Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oh Brother, You Are A Sex Offender, So I Don’t Forget Your Past!

 
I was visiting Portland and attended a home prayer cell. After a few meetings, I was not longer seeing some sisters and their kids. So I asked the cell leader what happened to them. He told me that they have informed him that they will no more be coming to the prayer meeting because there is a brother attending who is a sex offender; a sex crime he committed when he was 18. As part of his conviction, he must register as a sex offender (which he did) and announce to people with children that he is a sex offender (which he did). I felt my heart broken because the same brother had told me that he was a sex offender, and it was like a joke to me. I told him everyone is an offender of some sort. Should Christians be putting people in quarantine as the world does, no matter their crime despite their repentance? Have you thought about it that the person you are putting in quarantine was convicted of mere sextexting?  What if you are convicted of having sex with a girl who told you she was above 18 meanwhile she was not? Where is the second chance? Where is the possibility to remediate their situation? This article will look at the ramifications and propose solutions on how Christians and the society should handle sex offenders.
The sex offenders go through cumbersome difficulties like not being able to find work and homes to stay. Those safeguards designed to keep the community safe instead keep communities unsafe because desperate people will do desperate things. They are stigmatized and quarantined like lepers in the Mosaic Era, yet that is not as bad as making them outcast that they are not even given an opportunity to redeem their souls.  They are registered in a national registry-sex offender registry (SOR), must appear in person and allow the jurisdiction to take a current photograph upon their movement into a new place. Depending on their level of offense, they are required every three, six or one year to repeat the process according to Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  They go to church with ankle bracelets and electronic monitors.
A few years ago, I watched a movie called “The Apostle” by Robert Duvall[1]. You need to watch it too because it is captivating!  I felt so touched to see that a man who had committed a crime years ago, repented and is impacting the society differently is retaken into custody because he did not serve his time. Taking him away left the gap and possibility of raising up many prepastoral Duval which is not good for the society.
Another film that has a similar theme is “Les Miserables”. In “Les Miserables”, we see that people with dirty hearts love to stigmatize others. Even when you have left the past, they still follow you with it. The prisoner has become a mayor. He has changed his life, the ultimate good of mankind has become his sole purpose for living, yet those who refuse to leave their pasts feel as if he too should stick in his past. Consequently, they pursue him all to their own demise.
Grigory Ordzhonokidze was a murderer (euphemism) in Stalin’s days but repented and instead brought a great change. 
Reformatories are there because man has the belief that people could be reformed. If society did not believe man could be reformed; it would not have been doing it. Do you know how many people have been reformed in Buea from the Bostal Institute? For some of you who have been to other countries, I am certain you have heard of reformatories. They are places to reform the wayward. Behavioral psychology teaches that humanity is so docile that it could be manipulated like an automaton. The United states calls prisons “Correctional Facilities” even though most of them are actually incorrigible and corruptible facilities because they have made many worse than when they went in there.
The sanctimonious Christians do not realize that the SOR does not prevent the offender from entering a school zone or picking or dropping off kids. SOR does not even decide who you live with after you leave the supervision of the department of corrections. During supervision, they will spell the conditions in your probation or parole documents.  Isn’t a prayer meeting same as going to church? Aren’t there house churches? Why would it be wrong then for the Registered Sex Offender (RSO) to attend a prayer meeting in a house? Perhaps that is just the legal and social part of it. Let us look at the biblical side of the matter.
Even though we have believed, confessed our sins and found mercy, Jesus still has enormous amount of patience as we sin daily (I Tim 1:16). The Bible says, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted (Gal 6:1).” These RSOs have been overtaken by their sexual faults. Nonetheless, should they should not be put in quarantine. Shouldn’t the church restore them? Shouldn’t the church fight those laws rather than endorse them? Should God keep all sinners in quarantine too? The number of sex offenders uncaught would outnumber those caught as most of the people implementing these laws have sexually offended too in secret. They have just been fortunate. The RSOs have confessed their sins (I John 1:9), and they have served their sentences. What then must they do to be rehabilitated?
Some people contend that sex offenders (SO) repeat their offenses. Murderers, DUI convicts and armed robbers who have killed both women and children too repeat their offenses, but they are not put into quarantine, so that argument is untenable. They neither need a special tag nor do they need to be stigmatized. You and I have sinned, but God forgave us without stigmas, so the RSO does not need that stigmatization.
People elevate sexual crimes above other crimes. Did you know that adultery and fornication are sexual crimes? Can most of the people advocating for the quarantine of SO be acquitted from the crimes of fornication and adultery? I am not saying parents should not protect their kids, but I am saying that those who are not SO are not very clean as to put others into quarantine.
Others leave the debate and ask me if I have a child of my own.  Whether I have a child of my own or not is of no importance because not all sex victims are children. There are many sex victims who are adults and even men, so it is still unfounded to position children as the only victims. Now, can you raise a better argument why RSO should be treated as lepers while murderers still enjoy our freedom largess?
Saul was a murderer who repented and most of the people who have and never even sinned half of what Saul did, can not show any impact they had for the world. If Paul was around nowadays, he would have made the same plaidorie he did to the Corinthians (2 Cor 2:6-8). He told the Corinthians that these people have already served their sentences, so it is left for the society to forgive and comfort them else they will be overwhelmed. Nay, the society and the church have instead made them like lepers and kept them as recluses.  Just like Paul, today I urge you to reaffirm your love for that brother or sister or neighbor who fell into such calamity. Secondly, I appeal to you to forward the article to friends and family, probation officers, lawmakers, social workers and all you know can impact those laws. 

