A daily Christian thought from:
ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
The two men who are without a doubt the foremost experts on Genesis Chapters one thru eleven and I have one little bone of contention. One little tiny bone. First let me make this perfectly clear to you. I am not even in the league with Dr. Hovind and Mr. Ken Ham, they have forgotten more about proof of creation over evolution than I will ever know. If that were not true, they would not have links on the links page. These two men have had a profound impact on my understanding of what I already knew to be the absolute truth, God created the universe, not darwin, not evolution.
That said, what is the little bone of contention? Dr. Hovind, Ken Ham and I all agree that the Genesis account adds up to 6,415 years or so. They say from creation, I say from the fall. Is that a big difference? No! Not at all. My reason is that I can think of no reason for Adam to have birthdays before the fall, so I figure that God started numbering Adam's age after the fall. For before the fall there was no death. Adam was designed to live for all eternity and in eternity, why have birthdays?
Think about it. After you die you are going to enter eternity. If you are a Born Again Christian, you are going to live with the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Now after you have been dead and are in heaven for 25,000,000 years, you have not even scratched the surface, for there is no end to eternity, so why have birthdays? And that's the way it was in the garden of Eden, no death, no end of time, so why have birthdays?
But on every other point, Dr. Hovind, Mr. Ham and I are eye to eye. And that is where you should be, eye to eye with the two who God has chosen to lead the charge against the satanistic forces of evolution and to restore Christians to the basics of His word, in Genesis chapters 1-11.
Ok, first let's look at:
Genesis Chapter Five
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; 2 Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: Adam was 130 years old when Eve had Seth.
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. Adam lived till 930 after the fall. Keep that in the back of your mind, we are going to revisit it in bit.
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: When Seth was 105 years old, 235 years after the fall, Enos was born.
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: When Enos was 90, which was 325 years after the fall, his son Cainan was born.
10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: 11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel: Mahalaleel was born when Cainan was 70 years old. That would mean he was born 395 years after the fall.
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: Jared was born 460 years after the fall or in the year 460 AF.
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: So Enoch was born 162 years after Jared, who was born in 460 AF, so Enoch was born in the year 622AF.
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 65 years later in 687 AF Methuselah was born.
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Hmm, think verse 24 tells us of the first Rapture?
25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: When Methuselah was 187 years old, in the year 874 After the Fall, his son Lamech was born.
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. And all the days of Methuselah were 969 years, he was born in the year 687, he lived 969 years, which meant he died in 1656 AF. Keep that year in the back of your mind, for something very interesting happened in the year 1656 AF.
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. Noah was born in the year 1056 After the Fall of man.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. When Noah was 500 years old, in the year 1556, he had, had all three of his sons, they were not triplets, as you will see more clearly in Chapter six. (Genesis 5:1-32 ACP/KJV)
A while back I did a thought on "Actions have Consequences"(christianpatriot.com/01_05_2005.htm) , and here in Genesis five we see something that truly demonstrates that. Adam died in the year 930. Adam lived long enough to sit on his knees his children, his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, his great, great grandchildren, his great, great, great grandchildren, his great, great, great, great grandchildren, and more.
Do you think that maybe, as all these grandchildren sat on his knees they might have said, "Grampa, tell me about the Garden of Eden."? After Adam was done describing his time in the Garden of Eden do you think that maybe they looked up at him and said "why'd ya do it Grampa, why'd ya do it?"
When you take yur kids and your wife to a church that preaches anything other than the literal word of God, you are doing to your kids the same thing Adam did to all of us. You are leading them away from God not to Him. Guys, I'm sure Adam and Eve thought, "Hey, it's only a little piece fo fruit, what harm can it be?"
Don't do to your kids what Adam and Eve did to us. Give your kids a fighting chance, teach them to love, honor and belong to God. Teach them to obey God by getting back to the basics of the word of God, the Bible, not the way some guy wants to make it politically correct, but just the way God said it.
I want to give you one more thing to think about, back in verses 26 and 27 we read: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. And all the days of Methuselah were 969 years, he was born in the year 687, he lived 969 years, which meant he died in 1656 AF. Keep that year in the back of your mind, for something very interesting happened in the year 1656 AF.
Guess what else happened in the year 1656 after the fall of man. The world wide flood. Methuselah may have died in the flood. Noah was Methuselah's grandson.Do you think Noah heard screams from outside the ark, "Grandson, let me in, grandson, can you hear me..."
Jesus warns us in Matthew 24 that the end will come when it is once again like unto the time of Noah. Are you and your family ready? Are you grounding them in the word of God or the word of this world? Are you teaching them that God created the world or are you allowing them to be lied to and taught that we evolved from monkeys and that those monkeys evolved from fish and those fish evolved from a rock getting rained on with acid rain?
Guys, get back to basics, get back to reading what God said, not what some left wing liberal wants you to believe God really meant to say.
The Lord be with and bless you, may He open your eyes and talk to your heart, may He hear your prayers and rescue you and your family from evil, the evil one, his minions and his ilk. Amen.
If you live in the Naples, Maine area, keep in mind that starting Friday October 6th and for the next five Friday nights after tha,t at 6:30 PM we will be doing a Genesis 1-11 series and seminar at the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples. You can call me or use the form to e-mail me for further information. There will be child care and there will be snacks. I am not going to try to convince you to leave your church and attend ours, and there will be no request for money. Nor will I tolerate any disruption. Discussion yes. Disruption, NO!
PLease pray for Danny Calhoun, Danny and Theresa Gilpatrick, Seth Winslow, George Robert and this ministry and all involved with it.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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