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Important Is the
|"In the beginning God
created the heavens and the earth... Then God saw everything that He
had made and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the
morning were the sixth day."
Are we to accept that these statements are open to unending speculation? Or does God intend that we are to understand that these words mean exactly what they say?
THINK! What is the most obvious question you could ask someone that could lead them to think about God? Is it not the question:
Where did I come from?
Even the most primitive tribal people ask that kind of question. Is that why the apostle Paul deals with this issue of origins in the introduction to the book of Romans in your Bible: Hebrew's says there are
"men who hold the truth in unrighteousness" Romans 1:18 (KJV) (literally "suppress the truth: as in the NASV).
Paul says God's wrath is upon such people! Why?
Because there are facts which can be "known about God." (v.19) Paul insists God has shown these realities to all men! How did God do that? Well, look at verse 20, one of the most important and revealing verses in you Bible:
:"From (or since) the creation of the world... the invisible things (God's attributes) even His eternal power and Godhead (or His divine nature), are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made... so that they are without excuse."
What has been clearly seen?
God's very nature! And HOW is THAT revealed?
Through the things that are made!
THINK! The created physical world around us points us to God! That's why all men are without excuse for ignoring God (as it says at the end of verse 20).
But what happens when men ignore God? They still have that same probing question: "Where did I come from?" So Paul tells us what to expect to find in verse 21:
"they glorified Him not as God, but became ... vain in their imaginations" (The NASV says "futile in their speculations").
THINK! Have you ever noticed the utter futility of the reasoning of men who ignore God?
On the other hand, when you know God is big enough to create, do you think that your faith in Him is affected? The prophet Jeremiah said:
"Ah Lord God! Behold, thou has made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee" Jeremiah 32:17
How did the infant church pray in confidence to God?
"Lord, You are God who made heaven and Earth, and the sea, and all that is in them ... " Acts 4:24
Did they leave anything out? They finished by asking God to give His bondservants boldness and confidence to speak while God did signs and wonders in the name of Jesus.
"O Lord how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all! The Earth is full of Your possessions." Psalm 104:24
Creation & Our Faith
The wonderful world of nature is the creation all around us. It was designed and spoken into existence by God's very Word. He is the author of "science."
"In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (including philosophy and science). Colossians 2:3
The creation, so frequently use to describe God's power in both Old and New Testaments, shows us that understanding the principles of God's miraculous creation epoch is essential to our faith.
"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Hebrews 11:3
Creation & Christ
Christ himself repeatedly acknowledged
"If you believe not his (Moses')
Moses penned the creation
"If they do not hear Moses
Who was Israel's first
Creation So Important?
Satan desires to undermine God's expressed account of creation. By denying creation it is easier to deny God's plan of salvation and then the truth of all God's Word.
If God is subtly removed from people's minds as their Creator, then it is simple for them to disregard Him as their Redeemer.
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