Posts by granary

July 13

Posted on Jul 13, 2018

I came across a website where a questioner asks: “Can anyone share some [illustrations] that they feel are sound theologically but are very gospel-centered?” One responder wrote: “The one that comes to mind is a grave representing spiritual deadness, and that person cannot give birth to themselves.…The person should then ask, ‘Then it’s impossible, isn’t it?’ And this gives an opportunity to say that it is indeed impossible with men, but not with God.” No doubt people in their sins are spiritually dead (see Eph 2:5). But what does Scripture say regarding the spiritually dead? Must they first...

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July 12

Posted on Jul 12, 2018

I was speaking on the righteousness of God and that man is proved to have none. A local preacher suddenly asked, “If a father was to give his son a task that he knew he could not do and then, because he did not do it, he thrashed him, would that be right?” I said, “Suppose you are a lifeboat captain sent to rescue the crew of a ship going to pieces on the rocks. You would not tell them to do their part and meet you a hundred yards off. You would pull alongside, and take them from the breaking wreck. Should you be blamed for that?” He by this time had forgotten his half infidel question, and...

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July 11

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

A large share of skeptics are mere triflers. Their professed skepticism is only an excuse for sin. As a rule it is not wise to spend much time on an individual of this class, but give him something that will sting his conscience… A skeptic may say, “The whole Bible is foolishness to me.” You can reply, “Yes, that’s exactly what God says. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:18, ‘The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.’… It is foolishness to you because you are perishing.” It may be well to leave the skeptic...

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July 10

Posted on Jul 10, 2018

Have you heard that we share 50% of our DNA with bananas? It’s true! It is a frequent argument by evolutionists that, since the DNA of chimpanzees and humans are so similar, this proves they share a common ancestor. But a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the common value of >98% similarity is incorrect. Roy Britten, author of the study, puts the figure at about 95% when insertions and deletions are included. What does that mean in real numbers? If 5% of the DNA is different, this amounts to 150,000,000 DNA base pairs that are different...

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July 9

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

“You know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. And you became followers of us and of the Lord” (1 Thess 1:5-6). A recent believer wrote the following to a friend who had encouraged her to find new life in Christ: “I saw that you lived by convictions and priorities and not just by convenience, selfish pleasure, and financial gain. And I had never met anyone like that before. I felt a depth of love and concern as you listened to me…you demonstrated kindness and generosity—and not just to me, but to other people, as well. And you stood for something. You were willing to go against...

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