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CMI looks at Worldviews, logic, and earth’s age

—part 1 by John K. Reed and Shaun Doyle Despite claims of contemporary Christian scholars, logic demonstrates that an old earth is inextricably intertwined with the Enlightenment worldview of naturalism. Since Christianity and naturalism are fundamentally at odds, the contrary is also true; belief in an old earth is inconsistent with Christianity—a point reinforced by…

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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

  by  Eric Lyons, M.Min. Kyle Butt, M.A.   Where did the dinosaurs go? This question has stumped the scientific community for decades. The question is extremely difficult because it appears that most dinosaurs (whose bones fossilized) died out in a sudden, catastrophic event. In The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs, Walter Alvarez and Frank…

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The Global Warming Scam

The Continuing Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax . By Alan Caruba While the nation tries to come to grips with the cascade of scandals involving the Obama administration, a significant phenomenon has been occurring. It is the demise of the global warming/climate change hoax that has driven national and international policies since the 1980s. . Directed…

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Saul Alinsky : Obama and Hillary’s Teacher

Saul Alinsky (1909 – 1972) was a liberal community organizer in Chicago who developed a method of local organizing that was widely copied by Democrats, and influenced Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He is credited with coining the term “community organizer.” His most well-known accomplishment was the book Rules for Radicals. He wanted reform inside…

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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Reviewed

Dr. Bohlin explores the key points from this documentary from a Christian perspective.  He looks at three of the scientists featured on the film who were persecuted for their willingness to consider intelligent design as an option.  The film may become dated but the issue of an intelligent creator versus an impersonal, random cause of…

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The Truth Project Session 21 The American Experiment

    What is the biblical model of the state?       Where did the idea of the American governmental system of checks and balances come from?   Isaiah 33:22 (NKJV) For the LORD is our Judge, The LORD is our Lawgiver, The LORD is our King; He will save us.  Three branches: Executive, Judicial, Legislative…

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One Nation Under God

     Kerby Anderson G.K. Chesterton once said that “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence.”{1} We are going to document the origins of this country by looking at a book entitled…

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Liberalism and Mental Illness

Mental illness is rapidly increasing in the world and “will be the second biggest cause of death and disability by 2020.”[1] According to the World Health Organization: Mental illnesses, from epilepsy to depression, currently affect over 400 million people around the world. This group includes 45 million people with schizophrenia. America and Japan experience the…

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Is America Doomed?

by  Dave Miller, Ph.D. The dark, sinister clouds of political correctness have been steadily gathering over America for some 50 years now. The result? A drastic recasting of American culture from what it was (for the first 185 years) to what it is now. In the words of one of the current presidential candidates: Whatever…

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Deconstructionism and the Left

by David Barton Groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU), the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), People For the American Way (PAW), American Atheists (AA), the Baptist Joint Committee (BJC), and many similar groups are among those included within…

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The Truth Project Session 20 The State Whose Law part 2

  Romans 13:1-7 (ESV) 1  Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2  Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3  For rulers are not a…

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Introduction to the Book of Nehemiah

Nehemiah   John MacArthur  *   Title Nehemiah (“Jehovah comforts”) is a famous cupbearer, who never appears in Scripture outside of this book. As with the books of Ezra and Esther, named after his contemporaries (see Introductions to Ezra and Esther), the book recounts selected events of his leadership and was titled after him. Both the…

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Case Closed: DNA too Unstable to Support 65 Million Year Old T Rex Red Blood Cells.