Until then, Christians, churches and the society must and should remove that stigma on Sex Offenders.

St Arrey of Ntenako.






“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Should Family And Relatives Override A Husband’s Decision?

 
On November 26, 2010, a wife delivered a child: Kupakwashe Kachanga. Rather than bring them joy and respect from the community, the child became an albatross that fetched them obloguy. It happened that the child had all Chinese physiognomy as a result of the wife: Anywhere Ngezy (20 years) cheating on her husband: Bright Kachanga (24) with her Chinese boss: Lung Fanlihong.  The neighbors and family wanted Bright to lapidate the wife, but he instead forgave her and carried their anger. His simple arguments were that he had spent too much on the child to let the child suffer now in no mistake of his. The question is “should and does the family have any moral obligation to reject his forgiveness.” This problem raises serious societal issues, biblical polemics and psychological can of worms. Shouldn’t the husband’s decision be res judicata?
The couple has tried for three years to have a child of their own to no avail. So, when the child came, it was a relief to Bright. The neighbors thought they had stolen the baby because the man was very unconcerned. To the African, it is always a shameful thing when a goat is bleating at strangers while the guard dog sits unconcerned. They felt the husband should be more concerned. The sisters of the husband, the relatives and neighbors believe that the woman should be punished for cheating.
I have seen and heard in some instances where relatives marched into a house to put out a woman because they say she is sterile. Many African movies have cinematographically highlighted the issue, but it seems to gather no momentum. There are things people miss in this saga. The first is that perhaps the man saw the peccadillo of the wife as divine intervention to his impotence. It is probable that he could not impregnate his wife because for three years he had tried and failed, but the Chinese took just one round to make it happen. Thus, the problem was with Bright, so his opprobrium is dismissed.
The second thing is that people deal with trauma differently. For some people to heal faster, they must accept the outcome of the situation. Perhaps Bright knew that by accepting the child, he will heal and forgive the wife faster as the child will become like the Love Child who bridged the gap between two warring tribes.
The third factor to consider is the social implications. Marriage is for grownups and not for babies. Marriage is between the wife and the husband and not between the wife and husband and relatives. That is why when parents drop their wedding children on the altar where they are sacrificed, they must become sweet savor thenceforth. Henceforth, the children are on their own.  On that altar, they are scarificed by their old families for them to resurrect into a new family whereby the man and woman become one flesh. If he forgives his wife, then the society must follow suite because he is the only other covenanter.
Biblically, forgiving the wife is the righteous thing to do. Who would be alive if God was to hold our iniquities against us?  When Jesus forgave the woman caught in flagrant adultery, He tacitly taught that we could forgive adultery and those who offend us. Our present society seems excited to dish out schadenfreude rather than lebensfreude as they rejoice in the constant agony of others. While restitution could be made in certain sins to show remorse and repentance, it is impossible in the case of adultery. It is always very strange how human beings who are very sinful are always the first to reject the idea of forgiveness as was the case with the prodigal son. The son reminded the father not to forgive his brother (Lk 15:21). Another reason why we have two categories of sins: venial and mortal in the Bible (I Jn 5:16) is because some sins like adultery can be forgiven. Finally, Christ requires not only the husband, but the sisters, relatives and neighbors to forgive her seventy times seven times (Mt 18:22).  Doesn’t equity (Prov 1:3) require the man to forgive the wife for the summum bonum of the child?

