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Creationism Stiintific: Apariția popoarelor partea II

 

 

Putem reface istoria veridica a grupelor de oameni folosind:

 

  • Informaţii, date de însuşi Creatorul în cartea Geneza

  • Principii genetice

  • Unele cunoştinţe ale influenţei mediului înconjurător

 

Primul om, Adam, de la care au provenit toţi oamenii, a fost creat cu cea mai bună din toate combinaţiile posibile de gene – ca de exemplu pentru „culoarea” pielii. După o perioadă lungă de timp după creaţie, Potopul global a nimicit toată omenirea, cu excepţia lui Noe, soţiei sale şi celor 3 fii cu soţiile lor. Ca urmare, Dumnezeu le porunceşte celor ce au supraveţuit să se înmulţească şi să umple Pamântul. (Geneza 9:1). După câteva sute de ani, oamenii au hotărât să nu asculte de porunca lui Dumnezeu şi s-au unit pentru construcţia unui oraş măreţ şi a turnului Babel – simbolul răzvrătirii şi necredinţei. Din capitolul 11 al Genezei cunoaştem că până la acel moment ei vorbeau toţi aceeaşi limbă. Domnul a pedepsit neascultarea oamenilor încurcându-le limbile, ca să nu se poată înţelege între ei şi să acţioneze împotriva lui Dumnezeu. Încurcarea limbilor i-a obligat pe oameni să se împrăştie pe toată suprafaţa Pământului, aşa cum intenţionase Dumnezeu de la început. În acest fel, toate „grupele de oameni” – africanii „negrii”, indo-europenii, asiaticii şi alţii au apărut concomitent în urma amestecării limbii în timpul construcţiei turnului Babel.

Noe şi membrii familiei sale aveau o culoare a pielii cel mai probabil intermediară, cu gene ce conţineau atât culoare albă cât şi neagră, fiindcă această culoare „medie” poate fi considerată cea mai potrivită (este destul de întunecată ca să protejeze împotriva cancerului de piele şi totodată destul de deschisă ca să alimenteze organismul cu vitamina D). Deoarece la Adam şi Eva persistau toţi factorii ce determinau „culoarea” pielii, atunci ei cel mai probabil erau tot mulatri, cu ochi căprui şi cu păr cafeniu sau negru. În principiu, majoritatea populaţiei globului pământesc au o culoare a pielii mulatră/mixtă. După Potop, timp de câteva secole până la turnul Babel, pe Pământ exista o singură limbă vorbită şi o singură grupă culturală. De aceea, pentru căsătoriile în interiorul acestui grup nu exista nici un obstacol. Acest factor ar fi trebuit să ferească culoarea pielii populaţiei de extreme. Desigur, uneori puteau să se nască oameni de o culoare foarte închisă sau deschisă, dar ei puteau fără probleme să se căsătorească cu reprezentanţi de o culoare mult mai deschisă sau întunecată şi în acest fel culoarea „medie” rămânea neschimbată.

 

Acest principiu se referă şi la alte deosebiri, nu numai la „culoarea” pielii. În condiţiile unor posibilităţi de încrucişare liberă, deosebiri exterioare evidente nu se manifestă. Ca ele să se manifeste, trebuie împărţită populaţia în grupe izolate, excluzând posibilitatea de a se mai încrucişa între ele. Acest mecanism se atribuie atât populaţiei de animale, cât şi a oamenilor.

 

Anume aceasta şi s-a întâmplat după „incidentul” de la turnul Babel. Când Dumnezeu le-a impus oamenilor să vorbească diferite limbi, între ei au apărut obstacole nerezolvabile. Acum ei nu numai că nu se hotărau să se căsătorească cu cei a căror limbă nu o înţelegeau, dar cu greu comunicau între ei şi desigur nu aveau încredere în cei ce vorbeau altă limbă. Acum grupele de oameni unite prin limba comună vorbită încercau sau poate erau nevoiţi să se îndepărteze de ceilalţi şi să se mute în alte locuri.

 

Mă îndoiesc că fiecare din grupurile nou create includeau oameni cu acelaşi specru larg al „culorii” pielii precum cea iniţială. În timp ce oamenii se îndepărtau de Babilon, ei au fost nevoiţi să înfrunte schimbări climatice neobişnuite. Aceasta tot nu putea să nu se reflecte asupra raportului factorilor moşteniţi, cu toate că influenţa mediului înconjurător nu juca un rol hotărâtor în comparaţie cu genofondul uman, de la care s-a început dezvoltarea fiecărui grup.

