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Today's Creation Moment

May
27
Who was First to North America?
Genesis 1:28
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth...”
The conventional understanding has always been that North America was populated by people who crossed from Asia to Alaska via the Bering Strait and then migrated down the West Coast. Eventually, some...
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God's Design

Two Noses Are Better than One

Psalm 115:4, 6
"Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands... They have ears, but they do not hear; noses they have, but they do not smell..."

Did you know that most animals and humans have two noses? Most animals and humans have two very separate systems for detecting scents that work very differently from one another. These two sensory systems even detect very different types of scents.

Boys Training to be Girls?

Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

Do men and women differ from each other because God gave them different natures or because their environment caused them to be men or women? In short, is it our nature (our genes) or our nurture (our environment) that determines whether we become men or women?

Faster than the Speed of Light?

Psalm 40:5a
"Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts which are toward us cannot be recounted to You in order..."

Often the most productive science is done when scientists, as one founder of modern science put it, "Think God's thoughts after Him." For example, while antibiotics have saved millions of lives, they have proven to be only a temporary solution. In addition, there are some bacterial infections that move too fast for antibiotics to be effective.

Structure of Atoms

Hebrews 11:3
"By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible."

Let's go back to the very first moment that the supposed Big Bang took place. Evolutionists say that at that very first moment, everything was up to chance. The size and charge of electrons, protons, the structure of atoms or whether they would even exist could have been anything.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139:13-16
“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

Illustration of a  baby in the wombOne of the most famous and beautiful passages in the Bible, concerning unborn children, is found in Psalm 139.

Is a Fetus Human?

Jeremiah 1:4-5
“Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

Pregnant woman with outline of a baby drawn on her stomach.The Bible does not directly refer to abortion. Of course, there are many other issues on which the Bible does not give a specific comment. However, in many cases, it is clear what the biblical position is. I believe the same is true with the subject of abortion. And the Bible does have a great deal to say about the status of life before birth.

Vision Reveals God's Hand

Proverbs 20:12
“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made both of them.”

Photo: Optic disc (highlighted) shows area on retina where blood vessels converge, resulting in blind spot. (CC BY-SA 3.0)Did you know that if you stared at an object with absolutely no eye movement you would eventually go blind? Actually, it is impossible to stare at anything without some eye movement and there is a good reason for this.

Private Interpretation

2 Peter 1:20-21
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Man at a table making notes in a bookThe Apostle Peter reminds us in 2 Peter 1:20 that “no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.”

God-Breathed

2 Timothy 3:16-17
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

Pages out of a Bible flying up and away like wings.The Apostle Paul wrote: “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” Some versions have: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” This means the same thing because the word inspiration has changed its meaning somewhat over the centuries. Colloquially, we remark that a brilliant inventor had an inspired idea, but that is not really what is meant by inspiration in this context.

Clean Teaching

2 Timothy 4:3
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”

The Apostle Paul by Rembrandt“The time is coming,” said the Apostle Paul to his young protegé, Timothy, “when people will not endure sound teaching.”

Love God More than the Bible?

Psalm 119:105
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Girl in tent  reading the Bible with a flashligtA young pastor wrote this on Facebook: “If God is not bigger than your Bible, then your Bible is God.”

Flying

Isaiah 40:31
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Falcon flyingThe concept of flying has inspired so much in the way of art – visual, musical, and literary. “One day, I’ll fly away,” sang Randy Crawford, evoking a view of flying as a metaphor for freedom. Other songs have taken up the same theme. “You are the wind beneath my wings”. “Love lift us up where we belong”. “Come fly with me, come fly, let’s fly away”.

A Sound of Music

1 Chronicles 25:7
“So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.”

Greek pottery decorated with images of musicians.Sometimes, when I have seen beautiful works of visual art, I have felt a pang of jealousy, wishing I was able to paint or to draw as well as that. Then God reminds me that He gave me gifts in another art form. As long as I can remember, music has been a part of my life, both in performance and in composition.

Lo Creó para ser Habitado

Isaías 45:18
"Porque así dijo Jehová, que creó los cielos; él es Dios, el que formó la tierra, el que la hizo y la compuso; no la creó en vano, para que fuese habitada la creó: Yo soy Jehová, y no hay otro."

Hay quienes creen que pueden leer el supuesto orden evolutivo de las cosas en el relato de la creación de Génesis 1. Sin embargo, cuando miramos más de cerca, nos image: Star and planet in space.damos cuenta de que hay una serie de discrepancias, que no pueden conciliarse. Incluso ateos evolucionistas han notado esto, por ejemplo, Richard Dawkins insiste en que no es posible armonizar Génesis con la evolución.

How Fast Do Stalactites Grow?

Genesis 7:11a
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up…"

Stalacties in a caveFor generations cave guides have been telling cave visitors that the stalagmites and stalactites that they see around them grow at incredibly low rates. The figure that is usually given is one inch per century for stalactites (they are the ones that hang down). That estimate, however, was not based on any scientific research.

Discoverer of Oxygen

Hebrews 3:4
“For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.”

Joseph PriestlyJoseph Priestley was, by all accounts, not a pleasant man. He was brought up in a dissenting chapel in Heckmondwicke, Yorkshire, having been born in Birstall, near Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1733. That chapel believed the Bible to be completely true, but Priestley began to develop ideas that rejected the divinity of Christ and the Virgin Birth. In adulthood, he was, therefore, a Unitarian.

The Science of the Lawgiver

Genesis 2:1
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.”

Apples and a globeAn article in the New Scientist magazine suggests that the Reformation was a spur to scientific development. In their minds, Luther was a rebel, and it was this attitude of rebellion that led to the free-thinking required for modern science to develop.

No Final Conflict

Psalm 119:105
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

BibleThere has been a tendency among some evangelicals to worry about scientific opinion. For example, there has been a drive to reinterpret Genesis in the light of evolutionary theory, and, although that drive is decades old, it has accelerated among conservative evangelicals in the last ten years or so. The tendency seems to be to panic whenever a new scientific idea appears that seems to be opposed to the Bible.

An Ancient Sweet Solution to a Sticky Modern Problem

Psalm 81:16
“He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”

Photo: Bowl of honey.We have all heard of "superbugs" - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus bacteria have even shut down hospital wards. Now, researchers in New Zealand and Australia may have found out how to fight superbugs. And their weapon is one that has been in medical use for over 4,000 years!

The Garden on a Hill

Genesis 2:8
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.”

Photo: Bench in a gardenIn C.S. Lewis’s book about the creation of Narnia, The Magician’s Nephew, there is an “Enclosed Garden”. This is the place where Aslan sent Digory so that he could get the fruit which would heal his mother. It is clear that Lewis is referencing the Garden of Eden in his account, and it is interesting that he chose to position this Garden on top of a hill.

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