‘Experts predicted the Maldives would drown near the beginning of the 20th century. The islands have grown since those predictions were made, and now experts say the islands will drown at the end of the 20th century.’https://rumble.com/vnyg2o-maldives-to-drown-again.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tonyheller&ep=2
‘Is evolution compatible with Adam and Eve and the Fall of Man?” as Keller says it is?
This question relates to an article by Time Keller on the Gospel Coalition website. Tim Keller (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Manhattan, chairman of Redeemer City to City, and founder of The Gospel Coalition.
Tim Keller was asked: If biological evolution is true and there was no historical Adam and Eve, how can we know where sin and suffering came from?
His brief answer was: Belief in evolution can be compatible with a belief in a historical fall and a literal Adam and Eve. There are many unanswered questions around this issue.
Keller followed this statement with a detailed article, which is mainly the opinions of theologians about the style of literature in Genesis followed by Keller’s own interpretation of Romans 5 and I Corinthians 15.
Keller states he believes in an historical Adam and Eve but does not explain how this is compatible with evolution, since Darwin himself described evolution as the “war of nature” and claimed that long ages of famine and death brought about “the production of higher animals”. (Darwin, Origin of Species, 1859) This is the exact opposite of God’s description of the original created world as “very good”(Genesis 1:31).
So we wonder if has ever bothered to compare such processes to what God said in Genesis 1 and 2, or if Keller really understands evolution, and the processes claimed to bring it about, so let us do that.
Modern day evolutionists use less emotive terms than Darwin, such as “selective advantage” but the process is still the same. This is a flat denial of Genesis 1, which culminates with God looking at all that He had made and declaring it to be “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Darwin and his successors also regard human beings as simply “higher animals,” which is another complete denial of Genesis. Human beings are unique creations made in the image of God.
Keller tries to avoid the issue by referring to various theologians who clearly do not believe Genesis 1 and 2. For example Keller refers to Bruce Waltke who claims that forming Adam from dust of the ground could mean “the author might be speaking figuratively in the same way, meaning that God brought man into being through normal biological processes.”
Keller and Waltke (and their followers) should take note: there are no normal biological processes that turn dust into people. It works the other way around, i.e. people turn to dust – it is happening all the time, but that is a destructive death process and the opposite of a creative process.
Keller spends a lot of time naming names such as C. S. Lewis and hiding behind their opinions. After meandering through the opinions of such theologians Keller summarises his section on Genesis: “In summary, it looks like a responsible way of reading the text is to interpret Genesis 2-3 as the account of an historical event that really happened.” If that is what Keller really believes, he should say so straight away and affirm what the text actually states.
So let us clearly state what the Biblical text does says. The first thing we are told about the creation of human beings is they were special creations made in the image God (Genesis 1:27-28). We are then given details of how God did this in Genesis 2. Adam was made from “dust of the ground,” i.e. raw materials, not some pre-existing animal, and Eve was created from tissue taken from Adam. This is either an accurate description of what God actually did or it is a fairy tale. If it is a fairy tale it has no authority, and sceptics, liberal theologians and other unbelievers are justified in scoffing at it.
There is a theory promoted by John Stott and others that God somehow “stamped His image” on a pair of the evolving hominins that had come into being by evolutionary processes, but this cannot be reconciled with the description of the creation and man and woman in Genesis. For more a more detailed critique of this theory see the question: HUMAN EVOLUTION? Does it create any problems for Christians who believe it? Answer here.
Anyone reading Genesis 1 and 2 will straight away see that it is not compatible with the evolutionary story of how human beings arrived on the planet, and what a ‘non-good’ state the world was in if evolution was true.
Keller claims he believes in a historical Fall of Man but does not go into details concerning Genesis 3 or the chapters that follow, so let us provide them. After judging the serpent and promising a Saviour who would defeat the serpent, God sentenced Adam and Eve to death and cursed the ground. From then on the living world degenerated into violence, disease and general degradation – all things that are not good. If death, disease and struggle had already been in the world, these would not be punishments. Again, there is a clear incompatibility between Genesis and evolution.
