Tag Archives: creationism

Worst Call of Super Bowl XLIX

Worst Super Bowl Call

The last play call by the Seattle Seahawks coaches will definitely go down in sports history as one of the most memorable calls in Super Bowl history. Whether it was the best or the worst call depends on which team you favored.

Another memorable call – with longer lasting  importance – was  made during a commercial break.  In the Carnival Cruise Line commercial  we heard the  familiar voice of John F. Kennedy saying, “When we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”

No matter how poetic the image  of humans emerging from the sea, many (including myself)  view this as a “wrong call.” God’s Word gives a different account of  “from whence we came.”

The  LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)
You were taken from the ground and you will return to the ground. (Genesis 3:19b)
We will return to the dust and our spirit will return to God who gave it
. (Ecclesiastes 12:7)

As in the Super Bowl game, there are differing opinions on whether  we came from the sea or from the hands of God who shaped us from the dust of the earth.  This call, however, is more important than a Monday morning discussion of creation vs. evolution. This call has personal eternal significance.

Be sure you are taking the side of Truth on this issue.
We have no excuse for making the wrong call.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

 Martha Hawn VanCise©2015 www.signpostsonhightrails.com

Who is Your God?

Who is Your God?

When I decided to write for publication, I took a refresher course in grammar and English at the local college. Part of the course involved study of allegory, simile, metaphors, and hyperboles. Most of the students saw sex alluded to in every poetic stanza. One student, however, said, “I believe the eagle in this poem refers to God.”

“God!” the professor said with contempt. “There are many gods—Buddha, Baal, Krishna, Brahma. Which god are you talking about?”

Recent Gallup Polls put American (US) belief in God at about 85% and belief in God as creator of earth and man at 42%. The question must be asked, “Do you believe in the god who created the heavens and the earth and humans?” If your god is not the creator of all, who is your god?

From the first verse of the Bible to the last book, God or YHWH is called the god who created the heavens and the earth and human beings. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created” (Revelation 4:11).

This distinction of being the creator of the heavens and the earth is found throughout the Bible. Moses, David, Isaiah and Jeremiah said the God of the Israelites was the one who made the heavens and the earth. The Apostles John, Peter, and Paul spoke of God and specifically Christ as being the creator of the heavens and the earth. (John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:16) The creeds of Catholic and Protestant faith start with, “I believe in God the Father, almighty, creator of heaven and earth.”

Do I understand the mysteries of dinosaurs and diamond formations and adaptation and extinction of species? No, but I am a member of that group of people from ancient time who have faith. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 11:1-2).

Who is your God?
Did your god create the heavens and the earth?
If not, who is your god?

Martha Hawn VanCise©2014 www.signpostsonhightrails.com