The Christian’s Biblical Responsibility to Teach Their Children God’s Wisdom.

This week I begin a series that addresses Christian parent’s responsibility to educate their children.  I speak with some life experience, having two children and five grandchildren.  My wife Terry and I became Christians in 1977 when I was 35.  In 1995, I joined the Board of Caldwell (Classical, Christian, Community) Academy (CCCA) in Greensboro, NC, one year after its founding and served for three years.  During that time Caldwell moved to a permanent facility and we saw the student body more than double.  Leaving the board in 2001, I taught at CCCA for three years before beginning teaching at the Community College level where I still teach today.  You can see Caldwell CCC Academy today at http://www.caldwellacademy.org/about-us/

If God gave you children, then he also gives you responsibility for their instruction.  As a parent, one of your PRIMARY responsibilities is your children’s education. Before you can begin teaching your children, you must learn God’s wisdom yourself from the primary source, the Bible.  Since we are God’s creation we must understand the nature and character of God.  This gaining of wisdom is a cycle of study, learning and teaching.  It requires effort!  In Romans 12:1-2 we are told it happens by the renewing the mind, personal STUDY! Your work is to take your thinking and bring it from your sinful self to more and more knowledge of God.  This transformation impacts our behavior as we are changed more and more into the image of Christ.  By building a foundation of our spiritual depth we can begin to instruct our children.  In the Bible verses below, you will see it is our effort combined with faith in the Scriptures brings us greater wisdom.  We can only teach what we know and understand so, the more we grow the greater our ability to impart wisdom to our children.  Remember it’s not just what we teach it’s more how we live.  Our actions often speak louder than our words so we MUST let the truth transform us.  Do not say to your children: “Do what I say not what I do!”  Say to them:  ”Watch me and do what I do!”  A living example has far more influence than instruction alone.  Read these Bible verses carefully to see the importance of wisdom!

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 9:9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

2 Corinthians 10:5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops a personal evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness.  His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” answers more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  Charlie’s third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE” challenges Evolution’s believability, because it flagrantly violates three scientific laws, the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics and Biogenesis.   To break a scientific law, you need a miracle, and Atheistic Evolution cannot allow any.  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

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Dinosaurs in the Bible’s 6,000 Year Time Frame

One of the most common questions asked at my workshops and seminars are: “Where do the dinosaurs fit in the Biblical time frame?” Many Christians are misled by the evolutionary propaganda that dinosaurs are extinct for 65 million years. The Bible teaches that dinosaurs were created on day six with all the other land animals and lived at peace in Eden. All creatures were set up to eat fruits and vegetables, and so they did too. Not until after the fall and definitely after the flood did animals begin to kill and eat each other to survive. The dinosaurs, being cold-blooded reptiles, survived very well before the flood in the lush garden paradise. They grew gigantic because reptiles continue to grow as long as the 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 51-inch wingspan, 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 a dinosaur. But weren’t they too big? NO! 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 dog soon after it hatched. So space for young ones on the Ark would not be a size problem. 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. In summary, the dinosaurs were created at the same time as Adam, lived in the garden, many were destroyed in Noah’s flood, and those that came off the Ark became extinct quickly because of the post-flood conditions.

There are several pieces of evidence that men met dinosaurs in recent times. In a 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 that until the 1950’s anthropologists studying these Native Americans scoffed at this legend as being a myth of folk tale. However, there were 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 probably was the legendary Thunderbird. There is an animal living in central Africa called Mokele Mbembe whose description, by the native peoples, sounds like a dinosaur. Look it up on the web in Cryptozoology. 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. Living Fossil is an oxymoron. Fossils are dead stone pictures of what was ONCE living.

Personal Note: I had triple bypass surgery on Monday, March 20. I returned home on Friday 3/24. Thanks to all who prayed. It was a rapid recovery for someone my age.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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A Christian parent’s response to US Public Education’s Humanist foundations.

In the early part of the 20th century, the foundation of teaching was “Judeo/Christian Values.” These values undergirding most subjects, particularly history, social studies and science, all were based on Biblical principles. The system NOT was specifically Christian, but teaching was based on Biblical presuppositions and worldview. For example, when morality was addressed in any subject area the Ten Commandments was the foundation cited and was often posted in classrooms. Education began to change in the 1920s with the adoption of John Dewey’s Humanist principles. By the 1950s Humanist principles dominated. Prayer was banned from public schools in 1964. By 1970 the Humanist philosophy was firmly entrenched, and Christian beliefs were being driven out. By the 1980s all residue of Biblical teaching was not only removed from the schools but was banned under the banner of “separation of church and state.” Between the period preceding World War 2 (1940) and the early 1980s, education’s foundations changed from values based on absolute standards from the Bible to a relativistic morality system based on the Humanism and the Humanist Manifesto. These two worldviews are always at opposite positions on every aspect of our lives and the world. The chart enclosed with this blog is a summary of the contrast between them.

Humanism is a system of doctrine that appears religious; however, humanists deny this and call their system secular humanism to remove the stigma of it being a religious system. Calling Humanism non-religious is a smoke screen because the “Humanist Manifesto” contains multiple religious statements. In several cases before the US Supreme Court Humanism has been defined as a religion. Here’s a summary.

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

They have several creedal statements, the latest of which is “Humanist Manifesto 3,” (2003), however “Humanist Manifesto 2” (1973) is much more comprehensive.

