Creatures with the “Breath of Life” are affected by death, the penalty for Adam’s SIN! Nephesh!

In addition to the classification system for living organisms, the Bible also separates what scientists call “higher” animals from all others.  The word used in Scripture is “nephesh” and is most often translated as “soul.”  It is also defined as the “breath of life.” God told Noah which creatures to take on the Arkand based on these instructions we conclude, animals that breathe will be saved in the ark, and those that are left outside will drown in the flood.  Since Insects do not breathe but absorb oxygen through other means, they do not have the breath of life(lungs). Insects can stay underwater for long periods of time, and a majority spend part of their life cycle in water. Insects did not go on the Ark but survive in the flood waters.

Now we define animal death as opposed to plant death. Plants don’t die in the same way the soul animals do.  For example; when you eat fruit like an orange you do not destroy its life in the seed because even if the seed passes through an organism’s body, it still has life. Plant it and watch it grow.  That is not true when you eat the chicken sandwich. The chicken has given up its life.

When the Bible talks about death as the penalty for sin, it refers to the death ofhumans and the creatures that have soul life, not insects or plants.  As people, we recognize this and grieve when a loved one dies.   We know in our hearts this is not the way life is supposed to be and that knowledge is part of our being made in God’s image. Watch an animal special on TV and see the lion take down a zebra, kill it and begin to eat it. Other zebras don’t grieve the death of one of the herb because they don’t have an awareness ofdeath as sin’s penalty and they are not made in God’s image.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nephesh (נֶ֫פֶשׁnép̄eš) is a Biblical Hebrew word which refers to the aspects of sentience, and human beings and other animals are both described as having nephesh. Plants, as an example of live organisms, are not referred to in the Bible as having nephesh. The term נפשis literally “soul,” although it is commonly rendered as “life” in English translations…  In Genesis 2:7 the text is that Adam was not given a nephesh but “became a living nephesh…” Nephesh, when put with another word, can detail aspects related to the concept of nephesh; with רוּחַrûach (“spirit”) it describes a part of men that is immaterial, like mind, emotions, will, intellect, personality, and conscience, Job 7:11.

Biblical use:  The word nephesh occurs 754 times in the Hebrew Bible. The first four times it is used exclusively to describe animals: Gen 1:20 (sea life), Gen 1:21 (great sea life), Gen 1:24 (land creatures), Gen 1:30 (birds and land creatures).

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Sugar creates many health problems, so, why did God create it?

For more than 35 years I have answered many questions commonly asked of Christians on my website, More than 100 answers are in my book: ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. However, the issue addressed in this blog has not been tackled until now.

QUESTION: If God created food derived only from vegetation to be eaten before the flood, then why did God create sugar since it is so harmful to human health including diabetes, tooth decay, and heart disease?

On day six of the, Creation account God defines humankind’s food in Genesis 1:29-30.  And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.”

God instructs men and animals to eat food derived from vegetation, including what we classify as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts.  Most of these foods contain some amount of sugar.  So, sugar was designed to be part of man’s diet, in small quantities as a portion of whole grain, fruit, etc.  Sugar is necessary for a living organism’s normal metabolism at a level of 5-10% of total consumption.  Therefore it is designed to be a MINOR ingredient in foods, NOT a primary one.

High levels of sugar in the diet is the primary cause of dental caries, tooth cavities, and diabetes and also contribute to heart disease. There are two main reasons why sugar has become disease-causing in modern man’s diet.  First, it is extracted, refined, and concentrated to an almost pure level.  Candy is NOT a good nutritional choice since it’s primary ingredient is refined sugar.  Second, we consume sugar many times than the more the level in natural foods.

In summary, sugar is designed by God to be a minor ingredient in natural foods, but modern man consumes it at much higher levels than needed by our bodies resulting in the many health problems.  It’s the abuse of sugar, not its use that’s the problem.  This damage results from the impact of our sinful rebellion against God.  We love to eat what tastes good, and we love sweet tastes, so we eat sugar in large quantities

Humankind’s fall into sin described in Genesis 3 ultimately causes our sugar problem.  Sin incurs the debt of disease, decay, and finally our death.  No human escapes death because every person’s sin debt MUST be paid to satisfy God’s justice.  But God, as Jesus, came to Earth as a substitute to pay men’s sin penalty.  Has your sin debt been paid or will you pay it yourself?  For more info email me at or see my testimony in my book: “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer.”  or Charlie’s Lakeside testimony. or Charlie’s Testimony at Grace

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Dinosaurs and Men were together in History!


