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6:  What Will Jesus Do?

It has already been said that on His Return Jesus will triumph over the antiChrists; the goal in this chapter is to look a little deeper into what that means. Forecasting what Christ will do - is that a risky enterprise? The writer thinks so: It is difficult enough predicting what anyone else will do, but when that person is the Great King, where do you start? Thanks be, already mapped out in Scripture is Prophecy about Jesus' Return, and this has been carefully placed there in advance to serve as our roadmap.

So let the truth - the words of God - be our guide as we navigate a way through, finding out where and how antiChrist is to be dealt with. Going on from there, surely it would be good to tentatively feel out what Christ will do, not only with antiChrist, but also with us. This chapter is therefore in two parts - the first concerned with the antiChrist situation, and the second with what happens after that. Let caution be the watchword though - this whole area bears a label: "God's Territory." It would be wise to stick tightly to those things that have been revealed, and to shun all speculation.

As the focus here is on Jesus' coming to live with us, it could be useful to remind ourselves of the very real price of Him not being here, physically Present, with us now. A number of believers, including this scribe, were sure that Christ would make His Glorious Return in the year 2000. Well, events proved us wrong, but look at the sequel, see what happened when He did not return then. The very next year, 2001, and also in following years, violence was ratcheted up: there was 9/11, followed swiftly by the invasion of Afghanistan, and then later of Iraq. As we have seen, increasing tumult between nations led to a great loss of mortal life - probably into the millions for Afghanistan and Iraq alone.

One of the results of this carnage has been the sowing of mutual distrust between nations, groups, and individuals. Because when the sanctity of life is laid in the dust like this, of course the effects are not limited to the Middle East. The gun culture is fed, and a growing number of extremists come to see the use of bombs as a legitimate tactic. Yesterday (writing on March 12, 2009) a teenager in Winnenden, Germany shot and killed 16 before being killed himself. The day before that, a shooter in Alabama, USA killed 10 before turning the gun on himself. And on the same day, in Matara, Sri Lanka 14 people were killed in a bombing at a religious festival.

How many other mortal lives have been lost in this way - as secondary fallout that is an associate of major conflicts elsewhere? Only God knows.

Section A. What Will Jesus Do with AntiChrist?

The heading "AntiChrist" is in the singular here for two reasons: first, there is only one major antiChrist, George W Bush, left in any position of being free to do damage. And second, because we can expect Jesus to deal with the whole antiChrist phenomenon. His Excellent Character will not allow any trace of antiChrist wickedness to remain. For true peace to endure, all that which fights against love and truth must go: "Purge out therefore the old leaven ..." I Corinthians 5:6-7 (KJV).

It might be helpful at this point to compare the type of person antiChrist is, with the One he is opposing. This could be a good way of resolving the question: Just how will Jesus take care of the antiChrist situation? Here is the comparison:

Table A - Qualities of Character
AntiChrist Christ
Self-centered - Daniel 4:30  Surrendered to God - Mark 12:30
Hater - Luke 22:3-4 Giver of Love - Luke 23:34
Cruel, Violent - Revelation 13:4-7 Merciful, Compassionate -
Luke 22:50-51
Jealous, Suspicious - Genesis 4:3-8 Trusting, Faithful - Luke 9:51-53
Angry, Stormy, Full of Menace -
Daniel 7:7
Steadfast, Calm -
Matthew 8:24-26
Secretive, Deceitful - Revelation 13:11-14 Open, Honest - John 12:49-50
Cunning, Crafty - Mark 14:1 Straightforward - Luke 21:12
Hasty, Arrogant - Daniel 2:15 Patient, Meek - Philippians 2:5-8
Believing & Publishing Lies -
I John 2:22
Righteous, True - Isaiah 53:9
Bitter - Habakkuk 1:6 Joyful - Hebrews 1:9
Tears Down, Destroys - Matthew 2:13 Heals, Builds Up - Luke 6:19
Lusts after Power - II Thessalonians 2:4 Seeks our Wellbeing,
and that of our Father -
Isaiah 53:10-11
Fear Monger - Genesis 3:1,10 Encourager - Matthew 10:31
Disempowers Us - Luke 21:26 Fosters True Growth in Us -
John 15:5

