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Friday, July 1, 2011

Genesis 1: 3-5 Let there be light . . .and there was


“Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.”
 Martin Luther King, Jr

       “Light” a really interesting word in English. It refers to weight as in “that feather is light!” It refers to illumination as “the light of day reached my eyes!” It can refer to an object as in “pass that light over here, that flashlight on the bench”.  It can even refer to an action “light that fire”.

 So what is this verse in Genesis referring to. . .

 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
God saw that the light was good,
and he separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”
 And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

 I guess that we have to see what the original word on the original language was trying to say. It also had meanings, and this are given as the following;

 Light  אֹ֑ור pronounced ’owr  (ore)
Means illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.) -- bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

 Now I will start to go into this discussion. If you need background I suggest you may need to read my blog on Genesis 1:1-2 where I explain a little about the creation of the heavens and earth <Click here to see this blog>

 So, perhaps our universe starts with a big bang.

 We have three pieces of evidence for that big bang (God speaking).

 Firstly by looking at light emitted by distant galaxies, our scientists have found they are rapidly moving away(expansion is taking place).

 Secondly the measurement of most of the matter in the universe shows the basic building element of the universe are those predicted as being necessary by the big bang (74 percent hydrogen and 26 percent helium by mass showing that our universe probably began hot and very dense state to cool quickly).
 Lastly there is that photograph of the microwaves of the universe which is found in all directions. This is the remainder of the big bang radiation. This was the final proof and a spacecraft had to be specially built to photograph this incredible background radiation. (It was predicted by scientists before it was photographed).

 So the heavens were created (I say by God’s Word and you can disagree, but it’s sure interesting the bible is accurate in describing the event).

 Then the earth get’s formed in the middle of a nebula.

 At this same time we get told by science that in the middle of this spinning giant molecular dust cloud, one place developed slightly higher gravity due to the density of the material. This cause more stuff to start slowly flowing into this center of density causing it to get more dense.

 Since the region was mostly hydrogen and helium with other dust in lesser amounts, these were sucked into this gravity area and since it all this stuff gets real heavy after a while it packs real tight and warms up.

 Now the complicated part…science says energy must be conserved and since these pieces of dust and gas were loosing momentum energy, as they pelted inwards, the temperature was going up all the time as this energy was converted into heat by friction.

 (Things banging into other things produce heat if enough of them collide!)

 After a few million years (about 50 million) the temperature and pressure from all this stuff resulted in hydrogen starting to fuse. That was atomic fusion that started and the huge mass of material started lighting up!

Birth of our sun!


A true moment that only God would appreciate since none of us were around to applause!

 The energy that now flowed out of the sun counteracted the inflow of material and started to blow stuff away little by little.

 Meanwhile out there in the dust cloud the prototype earth had also formed. Between these two creations was dust, gases and perhaps a bit of water.

 On earth if anyone was there (they were not) they would not have seen the sun yet. There would have been a smudgy light area in a weird dark sky, but light was there. Probably the earth was spinning a whole lot faster than today as well, (we know it has slowed down a lot since then).

 So this general view of light God decided would be given that word “day” and the general description of darkness was given the name “night”

 Perhaps I am getting ahead of myself, because before he stated this, God first separated “light” from “darkness”. That word for separated is
  וַיַּבְדֵּ֣לand this means “divided” or “putting separation between”.

 So, God separated “light” from “darkness”. He separated everything light, happy and positive from that which was  הַחֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ pronounced kho-shek, meaning the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness -- dark(-ness), night, obscurity.[1]

 The bible explains to us later that Satan was given control of the earth when he was thrown from heaven.

 Could this have been the point that evil was placed into a different area for the first time? Separation of light and darkness? An interesting question worth of some investigation some other day!

 Okay, getting back to this first day. The word for day is “ywm” or “yom”, and I have blogged extensively explaining this could mean period as easily as it means day.

 In the Hebrew the description of this part of the verse goes he called the darkness night לָ֑יְלָה   pronounced la ‘hil which is interesting in that it refers to a “twist (away of the light)". It means also a turning away of adversity or change of a season.

 English has one word night, the Hebrew is less well constrained and if we admit we don’t really understand the nuances of the ancient language as used when it was written down, it brings in interesting considerations around that primal division between God’s good and Satan’s evil.

