Monday, October 5, 2015

Extraterrestrial, Microbes, bacteria, outer space, universe, exoplanets, Mars, Phoenix Lander, Mars landrover, meteorites, panspermia


Hi everyone,
Recently some of the kids in my youth group asked about extraterrestrial life, namely bacteria and viruses “found” to have come from outer space. Unfortunately, none of them had heard of “the rest of the story”. Here are some of the most prominent stories about life from outer space:

1) Exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system); “Recently a news story broke that ‘Earthlike planets covered with deep oceans that could harbor life may be found in as many as a third of solar systems discovered outside of our own.’ But as one reads the story, it is obvious that this
supposed science news is based only on pure conjecture. The story states that these unknown, unobserved planets ‘could harbor life.’ Sean Raymond, a University of Colorado researcher goes on to say, ‘We now think there is a new class of . . . possibly habitable planets in solar systems unlike our own’ (emphasis added). And how do the researchers form their hypotheses? By observation? No, rather they make their assertions based on computer simulations of various types of solar systems forming. Creationists question how the researchers know the way these solar systems formed, knowing of course, that the simulations are based upon evolutionary theory. The only scientific fact in this news story is that there are planets out there called gas giants or ‘Hot Jupiters.’ Such planets, scientists admit, are extremely inhospitable. As for the alleged earth-like planets, these secular scientists can only hypothesize and speculate if these planets really satisfy the many conditions that would make them like Earth.”1

2)  Mars; “The objective of the Phoenix Lander is two-fold:
first, to explore geological evidence for water; and second, to find a ‘habitable zone’ between soil and ice that may contain microbial life. The five previous successful American landings on Mars have produced no evidence of life or even the conditions that may support life, but scientists are evidently optimistic that it must be there somewhere…(But) because the planet has been discovered to be inhospitable to any life, expectations have been lowered dramatically. Whereas once we were entertaining thoughts of Martians invading earth,
now we have relegated our investigation to merely looking for evidence that Mars may have once supported living organisms.”2

3) Bacteria in meterorites; “Because the meteorite (from the 2013 Perseid meteor shower) was tracked by weather radar and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) observers, a hastily mounted aerial search directed the recovery of over 20 fragments. These were distributed to several laboratory
scientists experienced in meteorite chemistry. Since fragments were collected quickly, scientists hoped any fragile molecules that might be present could be identified before exposure to earth’s environment degraded them.”3 Sandra Pizzarello’s (a biochemist from Arizona State University in Tempe) stated that scientific teams would soon determined that water-soluble compounds found in several other
carbonaceous meteorites were unfortunately unquestionably depleted. Pizzarello continued saying it was a disappointment.

3) Extraterrestrial life; “Evolutionists are convinced they’ll find life in outer space because if evolution occurred here on Earth, then it must have occurred somewhere else. According to secularists, Earth is not special. In their view, it’s just one of many places where, over the supposed billions of years of the universe’s history, life managed to come from non-life and begin the process of evolution. Despite a lack of evidence, scientists are becoming increasingly convinced that life will be found soon. There is supposed ‘water in the interstellar clouds from which planetary systems and stellar
systems “form”.’ Of course, water and other molecules do not mean life! Life is very complex and has never—not even once—been observed to come from non-life. Life is also built on a language system and information, and matter by itself can never produce a language or information.3 So has alien bacteria or viruses really been found on a meteorite? A recent title in Nature News provides the answer…”The aliens haven't landed." The article gives an all encompassing rejection of NASA scientist Richard Hoover's claim that extraterrestrial microscopic bacteria fossils were found in the carbonaceous meteorite.4

4) Panspermia; Panspermia is the notion that life on earth evolved from space microbes or extraterrestrial biochemicals. But if that were true, the alien influence is subject to the same laws of nature as life on earth (because we supposedly came from the aliens and therefore would have identical natural laws). Therefore these alien microbes or biochemicals would not have survived the extreme temperatures of outer space. However,“In biblical creation, the ‘alien’(that is, God who is a supernatural being) is outside nature altogether, but perfectly able to interact within it. (Scripture says), ‘The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.’”5

“The Bible, in sharp contrast to the secular worldview, teaches that earth was specially created, that it is unique and the focus of God’s attention (Isaiah 66:1 and Psalm 115:16). Life did not evolve but was specially created by God, as Genesis clearly teaches. Christians certainly shouldn’t expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe. The Genesis account of creation remains consistent with what we observe and is the only satisfactory explanation for the presence of life…on earth. And I do believe there can’t be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel. You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe (Romans 8:20-22; For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;  because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now). This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the “Godman,” to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin—the Savior of mankind.”6

“Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’!  Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior.  In fact, the Bible makes it clear that we see the Father through the Son (and we see the Son through His Word).  To suggest that aliens could respond to the gospel is just totally wrong.

