Bible Ballistics: BBs #107 In The Beginning God???
This seems to be a red-letter week. One celebrity comes out and says we ‘Bible believing’ Christians are sinning if we don’t accept moral perversion because we are ‘judging’ others. Now, a religious leader has proclaimed that the ‘THEORY of evolution’ and ‘the big bang THEORY’ are fact, and that “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,”
As I said in Wednesday’s article, God will pass judgment on all who reject HIS Word and His moral standard. We are however to live the love of Jesus to the world while speaking the truth about sin and redemption and HIS Word—because,
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.” Hebrews 13:8-9. God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—never changes!!! Neither does HIS Word!!!
By the same token, if God’s own account of creation in Genesis 1 is not true then we all need to go do something more profitable with our time and energies. There is nothing in true science or math that can demonstrate that order comes out of disorder. God CAN DO ANYTHING He desires to do. While “there are things God won’t do because of His character”, to say that God couldn’t “do everything” is to deny the total sovereignty and omnipotence of Almighty God who spoke all into existence that exists. I don’t believe God is some giant ‘magician’ in the sky, a cosmic slot machine that can be manipulated—but HE IS the Almighty God of ALL Creation!!! He said so!!!
John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Not His beginning, but ours, for HE MADE IT ALL.
Colossians 1:14-17, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Hebrews 1:1-3, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:”
Genesis 1 clearly says that ‘In the beginning God created’.
He created by simply speaking things into existence.
He created all things in an orderly fashion to provide a place for man.
He created in six days all that was created, and rested on the 7th day—not 7 billion years later!!!
If evolution was involved then we must accept that there wouldn’t have been a ‘literal’ Adam and Eve. And if there was no ‘literal’ Adam and Eve, then there was
no curse and
no need for a redeemer.
So you must decide what you believer. Get into the word and see what it says for yourself.
God’s account is true—HE cannot lie. The New Testament specifically confirms the Old in many places but we’ll just consider a few:
1 Corinthians 15:45, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” Jesus being the ‘last Adam’!!!
Titus 1:2-3, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;”
Is anything too difficult for God? God Himself says no!! And in closing, I’d like to share a few passages for you to ponder in these times of conflict and confusion.
Genesis 18:13-14, “And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Jeremiah 32:17, 27, “Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:….. 27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
1 Kings 18:36-38, “And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.”
So??? Here’s our shot for today.
It’s all true or none true.
The decision is one of eternal consequence.
I love and pray for you all.