The World is Only Few Thousand Years Old

Misconception 3: The Universe is Billions of years old

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (Genesis 2:2 KJV)

Actually, there is more evidence that the Earth is only somewhere in the neighborhood of 13,000 years old. Maybe even less. But you’ll certainly never hear that from the evolutionists. That would blow their theory straight out of the water, wouldn’t it?

  • There is only a few thousand years of dust accumulated on the moon
  • The Speed of Light is Slowing Down!
  • Radio halos show that rocks formed abruptly. Not over eons and eons.

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I am going to direct you to read a book that is now available in HTML format online. You don’t have to buy the book. Just click and read. Enjoy!

http://www.creationism.org/ackerman/index.htm

Irreducible Complexity

Misconception 4: Life Forms evolve incrementally from very simple to more complex

Cause-effect patterns have to exist to explain everything because if everything in the universe is the product of randomness, science would be impossible. ~Einstein

If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case.” Charles Darwin [1]

This is describing what is known as “Irreducible Complexity” If a life form has separate functions that cannot be separated without causing the organism to stop functioning, then evolution could not explain it.

The Bombardier Beetle was once used as primae facie evidence of irreducible complexity but it has since been ruled out. The beetle mixes two caustic chemicals together and squirts its would-be predators with a bomb. The chemicals are stored in the body separately and mixed together when ejected to make an explosion that can kill attacking insects and injure small animals.

Bacterial Flagellum (Photo, below, courtesy Access Research Network) are now hands-down the masters of irreducible complexity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteria Inside the bacteria is a little motor that spins what looks like a tail to propel the bacteria from place to place. Like an electric motor, it has a stator, a rotor, bushings and more. No way could the little motor evolve piece-by-piece and be functional. The bacteria would starve. http://www.arn.org/docs/mm/flag_labels.htm The flagellum has been said to be the most efficient machine known to man. Immeasurably more efficient than man can design.

Bacterial Flagellum could never have evolved piece by piece and still function

1 On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin
London: John Murray. (1859)
Page 189, Chapter VI

 


Dinosaurs and Men Walked the Earth Together

Misconception 5: Dinosaurs Became Extinct 65 Million Years Before Man Appeared

Carvings of dinosaurs on a rock… dated at 3,500 years old. Now how do you suppose those people knew what a dinosaur looked like? http://www.hecklerspray.com/awesome-or-off-putting-dinosaurs-man-hand-in-hand/20065436.php

See for yourself. Human footprints next to and overlapping dinosaur footprints. http://www.bible.ca/tracks/taylor-trail.htm

Trilobites have also been smashed by a sandaled footprint. Trilobites were supposed to have become extinct before the dinosaurs! http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/paluxy/meister.html

Granite was Formed in Minutes – Not Eons!

Polonium Radiohalos prove that granite did not take millions of years to form

Inside of granite are little microscopic halos of decomposing polonim. According to Wikipedia, Polonium has many isotopes whose half-life ranges from six months to 103 years. Therefore, if the polonium was decaying as granite formed for even a few years, there could be no radiohalos. They would have dispersed eons before the granite soldified. Other radiohalos have been found from isotopes with half-lives measured in seconds.

The website halos.com equates finding polonium radiohalos in granite to finding Alka Seltzer bubbles in ice. You could only assume that the ice had been frozen very quickly.

See http://www.halos.com/

Animal Communication Cannot be Explained by Evolution

Animal Communication

Animals of all kinds communicate. This is so amazing that though it is not prima facie evidence for a Creator, it should make one wonder!

  • Whales can communicate over thousands of miles [1]. They have a language we have not yet figured out.
  • Chickens communicate. With a cluck a momma hen can get her chicks to form up or to follow her. I used to watch them for hours when I was a kid.
  • Even the tiniest of ants and bees communicate! [2]

1 Christopher Clark: Whales off Newfoundland can hear whales near Bermuda
By David Brand
Cornell University
http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/05/2.24.05/AAAS.Clark.whales.html


2 Social Insects And How They Communicate
Dr William Foster
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/495/


Animal Weapons Could Not Have Evolved

Animal Weapons

Tell me how this critter ate before his little weapon evolved!

