Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | August 15, 2018

Mystery Revealed

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In last week’s blog post Mystery, I asked a question regarding this picture of something at one of our recent campsites:
What is under the tarp?

I figured some people might guess the general category of item, but I doubted anyone would identify the specific details of interest that caused me to want to blog (brag) about it.

And this proved to be correct.

Timothy, David, and Patricia guessed firewood. This guess was in the right neighborhood, but still missed the key feature of the Tarp Mystery.

So what in the world is under the tarp? What is the Tarp Mystery?

The BibleScienceGuy with his
homemade firewood rack.

Tarp Mystery Revealed

The mystery item is my
Homemade Firewood Rack.
It is full of hardwood, stored in an attractive and condensed form as shown in this picture. It is simple, yet functional and aesthetically pleasing.

I made the rack out of a cement block for the base and two 2x4s inserted in the openings of the cement block and angling outward. The 2x4s go all the way through the holes to the ground. Each 2×4 presses on two places of the block — at the top and bottom of each hole at diagonally opposite spots.

I continued to add wood to the rack till the pile was almost as high as I am tall (6′).

This was my first attempt at this type of rack, and it turned out well. But I do have some modifications for the next time I build it to address some concerns.

One concern was stability. I placed it near the back of our campsite in an untrafficked area, but it could still be pushed over if someone ran into it.

Another concern was the stress on the concrete blocks where the 2x4s contact the block. There is considerable shearing force at these points. Concrete is strongest in compression and doesn’t do so well in tension, so with sufficient wood weight the base block could crack and collapse the entire rack and wood pile.

To address these concerns, next time I plan set it in front of a sturdy tree and to use two cement blocks side-by-side, with two 2x4s in each block. Then the wood stack will be supported by four 2x4s, two on each side, and there will be two cement blocks at the base which will increase stability.

Originally I had two more 2x4s supporting the 2x4s going into the cement block. I wedged them in between the ground and each slanting 2×4 holding the wood. But the 2x4s holding the wood are plenty strong and don’t need those braces, so I removed them.

To help stabilize the rack, I snugged a log up against the backside of the cement block as shown in this picture. It has a short limb sticking out which prevents it from turning over, so it will add stability to the pile on one side. The cement block is unlikely to turn over in its direction.

An additional stability improvement would be to add an outrigger log to the bottom of the stack — a six-foot-long curved log as the first piece of wood in the rack, resting on top of the cement block, and perpendicular to it with both ends on the ground.

Questions to Ponder

1. Do you have any suggestions or improvements for my wood rack?
2. Which Bible mystery did you ponder last week?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the prequel:
Mystery

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Wednesday August 15, 2018 A.D.

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:50-52)

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Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | August 8, 2018

Mystery

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Can you guess what’s under the tarp?

Regular readers of this blog know that we go camping a lot. This is a picture of something at one of our recent campsites.

What in the world could it be?

Tarp Mystery

You may be able to guess the general category but probably not the specific details of interest that are under the tarp.

One friend’s first guess was, “You guys adopted a bashful Great Dane.”

Several people guessed a grill, including a rabid Green Bay Packers fan who guessed, “A grill, smartly painted in the Packer Green & Gold.”

Interesting guesses, but not right. It’s a mystery!

Here are two (possibly unhelpful) hints about this Tarp Mystery:
– In my opinion, but probably not in some people’s opinion, the hidden item is better than a grill.
– A picture with the tarp removed would make an interesting jigsaw puzzle.

Submit guesses about the tarp mystery as comments below. Next week’s blog post will include a picture showing the answer.

Mystery in the Bible

Most people enjoy a good mystery, either as a book or movie. Did you know that there are intriguing mysteries in the Bible?

At least 28 Bible verses use the word “mystery.” Click Mystery in the Bible for a list of these verses.

Here are the subjects specifically identified as a mystery in the Bible:
Mystery of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream
Mystery of the kingdom of God
Mystery of God’s sovereignty in salvation
Mystery of God’s wisdom
Mystery of the final resurrection
Mystery of His will
Mystery of Christ
Mystery of Christ and the church
Mystery of the gospel
Mystery of lawlessness
Mystery of faith
Mysteries of the book of Revelation

Of course there are many other mysteries in Scripture not specifically identified as mysteries. One value of a Biblical mystery is that it stimulates people to further study and research. It makes Biblical study more interesting!

Questions to Ponder

1. Which of the Bible Mysteries listed above are you going to investigate further?
2. We’ll never fully understand in this life all the mysteries in the Bible. But are you acting on the clear non-mysterious truth that you know?
3. What is your guess for the Tarp Mystery?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the sequel:
Mystery Revealed . . . coming soon

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Wednesday August 8, 2018 A.D.

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:50-52)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | August 1, 2018

The Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

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The former Head of White House Security, Clinton appointee Craig Livingstone, commented to an FBI agent on the 1995 Travelgate trial,
“Don’t you know that truth is relative? Your testimony was your version of the truth. Truth is whatever you want it to be.”

