Please be warned… some of the information here comes by way of man’s thoughts in regard to creation, some items through links may not support the idea of creation and list information which has timelines I don’t agree with [but the scientific data to process mentioned is particularly helpful]. I list them here to grant you a better view to that which you should view to clearly get a grip to the concept of “Intelligent design.”]

When it comes to our ability to discern things, from the smallest details to the biggest ones, the one thing we should be able to discuss openly is most often either overlooked or underplayed,“Intelligent design.” It staggers my imagination when people I recognize as being intelligent or at least coming across as being smart… fail to see the truth to “intelligent design” as it relates with all of life and the natural world we live on. Is science nothing more than man’s attempt to understand life… as it is found… and then to explain the complexities found? To have to admit to the thought of this very concept being true is to come face to face with the idea (thought) of the existence of God, and this is one area people who might claim to be intelligent, rational thinking human beings, seem to fail. It is where denial and the personal choice to disregard this concept comes into play more than the possibility of it being true… a failing in our own intelligence being used or even exercised. When we see the complexity to: atoms and atomic structure ( see the latest scientific discovery here ) , the functions that take place within a human cell and the various components and their interactions, the displacement of salt in motion around the entire Earth (the action of desalination in colder waters and the reappearing of salt in warmer waters), the movement of the Earth’s crust and magma, the action and protective properties of the Earth’s magnetic fields or the way the subsurface of the sun is prone to movement akin a huge thermally controlled ocean of turbulence itself… acts as such a divine power source… providing the light sufficient enough to allow photosynthesis to occur in plant life, and from that capability we find life on Earth is able to create oxygen and take in carbon dioxide- a waste product of the actions of breathing and living itself. Imagine that, a carbon tax is for something all of us do… breath.

Life… it can be so taken for granted and assumed to gain importance to only the activities and efforts we can take or do, not the all encompassing truth where all of life and existence, or the continuation of it, is the natural course for us to take or do in our lives. To see more from our lives is to take the time to do more with our lives, as it regards life itself, but here is where it truly changes… from being thought of as ‘here only’ to where we will spend eternity. To see the reason of “intelligent design” take on new meaning to you, personally, is to open yourself up to the possibility to the truth of this reality… God did make all there is here and IT DID NOT HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT, it was done for the purpose of life and it being sustained. To think all this is here by accident… all the many actions, reactions and processes simply all came together… and they are this complex, from the microscopic to the whole universe, is so stupid (excuse me… highly unintelligent in the case of it being thought of as an excuse or reaction to this). I believe the most complex living organism is the human body (and the most complex portion of us is our brains… so why don’t we use them)… and I do believe in its creation, as we are told in the Bible.

There are two parts of the Bible (or two sections… one in the Old Testament and one in the New Testament) that begin with… “In the beginning,” and these are where we shall focus on today… for the sake of this study.

As always, I would request that you pray first… prior to reading the scripture provided, that you might be granted a deeper understanding of God’s word and find the truth of God within your heart when it is over.
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Scripture: Genesis 1 and John 1

Old Testament
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

New Testament
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

You can read Genesis 1 (in its entirety here) or read John 1 (in its entirety here) or listen to Genesis 1 here or John 1 here.
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If there is a beginning to anything… then there comes an ending as well. Where will you end up when this life is through? Do you know, beyond a shadow of doubt? If “intelligent design” actually points to God and His deity, having created the whole Earth and the whole of heaven(s), then won’t you take a moment (just a moment of your life) to consider what is now in front of you… and the choice it offers you. To accept the points of “intelligent design” as having any validity then you must conclude to accept the truth the Bible presents as truth… or simply turn away and deny God exists at all. I hope you will make a good decision, and decide God lives, for from this choice is the next step to you knowing where you will be when this life ends and the spiritual life begins… one without ending. To find Jesus is God is not enough… neither is: thinking, hoping, considering or anything short of belief in Him. It says in John 3:16 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. I hope you will also agree… so this can be your beginning as a new creature, one that believes in God Himself, our personal God and the relationship we can have with Him. Imagine that, a design found in life itself that is… intelligent! (D.V.)

Your Brother in Christ Jesus,

Russ

You can also see here…

http://www.redbubble.com/groups/mustard-seeds-and-lilies/forums/12650/topics/276790-bible-study-for-may-3rd-2012-in-the-beginning

where this one began.

Russ

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