 

Ca exemplu, vom examina grupul care se îndreaptă în regiunile reci, unde zilele cu soare sunt mai puţine în timpul anului. În aceste locuri, oamenii negri ar fi simţit o insuficienţă de vitamina D, de aceea se îmbolnăveau mai des şi li se năşteau mai puţini copii. În cosecinţă, cu timpul în acest grup au început să domine oamenii cu culoarea pielii deschisă. Dacă câteva grupe diferite se îndreptau spre Nord şi reprezentanţilor uneia din grupe le lipseau genele responsabile de culoarea deschisă a pielii, atunci acest grup era sortit morţii.

 

Selecţia naturală acţionează pe baza caracteristicilor deja existente şi nu formează altele noi. Este înteresant de remarcat că la neanderthalienii din Europa, care în zilele noastre au fost recunoscuţi ca reprezentanţi deplini ai rasei umane, au fost depistate semne de insuficienţă de vitamina D în oase. Cel mai probabil, aceştia erau un grup de oameni negri care au nimerit in zona cu condiţii climatice nefavorabile din cauza combinaţiei de gene pe care ei o aveau de la început. De remarcat că asa numita selecţie naturală nu crează culoarea pielii, ci doar influenţează pigmentul existent.

 

În acelaşi mod, grupul de oameni deschişi la culoare care au nimerit în zonele destul de calde, cu zile cu mult soare pe parcursul anului, cel mai probabil a suferit de cancer de piele. Astfel, în zonele climatice prea calde, oamenii negri aveau mai multe şanse de supraveţuire. Aşadar, noi vedem că influenţa mediului înconjurător poate:

 

a) influenţa balanţa genetică în cadrul unui grup, şi

 

b) chiar poate genera dispariţia întregului grup.

 

Dar nu întodeauna este aşa. La eschimoşi, pielea este de o culoare mai întunecată, cu toate că ei locuiesc acolo unde zilele cu soare sunt mai puţine. Putem presupune că genotipul iniţial era ceva de genul MAMAmBmB, (vezi tabelul lui Penneta), de aceea urmaşii lor nu puteau să fie mai deschişi la culoare. Şi invers: la locuitorii băştinaşi ai Americii de Sud, care locuiesc la Ecuator, pielea nu e neagră deloc. Aceste exemple încă o dată ne confirmă că selecţia naturală nu crează informaţie nouă – dacă fondul genetic nu permite schimbarea „culorii” pielii, selecţia naturală nu e capabilă să o facă.

 

Pigmei africani – locuitorii locurilor calde, dar foarte puţin expuşi la soare deoarece locuiesc în pădurile tropicale şi totuşi culoarea pielii lor este neagră.

 

Anumite caracteristici genetice puteau să determine grupele de oameni să-şi aleagă locul de trai în mod conştient (sau inconştient). Istoria biblică a apariţiei omului este confirmată nu numai de dovezi biologice şi genetice. Deoarece toată omenirea a provenit de la Noe, relativ, dar nu tare demult, ar fi straniu dacă în izvoarele şi legendele diferitor popoare nu ar fi menţionată istoria Potopului global. Şi, desigur, în istoriile folclorice ale majorităţii popoarelor este descris Potopul care a nimicit lumea.

 

Este interesant faptul că aceste istorii conţin o mulţime de asemănări cu istoria biblică (8 oameni, salvaţi în corabie, curcubeul, pasărea trimisă în căutarea uscatului şi altele). 

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Creationism Stiintific: Aparitia popoarelor partea I:

 

 

 

Conform Bibliei, toti oamenii de pe Pamant au provenit de la Noe, sotia sa, trei fii ai sai si nevestele lor, iar mai inainte de asta de la Adam si Eva (Geneza 1-11). Insa astazi pe Pamant traiesc grupuri de oameni numite ”rase”, care dupa infatisarea exterioara se diferentiaza. Una din aceste deosebiri este culoarea pielii. Multi oameni considera acest lucru ca o dovada ca istoria biblica a aparitiei popoarelor este gresita. Ei cred ca aceste grupuri de oameni au aparut doar printr-o evolutie separata pe parcursul a zeci de mii de ani.

 

 

In realitate pe Pamant exista doar o singura ”rasa” — rasa oamenilor. Biblia ne invata ca Dumnezeu ”Dintr-un singur om, El a făcut fiecare neam de oameni” Fapte 17:26. Sfinta Scriptura deosebeste oamenii dupa triburi si popoare, dar nu dupa culoare sau alte deosebiri exterioare. Reprezentantii diferitor popoare se pot incrucisa liber intre ei si pot da urmasi. Aceasta demonstreaza ca diferentele biologice intre ”rase” nu sunt asa de mari. In principiu, diferentele in compozitia ADN sunt minore. Daca luam doua persoane din oricare parte a lumii, atunci diferenta ADN lor alcatuieste 0,2%.

