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Biblical account of Creation

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Academic Questions in CRS

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The feeding of five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fishes paved way for Jesus' teaching on _____.

  • A. The sermon on the mount

  • B. The living bread

  • C. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving

  • D. The prodigal son

  • E. The good samaritan

  • F. Giving

According to Christianity, Jesus Christ suffered for us all. As a result, Christians do not have to suffer on earth.

  • A. True

  • B. False

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 18 verse 21-35, Jesus tells what story?

  • A. The story of the prodigal son

  • B. The story of the good Samaritan

  • C. The story of the fig tree

  • D. The beatitudes

  • E. The story of the vineyard

  • F. The story of the unforgiving servant

What is Jesus' last word on the cross?

  • A. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing

  • B. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me

  • C. I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise

  • D. I am thirsty

  • E. It is finished

  • F. Father, into your hands I commit my spirit

With regards to giving, Jesus made the statement below:

Do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do this, you will have a reward from your Father in heaven.

  • A. True

  • B. False

At last, he came to his senses and said, 'All my father’s hired workers have more than they can eat, and here am I about to starve! I will get up and go back to my father and say, Father, I have sinned against God and against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired workers'. So he got up and started back to his father.

The above statement was made by the prodigal son when he took up a job in a distant country. What job was that?

  • A. Care of cattle

  • B. Care of sheep

  • C. Care of goats

  • D. Care of pigs

  • E. Care of cattle and sheep

  • F. Care of cattle and sheep and goats

The parable of the prodigal son is found in which of the following bible passages?

  • A. Matthew 15: 11-32

  • B. Mark 15: 11-32

  • C. Luke 15: 11-32

  • D. John 15: 11-32

  • E. None of the above

  • F. All of the above

Jesus was born specifically in _____.

  • A. Jerusalem

  • B. Bethlehem

  • C. Nazareth

  • D. Israel

  • E. Capernaum

  • F. Calvary



Biblical account of Creation:

The story of God’s creation goes beyond earth. It encompasses the entire universe.

For now, think of the universe as containing all matter, energy, the solar systems, all stars and galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space.

Please read more on the solar system here.


The bible is a 'book of faith' since we were not present when the written events occurred. It gives an account on the creation of the universe in Genesis chapter 1.

God is the creator of all things and he showed this by creating the universe in six days after which he rested on the seventh day.

Please read on God's sovereignty here.

Time and day began its existence on the universe the very moment God spoke a word to it.

 

  1. On the first day, God created light

In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the power of God was moving over the waters. Then God commanded, “Let there be light “and light appeared. God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from the darkness, and he named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night”. Evening passed and morning came; that was the first day.

Genesis 1 : 1–5


If you read the above passage carefully, you will observe that the first created thing according to the bible was the universe.

The universe was created in the very beginning and earth was inside it, although formless and void/empty. If we did a size comparison of the earth to the universe, the earth will be like a single grain of sand on a country like USA.

The emptiness of the earth implies that no living creature was present on it . Meanwhile, the earth was also covered with water (the raging ocean) and total darkness.

The bible also recorded the power of God moving over the waters and invariably the earth since the whole earth was covered with water. At this point, God spoke a word which was a statement of command.

God said:

Let there be light and light appeared immediately.


We can now assume that at this point, three things existed on earth. They are:

  • Water
  • Darkness
  • Light

God himself separated the light from the darkness. He called the light 'day' and the darkness 'night'.

Interestingly, the terms 'day' and 'night' (or as may be interpreted in your local dialect) was coined by God according to the bible.

 

  1. On the second day, God created a dome (sky) that divided the water and kept it in two separate places

Then God commanded, “Let there be a dome to divide the water and to keep it in two separate places” and it was done. So God made a dome, and it separated the water under it from the water above it. He named the dome “Sky”. Evening passed and morning came; that was the second day.

Genesis 1 : 6-8


We can see that on the second day, the dome (which is the sky) came into existence on God’s command. He gave the dome the responsibility of dividing the waters into two separates places. This implies that:

  • Water remained present under the dome
  • Water was present above the dome

The term 'sky' (or as may be interpreted by your local dialect) came directly from God because he named the dome sky according to the bible. So we can conclude that on the second day:

  • The sky came into existence
  • The entire region below the sky was still covered with water
  • There was water above the sky

Take a moment to think about rains and snows. Where do they fall from?

