Roman Roads and the Romans Road to Salvation

The Romans Road Display at The Creation & Earth History Museum in Santee, CA

The Romans Road Display at The Creation & Earth History Museum in Santee, CA

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Roman Roads

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The Romans Road to Salvation 

Based on the Romans Road Exhibit at The Creation & Earth History Museum

 

Has God been at work throughout human history?

Does God Work through the lives of man?

 

Isaiah 14:24

The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand

 

Roman Roads

The excellence and extent of the roads of the Roman Empire was legendary. The Roman Empire spent tens of thousands of man hours in an unprecedented endeavor of construction to enable better transportation. Ultimately, thousands of miles of roads connected major cities as well as outlying areas of the Roman Empire allowing travel throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. This literally paved the way for the New Testament journeys of great distances, such as the Apostle Paul’s 2nd missionary journey. Such voyages may have been impossible without these extremely high quality thoroughfares.

 

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The rule of Caesar Augustus inaugurated what is known as the pax romana meaning ‘Roman peace.’ This brought two centuries of economic growth and stability and the near absence of military conflict within the empire. This somewhat peaceful era allowed for freedom of movement and relative safety throughout the Roman world. It is no doubt that God orchestrated the conditions such as they were in the pax romana in order to facilitate the spread of the news of Christ’s sacrificial death and atonement for sin throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. Did God use the life of Caesar Augustus?

 

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Roman Empire and Christianity

After the death and resurrection of Christ, the news of the Savior spread like wildfire. This initial explosion of Christianity took place within the political and cultural framework of the Roman Empire. Although pagan Rome persecuted the Christians for three centuries, it would be wrong to see the empire merely as a hindrance in the spread of Christianity. Releases 035

To begin with, the maltreatment actually resulted in the dispersion of the persecuted Christians, with them went the gospel. Secondly, the fact that Rome forced unity on the Greco-Latin world meant that over a huge area, under a single authority, order reigned. These conditions lasted well into the third century and sound communications throughout the empire made it easy for the gospel of Jesus Christ to circulate. It was these Roman roads and the sea-routes of the Mediterranean that provided perfect channels for the good news of Christianity to spread over the whole Mediterranean area. Many of these roads are still in existence today, over 2,000 years later! And the same precious message of eternal salvation through Christ alone that travelled along those roads is being brought to you today.

 

So did God arrange the events in ancient Rome or did He simply use the actions of mankind to do His purpose?

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Acts 17:24 -27

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us

 

The Romans Road to Salvation

The Romans Road is a path to Jesus Christ.

It is fitting that a group of Bible verses from the book of Romans in the New Testament is known as Roman’s Road.  If you walk down this road you will come to the understanding of how to be saved.

Please contemplate the meaning of each of the following Bible verses and consider the applications to your own life.

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

We all have sin in our hearts, we all have sin in our lives. We were all born with sin.

We were born under the power of sin’s control.

We have all broken God’s commandments.

~ Admit that you are a sinner ~

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sin has consequences.  It results in death.  We all face physical death, a result of sin, but a far worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and will last for all eternity. The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain.

~ Understand that you deserve death for your sin ~

“…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Salvation is a free gift from God to you!

You can’t earn this gift, but you must accept and receive it.

~ Ask God to forgive you and save you ~

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the penalty for our sins. He paid the price for all sin, and took the sins of the world on Himself. He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we turn away from our trust and belief in ourselves and in the world and believe in Him and what He has done for us. He did all this because He loved us and willingly gave Himself for us! God’s love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love and grace bought you out of bondage to sin. His grace is what saves you — not religion, or church membership.  God loves you!