 

 

Antropologii impart omenirea in cateva grupe principale: europeoida (alba), mongoloida (chinezii, eschimoshii si indienii americani), negroida (negrii africani) si australoida (aborigenii australieni). In cadrul lor se pot diferentia diferite subgrupuri.

 

 

Practic toti evolutionistii din zilele nostre recunosc, ca diferite grupe de oameni nu puteau sa aiba origine diferita, cu alte cuvinte ei nu puteau sa evolutioneze din diferite specii de animale. In acest fel sustinatorii evolutiei sunt de acord cu creationistii ca toate grupele de popoare au provenit de la un numar initial comun de oameni. Multi oameni insa cred ca asa diferente mari ale exteriorului uman puteau sa se dezvolte numai intr-o perioada lunga de timp.

 

 

Sa examinam spre exemplu, problema culorii pielii. In realitate toti oamenii au unul si acelasi pigment, care reda pielii o anumita nuanta de culoare, numit — melanin. Acest pigment maro-intunecat, care persista la fiecare din noi in anumite celule ale pielii. Daca omul nu are melanin (cum se intimpla la albinosi, persoane care sufera de o mutatie transmisa genetic din care cauza celule isi pierd capacitatea de a produce melanina ) atunci culoarea pelii este absolut alba sau roza. Daca in celule se produce putina melanina, se primeste un european alb, daca multa un african negru, iar intre ele toate nuantele de cafeniu. Acesta este unicul pigment, care influenteaza formarea culorii albe. Aceasta situatie este adevarata nu doar in cazul culorii pielii. De exemplu, ochii lunguieti ai asiaticilor este rezultatul unui strat de grasime mai mare pe incretaturile de la pleoape. Si la asiatici cat si la europeni despicatura ochiului este determinata de prezenta stratului de grasime, numai ca la europeni este mai putina.

 

 

Melanina protejeaza pielea de razele ultraviolete ale soarelui. Cu cat mai des omul se expune la soare cu atat sunt mai mari sansele de a avea arsuri de la soare sau cancer de piele. Daca in celulele voastre este exces de melanina, insa locuiti in regiuni unde zilele cu soare sunt putine, organismului dumneavoastra ii va fi mai greu sa produca cantitatea necesara de vitamina D. In acest caz omul sufera de insuficienta de vitamina D, ceea ce poate duce la boli de oase (de exemplu, rahitism).

 

 

De mentionat este faptul ca omul nu se naste cu o anumita cantitate de melanina, ci doar cu abilitatile date genetic de a produce melanina in anumita cantitate, insa aceasta cantitate crestere in dependenta de intensitatea razelor solare.

 

 

Fiecare din noi poarta in sine informatia despre propriul organism, ca si proiectul unei cladiri construite. Acest ”proiect” determina nu doar ca aceasta fiinta va fi anume om, dar si ca el va avea ochi albastri, nas bombat, picioare lungi si asa mai departe. O mare parte din aceasta informatie este pastrata in ADN. ”Proiectul” omului este scris cu ajutorul unui cod special in forma de legaturi chimice lungi ADN. ADN — cea mai efectiva sistema de pastrare a informatiei. Scrisa in acest fel informatia se copiaza (reorganizeaza) din generatie in generatie. Asa dar, ovulul fecundat contine toata informatia, jumatate (23 cromozomi) de la tatal, iar cealalta jumatate (23 cromozomi) de la mama. Astfel de mecanism este foarte folositor, deoarece in cazul in care persoana mosteneste o gena deteriorata de la unul din parinti, de exemplu celulele produc ghemoglobina care nu este normala, atunci gena primita de la celalat parinte va fi normala si o va compensa pe cea cu probleme dand posibilitate organismului sa produca proteine normale.

 

 

In acest fel, defectul il va purta doar jumatate din ghemoglobin. In genomul fiecarui om se contin sute de erori, mostenite de la unul din parinti, care nu se manifesta, deoarece ”se ascund” in activitatea celeilalte gene normale.

