This week, I want to take a few moments to discuss typos, re-iterated the importance of the six literal 24 hour days of creation and to respond to someone who admits to living a sinful life.

 

Do You Have an Ancient Evolutionary Brain?

 

From: Charles

 

Please try to avoid spelling errors like brian for brain. A recent guest columnist in the Abilene paper accuses creationists of poor spelling, living in trailer homes and wearing overalls.

 

Response:

 

Charles, I want to thank you and a number of others who contacted us about the typo in the title of this article.  Unfortunately, the daily email had already been sent before the typo was discovered and corrected.

 

We do strive for accuracy and integrity and will continue to strive to reduce typos and other errors, but we also ask for everyone’s understanding when we do something like this.  We do ask that people let us know when they spot typos so that we can correct them.

 

As for the critics, they expose their bias and hypocrisy with statements like this.  I generally respond by telling them about how many typos I find on a weekly basis in articles written by evolutionists, news and political journalists.  I also ask them if they have ever misspelled a word or committed an unintentional mistake in front of other people.

 

I also inform them we openly admit that we are sinners and that we make mistakes.  We never claim to be perfect and beyond blemish.  I then ask them if they are honest enough to admit the same ability to make mistakes or do they claim to perfect and sinless thus making themselves to be God.  I usually end the discussion by quoting Jesus in John 8 when he responded to the Pharisees by saying, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.

 

 

 

Morning Has Broken … But When?

 

From: Andrew B

 

How can we presume the bible tells us the world was made in six twenty-four days when we have no clear way of knowing whether the written/transcripted biblical symbol we interpret as “day” connoted, when it was written, a 24-hour day as we know such in our present environment?

 

Would it change anything if we understood that the “world” was created in six “eras” or six “ages” or six “eons”?

 

It seems to me that we can entertain the possibility that the would we know was created in six episodes of time without seeing any biblical conflict with popular concepts of geological history.

 

Response:

 

Andrew, thank you for writing with your question about the length of the days of creation.  This is a question we have received on a regular basis and responded to on a regular basis.

 

Below my response are a number of articles and responses to this question for you to read through, so I am not going to go into great detail at this time except to say that one’s belief may not affect their faith in Christ, but may have a direct bearing on their understanding of Christ, his deity and his sinless sacrificial life.

 

You state that there would be no biblical conflict with eons or long periods of time and concepts of geological history, however there is a huge conflict that many well-meaning Christians fail to think through logically.  The issue in question is no death before sin which has a direct bearing upon the reason Jesus had to die on a cross for our sins.

 

At the end of Day 6, God pronounced that EVERYTHING was VERY good.  In the Hebrew text, the wording used clearly encompassed the whole of creation, not just man.  When creation was pronounced as being very good, that meant that every aspect within that creation as being very good.

 

If there had been thousands or millions of years of death prior to God’s creation of man, then death would also have been very good.  If death was very good, then why did God insist on death and the shedding of blood for the remission of sin?  If death is very good, then why did Jesus die to pay the penalty for sins?  If death was very good, then why in 1 Corinthians 15:26 does it say, The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

 

While a compromised view of an old earth may not have a direct bearing on your salvation in Jesus Christ, it does have effect on one’s understanding of why Jesus had to die for our sins.

 

I pray this helps to clarify the situation and for more details on the subject, please check out the links below:

 

The Days of Creation: A Semantic Approach

 

God’s Covenant With Day And Night

 

Syntax and Semantics in Genesis 1

 

Creation Compromises – The Gap Theory & Theistic Evolution

 

Creation Worldviews Part 2. Theistic Evolution and Progressive Creation

 

Pedophilia: Too Disgusting to Discuss, Too Dangerous Not To

 

From: Renzo

 

I am sex addict and like anal sex and masturbation, so I am the ones that all of you assumes , are hated by GOD.

 

Good for you.

 

Renzo, thank you for writing and sharing.  I wanted to respond to you to let you know that it is never too late to turn from your sinful lifestyle and that God does not hate you, but He does hate your sin.  If someone refuses to turn from a life of sodomy and fornication, God does take it very seriously.  In Leviticus 20:13, God said, If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

 

However, by placing one’s faith and hope in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, confessing your sins and asking His forgiveness and turning from those wicked ways, you will be forgiven of your sins.

 

I know others that have led sinful lifestyles including sexual perversion, drugs, theft, and even murder, who have turned their lives over to Christ and found His forgiveness.  With the strength of Christ, they were able to turn from their lives of sin.  Some of these people went on to become ministers and missionaries to help spread the good news of the Gospel to others like they once use to be.  Others were able to make amends with their families and be restored to their good graces and yet others just found that life in general was so much better when they weren’t controlled by the wrongful lusts of the flesh

 

I would highly recommend that you read The Kingdom and the Power by Peter Leithart.  He deals with the issue of sexual behaviors and family values that have become prevalent in today’s culture.

 

I ask all of those reading this to join me in prayer for your salvation in Christ and that He would give you the strength that only He can to turn from your ways and embrace a life free from the shackles that now hold you.

 

Father, we humbly call upon your holy name to work a regeneration of Renzo’s heart.  Open his eyes to see the need for Jesus Christ in his life and open his ears so that he may hear the truth for your holy Bible.  Please give Renzo your strength to help him throw off the chains that have held him captive to his sinful lusts and desires.  Show him your merciful ways and infinite love.  Wash his sins away with your precious blood and clothe him with garments as white as snow.  We ask these things in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ in whom all things flow.  Amen.

15 Reasons to Take Genesis as History

Many have been misled into thinking that the Genesis account of creation is not actual history, but is just some sort of theological argument (‘polemic’). This small book succinctly shows why those who believe in the inspiration of Scripture have no intellectually honest choice but to take Genesis as straight-forward history, just as Jesus did. It powerfully challenges one of the major problems in the church today that affects the authority of the entire Bible. Read it, and give it to your pastor or particularly anyone contemplating theological training—it could save them from getting derailed by some of the misleading arguments common in theological academia. (High School–Adult) 32 pages.

 

 


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