Saturday, April 30, 2011

Complex cells could not evolve from Bacteria

ICR (Institute for Creation Research) is a leading, if not THE leading Creation Ministry regarding serious research.

They are noted for their serious, in-depth, insightful, and ground breaking research.

We have referenced ICR and some of the work they have done in the past.

Since they understand and do the 'how to'' and 'ins and outs' of research, they are qualified to evaluate the research of others.

The article to which we will link to today is not research ICR has done but rather is evaluating the report of a study done by evolutionary biologists and which was published in Nature.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Another heads up: Keeping safe on the Highway

 It is approaching time for spring and summer vacations and, for many, driving will likely be a main mode of travel.

And even if you are 'only' going shopping or running errands ---

Some wise and helpful information was posted on AOL recently.

Seems that it is not as 'safe' out there on the roads as it used to be.

So, some very wise and helpful advice was given.  HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A bowling lane where?

Years ago I worked at a place where there was an ancient bowling lane in a basement.

It was apparently a 'left over' antique bowling lane from long long ago, perhaps from the early 1900s. 

It was soooooo old that you had to set up your own pins, run back and bowl a ball, knock down some pins, go back and set them up again, and etc.

Well, things have definitely changed.

Now there is a bowling lane in a most unusual location.

My question is, "Why didn't these folks just get the WII sports or WII Resort Sports"?

They could have saved a ton of money and had just as much fun.

Oh, well.

Anyway, to see this most unusual location, HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The 12 Biggest Ripoffs in America

Three cheers for Email.

Email is not a ripoff because it is free.

And Email has been a great help again.

What do I mean?

Well, recently I was talking with a person on the (gasp) phone !!

Yes some of us still actually talk on a phone while the rest of the world seems to only text or tweet when they communicate.  Hmmm.

And texting and tweeting IS a ripoff as you will soon see.

So there !

Anyway, shortly after the phone call, I got an email with a link to a very interesting article.

You don't really have to ask what it is about since the title of today's link gives it away.

So, with that said, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bible Maps

The new technology today seems to be doing away with maps.

Everyone now just looks on their smart phones and away they go following the GPS provided map information.

But, those smart phones still are lacking when it comes to Biblical Maps.

So, the link today will take you to an amazing and comprehensive Map Site.

No, these are not cartoon clip art maps as shown in our illustration today.

They are real maps with a lot of information.

This is a site that you will want to click into your favorites and use as you read and study your Bible.  


Monday, April 25, 2011

Did the Resurrection Really Happen?

Yesterday Christians all around the world celebrated Resurrection Day as they rejoiced in the fact that almost 2000 years ago Christ arose from death after having died to pay the debt for their sins.

And because of His resurrection, anyone who repents of his or her sins and accepts His free gift of salvation will be forgiven of their sins and will live with him forever in His heaven.

But, alas, there are some folks who doubt that Jesus even lived, much less that He died and rose again and is still and forever alive.

What can be said to those who do not believe that Jesus is Who He says He is (God and the Son of God) and who, therefore, will miss out on His free gift of salvation.

What can be said?

Well, Dr. Tommy Mitchell (a Medical Doctor) addresses these questions and others to them and to you, if you are one of the skeptics. HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Yes! Christ Arose ! He arose from the Dead! And He lives TODAY!

Today Christians around the world Celebrate Christ's Resurrection.

Almost 2000 years ago, The Lord God Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the required death penalty for my (and everyone’s) sins. 

Three days and nights passed while he was in the grave.

But then, HE AROSE from the dead !!!

He was Resurrected to new life!!! 

And because He arose, we, too, can live with Him forever IF we confess and turn from our sins and accept the free gift of His substitute death as payment for our sins.

Jesus explained this amazing transaction to Nicodemus in these words:

John 3:14-18

... And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ...

What is my response to this? 

