Saturday, 26 December 2015

Oh how unique our existence truly is


#RAD

Oh How Unique Our Existence Truly Is

It truly is amazing...  The alleged vastness is clearly beyond comprehension. 

video
209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence, 

That is not to suggest I think it is not vast, merely highlighting that man's calculated distances, and sizes for many of the items depicted in in this video, a video that highlights just how infinitesimally tiny our Earth is compared the vastness of the entire "known" (believed to be known) universe, is almost exclusively done from observations made from Earth, or relatively near to Earth.

The distance between the Earth and our moon, 226,000 miles, enough that we could fit the other seven planets of our solar system in the space in between - c. ~ 25 seconds in

That six Earth's would fit into the cross-section of Saturn's Rings - c. ~ 40 seconds in

Now, the shots of Earth from the moon, c. ~ 52 seconds in, and from Mars c. ~ 60 seconds in, may in fact be from space-craft launched from Earth, peering back at our wee blue planet... EVEN

At about the c. ~ 64 second mark read that - "That insignificant little do there, that's Earth.   From around 4 billion (4,000,000,000) miles away" - image gathered on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe, launched on September 5, 1977 by NASA's Kennedy Space Center

And then we get into the truly remarkable...  Arcturus, which is said to be - "16,000 times larger in volume than our own sun." - is also said to be 36.7 light-years (5,879,000,000,000 or 5.8 trillion miles) from us... c. ~ 82 seconds in

From here we move on to Alpha Scorpii, which is said to be - "690,000,000 times larger in volume than our own sun." - is also said to be about 145 parsecs or 470 light years (2,763,000,000,000,000 or c. ~ 2.8 quadrillion miles) from us......  c. ~ 86 seconds in

Next we have VY Canis Majoris, which is said to be - "2.9 billion (2,900,000,000) times larger in volume than our own sun." - is also said to be about 1.2 kiloparsecs or 4,000 light-years (22,927,000,000,000,000 or c. ~ 22.9 quadrillion miles) from us... c. ~ 90 seconds in

And so on... at only a minute and a half into a 3 1/2 minute video, we are into postulated #'s that are so far past staggeringly incomprehensible that it is also quite impossible to describe.

For example, for those who think they can relate to trillions and quadrillions in terms of numbers, consider this:

Each of us alive experiences One Million seconds, roughly every c. ~11.5 days, BUT most of us will only see a tad more than Two Billion seconds, as One Billion seconds takes c. ~ 32 years (31 years eight months)  To this day, globally the average life expectancy is 66 years six months.  So the average person will experience c. ~ 2.1 billion seconds (+/- 100 million seconds) in their entire life times.  Another way to look at this is that over the span of that ~ 2.1 billion seconds, we humans will each experience two thousand one hundred ‘one-million second’ long cycles.  Again 11.5 days vs 31.6 years, not really numbers that can be directly compared with one and other.  How much more so, are trillions (one thousand times one billion) or quadrillions (one thousand times one trillion) or quintillions (one thousand times one quadrillion).

All of this should be enough to make one think- “wow, we truly are insignificant” - and we are, t’is true.  Yet G-d (Christ), the Almighty Creator of all this amazing vastness says that He *KNOWS* you personally -
Isaiah 43:1; John 10:14-15; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:1-24; John 8:32.  Did you know that?  He knows everything single thing about every single one of us! 

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take on, How Unique Our Existence Truly Is, this 26th day of December, 2015 © 2015, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)

What is #RAD?  #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom!

Cited or consulted sources and resources

http://bzfd.it/1Pn3Iys  - Video credit for “209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence”

http://bit.ly/1m81urz - “Pale Blue Dot”

http://bit.ly/1Pn60xA - “Arcturus”

http://bit.ly/1Pn6948 - “Alpha Scorpii”

http://bit.ly/1Pn6dRn - “VY Canis Majoris”

http://bit.ly/1Pn6gwI - “IC 1011”

http://bit.ly/1Pn6p3h - “Tables of Denominations above one million”

http://bit.ly/1Pn6Bzy - “List of countries by life expectancy”, List by the CIA (2012) - World average


http://bit.ly/1kliLwA - “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD - “BibleGateway”

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Is there any evidence that there were carnivores before the fall [of man]?


#RAD

Is There Any Evidence That There Were Carnivores Before The Fall [Of Man]?