Christians who send their children to public schools need to recognize that Humanist presuppositions are the foundation of all subjects their children are taught. In my blog of 3/10/2017, we saw this even in language and math! Christian parents putting their kids in US public schools must carefully monitor their children’s knowledge and values. The church loses many students from Christian homes because of this Humanist foundation in education. Parents have to work hard to counter Humanist teaching. When children, who are brought up in Christian homes, go to college or just out on their own, they often “lose” their faith. I’ve counseled many parents whose child has returned from the first year of college to declare, “I don’t believe all that stuff about Jesus anymore!”  Many college professors work hard to destroy Christian students’ faith so they MUST be prepared BEFORE they graduate high school. Ken Ham has written several books, which I recommend, about losing these students.  Already Gone, Already Compromised and Ready to Return all by Ken Ham https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/ready-reformation-set/?sku=40-1-464

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Blood Plasma, Modeling the Holy Spirit

Last week I started a series of BLOGs dealing with the nature of blood, and it’s portrayal of Spiritual Truth. Blood in Scripture is the source of life: “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” Blood sacrifices were used to atone for sin and in rites of purification, and finally, the blood of Christ brings everlasting life to those that believe. The three-fold nature of blood is 1) plasma (mostly water), 2) red cells (the bearers of life, oxygen) and the 3) Immune and protection system (clotting agents and immune system components).   Today, I’ll deal with the part of the blood, called the Plasma.

To live our bodies need oxygen, water, sleep and food, and protection (safety). Each one has a time limit for how long we can live without it. I call this the rule of 8s and the limits are: oxygen – 8 minutes, water – 80 hours, sleep – 8 days, food – 80 days, protection – unlimited. Plasma is mostly water and makes up 55% of the blood, and it carries dissolved nutrients to the cells of the body. Our bodies are sustained by these nutrients but the source of life is the oxygen carried by the red blood cells (next week) because we would die without it no matter how much of the others we had available. The Plasma is the carrier of life, but NOT the life itself. Also, Plasma carries nutrition (water and food) and all the other components of blood to all the cells of the body.   It also carries waste products to the kidneys. Every cell must have direct contact with the blood, or it will die. The source of life is oxygen carried by the red blood cells, but plasma contains nutrients to sustain life. Study Jesus on the vine and the branches.

The Holy Spirit is like Plasma since it is the carrier and sustainer of life but NOT the life itself. He is like water poured out to bring God’s message to us. His preparation is essential to prepare us to hear the Gospel. For more insight see my exposition of the raising of Lazarus on pages 7-9 in my book: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! available at http://www.yourchristiananswers.com. He is God’s agent to accomplish God’s will, so He brings life and sustains it just like the water in the blood and also removes the toxic things that prevent us from spiritual growth. Our sanctification is His work in us as we grow in Christ! He brings us the good things we need and takes away the toxic things we need to eliminate. May God bless His work in you!

Here are some verses that will help you see these concepts. Look them up! Joel 2:28-29, Acts 2:17-18, John 4:14, and Revelation 21:6

Revelation 22:17 and the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. My third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Blood, Science, and Truth, Part 1

thIn these next few BLOGS I am dealing with the nature of blood, and it’s portrayal of Spiritual Truth. Blood in Scripture is the source of life: “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” In Israel, blood sacrifices were used to atone for sin and in rites of purification, and finally, the blood of Christ brings everlasting life to those that believe. Today we’ll look at the science of blood. In subsequent weeks we’ll apply this to Spiritual truth.

The three-fold nature of blood is: 1) plasma (water), 2) red cells (the bearers of life) and the 3) Immune or protection system (clotting agents and immune system components of blood).   There are about 5 ½ quarts (about a gallon and a third) of blood in an average person.

Plasma is 55% of the blood (about 3 quarts). The remaining 45% is the cellular portion (red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells, platelets, and other cells). In one milliliter of blood (a medium sized drop) in men there are 5.2 million RBCs, 87,000 WBC, and 350,000 platelets and in women, there are 4.2 million RBCs, 70,000 WBC, and 280.000 platelets. For every 600 RBCs, there is one white blood cell and 40 platelets. Every red blood cell contains 400-500 million molecules of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the body cells. Each molecule of hemoglobin transports eight molecules of oxygen. So every red blood cell contains 1 ½ to 2 billion oxygen molecules. That’s a total of1012 oxygen molecules in my body at any given moment. My mind boggles!!! If you took all of the blood vessels out of an average child and laid them out on a line, the line would be over 60,000 miles long! An adult’s vessels would be closer to 100,000 miles long!

The circular flow of blood in the body.

1) Oxygen-poor blood, blue in color, flows from the body into the right atrium.

2) Blood flows from the right atrium into the right ventricle.

3) The right ventricle pumps the blood to the lungs, through the pulmonary artery where the blood releases waste gasses and picks up oxygen.

4 ) The newly oxygen-rich blood, now red in color returns to the heart through the pulmonary vein and enters the left atrium.

5) Blood flows from the left atrium into the left ventricle.

6) The left ventricle pumps the oxygen-rich blood, through the Aorta, to all parts of the body including the little toe.

7) The blood moves through the arterial system to narrower and narrower arteries until it enters a capillary where the RBCs line up in single file.

8) The capillaries near every cell exchange the oxygen for carbon dioxide and other waste gasses. The blood turns from red to blue as it looses the oxygen.

9) The blood now heads back to the heart through ever broadening veins until it reaches the right atrium, where it started.

AND, This all happens in about a minute.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. My third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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