Challenge to YECs? Part 7

7. OBSERVATIONS FROM THE STUDY OF BIOGEOGRAPHY

  • According to the evolution model, geographic isolation should play a significant role in the distribution of species worldwide. In keeping with this model, species that first evolved in a certain geographic setting and were restricted in their movement to other areas should be found naturally only in the areas in which they first appeared – even though there are no compelling reasons that they could not have survived elsewhere. The facts show that this is indeed the case. For example, overall there are some 13 families and about 180 unique species of marsupials found naturally only in Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea. The only monotremes (egg laying mammals) are found in this geographical area and nowhere else. How does the YEC model explain, in scientific terms, the migration of these animals to the purported Ark prior to the Flood? (There is no evidence in the fossil record that any of these animals ever existed endemically in the Middle East.) Furthermore, how does the YEC model explain the subsequent migration (after the purported Flood) of these animals back to their original geographic locations? Particular emphasis should be placed on explaining how animals such as the flightless Kiwi and the blind marsupial mole (which lives only in sand) made the round trip and why faster moving placental animals are virtually absent from Australia.
  • Response: The expansion and contraction of the earth’s crust because of the water from under the earth’s crust coming up and then going back means that the motion of the tectonic plates had not completely stopped yet. How does one stop a moving continent? And because there were only certain number of animals that came off the Ark, if they happen to migrate to an area of land that was still in motion because the tectonic plates were still settling. Then they could one day find themselves separated from the rest of the animals that were on the original land mass the Ark had landed on. So being so few in number at that time this separation made the continents often species specific. Because how does the animal swim back, or those left behind swim to them?

Example: Let’s say the polar bear does not swim. Let’s say there are 5 species divided up by male and female of those who are compatible to reproduce. They live separate because they can tell who’s different and are not interesting in mingling. While on the ice one day the ice decides to separate. One species ends up living in one area of the ice while another drifts to a whole totally new area. But they are now totally separate and the two areas are now species specific.Also remember the continents were together at one time (super continent). Which means all land mass were together as well. So when the Ark landed these animals migrate and end up in different areas that later separate after the flood. So does the Bible support Pangaea theory? Yep. In the creation it is stated that the earth was covered totally with water.Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.The whole earth being covered with water during creation is confirmed when the water has to go underground before dry land can appear.Genesis 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
If water has to be removed somewhat so that land could “appear” means that the whole earth was covered during creation. Because you cannot make something appear if it’s already there. And because this was the first expansion of the earth’s crust, this is what left the evidence of the Pangaea super continent. The flood which was the “first contraction” of the tectonic plates pushed up the mountains that we now observe. This is because when the water came up from under the earth’s crust there was nothing there supporting the plates anymore so they come back together forming one solid earth while pushing up mountains. But the cracks from the first expansion were still there. And when the water seep back into what was now very hot, steamed formed making pressure which pushed the tectonics plates back apart allowing water to come back in to be underground again. Once the water pressure equalized between above ground and below ground the extreme pressure made the boiling point of the water go high enough that the boiling and steam stopped and so did the expansion of the tectonic plates. But while the water was flowing into the underground areas the pressures were not high enough so the steam continued to push the plates apart. What made the pressures less during this time was that the expansion acted like a syringe. The plunger being pulled back to suck the liquid inward has to create somewhat of a vacuum to do this. Just like the expanding plates opening faster than the water could flow into it would do the same thing. This is because water has a viscosity to it which means it also has a “flow rate”. This can be demonstrated by pouring water through a funnel. According to how big the smallest end is determines the flow rate because of the water viscosity (how thick it is as a liquid).
But because this brought up more molten rock to the surface to cover the area that has now expanded. There was not enough solid-cooled down molten rock in the earth’s crust yet to stop the tectonic plates from moving like they were floating. What this allowed for was continental drift. So when the animals from the flood got onto certain land masses while migrating that were still drifting, they became separated from the original group making that particular continent only have the species that happened to migrate to that land mass before it drifted away. Once that molten rock hardened enough, and in the amount needed. The continents drift slowed up to what we observe today and the continents basically drifted to their current positions. So the hardening molten rock acted as a type of braking system slowing up the continental drift over the years. What would also help in the slowing of the tectonic plates movements is the gravitational pull of the moon as it orbits and the pull of the sun.This video, which has nothing to do with creation, pretty much sums up how the earth expands and contracts when water exists and then is removed.