DNA: the best information storage system by Jonathan Sarfati Published: 4 June 2015 (GMT+10) Illustration ©iStock.com/BlackJack3D Living creatures not only contain enormously complex machines, they also contain the ‘instruction manual’ to build these machines—which can be seen as a sort of ‘recipe book’ programmed on DNA, the famous ‘double helix’ molecule (deoxyribonucleic acid). In many articles…

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Video Sermons

A Love for God with Teeth In It  What Really Matters to God Excelling in Giving  Dispelling the Lies of Marriage    What Is One Supposed to Believe  The Best That’s Yet to Come  144,000 +2  God’s Just Judgments for our Good  The wrath from which we are saved  Terrors of the Tribulation Part 2…

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Truth Decay

  Three Views of Truth We live in a world that has dramatically changed its view of truth, and thus have inherited an ethical system that denies the existence of truth. The worldview of the twenty-first century is postmodernism, and the dominant ethical system of the last two centuries has been relativism. To understand this…

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Did God create an ‘open’ universe?

 Theistic evolutionists take God out of the driver’s seat by Lita Cosner and Keaton Halley Christians, especially those facing difficult circumstances, take comfort in the fact that God knows everything that will happen in advance and that He sovereignly directs all things. But theistic evolutionists are compelled by the logic of their own arguments to deny…

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Is “Open Theism” biblical?

Question: “What is open theism?” Answer: “Open theism,” also known as “openness theology” and the “openness of God,” is an attempt to explain the foreknowledge of God in relationship to the free will of man. The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely knew the future, human…

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The Declaration and Constitution: Their Christian Roots

Kerby Anderson The Declaration of Independence Many are unaware of the writings and documents that preceded these great works and the influence of biblical ideas in their formation. In the first two sections of this article, I would like to examine the Declaration of Independence. Following this, we’ll look at the Constitution. On June 7,…

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The Truth Project Session 19 The State, Whose Law?

1. What is the difference between ethics and morals? Ethics are how things should be…..morals are how we actually live. 2. If the concept of stealing implies ownership, what does this logically lead to? A fundamental right to possess property. People have the right to own things individually. We take this concept for granted, but…

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Colossians Chapter 4

Colossians 4:1-18 (ESV) 1  Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. 2  Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3  At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery…

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Colossians Chapter 3

   1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who…

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Colossians Chapter 2

. 1 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person. 2 I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and…

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Colossians Chapter 1

 Colossians 1:1-2 (ESV) 1  Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2  To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:   1. Paul says he is an apostle. Exactly what is an apostle?   ἀπόστολοςapostolos (ap-os’-tol-os) n. 1. a delegate 2. (specially) an ambassador of…

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Introduction to Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.

1. Where was the City of Colossae?  The city of Colosse lay in the beautiful Lycus Valley about 100 miles east of Ephesus. It  hadbeen an important town during the Greek and Persian War of the fifth century B.C. Since then new trade routes had carried most traffic to its neighboring towns of Laodicea and Hierapolis…

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Pontius Pilate—Lost and Found

  Pilate—Lost and Found by  Kyle Butt, M.A.   The last few days Jesus’ life were the most tragic of any in human history. Ruthless men and women mocked Him, spit upon Him, and even hit Him. Amidst all the violence, there stood one man who had the power to stop all the torture. One…

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The Truth Project Session 18 Unio Mystica part 2

From your experience what is the public perception of church? Hypocrites Money hungry homophobes Self righteous phonies Ignorant bible thumping inbreds who marry their cousins. Counter culture right wingers. Anti science anti evolution, climate change deniers. Same-sex marriage was approved by Scottish Parliament in February 2014. Scotland the home John Knox a leader of the…

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Starnes: School bans Jesus from child’s assignment

Starnes: School bans Jesus from child’s assignment UPDATE: Somerset Academy issued a formal written apology to 12-year-old Mackenzie Fraiser late Friday for denying her the right to use a Bible verse in a class assignment. School officials have now agreed to allow the sixth-grader to resubmit her original project, this time with her favorite Bible…

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Christians Believe In Global Warming

  by  Dave Miller, Ph.D.   The hoopla in recent years regarding global warming has reached a frenzied state. As Al Gore declared in his 2006 book An Inconvenient Truth: Not only does human-caused global warming exist, but it is also growing more and more dangerous, and at a pace that has now made it…

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1 Timothy Chapter 4

1 Timothy 4:1-16 (NASB) 1  But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,2  by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3  men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining…

