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Origins

Wisdom for the Heart / Dr. Steven Davey
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March 17, 2021 12:00 am

Origins

Wisdom for the Heart / Dr. Steven Davey

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March 17, 2021 12:00 am

Why is Abraham called the Father of many nations? Who was Abraham anyway? What did God find so special about him? In this message, Stephen reminds why Abraham's story -- like your story -- is a story of grace.

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Helping your kids spot the propaganda related to the view that all humans are doing is messing up the world and mistreating nature and if it wasn't for humans, mother nature would be so much better off if you're not helping them see that it is Disney movies and everything else are getting. You are asleep at the wheel counter for them.

The biblical worldview that their special creation. Given the privilege of ruling over nature. According to Genesis 9 mistreating and harnessing joy like the doctrine of God as creator, Stephen mentioned a moment ago, the media, schools they want you and your children to believe a false narrative. The Bible says that this universe and everything in it is the creation of God, you and your children are not the result of random acts. You are a special creation of God today on wisdom for the heart.

Stephen Davey is in Romans where Paul affirms what most of us made clear that God created everything.

Romans chapter 4 verse 17 it is written, a father of many nations have I made you a room in the side of him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist in 1808, there were catalog no less than 80 theories of man's origin theories that man came from seaweed from eight from material left behind by some prehistoric intelligence for the last 200 years. Of course, Darwin's theory achieved and has achieved the status of factual truth, even though there is not yet been unveiled. One shred of evidence showing inner species or progressive evolution from one species to another. What is fascinating to me lately is that leading evolutionists are actually beginning to verbalize their frustration. The evidence of DNA along which Darwin knew nothing about is so supportive of a designer. Many unbelievers even are now referring to what they call intelligent design even though they can't quite form the words in their mouths creator God had their getting close. One example is a group of biochemists at UCLA several years ago, concluded by their study of mitochondrial DNA that if family trees were taken definitely backward. They would ultimately converge on a small group of ancients. They believed were ancestors of as all others and we went far enough back.

We would come up with one family. They went further to actually postulate in the article they believed a single female is an ancestor of everyone on earth today and they have nicknamed her he that great close. Another important thing to note is the fact that many evolutionists are admitting their theory involves the measure of faith. Dr. Herbert Nelson, a Swedish botanist was an evolutionist, wrote this intriguing admission that I quote my attempts to demonstrate evolution by experiment carried on for more than 40 years have completely failed and may be firmly maintained that it is not possible to find or construct new species deficiencies are real. The idea of an evolution from one species to the next get this rests on pure belief, but the relentless truth remains doesn't man's searches for his origin. The world wants an explanation of the beginning. While science marvelously studies the world around us and discovers amazing things it will never be able to discover the beginning. John Phillips illustrated the handicap of our observation. This way roadsigns can measure the swing of a clock's pendulum and come up with an equation that will state exactly where the pendulum bob will be at any future moment by changing certain factors in his equation. He can probe into the past to some degree. However, the measurements and laws that now govern the swing of the pendulum do not explain how the pendulum first began. The only way he can state with confidence. This is how the pendulum began to swing would be if somebody who wasn't there when it happened, were in Otello. In other words, that kind of information that is not to be obtained by reason but by revelation. Paul's statement again is the revelation got it again as it is written. This is the revealed truth in the presence of him whom he believed, even God gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. What we have just read. By way of divine revelation is something that provides the objective foundation for our faith. He gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist when didn't God call Linda being that which does not exist where we discover that true Paul is obviously referring to the Genesis account is the date the inspired account of origins and he is summarizing it a few words here what Moses recorded under inspiration of the Spirit of God in a few verses. I want you to hold your finger here, and let's go back to Genesis 1. Joey, you'll discover in this chapter that what Paul is just declared Moses will detail Genesis 1 want to fact, you probably don't even need to turn to it to know what it says stay with me in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

If you just started the beginning and took it slowly. In the beginning God that ladies and gentlemen, is the stunning announcement before you ever get to the part about creation in the beginning God what you discover in that phrase is not a deduction about God, not even a defense for the existence of God, but a declaration that God exists.

