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Earthrise, Apollo 11
First Manned Mission to the Moon
July 20, 1969
"When I consider thy heavens,
the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which thou hast ordained,
What is man,
that thou art mindful of him?"
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
quoting from Psalm 8
Broadcast from Space
on July 23, 1969
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And just how long is a day?
God's Word is clear that man did not evolve, but what did Jesus actually say? Did He give us some kind of "out" that we might be able to believe that a day was possibly millions of years and that man evolved a relatively short time ago? Or did He confirm the infallibility of scripture?
Jesus put a stake in the heart of evolution when He said of the creation of man,
"But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female."
Creation of the Sun and Moon, Michelangelo 1511
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|"Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father. The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.|
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" John 5
Long before there was any earth, or sun, or stars, God was living, for God never began to be. He always was. And long ago, God spoke, and the earth and the heavens came to be.
But the earth was not beautiful as it is now, with mountains and valleys, rivers and seas, with trees and flowers. It was a great smoking ball, with land and water mingled in one mass. And all the earth was blacker than midnight, for there was no light upon it. No man could have breathed its air, no animals could walk upon it, and no fish could swim in its black oceans. There was no life upon the earth.
While all was dark upon earth, God said, "Let there be light", and then the light came upon the world. Part of the time it was light, and part of the time it was dark, just as it is now. And God called the dark time Night, and the light time Day. And that was the first day upon this earth after a long night.
Then at God's word, the dark clouds all around the earth began to break, and the sky came in sight, and the water that was in the clouds began to be separate from the water that was on the earth. And the arch of the sky which was over the earth God called Heaven. Thus the night and the morning made a second day.
Then God said, "Let the water on the earth come together in one place, and let the dry land rise up." And so it was. The water that had been all over the world came together, and formed a great ocean, and the dry land rose up from it. And the great water God called Sea, and the dry land he named Earth, and God saw that the Earth and the Sea were both good. Then God said, "Let grass and trees, and flowers, and fruits, grow on the earth." And at once the earth began to be green and bright with grass, and flowers, and trees bearing fruit. This made the third day upon the earth.
Then God said, "Let the sun, and moon, and stars come into sight from the earth." So the sun began to shine by day, and the moon and the stars began to shine in the night. And this was done on the fourth day.
And God said, "Let there be fishes in the sea, and let there be birds to fly in the air." So the fishes, great ones and small, began to swim in the sea, and the birds began to fly in the air over the earth, just as they do now. And this was the fifth day.
Then God said, "Let the animals come upon the earth, great animals and small ones, those that walk and those that creep and crawl on the earth." And the woods and the fields began to be alive with animals of all kinds. And now the earth began to be more beautiful, with its green fields and bright flowers, and singing birds in the trees, and animals of every kind walking in the forests.
But there were no people in the world – no cities nor houses, and no children playing under the trees. God said, "I will make man, to be different from all other animals. He shall stand up and shall have a soul, and shall be in Our image, and he shall be the master of the earth and all that is upon it."
So God took some of the dust that was on the ground, and out of it he made man, and God breathed into him the breath of life, and man became alive, and stood up on the earth.
And so that the man whom God had made might have a home, God planted a beautiful garden on the earth, at a place where four rivers met. Perhaps we might rather call it a park, for it was much larger than any garden that you have ever seen, for it was miles and miles in every direction.
In this garden, God planted trees, and caused grass to grow, and made flowers to bloom. This was called "The Garden of Eden", and as in one of the languages of the Bible the word that means "garden" is a word quite like the word "Paradise", this Garden of Eden has often been called "Paradise." This garden God gave to the man that he had made, and told him to care for it, and to gather the fruits upon the trees and the plants, and to live upon them. And God gave to the first man the name Adam which means "man of red earth", and God brought to Adam the animals that he had made, and let Adam give to each one its name.
The Creation of Eve
The Creation of Eve
The Creation Of Eve
George Frederic Watts, 1873
But Adam was all alone in this beautiful garden. And God said, "It is not good for man to be alone. I will make some one to be with Adam, and to help him." So when Adam was asleep, God took a rib from Adam's side, and from it God made a woman and he brought her to Adam, and Adam called her Eve which means "Life". And Adam and Eve loved one another, and they were happy in the beautiful garden which God had given them for a home.
Thus in six days the Lord God made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them. And on the seventh day God rested from his work.
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