Rise And Shine

Good news and bad news

This is an upbeat song about an event that was awful but avoidable for many — AND wonderful for most of humanity, AND loaded with lessons we need to know and understand. We are asking a lot of song for it to do all that!

Give it a listen, and come right back for more. 😀

True or myth?

The Bible presents the record of Noah and the flood as literally true.

It is no surprise we find oodles of people from the internet on up who argue that science requires us to see the flood as a myth. They say we have two choices on the flood: Be scientific and reject the flood or be religious and believe that the Genesis flood record from the Bible is true.

What the critics might not mention is SCIENCE supports the flood very strongly. Even for “non-religious” people, science says, “Flood, YES!”

Of course that is bad news for people eager to dismiss the Bible. But it is encouraging for sincere people who would be open to the Bible, if only they could make sense of it.

Here’s my position: If the Bible is a fraud, a lie, all mankind is in a heap of trouble. The answer is NOT to get rid of the Bible, but rather to understand it. I offer these “sermons and songs” to help you understand the Bible, never to doubt it or dismiss it. I hope that is obvious.

Coming to terms

“Does science really disagree with the Bible?”
I can honestly answer, “YES!”
I can honestly answer, “NO!”

Why? Be careful. It’s a trick question. Let’s unpack the trick.

One word can have many meanings. “Bank” — a place for money? A good fishing spot by the river? The tilt of a turning airplane? You want to cash a check, so you ask me if I can suggest a good bank. I ask you what kind of bait you’ll be using. We are not connecting!

When you and I agree on WHICH bank meaning to use, then we are “coming to terms”.

“Oh, you mean a place to put your money. Okay, let’s talk.”

What is science?

What do we mean by science? Science is used different ways. Let’s come to terms.

Science comes from a word “to know”.

Scientists can research our present world and gain knowledge about the present. Such knowledge builds our technology, and results in smart phones, etc. This is “observational science“. In observational science, we can develop and use processes to change things from one state to another, and do it again, and again. We can make computers, space shuttles, etc.

Scientists also try to get knowledge about our past, our origins. This is a very different kind of knowledge from knowledge of the present. It involves beliefs about the universe and how life arose. No human was there to see it happen. This is “origin science“.

There is a big difference between observational science, what we can observe in the present, and origin science — beliefs about the past.

“Does science really disagree with the Bible?”
Observational science, which looks at the repeatable present, agrees with the Bible.
Origin science — which seeks to learn what processes account for our origins — is sharply divided, because it is based on BELIEFS.

The Ark Encounter walk through full-size ark in Kentucky

We believe because we want to

Though these terms “observational science” and “origin science” may not be well known, you need to understand the difference between them, and know that what many in the “origin” field call science is no more and no less than their own beliefs — be they “religious” or “secular”.

Flood yes? Flood no?
We can go with the Bible record: Flood YES.
We can go with Bible- believing “origin scientists”: Flood YES.
We can go with Bible-rejecting “origin scientists”: Flood, NO.

I hope this helps you see how it can be said “Science says flood YES” and “Science says flood NO”.

To summarize simply — there are two schools of thought:
“God created man”
or
“Man created God”.
All mankind divides itself right here by choosing to believe one of these or the other.

God bless you lots.
-Dale R. 😀


LYRICS: Rise And Shine

Well, God told Noah: there’s gonna be a floody, floody
God told Noah: there’s gonna be a floody, floody
Get those children out of the muddy, muddy,
Children of the Lord.

CHORUS
So, rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory.
Children of the Lord.

God told Noah to build him an arky, arky
God told Noah to build him an arky, arky
Build it out of gopher barky, barky,
Children of the Lord.

The animals, the animals, they came in by twosies, twosies
Animals, the animals, they came in by twosies, twosies
Elephants and kangaroosies, roosies,
Children of the Lord.

It rained and poured for forty daysies daysies
Rained and poured for forty daysies daysies
Nearly drove those animals crazies, crazies,
Children of the Lord.

Then all of a sudden the rain it did stop
Yes all of a sudden the rain it did stop
Landed on a mountaintoppy toppy
Children of the Lord.

The animals, the animals, they came off by threesies, threesies
Animals, the animals, they came off by threesies, threesies
They had learned the birds and beesies, beesies,
Children of the Lord.

Some of the animals, they didn’t make the trippy trippy
Some of the animals, they didn’t make the trippy trippy
They were out of fellowshippy shippy,
Children of the Lord

Now, this is, yes this is the end of my story, story
This is, yes this is the end of my story, story
Everything is hunky dory, dory,
Children of the Lord.

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One Reply to “Rise And Shine”

  1. Julia Witchard

    Good early morning mr dale , ” PRAISE Ye THE LORD.” GLORY, GLORY, GLORY HALLELUJAH, TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE; THERE’S ONLY ONE TRUTH,, OUR FATHER JESUS IS AS REAL AS U AND I, HEAVEN AND EARTH, MAY PASS AWAY, BUT, HE WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAME…”IN THE BEGINNING, “”, AND Mr Dale, your story has not ended, it has just begun, …keep doing and “BELIEVING ” u are a blessed son of “OUR FATHER ” …so keep your mind stayed on ..OUR FATHER JESUS, AND BE LEAD BY FATHER HOLY SPIRIT…..BLESSED BE MY BRO…… ALWAYS REJOICE, AND KEEP WORKING FOR OUR FATHER JESUS, AND FATHER HOLY SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS SHINE UPON U, U AND YOUR FAMILY, BE BLESSED IN OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR…” ALWAYS ” 🤗

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