“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16)
This is an amazing verse, testifying as it does to the omniscient fore-planning of our Creator for each human being. Each person has been separately planned by God before he or she was ever conceived; His eyes oversaw our “unperfect [not imperfect, but unfinished] substance”—that is, literally, our embryo—throughout its entire development. Not only all its “members” but also all its “days” (the literal implication of “in continuance”) had been “written” in God’s book long ago.
While modern evolutionists argue that a “fetus” is not yet a real person and so may be casually aborted if the mother so chooses, both the Bible and science show that a growing child in the womb is a true human being. Instruments called fetoscopes have been able to trace every stage of embryonic development, showing that each is distinctively human, never passing through any non-human evolutionary stages, such as the evolutionists’ theory of “recapitulation” would imply.
Not much is known about how a baby receives its soul, but the baby is surely an eternal human being from the moment of conception, with all its future days already well known in the mind of God, “when as yet there was none of them,” as our text points out.
But that is not all. All those who are saved (or, like the innocents who die before birth, “safe” in Christ) and whose names, therefore, are “written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8) are also predestined “to be conformed to the image of his Son” in the ages to come (Romans 8:29). – Henry M. Morris
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer– Pastor Saunders – on Zoom
Sunday, March 14th
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
Wednesday, March 17th
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – on Zoom
Thursday, March 18th
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting– on Zoom
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting – on Zoom
(Note change of date.)
Thursday, March 25th
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom
Last Wednesday, we enjoyed seeing Andrew and Hannah Foster’s deputation video, missionaries to Nsaalu, Uganda. You can view the video again by clicking here. Please keep the Fosters in your prayers as they serve as Development Officers in the Christian school. Also, remember to pray for Miss Noreen McAfee, as she is the Emmanuel Christian School principal.
If you would like to contribute to the Uganda mission, mark your envelope or e-transfer accordingly. Thank you!
The Shorter Catechism
Q44: What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us?
A: The preface to the ten commandments teacheth us, That because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments1.
1. Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. (Deuteronomy 11:1).
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Luke 1:74-75).
The Children's Catechism - Doctrine
Q44: What becomes of the wicked after the judgement?
A: They are condemned and cast into hell.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison
Dr. Frank McClelland
Pray for Our Seniors
Tony & Grace Puccini
John and Thelma Watson
Jim and Norma Wilson
Pray for Missions
LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC
Rev. Milos Solc
LITTLE LONDON, JAMAICA
Mr. Richard Craig
Mr. Randy Gunnings
Rev. Dave DiCanio
Miss Joanne Greer
MEXIC CITY, MEXICO
Rev. Jason Boyle
Mr. Lalo Peña
GWANGMYEONG, SOUTH KOREA
Rev. Seongku Lee
Pray for Our Churches
Cloverdale FPC in Cloverdale, BC.
Rev. Ian Gologher’s prayer requests:
Return of Sunday school & increase after the pandemic.
God’s grace for the congregation at the retirement of Rev. Ian Goligher from pastoral ministry in March.
Wisdom for the elders and Rev. Larry Saunders, as interim moderator, to care for the congregation.
God’s guidance to see a new minister installed in the near future.
For the radio ministry throughout Canada, under the care of Rev. Ian Goligher, to be an effective witness.