Thursday, December 26, 2013

Why All These Crazy Feelings If I Shouldn’t Do Anything About Them Now?


Since most people marry in their 20s, why do young teenagers begin to have strong feelings for the opposite sex? Why is a 13-year-old fully capable of getting pregnant and bringing a baby into the world, if she must wait until she’s 20 in order to do so?

Why all these crazy feelings if I shouldn’t do anything about them now?

I was thinking about this recently and God shared something very cool with me.

On the day of your wedding you pledge yourself, forsaking all others, to keep yourself only to your husband or wife, as long as you both shall live. All thoughts of others, all interest in others is to be strictly controlled. Once you’re married to the man of your choice, you cannot have a boyfriend too. After your wedding you can’t have a wife and a string of girlfriends.

So how are you supposed to learn how to do that—trial and error after you’re married doesn’t work out so well?!

And that’s the really cool things God showed me: That’s what these teenage romantic feelings are for. There is a reason He designed them to come early! There’s something

Saturday, February 2, 2013

When Was the Earth Itself Created?

The Bible says:

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3:

When you read this, you see some interesting things pre-existing the light God created light on day 1 of creation. There was an earth that was “without form and void” and there was water that the “Spirit of God moved upon”.

How long was the earth without form and void? How long did this water exist? Some suggest this could have been millions of years, explaining the supposed geologic age of

The Sabbath A Perpetual Sign—Part 4

By Joseph Bates (adapted)

The Spirit of God directed Moses to write that God “blessed the seventh day” of creation, “and sanctified it, because that in it he had rested (Hebrew: shabath) from all his work”. This shows that the Sabbath has existed from that very day.
(Genesis 2:2-3). See also Exodus 5:5, 16:30, 23:12, 31:16-17, 34: 21 for uses of shabath.

The Bible is just as clear that the “Sabbath” was created on the seventh day, as it is that “man” was created on the sixth day.

Wouldn’t it be absurd to try and prove that Adam was not created in the beginning, but that He came into existence at Sinai? And yet that is just as logical as trying to