The Half-life of Carbon is only 5730 years old….

The Half-life of Carbon is only 5730 years old…. So when people tell you that carbon dating of fossils proves that the earth is millions of years old, they are lying.

“Let’s suppose we find a mammoth’s skull and we want to date it to determine how long ago it lived. We can measure in the laboratory how many carbon-14 atoms are still in the skull. If we assume that the mammoth originally had the same number of carbon- 14 atoms in its bones as living animals do today (estimated at one carbon-14 atom for every trillion carbon-12 atoms), then, because we also know the radiocarbon decay rate, we can calculate how long ago the mammoth died. It’s really quite simple.

This dating method is similar to the principle behind an hourglass.6 The sand grains that originally filled the top bowl represent the carbon-14 atoms in the living mammoth just before it died. It’s assumed to be the same number of carbon-14 atoms as in elephants living today. With time those sand grains fall to the bottom bowl, so the new number represents the carbon-14 atoms left in the mammoth skull when we found it.

The difference in the number of sand grains represents the number of carbon-14 atoms that have decayed back to nitrogen-14 since the mammoth died. Because we have measured the rate at which the sand grains fall (the radiocarbon decay rate), we can then calculate how long it took those carbon-14 atoms to decay, which is how long ago the mammoth died.

That’s how the radiocarbon method works. And because the half-life of carbon-14 is just 5,730 years, radiocarbon dating of materials containing carbon yields dates of only thousands of years, not the dates over millions of years that conflict with the framework of earth history provided by the Bible, God’s eyewitness account of history.”

– Dr. Andrew Snelling

Read the rest here.

Timing is a Factor in the Kingdom of God

Time is a factor in the Kingdom of God. When Jesus walked past the fig tree he expected it to bear fruit because it was the season for him to eat off of it. It didn’t have fruit so He cursed it to its roots. That fig tree represented the leadership of that generation in Israel, who did not recognize the time of their visitation, and did not produce fruit when He came to them. Jerusalem was destroyed in less then a generation.

Timing is a factor in the Kingdom of God. Every individual, every church, every movement, every city, every generation must produce the fruit God is looking for in the season He requires it, or the consequences are severe.

See also
Matthew 21:19-21
Matthew 24:32
Luke 13:6-7
Luke 19:41-47

Mark 11
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

America Is Detroit

This was an awesome article that reflects what I’ve been saying about Detroit for years… Its ground Zero.

America judges Detroit, but America IS Detroit.

Detroit just happens to be the leader, and the city that God is pruning first, as an example. The day of reckoning is coming for the whole nation… not just Detroit.

We are a  “nation of rules” that is about to come into contact with God’s laws.

The article is from Jay Zawatsky – found here http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/america-detroit-8789

“America as Detroit

Jay Zawatsky

July 29, 2013

The malignant cancer cells oozing from the petri dish of progressive policy known as the City of Detroit are soon to metastasize throughout the body politic. The disease, which has been described by Mark Steyn as the “malign alliance between a corrupt political class, rapacious public-sector unions, and an ever more swollen army of welfare dependents,” will first lay low other formerly great American cities. Newark, Oakland, Cleveland and Los Angeles initially come to mind. But the same fate awaits nearly every other large municipality ruled for generations by so-called progressive thinkers.

Once U.S. cities have danced to Motown’s latest bankruptcy beat, it will be the rest of America’s turn to confront unfunded liabilities. In the case of Detroit, fully half of what the city owes—$9 billion out of Detroit’s unpayable $18 billion—is the unfunded pension liabilities to retired public employees and those still on the city’s payroll.

But wait. $9 Billion? $18 Billion? Those amounts are mere rounding errors in the context of the U.S. budget deficit and aggregate national debt. Former Obama car czar Steve Rattner opined recently in the New York Times that “the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroit’s problems than were the victims of Hurricane Sandy for theirs, and eventually Congress decided to help them.”