“An understanding of the gospel makes it clear that salvation through Christ is only for the Adamic race—human beings who are all descendants of Adam.”7

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel



Sunday, September 27, 2015



             HOW DID THE ICEMAN DIE?

Hello again!  Sorry for missing last week, it got really crazy around here and it still is! But I am bound and determined to get a blog out this week.

Well it seems that Ötzi, the Iceman, was also bound and determined either to get away or to get where he was going. How do we know that? Well let’s take a closer look… 

Ötzi was well equipped as we noted in the previous two blogs. He had weapons, was warmly clothed, carried two birch bark containers one of which contained remnants of “freshly pick maple leaves peppered with various plant remains and traces of charcoal. This container was therefore probably used for keeping embers
alight, with the leaves serving as insulating material.”1 Ötzi also carried a retoucheur which is a “tool used for working flint. The approximately 12 cm-long pencil-like tool was made from a piece of lime branch which was shaped to a point at one end. At the pointed end an approximately 6 cm-long rod was driven into the central canal, leaving a few millimeters protruding. The rod turned out to be the fire-hardened point of a stag’s antler. To fashion tools of flint, a flint cobble would first be hammered with hard blows to produce flakes and crude blades. These were then precisely shaped by pressing against the edge of the workpiece with a retoucheur to remove small fragments.”2

Ötzi also had the makings for repairing and making new arrows,
pieces of wood to make a back pack, a net for trapping small game, a hide noose with a stone dolomite disc attached to the end used for wildfowl hunting and a first aid kit that “included two hide strips, on to each of which a round lump of material had been threaded. The strips were attached to Ötzi’s clothing. Analysis showed that these lumps consisted of the fruiting body of the birch polypore fungus. Right up until the 20th century such bracket fungi were used for many medicinal purposes. The birch polypore is known to have antibiotic and styptic effects. Furthermore, toxic oils in bracket fungi are effective against the intestinal parasites that Ötzi himself suffered from.”3

All in all the Iceman’s “equipment consisted of 18 different types of wood, with the most suitable wood being chosen for each object. Bark, bast, grasses, leather and flint were also skillfully fashioned into useful utensils and items of clothing…Ötzi and his contemporaries evidently possessed excellent knowledge of natural materials. The ability to use natural raw materials to their best advantage was a vital skill for people living at the time.”4 

So the Iceman was well prepared to survive in his environment. Then how did he die? At first it was believed he just came to the end of his line and froze to death. But from some of the last contents of his stomach (specifically from the flowering phases of the pollen types found in his stomach) scientists have realized that he must have perished in the spring or early summer. Could he still have frozen to death? Yes but that time of year makes it much less likely. Remember Ötzi is a seasoned woodsmen. But the most convincing evidence was the Iceman’s bow which he evidently had leaned against a rock next to where his body was found. The bow was still there discovered by the people
who excavated the scene thousands of years later. 

Because the bow had been carefully placed against a rock that also rules out the possibility of a fall which some scientists at first thought due to a head injury. So it does seem something more sinister did happen. Scientists have confirmed that just hours or days before his death Ötzi received a deep wound (unhealed) to the hand. This would suggest he was involved in hand-to-hand combat. Also there were unhealed rib fractures on the left side. But it wasn’t until recently that they discovered the true reason of his death. “By all appearances, the Iceman had been involved in a fight shortly before his death. This may have prompted him to flee into the mountains. His pursuers, however, caught up with him and shot him with an arrow. Penetrating the body, the arrowhead created a 2-cm-wide hole in the left shoulder blade and ended up just a few centimeters from the lung. Vital organs were not hit, but the arrow severed a major blood vessel and damaged the neuromuscular fascicles of the left arm, which must have caused heavy bleeding and possibly
paralysis of the arm. Mustering his last strength, he was able to shake off his enemies and reach the gully, only to die of his wounds there. The Iceman probably bled to death within a matter of minutes.”5

