Please note that the following article will not make much sense to non-professing Christians, except that it may highlight gross “Christian” hypocrisy and unbelief:
Genesis 1: Professing Christians Deny Biblical Scripture
Sheep have two distinct and paradoxical characteristics:
(1) They know the Voice of their Shepherd.
(2) They are easily led astray.
Biblical Scripture documents these 2 paradoxical traits of “Christian” sheep. Our modern culture highlights them, as well.
The following is taken from “The Christian Message” article (linked below). It is a specific example of how modern-day Christians are led astray. so much so, that they actually lose their true identity.
They become estranged from the Shepherd of their souls, denying the very creation He has graciously provided for them to “graze” upon.
Genesis 1 History: Professing Christians Discard Creator God – thechristianmessage.org
Genesis 1 History: Professing Christians Deny Creator God
Professing Christians are sadly and pathetically, prime recipients (adherents, aka, “believers”) of the sinful culture’s brainwashing. They reflect the perpetual ungodly indoctrination; especially in one specific huge area. That major area is the incorrect (even heretical) understanding and acceptance of the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis 1.
But, sadly and pathetically, scores of professing Christians cast aside Biblical Scripture’s clear work of Creator God and His documented description of Earth’s creation. They sinfully and egregiously replace that clear teaching and description of creation for scientism’s opposite view. In so doing, they insult, diminish and denigrate Creator God, His physical and His human creation. They buy-into evolution’s “Big Bang” godless theory, which proclaims that human existence is no more than a type-of cosmic (godless) happenstance.
Professing Christians will readily accept Creator Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for the atonement of their sins. They will accept Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead. But willingness by professing Christians to believe and accept scientism’s erroneous teaching of Earth’s beginning, leads them to egregiously disobey the First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” [Exodus 20] Note also: Isaiah 42:5-8.
Yet, professing Christians still (hypocritically) claim to believe and accept that Biblical Scripture is without error. They profess to know Lord God and praise Him, but at the same time they disbelieve what He has proclaimed to be reality and truth. These same Christians will disgrace their name and Creator Christ by not believing and accepting all of His Biblical Scripture Word.
Many professing Christians claim to believe the Bible to be God’s authoritative Word. They can readily point to various Biblical Scriptures, which proclaim itself to be Creator God’s Divine Revelation. Yet, these same professing Christians cannot accept the first chapter of the book of the Bible without grossly molesting God’s Word.
(1) Professing Christians deny the creation and function of the firmament:
Professing Christians fail to recognize a fundamental aspect of the world in which they live. Creator / Savior God fashioned the Earth with a barrier atop it, designated, the “Firmament” (aka, “expanse” / “dome”). That covering barrier separates the waters above from the waters below. And, within that protective barrier, is enclosed the Sun, Moon and Stars.
Firmament: What Is It? – moralmatters.org
Many professing Christians do not rightly understand the plain sense of what Biblical Scripture relates when it says that Creator God called the world into existence within six normal days. These weak-kneed “Christians” fall prey to Satan’s repeated age-old, temptation, “Yea, hath God [really] said?” [Genesis 3] These professing Christians sadly listen to an incorrect non-contextual interpretation of the Hebrew word for “day” which also is contextually translated as “a period of time.”
What professing Christians sadly fail to recognize, is that Genesis 1 makes it unmistakably clear, what is intended by a “day.” It repeatedly says: “…and the evening and the morning” was the specific day in which Lord God created what He created for that particular day, (24 hour) time period.
We also can utilize Scripture to interpret itself without outside scientism help, by taking a look at Psalm 113:1-3. That Scripture relates that Lord God’s human creation is to reverence Him daily, as the Sun rises upon its designated daily cycle and as it sets upon its daily (24 hour) cycle.
Furthermore, when comparing Scripture to Scripture (in its own context) we find in Exodus 20, the analogy of the six days of creation with that of what Lord God expected His children to mirror (practice). Work 6 days and then rest on the 7thday as Creator God did in the beginning. It was never Lord God’s intention that his children work six days, each day lasting long periods of indeterminable time, and then resting for another long period of indeterminable time.
