May 3

Bats are Birds?

“And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the kite, the falcon of any kind, every raven of any kind, the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind, the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl, the barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture, the stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

(Leviticus 11:13-19) ESV

People have found some ingenious reasons to reject the truth of the Bible. There are some others which aren’t ingenious, not by a long shot.

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The Ends of the Earth

God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

(Job 28:23-25) KJV

If you want to believe that earth is flat no one’s going to stop you. However nothing in the Bible, either in the meaning of words or in the context of passages, requires you to believe that earth is flat and has an edge.

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

(Proverbs 17:24) KJV

The proverb above has a familiar ring to it. How about this for comparison?

All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing.

– Master Yoda

This isn’t talking about the edge of a flat earth, it’s talking about someone who lets his or her mind wander off into… the Star Trek universe of SciPop.

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What is Life?

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

(Genesis 1:20-23) KJV

The biological definition of life and what the Bible describes as living aren’t the same thing. This is important to know as we see how the process of creation unfolded. Biology is the foundation of secular humanism.

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