~ Turn from the world and give your life to God ~

Romans 10:13

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

~ Call out to God in the name of Jesus! ~

Romans 10:9,10

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

~ Ask Jesus to be your Savior and Lord ~

Jesus said in Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

~ Believe in Him ~

~Ask Him to come into your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you.~

Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again. God will help you. He loves you and has given you the Bible as proof of this and so that you may know Him. You need to look for a local church where God’s word is preached. The Bible says that we are to desire God’s word like a newborn baby desires mother’s milk. Aren’t you hungry to know the truth? Water baptism is one of the ways you first show that you have been joined to Jesus. This is an action, and actions will not save you.  However, it is an act of obedience and a symbol of commitment. The symbolism is this: When you submerge beneath the water you show that You have been crucified and buried with Him, and when you rise up out of the water you show that you have been raised to walk with Him in newness of life.

(See Romans chapter 6)

If you have truly turned from self reliance and self trust, and you have turned from trusting the ways of the world and you have believed that Jesus died for your sins, in your rightful place, than the perfect sacrifice pays sin’s death penalty.

Your body has become God’s temple.

God’s Holy Spirit lives in your heart.

Forgiveness is yours in Jesus.

And you belong to Him.

You were sin’s slave.

But now…

You are a child of GOD!

You have been born again.

(See John chapter 3)

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But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name

 

These few verses contain the vital information necessary for eternal salvation through Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord, but this is only the beginning of the voyage. It is our earnest hope and wish that if you have not yet done so, that you will fully give your life to Jesus. To do this, you must know who He is and what He expects of you. We highly recommend that you now read the entire book of Romans in the New Testament, perhaps followed by the book of John. Then read the complete New Testament and then the Old Testament as well. A lot of the New Testament is written as instruction to churches. Seek out a sound Bible-teaching church to help you. The Bible is God’s communication to mankind so that we may know Him and have a relationship with Him. May you pick up the Holy Word of God today, begin reading and never stop!

So has God been at work through the lives of man?

Did a human being give you this message today?

Now consider all the things that came to pass in your life and throughout human history that this message may be delivered to you.

God said in Isaiah 46:9-10

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure

 

God bless you in your journey beginning down these passages along Romans Road!

To see the Romans Road display at the Creation and Earth History Museum; the museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

NEW EXHIBIT – The Mystery of Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Real History and True Science Behind the Legends

Have you seen the newest exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum?

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These new displays focus on fantastic legends of dragons and how they mysteriously have a common theme; large reptilian beasts that often bear an uncommon resemblance to modern-day reconstructions of dinosaurs! You will find replicas of historical artifacts that depict eye-witness accounts of these creatures as well as scientific evidence for dinosaurs having roamed the earth in recent history.

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Special thanks to Mark Armitage who provided these actual fossils that are a WORLD’S FIRST DISCOVERY! These very significant pieces of Triceratops horn and Triceratops frill are the first of their kind! Never before has a Triceratops horn or frill been found containing soft tissue and we have actual pieces of these fossils on display! Unfossilized soft tissue in dinosaur bones provides convincing evidence that the bones are not millions of years old. There is no known means that could preserve such tissues for such enormous periods of time. Microbes, and chemical and physical erosion would completely disintegrate the fragile tissues.

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Stop by the museum today and ask to see these new amazing additions.

The Creation & Earth History Museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. N, Santee, CA 92071

Business Hours are:

10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday

Closed Sundays

Hope to see you there!

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Stop by the Creation & Earth History Museum and receive a $3 Coupon for our online store!

The Creation and Earth History Museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

Admission to the bookstore is always free!  🙂

Good Friday Event – HE IS RISEN

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Join the Creation & Earth History Museum for Good Friday Worship Service and Communion.

The event will be here in the museum auditorium, Good Friday, April 18th beginning at 6:00 pm.

Creation speaker  Bill Morgan will be presenting the message, “Life from Non-life and the Miracle of the Resurrection.” Bill is a renowned speaker and a Creation vs. evolution debate specialist and he runs the website, “Fish Don’t Walk.” http://www.fishdontwalk.com

Tom Cantor will provide Communion Service. Mr. Cantor is the President and CEO of Scantibodies Laboratory, owner of the Creation & Earth History Museum, and  host of the Friendship With God radio ministry. http://www.friendshipwithgod.org

We hope to see you here for an edifying time of worship and fellowship!

