Thanks to both Dr. Martin & Christian Discipleship Publishing. [John B]


If there is any of God’s creatures on this earth that could not ever have been evolved, it this beetle. It needed God to create it with all its systems fully functional, right from the get-go! If if needed to wait billions of years science would have gone fully extinct long ago.

In the study of this little insect, the author C.L. Metcalf and R.L. Flint wrote in 1928: “The bombardier Beetle, Brachinus, ejects an acrid fluid which is discharged with a distinct popping sound and a small cloud of vapor that looks like smoke from a miniature cannon”

Natalie Angier reported by Rick Thompson/San Francisco, Time Magazine Feb. 25, 1985,p.70.    “….. the bombardier beetle does appear to be unique in the animal kingdom. Its defense system is exraordinaryily intricate, a cross between tear gas and a Tommy gun. When the beetle senses danger, it internally mixes enzymes contained in one body chamber with concentrated solutions of some rather harmless compounds, hydrogen peroxide  [the same used as fuel for the rockets to space flights]  and hydroquinones, confined to a second chamber. this generated a noxious spray of caustic benzoquinones, which explodes from its body [note(JB) we now know thanks to very high-speed cameras it actually send many mini-explosions very rapidly that we hear it as but one, which would make the beetle itself to be propelled in the opposite direction for every action there ‘s an opposite but equal reaction remember?]  whats more, the fluid is pumped through twin rear nozzles which can be rotated, like a B 17’s gun turret, to hit a hungry ant or frog with bull’s-eye accuracy?

NOTE(JB) Let’s take this description apart shall we?

  1. The Bombardier beetle has three separated bladders or containers, two of which contains a neutral chemical . Both, in time of danger, release part of the contents into a “Mixing Chamber” which has some strong muscular walls that contracts, sending this now mixed and deadly chemical, in a machine gun bursts, out twin turrets, that can shout out to 6 feet in a 360 degree pattern, including even forwards, by lifting up its body and shooting underneath itself forwards!
  2. Now if this life-form needed to rely upon evolution’s billions of years of time to fully develop all these separate systems, they’d be frog lunches, millions of years ago!
  3. No, they MUST be Created as they are today, for within the extensive fossil records, there is not half of this and half of that life form, anywhere!
  4. Nobody, has ever found any part of this 1/2 inch long beetle that fits within the long time evolution ideas, that would have allowed it to live long enough to reproduce itself let alone live period!
  5. QUESTION: “WHO, by the way is this Mother Nature?”
  6. Not only does this beetle manufacture two chemicals but also a third, an “INHIBITOR”, AND IT MIXES IT WITH THE REACTIVE CHEMICAL HOWEVER with this inhibitor the little bug makes it would not be able to use the expulsion of hot, burning liquid and gases to ward of enemies. A spider would kill and eat it as it would have no defense nor a solution to protect itself, and dead beetles cannot evolve But that chemical turns out to be an anti-inhibitor {Per Duane T. Gish, Creation Scientists Answer their Critics (El Cajon: Institiute for Creation Research, 1993), pp.101-104. When the anti-inhibitor is added to the other chemicals, an explosive reaction does occur and the beetle is able to self defend So many chemicals can this bug make? How does all evolve one step per what million years apart? What does YOUR common sense tell YOU?
  7. SO WHICH SYSTEM of belief or faith in it best explains this little beetle. Creation or evolution? BOTH REQUIRE FAITH, one in God and the other in men!
  8. We, each must choose which we have faith in!



Sorry, but the political climate and P.C. will not allow most science teachers at any level to teach beyond the scientific ASSUMPTIONS! What is an assumption? “Something taken for granted and supposedly to be true, and thus the truth.”

For myself, as a Creationist, it is my assumption that God created all things, and He created man and woman fully grown, as He did with all the plant and animal life forms, ready for foods, and ready to procreate and grow each species, kind by kind. Adam and Eve needed food to eat, right? Can’t wait for trees to grow and produce their food, agree?

No experiment of science can prove of disprove God’s existence, but equally important no science can prove evolution by proving molecules-to man scenario either, thus both needs faith!

G.A. Kerkut, “Implication of Evolution” (new York: Pergamon Press, 1960) chapter 2 p.6

These you’ll not ever see in any school’ s textbook. Most ignore the first 6 but zero in on the seventh!

  1. The first assumption is that non-living things gave rise to living material, I.E. Spontaneous generation occurred.     [Dead stuff created LIFE!]
  2. The second assumption is that spontaneous generation occurred only once. [Why does more than one “miracle”  stretch credulity?]
  3. The third assumption is that viruses, bacteria, plants and animals are all related.  [Humm is this the why some of us claim to a monkey’s uncle?]
  4. The 4th Assumption is that protozoa, the single celled life forms, gave rise to Metazoa, the multiple-celled life forms. {so why are all fossils found to be completed life forms?
  5. 5. The 5th assumption is that various invertebrates phyla {life-forms] are interrelated.[So all life-form with a hard outer shell are all related, clams from crabs or vise-versa?]
  6. The 6th assumption is that the invertebrates gave rise to the vertebrates. [So life forms with internal skeletons became life forms within a shell and lost their skeletons?]
  7. The 7th Assumption is that within the vertebrates the fish gave rise to amphibia, the amphibia to reptiles and the reptiles to birds and mammals.  [So our common ancestor was ma clam or a oyster or even a crab? Is that why so many of us a really crabby?]

So as you can see, in this format the whole evolutionary Pyramid crumples like a house of cards, with nothing about it as testable, reproduce-able in any experiment man has devised!

Yet they copiously pour out “Well there’s only a few percentile points differing us from the apes, in DNA, and that’s true! What they do not tell you is that the same holds true and even less of a difference in the DNA between man and cabbage or even a slug! All this proves what?    All life forms have DNA, and proves there;s one Creator, using one very common foundation for all lie DNA!

 1 Corinthians 15:38-39 “ But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.”

Today, with the electron-Microscope, and the newer phase-electron microscopes we know there’s a difference is the cellular substance in the various kinds of flesh of various animals. we see not any Evolutionary “TREE” as living things do not appear to be related to each other at all. Yet all we had to read is read the Bible to learn that, right?  So why are many as a blind man?

