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GEM Holiday Update

GEM Holiday Update

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! (as politically incorrect as that is to say). I was able to visit my 82 year old mother, who lives with my brother and his family (wife & eight kids) in Michigan over the Thanksgiving weekend.

I recently received something to be truly thankful for. In early November I was given a promotion and a $2.50/hr raise at work! That will make a huge difference. I will be able to start getting ahead instead of struggling to keep my nose above sea level.

Also, I had my day off work changed from Fridays to Mondays (from now till spring). This will really help for weekend meetings. I now don’t have to be back to get up at 4:30 am on Monday morning, so I can stay late on Sundays and not have to return home until Monday. Plus, I can now travel further for meetings with Saturday and Monday as travel days. My range is now anywhere within about 12 hours of Oshkosh, WI. Or, for shorter trips, I will also have Saturday evenings available for sessions.

So NOW is the time to schedule a weekend meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. For those of you interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a page on my website that tells what I have, what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

I have a few local meetings upcoming in the next month or so. One in Oshkosh, another in Winneconne. I’m ready to get back on the road. After probably the most difficult year of my life, it would sure be an encouragement to me to pick up some meetings.

I just acquired a couple of new items to add to my collection of fossils, castings, and artifacts. One is the oldest known example of Hebrew writing – and it has a scriptural message. Another I may be getting soon is the remains of an apparent mechanical item (probably a plumbing implement) that was found in-situ in alleged dinosaur-aged strata. Either dinosaurs had plumbing, or evolutionists are wrong about them living millions of years ago. Some of the other items will be exciting for children. They all work to prove the word of God, Genesis in particular, is absolutely true and reliable.

I also have three new messages in the works. One, on the flood and aftermath, will be debuted at my meeting on Oshkosh. Another, on the apostle Paul’s relevance to creation issues, is almost complete. I have also had a few of my messages put on my website. Search http://GenesisEvidence.org for them.

In Christ the Creator,

Teno Groppi

John 5:46-47 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

 

October GEM Update

October GEM Update
Greetings in Christ (the Creator)!
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My email program is giving me some SSL certificate errors which is requiring me
to send mail from their website instead of the program (I can receive email
normally). The website doesn’t allow me to format email like the program does,
so this might be more plain in appearance than usual.
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MASS SHOOTING: The hot news currently is the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Many
details are unknown and probably will remain so. The devaluing of life is a
direct result of America abandoning the foundation set in Genesis. Genesis shows
Adam being created in the image of God and having value for that reason. Genesis
declares life is so important that forfeiting one’s own life is the just penalty
for taking the life of another.
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BEARING ARMS: The right to bear arms comes into play here. Cain killed Abel in
Genesis. He probably used a rock (could have been a stick, his bare hands, or
even a knife). God did not institute any weapons controls after that. The weapon
was not the problem. The heart of the killer was the problem. In fact, in the
New Testament, Jesus told His disciples to get arms even though it was against
Roman law for a Jew to be armed (according to Josephus’ annals). That tells us
our rights come from God (as the Declaration states), not from government. The
constitution protects our rights, but it doesn’t grant them.
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Our only chance to reach our society and transform our decaying culture is to
give them a foundation in Genesis (as well as the saving gospel of the Lord
Jesus Christ). That’s what my ministry endeavors to do – to put the foundation
under the gospel so it can go from transforming individual sinners to the entire
culture. America was founded not only on Christian principles, but on a reliance
upon God our “Creator” as the originator of our unalienable rights.
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UPCOMING MEETINGS: I’ve been contacted by three churches who want to schedule me
for this fall. Specific dates haven’t yet been set. Fall is upon us, so now is a
good time to contact and schedule me for a presentation. I have Fridays off work
from now till spring, so NOW is the time to schedule a weekend meeting for your
church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. For those of you interested
in having me for a meeting, I have created a page on my website that tells what
I have, what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out
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ANDRES UPDATE: Our Couriers for Christ missionaries said the area of Switzerland
where Andres lives was quite far from where they were. So instead of calling
him, they contacted a missionary friend of Nico Verhoef who is closer and he is
going to pay Andres a personal visit! Even better than a phone call! Keep that
in your prayer. The visit may have already happened by now.
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I hope to hear from you while I have 3-day weekends free. Until next month,
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Teno Groppi
GEM (GenesisEvidence.org)
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John 5:46-47 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote
of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
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John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

GEM September Update

GEM September Update
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him ; male and female created he them.
Mark 10:6-7 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female . For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother , and cleave to his wife ; 

        The big current issue is the transgender movement. Our government, public schools, and the media no longer know the difference between men and women or boys and girls. They wail at the thought of circumcision, then they have no problem with a young child undergoing “sexual reassignment surgery”.Young children do not, and should not, have much concept of normal sexuality, yet society is forcing upon them dangerous, perverted sexual concepts. This is immoral, perverted, and criminal child abuse.

