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Catechism #27

Q. What is the sixth of the Ten Commandments? A. The sixth of the Ten Commandments is, “You shall not kill.” Every person, even non-Christians, understands that it’s wrong to take a life. Killing someone is the worst thing you can do to a person because their life is the most you can take from them (physically speaking). So if its wrong to kill, how do we justify capital punishment, wars, and the God-ordained killing in the Bible? We need to understand the differences in the words. Kill, as it is used in the sixth commandment, should be translated as murder. The Hebrew word God used, ratsach, means, “to murder, slay, or kill.” While the word has been associated with accidental killing, such as manslaughter, it usually refers to premeditated murder and assassination. Compare that to the word muwth, which means, “to be executed, to die as a penalty.” That word is used throughout the law as a consequence for violating the law. In English we might miss the

Edmontosaurus: Discovered in North America

My family and I recently took a trip to a museum in Columbia, South Carolina. As someone who has always been fascinated by dinosaurs, I was excited to check out the “Land of Fire and Ice” exhibit. Of course, I realize these exhibits are always tainted by the inaccurate descriptions of evolution, as I was greeted by the sign that said we were going to travel back 70 million years. In the second of the three rooms I got to see a replica of Edmontosaurus, a dinosaur supposedly from the Cretaceous period. Beside the dino was this sign that read, “Did you know? In 2004 a well preserved Edmontosaurus (with skin impressions) was found in North Dakota.” And that really was quite a find. Very few mummified dinosaurs have been discovered. Then in the third room there was a map on the wall that showed what North America looked like 85 million years ago. Notice where North Dakota is. If you cannot see, it is almost completely underwater. In fact, scientists belie

Catechism #26

Q. What is the fifth of the Ten Commandments? A. The fifth of the Ten Commandments is, “Honor your father and mother.” The fifth commandment is probably every parent’s favorite of the ten, but it is not a command that is limited to children. We need to honor our parents. It is interesting that God did not say obey your parents, but to honor them. But think about it: how can a child disobey his parents at honor them at the same time? No matter how politely the child may respond to instruction, disobedience comes down to a lack of honor. In fact, Paul associated obedience with honor in Ephesians 6:1-2. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother.” What about those of us who are grown and started our own families? While we do not need to obey our parents’ rules, we should never fail to show them honor and respect. In 1 Timothy 5:3-4 Paul instructed Timothy to “Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has

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George Carlin? The comedian?  I like all my "critical thinkers" to quote comedians. 

Catechism #25

Q. What is the fourth of the Ten Commandments? A. The fourth of the Ten Commandments is, “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.” The fourth commandment is perhaps the most misunderstood of the ten. The command was to have a day—Saturday—where no work was done; a day of rest and enjoyment dedicated to the Lord. The model of the Sabbath goes back to creation, as God said in Exodus 20:11, “In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day.” The Sabbath has always been Saturday (the seventh day of the week). There is no Bible verse that says the Sabbath became Sunday. In the New Testament believers began to meet together on Sunday because that was the day the Lord rose from the grave. This was not commanded, but rather was something the church decided among themselves to do. But the Sabbath was still Saturday. The fourth command is the only one of the ten not commanded in the New Testament, and is the

More Fake Evidence for Evolution: Jawless Fish

Scientists are touting new evidence for Darwinian evolution, this time riding the fins of the ancient jawless fish Metaspriggina. This supposedly 500 million year old fish (remember, all dating is purely speculative) grew to be two inches long, and did not have jaws. This new fossil discovery is being hailed as the precursor to the jawbone; thanks to this new discovery, they say, we can learn what animals had before the jaw evolved. This is one of those times where evolutionists say they have proof of evolution. But this doesn’t prove evolution at all. A jawless fish only proves that there once was a fish that had no jaw. Proof of evolution would be transitional fossils—commonly called missing links. A fish with a partial gill system, partial jaw system would support Darwinism. Of course, nothing like this has ever been, nor will ever be found. Even more damaging to the victory of this discovery is the fact that, still today, jawless fish exist; hagfish and l