Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith

Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith                  

        Life on Mars?

When the Viking spacecraft visited Mars in 1976, NASA’S brilliant detection equipment found no trace of life.

But here on earth we have a potato-sized rock (found in Antarctica) and thought to be a meteorite from Mars.

More importantly, it has tiny globules which resemble bacteria in shape, and chemicals which supposedly came from once-living organisms.

Shall we accept that this “discovery” disproves traditional Christianity’s claim about God’s special creation here on earth?

Notice, first, that the so-called fossil bacteria are many times smaller than all known free-living bacteria, and are therefore lacking the room needed to pack in all the information for a self-reproducing cell.

Second, Jim Papilce, director of the Institute of Meteoritics, University of Mexico, says that an analysis of the rock shows no evidence of life forms, but rather the opposite.

Third, the key paper written about this matter admits that the rock we are looking at could have been formed by processes unconnected with life. The media didn’t publicise that statement!

If the media want sensation – and a far more valid story – they could write about God’s visit to planet earth and His touchdown at Bethlehem, the great event Christians have been celebrating for years. That really is a story worth telling!

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                                 GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF

“Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. And with your wisdom, develop common sense and good judgment.” Proverbs 4.7

Ken Packer

                                                                                                                                     (I am a writer based in South Australia who has been privileged over many years to write columns for city and country newspapers in Australia. My simple goal has been to share good news and hope with a world sorely lacking in both.

I hope as you visit these pages that you will find encouragement and stimulus for thought. I have discovered through all the ups and downs of life that contentment is to be found in relationship with God. May you gain glimpses here of the same reality.

Welcome to this website!  Ken Packer)

                                       Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format now in alphabetical order which can be downloaded.