The sharp contrasts in the above table enable us to see the sort of methods which Christ would consider when dealing with His adversary, compared with what His rival would do. As can be seen, all the violence is on antiChrist's side of the table. From this we can know that Jesus will surprise some among the nations: those who have become used to military might being employed as the answer to difficult conflicts. What do the Scriptures tell us about this aspect of Jesus' Return? We have already seen the following verse, but here it is in a different version. It tells of powerful effects arising from totally peaceful Conduct:

"... the lawless one ... the Lord Jesus will destroy him
with the breath of his mouth and annihilate him
by manifesting his own presence."
II Thessalonians 2:8 (NAB)
Let's see now, there would be no harmful taint in our Savior's breath itself, surely? So this reference to His "breath" has to be about using words rather than deeds. Furthermore, as the verse tells us, just the Presence of the real Christ will be enough for antiChrist to realize that the game is up. Naturally there will be no shooting, stabbing, or bombing - God does not use "carnal weapons" but spiritual ones. We can expect Jesus to use Words in line with the Spirit of God, resulting in a Message that convicts antiChrist immediately and completely. Underlining the fact that this is no fanciful notion, long ago it was stated that this would be the way the Messiah would work. Here in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah is confirmation of the truth in the above New Testament verse:
"And he" [Messiah] "shall smite the land with the rod of his mouth,
And with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked."
Isaiah 11:4 (JPS)
Non-violence may sometimes seem to us like weakness, but here it's seen to be the one effective method used by God to get things done. And what is the impact on antiChrist? Overwhelming! Jesus does not kill the antiChrist, in the sense of finishing off his mortal body. Yet as you see in the above verses antiChrist is "destroyed" and "slain," so how can these two contradicting ideas be reconciled? How can a God Who is never anything but loving, destroy?

Well, there is something to antiChrist that is more important than his body, namely his spirit. The wicked spirit in him must be destroyed - there is no option. Since the wickedness of antiChrist is pretty much his whole personality these days, then in that sense, the person of antiChrist is indeed going to be annihilated. The literal meaning of annihilate is to reduce to nothing. Only in this way can a new and decent person emerge from the ruin of one who was himself the "destroyer." So we see that even in the worst of battles, Christ does not stoop and smite antiChrist with a vicious, physical blow (as we might do in that situation). He stays true to His Glorious Character:

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart;
and you shall find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:29 (NAS 1975)
^  As mentioned above, the Messiah won't stop at sorting out George W Bush and his antiChrist disposition. He will pursue truth and justice throughout the Earth. That means He will make a similar end of all that has the character of antiChrist. This is true for all who have this corruption - they may be prominent in their nation, or they may be minor players spread far and wide. They have involved themselves in promoting a false gospel. When Jesus comes to cleanse the world, there will be hard times for all these types. We may even be tempted to feel sorry for them, for all they're going through. But we have to remember that antiChrists are pitting themselves against God. Their ultimate defeat is necessary, and it will surely come.

Section B. What Will Jesus Do about Us?

For unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder.
These will be his royal titles:
"Wonderful," "Counselor," "The Mighty God,"
"The Everlasting Father," "The Prince of Peace."
His ever-expanding, peaceful government will never end.
He will rule with perfect fairness and justice from the throne of his father David.
He will bring true justice and peace to all the nations of the world.
This is going to happen
because the Lord of heaven's armies has dedicated himself to do it!
Isaiah 9:6-7 (TLB)

The above verses paint such a beautiful picture that this writer finds it hard to take it all in. It can be seen that a great emphasis is placed on peace, that's clear. And this peace is founded on "true justice." In the last 100 years or so, there has been a distinct lack of peace in the world, it has to be said. To the point where it might be fair to add that the peaceful planet Isaiah foresees is hard to comprehend. However, in case the skeptic in us is tempted to dismiss this glorious prospect as nothing more than a dream, perhaps it is the right moment to introduce a bit of a reality check.

