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It Is Just Pure Chance (Part V)

The Word of God is absolutely blinding, dazzling, and enlightening, but only the childlike can see. This is part five in the ongoing series, It Is Just Pure Chance. Bible believers are accused of twisting and massaging the Word of God to fit their various desires. Prophecies are called vague and convoluted. The miraculous accounts are classified as Aesops Fables. Commandments and insights given thousands of years ago (that mans science is just beginning to understand) are written off as pure chance, just coincidences. In this feature, we will list Biblical references for your examination.
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It Is Just Pure Chance (Part V)

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“Tell me the truth,” they say, but in their carnal condition they cannot know it.  What they are actually searching for is confirmation and endorsement of what they already embrace.  When offered the “Truth,” they can’t recognize it.  Tell me there is no God, or tell me God is a smiley-face bumper sticker, or tell me that all religions are good and lead to Heaven, or tell me all Bibles are the same, or that my denomination is God’s choice, but don’t upset my apple cart.

Jesus Christ is the Lord of Glory.  He is the truth and His name is The Word of God (Revelation 19:13).  Jesus speaks of Himself in John 14:6:

…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

To know this Truth, a miracle is required and this miracle is made available to all by God through Jesus Christ.  John 3:16:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Are you ready to embrace the Truth—the Truth that will totally change your life?  Are you ready for a peace that passes understanding?  Do you search for answers and seek a purpose bigger than this life?  GodSaidManSaid has good news for you.  Click onto “Further With Jesus” for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God.  Your miracle is just moments away.  Do it now.  We’ll wait for you here.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

GOD SAID, Proverbs 3:19:

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

GOD SAID, John 3:19:

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

MAN SAID:  According to William Provine in Progress in Evolution and Meaning in Life: “Modern science directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with deterministic principles or chance.  There are no purposive principles whatsoever in nature.  There are no gods and no designing forces that are rationally detectable.”

Now THE RECORD.  Faith is the green commerce of the Kingdom of God.  Without faith, nothing can be purchased and it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).  Faith is pivotal to all good things.  GodSaidManSaid is a proof text that proves the absolute inerrancy of Holy Writ.  This is feature article #475.  These features are archived in text and streaming audio.  Every Thursday eve, God willing, they grow by one.  They are offered up for the purpose of defending the gospel of Jesus Christ and building the believer’s faith in the Word of God.  I Thessalonians 5:21 reads:

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

For over 6,000 years, Satan has mustered the brightest carnal minds to deny the inerrant truth only to fail time after miserable time.  He will not succeed in the future.  Be of good cheer, saints.  Your faith is secure and reigns supreme.  Welcome to GodSaidManSaid.  We’re so glad you’ve come.

The Word of God is absolutely blinding, dazzling, and enlightening, but only the childlike can see.  This is part five in the ongoing series, “It Is Just Pure Chance.”  Bible believers are accused of twisting and massaging the Word of God to fit their various desires.  Prophecies are called vague and convoluted.  The miraculous accounts are classified as Aesop’s Fables.  Commandments and insights given thousands of years ago (that man’s science is just beginning to understand) are written off as pure chance – just coincidences.  In this feature, we will list a Biblical reference for your examination and then list a feature or two if you wish for more detail.  God’s Word removes all reasonable doubt.  Here we go!

• It’s “just a coincidence” that Isaiah 40:22 reads:

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

…and that above the earth’s sky God has placed an ozone layer, a gift unique to the universe, to protect us from deadly rays from the sun.  He stretched His tent over us and created a place science now knows as the inhabitable zone—a place to dwell in.

He Stretched His Tent Over Us

Anthropic Principle

• It’s “just pure chance” that God’s Word teaches that Adam and Eve were created to be immortal and that we find the in the following GodSaidManSaid feature, “Is Immortality Knocking:”

New research now being conducted by Michael Rose, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, is focused on extending life.  He is experimenting with fruit flies.  Fruit flies are likely candidates because they reproduce rapidly and make it possible to see the generational effects of their experiments very quickly.  In his laboratory he has managed to double the life span of fruit flies – raising a lot of eyebrows.  When he was asked how far this life extension could go on he answered, “The flies in my lab can potentially live forever.  But of course they don’t, because they have a high likelihood of dying by accident.”  When the question shifted to the human life span and ‘are there discernable limits?’  Rose said, “Not at all.  I believe the limit of the human life span is the limit of human technology.”

