Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cambrian Explosion: The sudden appearance in Cambrian strata of assorted, unrelated invertebrates

We are told that science supports the theory of evolution, that we began with micro-organisms, then progressed toward lowly animals which later, over trillions of years, formed birds, mammals, and man.


Yet when terrestrial strata and the fossil record are examined, it is to be seen that all living organisms appeared simultaneously. The oldest stratum of the earth in which fossils of living creatures have been found is that of the Cambrian, which has an estimated age (according to scientists) of 500-550 million years.


The living creatures per the fossil record found in the strata belonging to the Cambrian period emerged all of a sudden, fossils showing snails, jellyfish, sea hedgehogs, and other complex invertebrates. There is not even one pre-existing ancestor to be found. There are no transitional animals between the advanced living organisms of the Cambrian and the unicellular organisms, which were the only life forms on earth prior to them.


All the animals show up suddenly as they are today in complete form with complex systems like eyes, gills, circulatory system, and advanced physiological structures no different from their modern counterparts. It is highly unlikely these complex, well-developed organisms with many types of differentiated cells could have evolved from unicellular precursors all at the same time within such a short period of time. They are too varied with radically different body plans from one another.


Logically, they could not share a recent common ancestor if evolution were to be true to its own theory. Neither could the same sort of advance have arisen independently in several lines, not simultaneously as the fossil record shows.


Since the Cambrian period (referring to time from about 543 million years ago until 490 million years ago), there are no new groups. There is only die-off. The bryozoans are found in the fossil record a little later, but were probably also present in the Cambrian explosion.


Darwin was at a loss to explain how the wide divergence of characteristics occurred so suddenly; i.e., that the various levels appear so different as to be unrelated or that all the various lines would be at a complex stage at much the same time.


One example is the sponge. All four classes of sponges appear abruptly in the Cambrian. Despite a relatively unspecialized structure, the classes are distinct and difficult to relate to one another. There is no sign of intermediary fossils and no explanation as to how they could have evolved from a common ancestor. They do not appear related at all to the rest of the animal kingdom yet they all seem to have arisen at the same time.


Also inexplicably, the crustaceans are exceedingly diverse with no trace of any transitional forms which would link the different groups to a common ancestor.


How the earth came to overflow with such a great number of animal species all of a sudden and how these distinct types of species with no common ancestors could have emerged is just one question that remains unanswered by evolutionists.


Yet evolutionists continue to cling in faith to their theory, hoping somehow, someday they'll find a transitional fossil or two. .


Imagine how ecstatic they were to have discovered Piltdown man, the missing link between man and ape. Or so they would believe.


Piltdown Man
The first Piltdown fragments were found in 1912. Over the next 40 years, over 500 scientific essays were enthusiastically written and accepted as most learned and enlightened. Then in 1953 the discovery was proven to be a deliberate hoax when analyzed to consist of two human skulls, an orangutan jaw, an elephant molar, a hippopotamus tooth, and a canine tooth from a chimpanzee.


The human skulls were determined to be a mere 620 years old and may have belonged to Ona Indians from Patagonia, as the skulls were unusually thick. The orangutan jaw was over 100 years younger than the skull. The elephant molar and hippopotamus tooth came from totally different locations while the canine tooth belonged to a Pleistocene Chimpanzee.


It became obvious the Piltdown remains were purposefully scattered around a quarry in Piltdown, England, so that they could in hope and faith be "discovered" later as evidence for the theory of development of man from ape.


Once the remains had been examined, it was not hard to discover the hoax. The skulls had been treated with acid. All of the fossil remains were stained with an iron sulfate solution. The canine tooth was painted brown and patched with bubble gum. The molars were filed down. The portion of the orangutan jaw that connected to its skull was broken in an effort to hide that this jaw did not belong to a human skull.


The reason the remains were not examined right away is no one suspected fraud. The men who made the discovery had held excellent credentials.


No one is quite certain of who perpetrated the hoax although there are several suspects in the fields of archaeology, geology, fossil collectors, museum keepers, paleontology, theologians.

Other Failed Attempts to Prove Evolution:
Ramapithecus was at one time accepted as a ancestor of humans but we now know he was merely an extinct type of orangutan. 
The fraud of Nebraska man was built around the find of a single tooth which turned out to belong to a rare type of pig. 
Sketchy evidence of a femur, skull cap, and three teeth found within a wide area over a one year period gave rise to the concept of Java man, but the femur is human and the skull cap from a large ape. 
The stooped ape man known as Neanderthal is now accepted as a variation of today's human kind, and that the alleged posture was due to disease.


Ambitious atheists are willing to resort to fraud in furtherance of their old worn-out theory, their scientific theory full of holes. Christians on the other hand don't need to prove anything. They know that science, when ready and real, can only confirm God's hand in the creation of all things.


