Month: July 2020

Feeling Blue? I’ve Been There Too

Depression, loneliness, despair.
Most people have been there —

Sorry, the rhymes were meant to start further down.

Inside Bus

Let’s look at what you can you do,
when you’re feeling blue.

Sorry again! I think I’d better get all the poetry out of the way first.

Here goes:

THE BUS TO NOWHERE

Today I could take a holiday
And visit somewhere nice.
Maybe take the bus to Burleigh
(Avoiding Surfers Paradise).

I’d go down by the sea
Where the breeze blows on my face,
And then buy a cup of coffee
In a certain lonely place.

Then walk up to the bluff lookout
To see the blue sea, blue sky sights.
And stare down at the rocks
From dizzy, dangerous heights.

Burleigh Bluff

And I’d consider all the seagulls
And I’d make my mind up not to fall.
They fly around forever.
But I don’t fly at all.

Then… I’d walk back to the bus stop
Feeling hardly any pain.
Some days, I take a bus to nowhere
Then I come back home again.

As you may be able to tell, I can relate to feeling blue.

I’ve had years of unemployment with no car and a bad back…

I’ve been married three times, divorced twice, with my second marriage lasting only two weeks. We had a great honeymoon. Immediately afterwards, this beautiful lady sent me out on an errand, then dumped all my furniture and things on the pavement outside the unit, and when I returned she told me I couldn’t come back inside – all without any argument or warning!

It broke my heart…

Although I’ve lived in a mansion, I’ve also lived in substandard housing, with cockroaches crawling over me when they came out of every crevice overnight, even after using insect spray bombs!

I know what it’s like to feel deeply lonely and depressed.

Before I talk about what you can do to shake the blues, here’s what not to do.

Don’t commit suicide, fast or slow… don’t take drugs, don’t take booze, and don’t throw your life away.

Whatever doesn’t build you up will generally tear you down, so don’t be stupid.

Excluding medical help, which is totally outside the scope of this article, here are

THREE IDEAS FOR BEATING THE BLUES:

1) Change your scenery or location

2) Change your plan

3) Change your thinking

A change of scenery may only be a temporary fix, as illustrated in my poem. But it may help, because it can change your mood and give you time to reevaluate things. Sometimes stuff just takes time to work through. As the Bible says, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)

A change of plan. You need hope, and having a plan can give you hope. You need to get a vision for yourself of what could be, not what is. Again, to quote the Bible, where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18) There are lots of books about goal setting, and they might help, but just ask yourself, What’s the next step I can take in order to make things better? That’s how you begin to make a plan. Take it from there.

A change of thinking. Negative thinking will take you deeper into depression. Although your thinking may seem like it’s on autopilot, you can steer your thoughts if you really want to – your thoughts are actually choices you’re making! So – begin by refusing to dwell on any negative thoughts and choose to focus on the things you can do to make your life better. Be thankful for every asset you have. It may take a little effort to change your thought habit patterns, but it works better than any pill in the long run.

Bible quote time: In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God. (1 Thes. 5:18)

And another one: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)

Finally, the book of Jeremiah has a reputation for being negative, yet it also has positive messages. Here’s a verse worth noting:

Jer 29:11 I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a FUTURE and a HOPE. (ISV)

God can work in your life also, to give YOU a future and a hope.

Change your thinking, change your mindset, and you can change your life.

If you do find yourself on a bus to nowhere, make sure you get home safely.

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Is the Bible a True and Accurate Guide for your Life?

The Bowing King

Have you heard the following joke?
Two men are going door-to-door. They look like they are peddling religion. A lady opens the door. They hand her a pamphlet. She looks at it, and says,
‘This pamphlet is blank.’
They say,
‘We’re atheists!’

So, yes, the above image of Middle Eastern geography, called The Bowing King, IS fanciful, and many people have highly questionable ideas and opinions about the religion that are hard to prove.

But does that do away with all solid evidence proving the Bible IS TRUE?

No.

The problem is, I may prove the Bible is true, but can I change your attitude about it?

The problem of attitude is illustrated well by Michael Rood in the video below. When you watch it, go to the 9 minute mark, and play from there to see this. I can’t say it better myself.

