Reflection

God Created the Heavens and the Earth – by Gerald Givens

August 18, 2015

Creation is a witness to the majesty of its Creator

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The Bible in Genesis tells us that God is the creator.  This is a fact. The Bible teaches us God’s plan for the salvation of man via the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ, and gives varying level of detail about peripheral issues. The Bible uses poetry, historical narrative, and both literal and non-literal language to discuss the peripheral issues.

One of those issues, which has for years raised conflict is how God chose to create.  Darwinian evolution has clearly been debunked. (See The Case for A Creator, Lee Strobel for some good info) But since God does not lie everything that exists in creation, that sin and Satan have not corrupted, serves to witness to God’s creative action. Romans 1:20 reads, For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.”  Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the Glory of God.”

Copyright Gerald Givens

Copyright Gerald Givens

Creation itself is a witness to God as creator. Creation is not a superior witness to the Bible, but if one will look, creation presents confirmation and added information about God’s creative act. There is evidence in creation that shows there is great age in creation. Consider the fossils, planetary structures, geology, and the mammoth.

If you want to see the glory of creation, open your eyes. Get away from the city lights on a clear evening, look at the stars.  Look at a mountain. Look at an ocean.

Genesis 1:31 reads,
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” 

Maybe that is what’s important – not how He did it, but that it was ‘very good’.

Copyright Gerry Givens

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