God Set Them in Place

Then God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,Genesis 1:17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) God set or placed them in the expanse. This is the Hebrew word yitten. The meaning of the word conveys something that is given but can also …

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God Made the Expanse Separating the Waters

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse Heaven. So …

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One Day is Day One

God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.Genesis 1:5 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It occurs to me that there are many foundational ideas present in Genesis, as there are even in this verse. I hate …

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When Were Angels Created?

When it comes to when angels were created… The questions arise. I think it is easy to trust that the Bible can provide evidence. Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying,Luke 2:13 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) See that you …

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Foreordained Before Creation

He was foreordained before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for you.1 Peter 1:20 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It's important to think of it like I titled it. He was foreordained before creation. He wasn't created or made. Just that Jesus being …

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The Exact Imprint of His Nature

He is the brightness of His glory, the express image of Himself, and upholds all things by the word of His power.Hebrews 1:3a — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is his Jesus is introduced in this epistle. Like the previous post, there is much to consider here. But as …

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Genesis 2:17: You Will Surely Die?

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."Genesis 2:17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) When you read that verse, what comes to mind? I offer, most who read the …

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The Lord Who Created the Heavens is the Servant

Thus says God the Lord,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spread forth the earth and that which comes out of it,who gives breath to the people on it,and spirit to those who walk in it:I the Lord have called You in righteousness,and will hold Your hand,and will keep You and appoint Youfor a …

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Foundational Thinking

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In the beginning God... There is no other objective foundation for thinking critically. It is a standard that is external to anything that exists in our reality. With this foundation, it is easy …

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The Next Forbidden Tree

The Lord God said, “The man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. And now, he might reach out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”Genesis 3:22 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) After the fall, God set aside …

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