Radiocarbon Equilibrium – Post by Michael J. Findley

Editor’s note: This post is a partial examination of the article cited below. One of the authors, Ken Wolgemuth, gave Findley a PDF copy of the article with a request for comment. The article is written from an Old Earth Creationist (OEC) point of view. Findley comments on the Old Earth 14C dating suppositions and …

Gasp! A Book Review! Hannah’s Civil Pirate by Joanna Emerson — Post by Mary C. Findley

It's been a long time since I wrote a book review. I think I have a backlog. Since Amazon banned me from reviewing, I guess I've been sulking in a corner, thinking writing reviews anywhere else wouldn't matter. But you need to read this book. It's wonderful. My review is posted on Goodreads, but, since …

Ancient Sources — Post by Michael J. Findley

Cuneiform inscription found on the south side of the Van Castle hill, eastern Turkey. It's several metres tall and wide, 25 centuries old and the message comes from the Persian king Xerxes. In Old Persian, Babylonian and Elamite Bjørn Christian Tørrissen - Own work by uploader, http://bjornfree.com/galleries.html Wikipedia “Can you please reference some sources you used for your …

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. …

The Beginning of the Gospel — Post by Michael J. Findley

This is the record of the life of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 The Jews knew the Law, the Old Testament, and understood the Messiah. This introduction to the first gospel ever written, just a few years after the resurrection of the Messiah, was either a declaration …

Music In The Early Church — post by Michael J. Findley

Jesus and the disciples attended Jewish synagogues and temple worship. These services included stringed, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The book of Psalms was the hymn book of the second temple. After finishing the Passover meal they sang a hymn, presumably not a Psalm, and presumably without instruments, before walking across the Kidron Valley to …

Excerpt from Under the Sun: A Traditional View of Ancient History

After the flood, the most rapid, massive cultural change on record is the Exodus. The time of the Exodus was a dramatic change for every culture on earth that we know about. Thousands of years before the label “Second Intermediate Period” existed, Jews, then Christians, then Muslims, understood that the Exodus was the destruction of …

What Is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? — Post by Michael J. Findley

Aldous Huxley called his Brave New World, "The nightmare of total organization ..." As one of the most widely read books written in the 20th century, many people, like myself, read it as an English requirement without spending much time thinking about it. "The nightmare of total organization, which I had situated in the seventh …

Isaiah Chapter Two — Post by Mary C. Findley

What are “the last days?” According to many Bible teachers, they are the time when the Lord has returned to govern the earth. Some people think they want to go to Heaven and be with God forever. Some think we never actually go there, but will live forever on earth. The beginning of this chapter …

How God Preserved His Word History 1

A dozen times the New Testament refers to the Old Testament as the Law and the Prophets. In Luke 24:44 Jesus said “the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms.” Yet most of the Hebrew Old Testament, Joshua through Esther in the English arrangement, are primarily historical. They are quoted in …

Actual Dates and 14C Dates — Michael J. Findley

Please forgive the oversimplification. But radiocarbon dating, like all radiometric dating, begins with assumptions (beliefs, paradigm) and uses those beliefs as proofs of dates. Science is the accurate examination of the evidence. The evidence of radiocarbon in the remains of organism which were once alive does not produce a date. It produces a 14C:12C ratio. …

How God Preserved His Word For Us: Torah — post by Michael J. Findley

The Torah for modern readers is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Some arrangements in the past have included Joshua, but that has not been the case for centuries for English readers. We believe that the Law itself was given by the LORD God on Sinai. God could have added to and edited information Moses …

How God Preserved His Word For Us: Job — post by Michael J. Findley

Some very godly men might disagree in a few points of this traditional view. Martin Luther certainly did on the book of James. But if someone has more than a few disagreements and they might not be firmly grounded in the faith. Perhaps they might not be believers at all. As a complete book, Job …

Peace, Unity, and Refugees: the Executive Order

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people. Romans 12:8 Eric Costanzo, pastor of the South Tulsa Baptist Church (SBC) in Tulsa, OK co-signed a protest letter published in the Washington Post, wrote a facebook article, and posted a blog supporting the Evangelical protest of the temporary immigration …

What Is The Gospel? Part Two: The Gospel According to Jesus

Then Jesus returned to Galilee by the power of the Spirit. Meanwhile, the news about him spread throughout the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was continuously receiving praise from everyone. (Luke 4:14,15 ISV) Soon after Satan tempted Jesus, Jesus returned to Galilee. Luke, written to Theophilus, a Greek, does not …

The Historical Context of Jonah

Nimrod built Nineveh very soon after the flood. It was part of his kingdom to rebel against God. [Nimrod’s] kingdom began in the region of Shinar with the cities of Babylon, Eriech, Akkad, and Calneh. From there he went north to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, along with Resen, which was located between …

Chiliasm: What the Scriptures Teach — post by Michael J. Findley

The dissertation on Revelation by Dr. Charles Smith, The Apocalypse by Joseph Seiss (1865), or my Biblical Studies section on Revelation cover this in detail. This is more a definition than even a brief overview. Daniel 9: 24-27: Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to …

Chiliasm — Post by Michael J. Findley

Our authority is the Word of God and not the opinions of men. But the church historian Philip Schaff had to admit that “The most striking point in the eschatology of the ante-Nicene age is the prominent chiliasm, or millennarianism; that is, the belief of a visible reign of Christ in glory on earth with …

Coming Soon: Conflict of the Ages Part V: The Ancient World

“We forget everything. What we remember is not what actually happened, not history, but merely that hackneyed dotted line they have chosen to drive into our memories by incessant hammering.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell And [Abraham] said unto [the …

I. What Is an Establishment of Religion?

(This is an excerpt from Disestablish, a 50-page summary of the Antidisestablishmentarianism and Conflict of the ages series to date.) An establishment of religion is the collection of taxes and the enforcement of laws to both indoctrinate and require acceptance of a state religion. From the very beginning, pagan temples used an established religion to …