Pray for God’s Church and Our America

God says in Isaiah 48:18 – “Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then
you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness
rolling over you like waves in the sea.”
Let us pray….
Our Father in Heaven, we worship You. We humble ourselves before You.
Cleanse us of any unrighteousness that we may approach You now with
pure hearts and clean hands. Please hear the anguished cry of our hearts –
for Revival of Your Church & Renewal of our nation.

Your church and our nation are in desperate need of Your cleansing touch.
Help all of us in America See and Repent of our Sins. Will You please
reverse the apostasy in Your church, and stop the aborticide, drug abuse,
materialism, racism, sexual perversions of all sorts in our nation? Please,
expose and destroy false religions, but in your mercy, save the lost souls.
We plead with You to come visit us – to Revive all Your churches in
America 
so that not just some – but all will Embrace, Teach and Live
Biblical righteousness – once again…

Help us make Your Revived Church the bedrock foundation of
the 
Families of America. Call all your shepherds and the sheep of their
flocks to spend more time with You daily – in prayer and reading Your
Word.
And we ask: Is it not time to replace all shepherds who will not
bend to Your will?

We thank You for giving us a president who respectfully speaks Your name
aloud. We ask for Your blessings of Wisdom and Courage for the President
and all leaders in his Administration, for Justices and Judges, for
Congressmen and Senators, as well as for all Governors, State Legislators,
Mayors and County Commissioners. Help these men and women see
their need for Your help and to ask You for it.

Protect from Harm the President, Vice-President and those called to staff
their administration.  We pray You will call them all to know You as Savior
and Lord – and that You will call them to use the Bible as their daily guide
to righteous governance. Allow no weapon formed against them to prevail.
We ask you to roll back the dark cloud of evil over our nation’s capitol by
the power of your Presence.  What we ask is impossible for us – but not for
You.

We are reminded of Your words in Proverb 21:1 – “The king’s heart is like
a stream of water directed by the Lord; He guides it wherever He pleases.”
We ask  You to cause our president to want to hear and do as You
direct. Help our President choose the harder right instead of the easier
wrong – and to never be content with a half-truth when the whole can be
won. Help him develop the calm, mature demeanor of a thoughtful, strong,
Godly leader.

Over the last forty years You have sent America many interim judgements
in the form of natural and other disasters, but none were acknowledged as
such by our leaders. Please God, in your abundant mercy, withhold Your
Final Judgement upon America; give our Leadership more time to bring
us back to You, as guided by Your Revived Church.

“Help us, O God of our salvation!  Help us for the Glory of Your name!
Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of Your name.” (Ps 79:9, NLT)
                    Revive us, O Lord!  Save America!
    Help each of us to gratefully treasure what You have given us
and to never take for granted anything from You ever again.
Help us hold to your standard of Righteousness
in all we Think, Say, or Do.

In Jesus’ mighty name we ask that all this be done to
the Unending Praise of Your Eternal Glory!
                       Hallelujah Forever! and Amen…

The Truth About America’s Only Hope

First written in 9/13

Since the beginning of time, God has made His great creative and sustaining power plainly known to all of mankind. Yet many refuse to believe Him as God or even that there is a God. In His inspired Word, Psalm 53 clearly states, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

America was established by our Founding Fathers as a nation whose people were primarily Christian. There is ample evidence in the Federalist Papers and in their many other writings to support this fact. Yet there has been a steady erosion of the principles and processes of the Holy Bible in the governance of America by persons, organizations, and governments (judicial, executive, and legislative) at the national, state and local levels.

Laws in a righteously governed nation are for the purpose of promoting morality or prohibiting immorality and other harmful behavior. Many of our nation’s leaders make not even a pretense of righteously governing this nation. They pass laws or find “strange authority” in our once-hallowed US Constitution (or not) to ban prayer in classrooms, to force homosexuality upon the nation, to ban the symbol of Christianity from our public lands, and even to ban the display of the Ten Commandments in courts and schools. Such defiance-of-God behavior has emboldened the highest court in our land to legalize same-sex “marriage”. Our leaders rightly condemn terrible killings such as those in Aurora, CO and Newport, CN but wrongly condone the more horrific murder-in-the-womb of a million plus children each year.

