Last night we rented the movie "The life of Pi" and it was very good!!! In short, it is the story of a shipwrecked boy on a lifeboat, whose only companion is a ferocious tiger. I understand now, why it won Academy Awards. If you haven't seen it, do so, you will be glad you did. When I saw this picture of a flying squirrel, I thought I had seen everything... and then there was the video link above... Both the movie and the video reminded me of the book of Genesis account of creation...
Genesis, Chapter 1
20 God said, “Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky.” 21 God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24 God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. 25 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.
26 God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Animals are not the equal of man, they are subordinate to his will. This is not my idea, it was ordained by the creator of the universe; to believe otherwise is falsehood. Animals can do amazing things (like the flying squirrel in the picture) or even be trained (check out the video once again or watch the life of Pi) but they are NOT HUMAN!!! When Hollywood raises the state of animals to that of man, they are in direct contradiction with the word of God. Think about what you believe and why; then read Genesis, Chapter 1 again, you may look at yourself in the mirror differently from now on...
38:1 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was
square. Its length was five cubits, its breadth was five cubits, and
its height was three cubits.
38:2 He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one
piece with it, and he overlaid it with brass.
38:3 He made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, the shovels,
the basins, the forks, and the fire pans. He made all its vessels of
38:4 He made for the altar a grating of a network of brass, under
the ledge around it beneath, reaching halfway up.
38:5 He cast four rings for the four ends of brass grating, to be
places for the poles.
38:6 He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass.
38:7 He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with
which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.
38:8 He made the basin of brass, and its base of brass, out of the
mirrors of the ministering women who ministered at the door of the
Tent of Meeting.
38:9 He made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of
the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits;
38:10 their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass;
the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
38:11 For the north side one hundred cubits, their pillars twenty,
and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and
their fillets, of silver.
38:12 For the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars
ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their
fillets, of silver.
38:13 For the east side eastward fifty cubits.
38:14 The hangings for the one side were fifteen cubits; their
pillars three, and their sockets three;
38:15 and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the
gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars
three, and their sockets three.
38:16 All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.
38:17 The sockets for the pillars were of brass. The hooks of the
pillars and their fillets were of silver; and the overlaying of their
capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted
38:18 The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the
embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty
cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits,
like to the hangings of the court.
38:19 Their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of brass;
their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and
their fillets, of silver.
38:20 All the pins of the tabernacle, and around the court, were of
38:21 This is the amount of material used for the tabernacle, even
the Tabernacle of the Testimony, as they were counted, according to
the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand
of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
38:22 Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
made all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
38:23 With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of
Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue,
in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.
38:24 All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the
sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents,
and seven hundred thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
38:25 The silver of those who were numbered of the congregation was
one hundred talents, and one thousand seven hundred seventy-five
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
38:26 a beka a head, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the
sanctuary, for everyone who passed over to those who were numbered,
from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand five
hundred fifty men.
38:27 The one hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets
of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; one hundred sockets
for the one hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
38:28 Of the one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels he made
hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for
38:29 The brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two
thousand four hundred shekels.
38:30 With this he made the sockets to the door of the Tent of
Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, all the vessels
of the altar,
38:31 the sockets around the court, the sockets of the gate of the
court, all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins around the
39:1 Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked
garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy
garments for Aaron; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:2 He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine
39:3 They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to
work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine
linen, the work of the skillful workman.
39:4 They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. At the two
ends it was joined together.
39:5 The skillfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten
it on, was of the same piece, like its work; of gold, of blue,
purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:6 They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold,
engraved with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of
the children of Israel.
39:7 He put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones
of memorial for the children of Israel, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:8 He made the breastplate, the work of a skillful workman, like
the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine
39:9 It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was
a span, and its breadth a span, being double.
39:10 They set in it four rows of stones. A row of ruby, topaz, and
beryl was the first row;
39:11 and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;
39:12 and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
39:13 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They
were enclosed in gold settings.
39:14 The stones were according to the names of the children of
Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a
signet, everyone according to his name, for the twelve tribes.
39:15 They made on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided
work of pure gold.