 John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. ”

NEXT: “THE INCUBATOR BIRD”   [How could it possibly have evolved?]

Thank YOU for your time, but know that time is short, earth like a sweater in coming unraveled. Christ’s soon to return, and end both death ans sin!

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Jobe Martin,D.M.D. Th.M. “The Evolution of a Creationist.

I must give thanks to J. Martin, and Biblical Discipleship Publishers Rockwell TX. for this work.

Can we disprove Evolution?

 Proverbs 3:19-20 “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.”

Frustration was not an adequate word to describe my feelings! Which was true–evolution and billions of years, or creation in six 24 hour days? Two of my students at Baylor college of Dentistry had challenged me to investigate the possibility that God of the Bible had created everything in six 24 hour days, as described in the first chapter of Genesis. My first reaction was, “Only an ignorant fool would believe in those ancient myths of the book of Genesis.”

He goes on to say that as a BIOLOGY Major at Bucknell U. and a dental major at the Pittsburg U, had convinced me that we are here because of evolutionary processes–all very logical and explainable through {ACCEPTED JB) Scientific Method. This was A.D. 1971, and we were surrounded by hi-tech science, which had pronounced evolution to be true and factual. But that idea in me began to change when i was asked by a student: “Doctor Martin, have you ever heard of the concept of God creating things with the appearance of age?”

Well, at that point I certainly had not, but it sparked a desire to learn more. Thus my long years of frustration began.

This seed of frustration was planted in September of 1966,  while attending USAF Basic Medical Training at Wichita falls TX. At the height of the Vietnam War my odersw were to report to Washington D.C., be become on of five dentists in the President Johnson’s Fleet, the 89th Military Airlift wing.

The seed was my brief prayer, as I sat at the Officer’s Club that September night. I decided to clear things up with the god of the Bible {if HE was really there}. If He could part the RED [REID} Sea, turn water into grape juice [sorry not wine, in Hebrew there’s only yayin or wine]

 Proverbs 20:1″Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

If He could raise the dead, He could answer my simple prayer:  “God if You are up there, You have two choices. Either You show me the girl I am going to marry, or You will see the wildest Air force officer You have ever seen.” I instantly thought, “Whew nobody heard that prayer, I am going out and live it up!

Except God DID hear that prayer. I met my wife-to-be that very day! We had a date the next night, and I told Jenna Dee that I was going to marry her on that first date. I knew I would. The God of the Bible had answered my specific prayer on the day that I uttered it!

When I got to Washington , D.C. I decided to go to church that first Sunday, {NOTE(JB) can you tell me why after Genesis 2:1-3 and Exodus 20: 7-11 and John 14:15 why Sunday in place of the Seventh day Sabbath? Sunday is man’s law can man save self?] to learn more about God. As I left church the Pastor shook my hand and asked if that there was anything he could do to help me spiritually. I told him yes, as my spirituality was at Zero, at that point. Well Pastor Charlie Warford asked me to get to meet him Monday mornings at 6:00 am to read the Bible, as I’d never read it even though I used to like to argue with others about the bible. we read through the gospels to John, and when we got to chapter 3 verse 16…..

  John 3:16″ 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.”

It was the first phrase that got my attention, for that heavy of a commitment to this world, got my heart. I knew that God The Father loved me! I got to my knees with my Pastor and prayed for god to forgive me in Jesus Christ’s name and gave them my heart.. The seed that was planted was beginning to sprout.

It was only later, that I realized I had moved from “Agnostic Evolutionist” to being a “Theistic Evolutionist”, meaning that  ,Yes I believed in God but that He began life and over billions of years to create all that we have today! Somehow I did not understand, at this early stage of my growth, that pure naturalistic evolution ABSOLUTELY eliminated God. I honestly believed that evolution was the only scientifically accurate option for how we got here. It was the “Big Bang”, plus time, plus mindless random-chance process. In other words, “nothing plus one equals everything.” or “slime plus time equals me and you!”

NOTE(JB) Depending on whose point of view the evolutionist uses, the Big Bang either came from nothing, or a little spec of something, so dense, that it contained all the material within the Cosmos, and it, or nothing,    went BANG! Thus both the Theist and atheist both life by faith. One believes in God and the other believes in men!  This brings to my mind this verse….

 Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

NOTE(JB) Why can I think this way? God has life within Himself, we do not! We depend upon His power for the very next breath we draw!  read Genesis 2:7 and know we live because of God’s breath of life, that made us a soul, a living being! even a slug is a living soul!

NOTE(JB): If we appoint science as the final arbitrator in this question, then I am forced to ask,WHO created the ‘Natural Laws of Physics?’ For they ALL most certainly needed to be in place, before anything was created, if only to avoid chaos, of stuff just randomly floating around the universe. agree?  Yes man deduced these laws, but humans did NOT CREATE them, nor the FORCES that resulted from them!  Men do not yet KNOW ALL things there is to know, or all would be as God Himself, and that’s impossible!

The Political Correctness of today dictates the abhorrence of any credibility or reality to a litter god who created science itself thus is greater than science for He is the Creator of all TRUE SCIENCES!

Thank YOU for your time:

next” MARVELS OF GOD’S CREATIONS”  or the subtitle “Creation’s ‘Problems’ (?) Science can’t answer.

The Bombardier Beetle.

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Many thanks to Katia Reinert* and Elder’s Digest of July September 2016 issue, John B.

*Katia Reinert is Associate Director  of Health Ministries for the general Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


One of the health-related goals of the United Nations and the world Health Organization for the next 15 years has to do with stopping communicable diseases. Listed under sustainable Development goal 3.3, the aim is that by the year 2030, there will be “an end to the epidemics of AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria, and the neglected tropical diseases”, as well as “Other communicable diseases.”

