In the Beginning … Session 5 — Six Days of Creation

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

[Exodus 20:11]

Did God used billions of years of natural evolutionary processes to “create” the universe, or was the creation a supernatural work of God that transpired over 6 literal, 24-hour days?

What observable, scientific evidence is available to us that supports a young earth?

What are the theological consequences of trying to reconcile evolution and vast ages of time with the Biblical account of creation in Genesis?

To discover the answers to these important questions and more, be sure to check out Session 5 in my Genesis study.

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In the Beginning … Session 4 — The Sons of God

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

[Job 2:1]

Traditional Christianity has often presented an incomplete perspective of the heavenly realm and the beings that occupy that realm. Unfortunately, the term “angel” has become a catch-all to describe any being other than God, and yet the Biblical testimony is much more complex and nuanced when it comes to identifying the heavenly hosts.

For starters, the Bible speaks of these heavenly beings in many different ways to describe both their nature and function. They are called the host of heaven, watchers, angels, princes, gods, cosmic powers, rulers, and authorities who occupy thrones, dominions and principalities in the heavenly places [Ephesians 6:12].

And perhaps one of the most overlooked and misunderstood title of all is what the Hebrew Scriptures call the “sons of God,” or the bene ha’ Elohim. Once we comprehend the true identity of the heavenly sons of God, we are able to appreciate what it means for the sons of Adam to be given the right to become sons of God. Just in case you are wondering, it has everything to do with the Person and redemptive work of “the” Unique and Only Son of God — Yeshua the Messiah.

Discover what the Bible says about this divine class of heavenly beings and why it matters in God’s cosmic plan of redemption.

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In the Beginning … Session 3 — The Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

[John 1:1-3]

One of the most essential doctrines of the true faith is the affirmation of the deity of Jesus Christ as God the Son and the very Creator of the universe. Jesus is no ordinary man. He is God with us … Immanuel. And the Scriptures are clear that Jesus is both Creator and Savior of the world. He is eternal and immortal and all-powerful and omniscient, and yet Jesus humbled Himself and entered into His own creation by permanently taking on human form and suffering unto death on a cross.

I give the Son of God an entire session in this series to establish Him as the “Unique” and supreme Son of God – the uncreated King and Creator of all things visible and invisible. This will be essential to understanding the Biblical identity of other “sons of God” and heavenly beings mentioned in Scripture.

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In the Beginning… Session 2 — Intelligent Design

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

[Psalm 139:13-16]

For the skeptic who rejects the idea of a supreme Being responsible for the creation of the universe, it is often unproductive to begin with the God of the Bible. However, if there is enough observable evidence in the world around us to validate an Intelligent mind behind the intricate and complex design built into the very fabric of our reality, then we can bring skeptics one step closer to acknowledging the necessity for a Creator.

In Session 2 — Intelligent Design — you will discover some of the most foundational arguments for the existence of God, such as the Cosmological, Teleological, Anthropological, and Information theories. God has not left Himself without a witness to His glory in creation.

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In the Beginning — Session 1 — GOD

Remember the former things of old;

for I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me,

10declaring the end from the beginning

and from ancient times things not yet done,

saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,

and I will accomplish all my purpose,

[Isaiah 46;9-10]

In the Beginning … God.

Should we presume in the existence of God? Or can God be explained away?

The existence of God is both necessary and certain to make sense of the world around us, to define reality, to discover our true origin, to understand the purpose of our existence, to explain the immense and immeasurable wonder and glory of the universe, to pursue our eternal destiny knowing that we all must stand before the Most High God who made all things and knows all things and to whom we must one day give account.

Is there enough “evidence” to believe in the existence of God? Much less the God of the Bible?

More than you could ever know. God has revealed Himself in so many ways, not the least of which by coming in physical form as Immanuel — God with us. Yet God also reveals Himself through logic and conscience and history and archaeology and prophecy and morality and geology and astronomy and quantum mechanics and information science and genetics and the list goes on.

But logic, reason and science can only take us so far. At some point we must exercise faith in the Invisible God. After all, without faith it is impossible to please God. Not only has God provided endless evidence for His existence, but He has purposefully revealed Himself to mankind and personally invited us into a relationship through faith in the good news of God’s Son. Creation may be able to reveal to us that there is a “God.” Scripture, however, is necessary to know precisely who God is. And Yeshua — the Word made flesh — shows us what God is like in all of His grace and glory!

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In the Beginning — A Foundational Study of Genesis 1-11 — INTRODUCTION

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

[Psalm 11:3]

As the modern church continues to suffer a mass departure from the faith and a colossal compromise of Biblical authority in this corrupt culture, we must be able to accurately identify the root cause of the problem and not merely address the obvious symptoms.

As I evaluate the cultural climate in which we live and examine the most pertinent challenges facing this generation, it is clear that Biblical compromise almost certainly began when Christians abandoned the clear authority of Scripture for a new authority — namely secular science which is established upon naturalistic (Darwinian) evolution. We can trace Biblical compromise directly back to the Enlightenment of the 17th Century and later to the rise of Darwinism in the late 19th Century.

Self-appointed scientific authorities launched an all-out assault on the integrity of the Bible and have done their best to discredit the historical, scientific and anthropological reliability of Scripture, especially the creation and global flood accounts in the book of Genesis. These godless so-called scientists were smart enough to know that if they could destroy the foundations of the Christian faith, then the entire system would come crumbling down.

And here we are … living in a culture where absolute truth has been rendered relative, morality has been perverted and the Bible has been stripped of its authority.

In order to address these issues and more, I have written an in-depth study of the first eleven chapters of Genesis. This study will help individuals, small groups and churches reclaim the truth of Biblical authority and reestablish the foundation of our faith.

I will be releasing one chapter at a time, along with other resources. Feel free to download and share this study with friends, family, church members, and skeptics alike.

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