Michael Rood is WRONG on a number of other issues, but NOT This One! I’ve used this video because he tells a good story here. Let truth be your guide, and only truth. It doesn’t matter what other people think, fanciful or otherwise…

Once you believe life was created by God, as proven on my anti-evolution page, you can build on that understanding and come to a much greater knowledge of the truth. Don’t read any further until you have fully studied my chicken article and are fully persuaded in your own mind.

There are really only two choices. Either everything was created and DESIGNED by God, who had NO beginning,or everything came from nothing! Do I really need to tell you that’s impossible? To believe that all things just popped into existence from nothing (or even just a single particle) is just plain stupid. With no God involved, it’s not possible for a single particle to explode into everything, and become the size of the earth and the universe.

It’s 100% illogical, and by the way, also breaks the first Law of Thermodynamics, which says energy can’t be created or destroyed, and the Law of Entropy, which states that all physical things tend toward disorder and decay, not evolution for the better.

Obviously then, original thermodynamic energy came from God, who is not a physical being, and cannot be understood in physical terms, and as already mentioned, had NO BEGINNING. (Psalm 93:2) Your throne has been established since time immemorial; you are king from eternity [ISV], [-from everlasting. [KJV])

These laws were all made by God. The laws themselves didn’t just explode from a single particle either.

More recent scientific research actually admits this. An October 2021 Big Think science article says, in it’s last paragraph: we can no longer speak with any sort of knowledge or confidence as to how — or even whether — the universe itself began.

Now, once you accept the existence of a creator who therefore is God, and realise that He’s a genius beyond imagination, and that His understanding is infinite, the next step is to test the Bible and find out if it is truly inspired by God, and is an accurate record, or not.

There are many different ways to prove the Bible.

Here are a few examples.

Ron Wyatt’s discoveries

Many of Ron’s discoveries stand alone, as PROOF of the Bible. They should have been front-page news worldwide, but the information has been suppressed, twisted, and lied about, and many have been misled over their veracity.

Many of the things Ron discovered, such as how the pyramids were built, are easily proved.

Here’s a short video showing evidence of Pharaoh’s chariots strewn across one particular area of the Red Sea, proving that the Red Sea crossing the Bible describes, did actually happen:

The stories in the Bible are not myths, and Truth IS stranger than fiction.

This next video is long, but if you’re genuine about finding and holding on to provable truth, knowing that it will change your life, you will watch it. If you don’t have time now, bookmark it, and come back later.

Around 4,000 years ago God reigned fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah. The evidence is still there. It consists of right angled buildings and roads. now turned to ash and balls of sulphur!

Although the commentator in the above video greatly misunderstands several things (such as burning forever in hell, which is one of numerous incorrect Catholic doctrines), he does get the main lesson correct! It also includes some spectacular photography of the region.

Additional photos sourced from: https://youtu.be/I7_92sjUcOI and https://youtu.be/IksUJCFCaMo and https://youtu.be/Nzf2aipGyPo

Ron Wyatt made many Biblical proof discoveries. They are mostly provable for those who are honest and unbiased . However, the most important is still surrounded by controversy and remains unverified!

Final proof will be given according to God’s timing, not ours.

When it’s proven, the Ark of the Covenant discovery will become a sensation.

This video explains more:

The most sacred object of the Tabernacle – the Ark of the Covenant – was anointed with Jesus’ blood. ***

The movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is typical Hollywood misdirection that hides what I believe to be the actual history.

The prophet Jeremiah, a contemporary of Daniel, hid the Ark, very roughly, about 600 years before Jesus’ sacrifice.

Under God’s inspiration, he left the Ark in one of the caves within Jeremiah’s Grotto. God made sure the final hiding place of the ark was located exactly underneath where the future crucifixion of Jesus would occur.

At the crucifixion, when there was an earthquake (Matt 27:51), and the rocks were split (same verse), Jesus’ blood flowed from the cross above, through the crack in the rocks, onto the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant!

This also gives greater depth of meaning to Genesis 4:11. Here, the ground opened up to receive Abel’s blood after Cain slew him. When Jesus was speared in the side at the cross (John 19:34) the ground also opened up to receive Jesus’ blood (Matt 27:51), which links the first murder to Jesus’ atonement for it.

