Below is a summary of articles written by Elder Neil Phelan for the Malvern newspaper. They are numbered according to publication order. To see the complete article simply click the title. You can also jump to other newspaper article collections using the menu on the left or search for words in the Google search engine. Soon we will complete a topics page, to help you find articles that way.
"IN THE BEGINNING"
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth"-GENESIS 1:1
When someone asks me where they should begin their study of the scriptures, I have learned from experience to tell them: " In the beginning of the Book; at Genesis 1:1." The reason I emphasize "from experience" is because I have learned that any person who is unwilling to acknowledge God as an all-wise and sovereign Creator will have little success with the rest of the Book. They may as well close it and stop there if they are unwilling to believe the first verse of His book.
Because of its vital role in the heart and actions of the believer, the Devil has bent all his power and energy, in every age, to raise a question of doubt concerning God as Creator. It is like the farmer with the watermelon patch who couldn't keep the kids from stealing them at night. So one evening he put up a sign in his patch which read, "There is one poison watermelon in this patch." To his dismay, he returned the next…