Monday, May 02, 2016

God Is Creator And That Sound Doctrine Is Married To Several Other Doctrines

There's a lot of doctrine that is inseparably bonded to the sound doctrine of Creation in 1 Chron. 16. Here's just a portion of the majestic prayer:
1Ch 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.
1Ch 16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
1Ch 16:27 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place. 
1Ch 16:28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
1Ch 16:29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him; Worship the LORD in holy array.
1Ch 16:30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
God is Self-existent, the "I AM" and that is His name. As such, He is Creator and this is necessarily constrained to:
His name and person: Self Existent One
He is Holy (se apart from all gods; is pure)
He is Creator of the heavens and the earth
He is Savior
He is Judge
He is coming to judge all the earth
His Lordship- He reigns over all the earth
He is faithful to His Word
His Word is everlasting
The Beginning (Creation) and the End (judgment upon all the earth)
His attributes: splendor, strength, holiness, greatness, awesomeness
Authority of His Word
Because He is Creator, He is to be praised and magnified for His absolute strength.
Consider that if you deny Genesis 1, Heb. 1, etc about how God created all things in six literal days by His Word, you by necessity deny the above doctrines found married to God as Creator in 1 Chron. 16. There can be no divorcing any of these sound doctrines since they are inextricably constrained to the Person of God Himself.

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