 

The Creation and Earth History Museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

You Believe in an Outdated Book

You Believe In An Outdated Book….

The Outdated Book,  Writings of Goat Herders, or Bronze Age Book of Fables Argument That Many Biblical Skeptics Use Today….

If you are a Bible-believing Christian, and you’ve been sharing your faith, I’m betting that you have been confronted with an argument that is meant to offend you, poke holes in your belief system (the Holy Word of God), and send you away red-faced and embarrassed. The jab goes something like this, “You actually believe that the Bible is true?!? That old book? Well then you believe in the ancient ramblings of a bunch of uneducated goat herders!”  So the attack goes, or it may be worded differently, or perhaps aimed at the canonization process by which the scriptures were officially ruled to be the word of God. All of this can be answered with a little logical reasoning.

Here is a recent comment from one such skeptic on the facebook page of the Creation & Earth History Museum.

Martin B. writes, “This… is… the scariest Facebook page I have ever visited. It’s astonishing how off-track you people are, and you’ll probably never realize it either. What a waste of human potential. Wasted on bronze-age, outdated ideologies…

I could only wish that Martin is scared because he is pondering the nature of God, but he is likely spiritually blind and his fear is of that which contradicts his atheistic worldview. This particular comment, after telling us how off-track [from reality] we are, goes on to say that [sadly] we will probably never realize it. Hmmm, well let me begin by saying that a great many Christians and in this case, “Creationists” were once atheists, or humanists, or deists, or in my case a theistic evolutionist. For so many of us, in fact I would hazard a guess that for most of us, we were not taught creationism and the literal truth of the Bible at a young age. It was later in adulthood when we began to look deeper into the issues and then we became convinced that the Bible is true.

Here is one such case of an atheist who became educated and then became a Christian, exactly the opposite of the assumed outcome of most of the “educated” atheists who have been indoctrinated in the religion of humanism by the public school system.

http://creation.com/a-missionary-to-atheists

Speaking of uneducated, this entire argument of the “uneducated biblical authors” is either one of the least researched arguments (by the person posing it) or least factual arguments that a biblical skeptic can use. The Bible is a compilation of 66 books written over a period of 1500 years across 3 continents with one central congruent theme and no conflicts that can’t be resolved by the context. Most importantly, the Bible’s authors validate that their writings were inspired by God and to this end the 66 books portray an incredibly consistent picture of the Messiah throughout.

In regards to the approximately 40 individuals who were inspired by God to write these books, consider the following quote from Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, in the book, “Seven Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible”

[the authors of the Bible]

“…came from a variety of occupations: kings, fishermen, tax collectors, shepherds, prophets, and even a physician. In all it would be difficult to find a more diverse collection of writers. They run the gamut from Moses, who was highly educated, to Peter, who was a fisherman. Though they wrote at different periods of world history, their writings dovetail with one another, not superficially, but intricately and brilliantly.” 

The book goes on to say in regards to the congruency of scripture…

”…Imagine various pieces of a cathedral arriving from different countries and cities, converging on a central location. In fact, imagine that investigation proves that forty different sculptors made contributions over a period of many centuries. Yet the pieces fit together to form a single magnificent structure. Would this not be proof that behind the project was a single mind, one designer who used his workmen to sculpt a well-conceived plan? The Bible is that cathedral…”

So all of this is to say that the congruency from these (in many cases) disconnected authors is reason enough to believe in the uncontrived truth of the Bible, but there is more.

Why accept the Bible as being Divinely inspired? Here are four common reasons:

  1. its record of fulfilled prophecy
  2. its consistent theme and congruency
  3. its endurance
  4. its confirmation by archaeology and science

The above was taken from one of many great articles on ChristianAnswers.net

http://christiananswers.net/q-aiia/biblecongruency.html#lutzer1

I could write much more on this topic, but thankfully a myriad of much more qualified and more intelligent people already have.

