From Gay to Gospel: The Fascinating Story of Becket Cook — I highly encourage you to read the entire post. It contains many important truths and is so uplifting to read – and not just about the ex-gay thing. Note how a group of Christians politely confirmed what the Bible actually says and he respected them for it. I’ve been saying that for years. Also note how he hadn’t heard the real Gospel despite going to a Catholic school. Emphasis added.
So when I came to this coffee shop six months later and saw that group of young people with their Bibles open, I started asking them questions. They explained the gospel, what they believed. I asked what their church believed about homosexuality, and they explained that they believed it is a sin. I appreciated their honesty and that they didn’t beat around the bush. But the reason I was able to accept their answer was because I had that moment in Paris. Five years earlier I would have been like, You guys are insane. You’re in the dark ages. But instead I was like, Maybe I could be wrong. Maybe this actually is a sin. So I was open to it in the moment. And then they invited me to church.
When you showed up to church that first Sunday at Reality, you ended up becoming a Christian. What happened?
Tim Chaddick preached the sermon that day, and everything he was saying basically turned what I knew about religion upside down. I grew up in Catholic schools, and I honestly thought religion was just being a good person, doing good things. I don’t think the priests in my high school once explained what the gospel was. Not once. So when Tim was preaching all these things that were the exact opposite of what I thought religion was, I was like, Whoa. It all really resonated, and it prompted me to go forward at the end of the service to receive prayer. It was shocking and unexpected to me, a Road to Damascus moment. It was so powerful, so all-consuming. I was all-in.
Renowned Yale Computer Science Prof Leaves Darwinism — Glad he is reconsidering his views and hopefully leading others out of the Satanic Darwinian Evolution mindset. He needs to understand the concept of original sin to explain his concerns about design.
Perhaps the biggest flaw with Darwinism, he writes, is how hard it would be to randomly make new functional proteins. Darwinian evolution depends a huge number of them. Our understanding of molecular biology developed after Darwin. His theory doesn’t fit well with this new understanding.
Gelernter carefully reviews the evidence, and his article provides a very helpful short guide to the problem. He cites Douglas Axe, a distinguished scientist, who has calculated the chances of hitting a stable protein that performs some useful function, and might therefore be preserved by natural selection, are only 1 in 1077. That’s just one of the many, many proteins needed for any organism.
Gelernter summarizes the evidence. “Immense is so big, and tiny is so small, that neo-Darwinian evolution is — so far — a dead loss. Try to mutate your way from 150 links of gibberish to a working, useful protein and you are guaranteed to fail. Try it with ten mutations, a thousand, a million — you fail. The odds bury you. It can’t be done.
He has plenty of other problems with Darwinism. The last one he brings up is the (neo-)Darwinian belief that “gene mutations driv[e] macro-evolution.” These can explain changes in existing forms, but not the development of new forms. The mutations are fatal, and the organism dies before it can reproduce. There are no examples of mutations that are not fatal. This Georgia Tech geneticist John F. McDonald calls “the great Darwinian paradox.
”Though he takes down Darwinism, Gelernter doesn’t propose an alternative. He doesn’t quite embrace the idea that intelligent design explains the origin of the species. He asks why a creator would have created so many doomed organisms. “Why are we so disease prone, heartbreak prone, and so on?” On the other hand, “The religion is all on the other side.” It’s the Darwinians who have become dogmatic.
What Apostates Don’t Say — “But there is one thing that I don’t hear an apostate say that should get our attention: They don’t say much about Jesus.”
Great video about the trade war and how we got here. I’m not thrilled with the stock market drop, and I fully support fair trade. But Trump is right. We’ve been taken advantage of for decades and I’m fine with short-term losses for long-term wins. Hat tip: Dalrock
The Real Reason Young People are Leaving Church — Eight solid reasons, starting with the obvious but crucial “because they aren’t saved.”
BREAKING: Todd Bentley Confirms Disqualifying Accusations in Public Confession — Sadly, his fans are so gullible and unsaved that they won’t know or care about the freak they are following.
Now, thanks to charismatic prophets who apparently don’t have enough clairvoyance to win the lotto or enough common sense to know Bentley is an ungodly danger, Bentley has been free to be a sexual predator in the church, pimp out his wife, and solicit sodomy from ministry interns.Welcome to modern-day Charismaticism.
Celebrate Sexual Ethics. Don’t Apologize for Them. — Absolutely! Among other things, more and more we can point to how the root cause of most of society’s most serious ills are due to violating God’s plan for sex and marriage.
Report: Non-Citizens Account for 64% of ALL Federal Arrests — Yet Leftists fight for open borders, because they hate you and this country.
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