Until then, when a spouse forgives his/her spouse, the family and relatives must accept it.

St Arrey of Ntenako.



“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Friday, March 16, 2012

What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality?

 
                Homosexuality has become a serious issue that it determines public perception of people according to their positions. From America to Europe, Asia to Latin America, Australia to Africa there are now gay pride days where homosexuals and lesbians come out to declare themselves adherents of that philosophy. American and European governments and even world monetary institutions now tie their aids with gay-friendly strings as begging nations must show themselves marching towards the gay agenda.  Asylum seekers to Europe and America just have to say that they are gays, and they have stay. People who say homosexuality is evil are brandished "homophobes". Just because someone says homosexuality is evil does not mean he or she hates the gay people. The President of Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko once said: "It is good to be a dictator than to be a homosexual"[1]. Is Homosexuality that bad? Does the Bible speak in favor or disfavor? This screed will expose on the position of the Bible.
                 This treatise is in reaction to Oliver Thomas’ “When Religion Loses Its Credibility”[3]. The author starts by asking: “what if Christian leaders are wrong about homosexuality”? No, they are not wrong! No one is wrong in condemning homosexuality and lesbianism. This deviant life style is a misuse of the body orifices. Apart from being morally aberrational, homosexuality and lesbianism are economically, socially and anatomically destructive. If everyone was to be a homosexual or lesbian then the present human age will come to an end. Then the kids they so claim they love, will live no more. I guess, we will clone and make more test tube babies, huh? Then in the next 50 years, the economy of nations will collapse because we will lack young people. Homosexuality does not even exist in the animal kingdom, so for humans to even think of it shows a deviant mind serving as a copycat of foreign philosophies.
              First, let us consider the responsibility of the Christian vis a vis sin. Where in the Bible does the Bible say “do not condemn sin”? Does condemning the act of stealing mean that one hates thieves? If the thief does not like their status, they should repent of their sin. If you did not know the responsibility of the Christians vis a vis sin then read (Ezek 3:17-21; Ezek 33:6-8). Now does God condemn Homosexuality? Take a look:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Lev 18:22). This is an injunction against Homosexuality and Lesbianism. Lot called it wickedness (Gen 19:4-8) and God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for it. God calls it abomination rewarded with death (Lev 20:13). The Bible calls them sons of Belial (Judges 19: 22 but read the entire story: very interesting). The Apostle Paul says they are in error by practicing homosexuality and lesbianism (Rom 1:26-27). Paul tells Timothy that homosexuality and lesbianism are against sound doctrine (I Tim 1:10).
            The author plunges further into his error to say that when the Lord created the heavens and the earth, the Bible says:  "And, the Lord saw that it was good.” At the time that God made this statement man has not yet fallen into sin. Looking into the author’s assertion that God was not against homosexuality per se in Romans (Rom 1:26-27) but against pedophilia tells us he has made up his mind to go astray. There is nowhere in those verses where the root word indicates pedophilia. The word /mankind/ and other related nouns like men all indicate the root word /arsĕnŏkŏitēs/ standing for “sodomite” meaning “abuser of themselves with humankind”[5]. All the verses mentioned above in the New Testament have nothing to do with the age of the indulger. Their blanket condemnation is homosexuality and lesbianism.
Therefore, why would God ever say anyone is hurting gay people because they tell them to live like the Bible says?  Concerning the false teaching of “don’t judge” (Mt 7:1), please, take another look at I Cor 5:11-13. If that is what the Bible says in Mt 7:1 and in I Cor it says judge, then the Bible is contradictory. And as you know, the Bible is infallible. Homosexuals and lesbians must repent of their sins or face the wrath of God in eternal damnation like any other sinner who refuses to repent.
            The author himself loses credibility by falsely stating a reference. Galileo did not pose a “challenge to the biblical view that the Earth, rather than the sun, was at the center of our solar system”.  Galileo instead stated that the earth rotates on its Axis around the sun. And contrary to gainsayers: the church embraced his view and the church fathers wanted to take a look at his telescope[6],[7]. Just like this author, Galileo’s mistake was that he thought all answers could be provided only by science. Science does not supersede the Bible in providing truths about nature. On the contrary, science correlates as an appendix to enhancing the truths of the Bible because since truth is not relative, there can only be one source of truth, and that source is in Jesus who incontestably says “ I am the way, the truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the father but by me” (John 14:6).