Mr. Livingstone’s viewpoint is not uncommon today. The entire concept of truth has been much degraded by our culture. This is evidenced by the use of so many qualifying words with truth. We hear about absolute truth, ultimate truth, real truth, final truth, relative truth, and even true truth (as if there could be any other kind). Often heard is another term, “personal truth.” There is no such thing.

No qualifier should be needed at all with “truth.” Truth is an absolute word. Truth is truth. Sadly, qualification is sometimes needed in order to communicate clearly in a broken and confused world whose concept of truth has been so compromised.

Truth is defined by the nature, character, will, and Word of God. Truth is whatever corresponds with God’s reality. Truth is whatever accurately reflects the nature, character, and Word of God and His created reality. Contrary to Livingstone, truth is not “whatever you want it to be.”

Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, contains 176 verses. Each verse (with the exception of four) refers to God’s Word: testimonies, laws, ordinances, precepts, commandments, words, statutes, judgments.

This verse from Psalm 119 proclaims the totality of God’s Word to be Truth:
The sum of Thy word is truth, and every one of Thy righteous ordinances is everlasting. (Psalm 119:160)

This hardly needs to be said since God can speak nothing but the Truth.

Since God speaks only truth, it logically follows that every divine precept is righteous and eternal. The moral law of God is a reflection of His character which does not change (Hebrews 13:8). Therefore His pronouncements must also be righteous and everlasting. Isaiah proclaimed, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

Jesus Himself expressed this concept, saying,
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Luke 21:33).

Jesus based His life and ministry on truth, and He emphatically claimed to speak, teach, and be the truth. Fully 77 times He began His teaching with, “Truly, I say to you, …“.

Additionally, recall these statements by Jesus:
My witness is true.” (John 8:14)
My judgment is true.” (John 8:16)
I speak the truth.” (John 8:45)
I am the truth.” (John 14:6).

Even His enemies acknowledged that He was “truthful and taught the way of God in truth” (Matthew 22:16). In the most extreme danger, when on trial for His life, He did not back away from His truth claims but testified, “For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37) The Gospels record over 160 references to truth.

Obviously, truth was a very important issue for Jesus. Psalm 119:160 (quoted above) is one of many Bible verses identifying Scripture, God’s Word, as truth. This understanding of Scripture is essential for one who follows Jesus as Lord, for this is precisely what the Lord Jesus proclaimed throughout His life.

A Biblical worldview develops by soaking one’s mind in Scripture, God’s truth. Let His righteous ordinances be your continual meditation. Make the everlasting true Word of God your daily delight. Obey its precepts daily.

Questions to Ponder

1. How would you answer someone who says, “That’s your truth, but not my truth”?
2. Are you taking action on the truth that has already been made clear to you?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday August 1, 2018 A.D.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | July 25, 2018

Truth and Soap

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“What is truth?” demanded the Roman governor of the haggard prisoner.

The governor’s question, “What is truth?”, is a crucial question. It is possibly the most fundamental and practical question of all time.

People from scullery maids to kings have opined on this question, as it has been argued and debated across the ages. The debate continues in our day with the frequent claim, even in the church, that there is no absolute truth.

According to George Barna’s research, 91% of those who describe themselves as “born-again Christians” do not believe a short list of basic Biblical doctrines, including the existence of absolute truth in the Bible. Yet every person without exception eventually answers the governor’s question for himself, as each bases his life on his own answer.

What provoked the governor’s question? How did the prisoner answer the governor?

Logically, absolute truth must exist. The statement, “There is no absolute truth” is an absolute statement. If this statement is true, then the statement is an example of an absolute truth. The existence of this example contradicts the statement itself. The statement is therefore false. Therefore absolute truth exists.

The Creator has built the universe on a foundation of truth. He has built into human thinking, language, and culture the fundamental concept of truth. Every human endeavor is necessarily constructed on a truth base. Meaningful communication cannot take place apart from the concept of truth because meaning depends on truth. In business, in law, and in government there are contracts, agreements, and judgments. All of these are based on the assumption of a concept of truth. Science is literally a search for truth in nature, God’s creation. Every field of human activity, without exception, requires a truth foundation.

The existence of Truth demonstrates the prior existence of a Creator who defines Truth. The very concept of Truth points unerringly to the existence of God. Truth cannot exist apart from God, for Truth is defined by the nature, character, Word, and will of God the Creator.

The bedraggled prisoner did not reply to the Roman governor’s question, “What is truth?”

The reason the prisoner did not reply is that He had already indicated the answer to the governor’s question — by His statement which had provoked the governor’s question! The prisoner had said,
“For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37)

This was an extraordinarily outrageous claim to make before the judge by One on trial for His life. He was essentially equating His own speech with Truth (see also John 14:6). If the governor had listened to the prisoner, there would have been no need for the governor’s question.

The prisoner had actually also given an answer to the question only hours before in His Upper Room prayer for His disciples. Praying to God the Father on behalf of His disciples, He had said,
Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth. (John 17:17)

Jesus equated Truth with God’s Word. He linked the process of sanctification (set apart to be made holy) with immersion in God’s Word.

