- Stepping Beyond the Da Vinci Code By : Mary Magdeline
Have you Ever Wondered About the Mysteries of
Who We Are, Why We're Here and How We Came
to Be At This Momentous Point in History?
- Battle Healing Prayer By : Dr. Jay Snell -
I want to show you how to not be dependent on somebody else’s anointing. It’s the anointing that breaks the yoke of sickness or anything else. There’s no doubt about that. That is a fact. What we must understand is that the anointing comes on an act of faith.
Let me repeat it. The anointing comes on an act of faith. You can control this anointing simply by performing it. Therefore, if you act on faith, you control the anointing that follows because the anointing comes on a...
- Grab A Bible Commentary By : Martin Stoleman -
Whether you have been studying the Bible for years or if you have just read it for the first time there is always more that can be learned and understood. For Christians, the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and the guidebook for living. Therefore, it is important that each Christian understand the Bible the best that he or she can. A Bible commentary can be one of the best tools for getting the most out of Scripture.
Do you remember using Cliff's Notes to make it thr...
- A House For The Devout On The Web - Build A Website For Your Religious Institution By : Madison Lockwood -
When you are apart of a religious institution, you have a responsibility to reach a wide range of people. Not only the congregants who attend services or meetings but also those who are interested in attending as well as those curious about the workings and tenets of your religion. When you build your own website, you have the ability to cater to all of these needs in detail and with ease. Here are just a few ideas on what a religious institution might like to have on their w...
- Creation Science Issues - Fossil Footprints By : Greg Neyman -
In an article by Leonard Brand and James Florence, titled Stratigraphic Distribution of Vertebrate Fossil Footprints Compared with Body Fossils (Footnote 1), the authors do a fascinating study of fossil footprint sites, and correlate them with the distribution of actual fossils. Fossil footprints are not true fossils, and are more correctly identified by the term "trace fossil." True fossils are the actual remains of the animal.
In their comparison, they show that the quan...
- Transitional Fossils By : Greg Neyman -
Transitional fossils, or the supposed lack thereof, has been used for many years by anti-evolutionists to argue against evolution. Here, I will explain what a transitional fossil is, and why it is not valid as an argument against evolution.
A transitional fossil shows the evolutionary development from one species to another. For example, if organism 1 existed 70 million years ago, and organism 2 shows up in the fossil record 5 million years later, then theoretically there ...
- Old Earth Creationist Relationships By : Greg Neyman -
As old-earth creationists, what should our relationship be with the young-earth creationist? Can we get along together, in the same churches, without arguing?
As you can imagine, a lot of the email that Answers In Creation receives is from the young-earth person who takes issue with our position. They range from sincere to hostile; some “agreeing to disagree,” others flat out demanding that we delete the website. What should be the old-earth response to these demands?
- What’s the difference between Ordinances and Commandments? By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses the differences between the Ten Commandments law of God and the Ceremonial Law, also known as the Ordinances.
- Were the Ten Commandments Abolished? By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses the controversial subject of whether or not the Ten Commandments were done away with at the cross.
- The Law of Love. By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses how the Ten Commandments reveal the loving nature of God, showing us how to love God and our fellow man.
- Spending a day with God. By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses the wonderful blessing of the day we can spend with God.
- Is the Seventh day really the Sabbath? By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses the biblical evidence supporting the seventh day as the Sabbath of the Lord.
- Did the Sabbath change to Sunday? By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses why most Christians go the church on Sunday, rather than on the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments.
- Are there only Nine Commandments? By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses the relevance and biblical evidence for the need to follow all ten of God’s Ten Commandments.
- The Power of Worship By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses how praise and worship can help bring us into a closer relationship with God.
- The Power of Forgiveness. By : Debra Lohrere
Discusses how forgiveness can help to heal emotional scars.