            We do agree that DNA is a proven science. However, not all DNA has always been correct. There are reasons and occasions when DNA has been incorrect: when DNA results are contaminated, when a mistaken identity is used or faulty equipments could result in a wrong DNA test result. More so, there is no human test or equipment that will ever be faultless. If it was, why is it not the only evidence in the conviction of a criminal case in the court of law?  Since we do not use a tribe to find a country but use a country to find a tribe then, we cannot use DNA to support or fault the Bible. We use the Bible to support or fault DNA results.
            The author starts by misinterpreting the verse in Lev 18:22. It does behoove me to give a reclassification of biblical laws. The laws were divided into three groups: the ceremonial laws (guiding Israel‘s worship only), civil laws (regulating daily living) and moral laws (the Ten Commandments). While the first two do not transcend cultures, the last one does. However, whenever God wanted a given law in the first two categories to overstep a given culture, the concept was carried forward into the new culture. That is the case with homosexuality in that it would have been wrong like the author said for anyone to apply it in modern culture while leaving all other civil laws. That is why Paul mentions it to the Romans (Rom 1:26-27) and Timothy (I Tim I: 10) so that it would be carried forward to other times and culture so as to reactivate the law within modern cultures today.  Both the Old and New Testaments show that the concept of God being against Homosexuality and lesbianism goes beyond the Jewish people as I showed you above.
Another mistake the author does again is failing in his isagogics to horizontally interpret his verses. Under recommendation in what would Jesus do he cites "Judge not lest you be judged." (Mat7:1). I guess you believed him. Now take a look at these verses:  (I Cor 5: 9-13). If the Bible says in Mt not to judge and in I Cor. it says judge, then the Bible is confused. As you know God is not the author of confusion (I Cor 14:33), for He orders us to do everything decently and in order (I Cor 14:40). Hence, to get the proper interpretation one has to consider the root word of the word /judge/. While both have the same root word /krino/, we can separate their meaning contextually. In Mt 7:1, Jesus is preaching against impartial judgment as if saying, if you judge people impartially, someone will do same to you. That is why he concludes in the golden rule “therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets“(Mt. 7:12). In I Cor. 5: 12, Paul is talking about disciplining the person who says he or she is a believer but is still living like the cousin of the devil. He even recommends isolation and excommunication (V 13).
            It is a terrible thing for anyone to say they have no control over the choices they make in life or their life style. I guess the author that was being scientific has quickly delved back into superstition the same sin he accuses the church of. Psychology teaches us that man is made of the Id, Ego and Superego. The Id is the home of the primitive instincts, the ego is the executioner of those instincts, and the superego is the check valve to the ego. The Bible calls man’s check-valve conscience to consider his alternatives before making a choice. Even as babies, we still make choices: the choice to cry or to kick with our legs or to pinch our mothers when hungry. As teenagers we still make choices:  to stay in school or to drop out of school. As business people: to rob the poor or share our wealth. Each of us holds our destiny in his or her hands.  That is why the Bible says that God will reward us according to our works (Rom 2:6; I Cor 3:8; 2Cor 5:10; 2 Cor 11:15; Eph 3:20; 2 Tim 4:14; Rev 20:12-13; 22: 12). How and why would the good God (as you confirm” judge anyone according to the works they have no power to control? That means; to be a homosexual is not an accident or predestination but a thoughtful choice after considering alternatives. We can thus rescind from it by repenting and forsaking our sin.
Some people equate homosexuality with masturbation. There is a fine dichotomy between homosexuality and masturbation. In masturbation, the act is solo; meanwhile, in homosexuality it takes two or more of the same sex. While there is a clear injunction in the Bible against homosexuality, there is no such prohibition against masturbation. Masturbation per se is not sexual intercourse as stimulation of sexual organs is not what constitutes sexual intercourse.  For sexual intercourse or copulation to take place, there must be an insertion of the male penis into the vagina[2].  
Although the word homosexuality is not used in the New Testament, but the concept is. Christ spoke against homosexuality at least three times in the Bible. The first instance is when he reiterated the nature of marriage as being between male and female (Mt 19:4-6). By making that assertion, he applies the Law of Excluded Middle (LED). By saying it is between male and female, he is disqualifying the relationship between male and male or female and female.
