Mark 10
Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
Jesus teaches about riches, eternal...
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Pastor Dave Kooyers
Valley Bible Fellowship
Box 433
Boonville CA 95415
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Let’s read Mark 10:1-12
• Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
• Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
• Jesus teaches...
Matthew 19:3-12, Mark 10:4, DIVORCE
• Matthew 5:31 "It
was said,
'WHOEVER SENDS
HIS WIFE AWAY,
LET HIM GIVE HER
A CERTIFIC...
To see my Matthew 19 PowerPoint on DIVORCE,
just copy and paste the link below
• http://www.slideshare
.net/dkooyers/matth...
Matthew 19:3,
• Matthew 19:3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him
and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his ...
Matthew 19:3, For Any Reason At All
• Matthew 19:3 …"Is it lawful for a man to divorce
his wife for any reason at all?"
• ...
Matthew 5:31-32, Divorce
• Matthew 5:31 "It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS
WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF
DIVO...
Mark 10:6, No “The God” In Some Mss
• ESV CSB NKJ KJV NAS NAU ...creation, God MADE...
• NAS Mark 10:6 "But from the begin...
Mar 10:6, No, ho theos, "God")
• NET Notes (Mar 10:6)
• 12 tc Most MSS have ὁ θεός (ho theos, "God") as the explicit subje...
Mark 10:8, Become One Flesh
• Mark 10:8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH …
• Is often quoted in weddings;
• Janice Reese...
Mark 10:8, A
Really Becoming
One Flesh
Wedding
Matthew 19:4 Mark 10:6, We Evolved
From Monkeys?
• Mark 10:6 "But from the
beginning of creation,
God MADE THEM MALE
AND F...
Mark 10:6, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT
Population And The Age Of The Earth
• “How long have people been living on the Earth? T...
Mark 10:6, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT
Population And The Age Of The Earth
• statistical 2.4 children per family. We will fini...
WORLD POPULATION, By Dan Payne
• We as people are no different than our ancestors, but the times in which
we live are. It ...
WORLD POPULATION, By Dan Payne
• If you were to convert the text above into a “hockey stick” graph,
you would see a line t...
Let’s read Mark 10:13-16
• Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
• Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
• Jesus teache...
Mark 10:13, Children Brought To Him
• Mark 10:13 And
they were bringing
children to Him so
that He might
touch them; but
t...
Mark 10:14, Children
• Mark 10:14 But
when Jesus saw this,
He was indignant
and said to them,
"Permit the children
to come...
Mark 10:14, Children
• Mark 10:14 …"Permit the children to come to
Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God
belongs ...
Mark 10:15, Like A Child
• Mark 10:15
"Truly I say
to you,
whoever
does not
receive the
kingdom of
God like a
child will
n...
Mark 10:15, Like A Child
• Johnny's Mother looked out the window and
noticed him "playing church" with their cat. He
had t...
Let’s read Mark 10:17-31
• Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
• Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
• Jesus teache...
Who Says God Is Good?
• Hebrews 6:18 …it is impossible for God to lie…
• Psalm 5:4 For You are not a God who takes pleasur...
Who Says God
Is Good?
• Mark 10:18 And Jesus
said to him, "Why do
you call Me good? No
one is good except God
alone.
• Sta...
Solid Ground
by Stand To Reason March April
2012 by Greg Koukl,
Who Says God
Is Good?
Solid
Ground by Stand To
Reason March April 2012 by
Greg Koukl, Who
Says God Is
Good?
Mark 10:19, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT,
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THE BIBLE
• Matthew 23:24 “Ye blind guides, which strain out a gn...
Mark 10:19, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT,
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THE BIBLE
• nearly identical to the word for camel. The verbal hu...
Mark 10:21, All That You Possess
• Mark 10:21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him
and said to him, "One thing you la...
Mark 10:21, Stewards, Wealth
• Do you suppose that if Jesus had $100,000 and a 401k,
and knowing that there are kids starv...
Mark 10:21, Treasure
• Mark 10:21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and
said to him, "One thing you lack: go and s...
Mark 10:21, Treasure
• Mark 10:21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love
for him and said to him, "One thing you lack:
go and s...
Mark 10:21, Compassion On The Poor
• Psalm 72:13 He will have compassion on the
poor and needy, And the lives of the needy...
Mark 10:21, Compassion On The Poor
Mark 10:25, Camel
• Mark 10:25
"It is easier
for a camel
to go
through the
eye of a
needle than
for a rich
man to
enter th...
Mark
10:25,
Eye Of
A
Needle
Mark 10:25, The Eye Of A Needle
• Is Jesus saying that rich people can't go to heaven?
• The word "needle" is not a place,...
Matthew 19:24, Eye Of A Needle
• The Archaeological Study Bible says, “As illustrative as these
theories are, they in fact...
Ken Davis says it’s funny
Mark 10:25 It’s
Not About Money
• Pastor Jeremiah Steepek
(pictured upbove)
transformed himself
into a homeless person
and...
Mark 10:25, So Drop Your Predjudices
• He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was
filling with peo...
Mark 10:25, So Drop Your Predjudices
• “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are
blessed by my Fat...
Mark 10:25, So Drop Your Prejudices
• After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told
them all what he ...
Mark 10:27, All Things Are Possible
• Mark 10:27 Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people
it is impossible, but not with ...
Mark 10:31,
First Will Be Last, And The Last, First
• Mark 10:31 "But
many who are
first will be last,
and the last,
first...
Let’s read Mark 10:32-34
• Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
• Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
• Jesus teache...
Mark 10:33, He Predicts The Cross
• Mark 10:33 saying, "Behold, we are going up
to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be
d...
Mark 10:33, The Third Time In Mark
• Mark 8:31 And He began to teach them that the
Son of Man must suffer many things and ...
Let’s read Mark 10:35-45
• Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
• Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
• Jesus teache...
Mark 10:35, They Want A Blank Check,
The Staff Of God
• Mark 10:35 James and John, the two sons of
Zebedee, came up to Jes...
Mark 10:35, Moses Had The Staff Of
God
• Exodus 4:20 So Moses took his wife and his sons
and mounted them on a donkey, and...
Mark 10:45, A True Servant
• Jesus is our perfect example of a perfect servant!
• Some estimate that one person in five in...
Let’s read Mark 10:46-52
• Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12
• Jesus teaches about children, 13-16
• Jesus teache...
Mark 10:46, Bartimaeus
• Mark 10:46 Then they came to Jericho. And as He was
leaving Jericho with His disciples and a larg...
Mark 10:46, Bartimaeus
• Mark 10:46 …a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of
Timaeus…
• The Aramaic root refers to "so...
Mark 10:46, Bartimaeus
• So, we have poor a blind beggar, unclean,
disrespected, cast out, accursed under the Law,
son nam...
Mark 10:49, Take courage, stand up!
• Mark 10:49
And Jesus
stopped and
said, "Call him
here." So they
called the
blind man...
THE END
• Take courage, stand up and keep your eyes open for the
soon return of Jesus!
• QUESTION FOR THE DAY
• Dear Compass,
• In a recent GML you mentioned that the Bible indicates that the world is
about 60...
Mark 10:25,
• Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured upbove) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 ...
Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl,
Who Says God Is Good?
Mark 10:18, God Alone Is Good
• Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you
call Me good? No one is good except God alon...
Revelation 9:16, Population Explosion
• The Christ in Prophecy Journal
• Today's Technology Foretold in the Bible
• Posted...
Revelation 9:16, Population Explosion
• Believers: Prepare to Be Taken, Not to Stay!, By Dan Payne
• WORLD POPULATION
• We...
Matthew 19:4 Mark 13:19, 10:6,
Population And The Age Of The Earth
• Matthew 19:4 And He answered and said, "Have you not ...
God Created Male And Female
• Mark 10:6 "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.
• TODAY'S CREA...
Scientist Error Dishonesty
• TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT
• HUMAN FEET OF CLAY
• inEvolution's Mistakes
• Listen
• Matthew 5:37...
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  • A view of volcanic sputtering on Stromboli Island in Italy, December 1982.PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • Matthew 5:31-32 Deuteronomy 21:10-14, 22:19, 29, 24:1 1 Corinthians 7:11-20 Mark 10:2-12
  • Matthew 5:31-32 Deuteronomy 21:10-14, 22:19, 29, 24:1 1 Corinthians 7:11-20 Mark 10:2-12
  • The Net Bible note,Matthew 19:3
  • Mark 10:8 1 Corinthians 6:16 Ephesians 5:31 Matthew 19:5, Become One Flesh Janice Reese, Kingston, Oklahoma. Christian Reader, "Rolling Down the Aisle."
  • Psalm 78:63 Song of Solomon 3:11 Luke 12:36 John 2:1
  • Matthew 19:4 Mark 10:6, We Evolved From Monkeys?
  • Matthew 19:4 Mark 13:19, 10:6, Population And The Age Of The Earth
  • Matthew 19:4 Mark 13:19, 10:6, Population And The Age Of The Earth
  • DLK saved Word doc. under , apologetics, creation science, Human population explosionBelievers: Prepare to Be Taken, Not to Stay!, By Dan PayneWORLD POPULATION
  • DLK saved Word doc. under , apologetics, creation science, Human population explosionBelievers: Prepare to Be Taken, Not to Stay!, By Dan PayneWORLD POPULATION
  • Luke 18:16 Mark 10:13 Matthew 19:13, Children Were Brought To Him
  • John 1:12 Mark 10:14 Luke 11:13, Children
  • Scanned; Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good? Romans 1 Timothy 4:4 Luke 18:19 Gen 1:31 Hebrews 6:18 Romans 2:15 Mark 10:18 Psalm 5:4, God Alone Is Good
  • Scanned; Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good? Romans 1 Timothy 4:4 Luke 18:19 Gen 1:31 Hebrews 6:18 Romans 2:15 Mark 10:18 Psalm 5:4, God Alone Is Good
  • Scanned; Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good? Romans 1 Timothy 4:4 Luke 18:19 Gen 1:31 Hebrews 6:18 Romans 2:15 Mark 10:18 Psalm 5:4, God Alone Is Good
  • Creation Moments · PO Box 839 · Foley, MN 56329 · USA Creation Moments via mail201.atl21.rsgsv.net Psalm 91:5 Exodus 20:14 Leviticus 20:10 Deuteronomy 5:18 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Romans 13:9 James 2:11 Matthew 23:24,
  • Creation Moments · PO Box 839 · Foley, MN 56329 · USA Creation Moments via mail201.atl21.rsgsv.net Psalm 91:5 Exodus 20:14 Leviticus 20:10 Deuteronomy 5:18 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Romans 13:9 James 2:11 Matthew 23:24,
  • 1 Corinthians 13:3 Acts 2:45 Mark 10:21 Luke 18:22, All That You Possess
  • Zephaniah 1:13 Haggai 2:7 Matthew 6:24 Proverbs 3:9 2 Chronicles 1:11 Psalm 49:6 1 Peter 4:10 Ezekiel 7:11 Luke 16:11 Matthew 19:21 Mark 10:21 Luke 18:22 1 Corinthians 4:2, 13:3, Galatians 2:10 Romans 15:26
  • 2 Peter 3:10 Luke 12:21
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20 2 Timothy 1:14 Mark 10:21 John 1:12, Treasure
  • Ecclesiastes 5:8 Isaiah 3:14 Mark 10:21 John 12:8 1 Corinthians 13:3 Galatians 2:10 James 2:3 Luke 14:13 Proverbs 10:15 Psalm 72:13, Compassion On The Poor
  • Ecclesiastes 5:8 Isaiah 3:14 Mark 10:21 John 12:8 1 Corinthians 13:3 Galatians 2:10 James 2:3 Luke 14:13 Proverbs 10:15 Psalm 72:13, Compassion On The Poor
  • Leviticus 11:4 Deuteronomy 14:7 1 Samuel 15:3 Jeremiah 2:23 Mark 10:25, Camel
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • Matthew 19:24 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25, The Eye Of A Needle
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • James 2:2 Mark 10:25 Luke 6:24 Matthew 25:34,
  • James 2:2 Mark 10:25 Luke 6:24 Matthew 25:34,
  • James 2:2 Mark 10:25 Luke 6:24 Matthew 25:34,
  • James 2:2 Mark 10:25 Luke 6:24 Matthew 25:34,
  • Luke 13:30 Mark 10:31, First Will Be Last, And The Last, First
  • Habakkuk 2:1 1 Samuel 12:7 Job 33:5 Jeremiah 46:4 Philippians 4:1 1 Peter 5:12 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Jude 1:24 1 Thessalonians 3:8 Luke 11:32 Mark 10:49, Stand UpElephants performing the long mount signal the end of the show, March 1972.PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • James 2:2 Mark 10:25 Luke 6:24 Matthew 25:34,
  • Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good? Romans 1 Timothy 4:4 Luke 18:19 Gen 1:31 Hebrews 6:18 Romans 2:15 Mark 10:18 Psalm 5:4, God Alone Is Good
  • 1 Timothy 4:4 Luke 18:19 Gen 1:31 Hebrews 6:18 Romans 2:15 Mark 10:18 Psalm 5:4, God Alone Is Good
  • DLK saved Word doc. under , apologetics, creation science, Human population explosion
  • Mark 10, Population and the age of the earth, last will be first, God alone is good, stand up, camel, treasure, God created male and female, scientist error dishonesty

    1. 1. Mark 10 Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52 A view of volcanic sputtering on Stromboli Island in Italy, December 1982. PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
    2. 2. BIBLE IN FIVE Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 http://www.slideshare.net/dkooyers www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave Matthew 10:8 …Freely you received, freely give. These Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are provided "for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-15). To help Christians to "to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ." So that "we are no longer...tossed here and there...by every wind of doctrine." They may be downloaded and modified free of charge.
    3. 3. Let’s read Mark 10:1-12 • Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 • Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 • Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 • Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 • Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 • Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52
    4. 4. Matthew 19:3-12, Mark 10:4, DIVORCE • Matthew 5:31 "It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE';
    5. 5. To see my Matthew 19 PowerPoint on DIVORCE, just copy and paste the link below • http://www.slideshare .net/dkooyers/matthe w-19-jesus-is-tested- concerning-divorce- jesus-is-asked-about- heaven-judea-beyond- the-jordan-divorce-for- any-reason-become- one-flesh-what-about- remarriage-eye-of-a- needle-count-the-cost
    6. 6. Matthew 19:3, • Matthew 19:3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" • The Net Bible note is, “The question of the Pharisees was anything but sincere; they were asking it to test him. Jesus was now in the jurisdiction of Herod Antipas (i.e., Judea and beyond the Jordan) and it is likely that the Pharisees were hoping he might answer the question of divorce in a way similar to John the Baptist and so suffer the same fate as John, i.e., death at the hands of Herod (cf. Mat 14:1-12). Jesus answered the question not on the basis of rabbinic custom and the debate over Deu 24:1, but rather from the account of creation and God's original design.”
    7. 7. Matthew 19:3, For Any Reason At All • Matthew 19:3 …"Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" • The question of divorce was the basis of a huge rabbinic debate for a long time. • Center of the meaning of “indecency in her”; • Deuteronomy 24:1 "When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house,
    8. 8. Matthew 5:31-32, Divorce • Matthew 5:31 "It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE'; • Jeremiah 3:8-10 "And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce… • Deuteronomy 21:10-14, 22:19, 29, 24:1 1 Corinthians 7:11-20 Mark 10:2-12 Matthew 19:3-12 • Divorce in never called sin in Scripture, Divorce is not on any of the lists that condemn to hell (1Cor 6:9, Rev 21:8), God provided for it, and God divorced Israel.
    9. 9. Mark 10:6, No “The God” In Some Mss • ESV CSB NKJ KJV NAS NAU ...creation, God MADE... • NAS Mark 10:6 "But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. • NET Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of creation he made them male and female. • YLT ...creation, a male and a female God did make them; • BGT Mark 10:6 ἀπὸ δὲ ἀρχῆσ κτίςεωσ ἄρςεν καὶ θῆλυ ἐποίηςεν αὐτούσ· • BYZ Mark 10:6 ἀπὸ δὲ ἀρχῆσ κτίςεωσ, ἄρςεν καὶ θῆλυ ἐποίηςεν αὐτοὺσ ὁ θεός.
    10. 10. Mar 10:6, No, ho theos, "God") • NET Notes (Mar 10:6) • 12 tc Most MSS have ὁ θεός (ho theos, "God") as the explicit subject of ἐποίησεν (epoieÒsen, "he made"; A D W Θ Ψ ¦1, 13 Û lat sy), while the most important witnesses, along with a few others, lack ὁ θεός ( B C L Δ 579 2427 co). On the one hand, it is possible that the shorter reading is an assimilation to the wording of the LXX of Gen 1:27b where ὁ θεός is lacking. However, since it is mentioned at the beginning of the verse (Gen 1:27a) with ἐποίησεν scribes may have been motivated to add it in Mark to make the subject clear. Further, confusion could easily arise in this dominical saying, because Moses was the previously mentioned subject (v. 5) and inattentive readers might regard him as the subject of ἐποίησεν in v. 6. Thus, both on internal and external grounds, the most probable wording of the original text here lacked ὁ θεός. • 13 sn A quotation from Gen 1:27; 5:2.
    11. 11. Mark 10:8, Become One Flesh • Mark 10:8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH … • Is often quoted in weddings; • Janice Reese relates that, “My husband was performing a wedding, and I was the organist. Everything went smoothly until the end, when he forgot the line, "You may now kiss the bride." The awkward silence was broken by me trying to cue my husband with kissing noises. It got his attention, but it didn't sink in. • Afterward he told me he thought I was picking an unusual time to flirt with him.” • (1 Corinthians 6:16 Ephesians 5:31 Matthew 19:5)
    12. 12. Mark 10:8, A Really Becoming One Flesh Wedding
    13. 13. Matthew 19:4 Mark 10:6, We Evolved From Monkeys? • Mark 10:6 "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. • Matthew 19:4 And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
    14. 14. Mark 10:6, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT Population And The Age Of The Earth • “How long have people been living on the Earth? The evolutionist says two million years. The Bible-believing Christian says about six thousand. Who is right? • Statistically, a couple must have 2.1 children to keep a population at the same level. In practice, this means a minimum of three children per family. Let us suppose for a moment that the biblical account of the Genesis Flood in which just eight people survived is true. Let us further suppose that each family from this point in history had 2.4 children on average. This very modest number will take into account all the deaths through infant mortality, plagues and war. How long would it take to reach today’s world population? Surprisingly, the answer is just less than five thousand years. This figure fits nicely into known historical records. • Now suppose we take the evolutionary view that mankind has been on this planet for two million years and we begin with two people – or eight, it will make little difference – and they also had the
    15. 15. Mark 10:6, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT Population And The Age Of The Earth • statistical 2.4 children per family. We will finish up with a number so impossibly large that the universe itself would not hold them! Aware of this problem, the textbooks explain it away by speaking of “population stability throughout this time.” This is nothing short of an appeal to a miracle! Frankly, the biblical account is far more believable. Notes: Cleone H. Weigand. “Morality Remains the Best Way to Stem Population Growth.” Milwaukee Journal, April 14, 1985
    16. 16. WORLD POPULATION, By Dan Payne • We as people are no different than our ancestors, but the times in which we live are. It is of no small consequence that the world population is exploding like a giant volcano. The current world population is approx. 35 times greater than it was at the time of Christ. (Most demographers estimate that the world population was approx. 200 million during the time of Christ. Currently, world population is estimated to be 7.2 billion and rising.) • .2 billion in A.D. 40 • .3 billion in 1000, (960 years later) • .5 billion in 1500, (500 years later) • 1 billion in 1804, (304 years later) • 2 billion in 1927, (123 years later) • 3 billion in 1960, (33 years later) • 4 billion in 1974, (14 years later) • 5 billion in 1987, (13 years later) • 6 billion in 1999, (12 years later) • 7 billion in 2011, (12 years later)
    17. 17. WORLD POPULATION, By Dan Payne • If you were to convert the text above into a “hockey stick” graph, you would see a line that appears as fairly flat and level near the bottom of the graph, moving from left to right. The line would represent the steadiness of world population from the time of Christ until about the Middle Ages, when you would see the line start to curve slightly upward. Then around the early 1900s, the line rockets straight up, like it's on its way to the moon. (Just do an Internet search for “world population graph.”) • We can no longer make calculations based on how much untouched fertile land is available on earth and determine how much each family of the world could be given to live on. (Example: Take the total number of square miles of fertile land and how many acres fit into each square mile on the earth and then divide that by the total number of people on earth to calculate that each person would have x amount of land to live on.) The land is not free. The days of homesteading are long gone. • http://www.raptureready.com/soap/payne15.html
    18. 18. Let’s read Mark 10:13-16 • Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 • Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 • Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 • Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 • Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 • Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52
    19. 19. Mark 10:13, Children Brought To Him • Mark 10:13 And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them.
    20. 20. Mark 10:14, Children • Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
    21. 21. Mark 10:14, Children • Mark 10:14 …"Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. • Believe it or not, some have tried to justify infant baptism based on this verse. • This verse has absolutely nothing to do with baptism. Whether you sprinkle, dunk, or dry clean. Baptism is not in this verse. • Infant baptism comes from the pagan roots of Roman Catholicism.
    22. 22. Mark 10:15, Like A Child • Mark 10:15 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.“
    23. 23. Mark 10:15, Like A Child • Johnny's Mother looked out the window and noticed him "playing church" with their cat. He had the cat sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water. She called out, "Johnny, stop that! The cat is afraid of water!“ • Johnny looked up at her and said, "He should have thought about that before he joined my church."
    24. 24. Let’s read Mark 10:17-31 • Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 • Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 • Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 • Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 • Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 • Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52
    25. 25. Who Says God Is Good? • Hebrews 6:18 …it is impossible for God to lie… • Psalm 5:4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You. • Psalm 73:1 …God is good to Israel… • 1 Timothy 4:4 …everything created by God is good… • 3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. • Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. • Luke 18:19 …No one is good except God alone.
    26. 26. Who Says God Is Good? • Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. • Stand To Reason, March/April 2012 by Greg Koukl answers this question.
    27. 27. Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good?
    28. 28. Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good?
    29. 29. Mark 10:19, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT, THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THE BIBLE • Matthew 23:24 “Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!” • Some Christians give others the idea that Christianity is a dull and joyless faith, and that God is stern and humorless. But God is the One Who created humor. For example, did you ever hear of the Bug Bible? Published in 1551, the Bug Bible got the name when, for some unexplainable reason, “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night” from Psalm 91:5 was printed as, “Thou shalt not be afraid of any buggies by night.” Human error was also presumably responsible for The Wicked Bible, published in 1717. The Wicked Bible got its name because the word “not” was left out of one of the Commandments, leaving the Commandment to read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” One of the most amusing word plays was by Jesus Himself and is found in Matthew 23:24. Here Jesus warns hypocrites about straining at gnats and swallowing camels. In Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke, the word for gnat is
    30. 30. Mark 10:19, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT, THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THE BIBLE • nearly identical to the word for camel. The verbal humor, which is an excellent way of teaching, produced a simple slogan that was easy for the common man to remember: “Blind guides, who strain out a galma, and swallow a gamla!” • Despite occasional human printing errors, we can be sure that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. And despite God’s sincere earnestness in calling us to Himself, we can also be sure that He created humor. Notes: Dr. Crypton. “Mathematics in the Bible.” Science Digest, May 1985, p. 78. Photo: Close-up of the error in The Wicked Bible.
    31. 31. Mark 10:21, All That You Possess • Mark 10:21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." • Luke 18:22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” • Televangelists would have said, “Sell all and give to me” • I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess. Martin Luther
    32. 32. Mark 10:21, Stewards, Wealth • Do you suppose that if Jesus had $100,000 and a 401k, and knowing that there are kids starving in China, and Africa, He would be concerned with; • What kind of car should I buy? Or how many bathrooms should I get in my new house? • 1 Corinthians 4:2 In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. • 1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. • Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; • Zephaniah 1:13 Haggai 2:7 Matthew 6:24 Proverbs 3:9 2 Chronicles 1:11 Psalm 49:6 Ezekiel 7:11 Luke 16:11 Matthew 19:21 Mark 10:21 Luke 18:22 1 Corinthians 13:3, Galatians 2:10 Romans 15:26,
    33. 33. Mark 10:21, Treasure • Mark 10:21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.“ • Build your nest in no tree here…for the Lord of the forest has condemned the whole woods to be demolished. Samuel Rutherford • 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. • 1 Timothy 6:18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
    34. 34. Mark 10:21, Treasure • Mark 10:21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." • Ray Bradbury says, “Treasure this day, and treasure yourself. Truly, neither will ever happen again.”
    35. 35. Mark 10:21, Compassion On The Poor • Psalm 72:13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save. • Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty. • John 12:8 "For you always have the poor with you
    36. 36. Mark 10:21, Compassion On The Poor
    37. 37. Mark 10:25, Camel • Mark 10:25 "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
    38. 38. Mark 10:25, Eye Of A Needle
    39. 39. Mark 10:25, The Eye Of A Needle • Is Jesus saying that rich people can't go to heaven? • The word "needle" is not a place, it is not capitalized in the Greek so it actually means "a sewing needle." That's why the disciples were astonished. The Jews, rightly believed that if you were good, God would bless you. So, if you were rich, you were blessed. When Jesus used this impossible illustration, they remarked, "Then who can be saved?“ They got it, He’s saying it’s impossible. • It’s not just difficult, but impossible, for a rich man to be saved. It is also impossible for anyone else to be saved, apart from God's grace. Only God can give a new heart, only God can forgive sins. • The context rules out any interpretation of “the eye of a needle” meaning “a narrow gate, restricting entrance, and making it very difficult to get in. Where you had to lay down your burdens, humble yourself, kneel, and squeeze in.” • The disciples and Jesus understood this as impossible not difficult, Mark 10:26 …"who can be saved?" Mark 10:27… “With people it is impossible…”,
    40. 40. Matthew 19:24, Eye Of A Needle • The Archaeological Study Bible says, “As illustrative as these theories are, they in fact diminish the force of Jesus' words. The point is not that salvation is difficult without God but that it is impossible without him. Jesus contrast of the largest animal known in Palestine with the smallest of holes created a vivid and memorable illustration. The fact that modern day gates have been so named can most likely be attributed to the influence of this and similar statements within the Talmud and the Koran. In other words, the term "needle’s eye gate" most likely did not precede the teaching; rather, the popularity of the term evidently came about because of the teaching.… Bible readers do not do well to beware of legendary, pseudo – archaeological interpretations, which can be quite misleading and even distort or undermine the true meaning of a Biblical text."
    41. 41. Ken Davis says it’s funny
    42. 42. Mark 10:25 It’s Not About Money • Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured upbove) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.
    43. 43. Mark 10:25, So Drop Your Predjudices • He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service....only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food....NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him. • As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation........"We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek"....The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.....The homeless man sitting in the back stood up.....and started walking down the aisle.....the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him....he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment....then he recited
    44. 44. Mark 10:25, So Drop Your Predjudices • “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
    45. 45. Mark 10:25, So Drop Your Prejudices • After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning...many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.... he then said....Today I see a gathering of people......not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples...when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week.......Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.” • DLK added; James 2:2 For if a man comes into • your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in • fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man • in dirty clothes,
    46. 46. Mark 10:27, All Things Are Possible • Mark 10:27 Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God." • With God all things are possible is another one of the most abused verses in the entire Bible it goes right along with God changes not. This does not mean that God will violate his own will, His own nature, or His very word. He has said that He will do nothing except that which He reveals; Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.
    47. 47. Mark 10:31, First Will Be Last, And The Last, First • Mark 10:31 "But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.“ • Luke 13:30 "And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.“
    48. 48. Let’s read Mark 10:32-34 • Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 • Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 • Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 • Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 • Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 • Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52
    49. 49. Mark 10:33, He Predicts The Cross • Mark 10:33 saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles. 34 "And they will mock Him and spit upon Him, and scourge Him, and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again."
    50. 50. Mark 10:33, The Third Time In Mark • Mark 8:31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. • Mark 9:31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.“ • Mark 10:33
    51. 51. Let’s read Mark 10:35-45 • Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 • Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 • Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 • Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 • Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 • Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52
    52. 52. Mark 10:35, They Want A Blank Check, The Staff Of God • Mark 10:35 James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.“ 36 And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?” • How would you like to have God’s blank check, or “The Staff Of God”? • John 14:13 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
    53. 53. Mark 10:35, Moses Had The Staff Of God • Exodus 4:20 So Moses took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses also took the staff of God in his hand. • Exodus 7:9… 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh… • John 15:16 …whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. • 1 John 5:15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
    54. 54. Mark 10:45, A True Servant • Jesus is our perfect example of a perfect servant! • Some estimate that one person in five in the first century was a slave. The reasons included war, poverty, birth, or capture. So, Jesus’ teaching to "be a servant" would have gone across the grain of all those wishing to be a ruler, or first. • So when Jesus washed their feet in John 13:12-15 and, “…He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? 13 "You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 "If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” • Jesus chose to become a servant because He loved us so much. He showed us His love by humbling Himself and serving others, even to the cross.
    55. 55. Let’s read Mark 10:46-52 • Jesus teaches about marriage/divorce, 1-12 • Jesus teaches about children, 13-16 • Jesus teaches about riches, eternal life, 17-31 • Jesus teaches about His crucifixion, 32-34 • Jesus teaches about ambition vs. service, 35-45 • Jesus heals Bartimaeus, 46-52
    56. 56. Mark 10:46, Bartimaeus • Mark 10:46 Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. • 924 Βαρτιμαῖος Bartimaios {bar-tim-ah'-yos} • Meaning: Bartimaeus = "son of Timaeus" … • Origin: of Aramaic origin 01247 and 02931… • 01247 bar (Aramaic) {bar}, Meaning: 1) son • 02931 tame' {taw-may'}, Meaning: 1) unclean, impure 1a) ethically and religiously… • So, the Aramaic root refers to "son of unclean, impure" • Let’s look at the Greek…
    57. 57. Mark 10:46, Bartimaeus • Mark 10:46 …a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus… • The Aramaic root refers to "son of unclean, impure" • The Greek “the son of Timaeus” • 5090 Τιμαῖος Timaios {tim'-ah-yos} • Meaning: Timaeus = "unclean" or "highly prized“… • That’s quite a difference! Because whereas “tame” means unclean, the Greek = • <5090> Τιμαῖος Timaios • Meaning: 'highly prized,' Timaeus, an Isr. • Origin: prob. from 5091… • <5091> τιμάω timao, Meaning: to fix the value, to price • Origin: from 5092… [honor(16), honored(1), honors]
    58. 58. Mark 10:46, Bartimaeus • So, we have poor a blind beggar, unclean, disrespected, cast out, accursed under the Law, son named Bartimaeus, = "son of unclean, impure,” who calls out to Jesus. • Then he is described in the N.T. Greek as “the son of Timaeus” or “highly prized” or “son of honor.” • That’s quite a difference! • This should remind you of someone else. • At least your pastor was unclean, separated, impure, blind, without hope, unable to see Jesus. Then I heard Him, called out to Him, and by His grace was healed.
    59. 59. Mark 10:49, Take courage, stand up! • Mark 10:49 And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him here." So they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you."Elephants performing the long mount signal the end of the show, March 1972.PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
    60. 60. THE END • Take courage, stand up and keep your eyes open for the soon return of Jesus!
    61. 61. • QUESTION FOR THE DAY • Dear Compass, • In a recent GML you mentioned that the Bible indicates that the world is about 6000 years old. I'm not positive, but haven't we found dinosaur bones dating much further back than 6000 years? I'm really perplexed by the issue of dinosaurs and prehistoric man in general. I've never heard anyone address this. How do we explain this as Christians? • ANSWER: • Many, if not most, people believe that there is scientific proof that the world is billions of years old, but it is simply not true. For starters, we believe the Bible is one hundred percent accurate; therefore, we can trust what Jesus said over any scientist. And Jesus said the earth started with two humans, not two rocks that evolved into humans. • from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. —Mark 10:6 But when faced with purportedly "scientific evidence" that the world
    62. 62. Mark 10:25, • Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured upbove) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service....only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food....NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him. As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation........"We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek"....The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.....The homeless man sitting in the back stood up.....and started walking down the aisle.....the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him....he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment....then he recited “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning...many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.... he then said....Today I see a gathering of people......not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples...when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week.......Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others. • DLK added; James 2:2 For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
    63. 63. Solid Ground by Stand To Reason March April 2012 by Greg Koukl, Who Says God Is Good?
    64. 64. Mark 10:18, God Alone Is Good • Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. • Romans 2:15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, • Psalm 5:4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You. • 3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
    65. 65. Revelation 9:16, Population Explosion • The Christ in Prophecy Journal • Today's Technology Foretold in the Bible • Posted: 13 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT • By Nathan Jones • I'm pretty jazzed by our latest "Bible Prophecy Insights" video — Episode 4: Technology Foretold. Its message so clearly reveals that the technological signs of the times, like a bright flashing neon sign, point out how very soon Jesus Christ is returning. • What's a "Bible Prophecy Insights" video? It is a video illustration where you get an awesome insight into Bible prophecy — in just one minute! These specially produced, computer animated videos are designed to be shared all over the Internet, drawing people to the outright amazing promises God has for all of us who are believers. I think of them as fancy fishing lures sent out to attract people who have never considered Bible prophecy, with the hope that they will be drawn into a deeper study of God's Word on our website at lamblion.com. • Watch "Bible Prophecy Insights" on lamblion.com, YouTube and other social networks. If you'd like an HD copy for your sermon or study, visit sermonspice.com. • Eight Signs of Technology • People are always surprised when I tell them that as Bible prophecy foretells future events, it also reveals some interesting circumstances that would require modern technology for these events to occur. Here are some examples: • 1) Increase in Knowledge — Daniel 12:4 reads, "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase." These words were spoken to Daniel when he asked for an explanation of some of the end time prophecies that had been given to him. In short, he was told that the prophecies would not be understood until the time came for them to be fulfilled. We must be living in that time because the rapid pace of modern scientific discovery is enabling us to understand Daniel's prophecies for the first time. • 2) Transportation — Again, the context is from Daniel 12:4 concerning the "time of the end."The closer we get to the return of Jesus, the more people will travel faster and farther. Stop and think of how we traveled just a single century ago. We've traded our horses in for automobiles, speedboats, jets, and rockets. • 3) Mark of the Beast — Revelation 13:16-17reveals that the Antichrist will control all buying and selling in the Tribulation economy. How does he achieve this? He does so by requiring his name or number to be put physically on each person's forehead or right hand. What kind of technology could enable such a mark? Likely tattoos with magnetic ink and readers, or possibly an RFID chip. And most certainly computer networks, e-commerce and the Internet will play a part. • 4) World Evangelism — Jesus in Matthew 24:14 declared, "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."Technology is playing a big part in evangelism today and will continue to do so during the Tribulation. The whole world will even witness the death and resurrection of the Two Witnesses at the mid-point of the Tribulation. That means mass communications devices such as satellites, cell systems, cameras, television and the Internet. • 5) Image of the Antichrist — Revelation 13:13-15reveals that an image made in the likeness of the Antichrist will be given the appearance of life and be able to cause "fire to come down from heaven." We live in the only time when this could be done with modern technology, utilizing pyrotechnics or lasers for the fire and robotics or holograms for the "living" image. • 6) Population Explosion — Revelation 9:16 and 14:20 contain prophecies that at the end of the Tribulation the decimated world population will still be able to produce a two hundred million man army that originates from the East and marches to their slaughter at Armageddon. That is possible only because of the exponential population growth of today. And what has produced that? Medical technology. • 7) Nuclear Weapons — Nuclear weapons are strongly suggested in horrific descriptions of future calamity such as "their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet"(Zechariah 14:12), "the sky receded like a scroll" (Revelation 6:14-15), and "men will faint from terror... for the heavenly bodies will be shaken" (Luke 21:26). With tens of thousands of nuclear bombs sitting unused, their time is short until launching. Complex technologies such as heavy metal refinement, nuclear plants, and inter-continental ballistic missiles for deployment are involved. • 8) Limits on Technology — The events of the Tribulation also give us an indication of just how far technology can be allowed to go, and it's not that much farther. Take for example the fact that rare earth metals vital to the construction of today's technologies are quickly running out. Or consider the fact that future events prophesied in the Bible involve all people, but only people on this earth. That pretty well makes it clear that we will not be colonizing any moons or planets in the near future. Plus, the destruction of infrastructure and power grids along with solar disruption by the end of the Tribulation may reveal why the soldiers at Armageddon are pictured as using horses and primitive weapons. Man's technology, along with most of the earth, will have been decimated. • We live in a time like no other, where dizzying strides in technology make end times scenarios finally a reality. Jesus is coming soon! • You are subscribed to email updates from The Christ in Prophecy
    66. 66. Revelation 9:16, Population Explosion • Believers: Prepare to Be Taken, Not to Stay!, By Dan Payne • WORLD POPULATION • We as people are no different than our ancestors, but the times in which we live are. It is of no small consequence that the world population is exploding like a giant volcano. • The current world population is approx. 35 times greater than it was at the time of Christ. (Most demographers estimate that the world population was approx. 200 million during the time of Christ. Currently, world population is estimated to be 7.2 billion and rising.) • • .2 billion in A.D. 40 • .3 billion in 1000, (960 years later) • .5 billion in 1500, (500 years later) • 1 billion in 1804, (304 years later) • 2 billion in 1927, (123 years later) • 3 billion in 1960, (33 years later) • 4 billion in 1974, (14 years later) • 5 billion in 1987, (13 years later) • 6 billion in 1999, (12 years later) • 7 billion in 2011, (12 years later) • • If you were to convert the text above into a “hockey stick” graph, you would see a line that appears as fairly flat and level near the bottom of the graph, moving from left to right. The line would represent the steadiness of world population from the time of Christ until about the Middle Ages, when you would see the line start to curve slightly upward. Then around the early 1900s, the line rockets straight up, like it's on its way to the moon. (Just do an Internet search for “world population graph.”) • We can no longer make calculations based on how much untouched fertile land is available on earth and determine how much each family of the world could be given to live on. (Example: Take the total number of square miles of fertile land and how many acres fit into each square mile on the earth and then divide that by the total number of people on earth to calculate that each person would have x amount of land to live on.) The land is not free. The days of homesteading are long gone. • http://www.raptureready.com/soap/payne15.html
    67. 67. Matthew 19:4 Mark 13:19, 10:6, Population And The Age Of The Earth • Matthew 19:4 And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, • Mark 10:6 "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. • TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • POPULATION AND THE AGE OF THE EARTH • inCreation • Listen • Genesis 1:28 • “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it…” • How long have people been living on the Earth? The evolutionist says two million years. The Bible-believing Christian says about six thousand. Who is right? • Statistically, a couple must have 2.1 children to keep a population at the same level. In practice, this means a minimum of three children per family. Let us suppose for a moment that the biblical account of the Genesis Flood in which just eight people survived is true. Let us further suppose that each family from this point in history had 2.4 children on average. This very modest number will take into account all the deaths through infant mortality, plagues and war. How long would it take to reach today’s world population? Surprisingly, the answer is just less than five thousand years. This figure fits nicely into known historical records. • Now suppose we take the evolutionary view that mankind has been on this planet for two million years and we begin with two people – or eight, it will make little difference – and they also had the statistical 2.4 children per family. We will finish up with a number so impossibly large that the universe itself would not hold them! Aware of this problem, the textbooks explain it away by speaking of “population stability throughout this time.” This is nothing short of an appeal to a miracle! Frankly, the biblical account is far more believable. • Prayer: • Jesus, it was through You that all things, including us, were made. When we withdrew our love from God and cut ourselves off from Him through sin, You came to our rescue. How can I ever thank You enough? Amen. • Notes: • Cleone H. Weigand. “Morality Remains the Best Way to Stem Population Growth.” Milwaukee Journal, April 14, 1985.
    68. 68. God Created Male And Female • Mark 10:6 "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. • TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • WERE YOU A FISH? • inAnimals • Listen • Romans 1:25 • “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” • In 1866, Professor Ernst Haeckel, a German zoologist and strong supporter of Darwin, published his theory that every developing embryo recapitulates all the previous evolutionary stages of its species. So the human embryo began as a fish with gills, then became frog-like, and so on until at the ninth month it wasfully human. The real embryologists of his day investigated Haeckel’s claims and discovered that he had faked some of his drawings to fit his theory! That should have been the end of Haeckel’s theory then and there. • Unfortunately, the theory became more important than the facts in the minds of Darwin’s followers, and it has been paraded as prima facie evidence for evolution in every school biology textbook since 1866! The facts are that this theory was discredited and rejected decades ago by the scientific community while even the Encyclopedia Britannica wrote the theory off as being of “little significance.” Only recently, after exposure of this anti-scientific idea by creationists, have some textbooks now stopped using embryology as evidence for evolution. Nevertheless, it continues to be used as “scientific” justification for abortion, and this, too, needs to be exposed to the light of God’s truth. • Prayer: • Father in heaven, it is especially easy even for Your people to fall into inadvertent worship of the creation in place of the Creator in our materialistic age. Help me to root this sin out of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. • Notes: • Photo: Haeckel’s discredited embryo illustrations are still in some school textbooks.
    69. 69. Scientist Error Dishonesty • TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • HUMAN FEET OF CLAY • inEvolution's Mistakes • Listen • Matthew 5:37 • “But let your communication be, Yea, Yea; Nay, Nay: For whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” • It is a common perception that scientists are totally objective and impartial in their search for the truth. If a scientist says so, it must be true! Even among themselves, leaders of their field are jokingly referred to as the “high priests of science.” • But many scientists will willingly admit that they are just as fallible and just as prone to bias or even dishonesty as anyone else. The 19th century scientist – Charles Babbage (a creationist by the way) – did an analytical study of the problem of fraud in science. He found that there are three basic types. Scientists can and do record observations that never took place. A second type of fraud is to ignore those observations that don’t fit the average. A third type is called “cooking” – where only the data that fits the expectations is used and the rest discarded. Scientists today are under pressure to resort to any of these forms of fraud to continue to obtain research grants, or maintain status before their peers. • All this means that scientists are just as human and prone to the same motivations in their work as the rest of us. Not all scientists are frauds, just as not all car mechanics are dishonest. But science is not some open door to absolute truth. Nor can it judge the truth of God’s Holy Word. • Prayer: • Dear Father, I face many temptations to be “just a little less than honest.” I ask Your help that I may always think and deal with others honestly, recognizing that You are the only Source of all truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. • Notes: • H.R. Clauser, “Temptation and Sin in Research,” Research Management, p. 44. Portrait: Charles Babbage.
    70. 70. BIBLE IN FIVE Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 http://www.slideshare.net/dkooyers www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave Matthew 10:8 …Freely you received, freely give. These Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are provided "for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-15). To help Christians to "to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ." So that "we are no longer...tossed here and there...by every wind of doctrine." They may be downloaded and modified free of charge.

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