Professor Walter Veith takes you through the principles of evolution to expose what scientists are not telling you. With a doctorate in zoology, Professor Veith proves creationism scientifically.

Walter Veith has taught university students for many years and once again presents this relevant information in an easy to understand multimedia presentation.



101 - The Earth in Time and Space / Genesis Conflict - Walter Veith

Youtube links to the whole series.

1. The Genesis Conflict - The Earth in Time and Space
2. The Genesis Conflict - A Universal Flood
3. The Genesis Conflict - Bones in Stones
4. The Genesis Conflict - Where Mammals Reigned
5. The Genesis Conflict - The Genes of Genesis
6. The Genesis Conflict - Creation to Restoration
7. The Genesis Conflict - A Day to be Remembered
8. The Genesis Conflict - A Spade Unearths the Truth

I was curious about how to say "Happy Sabbath" in Japanese so I looked into it. Here are a couple of ways.

いい安息日を! (ii ansokunichi wo)

or

ハッピー·サバス! (happi sabasu)
God worked in my life and the life of my family in a miraculous way this morning. Last night we prayed for his intervention because we had no way to handle all our own needs. The financial situation looked grim. However when I woke up this morning there was a letter in the mail addressed to me with all that we needed in it. Praise God for His love and grace.~

I just wanted to make a post so that I don't easily forget the things He has done in my life.
Collecting rocks and minerals has been a long time hobby of mine. I love all the different shapes, colors, and textures. So when I read through Revelation 21 and came across the texts about the foundations of the wall of the New Jerusalem I decided it would be amazing if I could collect a specimen of rock for each foundation. It could be a mini exhibit =).

19 And the foundations of the wall
of the city were garnished with all
manner of precious stones. The first
foundation was jasper; the second,
sapphire; the third, a chalcedony;
the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth,
sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the
eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz;
the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the
eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an
amethyst.
               - Revelation 21:19,20 KJV

To sum that up, I'll need:
  • jasper
  • sapphire
  • chalcedony
  • emerald
  • sardonyx
  • sardius
  • chrysolite
  • beryl
  • topaz
  • chrysoprasus
  • jacinth
  • amethyst
The modern identity of some of these minerals is still disputed, so it's hard to know for certain exactly what I need. However I have already started to collect what I can positively identify. So far I've got jasper, chalcedony, beryl, and amethyst. I'll just have keep collecting gradually as I can afford it and as I come across the specimens needed.

Chalcedony

Chalcedony

Beryl

Beryl

(Didn't take any pics of the jasper and amethyst yet.)

Today was the first time I had heard the argument for Mary not really being a virgin. Well, not exactly, but it was the first time I had heard a specific reason for people to say that it wasn't so. Apparently the idea going around is that the original Aramaic and Hebrew word used for the prophecy found in Isaiah 7:14 meant "young  woman" or "maiden" and that "virgin" is a mistranslation. Seeing as the place I came across this information was on tumblr, which is hardly a reputable source, I did my own research.

The Hebrew word in question is הָעַלְמָה ha-al'mah.
I tried finding the Aramaic term, but that's proving to be more difficult.

There were a lot of articles that left out a ton of context, so here are a couple that really dig deep, using well rounded reasoning and sources.

Fight the Good Fight Blog: http://growinthespirit.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-meaning-of-hebrew-word-almah-or.html

Andrews University Publication: http://www.andrews.edu/~davidson/Publications/Messianic%20Prophecies/Messianic%20Hope%20in%20Isaiah.pdf

In the gospels it's not even a question that Mary is referred to as a virgin. Here's the Greek word.

παρθένος,n  \{par-then'-os}
1) a virgin  1a) a marriageable maiden  1b) a woman who has never had sexual intercourse with a man  1c) one's marriageable daughter  2) a man who has abstained from all uncleanness and whoredom  attendant on idolatry, and so has kept his chastity  2a) one who has never had intercourse with women

Sites used: Wiktionary, The Online Greek Bible, Bible Hub.

I'd like to find my own offline sources too. Sounds like a trip to the library.~

May edit this for other sources and updated info later.

The more I see of worldly views the more I am thankful to be a Christian. There is so much hate out there. Hate against races, genders, religions, and much more. Everyone thinks they have the answer, but so often it only creates more hate or redirects the hate elsewhere.

I appreciate God's law of love because He solves the problems without any hate at all. Everything is done in love.

35 Then one of them, which was a law-
maker, asked him a question, tempting him,
and saying,
36 Master, which is the great command-
ment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great command-
ment.

39 And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets.


- Matthew 22:35-40

I am so thankful to serve a loving God.


The world of asexuality in the christian religion is fairly quiet as far as I can tell. Most times people seem to confuse it as celibacy and praise an asexual for their amazing self-control. That's about as far as it goes. However I have also heard stories here and there on the internet about people who have been put down for being a christian asexual. The main reason I keep seeing is that God told humanity to be fruitful and multiply, and that isn't what asexuals are doing.

Let me share something from my own experience. Both of my parents are Christians. My dad is the head elder of our church and is involved in many other ways. When I "came out" to my parents, neither of them made any sort of fuss. To this day I don't think they believe me, and are still waiting for grandchildren. I have to give my dad some credit though. When I was looking for answers in my bible about how God views asexuality, he pointed out a wonderful verse to me that I think fits quite well. Let me share it here with whoever may read this.

 10 His disciples said to Him, "If
such is the case of the man with his
wife, it is better not to marry."
 11 But He said to them, "All can-
not accept this saying, but only
those to whom it has been given:

 12 "For there are eunuchs who
were born thus from their mother's
womb, and there are eunuchs who
were made eunuchs by men, and
there are eunuchs who  have made
themselves eunuchs for the king-
dom of heaven's sake. He who is
able to accept it, let him accept it."

- Matthew 19:10-12 NKJV

This is only a part of a conversation between Jesus, the pharisees, and the disciples. The pharisees came to Jesus asking about whether a man can divorce his wife for any reason. For the full context I recommend reading from the beginning of Matthew chapter 19. Personally I like to see the context of a verse before I believe what someone tells me it means. Context can be everything.
What I got from these texts is that if a person needs that sexual intimacy, then they should look for a partner to be joined in marriage with. If a person can live without it in comfort, that is also acceptable. The problem comes in when people aren't joined together by God.
I understand that asexuals aren't eunuchs, but based off of these verses, I don't see how God could have any problem with us either. The way the word "eunuchs" is used in these verses also appears to me to refer to more than just people missing parts. It seems like Jesus is referring to various cases that cause people not to have sexual intercourse.

Well, that was my little biblical study on asexuality and Christians. I wish I had more, but even this small amount seems to sufficiently cover the material. It is my hope that fellow christian asexuals with similar questions to what I had will find this to be a useful resource.

God bless~

January 2016

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