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September 2nd, 2010 |

 

The greatest want of the world is the want of men-men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. — Education, p. 57

Christianity & Creation: Can Darwin’s theory be reconciled with the Bible?

August 12th, 2010 |

The Bible is the inspired word of God.   It is the only eyewitness account of how man was created, and where we can accurately trace our origins.   It is the most reliable source of information for “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)  When the theories of learned men contradict the inspired testimony, the fault is with man’s understanding, not the inspired account.  But “ what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?  Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.” (Romans 3:3-4) But regarding creation and our origins what is the truth?

There are smart scientists on both sides of the evolution debate, but their testimony is meaningless when compared with the knowledge of God.   Even in many Christian churches, evolution is being woven into the church’s beliefs. But can Darwin’s theory be reconciled with the Bible? Was the earth created in 6 literal days or billions of years?  As stated in earlier articles, my testimony regarding these answers really has very little weight. In fact even a scientist’s testimony would not be qualified to explain all these areas sufficiently. But we can trust the testimony of one who is greater than myself and any multitude of scientists. The Bible refers to Jesus as the faithful witness (Revelation 3:14). His testimony is valid, for God cannot lie, and He knows all. (Titus 1:2, Revelation 19:6)

So let us study the Bible to find the answers to these important questions. But before we do so, let us pray….

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you Lord for granting us wisdom and knowledge about your love for us. Today we humbly ask that you continue to enlighten us through your Holy Spirit. Bless us dear Lord, may we have open hearts and minds as we study your testimony. Teach us your ways Lord, and be with us now we ask and pray in Jesus name, amen.

In the beginning: From lower life forms?

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The heavens declare the glory of God

July 2nd, 2010 |

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.1 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”2

In the beginning, God was revealed in all the works of creation. It was Christ that spread the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth. It was His hand that hung the worlds in space, and fashioned the flowers of the field. “His strength setteth fast the mountains.” “The sea is His, and He made it.” It was He that filled the earth with beauty, and the air with song. And upon all things in earth, and air, and sky, He wrote the message of the Father’s love.3

Throughout creation, “God is love” is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green — all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy.4 Indeed, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.5 Every sunbeam, every breathe of fresh air, every moment of joy and happiness is a gift from our loving Father in heaven. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.6

Although sin has marred God’s perfect creation: even today God’s creative wonders have not ceased. The Psalmist declares the prayer of every true Christian…. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me 7

And the Lord continues His work of creation with this promise… “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.8

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.9

For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.10


1 Genesis 1:1

2 Psalm 33:6, 9.

3 Desire of Ages p. 20

4 Steps To Christ p. 10

5 James 1:17

6 Psalm 19:1

7 Psalm 51:10

8 Ezekiel 36:26-27

9 2 Corinthians 5:17

10 Isaiah 65:17