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October 11, 2016, 12:06 PM

The Bible, the Word of God!

Text: II 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, throughly furnished unto all
good works.”

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and
admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord.”

II Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Psalm 138:2 “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness
and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”

Great Quotes about the Bible

"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the BIBLE for their only law Book,  and
every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited!   Every member would
be obliged in conscience,  to temperance, frugality,  and industry;  to justice, kindness,  and
charity towards his fellow men;  and to piety, love,  and reverence toward  Almighty  God ...  
What a Utopia,  what a Paradise would this region be" John Adams 2nd President of the United
States

“"So great is my veneration for the BIBLE that the earlier my children begin to read it, the
more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens to their country and
respectable members of society"  John Quincy Adams 6th President of the United States

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” –  George Washington
1st President of the United States

“Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties, write its precepts on your hearts
and practice them in your lives.” –  Ulysses S. Grant

“The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe
its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a
nation.”  – William McKinley

“Education is useless without the Bible.”  – Daniel Webster

“A thorough understanding of the Bible is better than a college education.”  – Theodore
Roosevelt

“That Book (the Bible) is the rock on which our Republic rests.” – Andrew Jackson

“It is necessary for the welfare of the nation that men’s lives be based on the principles of
the Bible. No man, educated or uneducated, can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.”  – Theodore
Roosevelt

“I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired.
I study the Bible daily.”  – Sir Isaac Newton

“Believe me, sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I
go to bed.”  – Douglas MacArthur

“We must not build on the sands of an uncertain and ever changing science…but upon the rock of
inspired Scriptures.”  – Sir Ambrose Flemming

“England has two books; the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made
England.”  – Victor Hugo

“Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people,
none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.” –  Ronald Reagan

“Tell your prince that this book is the secret of England’s success.”  – Queen Elizabeth

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental
basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teaching we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from
Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don’t have the
proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which
does not believe in the right for anybody except the state.”  – Harry S. Truman

“A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides.” –  
Immanuel Kant

“I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and of these eighty-seven were
followers of the Bible.”  – W. E. Gladstone

Jeremiah 2:11 “Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have
changed their glory for that which doth not profit.”

Psalm 11:3 “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for
his own inheritance.”

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

II Timothy 3:16 says the Bible is profitable for:
Doctrine – That’s what’s right
Reproof – That’s what’s wrong
Correction – That’s how to get right
Instruction in righteousness – That’s how to stay right.

Tozer says we will have revival when we learn prayer is no substitute for obedience.  
I know many people who pray, shout, cry, weep, worship, and dance with great fervency.  But they
disregard God’s Book in how to live.

Matthew 7:22, 23 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy
name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then
will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

I Samuel 15:22 “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and
sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and
to hearken than the fat of rams.”

God’s Word is better than science, since God was there at the beginning and created all things

Psalm 119:160 “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments
endureth for ever.”

Psalm 119:128 “Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate
every false way.”

The Bible is Powerful

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a
discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”  
Ephesians 6:17

Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh
the rock in pieces?”

Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so
that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
It is pure and perfect, and forever settled!

Psalm 19:7-11 “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is
sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring
for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are
they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Moreover
by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.”

We need to get back to the Bible.  It cleanses, gives faith, strength, comfort and power.
 
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners,
and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories
are true, and its decisions are immutable.

Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to
direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword and the
Christian’s charter. Here too, Heaven is opened and the gates of Hell disclosed.

Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill
the memory, rule the heart and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully.  It
is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.

It is given you in life, will be opened at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves
the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its
sacred contents.

Psalm 119:9 “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to
thy word.”

Joshua 1:7, 8 “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according
to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to
the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.  This book of the law shall not
depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and
then thou shalt have good success.”
 

 



October 4, 2016, 3:28 PM

The Expanse of God’s Love

Text: II Corinthians 5:14 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that 

if one died for all, then were all dead:”

Jesus died for all men everywhere.  Even the Old Testament saints without Jesus death, burial 

and resurrection were incomplete.

Ephesians 1:10 “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one 

all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him”

Hebrews 11:40 “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be 

made perfect”

Hebrews 10:4 “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away 

sins.”

Hebrews 9:26 “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now 

once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
Romans 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare 

his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”

Jesus died for all.  Eternal punishment will not be God’s fault.  It will be the willful turning 

away from the love of God, that is so expansive, it covers the sins of the world!

John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, 

which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

John 1:9 “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, 

being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they 

are without excuse:”

Acts 17:27, 28 “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find 

him, though he be not far from every one of us:  For in him we live, and move, and have our 

being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

I Timothy 2:6 “Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

II Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is 

longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to 

repentance.”

John 3:16, 17 “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.  For God sent not his Son into 

the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

II Corinthians 5:15 “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live 

unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

II Corinthians 5:19 “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not 

imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”
The will of God is for everyone to be saved!