Paul refers to the process as “washing with the Word.” (Ephesians 5:26) The basic idea is that we are progressively made more like Christ, more holy, through the cleansing action of God’s Word.

How do we “soap” ourselves with the Word? We do this by listening to the Word, reading the Word, studying the Word, memorizing the Word, and meditating on the Word. Do you want to become more like Jesus faster? Then get into the Word more. Delight yourself in the Word. “Lather” yourself with Scripture 24×7.

Questions to Ponder

1. How would you answer someone who says, “That’s your truth, but not my truth”?
2. Are you taking action on the truth that has already been made clear to you?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday July 25, 2018 A.D.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | July 18, 2018

An Outrageous Claim

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“There are many ways to God,” pontificated the cocky college student.

To his pleased astonishment, I agreed with him. But his delight was somewhat mitigated when I added, “But all ways to God lead through Jesus Christ.”

Near the end of his life, Jesus of Nazareth serenely made the most outrageous claim ever made by a human being. He said,
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” (John 14:6)

Jesus did not simply claim to show the way or to teach the truth or to give life. As amazing as such claims would be, Jesus claimed much more. He claimed to BE The Way, to BE The Truth, and to BE The Life. This is a clear claim to full Deity, for these characteristics are true of God alone.

Either these claims are True, or these claims are False; there is no other possibility. If they are True, then Jesus is the God-Man. If they are False, which would be the most natural assumption to make, then it should be quite easy to demonstrate that they are False.

Would you have any trouble disproving these claims for any person you know? The very fact that no one has ever been able to submit a single piece of substantive evidence against these claims, much less prove the claims false, indicates how sound they are.

Positive evidence for the claims comes from a close study of the person of Jesus. The historical record of His life in the four gospels reveals a person who fits the “claims are True” position. The record does not fit a person who would make claims of this magnitude which are False. The inescapable conclusion is that Jesus’ claims are True.

“I am The Way” means that reconciliation with God and entrance to heaven is through Jesus alone. “No one comes to the Father, but through Me” means that salvation is only through Christ.

“I am The Truth” means that all truth claims are measured by the standard of Jesus Christ — by His words, character, and person. It is precisely because Jesus is The Truth that He is also the ultimate Judge of all (John 5:22).

“I am The Life” means that true life, eternal life, is found in the Person of Jesus Christ alone. He created life, and moment by moment He sustains the life of each creature (Colossians 1:16-17). Jesus is the source and giver of Eternal Life. Scripture proclaims that one who has Jesus Christ has eternal life, while conversely, one who is without Jesus Christ has no life (John 3:36; 1 John 5:12).

Christianity is exclusive in teaching that no one comes to God except by Jesus; salvation comes only through Christ:
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12).

There is no salvation in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Scientology, Spiritism, Judaism, Secular Humanism, American Patriotism, or any other religion. Except for Christianity, all religions are actually evil because they deny the Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator God, and thereby lead men to eternal condemnation. Jesus is the sole mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). Your relationship to Jesus Christ determines your eternal destiny.

Isn’t this intolerant? Isn’t this the height of arrogance? Absolutely NOT! It would be supreme arrogance for a Christian to defy his Lord and to contradict His Word by saying that there is a another way. What could be more arrogant than to contradict Christ? Acknowledging any other way would be intolerant of Jesus’ statement that He is the ONLY Way to God.

Which do you prefer, to be viewed as intolerant and arrogant by the world, or to be intolerant and arrogant toward Jesus? Christians have no choice but to boldly proclaim the universal necessity of faith in Christ for salvation, for this is precisely what Jesus Himself, their Lord, taught.

Jesus, the Lord of the universe, said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” As outrageous as such a statement may at first seem, it is true. Jesus is the only Way to God and Heaven. Jesus alone is the Definer and Arbiter of absolute Truth. Jesus is the sole Source and Sustainer of all Life.

This understanding is an essential component of a Biblical worldview because it goes right to the heart of where man came from, what his problem is, and how to solve the problem. There is NO other Way, NO other Truth, and NO other Life.

Questions to Ponder

1. How would you answer someone who accuses you of intolerance because you say Jesus is THE WAY?
2. How can you take action today based on the reality that Jesus is THE LIFE?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday July 18, 2018 A.D.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | July 11, 2018

The Most Disobeyed Commandment

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Adam probably did not exclaim,
"Oh my God!"
when he stepped on thorns & thistles.

How many times yesterday did you exclaim, “Oh my God!”?

Were you calling upon the Creator for help when you spoke His name?

Were you respectfully addressing the Creator in reverent prayer by calling out “Oh my God!”?

When I hear people say “Oh my God,” I sometimes say something like this:

Where? I don’t see Him.
or
I’m not God; I’m Bill.
or
Are you starting to pray?
Should I bow my head?

This makes the point in a humorous way that God’s name should not be spoken lightly. Vain use of God’s name always jars me, yet I hear it far more often than “Please” or “Thank You.”

