Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Creation Museum

About 21 people from First Baptist Church of Harrison, Ohio, traveled to the Creation Museum (Answers In Genesis)on July 23, 2007. The trip was wonderful! We got there early so that we did not need to stand in line to get in. Many of us were Senior Citizens, so we got a good rate.

The first thing we did was to visit the Planetarium. This was wonderful in that we saw how God created the universe and how complex and wonderful his creation is. No wonder the Bible tells us that the heavens declare his handiwork. Parts of the presentation were above the heads of most of us, but there was enough basic information that we could see the magnitude as well as the complexity and the wonder of God's heavens.

We saw two or three more show that illustrated God's creation as opposed to humanistic evolution. Unlike going to the zoo and having to put up with all of the nonsense about millions of years and half-thought-out explanations of life, we saw Bible evidence of God's special creation.

Thanks to Bro. Todd Westrich, who pushed me in a wheelchair the whole time. This made it easier on me and my arthritis. We had a wonderful time of fellowship after we finished at the museum--we went to the Golden Corral restaurant in Florence for a late lunch. We all ate too much, of course, including dessert.

After arriving back at Harrison, I went to the office to do some much needed office work and made some phone calls along with wishing Bro. Sam Sookraj well, who is leaving on Tuesday after staying in our mission apartment for about a week.

Then I got a call that it was my grandson's birthday, so I went to my son's house to have birthday cake (after eating at Golden Corral) and played games with the children. When I arrived home, I was tired; so I went to bed after reading a little in my Bible.

Thank for Lord for days like this. It makes life a little better.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hate Crime

After doing some more research on the story in my last blog concerning hate crimes, I realized that these evangelizing people who were arrested were arrested, not for their message, but for their disturbance of the peace.

When we witness, we should go with a sincere heart and a Spirit-led mission to give the Gospel to someone, not to cause trouble. I am sure these people had an honorable mission in mind, but I believe they were a little too zealous.

We will never stop homosexuality, but we can preach the Gospel to every creature, and the Lord can perform miracles.

May God give us wisdom to and boldness to preach the Gospel in a world that is dying in their sins!

Ac 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Friday, July 6, 2007

Hate Crime Bill

When grandmas go to jail for witnessing
by Janet Folger

Arrested for sharing the Gospel? An expected outcome in North Korea, China Aor any Muslim country on the globe. But in Pennsylvania? Yep. Arlene Elshinnawy, a 75-year-old grandmother of three, and Lynda Beckman, a 70-year-old grandmother of 10 (along with nine others), were arrested for sharing their faith on the public sidewalk in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A. They faced 47 years (the rest of their lives) in jail for spreading the Gospel because in Pennsylvania "hate crimes" law is nearly identical to H.R. 254 - the "hate crimes" bill reintroduced in Congress and said to be on the "fast track" in the House Judiciary Committee. This is the same bill that previously passed both the House and Senate and was killed only because of Republican leadership opposition in conference - something we no longer have.
Don't believe hate crimes will silence your freedom of speech and freedom of religion? Think again.

Submitted by Pastor John Pruitt

"I am going to do a little more investigation on this, and I will let you know what I find."