I Timothy 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Ephesians 3:18 “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and 

depth, and height;”

Breadth – Too everyone
Length – For eternity
Depth – Goes down into our innermost being, the deepest recesses of our heart and spirit man
Height – Heaven!

The Cost

Isaiah 52:14 “As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his 

form more than the sons of men:”

II Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be 

made the righteousness of God in him.”

II Corinthians 8:9 “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, 

yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”

I John 2:2 “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the 

sins of the whole world.”

This our great calling!  Proclaim the good news to all!  It’s available to all now!  But for how 

long?

Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and 

whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake 

which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

 



September 27, 2016, 5:38 PM

The Purpose of Baptism

John 17:11 “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. 

Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as 

we are.”

Romans 6:3, 4 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized 

into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was 

raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of 

life.”

Baptism comes from the Gr. word “Baptizo” which means to “dip” or “dye”.  Other word are to 

“Immerse” or “submerge”.   

Baptism was begun somewhere during the period between the Testaments.  Some say it goes all the 

way back to the Laver in the Tabernacle.  Of course the imagery goes back to Noah’s Flood, 

Abram’s crossing, the coming out of Egypt by the Nation of Israel, and Joshua’s crossing of the 

Jordan.  

Jews used a Mikvah, submerged the candidate, pronounced the name of God over the candidate, and 

the candidate was then given a new name.  Mikvah’s have been found all over the Holy Land.
Baptism was not strange to the NT even before Jesus ministry, as John the Baptist came baptizing 

in Jordan.

Notice, if sprinkling would have been sufficient, John could have just went with a pitcher 

baptizing.  But he had people coming to him.
John’s baptism was evidently predicated on the Messiah coming to remit sins.
Mark 1:4 “John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the 

remission of sins.”

John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, 

which taketh away the sin of the world.”

Of course, once Jesus had fulfilled the Gospel, John’s disciples had to be re-baptized.
Jesus also baptized, or had people baptized during His ministry.  This was a sign of 

discipleship and commitment to Jesus as Messiah.

John 4:1, 2 “When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and 

baptized more disciples than John, (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)”
Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize people after His resurrection. 

Matthew 28:19, 20 “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 alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Mark 16:15, 16 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every 

creature.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be 

damned.”

Luke 24:47 “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all 

nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

John 20:23 “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye 

retain, they are retained.”

Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of 

Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
So this is still the Great Commission today.  Faith in God, repentance, baptism in Jesus Name 

for the Remission of sins, Reception of the Holy Ghost, living for God.

Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of 

blood is no remission.”

Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the 

times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;”

Luke 1:77 “To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,”
So knowledge of salvation includes remission of sins.  This is accomplished by obedience to the 

Gospel which includes water baptism for the remission of sins.

Paul puts it like this:  Galatians 1:8, 9 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any 

other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  As we 

said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have 

received, let him be accursed.”

Baptism has always been a part of preaching the Gospel.  Let’s look at some more Scriptures.
Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were 

added unto them about three thousand souls.”

Acts 8:12 “But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and 

the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”  Acts 8:16 “(For as yet he 

was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)”  This 

shows you must receive the Spirit – He doesn’t come automatically at water baptism.

John 3:5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of 

the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

Acts 8:35, 36 “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto 

him Jesus.  And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, 

See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?”  This shows preaching Jesus includes 

water baptism.

Acts 9:18 Even the great Apostle Paul needed to get baptized.  “And immediately there fell from 

his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.”

Acts 22:16 also about Paul – “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away 

thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”

Acts 10:48 – This shows receiving the Holy Ghost is not enough.  You must be baptized.  “And he 

commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain 

days.”

Lydia, at Philippi was baptized.  “And when she was baptized, and her household…”  Acts 16:15
The Philippian Jailer and his family were baptized immediately in the middle of the night – “And 

he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all 

his, straightway.”  Acts 16:33

Acts 18:8 The Corinthians were baptized “And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed 

on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were 

baptized.”

John’s Disciples were rebaptized.  Acts 19:5 “When they heard this, they were baptized in the 

name of the Lord Jesus.”

In our Text we saw that the Romans were baptized.
The Corinthians had water and Spirit baptism “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but 

ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our 

God.”  I Cor. 6:11

The Red Sea and Shekinah were typological of the New Birth experience.  “And were all baptized 

unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;” I Cor. 10:2

The churches in Galatian were baptized “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ 

have put on Christ.”  Galatians 3:27

The Ephesians knew there was only 1 baptism.  “One Lord, one faith, one baptism,” Ephesians 4:5

The Colossian Church was baptized “Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with 

him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.”  Colossians 

2:12

Water and Spirit baptism were known as foundational doctrines of the early Church.  “Of the 

doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal 

judgment.”