The peace held out here will not arrive - full and complete - on Day One. Jesus will bring it about as a result of a process. So, yes, we can rest assured that all the fear conjured up around "antiChrist" will be dissolved once the Savior is Present. But it should be emphasized, this means that all elements of antiChrist - wherever they are found - have to go. And so we need to be aware of that little piece of rebellion that's present in many, if not all of us. Let us consider it only fair that this rebel part, this weakness, be labeled "antiChrist." (Trusting this doesn't come as too much of a shock!) We need to understand that any such dark scraps that we may have, will need to be gotten rid of just as the major defects in the more obvious enemies of Christ must be.

Hopefully, this dose of reality won't discourage you, but will help to convince you that the coming Kingdom will be very real. The correction just highlighted above - rooting out any antiChrist remnant in us - will be done for the sole purpose of making us fit for this Kingdom. The New Day that is about to dawn will bring in justice, righteousness, harmony, peace, and steadfast love. Surely something worth working for?

Meanwhile, this "time of correction" will be the more easy to accept with a good grace if it is seen to last only for a season. And indeed it does pass - this remodeling period at the outset of the world-wide Kingdom is limited to a seven year duration. How do we know this timescale? Well it is a fact that many christians are expecting a seven year "tribulation" in one form or another(1).

And there's a relevant passage elsewhere on this website, which may help clarify the matter: Real Purpose for a Seven Year "Tribulation". It's also the case that Nebuchadnezzar had an experience which would seem to indicate that seven years is the period we're looking at. Nebuchadnezzar underwent a serious kind of seven year humbling and learning process, which he wrote about afterwards:

And at the end of the days [seven years], I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven ...
and I blessed the Most High [God], and I praised and honoured and glorified Him Who lives for ever,
Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion,
and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
Daniel 4:34 (Amp.)

The rewards for taking a meaningful part in the Kingdom that Jesus is establishing are so great. Our role is nothing less than to lend a hand in the work of building a Paradise! But we can't be effective in that job until we've been cleansed of our idols, whatever they may be for a given individual. That's the purpose of the first seven years - to stumble over those years would be to miss the point completely, wouldn't it? Instead, if we keep looking up, we will see the Grace and Goodness of Jesus. Even now, christians can testify that we are granted the Power to emulate the Master. When He is present among us - how much more sure our progress will be toward that wonderful goal! As this verse tells us, we do become more and more like Him:

Beloved, now we are children of God,
and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be.
We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him,
because we shall see Him just as He is.
I John 3:2 (NAS 1975)

^  What a wonderful prospect!

Section C. What Will Jesus Do about Our Fellow Creatures?

The richness and variety of life on and in our planet attest to God's marvelous Ability as Creator. To see Jesus in this light is to realize that He must find great joy in His Role. For He has put such beauty into Earth's animals, plants, and other creatures - from the smallest to the greatest! As an example, the music and color and form that is a gift from the birds. And who has not been moved when gazing on a glorious landscape, seascape, or skyscape? This is our heritage. Surely this treasure could not, and did not arise by accident? Wonders only happen, it is proposed, because Someone is willing to put a wonderful amount of time and skill into bringing them about.

Pointing to our Lord as God's "Special Designer and Creator of Earth" is not to say, by the way, that for this planet every little aspect of everything's form and function must be decided by our Lord Jesus. The idea of God being burdened with a vast mass of itty-bitty detail would not seem to show God's Glory in its true light.

And we've tended to picture creation as something over and done with: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth," Genesis 1:1 (KJV). But we've progressed today to a better rendering of the original Hebrew. The TLB version seems much truer and more helpful: "When God began creating[a] the heavens and the earth," (with the traditional wording being given in the footnote[a]).

Now we can see creation as an ongoing story - God has not stopped! Which is what Jesus told us: "... My Father works still, and I work," from John 5:17 (KJV2000).

Putting these two ideas together then, we have tiny details, but we also have the need for significant changes arising. There are floods, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. Over geological time there are changes in the tectonic plates that make up Earth's crust. And there is even the very occasional asteroid thumping down on the planet. And we have a valuable message in the first verse of the Bible - that our loving God is involved in the response to all these things.

