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Louie Giglio Mashup of Stars and Whales Singing God’s Praise

“…The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” –Psalm 19:1b

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” –Romans 1:20

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
–Job 38:1-7

 
 

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Chris Tomlin – All Yours

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2017 in Christian music, Uncategorized

 

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Seasons

I love the sight, sound and smell of spring

The taste of summer

And the feeling of fall and winter

–also see A Sweet Savour

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Culture, Uncategorized

 

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Shane Harper – Hold You Up

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Christian music, Faith, Uncategorized

 

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Jonathan Thulin – Architecture (Air1)

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Christian music, Faith, The Bible

 

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Denial of the Creation

It is interesting when people who are both secular and religious try to equivocate about or deny the Creation. Does this actually bother God? Are there specific consequences to believing this way?

What is actually the most important thing for a culture to know about God? That he is the Savior and Redeemer? That he was born of a virgin and was Emmanuel – God With Us? Or could his role as Creator actually be the foremost thing to know? Let’s look at this.

The Creator title is the one which our Heavenly Father and Jesus share.

The God of the creation account was ‘Elohim’, a plural title. It can’t be any clearer from scripture that creation was a joint venture. Creation, and specifically mankind, was created for God’s glory. I Cor. 11:7

God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. –Genesis 1:27

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. – John 1:1-4

When we first seek to know God, we seek to know him as Creator- the first cause of everything.

The first words of the Bible show the importance of God as Creator, but modern culture not only rejects but mocks the first words of Holy Scripture. Skeptics and scoffers do not mock this account because of actual science which is knowledge-based, rather than speculation about something we imagine occurred but have no direct or indirect proof. They mock the creation account as a way to reject an almighty God that might hold them accountable.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. — Genesis 1:1

Psalm 14 and Psalm 53 are near word-for-word repetitions of each other. The Bible often uses repetition when important concepts are involved.

{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD [Yahweh] looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God [Elohim]. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.  Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.  There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous. Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

– Psalm 14 (Emphasis added, and Hebrew translations are added in brackets)

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. — Psalm 100:3

The act of Creation illustrates an ownership interest, and right to order it the way he wants to.

In Genesis 1:12 and 1:24-25 God specifically said that plants and animals should bring forth “after their kind”, and yet people experiment with genetic modification. Simple logic gives our Creator the right to judge us. If we got here by chance, then we are accountable to no one. If a Christian denies creation, he denies accountability and the concept of sin and consequences.

The Sabbath is God’s appointed celebration of God’s completed original Creation, which was perfect.

God’s creation was perfect, and it was sin that caused suffering. Creation was a blessing, and the institution of the Sabbath was a further blessing.

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” – Genesis 2:1-3

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. – Romans 8:18-22

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 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. –Exodus 20:8-11

As God considers that the creation speaks for itself of the existence of God, the rejection of creation brings on his specific wrath and denial of blessings.

Biblical scholars like Chuck Missler have said that the sins mentioned in Romans 1 have been brought about as a result of the rejection of God’s creation. Rejection of the creation sets off a generational avalanche of sin.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. –Romans 1:18-32

Christians must teach their children who their Father is.

The Bible tells us to teach God’s commands to our children, and integral to the 4th commandment is the teaching of creation. God is also pleased when we glorify him as Creator.

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. –Acts 17:28-31

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:4-7

{To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.} O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast .crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! –Psalm 8

In modern times there is a general rejection of fatherhood, but Christians need to contradict that.

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. –Malachi 4:5-6

We have a Creator, the Godhead who created us. Our Creator God is the only one who can save us, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2014 in Faith, Old Testament, The Bible

 

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Love Poured Out – From Creation to the 2nd Coming

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”

—I John 1:1-3

“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” —Ephesians 1:4 (NIV)

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  —Romans 5:8 (NASB)

“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.” — I John 4:17 (KJV)

Check out music links below:

Switchfoot – Love Alone is Worth the Fight

Phil Wickham – This is Amazing Grace

Jason Gray – With Every Act of Love

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Christian music, Faith, The Bible, Uncategorized

 

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