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Creation - The Sixth Day part 5

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Genesis 2:7 says, "the LORD God formed man (adam) of dust (adama) from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (nepes)." Let it be clear that the dust was real, the ground was real, the breath of life was real, and the man who was created was real. The Bible clearly affirms the historicity of Adam by including him in the...

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Creation - The Sixth Day part 4

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By way of introduction to the fourth part of our study of the Sixth Day of Creation, it is important to note that Genesis 1:26 tells us that God created man in His image and according to His likeness. Furthermore, Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created man male and female. The extended account of the creation of the male and female human beings is found in Genesis.2. Firs...

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Creation - The Sixth Day Part 3

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Man is God's Image-Bearer Genesis 1:26ff tells us that God created man. As we have seen, man is the crowning point in God's creation activities. God created man "in Our image, according to Our likeness." The significance of man being created in the image and likeness of God is truly astounding. Psalm 8:5 says, "You crown him with glory and majesty." The image of God in ev...

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The Peace of God

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Contemplation of the peace of God is a profitable exercise, particularly in these perilous times. The year 2023 has been marked so far by bloody military conflicts, devastating natural disasters, desperate mass migrations, and potentially radical shifts in the geopolitics. Uncertainty is the order of the day and several studies have shown that these events are taking a tol...

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Creation - The Sixth Day part 2

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Genesis Chapter 1 shows us that when God created the heavens and the earth, He did so by Divine fiat. God would repeatedly say, "Let there be." and then we would read, "And it was so." When we come to the sixth day, we read in Genesis 1:24, "Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures aftertheir kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth aftert...

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The Truly Blessed Life Part 1

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This article is the first in a three-part series on Psalm 1. In Psalm 1, the Bible contrasts the righteous man (who submits to God and His word/law/counsel) and the wicked (those who disregard God and His Holy word/law/counsel). We read in Psalm 1:1, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of sc...

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Creation - Seven Days

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Moses wrote in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." As noted in a previous article, (In the Beginning God. Pt.1), Moses wrote under the Divine revelation and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He did not write for 21st century scientific debate. Moses wrote so that the Israelites would come to know their God, their history, and their identity...

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Creation - The Sixth Day

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Genesis 1:26 says, "Then God said, "Let Us make man."" The Biblical account of the creation of mankind on the sixth day of creation is found in Genesis 1:26-31 and Genesis 2:8-25. There are those who assert that these are two different accounts of God's creation activities on the sixth day and written by different authors. Nothing is further from the truth. Genesis 2 assum...

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In The Beginning God (Part 2)

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God is Eternal Genesis 1:1 reveals to us various truths about God. Firstly, the verse tells us God is eternal. "In the beginning" God was already there. "Beginning" has to do with the beginning of time. "Time" is a part of creation. God existed before creation and time. Psalm 90:2, written by Moses, states, "Before the mountains were born, Or You gave birth to the earth a...

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In The Beginning God (part 1)

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A God with no Beginning Genesis 1:1, which contains seven words in the Hebrew, states, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." With profound brevity and without any fanfare, these seven words give us a very simple, clear, and unequivocal account of the seven days of creation and of how everything in the heavens and the earth came into existence. There is...

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