"the earth shall wax old like a garment" (Isaiah 51:6):

Every year about 12 million hectares worldwide are lost to land degradation, and the rate is increasing. Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world's top soil could be gone within 60 years.
Earth's total forest area decreases at about 13 million hectares per year.
Deserts are expanding – every year they grow by an area around the size of Ireland.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.
Nearly half marine population lost in last 40 years.
We're now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the "background rate" (~5 species/year), with literally dozens going extinct every day.
Over the past century, the number of new infectious diseases cropping up each year has nearly quadrupled. The number of outbreaks per year has more than tripled.
Every time human DNA is passed from one generation to the next it accumulates 100–200 new mutations.
Over the past 100 years, there was a 25 to 30 percent increase in the number of significant earthquakes.
Since 1970, the number of all natural disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled to around 400 a year.
Earth's magnetic field (which shields us from solar radiation) is weakening at a rate of ~5% per decade.

"Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished."(Isaiah 51:6 KJV)

Some concept about the word of God. How it acts in many contexts in the life of people

Before Moses there was no Bible. In reality, their Bible existed, but only in their minds, because people have always been aware that some things are right and some are wrong. This is the word of God. Already from Adam, people knew the concept of right and wrong; they knew that they had to follow God totally. Before man had the knowledge of good and evil, had already received a precept, that is, that of not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16-17). This was a law that had to follow. Abel offered animals to God (Genesis 4:4); therefore, already in the time of Abel, people knew that God liked the sacrifices of the animals. Who knows how many other precepts God gave to man at that time and of which the Bible does not speak. If at some time there was no form of writing, the precepts were only handed down orally.
Cain began to walk in the way that most people walk (Genesis chapter 4; Jude 1:11), that is, the way that leads to destruction. It is from there that they started doing what is evil in the sight of God, and it is probably from there that people began to follow other gods.
That said, in every age, people were aware of what God revealed. God spoke to man directly and also through the prophets for thousands of years starting with Adam. Those who have never heard of the Bible, that is, the set of those books in written form, are aware of the fact that God exists and that only he must be worshiped (Romans 1:18-23), and they are aware, to a greater or lesser extent, of some things that are right and wrong (Romans 2:12-16), among which there are the right thing to love God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. On these two precepts depend all the law and the prophets, and therefore all the precepts (Matthew 22:37-40); which means that by loving God and the neighbor in a total way, as a consequence, people also follow all the other precepts of the word of God that they are aware of.
In practice, anyone is aware of at least some parts of the Bible, which are written on the hearts of all people, although some have never heard of the Bible in written form. Therefore, all are without excuse (Romans 1:20).

Let us take as an example books of any author. If these books of any kind contain some precepts that are based on the word of God, the person who reads these precepts, it is as if he was reading parts of the Bible. It does not matter how these precepts are exposed in the book. In this case the word of God penetrates into the heart of the person who reads them, and makes that particular person more aware than he was before, because his conscience has been alerted. This explains to us that the word of God manifests itself in many ways, both through the various books, through people in a direct way, and through many other inputs which we are subjected to.

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The most serious impediment to understanding Bible I observe in Christians is seeing it as a book for different culture. Bible is not a book about jewish culture or mentality. When they were leaving Egypt, they did not have these views. Lord planted through His word what He wants to see.

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feministic hysteria in western world leads to psychological castration of men. More and more we see men brainwashed against traditional patriarchal family (and society). The further this world diverges from God's design of family, the stronger it must be held by believers. The split, once negligible, grows into such a huge chasm, that those standing on opposite sides will see each other as alien civilizations.

Ecclesiastes is the best book about midlife crisis

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The cognitive dissonance of most Christians: the Bible tells one thing, and you understand it is correct. But the church practices it in a different way, and you think it is also ok. Now, you try to connect those two things and prove to yourself that they don't contradict... But they do! The way you solve this conflict demonstrates who is really your God

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The rule of every speech is: "Have what to tell, and tell it well". In case of sermon, "what to tell" can be received only from God. The paradox of the most sermons I hear is that professional ministers get very advanced at "tell it well" part; they studied it in their college and have been practicing it for years. They can be artistic, adding jokes, keeping eye contact, using interaction, bringing props... in all that, people forget that the most important, the part number one is missing! Ask your church fellows what they have learned from the last several sermons. Not the wrapper, but the content? Probably, you will hear the same basic things from week to week, from month to month.. How is it possible? Did God finish revealing His word to the church? Does not He have anything to tell? Or, probably, "professional sermon preparation" has nothing to do with hearing and sharing God's word? It is not taught in colleges. It does not require diplomas. The simplicity of sermon is "receive from God what He wants to tell, and tell it to others"; and, if you can, tell it well.

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Rosh haShanah is very much like Easter - popular religiously observed Babylonian heritage which, because of calendar proximity, replaced 1 of 12 Lord's Feasts mentioned in Torah (Leviticus 23). Babylonian new year was in the beginning of autumn, and jews started to mix pagan celebration with sacred Yom Teruah. The same way, much later, another pagan holiday, Easter, will replace Pesach. And weekly celebration of sunday will replace Shabbat. Substituting holidays is one of points to change worship system (Daniel 7:25).
And what about new year? Well, according to Exodus 12:2 it is 2 weeks before Pesach. If you value Torah more than human traditions, of course.

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