For more details on Ron’s discoveries, check out these additional websites:

arkdiscovery.com (Kevin Fisher)
https://www.ronwyatt.com/ (Mary Nell Wyatt)
www.throneofgod.com  (Val Smith)
 http://users.netconnect.com.au/~leedas/ 
(Darren Sherwell)
http://www.thirdangelsmessage.com/  (R.T. Tourniaire)
https://noahsarkscans.nz/ (John Larsen)
https://www.holylandsite.com/sodom-gomorrah (Todd Fink)
https://arkfiles.net/ (also Rebecca Tourniaire)

And worth reading:
Ark of the Covenant
– the 5 Star reviewed book by Jonathan Gray

I’ve included this information because some will recognise truth in it, while others will remain blind to it.

Another Proof of the Bible

The complexities of the very first verse of the Bible are probably more than you have realised. Watch this to see what I mean.

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

This first verse is talking about a being who existed before everything else we know existed. And the verse itself is beyond human abilities to match. In the Hebrew this verse has seven words that consist of 28 letters. But within that sentence there are at least 30 patterns of seven. Watch the video above for some examples, and also check https://biblemapsplus.com/Bible-Numerics-Article-1-2019-09-23.pdf to verify the Hebrew numbering that is charted.

If you are a sceptic, the challenge is to assign numeric values to the English alphabet and then write any other meaningful sentence that includes 30 patterns of 7 in it. So far, nobody has been able to achieve anything else as clever as what the Bible does in it’s first verse!

New Testament Proof

Did you know that the first ten names of everyone in Genesis Chapter 5 of the Old Testament Bible contain a hidden prophecy about Jesus in the New Testament?

Check out this video for details.

Search YouTube for more detailed videos by Chuck Missler on this.

Although some things are doubtful, don’t let those things close your mind to crystal clear truth staring you directly in the face, begging you to embrace it.

Bible Proof in Fulfilled Prophecy

Prophecies written thousands of years ago have come true in the past, and are continuing to come true right now today!

For example, did you know that 2000 years ago Jesus forecast that we would have worldwide lockdowns just before His return?

Click here for details.

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*** ANNOTATION

The first reference to “the most holy” place in the Bible explains that the most holy is where they were to keep the ark of the testimony /ark of the covenant (Exo 26:33). It’s my belief the new covenant between God and every true Christian is literally sealed with the blood of Jesus Christ on the mercy seat of the ark.

At least 10 places in the Bible talk about objects being anointed, besides people, including the Ark in Exo 30:26.

Lev 16:14-15, where blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat, was a shadow or type of that which Jesus literally fulfilled on the cross Heb 12:24, as the antitype of all blood sacrifices made up until that moment.

Someone Is Trying To Kill You, Bill Jones!

Browsing through some old files on my computer, I came across the following story. It’s so good that I’d like to share it here…

On the morning of his 42nd birthday, Bill Jones awoke to a ball of thunder. Glancing out the window he saw written in fiery letters across the sky:

SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL YOU BILL JONES!

With shaking hands, Bill lit his first cigarette of the day.

He didn’t question the message. His only question was “Who?”

Watch my video for the rest of the story…

Original author unknown

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Wake Up to the Deceptions of Science (Falsely so-called)

Classic evolution theory would have you believe that millions of years of gradual development of eggs eventually produced a chicken. Or is it the other way around?

If you don’t know which came first, the chicken or the egg, you’ve been fooled!

It should be obvious to anyone that this could never have actually happened. Birds, and eggs, had to get it right the very first time they evolved— On the very first try — on the first go.

If it didn’t work out perfectly the first time, then the bird race would have died out.

They would not have survived more than one generation if you had partly formed chickens or birds trying to hatch out of partly formed non-functional eggs.

The very first time it happened, if an egg didn’t produce a fully functioning chicken or bird capable of laying perfect eggs from then on, the whole evolutionary process would have stalled. It would have ground to a halt. It would not have, and could not have continued.

Evolutionists might answer this by claiming I am trivialising the issue, and over simplifying a complicated process.

I agree.

So, in order to make my point clearer, let’s talk about something more complicated: butterflies.

Instead of two stages, butterflies go through four stages in their life cycle.

1) egg
2) caterpillar
3) chrysalis
4) adult butterfly

How did the first butterflies develop these stages?

In order to survive, butterflies had to get this formula right on the very first go, or else they would not have survived. There wouldn’t be any butterflies at all, if they couldn’t do it right the very first time.

