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  1. Do mutations add information? Is that Evolution? Do mutations add information and is that evolution? - creation.com
  2. There is no evidence that new species were ever formed by evolution. No fossils showing it have been found. That shows the whole thing is a fraud.
  3. Changes in viruses caused by mutations is not the same thing as Darwinism or the theory of evolution. That is not what the theory is talking about. A virus will not become another creature or species for example. Creationists believe in mutation, but not the kind the theory of evolution is talking about. It doesn't happen. The transitional fossils that would provide evidence do not exist. Viruses mutating are not considered evolution. There are people who use the term evolution when talking about mutations of viruses, but this is baloney. It is an incorrect use of the word evolution, unless the word evolution has different meanings. That could be the case. Many words are used to convey different things.
  4. If you think you can do it, go ahead and invest your money in wind and solar power and sell it. See how much you make.
  5. You proved your ignorance. Viruses have always mutated. Mutation is not evolution. There was no change from one species to another.
  6. The only right you have is the right to go to hell for rejecting God, Jesus Christ and the Bible. That is what the Bible teaches. "What is a biblical view of human rights? It is difficult to speak definitively about human rights because it's such an esoteric topic, subject to personal opinion, historical precedent, and situational ethics. "Human rights" are those things that people naturally deserve by nature of their identity as human beings. But from an entirely ethical standpoint, our only right is that of eternal damnation because of our sinful nature. When seen from a Christian standpoint, human rights are what we should have by nature of being created in the image of God. But in this regard, the only rights are to be able to multiply, use the earth, and to rule over animals—and those are rights given to mankind, not necessarily individuals. From a biblical standpoint, there is no "right." There is only what God intended for us to have. Half of this includes elements of a lifestyle that is beneficial to us as humans. The other half is justice. What is a biblical view of human rights? (compellingtruth.org)
  7. Energy is what makes life possible on earth for the seven billion people.
  8. There are many evils in it. Trudeau and the Liberals (and NDP) are destroying the energy industry and thousands of jobs in Canada. The war against CO2 is costly Canadians billions of dollars and harming the standard of living of everyone. If government or someone such as yourself wants to take action on things that effect my life, my prosperity, my income, etc. the onus on you and them to prove beyond a doubt it is justified. That has not been done.
  9. No, evolution is definitely not "scientific fact". Even scientists would laugh at that statement. Empirical science is science that is proven by the scientific method. Evolution has never been proven and is impossible to prove. It simply cannot be repeated in a lab and never has been.
  10. God has a commandment against killing. The unborn baby is a person in the Bible. Human rights do not include the right to kill other people or to go against the sanctity of marriage and the family. There is no human right to do whatever you feel like in a civilized society. Where did you get the idea human rights means a free for all?
  11. There you go again twisting what I said. I never said that being the best selling book proves it is divinely inspired. I said it has sold more books than any other in history. That is because of it's significance and importance. Millions of people believe it is God's word. That's why it is the best selling book. I don't think it says non-virgins should be stoned. Also, that did not apply to all non-virgins. It had to do with adultery which you never mentioned. Those were certain commandments in the old testament that were directed to Israel but they do not apply today. They do not apply to the church age in the past 2,000 years. "The Bible does not prohibit women from enjoying equal opportunities legally, socially, or economically, nor does the Bible require Christian women to be submissive to all men. This would mean that godly women should feel perfect liberty to take positions of authority over men in professional, business or social contexts. But the Bible does prescribe the form which should accompany freedom for the Christian woman in her home and in her church." " Women’s liberation, like many social movements of our day, causes confusion and concern for Christians. Too often, angry rhetoric or dynamic personalities obscure genuine issues, and enthusiasts for the cause attempt to enlist devotees to support the entire package of issues, some of which trouble the Christian’s conscience. Some go so far as accusing the Bible of perpetuating female bondage through its archaic teachings. This unfortunate charge is ironic, for the Bible alone offers the only true freedom for women or men. While pagan cultures contemporary with Old Testament Israel treated women as the lowest form of chattel property, the Bible exalts women who found fulfillment in many ways. For instance: Hannah’s life centered on her family (I Samuel 1-2) Miriam excelled as a prophetess (Exodus 15:20) Deborah achieved greatness as a judge, military leader and poet (Judges 5) Esther successfully led her people through intriguing political conspiracies (Esther 4-7) Naomi and Ruth sold real estate (Ruth 4:3-9) Women aided in the defense of Thebez An woman turned the tide of that battle against the wicked aggressor, Abimelech (Judges 9:50-55) The inspired description of an excellent wife given in Proverbs 31 contains ambitious standards for her family relationships, but no one can honestly say that she was a domestic slave to a chauvinistic husband. Indeed, she found fulfillment, in addition to her home, in real estate investments (31:16), as well as in retail and wholesale distribution of the clothing she manufactured (31:24). The first European convert to Christianity, Lydia of Thyatira, was a “seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God” (Acts 16:14). Furthermore, there are no distinctions of sex regarding salvation by faith in Christ or one’s position before God. “There is neither male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). The prominence of women in the early church is apparent in the numerous names cited for special recognition in the Epistles (Romans 16; II Timothy 4; II John). Neither males nor females have advantaged positions of spirituality, but both have appropriate responsibilities for living spiritually within the contexts established by God for their respective sex. Within Christian freedom, the Bible prescribes a certain form for the Christian home and the church. One who does not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior cannot be expected to adhere to Biblical precepts. Since the Bible offers freedom, not chaos, it sets guidelines for essential institutions. Within the Christian home, “the man is the head of the woman” (I Corinthians 11:3). “For indeed man was not created for woman sake, but woman for man’s sake” (I Corinthians 11:9). The headship of the man in the home is based upon the creative fiat of God Himself; “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). Yet, the husband violates the Bible’s instruction if he treats his wife as an inferior. “In the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God” (I Corinthians 11:11-12)." FEMINISM - What about feminists and women's lib? - ChristianAnswers.Net
