Summary: God created the universe, earth, and everything else over the course of six days: establishing the seventh day as a day of rest. Sabbath means “to rest.” God’s intent for establishing the Sabbath was to have His people remember that God is the reason the

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Sabbath: The Rest is Up To You

September 30, 2012

Chester FBC, Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker


A At the beginning of the month, Dr. Bill Nye (90's , Bill Nye the Science Guy TV program), warned parents not to teach their children creationalism/intelligent design.

1 In an online video released on September 4, 2012, he urges parents not to pass their religious-based doubts about evolution on to their children.

a He said in the video:

Denial of evolution is unique to the United States. I mean, we're the world's most advanced technological—I mean, you could say Japan—but generally, the United States is where most of the innovations still happens. People still move to the United States. And that's largely because of the intellectual capital we have, the general understanding of science. When you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in that, it holds everybody back, really.

And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.

It's just really hard a thing, it's really a hard thing. You know, in another couple of centuries that world view, I'm sure, will be, it just won't exist. There's no evidence for it.

b 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1 (NASB)

2 In the fossil record insects have remained relatively unchanged/unaffected by evolution.

a Roaches, Silverfish, Dragonflies look the same.

aa If they did evolve then they are covering their tracks really well.

bb Bombedier Beetle shots out 212 degree liquid to defend itself.

* Enzymes & Hydrogen Peroxcide/Hydroquinone solution mix inside the body of the beetle.

* Stored in two different chambers, even if inadvertantly mixed, no explosion because both contain an inhibitor.

* When the beetle defends itself it releases an anti-inhibitor allowing the substances to react.

* This insect couldn’t have evolved gradually; had to start in its complete form in order to survive (blow up)

b Modern fish are similar to their fossil cousins (Coelacanth Fish)

aa Until 1938 this fish was thought to be extinct . . . until they caught one!

bb Anglerfish (Light from its head, attracts smaller fish, chomp!)

* If the light wasn’t developed from the start, the anglerfish would have starved!

* Light is made by mixing Luciferion & Luciferase: produces no heat and scientists/chemists cannot duplicate the effect.

* Also, live 1 mile below the surface (2,000 PSI), created to live in that environment from the start . . . from the beginning.

c Mammals also show God’s workings in nature.

aa A giraffe has an incredibly large/powerful heart to pump blood to its brain.

bb Theoretically, when the giraffe lowers it head blood vessels in its brain would rupture due to the large heart.

* In its neck, the giraffe has valves in its arteries limiting blood flow to the brain when its neck is downward - - other valves equalize blood pressure so the giraffe isn’t light headed when it raises it head.

* No evolution was possible!

B 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Gen 2:2 (NASB)

God created the universe, earth, and everything else over the course of six days: establishing the seventh day as a day of rest. Sabbath means “to rest.”

1 Not that God needed to rest (By His nature He is indefatigable: He doesn’t get tired!)

a He rested to set a principle for the created order.

aa He knew that every seven days His children would need to be recharged, revived, refreshed, rejuvenated physically, mentally, and spiritually.

bb Every seven days your heart rate slows down: rests. That’s why you nap on Sunday!

b God’s intent for establishing the Sabbath was to have His people remember that God is the reason they (or anything else) are here.

8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:8 (NASB)

11 "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. Ex 20:11 (NASB)

16 'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.'17 "It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed." Ex 31:16-17 (NASB)

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