Think it through.

When a caterpillar turns to mush inside a chrysalis, how come a butterfly pops out afterwards? Why doesn’t a grasshopper pop out instead? Or maybe a cockroach?

Plus here’s a real problem for evolution. Because butterflies don’t mate with caterpillars, but mate with other butterflies, the female butterfly must find a male butterfly in order to mate and then lay eggs. So at least TWO caterpillars had to evolve into butterflies at the same time for this process to work.

Starting from scratch (because of the reproduction problem it can’t have been over millions of years, but about the same time) , BOTH had to

  • start as mysteriously mutated eggs,
  • hatch into caterpillars,
  • each make a chrysalis, and then
  • magically come out as reproductively viable butterflies.
  • One had to come out with the fully completed abilities of a male, and the other had to come out with the fully completed and functioning abilities of a female, able to pass the same genes to her offspring from then on!

Their average life cycle may be a few weeks, or in some cases a few months, so if this reproduction didn’t happen correctly on the very first try for BOTH PAIR, AT AROUND THE SAME TIME, then the whole process of butterfly continuation and survival could not have occurred in the first place.

If it didn’t happen with the whole cycle perfected for both male and female on the first try, please explain how they gradually evolved with only partially formed abilities for reproduction.

That’s so important, I’m going to say it again:

Please explain how they g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y evolved with only partially formed abilities for reproduction.

I want to repeat this a third time, because the possibility or impossibility of any evolution of butterflies hinges on this point:

Please explain how they gradually evolved with only partially formed, and therefore NON-FUNCTIONING, abilities for reproduction.

You can’t explain it because it didn’t happen.

Think this through. After mating, the female has to have, within its makeup, the ability to lay eggs that contain the blueprint for the whole cycle to repeat all over again.

Realise that if it didn’t happen perfectly with at least two butterflies of the opposite sex evolving at the same time the very first time, with both containing a blueprint within them for the next generation of butterflies to continue – if this didn’t happen they would NOT have kept on keeping on.

At this point, if you don’t fully get this, you're not far from believing in magic.
 
A butterfly cannot come into existence without the previous stages, going back to eggs. Nor can the eggs develop into future stages over a long period because A COMPLETE CYCLE MUST BE PRESENT TO PRODUCE THE NEXT GENERATION. 
 
Without all stages there can be no future eggs. 
- Eggs don't mate in order to reproduce. 
- Caterpillars don't mate in order to reproduce. 
- Chrysalis don't mate in order to reproduce.
  Only the butterfly mates in order to reproduce. 
Any two butterflies ready for reproduction cannot have developed up to this stage in a single generation because the amount of mutation needed to go from egg to butterfly in a single generation is impossible. Progressive stages of evolution would require a complete reproductive cycle, but the gap between egg to butterfly does not allow for progressive evolution. Remember
- Eggs don't mate. 
- Caterpillars don't mate. 
- Chrysalis don't mate. 
  Only the end product - the butterfly, does. So how did TWO individual butterflies get to the last stage without going through the previous stages, and then mate? 
How did they achieve it in only one generation? 
Therefore,
either butterflies don't exist, or they were created without evolution.

There are many other flaws in the evolution fairy tale.

For instance, evolution lacks any example of one animal kind ever having evolved into another animal kind. There are no missing links. Claimed missing links are merely speculation, and others, like Piltdown man and Archaeorapto, are proven fraud. Also radiometric dating is false science. See this offsite link.

Or how about irreducible complexity? That puts a spanner in the works for evolution, because accidental incremental evolution makes no sense, as thousands of successive small modifications of very complicated biological systems would have no purpose without an advanced design in mind in the first place, and less complicated systems could not function!

Which came first, the heart, or blood vessels?

How could either one, without the other, possibly evolve?

Animals need a heart, or they don’t. A half-evolved heart won’t do the job at all!

If you’ve ever glued together a model aeroplane, or screwed together a garden shed, or assembled any Ikea furniture, you know it’s impossible for those things to just come together by themselves. How much more impossible for the whole universe to assemble itself?

Complex human or animal abilities like eyesight or reproduction could never have evolved by chance. Evolution theory is a faith based religion for people trying to run away from God.