The evil perhaps being a turning away from good, a night!

 Fascinating considerations with perhaps much more depth than that of a simple reading of text! Of course, you make up your mind on this, but at least let’s enjoy thinking it through!

 Then we have that dusk and dawn of that first day. At some point as light increases a point is reached that God considers the end of this first period.

There is an evening and morning and we move to a new period of creation. Notice there is no statement that there was only one evening! One of the evenings could also be an interpretation here. (Not saying it is…just giving options
J )

 Day one is over!

 Now, for those that think I have destroyed the true reading of the scripture let me say this. I have not!

 God can equally as easily have done all this in one day!

 However, in my mind God is not a confidence trickster!

 Placed a huge amount of evidence showing supporting sciences depiction of creation by logical, consistent, known facts, only to lead us to wrong conclusions is not my experience of the living God. Truth and honesty is in his nature. That’s why I don’t disregard science and my Christian brothers and sisters who work in this area. They tell me it is accurately depicted. It also, as you can see, ties in fully with God’s word.

 My prayer is this…that we would have the Christian love for each other that we would not call another a liar unless we have proof.

 Since nobody was there we can experiment and reproduce these situations and can only hypothesis (either on a 4.5billion year earth or a 24hour created perhaps 6000 year earth) we should not let this stop us from going out today and doing something creative, doing things the way God designed us to live. Doing something to build others up! Doing something that allows God’s Holy Spirit to continue the creative forces started at these early times.

 Have a great day!

[1] http://biblelexicon.org/genesis/1-4.htm

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Genesis 1:1-2 God created the heavens and the earth

Horsehead nebula - Nasa  
  "Be on guard against giving interpretations
of Scripture that are farfetched or opposed to science,
and so exposing the Word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers."
St Augustine

 Who created? God!

 What was created?   The Heavens and the Earth

 What is the context of these words?

 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

 Explain how the earth was formless and empty!   [Doesn’t compute?]

 If we think the fact that it says the earth was formless and empty is weird, then you need to read further. It’s plain common sense once it is explained!

 But let’s discuss God’s creation of the heavens, the first thing mentioned in the bible as being created. In the 17th and 18th century everyone, including that great scientist Newton agreed that space was infinite and timeless. It had never been created and that was common sense since there was nothing from which it could have come.

 Then along came that trouble maker Einstein, a jew, who upset everyone and showed together with others that our universe had a beginning.

This was proved using general relativity.

General relativity was itself proved after the launch of the Cassini space probe in 1997 as radio waves from the Earth to the probe were distorted by the warp of space time. (Fancy stuff eh?)

Then another probe photographed the original background of microwave radiation that is the residual of the big bang. 

Now I know most of this is mumbo jumbo to us average Joe’s, but lets understand that scientists, Christian and non-Christian world wide have checked this out and agree it is good evidence! There was a big bang! 

Out of nothing, our universe was created! There was a very big bang as God spoke the heavens into existence! Everything we know comes from that event. Ourselves included since our bodies are made of molecules and atoms, and those were not there before, molecules and atoms came into being through that event.

 (Even if God created Adam and Eve later, they were made of dust that was from the big bang)

 So God created the heavens!

Science cannot say this since it can only say the heavens came into being. Before that is God, but since science is experiential (you need experiments to prove things) and God wants each man to have faith, that same God makes sure that probability of proving his existence is not conclusive. That’s how we get free-will

 Okay so what about creating this earth? That came a lot later. Science indicates the universe is 13,4billion (take or give a bit) years old. 

Then around 4,5 billion years (again take or give a bit), out of a huge interstellar hydrogen, dust, ice and water cloud called a nebula we get the original earth, according to science. So let’s ask the question of what a nebula is. 

The word nebula is Latin for “cloud”. Are cloud’s formless and empty?

 Pretty much! We cannot grab them, or draw around their edges. The have no fixed form.

Yet they do exist! We can see them can’t we? We distinguish them as different from the surroundings don’t we?

 Similar with the nebula! These are interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas, helium gas and other ionized gases.

 These nebula are considered the birth material of planets like our Earth. At the start, something disturbs the cloud that starts to clump together and due to gravity start to spin. Maybe some type of shockwave (did God speak again).

 The dust that forms clouds of dust, gases, and moisture then spins into a fattened disk shape.

