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How would you have answered GOD? (GOD has given us some of the facts, such as, there are three Heavens - starting at the top and going down):
The Third Heaven. GOD'S dwelling place above the planetary Heaven.
The Second Heaven. The Heavenly bodies sun, moon, stars (perhaps, Satan's abode, since he was cast out of Heaven, and he is the Prince of the power of the air - Eph. 2:2).
The First Heaven. The atmospheric clouds where the birds fly, etc. Paul said that he was caught-up into the Third Heaven: (II Corinthians 12:2) "...such an one caught up to the Third Heaven."
It is to...the Second and Third Creative acts of GOD that we are going to give our attention (Genesis 1:1 through 26):
In the beginning GOD created the Heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of GOD moved upon the face of the waters. And GOD said, Let there be light; and there was light. And GOD saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And GOD called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And GOD said, Let there be firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And GOD made the firmament, and divided the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And GOD called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, Let the waters under the Heaven be gathered unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. And GOD called the dry land, EARTH; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and GOD saw that it was good. And GOD said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed was in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself after his kind: and GOD saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And GOD said, Let there be lights in the firmament of Heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of Heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And GOD made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. And GOD set them in the firmament of Heaven to give light upon the earth. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and GOD saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.As we have all heard, and no doubt, been taught in school, the mind of unGodly man, trying to figure out and solve the mystery of "WHERE DID WE COME FROM," has taken up the Evolution Theory, as expounded by the English Atheist Darwin. That is the theory that there is no GOD; but sometime, somewhere, something THEY KNOW NOT WHEN, WHERE OR HOW- some piece of protoplasm began to evolve (that is, to divide cells), and grow into even larger things: tadpoles - fish - monkeys - apes Man. (But there it stops; and for the last 6,000 years of recorded history, nothing has evolved into anything else strange, isn't it?)
Darwin, on his death-bed, said, "He had made up the idea, and that he no longer advocated the theory of Evolution." But Oh! The terrible damage that it has done; and the countless SOULS it has sent to Hell, through this teaching.