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Science Kids-Planet Earth by Deborah Chancellor/Chick-fil-A® (Bad Fruit)

What is Chick-fil-A®, the popular Christian food chain that many of us frequent for those amazing chicken sandwiches and chocolate shakes, allowing to be taught in their most recent Kid’s Meal Program book series, “Science Kids-Planet Earth,” by Deborah Chancellor?

a) God created the earth in a literal 6-24 hour day period/young earth as recorded in Genesis and as taught in Christian orthodoxy;

b) Theistic Evolution or Aggressive Creationism/God created the earth via Evolution/old earth; as taught by the liberal church;

c) Evolution (without a Divine Creator-God)/old earth, as taught by atheists, agnostics, our education system; OR

d) A really good fried chicken recipe?

Hint:  In relation to the Himalayas, “these mountains are several millions years old.”   To the Alps, “these mountains are a few million years old.”  And the Colorado River, it is credited for “creating the amazing Grand Canyon.”  To my surprise, “Creator God” and “Genesis” are never mentioned, at all.  So, the answer above is “C.”  Needless, to say, the “science facts” of evolution are being presented in this book to kids, for a partnering with “fellow” parents to teach their kids this information as stated by the company’s President & COO, Dan T. Cathy:

“The people at Chick-fil-A care about the physical and character development of every child that we touch with our Kid’s Meal Program.  It is an expression of our Corporate Purpose to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.  We want each experience that a child has with us to be nourishing, fun and a learning opportunity.

As part of the Kid’s Meal Program, the Science Kids series is filled with wonderful photographs, intriguing science facts and fun, easy-to-follow projects that provide plenty of opportunity for your children to explore the world around them.

As a fellow parent, it is my desire that this book series enables you to share valuable interaction and reading time with your children.” (inside cover, emphasis mine)

These ‘science facts’ are based on the theory of non-reproducable, unprovable evolution.  Sadly, the opportunity to share the truth from God’s Word (Jn 17:17), by a Christian business no doubt, was missed.  Opting for the slippery slope of Col 2:8 was the choice, instead.  Why didn’t they seek the help and guidance of expert Dr. Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis (AIG), as one example, for correct exegesis from the historical record of the Genesis account and correct interpretation of the evidence for the correct answer, “A”???

Appeal to Mr. Cathy:  Please, recall any information promoting evolution and reprint with the truth to the glory of God and His Word, as a Christian (business) has the honor, privilege and call to do so.  If this is “not a Christian business,” as stated here, but as the public understands it to be, then respectfully clarify that with a national news source for the sake of not contributing to the confusion of false teaching in Christianity.  Thank you.

(UPDATE:  07-24-12)  Newsy reports on USA Today, a national news source, the reiteration from the above “here” link that “Chick-fil-A is only based on [some] Christian principles and is NOT necessarily a Christian company.”

(2nd UPDATE:  02-08-13)  On July 25, 2012, it was reported that Mr. Cathy takes a public stand for “the biblical definition of marriage.”  Well, praise the Lord!!!  Respectively, we did not see this coming!  As such, Chick-fil-A became established and supported once again as a Christian business regardless of the earlier reports in this post.  I brought to you an article at The Berean Library (TBL) regarding this national news and the response of boycotts or the gospel, in the church.

Now, please, Mr. Cathy, prayerfully consider taking a stand for the biblical definition of creation instead of evolution.

4HisTruth,

-Karla Tadler  

Recommended Study Series:  The Battle for the Beginning by Dr. John MacArthur

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Finding Our Way Again by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

 

Biblical Resources:

Dr. Gary Gilley’s Review

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on the Emergent Church, Contemplative Spirituality, the New Apostolic Reformation Movement and the New Age Movement

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

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Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Dr. Gary Gilley’s Review

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

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A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Dr. Gary Gilley’s Review

Bob DeWaay’s Review

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

 

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A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Kjos Ministries on McLaren’s Excerpts and Quotes from this Book

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

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More Ready Than You Realize by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

 

Biblical Resources:

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

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Naked Spirituality by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

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The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

 

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A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Kevin DeYoung’s, “CHRISTIANITY AND MCLARENISM: Ten Questions and Ten Problems”

Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries on McLaren’s “New Kind of Liberal Theology”

Dr. John MacArthur on McLaren and the Emergent Church here (part 1) and here (part 2)

Dr. Gary Gilley’s Review

Dr. Gary Gilley on the Heresies of the Emergent Church here (part 1), here (part 2) and here (Part 3)

Panel Discussion

Randy Shelton’s mp3 on Contemplative Spirituality

SO4J’s Interview with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Bob DeWaay’s mp3 on the Emergent Church

Andy  Olson’s Podcast with Eric Douma on Post-Modernism and The Emerging Church

Andy Olson’s Podcast with Bob DeWaay on the Emergent Church

Ray Yungen’s Book is HIGHLY Recommended

Ray Yungen’s pdf on Contemplative Prayer

Roger Oakland Resources, etc.

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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook-Practices that Transform Us by Adele Calhoun (Bad Fruit)

Biblical Resources:

Dr. Gary Gilley’s Review

Ken Silva’s Review

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