Communicable diseases remain a big threat to the health and well-being of communities around the world. As an example is the Zika virus. The mosquito-born Zika Virus has escalated in several places in the world, and the World Health Organization [W.H.O.] has declared it a” Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”

As with any major public health threat, FACTS–not FEAR–are needed, and the Church can play a a key role in helping sort out facts from fiction and disseminate accurate information. While there is still much we do not know about the Zika virus, the global community is coming together to share reliable information, and church leaders can help replace thew fear with knowledge of the facts. Here’s some helpful information to share about Zika:

  1. The PRIMARY source of Zika bites from infected mosquito, that spread this are the same ones that spread Dengue and chickungunya viruses, and are known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. These mosquitoes bite aggressively during the day and also at night.
  2. . The Zika virus can also be spread, transmitted via sexual intercourse and blood transfusions, and potentially by organ donation, saliva exchange, and urine.
  3. 3. Zika can be spread from mother to her fetus during pregnancy and infection during that time has been linked to birth defects, such as Mircocephaly in babies. The factors that may cause increased risk to the fetus are unknown and are currently being investigated.
  4. The time from exposure to symptoms [incubation period] is not yet clear, and only one in five [1 to 5 ratio] people infected with Zika become symptomatic. Most infected persons with Zika, have minimal symptoms, and no deaths have been reported.
  5. Common symptoms area low-grade fever [ <38.5 C] and a maculopapular rash but can include muscle and joint pain, malaise, headache, conjunctivitis, pain behind the eyes and vomiting. Theses symptoms normally last 2-7 days.
  6. There is as of this writing no vaccine or treatment.
  7. Only a licensed medical professional can accurately diagnose Zika, and the diagnoses can only be confirmed by a laboratory testing for the presence of the Zika virus RNA in the blood or other body fluids such as saliva and urine.
  8. We do not know if there is a safe time during a pregnancy to travel to and in the areas with Zika: therefore it is recommended that pregnant women avoid travelling to known affected areas.
  9. We do not yet know, [as of this writing] if there is a safe time frame during a pregnancy, will get Zika if she is bitten, or how likely that her baby will have birth defects from the infection.
  10. Since the mosquitoes that spread Zika are common throughout the Tropical world, outbreaks are expected to continue.


  1. Prevent mosquito bites by covering up all arms and legs, and sleep under a mosquito bed-net. Staying within air-conditioned places, or those that use screens in windows and doors.
  2.  Use repellents registered by the EPA{Environmental protection Agency]. These repellents are proven safe and effective even for breast-feeding woman. Reapply as directed if using sunscreen, apply if before insect repellent.
  3. Strengthen your immune system by getting plenty of rest, drinking enough fluids, and treating pain and fever, with common medicines. If symptoms worsen, seek medical care and advise.

As we reach out to a world, that is suffering, let us remember to do it with compassion and care. We are called to “Educate, educate and educate pleasantly and intelligently”  May God use each of us to be a role model as we share good news with those who may be at risk.

Thanking YOU for your time.

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“PET-SHOP PRAYER” Michelle Ward/Signs of the Times July 2016.

Many thanks to both in the title line, JOHN B.

  WHAT HAPPENS, when a young woman decides to shut her shop on the busiest day of the week, in order to obey God? This is Michelle’s story of a lady who did just that!

“Mom, I’ve found a business that I want. What would you think of a Pet Shop?”

I was surprised, to say the least, that Lyza wanted to go into business, that kind of business, but I knew she’d make a a success of it.. She’d always loved animals, and now she’d have a chance to look after many of them, and make others happy as they bought her pets. But at the same time I was cautious.

“Are you sure this is a good business to buy into dear? Have you done all the checks?”

“Sure have, Mom, and it looks like it’ll be fine. The sales figures have been healthy, I just thought I’d let you know that I’ll be closing the shop on Saturday as well.”

My heart leaped with joy to know that Lyza would be keeping the Sabbath each week. I’d always believed that Saturday, the seventh day day of the week, was the day of the week God set apart for rest and worship in Him, and I’d taught the Lyza the same thing. But I knew that Lyza had not been to church for a long time. I was delighted to now hear that she wanted to keep this day free for church and worship.

“God will bless you, Lyza.” I told my Daughter, “He always blesses those who are faithfull to Him and His commandments.”

“Thanks, Mom, I knew you’d be happy.”

The weeks ticked by as the settlement went through, and the day came when Lyza was finally able to take charge of her shop. She cleaned things, up new notices, ordered fresh stock, and open for business. The first week passed by, and sales were low, but we both comforted ourselves with the thought that this was a new venture and it would take a while for sales to improve.

“Business will pick-up next week,” Lyza said, “After all. I’ve only just taken over, and I am still getting used to what needs to be done. I’m sure it’ll be better next week.” She locked her doors on Friday afternoon and rested over the weekend, and we both felt positive and happy.

“Where were you last Saturday”? Madge asked as she unlocked the shutters on her neighboring shop the next Monday morning. “I saw you were closed. Were you sick?”

“No,”  she replied, ” I went to church on Saturday, and  won’t be opening the shop that day, because I know God want me to keep the Sabbath holy.”

Madge looked at her in horror and then shook her head. “Lyza, Saturday is one of the busiest days! I hate to tell you this, but you aren’t going to survive very long if you insist on shutting the shop on Saturday. Nev, who had this shop before you, used to tell me that Saturday was his busiest day, That’s when all the kids and moms came in to buy their pet supplies or choose a new pet. They can’t come in during the week because they are at work or school, and on Sunday the’re off playing sports. But Saturday is their free day, and that’s the day they come shopping. You’ll see. You will have to open on Saturday or go bust!”

And with dire warning, she swept into her shop and began the day.  Lyza walked into her pet shop, very slowly. She busied herself with her animals, but her thoughts were whirling. She hadn’t done well the week before and she sure hoped that this week her shop would do better. Surely the people would get used to the fact that her shop would be closed on Sabbath, Saturdays. She’d hung a big letter sign, to that fact in her window, she had felt certain that people would come on other days.

That week, as well, dragged by, and again sales were not good. Now Lyza started to get really worried. She should have made a lot more money by this this time, if the sales figures were to be believed. She had bills to pay and deadlines to keep if she was going to stay on good terms with her suppliers.

Lyza put the worrying thoughts out of her head as she once more locked the door to her pet shop that Friday afternoon. But it was hard to stop worrying, and with the worry came doubt. Why was not God helping her more when she was trying so hard to do the right thing? Would it really matter if she opened the shop on the Sabbath?

Yet, another week of slow sales crept by and I could see that Lyza was almost was almost hysterical with worry.

