20/04/2022 Wednesday
Review of Evil Fallen Angels
When did these angels fall from their holy state?
Sometime between Genesis 2 & 3
What are some modern terms related to contacting evil angels?
Witch, warlock, wizard, Wicca, charmer, Spiritism, spiritualism, astrology
Which two O.T. chapters likely describe the fall of Satan?
Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28
Name some ways Satan is promoting witchcraft today
Cartoons, Harry Potter, games, TV,
Man’s Creation
What do we know about man’s creation?
The Creation of Man and Woman
▰ God created man and woman on day six of creation.
▻ Genesis 1:24-31. Chorus, “God Made Everything”
▻ Each day of creation was a literal 24-hour day about 6,000 years ago.
▻ “Everywhere else in the Old Testament, when the Hebrew word for “day” (yom) appears with “evening” or “morning” or is modified by a number (e.g., “sixth
day” or “five days”), it always means a 24-hour day.” https://answersingenesis.org/days-of-creation/six-literal-days/
▻ God Himself made man, male and female, at the beginning, Matthew 19:4.
God did not use Evolution to Create
▰ God did NOT use any form of evolution to create anything including man (Col 1:16).
▻ Evolutionism is a foolish manmade theory of origins. It is not based on repeatable, observable facts. It is based on assumptions. Therefore, evolution is not
scientific; for science has to do only with facts. Evolutionism is a religion believed by faith.
▻ Fossils must form rapidly, thus they support creationism and the flood not evolutionism.
The Events of Man’s Creation
▻ Scientific dating methods are inconsistent and assume that deterioration speed has never changed.
▻ Creationism is the Bible’s literal record or origins. By its very nature divine creation cannot be observed or repeated. Yet it is clearly taught as fact in the Bible,
the oldest book known to man. Christians accept the literal Bible record of creation by faith.
▻ All attempts to merge creation and evolution (e.g., Theistic Evolution, Day-Age theory, Gap Theory) corrupt creation and contradict the Bible’s literal account.
One cannot believe in the literal Bible account of creation and evolution at the same time.
Man is Unique in God’s Creation
▰ Man is not an animal as science claims. “Man is unique from animal life in that God created him a living soul and body; man thinks, feels, wills, and
has self-perception and self-determination.” Towns, Elmer, What the Faith is all About, the Nature of Man, theWord edition
▰ God created man in His image (Genesis 1:27).
▻ Before man sinned, he was a reflection of God in his nature.
▻ Man has a soul, personality, moral consciousness, righteousness, the ability to think abstractly, an understanding of beauty and emotion, and, above all, the
capacity for worshiping and loving God. Various sources
Man is Unique in God’s Creation
▰ God created man out of dust (Genesis 2:7).
▰ God created man a little lower than the angels (Psalm 8:5).
▰ God gave man dominion over all His creation (Genesis 1:26, 28; Psalm 8:6).
The Nature of Man
▰ Man is a three-part being – spirit, soul and body.
▻ (1 Thessalonians 5:23) “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
▻ “The spirit is capable of God-consciousness; the soul is the seat of self-consciousness; the body of sense-consciousness.“ Pierson
▰ Man has an outward and inward part.
▻ (2 Corinthians 4:16) “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
Man’s Outward Man
▰ God created man with a body. Since God does not have a body (John 4:24), the image of God cannot refer to His body.
▰ Even the formation of life in a human mother is a mystery and marvel of God’s creation (Psalm 139:13-16). Life begins at conception. All forms of
abortion are murder of human life, created in God’s image, including drugs that kill at conception.
▰ The physical body of man is not the total man. It is only his temporary “tent” to live in (2 Corinthians 5:1). The body can die. When a person dies,
his body returns to dust (Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7), but his soul lives on (Luke 16:22-23).
Man’s Inward Man
▰ Man has both a spirit and soul. Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably and other times they are distinguished (1 Thessalonians 5:23,
Hebrews 4:12)
▰ In Genesis 2:7 God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
▰ The spirit and soul will live forever, either with the Lord or in the Lake of Fire.
Man’s Inward Man
▰ The moment a Christian dies, his spirit and soul go to be with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).
▰ The souls of man are passed on by the father – this is the reason all of mankind needs a Saviour (1 Cor 15:22).
▻ Jesus did not have a human father, therefore, He was sinless.
Review of Man’s Creation
Give the basic facts of Creation
God created all things in 6 literal 24-hour days about 6,000 years ago.
What is the difference between your outward and inward man?
What is the difference between your outward and inward man?
Outward is body, inward is spirit and soul
What verse says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord?
2 Corinthians 5:8
What are some things that show we are in the image of God?
Man has a soul, personality, moral consciousness, righteousness, the ability to think abstractly, an understanding of beauty and emotion, and, above all, the
capacity for worshiping and loving God.
Let’s Get Practical
▰ Why is evolution so devastating in today’s society?
▰ What are some facts that can help you to defend Creationism?
▰ What could you say to help a woman see that abortion is wrong?