The Berean Expositor
Volume 38 - Page 55 of 249
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"For thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of
the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves
thereof roar; the Lord of hosts is His name. If those ordinances depart from before Me,
saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me
for ever" (Jer. 31: 35, 36).
The Gospel is never expressed in terms of self-improvement, of any "turning over a
new leaf", of any sort of "evolution", but in terms of a New Covenant, which NEW
Creation implies an OLD.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (or there is a New Creation).
Old things are passed away, behold new things are come into being" (II Cor. 5: 17).
"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a
NEW CREATURE (or creation)" (Gal. 6: 15).
"Put on the NEW MAN, which after God is created in righteousness and true
holiness" (Eph. 4: 24).
"And have put on the NEW MAN which is renewed in knowledge after the image of
Him Who created him" (Col. 3: 10).
The vexed question as to the creation of the six days, and all that this implies, and
which modern science forces the believer to ponder, must be given the attention which
such a question demands, and this will form the subject of an article in this series in the
near future.
Gen. 1: 2.
A judgment, not a mode of creation.
pp. 95 - 98
We can quite understand how difficult it must be for any one, with even a most
elementary knowledge of the findings of modern science, to believe that the earth is only
just about 6,000 years old. The sad thing is that so many in the name of science affirm
that this is the teaching of the book of Genesis, and then proceed to set the Scriptures
aside without first of all assuring themselves that what they say represents the facts and
that it is they who stand in need of correction. Surely it is an elementary rule that a
scientist should deal with fact and evidence, and if the first chapter of Genesis be the
object or research, then WHAT IT SAYS should be most scrupulously noted and adhered
to before any opinion is formed or expressed. A scientist worthy of the name who reads
Gen. 1: 9, 10 would immediately conclude that such a statement cannot possibly refer to
primal creation.
"And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together into one place,
and LET THE DRY LAND APPEAR, and it was so. And God called the dry land
Here are two plain statements. The land that had been submerged beneath the waters,
was made to "appear", and this restored land is denominated "earth". That is what this