Episode 400

Extreme Heat to be Expected, Leatherwood Discusses Policy Developments & 71-year-old’s Baptism

Jul 20, 2023

Answers in Genesis researcher and apologist Bodie Hodge doesn’t find the heat alarming. As public policy debates swirl around the issues of life, religious liberty and sexual orientation and gender identity, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) president says there’s room for believers to be heard on the local and national level. And, when 71-year-old James Harper was baptized at Adairville Baptist Church a few weeks ago, it was the answer to more than 15 years of prayer from his friends and family, including his father-in-law.

Transcript

Answers in Genesis researcher and apologist Bodie Hodge doesn’t find the heat alarming. He points to significant climate changes Scripture communicates after the fall of man, and sees reason to believe the temperature will continue to fluctuate.

Extreme weather has included Noah’s flood, which Hodge said triggered an ice age that covered a third of the world and thereby instigated droughts. In Genesis 41:54, there’s a drought that caused seven years of famine.

Furnace Creek in Death Valley, Calif., considered the hottest place on earth, reached 125.9 degrees July 16, the National Weather Service reported. The world saw its highest average global temperature – 62.62 F – July 6, exceeding the previous 62.456 record in history of the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction dating to 1979, CNN reported.

Positers of both the secular and biblical worldviews can agree on temperature gauges, Hodge said, and atmospheric temperature measurements are more accurate than they have ever been. Breaking records are a big deal, he said, but it’s difficult to judge historical accuracy.
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As public policy debates swirl around the issues of life, religious liberty and sexual orientation and gender identity, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) president says there’s room for believers to be heard on the local and national level.

Brent Leatherwood, president of the ERLC, says the group is preparing for several late summer and fall events to help resource advocates.

Leatherwood is encouraged by recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court related to religious liberty and free speech.
He says you can find resources at ERLC.com.
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When 71-year-old James Harper was baptized at Adairville Baptist Church a few weeks ago, it was the answer to more than 15 years of prayer from his friends and family, including his father-in-law.

Phillip Alexander, pastor of Adairville Baptist in Adairville, Kentucky said baptizing Harper was “one of the most moving times I’ve ever had in ministry.”

Pastor Alexander said it’s a testimony to God’s goodness and faithfulness to answer prayer.

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