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Category: Creation Era

God Tells Us about Himself

“In the beginning God”: The opening words of the Bible announce God’s desire to make Himself known. The Bible is a book about God, His ways, and His people. Without His self-revelation, we could not know Him, discern His ways, or understand ourselves. Amazingly, God gave us this Book precisely because He wanted to be known and loved and to make His love known. The truth of God’s existence is obvious: Even though we cannot see God, we can see His handiwork, through... Read More
Posted by Iva May
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DISCOVER THE STORY: Creation Era

The Creation Era contains five stories and four genealogical records that together establish a unified storyline. In Genesis 1–11, Moses records God’s revelation of Himself in creation, including His eternality and power; His design and desire for human flourishing; the origin of sin and its universal impact on individuals, marriages, families, and communities; and God’s promise of redemption. The original recipients of this written record were the Israelites, God’s... Read More
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Genesis 6--- Angels or the Line of Seth?

What are the basic positions on Gen. 6:2-4? • “Sons of God” are fallen angels Phrase “sons of God” is used in Job of “all the angels” (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7). LXX translates the verse “angels of God” following intertestamental literature. “An early Jewish tradition preserved in 1 En. 6-7 elaborates on this angelic revolt and even names the ringleaders” (NET Bible, in loc.) This interpretation... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Monday, March 21, 2022
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Marking Time is a God-thing

One of the amazing realities of creation event is that the God Who is timeless created time . The ability to mark or k eep track of time was designed by God on day four of creation, “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years’” (Gen 1:14). God placed His stamp of approval on the creation of time by declaring at the conclusion of that day,... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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Smarter Than a PhD

Life outside of Eden is hard. Thorns in work. Brokenness in relationships. Personal dis-ease. Selfish lifestyles. Bad decisions relationally and financially. Moral, ethical, and demonic boobytraps.  Therefore, life outside of Eden requires a navigational system. God has not left us without such a mechanism. It is called wisdom. And wisdom is needed in speech, finances, relationships, charity, decision making, and in every area of life! The wisdom writer declares that wisdom is... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Monday, May 27, 2019
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God Works Generationally

Three primary promises given by God in Genesis drive His activity in Exodus: Genesis 3:15 - “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis12:3 - “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  Genesis 15:13-14 - “Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Friday, February 1, 2019
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God Relates to Man Outside of Eden

God walks with Adam and Eve in the “cool of the day” in Eden. He gives them an instruction to follow which requires faith in Him. After they eat the forbidden fruit He comes to the couple, confronts them regarding their insurrection, slays an animal to cover their nakedness, and promises redemption. His presence in Eden is conspicuous. His presence outside of Eden , however, is less conspicuous (though quite real) and appropriated by faith.  Though the sun lights the... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Life Outside of Eden

In the beginning, when God creates man and woman, He lives in relationship with them, even walking with them in the cool of the day in the Garden of Eden. He does so, that is, until man doubts God’s goodness, disbelieves His Word, eats the fruit from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and is deported from the Garden. Instead of walking with God in faith and exercising God’s gift of dominion (see Genesis 1:28) over every creeping thing in Eden (including the... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Boundaries Exist For Man’s Good

The world and her people weren’t always broken. Adam and Eve had a “before and after” experience unknown by any other man. They walked with God in the cool of the day, naked and unashamed; they enjoyed the presence of the glory of God. Their environment was perfect, their Father was wholly good, and their knowledge was as extensive as their need. Even with all the positives—environment, heritage, and education—they still failed God’s grace and lost the glory.... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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