The middle becomes a central sun that comes together by gravity in the center of the dust cloud. It is initially hidden from view, but as time goes on starts becoming visible through the dust by blowing away the dust due to its solar radiation.

 The dust clumps together randomly but as it gathers more and more, a planet grows into being. When it gets big enough, gravity pulls it into a spherical shape.

 So, that original cloud is basically empty. We would call it part of the vacuum of space! Lots of emptiness! It also doesn’t really have edges, or a form. Like a fog bank doesn’t have a form. It is sort of there! Hard to say where the edges are right?

 A good simple description for simpler man to remember “formless and empty”

 Then the bible says “darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

 I guess that the outer region of this cloud was as dark as the blackness of space at that time. That’s dark!

Then, inside this cloud is moisture, our seas came from that cloud and they have a lot of moisture right? So when it says God’s spirit moved over the surface of the deep, it is real accurate!

 I find it interesting that only since Einstein would people believe what is described here with any confidence.

 God had it written down over 3000years ago, so that today we have the choice to move forward in science that he created, and yet fully love and believe him. He made provision for our belief before mankind knew they needed it.

 That’s an amazing God! One that tells me he is within me and guides me today.

 It’s got to be a good day now, right?
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Christian creation: Who was Genesis written to anyhow?


"There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”
 Winston Churchill

Escaped Slaves! That’s who Genesis was written to!


We can hardly understand that word “slave” in the western world. We have freedom and choice, two things no slave has!

 Can we even imagine what it’s like to be forced to obey another person or suffer horrible consequences?

 As a slave our owners could ask us to do anything!

 If they said go worship that god or idol, we would do it or die! If they said kill that child, we would have a similar decision! If they said dig up that field with your hands or make mud bricks, again there is no option but to obey.

 Sometimes slave owners are apparently nice, they say “run my business”, in this case we as slaves would be so appreciative of not having to do the other things, we would do anything for that owner. Either obey or they may sell us to another nastier person! They could sell our bodies into sexual perversions so they could make money out of it, again, as a slave we have one option, do it or die!

 Slaves very quickly become compliant and after a few generations obey without any resistance, simply because that’s the best way to survive.

 The Israelites were in Egypt for 400years. We know this because the bible says in Genesis 15:13 (NIRV)

  Then the Lord said to him, "You can be sure of what I am about to tell you. Your children who live after you will be strangers in a country that does not belong to them. They will become slaves. They will be treated badly for 400 years.

 Most of this time they were slaves! For generation upon generation they served without a say in their lives.

 Then Moses, a slave child finds himself brought up in the Egyptian court as an adopted prince!

 The Egyptians did that to subject nations princes and so Moses probably had company of others in similar predicaments.

 Often if Egyptians fought and won a war, they took children from the leaders of that country and trained them in their courts.

  Having these “princes” had a few advantages. The parents, if alive, would obey their Egyptian overlords in case their child got hurt (and these kids would have been seriously hurt if the parents didn’t) so the captive country remained under Egyptian control in an almost “voluntary” manner.
 Secondly once these children, who never knew their true parents, grew up, the Egyptians could send them back to run the country, again ensuring Egyptian control.

 The Egyptians were smart people!

 So, Moses then has issues with the Pharaoh (probably hated by him since they grew up together and he was not a real Egyptian and the Pharaohs had trouble with a Semitic people called the Hyksos before).

 Then he kills an Egyptian and runs from the country. (Why? A prince could kill anyone and get away with it! Perhaps his “brother” Pharaoh wanted an excuse to kill him?) Moses runs away and waits! Finally that Pharaoh dies.
See Exodus 2:23 After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The people of Israel groaned because they were slaves. They also cried out to God. Their cry for help went up to him.

 Then Moses comes back to persuade the new Pharaoh to let the slave people go!

Not an easy task! Firstly they didn’t want to go and secondly the Egyptians wanted their slaves.

 To accomplish this event, God sends out plagues to make life a misery for the Egyptians, and by implication for the slaves as well!

Ten plagues, each getting nastier and nastier all the time. All ten based on Egyptian God’s so that the Egyptians would think their God’s were real angry with them! If you want to find out about this read from Exodus 7 onwards where this is explained in our sacred book, the bible.

