Friday, August 03, 2007


I have changed my planned posting once again. I began the Creationism posts with my last post. However, I will not deal with each comment received in the order that I received them. One of the comments was a letter to the editor. I had thought I had cut it out but I can’t find it. I went onto the internet to get a copy and found out there were 32 responses in relation to my original letter to the editor. I probably won’t respond to all 32 since some were between people who were posting but there are some that I will respond to. For what I think are obvious reasons, I am responding to some immediately. The second one from that group is being posted tonight. These posts will not necessarily be in order. However, I will get to the ones posted with me and the letter to the editor.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am again sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

Another of the posts from the internet was from “billybob.” I am posting his exact comment. It read:


July 17, 2007 – 11:30

‘On that website it lists Don’s education. On paper he would seem like a pretty intelligent individual to get through that much schooling, but it doesn’t appear that any of it sunk in. I would rather stick with what scientific facts there are, rather then what is written in the bible. It’s too bad they closed Zeller, Don would fit in well there.’”

I moved back to Illinois just over three years ago. To be on the save side and to make sure I understood what Zeller was, I asked three long time residents of the area. He was referring to the George Zeller Health Center (the consensus of the three) which dealt with patients with mental illness. So in part, I have graduated from being an idiot to being mentally ill. Of course, he does say that my education was only temporary and was not permanently retained.

He said further that he would rather stick with scientific facts rather than believe the Bible. Of course, that is his choice. He does not say what scientific facts he is referring to or what conclusions he therefore draws from them but I am guessing he believes in Darwin’s evolution and a theory of the universe that does not include GOD as CREATOR.

Consequently, I can not respond to anything in that area since there is nothing to respond to. He then, of course, concludes by implying (stating) that I am mentally ill (sometimes referred to, before it became politically incorrect, as being insane). I could repeat all that I said in the last post about name-calling but I will not since it has already been stated. (Read the previous post if you so desire.)

Naturally, this is not the first time a Christian has been called insane. The modern day evolutionists have not invented anything new by name-calling and insulting people they disagree with. The following account is from Chapter 26 of the book of Acts from the Bible. I will not quote the whole chapter but would suggest all read it.

After a beginning discourse, the apostle Paul asked “‘Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?’” [Acts 26: 8 (NIV)] He then continues on until he declares: “‘So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their obedience by their deeds. That is why the Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. But I have had God’s help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and great alike, I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen—that the Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.’

At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. ‘You are out of your mind, Paul!’ he shouted. ‘Your great learning is driving you insane.’

‘I am not insane, most excellent Festus,’ Paul replied. ‘What I am saying is true and reasonable. The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.’

Then Agrippa said to Paul, ‘Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?’

Paul replied, ‘Short time or long—I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.’ Acts 26: 19-29 (NIV)

I would only ask why would anyone consider it incredible that an all powerful GOD has created the universe and yet argue that that same universe was always present or happened by chance? “Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?”

Billybob, you may not have meant to but, I am honored (although undeserving) that you put me in the same company as the apostle Paul—“insane” for teaching and proclaiming the truth. I also will say that I am not insane. What I have written is true and reasonable. “I pray GOD that not only you but all who are reading this today may become what I am—a Christian—,except for being called an idiot and insane.” (I am not in chains although Christians have been promised that they will be persecuted for their faith.) I’d rather be an insane idiot who is going to spend eternity in Heaven with GOD than the smartest sane person on earth who is eternally condemned.

It is not difficult to become a Christian. All one has to do is read (study) and/or hear the TRUTH; have faith and believe that JESUS is the CHRIST, the SON of the LIVING GOD, who died and was resurrected for our sins; repent of all sins (all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD); publicly confess that JESUS is LORD and SAVIOR; be baptized into CHRIST (sometimes known as being born again); and be obedient to HIS WILL. In return, all Christians have the promise of eternal life. All unbelievers have the promise of eternal condemnation and destruction. Yes, in the end there will be only two groups of people—Christians and unbelievers. No diversity and no tolerance for sin and unbelief.

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6: 7-8 (NIV)


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