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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"By The Word of God"

Rules for Rearing Children - 2"For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:" II Peter 3:5

   

    

 

Herbert Spencer was a non-Christian scientist worthy of many prizes in his field.  He passed away in 1903, leaving behind one of his greatest achievements to the scientific world in that he had discovered the categories of the knowable.  So much of science was being pressed into theories during that age of progress, that Spencer felt strongly we had to boil it all down to what we could know as fact.  Spencer said, "Everything fits into one of these categories:  time, force, action, space, matter," and was revered by the scientific community.

 

Of course, the scientific community then was faced with trying to make these facts jive with their theories, and vice versa.  The "Big Bang Theory," billions of years, and evolutionary progression of species became popular ways of trying to make the theories and facts mesh.

 

God had already addressed these things in the first verse of Scripture.

 

     -"In the beginning" = TIME

     -"God" = FORCE

     -"created" = ACTION

     -"the heaven" = SPACE

     -"and the earth" = MATTER

 

Prior to Darwin, these words were never questioned.  They need no explanation, or simplifying. These simple words in the first verse of Genesis give us the greatest foundation for science and faith.  Evil men bent on writing God out of human life remain "willingly ignorant" that all things in this universe are made by our Creator.  You cannot focus on the facts, or the knowable, of true science without coming face to face with God Almighty.  Don't be deceived by "science falsely so called."  God made us, and we are accountable to Him.

 

By the way, the word universe is very interesting.  In Latin, it means "turned into one."  In our English language, it is a compound of the Latin "uni" or "single," and the English "verse" or "spoken sentence."  Therefore, "universe" is "a single spoken sentence."  Of course, we know Who spoke it!

 

Study verses: Genesis 1; Psalm 100; Daniel 1:4; I Timothy 1:20; II Peter 3



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Previous devotions

"Well Done" - August 1, 2012
"Bearing His Death" - July 25, 2012
"Down By The Riverside" - July 11, 2012

"Thank You, Jesus!" - July 4, 2012
"Modern Day Sodom" - June 27, 2012
"Keeping What Has Been Committed" - June 13, 2012
"The Pause That Refreshes" - June 6, 2012

"The Sin of Idleness" - May 30, 2012
"Remembered" - May 23, 2012

"Graduating Diamonds" - May 16, 2012
"Mom-Others" - May 9, 2012
True Motherhood - May 2, 2012

What Missions Means to Me - April 25, 2012
The King and the Witch - April 18, 2012

Rules for Rearing Children (Part 4) - April 11, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 3) - April 4, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 2) - March 28, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 1) - March 21, 2012

Gullible Christians - March 14, 2012
Tenacity - March 7, 2012
Above the Storm - February 29, 2012
The Principal Thing - February 22, 2012
The Greatest Valentine - February 15, 2012
He First Loved Us - February 8, 2012
Real Love - February 1, 2012
Pardon Your Enemies - January 25, 2012
Applause - January 18, 2012
Finish! - January 11, 2012
Meeting New Goals - January 4, 2012
Meeting New Goals - December 28, 2011
The Word Made Flesh - December 21, 2011
Sonship - December 14, 2011
Fruit in Old Age - December 7, 2011
Dangers of Multi-tasking - November 30, 2011
Ingratitude - November 22, 2011
"Wash! Wash! Wash!" - November 16, 2011
"The Pastor" - November 9, 2011
"Value of a Name" - November 2, 2011

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