 

 

Noi cunoastem ca culoarea pielii este determinata mai mult decat de o pereche de gene. Dar pentru simplitate sa presupunem ca genele sunt doar doua, si ele sunt situate pe cromosomi in pozitiile A si B. O forma a genei, M ”da comanda” sa produca multa melanina; cealalta m — putina melanina. Pe pozitia A pot aparea combinatiile genelor, MAmA si mAmA, care dau celulelor pielii semnalul sa produca mult, nu prea mult si putina melanina. In fel asemanator, pe pozitia B pot fi combinatiile MBMB, MBmB si mBmB care la randul lor dau semnalul sa produca mult, nu prea mult si putina melanina. In acest fel, oamenii cu o culoare a pielii foarte intunecata, pot avea urmatoarea combinatie de gene, de exemplu, MAmA MBMB. Deoarece si spermatoizii si ovulele la astfel de oameni pot contine doar gene MAMB, copii lor se vor naste doar cu aceasta combinatie de gene, ca si parintii lor. Prin urmare toti acesti copii vor avea culoarea pielii foarte intunecata. In acelasi fel la oamenii cu culoarea pielii deschisa cu combinatia genelor mAmA mBmB se pot naste copii doar cu aceasta combinatie de gene. Noi putem apela la ajutorul unei scheme deosebite numita ”tabelul luiPenneta”. Pe partea stinga sunt mentionate combinatiile genetice posibile pentru spermatozoid, pe partea dreapta pentru ovul. In fiecare intersectie a liniei si coloanei este scrisa combinatia genelor in urma fecundarii date de ovul si spermatozoid. Astfel dispersarea nuantelor culorii pielii de la foarte deschis pana la foarte inchis, se poate manifesta doar dupa o singura generatie, la urmasii de pe urma casatoriei oamenilor mulatrii cu o astfel de combinatie de gene.

 

 

Daca oamenii ”albi” (mAmA mBmB) se vor casatorii doar cu persoane de aceeasi culoare a pielii si se vor muta in locuri unde copii lor nu se vor putea intilni cu oameni de o culoare a pielii mai inchisa, atunci in final se va forma ”curat” in sens ca va deveni ”linia alba” — ei vor pierde genele necesare pentru producerea unei cantitati mari de melanina si culoarea pielii intunecate. Dar daca reprezentantii ambelor combinatii de linii se vor avanta in casatorii incrucisate, procesul va decurge invers. Intr-o perioada scurta de timp urmasii de pe urma acestor casatorii ne vor demonstra totalitatea spectrului de nuante a culorii pielii, in cadrul uneia si aceleiasi familii.

 

 

Daca toti oamenii de pe Pamant s-ar avanta liber in casatorii incrucisate, iar pe urma s-ar impartii in grupuri intimplatore si se vor castori doar intre ei, ar rezulta o multime de noi combinatii, de exemplu, urmasi cu ochi lunguieti iar culoarea pielii neagra, ochi albastrii cu par scurt negru si cretos si asa mai departe.

 

Majoritatea savantilor din zilele nostre sunt de acord cu ideea, ca pentru omul modern termenul de ”rasa” practic este lipsit de un sens biologic. Si aceasta este un argument serios impotriva teoriei dezvoltarii izolate a grupelor de popoare pe parcursul unei perioade foarte indelungate de timp.

 

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GOD’S WONDERFUL PLAN OF SALVATION

Salvation, Atonement, and Redemption (It’s not that complicated!)

Author: Vlad Petrusevich

Source: BibleViews.com

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

The Bible is the word of God, the everlasting Truth. It contains the account of creation, man’s disobedience to God, and the agony which came upon man because of sin. It also tells us of God’s love for man in making a plan to redeem him. It tells of a Savior who was born, who died for man’s sin, and was raised from death for his [man’s] justification. Whosoever believes its message may have forgiveness of sins, peace of mind, love for all men, power over sin, and a living hope of eternal life. SALVATION IS GOD’S FREE GIFT TO MAN.

The Word of God

GOD’S WONDERFUL CREATION

Long, long ago there was no world at all. But God has always been. God, the Creator, is everywhere, is almighty, and all wise. By His spoken word all things were created in perfection. God said, “Let the dry land appear,” and it was so. He created the hills and valleys covered with grass, beautiful flowers, and trees of every kind. He created the fowl, and the birds which sing so many different songs. God created all the animals, great and small, who roam the lands, as well as the small insects and reptiles that live on and in the ground. He created the lakes and oceans for the dwelling place of the fish and all water creatures. He made the continents on which the people of every nation could live. God made the moon to give light at night, and He decked the sky with thousands of beautiful, twinkling stars. last of all God formed man from the dust of the earth. He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living soul. God called him Adam.

Seeing that Adam needed a helper, He caused him to fall into a deep sleep. Then taking a rib from him, God formed a woman with it, and brought her to Adam. Adam knew that Eve was bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh, and he loved her. Eve loved Adam too. They had sweet fellowship with each other. This is God’s plan for a family unit. God created everything in six days, and on the seventh day He rested. He looked upon everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. So God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it as a day of rest for man. God wanted Adam and Eve and all of their descendants to have a day of rest every week, that they might think and talk about God and all His wonderful creation. This would help them to love and obey Him.