       PDF Files
1 Why Our Sad World
2 We Bear God’s Image
3 Jesus, The God Man
4 To Be With Christ
1A Virgin Birth
2A Christ’s virgin birth
3A Room for Jesus
About Heaven
A Bombshell Remark
A Child Shows How
A Christmas Truth
A Mighty Truth
A Mother Named Beloved
A quick review
A Scientist Honours God
A Surprise Discovery
Against All Odds
Alive For Evermore!
All, or nothing!
All Time Best Seller
Am I A Thief
Am I Prejudiced
Amazing Discovery
Amazing facts 
Ancient Christmas Videos
Are Manners Important
Are We Loved
As To Medical Science
Ask science. Part 1 
Attention Grabbing!
Be a millionaire
Be A Reader
Be A Witness
Be A World Changer!
Be A Sword
Be included!
Be rescued
Beauty Of Pain
Bedtime Stories
Being Encouraged
Being One Eyed! Part 1
Being One Eyed! Part 2
Best Hearing Aid
Beyond our planet
Book Of Revelation. Part 1 
Book Of Revelation. Part 2
Book Of Revelation. Part 3
Book Of Revelation. Part 4
Book Of Revelation. Part 5
Book Of Revelation. Part 6
Book Of Revelation. Part 7
Bounce Back Part 1
Bounce Back Part 2
Breaking barriers
Calling All Dads
Can a child find God
Can The Church Light The World
Cartoonist Finds God
Change our town
Christmas Joy – But More!
Christmas Surprises
Climate Change
Consider these first 
Crash course on God. Part 1
Crash course on God. Part 2 
Crash course on God. Part 3
Crash course on God. Part 4
Creation’s Great Marvel
“Dear Santa Claus . .
Did God Visit Us
Discovering God
Do nothing and win
Do you know Pt 1 
Do you know Pt 2
Do you know Pt 3
Don’t miss out!
Does God Believe In Us
Does God Care
Does God Exist
Doing God’s Will
Drawn By Love
Drink Deep
Early Glimpses
Encountering Jesus
Facing Our Fears
Facing tough times. Part 1
Facing tough times. Part 2
Faith in the truth. Part 1
Faith in the truth. Part 2
Fighting terrorists
Finding an answer. Part 1
Finding an answer. Part 2
Finding an answer. Part 3
      PDF Files
Finding God. Part 1
Finding God. Part 2 
Finding God. Part 3
Finding God. Part 4 
Finding God. Part 5 
First Stunning Pictures
Five Prayer Surprises
Forgive Me
Four prayer surprises 
Free To Choose
Freedom Is Costly
From Sin To Salvation
Get The Big Picture
Getting Married
Gifts from God. No. 1
Gifts from God. No. 2
Gifts from God. No. 3
Gifts from God. No. 4
Gifts from God. No. 5
God At Work
God has a plan
God in our home
God In The Flesh Part 1
God In The Flesh Part 2
God Is Amazing
God Is For Weaklings
God Is Near
God is our home
God Loves Them
God sure loves you!
God Tells Dads
God with us 
God with you
God Works
God’s World Relief
God’s Dilemma
God’s Foreknowledge
God’s Greatest Gift 
God’s great plan
God’s Great Positives
God’s Great Promises. Part 1
God’s Great Promises. Part 2
God’s Great Promises. Part 3
God’s Great Promises. Part 4
God’s Greatest Gift 
God’s law – and more!
God’s newshounds 
Got questions. Part 1
Got questions. Part 2
Got questions. Part 3
Great secrets revealed!
God’s Revelation Part 1
God’s Revelation Part 2 
God’s Revelation Part 3
God’s Revelation Part 4
Going To Heaven
Good News About Sin
Good out of evil
Got The Miseries
He conquered death
Health and well-being
Heaven awaits
Helping teens Part 1 
Helping teens Part 2 
Here’s great news!
He’s world changing! 
Home Life Part 1
Home Life Part 2
How did Jesus know
How God cares
How God leads
How Near Is God 
How to be a peacemaker
How to find God
How To Get Wise
How to worship
I Am A Christian
I Can’t Understand
I Hate Myself
If God Already Knows
If God Is There
I’m Convinced!
Imagine This
Impossible To Ignore
Improve, Or Remove
Inspiring World Art
Instant Solutions
Interviewing God!
Is A Foetus A Person
Is God Angry
Is God Interested
Is God Real
Is God Really Good
Is Private Ownership OK
 PDF Files
Is The Truth Clear
Is Violence Fun
It’s dead certain! 
It’s Extra Ordinary
It’s Mind Bending!
It’s War!
Jesus’ action plan. part 1
Jesus’ action plan part-2
Jesus and Freud
Jesus’ News Outlet
Jesus On Target Part 1 
Jesus On Target Part 2
Jesus On Target Part 3
Jesus On Target Part 4
Jesus talks about sex
Jesus the teacher. Part 1
Jesus the teacher. Part 2
Jesus the teacher. Part 3
Jesus the teacher. Part 4
Jesus, a borrower
John’s Gospel
Judge Pleads For Mercy
Just Imagine
Keep Love Alive!
Know God Better. Part 1
Know God Better. Part 2
Know God Better. Part 3
Know God Better. Part 4
Know Your God Part 1
Know Your God Part 2
Know Your God. Part 3
Learning From Mistakes
Let a child pray. Part 1
Let a child pray. Part 2 
Let a child pray. Part 3
Let kids be kids! Part 1
Let kids be kids! Part 2
Let kids be kids! Part 3
Let’s Be Clear! Part 1
Let’s Be Clear! Part 2
Let’s Be Clear! Part 3
Let’s Be Clear! Part 4
Letting God Speak
Life Greatest Search
Life on Mars
Lifted away!
Light Of The World
Losers Attract God
Lost And Found
Luke’s gospel
Make kids count
Mark’s gospel
Matthew’s gospel
Meet me!
Meet the Author
Missed Opportunity
Mistakes Jesus Didn’t Make
Modern Science
More About Evil
Mother’s Day
Multiple surprises
Mum’s input – and beyond!
Need A Good Coach
No Power Like It 
No Unbelievers!
On The Right Track
Open Line To God
Our children
Our Encourager
Our eternal life
Our God-Man
Our Great Power
Our Unique Leader
Overcome the flesh
Overcoming Chaos 
Overcoming Evil
Parents Cool It!
Parents, Take Heart!
Partner With God Part 1
Partner With God Part 2
Partner With God Part 3
Partner With God Part 4
Powerful Evidence
Quick To Love God
Quiet! God At Work
Raise Your Self Esteem
Reasonable Faith
Rebel In The Home
Reduce Home Stress
Religion In Politics
Resurrection Sequel
Rock Pool Reflections
Sacred or secular
PDF Files
Seeing The Invisible!
Sense Of Wonder
Separation anxiety 
Set Free
Single Mum Skills
Smart Watch Part 1 
Smart Watch And More! Part 2
So different
Sounds Familiar
Stop The Bully
Stranger danger
Such humility!
Such Power!
Surprise, surprise! 
Talk Back
Teen Challenge
Teens In Crisis
That Book
That man, Paul
The Bible Introduces Science!
The Big Five
The Coming One
The Dad We Need
The dying thief 
The Great Dilemma
The Future Foreseen!
The hand of God 
The love factor
The Perfect Parent
The Race Of Life
The Mediator We Need 
The Mourning After
The Mystery Of Evil Part 1
The Mystery Of Evil Part 2
The Trinity. Part 1
The Trinity. Part 2 
The Ultimate Discovery
Those Christmas servants
Those miracles
Those Moral Absolutes
Three Things God Won’t Do
Throw A Boomerang
To All People
Trust God!
Trust God’s Book
Trusting A Stranger
Try these tests 
Understanding the Gospel
Unmatched word power
Want Peace Of Mind
Want Reassurance
Want work
Watching Our Words
We of the Never Never
What God does 
What God May Lack
What Is Love
What Is Next
What Jesus achieved
What Jesus knew
What Mighty Power
What mum needs
What’s our focus
When kids rebel!
Where Is God 
Which Guy To Marry
Which kingdom
Who has control 
Who Is Normal
Who made God
Who should lead
Why a Saviour
Why Christmas
Why an evil world Part 1
Why an evil world. Part 2
Why Be Generous 
Why create
Why Do They Suicide
Why evil Part 1
Why evil Part 2
Why read the Bible
Why So Free
Why The West Thrived, Part 1
Why The West Thrived, Part 2
Will the dead rise
Words in season
World Without Jesus
World’s Best Insurance
X-rated Bible stories
Yes, God Is Real
Yes. Pray selfishly!
You Are Important
Your Home At Risk
Your Special