In fact, you don't even find an explanation of who he is just the revelation that he is not never read a book that didn't have some sort of bio on the author on the back cover on the flyleaf somewhere and usually a picture of and that's about 15 years old, not in God's book. He didn't say anything really about who he is just told in a few verses what he did in the beginning is what he did, God created the heavens and the earth. If you can believe Genesis 11 you can believe John 11 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Later on in the chapter and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, even the glory of the father of the grace and truth.

You can believe that you can believe in. The first creation of Genesis chapter 1 you'll have no trouble believing in the second creation of Revelation chapter 21. Let me read to you what it says that I saw a new heaven I saw a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth. The one we know now passed away is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city of new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven, being suspended from heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and he will dwell among them, and they shall be his people, and, and God himself will be among them, and to wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there'll be no longer any death, there will no longer be any mourning or crying or pain. The first things have passed away and he goes on to describe a little bit of the heavenly city and the 12 gates were 12 pearls, each one of the gates was a single pearl know it is city is no need of the son of the moon to shine on it for the glory of God is aluminate of this lab is a lamp so we can say about that. John MacArthur and his new book battle for the beginnings asked this question, do you really believe God can create this new world, or will it take billions of years to evolve, to get the new heaven and the new earth in working order. If we really believe he can destroy this universe in a split second. According to second Peter three and immediately create a whole new one. What's the problem with believing the Genesis account of a six-day creation in the first place if he can immediately create this a world at the end of the age. Why can he do it at the beginning of the Paul's statement in Romans four provides the foundation for our faith in every piece of Revelation.

It also provides the answer of origins. If you go back to Romans for you to literally translate the last part of verse 17.

The part that says who calls in the being that which doesn't exist. This way he calling things not being being a little wooden in its translation but what he saying is the truth. One creative word after another and things that did not exist in any way shape or form exist. His word was creative fiat so I don't understand that as if somehow our lack of understanding holds hostage's creative ability. If you go back to Genesis 1 Moses introduces the origin of several things. Things that can be measured and analyzed, but the origin apart from revelation would never be understood in the beginning. That's the origin of time and measurement in the beginning God.

That's the origin of cause force and personality.

In the beginning God created.

That's the origin of action and movement in the beginning God created the heavens.

That's the origin of space or cosmos.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. That's the origin of matter the material world time measurement cause force, personality, action, movement, space Cosmas and matter in the first 10 words of Revelation. You have the introduction of 10 origin. Furthermore, if you go through Genesis you discover in this account of the origins of many things.

The origin of species. The origin of planets vegetation free water the animal kingdom.

Genesis 1. The origin of man and woman in Genesis chapter 2 the origin of marriage in Genesis 2 were Adam referred to Eve as his wife. The origin of sin. Genesis 3. The origin of guilt and blame. Also in Genesis 3. The origin of disease.

The origin of crime Genesis for the origin of nations and distinct people groups. Genesis 10 the origin of diverse languages. Genesis 11. Let me add this warning. Any person it says their believer and mixes theistic evolution with a Bible believing is justifiable in here to tell you it is factors or contradictions you need to know that in every New Testament. Reference to Genesis the account of Moses is given in Genesis 1 is treated as historical literal fact.

James 39 refers to the literal creation of Adam. First Timothy 213. A frustrated 11. Adam is referred to as the literally created by God first and then Eve and first ring is 1522, were told that in Adam all die, and in Christ all shall be made alive adverse by the way others indicate the theological importance of understanding Adam is the head of the human race in a literal fashion because Christ will be the head of a new race in a very literal fashion spiritualize away the other and you lose the one that's most important to us lose the ground for redemption through Christ. If you get rid of God's created order in Mark chapter 10 verse six the Lord Jesus referred to the creation of Adam and Eve as an historical event, literally true. What's even more important to notice is that whenever you study the New Testament accounts of creation as given in the Old Testament. It consistently without fail refers to creation as a completed finished product. A past event completed in time and immediate work of God, not a long drawn out billions of years process so Paul's statement in Romans 417 only provides the objective basis for our faith not only gives us insight into the matter of origins, but also reveals the special place it hints at the special place of mankind in God's creation. The only living being, God breathed in the Solent was his human creation. He didn't do it all the teeming animals.

