Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ

Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ

Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ

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1. Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ

2. World Population: Which View of Origins Fits? Present Population (PP) : ~7.7 Billion (i.e., 7,700,000,000) Original Population (OP): 2 Assumed Average Population Growth Rate (AGR): 0.5% (modern rate 0.4% – 2.1%) Math Time How many years at the average growth rate would it take to get from 2 to 7.7B? PP = OP * (1+AGR)YEARS 7.7B = 2 * (1+0.005)YEARS 3.85B = 1.005YEARS ln(3.85B) = YEARS * ln(1.005) YEARS = ln(3.85B)/ln(1.005) YEARS = 4,425 Thus – at average measured historical growth rate, the world population would have grown from 2 to 7.7B in about 4,400 years. If you add the population reset from the flood, you would increase the time to original origin of man to about 6,050 years. This is remarkably close to the young earth creation timeframe of around 6,000 years.

3. World Population: Which View of Origins Fits? Original Population (OP): 2 Assumed Average Population Growth Rate (AGR): 0.5% (modern rate 0.4% – 2.1%) Theory of Evolution: Arrival of Modern Man (i.e., Homo Sapiens) – 200,000 years ago Math Time PP = OP * (1+AGR)YEARS PP = 2 * 1.005200,000 PP = 3.26 x 10433 ≈ 30,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

4. World Population: Which View of Origins Fits? So, even allowing for logical tweaks on each side, what is closer to reality? Arriving at a present population of 7.7 billion after abput 6,000 years using a reasonable average annual growth rate, or… Using the same average annual growth rate with the assumed evolutionary arrival date of man of 200,000 years ago that would yield a calculated population of … 30,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

5. https://faithalone.org “How Can We Have Assurance We Are in Fellowship with God?” pp. 21-24

6. What Constitutes Fellowship with God? (from Grace In Focus Article) • Loving God • Walking in the Light • Confession of Sin • Going to Church

7. What Constitutes Fellowship with God? (from Grace In Focus Article) • Based on the five principles given above, we can generate some fellowship questions. Answer the first four positively and you know you are in fellowship… • Do you believe fundamental Bible doctrine? • Do you love God and wish to please Him? • Do you confess your sins to God? • Do you fellowship with other believers each week? • Do you manifest a transformed life?

8. What Constitutes Fellowship with God? (from Grace In Focus Article) • Loving God • Walking in the Light • Confession of Sin • Going to Church • Living Righteously

9. What Constitutes Fellowship with God? (from Grace In Focus Article) “I have not mentioned repentance thus far in this appendix. That is because believers only need to repent if they depart from fellowship with God. For the believer who is in fellowship with God, he needs to walk in the light, love God, confess his sins, and assemble regularly with other believers in order to stay in fellowship with God. Repentance only comes into play if he turns away from the Lord (cf. Luke 15:11-24; Jas 5:19-20). “If you are a perfectionist, you may have trouble with the ambiguities in what I wrote above. What is the full list of fundamental doctrines I must believe to be in fellowship? How do I know if I’m loving God with my whole heart, soul, and mind? Do I confess my sins in the right way? Am I attending the right church? “If you are struggling with questions like these, I would encourage you to realize that God is not out to trip us up. He loves us and wants us to be in fellowship with Him. He has not made it difficult to know if we are in fellowship. “But the second thing you should realize is this: God has given each local church a group of men whose job is to oversee the spiritual lives of the flock. In the NT, these men are called elders or overseers. Maybe your church calls these people pastors, deacons, or the board. Whatever they are called, they are tasked with making sure that those who are members of the body are in fellowship with God. If they consider you a member in good standing, then they are saying that they believe you are in fellowship. If they permit you to partake of the Lord’s Supper, and they do not exercise church discipline against you, then you can take comfort that someone external to you believes you are in fellowship with God.”