The answer to that question would be a resounding "NO". - Genesis  1:29 & 30 and Genesis 2:16:

Quoting – “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:” - End Quote KJV.  And Adman and Eve both knew this, and knew this very well, see Genesis 3:2 and 3:3.   How can we be sure that Adam bothered to tell Eve, what the Lord God commanded of the man?  Or how can we be sure that Eve really understood what the Lord God commanded of the man? Well consider how Genesis 3:2 opens:  Quoting – “The woman answered the serpent, ‘We may eat from…’ ” – CJB, and – “…but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” End Quote – NIV.

Taking into account Romans 5:12 & I Corinthians 15:21 – wherein we read that death entered the world by way of sin, and as sin had not yet happened pre-fall – “...by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin...” KJV – PLUS the fact that in Genesis 3:21 we read the – “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” KJV – then given the dietary directives of Genesis 1:29 – 30 and 2:16, and the complimenting passages of Romans 5 and I Corinthians 15, plus Genesis 3 it seems safe to conclude that there were NO carnivorous creatures (no death) pre-fall! None.

There are those who argue that, as G-d (Christ) obviously killed some animal(s) in order to give Adam and Eve coverings Genesis 3:21, those carnivorous practices began there and then**.  While this is certainly possible, the directive given to Noah and his family post flood – Genesis 9:2-4, clearly shows that G-d (Christ) did not, before then, give full sanction for the consumption of meat – (possibly not by human nor animal).  At least not prior to the great flood of Noah's day.

Now in Genesis 9:2 we read – “...the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth...” KJV, and in Genesis 9:3 – “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you...” KJV and then verse four we read the prohibition against raw meats with blood still in it.

So... Carnivorous (Man or beast):

Pre-fall – NO.
Between the fall and the flood – Maybe **?
Post flood – YES!

Does any of this really matter?  In a salvific sense… “NO”.  In the sense of challenging folk to look at what G-d
s (Christ’s) Holy Word, The Bible, actually does or does not say… perhaps.  You decide.  After reading cited texts first-hand for yourselves, you decide! Say, does this “Jesus stuff” give you gas?  Does it leave you feeling unsettled, uncomfortable, and uneasy?  Want answers?

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take on, Evidence That There Were No Carnivores Before The Fall, this 24th day of December, 2015 © 2015, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)

What is #RAD?  #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom!

Cited or consulted sources and resources

http://bit.ly/1kliLwA - “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD - “BibleGateway”

** As man had already shown a tendency towards disobedience to G-d (Christ) with Adam's sin many argue, and I tend to agree that this is well within the realms of plausibility, that many did in fact consume flesh, and do so well before the flood.  In other words predation was likely much more than just a random periodic occurrence, consider Cain and Abel - Genesis 4:1-16, but rather quite likely prevalent.



Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Elitism, Revisionism and the arrogance of the Elitists...


#RAD

Elitism, Revisionism and the arrogance of the Elitists

The HRM claim that one can only come to know Messiah by way of His Hebrew name - Yehsua EXCLUSIVELY - and many argue (also very arrogantly) that if one dares to call Him JESUS, one is a full-on, unsaved heretic...

The KJVonly-ism CULTISTS claim that one can only come to know Jesus by way of reading His Word, the Bible, in the - KJV version EXCLUSIVELY - and many argue (also very arrogantly) that if one dares to read about Him in anything but a KJVonly Bible, one is a full-on, unsaved heretic...

The RCC claim that one can only come to know Jesus by way of attending a - Roman Catholic Church (which typically also incorporates a virtual deification of mary) EXCLUSIVELY - and many argue (also very arrogantly) that if one dares to attend any non-Romanist church, one is a full-on, unsaved heretic...

The Five Books of Torah, have remained unchanged for 3,500 years.

The 24 Books of TaNaKh (which comprise the same written content as the 39 Books of the Christian Old Testament) have remained unchanged for c. ~ 2,500 years.

The Canon for the Writings of TaNaKh were decided, settled and very well established before the Roman Catholic church was even a twinkling in some archbishop’s eye.

And as has been said before, - “the four gospels and the [New Testament] letters were compiled in the 4th century.” - In fact the NT writings were penned well before the close of the 1st century A.D. And they were written by those who knew Christ personally, encountered Him personally, and / or were under the direct supervision of those who knew Him personally!

SMDH revisionists...

