God's WAY is "De Oppresso Liber",
not "survival of the fittest".
- from zookeeper to brothers' keeper -
* similar role now as a teacher & family counselor :-)
GSI PURPOSE? As an absent-minded professor, this personal website developed over the years simply as a place to store (remember/retrieve) my own devotional research, thoughts, gratitude, and awe for our Creator/Rescuer/Lord - Christ Jesus.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Possibly some of my rambling ruminations in this site might strenghten your own personal relationship with Him as you actively serve others His Way - for His Honor.
A consistent "Worldview"
"the beginning" with questions involving both
theology and science:
(Atheistic-Evolution vs. Theistic-Creation)
Dr. Norman Nevin PhD Professor Emeritus
Medical Genetics, Queen's University
“No coherent, cohesive theology has yet been offered
that would allow Christians to embrace evolution with integrity.
Science has uncovered a great deal of empirical evidence
that is challenging the Darwinian paradigm.
Why then do so many want to embrace it?
It appears that the only possible reason is the fear
of appearing intellectually inferior to the academic consensus.”
The textbooks I use for my various science classes are excellent, SECULAR (Non-Christian) resources providing some of the finest overviews of "operational/observational" biological science available today. However, since it is a SECULAR (Non-Christian) textbook, its presentation of "historical/origins" science presents an atheistic, macroevolutionary worldview. This is good, since it allows our students the opportunity to exercise logikos, critical thinking while evaluating the evidence for a macroevolutionary vs. a creation worldview of life origins. To facilitate this critical thinking, we integrate research from world renowned scientists that are also biblical-young-earth, Christian/Creationists, such as:
- inventor of the MRI, Dr. Raymond Damadian MD
- inventor of the Gene Gun at Cornell, professor John Sanford PhD
- inventor of the geophysics model at Los Alamos, Dr. Baumgardner PhD
- respected PhD geologists Snelling, Austin, Silvestru, Thomson, ...
- respected PhD astrophysicists Hartnett/Humphreys/Lisle, Faulkner, ...
- respected PhD biologists/geneticists/chemists Menton, Jeanson, Tomkins, Truman, Nevin, Barnard, Lumsden, Eirich, Kenyon, ...
* There are actually 1,000's of PhD scientists from all fields,
who accept natural selection, but reject macroevolution through mutations.
See also - http://logosresearchassociates.org/team/
See also - http://www.answersingenesis.org/Home/Area/bios/
See also - http://creation.com/creation-scientists#modern
See also - http://www.discovery.org/a/2732
facebook.com/sidgalloway for animal-assistant videos
DR. ROBERT GURNEY, MD - "If the universe is billions of years old, and the fossils represent millions of years of life on earth, [then] God’s method of creation was an immensely long process of death, disease, violence, pain, suffering and waste. This scenario is incompatible with the biblical account of creation. It is also incompatible with belief in a God who is omnipotent and absolutely good. Such a method of creation does not inspire awe and worship. If anything, it inspires contempt. As far as many non-Christians are concerned, God must be cruel and/or incompetent if this was His method of creation."
Does God exist? - YES!
What kind of person is God? - GOOD SHEPHERD!
What is the source of morality, ethics, and law
(sexuality, abortion, etc)?
GOD'S WORD BEGINNING AT GENESIS,
NOT MAN'S CHANGING THEORIES.
Did God design "survival of the fittest" as His Way for LIFE?
NO - HIS "WAY" = THE LION WILL LAY DOWN WITH THE LAMB!
If God is good, why is there so much suffering and death?
Selfish SIN caused SEPARATION from God,
DISORDER, DYSFUNCTION, DISEASE, & DEATH
God's Way is
NOT "Survival of the Fittest"
No HOPE, unless we & our culture CHANGE to HIS Way
SORRY, it seems it's too LATE for the culture.
(BUT, Good News - "YOU" still have time)
<-- * Looks just like me as a baby :-)
“Ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the LORD has done this?"
Job 12:7-9 (Rom 1:20; John 10:10-11)
GSI focus for the FUTURE . . . free since 1983
2 Corinthians 3:18
Students, if God can use me in these small ways,
He can use anyone - especially you. 1Cor 1:26-28
Just an Old Sheepdog of the Good Shepherd - It's humbling to remember that even after rejecting Christianity as a young man and spending years researching world religions and philosophies, God's evidence by grace led me to Christ, now serving Him for 30 years in Christ-centered family counseling, science education, seminar speaking, animal-assisted ministry, and writing.