In fact, the indication of the text is that he spoke the word and millions of animals were began to swim wrong. Why fly but yet he took one and you see them as a personal, loving God breathing and soul immortal made the text tells us in the image of God.

That is, God gave male and female mind the motion and will he gave us the ability to reason in the plan and the praying and the love and worship you remove the creator you remove his purposeful creation and you strip mankind of his unique place in creation, you take away the meaning you take away the dignity and the purpose and value of life in the world but it'll get worse than that, the Russian Dostoyevsky said it well when he wrote get rid of God, and anything is permissible. We have seen in our own culture over the last 50 years. On the heels of evolutionary propaganda that teaches manage just another animal. Results of just the philosophy man is beginning to act just like an animal.

He acts like an animal because that's what is mentally as males can now breed with as many females as will allow the like the dogs in our neighborhood gone his character. Gone is integrity gone as fidelity is one rock band sang in a year ago were just another mammal so let's do it like they do it on the discovery, the sexual revolution is logically and consistently born out of the teaching that we are simply animal and we are reaping the startling loss of human dignity and the alarming rise of the rights of animals. Those two things always go hand-in-hand. The fastest growing segment by the way law is patentable, animal people for the ethical treatment of animals or Pete other referred to certain on the friends but becoming more and more mainstream as well known for its stance that animal rights are equal to human right were all intervals. They maintain that killing any animals for food is the moral equivalent of murder.

Eating meat is virtual cannibalism and man is a tyrant species but how convoluted the logic and fact that a lady come with me after the first service. She said I was buying a car that had to bumper stickers one said meat is murder and the other side of the bumper to keep abortion legal how convoluted the thinking of society that has removed creator God that listen if you want to be a vegetarian. Go ahead and drag you can have all my squash and peas and spinach far as I'm concerned this stuff is still unclean.

While trading your meatloaf and chicken and pork chops banana pudding and sweet tea. Whatever you gotta think that the shrinking distance men and women is alarming between animal and human recent clipping. I was given from a member of our church from the Wall Street Journal explains some legislation that has been recently passed in Germany there further down the spike that we are legislation that is requiring pig farmers to provide for their pigs. State-of-the-art central heating, homeopathic medicine, and even toys to help them enjoy their lives. They were also mandated to spend personal time with their pigs.

One farmer that was quoted in the Wall Street Journal with 1500 pigs estimated that he need to hire a full-time farmhand in order to spend 20 seconds a day with each pig in order to meet the new requirements I did, but I got a regulation, Germany's national minister for consumer protection, food and agriculture is a member of the green part a social democratic party geared to basically saving animals from humans in America. Pain is not only following our European neighbors. But attempting to add further nonsense or logbooks.

It opposes the keeping of pets. And even companion animals including guide dogs for the blind that that is in their view, servitude, violation of the rights of the dogs Ingrid Newkirk peters controversial founder sort of summed it all up when she alleged quote.

There is no rational basis for saying that human being has special rights a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. She's right. There is no rational reason to view a human as anything more special on planet Earth than any other animal. Unless you have Revelation which reveals a creator God.

This is, ladies and gentlemen. The logical conclusion of someone who denies the special place of humanity is God's crown of creation. She told a reporter. This I don't have any reverence for human life only for the entities themselves. In fact I would rather see a blank space where I am sound strange but at least I would not be harming by the way, if you're not helping your kids spot the propaganda related to the view that all humans are doing is messing up the world and mistreating nature and if it wasn't for humans, mother nature would be so much better off if you're not helping them see that in those Disney movies and everything else are getting in the propaganda during the school you are asleep at the wheel, wake up counter for them.

The biblical worldview that they are a special creation. Given the privilege of ruling over nature. According to Genesis 9 mistreating it, but harnessing it enjoying the beauty of it all, given to us as his crowning achievement of creation. The radical evolutionary theory. Ultimately, ladies and gentlemen so driven by pessimism as a relates to the human race that it ultimately calls for the extinction of humanity as a solution. You think that's exaggerating.