Can Science Explain the Origin of Life?

What is life and what is not?

What is “life?” One definition is an organism that can grow, reproduce, and have a metabolism (ongoing chemical reactions) as opposed to a dead organism, or inanimate matter. While this may seem fairly straightforward, it excludes some elements that we may instinctively consider alive. Are seeds that lie dormant for years alive? If they are not, what defines the instant in which they become “alive?” If seeds are already alive, what makes them so? No chemical reactions are occurring, i.e. no signs of life.

What about so-called gram-positive bacteria that run out of nutrients? When they sense that they cannot continue to live, they put their biochemical energy into creating spores. In harsh environments, gram-positive bacteria cease to exist after creating spores. Are bacterial spores alive? Spores, like seeds, can remain dormant for decades with no signs of chemical reactions. Then, they spring to life as bacteria when the environment supplies nutrients, proper environmental conditions, and moisture. These bacteria are genetically identical to the bacteria that produced the spores. If spores are not alive, then what confers life to them resulting in live bacteria?

Evolution

Can evolution explain life? No. It only depicts how life evolved once there was life. If the fundamental ingredient of the universe were preprogrammed to evolve into life, this would be a new evolution theory. This is what many scientists including Richard Dawkins contend.

Lucky us

The mathematical odds of having the stuff of our universe (at least the stuff we know) “evolve” into life are vanishingly small. Sir Fred Hoyle likened the probability of random emergence of single-celled life to the probability of a Boeing 747 assembling as the result of a tornado whirling through a junkyard. Some scientists say: no problem, just have numerous universes (perhaps an infinite number) each having trillions of planets hosting tornadoes for billions of years. In one of these worlds life will result and evolve to us. Furthermore, since the conditions for life might exist on some the millions of other planets (yes, there could be that many), life might be common in our universe. Almost all of the other universes will be devoid of life. However, this assertion presumes parallel universes or multiverses-hidden worlds along side ours.

Does this explanation debunk spirituality?

Suppose we accept this story of life’s beginning. What or who created all these worlds? Why were all these created-so that there would be life? Thus, this seemingly bizarre rationalization of how life begun does not address the what, who, or why. Dawkins employs the multiverse conjecture to show how God is a delusion. Wrong! The multiverse argument can be consistent with spiritual teachings which generally include God.

The difference between knowledge, contention, and fact.

Science using accumulated knowledge contends that parallel universes or multiverses might explain the origin of life. Theories should be testable. Even published experiments must be reproducible or be retracted. Many scientists doubt that the concept of parallel universes and multiverses can ever be tested. Spiritual wisdom from across time, geography, and cultures has similar teachings. I believe that time has tested these beliefs and reproduced them.

Healing the rift. Bridging the gap between science and spirituality.

Scientists have been humbled by revelations of the last several decades: parallel worlds, missing dark ingredients of the universe, and the mysterious stuff in a vacuum. Numerous physicists are declaring the world as spiritual. We are blessed with the gift of life. By incorporating both the spiritual as well as the scientific, I believe that we enjoy a more opulent life.

Leo Kim, Ph.D. was a research associate at MIT, scientist, and executive in the biotechnology industry. He studied with healers such as Barbara Brennan, Bernie Siegel, and Deepak Chopra, and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. For more information, and to learn about his new book, Healing the Rift, visit: http://healingtheriftbook.com/

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Oil could not have taken thousands of years to form

Oil Creation Theory Challenged by Fuel-Making Fungus

Animals decompose or are eaten before they get a chance to turn into oil.

Oil Creation Theory Challenged by Fuel-Making Fungus

Robert Roy Britt

LiveScience Managing Editor

LiveScience.com Robert Roy Britt

livescience Managing Editor

livescience.com – Tue Nov 4, 7:41 am ET

A newfound fungus living in rainforest trees makes biofuel more efficiently than any other known method, researchers say.

In fact, it’s so good at turning plant matter into fuel that researchers say their discovery calls into question the whole theory of how crude oil was made by nature in the first place.