* Who impresses you?
After decades interviewing top scholars of science, philosophy, and theology, plus examining their research and conclusions, there is one person who alone impresses me. His-story and teachings reveal him to be the greatest scholar alive today. In fact, evidence demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that he is far more than a mere scholar. He is our Creator, Christ, the only Self-existent "I AM" YHWH as predicted for thousands of years in 100's of detailed prophecies - His name is JESUS (Yeshua, meaning "God-Savior").
His wisdom is profound enough for any PhD, yet simple enough for any child.
"... the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" And Jesus answered them, "Beware that no one deceive you .... many false prophets will arise and lead many astray ... lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold
.... then the end will come." Matthew 24:3-14
"Beware that no one takes you captive
through philosophy and empty deception,
according to the traditions of men,
according to the elementary principles of this world,
and not according to Christ."
"In the first place,
the proponents of competing paradigms
will often disagree about the list of problems
that any candidate for paradigm must resolve.
Their standards or their definitions of science are not the same."
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
p. 148 University of Chicago Press
God's priority is to protect, rescue, and restore those who are weak and vulnerable both physically and spiritually. Often forgotten is the fact that spiritual deception and abuse is far more devastating than physical. This sad reality is true not only for individuals personally, but even for whole cultures corporately - affecting future generations.
Children, women, and men are being oppressed spiritually and physically by predatory power players here in America & across the world. This escalating problem of "survival of the cruelest" at the expense of the weak in society should be a top priority of ours just as it is for God.
(Psalm 82:3-4; Jude 3-4)
We pray and plead that you will invest your time:
- to protect, rescue, & restore the weak & vulnerable
(especially those oppressed under spiritual deceivers)
- to punish the predatory power players who prey on them
- For the honor of our Creator, the GOOD SHEPHERD
God's Way = Using yourself to meet the needs of others
Man's Way = Using others to get the desires of self
(survival of the fittest, selfish competition, suffering, fear, and death)
"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,”
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body,
what does it profit?
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
Vulnerable boys/girls, single moms, young widows, poor men & women:
These are the Good Shepherd's priority. (Isaiah 58:6)
* I'll be gone soon, so young men and women - it's your turn now.
"But whoever has this world’s goods,
and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him,
how does the love of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue,
but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18
It's your move. Please don't wait until it's too late!
Children & animals have a lot in common?
(In memory of my leopard friend Mandy - who saved my life)
(Yes students, that's Mandy & me over 30 years ago - only gray hair now)
Yawning is contagious . . . so are cruelty & compassion
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
to visit [to personally help] orphans and widows in their suffering,
and to keep oneself unstained from the world [system].
"A Father to the fatherless, a Defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling."
Cruel is becoming culturally cool
The WAY of "selfishness" subtly saturates every aspect of society.
People are being abused & enslaved like sheep
especially wolves in shepherd disguises - parasitic pastors.
The Good Shepherd said:
"... whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:6)
The way of the Anti-Shepherd
(the way of "survival of the fittest") . . .
. . . has replaced Judeo-Christian values:
(the way of the Good Shepherd)
- the way of the Cross
The worldview of "survival of the fittest"
is spiritual deception, which always leads to disorder, dysfunction, devolution, and death.
Think - Would a "good" God have designed violent competition as His WAY?
is the perfect protector - not the pinnacle predator
"... With righteousness He will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth
. . . .
... the wolf will lay down with the lamb
... and a little child will lead them
... they will not hurt or destroy in all my Holy Mountain,
for the Earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD."
The "image" of our GOOD Shepherd Creator-RESCUER
is seen throughout His creation and His creatures,
like this monkey trying to save his little puppy friend.
(yet creation is now infected with sin, separation, & suffering)
"Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver out of the hand of the wicked.”
Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
Just an OLD sheepdog
of the Good Shepherd
"The LORD enters into judgment
against the elders and leaders of his people:
It is you who have ruined my vineyard;
the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people
and grinding the faces of the poor?'
declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty."
Book of Isaiah - Dead Sea Scroll