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Saturday Selections – Jan. 5, 2019

Is our galaxy in the center of many others?

This is a tentative finding that the Institute for Creation Research urges Christians to hold onto loosely, but the data suggests that the Earth, or at least our galaxy, is in a very special, central spot amongst many other galaxies. What we read in the Bible wouldn’t lay out that it would have to be so, but considering the central role of Man in all of creation, it also wouldn’t be surprising to us if our galaxy was centrally located. But it sure would be unexpected for evolutionists who think everything happened without planning and intention.

Skip New Year’s resolutions in 2019 – make a rule of life

New Year’s resolutions are often a very surface-oriented attempted fix to a more foundational issue – how are we going to intentionally live our lives to God’s glory?

Abortion was the leading cause of death in 2018

LifeNews.com is reporting that of the approximately 100 million deaths in the world last year, 40 million were due to abortion. In comparison, the next leading cause of death, cancer, killed 8 million.

Children aren’t optional

The average American woman is having just 1.76 children in her lifetime and the Church is following the world’s lead.

Why Coke is now better than Pepsi

In the wake of undercover videos showing US Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics selling baby body parts, major US companies have been cutting their support for PP. That includes Coke but not, according to the group 2nd Vote, Pepsi. (These are American findings – it could be different in Canada and elsewhere in the world.)

No one knows how to make a pencil

If we expect our government to manage the complexities of our economy, consider this: no one on earth knows how to make even a pencil. It’s a simple everyday object that costs only pennies. And yet, as Milton Friedman explains below, the making of a pencil requires the cooperation of thousands, from different countries, who don’t even speak the same languages, and “who might hate one other if they ever met.” This is the genius of free trade – “the magic of the price system” – that something no individual knows how to make, can get produced anyway, by mass cooperation, and so efficiently it can be sold for a trifling sum. As Leanard Read once wrote:

“Skeptics of the free market are forever asking, “Well, how would the free market attend to mail delivery? Education? Or, whatever?” [Unfortunately] a person can no more explain how the free market would attend to mail delivery than his great-grandfather could have explained how television could ever emerge from free market forces! Answer honestly: I don’t know; I never will know; no one will ever know.”

Just as no one knows how to make a pencil. And yet it happens!

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"Be Fruitful and Multiply" tour comes to Albertan April 19-22

Families are having fewer babies, and the world’s population is expected to peak and then decline later this century. The world isn’t prepared for the impact that this is going to have. However, what may be the greatest challenge of this century can also be a huge opportunity for the Church to shine…. if we embrace the blessing of children, and are prepared to raise them faithfully.

In this presentation, Reformed Perspective’s Mark Penninga will unpack data, history, and God’s Word to make the case for embracing the gift of children with open arms.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Ages 16-116, single or married, children or no children, these presentations are suitable for all mature Christians.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Edmonton: April 19 at 7:30 pm at Immanuel Canadian Reformed Church

Barhead: April 20 at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Ponoka: April 22 at 7:30 pm at Parkland Reformed Church

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