March 17 Bulletin

“The Word is Quick, Powerful, Sharp”

Expect the Unexpected !

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9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team

 

10:00 am—Impact Hour with Pastor Clay Stidham

"Our View of Prophecy" 7

 

11:00 am—Worship for all ages

 Celebration of birthdays and anniversaries

 

11:30 am—Morning Message from Pastor Clay Stidham

 

“How Badly Do You Want It?”

Matthew 7:7-12

Matthew 15:21-28

 

12:15 pm—Commitment and Dismissal

12:30 pmFellowship Pot Luck at Hampton Inn

 

Calendar 

February 25—Monday Marys Ladies Bible Study 10 am Office

March 6—Men’s Bible Study 7 pm at Office

March 9—Pro Grace at Office 9am - 3 pm

March 23—Women’s Fair Planning at Office 10 am

 

In the News

Articles featured do not necessarily represent the opinion of Cornerstone Community Church or its members.  Selection of articles is for information purposes only.

"Ancient" Fossil Still Has Hagfish Slime Residue

Hagfish look creepy. They can act creepy, too. Having no bones, they tie themselves into sliding figure eight knots that help them tear mouthfuls of flesh from the seafloor carcasses on which they feed. And don’t squeeze one unless you want an armload of instantly-expanding slime. Unique slime glands positioned along the sides of their long, slender bodies eject slime-making proteins that fill the gills of would-be predators. A newly described fossil hagfish shows all these unique features—even the slimy ones—and they confront a core aspect of evolution.

Unfortunately for evolutionary time, hagfish pop into the fossil record looking exactly like today’s hagfish. Vast stretches of sediment contain no hagfish fossils, only to be punctuated by these few that show no basic body changes. Why would the same evolutionary processes that supposedly transformed fish into dinosaurs fail to make a single change to hagfish in all that time? With no changes to explain, there’s no need to invoke eons.

The stability of hagfish body forms found in both fossils and oceans, plus the original tissue and slime remnants that make up this hagfish fossil stand in the way of its old age assignment. Instead, a recent, worldwide watery catastrophe should be considered to help account for these fossils’ rapid burial and fresh looks.

 

A T. rex Swimming with Sharks?

The last time I checked, sharks didn’t swim on land. Most shark species inhabit saltwater oceans. Maybe tyrannosaurs swam some, but they didn’t dwell in oceans. Yet somehow sharks and tyrannosaurs died and were buried together. This curious combination calls for a big rethink on an issue that a new study just made bigger.

Despite common claims of how dinosaurs buried in the Hell Creek Formation lived in freshwater wetlands, paleontologists keep finding marine creature look-alikes, including clams and shark teeth, among the dinosaur fossils.1 If these sedimentary layers represent ancient living conditions, then why do they show such strange mixtures of sea and swampy life?

The answer relates to the assumption that the fossils at this site—and by extension all fossil forms buried in the vast Hell Creek Formation of the Western United States—represent an intact, ancient ecosystem. But no normal ecosystem mixes marine clams and sharks with freshwater turtles and amphibians, as the Hell Creek fossils show. The alternative to an ancient ecosystem is an ancient watery catastrophe. What’s wrong with that idea?

Cretaceous carpet shark teeth look very similar to today’s carpet shark teeth. If those ancient sharks lived in deep oceans like they do today, then one would need a catastrophe greater than any that occur today to sweep numerous ocean creatures onto ancient wetlands and mix the very different animals and plants that got suddenly buried in Hell Creek’s dirty sands.

 

 

Delicate Spider Fossil Discovered

Discovering fossil spiders has become fairly common.1 Each time they have been 100% spiders, not vague evolutionary ancestors with partial or transitional features.2
 
Now a whole collection of “ancient” spiders from the Cretaceous (Albian) Jinji Formation in Korea has been discovered.3 This is a significant discovery because these small arachnids were found to have a special eye membrane called the tapetum (təˈpiːtəm)—a paleontological first.   
 
There is nothing simple or archaic about the tapetum (or tapetum lucidum). This structure is found in a variety of animals, from teleosts (fish) to nocturnal mammals such as owls and moths. It’s composed of a layer of cells found either outside the retina or in it. The tapetum contains guanine crystals, zinc, and riboflavin (a protein that actually fluoresces—it shines). Light striking the eyes of a cat at night, for example, is highly reflected, giving the eerie appearance of the eyes “glowing.” The purpose of this reflective membrane seems to be to increase the sensitivity of the eye to dim light.
 
The evolutionary researchers estimate the Jinji spider fossils are around 110 million years old and were gradually buried in lake sediments. Gradually? I beg to differ. These creatures had no hard shell or bones that would have aided preservation, but were buried so rapidly that even the imprints of their tiny leg hairs can easily be seen. There was no indication of the predation or scavenging one would expect if burial were slow and gradual. A rapid burial of these arachnids due to the Genesis Flood about 4,500 years ago is a far better explanation.

 

This amazing discovery once again shows that “ancient” spiders were as complex as today’s spiders, glowing eyes and all.4
 

 

Word for Worship

The Purpose of Parables

Mark 4  (NKJV)

10 But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. 11 And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the [d]mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, 12 so that

‘Seeing they may see and not perceive,

And hearing they may hear and not understand; 

Lest they should turn,

And their sins be forgiven them.’ ”

Deuteronomy 29:29 (NKJV)

29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Hebrews 3  (NKJV)

12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,

Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Isaiah 44 (NKJV)

 

18 They do not know nor understand;
For He has [b]shut their eyes, so that they cannot see,
And their hearts, so that they cannot understand.
19 And no one considers in his heart,
Nor is there knowledge nor understanding to say,
“I have burned half of it in the fire,
Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals;
I have roasted meat and eaten it;
And shall I make the rest of it an abomination?
Shall I fall down before a block of wood?”

 

20 He feeds on ashes;

A deceived heart has turned him aside;

And he cannot deliver his soul,

Nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”

 

 

  

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