In the beginning

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Tom Spence is a retired Marine Corps officer. He has worked as an independent trainer and consultant, an addictions treatment counselor, and as a newspaper manager. He is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and is the pastor of the church in Burns Flat, Oklahoma.

He is husband, father, and grandfather and returned to live in his native Oklahoma in 1999.

Tom publishes hundreds of articles online each year as a freelance author, including three blogs and when so inclined, the local paper.

In the beginning

A play in three unique acts

Authored by Tom Spence

Have you ever spent time pondering our existence?
Have you ever wondered what the first people might have thought about life?

We have the Bible that describes four separate creation accounts. The first two are more detailed than the others, but at least we have something to go by.

The world has produced its own version of creation and evolution and tried to explain something out of nothing.

Some folks get hung up on the biblical accounts and take them quite literally sometimes even to the point of being eisegetical.

Sometimes we need creation to fit into our finite paradigms. We struggle with the explanation of the beginning, when truly no human can comprehend beginning. We came into a world that was already in existence.

So how should we think and feel about the creation accounts that we have come to know? I suggest that you just take them as a faith statement.

God made it all and it was all good. There is a little more to it than that but unraveling every detail of the creation is not required for salvation or eternal life.

So let's have a little fun trying to envision those first humans as they contemplate some of the same questions that we do today.

Publication Date:
1505439302 / 9781505439304
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US Trade Paper
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6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christianity / General

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