The Third Commandment in the Ten Commandments addresses this issue:
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)

“Oh my God!” has become one of the most common phrases in the English language. Today “Oh my God!” or “Jesus!” is spoken so frequently that even believers have become callous to its pervasive use.

The profane initials OMG have become an internet meme, a ubiquitous text acronym, even an acronym used by those who never text.

Perhaps you have become so accustomed to hearing such expressions that it hardly offends you. Perhaps you barely notice that God’s name has been spoken carelessly. Perhaps you even say it yourself. Have you considered what an affront it is to the Lord of the universe to use His name so cheaply?

A Biblical worldview includes an accurate view of the Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of the universe. This understanding can only be obtained through God’s own self-revelation of Himself to man in the Bible. Part of what the Lord God tells us about Himself, some 30 times, is that His name is holy and is not to be misused.
And you shall not profane My holy name, but I will be sanctified among the sons of Israel: I am the LORD who sanctifies you.” (Leviticus 22:32)

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.” (Isaiah 57:15)

“When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, ‘These are the people of the LORD; yet they have come out of His land.’ But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went. Therefore, say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. And I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.” (Ezekiel 36:20-23)

The Third Commandment instructs us not to profane God’s name. It is one of the Ten Commandments that the Great Creator Himself engraved on stone tablets. God personally gave the Ten Commandments directly to Moses 3500 years ago, and they are still in effect. They are commands, rules, orders, precepts given to man by his Creator. They are Ten Commandments, not Ten Guidelines. They are a Biblical summary of the moral law which reflects the character of the Creator Himself. He built this into the moral foundation of the universe.

The First Four commandments govern man’s behavior toward his Creator. The Last Six commandments govern man’s behavior toward others.

The Last Six are obviously highly esteemed by mankind since they form the basis of law in most societies. How much more fundamental are the commandments governing man’s relationship with his Creator!

This priority of the First Four over the Last Six is also evident in Jesus’ summary of the Law and the Prophets in His First and Second Commandments (Matthew 22:36-40). Jesus said His Commandment governing man’s relationship with God is first and foremost; His Commandment for relating to people is second.

Thus the Third Commandment is one of the most critically important of all the commandments in the Bible. Throughout the Old Testament God shows intense jealous concern for His holy name and repeatedly chastises Israel for profaning it (see Lev 22:32, Ezek 36:20-23 among many others). A Biblical worldview includes a proper understanding of and respect for the name of God. The name of the exalted and eternal Almighty One is holy (Isaiah 57:15; Luke 1:49).

Breaking the Third Commandment

In my opinion, the Third Commandment is broken by Christians more than any other commandment.

The Third Commandment is not one that should be taken lightly. It is the only one of the Ten that includes a direct threat of retribution for the violator. To those who use His name in vain, the Lord promises punishment; He “will not leave him unpunished” (NASB).

What does it mean to take the Lord’s name “in vain?” It means to use it flippantly, lightly, or casually. It means to use it as an exclamation, an expletive, or a swear word. It means to use it without the proper honor and respect and awe and fear due the Creator of the universe and the Savior of our souls.

Have you noticed how many different ways God’s name is used in vain?
Here are some typical examples:

When a fingernail is broken. When a heart is broken.
When a cup falls off the table. When a man falls off a bridge.
When a bill comes in the mail. When a check comes in the mail.
When someone takes off tight shoes. When someone cuts off a finger.
When something is beautiful. When something is hideous.

It is used in practically every situation, from the most mundane to the most extreme, with every imaginable tone and inflection. Often it is nothing more than an outburst of feeling: excitement, anger, surprise, or disappointment. Often it means practically nothing at all. Brothers and sisters, these things ought not to be (James 3:10).

Our calling is to declare with the psalmist, “O Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth.” (Psalm 8:1) Those who worship the Holy Creator will shun the irreverent “OMG” which is simply a shortcut to toss God’s name around flippantly.

A New Habit

Has breaking the Third Commandment become a frequent habit? If so, I encourage you to correct it. The first step is to commit yourself to treat God’s name as holy and ask Him for help in doing so. He is more interested in this than you are, and He will aid you.

To extinguish a habit, one must substitute a different habit. Thus the second step is to create your own list of replacement phrases that sound natural to you. You’ll be amazed with the variety of ideas and emotions you’ll start to express when you’re not stuck in the rut of using God’s name to exclaim. Here are some possibilities to spur your thinking:

That’s astonishing!
Unbelievable!
This is devastating.
I’m absolutely thrilled!
Appalling!
Look at that!
This is ridiculous.
How dreadful.
What a relief!
What a shock!
That makes me sick.
What a blessing!
Beautiful!
Weird!
Tremendous!
Wow!
Whew!
Whoa!
Bizarre!

By the authority of the Great Creator‘s Third Commandment, I urge you to sensitize yourself to the way you use God’s holy name. I encourage you to identify the circumstances when you cheapen God’s name. I implore you to stand against America’s tidal wave of profanity and glorify God with your speech by treating His name as holy.