The Bible also tells us of a fallen angel called Satan, or the devil. He was cast out of Heaven upon the earth and he is the source of all evil. Because of him sorrow, suffering, sickness, and death came into the world.

THE TRAGIC BEGINNING OF SIN

God loved Adam and Eve. He made a beautiful garden for them to live in. It was called the garden of Eden. Adam was to take care of it. In this garden were many kinds of vegetables and fruit trees for them to eat from. There was one tree called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam that he should not eat of this tree, for in the day that he would eat thereof, he would surely die. One day Satan came to Eve and told her a lie. He said, “Ye shall not surely die . . . ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

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As she looked upon the tree with it’s beautiful fruit, she thought it must be good for food, and eating of it would bring wisdom. So she took some fruit and gave also to Adam, they both did eat of it. Immediately they felt very strange in their hearts. They had never felt this way before. They knew now that they had done something very wrong. They were both ashamed of themselves as they thought of their disobedience. Fear came into their hearts as they thought of meeting God. So they hid themselves among the trees of the garden.

In the cool of the day God called Adam and said, “Where art thou?” They could not be hid from God, so they came into His presence and acknowledged their wrongdoing. God caused them to understand what a great sin it was to disobey His command. He told them that both must be punished according to their evil deeds. They would now have to suffer pain and trouble all the days of their lives. They would now have to work hard for their living. Their bodies would become old and worn out. They would die and return to dust again.

As they were driven from this beautiful garden, God placed Cherubims at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword to keep the way of the tree of life. They began to understand what it meant to sin and what great sorrow it brings.

THE SAD RESULT OF SINNING

Adam and Eve were very sorry for their sin of disobeying God. God still loved them, and made them coats of skins, and clothed them. He gave them the promise of a Savior who would come some day to bruise the serpent’s head.

The first two sons born to Adam and Eve were Cain and Abel. They brought an offering unto the Lord. Cain brought of the fruit of the ground. Abel brought of the firstborn of his flock. This lamb’s blood was shed, and was a type of the promised Redeemer who, many years later, came as the lamb of God to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29). Jesus died as an innocent lamb on the cross for our sins. Abel’s sacrifice pleased God, but God was not pleased with Cain nor his offering.

We must not neglect to do what God wants us to do. We now have His Spirit and Word which teach us how to live and what His will is for us.

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When Cain noticed that God was pleased with Abel and with his offering, but not with his, envy and hatred toward Abel entered his heart. Then one day as they were together in the field, Cain rose up and killed his brother Abel. God spoke to Cain and said, “Where is Abel thy brother?” Cain did not like to tell the truth, so he said, “I know not: Am I my brothers keeper?” Cain had not been obedient in following the Lord’s instructions. God had warned him before he killed Abel. He told Cain that if he would do well he would be accepted, but if not, sin was lying at the door. How much better it would have been had he corrected his attitude and loved his brother. Now his brother’s blood was calling to God from the ground. Cain was cast out from the presence of the lord and society. He became a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth.

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS SON

“For unto you is born this day… a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

After Abel was dead and Cain had gone away from home, Adam and Eve had another son. His name was Seth. He grew up to be a good man. God blessed his descendants with many godly leaders, kings, and prophets, who heard and believed God’s wonderful promises of a Savior who would someday be born. Abraham, especially, believed God; for which he was called the friend of God. He was told that through him and his descendants all the families of the earth would be blessed.

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Many hundreds of years later God fulfilled the promise He had made of sending a Savior to the world. It happened, in a supernatural way, in the little town of Bethlehem of Judea. There In a stable, a babe was born to Mary; who was a virgin. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger. (Read Luke 2:1-7). An angel told Mary that the baby’s name was to be called Jesus (meaning Savior). He was to become a great leader who would teach the people many things about God. Jesus grew up much like other children. He was loved and favored by many. At the age of twelve He was wiser in the word of God than many doctors and lawyers of Jerusalem. He seemed to know all about the law and prophets. No one could ask Him a question that He could not answer. He had great interest in the religious activities of His people. When He was about thirty years old, He took part in religious services. Once He read an Old Testament prophecy about the coming Messiah. When He had finished reading, He said to the people, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” He taught the people as one having authority. He preached that the Kingdom of God was at hand, and that repentance was necessary for entrance into the Kingdom. He taught people to worship God in humility and sincerity–from the heart. He rebuked the proud and unbelieving people of their sins, and preached the Gospel of love to the poor and needy.

JESUS HAS POWER OVER DEATH

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and life: He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall live” (John 11:25).