Our leaders rightly make it clear that freedom of religion means that all religions are welcome to practice their faiths here. Yet, as a further assault on our heritage as a moral people, they increasingly hobble the practice of the one and only Faith upon which this nation and its morality were founded – Christianity. Their hypocrisy has become the handmaiden of evil.

Make no mistake; this is a defiant mocking of God Who has made His standards abundantly clear. The Bible says in Galations 6:7, “Do not be misled – you cannot mock the justice of God.  You will always harvest what you plant.” Unrepentant evil-doers are punished after death. Nations have no after-life; God punishes them in this life. Such terrible punishment is revealed in His Word for the nation of His special people, the Israelites, as well as for many gentile nations – of which we are now a modern one. Therefore, America’s problem is not absurd economics, corrupt politics, poor education, aliens, drug-abuse, unnatural disasters, lying officials, etc. It is the disintegration of morality in our culture and, sadly, in some segments of the Christian church, as well!   Our problem is – SIN…

The proof of this bold assertion is simple!  When most of our people and especially our leaders worshipped, prayed to, and followed the God of the Bible, we became the greatest nation ever on the earth. When we began to chase after other gods (money, power, sex, hedonism, alien ideologies, etc.) we tipped over and began our now precipitous fall.

Is it too late for America? Emphatically NO! If we, the Christian people of America, confess our sins to God, turn from them in genuine repentance, humbly ask His forgiveness, and ask Him to become our Savior, God, and guide again – He promises He will do all that and more. He will help us become a righteous people and a Godly nation again – for His Glory, not ours!

We must PRAY for our nation’s wayward churches and secular leaders to turn around to prosper withGod, (or continue to wither and die withoutHim). The choice is that stark! In the Bible, nations (like Nineveh) that repented and turned back to God were redeemed. That same God will redeem America – ifwe repent and return to Him – His Word guarantees it!

Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn addressed the US Congress in the Rotunda of the US Capitol on this subject on April 29, 2015.  A powerful nine minutes:  https://www.facebook.com/Nigeriacamera/videos/965938676782270/

Watchfire

WATCHFIRE def: a fire kept burning at night as a signal or
    for the use of those staying awake to watch, or guard.”

The darkness of immorality and evil in the world is seen in the
vile deeds of men without conscience.  We see the corruption of many
in leadership of nations, parliaments, congresses, courtrooms and churches.

All who follow the one true God, Adonai-Elohim-El Shaddai, in America,
must remain awake and alert to pray with Holy Spirit passion
forthe revitalization of His Bride, the Church.  We should be desperate
for God to dispel the growing darkness in some “christian”
churches in America, as they (and our governments) embrace practices
that are specifically forbidden by God in His Word, the Holy Bible.

The church cannot help America get right until it first gets itself,
meaning allits people, back on God’s righteous path.  Yet, we must also
pray for the renovation of America into what God wants us to become.

Some Christians are lighting Watchfires to stand guard
to pray against this spiritual darkness and
for the dawn of His righteousness in all areas of life!

Therefore it’s our view that every Bible-believing,
Christ-following church in America will benefit from a permanent
Watchfire Prayer Time to steadfastly pray for
Revival in every believer, 
a  Spiritual Reawakening within each church, and
a  Return to Righteous Governance in all things.  

Our First Baptist Church, Cumming Watchfire meets
Fridays at noon in the Prayer Room. All Christ-followers are welcome!
Our purpose is to pray fervently for:

1)  A Spiritual Reawakening by Revival
in us, in our homes, in our church, and in the
Christian Churches in America, from Coast to Coast and Border to Border.