While many crops and microbes can be combined to make biofuels – including the fungi that became infamous as jungle rot during WWII – the newfound fungus could greatly simplify the process, its discoverers claim. Researchers have suggested that billions of acres of fallow farmland could be used to grow the raw material of biofuels. But turning corn stalks or switchgrass into fuel is a painstaking process and the end product is expensive and not entirely friendly to the environment.

The fungus, which has been named Gliocladium roseum, stands out in the crowd.

“This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances,” said researcher Gary Strobel from Montana State University. “The fungus can even make these diesel compounds from cellulose, which would make it a better source of biofuel than anything we use at the moment.”

The scientists are now working to develop its fuel producing potential, according to a paper published in the November issue of the journal Microbiology.

The fungus grows inside the Ulmo tree in the Patagonian rainforest in South America. “When we examined the gas composition of G. roseum, we were totally surprised to learn that it was making a plethora of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon derivatives,” the stuff of diesel, Strobel said. The fuel it produces has been dubbed “myco-diesel.”

Cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose make up the cell walls in plants. They makes the stalks, sawdust and woodchip and cannot be digested by most living things. Some 400 million tons of this plant waste is produced ever year just from farmland, Strobel and his colleagues say. In current biofuel production, this waste is treated with enzymes called cellulases that turn the cellulose into sugar. Microbes then ferment this sugar into ethanol that can be used as a fuel.

If G. roseum can be used commercially to make fuel, a step could be skipped.

“We were very excited to discover that G. roseum can digest cellulose. Although the fungus makes less myco-diesel when it feeds on cellulose compared to sugars, new developments in fermentation technology and genetic manipulation could help improve the yield,” Strobel explained. “In fact, the genes of the fungus are just as useful as the fungus itself in the development of new biofuels.”

The discovery also questions assumptions about how fossil fuels are made.

“The accepted theory is that crude oil, which is used to make diesel, is formed from the remains of dead plants and animals that have been exposed to heat and pressure for millions of years,” Strobel said. “If fungi like this are producing myco-diesel all over the rainforest, they may have contributed to the formation of fossil fuels.”

Ant Algorithms Argue Against Evolutionary Origins

Ant Algorithms Argue Against Evolutionary Origins

By Brian Thomas, M.S.

Traffic jams are a frustrating part of modern life, and many dream of the kind of uncongested roadway systems shown in futuristic movies like Minority Report. But some researchers have suggested that ideal traffic management algorithms already exist—in ants.

University of Sydney entomologist Audrey Dussutour told Wired Science that she has “been working with ants for eight years, and [has] never seen a traffic jam.” Dr. Dussutour already knew that ants organize themselves for optimum efficiency when they are in wide paths with many lanes. In their new study, she and her coauthors reported that when the insects traveled on the equivalent of a one-lane road, they employed tactics enabling them to maximize their overall efficiency.

One of the “solutions… to prevent overcrowding” on a narrow track is that outbound ants gave way to inbound ants carrying loads. Further, non-laden inbound ants slowed down rather than speeding up to pass the slower, laden ants in front of them. “The insects could waste up to 64 s [seconds] on a 300 cm bridge. However, by slowing down and following an unimpeded cargo-carrying ant, the empty-handed foragers would only be delayed by 32 s, returning faster than if they’d muscled past.” Also, “unladen returning ants avoided outbound foragers by moving to the side.

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Why There is a God

This sums it up pretty well. This man is brilliant. The late Dr. James Kennedy interviews Dr. Ravi Zacharais. Dr.  Zacharias explains why the universe could not have possibly just “happened”. We had to have been created.

What Is Co-Dependency?

A Great Christ-centered Recovery Forum for all Addictions. Christians Helping Christians stay sober. Tell them Born sent you.

What is Codependency (Co-dependency)?

Codependency is often defined as a phenomenon where the co-dependant person’s happiness is determined by how happy the other person is. If daddy is unhappy, momma’s unhappy.

The programs of Al-Anon and Alateen focus largely on overcoming codependency.

Some think that codependency is the minds way of dealing with the spouses or parent’s intolerable behavior.

