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Belief in God salvation testimony Trials and temptations

He heals the broken hearted

I shared my salvation testimony via YouTube and several atheists mocked the fact that when I came to a dark place, due to trials and problems in life, the Lord reached down and chose me, and pulled me up out of the pit of despair.  God uses such trials in life to bring us unto Him. Specifically I remember all this confusion was in my head, like numbers swirling around, and the instant I called out “God, if you exist, help me!” all that stopped and I felt a still quiet presence in my soul.

Psalms 147:3  He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

The word translated “wounds” in Hebrew עַצֶּבֶת `atstsebeth can also be translated “pain” or “sorrow”. God is the only power in heaven and earth who can do this, eternally.

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Trials and temptations

Beware of covetousness

Many English speakers today would not even know what covetousness means! It’s greed or lust, really. And lust means “an overmastering desire or craving.” So many problems in our society stem from this, especially those who aspire to wealth and fame by any means possible.

Then there are those who claim to be Christians, who promote the abundant life, wealth and prosperity doctrines. They say if you don’t have it, that is because you don’t believe it yourself. For example, the Word-Of-Faith preachers, like Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Paul and Jan Crouch, Andrew Wommack, Fred Price and many more. These pioneered the Word Of Faith movement out of the Pentecostal movement in the late 20th century. They started tele-evangelising people out of their money with promises of hundred fold increases if the poor would just send in their meager hard-earned cash as a “seed” that God could ostensibly grow. Who prospered?  The preachers did and still do. Only the preachers bank accounts grew, not those poor gullible believers’.

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Belief in God Islam Trials and temptations

Troubled by unbelief

A story of a 1500-2000 year old Bible is doing the rounds on the internet in which it is claimed that Jesus was not crucified. Others claim it is a fake. Well, quite obviously it is.

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Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara.

Found in Turkey, claims Jesus was not crucified and Paul was an imposter.  The book also claims that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. And it says Jesus foretold the coming of Muhammad. Hmmm! Sounds like Islamic doctrine. The book may be real enough, i.e. it exists in the present, but it contains a fake story, just what the Islamic mullahs have claimed for a long time, since the 7th century.

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astronomy Cosmology Physics

Redshifts burst big bang bubble

Part 2 of series “Redshifts and the Universe”

Watch Part 1 here.

Edwin Hubble’s observations in 1929 led to the conclusion that the universe is expanding, but is that the correct interpretation of extra-galactic redshifts? The standard big bang model derived by Friedmann and Lemaitre gave Hubble a solution to his dilemma but did he really believe that cosmological expansion was the correct interpretation for the redshifts he observed? Clearly he did not believe in the Creator and was repulsed at the idea that the universe might have a unique centre and that we might be somewhere near that.

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astronomy Cosmology Creation/evolution Physics Science

That shouldn’t be there!

This is Genesis Week, episode 5 season 4 with Ian Juby aka Wazooloo

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Age of the Earth Cosmology Creation/evolution History Physics

A Disciple of Christ becomes a Biblical Creationist

This is the part of my personal testimony where God begins to rewire my brain and where I almost instantly become a biblical creationist by reading the early chapters of the book of Genesis. The Holy Spirit spoke to me showing me that what the Bible describes as real history makes much more sense that all the big bang cosmology and all the evolution and the millions and billions of year ages for the earth and the universe.

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Belief in God Cosmology Creation/evolution God Roman Catholic church Science

From a Christian to a disciple of Jesus Christ

I tell more of my story of how I continued to seek the Lord and of my journey around Australia, in 1974, which led me out of the Roman Catholic Church. I sought for the baptism and power of the Holy Spirit because I desired to be a witness for my Lord. I outline my meeting with other Christians and the Children of God and finally my infilling of the Holy Spirit. This involved my commitment to the Lord to forsake all else to serve Him and Him alone. All the glory to God.

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From an atheist to a Christian

I describe in brief my path to meeting the Lord who saved me. He chose me. He changed my mind and caused revolution in my heart. Thank the Lord! All glory to God!

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Cosmology Creation/evolution Physics

Redshifts and the Universe

I outline what redshifts are and how they are used as a distance measure in the Universe. The usual practice is to equate redshift to expansion of space then in an expanding universe the greater the redshift the greater the distance in the Universe. That is known as the Hubble law. But can this be justified from laboratory experiments? How sure are we that the universe began in a big bang? Does it all come down to our interpretation of what redshifts are?

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salvation testimony

Jesus, Lover of My Soul–My Testimony

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by Katharine Hartnett

Jesus, the True, Pure, Merciful, Gracious, Holy, Lover of my Soul.

I have had a lot of different loves in this life including people, relationships, things, clothes, music, movies, hobbies, you name it. But deep down I always was searching for something more, for that true, pure, gracious love that only Jesus can give. No one and nothing else seemed to satisfy me, not ever! But I still am passionate about what God has blessed me with! God is so amazing in how he works things and brings us closer to him, and when God disciplines us through sanctification that’s real love, for he shows that he cares for us.

Before I really came to know the Lord I was seeking a fulfilling life through people and friends, wanting to fit in with the crowd and look cool, going out to parties, clubbing and drinking etc. Although I knew there was a God and kinda knew what I was doing wasn’t really good I still thought I could just let it slide and not worry about it yet (what people call procrastinating) and I wanted to do this because everyone else was, I thought it was the way to enjoy life since everyone is doing it! I also used to be an obsessive shopper and would waste my money buying lots of dresses from the clothing store Ally every weekend, but once I would get them, they felt like nothing. I still wasn’t satisfied and had to go buy more.