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Neal Adams, who made this video animation, did not realize his idea fits perfectly with the creation model. Because to make the earth smaller water has to be removed from under the crust and between the land masses. And as you watch the earth shrink in the animation notice how the water disappears. In the creation and flood model this is what the land masses would look like under the water. And this is something that most evolutionists forget is the earth will shrink when the water from underneath the crust is removed. But then you might say: There is not enough water under the crust to make the earth shrink that much. And if you assume that you would be wrong.Research done on the upper mantle of the earth has found that a mineral called “wadsleyite” holds about 3% of water by weight. This may not seem like much until you do the math on how much wadsleyite there is. The amount of water works out to be 30 oceans worth. More than enough to flood well beyond the highest mountain, and make the earth expand and contract as much as shown in the animation.
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  • The now extinct flightless dodo bird existed only on an island in the Indian Ocean. The slow-moving three-toed sloth, armadillos, new world monkeys, jaguars, rattlesnakes, and indigenous cacti exist only in the Americas. The speed-challenged and clumsy giant spiny anteater exists only in New Guinea. The Gila monster exists only in the American Southwest, although it should be equally at home in the deserts of the Middle East (as should be cacti and rattlesnakes). The flightless cormorant lives only in the Galapagos and the penguins live in Antarctica. Fossas and lemurs are endemic to Madagascar, but no monkeys or cats naturally inhabit this area. Lungfishes, ostrich-like birds (ratite birds), and leptodactylid frogs occur naturally only in South America, Africa, and Australia. Alligators, some related species of giant salamander, and magnolias occur naturally only in Eastern North America and East Asia (these two continents were once in close proximity on the Laurasian contintent). As above, describe how the YEC model provides a scientific explanation for the migration of these types of species to and from their specific areas of habitation before and after the Flood. Explain also why species are not distributed evenly amongst the habitats for which they are equally well adapted. In particular, explain in terms of the YEC model why there are no elephants on any Pacific islands, no rattlesnakes or indigenous cacti in Australia or the Sahara desert, and no amphibians on remote islands.
  • Response: The last response answered this question. But I will take this a step further to prove my point. Because of the flood there should be a dispersion of all seeds all around the planet. This would not be like the last response where areas became species specific due to continent separation. The plant dispersion and survival would be based more on its ability to survive in the area its seeds ended up in. So we would expect to see plants growing according to its ability to survive in that climate so the mixture of species would not be as much continent specific as animal life. And that is what we see.

Also the flood would explain such huge movement in the tectonic plates that would allow plants to be found in areas today that they could have never survived in. Such as palm trees found buried in ice. Plants and animals found buried near the poles that only lived in warm climate and could have never survived the cold climate. Only movement of the plates due to a flood could displace things like that.

  • The earth consists of distinctive geographic regions, each characterized by the presence of various organisms which have evolved to fill those niches. If one studies a species across its geographic range, it is frequently observed that it varies from place to place. Sometimes the extreme representatives of this variable sequence even meet in close proximity. For example, the herring gulls and the black-backed gulls coexist in Britain. Although these species do not interbreed, they are connected in a series of interbreeding populations that extend around the North Pole. The populations immediately west of Britain look similar to herring gulls. Moving in a clock-wise direction around the North Pole, the populations gradually start looking more and more like black-backed gulls and less and less like herring gulls. Their black-backed traits become predominant near Siberia. The evolution of these two distinct species can be traced by simply observing sequential morphological changes in populations throughout their range. A similar relationship is observed with the Ensatina salamanders of the Pacific coast.
  • Response: Birds are actually a bad example for the specific reason that these birds can migrate thousands of miles over water and land. Their migration places them where they are, unlike land animals who would be restricted from moving across thousands of mile of water. So it does not mean one species of bird bread off another because they happen to live next to each other. Their migration drive is also fed by the need to breed. For if their migration habits were different and they did not live together then this conclusion could not be made. Or the interpretation would be different just to make the conclusion conform to how evolution works. Conformism is not science.
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Ray Comfort

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Gratuity you mean?

Yeah you need some gratitude so you can go out and take other people's rights away...