The two most common questions asked at my workshops and seminars are: “Where do the dinosaurs fit in the Biblical calendar?” and “Is there any evidence that men encountered dinosaurs?” Even many Christians are misled by this evolutionary propaganda that dinosaurs are extinct for 65 million years. Dinosaurs were created on day six with all the other land animals and lived at peace in Eden. All creatures ate fruits and vegetables. Not until some time after the fall and definitely after the flood do animals begin to kill and eat each other to survive. The dinosaurs survived well before the flood in the lush garden paradise, and they grew gigantic because reptiles continue to grow as long as food is available. The 100-year-old alligator is awesome!

We have fossils of other enormous creatures from the pre-flood world (dragonflies with a 3-foot wingspread, 12-inch cockroaches, 6-foot tall rabbits, giant sloth’s, etc.). When God told Noah about the coming flood, he told Noah to take two of each “kind” of land-dwelling, air-breathing animal on the ark, including each “kind” of dinosaurs. But weren’t they too big? Dinosaurs hatch from eggs, and the largest dinosaur eggs are about the size of a football. So even the giant T-Rex was once the size of a small dog soon after it hatched. Each “kind” would represent great variety. For example, a pair of dogs would serve the whole dog kind including wolves, coyotes, dingoes, etc. Not two Great Danes, two Poodles, two Daschund, two Timber Wolves, two Chihuahua, two whatever…

When Noah’s flood was over, the earth changed radically. The lush vegetation was gone, the climate was more severe and predatory behavior, animals killing other animals for food, became dominant. The dinosaurs became extinct because of these new conditions.

In the Bible Science Newsletter, a publication that ceased in the 1990s, there was an article documenting human contact with dinosaurs in 13th and 14th century Europe. Many civilizations have legends of “Dragons” that sound like dinosaurs. In the American west, the native peoples have a legend of a creature called the Thunderbird. Until the 1950’s most anthropologists studying Native Americans scoffed at this legend. There were even some reports of cowboys in the early 1800s seeing this creature. In the mid-1950’s fossils were found of a flying reptile, now named Quetzalcoatlus that could be the legendary Thunderbird.

There is an animal living in central Africa called Mokele Mbembe whose description, by the native peoples, sounds like a dinosaur. I asked an evolutionist recently: “If we found a living dinosaur, wouldn’t evolution be falsified?” He said: “Of course not we would just have another living fossil.” Evolutionists will never admit to their theory being in trouble because they have nowhere else to go. Living fossil, incidentally, is an oxymoron. Fossils are by definition stone pictures of dead creatures.

The dinosaurs were created at the same time as Adam, lived in the garden, many died in Noah’s flood, and those that came off the Ark became extinct quickly because of the post-flood weather conditions.

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Can a Christian believe in Theistic Evolution? NO! Why not?

Theistic Evolution is the same process as Atheistic Evolution, except divine intervention is added at critical points in the process. Although some proponents claim miracles happen frequently, there are four times divine miracles are essential if Evolution is to be successful:

Miracle 1: Appearance of matter from nothing (Starting with the Big Bang)

Miracle 2: Biogenesis (Dead Chemicals become Living Organisms)

Miracle 3: Information arising from chaos (Reverse Entropy?)

Miracle 4: Mutations creating new genetic information (DNA increasing to create new traits)

Some theistic evolutionists call for divine intervention at each stage of macroevolution to make the jump to the next kind of creature. Many Christians have adopted TE to compromise the Bible with evolutionary science saying, “Since God can do anything, he used evolution to create.” Advocating God do each impossible step

If evolution happened millions of years before Adam and Eve appeared in the Garden of Eden, then there was physical death for all that time. According to the Bible The Bible teaches that:

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:15–17)

The sentence of death was the punishment if Adam and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Why did God do that? The love between individuals is an act of the will. You love another because you choose to. If Adam was to trust God in all things, he had to love him by not doing the one thing God forbade. Death was not present before Adam ate the forbidden fruit. Because Adam did not obey God, he brought the sentence of death to all humanity.

Lesson: a Christian for three theological, not scientific, reasons. These reasons are showstoppers. You can’t be a biblical Christian and believe in Theistic Evolution because:

1) Death is an active force in moving evolution forward. The Bible is clear here, death is not what God intended, it Lake of Fire at the end of time. It can’t be a positive force!

2) In TE death occurs for millions of years before sin enters in Genesis 3. Old earth models have death present in Genesis 1 and 2. So God’s perfect creation includes death? Not!

3) If Theistic Evolution is true, God would have pronounced death “very good” at the end of day six because it’s present in each day in Genesis 1-2.

Since scientific evidence is open to interpretation, Christians can’t believe Theistic Evolution not because of science but because of Theology!