 Finally, they are allowed to go and with the Egyptian encouraging them to leave, this bunch of slaves “escape” Egypt.

 Now you would think they were glad to go, but most of them were probably only following orders of their Egyptian masters who wanted them gone!

Then, as they go, they get a bit of courage and look forward to the freedom. They follow the only guy who really has a vision and mind of his own, Moses.

 Then, Moses under God’s guidance takes them into the desert and the various things that happen fill parts of various books of the bible, but when there, they wanted to go back to Egyptian religious practices.

 It was around that time that Moses wrote the book of Genesis. So Moses was writing it to a bunch of escaped slaves. (we are not sure it was actually Moses, but are sure it was written around that time)

 These Israelite guys and girls would have had plenty of experience of Egyptian religions and so Moses needed to show them that the true God didn’t do what the Egyptian God’s did.

 Few people consider this but Genesis was NOT written to explain how the earth was established according to science, because science didn’t exist! Genesis was NOT even written to prove God existed, everyone at that time took this as fact!

 Genesis was written to a bunch of escaped slaves to show them the true God and not the Egyptian God’s was the creator!

 That is why every DAY in genesis refutes an Egyptian religious belief in some way.

 Did you know that?

 Maybe I will explain how over a few blogs. Meanwhile, let’s give thanks that God allows us to live in freedom. That we have an opportunity to investigate and discover the truths of God. That nobody forces us to do things we don’t want to do.

 That’s the privilege God has given Christians living in north America (and some other parts of this world). It’s not the case for everyone on our Earth. Let’s remember those today who are enslaved economically, politically, and socially. Let’s pray for their exodus from their bondage. Let’s pray God will create new lives for them in his power.

 Everyone can escape their circumstances by allowing Holy Spirit to empower their lives no matter where or how they live.

Our loving God understands this! We need to pray that people in this situation get given that chance, right?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Let’s rip the coverings from out minds!

  “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third”
 Marge Piercy

      Ever seen a child given a well wrapped gift for their birthday by their father when their expectation is high and they really want to see what is inside?

 It has been a while since their last birthday and that old gift was good but the excitement in it has waned and now a new gift is about to be experienced!

 Gift wrapping is ripped off so fast and torn into so many pieces, it’s as if a tornado has blown through a small part of that room decimating that paper wrapper, isn’t it?

 Children aren't careful take a wrapping off of a gift because they really want to see, experience and touch what is inside!
They know their father and so anticipate it’s going to be something wonderful! Both the father and child smile broadly once the child holds the gift and appreciation is experienced by all around them.

 I think that’s what Paul was referring to in 2 Corinthians 3 (NIRV) in the Holy writings when he said. . .

 The glory of the old covenant is nothing compared with the far greater glory of the new. The glory of the old is fading away. How much greater is the glory of the new! It will last forever.
   Since we have that kind of hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses. He used to cover his face with a veil. That was to keep the people of Israel from looking at his face while the brightness was fading away.
  But their minds were made stubborn. To this very day, the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. The veil has not been removed. Only faith in Christ can take it away. To this very day, when the Law of Moses is read, a veil covers the minds of those who hear it.
  But when anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Holy Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, freedom is also there.
  Our faces are not covered with a veil. We all display the Lord's glory. We are being changed to become more like him so that we have more and more glory. And the glory comes from the Lord, who is the Holy Spirit.

 The Old Covenants many of us live under now days may be a rule based religion! So many people think rules and Christianity are so tightly linked the one is the other! 

It's not true! True Christians that know God, also know the thinking that we are part of a rule based religion is silly! We don’t follow rules!

In fact, in my case, I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to following rules!

Instead as Christians we respond in love to a wonderful God. Like a child following the advice of a loving father! We know God is giving us guidelines to keep us safe. So, we want to follow the guidelines.

 They are guidelines! Every person on earth can decide to follow them or not!

Let’s consider the simplicity of the 10 major Old Testament guidelines given to us! The first four are about God. . .

-Love God (that’s easy for some of us),

-Don’t favour other things as more important than God (if we really love him we don’t do this anyhow),

-Don’t abuse his name (we wouldn’t abuse our Father's name since he’s a great guy!),

-Take time once a week to relax, enjoy life and consider how wonderful the world is that he has provided for us, to thank him for all he had done (Wow! we need that day off! It’s great to appreciate the creation of Father God, isn’t it?).

