Origin Theories

There are only two theories of our origin.  Let’s talk about these two theories for a moment.

One theory aligns the sequence of events as recorded in the Bible over a very short period of time.  This theory is often called “Special Creation.”  The second theory aligns the sequence of events with the so called “geologic column” over billions of years.  This theory is often called “Evolution.”  These two theories are radically different and contradictory.  They obviously cannot both be true. Continue reading Origin Theories

The Greater Compromise

As you will recall, in 1787 the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked as to how individual states were to be represented in Congress. The larger states insisted that they should have representation based on population. The less populous states insisted that they should have equal representation. Obviously both views were correct. It was Roger Sherman and the wise old Benjamin Franklin who proposed the concept of having two chambers; the House of Representatives would be represented proportionately to the State’s population, and the Senate would have two members per state, regardless of the population. This wisdom of constructively embracing two opposing views has been a monumental cornerstone to the 200+ year stability of our nation. Continue reading The Greater Compromise

Dominion

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.   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 upon the earth.

(Genesis 1:26-28)

Dominion:

Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling.

‘The dominion of the Most High is an everlasting dominion. Dan iv.’

(Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English Language) Continue reading Dominion

From the Beginning

Matthew 19:8 says, “…but from the beginning it was not so.”  This familiar phrase is part of Jesus’ response to the Pharisees who were quizzing Him about Moses permitting divorce.  Jesus famous response was, of course, referring to Genesis Chapter 2, verse 24, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”  WOW!!  That is quite a response!  Jesus is referring to a period of time that predates sin.  Now that is a perfect marriage! Continue reading From the Beginning

A Day? Or “Ages of Time”?

  • Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  • Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
  • Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
  • Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
  • Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
  • Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
  • Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Just in case there is any confusion as to what God meant by the word, “day,” (Hebrew word “yom,”) He defined what he meant six times in the very first chapter.

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