Of course it is dangerous to pigeon-hole any illness of the mind. Some people seem to be born codependent. The cause is not important for purposes of this category. This site is geared toward the solution.

The Dangers of Harry Potter

The Dangers of Harry Potter
By Mike Bradley

The Harry Potter book has just been released in the bookstores this week. This book is the sixth book in a planned series of 7 books.

I’m sure you have all heard that these books have been a huge success and there are millions of kids throughout the world hooked on these books as well as quite a few adults themselves. The publishing industry has never seen anything quite like this. What is the fascination with these books and now the movie? Why are so many children and some adults drawn to these books?

There have always been movies and fiction books on witchcraft, wizardry and sorcery – but none of them have ever obtained the popularity that this series of books has. What is so different with this line of books? Why are they so much more popular than anything else that has ever been written?

Many of the major Christian ministries are up in major arms about these
books and now the movie. They say these books are a lure to lead children and adults into witchcraft and the other dark occult arts.

However, we have always had these types of movies and books coming at us. Why all of a sudden are so many Christians coming out against these books where they have really not done this in the past with all of the fantasy movies Hollywood has come out with in the past.

I’ve always felt in my spirit that there really was something different with these series of books – but I never bought or read any of them. I went ahead and rented the very first Harry Potter video and watched it in its complete entirety to see if these Christians were right in their criticism of this movie and these books or if they were just getting too carried away on what at first glance just seems to be harmless fantasy
entertainment.

After watching and reviewing this movie very carefully, it is my personal opinion that the Christians who are up in arms over these books and movie are right! This movie, and especially the series of books themselves, is a definite lure from the dark side to entice and trap people into not only witchcraft itself – but other occult arts, which are expressly forbidden by God the Father in the Bible.

There is no question that Satan is the one orchestrating the way that these books have been written up and how they have been so cleverly marketed to a mass audience who have no idea what is really lurking behind all of it. Satan has very cleverly put a major spiritual secret in these books and movies that is in operation in the spiritual realm that will draw some of the more ignorant and naive into the real world of
witchcraft.

That spiritual secret is the law of seeking. The Bible tells us to seek – and then we will find. This spirtual principle not only works in God’s realm – but it also works in the realm of Satan where he and his demons roam seeking next who they can devour.

And Harry Potter is coincidentally given the official title of a seeker in the very first book. And what is a seeker going to find if he starts to research the subject of witchcraft and sorcery after reading these kinds of books and having the seeds of desire implanted in them as a result of reading these kind of books? Hundreds and hundreds of books on the subject of witchcraft – all with specific titles on how to actually become a witch, how to form out a coven, how to actually cast spells, etc.

Go to any major Borders book store – and you will literally see several hundreds of books in their metaphysical section – all dealing specifically with the subject of witchcraft and how to get started and progress further into it. And once that person decides he is going to try out some of this occult activity – he has now officially crossed over into enemy terrority and he has now given the demonic realm full legal right to come into him and his life.

And all of this can be started by just a few seeds of desire that can planted into someone by just imagining and fantasizing what it would be like if they could obtain the kind of supernatural power that Harry Potter has in all of these books. And with many of the readers of this line of books being our younger children – it doesn’t take much to see what a deadly combination this could be for a very young, innocent and highly suggestible mind.

All Christians, especially Christians who have younger children who are wanting to read and really get into these books, should be warned about the spiritual trap that is being laid with these books.

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The Occult is Enmity with God

Biblical Perspective on Witchcraft and the Occult

The Occult is Enmity with God (Occult practitioners are God’s enemies)

The Occult is of Satan. Whether you wish to believe it or not. Satan has thousands of “religions” to confuse people. Back in bibical days (and in some places, still do) they used graven images (Idols – statues of these false gods)

Satan does not require a religion to be “dark” (few people would go for a truly evil religion) he only cares that it distracts you from saving faith.

Deu 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
“For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.”

Lev 20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.

Exd 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

What is the difference between the occult and Christianity?

What is the difference between the occult and Christianity? They are both supernatural.