- Your Body, The Missing Link To Knowing Your Creator By : Fracka Future -
In a world full of sacred texts and differing opinions, how do you know which one is correct? And it doesn’t just stop there with choosing the correct sacred text. You can have one sacred text and hundreds of interpretations on how it is supposed to be followed, let alone all the other sacred texts.
So, which text is right and how is it really supposed to be followed? Well, this article has nothing to do with that question. Instead, it deals with something that is almost ...
- Christmas - Giving Is A Blessing By : cdmohatta
Why not carry the spirit of Christmas all the year and enjoy the happiness of giving. One is blessed when one gives. Read more.
- What the New Testament is About By : C.F. Bettridge
The New Testament makes up about one-third of the Bible. It deals with God completing the things that He had promised in the Old Testament. The Bible, which consists of both the Old Testaments and the New, is the story of God at work in the history of mankind to bring about redemption.
- About Guru - The Liberator By : cdmohatta
Life is a mystery. The cosmos is a mystery. What are its boundaries? If it is an expanding universe, where does it expand to? What is beyond it? Read on...
- Great Christening and Baptism Keepsake Ideas By : Sara Haese
Keepsakes are a wonderful way to honor the memory of a baby’s christening or baptism through the years as they grow, both physically and spiritually.
- Healing And Prosperity Scriptures Include All Christians By : Dr. Jay Snell -
Deut 8:18 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. (KJV)
This Scripture was written to and for the Abrahamic Seed Group. When a Gentile accepts Christ as his/her Personal Savior, he/she is immediately grafted into this Abrahamic Seed Group.
Consequently, Gentile Christians are included in the great prosperity promise above. Th...
- Don’t Hold A Grudge Against Me! By : Verona Raymond -
We all need to be cautious and not make quick judgements! The thing that really bothers me is being accused of something I didn’t do and having that person hold a grudge against me. You know the feeling…helpless! Or you might think that somebody intentionally did something to hurt you, and you want to accuse or judge them based on your feelings.
As a child, some of my friends secretly poked fun at the other kids in the neighborhood walking down the street and I told them ...
- Self Esteem And Addiction By : Ian Glover -
Self esteem is something I believe that we would all like to have but when you have some powerful addiction one of the first things you lose is your self esteem.
None of us like to think we are addicted to something and are adamant that we are in complete control, only doing what we do because we so enjoy it and that giving it up would be so easy – it’s just that we don’t want to give it up isn’t it?!!!
There are many different type of addictions such as alcohol, drugs,...
- Living A Happy Life By : Ian Glover -
Most of us get up each day and go through the same routine whatever we do in life – most of us are reasonably happy and content and just get on with living.
There is of course nothing wrong with that in the slightest but what would you say if you were granted the gift of REAL happiness which lead you down a path of such peace and contentment that no other experience you’ve had to date could compare.
You know what it’s like when you are looking forward to Christmas, the...
- Is It Really Possible To Find Real Happiness? By : Ian Glover -
I used to ask myself this question “how do you find real happiness” day after day after day. It just seemed to be so elusive and as I looked around at other people who seemed to be so happy I just wondered why I was so different – or was I?
I did not enjoy the drudgery of going to a job that I didn’t particularly like but when I began to work for myself I thought that that would change – I did enjoy what I was doing and although I had some happy times there was still somet...
- Giving To The Poor Brings The Greatest Blessings By : Dr. Jay Snell -
The genuinely poor, what about them? Did God make provisions for them? If so, do we have a part in these provisions? Are there blessings attached that will accrue to us if we fulfill our part in what the Bible directs us to do concerning the poor?
Are there Scriptures to guide us here? Yes. Look at the Scriptures below. They show the pattern for dealing with the needs of the poor.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy ...
- Communication Between God And Us By : Dr. Drew Henry -
We all need a proper and clear line of communication. If there is any misunderstanding due to lack of effective communication, it can easily lead to chaos. Our mighty industrial world would grind to a halt. Every military campaign would flounder. Love and fellowship between human beings would be non-existent. Yet, seldom do we realize that our spiritual life also needs clear and proper lines of communication between God and us.