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Racism’s Evolution Connection

Racism in the US has intensified recently with incidents in Ferguson, Baltimore and recently the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. Racism is an evolutionary construct ranking races according to their distance from our presumed apelike ancestors, the further from the ape the more superior. Evolutionists rank the four main races of humanity according to their distance from the ape ancestors as – Caucasoid (most distant), Mongoloid, Negroid, and Australoid (closest to apes). Evolution presents Caucasians as superior, Asians as less superior, and then Browns and Blacks as inferior and Aboriginal peoples as most inferior. The secondary title of Darwin’s The Origin of the Species is: On the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life. After Darwin wrote in 1859, the science of Eugenics developed, which included this racial ranking.

Georges Cuvier, a proponent of Eugenics, (Scientific Racism) was a French naturalist, and zoologist that compared Caucasians and Negros: “Caucasians: The white race, with an oval face, straight hair, and nose, to which the civilized people of Europe belong and which appear to us the most beautiful of all, is also superior to others by its genius, courage, and activity.” “The Negro race … is marked by black complexion, crisped or wooly hair, compressed cranium, and a flat nose. The projection of the lower parts of the face, and the thick lips, evidently approximate it to the monkey tribe: the hordes of which it consists have always remained in the most complete state of barbarism.”

Voltaire said: “It is a serious question among them whether Africans descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker: a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence…” He also claimed they are different species: “The Negro race is a species of men different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds.”

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a very active Eugenicist and advocated population control of Black people by sterilization and other means. Observe, today, the disproportionate number of blacks aborted. See Chapter 12 in “ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” for more analysis.

Lesson: The Bible teaches all men are one race descended from Adam and Eve. The concept of races does not appear in Scripture. I am not saying Evolutionists are all racist; I am saying that the ideas of racism spring from Evolution.  The Bible teaches that people differences are cultural (nations and tribes) NOT racial.Eugenics Tree

Personal Note: I have an intense interest in racism’s Evolution connection because of my family history. My father, who was half Jewish, came to the United States in 1928 with his mother, who was Lutheran. His Jewish father died a year earlier in Germany. He left three uncles in Berlin who were Jewish merchants who had thirteen children between them. None survived the Holocaust! The Nazi philosophy that destroyed them along with millions more was that the German (Aryans) were a superior race and all others on earth should be subservient to them. Jews and other “inferior” races were sub-human and needed to be exterminated to aid natural selection in the perfection of mankind. Racism is one of the fruits of Evolution!

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Offering the Gospel as: “Good News” and “Bad News”

As a Christian you have many encounters to present the gospel. Last week we used the Spiritual equations logic to share the gospel. Now I propose another different approach. Use the “goods news, bad news” cliché. Begin with the bad news. All men die as the penalty for sin because God’s justice must be satisfied. Now, the good news. Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection paid that penalty that men can’t pay. As Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:1–4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” It assures payment of the debt incurred by sin and assures resurrection to those who believe.

The Bad News. Paul doesn’t end his explanation of the gospel here. Later he explains, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive … And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:22, 45). In explaining why Jesus died, Paul went to Genesis and its account of Adam, Eve and the fall. You cannot understand the good news in the New Testament until you understand the bad news in Genesis. When Adam and Eve sinned they brought death into God’s creation. So all men are sinners in rebellion against God both by birth and by choice. Because we are descendants of Adam we ALL die. Ask the person you are witnessing to the question: “Why do we grieve when a person dies, animals don’t?” It’s because we know in our hearts death is not the way things should be! The lion takes down the Zebra. The herd doesn’t grieve they just continue grazing not even paying attention. Your child or parent dies and you grieve because we are made in God’s image we know death is WRONG.

The Good News. In explaining the gospel in Colossians, Paul points out clearly that our Savior is the Creator. “In whom we have redemption through His blood … For by Him all things were created … and he is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:14–17). Our Creator became our Redeemer and paid the debt we could not! This was necessary because all humans are sinners. We need the penalty for sin paid. Only a perfect man can die to pay it. The solution was for the perfect, sinless Creator to become a man so he could be our Savior! Jesus paid the debt we could not pay!

The Future Hope. In 2 Peter 3 and Revelation 21 and 22, we’re told the consummation of the gospel there will be a new heaven and earth. There will be no more death. And the curse (imposed because of sin in Genesis 3) will be no more. In countries where there is no Christian basis, how could people ever understand the gospel without knowledge of the Creator, sin, and the need for salvation? Understanding the foundational aspects of the gospel in Genesis is a vital key to reach the world for Christ.

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