Passages: Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Hebrews 11:3, 6
“We might even put the creation theology this way: to create is to own, to own is to possess inherent rights to rule, and to rule manifests God’s absolute claims upon the whole of what he has made…Therefore, his rulership rights are universal, absolute, uncontested, and uncontestable. He is Lord of heaven and earth, and this we must see if we are to understand the God-human relationship correctly.” Bruce Ware, “God’s Greater Glory,” (Crossway Books: Wheaton, Illinois, 2004), p.62-63.
One of the fundamentals or basics of Christianity is that “God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth!” The subject of the sentence is clearly and unequivocally God! He actively created all that we see. Everything from the microscopic, to the far-reaches of the galaxies through the aid of a telescope is God’s creation. He was the master designer, engineer, architect, and originator. So, what’s the trouble? What’s the problem? You are having trouble believing this? Well it’s a fact, it’s the Truth! No amount of evolution or even intelligent design theories will match the Genesis “power-punch” statement that God is Creator. In Acts 17:24-25, when Paul met the Greeks he didn’t’ approach them with any philosophical ideas but he just declared the authority of Genesis. He didn’t try to match them with abstract, sophisticated, and technical language; he just used the Roberto Duran “mano de piedra” punch! My friend and my beloved, do you know this Truth? Do you cherish, embrace, and hold this Truth dear and close to your heart? If you don’t, I exhort you in the name of our Dear Savior to seek him with all your heart. Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “and without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” This is the basic truth! You must believe to be saved. The creation truth is for those who believe. The creation story is for those who have trust in the God who knows the secrets of Creation. Hebrews also says in chapter 11 and verse 3, “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” There are hidden truths to the creation epic which lie in the bosom of the triune God. They will be shrouded in mystery until we see Him face to face. Let us, therefore, be content with the truth of creation.
Pastor James T. Cater
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Miramar, FL 33023