NOTE (JB) James 4:2-3 “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”  

 Matthew 6:8″ Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”

“Mom, things are looking serious! Can you please pray for me? I have to do better this week or I’m going to have to close every thing down.” She began to cry at the thought.

I was worried too, but I tried to comfort her.

“I know God will be with you,” I told her,, “you’re doing the right thing, and God will honor your for it.”

Lyza felt better, ans she told me she felt more confident now that she knew I was praying for her. But sales on Monday were low as they were on Tuesday .

“Are you praying Mom?” Lyza almost shrieked into the phone. “It isn’t working. Why is God doing this to me? He just doesn’t seem to be listening!”

“God is listening, dear.” I assured her. m”I am sure there’s something He want you to learn through this. He wants you to learn just to trust Him. It’ll be alright, I know it will.

But Lyza wasn’t convinced, and her worry deepened by the time she locked her shop on Wednesday. There’s been hardly any sales. ” It’s not good Mom,” she whispered tearfully into the phone that night. “I’m going to have to either open the shop on Saturday or shut it down. God just isn’t listening, and I don’t know what else to do.”

“No, no!” I exclaimed. “God always listens, to those who try to do good.” Then I had a sudden Idea, I’ll tell you what we’ll do. We have been asking god to prosper you, and I know He wants to do that, so from now on I am going to THANK HIM for what God’s going to do for you.”

Lyza gasped. “That’s silly,Mom! How can we thank Him for something He hasn’t done?”

“Because He’s going to do it. God always hears, from those who obey Him, and I know He’s going to help you, so I’m going to THANK Him for doing it.” I felt really sure that God woulds honor Lyza ‘s decision to keep the Sabbath.  On Thursday, I thanked God all day for what He was going to do for my Lyza, and on Friday I continued praising God. I just knew that God was going to make every thing all right, and I was a little puzzled that I hadn’t heard from Lyza.

Then on Friday night, I got an excited call, “Mom, I’ve had the the best day day ever. I just can’t stop thanking God, I really can’t. I’ve made so many sales today, that I can pay all my bills! And I can tell Madge that faithfulness to God is really rewarded.”

“Thank YOU God.” I whispered as put the phone down. “I am so very grateful to You for answering our prayers and for the sales that Lyza had made.” My eyes filled with tears of gratefulness to our wonderful God.


THE SABBATH—GOD’S SPECIAL DAY. {why and how can men think they can change it to Sunday? How can men change God’s Law?}

Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Exodus 20:8-11″ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

Leviticus 23:32 “It shall be unto you Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.”

Note: “…9th day of the month…”  refers to a Jewish Holy Day, or the Annual Sabbaths!  However the Sabbaths, the weekly, Seventh day Sabbaths, are set apart for us by God, as a Memorial to His Creation week. It is for our sake that He created this day of rest and worship.

Further more it has been scientifically proven, although not widely announced, {wonder why?] that all life forms, slow down activity on the seventh day. including plants and even bacteria, seems to “REST” each Sabbath day, for He created us to be on a seven day rhythm cycle!

 Matthew 12:8 “For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.”

Mark 2:27 “And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:”

The last verse was put in for ALL those who err, thinking that the Sabbath is and was ONLY, for the Jews, for it clearly shows it was made for mankind, not just the Jews!

Thanking YOU dear reader, for your time.

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CAN SCIENCE CREATE LIFE? E. Dickerson &; Signs of the Times 7/2016.

Almost exactly two centuries ago, 18-year-old Mary Shelly wrote a story about a German scientist, named Victor Frankenstein creating life. In this story, Frankenstein assembled body parts from cadavers— it being considered too difficult to reconstruct them from scratch… which he then attempted to reanimate with electricity.

Ironically, the subject of scientists creating life has arisen again. But today’s scientists have gone far beyond Frankenstein’s ambitions. I Mary Shelley could see what scientists are doing today, she’d be amazed. Yet some of these developments are so routine that we take them for granted.

Reanimation of a corpse using electricity may still seem far-fetched, until we consider that something like it has become commonplace. Patients whose hearts have stopped are literally shocked back to life on a daily basis in emergency rooms and operating theaters. I n fact, you can buy a defibrillator for use at home! There are even surgical procedures where the person’s heart is stopped intentionally, only to be restarted again latter.


Harvesting organ for transplantation, even from a cadaver, has also become commonplace. In fact, scientists are taking this a step further. Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas, has been working on “Ghost Hearts”. A ghost heart is the heart of rat or a pig that has been soaked in a solution that washes away everything except what is called a “Protein Scaffold”, the physical frame-work of the organ. Then blood or stem cells from a living donor are injected into the “Ghost Heart”, which is then placed in a BIOREACTOR— an apparatus that pumps blood and oxygen into the living cells– and lo and behold the heart begins to beat!

So far, Dr; Taylor has done this only with rat and pig hearts, but it seems likely that someday soon she will take a heart from a cadaver, wash away the organic cells, repopulate it with blood or stem cells from a living donor who needs a transplant and produce a living human heart. Since the heart would be populated with the patient’s own cells, there would be no danger of tissue rejection and no need for the continued use of anti rejection drugs!

NOTE (JB) How long before we will see, “Human Parts R US” stores?

Doctors hope eventually be able to produce hearts, livers, pancreas, kidneys, and even lungs—-all of them free from the dangers of rejection, or the need to suppress the immune system. Indeed, this is NOT just about the future.

In 2008, a 30-year-old female received a new Trachea { the “tube” we use to swallow foods} received a new Trachea grown in the InBreath bioreactor created by Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology {HART}, marking the first regenerative organ transplant surgery. Five years later, she was doing well. “She has a quality of life that is excellent” says David Green, CEO of HART in Holiston Massachusetts. “She has a family and a job. It’s really hard to imagine a better clinical outcome.”

She is not the only one. In 2011 a man with inoperable cancer of trachea was given two weeks to live.. But by using his own cells physicians generated a new trachea for the man. They then removed the diseased one and replaced it with the newly regenerated one, and instead of dying, at last report the man was still living and well. Impressive as these developments are, however, they involve only REUSING LIVING TISSUE, not the actual creation of life.