Amen. Gratitude because of the grace bestowed upon us in gift of Jesus Christ. ❤❤❤

Yes for the unmerited grace of God! So thankful for my salvation. I can't imagine living a day without Jesus in my life 💯

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Gratitude for its own sake is a wonderful thing.

And how exactly does one “know” the supposed “will of God”?

Well said brother Ray! ♥️✝️♥️🙏

Love is a motivator, we don't want sinners to go to hell forever!

Let me rephrase... Gratuity is the high octane fuel that drives us to do the will of Big Foot.

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This is why evolution is not science. The evidence never leads anyone to that conclusion, because the truth be told. No one saw anything.

And that is also why only those who believe evolution, are the only ones allowed to interpret the evidence. But conformity is not science either. ~ Issac
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This is why evolution is not science. The evidence never leads anyone to that conclusion, because the truth be told. No one saw anything.

And that is also why only those who believe evolution, are the only ones allowed to interpret the evidence. But conformity is not science either. ~ Issac

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**Teaching post for atheists debates**

When a atheist cannot refute the claims made in what you said. They will ignore the claims and make fun of you instead. This is called attacking the messenger because you cannot refute the message. In hopes that your attack on the messenger discredits the message so they don't have to admit they cannot refute it. it's a fallacy to use this but never worry when they do. Because it only proves that what you posted was beyond their intelligent, so to *save face*, they had to mock and ridicule you.

Nice going M.A., giving me this teaching example.

Example: Notice he did not address anything I said. Just the part that stung. Why? He knows I can prove 99% of evolution is not observable, and M.A. does not want to go down that road. But if you do M.A., just let me know and I will just to show that it can be done. Send one of your cronies over here to challenge this and I'll show you. If he turns out to be a hateful troll he'll go away just like everyone else does off your page.

I don't mind banter, that's makes it not boring. But insults and mockery does nothing in proving anything. But BS from a troll will not be tolerated. And yes I know when I'm debating one of you I'm actually debating 10 or more that I cannot see. You guys either use a forum, blog, or even the messenger to look smarter. Been there seen that when you guys thought I was not smart enough to use google and find where I was being discussed, and where the debate was on atheist discussion sites. And how everyone was chiming in so the one person debating me so they could sound smarter and more educated than what they were.

About 50% can hold their own, the rest go look for help. Then the 50% of those who hold their own *at first*, find that as the debate progresses, they need help also. Not all, about half of the 50%.

M.A., it's more than apparent with each counter post on your page that you need help, but you don't seek it because you would rather mock and ridicule than refute anything. Because if you could refute, you would. But you don't because you cannot. That's another reason I laugh at evolution. You only try to look smarter using mockery, instead of actually being smarter using science. Prove me wrong...Refute the points I made in the meme. Or let the mockery stand from your page proving my points. Read the meme again, pull out the points made, then refute them. ~ Issac
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**Teaching post for atheists debates**

When a atheist cannot refute the claims made in what you said. They will ignore the claims and make fun of you instead. This is called attacking the messenger because you cannot refute the message. In hopes that your attack on the messenger discredits the message so they dont have to admit they cannot refute it. its a fallacy to use this but never worry when they do. Because it only proves that what you posted was beyond their intelligent, so to *save face*, they had to mock and ridicule you.

Nice going M.A., giving me this teaching example.

Example: Notice he did not address anything I said. Just the part that stung. Why? He knows I can prove 99% of evolution is not observable, and M.A. does not want to go down that road. But if you do M.A., just let me know and I will just to show that it can be done. Send one of your cronies over here to challenge this and Ill show you. If he turns out to be a hateful troll hell go away just like everyone else does off your page.

I dont mind banter, thats makes it not boring. But insults and mockery does nothing in proving anything. But BS from a troll will not be tolerated. And yes I know when Im debating one of you Im actually debating 10 or more that I cannot see. You guys either use a forum, blog, or even the messenger to look smarter. Been there seen that when you guys thought I was not smart enough to use google and find where I was being discussed, and where the debate was on atheist discussion sites. And how everyone was chiming in so the one person debating me so they could sound smarter and more educated than what they were.

About 50% can hold their own, the rest go look for help. Then the 50% of those who hold their own *at first*, find that as the debate progresses, they need help also. Not all, about half of the 50%.

