Category Archives: God

Oorah! Salvation comes!

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VIDEO: U.S. MARINES CHANT, ‘THERE’S NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH!’

Allen West: ‘Singing is going to drive the secular humanists INSANE’

by CHELSEA SCHILLING

A video of U.S. Marines singing, dancing and worshiping God at Camp Pendleton in California is going viral on Facebook, prompting retired Lt. Col. Allen West to revel in the display he says will “drive the secular humanists INSANE.”

In the video a crowd of Marines sings “Days of Elijah,” a Christian worship song, while raising their hands in the air and shouting, “Oorah!” The troops were attending a Christian worship service at the military base in San Diego County, California.

Some of the lyrics include:

These are the days of Elijah
Declaring the word of the Lord, yeah
And these are the days of Your servant, Moses
Righteousness being restored

These are the days of great trials
Of famine and darkness and sword
Still we are the voice in the desert crying
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/video-u-s-marines-chant-theres-no-god-like-jehovah/#dABLxjSrb7bzMry2.99


1 Kings 19:18

“Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

Elijah was discouraged at the horrible evil in Israel’s leadership. He had fled into hiding, fearing the wrath of Queen Jezebel, when the Lord spoke to him, and told him there were those in Israel who had not turned away from God.

Oorah!

Creation: The “missing link” is missing!

evolution of man

Missing link” is a hypothetical fossil form intermediate between two living forms, especially between humans and apes.

Some scientists claim that fossils first discovered near Heidelberg in Germany in 1907, which they call Homo heidelbergensis, was the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens (in Africa) and the Neanderthals (in Europe).

But there’s increasing skepticism about that.

Dr. Fazale Rana writes for Reasons To Believe, Sept. 11, 2014:

The human fossil record has recently experienced a possible disappearance of sorts. An increasing number of researchers now argue that Homo heidelbergensis, a key transition in human evolutionary scenarios, never existed. If true, this vanishing act could have horrifying consequences for naturalistic models.

Since the 1970s, paleoanthropologists believed H. heidelbergensis represents a transitional intermediate linking H. erectus to modern humans and Neanderthals. Some anthropologists believed that the “Heidelberg Man” is the common ancestor who gave rise to two separate lineages, one leading to modern humans and the other to Neanderthals and the Denisovans. Others thought that H. heidelbergensis solely led to Neanderthals and the Denisovans, while H. antecessor served as the common ancestor to the modern human and Neanderthal/Denisovan branches of the human evolutionary tree.

Researchers estimated that H. heidelbergensis existed between 800,000 and 200,000 years ago and made its home in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Support for this important hominid came from the discovery of 28 individuals recovered from the famous Sima de los Huesos (“the Pit of Bones”) in Spain. These hominids were dated to 430,000 years in age and assigned to H. heidelbergensis.

However, a recent reevaluation of this finding concluded that these creatures were much more Neanderthal-like than previously thought.1 On the basis of this conclusion, the research team from Spain argues that the Sima de los Huesos specimens couldn’t be H. heidelbergensis. This has led a number of anthropologists to argue that maybe H. heidelbergensis never existed at all.2

It is shocking to think that the re-analysis of fossil specimens from a single site can call into question the existence of one of the key transitional intermediates in most human evolutionary scenarios. If H. heidelbergensis disappears, it will leave evolutionary scenarios in a state of chaos.

References:

  1. J. L. Arsuaga et al., “Neandertal Roots: Cranial and Chronological Evidence from Sima de los Huesos,” Science 344 (June 20, 2014): 1358–63.
  2. Michael Balter, “RIP for a Key Homo Species?,” Science 345 (July 11, 2014): 129.

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: An Invitation to Grace

Jesus knocks

Isaiah 55:1-3, 6-7, 12

All you who are thirsty,
come to the water!…
Why spend your money for what is not bread;
your wages for what does not satisfy?…
Pay attention and come to me;
listen, that you may have life.
Seek the Lord while He may be found,
call Him while He is near.
Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
and the wicked his thoughts;
let him turn to the Lord for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving…
Yes, in joy you shall go forth,
in peace you shall be brought home;
Mountains and hills shall break out in song before you,
all trees of the field shall clap their hands.

blue geranium & yellow lilies

In His peace and love,

~Eowyn

The Homeless. Do We Even Look? Are You Sure?

This should leave a bit of a lump in your throat. I know it did me.   :(

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If a family member posed as a homeless person, would you recognize him or her?

That’s the question a new campaign — Make Them Visible — is asking. In a video produced by ad agency Silver + Partners and Smuggler for the New York City Rescue Mission, several people come face-to-face with their relatives and significant others dressed as homeless people. However, not a single participant recognizes their mother, brother or wife.

“There’s only one person that didn’t make it into the film — because they couldn’t handle the fact that they walked by their family,” video director Jun Diaz of Smuggler production company told Fast Company. “It happened every time.”

The jarring social experiment, staged in Tribeca and Soho near the mission’s shelter, shows just how invisible homeless people are to pedestrians on the street.

“We don’t look at them. We don’t take a second look,” Michelle Tolson, director of public relations for the New York City Rescue Mission, told The Huffington Post.

Tolson explained that the ad agency and production company hired actors for a documentary video and quietly contacted each person’s family to see if they would be interested in being apart of the social experiment. While the family members were in on the ruse, the participants had no idea they were being set up, and only learned after the fact when they watched themselves walk past their “homeless” family member.

“The experiment is a powerful reminder that the homeless are people, just like us, with one exception,” Craig Mayes, executive director of New York City Rescue Mission, said in a statement provided to HuffPost. “They are in trouble and in pain. And they are someone’s uncle or cousin or wife.”

Watch how each person reacts after the big reveal in Make Them Visible’s video above.

~Steve~

PS, The NYC Rescue Mission is a personal Charity I’ve supported for over 25 yrs. Just happened upon this vid and thought you may like it. Here is a brief bio of the joint and link for more info.   Thanks. Steve

The New York City Rescue Mission, America’s First Rescue Mission, has had the same goal since 1872: to provide hope, food, clothing and shelter to people in crisis in New York City.

Founded by Jerry and Maria McAuley, New York City Rescue Mission has been serving the city since 1872.

 http://nycrescue.org/

h/t Digg

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/make-them-visible-homeless-video_n_5200574.html

Sermon in a Smile

Whom the Son sets free
is free indeed!

Live like someone left the gate open!

Live like someone left the gate open!

I saw this photo in Facebook, and have no idea who the photographer is. Please, if this is your photo, let us know, so we can give you credit. In the mean time, thank you for the smiles. ~ TD

Baby bear plays on golf course

Watch this bear cub dance around a flag pole on the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s golf course in British Columbia, Canada.

Delightful!

~Eowyn

Coming Home: Finding Jesus, Son of God, in the Koran

Coming Home

Islam’s Koran considers Jesus the Christ a prophet, like Mohammad, although one would never know it if we go by the terrible and ongoing slaughter and persecution of Christians by Muslims, most notably in Iraq, Syria, and Nigeria.

A Muslim named Mario Joseph, however, discovered to his amazement after reading the Koran with care and intelligence, that Jesus is more than prophet — He is the Son of God.

And so Mario Joseph forsook Islam and became a Christian.

For that, he was tied down, deprived of food and water, by his vengeful family. At the point of near-death, Joseph mustered the strength to fight back, only to be attacked by his murderous father.

Joseph cried out to Jesus for help. Miraculously, his father was stricken to the ground by an unseen hand, and so Joseph fled to safety.

Watch and listen to this man’s astonishing testimony.

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~Eowyn