This is a result of America , including churches, getting away from Genesis. In Genesis God tells us about creating male and female. In Genesis God tells us about marriage. When Jesus Christ speaks on those topics, He quotes Genesis .

We will not solve this moral perversion until our CHURCHES go back to emphasizing Genesis. Everything in scripture has its origin in Genesis. Our very salvation is not only pictured in Genesis, but the NEED for salvation is found only in Genesis. Without the fall in Genesis, there is no reason to be saved in the first place.

NEW MESSAGES! 

        I have three new messages. One of them is complete. Another will be complete as soon as I finish another read through the Pauline epistles.Two dilemmas I had when beginning this ministry were:

1. Showing all the fascinating fossil, castings, and artifacts defending the biblical account was light on scripture, and the scriptural messages were lax on showing the evidence. That’s not as much of a problem for longer meetings, where both kind of messages can be presented, or for multiple presentations to the same church, but it’s a problem for shorter events. I prayed for the Lord to give me some messages that had a good combination of both. He did this with messages like, “

Jesus Saith, (I am the Truth )”, “And God Said, (and it was so)”, and “Fear Not, Only Believe“.2. Some of the topics can be technical and dry to the average person. I prayed to be able to make interesting messages and make them understandable to even children, yet scientifically accurate and robust. The Lord has answered that. At the most high-level creation conference I’ve been a part of, the “Society of  Creation” seminar at Concordia University, I presented with nine other speakers representing nine doctoral degrees. One of the comments the organizer of the event received from the audience was that I was the only one everyone could understand. These new messages have a good balance of technicality, understandability, and intrigue.

The new messages are:

The FLOOD and the ICE AGE: An exciting defense of the biblical account as the ONLY reasonable explanation for what we observe today and for the ice age. 

A-PAUL-ogetics : Showing the importance of apologetics (making a reasoned defense) of the Bible and the gospel. The Apostle Paul used apologetics extensively. This will also look at Paul’s references to Genesis. 

The PLANETS (and outer space): Still have a ways to go on this one, but it will be important since things in space are what evolutionists appeal to for defending their belief in billions of years.

From LAST Update:

Some friends of mine from Chicago (Kat and Connie) came to visit last month and brought their nephew, Andres, who was just home from Switzerland. Andres is a very bright college kid. He speaks four languages fluently. As to be expected from a secular education, he is agnostic. We spent a couple of hours going through many of my fossils and artifacts and he had his world view blown away! The ladies told me when they got back he was still in awe of the things he saw. Pray for him to get saved.

Last week, Andres went back home to Switzerland. This week, our Couriers For Christ missionaries took a trip to Europe to work with noted missionary Nico Verhoef and one of their stops was in … Switzerland!

Through modern technology I was able to communicate with Kat in Chicago and relay information immediately to Larry Ingalls in Europe so they can make a call to Andres. When Andres was in Oshkosh, he was witnessed to by our Wings As Eagles missionary pilot, Terry Rushing at our aviation ministry hangar. Then I showed him my creation stuff and explained how it defended the Bible. Now, he will be witnessed to (unexpectedly) by yet another person from Wyldewood Baptist Church over in Switzerland. God is chasing him all over the world.

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I have Fridays off work from now till spring, so NOW is the time to schedule a weekend meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. For those of you interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a page on my website that tells what I have, what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

Teno Groppi
GEM (Genesis Evidence Ministry)
FACTS Tracts (Fundamental Action Concerning True Science)

John 5:46-47 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

2017 GEM UPDATE

2017 GEM UPDATE

Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

        Last time we met, I was celebrating the most successful span of my ministry, seeing many visitors, having great meetings, seeing many get saved. My step-daughter was planning on taking a mission trip to Puerto Rico (which recently concluded with incredible success). Then the devil stepped in. I went through a sudden, unexpected, devastating divorce after a joyous ten year marriage. That already automatically disqualifies me to many of the brethren, but I am not trying to be a bishop (1 Tim 3), only to serve the Lord with the things He has equipped me.

That obviously derailed some of my plans. After time, counsel, and prayer, Pastor Brenenstuhl has been encouraging me to get back on the road. Anyone wanting more details about my situation is welcome to contact him (or Pastor Robert Hatch who is also familiar with my situation). Both will testify that I am scripturally “blameless” (according to 1 Tim 3) in the ordeal. I am limited to what details I include on my website because I do not wish to besmirch my ex-wife publicly.

I have had a couple of local meetings recently, including one in town at Plymouth Congregational where the kids have been bugging their Pastor to have me back in since I was there in 2015. We had scheduled a meeting in the winter that was preempted by a bad ice storm. I have two more planned for the summer/fall awaiting definitive dates.