However, scientists are going beyond living tissue to DNA { deoxyribonucleic acid} , the very building block of life. Every living thing contains DNA, which forms what is called a double helix– essentially a twisting ladder. Each “rung” on the DNA ladder connects what scientists call a “Base Pair”, made up of four chemical designated with the letter C,G,A, and T. they are paired because a C is always connects to a G and an A always pairs with a T. They can pair in either order, that is a C on the left and a G on the right or vice-verse. The same goes for the A and the T. This DNA ladder contains the information that directs the growth and development of every aspect of an organism. Your DNA determined your eye and hair color, your approximate height, the size of your vocal cords, every tiny detail of every cell.

After half a century of experiments, scientists are just now learning how to isolate that twisted ladder, clip a section our, and insert a new section in its place, thus altering the ladder and modifying what the ladder produces. They can also build ladders from scratch and modifying what the ladder produces. This amazing and complex process is called “Sequencing”, and it comes very close to what we would consider creating life.

For example, a research team led by Craig Venter of america’s J. Craig Venter Institute has successfully produced the first self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell. “This is the first synthetic bacterial cell that’s been made,” Venter said, “and we call it synthetic because the cell is totally derived from a synthetic chromosome, made with four bottles of chemicals on a chemical synthesizer, starting with information in a computer”

This remarkable accomplishment is the culmination of a nearly 15 year project. To accomplish it, the Venter  Institute partnered with another company that synthesized the DNA. The whole process required multiple steps. They began with the generic “blue print” of an existing bacterium. They then designed a plan that would create a sequence of genes considered none essential and replace them with the desired changes plus a “Watermark” sequence to verify that these new cells were in fact modified according to the plan.

This was submitted to the partner company, which synthesized it to more than 1,000 base pairs–in other words a DNA, ladder with more than 1,000 rungs. In an incredibly complex series of procedures, these new ladders were replicated using a form of yeast, then linked up with another synthesized DNA ladders of similar size, replicated again and so on, until finally it was all combined– a ladder with a million rungs!

As Dr. Hutchinson, who was part of the team, said, “To me the most remarkable thing about our synthetic cell is that it;s genome was designed in the computer and brought to life through chemical synthesis, without using any pieces of DNA.”

It’s an amazing achievement that required innumerable calculations, sophisticated computer programming, and precise technical expertise. When one considers all the intelligence, shill and ingenuity that went into this accomplishment, the notion that life, even the simplest life, might have been generated randomly through a series of accidents seem preposterous! Yet that’s what evolutionist claim how life began!

We, then should not be surprised at what Albert Einstein said, “Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe– a spirit so vastly superior to man, and one in the face of which our modest powers must feel humble”.

The Bible’s account describes just such intelligence in action in the Creation of Life. It’s fashionable today to regard the genesis story of Creation as something primitive and fanciful. Indeed, it’s often characterized as just one among a collection of ancient Near eastern creation fables and myths.

But the Genesis creation story is nothing like a fable or myth. On the contrary, it proceeds systematically, with a minimum of description. In the English translation, the Genesis creation account takes up slightly more that 200 words. It almost read like a manufacturing process. Genesis 1:1 declares that “ the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” That is to say the inanimate universe as we know it. And He created it “EXNIHILO”– out of nothing. When this occurred is not specified. All we know is that it happened before the event described in the Creation week. On that day, we began with what is essentially a blank planet.

DAY !. God created light.  for without light, life as we know it isn’t possible. Light is essential for our existence, as as the day/night cycle, which was also established,  on that first day. [NOTE(JB) from Sunset to sunset was the first day no clocks back then, but sunset began the new day, to ALL knew when the 7 th day Sabbath began and ended by the next sunset!]

DAT 2.   God separated the waters. Life, as we know it, requires several things, light and some form of oxygen, and water. On the Second day the water in the oceans and lakes was separated from the atmosphere. It was the air {firmament K.J.V.} that was created on this day. So far, we have the basics needed for life: light,water and an atmosphere with oxygen.

DAY 3 Dry land appeared: along with the vegetation, the first form of life mentioned in the Creation account. Notice how each of the “building Blocks” for a living environment was provided systematically, one right after the other.

DAY 4. The lights in the sky: — sun, moon and stars— were appointed to “Rule” the day and night. They were given, according to the Bible,, “to mark seasons and days and years,” {verse 1:14} Now we may take these things for granted but the seasons are necessary for the orderly growth and development of plants, and to a lesser degree, for animals as well. Vegetation had been created the day before, and then the lights that regulate plant life. Now that vegetation, the food that animals require, was available, God was ready for the next step.

DAY 5. Both aquatic and avian life, were created on this day. Because of the systemic nature of the previous days of Creation, both types of life had a ready- made ecosystem.

DAY SIX:  Now we come to land animals,  and, in  a special ceremony, human beings. Once again, we see that they came into a completed ecosystem that was ready to receive them.  Please Read Genesis chapter 2, making note of verse 7, man became a what?  Thus a soul makes us complete, and is not an add-on anything! Even a living slug is therefore a soul!

NOTE(JB) Please make a note, that as God proceeded, with each life-form, they all had a ready-made system for the sustaining of metabolic life!

FINALLY, THERE’S “THE SABBATH,” ON THE SEVENTH DAY! Please look at you every-day calendar to see which day is the Seventh Day and which day is the FIRST day of the week!

 Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

 Mark 15:46-47″ And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulcher. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus beheld where he was laid. Mark 16:1-2 And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. ”

 Luke 23:52-56 “This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.   Luke 24:1-4 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:”

NOTE: Please know,  God’s truth does not, and will not, depend upon your nor anyone’s acceptance, of God’s Truth, as both HE and His Word shall stand forever!

THE SABBATH DAY: Why did God create this, “Day of Rest”? Does God need rest because He gets tired?  OH, NO! Look at the verse following—-

Mark 2:27 “And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:”

NOTE(JB)  This verse addresses two questions humans have posed then and now…”Why the Sabbath, and “Was this day not for the Jews only”?                                                                   A: In the Mark 2:27 verse did you read into it the word Jew, or for the Jews only?  NO! It was for ALL mankind! But why?

