I wonder what it says about the minds of those who think that the Genesis Creation Account borrowed from ANE legends.

When we read this, it certainly shows no true comparison between the two.

I planned in my own heart, and there came into being a multitude of forms of beings, the forms of children and the forms of their children. I was the one who copulated with my fist, I masturbated (xxvii 1) with my hand. Then I spewed with my own mouth: I spat out what was Shu, and I sputtered out what was Tefnut. It was my father Nun who brought them up, and my Eye followed after them since the ages when they were distant from me.

Pritchard, James Bennett, ed. The Ancient Near East an Anthology of Texts and Pictures. 3rd ed. with Supplement. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969. pg 6

One thing is for sure, the God of Scripture isn’t presented in such a way.


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Of Speculation VS Certainty

Posted: 7th November 2014 by Pastoral Musings in apologetics, Bible, truth
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Sometimes today people speak of the quest for assurance and certainty as if it were a bad thing. They speak of black and white as if they truly didn’t exist.

Thank God we don’t have to meander about trying to discover what to do as if God were not around to help us.

Spurgeon’s words on this a very wise:

such people as this always refuse to speculate. They want certainties. When a man feels his own blindness and spiritual death, if you discuss before him the fine new nothings of modern theology, he says, “I do not want them: they are of no consequence to me: there is no comfort in them for a lost soul.” A poor thief was converted some little time ago, and he was taken to hear a certain preacher who is exceedingly broad in his views. When the reclaimed thief came out, he said to a friend that took him, “If what that man said was true, it would be a fine thing for me, for I could have my full swing, and yet get off easy: but I know that it is a lie, and therefore I do not want to have anything more to do with him or his doctrine. A sinner like me deserves to be damned for ever, and it is no use for anybody to tell me the contrary; therefore I want a Christ that can save me from eternal damnation. If this man’s Christ only saves men from the little bit of damnation that he has preached, he is no good to me.” That was a very sensible observation. We also need a Saviour from eternal damnation, and we do not care for those little saviours from a little hell which are nowadays so much cried up. We have a lot of sham sinners about, and we have a number of ministers who preach a sham saviour, and a sham salvation; and the sham sinners like to have it so. But if Christ once deals with you—pulls you down to the last course, and digs your foundations up, then you will want a Christ that will begin with you upon no terms but those of free grace, and you will want a power that will work the whole miracle of salvation for you from beginning to end. If you are yourselves utterly without strength, that makes you reachable by the strength of grace. When a man gives up his pretty speculations, and just sticks to the old teaching from the divine word, he wants a great Saviour to save him from a great hell; for he feels himself to be one who has been a great sinner, and greatly deserves the infinite wrath of God.

Spurgeon, C. H. The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons. Vol. 30. London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1884.


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