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Examiner
  • Read the Bible; your answers there

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  • Barbara Young refers to my May 10 Examiner guest column in her May 22 letter asking “Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus created the earth and everything in it?” The answer is in Colossians 1:15-17. “He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the first-born over all of creation. For by Him all things were created that are on heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Read the whole chapter to get the most from it. Hebrews 1:13 says (God) has “spoken to us by His Son whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” and is “the express image of His (God’s) person.” Use a King James or New American Standard or other reliable version. Certain denominations and sects use versions they’ve distorted for their own purposes. Read Second Corinthians 4:4: “whose minds the god of this age (Satan) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” And John 17:15: “and now, oh Father, glorify me (Jesus) together with yourself, with the glory I had with You before the world was.”
    The Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit (who lives in the hearts of believers) are the distinct but equal and the triune God. Genesis 1:26: Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). See also Matthew 28:19: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
    The first two books in Genesis are about the creation of the world. So is Acts 17:24-31. Romans 1:19-22 states the evidence of God’s works is visible but people have foolishly rejected it, and there no excuse. Psalm 19:1: The heavens declare the glory of God: the skies proclaim the glory of His hands.” Psalm 147:8-9 says God is the builder of everything, gives the earth rain, makes grass grow, and provides food for cattle. Acts 14:17 is similar. These verses lead to more verses.
    Jesus was the one who came to earth as a human in a miracle birth, performed miracles and raised Himself from the dead. His Being was and is so limitless that He could manifest Himself to do what He needed to do to create everything though He appeared to people as a regular man.
    The Bible gives truthful answers to our many pertinent questions if we just check it out. There’s no reason for anyone to be uninformed or unbelieving.
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