It seems from the piercing arrow and the wounds on his hands and head that Ötzi was on the run. It is reasonable to think the Iceman was shot by the arrow, went into the gully to hide and tend his wound, then keeled over from lack of blood, landing face down on the rock slab where he was discovered so many centuries later. One thing is known for sure. Whoever Ötzi’s enemy was, they never found him. Had he been found the copper axe would have been quite a prize along with the arrows, bow and all the other equipment and clothing Ötzi had. 

The Iceman was an intelligent, knowledgeable person. DNA tests indicate he had brown eyes and dark hair. Also traces of a high arsenic content found in his hair indicate that Ötzi had been involved in the smelting of metal ores and the extraction of copper. That certainly is not something that is portrayed by evolutionary standards of stone age man. However it fits perfectly with the unaltered truth recorded in the Bible.

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel


Monday, September 14, 2015



How have all you wonderful people been this last week? Hopefully you have faired better than I for I fell to a terrible cold or flu. I am still recovering from it but have lingering cough. Back in the old days something like this could have been fatal. Thank you Jesus for modern medicines!

Speaking of the old days and fatalities, when did Ötzi the Iceman live? And how did he die? For the first question,
Secular scientists tell us he lived about 5,300 years ago and was at first assigned to the stone age because Ötzi had a flint dagger and arrow heads. However, a copper axe was also found with the Iceman. Secular archeologists then assigned him to the early European Copper Age stating that the transition from Stone
Age to Copper Age must have occurred much more rapidly than previously thought. However upon discovery of intact red blood cells from an open wound in Iceman’s hand, these scientists claim in surprise that Ötzi has the oldest intact blood cells ever discovered. Upon looking a little closer, the reason these evolutionary scientists were so surprised is because they assumed no red blood cells could be intact for that long of a period of time because of autolysis. “Autolysis is the process where oxygen, which is especially abundant within oxygen-carrying red blood cells, reacts with and fragments the proteins that comprise cells (thus disintegrating them). Few, if any (scientists), expected that red blood cells could have persisted within Ötzi for
perhaps thousands of years until today.” Yet there they are. But that’s not all evolutionists can’t explain. They are even more puzzled by intact red blood cells found in dozens of dinosaur bones. They wonder how both an Ice Age human and ‘pre-historic’ dinosaurs can have intact blood cells. But when you look at the unaltered timeline, recorded in the Bible, it all fits nicely.

Since Ötzi lived in a cold region, known not only by the ice he was found in but also by his clothing; a fur coat, bearskin hat, fur leggings, and grass insulated boots, and some of his equipment; birchbark containers, hazel wood and dog wood shafts — trees found in cooler climates, an alpine swamp grass mat, and a dagger made from flint that came from the Lessini Mountains in Northern Italy. 

The cold climate came from The Ice Age which occurred
Post-Flood and gives us a clue as to when the Iceman lived. In the northern hemisphere The Ice Age started about 100 years after the flood during the 1st Post-Babel generation, and peaked near the end of the 3rd Post-Babel generation about 100 to 200 years later. Glacial decline occurred about halfway through the 5th and during the 6th Post-Babel generations. So It is reasonable to say Ötzi most likely lived sometime between the 2nd and 5th Post-Babel generations about 4,000 years ago. This of course would have been after the language split and dispersal mankind would still be occurring. It is not a
problem for creation archeologists for a find to have both metal and stone tools. This is because we know knowledge of metallurgy was utilized in the Pre-Flood world and brought through the global flood by Noah and his family. Only after the dispersal of mankind would that knowledge, and the Pre-Babel metal utensils and weapons have been limited. Thus it is also reasonable to find metal and stone tools, utensils and weapons together at one site. As a matter of fact, according to the unaltered timeline, we should have these finds. 

Once again the physical evidence, in this case what Ötzi carried with him, supports the Bible.