Rather than dealing with the actual events of the Fall of Man, Keller goes straight to Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15 and correctly states that Paul believed in a literal Adam and we should too. However, Keller reveals his own “pick and mix” attitude to the Bible when he states:
“The key for interpretation is the Bible itself. I don’t think the author of Genesis 1 wants us to take the “days” literally, but it is clear that Paul definitely does want readers to take Adam and Eve literally. When you refuse to take a biblical author literally when he clearly wants you to do so, you have moved away from the traditional understanding of biblical authority.” (word “days” in inverted commas in original)
What Keller really means is that he doesn’t want to take the days of Genesis 1 literally, presumably so as not to upset those who believe in an old earth and millions of years of evolution.
If Keller wants to use the Bible as the key to interpreting itself, let’s see what it says about the days in Genesis. In Exodus we are told that God spoke and wrote down the Ten Commandments, which include this statement:
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11)
It is clear from the context God is speaking about real days, not some vague long periods or symbolic times. We would also remind Keller that the Creator who spoke and wrote down these words is Christ, who made all things (John 1:3).
For further details see the question: CREATION DAYS: Were the days of creation, as described in Genesis 1, real 24 hour days? Answer here.
Keller goes on to explain how we can benefit from Christ’s death. He states: “We are in covenant with him, not because we are related biologically but through faith.”
This is half-truth. Yes, we are in a covenantal relationship with Christ through faith, but it is only effective because we are biologically related, and Christ is our Kinsman Redeemer. Only a relative can be a Kinsman Redeemer. If we go back through the generations, the entire human race can be subsumed into Adam. All human beings, including Christ in His incarnate form, are descendants of Adam, so we are biologically related to both Adam and Christ, and that is why the covenant applies to us.
Keller skips over the real link between Adam, Christ and us, and completely ignores how death really came into the world. Paul makes it very clear that Adam’s sin brought death into this world, and Christ’s death and resurrection brings eternal life in the next. This is the real basis of Paul’s “one man” principle in Romans 5. One man, Adam, brought sin and death into the world; one man, Christ, paid the penalty, which made forgiveness and new life freely available for all people.
Finally, we have a challenge for Keller and all evangelical Christians who believe that Christ’s death and resurrection will bring them eternal life in a New Heaven and Earth. Think carefully about this question: What will that new world be like? If God created the first earth through a long process of struggle and death, and declared that to be “very good” can we trust Him to keep those things out of the New Heaven and Earth that Christ’s death and resurrection enables us to live in for eternity? Sadly the Gospel Coalition is increasingly characterised by such half truths concerning the gospel. Wake up guys!’https://askjohnmackay.com/tim-keller-on-evolution-adam-is-evolution-compatible-with-adam-and-eve-and-the-fall-of-man-keller-says-it-is/
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
‘A pastor and Christian radio host in central Illinois has been arrested on charges of grooming a minor, after sending a teen girl “sexually inappropriate” messages online, local authorities say.
Joseph “Joey” Krol, 36, sent sexually explicit material to the Snapchat account of a 15-year-old girl and requested nude photos of her, according to a sworn affidavit from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Reportedly, Krol knew the girl and her family through Galilee Baptist Church in Decatur, Illinois, where Krol has served as senior pastor since 2016.
What Krol didn’t know is that the girl’s family, located in nearby Oreana, had contacted local authorities. They captured the social media interaction as part of an undercover investigation, stated Sgt. Roger Pope per a local news report.
“(She) allowed me to take over her Snapchat account and act as her while conversing with Krol,” said Sgt. Pope in the affidavit. “During our conversations, Krol requested photos of (the girl) in her underwear.” His explicit dialogue with the minor included asking if “her fantasies” include an “interest in older men.”
Days later, officers knocked on the front door of Krol’s residence in Dawson. Through a window they observed Krol grabbing his phone and running a “factory reset” on the device. But they had already obtained the evidence.
