GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 15
GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 15 ~ ~ Acts 20:32~ ~ “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”
“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”
Biologists have recently discovered a gene that suggests that God may not be above playing a practical joke on those who reject what His Word says.
Those scientists who believe that natural forces made everything, including you and me, think that we have inherited all that we are. However, the Bible says that all living things reproduce “after their kind.” Thousands of years of experience in selective breeding have shown that plants and animals always reproduce after their own kind.
Geneticists have discovered a genetic basis for the Bible’s statement that all creatures reproduce after their own kinds. In other words, God’s Word proves out in real life. Keep in mind that “species” and “kinds” are not necessarily the same. Fruit fly studies show that when some species of fruit fly try to mate with other species, the resulting offspring are either sterile females or die before maturity. In one instance, however, some males survive to adulthood. The so-called “rescue” gene that allows this to happen weakens the general health of the males. Carriers of the gene are sterile.
We see this in mammals. Horses and donkeys can produce one generation of offspring, but that entire generation is sterile. The Word always proves true in the physical world.
Since the created world of living things around us proves that the Word is true in every detail.
From that, we know that what the Word (Bible) says about salvation being found ONLY in Jesus Christ, and not of our religious rituals, is also true. His Resurrection is true, being seen of many after being alive again. Our eternity rests ultimately upon our belief about Creation. It rests upon our belief about the first three chapters in the Bible. We can see it all around us, and we’re told that because of His creation being all around us, we are without excuse if we don’t take advantage of His offer of salvation alone without rituals.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”