Well, Robert Shaw, the Chamber Singers, and the Atlanta Symphony orchestra express my response in this 3 minutes 28 seconds video.   HERE’S THE LINK.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Faith is a matter of the Heart

 C.H. Spurgeon, the renowned English Pastor of the 1800s lives on through his books, sermons, and quotes.

One of those quotes concerning Faith was posted on the Berean Call Website.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Time Magazine asks "What if there's no Hell"

Time Magazine has asked this question on its cover as Easter Week is being observed by Christians all around the world.

Interesting timing.

The magazine also has a feature article about the controversy over Rob Bell and his latest book, Love Wins.

You will recall that we mentioned Bell and his book a few days ago, on May 17. 

In his book he presented several controversial topics including questioning the existence of Hell.

These are serious topics with significant ramifications and, therefore, need to be seriously addressed.

Fortunately they have been addressed by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., the President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

His brief article is a 'must read'.   HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Second Temple (Herod's Temple) -- The Temple Jesus knew

We are in the midst of Passover week.

This is the week in which the Lord God Jesus Christ was crucified and died to pay the penalty for the sins of mankind. 

Then after having paid that penalty, He arose again to life after having spent 3 days and nights in the tomb. 

Yes, He was really dead.

And Yes, He really came back to life!

Shortly before His death and resurrection, while speaking to His apostles, He told them that the Temple (The Second Temple / Herod's Temple) would be destroyed.

There is a website with Virtual Reconstruction images of that very temple, the one where He and His disciples worshiped, visited, and in which He taught.

This is the very Temple that Jesus predicted its soon destruction.

You might like to see what they were seeing as Jesus spoke to them just a very short time before His death and resurrection.

You will want to bookmark this site. HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jewish Feasts and Holy Days

Yesterday, as you know, was Passover, one of the many annual Feast and Holy Days for the Jewish people.

But, these days also have great significance to Christians.


Because the Feasts and Holy Days observed by the Jewish people are prophetic pictures of future events.

Many of these future events have already been fulfilled.

Some, in particular the Fall Feasts, have yet to be fulfilled.

Most Jews have not understood that the Feasts and Holy Days they celebrate are not only important occasions to worship their God but that they also picture future prophetic events.

Most Christians do understand.

In fact, on our Bible Studies Website, as part of the Leviticus series of lessons, we have 4 lessons (Leviticus Lesson 15,16, 17,18) which delve into the Feasts in great detail. If you would like to read or do those lessons HERE'S THE LINK.

That link will take you to the long list of our studies. Scroll down to the Leviticus series and then look for Lessons 15-18.  They are FREE, downloadable (you can print them out and work them off line), and very informative.

But, back to the topic at hand -- which is the Jewish Feasts and Holy Days --

There is a website 'out there' on the net which you will surely find helpful since the special days change from year to year.

Hence it is not easy to 'keep up' with when the specific dates will occur.

To go to that website (and you will probably want to save it to your bookmarks) HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Today is Passover

As you know, this is a special time of the year for both Jews and Christians.

And both groups have special things they do and think about on this day.

One of the 'special things' has to do with the the Afikomen and the Zeroa.

The what? you ask.

Well, the Jewish Sedar supper observed at passover incorporates the Afikomen and the Zeroa as part of the meal.

The interpretation of what these items mean differs with the two groups in that for the Jews, these are actually pictures of what the Christians understand to have been fulfilled prophecy.

To what am I referring?

Well, an article will explain this for you in more detail.  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, April 18, 2011

Time's up - Your taxes are DUE tonight at midnight

Friday, April 15 you got a reprieve, thanks to the observation of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.

But, that is over.  The weekend is over.

And it is time for you to send in your forms and your money!

So, again, no click through today since you are reallllllly busy.

But, tomorrow we will be back with a DIT and a click through so stay tuned.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rob Bell and the Emerging Church

Rob Bell has written several books, NONE of which we recommend that you read.


Well, this article will explain.  HERE'S THE LINK

And HERE IS A LINK to an article telling about a book that is refuting Bell's book.