When we allow Holy Scripture to interpret itself, taking Genesis 1, Exodus 20, Psalm 113 and other many Biblical passages, referencing the Sun rising and setting, we have for ourselves the correct “picture” and “mechanism” of what Creator / Savior Christ, fashioned, when He said: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Professing Christians are sinfully arrogant to dismiss the above specific Biblical Scriptures and other Biblical Scriptures throughout the Old and New Testaments that clearly (without poetry, metaphor and / or “figurative” language) speak of the Sun (physically) rising and setting upon stationary Earth. (Note specifically, Joshua 10).
Professing Christians also molest the first chapter of the first book of the Bible with their misunderstanding of the Sun and the Moon. Genesis 1 clearly references the Sun and the Moon as principle luminaries. the Sun to shed its light during the day and the Moon to shed her specific light during the night. Sadly professing Christians have swallowed scientism’s unproven theory that the Moon’s light is only reflective of the Sun’s light. This malarkey is clearly debunked by Christ’s own words recorded in the Gospel of Mark 13:24-25. Also (word) etymology has “Sun” as masculine and “Moon” as feminine.
It is a grave sin to detract from God’s documented Word and also to add to it. [Revelation 22:19; Psalm 119:140 ; Proverbs 30:5 ; John 5:46-47 ; John 8:47] When one denies what His Creator has created, fashioned and continues to operate; that denial is a direct (denial) “hit” upon Lord God.
Discarding what Creator / Savior God has accomplished and still accomplishes, is a direct refusal to receive Lord God. When a priceless soul which claims (professes) to be a “believer” in the Author of the Biblical Scriptures, arrogantly casts aside and compromises those same Scriptures, that priceless soul is discarding his Creator / Savior. Does it not say in Holy Scripture that Lord God has elevated (“magnified”) even His Word [Biblical Scripture] above His Holy Name? [Psalm 138:2] Note also the author of Holy Scripture’s own words: The Gospel of John 8:47.
When a professed Christian knowingly, willingly and arrogantly disregards God’s Word and replaces that same Word of God (Biblical Scripture) for that of the culture’s cult of scientism, that same professing soul is dangerously living on heresy’s “thin ice.” Christ’s Words in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7, and elsewhere, are not to be disregarded and dismissed. Lord God will not be mocked.
Related Informational Links To The Above:
NASA And Scientism: Modern-Day False Gods Worshiped By Professing Christians – moralmatters.org
“ALLOWING THE BIBLE TO SPEAK FOR ITSELF” — testingtheglobe.com
Biblical Scriptures dealing with “the nature of the heavens/sky above and their relationship to the earth,” “the nature of the heavens/sky above and their relationship to the earth” and “Scriptures concerning the nature of the sun, moon and stars:” – testingtheglobe.com/bible#sthash.LxzalGch.NDPflXpB.dpuf
SCIENTISM EXPOSED Full Documentary HD (2016) – youtube.com/watch?v=AeIGrEtPMmE
Christians Deny Creator Christ: Fall Prey To Pseudo-Science God – moralmatters.org
Christmas Christians: Scrap The Savior For Scientism – moralmatters.org
Fake New NASA Earth Image – moralmatters.org
“APOLLO REALITY – How, and where NASA faked the lunar orbit, landing and lift off.” – apolloreality.atspace.co.uk/
Testing the Globe – testingtheglobe.com/bible.html
Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK – youtube.com/shared?ci=yEsERX7Lpy0
The Christian Message – thechristianmessage.org
Understanding the Bible – Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures – thechristianmessage.org
The Grace of Repentance – thechristianmessage.org
“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe. When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” – [Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel]
Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel
Edited – 2 / 7 /2017:
Added “or even ‘figurative.'” in the caption to the one picture of the firmament.
Added – edited into the script……… (without poetry, metaphor and / or “figurative” language)
Edit Update – 3/29/17: Added to the above commentary text, following the sentence of: “They will accept Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead.”
“Yet, these same Christians will disgrace their name and Creator Christ by not believing and accepting His Biblical Scripture Word.”
Edit Update: 4/6/207 –
Addition of the word, “But.”
But willingness by professing Christians to believe and accept scientism’s erroneous teaching of Earth’s beginning, leads them to egregiously disobey the First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Deletion of the word “Yet:”