2)  The Adoption of Righteousness in our National, State, and Local
Governments, with special emphasis on righteousJudges at all levels.

3)  The Recovery of Righteous Behavior by our People and by our Nation’s
Businesses, Schools & Universities, Industry, Military, Media, Entertainment, etc.

4)  Peace in Jerusalem and for Israel.

5)  The Salvation of all God’s enemies – or
the complete neutralization of their immoral and evil influences and effects.

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It is highly likely that our great God has enlisted men and women in churches
all over this nation for similar prayer efforts.
We want to encourage those not yet praying for these things
to consider doing so on a regular basis.

Pray and listen for what God would have you do about this urgent business of
restoring His church first and then our nation
to the once-righteous path that He formed for us through the
good and mostly Godly men known as our Founding Fathers.

Here are some additional resources you can consult:
Prayerconnect.net     OneCry.com
Books by David Butts:
When God Shows Up, Desperate for Change,
Prayer and the End of Days, Asleep in the Land of Nod.

The Essay “The Truth About America’s Only Hope”, the first entry on the
second page of the Blog for
www.WordsAlongTheWay.com

It is our firmly held belief that if enough of us Humble ourselves,
seek His face, pray, and turn from our wicked ways, He will hear us,
will forgive us our sins and will surely heal our land.
We have His word on it…

Jesus is our Sure and Only Hope!  To God alone be the Glory!

Why Be A Christian?

 In a letter to believers in the early days of the church, Jesus’ brother, James, wrote, “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that — and shudder.”

A Christian is more than a person who believes in God. He is a person who trusts in Jesus Christ for all things including his own future life in heaven. To have life after death with God requires that we be holy and perfect because He is holy and perfect. And we can never do that on our own. We need God’s help.

The Bible teaches that as descendants of Adam, none of us is perfect. As imperfect people, we all sin … even Mother Teresa sinned. There is nothing we can do on our own that could save us from hell because no matter how much we improve, we can never be totally perfect. To live with God after we leave this world, we must be found perfect – that means without any sin, no matter how small, because God is holy and cannot live with any sin.

The “Good News” is that God no longer sees anyone’s sin after they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Why? Because God sent His Son Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, to shed His blood to save us – a momentous event foreshadowed in Egypt when the Lord passed over each Israelite home that had the blood of an unblemished lamb on the doorway, saving their first-born from death. God the Father had Jesus Christ (God the Son), the perfect Lamb of God, crucified on a cross, one time, for all of our sins, past, present and future so that we may be saved from paying the penalty for any of our sins.

The penalty for unforgiven sin is eternity in hell, which is eternal separation from God. Frankly, eternity in heaven with God is the only rational choice, wouldn’t you say?

God’s plan for our salvation is found throughout the Bible in the Old Testament, by events like the Exodus, as well as in the New Testament, where it is explained in detail by Jesus, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul and others. Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no man comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).

God does not save me because I live a good life, or go to confession, or am baptized, or sing in the choir, or teach Sunday school. Instead I am saved by God’s grace through my faith. The Bible’s Book of Hebrews tells us that Abraham was saved only by faith and all who came after him were saved only by God’s grace through their  faith. And we are saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8,9), when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. For “without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6). Check out Romans 10:9, 10 and John 3:36, as well. Read His Word; be blessed!

Are you saved? Ask Christ to become your Lord and Savior now – you’ll be glad you did – eternally!

A Letter to all Americans

This was written shortly after the 9/11 atrocity in NYC with the Trade Center Towers – on  November 30, 2001

What we write here would have been completely understood fifty years ago. Fifty years ago or so, this nation was a God-fearing-and-worshipping people who would have recognized the meaning in the horrific wake-up call of September 11th, 2001. Fortunately there remain thousands in this nation who know the Lord God and who do see clearly. But most of America appears to have missed the vital message in the Attack on America; this letter will try to make it crystal clear. We are not prophets but we read and understand history’s lessons.

