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About Bill

Bill Crouse is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has done graduate studies at the U. of Texas at Dallas in the History of Ideas. The ministry of C.I.M. is dedicated to defending the historic faith in a postmodern world.

Postmodern Politics

February 18, 2016

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Postmodernism is the prevailing paradigm today and it affects every area of our culture, and in particular, politics. For postmodernists all life is politics. We will explain why this is so, and why it must be so.

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Finding Noah: Witness the Journey

November 21, 2015

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As expected, the documentary, Finding Noah, did not disappoint on the technical side. The producers are to be commended. The cinematography, the editing, and the sound, coupled with the backdrop of the scenery of the spectacular 17,000 ft. Mt Ararat made the film a pleasure to behold. One standout scene for this viewer was filmed while an intrepid climber descended into a deep crevasse into one of the glaciers on the mountain.

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The Biblical Doctrine of Hell

September 17, 2014

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The Current Controversy: For most of 2000 years of church history men of faith have held to the teaching of the eternal punishment of the wicked. Currently, among evangelical Christians, some scholars of renown are espousing the position known as annihilationism. This is the belief that the wicked ultimately cease to exist, i.e. punishment is […]

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Noah’s Flood, The Ark, and Hollywood

April 10, 2014

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by Bill Crouse You cannot overestimate the seriousness of the Biblical Flood as described in Genesis 6-8. Something occurred, some behavior of mankind, which caused the Creator-God to destroy all life on the planet and start all over again. What exactly that sin was is a great mystery, but it had something to do with […]

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The Biblical Flood: New Thoughts, New Questions

March 26, 2014

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I. Introduction (Note: This Briefing Paper updates and supplements #27: Facts About the Flood) A flood of great proportions is described in Genesis 6-9. The text never indicates that it was anything other than a historical event. The Flood, and, or Noah, the builder of the Ark, are mentioned 7 more times in the OT. These passages […]

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The Durupinar Site – Ron Wyatt: Are His Claims Bonafide?

December 18, 2013

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Historical Background In 1959 a pilot in the Turkish Air Force on a NATO mapping-mission in the mountainous terrain of eastern Turkey photographed an unusual ship-shaped object near Mt. Ararat. Later when these aerial photographs were viewed stereoscopically by Captain Ilhan Durupinar, he noticed that the object looked even more like a ship. But what was a ship doing in […]

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The Chronology of Passion Week

April 1, 2013

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The Importance 1. Due to the release of the Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of The Christ, understanding the events surrounding the death of Christ is of supreme importance to believers who endeavor to understand a fuller meaning of Christ’s death and to share that meaning with unbelievers. 2. Understanding the chronological elements of Christ’s death enables us […]

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Mount Cudi -True Mountain of Noah’s Ark

March 6, 2013

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by Bill Crouse and Gordon Franz For its historical claims the fi rst eleven chapters of Genesis are possibly the most attacked section of the entire Bible, and the story deemed most implausible, without a doubt, is the story of Noah’s Ark. That there could be such a great flood, a ship of 450-500 feet […]

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Review: The Unsolved Mystery of Noah’s Ark

February 4, 2013

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The Unsolved Mystery of Noah’s Ark. By Mary Irwin. Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2012, xv+117pp., $11.95 paper. Reviewed by Gordon Franz and Bill Crouse Mary Irwin, the wife of the late moon-walking astronaut, Jim Irwin, has written a book about their adventures on Mount Ararat and the search for Noah’s Ark. This book was prompted […]

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The Search for Noah’s Ark

February 4, 2013

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(2008 Video Tape produced by the BASE Institute of Colorado Springs, CO. $14.95.) A review and critique by Gordon Franz, Bill Crouse, and Rex Geissler December 12, 2008 Introduction Adventurer Robert Cornuke has produced a new video which claims that remnants of Noah’s Ark have been found in the Elburz Mountains about 54 miles from […]

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