WHY I BELIEVE THE BIBLE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO.

Reason number 7

The Bible makes the claim that, at the very beginning of time, God created the heavens and the earth. The first chapter of Genesis gives a day-by-day account of what was created and describes how God made the earth and populated it with plants, animals for the land, seas, and sky, and then human beings. Genesis specifically credits God with the creation of the Sun, Moon, and stars. The Bible gives credit for the creation in its entirety to God alone.

David writes about the creation in Psalm 19:1-4.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night-to-night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard.Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun,”

David’s words indicate that the cosmos itself declares God’s glory. Job too credits God with creating the stars and constellations in Job 9: 9-10.

“Who alone stretches out the heavens 
and tramples down the waves of the sea; Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south;”

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These two were not unique in giving credit for the creation to God though. Jeremiah wrote in 10:12, 16:

 “It is tHe who made the earth by His power,
 who established the world by His wisdom;
 and by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens. The portion of Jacob is not like these; for the Maker of all is He, and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the Lord of hosts is His name.”

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David and Jeremiah also acknowledge the handiwork of God in the creation of their physical beings as well. David writes in Psalm 139:13-16:

“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s wombI will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, 
and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
and in Your book were all written 
the days that were ordained for me,
 when as yet there was not one of them.”

Jeremiah also records his understanding of this fact when he details God’s conversation with him in Jeremiah 1:5:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 

It is clear that the writers of the Old Testament understood that God alone is the Supreme Creator of the universe and all it contains. This information about the creation is seen in the New Testament as well. John begins his Gospel by crediting all of creation to Jesus, the second person of the trinity.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being (John 1:1-3).”

Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians (Col. 1:15-17) that not only did Jesus Create everything, but He also holds the creation together by His power.

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” 

This idea that God is responsible for the creation is so understood by the writers of the Bible, that the writer of the book to the Romans explains that God’s attributes are so obvious through His creation that there is no excuse for unbelief.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

IMG_0467Think about that for a moment. God can be seen throughout His creation; His attributes are clearly seen. They are self-evident. There is no excuse for those who choose to ignore the evidence of God throughout His creation.

Scientists, unwilling to confront their own sinful natures, have come up with theories about the existence of the creation. They present their theories as fact. They discount the Biblical account as fantasy without ever applying the scientific method to the creation. They say the universe and all it contains burst into existence by chance. They also say that evolution is responsible for the dawn of animals and man; again, this too happened by chance. These very educated individuals spend so much contributing the handiwork of the Creator to chance. They should give the God of all creation a chance; the very Creator that loved them before the foundation of the world.

 

 

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