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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

CREATION IN GOD'S VAST UNIVERSE SHOWN



ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S AT RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, MINFORD OHIO I AM ATTEMPTING TO SPEAK ON GENESIS 1. CREATION...

I want to deal with this idea of "Chance"? Is it by chance or by designed... This earth that we live in.?

As far as the earth being at the center of things, according to Genesis (which I believe to be a literal account of a 6-day creation), the earth is, in some sense, the center. Maybe not the exact spatial center, but the center in the way a stage is the center of a theater (even though it may or may not be in the exact center of the theater building itself). (Although white hole cosmology, if true, may even demonstrate a certain proximity of earth to the center of the universe.) It’s the center in the way New York may be a “cultural center” in the U.S. while it’s way off in the northeast of the country. It’s the center in the way man was created as the crown of creation and was given authority over it even though he was not the most numerous, powerful, beautiful, or long-lived species. He was given authority because God’s image was placed in him. “The center” may have many different ways it is measured, but the most important one must be in the sense of “where God puts/reveals His presence” (understanding that God is omnipresent, but puts/reveals Himself in all places unequally). E.g., the center of God’s presence was in Israel during the Old Testament. In relation to the wider scope of the universe, the center is Earth.


http://www.illustramedia.com/tpppreview.htm Then go to the video clips. They are really good.


Tonight I download the 39 pages of the web script from the "The Priveleged Planet"\

Here is one quote:

  • "There are many probabilistic resources in the galaxy. But, on the other side of the coin, are all of these factors that you need. You have to get just right in order to have just one habitable planet like tyhe Earth.... and that leads me to conclude that yes, we're rare in the galaxy." Guillermo Gonzales.
But is this correlation between the existence of complex life and our ability to make scientific discoveries simply a coincidence or the result of blind chance? correlation between the existence of complex life and our ability to make scientific discoveries simply a coincidence or the result of blind chance? Or does it point to a deeper explanation?