And to read an interview with Rob Bell, HERE'S A LINK

As you can see, there is a lot of discussion and controversy going on about this book and Rob Bell's views.

So, bottom line -- pay attention. Read between the lines when necessary. And be very careful. Sometimes views are disguised or covered over but they are still present and can wreck havoc on true Thelology if one is not careful.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Football in the Spring? How can this be?

For some folks, today is a very special, long awaited, and eagerly anticipated day.


Well, because all around the country various college teams are having their 'end of spring practice', 'how are we doing', football games.

No, they are not 'real' games with teams from other schools.

Rather they are the 'orange and white' or 'red and white' or 'crimson and gold' or whatever the school colors are -- with the players duking it out among themselves.

So, for you football fans, enjoy your team today as you dream of the National Title that you will surely win this coming year.

Or, maybe not.

But, whatever, enjoy your special game and, ahem, I will be watching also.

Friday, April 15, 2011

It is April 15 -- Are your taxes finished?

For many folks April 15 is dreaded because they haven't finished filling out their tax forms.

But this year everyone gets a brief reprieve in that this year your taxes do not have to be 'in' until Monday April 18!



But why?

Well, I checked various calendars and saw no national holiday, no president's day, no Secretaries day, or whatever.

So, WHY has there been this reprieve from April 15 to April 18?

Well, it seems that there is a holiday after all.

What is it?

An article on the net provided this interesting reason:

"The traditional tax return filing deadline is April 15 of each year, but the IRS has approved April 18, 2011 as the tax filing deadline for 2010 Tax Returns and extension requests in observation of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia."

Knew you would want to know.

And, now, since you are probably still busy, instead of providing a link to click to today, you can go back to working on your taxes.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Time Lapse Video

Through the years we have seen time lapse videos of flowers blooming, grass growing, chickens hatching, and all kinds of interesting things.

Indeed, the picture today is of a time lapse camera that you can put in your garden to get those amazing pictures of flowers blooming, plants growing, etc.

But the time lapse video we found for today's DIT is unusual for several reasons (and was not made with the garden camera shown above.)

First, it is a time lapse video of a flight from San Francisco to Paris!

You will see lots of land, cities, clouds, and more.

The 'more' is especially interesting as you will actually see the Northern Lights !

Yes, the Aurora borealis !!

Years and years ago (shortly after the Wright Brothers invented the airplane -- well not THAT long ago, but close), I, too, saw the Northern Lights while flying from England to America.

What a sight that was and this time lapse video accurately depicts what I saw and still remember to this day.

I was only able to take a few pictures using slide film (remember that?) so only got some static images.

But this 2 minute time lapse video is really neat and more detailed.  HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gas prices got you worried?

Seems that every day the price of gasoline goes up.

So, what to do?

You can waste a lot of time and gas driving around checking the prices at gas stations in your area or worse on the other side of town.

In the old days when telephones had dials and buttons and were tethered with a cord to the wall, one could get out the phone book (do they still exist?) and 'let your fingers do the walking by calling various places for information.

Well, those days are becoming ancient history --

But in our new day of wireless everything and the internet, you can still let your fingers do the walking.

What do I mean?

Well, there is a website that will let you type in your zip code and zippeeedeedoodah up will come a map showing the nearby gas stations and their prices.  Yayyyy. 

So get out your computer or your smart phone and start checking. HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Star Size Comparison

Yesterday we looked at the Milky Way.

And it looked like a bazillion (Is there such a word?) -- well more than a bazillion tiny bright dots -- the stars, planets, nebulae, etc.

But, did you click through to the link at the bottom of the last link to see the next thing that NASA had to show us?

Well, if you did, then you know what you are being introduced to now.

And that is a brief 2 minute 34 second video of a Star size comparison.

We all know about the sun, our big star, pictured here, but it is small compared to most stars.

Those tiny dots of light in the sky (stars, planets, nebulae, etc.) are not tiny at all;  this video will give you and idea of how BIG they really are. 