Jesus did many miracles, proving to the people that He was the promised Savior sent from God. He healed the sick, made the blind to see, caused the deaf to hear, cast out devils and raised the dead to life. Once He walked on the water and calmed the stormy sea by His words. His words spoken to a fig tree were so powerful, that it was found dried up from the roots the next day. At one time He fed more than five thousand hungry people with five loaves of bread and two fishes. when all had enough to eat, there remained twelve baskets full. Fishermen caught large numbers of fish when nets were cast at His command. One day Jesus met ten lepers who had heard of His fame. They cried, “Master have mercy on us.” At His command they were cleansed.

Large crowds followed Jesus daily, whether He was in town, traveling in the roads, or in the hilly country. The people felt blessed who heard “the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.” Some said, “Never man spake like this man”. Others were amazed and glorified God saying “We never saw it on this fashion.”

He began to tell the people that He was the Son of God, and that God was His Father. All who believed His words were made happy. He told those who believed, that they were children of God. Jesus said to His disciples, ““I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also“. (John 14:2-3). (This place in Heaven is for all true Christians).

“Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:34).

JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS

“When they were come to Calvary, there they crucified him” (Luke 23:33).

The scribes and Pharisees were greatly annoyed at Jesus and His teaching. He had often reproved them for their honor seeking in religion and unlawful money-making practices. They were very jealous and envious of Jesus, because so many people believed in Him, followed Him, and praised Him. They feared that the people might make Jesus their king.

They tried to make Jesus say or do things that would cause the people to lose faith in Him, but Jesus was too wise for them. They were not able to find occasion to accuse Jesus to the common people. Their hatred and anger grew as Jesus’ popularity continued to increase. Their ill will and hatred toward Jesus became so great that they made plans to put Him to death.

They took Jesus to court and charged Him as an evildoer and trouble maker in the community. They brought many false charges against Jesus. Then they took Him before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judaea. Pilate could find no fault in Him, so Pilate was going to release Jesus and set Him free. But the accusers of Jesus turned into a mad mob and cried, “Crucify Him, crucify Him.” When Pilate heard their angry cries and threats, he gave in to their demands and turned Jesus over to them. They took Jesus and put a crown of thorns on His head and a rod in His hand. In mockery they called Him king. They spit in His face and beat Him cruelly. They finally nailed Him to the cross and left Him there to die.

Calvary

 

Jesus was put to death just as the innocent lamb that Abel offered on an altar hundreds of years before. Abel had offered his lamb as a type of the lamb of God who would die for the sin of the world. Many prophets of old had likewise foretold of Jesus’ suffering and death. John the Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”, (John 1:29). “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Salvation

JESUS AROSE FROM THE DEAD TO SET US FREE

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).

The third day after the death and burial of Jesus, very early, upon the first day of the week, several women came to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus. They were surprised to find the tomb empty. The body of Jesus was not there. Their hearts were troubled. Then, suddenly, two angels stood by them in shining garments. They said, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here but is risen”. (Luke 24:5,6) Upon this they quickly went back to tell the disciples what they had seen and heard. The disciples could not believe their story. So Peter and John went to investigate for themselves. They, too, found the tomb empty and as they entered they saw the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that had been wrapped about Jesus’ head neatly folded as if by gentle hands, placed separately. When they saw these things they believed the story of the women. In the evening of the same day the disciples were together behind closed doors for fear of the Jews. Then Jesus suddenly stood in the midst of them and said, “Peace be unto you“. He showed them His pierced hands and side that they might believe. When they saw the lord they were glad and believed that He was the same Jesus who had been crucified and that He had risen from the dead. After this Jesus showed Himself to many people as full proof of His resurrection.

He_is_alive!

This bright morning when Jesus arose from the dead is still the most glorious day in all history. For on this day, God’s wonderful plan of Salvation was completed. Now all who receive Jesus into their hearts, even though they die and are buried, shall resurrect and live forever in Heaven. Jesus said, “Because I live, ye shall live also“(John14:19).
This wonderful plan of salvation is made effective by faith alone, to all who believe that Jesus Christ is God, in His sin-atoning death, and in His literal, physical resurrection.

“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead. thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

Dear Reader: Have you enjoyed reading this absolutely truthful and impressive account of life and death? God is speaking to your heart. What is your response? Will you repent and believe the Gospel? If you surrender to God you will receive a love for righteousness and power over your sin. You will also want to witness to others of what the Lord has done for you. The Scriptures tell us in Romans 10:11 that no one who believes in Jesus Christ shall be ashamed.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Do not delay. Come to Jesus today.

Repent

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Music: William J. Kirkpatrick

 

An open Bible for the world—
May this our glorious motto be!
On ev’ry breeze its flag unfurled
Shall scatter blessings rich and free.