  12. I never said western democracies are using only the Bible. Obviously they are not. You misunderstand most of what I said. The Bible has nothing to do with Sharia Law which is a false religion. Not sure why you mention it. You came to Canada but have not yet learned our system is based on Judeo-Christian principles and civilization down through the ages. The difference between western countries and the rest of the world is the west is founded on Judeo-Christian principles such as respect for the rights of the individual. That is non-existent in much of the rest of the world. Check Africa, the middles east and Asia. Where do you think laws against murder, stealing, etc. came from. This does not mean Canada is following the Bible to much extent today. Obviously are not. You do realize Sharia Law is a denial of basic freedoms and human rights I hope. The Bible teaches that human life is sacred. That is why abortion is immoral and against the Bible. The Bible also teaches marriage can only be between one man and one woman. The family is the centre of a civilized society. The Bible does not teach that blasphemers should be executed. Where did you come from?
  13. John F. Walvoord is one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. Listen to what he had to say. Because of the length I am not going to post it all. Just a part. You will have to go to the link to read the whole article. God does not necessarily give faith or enlightenment about truth to everyone if they do not make some effort themselves to learn it or if they simply reject any offer of the truth, he may just let them be. That is evident in the way the world is. quote Though Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God, it is obvious that the world as a whole does not pay attention to what the Bible says. So why should we pay attention to what the Bible says? What is Faith? A nineteenth-century philosopher by the name of Comte held that we should believe only what we can observe personally. Though advanced as a practical philosophy, it is impossible to live with this definition of faith. Everyone in his daily life is constantly believing and acting upon certain facts that are not necessarily proved. For instance, if we drive a car across a bridge, how do we know by observation that the bridge will not break down? If we board an airplane for a flight to a distant city, how do we know whether the thousands of workers who put the plane together did a good job, whether the mechanics properly checked the plane, whether enough fuel has been added, and whether the flight crew is competent to fly the plane? We have been able to observe none of these factors, and yet we board a plane with a good deal of confidence. In everyday life, faith is a part of the way we live. But faith is not a totally irrational step. After driving over many bridges and observing others doing the same, we assume that bridges are constructed safely. After flying thousands of miles, we assume that those involved in the process of flying have done their duty well. Though we have only partial knowledge, we believe it is sufficient upon which to base our faith. In coming to the Bible, we do not have all the proofs that the Bible is the Word of God, but we have many that are quite sufficient. A study of the Bible not only provides an object of faith, something to believe in, but gives us many reasons why we should believe what the Bible states. The answer to why we believe the Bible involves many facts that together provide an intelligent basis for believing the Bible to be a supernatural statement of truth. The Bible itself claims to be a supernatural book that God produced through human authors. The Bible Inspired of the Holy Spirit The authors of the Bible do not claim to be men of supernatural knowledge, and they freely admit that God is the source of their information. This is brought out in a central text that states, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17). The claim in this statement is that all Scripture, that is, all the “holy Scriptures” (2 Tim. 3:15), comes from God, who guided the men who wrote it. This was a supernatural process that human minds cannot understand, but the practical effect was that the writers wrote what was their thinking, but their thinking was so guided by God that the very words they used to express the truth were exactly what God wanted them to use. Because of this, the Scriptures are effective in teaching spiritual truth about God, about morals, about salvation, and about our future hope. The Scriptures are capable of rebuking those who are not obeying its commands. The Scriptures also provide correction. They answer the question, How can a person who is not doing the will of God correct his life and make it correspond to the will of God? They also provide training, or schooling, in righteous living as well as teach all the truth about God, His righteousness, His justification, and the righteousness that He can provide for a Christian. The end result is that the man of God as he studies the Bible will be equipped thoroughly, as the Scripture states, for every good work into which God leads him. ....... skipped part here..... The Testimony of Jesus Concerning Inspiration of Scripture One of the most dynamic and important reasons for believing in the inspiration of Scripture is that Jesus Christ affirmed this view again and again. In Matthew 5:18 Christ said, “I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” In making this statement, Christ is offering the most complete definition of how far inspiration extends. According to Christ, it not only extends to the words but to the letters and even to the smallest part of a letter that would affect the meaning. In the Hebrew, one little stroke, like an English apostrophe, was the letter “yodh.” This is the smallest letter. In other cases, simply adding an additional stroke to a letter would change its meaning. This can be illustrated in the English in the capital letter “F.” If another horizontal line is added at the bottom of the letter, it becomes “E.” This is what Christ meant when He said that the smallest part of a letter has meaning. If this is the case, then the Scriptures as a whole must be true because Christ declared the Scriptures were true to the smallest letter and the smallest part of a letter that would change the meaning. Believing the Scriptures becomes believing the words of Christ Himself. unquote 3. Why Believe the Bible? | Bible.org
  14. Climate alarmism may be contributing to rising anxiety among today's teens, as well as other people Why Climate Alarmism Hurts Us All (forbes.com)
  15. Google is so simple to use. People comment without the slightest clue about the subject. But I guess that's just the way the world is today.