Scripture says that we shall give account for every careless word (Matthew 12:36). May we not have to account for idle use of the Judge’s own name! Holy and awesome is His name! (Psalm 111:9)

In view of the Great Creator‘s Third Commandment, I urge all of us to change the Most Disobeyed Commandment into the Most Obeyed Commandment. May we diligently strive to honor the Lord God with our tongue. This is vital for a 24×7 Christian.

Questions to Ponder

1. To avoid disrespecting God’s name, what word or phrase will you practice to have ready on your tongue?
2. What gentle and humble answer will you give when friends and family notice that you’re avoiding the universal profane catchphrase “OMG” ?
3. What other practical step will you take to elevate and revere God’s holy name?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the prequel:
The Most Neglected Commandment

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 A.D.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | July 4, 2018

The Most Neglected Commandment

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What is the most neglected command in the entire Bible?

In my opinion, the most neglected command is to love God with all your MIND! This command is frequently ignored, and yet it is extremely important. It is so vital that Jesus included it as part of His First and Greatest Commandment. Jesus commanded,
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-38)

Why is loving God with the MIND important? It is so important because what one thinks determines what one is and what one does.
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. (Proverbs 23:7).

Jesus commanded us to love God with all our mind because He knew that we must do this to be healthy and whole. How and what we think is important. Thinking according to opposing worldviews yields radically different consequences.

For example, the worldview that man is autonomous has resulted in the deaths of millions of babies by abortion and traumatic damage to the souls of abortionists and to the souls of the women who abort their children.

Conversely, what is the outcome of the Biblical worldview that each human life has value because God created it in His image? This worldview has resulted in the establishment of hundreds of compassionate agencies to assist with problem pregnancies, the rescue of countless babies and mothers, the establishment of healing groups for women who have already had abortions, and joyful fulfillment for those who minister.

What Does It Mean? How Do I Do It?

What does Jesus’ command to love God with my mind mean? How do I love the Lord with my mind?

First, I love the Lord with my mind by thinking Biblically (see Biblical Thinking). Developing and owning a Biblical worldview is the first step.

Studying apologetics together on the
web makes the heart grow fonder

Second, I love the Lord with my mind through Biblical and theological studies. Is reading a theological tome fun? For most people, probably not. But over time the benefits are enormous, both mentally and spiritually (and physically, if you carry it around).

You don’t have to go to seminary to study and understand the Bible and theology. Supplement your Bible study with today’s readily available resources — conferences, books, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos. All of these can be found on the web, many for free. Start at whatever level would provide a challenge for your thinking. Keep your mind active and robust through loving the Lord with regular Biblical and theological study.

Third, I love the Lord with my mind by worshipping God with my mind. Most of us worship God through our emotions; this is proper and healthy, yet incomplete. In our day of “feel-good” Christianity, many of us narrow our focus to the heart alone, and we neglect loving God with our mind.

Full-orbed worship includes a mental component in which a person purposefully meditates on God, His Word, and His praiseworthiness. Deliberately focus on His attributes. Consciously call to mind His works — both those of the past recorded in Scripture and those of the present in your daily life. Praise and thank Him for all His works.
One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
(Psalm 145:4-5).

Fourth, I love the Lord with my mind by continually “looking for God” throughout the day. One of the best arenas in which to love God with the mind is the world of daily work. I myself see God’s hand in the elegant structures and challenging problems of mathematics. A medical professional may praise God for the marvelous chemical factory He has created in the liver. A gardener may overflow with love for God as he admires the beauty and complexity of plants. A homemaker may lift her heart to God in gratitude for God’s design in marriage and the fulfillment of working alongside her heart’s love. A mother is enthralled with God’s gift of the miraculous young human being in her care.

All of us can love God with our minds in our professions while we “think God’s thoughts after Him,” as the astronomer Johann Kepler said. We can look for God’s hand of blessing and providence in our daily lives and explicitly praise Him as we recognize His activity.

In view of the First and Greatest Commandment spoken by Jesus, I urge all of us to change the Most Neglected Commandment into the Most Observed Commandment. May we diligently strive to love God with our whole mind. This is vital for a 24×7 Christian.

Questions to Ponder

1. What concrete way can you love God with your mind today, based on your own specialized interests or insights?
2. Where will you look online right now to absorb yourself for 15 minutes in some solid Biblical or theological education from internet resources?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the sequel:
The Most Disobeyed Commandment

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Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | June 27, 2018

Prehistoric? Bogus!

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Have you heard of prehistoric dinosaurs? Prehistoric man? Prehistoric geological events?

Such claims are totally bogus, all of it! There is no such thing as prehistoric anything!

“Prehistoric” means “before (recorded) history”. Written history, however, begins with the first verse of Genesis which documents the creation of the universe by God about 6,000 years ago.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Mankind possesses recorded history from the very beginning of time up to the present day. Genesis means “Beginning.” This book reports the origin of basic human institutions such as marriage, family, and government. It documents the initial development of nations, cultures, languages, and industry, and the dispersion of man across the earth. It records the greatest geological event of all time, Noah’s Flood, the evidence of which is still visible around the world today.