Krol was booked at the county jail on October 15 and charged with the Class 4 felony charge of grooming. The offense is defined as attempting to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a child to commit a sex act.
Krol’s criminal activity of grooming reportedly began during his five-year tenure at Galilee Baptist, a Southern Baptist church in rural Decatur. In July, Krol was hired as senior pastor at another Southern Baptist church—Rochester First Baptist Church, located in neighboring Sangamon County.
Krol also worked as operations manager and an on-air host for Christian radio station WLUJ—a Moody Radio affiliate, which is owned by Good News Radio. Krol is no longer listed as an employee on the station’s website, and it is unclear when his employment there ended. The Roys Report reached out to the station but did not hear back.
Rochester Baptist posted a statement online. “We as a church are grieved to learn of this allegation involving Dr. Krol,” the church said. “Because we take this seriously, we have immediately suspended Dr. Krol from all responsibilities. We have great concern and are in prayer for all affected by the situation and will cooperate with any law enforcement investigation.”
Similarly, the elders of Galilee Baptist issued a statement, saying: “We are eager to minister to all involved in this situation and will be offering professional counseling services to the victim of the alleged incident.”
Krol and his wife, Aubrey Krol, have two children, according to Krol’s 2019 bio at WLUJ. Aubrey Krol works for the Illinois State Baptist Association (IBSA), which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Lisa Misner, public policy manager at IBSA, responded to a request for comment. “The local churches affected by this case are cooperating with law enforcement and ministering to their congregations and to those involved in the case,” she stated.
“As a network of autonomous churches, IBSA continues to offer resources to help churches protect vulnerable people and to minister in cases of sexual abuse.”
The Southern Baptist Convention has been rocked by allegations of clergy sex abuse and cover-up. On June 15, Southern Baptist messengers from across the nation adopted a strategic initiative known as Vision 2025 during the SBC Convention in Nashville. The sixth strategic action calls the convention to “prayerfully endeavor to eliminate all incidents of sexual abuse.”
Krol remains in custody at Macon County Jail, with bail set at $75,000.’https://julieroys.com/illinois-pastor-krol-charged-grooming-teen-girl/?mc_cid=8f9edb6a60&mc_eid=b13d34ad49
Psalm 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.”
‘Let’s be honest. If you believe God created, but that He used evolution to do so, you have to answer a difficult question. Does evolution allow the supernatural to take place?
What is the difference between the scientific evidence needed to accept that evolution occurred without God and that needed to accept theistic evolution? Practically speaking, the physical evidence for both positions should be identical.
Evolution is built on the principle that natural laws determine what happens in the physical world. Evolution rules it out of bounds for God to get involved in the workings of a reptile egg to produce the first mammal-like creature. Evolution says there is no need for supernatural intervention to modify some ape-like creatures into the first human being. As far as evolution is concerned, God’s supernatural intervention could not happen.
There is no physical evidence to support the idea that God periodically intervened in evolutionary development. Nor does the Bible talk about this kind of activity.
A person might accept that God created through evolution. But this belief would not be faithful to the physical evidences that evolutionists claim to have. Nor is it faithful to the statements we find in the Bible. Evolution does not allow the super-natural action of God. Even the Bible itself cannot be God’s Word if there is no supernatural action of God. Thankfully, the Bible is God’s revealed Word and it does offer you an intelligent alternative to evolution.’https://creationmoments.com/sermons/does-evolution-allow-the-supernatural-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=does-evolution-allow-the-supernatural-2&mc_cid=2c9055c58a&mc_eid=00c1dcff3c
‘A government school in Georgia has been exposed forcing high-school students to develop a business plan for a company that would tackle world hunger by making babies into food, sparking outrage across the state and beyond. In this interview on Conversations That Matter with Alex Newman, Truth in Education leader Rhonda Thomas breaks down the sick “exercise” and even shows some of the graphics and photos. ‘https://rumble.com/vnqql5-eating-babies-georgia-school-has-teens-solve-hunger-with-cannibalism.html
Well, that’s not how they phrased it.
