4.2 ounces of dynamite

Sometimes we miss the obvious. In our efforts to “prove” the existence of God, for example, we use metaphysical reasoning, mathematical logic, hilarious speculations, etc. etc. How about a look at the birds of the heavens?

“He created every winged bird according to its kind…God saw that it was good…and let the birds multiply on the earth.” Genesis 1:21, 22

“Hi, Golden Plover here! My brothers and sisters were just a few months old. We had hardly learnt to fly, when our parents left us. They had flown on to Hawaii [from Alaska]. We weren’t aware of that at the time. To tell the truth, we didn’t really care where they were. In fact, all we could think about was our appetite, and we ate ourselves silly…Now, I’m sure you want to know just why I ate so much. Quite simply, my Creator programmed me to. I needed this extra body-weight as fuel for the trip from Alaska to Hawaii. That’s about 4,500 kilometers [2,500 miles]! Yes, that’s right, you heard me, 4,500 kilometers! Not only that but I can’t stop once during the whole trip…I fly for 88 hours, that’s three days and four nights, over open water [Pacific Ocean] without a break. Scientists have worked out that we flap our wings about 250,000 times…God, the Lord, gave us a built-in automatic pilot…Our Creator pre-programmed us with the co-ordinates of the Hawaiian Islands, so that we have absolutely no trouble getting there!” Werner Gitt and Karl-Heinz Vanheiden, If Animals Could Talk, p. 106f

“Tiny songbird can fly the Atlantic, scientists confirm. Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles non-stop form New England to South America.”

Tiny songbird can fly the Atlantic, scientists confirm

Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles non-stop from New England to South America

A blackpoll warbler sits on a limb in New Hampshire, USA

A blackpoll warbler sits on a limb in New Hampshire, USA Photo: AP

AFP, www.telegraph.co.uk/news, April 1, 2015
A diminutive songbird weighing the equivalent of just three teaspoons of sugar can fly over the north Atlantic, scientists have said, resolving a 50-year mystery.

Tipping the scale at a mere 4.2 ounces (12 grammes), the white-throated, black-capped blackpoll warbler (Setophaga striata) migrates each autumn from New England to South America.

For half a century, scientists have debated whether the birds fly non-stop over the ocean or take breaks on land to carry out this marathon flight.

Liberation Theology

patriarch-kirillNearly everyone studying Liberation Theology in the early 1970s knew there was a strong Marxist influence therein. What we weren’t aware of was exactly the origin of that influence. Now we know.

In 1984 a Summit professor, Ronald H. Nash, edited a telling volume entitled On Liberation Theology. The work included chapters by Carl Henry, Michael Novak, Harold O. J. Brown etc. Henry comes as close to the following article by Ion Mihai Pacepa as any of the writers. He wrote: “Liberation theology presupposes that social classes are byproducts of a capitalistic society, and that all ethical ecclesiastical thought and effort must promote the overthrown of that society and replace it with a socialist alternative. Hence, liberation theology opposes reformist effort—economic assistance to churches in poorer lands by churches in wealthier lands, for example—on the ground that such ‘superficial changes’ would only postpone radical alteration [i.e., a communist revolution] of basic economic structures.” (p. 197)

The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology

Ion Mihai Pacepa, National Review Online, April 23, 2015  

History often repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing the reenactment with your own eyes. Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news.

But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism.

Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What has not been understood is that it was not the product of Christians who pursued Communism, but of Communists who pursued Christians. I described the birth of liberation theology in my book Disinformation, co-authored with Professor Ronald Rychlak. Its genesis was part of a highly classified Party/State Disinformation Program, formally approved in 1960 by KGB chairman Aleksandr Shelepin and Politburo member Aleksei Kirichenko, then the second in the party hierarchy after Nikita Khrushchev. Continue reading

Drop the Sin List

Dr. James Dobson has again taken on the same-sex marriage issue head-on. This time he has written a telling summary which needs to be read by all serious Christians who value traditional marriage. Dobson takes Genesis 2:24 literally…so do we! And notes that male-female marriage long predates God ordained human government.

“Church leaders must be made to take homosexuality [sodomy] off their sin list.” Frank Bruni, The New York Times

HIGH COURT ON VERGE OF DESTROYING THE FAMILY

Exclusive: Dr. James Dobson sounds alarm, lists consequences of ‘gay marriage’

James Dobson, WorldNetDaily.com, May 3, 2015

(Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.)

Dear Friends,

May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and one woman, or it will redefine this institution to include same-sex unions. If marriage is to be reconfigured in the law, which court-watchers predict is almost certain, every dimension of the culture will be adversely affected. It will be one of the most momentous rulings in U.S. history, tantamount to the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. As we know, that terrible ruling 42 years ago divided the nation irreparably and has resulted in the deaths of 58 million babies.

I do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined. Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself. This is a time for concerted prayer, divine wisdom and greater courage than we have ever been called upon to exercise.

For more than 50 years, the homosexual activist movement has sought to implement a master plan that has had as its centerpiece the destruction or redesign of the family. Many of these objectives have largely been realized, including widespread support of the gay lifestyle, discrediting of Scriptures that condemn homosexuality or sexual immorality, muzzling of the clergy and Christian media, inclusion of gays and lesbians in all branches of the military, granting of special privileges and rights in the law, overturning laws prohibiting pedophilia, indoctrinating children and future generations through public education, and securing all the legal benefits of marriage for any two or more people who claim to have homosexual tendencies. By promoting what is known as LGBT, we must remember that the “B” stands for bisexuality. That would include acceptance of sexual relations between both genders in groups and among every category of sexual expression outside the bonds of marriage. Now the proponents of LGBT seek to legalize gay and lesbian marriage, which could mean anything or nothing in a few years. Continue reading

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