Test not the judgments of God, for He works them justly and as He knows, while you consider them to be unjust. You should also know that many other things are done in the world according to the will of God for reasons that people don’t know.
Not seeing all this baggage of sin within ourselves, and not repenting of it, we elevate ourselves above others. Our preaching has not the faith of Abram and the love of Christ for our neighbor; it is like the prayer of the pharisee.
In this next conversation on the Bible, Andrei Ivanovich Solodkov talks about the lessons in trusting God which we find in Genesis 12, on why Abram went into Egypt, and how to understand the fact that he gave his wife as his sister.
Continuing his cycle on the book of Genesis, historian and sectologist Andrei Ivanovich Solodkov speaks about what should above all transform a man—the surrounding world or himself; why the Lord punished Babel; about the bloody star gods of Babel and their “influence” on modern life; and on ungodly unity and unity in God.
In another conversation on the book of Genesis, Andrei Ivanovich Solodkov speaks about why it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth (Gen. 6:6), what was foreshadowed by the ark made by Noah, how the holy fathers interpret its arrangement, what was Noah’s first act after the flood and what it teaches us.
What kind of light did God create on the first day of creation? How should we understand the firmament on the second day of creation? How should we explain to the critics of the Bible why the Lord created plants before the sun? What was the image of God in the creation of man, and what was the likeness? Historian of religion Andrei Ivanovich Solodkov speaks on these matters.
The first chapter of the book of Genesis, as we remember, speaks about how God created the world and man. Perhaps no other Biblical narrative causes such aggressive attacks as that on the creation of the world. “It’s not scientific!” is the main argument. But are science and faith truly contradictory; can scientists be believers? And are those theories that contradict the Bible truly “scientific?” Should science, in principle, concern itself with questions of the origin of the world? Religious historian Andrei Ivanovich Solodkov contemplates these questions.