I now have to work a full-time job, so I can only do weekend (or holiday) meetings (evenings for some closer places) and can’t travel as far – but I get Fridays off for more than half the year (beginning NOW, through next spring). Getting a job like that where I can still do some travelling and ministry was really an answer to prayer.

FROM LAST UPDATE:

I have a few future meetings planned for later in the year, including a return to Bible Baptist Church of Winneconne, WI (Pastor Robert Hatch) in August and a meeting for the Northwoods Creation Association in Ashland, WI this fall. Tacked onto the NCA meeting will be a weekend session at Harbor Lights Baptist Church (Pastor Randy Hoffman) up in Ashland. Then comes a return to Truth Baptist Church in Portage, WI (Pastor Reggie Williams) for a weekend in October.

        Those meetings all went well and were happening during the brief time the above event was happening.

GOOD NEWS:

After trying and failing at several kinds of diets, a couple of friends told me about “intermittent fasting” a concept where the only rule is to do all your eating in an eight-hour window and fast the rest of the day (only drinks with zero calories). It is the most painless way I’ve ever heard to lose weight. One of my friends lost 50 pounds, the other lost 100 pounds in one year. Since starting at the end of last June, I’ve dropped from 275 pounds to under 185 pounds, a loss of over 90 pounds! None of my clothes fit anymore :-)

Some friends of mine from Chicago (Kat and Connie) came to visit last month and brought their nephew, Andres, who was just home from Switzerland. Andres is a very bright college kid. He speaks four languages fluently. As to be expected from a secular education, he is agnostic. We spent a couple of hours going through many of my fossils and artifacts and he had his world view blown away! The ladies told me when they got back he was still in awe of the things he saw. Pray for him to get saved.

If you want to help me get my ministry revved up again, NOW is the time to schedule a meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. If any of you are interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a new page on my website that tells what I have what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

JULY UPDATE

JULY UPDATE

GEM Grace Display

INDEPENDENCE DAY!

        It was truly independence day for 15 people in Milwaukee this week who professed Jesus Christ as Saviour!

We had a tremendous VBS week at All Bible Baptist Church in Milwaukee, WI (Pastor Pete Methum). It was seven busy days. We had the morning VBS at Tri-County Baptist (Pastor Clayton Jones) and evening sessions at All Bible, for a total of 15 sessions over the week.

We averaged 40 kids a day (plus 15-20 adults). We had 18 visitors during the week. It’s hard to tell sometimes with kids, but during the week over 20 kids, and at least two adults, made indications that they had trusted Christ as Saviour. Trying to whittle out the ones who didn’t seem to really grasp the message, I’m pretty confident at least 15 were legitimate (if more were, that’s better yet!).

I spoke on things like dinosaurs and giants in the morning sessions. Things kids usually like. However the message that really got their attention (this being a group mostly of inner city, “minority” kids) was my lesson on “Evolution and Racism”, exposing the racist foundation of the theory of evolution and the racism of Darwin, Marx, Hitler, and others influenced by the theory. Even better was that was the day the mother of several of the kids came. She told Pastor Methum it was the best message she’d ever heard. She raised her hand for receiving Christ as Saviour!

GRACE BEYOND WORDS

        Right after that I spent a few days as an exhibitor at the “Grace Beyond Words” conference at Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church in Lake Zurich, WI (Pastor Jim Scudder), compliments of Bro. Phil Stringer. My old creationist compatriot, Dr. Carl Baugh, was there, as was Tim Carpenter, the Bearing Precious Seed (Bible printing) representative out of my home church, Wyldewood Baptist, and our former Pastor Randy King. The messages were superb. I went to two of Bruce Malone’s workshop sessions (he also is a creation speaker) and got some ideas for future messages of my own.

My display was quite popular and I made many contacts in the upper Midwest. I have travelled several times to New York, down to Texas and Mexico, to Alabama and Florida, out to Washington state, to Russia and Poland. I love to go to different places, but I’ll also love to sprinkle meetings closer to home in between the longer trips.

My new laptop came in handy. With a 10 hour battery, I was able to show the online videos of my messages. I’ve only had a few available, but, just in time, several more were put on YouTube at my previous meeting! http://genesisevidence.org/home/what-gem-offers/gem-online-messages/

All Bible

NEW YORK

        We had a great time at First Baptist Church in Parishville, NY (Pastor Pedro Morales) for three messages on Sunday and another on Wednesday. They added Monday and Tuesday messages by popular demand. The Morales’ were very gracious hosts, doing their best to try to accommodate my food preferences. Pastor Morales put all the messages on YouTube, which I was able to use right away in my display at the Grace meeting in Illinois.

