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  • Writer's pictureAnita Tosh

Is That Right?

When I was growing up, margarine was a new idea. Mom thought it was great, Dad wanted only real butter. Animal fat was said to be unhealthy and margarine was said to be healthy, so mom tried to sneak margarine into the family diet.

Fast forward fifty years and we find out margarine makes people sick, causing everything from high blood pressure to heart attacks. And, guess what, Dad was right all along, real butter is better for you.

It's not easy figuring these things out. Especially when the "facts" given to us are skewed. So called Science throws out theories like they are fact and changes their minds about these "facts" with regularity.

Let's play a game. I'll give you some true and false questions, just for fun, and you see how you do. Ready? Here we go.

T or F 1.) The world is a speak of dust in a gigantic universe that came into being through a big bang.

T or F 2.) The sun is a huge gas ball of a star 92.96 million miles away.

T or F 3.) When Joshua commanded the sun to stand still it was really the earth that stood still.

T or F 4.) All conspiracy theories are fake news. There is no collaboration of any kind for secrete schemes with any government or groups.

Now let's check the scripture for the answers.

1.) Read Genesis chapter one. God made the heavens and the earth by speaking them into being. (no bang, #1 is false)

2.) Genesis chapter one verses fourteen through eighteen (1:14-18) tells us why the sun, moon and stars were made and where they were placed. In verses six and seven it tells of God making the firmament. In verse eight, he calls it the sky. The dictionary says firmament means heavens or sky. The clouds are in the sky. They are not billions of miles away. Why should we believe that other things in the sky are billions of miles away? According to scripture it is much smaller, different than a star and close.

3.) Joshua chapter ten verses thirteen and fourteen are very specific. It was the sun and the moon that were made to keep still.

4.) Is conspiracy mentioned in the Bible? You better believe it. Here are some places:

Ezekiel 22:25-28,Jeremiah 119-10, Matthew 26:3-4, Psalms 2:1-4, Ephesians 6:12, and James 4:7

You get the idea. There was then, and there is now.

Of all the statements in questions 1-4, all are false.

It is difficult to get our thinking to change from one paradigm to another, but if our concepts do not line up with God's word, it does not change God's word. The word of God is true. As Paul the apostle said, "...let God be true, but every man a liar..."

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