Reality Check

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“Reality Checks” are devotional outlines for outdoor preachers and teachers that have worked well on Creation Safaris, in line with our motto Escape to Reality.  These lessons should be thought out with additional Scriptures, explanations, illustrations, and personal testimonies to make them your own.  Above all, handle with prayer.  
David F. Coppedge

NATURAL REVELATION: GOD’S WORD IN GOD’S WORLD

Theme: Natural revelation, as distinguished from special revelation (which includes dreams, visions, angels, theophanies, Urim and Thummim, prophecy, the incarnation of Christ and Scripture – see Heb. 1:1-2) refers to what can be learned about God by observing creation or listening to one’s conscience.

Discuss: now that Christ is come, and we have the written Word of God, does nature still have value as God’s revelation?

  1. Nature Speaks to the Unbeliever

  2. Nature Speaks to the Believer
Group memory verse: Rev 14:7 (The Everlasting Gospel):
Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him,
for the hour of His judgment has come;
and worship Him who made heaven and earth,
the sea and springs of water.”

Group memory hymn: THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD.  See hymn story.


References:
Michael Denton, Evolution, a Theory in Crisis, Adler&Adler (1986), p. 14.

Paul Little, How to Give Away Your Faith, Inter-Varsity Press (1966), pp. 67-69.

George Mulfinger, “A Teleological Study of the Universe,” Design and Origins in Astronomy, Creation Research Society, pp. 1-10.

William Paley, Natural Theology (1801), St. Thomas Press. Online Book.

Clark Pinnock, Set Forth Your Case, Moody Press (1971), pp. 108-110.

Francis Schaeffer, He Is There and He Is Not Silent, Inter-Varsity Press, p. 17.