Merry heart is like Medicine!

03/05/2009

by Ken E Murray

It might sound strange to some people …but the Bible has a lot to say about humour.

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)

That’s probably why God made our faces in such a clever way, that we use much less muscles to smile than we do to frown or be angry.

And that’s why, when one of my nephews asked me to be involved in doing a Doritos Competition Advert, I accepted.

So here are our two entries. I hope you enjoy them and that they give you a warm and happy belly laugh. It is a good tonic for us all to be able to lighten up and see the funny side of life, as well as the sobering sides of life.

“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” (Proverbs 15:13)

There are many medical reports that show the truth of these wise words. Humour is even used in the treatment of many diseases such as cancer and mental illnesses.

“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” (Proverbs 15:15)

When the first Temple was dedicated to God by Solomon, the people rejoiced and kept a very happy Feast of Tabernacles. It was so good that they were all still smiling as they left to go back home.

“And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.” (2 Chronicles 7:9-10)

“Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.” (Ecclesiastes 9:7)

So smile lots …we use less muscles!  J

Meantime …keep pumpin’!

Ken E Murray

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Dinosaurs before Adam and Eve?

02/05/2009

by Ken E Murray

Pre-Adamic creation of dinosaurs was on a much bigger scale

Pre-Adamic creation of dinosaurs was on a much bigger scale

Lots of people see dinosaur bones, in local museums, like the Queensland Museum, in Brisbane and national museums like the National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra, Australia.

But how many understand why the dinosaurs existed, were suddenly wiped out, and pressed into fossils and ‘fossil fuels’, like oil, coal, and natural gas?

Were dinosaurs part of the evolutionary process or did they live on the earth prior to Adam and Eve being created?

Dinosaurs existed in the creation, prior to the different Adamic creation.

What does the Bible say about dinosaurs and God’s pre-creation before the Adamic creation? Where do dinosaurs fit in biblical history? Is the Earth older than 6000yrs?

Yes, it sure is! …and the pre-Adamic reptilian dinosaur creation was on a vastly bigger scale, with the trees and vegetation as well as the dinosaurs …than the mammalian Adamic creation that followed, which was on a smaller proportionate scale more suited to mankind.

Does the fossil record really support evolution or reinforce creation by God?

The fossil record does not show any intermediate species, but rather shows intricately designed completely functioning creatures.

Why is there such a sudden shift in the fossil records from Reptiles to Mammals?

As the famous palaeontologist G.G. Simpson once remarked: “The most puzzling event in the history of life on the earth is the change from the Mesozoic Age of Reptiles, to the … Age of Mammals. It is as if the curtain were rung down suddenly on a stage where all the leading roles were taken by reptiles, especially dinosaurs, in great numbers and bewildering variety, and rose again immediately to reveal the same setting but an entirely new cast, a cast in which the dinosaurs do not appear at all, other reptiles are supernumeraries and the leading parts are all played by mammals of sorts barely hinted at in the previous acts” (Life Before Man, 1972, p. 42)

Genesis 1:1 describes God’s originally perfect creation of the heavens (universe) and the earth.

Genesis 1:2 begins the description of God’s formation of man’s world. However, between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 is a time lapse. A critical time lapse of unknown duration of aeons of time.

In Genesis 1:2 the Earth appears chaotic, having suffered destruction and confusion. The Hebrew words for “without form and void” are tohu and bohu. The Earth and other portions of the Universe had become damaged and in ruin. Water covered the entire Earth, so it was already here, when God began His new creation …not with reptiles primarily, but with the predominance of mammals.

No sunlight pierced through the thick, poisonous atmosphere. The Earth lay in darkness and ruin. It was the product of a great catastrophe – resulting from the rebellion of Lucifer and one third of the angels who had turned renegade against God.

For more information, check out the articles on this subject starting with: Where do the dinosaurs fit? Good News, May-June 2008.

Also read the sidebar “Earth’s Age: Does the Bible Indicate a Time Interval Between the First and Second Verses of Genesis?” in the FREE booklet Is the Bible True?

Meantime …keep pumpin’!

Ken E Murray

PS:  You can obtain FREE copies of this literature and the FREE Good News Magazine by contacting the United Church of God-Australia, Office on FREE CALL 1800 356202 or write to: PO Box 535, Brisbane, Qld 4001 OR as shown under Literature Request  on the Church webpage  …OR you can FREE download by clicking on to:  Bible Study Course AND Is the Bible True AND Creation or Evolution AND Is there really a Devil?

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“Why is Australia in Afghanistan?”

02/05/2009

by Ken E Murray

Well, I have now posted this video about why Australia and so many other nations are fighting in Afghanistan.

This is a follow up to my previous blog at:  Why is Australia in Afghanistan?

Meantime …keep pumpin’!

Ken E Murray

PS:  You can obtain FREE copies of this literature and the FREE Good News Magazine by contacting the United Church of God-Australia, Office on FREE CALL 1800 356202 or write to: PO Box 535, Brisbane, Qld 4001 OR as shown under Literature Request  on the Church webpage  …OR you can FREE download by clicking on to:  Bible Study Course AND The Book of Revelation Unveiled AND Transforming Your Life.

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