Genesis

Scientific Aspect (b)

3. KINDS. Scripture commits itself definitely to the doctrine of species. There is here, as I believe, no uncertainty or ambiguity at all. The seed is "after the kind" of the herb which yields it; the fruit also "after its kind." God created also the living creatures "after their kind," "every winged fowl after its kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after its kind." There is no room to doubt the doctrine in all this. The question of...

Scientific Aspect (c)

5. THE LITERAL DAY INTERPRETATION. The character of the Scripture chaos which precedes the six-days' work we have already seen. The terms "waste and desolate,'' which apply to the earth in this condition, speak of a lapse from the primitive state. The land is buried under the waters, and darkness rests upon it. We have reason to believe, as I have before said, that it had already acquired, in the main, its configuration. "The waters stood above the mountains," says the b...

Scientific Aspect (d)

The general idea which we gather from all these considerations is certainly in accordance with the thought of the present order of things, as dating from this glacial period. Traces of man’s existence, it is acknowledged, have not been found before it; and the words of a well­known text-book, however much they may be modified in the writer’s mind, nevertheless are quite suited to convey to us the thought of a new creation dating from this time. "In process of time," says D...

Stewardship

For many the word “stewardship” is synonymous with “money.”  While money is a major part of stewardship, stewardship is a much broader subject than just money. In fact, limiting our thinking to money could be a cause for us to fail in our various stewardships. Stewardship is a major theme in the Bible. This may not be apparent at first, but a deeper look will reveal it. Lucifer, for example, had a stewardship. In accordance with  Isaiah 14:12–17 and Ezekiel 28:12

While He Lingered

These words, "While he lingered," are some of the saddest and most convicting words you will find in Scripture. They are stated in reference to Lot when the city of Sodom was about to come under God’s judgment. We read, "then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city." (Gen. 19:15) A clearer warning of the impending doom of this city could not be given. The end had come, and all that...

Aprons of Leaves

      …and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Gen. 3:7 There is a great debate raging today over what is called “Lordship Salvation.” The debate centers around the question, “Does a person need to accept Jesus Christ as Lord when he accepts Him as Savior, or is that a subsequent decision dealing more with sanctification than salvation?” We might begin by asking the question, “Is it pos...

Careless Choices

The command to the nation of Israel at the very beginning was to keep the way of the Lord very particularly as to marriage. They were by no means either to give their daughters to the sons of the Canaanites, or take the Canaanites’ daughters of their sons. "Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto they son" (Deut. 7:3). If they did so, it would be on the pain of being no longer owned of the Lord...

The God of Abraham

Just completing a careful study of the life of Abraham in Genesis, the student sat back in his chair, looked at his carefully prepared notes, and asked himself, “What do you think of Abraham now?” He thought for a long time, and then answered, “My opinion of Abraham has not changed very much. He’s nothing but a man as he himself stated, ‘I who am but dust and ashes.’ (Gen. 18:27) But now I am filled with wonder as I think of the God of Abraham. HeR...

Remember Me

We naturally like to be remembered. It would pain us to know that our friends never think of us when we are absent from them. "My people no longer remember me," said a late Queen of the Belgians; "it is time to go." The words were the last she ever uttered. Her heart was broken by the forgetfulness of those who were dear to her. Before the chief butler left the precincts of the prison, Joseph made a very simple request of him: "Think on me, when it shall be well with thee, and show k...

Six Lessons from Six Patriarchs (Overview of Genesis)

1. ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD AND WAS NOT (Gen. 5:24) Noah was carried through the judgment; but Enoch, before it came, was borne to the place out of which it came. Nothing peculiar ushered forth that glorious hour. No big expectations or strange events gave token of its coming. It was the natural heavenly close of an undeviating heavenly journey. Paul speaks of our being caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and of that great expectation as being our comfort and relief agai...
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