We shared an additional common bond with Pastor Morales being a native Puerto Rican, and my daughter, Hannah, taking a mission trip to Puerto Rico this winter.

I tacked on to that a return meeting to Baldwinsville, NY at Temple Baptist Church to fill the pulpit for retiring Pastor Bruce Craig. Their new pastor is  arrived the same week. He is Kevin Griffin, who was a Bible college friend of my good friend, Robert Hatch. All three recent pastors of Temple (the other being Aaron Overton) were in attendance (and no one got into a fight 🙂

On a recommendation from our Couriers for Christ missionary, Don Stertz, and from Tim Breckheimer (Temple’s song leader who I’ve know for 15+ years on the internet), Pastor Craig had me in for a Pastor’s Fellowship which gave me good exposure and is mostly responsible for the several trips I’ve made to churches in New York.

I also got to meet Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Pardi. Their son, Chip (Dominic), has been an internet compatriot of mine (and Tim) for probably 20 years on numerous email groups and forums. Additionally, I got to meet Linda Overton, who was in town at the same time.

Pardis Tim NY

COMING UP:

I have a few future meetings planned for later in the year, including a return to Bible Baptist Church of Winneconne, WI (Pastor Robert Hatch) in August and a meeting for the Northwoods Creation Association in Ashland, WI this fall. Tacked onto the NCA meeting will be a weekend session at Harbor Lights Baptist Church (Pastor Randy Hoffman) up in Ashland. Then comes a return to Truth Baptist Church in Portage, WI (Pastor Reggie Williams) for a weekend in October. A return to West Virginia is in the works. My 5th trip to New York is scheduled for the end of October. More on that next month.

I’ve still got room for more, especially toward winter! NOW is the time to schedule a meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. If any of you are interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a new page on my website that tells what I have what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

JUNE UPDATE

JUNE UPDATE

Barnum Brown
Harambe

This country is going APE!
         The two hot news items lately are BOTH an indication of how destructive the concept of evolution has become in our society.

We have the continuing saga of people not knowing what gender should use which facilities. President Obama came out with a directive insisting schools open up their bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and sports teams to any gender.

Gender is a grammatical term in the first place. There are two sexes, male and female. Our society would know that if they followed Genesis.

The scary thing is that by giving “transgenders” government sanction and protection, it allows any pervert predator to have access to girl’s dressing rooms. It gives teenage boys across the country to take advantage of that and gain access to the showers with your young daughters!

The good news is that the directive also applies to sports teams. We are already seeing some boys join girl’s teams. When enough girls are forced out of sports, the left will have to back off on this gender blender nonsense at least some. Their hypocrisy will be exposed.

The other item is the accident at the Cincinnati zoo where a toddler somehow got into the gorilla enclosure. The gorilla tossed the kid around like a rag doll and surely would have killed him eventually. Had the gorilla dragged the child through trees and rocks on the ground instead of in the moat, the damage would’ve been indescribable. So the zoo officials quickly decided to shoot the gorilla after determining all other alternatives were dangerous for the child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08waK_9Upk

        The enviromentalists went ballistic over the demise of the animal. Again, a knowledge of the first few chapters of Genesis would tell them that Adam was created in God’s image and breathed into by the Spirt of God to become a living soul. Humans are infinitely more valuable than animals. It was a shame to lose the gorilla, but it would have been a horrible tragedy to have lost the child. The same people who think nothing of swatting an insect went apoplectic over the ape, but bugs are animals, too.

Again and again we see the evolution issue and the veracity of the early chapters of Genesis are a transforming factor in society. Getting away from Genesis brought us to this post-modern immorality. A return to Genesis can transform us back, if anything can. Current events constantly tell us that creation ministry is desperately needed in our society.

MEETINGS

We had a blast at Temple Baptist Church (Pastor Vince Williams), in Norwich, NY for a week-long series of meetings. I love getting to cover several different topics over more lengthy meetings. We had several visitors including a public school teacher.

One of the senior members there said, “I’ve learned more this week than they taught me in 30 years in the world!” It’s great to see someone’s faith in the Bible confirmed and strengthened like that.

Just before the final session it rained in the distance and formed a beautiful rainbow as a backdrop.

One of the coolest things was that Pastor Williams was looking up stuff for overhead graphics and found out that Barnum Brown was buried just a few minutes from his home (Oxford, NY). Barnum Brown was the most famous paleontologist in history. He’s the man who discovered T-Rex, among the several tons of dinosaur bones he excavated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_Brown

        I had my normal monthly meeting at Door Bible Baptist in Brussels, WI. They said they are praying for me to remain credible. I sure hope that is the case. So far, every time I’ve encountered anyone who is an expert in a particular field, my stuff has passed muster. I also got to hear Pastor Mark Englebert preach at a recent fellowship meeting.