Since World War II most of our elected and appointed national leaders (especially our mis-guided judges and Justices) have deliberately wiped out all vestiges of the Lord God Almighty ruling in any of our affairs as a nation. We say we are “One Nation Under God”; but our behavior denies it. We sing “God Bless America”, but are unwilling to change our behavior so He may bless us. We say “In God We Trust”, but it’s really the gods of money, technology, science and sensuality that we trust. We perpetuate with vile vigor the lie that the US Constitution separates God from the affairs of this nation, when in fact it says quite the opposite; none shall prohibit the free exercise of religion in any aspect of life. We have deliberately obliterated the basis for understanding God in our lives.

Make no mistake about it, whether you are a religious person or not, the God who created all things is the same God who sovereignly sustains and orders all things in His creation. Do not be duped by the greatest lie of all – there is no God. Ignoring the Truth or deciding to believe some other truth has never, and will never, change the bedrock Truth of all time – God is sovereign. His sovereignty gives Him the right to call all the shots, like it or not. What a person believes or doesn’t believe never changes a fact – including that fact.

For the last decade or so, because of our national sins (sin is doing what God says not to do and not doing what He says to do), God has gradually removed His hand of blessing and protection from us. We believe His messages are in the bombings (USS Cole, Embassies, etc) and in the increasing frequency and severity of damaging natural disasters – fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, drought, pestilence, crop failures, etc. They are also visible in the ruined lives of those caught up in drugs, pornography, gambling, the utter corruption of our public-education system, the so-called “tolerance” and “political correctness” of a permissive society, the reading, viewing and listening to salacious (even vicious) “entertainment”, the increase of lying and cheating in government, business, education and media, remorseless thrill killing in society, and on and on.

We the people, including most of us in the Christian Church, have not stood with a determined vigor against the increasingly wrong-headed, ungodly thinking and actions of our leaders (again, especially in the courts). We should have demanded that they return to the standard of godliness and decency that our Founding Fathers applied when they established this unique and unapologetically Christian nation. Even they said that the form of government they had established was good only for a Godly people and no other.

God is no respecter of persons or of nations, except He has said that those who oppose Israel, His chosen people, will be cursed. He has allowed the evil-doers of the al-Qaida and its harboring Taliban to cause us great and shocking harm, to wake us up – since all the other signs and messages He sent us have been ignored. His love for us all is abundantly evident in His mercy shown through His patience in first sending us low volume messages in natural disasters and bombings, and only when we will not hear and turn to Him, turning up the volume. When the stench of a wicked, morally rotting society reaches the nostrils of our absolutely righteous Holy God in heaven, crushing punishment for that nation can be averted only by genuine, thorough repentance personally and nationally, as was done in ancient Nineveh. The dastardly atrocity of September 11th and the Anthrax attacks may be the last “shots across our nation’s bow” before God punishes America for her great sin.

Yet we remain deaf. We have become more patriotic and religious, but not more righteous. We have begun to turn from our historic and righteous support of Israel, to favor their arch-enemies, the Palestinians. If we will not heed the lessons of history, we are doomed to repeat them. God’s next judgment on America may make the recent attacks look mild by comparison.

How does America avert God’s judgment? Our national leader – our President – must call our nation to a halt, and lead us and all our leaders in humbling ourselves before the Lord God Almighty in prayer. We must repent of our national sins that include the horror that is abortion, the approval and promotion of the homosexual lifestyle, the removal of the vital influence of God Almighty in Spirit (through prayer) and Word (through Scripture) from Government, Business, Education, Media, Arts, Letters, Entertainment, even Charity, the approval for ungodly people to seek and attain elected and appointed office in this land, and suggesting Israel give up lands given them by God to be lands for Palestinians. During this time of fasting, prayer and repentance, we must ask God to remind us of our forgotten sins. We’d like to see the President lead, at the National Cathedral, his Cabinet, the Supreme Court Justices, and the Leaders of the US Congress (if not the whole Congress), in a Solemn Assembly of one full day – to humble themselves before Almighty God – on national television, so that all of America may participate – so that we all may know that America has determined to return to righteousness.