39:16 They made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put
the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
39:17 They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at
the ends of the breastplate.
39:18 The other two ends of the two braided chains they put on the
two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, in
39:19 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of
the breastplate, on its edge, which was toward the side of the ephod
39:20 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder
straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling,
above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
39:21 They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the
ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven
band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from
the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
39:23 The opening of the robe in its midst was like the opening of a
coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not
39:24 They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue,
purple, scarlet, and twined linen.
39:25 They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the
pomegranates around the skirts of the robe, between the pomegranates;
39:26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, around the
skirts of the robe, to minister in, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:27 They made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and
for his sons,
39:28 and the turban of fine linen, and the linen headbands of fine
linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen,
39:29 and the sash of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and
scarlet, the work of the embroiderer, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:30 They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote
on it a writing, like the engravings of a signet: "HOLY TO
39:31 They tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on the turban
above, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
39:32 Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was
finished. The children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh
commanded Moses; so they did.
39:33 They brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, with all its
furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its
39:34 the covering of rams' skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow
hides, the veil of the screen,
39:35 the ark of the testimony with its poles, the mercy seat,
39:36 the table, all its vessels, the show bread,
39:37 the pure lampstand, its lamps, even the lamps to be set in
order, all its vessels, the oil for the light,
39:38 the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the
screen for the door of the Tent,
39:39 the bronze altar, its grating of brass, its poles, all of its
vessels, the basin and its base,
39:40 the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the
screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, all the
instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of
39:41 the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place,
the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons,
to minister in the priest's office.
39:42 According to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children
of Israel did all the work.
39:43 Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as Yahweh
had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
40:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
40:2 "On the first day of the first month you shall raise up
the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.
40:3 You shall put the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall
screen the ark with the veil.
40:4 You shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that
are on it. You shall bring in the lampstand, and light its lamps.
40:5 You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of
the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.
40:6 You shall set the altar of burnt offering before the door of
the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.
40:7 You shall set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the
altar, and shall put water therein.
40:8 You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of
the gate of the court.
40:9 You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle,
and all that is in it, and shall make it holy, and all its furniture:
and it will be holy.
40:10 You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering, with all its
vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar will be most holy.
40:11 You shall anoint the basin and its base, and sanctify it.
40:12 You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of
Meeting, and shall wash them with water.
40:13 You shall put on Aaron the holy garments; and you shall anoint
him, and sanctify him, that he may minister to me in the priest's
40:14 You shall bring his sons, and put coats on them.
40:15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they
may minister to me in the priest's office. Their anointing shall be
to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
40:16 Moses did so. According to all that Yahweh commanded him, so
40:17 It happened in the first month in the second year, on the
first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up.
40:18 Moses raised up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, and set
up its boards, and put in its bars, and raised up its pillars.
40:19 He spread the covering over the tent, and put the roof of the
tabernacle above on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
40:20 He took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles
on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark.
40:21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of
the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony, as Yahweh
40:22 He put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the side of the
tabernacle northward, outside of the veil.
40:23 He set the bread in order on it before Yahweh, as Yahweh
40:24 He put the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting, opposite the
table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
40:25 He lit the lamps before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
40:26 He put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting before the
40:27 and he burnt incense of sweet spices on it, as Yahweh
40:28 He put up the screen of the door to the tabernacle.
40:29 He set the altar of burnt offering at the door of the
tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting, and offered on it the burnt
offering and the meal offering, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
40:30 He set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar,
and put water therein, with which to wash.
40:31 Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and their feet
40:32 When they went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came
near to the altar, they washed, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
40:33 He raised up the court around the tabernacle and the altar,
and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the
40:34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of
Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
40:35 Moses wasn't able to enter into the Tent of Meeting, because
the cloud stayed on it, and Yahweh's glory filled the tabernacle.
40:36 When the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the
children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys;
40:37 but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel
until the day that it was taken up.
40:38 For the cloud of Yahweh was on the tabernacle by day, and
there was fire in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house
of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
man been listening to the Son's declaration of God? The
record of Christ's coming depends
on the creation
it make any difference what we believe regarding the origin of all
things? Does it effect our (or
our children, what they are taught, & the slow progression of whittling
away at the foundation of our faith in God's word. If
you can weaken the foundation - all that it supports will crumble.
first 11 chapters of Genesis are called in question by both
evolutionists & even creationists.