So we have new species coming into being, and we have existing species that need to adapt to a changed environment. (We see the pressure of the latter today, due to our activities changing Earth's climates.) It looks like there may be room for some points to be worked out in the "laboratory of life"? Maybe this is where the idea of evolution comes in?

If God's creation and natural conditions prompting evolution can be made to work together in partnership? Can we not imagine the Designer finding that this is the best way of perfecting a brainwave? (Using human terms here - which may not be God's!) Taking an idea on a computer screen all the way to a creature that fits superbly into its habitat. Then it begins to look like evolution is a good idea of God.

Scientists are seeing evolution as split between "microevolution" and "macroevolution." Microevolution being those genetic changes that enable a species to adapt to a new environment. And macroevolution is when a new species springs from an existing species. Many of us believed that microevolution is a fact, while holding that macroevolution is a baseless theory.

But it turns out that's untrue. There are many cases of macroevolution proved in the field. Just one example, the Faroe Island house mouse is now a distinct species, and it arose in just 250 years of isolation from mainland Europe(2). And we then find it doesn't actually matter whether there are both kinds of evolution or not. The real question being, Is God involved or not?

Can we not see God at the cutting edge - in all the myriad environments, helping the development of creatures along, caring about how each new being stands up to the rigors of the actual environment? Certainly this writer has found nowhere in the Bible that contradicts such a view. He has yet to find a categorical statement there telling us that the helpful use of evolution is not present, playing some sort of role. And is it right for a mere mortal to tell God how the job of creating should be done? Maybe not.

The word "evolution" isn't in the Bible, but are there any hints in that direction? Here's an interesting place to start:

... Even the heavens are the works of your hands. They will come to an end, but you will still go on. They will all wear out like clothing. You will change them like clothes ...
from Psalms 102:25-26 (NET)

This is a declaration that God is in charge of change. That the whole of creation will be changed over time as it wears out! Perhaps we should see from this that we needn't worry about whether a species is changing, or a whole planet. It's God's work, and it will be done in the best way possible. The natural thing is to fear change, but rest assured - when change comes from God it's change for the better.

Here's an example of where a ruler became arrogant - thinking he knew best. The divine judgment was that he needed a change that would result in a good, humble leader. (This was touched on earlier, in chapter 2.)

Accordingly, Nebuchadnezzar was told by the prophet that he would be changed from the nature of a human to a beast's nature:

Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him;
and let seven times pass over him.
Daniel 4:16 (KJV)

When he is restored to a human's nature, he gratefully tells of what God has done for him: Daniel 4:34. Access to the whole of the Daniel chapter is at this Note(3).

Finally, a verse that's meant to make us think:

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Jeremiah 13:23 (KJV)

The verse is set in a context which causes it to be understood negatively. But when it's focused on within our context - of God perfecting us through change, then it becomes a terrific scripture. There are two related features under study - a human's skin color, and the coloration of a leopard. And we're being asked questions about them - can there be change here? And can this change be for the better? Well if God's involved, yes it can!

So a human doesn't change skin color in a single life passage, but what about the next life passage? That may be a different story. There are black, white, brown, yellow, or red to choose from. And a whole range of shades of these - each according to need. And the leopard's spots - what does this teach us? It turns out that this creature shows a lot more change than humans do. Well, they have been around for longer than our species. Since there's a lot of detail to relate about leopards and their spots, it's been put at this Note(4).

Can we see God's hand at work among the wonders of creation? A good place to start might be with DNA, as change in the DNA is one way (though not the only way) whereby a creature experiences change. And there is a lot of interest in DNA. Now within a cell the DNA is wrapped in incredibly tiny, tight spirals. How is this for an amazing fact:

If all the DNA within one human cell were untwisted and joined end to end, this sub-microscopic tissue would reach a length of 2 meters (about 79 inches). And there are a lot of cells in the human body. (Not counting the many red blood cells, which have no DNA.) So that if all the DNA in an average human could be untwisted and joined up, there would be enough stuff to reach 66 times round the Sun and back (5)!

The wonder of DNA is just one example of great complexity found wherever you look in creation. Examining such a complex system within a creature should surely cause us to be clearer about the primary role in creation being God acting as Designer. Then we can also accept that evolution plays a part - as long as we see that this part is a strictly secondary one.