Listen to one article published in wild Earth magazine, which is a radical environmental agency or magazine. The article says it quote if you haven't given voluntary human extinction much thought before the idea of a world with no people in it may seem strange but if you give it a chance. I think you might agree that the extinction of Homo sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions of earth dwelling species phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth.

Social and environmental. What in the name immoral, humiliating, demoralizing logic that is no purpose for mankind to put it simply, evolution in the last hundred and 50 to 200 years is simply the latest theory that eliminates God in the process. However, eliminates meaning for mankind. Carl Sagan, one of the most prolific and articulate evolutionists. A man who disliked Christians. He was interviewed by Ted Koppel on Nightline when he knew he was dying from terminal disease. Koppel asked him.

Dr. Sagan, do you have any pearls of wisdom you would like to give the human race.

Sagan responded by quote we live on a hunk of rock circles, humdrum star that is one of 400 billion other stars that make up our one Milky Way galaxy that is well worth pondering." So much for a pearl of wisdom instead tragedy pessimism in a book published near the end of his life, Sagan wrote with this kind of pessimism by someone who's had ignored his creator and found only meaningless lesson lifeless and he said he wrote our planet is a lonely spec in the great enveloping cosmic darkness in our obscurity in all this vastness. There is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. When I read that came to my mind was the wonderful statement of our Lord in Luke 19 verse 10 where he said I have come to seek and to say those lost Bill Brown recently wrote an article to his constituency and I got a hold of the magazine told the story of Nancy Granda who endured a lifetime of disappointment and failure this Alsup Illinois native dropped out of high school. He wrote in lost her job she separated from her husband after suffering two miscarriages.

Whatever she did wherever she went. She felt failure marked her. She met her failures with alcohol, which only made her life darker and more meaningless. She found a kindred spirit in Karen Logan. She had her own problems with life together they developed a tragic bond of mutual misery and sadness. He writes together. They tried to fight the ugliness that life had become for them then together they decided to give up one cold day in March. Karen moved into Nancy's house where they drank laugh cried after four days they went into the garage and shut the doors climbing in the Nancy's car they started the engine.

Nancy slumped down behind the steering wheel, crying and clutching her wedding album, the symbol of her only moment of happiness on earth. Karen hugged a stuffed animal and arose in less than an hour. Their lives ended on the dashboard.

They left nine sealed letters to family and friends.

Between them on the seat was a sheet of paper with the lyrics to a song by the rock group Metallica song express their reason for calling it quits.

The lyrics read.

I have lost the will to live simply, nothing more to give. There is nothing more for me.

Need the end to set me free death greets me warm. Now I will just say goodbye.

Nancy was 19. Karen was 72 girls who'd grown up in a society that erased the wonder of God and led them to the ultimate logical conclusion when you get rid of God, and you get rid of them meaningful purpose of life and that is the song urged them, as it said the way from God to end their lives.

What answer would you give by the way, what could you tell without a creator God who gives purpose to life care. Francis Schaeffer once said that if he had 60 minutes to spend with an unbeliever.

He would spend the first 55 telling them about creation and a creator God.

In the last five telling them about the plan of salvation. Why will because of God created the world and he created human beings, which with such care, then maybe he did love the world.

Maybe he didn't solo the world that he gave his only son, that whoever would believe in him would not perish but have everlasting life.

How can God promise to give everlasting life. For didn't create life to begin with only the creator of temporary life can give the promise of eternal life, since God created life originally. Then he has the ability to give you life eternally.

If God is indeed your designer. He knows what it takes to be your Redeemer. He is in fact creator is capable of being safe, Sagan was wrong, tragic, eternally wrong. Help didn't come to this hunk of rock came came to redeem those who place their faith Stephen Davey wisdom for your heart today from God's word, today's Bible lesson came from a series called father Abraham. It's entitled origins. I want to make sure you know that Stephen's most recent book also deals with the topic of God's creation, but in more detail. The book is called in living color scheme and explore several aspects of what we find in the world around us and shows how it points to the truth of God as creator Adam Dorman. Our graphic designer created the full-color illustrations. If you'd like a copy in living color. You can call us today at 86 648 Bible 866-482-4253 was also information on our website which is wisdom online. God, I'm so glad you were with us today.

Tune in tomorrow for more wisdom


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