Genesis tells of the very first people who walked the earth, real people of flesh, bones, and blood who lived and died in the first few thousand years of history. Its record consists of specific persons with individual names, precise ages, children’s names, and life stories. The book begins with the first man, Adam, and continues in an unbroken line through Jacob’s grandsons over 2,000 years later.

Genesis is foundational history. Its purpose is three-fold:
1. To tell the origin of man and of the world in which he lives.
2. To identify the root cause of all of man’s problems and difficulties.
3. To point to the solution to the problem through the development of the Hebrew nation as a vehicle through which God would give His Word and the Messiah to the world.

Genesis is certainly the “Book of Beginnings.” It is the only reliable historical source that goes back to the beginning of time and tells us where our world came from and how we got here. Non-biblical worldviews offer only vague myths or speculations, but Genesis provides a definitive historical record of real people involved in actual events of great significance for all mankind.

The Biblical authors themselves recognized the historical veracity and the foundational nature of Genesis, for they quoted from it more than from any other book. There are over 200 references to Genesis in the New Testament alone. In fact, every one of the New Testament authors refers to the first eleven (pre-Abraham) chapters of Genesis.

The Lord Jesus, the Son of God, viewed Genesis as true history. Jesus referred to Genesis at least 25 times in the Gospels. For example, notice what He said when questioned about an issue which probably causes more heartache than any other across all cultures throughout history, namely marriage and divorce.

Jesus based His answer about marriage on historical data from Genesis: “Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19:4-5)

Jesus’ subsequent teaching on marriage presupposed the historical validity of this reference to Genesis. If the Genesis base were invalid, then the teaching He built on it would be worthless. Jesus identified the Beginning as the time when the Creator made the first man and woman and joined them in marriage. Jesus quoted the Creator’s original instructions to Adam in Genesis 2 as the reason for His own teaching on the permanence of marriage: “Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:6) Notice the Lord’s use of the words “consequently” and “therefore,” signaling that He was deriving His conclusion from His Genesis quotation.

Once during a dispute with the Jews, Jesus concluded His argument by equating believing His words with believing Moses’ written record, a record which includes Genesis (John 5:45-47). Clearly, Jesus believed Genesis to be true history from the beginning, and He expected others to do so as well.

Biblical authors quote from Genesis
more than from any other book.

Genesis is not a fanciful story. It is literally true, a reliable historical document that provides a firm foundation for a Biblical worldview. Christ and the New Testament authors treated Genesis as absolutely true, historically accurate, and divinely authoritative as they based their teaching on this important foundation. If Genesis is false, then Christianity collapses, for all the major doctrines of the Christian faith are rooted in Genesis. The truths of Genesis are fundamental to the Christian faith.

The starting point for a Biblical worldview is the recognition that God is the Creator and that He began history in Genesis 1:1 with the creation out of nothing of the heavens and the earth. History begins with Genesis.

Questions to Ponder

1. If you could walk through a so-called natural history museum with the Lord Jesus Christ, what might He say about the displays labelled “Prehistoric Man” or “Prehistoric Dinosaurs” ?
2. How would it transform your own marriage if you took the one-flesh prescription of Genesis more seriously?

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Soli Deo Gloria.

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Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | June 20, 2018

Science in the Bible – Adam’s Rib

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Did Adam’s wife Eve really come from Adam’s rib? How is that even possible? Does scientific research shed light on this?

Scripture says the Great Creator put Adam to sleep, extracted a rib, closed him up, and fashioned a woman for Adam from the rib. Adam called her Woman because she was taken out of man. (Genesis 2:18-24)

For those who doubt this, think about which is easier: to make Adam from dirt or Eve from a rib? The Great Creator who made Adam from dirt could certainly perform the simpler task of making Eve out of one of Adam’s ribs. After all, He is the Creator. “With God all things are possible,” according to Jesus (Matthew 19:26).

Thus it is certainly possible for Yahweh to fashion Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. But did He really do this?

Absolutely! The historical record in Genesis is crystal clear:
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” … So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:18,21,22 NASB)

Adam knew the origin of the new rib-creature. He named her Woman, because “she was taken out of man.” (Genesis 2:21-23)

Some scoff at the clear statements in Genesis regarding Eve’s creation by Yahweh, dismissing them as poetry or symbolism. But these Genesis statements do not fit the forms of Hebrew poetry in the poetical books of the Old Testament. They are historical narrative, not poetry.

Moreover, categorizing this as symbolism is refuted by Adam’s choice of a name. The name Woman that Adam assigned to the new rib-creature along with Adam’s reason for the name, because she was taken out of man, show that the literal interpretation of the Genesis record is correct. The record of Eve’s origin is neither poetic nor symbolic. It is literal fact. Yahweh made Eve from Adam’s literal rib.