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The Truth Project Session 17 Unio Mystica part 1

    Unio Mystica     Mystical Union   The union between God and man.     How would you define Christianity?     Genesis 1:27 (ESV) 27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.     Genesis 2:16-17 (NASB) 16  The LORD…

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Damaged Pastor Syndrome

Originally posted on Restoring Kingdom Builders:
When a pastor is under attack inside his church, he begins to suffer from a condition I’d like to call Damaged Pastor Syndrome. DPS strikes a pastor when he picks up signals that an individual or a group are laying the groundwork to force him from office. These signals…

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A Sabbath here and a Sabbath there…………

  Luke 6:1-11 (NASB) 1  Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 3  And Jesus answering them said,…

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Did Jesus Break the Sabbath?

by  Dave Miller, Ph.D. One common misconception regarding the behavior of Jesus is that, on occasion, in healing the sick and performing other benevolent actions, He broke the Sabbath in order to accommodate the higher law of love. This viewpoint leaves the impression that law is sometimes, if not frequently, antithetical to being loving. It…

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How should Christians view the Sabbath?

Question: “What day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday? Do Christians have to observe the Sabbath day?” Answer: It is often claimed that “God instituted the Sabbath in Eden” because of the connection between the Sabbath and creation in Exodus 20:11. Although God’s rest on the seventh day (Genesis 2:3) did foreshadow a future Sabbath…

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Not So Fast Luke 5:33-39

Luke 5:33-39 (NASB) 33  And they said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink.” 34  And Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?…

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“Unconditional election – is it biblical?”

Answer:  Unconditional election is a phrase that is used to summarize what the Bible teaches about the predestination—or the election—of people for salvation. It represents the second letter of the acronym TULIP, which is commonly used to enumerate the five points of Calvinism, also known as the Doctrines of Grace. Other terms for the same…

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The Truth Project Session 16 Sociology Part 2

Why is it not good for man to be alone? Solitary confinement: In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. led the world in a new practice of imprisoning people in solitary cells, without access to any human contact or stimulation, as a method of rehabilitation. The results were disastrous, as prisoners quickly became severely mentally…

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The Decline of a Nation – History and Christian Values

Kerby Anderson considers factors which may lead to the decline of this nation’s position as the only world super-power.  He points out the relationship between moral and spiritual decline and the decline of society in general.  We need to return to godly principles if we are to avoid a descent into irrelevance and depravity. Introduction Doomsayers…

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The Truth Project Session 15 Sociology Part 1

Romans 1:18-20 (NASB) 18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19  because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal…

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Levi Throws a Party Luke 5: 27-32

            Luke 5:27-32 (KJV) 27  And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 28  And he left all, rose up, and followed him. 29  And Levi made him a great feast in…

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News From The War on Christianity

CBS…….. Face the Nation and the anti-Christian attack on Family Research Council Tony Perkins. ‘We will not obey’: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage “We will not obey.” That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they…

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Salad bar Christianity! Pick what you want?

You can’t just pick and choose what you want.    by Gary Bates   Sometimes Christians treat the Bible’s doctrines like a ‘salad  bar’, where they can choose the nice doctrines, like loving one another,  but avoiding controversial or tough issues like Genesis creation. One of the  major reasons CMI exists is to overcome objections raised…

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The Federalist Papers as Seen from a Biblical Worldview Perspective

Kerby Anderson takes through a summary of the Federalist Papers as seen from a biblical worldview perspective.  Does a Christian view of man and government undergird these foundational documents?  Kerby considers this question. Introduction The Federalist Papers are a collection of eighty-five essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay between October 1787 and…

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The Ultimate Sexual Confusion

Male and female He made them … by Kathy Wallace Introduction A few days before this article was written (October 2013), Nathan Verhelst, aged 44 years, was legally euthanased (i.e. killed) in Belgium due to “unbearable psychological distress” after a series of sex-change operations, because the outcome failed to meet his expectations. What causes a person…