Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What to tell your Children about Evolution?

First, you begin by saying that the Bible is the Word of God! Second, is that He is the Creator of all things seen and unseen ~ COL 1:16. He is before all things and He holds all things together by the power of His word ~ Hebrews 1:3. 

The Supremacy of Christ is to be understood in this way... The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were create, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together ~ COL 1:15-17. 

The Supremacy of the Son is to be understood in this way…He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. So He became as far superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is excellent beyond theirs ~ Hebrews 1:2-4.

Second, you tell them that in Him, we live, move and have our being ~ Acts 17:28. That in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it ~ John 1: 1-5.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth ~ John 1:9-14.

You see son/daughter, the Creator our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was before us, He is the one set things in motion with His Word. He said "Let there be Light" and there was ~ Genesis 1:3. He who holds all things together ~ COL 1:16. Out of His cause, His live, we exist for Him as in Him we live, move and have our being ~ Acts 17:28. There is no randomness in His will, there is no random event or cause that man could ever imagine or think of or arrive through 'science' that wasn't already created by God, existing for/on purpose. Man was created in His image ~ Genesis 1:27. 

All things were created by Him ~ COL 1:16. There is no evolution of the flesh... not man's nor any other created entity. How do we know? "Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another" ~ 1 COR 15:39. "...God gives the body as He has designed, and to each kind of seed He gives its own body ~ 1 COR 15:38. 

There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But the splendor of the heavenly bodies is of one degree, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is of another.…1 COR 15:40. And, someday, we will have a heavenly body.  How do we know that? "Because God's children are human beings--made of flesh and blood--the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death" ~ Hebrews 2:14.

And as Christ was resurrected, so shall we be... "because, if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then no even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is worthless, and so is your faith.…1 COR 15:12-14. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins ~ 1 COR 15:17. If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men".…1 COR 15:19. 

Christ died for our sins so that we can be saved by Him through His mercy and grace which is a gift given by the Creator ~ Ephesians 2:8. And, in Him, we who are born again, will rise from the dead ~ Matthew 22:29,Mark 12:25 and Ephesians 5:14.

When does that happen, our resurrection? ...each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits; then at His coming, those who belong to Him ~ 1 COR 15:23.

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