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Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Major, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. How important is the Biblical concept of Creation???

    Genesis 1:1, 31..........
    "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then God saw everything that He had made and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day".

    Are we to accept that these statements are open to unending speculation, or does God intend that we are to understand that these words mean exactly what they mean.

    THINK!!! What is the most obviouse question you could ask someone that could lead them to think about God? Would it not be this question.................WHERE DID I COME FROM?

    Even the most primitive tribal people ask that same question. Could it be that is the reason why Paul deals with this issue of origins in the book to the Romans.

    Romans 1:18...........
    "Men who hold the truth in unrighteousness"/ literally means..."suppress the truth" .

    Paul goes on to tell us in Romans that God's wrath is upon such people. WHY??

    Because there are facts which can be "known about God" (verse 19). Paul insists God has shown these realities to all men!! How did God do that!! Lets read verse 20 of chapter 1 of Romans.....

    "From (or since) the creation of the world the invisible things (God's attributes) even His eternal power and Godhead (divine nature) are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, so that they are without excuse".


    God's very nature!!!



    The created physical world around us points us to a Creator! That my friends is why all men are without excuse for ignoring God. So then what happens when men ignore God? Listen folks, they still have that same probing question to answer...."WHERE DID I COME FROM"?
    For that reason paul tells us what to expect to fid from them in verse 21.........
    "They glorified Him NOT as God but became vain in their imagination's (speculations).

    Now then........why is understanding Creation as the answer to WHERE DID COME FROM so important. It is because Satan desires to undermine and corrupt God's expressed account of His Creation. By denying Creation it is easier to deny God's plan of salvation and then the truth of all of God's Word. IF God is subtly removed from people's minds as to who their Creator is, then it is simple for them to disregard and reject Him as their redeemer which of course leaves them dead in their sins and lost for all eternity.
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  2. Absolutely what is explicated is the real intention of God! For people to be conscious of their Creator. And I believe God succeeded on this aspect.

    For me, however, what many people (of the world) failed to "see" is the clear "identity" of the Savior. Let us think of the different religions. But more particularly CHRISTIANTY how people believing in the Holy Bible, while professing Jesus Christ is the Savior, they cannot agree on His clear identification! And thus, God gave us the "test for spirits."

    * 1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    * 1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

    * 1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    Does not the foregoing appear very very simple to pass or hurdle (by simply confessing Jesus Christ is come in the flesh)! Coupled with this, simply "confessing the following."

    * Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    And yet, Jesus Christ told His multitude of listeners:

    * Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

    * Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
  3. Creation gives irrefutable evidence of the Creator, leaving man responsible to glorify God.

    Romans 1:18–23...................
    Sinful man is “. . . without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. . . . who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:20–23, 25).

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