If a thing looks like it's designed, it is. The real mystery is how we can look at an amazingly intricate thing, like the immune system, or the eye, and say, That arose completely by chance. Isn't it much easier to acknowledge that there has to be a Designer? There's a useful summary of this way of thinking, plus an article giving more detail in this Note(6).

So, yes, christians are right to oppose evolutionism: the secular explanation for how life might have come about on Earth - in the absence of a God. Evolutionists holding such a view tend to focus on genetic mutation as the agent of change, and natural selection as the sole means by which organisms make gains in their ability, over time. It becomes a sort of religion.

However, some scientists now discount this as the primary explanation of life, pointing out that many more factors are involved. Here is one example - from a review to a book produced by two avowedly atheist critics:

Not only are most mutations known to be destructive
but the material of inheritance itself has turned out to be far more complex, and to provide a much wider repertoire of untapped possibilities, than used to be thought(7).

Now when scientists inform us that there is more to life than some have been telling us, believers can be encouraged! There is hope for that day when everyone starts to sense the hidden hand of God. The wondrous variety of forms and the manners and modes of living of "all things bright and beautiful" on our planet - how else would they have sprung forth but by a Higher Power?

On the other hand, if believers ignore the evidence for a train of creative activity on Earth - from simpler lifeforms to more highly developed ones, then don't we look a bit blinkered? Can it be coincidence that the amniotic fluid that cushions and protects the unborn child in the womb has the same salts as the seas? Or that the developing human fetus at an early stage shows features that look like parts in other animals? Science maintains that these creatures preceded us.

Followers of Darwin made much of the fact that there are indentations on the embryonic neck that are reminiscent of the gills of a fish. Also that the growing embryo's back extends in the way that a tail would extend in other animals. Finally the presence of a yolk sac-like feature - it's an important organ for the production of blood in the fetus. It is hard to ignore the comparison with the yolk sac in the egg of a bird, reptile, or fish, in this case.

But let us be clear that when we and other creatures look like we're designed, there's a reason for that. And instead of starting from scratch each time, it looks like God chose to take already proven structures, and adapt their design to carry out different functions. Wouldn't that make for a neat, efficient means of bringing more highly developed creatures into being? Why should we have a problem with this?

Let us now turn to another aspect of the creation of this beautiful Earth. It's certainly true that believers in general praise the Creator and hold in awe the One Who can do these things. But there is sad to say, the danger of missing the point over one aspect of Earth's part in the future Kingdom. There is a teaching, received by a number of christians, that says they should write off this planet as a dead loss. So for this segment of the Lord's people anyway, it seems the idea that we should continue to cherish our God-given home here is laid in the dust.

Why would this be happening? It seems to be down to the belief many have that christians will soon be raptured away, and will go with Christ to a Kingdom somewhere else in Heaven. Whereupon Earth will be visited with Armageddon, they reckon. This writer suggests that this is an example of taking a good and faithful idea - that there will be a Rapture, soon - and allowing it to be corrupted into a dangerous doctrine.

If we lose our awareness that we have been entrusted, right here where we are, with the job of being steward to God's Creation, we lose a great deal. If this willingness to disregard Earth's environment spreads, we can finish up showing a lot less love for her precious sentient beings than they deserve. It is this scribe's personal belief that in the Rapture, the raptured will find it confirmed that afterwards, they are coming right back home. And then one of our anointed tasks will surely be to care for our fellow creatures here, where we belong. With all the pollution that has taken place, we could have our hands full, isn't that so?

Let's be encouraged by the fact that this world is going to benefit immensely from becoming a new place in which Jesus reigns in a manifestly visible way. Here are a few verses that speak of the lengths to which stewardship can go:

And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark
to escape the waters of the flood.
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark ...
from Genesis 7:7-9 (NIV)

The above Scripture tells of the past, when a great number of creatures were rescued by being penned up; the following verse hints at a future in which "livestock" will be rescued by being set free, when Messiah comes to set the world to rights!

