IN THE BEGINNING GOD / THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION (2)
During the Sunday service, Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh preached from the Book of Genesis chapter two She said that we shall go and revisit the beginning of creation. The way Isaac dug Abraham’s well, we want to dig our Heavenly Father’s well of eternal life! The Bible starts with four simple words: “In the beginning God…”. The Bible takes it for granted that God exists and God is the creator of everything that is created. You cannot read the Bible without faith. You must believe these words. If not, to you, the Bible looks like a foolish book.
The doctrine of creation states that creation is a miracle. God, who alone is uncreated and eternal, formed and brought into existence everything outside of Himself. He did this out of nothing, just by the Word of His power. Everything God created was very good.
Just the way Isaac went to re-dig his father’s wells, covered by the dirt of the Philistines, so we shall search for the deeper revelation found in the story of Creation.
The dirt of the Philistines can be described as any scientific theory that denies the existence of God as the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. To understand the Bible, you need faith to find the revelation. Science, philosophy and psychology, are man’s ideas trying to describe God’s creation. These ideas have done a lot of harm to many people all over the world. There are 4 philosophical ideas that try to explain the history of mankind. They say that:
1-Mankind is gradually getting better. There is a gradual progress built into humanity. The Darwin Evolution theory has done much damage to many people, all over the world. It has affected the way people see life in general. There is a superficial optimism that life will be better. The advice is to improve the area of medicine and education. Interestingly, as an old man, Darwin regrated his theory of evolution. It was said that he became depressed and that he lost the joy of life. He said that he lost the wonder of life. He will read a poem, or he will listen to a song, and his heart was not moved anymore are the beauty in it! As children of God, may we never lose our wonder! Jesus!!! His name is Wonderful!
2-Mankind and civilizations go in circles. This is the Greek philosophy. It says that every empire and civilization start to build itself, then arrives to a peak, then it crumbles. Another one starts, and the circle continues.
3-The history of mankind is shapeless and scattered with no lesson to learn from it!
4-Mankind will come to an end. It is based on the second law of thermodynamics. They say that the world is like a clock somebody has turned on. It will come to an end and stop on its own. The second law of thermodynamics means that hot things always cool unless you do something to stop the transfer of energy. The roots of thermodynamics lie in efforts to understand the steam engines. Their heat always tends to dissipate, moving to cooler regions. To maintain the heat, you need additional energy to power it. The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed; the total quantity of energy in the universe stays the same. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is about the quality of energy. It states that as energy is transferred or transformed, more and more of it is wasted. The Second Law also states that there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state called entropy. According to the scientists, this is the fate of the universe: The Second Law predicts the end of the universe “It implies that the universe will end in a ‘heat death’ in which everything is at the same temperature. This is the ultimate level of disorder; if everything is at the same temperature, no work can be done, and all the energy will end up as the random motion of atoms and molecules.” In the distant future, stars will have used up all their nuclear fuel ending up as stellar remnants or black holes. What a fancy theory? These unbelieves are willing believe anything, but they reject God!
All these theories have one thing in common: the reject God as the Creator of the universe. They reject that He is personally in charge of His creation. These are the theories of the scientific unbelievers! They also ignore the value of man created by God in His image. They ignore that the Creation has a story, to prepare man for the reality of redemption! They ignore the fact of sin! They ignore that the end of the world is not because of the second law of thermodynamics but it will happen when Christ shall come again. He will punish all sin. The devil and the unbelievers will be thrown in the lake of fire. God will create a new earth and a new heaven where we shall dwell together, forever and in love with our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! These so called ‘scientific theories’ are a part of the dirt of the Philistines that we need to evacuate, to find the water of life bellow. The Bible is not the history of humanity! It is the history of creation and redemption! May we dig deeper! May we find the truth!
If these are all imaginations and lies, what is the truth? What does the Bible say about this universe? The Bible says that God has created all things! God maintains all things for His pleasure and to manifest His glory! God the Father has created all things thru the hands of God the Son. The creation is to give Him the glory and it is for the pleasure of God the Son. “All things were created through Him and for Him” (Col 1:16). God spoke in the Old Testament thru the prophets. He speaks now thru the Son. Creation speaks! Do you hear its voice? “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power” (Heb 1:1-3). Our Lord was slain before the creation. “All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev 13:8). God knew that man would fall into sin. God the Father designed the plan of salvation before the earth was formed. At the same time, God the Son agreed to die for sinners. This agreement was done before the creation. The chosen ones, the believers in Christ, were in God’s heart before the foundation of the world. God “chose us in Him (in Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” (Eph 1:4). This universe is the product of love! Sacrificial love. Every mountain, the sea, the flowers of the field, the butterflies, all have the seal of the Blood of the Son of God. The creation has the stamp of the Cross! What is the lesson? Child of God, trust God for the assurance and joy or your salvation! You should never fear to lose your salvation. King Grace has designed it. King Grace has completed it! Salvation is older than time! What is left for us now is to worship this great and mighty God, the Lover of our souls! Let Creation bow to the Creator! Worship the Lord!