Baptism was typified in Noah’s flood, and saves us.  “The like figure whereunto even baptism 

doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good 

conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:” I Peter 3:21

Titus 3:5 shows the New Birth of both Baptisms.  “Not by works of righteousness which we have 

done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of 

the Holy Ghost;”

Hebrews 10:22 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts 

sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Baptism plays an integral role in belonging to Jesus, and being born again.  It is not an 

option.  It should be done by immersion in Jesus Name.  People not filled with the Holy Ghost 

should then seek the Holy Ghost at that point.  Those that have, should then desire to learn, 

live and obey all the commands of God.  Those preaching another Gospel knowingly are accursed.  

Heaven and Hell choice!

 



September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 1


     There Are 9 Pages To This Syllabus At The Bottom Of Each Page You will Find A link To Each Page.

  Syllabus for Science In the Bible 1                                    1st Semester Fall 2015 
                                                                                                       Instructor:  Steven Waldron
                                                                            Contact Info:  stevenwaldron@att.net 


Purpose:  To show that the Bible is the fount of all scientific knowledge.  While the Bible is not a scientific Book per se, it does show a Designer and Giver of Scientific Laws i.e. God Who created all things in this manner.  Hence the Bible is an accurate rendering in all statements.  This does not preclude certain colloquial statements understood by most, such as “sun rise”, “sunset” etc.  
     So science, properly understood, agrees perfectly with a correct understanding of the Bible.

Facilitation:  This Course will consist of the following –

 
1)    4 two hour Class sessions on Monday and Tuesday Sept. 7 & 8, and again on Oct. 5, 6.

2)     Successfully reading the textbook “Creation Versus Evolution” by Dr. Arlo C. Moehlenpah, affirming the same, and filling in the 

Workbook that goes with the volume.

3)    Writing 2 five page papers on 2 separate topics from the textbook.  1 of the topics can be a general discussion of creationism versus evolution.  No other sources need be sighted, but clear, concise reasoning must be used.

4)    Attendance, in accordance with Indiana Bible College policy, is required.

5)    Along with attendance, notes must be taken in each class.  The notes must be given in hard copy for grading, or sent electronically in a format accessible with a Microsoft based system.
  
Your Final Grade will be given for:  Successfully reading the Textbook, Successfully and adequately completing the accompanying workbook, the two 5 page papers, and the Notebook.  20% is given for each segment.

All work is due in by the end of the business day on Friday, December 4th 2015.
  
Please affirm the completion of the textbook reading requirement on one of the 2 five page papers.   
Science affects us in ways big and small everyday.  We are truly living in the prophesied day that knowledge shall be increased (Daniel 12:4).  But with the help of God, this time of expanded knowledge can lead to an expanded knowledge and distribution of that knowledge about the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.   

                     Study Guide for Science In the Bible 1
     
The Long War Against God – These are books from the 19th Century detailing secular sciences debates with revealed Christianity.

-    This would go back to idolatrous cosmogonies and pantheons dating rather immediately after the fall:  Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Babylonian etc.  Among these would be the Enuma Elish and the Atrahasis Epic.

-    Thales of Miletus, considered to be the founder of modern science, spawned a new realm of exploration and explanation in Classical Greece, but again was met with failure and diversity of guesses and postulations about the realm of “noemea”, that which is real.   Evolution is found among the Greeks, with Democritus and Aristotle, among others.

-    The Romans were more concerned with practical feats, such as engineering, and hence philosophical thought was considered abstract and impractical.  

-    Byzantium, the Islamic world, and the Chinese all had brief flourishes with science, but nothing substantial.

-    The Renaissance of the 1400’s in Europe, among other things, was a desire to find the truth about things, no matter where the investigation took them.  This led to the Reformation.  And the Reformation led to modern science as we know it.

-    The Scientists during the age of discovery, from about 1530-1730, primarily felt they were “thinking God’s thoughts after Him”.  They saw organization in the observable world.  This to them was sufficient evidence for a Designer.  

-    They were then able to discover “laws” of science.  There was a mechanization in the natural world.  Things were repeatable and observable, and hence theories became laws.  Also there was a certain order about things.  If God created this to be so, wouldn’t He act at least somewhat similarly in other fields?  They then could discover His handiwork in vast fields of knowledge, because they knew in a sense how He operated.

-    It is during this time period that the foundation was laid for nearly every discovery that we make use of today.  

-    Christian scientists continued to discover the observable world and its laws, down to the time of Darwin, and with Pasteur and others, beyond Darwin.

-    Today, Darwinism is the Wizard of Oz.  It only operates behind a veil of authority, an edifice of education and degrees.  But behind the curtain are men, who have false bankrupt ideas that are actually destroying mankind.  Abortion, sexual immorality, wars, psyhcobabble, lack of absolutes, amorality, relativity, inverted environmentalism, extreme animal rights, a confusion of origins, racism and a lack of connection with the past are some of the things that are harming our world.     

-      In most of the “Christian” West, Christianity has been labeled anti-science.  But in reality, Science is just the codification and application of the observable world.  And absolute Truth, which Christianity possesses, is the best platform to accomplish that.  When we have Truth, properly utilized, it helps to see Truth in every facet of existence.  

The Scientific Method is:

Hypotheses – An educated guess so to speak.

