(James 4:17 ESV)So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
We are familiar with that verse, aren’t we? If you are like me, you possibly have referred to it many times.
But here is my question: Is there a particular sin here? Is there something specific to the text that James is addressing? I believe that there is. My point is not that the verse cannot be used in a more general way as is commonly done, but that there is a very specific application in the flow of the context of this letter.
Dr. Donald Chittick Lectures on Creationism. See Dave about getting a FREE CD. Excellent lectures on creationism. The information is very helpful and encouraging. Dr. Chittick is an excellent communicator. Nine lectures; about nine hours.
1 Beliefs of Scientists – 46:01 / 2 Question of Origins – 53:40 / 3 Creation and Early Earth – 53:02 / 4 The Fall and Flood – 53:35 / 5 Genesis and Geology – 56:12 / 6 The Bible and Time – 1:00:00 / 7 Questions and Answers – 48:52 / 8 Ancient Man – 1:07:29 / Dinosaurs – 56:17
Donald E. Chittick holds a Ph. D. in Physical chemistry from Oregon State University, and has taught at the University of Puget Sound and George Fox College. A contributor to several books and periodicals, he has lectured on the creation / evolution topic throughout the past two decades, both in the United States and abroad. As an inventor, he holds several U.S. and foreign patents and is active in the area of alternative fuels.
At the side of many successful men there is a good woman. Donna is always there for Dr. Don. At each meeting Donna can be found sitting quietly in the back of the church giving Dr. Don the prayer and support which makes his ministry so successful.
For more than thirty years, the Lord has granted the Chitticks the privilege of serving Him in the area of showing the total accuracy of the Holy Bible. Their ministry has centered around Bible and science questions, especially those related to the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis.
At first, Dr. Chittick lectured on creation/evolution topics on the side while he was employed full time as a university professor. Then the ministry opportunities grew rapidly. In 1980, Dr. Chittick resigned his full-time teaching position and began with the help of his wife, Donna, to devote full time to giving seminars.
The Puzzle of Ancient Man (New 3rd Edition!) by Donald E. Chittick, PhD $15.00. Popular culture has led us to believe that ancient man was primitive, originating from primates and steadily improving through a process of time and chance. But, does that agree with reality? What does the evidence left behind from past cultures tell us? Was ancient man simple and primitive as we have been taught, or did the level of science and technology existing thousands of years ago rival, or even surpass, the level of ours today in the 21st century?
In this updated edition, Dr. Chittick examines more details of technology, evidence of ancient machine power, and optical technology possessed by ancient people. Come and examine with Dr. Chittick what the facts say about ancient man that have long gone unnoticed and often times ignored by today’s secular culture.
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INTRODUCTION: By whose perception of life do we live?
What reality is our reality?
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying:“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Stephen Hawking belongs to the camp of physicists who believe that reality exists “out there” as a material fact, but he concedes, as did Einstein before him, that science doesn’t claim to know what reality is.
Every human on the planet has an intuitive perception of reality, an idea of life that seems right to him or her but ends in death. Everyone.
This is how we operate without divine intervention.
I want us to look at a particular reality this morning, not with our intuitive perception, not with our idea of life that seems right, but a look at reality directed by the divine word of truth.
I want us to examine a concept presented in Scripture, which according to the natural perception of humans, God must have upside down.
Our subject for discussion? When I am weak, then I am strong.
—>Please turn with me to 2 Corinthians 12:1.
We need a glorious vision to serve a glorious God, 12:1-6.
We need the beatings and torments of this life to fulfill our glorious vision of service, 12:7-8.
We need to own our weaknesses to fulfill our glorious vision of service, 12:9-10.
CONCLUSION: Are we ready to believe God?
Are we ready to believe in his glory?
Are we ready to believe in his glorious vision for our church?