But Detroit’s fiscal problems are not a natural disaster. Indeed, the city’s economic and social problems are what Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano might have called a “man-caused” disaster. Rattner even obliquely acknowledges that free will was behind Detroit’s disaster. The six words preceding his plea for a second, smaller Detroit bailout (GM was the first) were “[b]ut apart from voting in elections…”

That is the rub. There is, there never has been, and there never will be a free lunch. Yet Americans have been voting themselves money since LBJ’s Great Society. According to the Federal Reserve, the nation’s unfunded liabilities stand at over $125 trillion, including Medicare ($86.6 trillion), prescription drugs ($21.8 trillion) and Social Security ($16.4 trillion), which amount does not include the $16.8 trillion current U.S. Treasury debt. These entitlement programs were sold to the public as “pay as you go” and were supposed to build surpluses to balance already known future demographic shifts. But leaders in both major parties invaded these programs’ current income (from payroll taxes) to win votes by financing discretionary programs such as farm supports, food stamps, weapon systems, student loans, housing-loan guarantees, green-energy subsidies and literally hundreds of other spending initiatives—all for political constituencies capable either of making contributions or putting political boots on the ground.

Politicians, particularly with the IRS as unpopular as it is today, know that they cannot raise taxes any further, even on that “fellow behind the tree,” as Senator Russell Long famously quipped. Congress also knows that with a Federal Reserve as compliant as Chairman Bernanke’s, there is no current restraint on borrowing. Both parties assume that the Fed simply will print up sufficient digital dollars to purchase any federal IOUs that cannot be sold. For fiscal year 2013, that has been $540 billion, the price tag for nearly all nonmilitary discretionary spending.

But the final reckoning is approaching….”

Read the rest here http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/america-detroit-8789

Here’s the best quote:

“In 1960, before the Great Society, Detroit was the wealthiest city per capita in America among cities with more than two hundred thousand residents. In those years, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation. Today, Detroit is the poorest city per capita in America among cities with more than two hundred thousand residents. Today, the United States is the world’s largest debtor nation.

Welcome to Detroit, America.”

And just like Detroit will rise… hopefully the Nation will rise again.

Are We a Nation of Laws, or a Nation of Lawyer’s Rules?

There’s a big difference between laws and rules:

Laws are eternal, based on the creation of God.

Rules are temporal, based on the whims and profits of men.

America is not a “nation of laws”, it’s a nation of rules made by clever lawyers. Its a nation that is about to come into a time of reckoning with God’s eternal laws.

Luke 11:52

52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

Matthew 15:

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The Church in Acts had No Rehearsals, No Performances

I love music, but when the 3000 were saved in Acts 2… it wasn’t because the church was having rehearsals. It was because of the Holy Spirit moved through prayer. 3000 didn’t get saved because Peter rehearsed his message and performed his preaching with great talent. It was because the Church had a life of prayer that filled them with the Holy Ghost. When the Church can count more prayer meetings than rehearsals and performances, that’s when the lives will be changed, the cities will be changed, the cultures will be changed.

But isn’t there ministry in song?

Trust me I know there’s ministry in song:-) I’ve promoted music for years. But I can also tell you I’ve had more prayer meetings than rehearsals, and that the performance was never the end goal… I’m not saying music is wrong,  I’m just saying we have to know where the true power lies – in God.

When we change our focus, the ministry changes over time to become something man-centered instead of God centered. Satan is the one always trying to turn prayer and worship and true preaching into performance and talent worship. Satan uses this perversion of worship to spread iniquity, just like he did when he became satan and was kicked out of heaven.

Heavenly Mindset on the Soon to be Destroyed Earth: In Peace, Without Spot, and Blameless

Heavenly Mindset on the Soon to be Destroyed Earth: In Peace, Without Spot, and Blameless

2 Peter 3
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Not All Wisdom is From God – How You Can Tell Gods Wisdom from the Devil’s

There is devilish wisdom, and there is Godly wisdom.

Wisdom from God is not the sword swung to kill the body, but the surgeon’s sword skillfully used to cut cancer out of the Body.

Wisdom from God is not the hypocrite that picks a side, but instead it picks up the sword of the Lord (the Word of God) that cuts both ways. True wisdom’s agenda is not for itself, or for a specific group of men, or an earthly minded purpose, but for the will of God.

Wisdom from God comes from a gentle Spirit and answers questions, and it’s end goal is to see purity, to see the fruits of love, and to be a peacemaker. It doesn’t “keep peace” with wickedness, it “makes peace” with righteousness.

James 3
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.