 

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Blest Word of God! send forth thy light.
O’er every land and every sea,
Till all who wander in the night
Are led to God and heaven by thee.

 

Where’er it goes its golden light,
Streaming as from an unveiled sun,
Shall dissipate the clouds of night,
Undo the work that sin has done.

 

It shows to men the Father’s face,
All radiant with forgiving love;
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Proclaims sweet mercy from above.

 

It offers rest to weary hearts,
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To all who faint, it strength imparts,
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BONUS CHART OF THE TWO “ADAMS”

 

Adam is a “figure” or TYPE of Him that was to come, namely Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:14). Adam is a type of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 15:45 Jesus Christ is called “Adam” (“the last Adam”) and Christ is also called “the second man” in contrast to the first man, Adam (1 Cor. 15:47). As we compare these two men there are both similarities and differences:

ADAM

The first man Adam (1 Cor.15:45)

JESUS CHRIST

The last Adam (1 Cor.15:45)

“Was made a living soul” (1 Cor.15:45)
(Adam was given life-Gen. 2:7).

“Was made a quickening spirit” (1 Cor.15:45)
(Christ gives life-John 5:21,25; 6:33 etc.).

“Natural” (1 Cor.15:46)

“Spiritual” (1 Cor.15:46)

ORIGIN–“of the earth” (1 Cor.15:47)

ORIGIN–“from heaven” (1 Cor.15:47)

Men reflect Adam (Cor.15:49 and see Gen. 5:3).

Saved men can and shall reflect Christ

(1 Cor.15:49 and see Col. 3:10; Eph.4:24;

Rom.8:29; 2 Cor.3:18; 1 John 3:2; etc.).

“Dead in Adam” (1 Cor.15:22)

“Alive in Christ” (1 Cor.15:22)

Adam is the Head of the Old Creation.

Jesus Christ is the Head of the

New Creation (2 Cor.5:17; Eph.2:10).

Adam was a representative man (Romans 5), and he acted on behalf of the whole human race.

Christ was a representative man (Romans 5),

and He acted on behalf of the whole human race.

Adam performed one act which had tremendous consequences.

Christ performed one act which had even

greater consequences.

Adam’s act was a sinful act (Rom.5:12, 15,16,17,18).

Christ‘s act was a righteous act

(Rom.5:18–“the righteous act”–see NASB).

Adam’s act was an act of disobedience, in eating the forbidden fruit (Rom.5:19; and see Genesis 2:17; 3:6).

Christ’s act was an act of obedience,

in dying on the cross

(Romans 5:19 and see Phil.2:8).

Here is what Adam’s one act produced:

DEATH ( Rom.5:12,14,15)
JUDGMENT (Rom.5:16,18)
CONDEMNATION (Rom.5:16,18)

Here is what Christ’s one act produced:

LIFE (Rom.5:17,18,21)
THE FREE GIFT (Rom.5:15,16,17,18)
GRACE (Rom.5:15,17,20,21)
JUSTIFICATION (Rom.5:16,18,19)
RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom.5:17,19,21)
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The Mother of Us All

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 “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20)

 Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was called the mother of all “the children of promise” (Galatians 4:28), and the wife of Noah was the mother of all post-Flood mankind, but Mother Eve, alone, was “the mother of all living.” “Adam was first formed, then Eve,” Paul said in 1 Timothy 2:13, and so-called “Christian evolutionists” have never yet been able to explain God’s unique formation of Eve’s body in any kind of an evolutionary context.

 Eve, as our first mother, experienced all the great joys and great sorrows that all later mothers would know. She evidently had many “sons and daughters” (Genesis 5:4), and probably lived to see many generations of grandchildren. With Adam, she had even known paradise, but sin had entered their lives when they rebelled against God’s Word, and God had to say: “In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children” (Genesis 3:16). The greatest sorrow was no doubt when Cain slew Abel, and as with another mother whose Son’s innocent blood was shed many years later, it was like a sword piercing her own soul (Luke 2:35).

 Nevertheless, as near as we can tell, after her first great sin, Eve trusted God’s Word henceforth, and received His forgiveness and salvation. Later, as the mother of Seth, she taught him and her grandson, Enos, about the Lord and all His promises. “Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord” (Genesis 4:26).

 Most Christian believers are looking forward to seeing their own mothers again someday–restating their love and appreciation for all they did in bearing them, and in caring, teaching, and praying for them. But it will be a wonderful experience to meet our first mother, also, as well as Sarah, Hannah, Mary, and all the other godly mothers of old. HMM

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The meanings of all 80 names from Adam to Jesus read sequentially reveals a bible code like no other. A secret message unravels; a prophecy with an awesome prediction.