M.A., its more than apparent with each counter post on your page that you need help, but you dont seek it because you would rather mock and ridicule than refute anything. Because if you could refute, you would. But you dont because you cannot. Thats another reason I laugh at evolution. You only try to look smarter using mockery, instead of actually being smarter using science. Prove me wrong...Refute the points I made in the meme. Or let the mockery stand from your page proving my points. Read the meme again, pull out the points made, then refute them. ~ Issac

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Ray Comfort

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Pity the man that puts the servant of GOD above GOD and as God's Not Dead

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6 NKJV

God is the God-given Savior! 😉

Isn't belief in the correct God (like Abraham) a belief in Jesus? Or does the Trinity not exist?

Even demons believe and confess that Jesus is the Son of God. There is more to it. Be more than what the demons are. Be Holy! Hear Believe Confess Repent Be Baptized

My son was just approached by someone the other day asking if he knew of God the Mother....oh my.....misguided

Pope Francis is trying to unite all religions as one. A one world religion that doesn't claim Jesus as the only way.

So who should we love more??

Pity the man who doesn't require sufficient evidence

Warning , Rapture is near for those in Jesus Christ. Great tribulation like never before , for those left behind . People who mock God living in homosexuality, abortions, looking at porn and so forth will pay the penalty. Repent and have faith in Jesus Christ by the grace of God and turn from all sin. It is almost finished for the world.I stand for God , America and Trump who supports Israel.

Pity the god who has to resort to threats of eternal torment to beings who do not unquestionably obey itself. Such a god (or "God-given Savior," if that is the preferred euphemism) is cruel and unworthy of respect.

The devil believes in God and shudders! He certainly isn't saved. It's about knowing Jesus and trusting in Him alone as your Savior and repenting of sin. When we do this, we become a new creation in Him.

Amen. Doing a study right now about how prophecy was searchable but the mystery that Paul was sent you Proclaim is unsearchable. Never spoken of before. Sad how many people miss it. They live in that prophecy don't know a thing about the mystery.

It's important to use Jesus or Yeshua, by name. Same with Yahweh. "God" is not a name, it is an ontological term of what something is. There are multiple gods, demons are gods, angels are gods, dismembered human souls that have passed on are gods etc. The word 'g-o-d' comes from the Hebrew word 'elohim' and while this word is used to refer to Yahweh over 1000 times in the Bible, elohim is also used to refer to demons, angels, and dismembered human souls within the biblical text. A god (elohim) is a spirit body, and doesn't necessarily refer to a being that is omnipotent and all powerful. This is why Yahweh is refered to of the Lord of lords, the Elohim of elohim. Most people don't understand this. It's important to know and say the name of the one true Elohim, the one true God, because if you just say 'god'...well your prayer could be going to something you weren't intending it to

Pity the man that worships a narcissist.

So many need understanding and wisdom which God gives freely.

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! James 2:19

The Bible is a compendium of folk tales and fables recounted orally for generations by primitive tribes from the stone age. This is the Old Testament. The new Testes is hearsay since these gospels were written by the faithful not by objective historians of that particular time. There are no gods! === onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cogs.12138 Keep the Lies of gods away from children! Forcing religion onto minors is essentially a form of child abuse, which scars their ability to reason and also limits their ability to consider the world in an unbiased manner. ''...exposure to religious ideas has a powerful impact on children's differentiation between reality and fiction, not just for religious stories but also for fantastical stories.''

Ray, I feel you’ve exposed the major problem with all religions. It’s not enough for folks to hold their own beliefs; or to believe in a god; or even believe in the same god as yourself; it’s not enough that they even believe in the major doctrines as yourself. No. They must believe exactly as you do. They must understand the texts as you understand them. Those who agree are the in-group; those who don’t are the out-group, and pity those in this group. The thinly-veiled threat that underlies your post will only hold people long enough until they have the courage to challenge its veracity and morality.

WHY NOT??? God is the SAVIOUR?!

Salvation from what...gtfoh

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Amazing “Feats”

This All By Design column by the late CRS board member Dr. Glen Wolfrom appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 6, November/December 2018.