We all think about God only when we have pro...
- Beyond Expectation And Enjoy Success By : Dr. Drew Henry -
The basic but important principle of success in life and business is to give better service with a positive mental attitude above and beyond what is expected Nature applies this principle in the production of foods that grow from the soil. The farmer is forced to go the extra mile, clearing the land, plowing it and planting the seed at the right time of the year. He receives no pay in advance for his labor but he works in harmony with nature's laws with the necessary requirem...
- Your Core Belief By : Dr. Drew Henry -
We sometimes accept a core believe as the truth without questioning it. As core beliefs accumulate over the years they eventually make up a system that functions in much the same way as a computer's operating system. Running in the background at such a discreet level, we are usually not even aware it is there.
Our core belief has been developed since we were a child. This is due to the result of a great many factors, including but not limited to, the way we were influence...
- Spiritual Compass In Your Life By : Dr. Drew Henry -
Why people need compass? People use it as an important equipment to steer them the way to their destination, whatever the conditions encountered.Similarly, when we embark on our spiritual journey, we need a spiritual compass to help us steer our way through the "minefield" of life's hurts, failures, and defeats that the Great Deceiver uses to lead us astray.
Man has always used his conscience as a guide in his spiritual journey, but in today's world of compromise, our con...
- What Is Abundance? By : Dr. Drew Henry -
Learning to create abundance in your life is about much more than simply creating material wealth; it is about enriching your Self as a whole. Abundance is for everyone, not just the limited few that life appears to have smiled on.
Actually, we are surrounded by abundance. Nature is lavish, even wasteful in its abundance. Anyone caring to look will find an abundance of love, joy, money, and health is readily available to everyone willing to accept them. If there is any la...
- Rock & Roll In Church? By : Verona Raymond -
Why do some churches have old time hymns and others have several guitars, drums and other types of instruments that weren't in churches twenty plus years ago? Are we getting away from what a Christian church should be, and forming something else that maybe isn't acceptable to God today?
I know some conservative churches that never allow anything but a piano and a church organ for their music. They sing the old time hymns (from when I was a child in church), of which many ...
- Tongue is a Weapon of Hurt By : C.F. Bettridge
This article is about how we use words to hurt people. Not giving in to the philosophy of and eye for an eye but rather trying to control what you say.
- What Is The Storehouse Where The Tithes Go? By : Dr. Jay Snell -
Things in the Old Testament were given for us to have examples of what to do and what not to do. Paul shows us this.
1 Cor 10:6
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. (KJV)
1 Cor 10:11
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come. (KJV)
Obviously Paul is reciting some of Israel's history for us...
- When Will I Reap My Financial Harvest By : Dr. Jay Snell -
Everything we sow has its own specific season for reaping its harvest. God has a time set in concrete for all harvesting. We cannot change God's set time for the harvest of any seed we sow.
We can not arbitrarily plant a seed and tell God to "hurry up my harvest." Your particular seed has a specific "season" to bring in the harvest.
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (KJV)
In other words, there is a set season ...
- First Communion - A right of Passage for Roman Catholics By : Ventura
First Communion is a very important day in the lives of child, Church and parents. Lapsed and practising Catholics alike want their childrento be educated in the teachings of Christ. They want their sons and daughters to make their own commitment and to understand the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
- Death Before The Fall Of Man By : Greg Neyman -
Young-earth creationists have long argued against the occurrence of death before the fall of man. This mistaken doctrine stems from two verses in the Bible. The first is Genesis 1:29-30, which states, "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every...
