In the Beginning

AntMay/June 2016

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God created the earth so that man and beast could enjoy their perfect home. God spared nothing in creating a variety of foods and a habitat for the animals as well as human beings. “God … formed the earth … he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited” (Isaiah 45:18).

Our first article, “The Relationship of God to His Creation,” expands on this relationship, not only between God and man, but also God and animals.

“Animals Preserved” investigates how all animals could have lived on one ark with enough food for all. Scientific facts, along with scripture, show God’s great care for His creation.

In “Horses in the Bible,” the writer tells us how horses were used principally as war instruments in Ancient Israel and Egypt. Time and again, Israel was warned about trusting in their war horses rather than God.

From the fall of Adam in the garden, to the destruction of Satan in Revelation, the serpent snakes its way through the pages of the Bible. “The Serpent in Scripture” outlines many ways that the serpent is used in the sacred word.

From being outcasts, to becoming man’s best friend, the article entitled “Dogs in the Bible” searches out the history of dogs, bearing in mind the lessons from the Bible.

“Lessons from Swine” explores the various scriptures that deal with the common pig. It explains why swine are unclean and were prohibited from being eaten by the Jews under the Law Covenant. Swine are found in many metaphoric references in the Bible.

“Camels in the Bible” gives us some interesting facts about camels that help us to understand why they were the perfect beast of burden in ancient times. Did they really go through the eye of a needle?

“Consider the Ant” gives us some good ideas how Christians should go about their business. “Work while there is opportunity, learn from each other, be unified and selfless” are some of the lessons that the writer expands upon.

Our final article, “Two Lions,” contrasts the roaring lion Satan with the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Our Lord. What should we be on the lookout for, when we know that Satan is attacking? Why was the lion chosen to represent both good and evil in the Bible?

These questions and more will be answered and discussed in this issue. We hope you enjoy reading all the articles and pray that you will be blessed by doing so.

Categories: 2016 Issues, 2016-May/June

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