This post is the start of something I hope to have put together by each weekend. I read the news a lot and often run into news items of interest.  I hope you find it useful. Have a great weekend!

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On February 4 of this year, Ken Ham the founder of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky and Bill Nye,”The Science Guy” held a debate in which they debated the validity or non validity of Creation as an explanation of the universe.

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Ken Ham Says Creationism Will Outlive Bill Nye After Nye Claims Creationists Are ‘Going Out of Business’

Creation Museum President and CEO Ken Ham has responded to claims by Bill Nye “The Science Guy” that creationism will “go out of business” in the next 20 years by stating that it will outlive Nye and others like him.

“Will biblical creation be dead in 20 years? Will secularists be successful in stamping out the message of the true history of the world and replacing it with atheism? In a word — no. Biblical creation is going to outlive Bill Nye and others like him,” Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog. Read the rest of the article here.

It was quite interesting to say the least. If you are interested in watching it, you can go here.

From the Opinion pages on Christianpost.com. Did you really think I’d let a whole article go by and not talk about salvation?

Why Every Christian Can Affirm Eternal Security

Some churches teach that a believer can lose his salvation, while other churches teach that such a thing is impossible. So who is correct?
The overwhelming weight of biblical material on this subject reveals that anyone who is spiritually reborn is thereby eternally secure in Christ. In other words, a believer does not have to be worried about “losing his salvation.” Read the rest of the article here.

If you think maybe the government is too involved with local affairs, especially in Education, this was a good article.  Even supporters of the program think the Federal Government should back off. Have you seen the size of school lunches lately?

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Common Core Supporter: Federal Gov’t Should Have Never Been Involved

WASHINGTON – An advocate of the Common Core, who had influence in the development and state adoptions of the set of state standards in 2009, said that most supporters of Common Core today would agree that the standards would be better off if the federal government had never gotten involved in incentivizing states to adopt them. Read the rest of the article here.

Great article on the Pastors in Idaho who are in such hot water for taking a stand on Biblical values.

Why Are These Pastors Being Threatened With Fines of $1,000 Per Day?

Meet Donald and Evelyn Knapp.

Both in their late 60s, the Knapps have owned and operated the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho since 1989. In that time, they’ve performed more than 34,000 weddings. The chapel is conveniently located across from the Kootenai County Clerk’s office, which issues marriage licenses. Read the rest of the article here. 

If you’ve just read the article on the Knapp’s you have to wonder if we are headed to the same place.

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Iranian Pastor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Spreading Christianity

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian pastor has been sentenced to six years in prison for spreading Christianity in the nation, an act that is believed to be seen by the government as a threat to the Iranian regime. Read the rest of the article here.

It’s hard to for Christians to be considered credible when some act so stupid!

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Televangelist Accused of Pushing Abortion Admits to Encouraging, Inspecting Men’s Vasectomies

AKRON, Ohio – A controversial ‘pastor’ and televangelist, who has been accused by former members of counseling women to obtain abortions, has admitted to urging male members to have vasectomies and then inspecting their private parts after the surgery. Read the rest of the article here.

Really? Wow

Okay readers, that is it for this week. I just stole the idea for this from another blogger earlier today and didn’t have much time to prepare! Thanks to the Isaiah 53:5 Project for the inspiration. By the way, there are some great articles on that blog.