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take on, Elitism, Revisionism and the arrogance of the Elitist, this 23rd day of December, 2015 © 2015, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)

What is #RAD?  #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

WHAT DOES THE QUR’AN SAY ABOUT THE VIOLENT SUBJUGATION OF THE NON-MUSLIM


#RAD

What Does The Qur’an Say About the Violent Subjugation of the non-Muslim?

In a recent discussion I had with a Muslim fellow about Islam being “all about peace”.  Sura (Chapter in the Qur’an) 5 MA'IDAH (The Table Spread), verse 32 came up.  Typical of the deceptive ways of Islam, the Muslim fellow quoted Sura 5:32 as follows:

“ "Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind" ”


But this is what the entirety of Sura 5:32 reads as:


First, Notice that the Muslim’s quoted version only contains Twenty-Eight (28) words, and “an escape clause”*, while the entire verse contains Seventy-Three (73) words, plus “an escape clause”*.

Second, that verse is clearly a direct commandment to the Children of Israel... see opening line! (plagiarized from Talmud) – “…decreed upon the Children of Israel…”.

Third, consider the “escape clause”* itself, both as found in Sura 5:32 – “...unless for a soul or for corruption...” and as written by the Muslim fellow “…[unjustly]…”.

* Let's pause right here, before we look at 5:32 in broader context to include verse 33, and focus for a moment just on that ‘escape clause’, whether phrased as contained in the full verse – “...unless for a soul or for corruption...” – or as Mr. NAME REDACTED said in his significantly shortened version of the verse – “…[unjustly]…”

I asked the Muslim fellow about his very misleading edited version of Sura 5:32, and I also asked him what his thoughts were on the point about Sura 5:32 being plagiarised from Talmud, and being directed to the Jews.  

His reply:

NAME REDACTED – “Warren—do you not know who the children of Israel are? They're not talking about the modern-day Zionist state. They're (Sura 5:32) Talking About Jacob, whose name became Israel. He (Jacob) had Two Sons: Isaac And Ishmael. The sons of Isaac became Jews, the sons of Ishmael Arabs. Both Jews and Arabs are the children of Israel in that verse. And that verse can be interpreted to mean all of humanity. Your interpretation is narrow-minded, self-serving, and hateful. [sic]”




Notice his attempt to make Islam, part of Israel, and completely evade and avoid the issue(s) of context and meaning?  I told the fellow that we’d come back to the issue of Ishmael being and Israeli, but that for now I wanted to talk about the “escape clause”.  So, continuing I asked the Muslim fellow – “Could you please, Mr. NAME REDACTED, explain what you personally believe and understand ‘unless for a soul’ or ‘for corruption’ even means?”

Not surprisingly his replies at first were attempts to say – “I’ve already answered that” – or some such answer very similar to that. 



Eventually he did respond to the question -

Quoting – “ "for a soul" = if someone kills you or a friend or loved one, you are allowed to retlaiate

"for corruption" = if there is a situation you think is unjust, you are allowed to use violence to try to fix it” – End Quote 2:27 pm

I must confess here that I still find it humorous, in a twisted sort of (Princess Bride - http://bit.ly/1lsjs86 and / or Jim Stafford’s Cow Patti song - http://bit.ly/1lsjNrj) kind of way, that someone actually wrote – “if someone kills you, you are allowed to retaliate”.  Talk about believing in an AFTERLIFE! Ah, but I digress...



And then the excuses began, as this Muslim fellow set out to blame others for the evils seen in Islam, and evils done by Islam (much like the way both C.A.I.R.in the US and A.N.I.C in Australia do regularly) on everybody else:

“…I fall victim to that too…” 3:31 pm



and

“…I let you make me…” 3:40 pm



Now, having said all the above about the violent nature of Islam, we cannot lose sight of the fact that we have hope, an awesome hope, (as it is by and through His death that we as Christians are truly set free, II Timothy 1:10; Yeshayah 25:8; and Hebrews 2:14) and Resurrection (and yes, it is by His Resurrection that we as Christians have hope, I Corinthians 15:20; Romans 8:11 and I Peter 1:3, for new life in Christ.  An awesome hope that is available to ALL of humankind Romans 10:9 and John 3:16-17.  Isn’t that truly #RAD?!)

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take on, What the Qur’an says about subjugation of non-Muslims, this 8th day of December, 2015 © 2015, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)

What is #RAD?  #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom!

Cited or consulted sources and resources

http://bit.ly/1lsfImT - “Quran.com”

http://bit.ly/1kliLwA - “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD - “BibleGateway”

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