  16. Again I repeat if you have not studied the Bible, how are in a position to know? You are like someone who makes a judgment about someone's guilt or innocence without having any knowledge about the case.
  17. I just answered that. Maybe you missed my last posting. In a court of law, proof is determined by eye witnesses to an event. That is what the Bible has. It has many eye witnesses. If you have not studied it, then of course you would not know that.
  18. No, it is not a book written by men. The authors of the Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. That places it on a completely different level than any other book. That is why it has been the best-selling book for centuries with 100s of millions of copies being sold. If you haven't really studied it, you are not really in a position to comment on it. It is full of proof that it came from God. Eyewitnesses are what determine the validity of a claim. The Bible has many eyewitness accounts of events that transpired. That cannot be dismissed. Being biased against something does not disprove it's truth. You are obviously biased.
  19. How do you know what it proves or doesn't prove if you have never studied it?
  20. That is a simpleton view. The Bible is much more than one word. The Bible is a large book or revelation of God to man made up of 66 books and written by 40 different authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. If you haven't studied it, you should be cautious lest you reveal your lack of knowledge about it.
  21. I doubt very much it is near unanimous. The mob or herd does not prove truth. For example, most people believe in evolution because it is taught in schools as fact or dogma when if you really examine it, it is not a fact; it is just a theory or hypothesis with no proof. More importantly it has been debunked and rejected by many scientists. If you form your opinion just based on numbers, you will be sadly deceived. "In 1988, former Canadian Minister of the Environment, told editors and reporters of the Calgary Herald: “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” In 1996, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev emphasized the importance of using climate alarmism to advance socialist Marxist objectives: “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.” Speaking at the 2000 U.N. Conference on Climate Change in the Hague, former President Jacques Chirac of France explained why the IPCC’s climate initiative supported a key Western European Kyoto Protocol objective: “For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of global governance, one that should find a place within the World Environmental Organization which France and the European Union would like to see established.” In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their 'Science' (forbes.com)
  22. Funny... It has been reviewed by millions of people over the centuries.
  23. God does things in his own timeline. He is not required to do things on your schedule.
  24. The Bible proves Christianity is the true religion. Our major political parties are led by non-believers or followers of heathen religion. That will not bode well for Canada. It is not possible to lead a nation and have it on the right path with that kind of political leadership and government. That is just one example of why Canada is on a downward spiral.
  25. No, God is not helpless. He is omnipotent. GOD WILL ULTIMATELY DEFEAT EVIL AND END SUFFERING "We naturally want to believe that bad things happen to people because those people are bad. But Jesus said bad things happen to the righteous and the unrighteous (Luke 13:4-5). Yet we can offer comforting insights to those who are suffering: God is in control, God is loving, and God can use evil for our ultimate good. And we can also say without hesitation that God will ultimately defeat evil and end our suffering. Just because God has not eliminated evil and suffering in the world yet does not mean He is not going to do so in the future. Why doesn’t God stamp out all the suffering in the world right now? For God to do that He would have to put an end to the cause of suffering: rebellion against God (or, as the Bible calls it, sin). For God to end all rebellion against Himself means He would have to end history with a final judgment of the righteous and the unrighteous. The moment that final judgment occurs, all opportunity for repentance and salvation will be gone." God Will Ultimately Defeat Evil and End Suffering - Pathway to Victory (ptv.org) If we listened to the heathen religions that are brought in from the third world, we would have no hope. That is why people from the third world often support liberalism and Socialism. They think government can save them and provide some kind of utopia. Governments cannot do that and never have been able to. If we listened to people like Jagmeet Singh and the NDP we would have no hope. They believe government can solve all problems. Just add more social programs. They don't say clearly how everything would be paid for. They just keep promising their ideas would create a utopia. He also belongs to a false religion that does not believe in the true God of the Bible. Sikhism cannot explain who God really is or provide any hope or comfort for those who are suffering in the world. They do not understand that mankind fell from his good relationship with God when Adam and Eve rebelled against God. As a result the whole human race is a corrupt, evil people and need to be born again by faith in Jesus Christ. Sikhism believes instead in reincarnation and depending on your behavior or works in this life, you will be reincarnated into something either better or worse. That gives no hope to anyone. It is a false belief system.
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