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Creation Memory Verses

  1. Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. Genesis 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  3. Genesis 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  4. Genesis 1:4  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
  5. Genesis 1:5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
  6. Genesis 1:21  And God created great Continue Reading
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Can God be known personally?

The following is an answer to a question sent to Dr. Briney.

  1. Life has as much meaning as one desires to put into it. If you desire a fulfilled life, Jesus offers the abundant life. In John 10:10, Jesus says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Some choose to dismay about the pointlessness of their lives and others choose to make a point with their lives. Thus, in any oversimplified way of saying it: there are sad people in the world and happy people. For many, it is a choice. For others, there may be a medical problem.
  2. Logical and rational conclusions lead us to truth. Evidence can help individuals who live by empiricism come to the same conclusion as those who live by faith alone. Different people require Continue Reading
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Heaven or heavens in Genesis 1:1?

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

The King James council chose the singular word heaven to translate from the Hebrew word shamayim in Genesis 1. Shamayim is translated 420 times in the Bible. Over half of the verses were translated heaven. About a fourth of the verses use the plural heavens.

Why did the translators prefer the singular rather than the Continue Reading

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God seen in His creation

Psa 72:18 declares, “Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.” And Ps 139:14 says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

God’s creation of heaven and earth is a remarkable demonstration of awesome power, unimaginable intelligence, immense size, and a display of complexity and beauty that defies description. And no wonder that we see these characteristics in creation. Romans 1:20 explains, “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:”

This passage and even creation itself are worth pondering for a moment to consider what invisible things we can see of God in His creation. David tells us that he did this saying in Psalm 143:5, “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”

In what ways are the invisible things of God seen in creation? Characteristics of creation express the thoughts and qualities of the Creator: The incomprehensible immensity of creation shows the Continue Reading

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