So how did Ötzi die? Was it exposure? Did he get lost and get caught in a storm? Or was it something else, something more sinister…

Find out next week! Until then,
God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel 

References: (ALL PHOTOS)

Sunday, August 30, 2015


“Bronze Age” artifacts


Good afternoon all my fine friends out there! Everybody doing good this past week? I sure hope and pray so! It has been a busy week for me as I get my novel ready for publishing. Have I ever told you that I wrote a book? It is a historical Christian fiction that takes place during the time of the Tower of Babel. It’s about one young woman’s experience during the language split. I’ll let you know more about it when in a few weeks it’s in print/e-book. 

So speaking of the language split and the resulting dispersal, more physical evidence of a massive human dispersal has been found. “Scientists used new techniques to sequence 101 ancient human genomes (the genes that make up specific people groups) believed to be from Bronze-Age populations in Europe. Their findings indicate a massive migratory influx of genetic diversity just a few
Answer in Genesis depiction of the Tower of Babel
thousand years ago. This data also coincides with known language diversification patterns, providing strong evidence for the dispersion of people groups at the Tower of Babel.”1 

Secular time scales date what has been dubbed the “Bronze Age” to have occurred from around 1,000 to 3,000 B.C.. Secular historians equate this time frame with great cultural changes because of the diversity of artifacts that are usually found with the ritually buried dead. It is thought because of the immense diversity that it was a “highly dynamic period
involving large-scale population migrations and replacements, responsible for shaping major parts of present-day demographic structure in both Europe and Asia.”2

To further study this era, a large group of secular scientists conducted a DNA sequencing project on 101 different human remains. These ancient  humans were estimated to have died during the Bronze Age and were
taken from across Eurasia. The very newest methods of DNA extraction were utilized to virtually eliminate modern DNA contamination.

Here’s what they discovered… “Compared to modern Eurasians whose genes have been mixing together for several thousand years, these ancient remains showed a variety of distinct relatively unmixed genetic lineages. This is
exactly what one would expect from human DNA sampled

immediately after a massive migration that followed a genetic bottleneck. In fact, previous research showed that this type of genetic data also closely correlates with the geographical dispersion and the distribution of languages. In addition, several other recent studies analyzing the rare variation in the protein-coding regions of modern human genomes, have concluded that the human genome has
diversified not more than about 5,000 years ago.”3

Evolutionary secular historians find this result controversial and unbelievable because it doesn’t fit with the man-made history and long ages of apes evolving into humans and the Bronze Age. However, when you look at the unaltered timeline presented in the most reliable ancient text, the Bible, it very closely aligns with the account of the Tower of Babel were mankind went through a genetic bottleneck estimated around 4,400 years ago. “This is the underlying basis of diversity among nations and people groups that we see today—including an explanation for the new genetic data observed in the ancient Eurasian human remains just [recently] reported.”4

Imagine that, once more the physical world confirms that the Bible is true—unaltered and untainted! 

Remember the Iceman we talked about a few weeks back? Where does he fit in the unaltered time line? Find out next week!

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel



Monday, August 24, 2015



How are all of you doing this week? We here in North America are surviving the last summer heat waves. Can’t wait for a little more time to pass and the weather cools off.

Collagen in T-rex bone
Speaking of time passing…just how long can organic material (proteins, soft tissue, collagen, DNA, amino acids etc.), last intact before it completely disintegrates? “Scientists have conducted experiments that track the decay rate of collagen protein. One team, led by origin of life researcher Jeffrey Bada, found that ‘internal hydrolysis [the decay of a molecule involving the splitting of water molecules] fragments the original protein,’ so that it spontaneously falls apart. They calculated that the collagen locked inside solid bone decays faster than the collagen embedded in seashells. That collagen decay study did not experiment directly on cartilage, but it stands to reason that
Preserved collagen in poorly preserved dino bone
the collagen in cartilage would decay even faster than that inside the mineralized bone matrix, since it is much more exposed.

