Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Gen 3:1)
Before writing this article, I went to www.BibleGateway.com and listened to Max McLean read the first eleven chapters of Genesis to me again. He’s the one we plug into every day on MORNING MINUTE.
Satan’s number one bait and tactic of capturing minds has always been: “Hath God Said?” If evolution is true, then God has "not said." They cannot both be true. East is not also west.
Not long ago, the battle of ideas centered on whether or not there is a God. The Millennials of today seem to be past that question. They accept God as a fact. They just ignore Him and go their way. The irony of that position is that they are harder to penetrate than atheists and agnostics. They (atheists and agnostics) will argue with you─ but not the Millennials. (The smarter atheists realized they couldn’t prove that God is nowhere in the vast universe so they changed their label to: “agnostic:” one who “doesn’t know for sure.”)
We now have the “my truth” and “your truth” thing. It's not truth unless it feels good on you. Today, you can pick up a custom-made, feel-good truth on the cheap. You might even borrow one from a friend.
Our day is witnessing the folly of a century of many pastors of so-called Bible-believing churches who have discarded Genesis as an authoritative book, especially the first eleven chapters of Genesis. In those churches, the kids don’t have to leave home and go to college to lose their faith. Their pastors and youth leaders have stolen their faith from them by twisting the traditional six-day creation in Genesis. After creation comes the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:9), Noah and the flood (Genesis 7-8), and God’s judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen.19:24). These pastors mean well but they are not thinking it through. Moses was a giant in knowledge and was a responsible caretaker of God's truth.
The name of Moses occurs 848 times in the KJ Bible. Jesus quoted Moses as an authority or as a point of reference more than any other Old Testament writer. For example: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. (Luk 24:27)
The Old Testament says Moses was a prophet: And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, (Deu 34:10) (Apparently, this was written by someone who followed Moses)
Moses said God made the heaven and earth in six days. You lose your whole Bible when you cross Moses and try to edit his work. He wrote:
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exo 20:9-11)
Because God rested (ceased his labor) after six days, there has been a Jewish Sabbath Day every week for over three thousand years. The whole of Orthodox Jewish scholarship maintains the Jewish Sabbath based on a literal six-day creation. Christianity has had a Christian Sabbath or Lord’s Day for two thousand years, based on the same Scripture and restated in the New Testament as the Lord's Day.
We are being asked to believe that all the smart men before the apostles of Darwin were ignorant and wrong. We must believe it’s up to Darwin to “correct” the stupidity of Moses, three thousand years of Jewish scholarship and Judeo-Christian tradition. God didn’t make the earth and heavens in six days like the Bible says. It took God several billions of years to make the earth and the universe like Darwin says. Jesus was wrong in quoting Moses as a Biblical authority and implying that Moses was a prophet and an authority on morality and the real history of creation.
Meantime, the kids are smart enough to ask: “Wonder what else in the Bible is not true?” The teens have these raging hormones that draw them into, uhm, “togetherness.” But the Book says to wait until they’re married. So, the pastor and youth leader are showing them how to get rid of the “offensive” and "inconvenient" parts of the Bible. On with “togetherness!” Studies by the Southern Baptist Convention and other valid researchers show that 60% of them will leave the church by the time they graduate from high school and another percentage by the time they graduate from college.
Some pastors by-pass Genesis and tell the kids the main thing about the Bible is that Jesus came and died for our sins that we might have eternal life. Truth is, without Adam and Eve and the book of Genesis that explains the sin problem, there’s no need for the Savior. The corruption of Genesis did not begin recently.
In 1909 the first Scofield Reference Bible had this footnote at Genesis 1:1: “The first creative act refers to the dateless past, and gives scope for all the geologic ages.” That sentence is pregnant with many books later written to unify Biblical Christianity with the spurious claims of Darwinism.
Some of the consulting editors of the Scofield Bible were: James M. Gray, D.D. (President of Moody Bible Institute); A.T. Pierson, (respected Author, Editor, Teacher); Arno C. Gaebelein, D.D. (Author “Harmony of Prophetic Word”); William I. Pettingill, D.D. (Author, Editor, Teacher). These men surrendered to the evolutionists without firing a shot.
Dad…Mom…hold your pastor’s feet to the fire. Talk with your children. Teach them well while they are home. They’re yours while they are in your house, sitting at your table and sleeping in your bed. Teach them that "God hath said" and that He meant what He said.
Read Through the Bible in a Year
FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – THURSDAY
A.M. Leviticus 22-23 P.M. Mark 1:1-22
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Memory Verse This Month: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. (Hos 4:6-7)
Song for Today:
Vestal Goodman & Group (4:39) : There Is a Fountain (Gaither Group)
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Health Tip: Our immune system needs help. These things may help our immune system. Drink plenty of water so that toxins are flushed out. Get 8 hours of sleep. When we have a sleep deficit, it drops our immune system. Avoid getting chilled. A lot of pooh-poohing about this but plenty of evidence that getting chilled drops the immune system. Keep the sugar intake as low as possible.
Sugar in the diet drops the immune system. Eat raw oranges, squeeze raw lemons into water and sip. Increase your intake of Vitamin C to the point that it loosens bowels. If you get sick, that point will go much higher. If you get infection, take 2,000 mg Vitamin C in capsules on the hour with glass of water. It makes gas before the bowels are a problem. When bowels loosen, back off on dosage.
Vitamin C taken like this will probably dry up runny nose for a while. There is no cure for a virus of any kind. Your body has to make anti-bodies to subdue the virus. This takes several days. Keep the phone number of your doctor or emergency care center handy for making an appointment. Go to the “coughing center” as a last resort.