Birds are among God’s most fascinating creations, certainly worthy of study — from their annual migrations to nest-building, colorful plumage, communication, and more. One important aspect of these wonderments is the unique and varied design of their feet, used in many ways, including walking, catching prey, preening, and even defense.[1]

The American Coot (Figure 1) has feet that are so odd-looking that Shweta Karikehalli, the author of an online Audubon article,[2] described the bird’s appearance as “wacky.” Each of its oversized toes has two or three greenish-to-yellowish “fleshy lobes” that are connected to its long legs. When in water, these lobes function much like the webbing on ducks’ feet. But on land, walking is assisted by the lobes’ folding out of the way. According to Karikehalli,the coot’s uniquely-designed foot thus makes the bird more adept than most other waterfowl at getting around on both land and water. A few other water birds (some grebes and phalaropes) also have lobed toes, but none have lobes that are as large as those of the coot.

The coot also uses its lobed feet for other purposes.[3] They assist the bird in
becoming airborne — which requires the bird to run across the water’s surface. Also, the feet are used in battles among the male coots. One professor indicated that coots are more prone to hostility than is suggested by their “goofy appearance.”[4]

Here is an example of a unique design for birds’ feet that, unlike those of ducks, render coots capable of efficient transportation, whether on land or water. Unless the lobes appeared suddenly, fully formed and retractable, their evolution in stages would have offered no advantage. We maintain that the “sudden appearance” occurred at creation.

[1] Anonymous. 2018. Adaptations — Feet. Project BEAK. Retrieved October 19, 2018 from projectbeak.org/adaptations/feet.htm
[2] Karikehalli, S. (2018. August 13) Better know a bird: The American coot and its wonderfully weird feet. Audubon. Retrieved October 19, 2018 from www.audubon.org/news/better-know-bird-americancoot-and-its-wonderfully-weird-feet?ms=digital-enge...
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[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid.

FIGURE 1. American coot, Fulica americana. Adapted from Lip Kee Yap,
2010. CCA-SA 2.0
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Amazing “Feats”

This All By Design column by the late CRS board member Dr. Glen Wolfrom appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 6, November/December 2018.

Birds are among God’s most fascinating creations, certainly worthy of study — from their annual migrations to nest-building, colorful plumage, communication, and more. One important aspect of these wonderments is the unique and varied design of their feet, used in many ways, including walking, catching prey, preening, and even defense.[1] 

The American Coot (Figure 1) has feet that are so odd-looking that Shweta Karikehalli, the author of an online Audubon article,[2] described the bird’s appearance as “wacky.” Each of its oversized toes has two or three greenish-to-yellowish “fleshy lobes” that are connected to its long legs. When in water, these lobes function much like the webbing on ducks’ feet. But on land, walking is assisted by the lobes’ folding out of the way. According to Karikehalli,the coot’s uniquely-designed foot thus makes the bird more adept than most other waterfowl at getting around on both land and water. A few other water birds (some grebes and phalaropes) also have lobed toes, but none have lobes that are as large as those of the coot.

The coot also uses its lobed feet for other purposes.[3] They assist the bird in
becoming airborne — which requires the bird to run across the water’s surface. Also, the feet are used in battles among the male coots. One professor indicated that coots are more prone to hostility than is suggested by their “goofy appearance.”[4]

Here is an example of a unique design for birds’ feet that, unlike those of ducks, render coots capable of efficient transportation, whether on land or water. Unless the lobes appeared suddenly, fully formed and retractable, their evolution in stages would have offered no advantage. We maintain that the “sudden appearance” occurred at creation.

[1] Anonymous. 2018. Adaptations — Feet. Project BEAK. Retrieved October 19, 2018 from http://projectbeak.org/adaptations/feet.htm
[2] Karikehalli, S. (2018. August 13) Better know a bird: The American coot and its wonderfully weird feet. Audubon. Retrieved October 19, 2018 from www.audubon.org/news/better-know-bird-americancoot-and-its-wonderfully-weird-feet?ms=digital-engemail-ea-20180829_cootfeet_engagement_medium&utm_sour
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[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid.

FIGURE 1. American coot, Fulica americana. Adapted from Lip Kee Yap,
2010. CCA-SA 2.0
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I listened to a sermon the other day that was against Christmas. It mentioned how similar Santa was to what scripture says about Jesus, the sermon took this as mocking, but I wonder if its paying homage as opposed to mocking. I wonder if it would be beneficial to teach children about the similarities of Santa and Jesus?

