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Results from: Answers, Notes On or After: Sun 08/10/14 ordered by Date
"Suppose you were in a smith's shop, and there you should see several sorts of tools, some crooked, some bowed, others hooked, would you condemn all these things for nought because they do not look handsome? The smith makes use of them all for the doing of his work. Thus it is with the providences of God, they seem to us to be very crooked and strange, yet they all carry on God's work." --Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
"Does the Bible really say that the righteous will rejoice at God's vengeance upon the wicked? Yes, it does.
"First of all, the Bible nowhere advocates or condones people rejoicing over the downfall of the enemy because of personal vengeance. All vengeance must be left to the LORD (Deuteronomy 32 and Romans 12); nevertheless, when the Christian has a God-centered perspective, it is absolutely reasonable -- yes, required -- that believers rejoice at the destruction of the wicked. (Again, this is not personal vengeance or gloating that the wicked are finally cast into hell.)
"...seven reasons why the righteous will rejoice at the judgment of the wicked:
1. God commands it (Revelation 19:1-10)
2. Godís righteous and holy character is vindicated
3. The unrighteous rebellion is finally judged
4. Godís power is displayed in showing his supremacy
5. Godís faithfulness and truthfulness is proven as he does what he has promised all alongójudge the wicked; thus we rejoice.
6. Godís Sovereignty is displayed showing no one has absolute dominion like He does.
7. The destruction of the wicked means eternal glorification in perfection for the saints.
"...all of these points are not only reasonable, they are desirable and anticipated. God is a good God who must punish sin." --Geoffrey Kirkland
Thank you very much for your help. By the way, are you able to figure out why only the 450 false prophets of Baal was emphasized there? Could it be that the prophets of Baal were of higher ranking than those of the Asherah?
"We know Him by two means: First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe, since that universe is before our eyes like a beautiful book in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God: His eternal power and his divinity, as the apostle Paul says in Romans 1:20. All these things are enough to convict men and to leave them without excuse. Second, He makes Himself known to us more openly by His holy and divine Word, as much as we need in this life, for His glory and for the salvation of His own." --Belgic Confession (1561)
The words translated image and likeness more closely describe man being created in the essence of God. Meaning we have a similar thought capability, emotions, feelings and responses. Not that we look like God. Surely you have seen people that look far different than you in physical structure and stance.
Also science is quick to point out it's capabilities of dating, but slow to admit they have no way of proving those dates.