For more information, I highly recommend the following articles:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab/does-archaeology-support-the-bible

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v6/n2/archaeological-finds

http://www.icr.org/bible-manuscripts/

http://www.icr.org/bible-accurate/

http://www.icr.org/article/jamesbrother-jesus-ossuary-rock-solid/

https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/690-is-the-bible-historically-accurate

And I highly recommend researching the countless historical and archaeological evidences for the Bible such as:

A Common Flood Story

The Code of Hammurabi

The Nuzi Tablets

The Existence of Hittites

The Merneptah Stele

 Biblical Cities Attested Archaeologically (or still existing today) – Jericho, Haran, Hazor, Dan, Megiddo, Shechem, Samaria, Shiloh, Gezer, Gibeah, Beth Shemesh, Beth Shean, Beersheba, Lachish, Jerusalem Babylon,  Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gaza, Gath, Ekron, Damascus, Tyre, Athens, Rome, etc.

Shishak’s Invasion of Judah

The Moabite Stone

Obelisk of Shalmaneser III

Burial Plaque of King Uzziah

Hezekiah’s Siloam Tunnel Inscription

The Sennacherib Prism

Assyrian Lachish Reliefs

Hezekiah’s Tunnel

The Pontius Pilate Inscription

The House of David Inscription

The Caiaphas Ossuary

The Ketef Hinnom Silver Amulet Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Just to name a few…

Here in this post I have only briefly touched on the congruency in number 2 and the archaeology in number 4 of the above list. There is literally a lifetime of study to be done on these topics, and of course there are many other reasons in addition to those four listed to believe that the Bible is true.

Perhaps the best reason is that the Bible’s ultimate author, God, is freely available to you. It is He Himself who will validate the authority and accuracy of His word. Once you have entered into a relationship with Him, you can simply ask for His guidance as you read His word and He will do just that.

-Nathan Hutcherson

Assistant Curator of the Creation & Earth History Museum

MUSEUM DAY 2012

The Creation and Earth History Museum Celebrates Museum Day

 

Creation & Earth History Museum Day

Join us on September 29, 2012 for our big yearly event!

National Christian Apologists to Speak at Opening of Two New Exhibits During Creation & Earth History “Museum Day” Sept. 29

(Santee, Calif.) – August 30, 2012 – National Christian apologists Ray Comfort and Darek Isaacs will speak at the Creation and Earth History Museum’s seventh annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 29.  The museum, located at 10946 Woodside Ave. in Santee, will unveil its Age of the Earth and Tabernacle exhibits during the free event, which runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This is the most significant expansion we have offered to San Diego since the opening of the 2,400 square-foot Human Anatomy exhibit in 2011”, said Tom Cantor, founder of Life and Light Foundation that runs the museum.  Cantor expects 3,000 people at the event, which averages 2,000 in monthly attendance.

About the Speakers:

Darek Isaacs of Jacksonville, Ala., is founder of the ministry Watchmen 33, which focuses on defending the Bible.  Author of The Extinction of Evolution and Dragons or Dinosaurs, he also produced the film Dragons and DinosaursRay Comfort is a New Zealand-born author, minister, and evangelist well known for his “open air” apologetic encounters accompanied by actor Kirk Cameron.  He founded Living Waters Publications and The Way of the Master ministry in Bellflower, Calif.

 

About the New Exhibits:

The Age of the Earth Cave will present rare minerals and data with explanations defending a

young Earth view while dealing with today’s common dating methods such as carbon 14, radio

isotopes, and helium argon processes.  The 300-square-foot exhibit offers the experience of

touring an underground cavern.

