Photo: Dreamstime Last week my chaplain friend had to show me the new cross in her chapel. Someone had donated an impressive five-foot mounted cross for the front of the room. It certainly provides a focal point for all entering that quiet space
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
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Read Hebrews 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 , 17 . What is the role of Jesus in the Image © Damon Bowie from GoodSalt.com ongoing existence of the universe?
Where does morality come from? How do humans decide how to behave
Key Thought : Creation morality encourages belief in fixed standards of right and wrong and calls us to serve and protect that which we have power over. [Teaching plan for Creation and Morality January 28, 2013] 1
After the Creation was completed in six days (we will study the creation of humanity later), we find the first mention in the Bible of the seventh day. Read Genesis 2:1-3 . Notice especially verse 1, which emphasizes the Image © Steve Creitz from GoodSalt.com The Hebrew word for rest in this text is shabath , which is closely related to the word for Sabbath
Key Thought : How we approach the Creation story can have a big impact on the message received, and how we approach the rest of the Bible.. [Teaching plan for The Creation Completed January 14, 2013] 1.