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The Body's Incredible Healing Powers
Mark 2:17
"When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners...
God has given your body incredible powers of healing and repair, and you could almost say that we carry our very own doctor and pharmacy inside us. When testing new medicines, one group of patients...
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The Doctrine of Predestination

Author: 
Ian Taylor

Webster’s Dictionary defines predestination as: The doctrine that God in consequence of His foreknowledge of all events infallibly guides those who are destined for salvation. The New Testament Greek actually uses the word PROORISEN translated as “predestined” four times [Romans 8, verses 29 and 30 and Ephesians 1, verses 5 and 11]. However, there are a number of other verses in the Old Testament as well as the New that express a similar meaning in other words. The following Scriptures relate to predestination:

Jesus' Treatment of the Word of God

Author: 
Pastor Paul Bartz

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Footnotes: 

Photo: Torah scroll inside of the former Glockengasse Synagogue in Cologne. Courtesy of Willy Horsch. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

© 1985 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Paul A. Bartz. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

Why Oppose Creation?

Author: 
Pastors Robin Fish & Paul Bartz

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Footnotes: 

Photo: Bust of Lucretius.

Copyright © 1991 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastors Paul A. Bartz and Robin D. Fish. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

God Pleasing Education in the Use of the Intellect

Author: 
Pastor Paul A. Bartz

A God-pleasing use of the intellect does not come automatically to the Christian. It requires training and learning, as well as practice before reason can be used, and very special training to use our reason in a God-pleasing way. The only source for truly Christian training of our reason is the Bible.

Footnotes: 

Copyright © 1983 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Paul A. Bartz.
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What Does the Image of God Mean?

Author: 
Pastor Robin D. Fish

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Footnotes: 

Copyright © 1986 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Robin D. Fish.
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Even The Devils Know There Is A God!

Author: 
Paul A. Bartz

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Footnotes: 

Copyright © 1985 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Paul A. Bartz. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839 Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

On Capital Punishment

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The foundations for human morals and ethics are found in the book of Genesis. The issue of capital punishment was given Genesis 9:6, God’s Covenant with Noah upon leaving the ark and entering the new world after the Flood: “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.” In the former world, from the Creation to the Flood, permission had not been given to take the life of the murderer. Instead, the murderer was to be exiled as in the example of Cain who murdered his brother, Abel (Genesis 4:8-16).

The Origin of Life

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Throughout history there have always been those who believe that life began on earth by supernatural creation and others who prefer to stick with the naturalistic explanation that life began spontaneously by chance events from non-living matter. The first view, the biblical view, is called biogenesis meaning that life can only come from pre-existing life.

Footnotes: 

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The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The history of the rise of humanism in Europe is the record of society's change in the way of thinking from being God-centered to human-centered. This change was a reaction against the authoritarian rule by theologians who used Scripture to interpret nature but relied upon the writings of Aristotle to make those interpretations. This change in thinking began in the 1600s and has continued into the present day; two names are recognized by historians as being more responsible than any others for initiating this humanist worldview. Those names are Francis Bacon and René Descartes.

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Inventing the Flat Earth

Author: 
Ian Taylor

It's no surprise that the history taught in our schools is a rather dull subject. Virtually all events in history, particularly European history, were motivated by religious causes: Muslims massacred Christians, Catholics slaughtered Protestants, Protestants killed Catholics, and all parties persecuted Jews. In the 1800s schools were run by religious authorities, and children attended the school of their parents' faith. When governments took over education, children of various faiths were all hurled together into the same classroom.

Footnotes: 

Boorstin, Daniel. 1983. The Discoverers. New York: Random House.

Draper, John W. 1874. History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science. New York: Appleton.

Irving, Washington. 1829. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: J.J. Harper. The entire presentation of the confrontation between Columbus and the church authorities at Salamanca was a product of Irving's imagination!

Morrison, Samuel Eliot. 1942. Admiral of the Ocean Sea. Boston: Little Brown, 2 vols. In vol. 1 Morrison describes Irving's version of the meeting at Salamanca as "pure moonshine" (p. 88).

Russell, Jeffrey Burton. 1991. Inventing the Flat Earth. New York: Praeger (Greenwood Publishing).

White, Andrew Dickson. 1896. A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. 2 vols. Reprint, 1978. Cloucester, MA: Peter Smith.

The Doctrine of Scripture

Author: 
Pastor Paul Bartz

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The word “doctrine” simply means “teaching.”  What does Scripture have to say about its own nature, its source, and how we are to understand it?

Christianity in the Third Millennium

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Introduction. Since the Creation Satan has had an agenda to replace the Creator God as the object of Man’s worship by himself. We recall that Man was made in the image of God and needs to worship his Creator. Satan’s attack has consisted of destroying God’s revealed truth to Man (the Bible) then so corrupting Man that Satan himself may be deified as God on earth.

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What Then Is Man?

Author: 
Paul A. Partz

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Psalm 8:4 asks, “What, then, is man, that Thou art mindful of him?”  This Psalm is a wealth of information about who and what man is and his place in the creation. Let’s take a look at it.

Is Work a Necessary Evil?

Author: 
Paul A. Bartz

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More than one Christian has pictured heaven as a place where the saved will lie about all day, perhaps strumming a harp while sitting on a cloud.  Many, at least, see heaven as one big permanent vacation.  But could we really be happy with nothing to do—forever?  Does the Bible portray work as a necessary evil which is a result of sin entering the world?

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