"But for you who revere my name,
the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.
And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall."
Malachi 4:2 (NIV)

Currently we live in the old world system - the notions of Mammon pollute it. Whereas the planet would be kept in a marvelous state of health by us acting on the Principles of God. One way in which we can see how this will transform the lives of all the animals (including humankind) is revealed in this eye-opening Prophecy:

"Wolves and lambs will eat together;
lions will eat straw, as cattle do,
and snakes will no longer be dangerous.
On Zion, my sacred hill, there will be nothing harmful or evil."
Isaiah 65:25 (TEV)

Some talk dismally about "the end of the world" as if all we can expect, when God acts as Judge of our current doings is doom and gloom - for the planet even to go up in smoke. But the Bible is very positive - it says there will be a new Earth (Isaiah 65:17). And we get a glimpse of this in the verse above. Yes, for sure the rotten aspects - the old world system of grab and get - will have to be destroyed. But only in order for a far better one to be put in its place.

The Paradise to which Isaiah looks forward comes into being in large part, by a host of creative acts brought about by our Lord Jesus. All manner of changes are going to be done, for example to lions and other carnivores. Before Isaiah's Prophecy: that lions would eat grass or "straw" can work, their organs and other component parts have to be much modified inside. Starting with the lions' teeth, and continuing along throughout their digestive systems. The writer suggests two things: God is Able. And we will marvel!

As we've seen already, God's Creation holds all kinds of wonders. There are aspects that we're just beginning to understand. For example, the design of the Bombardier Beetle is being studied to enable improvements in human designs. The amazing ability of this small beetle to defend itself with jets of scalding mist is expected to yield benefits in misting technology - having applications as widely drawn as nebulizers, fire extinguishers, and fuel injectors(8).

And at the other end of the scale is the blue whale - an animal with an artery large enough that a baby could crawl inside it; and whales are the creatures sung about in the psalm: "Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts," - Psalms 42:7.

Again, when humankind is moved to ponder the vastness of space and its mysteries and its beauty, there is cause to marvel. With the physical heavens containing a hundred billion galaxies, or maybe more, and where a typical galaxy may contain billions, or even into the hundreds of billions of stars. Well, that's enough to make this writer's head spin; and certainly more than he can count or imagine (Jeremiah 33:22). How amazing our God is!

^  One thing is sure: if we can find the humility that's needed, our Lord will grant us the ability to deal with the problems that vex us today, and to handle the many adjustments that are coming. When Jesus returns we will find together the path of peace, and we will know the harmony that belongs to a people living in active relationship with the King of kings.

What will Jesus do about the long-term?

A final thought: the Christ will grace us with His Manifest Presence for a long time - extending to a millennial timescale. That's not to say though that He will be here physically, forever. The day will come when, having created a Paradise on Earth, He will return to Heaven. Therefore, looking to the long-term, we can expect to be strengthened ready for that day - so that we are fully able to live and even thrive, without such close Support.


What can safely be predicted about the Return of Jesus and about how He will deal with antiChrist? And for that matter, how will He treat the rest of us? In this chapter some very good news has been presented - good news that we can rely on, as it is based on what God has already told us will happen.

Christ is coming on a Rescue Mission. As part of this, the time of antiChrist will be brought to an abrupt end. Recalling the comparison table showing the contrast between the Character of Jesus and the traits of the Opposer, we can realize that the seeds of antiChrist's defeat were already there in his personality. Basically, antiChrist is fed by hate, which can never triumph over Love.

When will the Rescue be? Well, it is true that we don't know exactly when Jesus the Messiah will return; this writer can only say, We are in desperate need (in his opinion), and God has this habit of meeting needs! The current wait will be worth it, and after that, while the first few years may involve some "culture shock," we will emerge from this, and find that we are better people.

When we see Jesus, and come to admire His Way of doing things, there will be a natural adoption of God's values. When His Mission fully becomes our mission, then we are equipped for living, for the release of the creativity within each of us, and for the enjoyment of His Kingdom.

When it comes to Earth's other sentient beings, it's important isn't it, that they too enjoy their lives here? There are Scriptures telling us that the deserts will bloom. That is a great comfort, this scribe finds, at this time when the planet faces the threat of climate change. A question: Jesus will be doing marvelous things - will the rest of us be sitting back and gazing in wonder? We may indeed gaze in wonder, but it is suggested, we will also be called to assist.

