Saturday, February 22, 2020

What does the bible say about UFOs?

This is a great lecture by Chuck Missler (RIP) that discusses UFOs from a biblical perspective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T6HgyodCx4


And here is a documentary format that covers UFOs, demons, etc by Face Like the Sun productions (linked in an earlier post):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmFm8PIz8M

Thursday, January 30, 2020

For the conspiracy theorists

I really REALLY like this ending monologue by Chris White (mentioned in an earlier post) in the film "Age of Deceit" by Face Like the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmFm8PIz8M&t=8761 (already linked to the right time)

To be fair, the entire film/documentary is a good watch.

Conspiracies do exist. You're not a crackpot if you think that evil people do evil things in secret. And it's a lot easier than most people think to keep something secret. 

Random links for educational purposes

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

-Aristotle, Metaphysics


Random links with useful information



My favorite bible teachers

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."

-Isaac Newton


I do not have the gift to be a pastor. Much of what I say comes from a handful of my favorite teachers on this subject. Here are some links:


  • Chuck Missler, God rest his soul: http://khouse.org/ Chuck Missler is truly incomparable. He has an analytic mind and teaches the bible in a way that is helpful for scientifically literate people. Many of his lectures can be found on http://youtube.com or purchased at http://khouse.org
  • Chris White: Chris White is an extremely clear thinker and speaker. He has an amazing gift of articulating concepts in a concise and well thought manner. I could listen to him speak for hours. He recently came out of retirement with a new movie project https://prewrathmovie.com/ and podcast https://bibleprophecytalk.com/ He also has an old youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/VerseByVerseBT/videos with lots of great content that, among other things, answers the common arguments against Christianity. I HIGHLY recommend you scroll through the video titles and watch anything that strikes your curiosity
  • Trey Smith: https://godinanutshell.com/ Trey Smith is somewhat eccentric and moves his hands funny when he talks :) He is clearly influenced by the late great Chuck Missler, but tends to address more controversial topics, such as fallen angels, demonology, and young earth creationism. He also has a youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/treysmithnutshell/videos where he posts some of his content for free. His latest video, Preflood, is a great introduction to his content.

These are just a few of my favorites. 

A little bit about myself

I have plans to make this an ongoing blog, so I might as well start with a little bit about myself.

I'm curious by nature.

I was a late bloomer. As a child my "how come?" and "why?" stage came later than most. I never went through the experience that many people go through where they get taught at an early age by their frustrated parents to stop asking so many questions.

No, I annoyed my school teachers starting as an early teenager. My classmates loved it because, invariably, I would sidetrack the planned curriculum asking questions upon questions.

Of course, I didn't realize it at the time. I was simply adamant on understanding everything I was being taught. I wasn't satisfied taking things on blind faith. I felt that if I could not explain something, that meant that I did not "know" it.

I was a good student, especially in science in math. In high school, I literally aced my math courses, 100% on all tests and homework.


I was placed into Honors Physics in high school. This changed my life. I spent the next decade pursuing this area of study. 

This is not to say that I'm smart. I know smart people and they amaze me. Rather, I could not write down something unless I knew it to be true. I spent lots of time convincing myself that what I was writing was indeed true. Memorizing multiplication tables was not good enough. I first had to prove them to myself. 

More to this point, as an undergrad in my Astronomy and Physics program, there were two students that were clearly the highest performing, obvious to both the professors and students. These were myself and a fellow student named Radford. Radford was absolutely brilliant, the kind of autistic genius you only hear about. I will not be suprised to one day hear of him winning the Nobel Prize in physics.

There was friendly competition between the two of us. We would quietly (so as not to embarrass the other students) compare our test scores. We were neck and neck. One day, our Mechanics II professor was walking through the classroom placing our graded exams face down on our desks. Dr. Odell quietly whispered to me "you're the only one who got this question right", pointing to a problem that took 4 pages to work out. Radford was sitting close enough to hear it. Got him!

Dr. Odell and I did research together and we talked about Radford on occasion, and how brilliant he was. My professor told me that I had a knack for making problems as simple as possible and Radford had a knack for making them complicated. His level of genius for working out complex multivariable differential equations, for example, was a sight to behold.

I, on the other hand, was not smart. I was patient and organized within my mind. I could break down problems in my mind's eye into easily manageable chunks. Radford didn't have to do this.

Again, all of this to say that I never considered myself "smart". I think I'm patient and thoughtful and careful. And I'm determined. If I don't understand something, I will obsess about it until I do. Moving on.

Even though I was raised Catholic, I can honestly say that I never believed in God. He was something like Santa Claus in my mind, just a tradition/lie that parents tell their kids. And my atheism only grew stronger the deeper I went into the sciences.

Fast forward to my mid 30s. A friend and coworker started talking to me about Christ. He had good answers for all of my gotcha questions. He was patient and spoke to me with love in his heart.

I realized that my ardent atheism was just as foolish as I felt belief in God was. I didn't have any proof or evidence that God wasn't real. In fact, it was much worse than that. After contemplating this for several sleepless nights, I came to the realization that I never even bothered to look sincerely at the evidence for God. I truly was ignorant and foolish. This embarrassed me and without telling anyone, I spent every opportunity over the next several months asking questions and seeking out the answers.

About 7 years ago, I became a born again Christian. What's more, I became a young earth creationist.

I don't think I'm a very good Christian. I did not come to Christ based on faith. I was like Doubting Thomas. I now know that, not only is God real, but that Jesus Christ is who He says He is. But I only arrived here after sufficiently convincing myself that it is unquestionably true.

John 20:29 "Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."

This doesn't sadden me. I'm truly grateful to have been saved, even if it means barely. 

Aside from getting to know me a little, if there's anything else I want to convey with this first post, it's that Christians are not necessarily dumb, foolish, ignorant yokels. When you meet someone who believes something different than you believe, you must accept that their belief is just as strong as yours.