 

  1. On the third day, God created land and also commanded the land (earth) to produce all kinds of plant

Then God commanded, “Let the water below the sky come together in one place so that land will appear” and it was done. He named the land “Earth”, and the water which had come together he named “Sea”. And God was pleased with what he saw. Then he commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of plants, those that bear grain and those that bear fruit” and it was done. So the earth produced all kinds of plants, and God was pleased with what he saw. Evening passed and morning came; that was the third day.

Genesis 1: 9-13


Now the waters covering the entire region below the sky obeyed God’s command by coming together into one place which He named 'sea'.

The region below the sky that is now empty or void of water, God named the 'earth'. Therefore, the terms 'sea' and 'earth' (or as may be interpreted in your local dialect) was coined by God according to the bible.

God gave another of his powerful command but this time on the earth. The earth obeyed spontaneously by producing every kind of plants.

Please read on the differences between plants and crops here

Understand that God is always pleased with everything he had done. As a matter of fact, he cannot make a mistake.

Please read more on the attributes of God here.


Please take a moment to ponder on the question below:

  • What would happen to earth if God allowed the sea to overflow their banks?

Note: All bible references are taken from the Good News Bible.

Please read on biblical account of creation - Day 4 to Day 6 here

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Amazing facts in CRS

Salvator Mundi - Len Academy

Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting in the world. It is valued at 450.3 Million Dollars.

This painting depict Jesus Christ with his right hand raised in blessing, and his left hand holding an orb

There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible

Mahershalalhashbaz is the longest word in the Bible

The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35. It reads:

Jesus wept

 

The longest verse in the bible is Esther 8:9. It reads:

Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language

The last word in the Bible is 'Amen'.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen

Revelation 22:21

The shortest verse in the bible is found in John chapter 11 verse 35. It reads:

Jesus wept

If you translate 'Jesus' from Hebrew directly to English, the correct translation will be 'Joshua'. The name Jesus was actually a translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally, English


Notable points in CRS

The parable of the prodigal son as narrated by Jesus himself is one that shows God's incomprehensible mercy and love. This parable is present in the gospel of Luke 15: 11-32.

Jesus began by saying:

There was once a man who had two sons. The younger one said to him, 'Father, give me my share of the property now'. So the man divided his properties between his two sons.

Luke 15: 11-12

From the above passage, it is quite clear that the younger brother had lost interest in the family's affairs. He must have pondered in his heart the sweetness of complete independence on a life of financial abundance.

To actualize his thoughts, he had the effrontery to go to his father to request for his inheritance even though his father is fully alive and active.

Please read a detailed explanation of the parable of the prodigal son and its moral lessons here

Adam and Eve disobeyed God while in the Garden of Eden. Below are the consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience:

  • All God's creature became guilty of original sin.

  • Human perfection was lost.

  • God's judgement was pronounced on the snake, woman and man.

  • Chaos and disorderliness came upon earth.

  • Suffering, pain and death was introduced into the world.

  • The first prophesy was made. 

  • Clothing was made.

  • Paradise was temporarily lost.

  • Their disobedience brought about the relevation of Jesus Christ.

  • Please read a detailed explanation on the consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience here

Wise men from the east came to visit the infant king. Upon their arrival, they saw the child with his mother Mary. They knelt down and worshiped the infant (Jesus).

Notice that the bible recorded that the wise men knelt down and worshipped the infant (Jesus), according to Matthew 2:11.

Only God can be worshiped. Jesus is always God, even as a baby.

It is important to state that Jesus remained God at every point in his physical existence, even when he was in the womb of the virgin; throughout his life on earth, death on the cross and eventual resurrection.

The wise men from the east opened their treasures and presented the infant Jesus with three significant gifts. These are gold, frankincense and myrrh.

  • Gold represents a symbol of Jesus' kingship. Jesus is the King of kings, even at birth and throughout eternity.

  • Frankincense represents a symbol of Jesus' divinity and a sign of worship. Only God can be worshipped; and as such, Jesus is fully God.

  • Myrrh represents a symbol of Jesus' death. Jesus is truly man, and this is why he was able to suffer and die on the cross.

Please read on the early years of Jesus here.

God created human beings for the following reasons:

  1. To know Him

  2. To love Him

  3. To serve Him

  4. To be happy with Him forever

Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. In short, both were perfect beings until they committed the sin of disobedience against God.

Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.

Adam and Eve were the first human beings to disobey God.

Please read more on the biblical account of first human disobedience here