 So those are God guidelines. All about how we deal with him, but what about how to deal with others?

-God says to respect our parents! (I guess every parent wants that! Once we become parents we will want it too! This makes for a great society doesn’t it? ),

-Don’t murder! (Yeah, I think I like that one!),

-We need to respect your neighbours enough not to go and have inappropriate sexual things with their spouses or significant others. (We live in a big world and our neighbour is as close as the nearest computer. How well do we actually respect that neighbours wife? We want people to respect our wife’s or husbands don’t we? I think we know this one is true too!) 

-Don’t steal! (That’s pretty self explanatory and we probably agree with that!).

-Don’t lie! (This is one that is easier to screw up  and some people think it’s a good thing to do until someone lies to them…then they know it’s a valid guideline!).

-Finally, it says we must not want what others have in away that it eat’s us up inside because we desire it so much! (That type of greed is counter productive and introduces strain in our lives).

 These are really good guidelines, what do don’t you think?

Not rules since on this earth we have the freedom to reject this advise and carry on regardless don't we?

The consequences are ours to carry however!

Even this set of guidelines I have discussed is fading in favour today! So Paul talks of the veil being ripped away like that paper from a gift. Rule based living is ripped off!

 The gift inside when we remove the rule based wrapping is Jesus’ Holy Spirit!

 Once we take away the façade of our being in control of our lives and instead  let Jesus control it, our faces are not covered with a veil any more.

We see clearly and what is more, others see Jesus in our thoughts, actions and the way we speak! We start to display the Lord's glory!

 That’s great, but the gift our Father gives us is more precious than that, it changes us from the inside out, slowly, with love! We start enjoying true life every day! We understand how to use the guidelines to wring every ounce of enjoyment and  fulfillment from each day.

In simple terms we are being changed to become more like him so that we have more and more glory. The glory of God starts to fill our life!

 What is glory? It’s perhaps best used in modern language when we think of a spectacular morning where the air is crisp, the sky is that sharp blue and everything beautiful, flowering and fresh! That the day is glorious.  

 It is when a light seems to almost come out of the world around us. Everything becomes more vivid and beautiful. Our minds fill with an unspeakable joy! That’s glory! That’s what is available to us today!

 And that glory comes from the Lord, who is the Holy Spirit.

Let's go enjoy it!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Stories that have truths in them…The story of the Lion and the Jackal!

When we are in difficult times and need to convey truth, when others would want to use our words against us, when we would like to tell truth but not have those that would hurt us in some way understand, then we tell stories with hidden truths.

 Jesus told stories of this nature. Here is one…

 "A farmer went out to plant his seed. He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. Birds came and ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky places, where there wasn't much soil. The plants came up quickly, because the soil wasn't deep. When the sun came up, it burned the plants. They dried up because they had no roots. Other seed fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and crowded out the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It produced a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than what was planted. Those who have ears should listen."

 Now we don’t often get to hear the meaning of these stories because Jesus let’s those that have Holy Spirit in their life work it out for themselves under Holy Spirit’s guidance, however in this particular case he gave the meaning as well. This is what it means…

 "Listen! Here is the meaning of the story of the farmer. People hear the message about the kingdom but do not understand it. Then the evil one comes. He steals what was planted in their hearts. Those people are like the seed planted on a path. Others received the seed that fell on rocky places. They are those who hear the message and at once receive it with joy. But they have no roots. So they last only a short time. They quickly fall away from the faith when trouble or suffering comes because of the message. Others received the seed that fell among the thorns. They are those who hear the message. But then the worries of this life and the false promises of wealth crowd it out. They keep it from producing fruit. But still others received the seed that fell on good soil. They are those who hear the message and understand it. They produce a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than the farmer planted."

 So in a strange way, this parable (the story) is a story about listening to God’s word which includes this story itself!

