Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Thursday, January 29, 2004

An all-important link for purists: Nitpicking the Lord of the Rings.

Also note the photo at the bottom, which explains so much about the president's domestic agenda.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

I know that the mars-ologists are all a dither about finding water there, and how water may have begotten life at some far-past point. They're going to be disappointed, I think. The Bible doesn't directly indicate that life is exclusive to planet earth, but I have my doubts. One thing is clear: our planet is certainly the spiritual center of the universe.

It seems that there's a lot at stake with all the science that's happening with the rovers. The evolutionists, who take a naturalist view of the formation of the universe and of life on earth, see as their priority the justification of their view. Thus, the search for water and life on Mars. I totally disagree with these priorities. I think we should be investigating the viability of life on Mars for the purpose of its habitation, and create a genuine manifest destiny toward the Red Planet. I hope our president is able to do just that without getting distracted by the environmentalists.

On Mars there's another challenge lurking to young earth Christians. The rocks will be tested and of course found to be millions and billions of years old. And although this is a subtle argument lost on many Bible-believing Christians, the absence of a noachic flood on Mars means that there is no deluge-aging of the rocks. Deluge-aging is the argument that the great flood of Noah made the sedimentary layer of rocks on earth, thus making the earth's geology seem much older than it really is. Marsology will then support current dating methods in geology. Marsology will be one of two challenges that face Christians in the next 50 years. The other will happen if Christ doesn't return in the next twenty or thirty years: Christians who cling to the view that we now live in the last days before the Great Tribulation will be forced to review their exegesis and theology, and many will fall away. Of course the Lord may indeed return before then, but He's not require to do so.
Really tough question: