4-22-14 Drawn to Christ

4-22-14 Drawn to Christ
John 12:32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.
What draws you to Christ? A lot of things draw me to Christ and sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by what it is as I was not expecting to be drawn to Christ in that moment. I love Ohio’s Amish country and love to leisurely tour it in my roadster with the top down. One day a few years ago, as I started towards Amish country, I started praying that the Lord give me an artist’s eye and my prayer was answered for that day. My roadster turns really sharp and I made u turn after u turn that day to go back and get a picture. How I wish I had an artist eye all the time as I saw a lot of little things that day that I would normally not notice.
One picture was of a really big work horse leaning right up against a barb wire fence and ignoring the barbs as he grazed on the green lush grass on the other side of the fence. Another was of a chicken flock that had just been moved to a grassy field along with their house which was mounted on a wagon so it could be moved from time to time. I noted how content those chickens appeared and that is one of the reasons I buy cage free eggs. Getting Christ involved in that day made for a great day and we all should work harder at letting Christ be in all of our days.
We just celebrated Easter three days ago and it was really joyful at our church and later with our extended family. Isn’t it sad to think some people are not drawn to Christ even at Easter! One of the things that helps keep me drawn to Christ is pondering His sovereignty with the realization that I can have a personal relationship to the creator of everything who is sovereign over everything! To think that I was on His mind while he hung on the cross is very humbling.
Please ponder this. The same creator saw us before he created the world and sustains us in it. He even wrote our names in the book of life before the universe was created and can erase our names from it. To sustain us, He holds our world and universe together (Colossians 1:15-18). We are fearfully and wonderfully made as David tells us in Psalm 139. The same Psalm informs us that He is so in love with us that He knows everything we will do before we do it! Before we came to be, He saw us in the atoms we were made from. A cell is so complicated that it is beyond the realm of probability that one cell could come out of the primordial soup without Christ creating it and then to think Christ replaces about a trillion cells a day in each of us to replace those we lose each day.
Christ is sustaining us each day in ways we cannot begin to comprehend. As John Muir, who pondered nature to the point he would climb a big tree and tie himself to it so he could experience a fierce Sierra Mountain storm as the tree did, said everything is tied to every other thing. When I saw that statement in a museum, I wanted to shout yes and it is Jesus Christ the creator and Lord of all that ties everything together! Not only is Christ sustaining the over six billion people on earth, he is loving and caring for everything he created. Everything is really all about Jesus so let us praise Him today.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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4-15-14 The Downfall of America’s Leadership

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool
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Something happened last week that rattled a lot of Americans and I think I know why. Brendan Eich was forced out as Chief Executive Officer of Mozilla, home of the well known browser, Firefox, because back in 2008 he had donated to an organization against same sex marriage. He was crucified in the liberal media and had to go. It mattered not that he had the same views as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008 as they ran for president since they are darlings of the liberal media and that fact went unreported in the liberal media because it did not serve their agenda to report it.
I am somewhat surprised by conservative Americans like Fox News Governor Huckabee being shocked at the depth of the unfairness America’s Christians are now beginning to see almost daily. Just as the Bible has said all along, this is Satan’s World and it is becoming more evident as the weeks go by. This should have been expected when America rebelled and began turning away from Christianity way back in 1962-3 when prayer and then the Bible were removed from public schools.
America should now be able to clearly see there was a rebellion and outright assault on the bastion of American wisdom and freedom, the Bible and adherence to it, but evidently they still do not understand it and so their consternation at these unfolding events from America’s ongoing rebellion will continue until they understand that America did rebel and that rebellion has consequences as the Bible shows from beginning to end!
Jesus Christ, The Great Governor of the Universe, has tried to steer America away from rebellion by showing America their rebellion in America’s spiritual problems like ramped up crime, loss of freedoms at every turn, divorce, venereal decease, teenage pregnancy, child pornography and on and on. One of the reasons America has not seen our rebellion is because Christ’s church has missed it for the most part. One exception is J. Vernon McGee in his 3/27/14 sermon from 40 years ago (1974?). Please listen to it at http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/thru-the-bible-with-j-vernon-mcgee/listen/ America’s rebellion came out of liberal policies and since Christ’s church now chooses to not be involved in politics because that would make the church divisive; how would America know what happened?
If America never comes to the understanding there was a rebellion, what reason would there be for repenting for the rebellion? It also looks like unfavorable statistics showing the rampant spiritual problems since the early sixties in America are disappearing from view. Unless Christ’s church in America awakes to America’s rebellion and the resulting spiritual damage and calls for repentance, I see little hope of repentance and the revival America so desperately needs occurring before the end times.
Ron Madison E book on America’s rebellion, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen available at Amazon and other places clearly shows this. This post and other post are at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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Job 28:10 He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious

Job 28:10 He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious

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4-8-14 America and Christ Part 5: America’s Misplaced Faith

As I read American history, I am frequently angered by the cowardly acts of military leaders and others and wonder how America ever succeeded in becoming one of the Lord’s highly blessed top nations just as the Lord promised Israel in Deuteronomy 28:1-14. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 11, that Israel was to be an example to other nations and our founders got the message. Can I prove this? I don’t have to prove it because America’s founders have already proved it!
Before the Obama administration, America was widely respected as the world’s leading power. Now America seems to be losing respect daily. America won our independence from England in 1783 but it wasn’t until the end of the War of 1812 that America had England’s respect. The English burned the White House after America beat itself while attacking Canada; but, then America won battles over Britain all over the place in Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, the Northwest, New Orleans and while Britain had hundreds of ships, America’s little fleet won significant victories over them.
Considering all this, just how was it America became the world power it was? If Jesus Christ is the answer and always has been and always will be the answer and always will be the Great Governor of the Universe created through him and which he now rules, why would anyone be so ignorant as to turn against him and try to be successful in their own flesh? Psalm 2 teaches us the Lord laughs at those who try!
America became a world powerhouse because our founders and leadership, for the most part, placed their trust in Jesus Christ until our rebellion in 1963. I don’t need to prove America rebelled either because statistics on the decline of America’s moral values prove it. Crime, divorce, loose sexual morals, child abuse, stat scores, ethical problems, loose morals of political leadership, and on and on, all prove it. 1962 and 63 is when America’s Supreme Court thumbed their noses at the Lord and said we will no longer follow your ways and took prayer and then the Bible out of public schools which were established to teach Christianity! You can find more about all this in my e book, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen.
Just about every decision in early America was a step in faith beginning with the Christians that came to America searching for a home free of persecution. In 1641 after the Pilgrims, Puritans and others were here, they met to form a loose federation and stated whereas we have all came into these parts for the same ends and means which is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ! Please consider that statement, for an example of anything resembling our federal government. Later, the Lord was called on by these men as they wrote the Declaration of Independence and designed our government around our Constitution, which our founders considered a miracle of God.
At almost every turn America stepped out in faith in our Lord. They were not afraid to take on the mighty nation of England with no Army or Navy because of their faith. When they did form the armed forces they relied on faith to provide the provisions, weapons and pay. The men who enlisted suffered greatly with improper clothing in harsh winters while subsisting on low rations as they waited for promised pay and then many served well beyond their enlistments because of patriotism. I marvel at how we ever won our independence and we couldn’t have without Christ’s help. George Washington often gave our Lord the credit for victory and for saving his life. He said it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Lord.
Now that America’s leadership relies on scheme after scheme of men even as America tries to remove Christianity from everything, America has no right to then expect the prosperity, peace and protection we had before our rebellion. To expect better results from the practice of the same old schemes of men and never learning over and over defines stupidity!
Let us look at some scripture regarding what is happening to America:
A. John 8:36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Man’s schemes to set us free to practice what the Bible states are sins or abominations enslaves us not frees us. There is no freedom in enslavement to Satan’s ways because punishment comes from the Lord for following Satan’s ways.
B. The Lord’s blessings come from following His ways. That is why Deuteronomy 28’s first fourteen verses of promises of blessing if Christ’s ways are followed are then followed by 53 verses of curses if you do not follow his ways! Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
C. America is suffering because we follow the flesh. Keep in mind a nation is a collection of men. Romans 8:5-8 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
D. The Lord will again bless America in mighty ways if America repents and seeks His favor again. Romans 8:28 and 31: -we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God and If God is for us, who is against us?
In this five part series I have tried to show America our rebellion against Christ’s ways, America’s miracle of doubling production in five years during World War II when Christ was with America, how life was easier for Americans before our rebellion, how America cannot prosper unless we return to Christ and lastly how faith in men’s schemes cannot help America. What is happening in America is a tale of supreme tragedy and America’s story gets more tragic by the day as one would expect from over 55 million abortions among other things.
The choice has never been clearer. Repent and return to Christ and proper or stay on our current path of rebellion and America’s tragic story will get worse by the day.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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4-1-14 America and Christ Part 4

Part 4: America Cannot Prosper Without Returning to Christ
What a tragic day it was for America when our Supreme Court acted in ignorance, ignored all precedence, made an announcement and in essence, thumbed their noses at Jesus Christ and said we will no longer follow your ways and those of our founders and then took prayer and the Bible out of public schools. They did this even though public schools were established by our founders to teach Christianity and the Bible because they are necessary supports of good government. Those on the Supreme Court who made this decision had no appreciation of the sovereignty of the great Governor of the Universe, Jesus Christ Almighty like those who went before them who did fear the Lord.
Had these supposed intellectuals on the Supreme Court the understanding that all the history of Israel in the Old Testament is meant to teach us who follow (I Corinthians 10:1-6, 11) and if they knew of all the success and prosperity with kings who followed the Lord’s ways and failure and suffering with bad kings who would not follow God’s Word and had they knowledge of the Lord’s promises to people and nations who follow Christ’s ways, would these liberal intellectuals still have taken prayer and then the Bible out of public schools? The sad answer is that being subject to the delusion of Satan they would have! And the proof is that they have done that very thing over and over. There is no better evidence that we live in Satan’s world than to review the history of how liberalism is destroying America, a nation that was blessed in every way by following Christ’s ways as promised all nations in the first 14 verses of Deuteronomy 28.
There is a lesson for America in the vivid history of Israel’s blessings and curses in the twin books of the Old Testament (Kings, Chronicles, Samuel) and the promises of blessings or curses in Psalm 2, Leviticus 26, and Deuteronomy 28. America became the top nation in the world; but, in no way replaced Christ’s favored nation of Israel, just as promised in Deuteronomy 28:1 and 13 for following the Lord’s ways. Now that America is on the way down, other nations no longer have the respect for America that they once had. Witness how startled America was when Russia invaded Crimea in an effort to re-establish the old Soviet Union and other world mockeries of a once strong and proud America.
Psalm 2 tells us the Lord laughs at nations who refuse to follow the Lords ways in verse 2 and 4 and then in verse 12 we have this: Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him! Only fools would anger Christ by trying to remove Christ from anything.
Let us look at this scripture from Colossians 1:15-17: 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. This scripture and other scripture tell us there is absolutely nothing that Christ over looks in His sovereignty over us to bless us as he is a very loving Lord who died for each of us. He loves us enough to give us free choice in choosing His blessings or curses. Let’s look at a few of these:
A. Prosperity
Deuteronomy 28:1 and 13 promise that nations who diligently do all the Lord commands will be above all other nations and that they will always be at the top and never at the bottom. He even financed his new nation of Israel with the gold of Egypt in Exodus 11:1 and 2 and in Exodus 12:36 it tells us: thus the Israelites plundered Egypt! What more proof could you ask for than by America following the Lord’s ways; America became the most prosperous and free nation on earth!
B. Weather
Isaiah 51:3 Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody. Do you know the Lord is greening up Israel now and making the desert productive again. Here is a link to an awesome video by Amir Tsarfati from September 8, 2013 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlKTKRfimNQ As I write this I am listening to this video for at least the fourth time. Please do not miss it, it is very entertaining. Please understand this: the Lord is not doing this for Israel’s sake but for the sake of His name, His Word(John1:14) and to prove His sovereignty! See Ezekiel 36:6-11, 22, 33-35.
C. Protection
America now has so many enemies trying to destroy us that we are frantically trying to find them. The Lord promises that he will protect nations who follow His ways. There are many places in scripture where this can be seen. I think the best place is in Deuteronomy 28:1and 13, where the Lord promises those nations who follow his ways will always be at the top and never under any other nation. In other words if nations follow the Lords ways they are invincible! I refer you to Part 2 America’s World War II Miracle as one example of this. Another example is in Judges 7. After the Lord finally convinced Gideon to lead a force against the huge camp of the Medians, of 135,000 men, the Lord said you have too many men and might boast it was by your power that you had victory so he had Gideon send home all those who were afraid and all but 10,000 of the 33,000 men went home. The Lord said you still have too many and finally when they were down to 300 men the Lord said that is enough and it was!
The above three examples are just a tiny sampling of the ways God blesses nations as the Bible is full of examples. My book America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen has much more about all of this.
The tragedy of America is that once prayer and the then the Bible were removed from public schools, the electorate of America no longer knows that God’s Word instructs us to elect men who fear God to be over us. Isn’t it obvious by now that leaders who push for things like abortion and approval of lifestyles God’s Word condemns do not fear God? These same leaders think people who do not adhere to the principals in God’s Word should share in the blessings God gives those who do adhere to the principles in God’s Word. In others words, they insist on having control of the blessings God gives righteous people and that is an abomination as the government workers keep most of the money!
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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3-25-14 America and Christ Part 3: Life Was Easier in Christ’s Nation

Psalm 111:2 Great are the works of the LORD;
They are studied by all who delight in them
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As we continue comparing America before and after America’s rebellion from Part 1 and America’s World War II’s Miracle in part 2; today, in Part 3, we will compare my experience before and after the rebellion. As you read what follows, please note that my experience was not at all unusual before America’s rebellion and I don’t know any other way than showing you my experience.
Last week, we looked at how with the Lord’s help, America basically doubled all production in the five years between mid 1940 and early 1945. Liberals then predicted disaster when the war spending stopped but this disaster never occurred, which is another sign of the Lord blessing His nation of America that still choose to be a Christian nation under God. I was so impressed with government and all the opportunity just before America’s rebellion that I asked those around me if they felt the same way. Most said the best years were in the period after the war in the early 1950’s. Following the war years, there was great prosperity in America as we were blessed by the Lord.
Here is what my experience was just before America’s 1963 rebellion as I started my post military service working career. When I was first married in August of 1958, I was working for a food chain in Iowa and with my marriage; I received a raise to a dollar an hour and worked about 60 hours a week. I knew there wasn’t much opportunity where I was so I started a search of where in America I would like to live and where the opportunity was. It was remarkable that I had so many choices as I wrote to chambers of commerce in several areas of America. Having liked California where I was stationed at the end of my stint in the Navy, I decided to head to Southern California and try to get into aerospace. I then took a jet engine correspondence course to help qualify me for work in aero space. After arriving in Southern California, I found work at North American Aviation’s Autonetics Division at the end of January 1959.
My jet engine correspondence course turned out to be a $600 waste of time and money and that left me with only $300 to move to California! I had to wait for applications to be processed everywhere I applied before I got a job offer. Staying at an aunt of my wife got so tiresome we had to get an apartment before I had a job. By then, we only had $13 to make it through two weeks before I got my first check. I bought gas at a gallon a time towards the end as gas was about 28 cents a gallon and food was anything but plentiful with our limited money.
With my first job, I found myself in the midst of the Cold War’s intercontinental missile race helping to make Minuteman 1’s inertial guidance sets among other things. Minuteman 1 was to be America’s first line of defense with missile electronics turned on all the time and ready to go. They were in silos at strategic sites in the continental states. I started at labor grade 2, which was one step above a janitor and by August of 1965 had progressed through the 17 hourly labor grades and was at salary grade four. I would get promoted and about the time my pay check caught up with my promotion, I would receive another promotion. My division went from 7,800 people when I hired in to well over 40 thousand, some say over 50 thousand. Huge layoffs in aerospace began in the late sixties when America was at the end of the moon race and as America was fighting the Vietnam War and the war on poverty at the same time. America chose not to win one and could never win the other!
By then I had been promoted to working with suppliers in several Midwest and eastern states and Canada obtaining high reliability parts*. I was too busy to worry about being laid off and when I looked up, all the country club people making a lot more than I were all gone! My new boss said you are one of my best people and way under paid and I received a raise on a raise on a raise and wound up making 27% more just as Nixon put on wage and price controls! It was suggested a few times that I should ask for a raise but I always figured my work should speak for itself.
I marveled at how well government and utilities worked and their cost when I moved to Southern California. In 1961, I bought the median priced home in America for $13,650 dollars. It was 1100 hundred square feet on a slab with a two car garage, I ½ baths and two car garage on a 60 x 100 foot lot with a 20 year conventional mortgage. By then, I could make the house payment and taxes on one weeks check. Utility payments were pretty much nuisance payments at about $4 each for gas, water, electricity, and phone service. I marveled at how the water came all the way from the Colorado River and was so reasonably priced that some people would wash their cars using a hose without a nozzle and the water would run the whole time. A year or so later, I could make the house and tax and one weeks groceries out of one check and I marveled at that. After 48.5 years of work and socialistic government, I couldn’t come close to doing that!
I also marveled at the service we received from the government before the rebellion. Mail was delivered twice a day. Garbage was picked up twice a week. If you went on a vacation, the police would come and check your house twice a day and they would walk into your gated back yard to check everything. I was in front of my house when I saw a policeman come out of the backyard of a neighbor’s house with a puzzled look and he asked me if I would come over. We went in the backyard and he asked me if the houses interior looked normal as he thought it had been trashed in a burglary. I said I think it looks normal for that family as I had seen a lot worse. We lived on a long street of neat houses with mothers at home with their kids and only one woman worked at a job and she worked as a secretary of a church!
My biggest marvel was that I had choices of five junior colleges and two state colleges within fifteen miles or so with free tuition and I took full advantage of it. I worked my way up to taking 12 credit hours a semester while still working some overtime at my day job. It seemed like all I did was work and hustle off to evenings in college every work night, and study all weekend. I would fall asleep studying and think I am going to flunk a test but I actually wound up with great grades. I tried 15 hours a semester but I couldn’t cut that. I also tried working nights and being with the college kids during the day but that didn’t work. I did much better with competitive adults in the evenings that were there because they wanted to learn that subject and I credit them with my grades.
At work, they offered the promotion I was going to school for when I had about 86 credit hours so I accepted the promotion to the field with the hope I would be able to finish college later; but, I traveled heavily the next thirty one years and had no chance to finish my education. I got a hold of a Quality engineering manual several inches thick and studied through that and found a study group to join. I almost aced my eight hour Quality Engineer test and was certified.
During my working career I often noted how much harder it was getting for enterprising young people to get started and find steady well paying jobs. America, wake up! During this same time it got better and better for those on welfare and many now prefer welfare. Our country was founded on the government giving rights and not paying any kind of welfare (see my November 2013 Posts) and cannot survive much longer ignoring our constitution. As Ronald Reagan said, socialism is shared misery.
Please understand this. My story of life before America’s rebellion is not at all unusual for that period of time. Most of the people I worked with had similar stories.
*I’m proud of the reliability improvements my group made in every ones lives. When I started my career, most of us in my neighborhood worked on our own non-reliable TVs they malfunctioned so often. Minuteman 1 was the first large scale user of solid state electronics and we pioneered high reliability components. We achieved an amazing level of reliability for everyone. We soon achieved a reliability level equivalent to something like 15 color TV’s going a hundred years without a failure!
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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America’s Rebellion and Christ, Part 2 America’s World War II Miracle

Exodus 11:7 and other verses tell us the Lord distinguishes between his people and others. What follows is evidence of this:
In my previous post on America’s rebellion, I noted while it is hard to find the evidence of the rebellion, it is there if you searched hard enough. In fact, I found the evidence of the rebellion on almost every theme I then searched for. One of the things I do because I understand how Jesus Christ, the Great Governor of the Universe, made promises to bless nations who follow him; is look for evidence of Christ blessings or curses in unusual places and I have found that very rewarding.
There is abundant evidence that a miracle took place in America during World War II. The evidence is in a marvelous book by Arthur Herman titled Freedom’s Forge about how America basically doubled all production between 1940 and 1945 while wages rose 70% (page 337)! While the author does not give Christ the credit for this miracle in his book, I clearly see Christ’s hand and here is why. In Europe, wickedly evil Nazi Germany was defeating country after country and America would be next if England fell. Christ also saw what was happening to his chosen people, the Jews, who were being slaughtered. England and Russia needed help or they would fail. Christ helped America become that help.
Have you noted how America is struggling and has been losing ground economically ever since socialism has overwhelmed American politics? Do they ever give credit to Christ for what America has? Have you noted how the founding fathers gave Christ credit at every opportunity? The founding fathers gave Christ credit for the courage to declare independence, for winning the Revolutionary War, for the miracle of our Constitution and free enterprise meeting their needs as they often called for days of prayer and fasting. George Washington proclaimed it was the duty of all nations to acknowledge Christ and our second president John Adams concurred as did Thomas Jefferson.
What a sad day it was when America thumbed its nose at our creator and in effect said we will no longer follow your ways as they rebelled against him, and then took prayer and the Bible out of public schools! America has been struggling ever since. The sad part is that America cannot see its rebellion and the struggle will continue until America recognizes its rebellion and seeks forgiveness for rebelling against Christ and his ways. God help me; that is why I wrote my e book, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen.
Ideas gathered from Arthur Herman’s Freedoms Forge:
1. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) appointed Bill Knudsen, President of General Motors and a master of production to get American production of America’s arsenal going.
2. Knudsen made a crucial decision to let the big companies decide what they wanted to produce and did it right in the midst of the New Dealers who insisted the government control everything with the unions help and insisted these companies should not make a profit! I don’t know if Knudsen realized it, but didn’t Christ set us free so we could flourish as long as we followed his ways and the Bible never states anyone should not profit for their labor? And flourish they did by ever increasing production even as Knudsen and his helpers had to fight off the New Dealers, the unions and socialism every step of the way!
3. America’s production plant had become obsolete during the depression and because of taxing business and giving more power to labor unions. Page 112
4. At the beginning, America’s production of war materials lagged behind Germany, Japan and England, whose survival depended on Americas help, as did Russia.
5. One of the first things Knudsen did in the spring of 1941 is tell the machine tool producers to double, redouble and then redouble production! Machine tools are normally long lead time items needed before new production can even begin. That this took place is a miracle. By 1942, just one company was making a new machine tool every 17 minutes, around the clock seven days a week. Page 149
6. After the attack on Pearl Harbor when the Japanese declared war on America, FDR wanted a big boost in airplane production from 1941 numbers; which were already impressive because over 19,000 planes had already been produced. He asked for 30,000 but Knudsen and his team had already decided 45,000 planes were doable for 1942. The next day FDR announced to the world that America would produce 60,000 planes in 1942 and 125,000 in the following year and added a couple of zeros to other items as well and followed that with, these figures will give the Japanese and Nazis an idea of what they accomplished with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Having spent 48 years in defense production since 1959, when it became difficult to produce planes by the hundreds, even when spread across many years; these numbers dumbfound me. Please note that America advanced to building a plane every five minutes and producing 150 tons of steel every minute! Page 157 & 158 and 283
7. Knudsen’s reward? The New Dealers managed to get him replaced with a New Dealer, who after taking charge realized how right Knudsen was and didn’t change his plans. By now, a new “Rule of Three” was had taken place in Americas arsenal. In the first year after a production order, output would triple, in the second it would go up by a factor of seven, and after that it depended on the availability of material and labor (Page 167). America, if only you would realize that miracles like this were possible because America was still under Christ and his free enterprise! Compare that with today’s efforts to grow the economy, which now seems impossible, and where our highly regulated economy is not even keeping up with population growth. Pure and simple, nations prosper under Christ and struggle when not.
8. The Germans were sinking American merchant ships so fast that America had to produce replacements by the hundreds. Henry Kaiser and a few others were producing so many big, over five hundred feet long, Liberty cargo ships that with special effort they welded up one in four days and outfitted it so it was in full service in ten days. He said this is a miracle of God and of the genius of free American workmen! Having spent time at a Navy base with thirty of these moth balled Liberty ships, this impresses me no end and gives new meaning to, Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free.
9. In five years, America produced 141 aircraft carriers, eight battleships, 807 cruisers, destroyers, and destroyer escorts and 203 submarines, 18,434 navy ships plus 16,000 landing craft in total (page 247), 52 million tons of merchant shipping (reaching 160 Liberty ships a month in 1943 and 50 merchant ships a day in 1944 and 8 aircraft carriers a month -page 283!), 88,410 tanks and self propelled guns, 258,000 artillery pieces, 2.4 million trucks, 2.6 million machine guns, and 41 billion rounds of ammunition! In aircraft, America produced 324,750, averaging 170 a day after 1942. America not only armed America but England and Russia also. In the mean time America supplied enough raw materials to make England and Russia number two and three in production. Page 335 and 336
10. America’s total economic production doubled in five years as wages roses by 70% all while America did not have to ride herd on American production! That is absolutely amazing when compared to today’s effort. Now that American democrat socialist are riding herd on production, the results are strangling American production and the high paying jobs America so badly needs are harder and harder to get! Page 337
Please read Arthur Herman’s book, Freedoms Arsenal. I haven’t begun to tell of all the wonders in this book. One them being that the liberals didn’t get that this miracle of American production was the result of free enterprise and still thought they and the unions could have managed it better! Industrial output is now severely hampered by the excessive control of liberalism, regulation and taxation.
America, don’t you wish America would repent and seek Christ’s help so we can thrive again instead of suffering under liberalism?
Also, America must realize how important it is for America to support God’s chosen people and nation of Israel. Know that Christ’s help make this story of America’s miracle possible. After the war, Israel was made a nation to the very day the Bible predicted and Israel now is receiving the help of Christ, The Great Governor of the Universe, not for their sake but for his names sake, Ezekiel 36:22-32.
Ron Madison’s weekly posts can be found at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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3-11-14 America’s Rebellion and Christ Part 1: Evidence of Rebellion

I had wondered for years whether Christ, as the Great Governor of the Universe, thought America was a fallen nation because I knew America went downhill in a lot of ways beginning in1963. Then one day I caught unto this scripture: Ezekiel 5:5-8 describes what happens when a once righteous nation rebels against the Lord:
5 “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her. 6 But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations and against My statutes more than the lands which surround her; for they have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.’ 7 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Because you have more turmoil than the nations which surround you and have not walked in My statutes, nor observed My ordinances, nor observed the ordinances of the nations which surround you,’ 8 therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.
Once I had the criteria for a fallen nation, I decided that if Christ did indeed consider America a fallen nation there should be evidence of the fall because I also understood the Old Testament scripture on how Israel was blessed when adhering to the Lord’s ways and suffered mightily when they turned from the Lord was meant as an example to other nations (1 Corinthians 10:1-6&11). Therefore, I also understood the blessings and curses of Deuteronomy 28 applied to all nations as an example to them.
I started searching the internet for evidence of America’s fall in 1963, because that is when America’s leadership in the Supreme Court took first prayer and then the Bible out of public schools. I considered that highly rebellious because public schools were established to teach Christianity because the practice of Christianity was necessary for good government. Some will argue they wanted religion taught but what they used was the New England Primer and that taught Biblical values and morality by using a Bible verse for each letter of the alphabet among other Christian things like the Shorter Catechism.
I was on a Holy Spirit filled high for days as I found evidence of America’s fall. This evidence is hard to find but if you are diligent you can find it. What follows is some of the information in Chapter 23 of my e book America, Christ’s Top nation Has Fallen. I praised the Lord over and over not because America fell but because God’s Word is so absolutely true and if only men would adhere to it, man would be blessed. The Bible is an amazing guide to success if governments would only adhere to IT.
* THE TOP PUBLIC SCHOOL PROBLEMS…
BEFORE 1963

1. Talking 5. Getting out of Turn in Line
2. Chewing Gum 6. Wearing Improper Clothing
3. Making Noise 7. Not Putting Paper in
Wastebasket

SINCE 1963

1. Rape 7. Murder 13. Alcohol Abuse
2. Robbery 8. Suicide 14. Gang Warfare
3. Assault 9. Absenteeism 15. Pregnancies
4. Burglary 10. Vandalism 16. Abortions
5. Arson 11. Extortion 17. Venereal
6. Bombings 12. Drug Abuse Disease

*Taken from USA TODAY September 1985

50 Year Trends in Violent Crime in the US – FBI Statistics

Sorry, I do not yet know how to copy this chart to this post. I hope you can find it online.

The above charts are difficult to find but they and a lot more can be found.
While I know that the idea of America rebelling is not mine alone, I cannot point you to other websites that declare the rebellion; but, over and over I hear people talk about something happened around 1963 and now you know what that was! Please take a long hard look for your selves. Please also know that I in no way think America replaces Israel’s role in history. If you read my book you will clearly see Christ’s hand in making America another of his Top Nations as in Deuteronomy 28.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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3-4-14 Why Wouldn’t Putin Think It Is His Time?

Why wouldn’t Putin think it is his time when he knows with certainty that it isn’t Obama’s time?
America seems to be in shock on how boldly Putin’s Russia has marched 15,000 thousand troops into the Ukraine with no markings on their uniforms. Let’s look at Putin and the reasons:
A. He knows it is socialisms time and he is a communist strong arm socialist re-establishing the old Soviet Union.
B. He knows that America prestige and power in the world has become a joke under Obama and that is no accident. Remember how embarrassed Obama was about America’s prestige and superpower status in the world when he came into office? He went around the world bowing to others leaders and apologizing for America’s strength and status.
C. The liberal’s of the world will soon forget because after all Putin is a fellow socialist. America seems to have already forgotten how Obama has lied to them on if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. In the meantime liberals will express regret and outrage!
D. The world did nothing when he reclaimed parts of Georgia.
America, how can this be? Remember how you rebelled against the things of Christ and you no longer wanted any semblance of Christ’s Christianity in government. What a tragedy it is that America no longer understands that Christianity, which is following Christ’s ways is where America’s strength and protection came from. Just like Israel, America would never have another nation pushing us around as long as we followed Christ who is the Great Governor and Creator of the World. As our founding fathers understood, that should be a given. America, please look at this scripture selection from Deuteronomy 28:
“Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God:
7 “The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways.
. 13 The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14 and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Following Christ’s ways is why America was the world’s top nation until our rebellion against the Lord and no longer wanting Christianity in governance. America needs to understand that this scripture pertains to America and all nations just as Paul proclaims in 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 11. Following this scripture is 53 verses on how nations will suffer in horrendous ways because of the Lord’s curses on nations that do not follow this scripture.
America, you voted for less of a role for America as a leader of the free world when you voted for Obama. Remember when he was sent to Europe to show he had status as a potential world leader when he had none? Do you remember the wild cheering in Germany when he announced now is our time. He was wildly cheered because the socialist of the world got it and America’s socialist (mass media, liberals and democrats) didn’t but the Tea Party did! Remember how after his election he signaled the same by bowing to world leaders no American president should bow to let alone these leaders. Remember how the socialist at the Noble prize honored Obama for this statement and evidently on how he fooled America to get elected as a socialist!
America failed to out Obama and gave him a pass. No other candidate for president has ever received a pass and Obama got his because he is a fellow socialist. It utterly dumbfounds me how America did not catch on to Obama before the election. John McCain, the conservative only at election time, who ran against Obama, selected Sarah Palin as a very conservative running mate to fool America into thinking he is a conservative and then forbade her to out Obama! Nor, did the rest of America out Obama! Some of us Reagan and Tea Party conservatives saw right through Obama and were highly alarmed. I was as shocked as Rush Limbo when Charles Krauthammer and George Will recently remarked they did not understand Obama until shortly after the election. Just before the election, Tom Brokaw, a leader in the liberal media, announced there was a lot about Obama they did not know but how could they when they never tried to know.
Obama is totally incapable of being a world leader of anything other than socialist politics. Why do think he put off and agonized for months on whether or not to decide to surge the troops in Afghanistan? It takes God fearing conservative leaders who are against big government to understand how to deal with communism and socialism as threats to our prosperity and peace. It took a conservative leader like Ronald Reagan to understand the threat to every ones peace and then defeat socialist communism in Russia and free a large portion of Europe. Have you ever wondered why only conservatives seem to have this vision? It is because that is also the vision of the Great Governor, Jesus Christ! Follow the Bible and you will see. The Bible has a lot of direction on governments but it never once suggest a big government should hand out benefits.
America, how in the world could you elect a socialist like Obama and then expect to keep the peace a conservative like Ronald Reagan gave us? This just doesn’t compute because liberal socialist are against everything that assures America’s peace.
America, Christ and the Bible have all the answers that you are looking for today. You cannot have security and peace without returning to Christ and following him instead of a self aggrandizing narcissist like Obama.
So we Americans and the world find ourselves in a much more dangerous world because the world needed the stabilizing influence America used to be. We conservatives saw all this coming and worried about defense cuts. It amazes us that in our gargantuan bloated federal government, the only thing they can find to cut is our military strength! The only people they want to give less benefits and pay is our military, which is already paid lower than federal workers! America’s defense used to one of the few federal government responsibilities. Now it is an unwanted burden!
It is tragic that America voted for this sad state of affairs while America’s churches refused to get involved in reminding America how we were blessed because we were founded on the government the Lord gave us and would not warn Americans about the destructive politics that are against what the Lord desires for his people.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com.

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2-25-14 Scientist are Standing at the Brink of Capitulation

Sometimes I am amazed by some of the links on the internet. Last week I was looking at a new way of measuring the mass of electrons and a link led me to one of the most amazing articles I have ever read! I was at this site: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/20/tiny-electron-mass-more-precisely-measured/ which, at the time I read it, led me to this site Has Science Discovered God, at: http://jesusonline.com/truth/god/more/science-christianity/?gclid=CIT2u7z_2rwCFRQV7AodpTgAhg. This article is one of the most startling websites I have found and I urge you to read it if you are curious about whether creation leads to a young earth as in the Bible or an old earth as in most science.
As I read the article and read it again about how many in the scientific community are being overwhelmed by evidence of an intelligent creator and evidence of creation in a moment of time I thought of my old earth friends and it came to me if they are clinging to science, they better cling to science and stay on top of what is going on because an overwhelming capitulation to a creator God may come soon. The Bible assures all will capitulate to God sooner or later in Philippians 2:5-10 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. If this happens before Christ’s return, please consider this possible scenario: If most scientists capitulate to the Biblical account of creation and a young earth my old earth friends may be left alone with neither the scientific community or the Bible supporting their view.

Here is the text of Has Science Discovered Godod:

Albert Einstein on God
Einstein didn’t believe it was possible.
Stephen Hawking said it might be the greatest scientific discovery of all time.
What discovery baffled the greatest scientific minds of the past century, and what caused them to rethink the origin of our universe? New, more powerful, telescopes have revealed mysteries about our universe that have raised new questions about the origin of life.
Has science discovered God?
But wait a minute! Lightening, earthquakes and even babies used to be explained as acts of God. But now we know better. What is it about this discovery that is different, and that has stunned the scientific world?
This discovery and what molecular biologists have learned about the sophisticated coding within DNA have many scientists now admitting that the universe appears to be part of a grand design.
One cosmologist put it this way: “Many scientists, when they admit their views, incline toward the teleological or design argument.”[1]
Surprisingly, many scientists who are talking about God have no religious belief whatsoever.[2]
So, what are these stunning discoveries that have scientists suddenly speaking of God? Three revolutionary discoveries from the fields of astronomy and molecular biology stand out:
1. The universe had a beginning
2. The universe is just right for life
3. DNA coding reveals intelligence
The statements leading scientists have made about these discoveries may shock you. Let’s take a look.
One-Time Beginning
Since the dawn of civilization man has gazed in awe at the stars, wondering what they are and how they got there. Although on a clear night the unaided human eye can see about 6,000 stars, Hubble and other powerful telescopes indicate there are trillions of them clustered in over 100 billion galaxies. Our sun is like one grain of sand amidst the world’s beaches.
However, prior to the 20th century, the majority of scientists believed our own Milky Way galaxy was the entire universe, and that only about 100 million stars existed.
Most scientists believed that our universe never had a beginning. They believed mass, space and energy had always existed.
But in the early 20th century, astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered the universe is expanding. Rewinding the process mathematically, he calculated that everything in the universe, including matter, energy, space and even time itself, actually had a beginning.
Shockwaves rang loudly throughout the scientific community. Many scientists, including Einstein, reacted negatively. In what Einstein later called “the biggest blunder of my life,” he fudged the equations to avoid the implication of a beginning. [3]
Perhaps the most vocal adversary of a beginning to the universe was British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle, who sarcastically nicknamed the creation event a “big bang.” He stubbornly held to his steady state theory that the universe has always existed. So did Einstein and other scientists until the evidence for a beginning became overwhelming. The “elephant in the room” implication of a beginning is that something or Someone beyond scientific investigation must have started it all.
Finally, in 1992, COBE satellite experiments proved that the universe really did have a one-time beginning in an incredible flash of light and energy. [4] Although some scientists called it the moment of creation, most preferred referring to it as the “big bang.”
Astronomer Robert Jastrow tries to help us imagine how it all began. “The picture suggests the explosion of a cosmic hydrogen bomb. The instant in which the cosmic bomb exploded marked the birth of the Universe.” [5]
Everything from Nothing
Science is unable to tell us what or who caused the universe to begin. But some believe it clearly points to a Creator. “British theorist, Edward Milne, wrote a mathematical treatise on relativity which concluded by saying, ‘As to the first cause of the Universe, in the context of expansion, that is left for the reader to insert, but our picture is incomplete without Him.’” [6]
Another British scientist, Edmund Whittaker attributed the beginning of our universe to“Divine will constituting Nature from nothingness.” [7]
Many scientists were struck by the parallel of a one-time creation event from nothing with the biblical creation account in Genesis 1:1. [8] Prior to this discovery, many scientists regarded the biblical account of creation from nothing as unscientific.
Although he called himself an agnostic, Jastrow was compelled by the evidence to admit,“Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world.” [9]
Another agnostic, George Smoot, the Nobel Prize winning scientist in charge of the COBE experiment, also admits to the parallel. “There is no doubt that a parallel exists between the big bang as an event and the Christian notion of creation from nothing.”[10]
Scientists who used to scoff at the Bible as a book of fairy tales, are now admitting that the biblical concept of creation from nothing has been right all along.
Cosmologists, who specialize in the study of the universe and its origins, soon realized that a chance cosmic explosion could never bring about life any more than a nuclear bomb would—unless it was precisely engineered to do so. And that meant a designer must have planned it. They began using words like, “Super-intellect,” “Creator,” and even “Supreme Being” to describe this designer. Let’s look at why.
Finely-Tuned for Life
Physicists calculated that for life to exist, gravity and the other forces of nature needed to be just right or our universe couldn’t exist. Had the expansion rate been slightly weaker, gravity would have pulled all matter back into a “big crunch.”
We’re not talking about merely a one or two percent reduction in the universe’s expansion rate. Stephen Hawking writes, “If the rate of expansion one second after the big bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have re-collapsed before it ever reached its present size.” [11]
On the flip side, if the expansion rate had been a mere fraction greater than it was, galaxies, stars and planets could never have formed, and we wouldn’t be here.
And for life to exist, the conditions in our solar system and planet also need to be just right. For example, we all realize that without an atmosphere of oxygen, none of us would be able to breathe. And without oxygen, water couldn’t exist. Without water there would be no rainfall for our crops. Other elements such as hydrogen, nitrogen, sodium, carbon, calcium, and phosphorus are also essential for life.
But that alone is not all that is needed for life to exist. The size, temperature, relative proximity, and chemical makeup of our planet, sun, and moon also need to be just right. And there are dozens of other conditions that needed to be exquisitely fine-tuned or we wouldn’t be here to think about it. [12]
Scientists who believe in God may have expected such fine-tuning, but atheists and agnostics were unable to explain the remarkable “coincidences.” Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, an agnostic, writes, “The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life.”[13]
Accident or Miracle?
But couldn’t this fine-tuning be attributed to chance? After all, odds-makers know that even long shots can eventually win at the racetrack. And, against heavy odds, lotteries are eventually won by someone. So, what are the odds against human life existing by chance from a random explosion in cosmic history?
For human life to be possible from a big bang defies the laws of probability. One astronomer calculates the odds at less than 1 chance in a trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion. [14] It would be far easier for a blind-folded person—in one try— to discover one specially marked grain of sand out of all the beaches of the world.
Another example of how unlikely it would be for a random big bang to produce life is one person winning over a thousand consecutive mega-million dollar lotteries after purchasing only a single ticket for each.
What would be your reaction to such news? Impossible—unless it was fixed by someone behind the scenes, which is what everyone would think. And that is what many scientists are concluding—Someone behind the scenes designed and created the universe.
This new understanding of how miraculous human life is in our universe led the agnostic astronomer George Greenstein to ask, “Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon the scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being?”[15]
However, as an agnostic, Greenstein maintains his faith in science, rather than a Creator, to ultimately explain our origins. [16]
Jastrow explains why some scientists are reluctant to accept a transcendent Creator,
“There is a kind of religion in science; it is the religion of a person who believes there is order and harmony in the Universe…This religious faith of the scientist is violated by the discovery that the world had a beginning under conditions in which the known laws of physics are not valid, and as a product of forces or circumstances we cannot discover. When that happens, the scientist has lost control. If he really examined the implications, he would be traumatized.” [17]
It is understandable why scientists like Greenstein and Hawking seek other explanations rather than attribute our finely-tuned universe to a Creator. Hawking speculates that other unseen (and unprovable) universes may exist, increasing the odds that one of them (ours) is perfectly fine-tuned for life. However, since his proposal is speculative, and outside of verification, it can hardly be called “scientific.” Although he is also an agnostic, British astrophysicist Paul Davies dismisses Hawking’s idea as too speculative. He writes, “Such a belief must rest on faith rather than observation.” [18]
Although Hawking continues leading the charge to explore purely scientific explanations for our origins, other scientists, including many agnostics, have acknowledged what appears to be overwhelming evidence for a Creator. Hoyle wrote,
“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature.”[19]
Although Einstein wasn’t religious, and didn’t believe in a personal God, he called the genius behind the universe “an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.”[20]
Atheist Christopher Hitchens, who spent much of his life writing and debating against God, was most perplexed by the fact that life couldn’t exist if things were different by just “one degree or one hair.” [21]
Davies acknowledges,
“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all. It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe…. The impression of design is overwhelming.” [22]
DNA: The Language of Life
Astronomy is not the only area where science has seen evidence for design. Molecular biologists have discovered intricately complex design in the microscopic world of DNA. In the past century, scientists learned that a tiny molecule called DNA is the “brains” behind each cell in our bodies as well as every other living thing. Yet the more they discover about DNA, the more amazed they are at the brilliance behind it.
Scientists who believe the material world is all that exists (materialists), like Richard Dawkins, argue DNA evolved by natural selection without a Creator. Yet even most ardent evolutionists admit that the origin of DNA’s intricate complexity is unexplainable.
DNA’s intricate complexity caused its co-discoverer, Francis Crick, to believe that it could never have originated on earth naturally. Crick, an evolutionist who believed life is too complex to have originated on earth, and must have come from outer space, wrote,
“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to almost be a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.”[23]
The coding behind DNA reveals such intelligence that it staggers the imagination. A mere pinhead of DNA contains information equivalent to a stack of paperback books that would encircle the earth 5,000 times. And DNA operates like a language with its own extremely complex software code. Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that the software of DNA is “far, far more complex than any software we have ever developed.”[24]
Dawkins and other materialists believe that all this complexity originated through natural selection. Yet, as Crick remarked, natural selection could never have produced the first molecule. Many scientists believe that the coding within the DNA molecule points to an intelligence far exceeding what could have occurred by natural causes.
As noted previously, leading atheist Antony Flew’s atheism came to an abrupt end when he studied the intelligence behind DNA. Flew explains what changed his opinion.
“What I think the DNA material has done is to show that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements together. The enormous complexity by which the results were achieved look to me like the work of intelligence…. It now seems to me that the finding of more than fifty years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.”[25]
Although Flew was not a Christian, he admitted that the “software” behind DNA is far too complex to have originated without a “designer.” The discovery of the incredible intelligence behind DNA has, in this former leading atheist’s words, “provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.”
Fingerprints of a Creator
Are scientists now convinced that a Creator has left his “fingerprints” on the universe?
Although many scientists are still bent on squeezing God out of the universe, most recognize the religious implications of these new discoveries. In his book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking, who doesn’t believe in a personal God, attempts to explain why the universe doesn’t need God. Yet when faced with the evidence, even Hawking, has also admitted, “There must be religious overtones. But I think most scientists prefer to shy away from the religious side of it.”[26]
As an agnostic, Jastrow had no Christian agenda behind his conclusions. However, he freely acknowledges the compelling case for a Creator. Jastrow writes of the shock and despair experienced by scientists who thought they had squeezed God out of their world.
“For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” [27]
A Personal Creator?
If there is a superintelligent Creator, the question arises, what is he like? Is he just some Force like in Star Wars, or is he a personal Being like us? Since we are personal and relational beings, wouldn’t the one who created us also be personal and relational?
Many scientists like Arthur L. Schawlow, Professor of Physics at Stanford University, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, believe that these new discoveries provide compelling evidence for a personal God. He writes, “It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how. The only possible answers are religious…. I find a need for God in the universe and in my own life.”[28] If God is personal and since he has given us the ability to communicate, wouldn’t we expect him to communicate with us and let us know why we are here?
As we have seen, science is unable to answer questions about God and the purpose for life. However, since the Bible was right about creation from nothing, might it also be trustworthy regarding God, life and purpose?
Two thousand years ago a man set foot on our planet who claimed to have the answer to life. Although his time on earth was brief, his impact changed the world, and is still felt today. His name is Jesus Christ.
The eyewitnesses to Jesus Christ tell us that he continually demonstrated creative power over nature’s laws. They tell us he was wise, humble and compassionate. He healed the lame, deaf and blind. He stopped raging storms instantly, created food for the hungry on the spot, turned water into wine at a wedding, and even raised the dead. And they claimed after his brutal execution, he rose from the dead.
They also tell us that Jesus Christ is the one who flung the stars into space, fine-tuned our universe and created DNA. He is the one of whom Einstein unknowingly referred to as the “superintelligence” behind the universe. He is the one of whom Hoyle unknowingly referred to as having “monkeyed with physics, chemistry and biology.”
The mystery of who was behind the big bang and the intelligence of DNA has been revealed in the following account from the New Testament:
“Now Christ is the visible expression of the invisible God. He existed before creation began, for it was through him that everything was made, whether spiritual or material, seen or unseen. Through him, and for him, also, were created power and dominion, ownership and authority. In fact, every single thing was created through, and for him….Life from nothing began through him, and life from the dead began through him, and he is, therefore, justly called the Lord of all.” [29]
Jesus spoke with authority about God’s love for us and the reason he created us. He has a plan for our lives, and that plan centers on a relationship with himself. But for that relationship to be possible, Jesus had to die on the cross for our sins. And it was necessary for him to rise from the dead so that we too could have life after death. [30]
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Endnotes – Has Science Discovered God?
1. Harrison, E. 1985. Masks of the Universe. New York, Collier Books, Macmillan, pp. 252, 263.
2. An atheist believes God doesn’t exist. An agnostic believes we can’t know.
3. Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe (New York: Vintage, 2000), 81-82.
4. George Smoot and Keay Davidson, Wrinkles in Time (New York: Avon, 1993), 241.
5. Robert Jastrow, God and the Astronomers, (London: W. W. Norton, 1992), 13.
6. Ibid., 104.
7. Ibid., 103.
8. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
9. Jastrow, 14.
10. Smoot and Davidson, 17.
11. Stephen Hawking, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1996), 156.
12. Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos (3rd ed.) (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001), 224.
13. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1990), 125.
14. Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001), 198.
15. George Greenstein, The Symbiotic Universe (New York: William Morrow, 1988), 27.
16. Ibid., 189.
17. Jastrow, 105.
18. Paul Davies, God and the New Physics (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), 174.
19. Fred Hoyle, “Let there be Light,” Engineering and Science (November 1981).
20. Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions—The World As I See It (New York: Bonanza, 1931), 40.
21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDJ9BL38PrI
22. Paul Davies, The Cosmic Blueprint (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988), 203.
23. Francis Crick, Life Itself (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981), 88.
24. Quoted in William A. Dembski and James M. Kushiner, eds., Signs of Intelligence (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2001), 108.
25. Quoted in Gary Habermas, “My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism”: Interview with Antony Flew, Philosophia Christi, (Winter, 2005).
26. John Boslough, Stephen Hawking’s Universe (New York: Avon, 1989), 109.
27. Jastrow, 107.
28. Margenau, H. and R. A. Varghese, eds. Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe, Life, and Homo Sapiens (Open Court Pub. Co., La Salle, IL, 1992).
29. Colossians 1:15-17, J. B. Phillips.
30. John 3:16; John 14:19.
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