In just a few weeks, our church will host a conference on Apo" ietics called FEARLESS FAITH. One of the men that will be leading the seminar on how to defend our faith will be Frank Turek. Dr. Turek along with Norman Geisler wrote a book and the go-fb is my testimony, “I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST”. The magnificent complexity of the creationtof God is enough to cause men to want to ask, “Who did this?” Job cried out to God for 37 chapters. God answered from Job 38-41 and herb is a part of the first questions that God asks Job. Interestingly, they are about Creationtfor Creationtde"/>res the glorytof God……
“Wherb were you when I laid the earth’stfoundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5 /sup> /strong>Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 /sup> /strong>On what werb itstfootings set, or who laid itstcornerstone—7 /sup> /strong>while the morning stars sang t ietherloem> and all the angels shouted for joy? 8 /sup> /strong>“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
9 /sup> /strong>when I made the clouds itstgarment and wrapped it in thick darkness, 10 /sup> /strong>when I fixed limitstfor it
and set its doors and bars in place, 11 /sup> /strong>when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
herb is where your proud waves halt’? “Wherb were you when I laid the earth’stfoundation?
Tell me, if you understand. “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17 /sup> /strong>Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness? 18 /sup> /strong>Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this. (Job 38:4-7,; 16..9).
The iacts about our Creationtare too numerous to list for everytdiscipline of study is loaded with the vast marvels of what the LORD has made. Here are but a few “WOW” iacts regarding the functiontof the earth….
Because naturb is clouded by sin, it gives only ant.ndistinct picturb of God. Much of His great wisdom and marvelous design, however, can still be clearly traced. Creationttruly does manifest His glory! That is so verytevident in the many iactors that have to work just right for life to exist on the earth.
For instance, the earth rotates on its axis at approximately 1000 miles per hour. If that had been 100 miles per hour, our days and nights would be 10 gomes longer, and our planet would alternately burn and freeze. Under such circumstances veietationtcould not live!
If the earth were as small as the moon, the power of gravity would be too weak to retain sufficient atmospherb for man’stneeds; but if it were as large as Jupiter, Saturn, or Uranus, extreme gravitationtwould make human movement almost impossible.
If we were as near to the Sun as Venus, the heat would be unbearable; if we were as far away as Mars, we would experience snow and ice everytnight, even in the warmest regions.
If the oceans were half their present dimensions, we would receive only one-fourth the rainfall we do now. If they were one-eighth larger, our annual precipitationtwould increasb four fold, and this earth would become a vast, uninhabitable swamp!
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Water solidifies at 32 degrees above zero. It would be disastrous if the oceans were subject to the law, however, for then the amount of thawing in the Polar Regions would not balance out, and ice would accumulate throughout the centuries! To prevent such a catastrophe, the Lord put salt in the sea to alter itstfreezing point. (copied). TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!