As you watch this video ask yourself, "Did this happen by chance? Or is the Bible true when it says in Genesis 1: 14-19 that on Day Four He made … the STARS…"

1:14  kjv And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

So think on those things as you view this video (oh, and one more thing, there is an ad that comes up at the bottom of the video. Click the X to close it.)

OK, with that said, at long last  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Milky Way

'City folks', which most of us are to one degree or another, are not able to really see the sky. 

We think we can see the sky but most stars, planets, nebulae, etc. are dimmed out by the ambient lights of the city even when stargazing in the nearby countryside of a city or town.

While on a rafting / camping trip in the Grand Canyon years ago, I was able to see the Milky Way in this dazzling way since there were no lights anywhere nearby to interfere. But, being deep in the canyon, the entire scope of the Milky Way, of course, could not be seen.

However, if we had been camping on the top of the canyon it would have looked something like the pictures being posted today as our DIT.

And WOW!  To see what we 'city folks' have been missing, HERE'S THE LINK

Now, to see this same picture with multiple zodiac signs of the Mazzaroth superimposed, HERE'S THE LINK

But don't stop looking yet.  For another similar picture taken by a different individual in Switzerland, HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pray for this family

A sad sad article was on the net.

I don't know who these folks are -- never met or heard of them until reading this news report.

But, they definitely need our prayers as they go through this sad time.

So, for our DIT today, may we suggest that we all Pray for the family that remains. They surely need your prayers during this unexpected turn of events.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Car Parts made of Mushrooms !

Surely this is a joke, you say.

But apparently it isn't a joke.

Seems that some folks realllllly think they can do this -- make bumpers and other car parts from mushrooms!

And not only car parts but other products could include surfboards, building insulation, and more!


Silly me. I thought mushrooms were to be eaten. Sigh.

Will this fly?  Will it work?

I guess time will tell if this happens or not. But at least some folks are definitely thinking outside the box.

And others have also been thinking outside the box as some car seats are reportedly made out of soy !  

Aren't you glad you come to DIT for your "Daily Interesting Thing"?

Now if this is not 'interesting' … wellllllll

Anyway, remember You heard it first here.

Well, maybe not first. You might have already seen this on Yahoo.

But if not, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Lamp in the Dark

There is a new DVD out that is a must see for everyone and especially for those who love the Bible.

What is this DVD?

Well, it is entitled "A Lamp in the Dark -- The Untold History of the Bible".

As noted on the back cover of the DVD case: "A Lamp in the Dark is an exciting documentary that shows the intriguing history of the Bible.  Enter into a world of saints and martyrs battling against spies, assassins, and wolves in sheep's clothing.

"… Learn about the sacrifice of men like John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Myles Coverdale, and others, who hazarded their lives to communicate the Bible in languages people could understand. …"

This DVD is approximately 3 hours in length.

On Dec. 10, 2010, Gary Stearman, of Prophecy in the News, interviewed Chris Pinto, the Writer and Director of the DVD.  

That interview is available on the internet and as you watch it, you will understand why this is a must see DVD.

To watch the 32 minute interview, HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oil -- What is its origin?

There is an outstanding online peer reviewed Journal which we have previously mentioned and referenced here on DIT.  It is the Answers Research Journal.

Since we seem to be having big problems these days with the price of oil,  an article in that journal about the origin of oil will surely pique your interest as it did mine.

You have doubtless heard the 2 main views for the origin of oil.

According to the author, the 2 main views are:

View 1 is the "The BIOGENIC process that supposedly converted organic matter into the full suites of oils and gases (but this) is a seriously deficient idea."

View 2 "The ABIOGENIC route has some merits, but is ill-defined in terms of its geochemistry and secondary migration. Its main support comes from those who see problems with biogenic oil, but are not willing to accept any form of metaphysical origin of oil."

The author continues: "Neither of the two models provides a geological explanation as to how oil and gas entered reservoirs whilst they were still at shallow depth, and how the hydrocarbons were subsequently retained."