Our President must find the courage to do this despite the certain ridicule and vigorous opposition that will come from those who hate God and want to see America continue its moral and spiritual free-fall. Our President must, by Executive Orders and new Laws, return this nation to the standard of righteousness demanded by God in His Holy Word. If not, God will treat us as He has treated all other nations who have disobeyed Him down through the ages. The good news: if we repent and turn ourselves around, God promises to hear our prayers, forgive our sin, and heal our land. That healing could include the defeat of our evil enemies.

Either the nation repents and cleans house – morally and spiritually – or He will. If you agree, send this to our President with a fervent request that he proceed immediately. He led us in mourning and now he must lead us in repentance before leading us to victory.   We must rid our land of our sinful ways, and return God to His rightful place of honor and influence in the public as well as in the private affairs of this nation. We must support Israel without wavering. Then and only then will our President be able to triumph over the unspeakable evil that has fallen and may be poised to fall again upon us. Victory without God is impossible.

In God We Must Trust

PS: One of the more cogent reasons for knowing with certainty that Jesus is the Lord Christ and is God, is that He is the only person Who died, yet rose radiantly alive from the dead, as He said He would, with many witnesses. Only THE GOD can do that. That’s why true Christianity is not a religion. It is a vibrant, joyful ongoing relationship with Jesus, our eternally living Lord, with Whom we’ll live forever, starting now in this mortal life. If you want that eternal relationship with Him now and in heaven, too, just ask Him right now to forgive your sin and be your Savior – and your Lord.

SCOTUS on Same-Sex Marriage

Note:  This is the letter that I sent to each of the nine Justices of the US Supreme Court on 1/20/15.  I offer it for your use in whole or part as you may wish.  This is a serious, watershed moment in the history of our nation.  We all must speak out against the darkness that seems to be pressing in on our nation from all sides.  Do what you must!

Dear Justice so-and-so:

Permit me to get right to the point.

According to the Wall Street Journal, you, as a Justice of the US Supreme Court, have taken on the task of deciding whether the US Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry.

I would suggest to you that this is not a matter to be decided by you and your fellow Justices by peering deeply into the Fourteenth Amendment to that Constitution, or into any other portion of that Constitution. Why? Because this is not a matter that can be decided based on administrative law, or on criminal law, or by “common sense”, or by intellectualism, or on habit, or on custom, or by religion, or by politics.

This issue can only be decided upon by moral law. It is first, last and always a matter of morality. And it is of a particular morality. And it has already been decided by a higher authority than yours. The God of creation, the God of the Holy Bible has already decreed what marriage is. It is the combining of one man and one woman into a special, holy state known to all mankind as marriage. A simple review of Genesis, chapter one, verse 27 and chapter 2, verse 24 should reaffirm what you probably already know in your heart. It would not be wise for you to depart from what He has already declared.

It would also be wise for you to observe what that same God, the One who informed our writers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, has to say about homosexuality. The book of Leviticus gave detailed instructions to the Levite priests on their responsibilities before God and to the Hebrew people on how to live holy lives before God. Those instructions have not been superseded by the New Covenant or Testament, so those requirements of holy or righteous living are still valid today and will always be so. Jesus, the Messiah, Himself said that He did not come to do away with such requirements of the Law, but to fulfill them – and to fulfill them for ALL mankind, not just the Hebrews (Mat 5:17).

God said in Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” To underscore that stern command, He specified the most severe punishment in Leviticus 20:13 “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.” There is no room for error or misunderstanding, is there?