COMING UP:

        I’ll be back in New York soon at First Baptist Church in Parishville, NY (Pastor Pedro Morales) for three messages on Sunday and another on Wednesday. I tacked on to that a return meeting to Baldwinsville, NY at Temple Baptist Church to fill the pulpit for retiring Pastor Bruce Craig. Their new pastor is expected to arrive the same week.

At the end of June will be a VBS for All Bible Baptist Church (Pastor Peder Methum) in Milwaukee. Pastor Methum has been sending his youth to the VBS at Bro. Clayton Jones‘ church in Franklin, WI (where I have been a few times, including their VBS) and decided to have his own program this year (though I’m sure the gang at Tri-County is welcome). All Bible is an inner-city church with an outreach to minority children who will really benefit from seeing the racist implications of evolution.

In July (6, 7, 8) I’ll be an exhibitor at the “Grace Beyond Words” conference at Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church in Lake Zurich, WI, compliments of Bro. Phil Stringer. My old creationist compatriot, Dr. Carl Baugh, is also scheduled to be there.

I have a few future meetings planned for later in the year, including a meeting for the Northwoods Creation Association in Ashland, WI this fall. Tacked onto the NCA meeting will be a weekend session at Harbor Lights Baptist Church (Pastor Randy Hoffman) up in Ashland. Then comes a return to Truth Baptist Church in Portage, WI (Pastor Reggie Williams) for a weekend in October. A return to West Virginia is in the works.

I’ve still got room for more, especially July and August! NOW is the time to schedule a meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. If any of you are interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a new page on my website that tells what I have what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

PERSONAL ITEMS:

        I was forced to bite the bullet and buy a new laptop. It was more money than I really had available to spend, but it is well worth the cost. It’s much better and faster than my old laptops and has a convenient touch screen.

Our daughter Hannah won the grade point average award at Wyldewood Christian school. We are still celebrating. Our oldest boy, CJ, graduated from high school this month. Our oldest daughter, April, is working her way through college. I just saw an article where it takes five times as many hours to pay for tuition than it did in my college days, which makes her effort quite impressive. Our other boy, Michael just started driver’s training today.

MAY GEM UPDATE

MAY GEM UPDATE

Baugh Taylor

Carl Baugh, myself, Joe Taylor

May Flowers!

        Like most of the early people who came to America, those who came on the Mayflower brought Christian values. America has always had Christian underpinnings, no matter how many citizens were actually Christians. Those who are opposing that (atheists, socialists, homosexuals, evolutionists, etc.) are destroying American culture to their own hurt. When they get the society they want, we will be more like Afghanistan, with anarchy, tribalism, and despotism. Those kind of people get tortured and killed in place like that. The Christian foundations of America have protected those people from serious persecution. When they get what they want, they will find out they don’t want it. They will yearn for the good old days under a Christian society, but it will be too late, for them and us 🙁

I noticed a bad cut & paste in last month’s update, so I will include some of what was missing in this one.

The hot issue of the day is the transgender bathroom controversy, which is an offshoot of the homosexual agenda. They are BOTH a result of overlooking the first few chapters of Genesis. Those chapters give us the instructions for sex, marriage, and even dress. If we saturate our people with Gen 1-3, they will be much better inoculated against the contemporary onslaughts of immorality.

If we don’t have an absolute standard for morality (the Bible, with Genesis as its foundation), we have no basis to say transsexualism is “wrong”. There is no reason beyond opinion that a man shouldn’t be able to use the same dressing room as a woman, apart from the Bible.

Less than 3% of society are homosexuals, yet they drive our political and social agenda. How did 3% back the other 97% into a corner? Because most of that 97% neglect Genesis. They have become complicit on behalf of the sodomites by their support or their silence. Without a foundation of Genesis, they have been co-opted into supporting the sodomites as if they were maligned victims. We don’t want to persecute sodomites, but we sure don’t want them taking over society. Gen 19 and Judges 19 show how destructive that will be.

The Genesis creation account is hardly a side-issue. It is FOUNDATIONAL. If we ignore it as a side-issue, we reap the results in our churches and society. Don’t let your church or your children be victims.

MEETINGS

Recently I did two Awana classes at Plymouth Congregational Church here in Oshkosh. Their Awana leader, Jim Engler, saw one of my presentations at the University of WI-Oshkosh and wanted me to minister to his church’s youth groups.

It was one of the best times I’ve ever had. I brought several of my fossils and gave an overview lesson.  After the messages I was overrun with parents because the kids ran to get their parents and show them all the stuff. I was keeping up as best I could with the delightful swarm, but several of the kids were able to grab a fossil and give the material to their parents, almost verbatim. I was glad at how excited they were and surprised at how well they retained the information.

