A Big Bang? No…A Big GOD!

Tonight was a great night in AWANA! We were discussing faith in God and I was citing Hebrews 11:1 and 11:6. When I was talking about believing in what we can not see I was asked about how the world and everything came into existence. To which I responded back with Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” To which I was then asked, “But how do you know that is true Mr. Steve?” Easy answer I thought , “Because I have faith in God and His word. I am believing in what I can not see nor what I did not see happen; but since it is written in Gods word, and His word is correct, I have faith that it occurred just as it is written.” To which the next question is of course : “What about the Big Bang Theory?”

BANG !?!The Big Bang Theory is the Naturalist way of trying to explain the creation of the universe and everything within it. It proposes that billions of years ago the universe began in a tiny, super hot and dense point called a singularity. Somehow this singularity contained everything, mass and energy that would become everything that exist today. It is mans attempt to prove that there is no God, nor was man created by God. For more information on the Big Bang and the creation of the universe I would like to suggest to you that this article at Answers In Genesis.

But now the Big Bang Theory is under attack from scientist! Recently scientist are stating that the universe may have had no beginning and it has always been there.

In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. In fact, the universe may have no beginning at all. – Tia Ghose – livescience.com

So, take some time and check that article out as well.

But when it all comes down to it, I still fall back to the word of God. The word of God was written by man, and man can be wrong. But the words that were written down into the Bible were God inspired. In other words, God placed the words within the man so he could pass it down to future generations. There is a clear defined time period of creation laid out in the book of Genesis. And as normal, when man is faced with something that he does not like, or does not bring honor and glory to him, man will find another way to look at it so it does brings glory to him. Yet, when you go out at night and gaze up at the stars, or watch the sun rise and set, or see the beauty in a newborns face all that glory belongs to God. The one creator, architect, engineer of all things seen and unseen, The One Big God.

Steve Blackston
Children’s Pastor

Photo Source :  The Crab Nebula in an image recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope. Photograph: Nasa null/Nasa

AWANA with Missions This Year!

WPawana-logoHey guys and gals! I hope that you and your kidos are ready for an awesome year in AWANA at Mountain View. We are starting something new in AWANA by adding a monthly mission for the T&T group! Every month I will be taking a group of either guys or girls to the Hope Closet to help sort, organize, clean, iron and hang clothes that have been donated.

Now for those of you who don’t know what the Hope Closet is or where it is located, let me tell you. This organization came into existence due to government cuts that have removed clothing allowances and some reimbursements in the foster/adoption care services. With the abundance of kids that need fostering and adopting a group of people in our community decided to pull together and help make a difference. This is a non-profit organization that supports foster children and families with the ability to shop once a quarter for clothes, toys, books, and strollers. There will be more items as they are donated. It is located behind First Baptist Church in a white house at 374 Lee Street. There will be a grand opening this coming Thursday, August 14th! If you have items that you would like to donate, I am sure they would be very grateful to accept what you have.

Now as an extra bonus to making this a full-blown AWANA mission project, we are making a deal with the parents of the AWANA kids. Each year the dues for AWANA are $17.50. This covers the cost of books, uniforms and supplies. We will erase the dues for each kids that brings three new packages of socks or underwear (boys & girls) or a combination of the two items. By bringing the two packages of socks and one underwear or two underwear and one sock, your kids dues will be paid and you will have just helped other kids in our community!

If you would like to check out their Facebook page, click here. To see what they are currently in need of simply give them a call at 706-601-0403.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Steve Blackston
Children’s Pastor
Mountain View Baptist Church

AWANA Role Reversal Night

This Wednesday night will be a different kind of night in AWANA. We are having ROLE REVERSAL night! You come dressed up as your favorite leader and you get to swap places with them for the night! We will also be celebrating Jesus’s Birthday as we have the last AWANA night for the year! So come and be ready to have some big reversal fun!

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