Billy Graham is reported to have said, “If God does not punish America for its sin of homosexuality, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” I ask you to do what’s right, not what’s popular or trendy. Standing against God is never wise – for a person or for a nation…

Earnestly,  Tom McDonald

 

 

Homosexuals into the Military

Written on 1/12/11

Am I the only one who sees the rank irony in the US Congress (the least respected public entity at 13% approval rating) requiring the US Military (the most respected public entity at over 75% approval rating) to accept homosexuals into their ranks, and the President signed it into Law? I think not!  Now what do Christian, Jewish and Islamic Chaplains (all condemning homosexuality as sin) do about this?  And what do the Military Academies do about this?  Then, too, what do the lawmakers do about the Uniform Code of Military Justice; how do you make an immoral act “legal” after centuries of established law on such reprehensible and debilitating conduct? Many of our laws legislate for or against behaviors. Most legislate for moral behavior, some against immoral behavior. This Law was legislated to promote immoral behavior.

What should we, the People, do about this?  I say we do two things.  One, pray that God will overturn this sin-sick law, and turn out of office all who championed it or voted for it. Two, bombard the President, the Supreme Court Justices and our Senators and Congressman with letters, phone calls, emails, faxes and petitions non-stop until they “get it” that we will not stop until they repeal this abomination, or overturn it, if it gets to the US Supreme Court.

Such treachery at the highest levels is even more stunning in view of the results of many voter referenda around the country, wherein they have, until very recently, overwhelmingly rejected the perverse, deviant, harmful, (and, in God’s words, “abominable”) behavior of homosexual “marriage” in their state. But remember, morality isn’t determined by voting. In some of those states, courts have overturned the voter results because the judges found the results somehow “unconstitutional”. Judges don’t determine morality either; God does. That’s why I suggest we include the US Supreme Court in the onslaught of communication about this sordid issue; we have had enough of judicial tyranny. Wasn’t it Billy Graham who once said, “If God does not destroy America for her great sin [of “official” approval of homosexuality], He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”?

Please join me in this non-stop deluge of the three branches of our elitist, increasingly immoral US Government to repeal the law that forces the military to knowingly accept homosexuals into their ranks. If you do not take your stand here, then where will you take your stand against the onslaught of evil? Perhaps the better question is, “If God does not see us standing with Him on this issue, will He assume we don’t care about morality and righteousness any more? And then will He abandon us to the tyranny that is settling all around us from a government out of control?” If ever there was a time for the People of America to cry out to God for His help in fervent nationwide prayer – and to do what we can to overturn this sin-sick Law – this is it!

Second Amendment’s Original Intent

Written on 2/04/13

Be not duped by certain politicians on their latest “gun control” crusade. They have almost successfully diverted everyone’s attention from the true purpose of the Second Amendment by saying such things as: “large capacity magazines are not needed for hunting”, or “you don’t need thirty bullets to kill a deer”, etc.

The original intent of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution is to ensure the citizens of this nation can arm themselves with firearms (individually or as part of a “Militia”) that can be used against a tyrannical government, if need be. That being so, there is also an implied intent of the amendment that citizens be able to arm themselves with firearms comparable in firepower and rate of fire to those weapons a tyrannical government will use. So limiting magazine capacities, denying firearms that “look” like so-called assault rifles, even denying automatic rates of fire (much less the semi-autos) are all leftist exercises to confuse the uninformed and without warrant infringe the Second Amendment. View this video piece about the 1946 “Battle of Athens” http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html This clearly reveals that the unthinkable incidence of a tyrannical government is a real threat – and it has already occurred in this nation at a local level; so it is more than possible. Then view this video to see what gun confiscation has done in Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmrqT9SIkQw

The Second Amendment is actually the guarantor of all the other Amendments and even the Constitution itself. The Third Amendment greatly assists understanding the original intent of the Second amendment: view this piece to get more about the Third Amendment’s meaning – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F584p5kJL-U&feature=youtu.be We Patriots must keep our focus, for Liberty’s sake.

