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Abraham - The Real Story, video message

Mike Feazell

Abraham - The Real Story, video message

The Genesis version paints a somewhat different picture—a not so sanitized picture of the patriarch and matriarch of the chosen people.

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Mike Feazell

J. Michael Feazell served for many years as Vice-President of Grace Communion International, Executive Editor of Christian Odyssey magazine, and host of the You're Included video series. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University and has written Liberation of the Worldwide Church of God.

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As a boy I heard the story of Abraham recounted at least once a week, and it usually went something like this: “God told Abraham to go, and he went. He didn’t ask questions; he didn’t hesitate; he just packed up and left everything he knew—country, family—and went. That’s how all of us should obey God. When God says ‘jump,’ you don’t ask ‘how high?’ – you just jump.”

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Understanding Genesis for All It's Worth

Interview with Christian Minister and Marine Biologist Dr. Dennis Gordon

I’ve always, ever since a child, been interested in nature. There’s something about the living environment that is beautiful and interesting and attractive, and it just draws you in. So I went to university and I eventually majored in zoology, and then I focused narrowly again into marine zoology. I did my doctorate looking at the anatomy and aging process in a marine fouling invertebrate.

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Dennis Gordon
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Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 1

Dr. Dennis Gordon

Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 1

Dennis Gordon, an ordained minister and marine biologist, explores the biblical account of creation in a three-part series. In part 1, Dr. Gordon talks about how to understand the first three chapters of the book of Genesis in light of their purpose in declaring who God is.

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Creation and Evolution: How Did God Bring About the Rich Variety of Species on Earth?

No Contest: Why the Argument Over Genesis?

J. Michael Feazell: Well, Dennis, it’s a pleasure to have you here with us. It’s been a long journey to get here from New Zealand through Orlando, through Germany, but we’re glad you’re here today. Would you mind beginning by telling us your story of how you became a Christian?

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Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 2

Dr. Dennis Gordon

Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 2

Dennis Gordon, an ordained minister and marine biologist, explores the biblical account of creation in a three-part series.  In part 2, Dr. Gordon examines the biblical exegesis behind the first three chapters of Genesis.

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Creation and Evolution: How Did God Bring About the Rich Variety of Species on Earth?

No Contest: Why the Argument Over Genesis?

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J. Michael Feazell: We’re back for part two. Thanks for being here. We were talking about Genesis 1, and the structure and the presentation of who God is, if we could pick up there.

Dennis Gordon: The context is that the main issue in Genesis 1 is who is God? Well, he’s the Creator of everything that the pagans worship. The God of Israel is the great Creator. The issue is, therefore, monotheism versus polytheism, one God versus many gods.

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No Contest - Why the Argument Over Genesis?

One doesn’t have to be religious to know that a great controversy surrounds the first chapter in the Bible. The way it is written seems to suggest that the whole universe, including the Earth and all life, was made by God in just six days. Some Protestant Christians insist on taking this literally. Genealogies in succeeding chapters are then supposed to lead us to the conclusion that all this happened 10,000 years ago, more or less.

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Dennis P. Gordon2007
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The Battle Over Genesis 1

How are Bible-believing Christians in the late 20th century supposed to understand the crucial first chapter of Scripture?

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Not only are these words inspired and inspiring, they are also a focus of much controversy. Evidence advanced in school textbooks and classes about the millions of years proposed for human prehistory can seem so overwhelming, so potentially destructive of faith in God’s Word.

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Neil Earle
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Genesis 1: Are the Six Days of Creation Literal or Figurative?

timeThe first chapter of the Bible says that God made heaven and earth and every living thing in six days. Are those six "days" to be understood literally, as six 24-hour days, or are they symbolic — figures of speech? Bible-believing Christians disagree on this topic, often with great emotion, sometimes condemning all who do not understand Genesis 1 in the same way as they do.

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What Does Genesis 1 Really Teach?

The debate between Christianity and science concerns not just the scientific facts, but how they fit in with the teaching of the Bible, particularly with Genesis 1. So let’s explore that.

I am aware of seven different ways in which Genesis is interpreted. They are not all mutually exclusive, though most are. There are variations on some of these interpretations which I won’t go into. However, as this is so crucial to the debate I think it is important to mention them all. The first four of these interpretations all take the "day" of this chapter to refer to a day of 24 hours.

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Genesis 2:2-3 -- God's "Rest" and the Sabbath

Genesis 2:2-3 is sometimes used in an attempt to prove that Christians must keep the seventh-day Sabbath. It is important that we understand what this verse does and doesn’t say about the Sabbath rest. Further, we must ask what this verse tells us about the Sabbath when viewed against the essential message of Scripture about our salvation in Christ.

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Joseph: The Hand of God

For an overview of what will be covered in this chapter, read Genesis 37-50.

The Egyptian officer prodded his horses in excitement. Dust and rocks flew up behind the stately, ornamented chariot as the horses, already lathered and breathing hard, began galloping again. In the distance, he could see a train of donkeys driven by men and women in Hebrew garments. He could barely make out an old man with a long beard. His anticipation grew. The officer, Hebrew himself, was sure it was his father, whom he hadn’t seen in more than 20 years.

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