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August 20, 2020: First edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Why It Matters 7

Trust in God’s Word 7

Trust in God’s Witness in His Creation 8

We Glorify God When We Acknowledge His Creation 8

There Is a War Against the Supernatural 9

The Witness of God’s Creation Is a Safety Net 9

God’s Creation Is a Witness to Unbelievers 10

Approaching Scripture Scripturally 11

God Gave the Bible to All of Us 11

The Devil Wants to Take the Bible Away from Us in Whole or Part, and Is Sneaky about It 11

Let Us Dive into Genesis 1 and 2 15

Three Initial Questions 15

God Alone Created the Universe 20

The Scriptural Lesson from the Structure of the Six Days 21

God’s Work of Creation 23

A Day of Rest 27

Transitioning from Global to Local 29

The Garden in Eden and Adam and Eve 35

Our Lord Jesus Christ Instructs Us about How God Created the Universe 37

The Core Issue: Sight or Faith 39

An Awful Lot of Science Is Not Wearing Any Clothes 40

Scientists Are Human and Sinners Like All of Us 40

The Persecution of Galileo Has Made Christians Overly Cautious 43

We Do Not Have to Believe in Big Bang or Evolution Theories 44

Some Practical Applications 56

Conclusion 59

Appendix A: The Emperor’s New Clothes 62

Appendix B: The Open Manhole 65

Appendix C: Places Where bawraw Appears in Scripture: 71

Places Where a Basic Form of the Verb Is Used 71

Appendix D: Two Technical Whodunits 75

Appendix E: Creation in Six Days and the Sabbath 78

Acknowledgments 79

Scripture Index 80

General Index 83

Colophon 86

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