The following excerpt is from the article in U.S. News and World Report, titled, “The Cells of Immortality.”  It reads:

Over the past century, vaccines, antibiotics, and good sanitation have upped the average American’s life expectancy by decades, to today’s 74 years for men and 79 for women.  Now, new understanding of the genes and chemicals involved in aging may not only help humans live far past that age but, more important, may also help people retain health and strength in those latter years.  The discovery of biological clocks ticking away in each of our cells, and a knowledge of how to reset those clocks, open the possibility that a human would never die – at least not from old age.  [End of quote]

One Hundred Twenty Years

Adam Was To Live Forever

• It’s “just a coincidence” that God focuses on the number seven, and that He created the earth in six literal days and rested on the seventh, and commanded man to keep the Sabbath, and that the science of chronobiology says yes to seven.  The following paragraphs are from the GodSaidManSaid feature, “The Revelation of Seven:”

There is a scientific discipline known as Chronobiology, which is the research into how living things handle time.  It has discovered, amongst a plethora of other things, that countless hormones crucial to human life processes are directed by an unseen conductor’s hand in predictable biological rhythms.  Although secretions happen within ultradian and circadian time frames, they appear to occur in seven-day cycles.  Perry and Dawson, authors of the book, The Secrets Our Body Clocks Reveal, reported:

Weekly rhythms known in chronobiology as “circaseptan rhythms” are among the most puzzling and fascinating findings of chronobiology.  At first glance, it might seem that weekly rhythms developed in response to the seven-day week imposed by human culture thousands of years ago.  However, this theory doesn’t hold once you realize that plants, insects, and animals other than humans also have weekly cycles.  Biology therefore, not culture, is probably at the source of our seven-day week.  [End of quote]

Six 24-Hour Days

• It’s “just pure chance” that 4,000 years ago, God commanded His men to be circumcised (Genesis 17:10-14), and that medical scientists have reversed their opposition to circumcision and now recognize the Biblical procedure as the leading weapon against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  “Just a coincidence.”

Circumcision

Update – Vestigial Organs and Circumcision

• It’s “just a coincidence” that God’s Word speaks of Jonah (of Jonah and the whale fame), and that the prophet was sent to the pagan city of Nineveh to prophesy of its doom, and that the following was discovered by archaeologist Henry Austin Layard.  The following paragraph has been lifted from the GodSaidManSaid feature, “Jonah – Everyone Says Yes:”

The following excerpt is found in the archaeological supplement in the Thompson Chain Reference Bible: “Henry Austin Layard visited ruined Nineveh in 1845 and found the entire circuit of its walled area to be seven and one-half miles.  Within the 1,800-acre enclosure were two mounds.  The southern mound was one hundred feet high, covered forty acres, and was known by the natives as ‘Nebi Yunis,’ (the Prophet Jonah).  The north mound was ninety feet high, covered one hundred acres, and was called ‘Kuyunjik,’ (The Castle of Nineveh).”  [End of quote]

Lachish Reveals Its Secrets

God’s Word is true and righteous altogether.  It is a place to build a life.

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

GOD SAID, Proverbs 3:19:

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

GOD SAID, John 3:19:

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

MAN SAID: According to William Provine in Progress in Evolution and Meaning in Life: “Modern science directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with deterministic principles or chance.  There are no purposive principles whatsoever in nature.  There are no gods and no designing forces that are rationally detectable.”

 

 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

Morris, H.M., That Their Words May Be Used Against Them, ICR, 1997, p396

Provine, William B., “Progress in Evolution and Meaning in Life,” in Evolutionary Progress, ed. Matthew H. Nitecki (University of Chicago Press, 1988), p65

 

 

 

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