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Thursday, September 20, 2007

When God Created, There Was No Struggle, Disease, Violence or Death - Not Until Sin Entered

Although we live in this world for a time, this world is not our home, and man knows this. We are created for Communion with the Creator. That is why man has this desire to pray. There is a series of articles on Creation and this is related.

Man can rise far above the animals, and man can also sink far below the animals.

Man can experience so many things which animals cannot - in language - culture - in asking questions - in thinking - in prayer - in his mental and emotional life.

An animal never prays, but man has this inborn desire to commune with the Creator GOD. That is why God opened a door for us, and God says to us, "You can come to ME through MY SON Jesus Christ - but that is the only way".

Man can also sink much lower than the animals, in perversion and violence. It was man who designed Belsen and Auschwitz. That is how low man can sink.

It is interesting to note in passing that this was a direct consequence of the teaching of a belief in evolution - that man is only an animal - and therefore we should annihilate those whom we think are weak and peculiar and retarded and different! Produce a super race!

There is no evidence that the hairy apes behave as badly as those Desmond Morris calls "The Naked Ape".

Man is the final creative act. There is no higher being upon the earth. He is the climax, and God holds a Conference and says, LET US MAKE. WE are going to create man.

What a risk GOD is taking. He is creating a being capable of being a companion, or capable of being rebellious.

The word CREATED is used for the third time, and it is used three times.

That man descended from animals is contrary to the Word of God. We need to know this. It is vital. God breaks into what we would call poetry as the heart of God is moved. Man will be in our image - in our likeness.

The things I can do with my body - God can do without a body - I can see - hear - touch - walk - think - I can be moved - I can appreciate - I can love. We get this from God, and we can have the Spirit of God living within us - and anointing us.

What God says to man, He says to no other creature. You are in charge - you will control - you will rule! And - God's blessing is upon man. When God made man he said it was VERY GOOD.

Our children and grandchildren are being taught "evolution" - as if it were true - as if it had been proved - as if evolutionary theories were FACT!

Up to this point in the biblical record of Creation, there is no struggle. God saw that it was good, and after HE created man God saw that it was very good - or exceedingly good.

There is no struggle - no disease - no death - no pollution - no life has been lost. Man is on earth. As yet, there can be no fossils, because fossils necessarily imply death, and fossils are formed suddenly as a consequence of something violent and catastrophic in nature - like The Flood.

Death came, only when SIN entered the world.

Genesis Chapter 1 is either a fraud or a miracle. It is written as if by an eye-witness - by Someone Who was present and saw it all happen. It is either human invention - or Divine Inspiration. It is either total guess work - and speculation - or truth. There is no middle ground. It is either human imagination, or Divine Inspiration.

How could all this be known? Turn to Psalm 103 verse 7. God made His ways known to Moses. We know that God talked with Moses as a man talks face to face with his friend. Moses could not have received this from man - but only from GOD.

This book is totally reliable and trustworthy. When we hold on to Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord, and HIS WORD, we need never feel ashamed or embarrassed or intellectually inferior.

We can praise GOD - and remember His Goodness - and receive the forgiveness we need - and healing for all our diseases and pains which we shall see are the results of SIN. We can look to HIM to crown us with His Love - and satisfy our desires - and renew us.

Sandy Shaw

Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children's Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

He broadcasts regularly on WSHO radio out of New Orleans, and writes a weekly commentary at entitled "Word from Scotland" on various biblical themes, as well as a weekly newspaper column.

His M.A. and B.D. degrees are from The University of Edinburgh, and he continues to run and exercise regularly to maintain a level of physical fitness.

Sandy Shaw



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