Adam named the new rib-creature
Woman
because “she was taken out of man.

Other scoffers claim that since men and women have the same number of ribs, it cannot be true that Yahweh took a rib from Adam to make Eve. They doubt the Genesis record because today everyone has 12 pairs of ribs for a total of 24 ribs. They think men should have fewer ribs than women, because God took one of Adam’s ribs to form Eve.

However, removing a rib does not change the genetic DNA blueprint passed to offspring. The loss of a parent’s bone does not affect the child, because it does not change the DNA blueprint. The Great Creator took a rib from Adam to make Eve, but all their descendants have the normal twelve ribs on each side.

Yahweh made Adam out of dirt, and all humans, including Eve, descended from that one original human — Adam (Acts 17:26). Eve was made out of Adam’s rib, and all other humans descended from that original pair in the usual way (except for Jesus of Nazareth).

Eve could physically prove she was one of the two original humans. Navels are anatomical evidence of descent. Adam and Eve did not have navels because they were not descendants. Neither was ever connected to a mother by an umbilical cord, so neither had the scar formed by severing the cord. Adam and Eve were the originals of the human race.

Checking belly buttons is one of several ways to distinguish someone from Adam when you hear somebody exclaim, “I don’t know him from Adam!” If he has a belly button, then he is not Adam!

Although Adam did not have a navel, he may have had something else: a ribbel, the scar formed where God extracted a rib to make Eve. We don’t know whether Yahweh left a scar on Adam or not when He closed up the flesh where He removed a rib. God could have performed a scarless operation. Or He may have left a prominent ribbel for a powerful reminder and teaching aid for thousands of descendants that came along in the nine centuries of Adam’s life. It could even have been a cherished reminder for Eve herself, a distinctive mark of the sacred bond between Adam and Eve.

After Eden cartoon about Adam & Eve

Why did Yahweh make Eve from a rib? Why that particular bone and not another? Why not the pelvis, or collar bone, or a femur?

Scientists have discovered a possible reason through the development of bone grafts. The rib cage is an almost endless supply of bone, because ribs regenerate. As long as the outer membrane covering the rib, the perichondrium, is left intact, the rib will grow back. Ribs are the only bones in the human body which regenerate themselves.

Today surgeons use bone from ribs to reconstruct damaged bones like skulls, eye sockets, and jaw bones. The removed rib regenerates within two months provided the perichondrium has been left intact.

So perhaps Adam grew back his missing rib! Since Adam was in perfect condition before sin, he may have regenerated the rib within days.

Scoffers have long derided the Genesis account of Eve being made from Adam’s rib. But now modern medical science illuminates the reasonableness of the Biblical record. Blessed are those who believed the Bible’s report on Eve’s origin from Adam’s rib — before medical science discovered rib regeneration.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified to the formation of the first woman Eve from Adam’s rib. Today we know that a rib is the best of Adam’s bones that could have been used to make Eve since it is the only bone that regenerates itself.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and like those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. Can you think of a philosophical or even a romantic implication for the choice of a bone from Adam’s side out of which to fashion Eve?
2. What other Bible statement will you embrace and affirm today, even though others scoff at its likelihood or feasibility?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 33rd article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will mostly focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma
29. Science in the Bible – The Beginning
30. Science in the Bible – The End
31. Science in the Bible – Mother Eve
32. Science in the Bible – Father Adam

Read the sequel:
34. Science in the Bible – ??? coming soon…

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Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | June 13, 2018

Science in the Bible – Father Adam

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Are humans actually made out of dirt? Who could believe that?

Mud-man Adam

Researchers have learned that the human body contains 60 different chemical elements from the periodic table. Today we know that at least 29 of these (and maybe more) are necessary for healthy life.

Over 98% of the mass of the human body, on average, is made up of six elements: oxygen (65%), carbon (18.5%), hydrogen (9.5%), nitrogen (3.2%), calcium (1.5%), and phosphorus (1%). About 0.85% of the mass of the human body is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. All these 11 elements plus at least another 18 trace elements are necessary for healthy life.

All these elements of the human body are found in the earth. Should this be surprising?

No, not at all.

Genesis records that God, the Great Creator, personally created the first man from dirt and breathed life into the human form He had fashioned in His own image.
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)
“By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19, Yahweh speaking to Adam after he sinned)

From mud to man by God’s own hand,
Adam was the first clay animation.

God aptly named the first man Adam, meaning “earth.”

From mud to man by God’s own hand, Adam was the first clay animation.

Since Adam was created out of dirt, we would expect the chemical elements of his body to be found in the earth, just as today’s researchers have found to be true.

Adam’s Intellect

How intelligent was the first man?

Evolutionists claim humans evolved from ape-like creatures over millions of years. Early men were supposedly wandering hunters — primitive, grunting savages. The Bible debunks this false idea.

No animals were made in God’s image. Among animals no helper was found for Adam. Therefore Adam must have been profoundly different from animals. Adam did not evolve from ape-like creatures. Scripture makes a vivid distinction between man and the rest of creation which God commanded man to rule.

