Paul sent this note to Samantha:
I saw Josiah’s site, and could not find his email address. I sent him a posting, which I hope he will receive. I also went to your blog, and saw that you are searching.
In 1977 I was finishing my college career, which no longer seemed relevant in my search for Truth. In 1978, God answered my question, and showed me His Messiah, Jesus Christ. As a Jew (nominally religious, proclaimed agnostic – which to me meant withholding judgment because not knowing), this was not something I had anticipated or previously contemplated, but the sun had risen and there was no going back. On the contrary, I had immense joy in the Light of Day, knowing the Truth and beginning a journey that has been much more than I could have ever imagined. How can mortal man know the things of Heaven? But God has revealed them to us (1 Corinthians 2:10).
We have found the Scriptures to be true, not as dead doctrine, but as living Truth. Jesus Christ is alive; He reigns! Believe it. Go to our site. Share with Josiah.
Josiah did receive the comment, I can see it on his page, and I forwarded him your email. =) Thank you for your concern; we are both committed Biblical Christ-followers.
Sam, off to watch fireworks =)
I ran across Josiah’s blog while looking up something about evolution. I am in the process of writing a letter that I could perhaps share with the two of you. You might find it worthwhile.
I notice on your site you say:
“On the other hand, a great many Creationist organization list in their
mission statements that part of their goal is to deconstruct Evolution (with the goal, one would imagine, of leaving Creationism the only viable alternative). This is not Biblical.”
I am not sure you realize what the word “deconstruct” means. I quote from an online dictionary:
“1. To break down into components; dismantle.2. To write about or analyze.”
Perhaps you think the people that used the word meant something different by it. Whatever the case, there is nothing unBiblical about analyzing something if that entails refuting what is not true. In fact, the Bible itself stands as a Refutation of all things not true.
There is nothing in our physical world that is more untrue than the teaching of evolution as the explanation for God’s creation. And the source of this lie is found in the spiritual realm, where man, the rebel, says, “Who are You to tell me what to do?!”
Peace in Christ, Lord and Creator, and Savior of those that believe on Him,
Click HERE to go to “Exposing Evolutionists.”
How the words of the inspired writer come alive when applied at the proper time and place. And here evolutionists meet God: "Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish, and by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth" (Romans 1:22-23 BBE). In this section you will find some very simple, yet logical and conclusive, arguments against the mad theories of evolution, guided above all by godly wisdom and reason. This is not blind faith, but knowing and understanding faith made available to all in the Creator.
Is believing in the Creator of all things an assumption, or is there a sure knowledge to be had of Him, which guides one into all Truth? That is the experience of the authors of the Scriptures (people just like you and me). It is also our experience, who have been given the same faith. Jon, an atheistic "theologian," finds fault with this because he relies on man's powers of observation and understanding. That has led him to argue for evolution, a belief we show to be the assumptive one, leading to poverty of soul.
Some evolutionists may not be lacking in intelligence, but all are lacking in spiritual life that comes from the Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ. What follows is a discussion with professed atheist, Drek, about how his arguments for evolution collapse because essential components, beginning with God, are missing. Drek's unbelief and other forms of entropy are no match for the power of Christ. By laying down His life and raising it from the dead, He is the Creator and Sustainer of all life. "If He sets His heart on man, if He gathers to Himself his spirit and his breath, all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust" (Job 34:14-15 MKJV).