1 Creation account points to Design
- Order - Purpose
- Order - Purpose
All demonstrated in:
of the days of creation by
logical successive events.
Evolution of billions of years.
of living things.
(Reproduce "after their own kind.")
of days of creation by logical successive events
1 Earth & light }
necessary for life
3 Seas & plants }
suited to man & food
4 Sun, moon & stars }
5 Birds & aquatic animals }
6 Land animals and man }
things ready for man.
The focus of God's creative work -
all made for man.
man loses sight of this - his
understanding of origins is colored.
cf. Day 1 and 4 - Earth created
before the rest of the universe.
Universe is expanding as it
recedes away from the
theory: "Big Bang
(15-20 billion years)
All matter originating in
one "lump" before exploding.
If this were so, where did
the "lump" originate?
from "The Heavens"
Book Encyclopedia of Science under
"The Stellar Universe: Evolution of the
50, (sub-topic: "Testing
the Big Bang Theory"):
these and other problems,
however, most astronomers still believe
that the big bang theory provides the
explanation of the origin
of the universe." In
short, we will
ignore contrary evidence.
1:18-22 When man disregards God, he
becomes a fool & his thinking
him to all kinds of
of billions of years
expanding universe points to a point of beginning.
20:10-11; 31:17 Moses referred to 6 days of creation & sabbath
is an affirmation of earths literal 6-day creation.
was created to
thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it,
Who did not create it
it to be inhabited."
kind of intelligence builds a house, leaves it empty for vast years before
giving its primary tenets residency?
commanded man to "subdue"
(exercise control over)
earth & its creatures
God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and
multiply; fill the earth and subdue
it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds
of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the
God allow billions of animals to die (some
before creating man?
What purpose did those animals serve with no man present?
futile effort (in
the form of a hoax)
to discredit God's creative account
"Geologic Column" found in most science text books depicts
the evolutionary process of life from non-living matter to
godless process covering a span of 4.5 - 5 billion years.
must be more
7:21-23 On judgment day, some of these may
7:24-27 Regardless of what they believe, did
they obey God?
"column" exists nowhere at
any one place on earth.
exist as depicted, it would
extend to a depth of about 130
rock where fossils
appear are never more than 12-15
crust is only 25-30 miles
evolutionary theory of non-life
life to complex
laws of science such as:
Second Law of Thermodynamics -
"Matter and energy always tend to change
from complex and ordered states to disordered states."
winds down, and wears
(leading evolutionist and astronomer)
acknowledged this law:
far as we know, all changes are in
the direction of increasing
increasing disorder, of increasing
of running down."
May, 1973, pg. 76)
geologic "order" is found to
in several places
Yellowstone N. P. (Wyoming)
in a 30 mile wide area, what is
strata is found on
(said to be 1
billion years older than Paleozoic
geologic order is often found
to be out
from one geologic period
imbedded in layers of
periods of time for
to be formed.
theory says man
appears near the
representing 1/1,000 of the geologic
Many human footprints
found in Carboniferous Period
to precede man's existence by
300 million years.)
"...noted that such footprints are found
from Virginia and Pennsylvania through Kentucky, Illinois
and Missouri. He was very much impressed with the "human-like' appearance of the tracks, but dismissed
them, observing that if
they were human
whole science of geology is so
completely wrong that
geologists will resign their jobs
and take up truck
Carboniferous Mystery, "Scientific
CLXII, January, 1940, pg.
14; as quoted from Reason &
Revelation, "The Geologic Timetable"
by Wayne Jackson,
Vol. IV, No. 11)
(Used as an "index" fossil to
measure existence of
Paleozoic strata -
billion years ago according to
Have been found
in Delta, Ut.
(1968, by William Meister)
inside human footprints wearing
has made everything beautiful in its
time. Also He has put eternity
that no one can find out
the work that God does from
I saw all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done
under the sun. For though a man labors to discover it, yet he will not find
it; moreover, though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not find