The second instance where Christ talks about Homosexuality is with the allusion to the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah (Lk 17:28-32; Mt 10:11-24; Mk 6:11). Although the verse is in reference to the destruction of the earth, yet it states a truth whereby the earth was destroyed for a cause: homosexuality and lesbianism. He went further to say that the punishment will even be more than it was in the days of Sodom had the people of Sodom and Gomorrah the chance to repent  which they would have done so. Why would they be repenting if homosexuality wasn’t evil? That is why the gays must take this opportunity to repent of their sexual deviation.
The third instance is in his illustration of those left behind during his Parousia. He says:
“I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,
and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be
taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and
the other left” (Lk 17:34-36).
The words /men/ and /women/ are not metonymies for the human race. The Greek root word for men there is /anthrōpŏs from the root noun anēr meaning individual male and women /gunē/ for a woman, or wife. Now compare the Hebrew root for this man /ĕnộwsh / and the equivalent is /mortal/ as in Psalm 8:4. The first is for male only and the second is for both male and female. Jesus said specifically “two men in one bed” and one of them would be raptured: the one whose heart is towards repentance. By stating that example, he directly disqualifies two men being in bed and indirectly approves a man and a woman being in bed within the sanctity of marriage. As you proceed, the verbs around the nouns reveal intimacy, and one can easily conclude that it is in reference to homosexuality and lesbianism. Jesus was aware of homosexuality in his days and wanted to stand against it. Consequently, homosexuality is condemned in the Old Testament and the same emphasis restated and condemned by Jesus in symbolic imagery in the gospels.
Furthermore, during the salvific diluvian incident, God asked Noah and his sons to come in male and female and to take in animals, male and female (Gen 7:1-4).  Again the Law of Excluded Middle will mean that by requesting for heterosexual couples, He was prohibiting homosexual ones. It was an endorsement of heterosexuality above homosexuality.
In African traditions, when the cock held down another cock, and someone witnessed it, they reported to the quarter head who ordered the cock killed to eliminate evil and a curse from the society. The cock learnt to look for a hen in the pot of soup. Knowing that I am an African, people always say “polygamy has brought many problems than homosexuality”. To them I say this: are the children in Downtown Atlanta who live in rodents’ infested and roaches-friendly communities from polygamous homes? Are the families in Alabama and New Orleans who are living in a Tanga Nord and Tanga Sud; segregated from benefiting from the educational and economic success of the US from polygamous homes? Polygamy like monogamy have their migraines but to prime them with the ills of the society is sheer provincialism to avoid rebuking a wayward compatriot attempting to permeate sodomy. So I will limit this debate only to homosexuality and not which type of marriage is better. There are even polygamous gays as you know very well!
Homosexuality is different in Africa from the one in the West in that, while their western counterparts claim that they were born homosexuals, the Africans use it as a cultic means to achievement. How come the gays in the West are born gays and those in Africa become gays. In most Asian and Latin countries, you find the same aberration to become rich or find political favors. At first, the gays in Africa slept with underage girls to find their way to the top of the society in appointments and nominations. It would seem their gods have brought a new concoction, and sodomy is one of the ingredients. Again, this is totally new to the African society.
This theory of being "born gay, so we must practice homosexuality" is illogical too because we are all born sinners. Should the adulterers, pedophiles, armed robbers, serial killers etc be allowed to practice the urges of their Ids? Should they be legally permitted to fulfill their primitive instincts? Why should the homosexual then claim that their sinful condition is innate; as such, they must be allowed to fulfill them?  
            Anatomically, not every orifice of the human body was made for sexual purposes. Wikipedia lists the body orifices and their purposes as follows:
The nostrils, for breathing and the associated sense of smell. The eyes, for crying and the sense of sight. The mouth, for eating, breathing and vocalizations such as speech. The ear canals, for the sense of hearing. The anus, for defecation (hear me well). The urethra, for urination, and in males, also for ejaculation. In females, the vagina, for sexual intercoursemenstruation and childbirth. The breast, especially in females for breastfeeding.[4]
Until then, homosexuality is a sin.