Test – To see if your hypothesis is correct

 

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September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 2


         

Repeatability – Is the outcome repeatable in similar conditions?  How about variant conditions?  
Theory/Fact is then established.

     Science Today

Science is all around us.  Personal computers, cell phones, wifi, cell towers, lighting, vehicles, the internet – all things that are 10 to 120 years old.  It is 500 miles from Atlanta to Indianapolis.  I make the trip in just over and hour.   And science is expanding.
 

Moore’s Law – Developed about 1965, said that the amount of data on what is now a semi-conductor would double every 2 years.  This has proven true.  We are about to confront the atomic barrier, but even then, necessity is the mother of invention.  Some estimate this could continue another 600 years.

Butter’s Law -  This says that the amount of information that is able to be transmitted over fiber optics doubles every 9 months.

It used to be “Disruptive Technologies” came along every Century or so.  Gunpowder, Printing, certain Architecture, Firearms, Farming Technics, Plumbing etc.  With the age of Discovery, things began moving faster.  Means of Production, Industrialization, the Steam Engine, Locomotives, the Telegraph, the Telephone, Incandescent Lighting and many more caused great social upheavals.  Standards of living, urbanization, disease and cure are some of the results.

Today, we are living in a time of enormous disruptive technologies.  Not disruptive necessarily in the negative.  Rather, they are changing the way life is done.
  
Television changed the home, cultural norms, how people spend their time and the way people think, and even how they are mentally wired.

See   http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/how-tv-affects-your-brain-chemistry-for-the-worst-part-2.html, 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/3603235.stm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2214886/Children-banned-watching-TV-improve-health-wellbeing.html among other copious documentation.

Now people are designated as digital immigrants or digital natives, depending on whether they grew up with easy access to computers or not.  Computers are also having an effect on people's lives.

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/internet-and-computer-addiction.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/shocking-ways-internet-rewires-brain_n_4136942.html

http://www.video-game-addiction.org/boys-and-video-games.html

The world fears robots will take over jobs, and work will disappear.  Where will money come from?
 
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/09/18/phew-the-robots-are-only-going-to-take-45-percent-of-all-the-jobs/

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/when-robots-take-all-the-work-whatll-be-left-for-us-to-do/

Orwell and Huxley’s thoughts on a total police state complete with social engineering seems eerily prescient.

http://www.wired.com/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/
  
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2187602/U-S-Government-secretly-spying-using-civilian-security-cameras-say-Wikileaks.html

Education is being revolutionized.  Energy is being revolutionized.  Transhumanism, the Singularity, seems frighteningly close.  
Drones, the size of mosquitoes, can do numerous things.  Weather modification is here.  Fukishima almost destroyed the Northern Hemisphere.  It still might.  

Warfare with EMP’s, Microwave Radiation, the Finger of God weapon, Lasers, Chemical and Biological weapons, and precision devices of enormous power, among many other weapons, are currently operational.

Science, from food production and so many things, has been used to help mankind.  But as always, mans fallen nature, uses it for bad as well.  

Science in the News Today 
     
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has been caught on video selling body parts.  They harvest these parts in a most brutal fashion.  Planned Parenthood is subsidized with around 550 million dollars per year from us the taxpayer.  Before that we had gruesome baby butcher Kermit Gosnall, who killed 100’s of babies in a grotesque manner. 

The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a racist, eugenicist.  Read “Grand Illusions” by George Grant for more details.

Basically the goal was to kill as many of the minority community and poor, to make the race more fit.  See Charles Darwin.  

When abortion was made legal in the USA in 1973, it was commonly taught that a baby went thru stages from a fish to a human, and that the aggregate fetus was in no way human (known as “Ontogeny recapitulates Phyloogeny).  This, despite the fact, babies looked very human when born prematurely, or extracted another way.  

In 1976 the Science of Fetalogy was born with the development of the ultra sound.  We then had conclusive proof that the object in a mothers womb was in fact human.  

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who co-founded the National Abortion Rights Action League, a huge influential lobbying group that helped legalize abortion, after seeing the evidence, became an ardent advocate for the unborn.

Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe in Roe vs. Wade, also saw the evidence and is now an avid pro-lifer.

 

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September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 3


America, legally, has killed 50 million unborn since that fateful decision.  As a nation, we have blood on our hands. 
 
Now Pro Lifers are able to call abortion proponents “anti- science”, because the science is all on our side.  

 

A brief look at abortion:

Stages of an unborn child

A good website is http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-week-by-week  Also Lifesitenews is great with news from a Pro Life
perspective.

A good medical look at the fact that life begins at conception is here:  Condic, Maureen, MD. When Does Human Life Begin? A Scientific Perspective. The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person. 

Read more: Life in the Womb http://www.whyprolife.com/life-in-the-womb/#ixzz3kubUritx

At 18-24 days a baby’s heart begins to beat.

Week 5 eyes, hands, and legs begin to develop.