AMEN!!

Amen.

So was jesus born in December 25th or nah?

Amen

Amen

Amen!

Amen!

I agree and I also would like a firetruck please

Amen!!!

Amen.

Yes Only the Truth can save them Recently many antichrist events happening around the world. Even the prosecution of true Christians in many countries. Many false prophets claiming Jesus is not Son of God. I am saddened that even the fact is put in front of people and they still deny it. We are living in the end times and return of our Savoir is soon. I truly believe this

Santa was a nice man paying tribute to the real St Nickolas be cause they love children and follows Christ’s love. It worked for us.

It's odd that Santa also spells Satan.......

Amen !!!!!!

TRUE.....

Amen.

Amen

Amen

My nieces sometimes come across these santa cartoons but i tell them he is not real, and the real Superhero and the gift of Christmas is our Jesus.

Yessssss! AMEN!!!

I’m very disappointed that my church (Assembly of God) had Santa & Mrs. Clause for the kids. Instead it would have been better to have a live nativity! I pray they would do this in the future, there’s plenty of people to do it.

Its wrong lie. Lie is a lie. Thou shall not lie.

Amen..lying about santa will only make them believe you lie about Jesus..

Amen

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7 Reasons You Can’t Do Everything the Bible Says We cannot obey everything the Bible commands. Of course, this is easier done than said. People (including the type of people with college degrees) claim to do everything the Bible says, but do not. If someone claims to do everything the Bible says, they are either ignorant of its content, or just simply lying. Certainly, we should desire to obey everything that God commands us, but not everything God commands is to us as the church. No matter how much desire a person has, it is simply impossible to obey everything in the Bible. Here are a few reasons why. 1. Where you live Many commands in the scripture concern the nation Israel and specific geography. Unless you live in the Middle East you simply cannot obey commands about land division, going to a city, respecting the land, etc. 2. Your parents It is likely you are not a Jew by birth. It is less likely you are a Levitical Jew. If you were not born a Jew (you were not born to Jewish parents) then there are many commands that are simply not for you to obey being Gentile. The law was given to the Jews. 3. The temple is not built Orthodox Jews who make it their practice to follow the law of Moses do not follow every law today. Why? Many laws require the temple to be built. If the temple is not built, they cannot obey the laws of sacrifices, tithing, and the priesthood. 4. You should do right Your desire to do right by God means that you cannot do everything the Bible says. There are devilish doctrines, lies, and the actions of sinful men recorded in the Bible. It is important to make sure what you are trying to do was actually instructed by God, and not by his enemies. The Bible is often used to justify wrong teachings and behaviors by taking Biblical instructions out of their context. 5. You are human There are things in the Bible that only God could do, that is, God manifest in the flesh. You cannot die on the cross for the sins of the world. You cannot be water baptized without sin. There are other commands God gives angels to do, and you are no angel. While we’re on the topic, the Bible teaches that there is none good, and none righteous. We are all sinners, which means none of us obey everything God instructs by nature. Even if you are saved today, your old man is still present in your flesh fighting against the spirit. 6. God changes his instructions There are many opposite and contradictory commands in the Bible (see Luke 10:4-5 and Luke 22:35-36). If God says pork is forbidden in one place, and in another place says it is allowed, which do you obey? No matter which you choose, you cannot do both, and so cannot do everything the Bible says. 7. Who you are in Christ If you are saved today it is by the preaching of the cross, and you are a member of the church, the body of Christ. The doctrine of the church, the body of Christ, was a mystery throughout the prophets of your Bible until first revealed to the apostle Paul. This mystery church and its instructions can only be found in Paul’s epistles alone. Trying to obey the instructions to God’s nation, while being God’s church is a sure way to confusion. These are only seven reasons. There are many more, but these reasons emphasize the need to rightly divide the Bible to know what God wants us to do. You should read everything in the Bible, and can learn from every passage in the Bible. All scripture is profitable, but not all is for you to obey. You can’t do everything the Bible says, but you should sincerely try to do everything the Bible says to you.

Ray I loved your interview with Janet and found it so encouraging. Since then I’ve watched and learned from your videos which have eased my fear of witnessing to the lost. I appreciate you!

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