On an allied note, several online sources report that the federal government, primarily some sub-agencies of the ominously large Department of Homeland Security, have procured over one billion dollars in ammunition. One article stated that the majority of the cartridges are for pistols and have hollow-point expanding bullets, which are intended for killing someone quickly. Such ammo is good for neither target practice nor for normal service carry. It just might serve us well if there were Congressional hearings on the Homeland Security’s intention with all that ammunition. Then there is the issue of DHS training and equipping what appears to be a National Security Force of youth called the FEMA Corps (http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2012/09/14/welcome-fema-corps-inaugural-class). A standing “army” of 18-24 year olds looks potentially sinister. Hearings on this are very much in order.

Remember: The cost of Freedom is eternal Vigilance.

Age of Earth

Written July of 2014

Back on December 12th of 2012, because there were so many figures (millions/billions of years) floating around about the age of the earth, I decided to use the Creator’s own book, the Holy Bible*, to calculate a more accurate figure. Here’s what I found:

A quick look through the Bible reveals there are:

Ten generations from Adam thru Noah with an average lifespan of 858 years and with an average generation timespan of 155 years. (Genesis 5)

Ten generations from Noah thru Abraham with an average lifespan of 317 years and with an average generation timespan of 49 years. (Genesis 11)

Forty-two generations from Abraham thru Jesus (Matthew 1:17) with an approximate average lifespan of 80 years. **

Totaled there are 62 (10+10+42) generations from Adam to Jesus.

Doing a bit of basic mathematics with those numbers, we find:

We have the total generation timespan from Adam thru Abraham to be 2040 years ([10×155]+[10×49]). We can calculate the total generation timespan from Abraham thru Jesus to be 1134 years (42×27). The total generation timespan from Adam to Jesus then is 3,174 years (2040+1134).

To determine the age of the earth and creation from Adam to today, we must add the figure of earth-age from Adam to Jesus (3174) to the figure for the number of years from Jesus to now, which is 20 centuries plus 14 years, or 2014 years. (I am quite aware of the issues surrounding when the use of Anno Domini began. For our purpose here, such a consideration is well within round-off error).

Therefore, we can conclude, based on God’s Word (His Holy Bible), and by application of basic mathematics, that the earth and therefore, all of creation is about 5,188 years old, which, rounded to the nearest thousand, yields 5,000 years as the approximate age of the earth, and by extension, the age of all creation.

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* The Bible chronicles the creation of the earth and the universe by God in six days – to His Son’s birth, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension – ending with the follow-on work of Jesus’ disciples.

** The lifespan of people from Abraham thru to Jesus’ time was shorter than the early man lifespans. The Bible makes reference to a man’s age being three score and ten and even 80 years for a strong person. I use 80 as the figure for lifespans from Abraham’s time to Jesus’ time. Now, the timespan for a generation is roughly one-third of a lifespan. A man who lives to 80 years of age will produce children starting about age 27. (If any reader wants to rework this calculation with more rigor, I welcome it.)

COMMENTS:
Some may say this is not right. Then bring me a more accurate figure. It is entirely conceivable that as a flawed mortal man, I have made some mistakes in retrieving generational data from the Bible. My figures are based solidly on the one source of Truth in all of creation – God’s Word. You can (and sadly many will) dismiss the Bible with a sweep of the hand – but that won’t change what God’s Word shows us about His created universe.

Look at it this way for a moment, why would God falsify any of the numbers in His book? He doesn’t need to. His very nature as a Holy, Righteous God prevents Him from even thinking about giving us erroneous information. So forget that idea and realize that we are dealing with the Truth of God as revealed in His inspired Word to us. He can be trusted absolutely on this whereas man’s theories cannot be trusted, because such theories all depend on unsupportable assumptions.

God’s Truth stands immutable – whether we believe it or not…

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