As a final note, I would encourage all atheists as they continue to search in hope for the missing link that they leave Christians alone and stop trying to drag us down to their level of non-belief in our Creator.  I ask that they let Christians enjoy in peace our beautiful traditions while they perhaps invent a holiday all their own, one to celebrate their belief that they have no soul.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One Minute Prayers for Across the Nation


Liberal Federal Judge puts California Prop 8 Marriage on Trial
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray You uphold traditional marriage in California this week as defined by the voters who passed Proposition 8 but are now under attack by liberals who threaten to overturn the California Constitution by federal mandate.  They plan to use U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s kangaroo court as Walker apparently values TV publicity more than the safety of pro-marriage witnesses threatened daily by violent homosexuals. God we pray Isaiah 54:17, no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against us in judgment God shalt condemn, in Jesus’ name, Amen.


New Jersey Senate Rejects Homosexual Marriage Bill 20-14
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we rejoice at the defeat of the homosexual “marriage” bill in New Jersey Senate by a 20 to 14 vote. Lord, thank you for hearing our prayers last month, and thank you for all our people who called and contacted the New Jersey legislators. Again we agree and declare with Your word from Genesis 2:22-25 that you created woman out of Adam’s rib and brought her to the man so that man would be united to woman and the two would become one flesh, in Jesus Name, Amen.


Court Lifts Ban on Chicago Church Helping Katrina Victims
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, thank you that the 7th Circuit Court recognized that federal law protects ministries from being targeted by zoning regulations and sharply rebuked the abuses of the Chicago city council members and some city officials who refused to allow World Outreach Conference Center to help Hurricane Katrina victims. Lord, please allow Matthew 25:35 to be practiced without restraint, for you say, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,” in Jesus Name, Amen.


Texas Teachers Warned Against Being 'Heterosexist'
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, please protect our nation’s children in public schools from homosexual indoctrination and anti-Christian socialization and protect teachers who want to teach the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic without being forced to promote a liberal social agenda, especially in Texas where teachers were recently threatened to be held accountable for any “heterosexist” leanings. God protect freedom of religious expression for students and teachers alike.  From Ephesians 5:11 we declare we have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather we expose them, in Jesus Name, Amen.


City of Calgary says Homosexuals Yes, Christians No
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray for Calgary’s Street Church who filed a Human Rights complaint against the city and mayor for their blatant bigotry and Christophobia, when the city refused to allow a flag raising ceremony in honor of Jesus on Christmas after they allowed a flag raising ceremony for the homosexual community and the declaration of Gay Pride Month in September. Lord, we boldly ask for legal victory for Calgary’s Street Church.  From Matthew 5:10: blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, in Jesus Name, Amen.


Tennessee County Halts Gideon Bible Distributions
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we are saddened that a small Tennessee school district banned distribution of free Bibles, which Gideons International donated for decades, in Wilson-Carroll Elementary School because one anonymous fifth grader felt “pressured” to take a free bible, and threatened a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union who claims Bibles are illegal banned books under the separation of church and state. Lord, we pray You give courage to school officials from Joshua 1:6-8 to be strong and courageous and be careful to obey all that is written in Your law, in Jesus Name, Amen.


9th Circuit Gives Christian Asylum from Iranian Torture
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we praise you for protecting Iranian Azra Taslimi, who converted to Christianity from the false Islamic religion in Iran in 2002. And we thank you for the recent decision by American Judge Harry Pregerson who supported Azra’s political asylum in America after she faced death and torture threats if deported back to Iran because she loves Jesus. Father, we now ask for Your favor to be upon Azra and her family from Luke 2:52 just like when Jesus grew in wisdom and in favor with God, in Jesus Name, Amen.


God Bless you, in Jesus' name,
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt


Disclaimer: The views of Chaplain Klingenschmitt, who was honorably but involuntarily discharged from the Navy in 2007 after facing court-martial for praying 'in Jesus name' in uniform, (but was later vindicated by Congress), are his own personal views, not the views of any political party, government, or organization.//Above adapted from his site

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Long Live Israel and May She Continue in Prosperity

Since Arab Muslim countries haven't a leg to stand on in regard to their hatred of Israel, they have to lie and cheat and hope we believe their revisionism. Thanks to fools like Carter and our liberal media, the Arabs have been given the illusion of credibility.




When the Jews had no homeland, muslims threatened to drive all Jews into the sea and rid the earth of them.


After the Jews were given their own land, which they needed as a refuge from intense persecution, the muslim brotherhood claimed anew that the Jews must now be driven into the sea, and this time the muslims could cite a reason--it was because the Jews had land which they stole from the 'palestinians.'

Though the Arabs express with such sincere feeling that they care for the palestinians who yearn for a state and that they hate Israel because of Israel's refusal to give it to them, anyone should be able to see that muslims care only for hatred and destruction and that their hatred is simply irrational and not about land at all.

It wasn't that long ago when the word "Palestinian" referred to the Jews who lived in a specific geographical area of the Middle East. The Turks ruled that area from 1517 to 1917 when it was a collection of provinces. There were no nations or independent states within that land.

In that collection of provinces, Jews were in the majority. Having lived in the area continuously for 3,700 years and inhabiting the land longer than any other people, their claim to the land is older than any other people's. Since the 19th century, Jews have composed the majority population in Jerusalem.

