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Monday, March 26, 2012

Archaeology Digging for the Truth of the Bible - Dr. Don Patton

Dr. Don Patton shows how much of the history in the Bible is corroborated by archaeological finds.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Creation Calls -- are you listening? Music by Brian Doerksen

Righteousness, Judgment and Grace:

Grund comment: Very interesting article….

Righteousness, Judgment and Grace:

When a person asks, sometimes restraining anger, "Who is to say if (a certain behavior) is right or wrong - or if "right" and "wrong" even exists?"

I sometimes wonder if they mean, "Who are you to say that my view or behavior is wrong?" No one likes to be confronted with that possibility.

Often this scenario arises when the subject relates to 'hot buttons' - abortion and the nature of marriage. Even more offensive in the context of post-modernity’s general reluctance to make moral distinctions, rooted in its broader rejection of philosophical or moral absolutes, is the concept of consequence.

Yet the thought of human trafficking, child labour, or the realization that prototypes of Hitler's death camps were developed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in Africa prior to World War I1 cause sane humans to shudder and rankle. Why?

The world cannot actually live with the moral schizophrenia of a rejection of personal moral absolutes in the 'micro' and the demand for justice from governments, corporations and history in the 'macro.'

Grund comment: I was thinking here in recent history about the ‘Occupy Movement’ which is really just anarchy. They want what they consider ‘right’ yet do not themselves do what is ‘right’.

The fact is good and evil, right and wrong, remain powerfully evident in the world, both in the 'micro' and the 'macro.'  -  

The question then is rather ‘what is the line between good and evil, right and wrong, and who defines it?’

That line, I would suggest, exists, is defined by God's righteousness, and expressed as God’s law,

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. on Israel

During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israeli-Arab conflict, stating

"Israel's right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable."

It was no accident that King emphasized "security" in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic death, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating,

"peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality."

MLK on Peace, Israeli Security and Anti-Zionism