They want me back again next year. I will probably do some of my Powerpoint stuff then.

NEW MESSAGE

        Sadly, most of the fossils and artifacts in my collection are a result of the flood. They are testimonies of sin and death. But that inspired a message on that topic that also explains why there is sin, death, and tragedy in this world. Why do bad things happen to “good” people and why do bad people seem to get away with things? Those are legitimate questions many lost people have. It is a good Sunday school message. It sets the stage for much of the rest of the presentations, and I am able to fit it into Sunday school time constraints. Some of the other messages I’ve used for Sunday school are getting longer as new information and discoveries are released. The current title is “Wages of Sin is Death”, though if I can think of a more witty title, I may change it. Maybe “Bones of Death”? Feel free to offer suggestions.

I had my normal monthly meeting at Door Bible Baptist in Brussels, WI. They are such a blessing, being, in effect, a supporting church by having me in every month. Next month I’ll do my new message there, while Pastor Mark Englebert is away on a Baptist History tour. I had been writing one of the guys Pastor Englebert led to Christ in his prison ministry for the past several months He was released in March, and I was hoping to see him in church once he got out – but I haven’t heard from him since 🙁

COMING UP:

        I’ll be back in New York twice this summer, first at Temple Baptist Church (Pastor Vince Williams), in Norwich, NY for a week-long series of meetings. Then again in June at First Baptist Church in Parishville, NY (Pastor Pedro Morales) for several days. I tacked on to that a return meeting to Baldwinsville, NY at Temple Baptist Church to fill the pulpit for retiring Pastor Bruce Craig.

At the end of June will be a VBS for All Bible Baptist Church (Pastor Peder Methum) in Milwaukee. Pastor Methum has been sending his youth to the VBS at Bro. Clayton Jones‘ church in Franklin, WI (where I have been a few times, including their VBS) and decided to have his own program this year (though I’m sure the gang at Tri-County is welcome). All Bible is an inner-city church with an outreach to minority children who will really benefit from seeing the racist implications of evolution.

In July (6, 7, 8) I’ll be an exhibitor at the “Grace Beyond Words” conference at Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church in Lake Zurich, WI, compliments of Bro. Phil Stringer. My old creationist compatriot, Dr. Carl Baugh, is also scheduled to be there.

I have a few future meetings planned for later in the year, including a return to Anchor Bible Baptist (Pastor Darren LaRue) in Ohio and a meeting for the Northwoods Creation Association in Ashland, WI this fall. Tacked onto the NCA meeting will be a weekend session at Harbor Lights Baptist Church (Pastor Randy Hoffman) up in Ashland. Then comes a return to Truth Baptist Church in Portage, WI (Pastor Reggie Williams) for a weekend in October. A probable return to West Virginia is in the works. I would’ve been there this month, but the trip to NY fell at the same time as their camp.

I’ve still got room for more, especially July and August! NOW is the time to schedule a meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. If any of you are interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a new page on my website that tells what I have what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

PRAYER REQUEST:

        While trying to find out how to convert Youtube videos into files suitable for Powerpoint, my laptop caught a virus and gave up the ghost. I have a back-up laptop, but it is one that suffered from being overheated, so I use it sparingly. It works, but it is a bit crippled. I will need to get a new laptop (or fix the dead one, but that might not be worth the cost).

Also pray for the Hovind family. Long-term prison sentences carry a near-100% divorce rate, and it appears that’s one battle he’s not going to overcome the odds on. There are also some ministry squabbles between Kent and Eric. 🙁

In closing, our daughter Hannah is doing spectacularly at Wyldewood Christian school. In her first full quarter, she made the high honor roll with a 97% cumulative average. She has made some good, godly friends and confidantes. We’re so encouraged at her progress and by her future. Just this week our church hosted “Teen Mania” and Hannah responded to two invitations, pledging to honor the Lord in two issues we have been praying about. What a thrill to see her getting closer to the Lord and to see God answer prayer. 🙂

APRIL GEM UPDATE

APRIL GEM UPDATE

Bathrooms

SPRING AHEAD! (Of course we had snow yesterday)

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain [snow for us] is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song 2:11-13

Wait! Didn’t I say that last month? Well, today is finally in the 50s and snow-free, but we did have some flakes yesterday.

Enough of the snow and cold. The hot issue of the day is the transgender bathroom controversy, which is an offshoot of the homosexual agenda. They are BOTH a result of overlooking the first few chapters of Genesis. Those chapters give us the instructions for sex, marriage, and even dress. If we saturate our people with Gen 1-3, they will be much better inoculated against the contemporary onslaughts of immorality.

