Four Great Events of Genesis ~ Creation

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Creation | Many Christians, although rejecting evolution or long ages to explain our earth and its development, are unable to expound their own revealed history found in Scripture, or to counter false history from secularists. #podcast #christianpodcastFour Great Events of Genesis ~ Creation Episode 13

with Patrick Nurre

Part One: The Creation

Many Christians, although rejecting evolution or long ages to explain our earth and its development, are unable to expound their own revealed history found in Scripture, or to counter false history from secularists.

As you study your Scriptures, you will notice many subtleties that contain great insights into history. Some of this is seen in the word knowledge, used throughout the Bible. The Hebrews distinguished between wisdom and knowledge. Both are knowledge, but wisdom is knowledge learned through practice or obedience to Scripture. Knowledge, or the facts of knowledge, are learned through the comprehension of the words of Scripture.

In the New Testament, the Greeks used the word, gnosis for knowledge. Paul used this word in 1 Timothy 6:20-21. “O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called knowledge (gnosis) which some of you have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.”

In the KJV, the word gnosis is translated “science.” The word science would not be the best translation here, as the word science is a transliteration of the Latin word, Scientia (knowledge), and came later. The word knowledge would be the better translation, as it means the scriptures, the knowledge of God.

Paul is teaching us that there is true knowledge and false knowledge. True knowledge is revealed in the Scripture and includes God’s morality, His person, His work, and His creation. The false knowledge, embedded in modern science, in the form of the so-called historical sciences, moves people away from the true knowledge and substitutes another type of knowledge – that which is gained by man solely apart from revealed knowledge or gnosis.

The Bible never contradicts genuine science, that is, knowledge gained by observation, testing, and repetition of those tests. But much science today has become dogma, especially in the field of geology. Today, science has added to a collection of facts by jettisoning the Scriptures in favor of so-called enlightened men and women discovering knowledge strictly through predetermined proofs, like fossils.

The word science does mean knowledge, but modern science or what is called the historical sciences is knowledge derived from a combination of human perception or observation and human interpretation done by qualified people: those who are trained in the modern system of science, including its philosophy or interpretation. Much of modern geology is not science, but interpretation. Because of this, it drives people away from true knowledge, gnosis, of God, which is the Scriptures. It has become a type of Gnosticism.

Why is this important to the discussion of the four Great Global Events of Genesis? The first eleven chapters of Genesis reveal that there is a history recorded there that is meant to be taken and adhered to. And most of our modern problems are exposed through four great global historical events. Understanding these can help people to understand why we have many problems in our modern society.

The first great global event of Genesis was the Creation. There is no way to harmonize the Genesis account with what is claimed today by scientists for the beginning of our world.

King Hezekiah prayed in Is 37:16, “O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.” This is an exclusive statement. Notice that the reason that Hezekiah proclaims Him to be the only God alone is that He made the heaven and the earth. When secularists say that our heaven and earth originated from purely naturalistic processes, they take away the authority of God.

God made us. This alone makes him the supreme being and the God of everything and everyone. The Hebrew phrase for this is “Lord of Hosts.”

When we choose to dethrone God, it starts a very destructive chain action. If we are not accountable to God, then who are we accountable to? This ultimately leads to me being my own boss, doing what I think is right.

Because God is the Creator, he is the source of all meaningful and right life. When Adam and Eve rebelled, they separated themselves from the source of life, the Lord. Man began to die spiritually and physically.

Nothing in our world has been right since that time. The troubles in our world are not due to quirks of evolutionary progress but are the result of rejecting our creator and His rightful place as Lord of Hosts.

Another consequence of rejecting the God of the Bible as the Creator is the disappearance of the conscience. Most Christians have a sensitive conscience, and they understand accountability. If Christianity is kept out of societal and political life, the conscience of accountability will disappear. Christians, of all people, know that when society ceases to be accountable to a moral God, it is bad for society. Culture will quickly erode.  For the most part, Christians have been a constructive and good force in the world throughout history, and for very good reason.

God created us with a deep sense of morality, conscience, and accountability. This is what is meant by, “He created them, male and female, in the image of God.”

The first great global event of Genesis was the Creation. This event established the right order in our world. When we reject our creator, we upset that order and bring ruin into our lives, our society, and our relationships.

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