“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1 NAS)
“1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3 NAS)
“Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”” (Genesis 1:6 NAS)
“26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27 NAS)
“This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.” (Genesis 2:4 NAS)
“”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 NAS)
“2 God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD; 3 and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but [by] My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.” (Exodus 6:2-3 NAS)
“”And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.”” (Exodus 7:5 NAS)
“”And you shall make on the breastpiece chains of twisted cordage work in pure gold.” (Exodus 28:22 NAS)
“”Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4 NAS)
“That they may know that Thou alone, whose name is the LORD, Art the Most High over all the earth.” (Psalms 83:18 NAS)
“Before the mountains were born, Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.” (Psalms 90:2 NAS)
“yet for us there is [but] one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we [exist] for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we [exist] through Him.” (1 Corinthians 8:6 NAS)
“”Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4 NAS)
“’Ah Lord GOD! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee,” (Jeremiah 32:17 NAS)
“”Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?” (Malachi 2:10 NAS)
“”I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.” (Isaiah 42:8 NAS)
“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,” (Isaiah 44:24 NAS)
“For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, [But] formed it to be inhabited), “I am the LORD, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:18 NAS)
“”And I have put My words in your mouth, and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, ’You are My people.’”” (Isaiah 51:16 NAS)
“And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, who art enthroned [above] the cherubim, Thou art the God, Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou hast made heaven and earth.” (2 Kings 19:15 NAS)
“”Thou alone art the LORD. Thou hast made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. Thou dost give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before Thee.” (Nehemiah 9:6 NAS)
“For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you” (1 Peter 1:20 NAS)
“15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, [both] in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.” (Colossians 1:15-18 NAS)
“”And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one;” (John 17:22 NAS)
“”God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”” (John 4:24 NAS)
“And, “THOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING DIDST LAY THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF THY HANDS;” (Hebrews 1:10 NAS)
“For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking.” (Hebrews 2:5 NAS)
Readings from Scriptures: Story of creation 2 Genesis 1:26-31 Creation of man
Readings from Scriptures: Genesis – Story of creation 3 Genesis 2:1-15 Story of Adam and Eve
Readings from Scriptures: Genesis – Story of creation 4 Genesis 2:16-25 Warning for Adam and Eve
The very very beginning 3 Messiah’s total point of origination
Readings from Scriptures: Genesis – Story of creation 4 Genesis 3:1-13 The fall
Readings from Scriptures: Genesis – Story of creation 4 Genesis 3:14-24 consequneces of the fall and solution
- Another Catholic defends the historicity of Adam and Eve (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
Today, many think that Pope Pius XII’s encyclical Humani generis did not definitively exclude theological polygenism. What they fail to notice, though, is that the Holy Father clearly insists that Scripture and the Magisterium affirm that original sin “proceeds from a sin truly committed by one Adam [ab uno Adamo]” and that this sin is transmitted to all true human beings through generation (para. 37). This proves that denial of a literal Adam (and his spouse, Eve) as the sole first genuinely human parents of all true human beings is not theologically tenable.
- It takes these two things to rule (dailymedit.com)
Jesus was called to have dominion on the earth, but he did not start that way, he was born in the manger (Luke 2:7). There, he identified with his calling as the Lamb of God (John 1:29).
Jesus would not rule if not in alignment with God, just as Adam and Eve stopped ruling when they disobeyed God, when they went out of alignment with him.
After Jesus had fulfilled the will of God on the earth, he was given the dominion. He said: all power in heaven and on the earth has been given to me (Matthew 28:18-20). He became the bread of life indeed (giving life to others) (John 6); before, the devil wanted him to turn bread to life just to feed himself.
The Bible says that God has given Jesus a name that is above every other name and that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every mouth confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:5-11). Not to willingly acknowledge the rule of Jesus will lead to being made to forcefully recognise it.
- In Soul Food Sunday – Jesus Christ, the Creator (darcynord.wordpress.com) we once more find a good example how the Word of God is twisted and misunderstood.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touch-this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared: we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. (1 John 1:1,2)
- The gods or mighty ones (steppingtoes.wordpress.com)
How often we are confronted by people wanting to convince us that John, the evangelist, is speaking about Jesus being God.
A few trinitarians will even deny the significance of the article (“the”) in Scripture phrases like John 1:1,and say that theos (θεὸς) is usually translated as “God” whether it has the article or not, and, therefore, even though there is no article with theos (θεὸς) at John 1:1, the probability (they say) is very high that “theos” in John 1:1 means “God” and not “god” (or “a god”).
- Why God Selected Us At the time of our genetic engineering, (Patrick Sullivan) (disc.yourwebapps.com)
At the time of our genetic engineering, 200,000 years ago, we were selected from a field of about 35 other hominids, similar to us. So why did our creators choose to gift us with their high level 223 psychiatric genetics?
What brought God to gift us with high-level intelligence instead of the other hominids of planet earth?
The understanding from our elders to Bitch is this; we were the gentlest of all the hominids. We had the least amount of struggle between one another. We were the kindest and sweetest of all the Simians that dwelt upon the earth. And that was why our makers chose us to receive their high level genetics and with it, our route to the stars. Do we not see that we were created by extraterrestrials to be extraterrestrials ourselves?
- A liberal feminist comedian, her beliefs about God and how she formed them (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
I imagine God has changed over the years — He’s gone from being a person, a man, to being more of a Thing, a notion. Goodness. The Oneness of the Universe. With something female in there. The energy that keeps the whole thing afloat. God as I know it now when I know it is kind of a cocktail made from a shot of Buddhism, a shot of feminist activism and a splash of ginger ale (because that, my friends, is something you can always count on).
- What is the Gospel? (libertychurchonline.wordpress.com)
Man kind went away from God, thousands of years ago, our ancestors did. They rejected the awesome presence of God, and decided to try to make it on their own. Now today we live in the wake of that.
- God made my flaws flawless! (fightingformylifeblog.com)
God breathed life in you and gave you a piece of his identity. You were made in the image of God and the closer you get to him, his likeness and characteristics will soon become yours. Know that nothing is flawed on you when you look like God from the inside out. So I say, Love all of You because at the end of the day, you are embracing God because you are his marvelous creation.
- Adam and Eve are Ancient “Archetypes” (jacksonwu.org)
Walton’s argument suggests that theological presuppositions are precisely what keep us from understanding God’s authoritative meaning in Gen 1–3.
- How Jesus Christ fulfills the promises of God through His sacrifice (theglobaldispatch.com)
- To an inheritance (activeinspiration.wordpress.com)
- We Are Only Complete In Him (pastorht.wordpress.com)
- I Will Make All Things New (ireport.cnn.com)
- 1 Year In God’s Word: Day 4 – Genesis 10-12, Matthew 4 (virtuousgirls.wordpress.com)