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  • Peter John Hutchison

    Any teaching of an old earth with man appearing 6000 years ago is also incorrect and will come under severe criticism as the evolution myth is discarded. UCG needs to urgently reconsider it's teaching on the subject of creation. There are many versus that are not consistent with the UCG narrative including Christ's statements on the creation.

  • Peter John Hutchison

    Aaron I agree with you that it is important when the Devil is cast out of heaven. Christ said the day before he was sacrificed, Joh_12:31  Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. Satan was not cast out until sometime after Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. My guess is the same as yours about the start of the tribulation. This timing of Satan's casting out of hHeaven is of course in direct conflict with the church narrative on the creation - recreation.

  • Peter John Hutchison

    It is not clear that the 1260 days of Revelation 12:14 are actual days (as detailed in this article) or prophetic days being 1260 years. In his booklet "Who or What is the Prophetic Beast", Mr Armstrong wrote that the 1260 days represented a time from the setting up by Justinian, the "Imperial Restoration" of the Empire. Starting in 554 AD until the crushing of Napoleon in 1814, was the period of the healed Beast - a period of exactly 1260 years.

  • Peter John Hutchison

    Mr Kelley, as you report an explosion of life as seen in the form of fossils as the major scientific evidence of the creation, when do you say that.the Cambrian Explosion took place? Is it millions of years ago or during the sux days of the Creation Week as reported by Moses? There can only be one such explosion.

  • Peter John Hutchison

    In business we had three rules
    1. The customer is always right
    2. If in doubt refer to Rule 1
    3. God gave us one thing on this earth - TIME. Don't waste anybody else's time.

  • Peter John Hutchison
    As Dawinism declines so too will the science of the age of the universe. Mr Armstrong in his autobiography recognised that the dating of the fossil record and the age of rocks is a circular argument. A fossil is dated because it is found in a certain rock; rocks are dated because a certain fossil was found in them. Based on this circular reasoning, he wrote "The TRUNK of the evolutionary tree was chopped down. There WAS NO PROOF!" Recent science is uncovering evidence that items in the universe are not as old as previously thought.
  • Peter John Hutchison

    In order to understand Genesis 1 we need to consider: "ESV Num 12:8 With him (Moses) I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?" This means that Moses writings are not riddles to be interpreted. They are clear record of the word of God. In the text of this article: "Asked about the pope’s statement, Peter Stravinskas, editor of the 1991 Catholic Encyclopedia, said: ‘It’s essentially what Augustine was writing. He tells us that we should not interpret Genesis literally, and that it is poetic and theological language’ ” ( Time, international edition, Nov. 4, 1996, p. 59)." Does this infer that the UCG narrative of the creation is based on Augustine's writings as the narrative is not consistent with Genesis 1. A strnage situation for UCG to find itelf agreeing with Augustine that Genesis 1 should not be taken literally. You can see from TruthSeeker 7's comment that the UCG narrative leads to the acceptance of evolution.

  • Peter John Hutchison
    Apologies, the first line of my last comment should read "The UCG creation narrative requires Satan to have been judged and cast out "
  • Peter John Hutchison
    The UCG creation narrative requires Christ to have been judged and cast out of heaven and down to the eaarth prior to day 1 of the record in Genesis 1. Here are verses that show quite clearly that Satan was not cast out of heaven nor down to the earth until after Christ's resurrection. The day before Christ was crucified he made a stand alone statement: "Joh 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. " This is confirmed in: "Joh 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. " Further evidence is that Satan is judged after Christ's resurrection: "Joh 16:8 And when he (the comforter) is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: ……… Joh 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged." These verses coupled with the question "why did God create the expanse of the universe (the firmament and nothing else) on Day 2 of Moses history if it already existed as per the UCG narrative? None of these verses have been considered in arriving at the UCG creation narrative.
  • Peter John Hutchison
    I wold draw to the attention of those that have read my comments that the UCG Booklet “Sunset to Sunset – God’s Sabbath Rest” refers only to the six days of the creation week as the Original creation ( page 7: He pointed them back to the original creation week), (Page 21: It was God’s will at creation that the Sabbath have the purpose of serving mankind). There are several more quotes available. This is in direct contrast to the Old Earth Creation Narrative that is referred to in this podcast. So we must ask which of the UCG Booklets is correct? The problem with the Old Earth scenario is that too many pertinent scriptures are ignored as they do not support that narrative.
  • Peter John Hutchison

