Lucifer in Is. 12.

III. The Spiritual War is Constant and it is being fought by all of us.

The path to victory lies in partnering the mechanics of Christianity with the life of Christianity – Jesus Christ. Jesus can change the dynamics in a family in a moment of time.

John 15:1-8 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you…5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Pruning – as a gardener there is an internal difficulty when it comes to pruning. How will cutting away good branches be beneficial for the tree? The issue is not the tree but fruitfulness.

Heb 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; 6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” 7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Fertilizing – Nitrates for plant growth, phosphates for fruitfulness. The word is our fertilizer.

1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

Fruitfulness – Is the evidence of a well ordered life in Christ.

Ps 1:3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

All the pruning, fertilizing and fruitfulness is useless without a surrender to Christ. Pruning becomes God is taking something from me. Fertilizing becomes God is suffocating me in church. Fruitfulness becomes the fruit of the spirit stored in a bin but not distributed to those around you and it rots.

Conclusion

For any of this to make sense to a person there must precede in that person a surrender in trust to the grace and love of God. The answer has been and always will be “not my will, but your”.

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Sermon Forgiveness

Forgiveness

I was asked to take part in a service this coming Good Friday on the sayings of Jesus on the cross. Mine will be on “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”.

Text: Matt 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

  1. Why is there such a need for forgiveness in the world we live in?

Because life is full of pain.

Ps 25:18 Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins.

Jer 15:18-19 Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail? 19 Therefore thus says the Lord: “If you return,

Selfishness only intensifies the pain that is spread around. Should I live in pain or you; I choose you.

Add in the demonic and you have a recipe for one painful life. People who reject God and carry the spirits of their sins have a unique way of bringing pain into other people’s lives. The pains in our body can be associated with the pains of our lives. Arthritis – bitterness, female problems – sexual abuse, poor self-image – rejection.

We live in a fallen world. We tend to assume everyone is out to get us. We keep internal enemy lists. Poor communication skills and lying demons lead to misunderstandings and we manufacture hurts and pains in our own spirits that were never intended.

Steve and his turkey

1 Chron 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

Living a life of forgiveness eases the pains of life.

  1. The Fruit of Unforgiveness
  1. A person who refuses to forgive has to make a case against the person. The unforgiveness turns to hatred as they pile on the attacks on the person who has hurt them. Prov 26:28 A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, Everything they speak becomes filled with the hatred that they carry.
  2. Hatred is aimed at other people. Bitterness drips from their souls. Heb 12:14-15 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Do I pursue peace and forgive or do I pursue trouble and become embittered?

Inner Darkness. This combination of unforgivenss, hatred and bitterness does something to our soul; the person we really are on the inside. The word was defiled. Matt 15:18-20 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. 20 These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

Unhealthy. Acts 8:23 For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”

Broken Relationships. Col 3:12-20 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

They refuse to forgive those who need their forgiveness hurting both that person and themselves. They carry the weight of unforgiveness, bitterness and hatred to the grave. Job 21:25 Another man dies in the bitterness of his soul, Never having eaten with pleasure.

  1. The Power and Blessing of Forgiveness

The greatest power in the universe. The weapon that defeats the demonic. More powerful than sin. God forgives. Jesus our example on the cross. From the book “God is Not Dead” Dr. Augusto Cury a psychiatrist who has written over 30 books. As an atheist he began to study Jesus. “my detailed analysis left me perplexed, astonished, and fascinated because , clearly, I understood that no mind could concoct an individual with His personality characteristics. He didn’t fit into human imagination.” His study of the last supper with Jesus washing His disciple’s feet blew his mind. The other issue was Jesus dealing with Judas, “He was not afraid of being betrayed but feared losing a friend.” “Never in history has a betrayed person teated the traitor with such dignity. There is no historic precedent ofr the characteristics displayed in Jesus’ personality. Freud, one of the most brilliant minds of humanity, reacted completely differently. He banished Juan and Adler from the psychonanalytic family for contradicting his ideas.” This study concluded after writing over a thousand pages with his salvation.

The Fruit of Forgiveness

Love. 1 Cor 13:4-7 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

To love and be loved are necessary for life. To forgive and be forgiven opens the door for real love.

  1. The peace that passes all understanding. The righteousness of right relationships. The ability to prosper without fighting against life. A satisfaction with life.

Fruit of the Spirit. We become that tree of life everywhere we go. People can interact with us and taste the fruit of the spirit in our lives: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control

Words of Graciousness. Eccl 10:12 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious,

  1. Forgiveness opens the door to healing.

Whole Relationships. The spiritual maturity to forgive always plays out with that word “righteousness”. When we forgive it is so much easier to be in right relationship with God and everyone around us when we forgive.

Conclusion: I return to that picture of a tree of life. Examine the words that come out of your mouth, or nowadays examine your facebook posts and your texts as well as words that come out of your mouth. Are you spreading life or death.

 

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Ann Coulter’s “Demonic”

There was something refreshing about reading Demonic by Anne Coulter. Let me explain. While in Mazabuka, Zambia we were having church with the local people while there was a mini revival among the transplanted white farming community. Mazabuka’s white community has been compared to the Happy Valley social dramas of Kenya. I had good relations with these folks until they realized I voted Republican. The horror of a Christian, a pastor no less, supporting that warmonger was too much to bear for most of them. As time went on I found myself able to justify my Republican voting record to these white Zambian farmers.