You really only need to disprove one thing 100% (as I’ve done with butterflies) and the whole evolution house of cards collapses.

You’ve been fooled.

Are the scales of deception beginning to fall from your eyes?

Darwin’s ‘Origin of the Species’ THEORY of evolution is not true. It never has been true.

The theory of evolution is for mental caterpillars.

It’s time to grow up! Why be a mental caterpillar? Why not grow up, transform your thinking, and learn to fly instead?

How great a genius would you be if YOU created everything? Now, how impossible is it for NOTHING to create everything?

Do you really want to know the answer to the “which came first, chicken or egg” question?

The Bible tells you by implication which came first. It was the chicken.

The chicken came first, fully formed with a well designed reproductive system already built into it. God also created a fully formed man first, not an embryo first. God created all creatures fully formed to start with, using this same principle, including birds, chickens and butterflies.

By the way, the same people who believe in evolution have found that eggs can’t be produced without the protein ovocledidin-17 in the chickens’ ovaries, which also shows chickens came first, and they cannot have evolved!

Here’s a poem I wrote several years ago. Even though you may not like poetry, check it out!

Tiny Wing

How pretty, is a butterfly
On pastel powder wings,
It flutters through the scented air
Unlike lower mortal things

How beautiful, a butterfly
It doesn’t have to wait,
It flutters past oblivious
To worry fear and hate

How perfect, is a butterfly
Such a lovely, wondrous thing!
What a complex marvel of creation
In just one tiny wing

How transient, a butterfly
Painted flower on the breeze,
It flutters past unnoticed
It dies, and no one sees.

–Rob Binnion

Now that together, using irrefutable logic, you and I have disproved the theory of evolution, the next step is to prove that the Bible is TRUE!

I do that on this next page: CLICK HERE.

Chicken photo by Pixaboy from Pexels

These Quotes May Work For You, Even When Your Coffee Doesn’t!

Above photo by Emma Matthews on Unsplash

I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do. Drink them in. If any of them revive you, stir you to action, or motivate you, then reading this will be worth it.

By the way…

That’s an attempt at humour!

As I begin writing this article, I don’t know how it will turn out, but…
You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine — Flip Wilson

I’ll see if I can apply the advice from each quote as I write this article. So far, I’ve written a few sentences and it’s just like putting nickels in the machine.

So now, I simply need to keep on going!

All things come to him who goes after them — Unknown

Hey, writing this article is easier than I thought!

“But what about scary obstacles” I hear you cry. Well, no worries.

These quotes have it covered:

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be removed — Samuel Johnson

A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for — William G. T. Shedd

Those who know how to think need no teachers – Mahatma Gandhi

The future depends on what you do today – Mahatma Gandhi

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of breadMahatma Gandhi

One of my favourite quotes actually rides on top of another quote from Isaac Newton, who said:

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants

Here’s the corollary to that quote:
If I have NOT seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders — Hal Abelson

So, what to do? Forget the Giants! Boldly go where no man has gone before.

Sorry.

That’s a Star Trek quote I actually didn’t mean to include here.

Consider it a bonus!

These are in no particular order.

Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to fly in — Confucius, or some other sage said that, I believe.

Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’re still high. For those who are truly committed to a vision, the dream is never over — Steven K. Scott

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats — Howard Aiken

Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again — James R. Cook

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain (i.e. Samuel Clemens)

“If you never bump into the devil, it’s because you’re going in the same direction.” – Andrew Wommack

This one really resonated with me. Sometimes you just have to do whatever you have to do, but…

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home — Betty Bender

Nevertheless, never give up hope:

In the hour of adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds — Namibia

Every action has an equal and opposite criticism. (Ignore it.) – Unknown

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning — The Bible, Lamentations 3:22,23

The worshippers of false gods have given up their only hope. — The Bible, Jonah 2:8, BBE version.

I’ll stop here, although perhaps I should include one more:

UNWRITTEN LAW:
Most people do ALMOST enough to win — A. L. Williams

All right, perhaps a couple more?

The beautiful part of a good idea is that it’s self-financing. A good idea must give you leverage on your time, your efforts, or your money — Joe Karbo

I’ve saved the best one for last:

Guys are lucky because they get to grow mustaches. I wish I could. It’s like having a little pet for your face. — Anita Wiseman

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