“Textbooks state, ‘In the absence of a catalyst, the half-life for the hydrolysis of a typical peptide [short protein segment] at neutral pH is estimated to be between 10 and 1000 years.’ What this means is that after 1,000 years, one half of the original protein sample, if kept cool and dry, would be expected to have broken down. Then after another 1,000 years, half of that would also be gone. Eventually, none would be left. At this fast rate, one wonders if any remainder of even an earth-sized ball of protein could exist after 80 million years! Collagen proteins are not typical in that they are not soluble in water, yet they still break down far too rapidly to fit vast evolutionary ages, as Bada and his colleagues showed.”1

But what is pushed in our schools and the secular world? That dinosaur and other animals preserved in fossils are millions of years old. “Nature reported a new record for organic material in a dinosaur fossil—possible collagen (protein) in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic. But it is not just the age of the fossils that is notable, the researchers say. Spectroscopic analysis of bone-tissue samples from the Chinese nesting site revealed the oldest organic material ever seen in a terrestrial vertebrate. That was surprising
collagen preserved in fish fossil
because the fossilized femur bones were delicate and porous, which made them vulnerable to the corrosive effects of weathering and groundwater, says Reisz [lead author of the study].

“However this preserved organic material would not be surprising if Earth is as young as the Bible and significant amounts of scientific evidence indicate. The article went on to say, ‘Reisz thinks that the complex proteins his team detected in that organic material are preserved collagen.’ But collagen is a soft tissue, and studies show it can’t last millions of years.”2

Here are other examples of how physical evidence out in the world confirms the truth of the Bible. “Original biological material has been detected in a fossil leaf that is identical to modern leaves despite a supposed 50-million-year age
assignment. Clear evidence of unfossilized plant tissue has been reported in a kimberlite crater in Canada. In a specimen supposedly ’53 million years old,’ scientists found exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.”3

How about living fungi found in 2.7 million year old mud? “‘This was an unexpected discovery,’ said William Orsi, microbiologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
living diatoms found in "2.7 million year old" mud
in Massachusetts. ‘We’ve found diatoms [microscopic algae] and the nucleic acid [DNA] preserved in sediments for millions of years.’ This may be a strange, getting stranger, story to the evolutionist, but the evidence once again lines up precisely with the young-earth model.”4

It is so obvious what is found in the physical world agrees with scripture: That is there was a global flood about 4,500 years ago, well within the timeframe of intact organic material before it decays. 

Ah yes, God’s fingerprints are everywhere!

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel


Tuesday, August 18, 2015



Hey everyone! 

What did you think of the angel series? I learned a lot from the research and I hope it put to rest some of the myths about these wonderful (and/or evil) beings. 

And speaking of myths…more scientific evidence of unfossilized organic material has been discovered helping to further question the myth of millions of years of evolution.
T-rex red blood cells
Let’s take a look…

We should by now be somewhat familiar with dinosaur soft tissue; fibers, amino acids, collagen, nucleic acids(DNA), and red blood cells, (please search my previous blogs if you need further information on this subject). Keep these facts in
Hadrosaur (duck-billed) dinosaur red blood cells
mind as you continue to read this blog.

 In 2012, scientists received permission to examine the Iceman. The iceman is a 5,300 year old (according to uniformitarian standards) mummy found partially frozen in the Otztal Alps (Italy), on a barren Alpine pass. Two hikers taking a short cut found him at the bottom of a ravine. “Only the back of the head, the bare shoulders and part of his back jutted out of the ice and meltwater. The corpse lay with its chest against a flat rock and its face obscured. Beside the corpse the two hikers noticed several pieces of rolled-up birch bark. Before leaving the scene, they took a photograph
of what they thought to be the unfortunate victim of a mountaineering accident a few years back.”1 This area only recently has been free of ice exposing the body of ‘Otzi’ the Iceman. “Numerous small finds came to light in the sediment covering the gully floor: further pieces of the Iceman’s kit including leather and hide remnants, grasses, string, pieces of skin, muscle fibres, hair and a fingernail. The section of the broken longbow still embedded in the ice was also recovered. The Iceman’s bearskin cap was found near the stone slab on which the Iceman had lain.”2

So how did he die? X-rays reveal  an arrow pierced his left shoulder. “In all probability Otzi died as a result of this wound. On close examination of the left side of Otzi’s back a small skin wound was discovered. The wound opens into a narrow channel leading into the interior of the body. Penetrating the body, the arrowhead created a 2-cm-wide hole in the left shoulder blade and ended up just a few centimeters from the lung. Vital organs were not hit, but the arrow severed a major blow vessel and damaged the neuromuscular fascicles of the left arm, which must have caused heave bleeding and possibly paralysiss of the arm. The Iceman probably bled to death within a matter of minutes.”3