It was after WWI that the Turks lost the land that they had ruled for 400 years.
British Secretary of State Arthur Balfour wrote a letter to the Zionist leader Chaim Weizman, a scientist and first President of the State of Israel, pledging British support for the establishment of a “Jewish homeland.” As a chemist, Weizman had helped the British war effort, developing a new method for manufacture of acetone. Independence for the Arabs was also promised by Britain. There were no promises made to any separate and specific group of people known as 'palestinian' because palestine simply refers to an area of land, not to any people.
The Balfour Declaration of 1917, which officially gave promise to the restoration of a home to the Jewish people, had been ratified by the League of Nations in 1922. Britain gave some of the land they gained from the Turks to the Jews via assignment given to them by the League of Nations at the San Remo conference of 1920.


Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely,
Arthur James Balfour 
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December 1922
The Council of the League of Nations:
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the administration of the territory of Palestine, which formerly belonged to the Turkish Empire, within such boundaries as may be fixed by them; and
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country; and
Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connexion of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country; http://middleeastfacts.org/content/UN-Documents/Mandate-for-Palestine.htm
Along with the new land for the Jews, Britain and France partitioned the Arab portion of the collapsed Turkish Empire into states. France controlled Syria and Lebanon. Britain gained Transjordan, Iraq, and others. It already had Egypt as a protectorate since 1882.

Because a faction of the muslims helped somewhat in the war effort, they appealed to Winston Churchil to give them a portion of land. As a result, Transjordan was given to that faction of muslims and was designated as a palestinian state for any displaced Arabs who became labeled 'palestinians' because of where they once lived.  

Giving Transjordan to the muslims meant that Chaim Weizman, representing interests of the Jews, gave up 80% of the land designated for his people in exchange for an agreement that Transjordan would be made a home to the displaced Arabs (palestinians). That agreement was signed by Arab leader Emir Faisal who promised there would be no more demands made upon the Jews by the Arabs if given that land. The Jews that were living in that area of Palestine were displaced, many forced into leaving with nothing but the shirts on their backs.


The land known as Transjordan did not follow through on intentions.  It was given to the palestinians, was composed of 83% palestinians, but was taken over by the muslims. Once again, the palestinians claimed to have no homeland to call their own.


So then the U.N., after having taken 80% of the land promised to Chaim Weizman, now took the remaining 20% that Weizman was promised and divided it, giving the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to the muslims. Israel was allowed to keep the remaining sliver, 60% of which was a wasteland. The wasteland had sat in the Middle East for centuries. Nobody wanted it. As predicted in the Bible, Israel made the wasteland bloom; and today even though Israel owns a mere 1/6 of 1% of the Middle East, they are one of the most agriculturally productive people in the world.  -Trivia: Israel is roughly half the size of Lake Michigan. -Their agricultural output continues to increase.Thanks to the drip water system Israel uses, there is no increase in the amount of water used.


Jordan now possessed the West Bank.
(Out of their great concern for the 'palestinians,' they could have given the West Bank to the palestinians for a homeland. Instead, they waited until they attacked Israel and Israel won the land from them* to claim that the West Bank should belong to the Palestinians.)


The Arabs (palestinians) who still lived in the land of Israel after having been displaced by the ruin of the Turkish Empire were taken in by the Jews and offered full citizenship.


What became of the palestinians on whose behalf was given the West Bank and Gaza? They received money, billions of dollars, for economic development but that money was never used for that purpose. It was taken by the PLO for weapons and terror attacks. Some of it was put into Swiss banks accounts by the corrupt leadership. No infrastructure was ever built.


On May 15, 1948, just after Israel was declared a nation, five surrounding Arab nations attacked it. Hassan Al Banna who started the muslim brotherhood and wrote The Way of Jihad (http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/379) told the Palestinians in Israel to flee their homes because they were going to butcher the Jews and soak them in blood. Once they accomplished that goal, then those Arab Palestinians could come back and claim their bootie. They promised that they were protecting them from Jewish tyranny. 


But the Arabs could not defeat the Jews.   (See: http://humblechristianpen.blogspot.com/2009/09/america-helps-israel.html).  

After retreating in defeat, the Arabs simply abandoned the Palestinians who did what they asked in fleeing Israel. They did not absorb them into their own land or offer them citizenship; they forced them to stay in ghettos or refugee camps.


The 1,000,000 'palestinians' who did not flee their homes but stayed in Israel have fared much better. They are treated humanely by the Jews and have more rights than the abandoned 'palestinians' who are under rule of the barbaric Arabs. 
Trivia:  -Israel is the only country in the Middle East that allows Jews, Christians, and Muslims to vote. -Palestinians have been asked in polls since 1996 which governments they approved of the most. Israel came in the top every time.



*(Israel was attacked again in 1967. She prevailed and conquered enough territory to more than triple the size of the area under her control from 8,000 to 26,000 square miles. The victory enabled Israel to unify Jerusalem. Israeli forces had also captured the Sinai, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank. The Arabs didn't think it was fair for Israel to win a war and get the Gaza strip so they wanted to be treated like they won the war and to be given the gaza strip back. Israel withdrew in 2005. The Arabs infiltrated the land and enjoyed destroying all the beautiful greenhouses.)


by K.L.Kraemer

Thanks to W.Lumm for pointing this video out to me.

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