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Can any thing done by chance have all the marks of design?

"Can any thing done by chance have all the marks of design? Four dice may, by chance, turn up four aces; but do you think that four hundred dice, thrown by chance, will turn up four hundred aces? Colors thrown upon canvas without design may have some similitude to a human face; but do you think they might make as beautiful a picture as that of the Coan Venus? A hog turning up the ground with his nose may make something of the form of the letter A; but do you think that a hog might describe on the ground the 'Andromache' of Ennius? Carneades imagined, that in the stone quarries at Chios he found, in a stone that was split, a representation of the head of a little Pan, or sylvan deity. I believe he might find a figure not unlikely; but surely not such a one as you would say had been formed by an excellent sculptor like Scopas. For so, verily, the case is, that chance never perfectly imitates design." ~Cicero

Quite a convincing argument. And even more interesting when one considers that Cicero lived during the last century before Christ.

Psalm 19.1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Romans 1.19-20Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
Categoría: Apologetics

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. [2Timothy 4.3-4]

"The great god 'Entertainment' amuses his devotees mainly by telling them stories. The love of stories, which is characteristic of childhood, has taken fast hold of the minds of the retarded saints of our day, so much so that many manage to make a comfortable living by spinning yarns and serving them up in various disguises to church people. What is natural and beautiful in a child, may be shocking when it persists into adulthood, and more so when it appears in the sanctuary and seeks to pass for true religion!

"So today we have the astonishing spectacle of millions of dollars being poured into the unholy job of providing earthly entertainment for the so-called people of God. Religious entertainment is in many places rapidly crowding out the serious things of God. Many churches these days have become little more than poor theaters, where fifth-rate 'producers' peddle their shoddy wares with the approval of evangelical leaders who can even quote a holy text in defense of their delinquency. And hardly a man dares raise his voice against it!" (A.W. Tozer)

"Once you have lost the division between the world and the Church--the Church ceases to be truly Christian!" (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)

"Pleasure, so called, is the murderer of serious thought. This is the age of excessive amusement. Everybody craves for it, like a babe for its rattle!" (Charles Spurgeon)

Categoría: Apostasy

LRRP: Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (“lurp”)

Different does not mean disqualified.

I was recently reminded of the integral part LRRPs played in the Vietnam War. With “integral” I mean to say they were “necessary to the completeness of the whole.”

When I was visiting with some friends outside San José recently, I was told of a dear brother and fellow missionary who had spoken poorly of me before I ever arrived. His comment was, “Greg likes to work alone” and the implication of that statement was that I am not qualified nor am I able to participated in the Mission that God has given to each member of the Body of Christ (the mission of edification; Eph 4.11-16).

Read More: LRRP: Integral Members of the Team

Categoría: Ministry

I'm just a normal guy in the Midwest (United States) trying to work "during the day" to support my family and minister in my "spare time" to please the Lord. 

I grew up in and around Belton, MO. In 1984 I left high school to go into the U.S. Marine Corps where I successfully completed a six-year tour of duty. I then attended Central Missouri State University (now called the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (functional major: accounting). 

Read More: Who's Greg?

Categoría: English

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