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Today's Creation Moment

Apr
24
The Sun, Moon and Stars
Psalm 8:3-4
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man,...
What is the most awesome show of God’s power? It may not be what you think. In Psalm 8:3 4, the psalmist is led to exclaim, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and stars...
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Who Is God?

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2 Timothy 3:14-15
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

Did you know that the Bible never tries to convince the reader that there is a God? As surprising as that sounds, it’s absolutely true. The Bible’s very first words begin by identifying God – but nowhere does the Bible try to prove there is a God.

A Life for a Life

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2 Kings 23:10
“And he [Josiah] defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire to Molech.”

Those who take the Bible seriously will recall the numerous passages where God condemns the pagan custom of sacrificing the first-born child to the god Moloch. These children were just weeks or months old and burned alive as an atonement sacrifice; that is, offering one life on behalf of another. The Canaanites slaughtered thousands of children in this way when their nation was threatened. God ordered the complete destruction of the Canaanites.

The Lord of History

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Acts 17:26-27
“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they hope that they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.”

History flows like a river, unstoppable by any man, from the creation to the final judgment.

Is the Lincoln Memorial Thousands of Years Old?

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Matthew 3:9
“And think not to say to within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”

Did you know that according to one standard method of dating, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was built before the time of Christ?

The Original Antibiotic

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Genesis 1:28
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth on the earth.”

In Genesis 1:28 God tells man to subdue the Earth. That command implies that God has placed, within the creation, many tools that man can learn to use for his benefit. After sin entered the world and sickness and death became a reality, God’s remarkable foreknowledge then became evident. One of the first antibiotics ever discovered by man has been in use for thousands of years.

Early Man’s Written Language

Exodus 17:14a
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua…”

Evolutionary scientists have been amazed by the discovery that the very oldest artifacts left by man indicate the presence of written language and mathematical ability. Creationists, on the other hand, are not surprised and predicted that evidence would be found to show that mankind has always had a language.

Is the Bible in Error on Pi?

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1 Kings 7:23
“Then he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other; it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.”

Everyone knows that when you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter, you get three and one-seventh, the value of Pi. Even the ancients knew about Pi. But 1 Kings 7:23 tells us that the bronze sea which Hiram made for King Solomon was 30 cubits in circumference and 10 cubits in diameter. Those measurements only give a value of three, not Pi. Is this a mistake in the Bible?

The Lighter Side of the Bible

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Matthew 23:24
“Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!”

Some Christians give others the idea that Christianity is a dull and joyless faith, and that God is stern and humorless. But God is the One Who created humor.

Quick Oil

Genesis 7:21
“And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man.”

Does oil really take millions of years to form from buried dead matter? Many people believe that because that’s what they have been taught. On the other hand, creationists believe that oil was either created by God at the formation of the Earth, or that it was formed after the burial of living things during the Genesis Flood only a few thousand years ago.

Who Invented the Book?

Luke 4:17a
"And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias."

Two thousand years ago parchment or papyrus pages of written works were all stitched together end to end into a long roll wound around a wooden or metal bar. It was called a scroll. The problem in reading it was that you had to spin through the entire roll if you wanted to read, say, a passage on the last page. Just like Torah scrollthe old video or audiotapes.

King Catfish and Ancient Writing

Exodus 17:14a
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua..."

One of the mysteries of ancient Egypt is that it appears to have begun as a high civilization. The very first pharaoh of Egypt is known as Narmer, and his name simply means "Catfish." From what we can tell, King Catfish, who lived around five hundred years after the Great Flood, is helping to prove the truth of the Bible's history.

Man and Horse Domestication

Genesis 47:17a
"And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread [in exchange] for horses..."

Bones can tell stories. An interesting story of man's relationship with the horse is told by the fossilized teeth of ancient horses. You see, domesticated horses have a habit called crib biting – biting the rails in their corral. Wild horses don't do this. Crib biting creates a specific pattern of wear. So, when scientists find horses' teeth that have this pattern, they know that it comes from a domesticated horse.

Ever-Curious Man

Genesis 1:14
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years..."

According to Genesis, the first men were even building cities, inventing musical instruments, crafting in bronze and iron, and keeping calendars. Calendars are among the very earliest forms of writing found by archaeologists today.

Older Farmers

Genesis 2:15
"And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."

Evolutionary theory says that man only developed farming recently in his history. Besides going against common sense, this evolutionary idea is beginning to cause problems with the greatly inflated evolutionary dating system.

Mount St. Helens Surprises Scientists

Genesis 2:4
“These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens...”

In 1980, Mount St. Helens exploded with incredible force, leaving a sterile, barren scar on the face of the earth. Basing their expectations upon the slow pace of evolution, the scientific establishment said it would be generations before life would return to the area. Yet, the US Forest Service has reported that virtually every species that lived in the area before the eruption had already returned after only five years!

The 1988 Search for Noah’s Ark

Matthew 24:37
“But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

Before the Kurds took over the mountains of Ararat, creationists would eagerly await the latest word from the late summer expeditions looking for the possible remains of Noah’s Ark. In 1988, one team was allowed to survey a part of Mt. Ararat by air but found nothing.

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