Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Okay, so I'm sitting and thinking earlier today and I came up with an interesting idea(if I may say so myself) about the warming waters of the Pacific that contribute to El Nino and La Nina. The Ring of Fire located in the Pacific Ocean is where a large number of volcanic eruptions take place along and within the Ocean itself. Doesn't it stand to reason that "volcanic heat" would contribute to the warming or cooling of the waters in relation to the volcanic activity in that area? I'm thinking, wondering, out loud here and may stumble upon some information that would link the two together but it does not appear readily available or my search operations are misguided for I've not found any information that links the two. Well, at least they did not appear in the top 20 results of a YAHOO search. Anyway, it is something to think about. The Pacific Ocean could be warming due to increased volcanic activity thus causing a melting of ice in the polar region thus leading to cooling of the water along the Pacific Coast. As I said, just thinking out loud.

Monday, April 25, 2011

JESUS WAS DEAD: No Longer A Threat

He is risen from the dead...the very phrase that Christian's celebrate struck anxiety into the hearts of the religious leaders the day after the crucifixion of Jesus. They became concerned at that phrase because they had reasoned the disciples were going to try and steal the body of Jesus to make it appear as if Jesus' words had been true. Matthew 27:62-66 records the anxiety of these religious leaders. The very actions and thoughts of these religious leaders give the greatest evidence to the veracity of the claim that Jesus was dead and we all know that we cannot have a resurrection if we do not have a dead body(Savior in this case). It was important that Jesus was dead not only from the thoughts of the religious leaders but also in the case of biblical truth. It was necessary that Jesus be dead, totally dead and not just in some sort of coma. The evidence provided in this passage of Matthew attests to the truth that Jesus was dead.

Specifically, the religious leaders were concerned to keep the Disciples OUT of the tomb and not to keep Jesus IN the tomb. Why is that? The reason is simple. Jesus was dead and a dead body posed no threat to the leaders at all. Having assured themselves of the death of Jesus at the crucifixion, they were no longer concerned with Jesus, they were concerned about the actions of the Disciples. In order to prevent a "fake" resurrection of a dead Jesus, it was necessary then to seal the tomb and place a guard to keep the Disciples OUT with no thought whatsoever of trying to keep a live Jesus IN the tomb. This is where the leaders made their gravest(pun intended) mistake. If they were truly going to prevent the words, He Is Risen From The Dead, they should have concerned themselves with who was IN the tomb rather than who was withOUT the tomb. Their actions do underscore my point though and once again, my point is that Jesus was dead, totally, completely, certifiably dead. This conclusion on their part is why a Roman Guard would be sufficient to keep the Disciples away.

The fact that the tomb was sealed to keep people OUT and not keep the living IN may deflate the rhetoric of preachers who wax eloquently over the idea that all was done to keep Jesus in the tomb to prevent His resurrection but that just does not bear under the weight of Scripture. The tomb was sealed to keep the Disciples out. And why am I pressing this point so strongly? If Jesus was not dead then He did not RISE from the dead. It was important that Jesus died(fulfilling Scripture), so that when we die, we too have hope. Because Jesus was dead and is now Risen From The Dead, we too look forward to a Resurrection from the dead. If Jesus was not dead, there is no resurrection, we are still lost in our trespasses and sin and doomed for an eternity of Hell. In fact, if Jesus was not raised from the dead, there may not even be an eternity.

Praise God that what Jesus spoke is Truth, not simply because it happened, but rather because the True One spoke it. We trust the God of Truth. We trust the God who can and did, still does and will do! His Word is worthy of believing.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Eat More Chicken...AT CHICK-fil-A

I was sent an email concerning Chick-fil-A. It seems that Chick-fil-A has become the target of the homosexual agenda. You can read an article about it HERE.

I am sharing this for a couple of reasons. One, just in case you were not aware that Chick-fil-A had become a target, I think you should know. Two, in case you were not aware of Chick-fil-A's operating principles, now you can be aware. Three, we as Christians ought to be supportive of such businesses that stand for, promote and support Biblical ideals. Four, to demonstrate that those who call for "so much tolerance" are indeed themselves an intolerable intolerant bunch.

Although this issue is a little over a month old, I encourage you to share this with others AND to contact Chick-fil-A and let them know of your support.

You can contact Chick-fil-A HERE.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What I Find Funny

So I'm walking out of the store yesterday evening and I see a guy getting out of a truck who is obviously a duck hunter or at least a fan of ducks. I believe it was the shadow decals on his windows that serve me notice of his passion for ducks. Our weather has gotten cold and the wind is blowing and all of that stuff and so I thought I'd make small talk with the fellow. He was putting on his jacket after exiting his vehicle and so I simply stated, "I wonder if the ducks will be flying in the morning?" to which he replied, "Duck season is closed." As he walked away, I mused to myself. I did not know that ducks quit flying just because the season was closed and if they do, how do they migrate back north? Walk?! I guess the man just wasn't in to small talk. He walked away probably thinking I was a bumble head and I walked away from him thinking, what a buffoon.

Slow down. Enjoy your day. You only have one opportunity with it.