 There is a reference to Jesus telling stories in the New Testament, that refers back to psalms in the Old Testament, it is found in Matthew 13:35 (NIRV) and says

 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd by using stories. He did not say anything to them without telling a story. So the words spoken by the prophet came true. He had said,
   "I will open my mouth and tell stories.
      I will speak about things that were hidden since the world was made." —(Psalm 78:2)

  Jesus was a story teller, so the telling of stories must be important to us if God himself does this. J  This reference is to a psalm that has a lot to say about story telling. We probably don’t have time or space to go thorough it all today (but here is some of it)

Here are some references Ref 1[1], Ref 2[2], Ref 3[3]

 My people, listen to my teaching.
      Pay attention to what I say.
I will open my mouth and tell stories.
      I will speak about things that were hidden.
      They happened a long time ago.
We have heard about them and we know them.
      Our people who lived before us have told us about them.
 We won't hide them from our children.
      We will tell them to those who live after us.
 We will tell them about what the Lord has done that is worthy of praise.
We will talk about his power and the wonderful things he has done.
He gave laws to the people of Jacob.
      He gave Israel their law.
   He commanded our people who lived before us
      to teach his laws to their children.
 Then those born later would know his laws.
      Even their children yet to come would know them.
      And they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God.
      They would not forget what he had done.
      They would obey his commands.
They would not be like their people who lived before them.
      Those people were stubborn. They refused to obey God.
Their hearts were not true to him.
      Their spirits were not faithful to him. 

The art of story telling with a purpose is important and we would do well to use it.

Learning the skill enables us to reach people easily. Even if all we do is retell Jesus stories, we are doing good.

 So today, I want to explain that a lion went into the bush to see the animals and there was a jackal who wanted to subvert the lions words and make him appear to be a fool. The jackal even worked up all the hyena’s who gathered in force to trick the lion and lay waiting to take him down. But, when the lion spoke to his subjects he told them stories that the jackal and hyena’s couldn’t understand. The simpler animals could understand because the stories were about how they lived their lives and so they could easily identify with the characters. They loved the lion and appreciated these stories. The Jackal and hyena’s didn’t understand them and hated the lion.

 Then the jackal and hyena’s managed to corner the lion, who allowed them to carry him off without a fight. The lion did this so that the fight with the evil animals would not end up with the other animals getting hurt. The lion was showing that royalty comes at a price. The price of care and love for the subjects to the extent that it can cost the royal person their life!

 The jackal and hyena’s tried to kill the lion and thought they had succeeded, but he came back from this planned death and is planning a tremendous deadly attack on the jackals’ and hyena’s when the power of a lions kingdom will be felt throughout the bush. The day that it is unleashed will be a terrible day, but the lion is patient, wanting the other animals to understand his stories and be able to avoid that day. That’s the message the lion wants to get to the animals, that he loves them and wants to protect them for all time. The animals need to pass the stories around so that they all have a chance to be part of the lions plan.

 Well, that’s my story for today.

 Be blessed!

[1] Matthew 13:35 I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 
[2] Psalms 77:2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter dark sayings which have been from the beginning. 

[3] Psalms 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old

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This suspense thriller centers on Kiara, a beautiful young woman pursued by a murderous group of people, who relentlessly and ruthlessly hunt her and her sisters. Kiara has no idea why she is being targeted! When Kiara and her family turn to the law for help, this fails. Her pursuers’ powers reach deeply into the political and law enforcement world. Family support for her dwindles when they too have to flee her pursuers. Can Kiara escape the clutches of both the law and dishonest big business? With the media broadcasting that Kiara and friends are dangerous and subversive, can Kiara clear her name and bring her pursuers to justice?



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To contact the author contact Author@KenXBriggs.com


 RiftInEvil.gifThe town of Zinaville is dropped into a spiral of evil causing a young man and a beautiful but abused woman to launch into an investigation that unveils an evil conspiracy.

A horrific mining accident results in Joshua Robyn's father being killed. Joshua struggles both with himself and his townsfolk as he tries to make sense of an incomprehensible situation. Is it an accident or a murder? Why is there a seeming link to evil? Why is his work environment suddenly threatening? What is the conspiracy about and what are they trying to do? As action moves dramatically from exotic African grasslands to the heart of North America's cities, the plot unfolds and the pace quickens. Will there be time? Why is a beautiful abused young woman in the center of this plot?

Evil tendrils tighten on their lives and the interplay between the visible and invisible world shows opposing forces at work.

Will there be a rift in evil?

Will they be able to stop the evil in time?



Click here to order Rift in Evil (ebook or Paper available)
  • Published: September, 2010
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 208
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781450250894 

Available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, iUniverse. Chapters

you can email me at Author@KenXBriggs.com
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