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Creation

Creation and Providence

Creation and Providence – Doctrine 404

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Creation describes God's working in the origin of the universe while providence describes his ongoing management of his creation.

created for a purpose

Is It True That We Were Created for A Purpose?

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What purpose is there for creation, especially humanity. Is there a reason for our existence? And, if so, what is that purpose?

death before the fall

Was There Death in the World Before the Fall?

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Was there death in the world prior to the fall? Many would deny it. But I see no reason not to accept that death was a natural part of life.

in the beginning, the nature of the creation

The Theology of Genesis: In the Beginning – Genesis 1:1-2:4

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Beyond the mechanics of creation, this first chapter of Genesis has much to teach us about God and what he did. In the beginning . . . God.

when I consider your heavens

When I Consider Your Heavens – Psalm 8:3-4

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O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers . . . what is mankind that you are mindful of them?

God and a huckleberry bush

God, a Riverbank, and a Huckleberry Bush

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What does a huckleberry bush have to teach us about the majesty of God? Lessons from sitting on the river bank thinking about God.

in the beginning, God

In the Beginning, God – Genesis 1:1

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In the beginning, God. Before anything else existed, there was God. He is before all things, creator and upholder of all things.

why did God create

Why Did God Create the Heaven and Earth?

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Why did God create the universe, and us? It is not possible for humanity to fully understand God's reasons. But I believe grace is at the heart of it.

Understanding the creation story

Understanding the Creation Story in Genesis 1?

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As modern day readers, how should we understand the creation story in Genesis 1. Is it a literal and factual history, a myth, or somewhere in between?

heavens declare the glory of God, glory, majesty

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God – Psalms 19:1-6

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I love being out in the creation. And when I am, the words of this psalm are often on my lips. The heavens. and all of creation, declare the glory of God.

All of creation is groaning

The Whole Creation Is Groaning – Romans 8:19-22

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The whole creation groans and awaits its liberation from decay. It will be renewed at the revelation of God's children when Christ returns.

without excuse

Being Without Excuse – Romans 1:18-20

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The creation itself bears witness to God's power and majesty. And so men are without excuse when they deny the one true God.