At 6 weeks brain waves are detected.  Mouth and lips are forming.

Week 7 eyelids and toes form.  The baby is kicking and swimming.

At 8 weeks the nervous system is very developed, and the baby likely feels pain.  Every organ is in place.  Bones and fingerprints are forming.

At 9 weeks fingernails are forming.  Also, a baby can then grasp things and suck its thumb.

At 11 weeks the baby beginnings breathing amniotic fluid, which it will do until birth.

At 13 weeks, senses are developing.

At 20 weeks, a baby can be startled by a loud noise.

Psalm 139:13-16 “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

Proverbs 31:8 “Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.”

Exodus 21:22, 23 “22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life”

Methods of Abortion

Really, they are too gruesome to describe.  Vacuum and Curettage, Saline, Forceps and Dilation, Partial Birth, Suction Aspiration are some of the methods used.  You can discern what happens.  79.6% of U.S. abortions involve curettage, suction and aspiration.

About 1 million abortions occur in the U.S. each year.  

67% of all abortions are after the 6th week of pregnancy.   Their heart is beating, brain waves are detected, their eyes, hands, and legs are developing, and the child is kicking and swimming by this time.

Racial hygiene, as advocated by Hitler and Sanger is routinely practiced.  Babies with Down’s syndrome, dwarfism and other weaknesses are often aborted.  

Blacks are 3.7 times more likely to have an abortion than non-Hispanic Whites.

New York City’s Black population has had more abortions than births in recent years.

About 35% of women under 45 have had an abortion.

There are approximately 125,000 abortions per day in the world, or about 40-50 million per year. 

National Right to Life is a good organization to fight against abortion.

20 years ago, abortion was deeply ensconced in America.  It still is.  However, popular opinion has dramatically shifted, and now America is firmly pro-life.  Only a small minority favor current abortion laws.  A much larger percentage favor abortion only in very rare circumstances, such as rape, incest, or the life of the mother is endangered.  

The younger the person (above 18), the more firmly pro-life they are statistically.  Hallelujah!

Answering Abortions Toughest Questions:

1)    The baby is a blob of protoplasm.  This is a philosophical argument, but not a scientific one.  Science has shown that life begins at conception.  The embryo is alive.  

2)    A woman should be able to determine what goes on inside her body.  So a teenager can be forced to undergo chemotherapy at the decrees of the state against her wishes, but she can decide what to do with another living being?   Personal responsibility seems to be in order here.  She should have thought about that before bringing a life into the world.

3)    Poverty and sickness – a child shouldn’t have to be born into those climes of life.  Really?  And who makes those decisions?  The state?  A profiteering abortionists.

4)    I believe in freedom and choice.  It’s a baby not a choice.  Freedom does not include the freedom to kill other living things.

5)    The rich want abortions to account for the peccadilloes.  So the poor must have equal access.  If abortion is restricted, only the rich can obtain it.  So only the rich can murder?  This is a terrible argument once the life of a fetus is established scientifically.  

6)    The appeal to uncertainty.  When is the fetus a child?  When it can live outside the womb?  Feel pain?   Heartbeat?  This is a smokescreen which ignores scientific data.

 

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September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 4


7)    What about Rape, Incest, and the Life of the Mother?  I remember when James Dobson was confronted with this.  He said, ok, let’s outlaw abortion except for those cases.  He knew that those accounted for only 1,700 abortions annually, out of around 1 million.  The abortion crowd was shocked.  His point, lets save a million babies per year, then we’ll work on the 1,700.  
     
The pro-abortion crowd looks at a baby as a punishment, instead of the blessing the Bible says it is.  All life is a gift from God.           

Animals have more rights that babies in the womb.  The most dangerous place in America statistically is in a mother’s womb.

How did abortion become legal in the United States?
     
 It was basically 3 people, 4 if you want to count funding.  Thomas Malthus, who wrote “An Essay On the Principle of Population” in 1798, Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood, and Paul Ehlrich who wrote “The Population Bomb” in 1968.  When you count funding, the Rockefeller family must be included.

Memes are viral ideas.  Ideas have consequences.  These people put ideas into the minds of key segments of the population, which led to laws sanctioning abortion.  As it spread thru Academia and the Media, sympathetic stories were recounted, and hypothetical situations were postulated.  As Dr. Nathason describes, statistics were deliberately fabricated in order facilitate the abortion agenda.  Soon, a liberal Supreme Court made it the law of the land.  This is replicated for the legalization for most immorality.

Make no problem or a small problem a huge problem that must be dealt with.

Gain sympathy, using the West’s Christian conscience, or the echoes of it.

Paint the opposition as mean and nasty, while being mean and nasty yourself, but it’s the meme/image that counts, not the truth.
Let the media exaggerate the strength of the position, and downplay the opposition.  Make resistance the “wrong side of history”.

Continue to pressure, until It’s passed. 

Making continued debate divisive, illegal, or fringe. 

