Do You Carefully Read Your Bible? Genesis 1:1

[caption id="attachment_18152" align="alignright" width="480"] Dwarf Galaxy[/caption] Do you read your Bible with great attention to detail? Consider the very first verse in God's Word, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." How many times have you warmly read those words, yet without deep reflection? In the Beginning Let's take a really close look at this first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1. It speaks of "the beginning". What was this beginning? The beginning of all time? No. How can we establish that the expression "the beginning" does not refer to the beginning of time? By scrutinizing the words of Psalms 90:2. Notice it says God is "from everlasting to everlasting." Not only will he always be, but he has always been. Being human, we may have difficulty…
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Mummy Ötzi and the Bible

Bible, History
[caption id="attachment_13034" align="alignright" width="300"] A reconstruction of Ötzi's axe. Image by Bullenwächter, CC by 3.0.[/caption] Mummy Ötzi and Tubal-cain have what in common? Most scientists do not know. But it has to do with his axe. It also has to do with the Bible. The oldest and best-known naturally preserved mummy was discovered and uncovered in 1991. He had been frozen in ice for more than 5,000 years. Nicknamed Ötzi, a copper axe was found in his possession. What is so special about the axe? Scientists had previously believed metal objects would not be introduced for an additional 1,000 years. Mummy Ötzi Many new things were discovered in connection with mummy Ötzi. But the thing that should most interest sincere Bible students is the axe. Why? Because the Bible informs…
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I Have Amnesia

[caption id="attachment_13627" align="alignright" width="480"] Who am I?[/caption] Amnesia – the partial to complete loss of one’s memory of past events – is probably a more common event than people realize. Hollywood portrays amnesia as a loss of personal identity—who am I? where am I? what am I doing here? Really? Amnesia? I experienced amnesia of a strange form. It resulted from the use of a doctor prescribed medication. For two days, I unconsciously engaged in activity I learned of only later through the testimony of others. During the previous 48 hours, I had not slept at all. Up Close and Personal I do know how the episode began. I sat in a chair staring at the carpet. I saw small swirling shadows that turned into caterpillars moving about. The next…
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