In the occult, the wielder of the supernatural power does so at his own will (at least he/ she thinks so) The Christian is led by God, and does not use their “own” power. God does the work.

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. (John 5:19 KJV)

The occult practitioner practices their arts for their own purposes. God leads the Christian to use their supernatural gifts for the edification of other people.

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Matthew 4:3 KJV)

Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.(1 Corinthians 14:12 KJV)

What Witches Believe

What Witches Believe

First of all, people tend to get witchcraft and other occult religions mixed up. So, below, is what one ex-witch writes. Permission to reprint this was kindly granted by www.exwitch.org. An organization of witches who have come to Christ.

What she writes is true. I know firsthand.

Visit their site! They are an excellent source of information. They also have a forum.

What is Witchcraft?

Written by Kathi Sharpe

Let’s start off with what modern Witchcraft is NOT:

Witches do not believe that Wicca has anything to do with the devil. Most Witches do not believe in “evil.”
There are no Shakespearean curses involving boiling frogs in cauldrons.
Witches do not practice bloody sacrifices (human or animal). However, followers of some other Pagan religions (such as Santeria) do practice animal sacrifice. There are some groups who claim to practice things such as human sacrifice, and evidence of other illegal activities (such as grave robbing). This is not typical of American Pagans, and stories involving these practices should be carefully investigated.
No one really flies on brooms.
Rituals are usually not ecstatic sex orgies.
I’ve never met a green-faced, warty-nosed Witch.

We’ve written this article because many people within the church have entirely the wrong idea about Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans. It is unfortunate that misperceptions and even outright lies have circulated amongst us, as Christ’s commands to “love thy neighbor” and “Go… make disciples” apply to Pagans (just as much as to anyone else). Furthermore, by and large people within the neopagan movement are some of the friendliest people we’ve ever met, and the lies that people have about them are just plain – wrong.

Followers of this religion are often gentle, spiritual people who are concerned with the environment, human rights, and happiness. They usually worship one or more ancient goddesses and gods. Religious rituals range from solemn, with candles lit and incense burning; to ecstatic, with dancing, chanting, and singing.

Witches do cast spells, although most say they only do so for positive purposes. They do not hex or curse, nor do they generally interfere with the will of another. Magic (many Witches say “magick”) is often called “The science and art of causing change to occur in conformity to Will”. In fact, many Wiccans will tell you that magick and Christian-style prayer are really the same thing. Unlike Christian prayer, Wiccan rituals usually include the use of props (candles, incense, altar tools, herbs, etc.) and the request goes to whichever god or goddess the Witch worships, or more often to the “forces of nature” as a demand rather than a request. Witches also employ divination, such as tarot cards and astrology, to determine likely outcomes of decisions, or to get in touch with their “inner selves” or their gods. However, do keep in mind that some do NOT practice divination, and a few do not practice magick.

There is no Witch’s “Bible”. While is widely felt that wisdom comes from within, not from a book or even from “On High”, some have no problem with transcendent views of deity. There are sacred texts in several Pagan traditions, such as the Egyptian Book of Coming Forth by Day (commonly called the “Book of the Dead”). Witches tend to believe that Jesus was a great teacher (and so were Buddha and Mohammed). If they believe in the existence of the devil at all, they’ll tell you that he’s simply “another Christian deity”. While Pagans invoke a number of deities (female and male) and entities such as elementals, and believe in beings such as tree spirits and faeries, most say that there are no “demons” anywhere: this is also a Christian concept, and they’re not Christians. Their deities are considered to be “imminent”, or within each of us, meaning that everyone is actually deity. A common phrase at rituals is “Thou art Goddess.”

Leaders among Pagans tend to be strong, powerful, self-assured people. However, most are not overtly power-seeking, overly charismatic, “follow me” types. In fact, because covens are generally autonomous, often led by everyone equally, the rules are flexible, and there is seldom money exchanged, Witches can argue very effectively that they are not a “cult”.