This battle is a spiritual battle.  It’s won in the hearts and minds of people.  Focus on winning souls, and the battle will be won ultimately.  Fight on God’s battle field, not the enemies.   

The following is from the Family Research Council, to briefly sum up the scientific proofs for the Pro-Life position:
   
Arguing from Science -The "classic" arguments from the other side are collapsing under the weight of science. "No one knows when life begins" and "It's a blob of tissue" are frankly on the wane, especially in the context of surgical abortion, which is how the vast majority of abortions are done today.[2]

Still, establishing the evidence of the beginnings of human life will ground your argumentation in science, giving you a firm foundation for additional arguments and preempting the charge that you are basing your position on faith or religious belief.

Cite the Facts

Here is a thumbnail sketch of the scientific evidence of the existence of human life before birth. These are irrefutable facts, about which there is no dispute in the scientific community.

At the moment when a human sperm penetrates a human ovum, or egg, generally in the upper portion of the Fallopian Tube, a new entity comes into existence. "Zygote" is the name of the first cell formed at conception, the earliest developmental stage of the human embryo, followed by the "Morula" and "Blastocyst" stages.

Is it human? Is it alive? Is it just a cell or is it an actual organism, a "being?" These are logical questions. You should raise them, and then provide the answers.

The zygote is composed of human DNA and other human molecules, so its nature is undeniably human and not some other species.

The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique from itself, different from any other human that has ever existed, including that of its mother (thus disproving the claim that what is involved in abortion is merely "a woman and her body").

This DNA includes a complete "design," guiding not only early development but even hereditary attributes that will appear in childhood and adulthood, from hair and eye color to personality traits.

It is also quite clear that the earliest human embryo is biologically alive. It fulfills the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.

Finally, is the human zygote merely a new kind of cell or is it a human organism; that is, a human being? Scientists define an organism as a complex structure of interdependent elements constituted to carry on the activities of life by separately-functioning but mutually dependant organs.[8] The human zygote meets this definition with ease. Once formed, it initiates a complex sequence of events to ready it for continued development and growth:

The zygote acts immediately and decisively to initiate a program of development that will, if uninterrupted by accident, disease, or external intervention, proceed seamlessly through formation of the definitive body, birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity, and aging, ending with death. This coordinated behavior is the very hallmark of an organism.

By contrast, while a mere collection of human cells may carry on the activities of cellular life, it will not exhibit coordinated interactions directed towards a higher level of organization.

Thus, the scientific evidence is quite plain: at the moment of fusion of human sperm and egg, a new entity comes into existence which is distinctly human, alive, and an individual organism - a living, and fully human, being.

 

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September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 5


"Pro-choice" responses - Some defenders of abortion will concede the scientific proofs but will argue that the entity in the womb is still not, or not yet, a "person."

"Not a person" is a decidedly unscientific argument: it has nothing to do with science and everything to do with someone's own moral or political philosophy, though that someone may not readily admit it. Here is a good time to recite the scientific proofs, and maybe make a philosophical point of your own: We're either persons or property; and even the staunchest abortion defender will be reluctant to call a human child a piece of property.[

Others may suggest "humanness" depends on something spiritual, like infusion of a soul, but to argue there is no soul until birth or some other time is, by definition, to argue something incapable of proof. Another good time to recite the scientific proofs.

A brief word about the politicization of the definition of "pregnancy." While the science on when life begins is clear, some still claim that "pregnancy" doesn't begin until the embryo implants itself in the lining of the uterine wall, which occurs about a week later. Why? Politics and profit.

If the science on when life begins is clear, why do some organizations claim that "pregnancy" doesn't begin until a week later, at
implantation? The answer: politics and profit.

Acceptance of an implantation-based definition of "pregnancy" would allow abortion providers to mischaracterize pills and technologies that work after conception but before implantation as "contraception," making them potentially less subject to regulation and certainly more accept-able and attractive to consumers. Indeed, two institutes who support legalized abortion have pushed for this type of pregnancy re-definition for decades: the Guttmacher Institute (the abortion research institute originally established by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

If your interlocutor raises this issue, point out that: (1) the word "contraception" literally means "against conception," therefore something cannot be said to be a "contraceptive" if it allows conception, and (2) the fertilization-based definition of pregnancy is still the predominant definition in medical dictionaries today.”

Where do aborted babies go?  Evidence from Scripture seems to indicate they go to heaven.  God has their form in a book, being yet
unformed fully.  But that’s a discussion for another class.

Different Models of Creation

-    Just because someone says they are a Creationists, they don’t necessarily mean the same thing. 
There are basically 2 types of Creationism:  Old Earth and Young Earth.  Here are some sub-modalities within each.  Both types are many
times lumped together under the phrase “Intelligent Design”, though many try to make that an Old Earth only term.

Old Earth Models 

1)    Theistic Evolution – This is basically just a worldly view of science, but says God guided it.