- The Floating Forest Theory Sinks By : Greg Neyman -
One explanation used by young-earth proponents to explain that all coal seams formed during the Flood is the concept of the floating forest, which can be found on the Answers in Genesis website, written by Carl Wieland. There are actually four articles on the web that we will consider when discussing the floating forest. The other three are:
“Too Much Coal for a Young Earth,” by Gerhard Schönknecht and Siegfried Scherer
“Coal Beds and Noah's Flood,” by Andrew Snelling
- God's Broken Promise By : Greg Neyman -
One of the common claims by young earth creationists is that if Noah's Flood were a local flood, then God has broken his promise many times. According to The Answers Book, chapter 10,
"If the Flood were local, God would have repeatedly broken His promise never to send such a Flood again. There have been huge 'local' floods in recent times: in Bangladesh, for example, where 80% of that country has been inundated, or Europe in 2002."(Footnote 1)
Is there any truth to thi...
- Rely On God In Overcoming Your Persistent Fears By : Stan Popovich -
Dealing with our persistent fears and anxieties can be very difficult. As a result, relying on God can be very effective in managing your persistent fears. With this in mind, here are some suggestions on how a person should rely on God in his or her own struggles.
God is stronger than your fears and anxieties. A person does not have to be religious to use the power of God. When the going gets tough, talk to God about your problems as if you were talking to a friend. Be per...
- Romans 1:20: Clear Support For An Old Earth By : Greg Neyman -
One of the often-quoted verses about creation is Romans 1:20. This verse is presented below in three translations.
KJV – For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
NASB – For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through ...
- Dinosaurs In The Bible? - Interpreting Job 40-41 By : Greg Neyman -
For many years young-earth creationists have pointed to the book of Job, chapters 40-41, as evidence that dinosaurs lived recently. In order to set the record straight, let’s examine this passage of scripture, and see what the possibilities are. I may surprise a few old-earth creationists by my conclusions with this one. First, let’s read the portion of Job 40 that is in question, in the King James Version.
Job 40:15-24 – Behemoth
15 Behold now behemoth, which I made ...
- Put Your Faith In God When Your Fears Overwhelm You By : Stan Popovich
Sometimes, your fears may overwhelm you to the point that you feel like giving up. When this happens, the next step is to put your faith in God. Using the help of God can make a big difference in overcoming your fears.
The first step a person should do is to start talking and praying to God. A person can go to church or to a quiet place during the day to tell God that they are having a problem. They should tell God how they feel and ask God for some of his help. A person ...
- Where's Isaac? By : Richard Coy
In Genesis God tests Abraham’s faith by telling him to offer up his son Isaac as a sacrifice (Gen 22:1-19). Abraham was faithful and God intervened at the last moment. This is a story most of us are familiar with and you might have noticed a similarity between this event and what God does through His own Son in the New Testament. In both events a father is offering up his only son as a sacrifice for others. Casually reading the Genesis account you might have thought that the ...
- Jesus Died For Our Sicknessess Also By : Dr. Jay Snell
Look closely at the words “griefs” and “sorrows” in Isaiah’s prophecy below. Scholarship demands that both these words should have been rendered by our English words “sicknesses” and “pains.”
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. (KJV)
In this Scripture, Isaiah declared to us that Jesus died for our sickness and pain as well as our sins. Many, many translations of the Bible s...
- A Faith Building Device By : Dr. Jay Snell
Thirteen times, in the book of Hebrews, the author uses an edifying, faith building Greek device. This device usually begins with the expression “let us.” I call it simply a “let us exhortation.”
In other words, when an author used this grammatical device, he/she simply exhorted someone to join in with him/her in an action. He/she could exhort one to join in and help start an action that had not yet begun.
Or he/she could exhort someone to join in an action that had b...
- God Authored All Scripture For Our Benefit By : Dr. Jay Snell
As you delve more and more into the Book of Hebrews, you will become aware of something you have never seen before: namely, the author of Hebrews is more emphatic than any other Bible writer about one major theme; God wrote all the Old Testament Scriptures.
This author quoted at least thirty one Old Testament Scriptures in the book of Hebrews. Even when he knew the name of the human instrument that God used to write Scripture, this author spoke as though the Scripture was ...