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Changed lives! That’s what Answers in Genesis is all about—seeing God changing lives through this apologetics ministry. An email this week stated:

. . . [Y]ou have no idea what an impact you have made on my family, particularly my husband. He has been a Christian his entire life but has never felt comfortable with sharing his faith with others . . . until about three years ago, that is, when he heard you speak to our children through Dinosaurs, Genesis, and the Gospel.

He listened cautiously but intently. He [had been] listening to my babbling about my new-found excitement in regard to creation and the Word. To my surprise, he began sharing this “new” information with family and friends. When I asked if we could afford Answers Magazine he said, “Go ahead. Get it!” Before I [knew] it he was shopping for more DVDs including the Creation Mini-Series, Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box, and the Created Cosmos.

My husband’s transformation and the rekindling of my own faith could only have come from the Lord Jesus Christ. We have now shared this information with our synod, our church, VBS, and our community. . . . I just want to say thank you on behalf of myself and my family for standing up for the truth of God’s Word, even in the face of so much adversity. We truly appreciate you and your family for all that you do in Christ’s name. What you are doing is making a difference!

Student Wins Suit after Teacher Says Creationism “Superstitious Nonsense”

This was the headline of a recent Fox News article. You will also be interested in what statements the judge ruled were not a violation of the First Amendment!:
A federal judge ruled that a public high school history teacher violated the First Amendment when he called creationism "superstitious nonsense" during a classroom lecture.

U.S. District Judge James Selna issued the ruling Friday after a 16-month legal battle between student Chad Farnan and his former teacher, James Corbett.

Farnan sued in U.S. District Court in 2007, alleging that Corbett violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment by making repeated comments in class that were hostile to Christian beliefs.

The lawsuit cited more than 20 statements made by Corbett during one day of class, all of which were recorded by Farnan, to support allegations of a broader teaching method that “favors irreligion over religion” and made Christian students feel uncomfortable. During the course of the litigation, the judge found that most of the statements cited in the court papers did not violate the First Amendment because they did not refer directly to religion or were appropriate in the context of the classroom lecture. But Selna ruled Friday that one comment, where Corbett referred to creationism as “religious, superstitious nonsense,” did violate Farnan’s constitutional rights. . . .

“They lost, he violated the establishment clause," she told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “From our perspective, whether he violated it with one statement or with 19 statements is irrelevant.”

In making his decision, Selna wrote that he tried to balance Farnan’s and Corbett's rights. “The court’s ruling today reflects the constitutionally permissible need for expansive discussion even if a given topic may be offensive to a particular religion,” the judge wrote. Selna said that although Corbett was only found to have violated the establishment clause in a single instance, he could not excuse or overlook the behavior. In a ruling last month, the judge dismissed all but two of the statements Farnan complained about, including Corbett's comment that “when you put on your Jesus glasses, you can’t see the truth.” Also dismissed in April were comments such as, “Conservatives don't want women to avoid pregnancies—that’s interfering with God’s work” and “When you pray for divine intervention, you're hoping that the spaghetti monster will help you get what you want.” On Friday, Selna also dismissed one of the two remaining statements, saying that Corbett may have been attempting to quote Mark Twain when he said religion was “invented when the first con man met the first fool.”
You can read the entire report at:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518864,00.html

Devotion

Through the apathy

(Job 10:21–22) Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

We preach through the apathy of the lost because we know hell is a place of: no return, constant death, fear, no order, no light, and shades of tormenting darkness.

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Ken

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