2)    The Gap View – That between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 there is an undetermined gap of time, up to  billions of years.  Many that
hold this view, also believe that there were a vast world before the current creation.  This world was destroyed by what is termed the
“devil’s flood”.  It refers, many times at great length to pre-Adamite civilizations.  They would also say this is where and when Dinosaurs lived, and also megalithic structures of seemingly impossible size for ancient man.

3)    Progressive Creationism – This promoted by Hugh Ross.  He has some influence due to his writing and TV Ministry.  He would
try and bridge the gap between Theistic Evolution and Intelligent Design.  He would say that humanoids existed, but Adam and Eve were the first with souls.  He would deny a universal Flood as well.  It is in reality just another form of Theistic Evolution. 

Young Earth Models of Creation:

1)    6 Indeterminate “Days” of Creation.  This can also lead to old earth Creationism.

2)    Each Day of Creation was 7,000 years.  This is young earth Creationism compared to Billions of years.  

3)    Each Creation Day was 1,000 years.

4)    Each Creation Day was a literal 24 hour day.  This is seemingly the most natural reading of Genesis 1.  Some that hold the Gap 
Theory would also hold to this view also. A phrase such as the evening and the morning were the 1st day etc. The fact of the
interdependence of life upon each other, such as man needs plant life and plant life needs man, bees need flower and vice versa; the half life of the earth’s magnetic field; the disentigration of the Sun and Saturn’s rings; the amount of meteor dust on the earth and the moon; Genetic degradation which is occurring rapidly; and many other observations from science would make this view the most consistent with the data available to us.     

Homosexualty 
     
Homosexuality is a sin.  It is one of the worst types of sin, and abomination against God.  The Bible is very clear about this.

As a matter of fact, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan are under a 70 million dollar lawsuit from a homosexual, claiming hate speech and mental duress.  This is as of July 2015.

 http://guardianlv.com/2015/07/man-files-70m-lawsuit-against-bible-publishers-over-homosexual-verses/

This is also the reason immoral people feel the need to translate the Bible in a more pro-homosexual way,  because honest translations of Scripture identify homosexuality as a horrific sin.
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/queen-james-bible-claims-first-ever-gay-bible_n_2324962.html

Christian leaders and Rabbi’s have been falling prey to the homosexual lobby left and right.  Talk about being conformed to the world!

http://www.gaypentecostals.org/

 

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September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 6


http://www.gaychurch.org/affirming-denominations/

The National Association of Evangelicals, Christianity Today, Wheaton College, several Christian Book Publishers – have all said homosexuality is ok in some form or fashion.

But the Scripture is clear.

Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.”

Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

Romans 1:26-28 “26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”

Mark 10:6-9  “6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

1 Corinthians 6:9 “ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,”

1 Timothy 1:10 “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

Jude 7 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

The first large scale government NHIS study was conducted in July of 2014.  It found that 1.6% of Americans were gay, and another 0.7% felt they were bi-sexual.

Yet according to a recent Gallup poll, Americans felt like the number of gays in the USA was at least 25% of the population.  Amazing what media can do!  Only 4% of Americans guessed the gay population was less that 5%.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/americans-have-no-idea-how-few-gay-people-there-are/257753/

Kim Davis, an Apostolic woman is in jail, because of the homosexual agenda.  A Christian bakery has been fined $135,000.00 in Oregon.  A New York marriage facility has been fined $15,000.00.

And with the laws on the books, this is just the beginning.  Current law makes it seemingly inevitable that Churches will lose their tax exempt status.  Hate Crime law will result in the jailing of preaching against this sin seemingly, as occurs in other Western countries.

But yet, the number of homosexuals in the West is very small.

San Francisco has the largest gay population in the USA.  It is 6%.

In the UK, the gov’t estimates that 1.1% are homosexual, and 0.6% bi-sexual.

In Australia in 2014 1.2% of females identified as homosexual, 1.9% of men.

In France it’s 3.6%

In Ireland it’s 2.7% of men, and 1.2% of women

In Italy it’s 2.4%

In New Zealand it’s 0.9%

 Canada it’s 1.0%

Many countries of the world are vehemently against homosexuality.  When asked whether homosexuality should be accepted in society, the following countries answered No in the following percentages:

Nigeria 98%

Jordan 97%

Senegal 96%

Uganda 96%

Ghana 96%

Egypt 95%

Tunisia 94%

Indonesia 93%

The Palestinian Territories – though not a  country was at 93%

Kenya 90%

Of course homosexuality is almost illegal in Russia and China.  It is illegal in Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as many other muslim countries.  It is illegal in about 79 countries in the world, but only 11 in the western hemisphere.

The mainstreaming of homosexuality was masterfully plotted and executed by 2 Harvard educated persons Hunter Masden and Marshall Kirk in their book “After the Ball”.  Kirk was a psychologist and Masden a Marketer.
 
There is No “Gay Gene” 
    
 After billions spent upon research, and the obligatory trumpeting that a gay gene has been discovered every 6 months or so, the evidence is clear and conclusive to scientists on both sides of the debate:  There is no gay gene.

