Crosslight Church of Singapore is one of the newest rock & roll independent Baptist church plants that are proliferating across the world led by a batch of young, very cool preachers. Crosslight was founded by Chantha Chhim, a Cambodian missionary recommended by Jack Trieber, Eric Capaci, Joseph Esposito, Robert Meyer and Don Sisk of BIMI, and others. See http://chanthachhim.com/recommendations. I contacted Capaci’s church and received an enthusiastic recommendation of Crosslight Church, being told that the Chhims “are a part of our sponsored missionaries here at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.” Crosslight has a full-blown contemporary worship band, complete with a long-haired guitar player and a female praise singer in tights. They play songs by groups beloved by Lancaster Baptist Church, such as Casting Crowns, but Crosslight isn't just dabbling with the stuff like Lancaster. For this we commend them. If you love CCM, don’t mess around; embrace it and don’t try to tame it. Plug in the guitars; roll out the drums; pull out the stops; raise those hands, sway and dance! Paul Chappell and other “old-guard” independent Baptist leaders have given a green light for this by their unrepentant use of CCM and their shallow justification of it. Chhim’s vision is to use Singapore as a base for ministry across Asia. He is “passionate about revival in Asia” and plans to “partner with like-minded leaders for global Gospel impact.” I, for one, am sad that he is spreading his contemporary philosophy. Will the aforementioned leaders repent of supporting Crosslight? It is doubtful, because they set the stage for it with such things as Quick Prayerism, a pragmatic, man-centered philosophy, and the “adaptation” of contemporary worship. See Why Most Independent Baptists Will Be Emerging within 20 Years, available as a free eBook from www.wayoflife.org. Chhim’s rock & roll is no more unscriptural than Trieber’s “100% Hyles” buttons or their “1-2-3 pray after me” evangelism.
(Friday Church News Notes, May 30, 2014, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
In the first edition of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin speculated that the whale evolved from the bear: “In North America, the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. ... I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale” (p. 567). Today most evolutionists believe that the whale evolved either from a Mesonyx, a small, hairy, four-legged mammal similar to a wolf, or from a similar creature called a Sinonyx. The whale evolution chart at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle depicts the entire whale family evolving from a wolf-like animal, and there is a mythical reconstruction of the Mesonyx at the British Museum of Natural History. Consider the following from National Geographic magazine: “The whale’s ascendancy to sovereign size apparently began sixty million years ago when hairy, four-legged mammals, in search of food or sanctuary, ventured into the water. As eons passed, changes slowly occurred: hind legs disappeared, front legs changed into flippers, hair gave way to a thick, smooth blanket of blubber, nostrils moved to the top of the head, the tail broadened into flukes, and in the buoyant water world the body became enormous” (National Geographic, Dec. 1976). Evolutionary fairy tales aside, consider how miraculous it would be for a wolf or any such creature to evolve into the 13 families and 79 species of whales, from the fin-less porpoise measuring four feet long to the blue whale measuring 100 feet. The latter weighs 360,000 pounds, which is the equivalent of 2,500 people or 4,140 wolves! Its tongue is the size and weight of an African elephant; its heart is the size of a small car and pumps 2,640 gallons of blood (Carl Werner, Evolution: The Grand Experiment, Vol. 1. p. 40). The blue whale has to eat a million calories a day, which is equivalent to about 1,000 banana splits. Evolutionists tell us that the blue whale evolved from a wolf-like land animal, and they even have the gall to say that they are “the rational people.”
(Friday Church News Notes, May 23, 2014, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
House vote on medical marijuana;
Clippers sale reported;
Earthquake in China;
VA Secretary Resigns; WH Press Secy. to Resign; Coup Leader on Elections; Highest Cable Car Unveiled
VA Secretary resigns amid health care scandal;
Obama's press secretary to leave for other opportunities;
Leader of Thai coup says elections to happen in a year;
Highest cable car service opens in Bolivia.
1 Corinthians 1:20
“Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
Many people think that evolution is simply any change. Developing a new breed of dog is often referred to by many people as proof for evolution. But is it really? Those who claim that the domestic breeding of crop or animal species has anything to do with evolution take their cue from Darwin, who – although he had no degree in science – made the same claims.
Evolution is not simply change like what we see in domestic breeding programs. You might say that it’s easy for a creationist to say this, but let’s allow a scientist who is neither a creationist nor a Christian make the case for us. In his book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Dr. Michael Denton explains that evolution is in crisis for the simple reason that biology offers no evidence that evolution happens. Since science relies on evidence, he is really saying that evolution is not science at all.
Denton, who has spent much of his scientific career studying evolution, adds insult to injury by stating that “Despite more than a century of intensive effort on the part of evolutionary biologists, the major objections raised by Darwin’s critics . . . have not been met.”
In other words, evolutionary scientists have not been able to answer creationist challenges. Or, as we have been saying all along, the Bible does offer an intelligent alternative to evolution!
Photo: Cover of Michael Denton's book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. Published by Burnett Books, 1985.
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“Christ is throughout the key to Scripture. He is the one great idea of the Bible. Know Christ, understand God’s thoughts about Him, and then you will understand the Bible. ... Of Him God has given us more than sketches; the Word from end to end is full of Him. In the Word we have a whole Christ presented to us: Christ in His offices; in His character; in His person; Christ in His relations to God and man; Christ in His body the Church; Christ as giving to God all that God required from man; Christ as bringing to man all that man required from God; Christ as seen in this dispensation in suffering; Christ as seen in the next dispensation in glory; Christ as the first and the last; as ‘all and in all’ to His people. The different books are but God’s chapters in which He arranges and illustrates some one or more of these or other aspects of His Beloved.”
(Andrew Jukes, The Law of the Offerings, 1847)
Parents of rampage suspect issue statement;
Rebels shoot down Ukraine military helicopter;
Truckloads of Thai soldiers block protest;
41 charged in insurance scam involving dead deer.
Malaysia plane search shifts;
Hot sauce fight over;
No gag order in Bobo case;
Space station docking.
Job 21:7, 14
“Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? . . . Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.”
Lots of folks would like you to believe that only ignorant, backward people reject evolution. But is that really the case? The fact is that the case for evolution is so weak that many scientists who cannot even be called friends of Christianity reject it on scientific grounds!
Back in 1981, Dr. Colin Patterson of the prestigious British Museum of Natural History shocked the scientific world. He told scientists at the famed American Museum of Natural History in New York that he’d been examining anti evolutionary ideas for about 18 months. It finally struck him that, although he had been working on evolution for 20 years, he could not find one fact about evolution that he really knew to be true.
Dr. Patterson said he had asked scientific colleagues at other institutions whether they knew anything about evolution to be actually true. After a lot of silence at several meetings, one fellow scientist finally spoke up at one meeting and said, “I do know one thing – it ought not to be taught in high school.”
Dr. Patterson concluded his talk at the American Museum of Natural History by saying that he finally “woke up and realized that all my life I had been duped into taking evolution as revealed truth in some way.” You see, those who reject evolution are in a lot of good, educated company!
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Maya Angelou dead at 86;
Obama defends foreign policy at West Point;
Low voter turnout in Egypt elections;
Google announces plans to make driverless cars.