If we don’t have an absolute standard for morality (the Bible, with Genesis as its foundation), we have no basis to say transsexualism is “wrong”. There is no reason beyond opinion that a man shouldn’t be able to use the same dressing room as a woman, apart from the Bible.

Less than 3% of society are homosexuals, yet they drive our political and social agenda. How did 3% back the other 97% into a corner? Because most of that 97% neglect Genesis. They have become complicit on behalf of the sodomites by their support or their silence. Without a foundation of Genesis, they have been co-opted into supporting the sodomites as if they were maligned victims. We don’t want to persecute sodomites, but we sure don’t want them taking over society. Gen 19 and Judges 19 show how destructive that will be.

The Genesis creation account is hardly a side-issue. It is FOUNDATIONAL. If we ignore it as a side-issue, we reap the results in our churches and society. Don’t let your church or your children be victims.

MEETINGS

Last week I did two Awana classes at Plymouth Congregational Church here in Oshkosh. Their Awana leader, Jim Engler, saw one of my presentations at the University of WI-Oshkosh and wanted me to minister to his church’s youth groups.

It was one of the best times I’ve ever had. I brought several of my fossils and gave an overview lesson.  After the messages I was overrun with parents because the kids ran to get their parents and show them all the stuff. I was keeping up as best I could with the delightful swarm, but several of the kids were able to grab a fossil and give the material to their parents, almost verbatim. I was glad at how excited they were and surprised at how well they retained the information.

They want me back again next year. I will probably do some of my Powerpoint stuff then.

NEW MESSAGE

        Sadly, most of the fossils and artifacts in my collection are a result of the flood. They are testimonies of sin and death. But that inspired a message on that topic that also explains why there is sin, death, and tragedy in this world. Why do bad things happen to “good” people and why do bad people seem to get away with things? Those are legitimate questions many lost people have. It is a good Sunday school message. It sets the stage for much of the rest of the presentations, and I am able to fit it into Sunday school time constraints. Some of the other messages I’ve used for Sunday school are getting longer as new information and discoveries are released. The current title is “Wages of Sin is Death”, though if I can think of a more witty title, I may change it. Maybe “Bones of Death”? Feel free to offer suggestions.

I had my normal monthly meeting at Door Bible Baptist in Brussels, WI (Pastor Mark Englebert). They are such a blessing, being, in effect, a supporting church by having me in every month. Probably next month I’ll do my new message there. I had been writing one of the guys Pastor Englebert led to Christ in his prison ministry for the past several months He was released in March, and I was hoping to see him in church once he got out – but I haven’t heard from him this month 🙁

COMING UP:

        I’ll be back in New York twice this summer, first at Temple Baptist Church (Pastor Vince Williams), in Norwich, NY for a week-long series of meetings. Then again in June at First Baptist Church in Parishville, NY (Pastor Pedro Morales) for several days. At the end of June will be a VBS for All Bible Baptist Church (Pastor Peder Methum) in Milwaukee. Pastor Methum has been sending his youth to the VBS at Bro. Clayton Jones‘ church in Franklin, WI (where I have been a few times, including their VBS) and decided to have his own program this year (though I’m sure the gang at Tri-County is welcome). All Bible is an inner-city church with an outreach to minority children who will really benefit from seeing the racist implications of evolution.

I have a few future meetings planned for later in the year, including a return to Anchor Bible Baptist (Pastor Darren LaRue) in Ohio and a meeting for the Northwoods Creation Association in Ashland, WI this fall. Tacked onto the NCA meeting will be a weekend session at Harbor Lights Baptist Church (Pastor Randy Hoffman) up in Ashland. Then comes a return to Truth Baptist Church in Portage, WI (Pastor Reggie Williams) for a weekend in October.

I’ve still got room for more! NOW is the time to schedule a meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. If any of you are interested in having me for a meeting, I have created a new page on my website that tells what I have what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

PRAYER REQUEST:

While trying to find out how to convert Youtube videos into files suitable for Powerpoint, my laptop caught a virus and gave up the ghost. I have a back-up laptop, but it is one that suffered from being overheated, so I use it sparingly. It works, but it is a bit crippled. I will need to get a new laptop (or fix the dead one, but that might not be worth the cost).

In closing, our daughter Hannah is doing spectacularly at Wyldewood Christian school. In her first full quarter, she made the high honor roll with a 97% cumulative average. She has made some good, godly friends and confidantes. We’re so encouraged at her progress and by her future

GEM MARCH UPDATE

GEM MARCH UPDATE

SPRING AHEAD! (Of course we had a snow storm yesterday)

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain [snow for us] is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song 2:11-13

Growing up in metro Detroit, we got to hear our baseball broadcaster, Ernie Harwell (who was a vocal Christian gentleman) quote this passage at the beginning of the baseball season every year.