So, what to do? 

Well, this article proposes another model / theory / thesis for the origin of Oil.

You may not have the time to read the entire article though it will be worth your while to do so.

But, if you don't have time to make it to the "Summary and Conclusions" part, let me give you part of the author's bottom line which is:

"We are therefore left with the distinct possibility that oil and gas were made by God in the Creation Week, and that they moved into their present positions during the biblical Flood."

Hmmm. Very interesting.  And this is a concept which I had not heard or thought about before. Hmmmm.

So, with that by way of introduction, to read the entire article, HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another heads up alert

You have probably heard about the breach of many websites, their email, and other files over the past weekend.

Several big name businesses, banks, and other sites were hit and, among other things, email addresses were stolen.

Why is this important? you ask.

Well, folks are now beginning to get emails asking for their 'information' saying that there is a 'problem' and ….

Well you know the scam.

And you or someone you know may be one the folks who had their email address stolen.

Most businesses NEVER send emails like this sooooooo this is a heads up warning you to be verrrrrry careful about responding to any such emails. Chances are very high that these are bogus and someone is just trying to get your info for nefarious reasons.

Bottom line: Do NOT reply to such emails and do NOT provide info about account numbers, passwords, etc in reply to emails from supposed banks and businesses.

To read more about this breach HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Tsunami in Japan

 Most folks in the US were asleep when the Tsunami hit in Japan so they and you may not have seen how unbelievably bad it really was.

Recently a friend found this link to a Sky News Video that shows some of the devastating effects.

One minute all was well for many folks.  The next minute many were dead.

As you watch this video, you might ask yourself,
"If I died one minute from now, where would I go?" 

If you are not sure then CLICK THIS LINK to find out how to be
saved / born again -- so that you will go to heaven and not to hell -- for those are the only 2 options.  There is no third option. 

Now, with that in mind, to see the Sky News video of the tsunami in Japan, HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Watchmaker

Well, it has happened again.

We received an email from a friend with a link to a most wonderful site that she had discovered.

What does this site have that is so great, you ask?

Well, her link was to an excellent and well done brief video about The Watchmaker.

This video is a definite must see so HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ancient Civilizations -- what did they know?

Textbooks and our culture (movies, magazines, TV programs, etc etc etc) today teach that ancient man evolved -- and present a 'tree' of evolutionary ancestors including monkeys and apes.

But is this accurate?

Do the known historical accounts of ancient Civilizations confirm this?

Or did some of those Ancient Civilizations have inventions and technology that often parallels and even surpasses what man of the 20th and 21st Centuries can do?

This article presents several insights which throw a lot of cold water on those evolutionary views.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Zodiacal Light will be seen for the next 2 weeks

Recently there was a presentation about the Biblical Zodiac in a SS class in Atlanta.

During that talk, the term Zodiac was mentioned frequently.

So today's post is a heads up for the folks in that class and alllllll the rest of you in the Northern Hemisphere.

An unusual phenomenon is happening in the sky now and will continue for about 2 weeks.

This phenomenon is a "ghostly glow called the zodiacal light".

To read about it and to find out where and when to look to see it, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Athiests Day !

 Folks celebrate many religious holidays throughout the year. 

Included in these holidays are Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many others.

But, alas, Atheists seem to have been left out.

So, what to do?  

Well, as the (fictional) story goes, an atheist went to a Judge and demanded a holiday for Atheists.

The Judge in his wisdom then set aside a special day for Atheists.

What day was proclaimed?

Well, you guessed it. It is April 1st.

So, ‘Happy Atheists Day’ to all of you who do NOT believe in God.

However, if any of you are having second thoughts or would like to understand your holiday better, there is an excellent website with a short video that should interest you.  HERE’S THE LINK

And this website has many articles and other videos that you might find interesting. HERE’S THE LINK to a page of articles on that site.

And to view several interesting videos, HERE’S THE LINK.