Human traits are often explained on the basis of evolution’s imagined hunter forebears. But not till after the Flood did God give permission to hunt and kill for food — more than 1600 years after Creation. The “oldest profession” is farming, contrary to a popular misconception. Adam and his first two sons were farmers, not hunters.

Far from being an inarticulate brute, the first man demonstrated stunning mental prowess by naming the animals on Day 6 all by himself — Eve had not yet been created. Some consider this blatant Biblical error, since they assume the task is impossible to do in a day. But Adam only named “cattle, birds of the sky, and beasts of the field” that God brought to him (Genesis 2:19-20). No fish, insects, or amphibians were named, and he only named kinds, not today’s numerous species descended from original kinds. So Adam probably named fewer than a thousand creatures — certainly a daunting task, but easily doable for Adam in no more than half a day.

Could you make up hundreds of new words in a single day to name animals? Adam demonstrated highly developed intellectual and linguistic skills from the very beginning.

Adam Named the Animals

Adam Named the Animals

Consider innovative thinkers like Aristotle, mathematical geniuses like Newton and Gauss, musical prodigies like Mozart, artists like Michelangelo. Every gene for all these amazing talents came from Adam. Adam and his early descendants likely displayed far greater capabilities. The historical record in Genesis reveals men who rapidly developed agriculture, metallurgy, and musical instruments as they built advanced civilizations. They constructed cities, ships, and skyscrapers.

How would Leonardo da Vinci look next to Adam? One of the most gifted men of the last millennium, this artist, inventor, and engineer would seem a retarded imbecile compared to Adam. After six sin-ravaged millennia of degeneration, it is impossible to imagine how superlative Adam was before the cumulative damages of sin and genetic defects.

Who was the smartest man who ever lived? Probably the mud-man, Farmer Adam.

After Eden Methuselah New Year

Adam’s Lifespan

How long did Adam live? Did he really live for almost 1,000 years?

Genesis reports that Adam lived for 930 years (Genesis 5:3-5), to within about a century of Noah’s birth. How is this possible?

Before Noah’s Flood, the young earth was a very different place. It is impossible to imagine now what the environment was like then. For example, “waters above the expanse” (Genesis 1:7) may have significantly blocked cosmic radiation, a major contributor to senescence. Nobody knows how God modified human biochemistry to gradually shorten life spans when executing the judgment of death for sin.

Early in human history, long life spans let men accumulate individual knowledge for centuries. The snowballing result helped jump-start civilization.

Men yearn for a “fountain of youth” to extend life. But with long life spans, wickedness tends to dominate goodness. For a documented historical example, consider the sin-soaked pre-Flood world when Noah alone was righteous. Evil had almost stamped out righteousness, and probably would have succeeded apart from the intervening judgment of God. Thus it is not necessarily better for men to live longer. The shorter life spans God eventually imposed do limit the cumulative effects of sin.

Genesis genealogies give 900-year ages for antediluvian patriarchs. These records show that Adam to Abraham covered about 2,000 years. Abraham to Christ was about 2,000 years. Adding 2,000 years from Christ to the present totals about 6,000 years since creation. If you cannot trust the Bible for simple historical information like ages, how can you trust it for reliable information about the far more complex issue of rescue from sin and death?

Why Did Adam Die?

Sin entered the world through Adam. The human race fell when Adam sinned, not Eve. Because the first Adam sinned, he and all his offspring needed the last Adam, Jesus Christ.
For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

Adam’s sin produced death. Christ’s obedience conquered death and produced life.

Theistic evolutionists argue that death was part of God’s method of developing creation. But then how could death be the consequence of Adam’s sin? Furthermore, why did the last Adam have to die? If, as evolutionists say, death was not caused by sin, then resolving the sin problem will not affect death. But Scripture links death to sin (By one man sin entered the world and death through sin. Romans 5:12) and teaches that Christ’s death and resurrection atoned for sin, conquering death. Evolutionism assaults the central message of Scripture.

Man is the crown of creation (Psalm 8:5-6). Adam was the first human, the first husband, the first father. That Adam succumbed to sin. The last Adam conquered sin.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified to the formation of the first man Adam out of earth. Today we know that the chemical elements of the human body come from the earth.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and like those covered in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. This Sunday June 17 is Father’s Day. Who can you encourage for exemplifying Scripture’s leadership model for godly husbands and fathers (Ephesians 5:23-6:4)?
2. Try to think up 10 new words to appropriately rename these 10 common animals: dog, cat, cow, sheep, rabbit, squirrel, duck, horse, elephant, eagle. How difficult did you find it? What appreciation does this task give you for Adam’s intellect?
3. Why do most people think man today is smarter than early man? Is it connected to the evolutionary mindset under which most people live?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 32nd article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will mostly focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma
29. Science in the Bible – The Beginning
30. Science in the Bible – The End
31. Science in the Bible – Mother Eve

Read the sequel:
33. Science in the Bible – Adam’s Rib

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