Today I participated in my very first archery competition. I have only been shooting for a couple of months, but I was anxious to get out there and see what I could accomplish against guys that had been shooting much longer than I have. The target was a steel buck, literally a steel buck silhouette and a four-inch by four-inch square cut-away where a “kill” shot would be on a real deer. A target is placed behind the hole to stop any arrows that go through that little square. If you miss the square, you never get to shoot that arrow again because it hits the steel buck and destroys your arrow. (Great incentive to be accurate and for the sporting good store that sponsors the competition!) I experienced my first miss in round two at 35 yards. OUCH!! When you hear your own arrow hit that steel and you realize that you have missed the mark, your stomach sinks, your heartbeat escalates and you feel more pressure in the next shot. It is interesting that we get the term “sin” from archery. It literally means to miss the mark. I experienced that three times before finishing third place in that competition.
I have been thinking a lot about our Government and the economy from watching “Godonomics” with Chad Hovind. Godonomics is about more than just economics, party lines and where we as a nation are headed. It makes a strong case for incentive as well. Why do we work? Why do we do anything, for that matter? It all comes down to incentive. Some people have asked me: “Why do you travel and preach?” Well, even in God’s spiritual economy, it comes down to incentive. I look forward to the day when the Master Himself says, “Well done, good and faithful servant! Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21)
At lunch today the topic of “Contradictions in the Bible” came up. It was so tempting to get into each and every one of the supposed contradictions and defend them one by one, but there was a deeper issue at stake. The real issue was, “Is God’s word our Authority?” I was amazed as the conversation kept coming back to that very issue. What is even more interesting is that EVERY conversation will keep coming back to that one issue! Whether you are speaking with someone about radioactive dating or the moon landing, the fundamental question we must examine first is, “Is God’s word our Authority?” Sounds strange, doesn’t it. What would that question have to do with radioactive dating? The short end of it is that our thoughts themselves, our senses that observe our world, and our very ability to reason prove that the Christian God of the Bible exists!
“Study says Neanderthals may have mated with humans.” —New York Times. 1
“Creationism Dishonesty and Immorality” is a YouTube video by Don Exodus that I have been watching.
Presuppositional Apologetics: It’s an area of thought I’ve been studying and am thinking of calling it uncommon sense from now on. The more I study it, the more I realize that it is just that—uncommon sense!
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