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11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
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11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
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11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
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10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
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10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
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10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
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10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
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08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
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08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
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08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
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08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
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08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
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07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
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07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
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07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
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07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420
06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)

Karl's Korner: David & Goliath ... Fact or Fiction?
Mon., Nov. 14. 2005 12:23pm EST

Here's a note from ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner:

Sure there are many religions in the world, but are they all true? How can they be? Yet another "unbelievable" event from the Bible finds support from the science of archaeology.

I don't know what I'll have for breakfast tomorrow. It could be anything: It could be my current favorite cereal (Smart Start Healthy Heart) or my favorite hot dish (cheese omelette, whole wheat toast, and grits). I just haven't decided yet. BUT, what I had yesterday is now a part of history. It either happened or it didn't and how it happened is how it happened. There's nothing I can do to change that. I didn't eat ONE THING for one person and ANOTHER THING in the mind of someone else.

The same is true with more important events in history like the assassination of President Kennedy, the Civil War or the "discovery" of America (only we arrogant humans would claim to have "discovered" a continent, even though our arrival barely interrupted the dinner of its 57 million inhabitants in 1492. That's more than the 2004 population of the top 50 US cities combined!). All these things happened the way they did, and whether or not we all agree on how it "went down," it only "went down" one way. It is what it is.

To me, that's a huge argument for Christianity. Either Jesus lived on this earth, said what He said, died the way He said, and rose from the dead the way they said, and appeared to the hundreds of people over the course of more than a month, as is recorded.... OR HE DIDN'T. it either happened like that, or it didn't happen like that. If we can show that it's very reasonable to conclude that it did indeed happen that way, then sorry, those who don't believe it are... wrong.

The media continually misrepresenting the argument for "Intelligent Design" by saying that proponents contend that the universe is so complex that it must have had a creator. Although that is true, it's an oversimplification of the viewpoint, intended, in my opinion to make proponents look less academic. Well, there IS plenty of "real science" to back up the claims of the Bible, and a new one came out this past weekend.

A shard of pottery was found in Tell es-Shafi, on a mound believed to be the ancient city of Goliath's home of Gath. The shard had early Semitic style spellings of "Alwat" and "Wit", likely Philistine renderings for the name "Goliath" according to Aren Maeir, the head of the archaeology department at Nar-Lian University in Tel Aviv, and who directed the excavation.

The biblical stories continue to be reinforced by all disciplines of science. True science is in no means at odds with religion. At least not with Christianity, because TRUE science comes to the table with no preconceived notions, and lets the evidence tell the story of what happened, whether or not it's what we want to hear. It happened the way it happened.

For the record, after working all night on the new live CD, the website and the new button designs, I ended up only getting 45 minutes sleep, so indeed yesterday's breakfast was a protein bar and a bottle of water at the airport on the way to Vero Beach. ;)