A:  Go set this day aside, by His Sanctifying it, thereby making THE DAY HOLY, something no am nor any amount of men can do! Such as the Roman SUN-Day sacredness, man can set aside things to be used for a holy purpose, but we can NOT make anything holy! That takes a Divine Power ONLY!  HE CREATED the Sabbath, as a MEMORIAL for and to us, to remember HE is “THE” Creator, and no other!

Human beings must exist in relationship. The Sabbath provides a time for humans to relate to creation and their Creator., singly or better still corporate!

The Genesis account depicts an intelligent, methodical, and orderly creation sequence. CONT>>>>>

NOTE(JB) If one compares the human {Satan’s} ideas, the so-called order of creation you should take note that human ideas are in direct conflict with God’s record, and why?  Satan, always has his answers in direct conflict to God’s Word! Note the change of  Sabbath to Sun-god day in 321 A.D. Plus the time change for days, from God’s Sun-set to sun-set to man’s under Pope Gregory XIII, “the Great” who changed it from mid-night to mid-night! Note the next passage and THINK!

Luke 22:52-54 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off.

CONT>>>: It’s because God is a God of order that human beings can be scientific.  C.S. Lewis explained this beautifully. “Men became scientific because they expected Law of Nature, and they expected Law in nature, because the believed in a Legislator.”

NOTE: Dis men create any of the immutable Laws of Nature? Or did he only discover them? Now please think, “WHICH CAME FIRST CREATION, OR THE LAWS THAT GOVERN IT?”                                                                                                                                            The Laws MUST have first been Created, before any Creation, or utter chaos would have resulted, agree? Now WHO, OR WHAT power is able to create Natural Laws that all nature obeys?

As Dr. Venter himself made clear, “We created a new cell. It’s alive. But we didn’t create life from scratch. We created, as all life on this planet is, out of a living cell.”

And, as their actions prove, all these scientists, whether they profess to believe i n God or not, believe in the Laws of nature thus science, and, therefore the tacitly pay tribute to the Lawgiver.

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According to one “Prediction, 2016 will mark the end of the world—the day God “Puts” an end to sin, Kim investigates the truth—or falsehood— behind it all.

Don’t be alarmed! This earth is not going to end, as we know it, in the year 2016! Yes, that’s this VERY YEAR, Surprised?   Well, these things, as dental appointments have a way of sneaking up on us, right?

NOTE: (JB) It seems every few years, somebody takes pen in hand, and writes a book, about the End of the world! Each one sells millions of books, and each author, rakes in millions, yet ALL seem not to have read, or not understood this passage—-

 Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”

NOTE (JB) Yes it’s only in Matthew and its a small verse, and written plainly with no room for ubiquity, yet there are those who a different meaning, showing all the WHY we have so many denominations from one single source of truth, God’s Word!  Proving?  Satan is very good at what he does, deceive, confuse, and lie!  The Sings magazine produced a picture, along with this article, of a  earth’s globe, on the edge of cliff, with a man “Pushing it over the edge.” asking the question: “AGAIN?”

Obviously, there’s no point in worries about your presents if the world going to end before Christmas, now is there? SO HOW will this change your life?  Yet to true believers this would be great news, but for many they will find that end-time Judgment rather sobering reality, especially after the dastardly deeds, many of us have done, just to “GET AHEAD”?

The 2016 prediction is based on a text in the Bible’s book of Daniel 9:24.

 Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”

“To put an end to sin.” Doesn’t that sound a lot like God is canceling the next season of “As the world Turns?” But what exactly are all those sevens? Sounds like weeks, don’t they? That’s how scholars of the Bible, have interpreted this prophecy for a long, long time.

But in the last few decades, many scholars have put the Hebrew idea of SEVENS, and noted in their laws they had cycles of sevens that spanned much more than a week. For example one commandment that they should let their land lie fallow (rest) every seventh year.    Leviticus 25:3-4 “Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.”

Just as the Fourth gives us the command to rest every seventh day and there is even a long Sabbatical of seven-sevens plus one or 5o years, called the Jubilee. For on THAT year, ALL debts were cancelled, all slaves and all prisoners and all lands and property revert back to the original owners!  [Leviticus 25: 8-55]

Now you many disagree and reject this idea of the Jubilee as some crazy left-wing socialist policy, and the Jews must agree, as they have not observed this one for eons! Still, it’s a Biblical unit of time. And things get very interesting when its applied as the measure of time giving in the Daniel’s prophesy of 9:25.

Therefore, if YOU believe the SEVENS refer to the Jubilee cycles, multiply them by seventy you’ll come out with 3,430 years. If the Israelite’s entered the Promised Land and began the First Jubilee cycle in 1415 B.C, as many believe, then this span of time ends in 2016, after adding a year because there is no year 0 between B.C and A.D. Thus no need to cancel your magazine subscription yet!

For the curious this math can be found at, and it sounds pretty convincing, if one knows but a little of the Holy Bible, which sadly is for the most of us, agree?  So why then is the whole world carrying on as if nothing is ever going to happen? Remember the 1999-2000, not to mention the 2012 Mayan calendar silliness? The only thing of importance that happened was the ending of the Printed editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica!

The  primary reason, not to panic, is that moist Bible students would beg to differ with this interpretation of Daniel 9. For one thing, the passage gives a very specific”Starting Time” for when the “Seventy-sevens” are to begin!

Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.  ”

“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven “sevens” and sixty-two “sevens”

The text states that he “Anointed One” will come 69 “sevens”, or weeks. That totals 483 days. Next apply the year tor a day principle in Bible Prophecy [ Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6] That creates a time span of 483 YEARS. We know that the King of Persia gave the decreed to rebuild Jerusalem in 457 B.C. So what event occurred all those 483 years later? Jesus was baptized and began His ministry”Jesus is the anointed One” That has to be one of the most amazing foretelling in the Bible.

NOTE: Your reading of Luke 2 knowing that this Course of Abia happens in our June 20 24th, from there it’s only simple math to apply given information to learn that Christ was conceived around December and born in August and not December 25 the winter/Spring solstice, the Pagan rebirth of the sun-god!  A little  knowledge can prove to be a danger.

