GOLDEN EAGLE COMES HOME TO REST

Golden Eagle in Snow ©@Flickr Coralle

Golden Eagle in Snow ©@Flickr Coralle

Hey you all! I have just landed because as you know, in the eastern part of the United States it is COLD out there. I remember my Dad reading me a Bible verse from Genesis 8:22. It says that “while the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” So we do not need to be concerned about Global Warming. The present ice and snow has assured me of that fact!

Snow and Winter

Snow and Winter

Mammals are part of God’s creation. God wants us to enjoy the birds, the creeping things, and the insects that He created. Contrary to the teaching of evolution: these creatures did not evolve by pure chance. Even a pencil is made by somebody with intelligence. “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” Genesis 1:24

Squirrel in the Snow ©Pixaby

Squirrel in the Snow ©Pixaby

There is absolutely no evidence for evolution at all! The Laws of Thermodynamics all point to the fact that the Universe had a “beginning.” The Laws also point in a downward direction. People get old, cars get rust, and the barn needs painting. Evolution teaches that things get better! The reality is that things are getting worse and running down! There are missing links in the fossil record. Evolution (according to the evolutionists) takes millions of years of time, so no one today sees evolution taking place. Animals are extinct or on the endangered species list. If evolution was true: we should be having more and more different species of animals, not less and less. Again, no evidence for evolution what-so-ever!!!

Rusting Plymouth Special Deluxe

Rusting Plymouth Special Deluxe

Job 12:7-8 says “But asks now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.” What are these creatures going to teach and tell and declare to us? “…that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? The Lord Jesus Christ has created all these things for His honour and glory and for our learning. The Adventure will be greatly expanded when we get to God’s Heaven, if we are SAVED. However, right now on this planet: we can learn about God and ourselves from studying the creatures that He has created. Even the ants can teach us something!!! Proverbs 6:6, “Go to the ant, thou sluggard (lazy person); consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” By studying God’s creatures we can have a better understanding of God and ourselves and what the Lord Jesus Christ expects from all of us.

Honeypot ants at the Cincinnati Zoo, United States ©©

Honeypot ants at the Cincinnati Zoo, United States ©©

This is an ETERNAL ADVENTURE if you have placed your faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. He has paid for all of our sins on the cross of Calvary. It is all God, all Grace, and all you have to do is TRUST JESUS CHRIST as your personal Saviour. Will you accept Him now? “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

I will be flying around when it warms up with some interesting facts about God’s amazing creatures. Did you know that one type of ant can run over one-hundred miles an hour? I didn’t either… See yah!!! Golden Eagle shaking off the snow and ice….

 

 

 

Charading Crabs and Creationists

Charading Crabs and Creationists ~ by Dr. James J. S. Johnson

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Last summer, in Baltimore, I enjoyed eating “Chesapeake Bay blue crab”—but was that what I actually ate? Why am I suspicious?

Blue crab, the Chesapeake Bay’s most iconic edible species, also appears to be its most impersonated. A report released April 1 [2015] … found that 38 percent of crab cakes labeled as local on menus in the region were made of an entirely different species of crab, predominantly one imported from the Indo-Pacific region. In Annapolis and Baltimore, nearly 50 percent of “Maryland” and “Chesapeake Bay” crab cakes were mislabeled.(1)

Before getting crabby about such false advertising (a type of bait-and-switch deception), such crustacean counterfeiting should be verified. How can portunid pretenses be proven?

“I’ve put a lot of seafood in my purse over the last few years,” said Dr. Kimberly Warner, author of the report(2) … [referring to] crab cake samples that she and other testers collected [and] shipped to a lab in Florida that determined whether the cakes contained blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, and, if not, which species were used instead. Warner said the fraud rate of 38 percent is a conservative estimate. … Mislabeling “is being done because it’s easier to sell a Maryland crab cake than one from the Philippines or Vietnam” [said Steve Vilnit, of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources].(1)

Dr. Warner lamented that bogus brachyurans are part of a treacherous trend of tricking tastebuds:

Maryland’s favorite seafood dish is not safe from a bait and switch. When diners are expecting the fresh, distinctive flavor of the Chesapeake blue crab, they may instead be served a completely different species, shipped from as far away as Indonesia. … This mislabeling rate is consistent with Oceana’s previous studies on fish and shrimp. In 2013, Oceana found that one-third of more than 1,200 fish samples were mislabeled according to [USDA] guidelines. We also found 30 percent of shrimp samples to be misrepresented to consumers in a similar study in 2014.(2)

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Meal?

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Meal?

Many restaurants, buffets, and sushi bars are swimming in similar seafood scams. Piscatorial masquerades include pollock playing cod, icefish as anchovies, tilapia as grouper, rockfish as red snapper. Customers, who eagerly eat what is falsely advertised as “albacore” (or “white tuna”), may experience a digestive insult: the look-alike meat of escolar fish (a/k/a “snake mackerel”) is wax-loaded and promptly produces a blasting vermillion diarrhea.

So, buyer, beware seafood mislabeling.

Creation or Evolution?

Creation or Evolution?

Yet there are worse bait-and-switch scams to warily watch out for, such as “creation apologetics” ministry mislabeling. Not all that is called “Biblical” origins science is genuinely true-to-Genesis.

Some unfaithful-to-Genesis organizations overtly disclose their “creation-by-evolution” doctrines. However, most do not  conspicuously admit it, when compromising the Bible’s record of origins.

But you can recognize real messages, of ministries or “experts”, by their compatibility with Genesis.

Does the advertised “creation” teaching follow the uniformitarian dogma (and eons of “deep time”) of deists Charles Lyell and James Hutton? Does it incorporate Monsignor Lemaître’s “big bang” theory? Does it promote (or defend) the “natural selection” genes-in-magic sophistry of Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley? Does it presuppose death before Adam, like Alexander Winchell (or William Dembski), within some kind of pre-Adamite “hominids-morphing-into- humans” scenario?

When scrutinizing the true ingredients—crab or shrimp or tunafish—in seafood cuisine, forensic genetics can detect the telltale DNA of the seafood actually sold. However, when scrutinizing whether an “apologetics expert” is truly a Biblical creationist, compare what those “experts” teach, specifically, with what the Scripture teaches (Acts 17:11).

References

(1)Whitney Pipkin, “Nearly 40% of Blue Crab Mislabeled in Chesapeake Area Eateries”, Chesapeake Bay Journal, 25(3):7 (May 2015).

(2)Kimberly Warner, Beth Lowell, et al., “Ocean Reveals Mislabeling of Iconic Chesapeake Blue Crab” (April 2015), 15 pages, posted at http://usa.oceana.org/sites/default/files/crab_testing_report_final_3.27.15.pdf .

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