But it is the only reasonable way to read their press release claiming that the booster is 95% effective.
Remember. The booster is given to people who have RECEIVED the vaccine. (That’s why it’s a booster, right?)
And when they tested a booster against a placebo in those people, they found a 95% reduction in disease in people who received the booster (for a total of 11 weeks after they received the booster, excluding the first week, because science – by which I mean because including that week would not help their results).
Where have you heard that figure before? Oh yeah, it is EXACTLY the same relative risk reduction they claimed in the pivotal trial last year, when they tested the INITIAL dose against placebo.
The only reasonable read is that the booster is providing (temporary) protection similar to the first two-dose series (temporarily) did AGAINST PLACEBO. But these are VACCINATED people.
So where’s the protection from the initial two doses?
There is ONE difference, though. The ABSOLUTE risk appeared at least two to three times higher in the vaccinated people in this trial than in UNVACCINATED people in the initial trial – 110 infections in 5,000 people in 10 weeks, compared to 162 infections in 20,000 people in about the same period.
Because vaccines work.
If you are vaccinated, get ready to take boosters forever.
By the way, the press release includes NO specific safety data.
‘Conservative radio host Dennis Prager revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that over the past year he did not restrict his contact with other people, hoping his body would build “natural immunity” to the virus. He took many of the maligned non-FDA-approved therapeutic medicines in the process.
The 73-year-old shared the news Monday while broadcasting “The Dennis Prager Show” from his home.
“My symptoms were at their worst with regard to chills. I didn’t have a lot of fever,” he said. “That was pretty much it and what is important for me to tell you is that what I believe I had decided to do over the course of the last year and a half, I believe have been justified. I wanted to achieve natural immunity which is by far the more robust immunity one can have against COVID or any virus.”
Prager stated that over 15 studies have “demonstrated the power of immunity acquired by previously having the virus” so he started taking therapeutic medicines last year, specifically hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and ivermectin.‘https://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=33971
Our Australian Fedeal Government has outlawed the use of HCQ and Ivermectin! Why? All for our health safety!
‘A new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology proves what we “conspiracy theorists” have been saying all along about the COVID-19 shots: They cause symptoms leading to COVID-19 diagnoses rather than prevent them. The study, “Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States,” was conducted by S. V. Subramanian, who is affiliated with Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and also the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study looked at data from 68 countries and 2947 counties in the U.S. They used COVID-19 data provided by the Our World in Data for cross-country analysis, available as of September 3, 2021. For the county-level analysis in the US, they utilized the White House COVID-19 Team data, available as of September 2, 2021. Comparing countries with various rates of percentages of their population fully vaccinated for COVID-19, they found that “countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.” Likewise, in the U.S. the counties with the highest vaccination rates have the highest incidents of COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 vaccines not only offer no benefits, they are killing and injuring people, which is why so many dissenting doctors and scientists today call them “bioweapons.”‘https://vaccineimpact.com/
‘Cicero cautioned, “that we do not recklessly and presumptuously assume something to be true.” That is good advice for any day, especially today when opposing voices involve everyone’s health. Don’t believe someone because he is impressive, has credentials, is in a place of authority, is very successful, and talks out of both sides of his mouth.
Be cautious, be wise, be slow, be skeptical, ask questions, check answers. Understand that an honest appearing person can be dishonest, incompetent, and nuttier than a Snicker’s bar. Moreover, a person can be honest and sincere and be nuttier than a Snicker’s bar. He may even have an impressive government job and still be nuttier than a Snicker’s bar.
He may be President of the United States and….
Some medical experts declare that the Red Chinese coronavirus does not even exist, and people are dying, as they always have, from several sundry sicknesses.
Therefore, the required vaccines are fake vaccines that actually cause death rather than protecting one from severe disease and death. If so, that is illegal, immoral, and irresponsible.