Although moral and political views are certainly not universal among Pagans, it is safe to say that most support neo-tolerance (there is no truth/what’s true for me is not necessarily true for you/everything is true (just pick one)), women’s rights and matriarchy, sexual “freedom” (including homosexuality, polyamory, non-monogamy, sexual activity by teens), abortion, and the abolition of Christianity from public life, especially in schools and governmental functions. In recent years there have been lawsuits filed by Pagans against such things as “In God We Trust” (which appears on our money), student-led prayer in schools, the Ten Commandments, and Christian symbols, such as the Cross, in city and county seals. However, many are active in getting the schools to teach the Wiccan holidays (such as Halloween and Winter Solstice), pagan elements of “Earth Day”, and Pagan symbolism.

There is no concept of sin or need for forgiveness in Pagan traditions. There is no need for salvation, as there is “nothing to be saved from.” The main tenet of Wicca is called the “Wiccan Rede”. It states “An it harm none, do as ye will”. Basically, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone, anything goes. Views of what actually causes harm vary from person to person. However, as most feel that you will be paid back three times over for everything you do, it pays to be careful. However, some argue that causing harm is occasionally acceptable, if you are willing to be responsible and accept the karmic consequence. A few groups have a more legalistic set of rules to follow, upon which they will ultimately be judged, although there is rarely any mention of what one is to do when those rules are broken.

Views of death and the afterlife vary widely among Pagans. Many do not have any concept of a literal heaven or hell. Some espouse the concept of karma and endless reincarnation. They insist that living once is a ridiculous concept and point to “evidence” and “memories” of past lives. Others believe that everyone (good, bad, and otherwise) will go to the Land of Apples or Heaven after their live(s) are over. Some combine the two theories into a reincarnation-until-enlightenment philosophy. Many do not even have a clear concept of what will happen after death, proclaiming that they’ll find out when they get there.

Keep in mind that this is only a brief summary of what most Wiccans and other Pagans believe, and that there is great diversity within the Pagan movement: not every Witch will agree with every statement on this page, but most Witches will agree with most of it.

Freedom from Homosexuality is Possible

Freedom From Homosexuality is Possible
By Dee Foster

I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal witness testimony that freedom from homosexuality is possible. How do I know this? I am married to a man who I consider to be God’s own personal miracle to not only let us know that freedom from homosexuality possible, but it is also a reality.

God can and does change anyone that wants to change.

I know what you are thinking? How is that possible? Are people born that way?

I was also once among the numbered that believe that once gay always gay. As a matter of fact, I think God has a sense of humor concerning me and this whole issue.

Years ago while serving in the army and before I gave my life to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I had a conversation with myself while watching an interview with a well known sitcom star who had married a ex-homosexual. Remember, at that time I did not know that such a person existed and if they did I certainly would never even entertain the thought.

You may not remember this lady, but she played the role of Rose on “227” and her husband in real life was the man that starred as the monster in the movie “Predator”. She was sharing how he had left the homosexual life style and was also sharing that after leaving the lifestyle, they discovered he had the AIDS virus. He has since passed.

“She must be crazy to marry someone like that!”, was my outburst of this revelation. “I don’t care if he did say he was no longer gay! I would never marry someone like that!”

Those were my exact words! God must have been laughing and saying, “If she only knew.”

Everything this lady said challenged my entire belief system about what I thought was possible. Coupled with the fact that I was living a sinful life at the time myself and my lack of education in that area, I was totally blind to what was possible to those who put their total trust in God and his son Jesus Christ.

Fast forward almost 16 years later, I am married to the most wonderful man that ever lived. He is a wonderful husband, a devoted father to our five beautifiul children, and my best friend.

He is a man that many have said simply can not exist because of his powerful testimony of freedom from homosexuality. One news woman, even remarked “I didn’t know there was such a creature.”

I am proud to be his wife, his lover and his friend. I count it an honor to stand beside him and to declare that there is freedom from homosexuality through the power and saving grace of Jesus Christ our Lord.

You are invited to read his ground breaking book, “Touching a Dead Man.” See more information below.

Dee Foster is a successful working mother of five children, a pastor’s wife and an Internet Marketing Executive.

Additionally, Dee serves in her community as a motivational speaker.

