Intelligent Design for Dummies, part 1

The Bible has storehouses no one will ever exhaust. Thus it deserves concomitant respect. Each word, individually and collectively, has the Divine touch of GOD’s hand. Hear this, from various passages in the Psalms:

Psalm 119
v. 89 Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Psalm 19
v.1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
v.2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
v.3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
v.4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

Or in other words, GOD’s Word (this is a very multi-faceted term–see how John uses it in his Gospel, Chapter 1 vv 1, 3, and 14)–GOD’s Word includes speech from the heavens which does not use words as we know them. And, in particular, it awaits us in the heavens, which are vast (pitching a tent for the sun connects them with a wilderness of sorts. This suggests to us that, if earth is vast, and the sun goes all the way around and back (perhaps hiding in that tent when it’s nighttime here) the sky is vaster. All this will come back in later parts of this blog.

Psalm 119
v. 105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Scripture begins with the Book of Genesis. To some, this means that the light to my path begins with history and science. Both guide our material decisions. We decide to honor GOD’s Word by taking no exception to anything we read there, for indeed GOD said it.
GOD Created the heavens and the earth. GOD Created a place for His children to live. We are children of GOD, even though that truth has been hidden, and many deny it when they hear it now. Even so, because it is true, GOD’s Word deserves full reverence, and tender, respectful treatment.

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