However, this is not the whole story yet. The verse in Daniel says  that “He will confirm with many for one “seven”, In the middle of the 70 weeks, its said that the Anointed One will put an end to sacrifice. Three and a half years after Jesus began His ministry, His death did in deed and in fact, put animal sacrifice, within the Temple grounds to and end, for HE the Symbolic Lamb slain, has paid the full sin debts, the death penalty [Romans 6:23} for all, for all time.This interpretation KEEPS the 70 weeks within the overall prophetic time frame, as it was and is written, No human being can nor should pull this out from it’s middle, to set up their own ideology! Yet this is but one of others, that have applied this part and or other parts (the one week–seven years) and placed it in another time zone, as in the seven years for the SECOND-Chance for people after Christ’s return, to get life right for heaven, which finds no fit within Scriptures period!  Thus this ideas hold as much water as a pail with no bottom! Did the Ark open its doors for those who changed their minds when rains began? Or did Thiose in Sodom get a second chance? NO!

Regarding the confusions over the Jubilee time frames of 49 or fifty years, one reason being that none recorded have observed this law since Ezekiel was a lad. Besides why the leap that says this idea of the Jubilee law began when the children of Israel arrived in Canaan, instead of sticking with the literal Reading of the text that says it’s start point is from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem?  Again but another clue or reason for the far too many denominations in Christianity! We have BUT ONE WORD, yet 1,000’s of ideas of human traditions!

Even IF. . if you are willing to overlook the starting date problem, there are scholars who insist that it began in 1406 B.C. which would mean that this world should have ended in 2006, and as usual you and me are that very last ones to find out!

Well, now, did anything of note happen in 2006? Well, one sad event did Steve Irwin the “Crocodile Hunter” died, and in that way the world ended for him, as well as all others who fell asleep and are in the grave.

Yet one of the better reason for all Prophecy, is the question of increasing faith for us all. The simple fact being that about 95% of ALL Bible prophecy has already come to pass, as written, so why doubt the last 5% will not?

However, supposing, just supposing that the end will come in 2016, what would YOU change?  Would YOU spend more quality time with loved ones? Or would you Party-Hardy, right up to the bitter end? OR, as I hope and Pray, you’ll pick up your bible and with much prayer as for the wisdom to be saved, by getting to know your Savior Jesus Christ? Would your priorities change? Would would desire to get to know your Heavenly Father much better? Would you desire to be with them both. . .forever? And be with your loved ones who have passed one? Would you not like to clear your conscience, and repent of all sins and ask in Christ’s name,  for your forgiveness?

None knows the day nor hour, when time as we know it shall be no more, but there’s wisdom in being aware that for YOU and me time can end at any time. even in 2016!

WHY?  No BODY is guaranteed a tomorrow! And NO BODY can repent and seek forgiveness from the grave!


Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”

Note: another Tradition of men bites the dust, unless you accept that we go to heaven not knowing anything! Beside this die and go to your reward, is ignoring Genesis 2:7

 Genesis 2:7″And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Note: DUST + GOD’S BREATH OF LIFE = A LIVING SOUL.  Therefore a soul is NOT any added on feature, it is a living being, which can breath and move at will, thus even a snail is by this standard a living soul! Death only removes the Breath of Life, which returns to He who created it!

 Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”  {Genesis 3:19]

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George Knight’s”How we got the Bible”

My many thanks to G. Knight, a teacher, preacher, and author of more than a few books and articles as this, plus of course Signs of the Times magazine 6/2016.  John B.

All Bible passages are from The King James Revised.

“There are many ‘Religious Books’, that could have made it into the Holy Bible. here George Knight tells us the why there’s only 66.”

NOTE: (JB) Think of these sixty-six books as “Love Letters” from YOUR Heavenly Creator, to serve as a guide on “How to live this smallest possible portion of our total possible existence, and be granted eternal life through Christ Jesus.”—–

 John 14:15-17″ If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

Note: YOUR bible studies, will have your growing love for Jesus, and it’s THIS LOVE, that allows us to surrender to His will, via the Holy Spirit, whom when given YOUR permission daily, will actually change your character to that of more and more like Christ, thus overcoming sin and be heaven bound!


Do YOU know where it came from? Why it contains the 66 books rather than 83 or 102? Why the Roman catholic Old testament has 7 books more than the Protestant, and the Jewish versions?

The development of the Bible was a two-step process. FIRST,, God gave His prophets messages for His people. Some of these messages were recorded as letters, others as law, poetry, history, or visions of the future. Such inspired writings, as Paul noted are—–

2 Timothy 3:15-17 “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

NOTE: Please do not over-look this information: “….from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures…” Therefore our Heavenly Father has given each knowledge that we need the Scriptures, for wisdom and for our salvation, through and by Christ! So why is He so rejected?   To the point, far too much of self–ish—ness!  Too harsh? Is eternal death more kind? JB.

So, the Inspired Writings that we think of as the Bible are for the daily guidance of God’s people!

But, how did the various writings of the Prophets become the Bible that we know today? That question brings us to the second step in the process.


The Bible doesn’t tell us how the Old Books were put together, but we do know that by the time of Jesus, on earth, the Jewish people had collected what they call the Tanakh. which Christians refer to as the Old Testament. Jesus explicitly spoke about that collection  of sacred writings. He told His followers that they could learn about Him through studying”the law of Moses and the prophets and palms…..

Luke 24:44-45 “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,”

NOTE:  Here is THE reason why so many highly educated people, just can not grasp any true understanding of God’ sword, they rely only upon self,and do not pray asking for wisdom to understand, thus they never ever gain a smidgen of faith! It takes faith to accept the Christ raised the dead, agree?           John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

Josephus, a Jewish historian contemporary with Paul, referred to that same three-fold collection of sacred Scripture when he wrote that the Jews had “only twenty-two books, which contain the records of all the past times; which are justly believed to be divine; and of them, five belong to Moses, which contain His laws, and the traditions of the origin of mankind till his death.—-[But from the] death of Moses till the reign of Artaxerxes [423- 415 B.C.] — the prophets—wrote down what was done in their times in thirteen books. The remaining four books contain hymns to God, and precepts for the conduct of human life.”