The meaning of a name was very important in bible days. Sometimes the bible itself informs the reader what a name means. Famous biblical persons such as Adam, Cain, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and his 12 sons, all have the meaning of their name explicitly given in the bible. Their names tell the story of why or how they were born.

Some have wondered if these names (with their meanings) were intended by God to be strung together in succession to tell some larger story. Already there have been attempts to string together the first 10 names in the bible from Adam to Noah. In general, this is what the first 10 names of the bible read when the meaning of each name is rendered in the order given in the bible.

“The God-man is appointed, a mortal man of sorrow is born! The Glory of God shall come down and teach that His death shall bring the grieving comfort and rest.”

As we shall see, this astounding bible code continues to read in the very same way, using all 80 names in the genealogy of Jesus!

I believe that the “Names Code” is God’s response to the erroneous “Da Vinci Code”; both “codes” being released to the public about the same time, both claiming to be a revelation into the lineage of Christ, the son of Mary.

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham,” (Mat.1:1).
…the son of Adam, the son of God,” (Luke 3:23,38).

For more bible codes see www.bible-codes.org.

Method of Decoding Names Code
1. Sometimes a word in Hebrew has a double meaning that is lost in the English. On a few occasions both meanings are used to bring out the full sense. This is especially true if the bible itself applies the meaning of a name in more than one way, therefore the same liberty has been taken in the code, (example, Perez). Our purpose is to decipher the names-code. It is not to burden it with a modern methodology that is foreign to both the bible and to ancient near-eastern culture. To do so would be a huge mistake. Our interpretation must remain within the boundary that the bible itself gives to names.
2. On a few occasions, (as with Uzziah/Azariah and Eliakim/Jehoiakim), the person had two or more (often similar) names. Their meanings have been rendered as a compilation of both.
3. Sometimes in the bible, one name has two meanings: the literal meaning and a meaning based upon another word that only sounds like the literal word. In other words, a pun. An example of this is the naming of Zebulun in Gen. 30:19-20. Also see the long list of puns on names in Jeremiah 48:1-9 and elsewhere, There likewise appears to be a few (not many) instances of this in the names-code, as with Kenan, Methuselah, Lamech, Arphaxad (both literal and as a pun), and perhaps Boaz. Also see note for Abraham.
4. On several occasions, a noun has been used as a verb, such as Serug, (meaning, “a branch”). Since it is in parallel with the verb before it, “to sprout”, the meaning of Serug likely carries this same sense also. Moreover, there is also a reference in the bible to the branch of the Lord “branching forth”, (Isa.11:1; Zech. 3:8; 6:12).
5. “And”, “but”, “of”, “the”, “is/are”, “in”, “to” etc., are included in the meaning as simple connector words, necessary in a code of this type, and not uncommon in normal Hebrew too.
6. Sometimes the names appear out of order to the English reader, but not in the Hebrew since the adjective usually follows the noun in Hebrew, and there are other such differences between Hebrew and English.
7. The context determines tense because tense can be blurred in Hebrew when dealing with prophecy, with the exception of Jeconiah. He had three names basically the same, two of which were exactly the same except for one being future and the other being past tense. Therefore, since the names themselves make this distinction, it is thus reflected in the code.
8. Wherever the code reads, “the Lord”, it actually reads, “Jehovah” (or “Jah” as shortened), or as more correctly pronounced, “Yahweh”. Jehovah is the personal name of God given to Israel by covenant at the time of the Exodus.
Again, see www.bible-codes.org for more information.

Secret Prophecy Found!

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An acrostic has been discovered with a secret message. In the bible, the first letter of each consecutive Hebrew name from Adam to Noah to Abraham’s father “Terah” (a total of 19 names) reads, “I will forgive my enemies, having compassion, forgiving those of dust once again.” (For more, see bible-codes.org)

An acrostic is a type of bible code. Psalm 119 is a classic example of an acrostic in the bible. The first letter of each series of sentences move successively through the Hebrew alphabet. (Also true of Psalm 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, and 112.) These are obvious acrostics. However, there are secret acrostics hidden in the bible as well. This movie explores one of these ‘hidden’ ones — hidden for 4000 years! The acrostic summarizes the plan of salvation from the beginning of time.

A good knowledge of the first chapters of Genesis (where these genealogies are located) are essential to understanding what the acrostic means, particularly the creation and fall of man and the rising up of Cain against Abel and killing him.

Moreover, the meaning of the names of each person in the genealogy when read consecutively declare a separate prophecy, yet compatible with this Acrostic Bible Code. There are 80 names in all that span from Adam to Jesus Christ. (See the “Meaning of Names Bible Code” on YouTube.)
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