MEETINGS

        We had a great series of meetings at North Star Baptist Church (Pastor David Sorenson) in Duluth, Minnesota for a Sunday-thru-Wednesday seminar. I got to present several of my messages (now numbering about 30).  The people were very excited with the material and requested a couple of specific messages. I was more than happy to comply. Pastor Sorenson gave me a tour of the unique city of Duluth. Being a key port city, it has a lot of the amenities of a larger city – yet it is not that large. It’s situated on a hill, which makes for rough travelling during the winter, but they have an extensive system of indoor overpasses connecting buildings, so you can traverse much of the city without having to go outside.

I was given two new items from members there. One was a fabricated human skull almost precisely to scale of how large King Og (the largest giant in the Bible at 13′-15′, Deut 3:11) would’ve been, which matches the fossil findings of Gigantopithicus and the 26″ Max Track footprint casting, both of which I have. I got to use it right away in Kings Kids, and the kids were amazed.

The other item was a photo of a reported Sasquatch/Bigfoot. I am not sure what to think about Bigfoot (AKA: Yeti in Asia). I do have a purported Sasquatch track casting, but the foot is distinctly human, and Sasquatch, if it is legitimate, seems to be an animal. Animals have paws, hooves, or a second set of hands (like apes). No animal has a foot like a human. Many of his photos were distant and unconvincing, but his two close-up photos were definitely some kind of a creature. Detractors identify it as a bear, but I have been looking at photos of various bears all over the internet and find none that resemble what was in those two photos. I’m not sure what it is, but I now include his photo in my recently discovered creatures (Dinosaurs Today?) message. New creatures, including some quite large ones (like the 7′ tall Bili ape), are often discovered in relatively uninhabited areas (swamps, jungles, seas), but Sasquatch would have to hide in the woods, where a lot of hunters trek on a regular basis. I’m not at all convinced Bigfoot is real, but those photos are compelling.

Next week I will be doing two Awana classes at a church across town. Their Awana leader, Jim Engler, saw one of my presentations at the University of WI-Oshkosh and wanted me to minister to his church’s youth groups. It may lead to further opportunity there, as well.

Last week I was at Bible Baptist Church (Pastor Robert Hatch) in Winneconne, WI. Bro. Hatch is also a tax preparer and insurance provider. This is his busy season, so he can use more pulpit coverage this time of year. As much as I hate taxes and insurance and think they are mostly a scam, it’s a blessing to have a brother in Christ to deal with those things.

Pastor Brenenstuhl and a group from our church took a trip to Israel this month, so I had to cover in the nursing homes, school chapel, and Kings Kids youth ministry quite often the past few weeks. But because of that, The Lord gave me a NEW message!

NEW MESSAGE

        Sadly, most of the fossils and artifacts in my collection are a result of the flood. They are testimonies of sin and death. But that inspired a message on that topic that also explains why there is sin, death, and tragedy in this world. Why do bad things happen to “good” people and bad people get away with things? Those are legitimate questions many lost people have. It is a good Sunday school message. It sets the stage for much of the rest of the presentations, and I am able to fit it into Sunday school time constraints. Some of the other messages I’ve used for Sunday school are getting longer as new information and discoveries are released. The current title is “Wages of Sin is Death”, though if I can think of a more witty title, I may change it.

I had my normal monthly meeting at Door Bible Baptist in Brussels, WI (Pastor Mark Englebert). They are such a blessing, being, in effect, a supporting church by having me in every month. Probably next month I’ll do my new message there.

We were planning another week-long seminar at Bolt Fundamental Baptist Church (Pastor Jim Lucas) in West Virginia. They were going to have me in to do their camp – but they scheduled the camp for the same week I’ll be in NY in May. Jamie will look into rescheduling the camp, but that will not be easy to do. They do want me back in the fall, either way. Pastor Lucas is recovering well from a triple bypass.

MAY:

        I’ll be back in New York, this time at Temple Baptist Church (Pastor Vince Williams), in Norwich, NY for a week-long series of meetings.

I have a few future meetings planned for later in the year, including a return to Anchor Bible Baptist (Pastor Darren LaRue) in Ohio and a meeting for the Northwoods Creation Association in September.

NOW is the time to schedule a meeting for your church. Call 920-376-0828 or respond to this email. If any of you are interested in having me for a meeting (to see my new Bigfoot photo, or the rest of what I provide), I have created a new page on my website that tells what I have what I might need, and some pointers and basic information. Check it out at: http://genesisevidence.org/my-needs/

        Here is the Max Track I spoke of earlier. One of five (in a left-right sequence) 26′ tracks (with a 72″ stride) matching a human who would’ve been 13′-15′ tall (the size of King Og in scripture) and confirming Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days:

Max Track