Dr. David Martin asserted, “Let’s make sure we are clear… This is not a vaccine. They are using the term ‘vaccine’ to sneak this thing under public health exemptions…It’s not a vaccine. It is made to make you sick… You are getting injected with a chemical substance to induce illness, not to induce an immuno-transmissive response… This is about getting you sick and having your own cells be the thing that get you sick… Our leadership who are actively participating in this malfeasance must be made aware that this participation will have consequences. This kind of complicity is no different than what the German doctors and scientists were accused of and went to trial for at Nuremberg.”
If the above accusation is true, then, of course, it is worse than the Nazis and an account far more thorough (and far fairer) than the Nuremberg trials must be made. If the charge is inaccurate, the doctor should answer to a court and account for such irresponsible remarks. Could a doctor with such a high profile be so stupid to make such a charge if he cannot substantiate his charge?
Note, Martin charged that COVID-19 vaccines were produced to “make you sick.” He is not charging a mistake made by federal health officials but a planned pandemic to reduce the population! A normal person recoils at such a suggestion, but he is not alone in his charge.
A coalition of 18 independent physicians and lawyers make up AmericasFrontlinedoctors.com who sued the state of Alabama, alleging “that they have proof that there never was a COVID public health emergency.” They further allege that the CDC rigged the PCR tests to inflate the numbers of COVID-19 deaths. The doctors tell us “testing for COVID-19 is based upon the PCR test which has been established to create approximately 80-90% false-positive results.”
It is a significant factor that the above doctors are not anti-vaccine, which removes the most damaging weapon from their critics. Unlike federal political physicians, private physicians risk everything to present what they consider life and death medical facts while federal health officials are charged with spinning myths, mistakes, and malice.
I’m not a physician, but if the highly qualified, independent physicians are correct, it sounds as if some elite city boys are selling a pandemic to some country bumkins. And if found guilty, the elites will end up in the pokey for a few years.
Additionally, the independent frontline doctors are concerned with the possibility “of exposure of unvaccinated, by the vaccinated, through inhalation or skin contact.” They declare this is not science fiction but a real possibility citing Pfizer’s EUA application 70 describing “the possibility of exposure of unvaccinated, by the vaccinated, through inhalation or skin contact.”
The independent doctors charge that 99% of all deaths attributed to vaccines in the first quarter of 2021 “are attributed to the COVID-19 Vaccines, and only 1% are attributed to all other vaccines.” Additionally, a whistleblower has provided government data documenting 48,465 deaths within 14 days of COVID-19 vaccination among Medicare patients alone, according to Lifesitenews.
So, we have a vaccine problem, in addition to or instead of a COVID problem.
The frontline doctors declare COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent diseases, so why get the shot since it is experimental and has not been proven safe or effective through years of arduous trials. Plus, no one on earth can give any assurances of long-term consequences. Even federal officials are not so stupid to provide such guarantees.
But stay tuned for Biden’s next news conference.
Americas’ Frontline Doctors made inflammatory charges about COVID and federal health officials, and one group will prove to the world to be failures, frauds, or fools. Will it be a group of independent, impressive, and intrepid physicians or political physicians at the CDC and the FDA?
I must emphasize that these independent physicians, critical of federal health officials’ handling of COVID-19, are not theoretical doctors but have been treating COVID patients for years with incredible success using common, safe, off-label drugs. The federal health officials have never sat across the desk from a COVID patient. Dr. Fauci worked for one year in a hospital.
Not being a physician, I can’t decide on the scientific merits of the issue; however, I know the CDC officials (with a history of fakery, fraud, and failures) have turf to defend that includes high salaries, perks, reputations, etc. Additionally, some CDC officials may have visions of a trip to Oslo dancing in their heads. And the Fauci COVID vaccine has a splendid ring, somewhat like the Salk polio vaccine. The frontline doctors have risked everything, especially their medical licenses, by taking a critical position and opposing, even criticizing, the whole medical establishment, including the prestigious medical journals.
