“If Jerusalem had known what it was her privilege to know, and had heeded the light which Heaven had sent her, she might have stood forth in the pride of prosperity, the queen of kingdoms, free in the strength of her God-given power.
In Micah’s book the mood often drastically changes from gloom to sublime hope. Image © Jeff Preston from GoodSalt.com This hope is seen in one of the most famous of all the Messianic prophecies. Read Micah 5:2 .
“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1) NIV Context Red Wall – by Victor Silkin © 2013 Center for Creative Ministry © 2013. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines .
“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). Image © Lars Justinen from GoodSalt.com [Thought questions for Creation and the Gospel March 20, 2013] 1. All in Christ
The great news of the gospel centers around the death of Jesus as our substitute. Image © Bill Osborne from GoodSalt.com He took our sins upon Himself, bearing in Himself the penalty that would, otherwise, justly be ours.
Read for This week’s Study : Gen.
Image © Krieg Barrie from GoodSalt.com It has been more than 150 years since Darwin published his theory of evolution, and many bookshelves could be filled with books discussing evolutionary theory as it has subsequently developed and giving purported evidence to support it. But when the scientists who write these books analyze the evidence that might tell us something about the history of life on this earth, do they ask the question “Can this data be best explained by Creation, or by evolution?” For 99 per cent or more, the answer is probably No. Most people are educated from their childhood to believe that evolution is true, and thus they consider the principal tenets of the evolution theory to be “known facts.” When they are analyzing scientific data they ask the question “How does this data best fit into the evolution theory?” rather than the broader question “Is this data best explained by evolution, or by Creation?” When we ask that broader question, we find that the data that are often used to support evolution can be equally well explained by Creation