THE WORD 2
· 39 Books in the Old Testament, 27 Books in the New Testament
Genesis 1 is the account of creation.
· Secular science argues it is working from data with pure subjection.
· However those secularists refuse to process data from a perspective of design
· Science through a creation lens does not contradict its findings
· Applying the principle of general relativity to our cosmos reveals that it is not static or standing still.
· Time continues as the universe expands (Time, Space Continuum)
· The General Theory of Relativity demonstrates that time is linked, or related, to matter and space.
· Moreover, the very physical nature of time and space also suggest a Creator
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
· The first act is the creation of the entire universe-our planet, the animals, the sun, moon, stars, etc.
· In relation to time there was a “beginning”.
· The phraseology suggests that in the beginning God created the heavens and earth meaning in an indeterminate amount of time everything was brought into being.
CHART The six days may be divided into two parts
· On the first three days God brought forth light, prepared the sky with clouds, made the ground dry, and brought forth vegetation-all so that the land would no longer be a disorderly wilderness.
· On the second series of three days God declared his purpose for the lights in the sky, filled the sky with birds and waterswith fish, filled the dry ground with animals so that the land would not be uninhabited.
God’s nature is redemptive.
· Isaiah 35:1 Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowersand singing and joy!The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.There the Lord will display his glory,the splendor of our God.
· Isaiah 40:3 Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,“Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord!Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!
· Psalm 19:1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God.The skies display his craftsmanship.2 Day after day they continue to speak;night after night they make him known.3 They speak without a sound or word;their voice is never heard.4 Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.
· The promise land was a natural place
· The Promise land is a spiritual place
Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. 12 I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up its dead, and death and the gravegave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. 14 Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. 15 And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”