Ken’s Articles

Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith

  No. 2     We bear God’s image

Is the Bible’s creation story fable?

In reality it gives the true distinction between animals and humans.  If we really want fable we can turn to modern biology textbooks!  There we find that humans, homo sapiens, are classified as members of the animal kingdom.

Does it matter?

First, researchers study animals to determine what is normal behaviour.  They find that some fight and kill each other.  Others practice cannibalism.   And some male animals don’t bother to stick around to protect, provide for, and educate their offspring.

It is therefore declared that animalistic behaviour in humans confirms that we are animals.  Is this right?

Second, the Bible is full of instructions about how we should behave.  Is anyone silly enough to say that God is addressing these instructions to the animals?  Rather it is to our shame if we (who know better) behave like animals.

Third, don’t miss the contrast clearly spelt out in Genesis 1.25-27.  God made each animal species after its own kind.  But he made man after the God kind!

The psalmist wrote, “O Lord . . . What is man that you are mindful of him? . . . You have crowned him with glory and honour.” Psalm 8.1-5.

Do we behave accordingly?

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                        God is a specialist.  His creation proves it.

 Ken Packer

I am a writer based in South Australia who has been privileged over many years to write columns for city and country newspapers in Australia. My simple goal has been to share good news and hope with a world sorely lacking in both.
I hope as you visit these pages that you will find encouragement and stimulus for thought. I have discovered through all the ups and downs of life that contentment is to be found in relationship with God. May you gain glimpses here of the same reality.

Welcome to this website!  Ken Packer

                                                      

  Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format now in alphabetical order which can be downloaded.

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1 Why Our Sad World
2 We Bear God’s Image
3 Jesus, The God Man
4 To Be With Christ
1A Virgin Birth
2A Christ’s virgin birth
3A Room for Jesus
A Christmas Truth
A Mighty Truth
A quick review
Alive For Evermore!
All, or nothing!
Amazing Discovery
Amazing facts 
Are Manners Important
Are We Loved
As To Medical Science
Ask science. Part 1 
Attention Grabbing!
Be included!
Be rescued
Being Encouraged
Being One Eyed! Part 1
Being One Eyed! Part 2
Beyond our planet
Book Of Revelation. Part 1 
Book Of Revelation. Part 2
Book Of Revelation. Part 3
Book Of Revelation. Part 4
Book Of Revelation. Part 5
Book Of Revelation. Part 6
Book Of Revelation. Part 7
Bounce Back Part 1
Bounce Back Part 2
Can a child find God
Can The Church Light The World
Change our town
Christmas Joy – But More!
Consider these first 
Crash course on God. Part 1
Crash course on God. Part 2 
Crash course on God. Part 3
Crash course on God. Part 4
Did God Visit Us
Discovering God
Do you know Pt 1 
Do you know Pt 2
Do you know Pt 3
Don’t miss out!
Does God Care
Drawn By Love
Early Glimpses
Encountering Jesus
Facing Our Fears
Facing tough times. Part 1
Facing tough times. Part 2
Faith in the truth. Part 1
Faith in the truth. Part 2
Fighting terrorists
Finding an answer. Part 1
Finding an answer. Part 2
Finding an answer. Part 3
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Finding God. Part 1
Finding God. Part 2 
Finding God. Part 3
Finding God. Part 4 
Finding God. Part 5 
First Stunning Pictures
Four prayer surprises 
Gifts from God. No. 1
Gifts from God. No. 2
Gifts from God. No. 3
Gifts from God. No. 4
Gifts from God. No. 5
God has a plan
God In The Flesh Part 1
God In The Flesh Part 2
God Is Amazing
God Is Near
God is our home
God sure loves you!
God Tells Dads
God with us 
God with you
God’s Dilemma
God’s Foreknowledge
God’s Greatest Gift 
God’s great plan
God’s Great Promises. Part 1
God’s Great Promises. Part 2
God’s Great Promises. Part 3
God’s Great Promises. Part 4
God’s law – and more!
God’s newshounds 
Good out of evil
Got questions. Part 1
Got questions. Part 2
Got questions. Part 3
Great secrets revealed!
God’s Revelation Part 1
God’s Revelation Part 2 
God’s Revelation Part 3
God’s Revelation Part 4
Heaven awaits
Helping teens Part 1 
Helping teens Part 2 
He’s world changing! 
How did Jesus know
How God cares
How God leads
How Near Is God 
How to be a peacemaker
How to find God
How To Get Wise
How to worship
I’m Convinced!
Imagine This
Impossible To Ignore
Interviewing God!
Is God Real
Is God Really Good
Is Private Ownership OK
 PDF Files
Is Violence Fun
It’s dead certain! 
Jesus’ action plan. part 1
Jesus’ action plan part-2
Jesus On Target Part 1 
Jesus On Target Part 2
Jesus On Target Part 3
Jesus On Target Part 4
Jesus talks about sex
Jesus the teacher. Part 1
Jesus the teacher. Part 2
Jesus the teacher. Part 3
Jesus, a borrower
John’s Gospel
Keep Love Alive!
Know God Better. Part 1
Know God Better. Part 2
Know God Better. Part 3
Know God Better. Part 4
Let a child pray. Part 1
Let a child pray. Part 2 
Let a child pray. Part 3
Let kids be kids! Part 1
Let kids be kids! Part 2
Let kids be kids! Part 3
Let’s Be Clear! Part 1
Let’s Be Clear! Part 2
Let’s Be Clear! Part 3
Let’s Be Clear! Part 4
Life Greatest Search
Lifted away!
Lost And Found
Luke’s gospel
Mark’s gospel
Matthew’s gospel
Meet me!
Meet the Author
Missed Opportunity
Mistakes Jesus Didn’t Make
Modern Science
Mother’s Day
Multiple surprises
Mum’s input – and beyond!
No Power Like It 
On The Right Track
Our eternal life
Our God-Man
Our Great Power
Our Unique Leader
Overcome the flesh
Partner With God Part 1
Partner With God Part 2
Partner With God Part 3
Partner With God Part 4
Quick To Love God
Reasonable Faith
Resurrection Sequel
Sacred or secular
PDF Files
Seeing The Invisible!
Separation anxiety 
Smart Watch Part 1 
Smart Watch And More! Part 2
Sounds Familiar
Stranger danger
Such humility!
Such Power!
Surprise, surprise! 
Talk Back
Teen Challenge
That Book
That man, Paul
The Bible Introduces Science!
The dying thief 
The Future Foreseen!
The hand of God 
The love factor
The Race Of Life
The Mediator We Need 
The Mystery Of Evil Part 1
The Mystery Of Evil Part 2
The Trinity. Part 1
The Trinity. Part 2 
The Ultimate Discovery
Those Christmas servants
Those miracles
Those Moral Absolutes
Trust God!
Try these tests 
Understanding the Gospel
Unmatched word power
Unreal
Want Reassurance
We of the Never Never
What God does 
What Is Love
What Jesus achieved
What Jesus knew
When kids rebel!
Which kingdom
Who has control 
Who made God
Who should lead
Why a Saviour
Why an evil world Part 1
Why an evil world. Part 2
Why Be Generous 
Why create
Why evil Part 1
Why evil Part 2
Why read the Bible
Why The West Thrived, Part 1
Why The West Thrived, Part 2
Will the dead rise
X-rated Bible stories
Your Special
Yes, God Is Real