Between the two groups, I believe the independent physicians who are risking everything, not the political physicians who are desperately fearful of losing what they have.
It should be remembered that these “safe and effective” vaccines that have been forced on the world were not thoroughly tested. The Oxford/AztraZeneca COVID inoculation was created in just 65 days at the cost of $3.00 per shot! It takes many years to test a vaccine, not a few months. The creation of a vaccine usually requires 10 to 15 years of research before the vaccine is made available to the general public. All the COVID vaccines were produced in a few months. They were designated as Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). That means temporary but also means slipshod, and we have we-were-in-a-hurry vaccines.
It is believed the vaccines are spreading the pandemic rather than inhibiting it, thereby causing patients to die. The CDC recently acknowledged that fully vaccinated people can still get COVID, die of a COVID infection, and infect others with COVID. A weekly German-language medical magazine Deutsches Ärzteblatt reported on the work done by Dr. Peter Schirmacher, director of the Pathological Institute of the University of Heidelberg. He revealed that toxicology reports indicate that 30%-40% of a sample of 40 people who died within two weeks of vaccination indeed died from the vaccine. That was supported by autopsies done by him. The Pathologist magazine considers Schirmacher one of the world’s 100 most influential professionals in the field.
So, to be clear, COVID vaccines appear to be more dangerous than the COVID-19 virus!
Other experts agree that the vaccines are not “safe and effective” and are killing people, maybe 50,000 Americans. Only George Orwell would consider that safe and effective.
Dr. Peter McCullough, epidemiologist, internist, cardiologist of medicine, takes that position. He was vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center and a professor at Texas A&M University, and editor of two medical journals. He has published chapters in 33 medical textbooks, lectured in 371 national and international medical forums, and published 857 medical abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts. Is McCullough so irresponsible to destroy his reputation (and career) with false accusations?
McCullough also declared, “the vaccines do not work, and the vaccines are unsafe.” But then, every thinker knows that truth: no one on the face of the earth can promise any drug or vaccine is safe. Moreover, if a trial results in deaths and disabilities, the trial is stopped. But not with COVID-19 vaccines. America’s Frontline Doctors assert the government’s own reporting website indicates the vaccines should have been pulled from the market almost immediately.
Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, nominated for the Nobel Prize in his work on COVID, forcefully declared, “COVID-19 is a bioweapon designed and paid for by sociopaths in order to create global panic and manipulate humanity into sheepishly getting injected with a poisonous death shot.” If true, federal health officials should go to prison; if false, Zelenko should go to prison.
Zelenko’s charge is supported by former Pfizer chief scientist Dr. Michael Yeadon who says the COVID shots and their endless boosters are “depopulation weapons” designed to enslave and kill.
Wow, that is devastating coming from a former top Pfizer official.
Physicians who are experts in their various fields and who are dealing with COVID patients daily have everything to lose but declare: the COVID-19 virus does not exist, and people are dying of the Fauci Flu and other diseases; the vaccines were produced swiftly without the typically lengthy trials and are causing needless deaths; the PCR test for COVID cannot differentiate between COVID and the ordinary flu; the vaccines are not even vaccines but a medical treatment being forced on world citizens; and the adverse reactions from the vaccinations are not being reported which would result in the vaccines being removed from the shelves as with other vaccines.
Whatever the answer, we have major health problems right here in River City, and I look askance at federal functionaries who remind me of Hadacol (12% alcohol) pitchmen in 1951. When the inventor of Hadacol was asked why he called it Hadacol, he replied, “I hadda’ call it something.”
At least Hadacol salesmen did not continue flipflopping like a fish stranded on a beach.’https://donboys.cstnews.com/charges-covid-19-virus-does-not-exist-vaccines-are-deadly-rigged-tests-the-pcr-test-is-useless-vaccines-were-untested-vaccine-deaths-diseases-and-disabilities-are-underreported