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Guy builds an exact replica of Noah’s Ark

A fully functional Noah’s ark, using the dimensions in The Bible, has just opened to the public in The Netherlands. It was constructed by Dutch creationist and millionaire building contractor Johan Huibers, after he dreamt that Holland would be flooded once again. Read more and see the impressive pictures here.

Guy builds an exact replica of Noah's Ark

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Serpent-handling pastor tests God and fails

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Pastor Randy “Mack” Wolford handles a rattlesnake during a service at the Church of the Lord Jesus in Jolo, W.Va. Each Labor Day weekend, the church has hosted a well-documented “homecoming” for snake handlers who believe that the Bible mandates that true Christians “take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Wolford says: “Anybody can do it that believes it.” PHOTO: Lauren Pond / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

The line between “testing your faith” and being stupid just got thinner.

Mack Wolford, a flamboyant Pentecostal pastor from West Virginia whose serpent-handling talents were profiled last November in The Washington Post Magazine , hoped the outdoor service he had planned for Sunday at an isolated state park would be a “homecoming like the old days,” full of folks speaking in tongues, handling snakes and having a “great time.” But it was not the sort of homecoming he foresaw.

Instead, Wolford, who turned 44 the previous day, was bitten by a rattlesnake he owned for years. He died late Sunday.

The ridiculously preventable full story can be read here.

If you want to know what the Bible says about testing God, click here.

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A highly venomous timber rattlesnake rests in a box in the Jolo church. About 80 to 100 deaths have been attributed to snake handling since its origins, and nearly every snake handler has been bitten, says the Rev. Bill Leonard, the religion professor from Wake Forest University. There’s a lot of pain when you’re bitten, says Wolford, whose father died at age 39 of a rattlesnake bite. “For the first couple of weeks, you swell up and break out in hives.”
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Increase in strange sounds in sky being recorded

Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe is researching a large number of strange and unexplained horn-like sounds filling the air since March 2011 and the possible causes. The phenomenon surfaced after a number of videos were uploaded on YouTube from such divergent places as Norway, Costa Rica, Tennessee and Kiev, Ukraine. The sounds, like the one recorded below, sound like trains and are described as the sky groaning.

There must be some 50 YouTube videos now circulating from many places in North America and from different countries around the world with strange, often unexplained, sounds recorded over the past year since at least March 2011. Do a search for them yourself and make your own judgment call.

These accounts aren’t always from the wackos and conspiracy theory folks either. Mainstream media is reporting on it more frequently too.

Some think the sounds are from some secret government testing. Others think the sounds are extraterrestrial. Many are also making the connections of these sounds to the Bible and the book of Revelation (Chapters 8 and 9) where it talks about the the opening of the seventh seal and angels blowing trumpets.

Whatever the explanation, the sounds are creepy and must be amazingly frightening to experience first hand. Next time you are outside, take a moment to stop and listen to your surroundings. Is the Earth trying to tell us something? Below is another video that shows many eyewitness accounts from all over. It’s worth watching and listening to.

A survey of American Protestant pastors

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America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.

When asked if “God used evolution to create people,” 73% of pastors disagreed – 64% said they strongly disagreed – compared to 12% who said they agree.

Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46% agreed, compared to 43% who disagreed.

A movement called Young Earth creationism promotes the 6,000-year-old figure, arguing that it is rooted in the Bible. Scientists say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

The Southern Baptist Convention survey, which queried 1,000 American Protestant pastors, also found that 74% believe the biblical Adam and Eve were literal people.

Full article here.

What do you think?

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(Thanks Bag of Nothing)

We can quote the Bible too

Settle down! I’m not advocating one way or another on the subject of gay marriage. This picture shows that quoting the Bible to back your cause can be a double-edged sword. Is Old Testament law relevant today? (via 9GAG)

If you get raptured, what happens to your pets?

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. believe there will be a Second Coming in their lifetime, followed by the Rapture. It is said that during this time, the righteous will be spirited away to a better place while the unbelievers remain on Earth. Since the Bible isn’t clear on what happens to our furry little friends, you can now at least have peace of mind that they can be cared for. That is, if you don’t mind they are looked after by (gasp!) atheists.

This is not a joke. An organization exists that recruits non-Christian animal lovers nationwide to volunteer to take care of left-behind pets if the Rapture occurs. You pay a $10 monthly fee to keep your membership and register all your pets.

Geez, I hope they’ll take an unpredictable Ferret with a bad disposition.

Learn more here: http://aftertherapturepetcare.com