 

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September 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Science In the Bible 1 Fall 2015 Part 7


Identical twins, with the same DNA – 1 can be gay, and 1 not, showing it is a choice.

Almost all homosexuals undergo at least 1 reversal of orientation in their lifetime.  Most start as heterosexual, then migrate to homosexuality or bi-sexuality (the existence of bi-sexuality also destroys the gay gene theory – which are they?), and then many migrate back to heterosexuality.  

Scientific Studies:
 
 http://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/bryan-fischer/2014/06/17/the-latest-in-scientific-research-there-is-no-gay-gene

http://sourcefed.com/theres-no-gay-gene-says-scientists/

http://www.fathersforlife.org/gay_issues/gay_gene.htm
 
 http://www.wnd.com/2009/05/97940/       - Gay Gene Claim suddenly vanishes – APA revises its statement on homosexuality.

 http://trueorigin.org/gaygene01.php

The following is an excellent succinct description of the subject, invoking Frances Collins – head of the human genome project, and also Simon Lavey, a homosexual scientist who concluded a gay gene did not exist.

“Can someone really be "born" gay? Is there a "gay gene"? Does biology equal destiny?

Clearly, the controversy over this issue is huge in our culture. While gay activists and their allies want us to believe people are "born gay" and that sexual orientation is an unchangeable characteristic like race or eye color, a closer examination of the scientific evidence reveals that the "nature vs. nurture" debate over homosexuality is far from settled.

At best, the evidence for a genetic and/or biological basis to homosexual orientation is inconclusive. In fact, since the early 1990s, numerous studies attempting to establish a genetic cause for homosexuality have not proven to be valid or repeatable – two important requirements for study results to become accepted as fact in the scientific community.Because of this, the current thinking in the scientific community is that homosexuality is likely caused by a complex interaction of psychosocial, environmental and possible biological factors. And the two leading national psychiatric and psychological professional groups agree that, so far, there are no conclusive studies supporting any specific biological or genetic cause for homosexuality.

In sum, there is no scientific or DNA test to tell us if a person is homosexual, bisexual or even heterosexual for that matter. And since nobody is "born gay," it's clear that sexual orientation is, at its core, a matter of how one defines oneself – not a matter of biology or genes.

But what about the studies I've heard about in the media that say people are born gay?

While media headlines and reporting of these studies have given the impression that science is closing in on a "gay gene," it's important to note that each study suffers from significant problems and limitations. And what the researchers themselves have said about their own work is important. Specifically, you should know that their comments have never been fully reported in the press.

Some examples:

•From the 1991 Hypothalamus (Brain) Study, Simon LeVay, who self-identifies as gay, said: "It's important to stress what I didn't find. I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn't show that gay men are born that way, the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate a gay center in the brain."

•And from the 1991 Twins Study, Richard Pillard – also a gay man – admits: "Although male and female homosexuality appear to be at least somewhat heritable, environment must also be of considerable importance in their origins."

•And from the 1993 X Chromosome Study, Dean Hamer – also a gay man – said: "…environmental factors play a role. There is not a single master gene that makes people gay…I don't think we will ever be able to predict who will be gay."

•And from the 2005 Fruit Fly Study, Barry Dickson, the lead researcher, admitted that the understanding of how innate behaviors are genetically determined is "rudimentary at best." He also admitted that the male-male courtship behaviors they observed probably involved "environmental and social stimuli" and that the female-female courtship behavior was abnormal – missing some key steps.

•And what about the 2005 male and 2006 female pheromone studies from Sweden that gay activists claimed were more evidence of a biological basis to homosexuality? (Pheromones are chemicals that can be smelled and are known to influence animal behavior. However, their role in humans is unknown.) Here, it is significant that Ivanka Savic, the lead researcher, said that the 2005 study had nothing to do with proving homosexuality to be biological. And regarding the 2006 study, she said "it is very important to make clear that the study has no implications for possible dynamics in sexual orientation."

•More recently, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, summed up the research on homosexuality saying that "sexual orientation is genetically influenced but not hardwired by DNA, and that whatever genes are involved represent predispositions, not predeterminations" (italics added).7 As a comparison, Collins indicates that the potential genetic component for homosexuality is much less than the genetic contribution that has been found for common personality traits such as general cognitive ability, extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness, aggression and traditionalism.The case for a "gay gene" has simply not been made.

So, do all gay people believe sexual orientation is "fixed" and unchangeable?

Not by a long shot. While it's true that many homosexuals and their allies believe that people are "born gay" and cannot change, there exists a surprising – and not insignificant – minority of gays and lesbians who recognize that sexual orientation is, in fact, flexible. For example, Kate Kendell, director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, argued in the gay magazine, Frontiers, that sexual orientation is not fixed. And lesbian columnist and psychotherapist Jackie Black has said that sexuality is not static. Further, lesbian author Camille Paglia argues that homosexuality is not normal and that it is an adaptation, not an inborn trait.

 

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