    Mr Luecke wrote "There is nothing in the Bible to prohibit the existence of life-forms such as the dinosaurs in this pre-Adamic world." I am afraid that is not so. On day 2 of the creation week God created space. Gen 1:6  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 
    Gen 1:7  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 
    On day 4 we see how big this space is, it is the volume of our universe. Gen 1:14  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. Gen 1:16  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. 
    So what we have is that the space of our universe was created on day 2. Hence there was no space around the earth on day1. No space equals no sun or moon in place and no atmosphere which in turn means no life.
    A careful reading of the six creation days shows a definite chronological history of the creation.

  • Peter John Hutchison

    The Multiverse concept is indeed philosophical and can never be proved from any scientific investigation. God created the universe out of nothing. He stretched out the heavens . Since God created the universe out of nothing then there is nothing outside of our universe. Nothing means not even space. So if God created other universes then they would be adjoined to our universe as there would be no space (nothing) between them. God is a spiritual being and does not nead physical space to move around in. Space is a property of our universe. I can move between my dsek and my lounge chair because there is space through which I can move. Outide our universe is outside the volume that God stretched the heavens. There is no space (nothing) there. So I would submit that a multiverse is not possible. A philosophical argument with a scientific bent.

  • Peter John Hutchison

    On day 2 of the creation, God created the firmament. It follows that no firmament existed on day 1. The firmament is the volume of space that surrounds the earth. [Refer to day 4]. That being the case then there was no pre-existing possibility for life such as dinosaurs on the earth prior to day 1. Nor is there the possiblity of the stars or the sun or the moon being inplace prior to day 1.
    When was or will Satan be cast out of heaven? Immediately prior to his sacrifice, Christ said Joh_12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. Satan was not cast out prior to Christ's death and resurrction. And, it follows that the war in heaven had not happened either. Sometime between Chist's resurrection and His return Satan is cast out.
    The author of the blog is not correct when he wrote that all agree that 3. The universe and the earth are quite ancient—predating the world of man. This statement is purely science based. When God spoke to Moses it was plain language not in riddles as He did with the prophets. Num_12:8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles (ESV). Genesis 1 is an accurate history of the history of creation.

  • Peter John Hutchison
    Shaun, I agree with you that science is flawed. The Hawking model of the Big bang Theory is starting to fall apart with recent observations in astronomy (the study of the cosmos) and geology. One thing God would agree with is Hawking’s view that the universe was created from nothing. And what is nothing in this context? It is the absence of space. So when the earth suddenly appears on day 1, there is nothing around it. It cannot fall or move sideways because there is no space for it to move in. I would argue that there is nothing (no space) outside of the universe. On Day 2 God spent the whole day creating the firmament – SPACE. I am sitting here and there is space beside me that I can move into. There was no space at the end of day 1. If there was then why did God create it on day 2? And God said, Let there be a firmament….. and it was so. Your argument requires that space existed for millions of years prior to Day 2 of the creation week.
  • Peter John Hutchison
    Shaun, your comments reflect a desire to interpret God’s intentions from your own logic rather than the written word of God. You say that “God specifically wanted two different words used with different meanings.” Then you go on to say that the word “the” is not in the original text. Nor is the word “a” which you adopt and claim it to be truth. This is exactly the same problem as in Ezekiel 28:16 where the choice of tense for the verb to cast will determine the timing of the event. You have not referred to the word “was” in Genesis 1:2 being changed to “became” as in the UCG narrative which again presupposes the timing of an event. So what we have is a series of word adaptations being necessary to allow an OEC theory to be formulated. And all of this ignores the repeated use of the phrases in Genesis 1 which are a statement of creation; “Let there be” (something does not exist) “and it was so” (it now exists). Psa_148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. I note that you prefer to stand with one leg on either side of a barbed wire fence. lol