The Tabernacle is a 2,015-square-foot expansion to the museum’s building that will feature a theater seating presentation on the Old Testament tabernacle.  A narration given by Museum Owner Tom Cantor (a Messianic Jew) will be accompanied by directional light changes highlighting items such as a scaled replica of the Tabernacle, the Holy of Holies and the Ark of the Covenant, and priests in their religious garments using utensils of priestly service.  The exhibit models one Cantor already has at a Scantibodies facility in Tecate, Mexico.

Both exhibits are self-guided tours, as are all the museum’s facilities.

The event, which is sponsored by the Smithsonian magazine, also will include a live “Creeping Things” reptile encounter, a petting zoo, animal balloons, and face-painting.  Light refreshments will be served throughout the day along with food available for purchase by Krispy Kreme Donuts and Chick-fil-A.  The museum’s bookstore will feature new titles, special sales, and raffle prizes during the event.

For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.creationsd.org.

Museum Day at the Creation and Earth History Museum

National Museum Day – September 29th, 2012

 

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

The Creation and Earth History Museum is the oldest Creation Museum in the nation, and one of only a few in the world presenting the Biblical account of science and history.  It features interactive learning exhibits on the Six-Day Creation, the Fall of Man, Noah’s Ark and the Worldwide Flood, a Grand Canyon Wall and Fossils, Mt. St. Helens, the Ice Age, Ancient Civilizations, a Dinosaur Garden, Human Anatomy, and the Hall of Scholars.  Dr. Henry Morris and the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) launched the museum in 1992.  For 20 years, ICR developed and grew the exhibits and school . Upon ICR’s move to Texas in 2008, the entire museum and its contents were sold to Tom Cantor, president of Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc.  Mr. Cantor and his wife, Cheryl, founded the non-profit 501c3 Life and Light Foundation, which owns the museum and continues its expansion. Attendance is free to the museum, which is located 20 minutes northeast of downtown San Diego.  The museum has an attendance of 30,000 annually.

 

About the Creation & Earth History Museum

Creation & Earth History Museum

About

Take a journey through time and explore the Creation & Earth History Museum a 7500 square foot facilities equipped with exhibits dedicated to the Biblical account of science and history. Our Museum also includes a bookstore gift shop for all your resource needs and an auditorium and conference room to host workshops, events and company rental for your group or team building. Tours for groups of 1-30 are available for a fee of $39, please call 619.599.1104 to book yours today.

History

Established in 1992 -The museum was designed, built and operated by the Institute for Creation Research for nearly 20 years. Upon ICR’s move to Dallas, Texas in 2008, the museum, along with the building, was sold to Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc. Tom Cantor, the founder and owner of Scantibodies Laboratory, along with his wife Cheryl. They formed a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry called Life and Light Foundation, from which to run the museum. Now owned and operated by the Life and Light Foundation, the museum will remain a show case for a literal six day young earth creation model, as well as expanding the emphasis on the incredible design found in that creation. With plans for future expansion of the museum and resource center, Life and Light Foundation looks forward to serving the Christian community.

What you need to know:

  • Museum Entrance Fees are: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, 3$ for children ages 5-12, and FREE for children 4 and under
  • Self-guided tours take at minimum 1.5 hours to complete—many families stay all day! Guided tours are available nearly every day, but must be scheduled at least a week in advance.
  • Bring your camera! Kids especially LOVE our live animals on display!
  • Membership is available and offers you and/or your family free entry and exclusive Creation and Earth History Museum benefits.

Thank you in advance for:

  • Accompanying all children under 12
  • Arriving on time for scheduled tours
  • Enjoying your food, beverage, and gum outside (bottled water is OK; private events excluded from food restrictions)
  • Not smoking on the grounds
  • Understanding only service animals are permitted

For your convenience, the Creation and Earth History Museum offers:

  • Walk thru folding chairs
  • Family restrooms
  • Bookstore and Gift Shop
  • Basic first aid amenities
  • Ice aged air conditioned facilities

NEW EXHIBITS COMING SOON!!!