I would explain that there were really two issues that I could point to on a biblical level that divided the Republicans from the Democrats: abortion and homosexuality. I would then use the scriptures that point to a child being a child in the womb as well as out of it and the obvious natural sexual relationship between the bodies of a man and a woman verses the bodies of homosexual relationships. At this point they are with me because they do not understand American politics. So I now explain how one party in their party platform supports life and traditional marriage, the Republicans and the other supports abortion on demand and homosexual marriage. They would finally understand. I would usually conclude with a statement that any knowledgeable Christian would have to vote Republican if their internal Christian values were to be the weight of judgment in their political choices.

I sometimes would include a short shot on the politics of envy that enslave the poor of the United States into a welfare system that guarantees a vote for the party that put them there: the Democrats. The point is that the 10 commandments point to covetousness as a breaking of the commandment. Appeals to the sinful nature of covetousness and class envy drive the poorer members of society into the arms of the welfare providing Democrats verses those evil Republicans who seem to think that working for a living would bring more dignity to a life than collecting benefits, kind of like God’s attitude.

So I have developed an internal attitude that there is a demonic divide between the two parties. I don’t think I have ever taken the time to really examine this attitude in writing; yet it is always part of my thinking. Thus, the refreshing of reading Ann Coulter’s book. This was the first Ann Coulter book I have ever read. I looked at some of the WordPress reviews after reading it and was kind of amused at what I saw. Liberals hated it without refuting it. Conservatives tended to just enjoy her skewering the other side. The exception were some religious conservatives and liberals. For them; Ann Coulter is doing unrepairable damage to the cause of Christ. So here goes.

She takes the writings of a Frenchman named Gustave Le Bon who wrote “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind” in 1896. She then takes the time to apply his thoughts about mobs and apply them to the operations of the Democrats. For a conservative it is fun and being familiar with many of the events she chronicles it makes sense. She is actually going somewhere with these comparisons. The book minus her unveiled barbs would stand alone as quite a work of applying history to present issues.

She will move to the comparison of the American and French revolutions, something that she will point out is not done any more in American universities (Cornell does not have a single class on the French Revolution). She will say the reason is that Le Bon’s take on mobs is perfectly seen in the chaos of the Reign of Terror. She describes one character after another who whips up the frenzy of the mob to ride at its head only to have the same mob turn on them as the “Terror” unfolds. She sees Democratic functionaries in all of this from the unionists, the 1%ers, the race hustlers, the homosexuals and the abortionists.

The comparing of the two revolutions always will include one with God and one without God. She chronicles the total abandonment of any idea of God by the leaders of the French Revolution. She then takes the time to bring God into the American Revolution as well as a healthy distain for mob action. (The tea of the tea party was all paid for by the merchants of Boston). There was no slaughter of those who disagreed with the goals of the American Revolution as there were in the French. She then takes note of the peaceful deaths of the signers of Declaration with the exception of Hamilton who refused to fire for the sake of his Christian sensibilities in his duel with Burr.

She does the most politically incorrect thing I have ever read by including Martin Luther King in her list of mob actions. She does this for two reasons. One is to shine some light of truth and the other is to recognize the point in our history when we accepted the notion of the “good mob”. She does this by documenting the civil rights victories that were being won one after another by Thurgood Marshall. She does an excellent job of documenting the championing of civil rights by the Republican Party all the way into the 60’s in the face of Democratic opposition. Bull Connor was a Democratic machine operative who was full of hatred for Blacks. His policies were defeated by the electorate of Birmingham Al. He was not reelected. He was a serving out his term as a sitting lame duck when Martin Luther King made the march on Birmingham. King had already won, Connor had lost. There were attempts to get King to see this, but he carried out his march that allowed the racist Connor one last chance to show his colors. Thus America after seeing the film clips on the evening news became acquainted with the good mob for the first time in our history.

She concludes where I started with a quote from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” dedication to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer”. That is where the next book should start. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”.

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Sunday School Hero

Joan was sharing with me some of her adventures in Sunday School. She had taken the kids down the Roman road to salvation and there were some “now what” thoughts. The discussion led to how to live their lives. One young person talked about liking bad guys with super powers. Joan explained about our power with God and said how she liked Sherlock Holmes because he used his intelligence to help people. The young guy saw the wisdom in this and changed his mind and said that he wanted to help people like Sherlock Holmes, because “you know how intelligent I am”.

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From Instapundit:

ALAN TURING WAS A SMART MAN:  Turing’s theory of chemical morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death.  “Alan Turing’s accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. In his only paper on biology, Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, or how identical copies of a single cell differentiate, for example, into an organism with arms and legs, a head and tail.  Now, 60 years after Turing’s death, researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh have provided the first experimental evidence that validates Turing’s theory in cell-like structures.”

I read the article and it shows me everything I need to know about how evolution works in the minds of scientists trying to communicate the theory to the masses.

Here was my comment on Instapundit: Observing this chemical event in nature would validate the theory. A scientist introducing an inhibitory agent and a excitatory agent to a cell-like structure isn’t the same as observing the chemical event in nature or even being able to create the event by introducing the two chemical agents to an actual cell. It shows it is a possibility with applied human intelligence added into the mix.

Most of these experimental validations of processes of evolution just prove the need of the missing ingredient to make them work: “intelligent design”. They somehow have to get nature to create incredible pieces of life (eye, ear, brain) through natural processes without intelligence as to the end goal. This will always be impossible to prove yet every experiment that they say “proves it” only proves that intelligence needed to make it happen.

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