The only explanation to his great preservation is that he must have been covered by snow shortly after his death which then turned to ice. “Only this way could the body have been protected from predators and decomposition. Whether the mummy ever resurfaced again in the course of several thousand years cannot be determined with certainty. Paleoclimatic data show that warm phases occurred in the second half of the third century BC and during the Roman
period. During these phases the ice in the gully may have melted…The find was exposed to damaging sunlight, wind and weather only for a short period in 1991 between the time the mummy thawed and the time it was recovered.”4

What does this have to do with dinosaurs you may be asking? Well, remember how soft tissue has been found within dinosaur bones? Recently red blood cells were extracted from Iceman and the “…researchers were successful in obtaining samples of his cells, making this the oldest known sampling of such tissue. This raises an interesting question for the evolutionist: Were there not
Iceman brain red blood cells
possible red blood cells also found in dinosaur soft tissue that appear just as red and intact as the famous Iceman’s? The problem is that evolutionary theory states dinosaurs supposedly lived many millions of years earlier than humans, but the physical, undecided evidence brings them dangerously close together time-wise.”

But for those who believe in true history that has not been re-written by man (evolution), this presents no problems whatsoever. As a matter of fact, this physical evidence once again SUPPORTS the history that has been recorded and preserved in the bible. Along with dinosaur and human footprints found together, many depictions of dinosaurs found throughout the world, and many legends of dinosaurs (then called dragons) found throughout the world, all point to biblical truth and man’s false claims. 

We’ll look into more supporting evidence next week. Until then, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel


Monday, August 10, 2015


Hey everyone! How’s life been? Here were I am at it has been very, very hot. I’m exhausted by the end of the day from just the heat zapping my energy. Oh and how much hotter it is in hell where satan and his minions will be forever. 

Both satan and his minions, the evil angels, are angels that have been kicked out of heaven. Satan, who used to be known as Lucifer, at one time was an archangel, the most beautiful of all. Second Peter 2:4 tells us, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment…” Another name for these fallen angels is demons. Satan and the demons all had a choice to follow
East India terra-cotta sculpture
God or to go on their own. It was pride that got the better of these beings, and God cast them out of heaven.

Even Jesus spoke of this event; Luke 10:17-18 speaks of the seventy-two Jesus had sent ahead of Him to witness about the Messiah; “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.’ And He said unto them, ‘I beheld Satan as lightning falling from heaven.’”

And it is here on earth that the evil angels do their dirty work.
Antique East African mask of the devil
Isaiah 14:12 says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” And Revelation 12:9 states, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

We see the effects all around us of this evil for we live in a fallen
Chinese statue of a demon
world. Disease, destruction and death abound on this earth. 
All around the world people have depicted demons or the devil in artwork or sculptures and they have the same basic elements. Wings, pointy teeth, horns, and scary looking. Hmmm, could that mean that indeed the demonic realm is true?

Ancient Asian sculpture
I have talked to several people who have had encounters with demonic activity. The most common is the
Ancient Celtic drawing
appearance of a figure that just stands or floats near a person, or the feeling of a presence. However other signs can be more active. Noises, buckling floors or ceilings, and flying objects have all been reported time and time again by numerous people. The worse type of demonic activity is oppression and possession. 

The Bible records such an event in both Mark 5:9 and Luke 8:30; “Jesus asked him, saying, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Legion,’ because many demons had entered him.” But Jesus is
Filipino wall mask of Satan
stronger that even legions of demons. Mark 5:8,15 records first Jesus commanding the evil
spirits out of the man; “For He said to him, ‘Come out of the man, unclean spirit!’ Then; “They (the people) came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.”  Why were the people afraid? Because they understood a supernatural event had just occurred. That is God interfered with demons and had authority over them. You see without God the serpent and his minions have thousands of years of skills and experience in dealing with man. And they also
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have limited supernatural powers. This makes them a formidable enemy. However with God, we are safe. If any of you are currently dealing with any form of demonic activity. Pray, call out to Jesus, and by all means give your life to Jesus who is our Savior. 

One day it will be different. Jude 1:6 tells us,  “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He (God) hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

We can rest assured that if we are Christians He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. Thank you Jesus!

Until next time, God bless and take care!

Willow Dressel