there are three books with that title one from the Morman's, one from the church universal and triumphant I am cult, and the ones these quote from. All three use the same rejected manuscript. all three are in error. but then why do people lump it in and make it worth a look see?
Eternity is the begining it is from everlasting. From everlasting to everlasting is the time quantum of God, however the 24/7 according to scriptures, God's words on this, is that he established the 24/7 on the first day of his six day work. Gen 1:3 ¶ And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
God established the 24/7 time encapsulation for man in Genesis 1:3-5. and then placed it in a firmament to which that time works well for man after his creation. God created the 24/7 before he set the sun and moon in revolution around the earth.
Anytime existence before that is known in scriptures as eternity, eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is said that the high and lofty one inhabits eternity that means from beginning to end (hence the alpha and Omega identification in scriptures) of it this is why he is eternal and why he can be everywhere and know all things. That is because he is the almighty God.
Both David and Peter say a day is as of a thousand years. they both speak from within the 24/7 time quantum to express something they did not understand at that time in their earthly existence, which is eternity.
I do not deny the existence of a time quantum before the 24/7. But our current time quantum of the 24/7 was established in Gen 1:3-5 on day one of God's six days of work. god's time quantum is from everlasting to everlasting.
You will notice in the scripture below, preserved for us in Gods word that the Earth and the World were two separate creations.
Ps 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
I do not believe the earth is millions of years old. I believe it is no more than and equality of one day or a thousand years older than Gen. 1:2.
Having said that the quote above says, "science is figuring our that there was water on earth before anything else." According to Gen 1:2 water was on the earth before the six day work of God in the beginning of this current world and the creation of man.
However Science does not believe there was water on the earth in the beginning. They believe a comet brought building blocks of life and water to the earth.
here is a quote from the recent failed comet landing prOBe scientist, "One of the things they are most excited about is the possibility that the mission might help confirm that comets brought the building blocks of life — organic matter and water — to Earth.
Again, I believe God's preserved word is true no matter what ANY man, saved or unsaved says, if Proverbs 8 is giving us a correct chronological view from everlasting about the exaltation of the wisdom of God (Jesus being that wisdom), Earth, the depth, the fountains of water, then there was no water on the earth when God first created it. Sometime between the creation of the earth and Gen1:2, which would be between 1 day and a thousand years, iniquity was found in Lucifer and God judged that iniquity by allowing the waters to break forth from its ordained place and flood the earth not killing anything but destroying the throne Lucifer was trying to exalt above God. Thereby bringing sin and darkness into the depths of God's heaven.
God solved the resulting darkness by calling for light, establishing the 24 hour time calculus on day one, and stop the darkness from expanding into his holy heaven by placing a firmament around the darkness encapsulating the waters below from those above on the second day. Once done he could move on into his will for this earth which ultimately is for the exaltation of Jesus Christ and the establishment of his throne forever (see Revelation 21-22).
No death before Adams sin, no pre-Adamic life, all fossil records are from the flood of Noah, no dust on the moon from billions or millions of years, no deep sediments on the ocean floors from billions or millions of years of erosion.
It is the unbiblical remarks that people find so honorable that God's word is lost in the gooiness of sophism and philosophy of worldliness.
When men honor God's word enough to teach it just as it is and bring out BIBLICAL points that are clearly seen then I will hold my peace.
I will not prefer a man who adds to the word of God even in this. He said, clearly said, and I quote," as the Lord Jesus Himself has commanded, our first priority in every decision should be to do that which honors the kingdom of Christ and His righteousness" Christ did not say it once nor command it, find it but it is not there.
this is an unbiblical re wording of the word of God (that is what the serpent did). honor him if you may but it is not found it is an OPINION of what he thinks God word is saying. quote me the command that says "to do that which honors the kingdom of Christ".
I pointed our the subtil change of the words that makes it an error and an opinion. Accept it our not but you will be held accountable not I.
the prOBlem with men is they love the opinions of men over the clear words of God.
3) While it is true that Christmas is not the day of Christ's Birth, it is the time of year that the sun (life sustaining force for plants and men) is the furthest away from the planet. Meditate on that for a moment. When my life was furthest from Christ that is the time in which he saved me.
4) Is there not freewill if you want to follow a secular holiday or not? My only qualm with it is that it promotes greed and covetousness in peoples hearts when all they can say is I want, I want, I want.
5) If you want it to be the day that you give gifts and make merry with your fellow man then so be it. should not we emulate God's giving of his son the ulimate gift that brings salvation? What other day do you do that during the year?
His leading verse is SEEK ye first, not HONOR ye first. The commandment is to seek not honor. There are plenty of unsaved men who feel they honor God and his kingdom. It is not honor the kingdom of Christ and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.
Do you see the subtil change in the words of God?
Is this not what the serpent did in Gen 3 when he said "Yea, hath God said Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden"?
And it is the Kingdom of God not the Kingdom of Christ one is to seek. For some of you would argue they are the same but they are not the same thing.
Remember this general rule of thumb in the Bible, "things that are different are not the same".
Kingdom of Christ is found one time in scriptures (Eph 5:5) while Kingdom of God is found 69 times.
Kingdom of God are found 55 times in the gospel writings, 6 times in the historical transitional book of Acts, and 8 times in Paul's church epistles.
Subtil little errors like this are known as false teachings and are also known as leaven. The prOBlem is other men of god will parrot these lies until they become so traditionally taught that no one questions the validity, then soon after their teaching becomes rife with false statements such as these. The average Christian, who does not have familiarity with their Bible, are lulled into a sense of confidence in a man and fail to search the scriptures to see if what is taught is true to the words of God.