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The Case for Creation

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            The Bible says that in the beginning, God created the heavens, the earth, and everything that is visible to man.  Secular and religious scholars, however, have adopted the belief that the biblical account of Creation is a product of Jewish mythology, rather than an actual occurrence. However, Christians have to remain adamant about Creation; knowing that God spoke the world into existence.  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Heb 11:3 (KJV)   Never doubt that God created all things. All of creation points to the fact that there was a Creator. The complexity of the things that have been created reveal the existence of a greater power; that is, God. Though scholars may provide numerous supports for their claims that it did not occur in this manner, do not be moved. Do not be shaken because everything concerning Creation cannot be proven or explained. Just because men

In Spite of Me

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Did I do that? Have you ever said that yourself? As Christians, sometimes we can make the same mistakes over again. Even after prayer and hearing sermons, we can still choose to conduct ourselves in a manner that is inconsistent with the faith of Jesus Christ. Because of this, some feel that God will leave them and will not help them when they are in trouble because of their mistakes. However, the story of Abraham shows us that God may not always allow us to reap the consequences of bad decisions. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife. Gen 20:3 (KJV) Abraham lied to Abimelech, not revealing that Sarah was his wife. Just like with Pharaoh, Sarah was taken. However, we discover that God showed up to protect Sarah and Abraham, though they were in the wrong. What a demonstration of God’s graciousness! On today, what mistakes have you made? Have you resolved to live wi

God is Just

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Ever wonder why God allows certain things? Have you ever struggled with some of the biblical accounts of God’s judgment and justice? Some think that the righteous judgment of God is unfair and arbitrary. However, as Christians, we must trust in the goodness and justice of God. Abraham had to face his conceptions of God’s justice when God revealed His plans to judge Sodom and Gomorrah. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Gen 18:23, 25b (KJV) After hearing of God’s plans, Abraham asks God, in essence, are you right in doing this? He knew that Lot and his family were in those cities. However, we know that God was just in His decision by further reading of this story. Now, let us look at ourselves. God does allow things in our lives to happen that seem unfair.  We can look at the numerous ills of the world and think how these things could be if He is good and just. On today, trust that God can

Desiring His Presence

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Well, what can I say? God fills heaven and earth, but sometimes it can feel as if He is nowhere to be found. However, we must trust that God is with us and never lose our desire for Him and His presence. In Day 7, we find that Abraham seized the opportunity to invite God to his habitation. However, Abraham desired more than a visit, he wanted God to spend time with him and abide in his tent. And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. Gen 18:3-4 (KJV) Jesus made it clear that those who wanted more of God had to ask. Through His teachings, we are instructed to come to Him in prayer. Moreover, we are instructed to ask for more of His presence if we so desire. On today, then, the question arises: “What is your level of desire for God?” It is not enough to desire His blessings in our lives, we must desire His presence. His presenc