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God's Nature

Every thing we see and everything we do not see originates in God and comes from Him. Thus everything carries with it part of the nature and substance of its originator, who is the one true and Living God, YHWH, of the Bible which is his Book of the Covenant with mankind.

Genesis, The Book of Beginnings says:

Gen 1:1-4 1 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. 2 Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. 3 God spoke: "Light!" And light appeared. 4 God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

When we look at any aspect of our world, we will see clues to the Nature and Character of God. Not only that, but we find that God speaks to us through the operaton of life, geology, science, physics, sunsets, rain, cold and heat. The more we are able by His grace to tune in, the more we can find out. He whispers in the thunderstorms, shouts on a summer breeze, and displays his complex splendor in the culture of our simple home gardens and orchards. We are here to help you grow good fruit for sure, but we are also here to guide and and help you tune in to what God is saying - How he is preaching his passion for redemption, giving us hope, rewarding us, feeding us,healing us, reconciling us, and training us to be His weaned, well disciplined sons. God is a farmer, He is a warrior, He is the unchallenged Judge, and the Bridegroom of His Church.

We have much to see and learn, let's take a closer look at our own homes amd hearts.

We are in agreement with the Apostles' Creed

We simply agree with the Apostles Creed as stated below, you are not required to agree with us to participate on this site, but the one unqualified rule is LOVE in its deepest, most Biblical, and demanding sense.

This is not to be confused with tolerance, multiculturalism, or philosophies of that nature. We do not tolerate or accept philosophies outside of Biblical truth, but we LOVE all because all are created in the image of God who is Holy (Kodesh - entirely other, set apart) and thus all are intended to reflect and be His representatives. The world falls far short, churches and many who tag themselves as "Christian" fall short, but we are here to share our knowledge, help you out, speak the Truth in Love, forgive all, and expell all who will not operate by this standard.

We must not all agree, but we must all love. Hate speach, accusation, slander, coarse language, disrespact and all such language and behavior will not be tolerated here at all - ever.

We welcome you to our site and we hope we can answer your orchard Questions and improve your life in some manner

Be Blessed, Pastor Tom Marxen

The Apostles' Creed

1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:

3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:

4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:

5. The third day he rose again from the dead:

6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:

7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:

8. I believe in the Holy Ghost:

9. I believe in the holy catholic* church: the communion of saints:

10. The forgiveness of sins:

1l. The resurrection of the body:

12. And the life everlasting. Amen.


*( NOTE: use of the word ‘catholic' here does not refer to a particular denomination. It simply means ‘universal'. In this creed it refers to the fact that in God's eyes all who affirm what is stated in this creed belong to one Christian church, regardless of race, denomination or sect. Webster's Dictionary defines catholic as" Of the Christian church as a whole; specif., of the ancient, undivided Christian church ". This is our usage and meaning here.)


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