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A Soul-Satisfying Cosmology

Creation/Creationism Science Apologetics

Source: "More Than Meets The Eye" by Richard Swenson, p. 143

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2015-12-16

Scripture: Genesis 1:26 ; Matthew 5:16

Author: Richard Swenson
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ILLUSTRATION

Dr. Richard Swenson has written:

When God set out to create a human-oriented universe, He apparently showed a preference for dimensional symmetry.  The dimensions of the largest created entity--namely, the entire universe--are 10 to the 27th power meters in size, while the dimensions of the smallest subatomic particle are 10 to the 26th power meters in size.  Humans, [who] are about one meter (10 to the zero power), fall precisely in the middle. When astrophysicist Joel Primack was asked about the significance of this, he was unsure. But, he commented, it does make for a "soul-satisfying cosmology."

 

[Richard A. Swenson, MD, PhD, is an award winning author of several acclaimed books. He travels extensively, speaking to a variety of business, denominational and government groups on issues of faith and reason, stress, complexity, social change, and management.]

APPLICATION

The Scriptures tells us that man was uniquely created in God's image and given the place of prominence over His creation. Therefore, it should not surprise us to discover that the Universe itself has been laid out in a manner that recognizes man's central place.

How about you? Have you come to realize your place in God's order? You are not who your are or where you are by accident. You have been specifically called to fill the space you've been given in a manner that honors your Creator. Do you know why you're here, and are you seeking to fulfill that purpose?

"Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground" (Genesis 1:26).

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16). 

Keeping in Fashion

God's Care Creation/Creationism God's Image

Contributed By: Anthony Edwards | Date Posted: 2014-12-29

Scripture: Psalms 139:16

Author: Anthony Edwards
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ILLUSTRATION

Keeping up with the latest fashion is a major concern for many people. Fashion has always been big business, back to the dawn of time. In fact, we come by our love for fashion directly from our Creator--the Master Designer. God admired the fashion of His Creation and declared that it was “all very good”. The Hebrew word for fashion is yatsar. It's the same Hebrew word used when God “fashioned man out of the earth.” Jeremiah spoke of God shaping his life as a potter does the clay, using the same word.

APPLICATION

In Psalm 139, David speaks of how he was fearfully and wonderfully made. He goes on to say that God also designed the very events that controlled his daily existence and, you guessed it, he uses yatsar when he writes, “the days fashioned for me, before there was any of them" (v. 16).

So, next time you think of fashion, consider the wonder of your own physical frame–the intricacy of your eyes–the versatility of your hands and feet, and remember that the hands that fashioned you, that hold you together, are the very ones that were pierced to purchase your salvation.

Darwin's Dilemma

Evolution Intelligent Design Creation/Creationism

Source: The Origin of Species, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1971, p. 167.

Contributed By: Tom Halloran | Date Posted: 2014-09-17

Author: Tom Halloran
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"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."

Charles Darwin

APPLICATION

Yet, Charles Darwin was willing to take that "leap of faith."  One has to wonder why men are so ready to believe some things and so slow to believe others.  After all is said in done, we simply accept what we want to be true.   So, the question is, what reward is there in believing in Darwin's theory?  The reward in which the secularist delights is a life absent any and all accountability to God.  No one will admit that that's their motivation, but we are all motivated by something, especially with our leaps of faith.  

Tom Halloran

Sizing Each Other Up

Judging Man Creation/Creationism

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-09-17

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:5 ; Matthew 7:1

Author: Richard Swenson
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Apologetics Reagan Style

Apologetics Creation/Creationism Man's Knowledge

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-08-23

Scripture: Job 38:4

Author: Ronald Reagan
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The Background Noise of God's Voice

Hearing God's Voice Creation/Creationism Listening

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-06-21

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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The "God Bless You" Decree

Obedience Praise Creation/Creationism

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-03-03

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Blinded by Arrogance

Creation/Creationism Humility Arrogance

Contributed By: Seth Dillon | Date Posted: 2013-09-27

Author: Seth Dillon
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Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord

Praise Creation/Creationism Glorify God

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-09-27

Scripture: Psalms 150:6

Author: Richard Swenson
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Understanding the Mechanism, Appreciating the Mechanic

Creation/Creationism Apologetics Intelligent Design

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-08-06

Scripture: Psalms 19:1 ; Romans 1:20

Author: Seth Dillon
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