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Henry on Genesis 1 - by Michael Phillips
Henry on Genesis 1 - Part 7 of 12
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Genesis 1:14-19
Sep 04, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll move on in the Puritan study we began a couple of months ago. It's called Matthew Henry on Genesis 1. The creation itself calls attention to the Creator. Henry says it reveals a good deal about Him. For example: It tells us Who He is. He is not a first cause or an unmoved mover-no less an impersonal force-but God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. It hints at His nature. One God made all things out of nothing, yet the name He chose to reveal Himself by is a plural word-something like "gods", but not quite. This suggests the Trinity and made it possible for Bible-believing Jews to accept the Divinity of Jesus Christ without giving up their life long belief in One God only. It defines His character. "God" is not an empty word that we fill up with our own meaning. No, He is a Being with definite features. He is some things and He isn't other things. Genesis 1 says that He is wise, powerful, and good. And not just to some degree, but infinitely all of these things. It proves His claim upon us. If God is the Maker and Ruler of all things in heaven and earth, then He is your Maker and Ruler as well. Thus, you're bound to obey His Word ... More >>>

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