If we long to see changes in this world, then we will be glad to help bring them about, surely. When we fully realize that we're just another of God's creatures, then won't care for the environment be second nature to us? And then the other species we share this planet with need no longer fear us. The way in which we will see all other lives as precious is clearly illustrated in the following Scripture:

He that killeth an ox is as he that slayeth a man ...
Isaiah 66:3 (ASV)

When there is no more killing of animals by us or by other animals, what a Paradise we will be living in!

^  Chapter 6 Notes

^  1. Seven Year Tribulation Beliefs:

"What is the Tribulation?", 27 September 2016,
Accessed 19 October 2016.

Mike Bradley. "7 Year Tribulation." EzineArticles, 14 April 2005,
Accessed 19 October 2016.

"Great Tribulation." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 4 October 2016,
Accessed 19 October 2016.
^  2. "Example three:
"Rapid speciation of the Faeroe [Faroe] Island house mouse, which occurred in less than 250 years after man brought the creature to the island. (Test for speciation in this case is based on morphology. It is unlikely that forced breeding experiments have been performed with the parent stock.) "Stanley, S., 1979. Macroevolution: Pattern and Process, San Francisco, W.H. Freeman and Company. p. 41."

Stassen, Chris. "Some More Observed Speciation Events."
The Talk Origins Archive, 7 December 2006,
Accessed 19 October 2016.
^  3. Daniel 4 is accessible in the NIV at -
"Daniel 4 NIV." Bible Hub, 18 June 2016,
Accessed 20 October 2016.
^  4. "Leopards are exceptionally adaptable ... equally adept
surviving in some of the world's most humid rainforests and even semi-arid desert edges."
"Leopards in forests tend to be darker than those in deserts; the fur tends to grow longer in populations living in colder climates."
Like humans today, leopards are counted as one species: Panthera pardus, but these are grouped in nine subspecies - which are adapted to different regions. Subspecies vary in size and color. Also, leopards are not 100% "spotted" - there are rosettes present also, typically. Melanese varieties are black, pseudo-melanese leopards are spotted, with smaller areas unspotted and spots are irregular.
"Leopard." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 18 October 2016,
Accessed 21 October 2016.
"Black panther." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 15 October 2016,
Accessed 21 October 2016.
^  5. Chen, Steven. "Length of a Human DNA Molecule."
The Physics Factbook, 1998,
Accessed 8 November 2016.
^  6. "The following is an excerpt from article DC745
from the Christian Research Journal ... One of the primary dilemmas of naturalistic evolutionary theory is that it forces scientists to conclude that the cosmos in all of its complexity was created by chance."

The writer makes this point:
"Phillip Johnson, author of Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, has aptly summarized Darwin's dilemma regarding the eye: 'Evolutionary biologists have been able to pretend to know how complex biological systems originated only because they treated them as black boxes. Now that biochemists have opened the black boxes and seen what is inside, they know the Darwinian theory is just a story, not a scientific explanation.' "
Hanegraaff, Hank. "The Complexity of Life."
Christian Research Institute, 14 April 2009,
Accessed 9 November 2016.

The following article - at the link below - gives details of more examples of complexity: the eye - showing the complexity of a single light-sensitive cell, the flagellum, and blood clotting - revealing a flaw in the standard narrative on clotting.
Sarfati, Jonathan with Michael Matthews.
"Refuting Evolution 2 chapter 10: Argument: 'Irreducible complexity' ."
Accessed 9 November 2016.
^  7. Reviewer: Midgley, Mary. "What Darwin Got Wrong."
The Guardian, Book Review, 6 February 2010,
Accessed 21 October 2016.
Authors: JA Fodor and M Piattelli-Palmarini, Profile Books, 2010, London.
^  8. McIntosh, Andy and Novid Beheshti.
"The Bombardier Beetle and Emissions Reduction.", 5 October 2010,
Heading: PWApr08mcintosh - FP-4 Mcintosh Supplement.pdf, /FP-4%20Mcintosh%20Supplement.pdf

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