Saturday, January 26, 2013

Creation and Morality│Lesson 5, January 26-February 1


Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 2:16, 17; Gen. 1:26–28; James 3:9; Acts 17:26; Prov. 14:31; Matt. 5:44–48; Rev. 20:11–13.

Memory Text: “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die’ ” (Genesis 2:16, 17, NIV).

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People love to talk about “human rights.” From the Magna Carta (1215) to the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) to various United Nations declarations, the idea is promoted that human beings possess certain “inalienable rights,” rights that no one can rightfully take away from us. They are ours by virtue of being human (at least that’s how the theory goes).

The questions remain: What are these rights? How are we to determine what they are? Can these rights change, and if so, how so? Why should we, as humans, have these rights, anyway?

In some countries, for instance, women were not given the “right” to vote until the twentieth century (some nations still deny it). How, though, can a government grant to people something that is their “inalienable right” to begin with?

These are hard questions, and their answers are inseparably linked to the question of human origins, the study for this week’s lesson 
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► Author: L. James Gibson, Ph.D., is director of the Geoscience Research Institute, an institution directly affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church's headquarters and located in Loma Linda, California, United States. He is co-editor of the book "Understanding Creation" (Pacific Press, 2011). His major interests include historical biology and the relationship of creation and science. He has written several articles and chapter for a number of journals and books, has participated in numerous seminars on faith and science on six continents, and is editor of the journal Origins.

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