Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Did God Actually Say?


"Did God actually say?"  Genesis 3:1  If I hated God and wanted to attack His Son, I might start by attacking the first sentence of the Bible.  "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."  Genesis 1:1  Then I would probably attack the last book. "Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years."  Revelation 20:4  "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood."  Revelation 22:14-15  Then I might go back and focus some more on the first book again.  "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."  Genesis 1:27

Why attack the first and last books?  Because Jesus is:  "...the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."  Revelation 22:13  Jesus is the Word.  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being."  John 1:1-3

God made everything good.  "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good."   Genesis 1:31  ALL of the problems the world has ever had, and will have, stem from entertaining this thought:  "Did God actually say?"  Genesis 3:1  The same entity is behind all of these attacks and it's the same one who asked that question.

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