Dee’s passion is helping others to reach their goals and live the life that God designed for them to live.

Dee is also very passionate when it comes to supporting her husband, Pastor DL Foster in his ministry to those who have been affected by homosexuality and are seeking a way out.

He is the author of the ground breaking book Touching a Dead Man http://www.touchingadeadman.com

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How to break free from homosexuality

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Will Gays and Lesbians go to Heaven?

Will Gays and Lesbians go to Heaven?

Just like any other sin (except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit) if you repent and get baptized, you may be forgiven. God’s grace is not a license to sin.

1 Corinthians 6:11 continues from the verse, above it. It says, There was a time when some of you were just like that, but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God. You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you.

Let me emphasize. Notice the word “repent”. God’s grace is not a license to sin. You must repent, or turn from your sin. If you think you can brazenly practice sexual immorality, you are going to be sadly mistaken. This is not hate, it is a statement of fact.

Don’t worry if you want to be free but don’t see a way out. God can and does free people from such things all the time.

Misconception: The Bible is silent on homosexuality

Misconception 1: The Bible is silent on homosexuality

The bible is by no means silent on the subject of homosexuality. It can be easy to think that because back in 1611 when the King James Version was authorized, the term Homosexuality had not been coined yet. According to Webster’s Dictionary, there was no such word until nearly 300 years later in 1892. The term “sodomites” was used for homosexuality at least once in the KJV in 1 Timothy (See Below)

So, what does the Bible say about homosexuality?

In the Old Testament, homosexuality was capital offense.

In the New Testament, the Greeks have two words for homosexuality. One for the active partner and one for the passive: mä-lä-ko’s and är-se-no-koi’-tas both acts are forbidden.

Women are not excluded. Lesbianism in the bible is just as bad. (See Romans 1:26, below)

Even cross-dressing is an abomination: A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the LORD your God.  (Deuteronomy 22:5 NKJV) 

This chart parallels the 1996 Edition of the New Living Translation (NLT) and the King James Version of 1611

Verse KJV (AV) NLT
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them. The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have committed a detestable act and are guilty of a capital offense.
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.
1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers–none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God.
1 Tim 1:10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, These laws are for people who are sexually immoral, for homosexuals and slave traders, for liars and oath breakers, and for those who do anything else that contradicts the right teaching
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.

Drinking is a Sin?

Misconception: Drinking is a Sin

Some people claim that drinking is a sin. It is clearly not. Just about every book in the Bible talks about drinking. Jesus, Himself spoke fondly of wine. (Matthew 26:29) Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine (John 2:1-10). Clearly the act of drinking is not wrong.

Where the “sin” comes in is when it becomes in excess — the drinking takes over God’s place in a person’s priorities, when it results in injury to one’s own life, or to the lives of others.

Alcoholism has been convincingly (but there is controversy of course) called a disease. It is just as much a mental disease as schizophrenia. But the disease also affects the body.

The Twelve Steps

The Twelve Steps

The twelve steps can be viewed on Alcoholics anonymous’s website. (Click here for a PDF)

The steps are tailor-made for the alcoholic. They also work for drug addiction and just about any other obsessive-compulsive behavior. Obsessive people tend to be self-centered. Their thought lives are almost exclusively spent thinking about themselves: how they are going to get high today, thinking about their own well-being, their own comfort, their own pleasure. Rarely does an alcoholic or addict think about the welfare of others enough to take any action that will “cost” themselves (unless, of course, they have something to gain from it in the future). An obsession takes over the thought life, and nothing else seems important. Obsession has been described as an idea that overpowers all other ideas.

The steps are often summed up as follows: Trust God, Clean House, Help Others. Trust God (Steps 2-3) Clean House (clean up the damage that you’ve done to your life and the lives of others — Steps 4-9) Help Others (Step 12).
Step 1 is recognizing the problem. Until you recognize the problem (often even recognizing the fact that you have a problem) you have no hope of solving it.
Steps 10 and 11 help you to grow emotionally and spiritually. In working step 10 you watch your behavior and when you make mistakes, promptly fix them. In step 11 you try to improve your conscious contact with God

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