St Arrey of Ntenako. 

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[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_orifice
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[6]http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=588&art_id=iol1061715073605G446&set_id=1
[7]  http://www.cathnews.com/news/308/140.php


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Sunday, March 11, 2012

How Much Love Do You Have For Your Beloveds In Cameroon?


Do you have parents? Are they important to you? Do you know why many young people are dieing now prematurely? You know that having parents is one thing but having important parents in your life is another. If you respect your parents, you will live longer and prosperous (Deut 5:16). Some people have tried to bring their parents to live with them abroad and experience the dream of a child taking care of his/her parents to give them just a minimal part of what they gave him or her to no avail because the immigration did not give them that opportunity. Most of these parents at home die from diseases that could have easily been prevented or even treated if not of poor care and preventions. Diseases and sicknesses have robbed them of their precious lives as many have died prematurely.  It is a shameful and wicked thing to be happy alone, but is more shameful and more wicked to be happy alone while your beloveds suffer. Even though your parents cannot be with you, you can make sure that they are well taken care of in Cameroon. Here is how!

There is a concierge healthcare that you could subscribe to. That means; you pay a minimal monthly fee so that your parents could receive not only the treatment but also the prevention you would have loved for them to have. You will even know how and what type of treatment your loved ones are taking because their medical records will be accessible by a click of the mouse as you do abroad.

Let me tell you why you have to get your parents and other loved ones enrolled. A friend told me a story about his mother whose leg was to be amputated. He refused and brought her mother to the US. She was put under a program, and she is walking back very well. If not of early intervention and good medicine, she would have lost her leg because of bad diagnosis and poor treatment.

Another story was about a man who was to lose his eye.  The hospital had said they were going to remove the eye. When they told the son, he brought him to the US and today he sees very well because of the timely intervention and good treatment he received.

Your parents and loved ones would lose organs or even die because of untimely intervention and poor treatment. Being a member of the MydoctorCameroon, you will be giving them the opportunity to live longer and happy too.

Therefore, you have the yam and the knife. Look at me and tell me that there is anything that costs more than the life of your beloveds. I know that you would have been happy to have them here, but in the absence of reality, let the losers be contented with shadows.  This is even more than a shadow. You will partly have the health of your beloveds under your control.

My appeal is that you will go to the website and read to understand, then you pick up your phone or go ahead and register your loved ones immediately. Thank God it is something you can easily drop out anytime you want.

Until then, respect your father and mother so that you will live longer and happier!

St Arrey of Ntenako.






“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, March 5, 2012

Is The Story Of Creation, Especially Genesis Chapter Two A Mere Allegory?

 
It is very strange to hear that the story of creation and more especially Genesis chapter two is an allegory because there are so many contradictions. There are no contradictions in these passages. The problem here is one of paragraph patterns. One is in terms of chronology or logical order while the other is descriptive pattern. In chapter two, the paragraph is developed descriptively. The passages would have been contradictory if their development was sequential, yet that is not the case. It is synonymous to telling a story and digressing to inject an anecdote to buttress your point or to create some humor. Look at Genesis 2:18-21

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

In the above passage, the author narrates, then he suspends the narration about man in verses 19-20 to go to the animal kingdom. He comes back to verse 21 to give more details on how humanity was fully created.  
Listen, if you write the same passages and develop them with different paragraph patterns, there will be an apparent contradiction due to placement of events. However, what is important is the existence of the facts. The topic sentence in chapter one and chapter two are the same. They talk of the creation of heaven and earth. If you look carefully in the way both passages are developed, you will realize that it is a problem of blueprints and not of facts.
 Furthermore, the narrations lack any versification; thus, cannot be considered poetic. Those narratives are more prosaic than poetic because they proclive more to the former with a plot (creation of humanity), characters (Adam and Eve and the animals), setting (comic; heaven and earth), and a theme (creation) than to the latter.  
That is lame excuse that that the evolutionists “believe that humans descended from a particular species or primates, which are now extinct”. The excuse of extinction is to avert the empirical challenge of experimentation that authenticates a theory. It is not possible for primates to become humans. Full stop!
Those that are destined for perdition are allergic to spiritual things. Their allusion to Galileo again defeats their very theory. Galileo never said just believe that the earth was not stationary, but he used a telescope to observe the moon. In 1610, he made his observations, and in 1725, James Bradley saw that the stars moved due to the earth’s rotation. That was within 115 years from the time of hypothesis to the time of experimentation.
However, since 1859 (the publication date of Darwin’s Origin of Species) in which he posited macroevolution with an ape mutating to a human being until today, we have not experienced anything. That is a period of 151 years from the time of hypothesis to that of experimentation. Considering that the average lifespan of man has been 365 years, at least if that was plausible, we would have experienced it. Bearing in mind that the average lifespan of humans is 70 years, then it is probable that we will never experience the cross mutation of species. In layman register, it is clear we will never see an ape change to a human being.
Consequently, those who believe in macroevolution do so on presumption and faulty
inference. They are the false teachers.

Until then, I am done with this futility.

St Arrey of Ntenako. 

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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