The three divisions of the Bible that Jesus and Josephus mentioned still form the basic divisions of the Jewish Bible– The Torah (the Law), the prophets, and the writings. And Josephus’s 22 books contains exactly , the same material that make up the 39 Old Testament books found in the Protestant Bibles today! The difference between the Old Testament and Jewish Bible is the books are counted. In the Jewish version, the 12 Minor Prophets are counted as one; the books of the First and second Samuel, First and Second Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah are each thought of as one book; and Ruth and Lamentations are combined respectively with Judges and Jeremiah.

The Jews of the late first Century had other books they considered important, but they did not count them as part of their authoritative biblical writings.. Speaking of these books Josephus wrote, “Our history hath been written since Artaxerxes… but hath not been esteemed of the life authority with the former by our forefathers, because there hath not been an exact succession of prophets since that time.” These nondescript writings became known as the Apocrypha. We will return to them shortly, but first let’s examine the formation of the New Testament.


The bible of early Christian church was the Jewish Bible, that we know as the Old Testament. Other sources of authority in the earliest days of the church were the sayings of Jesus and the letters and the spoken words of the apostles. The apostles were authoritative, in part as they were witnesses to His life and death and His resurrection, and in part because of the workings of the Holy spirit within them, as He led them. Then again, just before Jesus returned to Heaven He passed on His Authority to them with the commission that they teach other all that He had commanded them to do……

 Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Jesus didn’t write any books, but because His followers considered His words very special, various teachers and preachers, passed them along orally. Then, within a few decades of Jesus’ death, the Holy Spirit led Mark, Matthew, Luke and John to collect His sayings and the stories of His actions (especially His death and resurrection)  and developed them into a new type of literature that came to be known as the GOSPELS , which literally means “Good News”.

Eventually, the early church began to regard the counsel of the apostles as having special weight in deciding various issues. Some of that counsel found its way into letters. Paul had no doubt that his letters had authority….

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”

NOTE: If YOU, as I accept God as THE Father-Creator, then in Christ we are ALL brothers and sisters, agree? Should we then not so treat them as such?

 2 Peter 3:15-16 “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. ”

We know, for example, that some of Paul’s letters were circulated to be read before various congregations….

  Colossians 4:16-18 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it. The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. <>

Eventually, the apostolic letters were collected in the same way as the gospels. The first known [today} collection is that of the heretic Marcion (A.D. 140-150). However, Marcion had a theological agenda that conflicted with the teachings of Jesus ……. Cont…

Note: So what else is new? Today we have some 43,000 so-called “Christian” denomination on this earth, thus they cannot ALL the 100% of God’s truth, now can they?

…Cont:… so others began to collect these teachings more accurately. One such is the collection of Muratorian Canon (about A.D.170) listing all the Books found in our New Testament today but for Hebrews, James and I and 2 Peter. But the Muratian Canon also included some books that are not now found in our current Bibles.

Various other canons of the New Testament were developed over the next two hundred years. gradually, a consensus developed on the proximity of the various authors to Jesus and the apostles.. So the continuation of the apostolic authority until the end of time became the major basis for determining the contents of the new Testament.

In A.D. 367. Athanasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, in Egypt, produced our New Testament, produced the first list containing all 27 books of our New Testament and not others. By the end of the fourth century the Christian church had accepted the canon, and ALL branches of the Christian Church— the Eastern Orthodox, the Roman catholic church and Protestant– still regard it as the New Testament.

But… agreement on the New Testament did not mean that there was unanimity on what constituted the Old testament.


This is the most major difference between Catholic Old Testaments, as Rome included the 7 extra books we call the Apocrypha. So, where did these books come from?

Part of the answer is that they are from the Greek translation of the Jewish Bible known as the Septuagint. The Septuagint version of the Old Testament was completed before the beginning of the christian era and was widely used by the writers of the New Testament.

Why, then don;t Protestants accept the Apocryphal books? The main reason is that the Jews never accepted them. In fact, there’s no evidence that the apocryphal books were even a part of the Septuagint, as a Jewish book. In fact, today all copies of the Septuagint that exist today are Christian, rather than Jewish origin. The earliest one dated to A.D. 350- some 500 years AFTER the Septuagint was completed.

Beyond that, Jewish users of the Septuagint, such as Philo of Alexandria (20-50 A.D.), didn’t quote from the Apocryphal books, even though they do from canonical books. Likewise, the authors of the New Testament quote from 19 of the 22 books of the Jewish Bible but NEVER ONCE quote from the Apocryphal books. These books just weren’t considered authoritative by either the Jews or the apostolic church.

However, during the first few hundred years of the Christian era of the Old Testament. Apocryphal books found increasing usage in the western Church. Yet even then they weren’t regarded as canonical in the same sense as the books of the Jewish Bible. They were regarded and accorded as less authoritative that the rest of canon.

The issue came to a head during the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. The Reformers took the Apocrypha out of the Old Testament and placed it between the Old and the New Testaments, thereby proclaiming its status as not canon,though the apocrypha generally appeared in the Protestant Bibles up through the mid-1800’s, Protestant didn’t regard it as part of the Bible.

This Protestant positioning spurred the Roman Catholic Church into action. After all, certain Apocryphal teaching rejected by the Reformers (such as Purgatory) couldn’t be sustained by either the Jewish Bible or the New Testament. In order to protect such teachings, in April of 1546, the fourth sitting of the council of Trent decreed that the Apocryphal books were equal in authority and canonical value to the other books of the Bible. To make it more effective, the council added “If anyone does not accept as sacred and canonical in their entirety all their parts, as they have been accustomed to be read in the Catholic Church and as they are contained in the Latin Vulgate edition, …let him be anathema.”

To a certain extent our acceptance of the Biblical Canon rests upon faith, just as do our beliefs in Creation, Jesus’ incarnation and His resurrection. But that faith isn’t groundless. It is firmly believed that the god who cared enough about His people to inspire the prophets also cared enough about His people to inspire the prophets, also cared enough to preserve for them the sacred texts that contain the information needed for our salvation.

It seems that the position of the earliest Christian church is the safest one to hold, They accepted the books of the Old Testament that the Jews and Jesus both regarded as divinely inspired. They, the apostles accepted only those books that closely related to the apostolic authority and that do NOT contradict the Old testament.

We can be thankful that God cared enough to preserve the most important documents in the History of humankind.

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