1 • Creation
When you look at the sky, trees, variety of animal life, insects, sea creatures and human beings, do you ever wonder where they all came from? Many people believe we are some kind of accident because of an explosion billions of years ago. When we look at the order, design, beauty and complexity of creation, it seems logical to conclude that there is intelligence behind all we see, hear and experience (Romans 1:19-21). Many scientists today have come to the same conclusion. There is so much design and irreducible complexity in the normal functioning of the human body alone, that the most intelligent people have concluded that there is a Mastermind behind all of creation.
If you examine the complexity of the human eye and how it operates, or the human ear, let alone the functioning of the brain with its billions of electrical impulses, it is logical and marvellous to realize that God created all of this with so much insight and wisdom (Psalm 139: 13-16). As Psalm 19:1 says: ‘The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork’. When you look at a machine like a motorcar, or a tall building or a toy, it is reasonable to conclude that someone designed and made it. Most cultures and religions have concluded that there is a God behind all of creation (Acts 17:23-29). Creation itself, therefore, is evidence of the existence of a Creator just as the existence of a bicycle is evidence of someone who designed and made it. God’s Book also states that God made the world in six days (Exodus 20:8; 31:17). The fact that we have a seven-day week in the world, testifies to the fact that God created the world in six days and that He rested on the seventh day, just as He told us in the Bible. Many people will dispute the fact that God could create the universe in six days; yet even today many scientists believe this to be the truth. Scientists cannot empirically observe the age of the earth: sound science requires observation and experimentation. God alone existed in the beginning, so we can believe what He says in His holy Book. Those who try to calculate the age of the earth are not scientists but speculators. If God is God, then He could have created the universe in only a few seconds, let alone in a few days. Nothing is impossible for God (Mark 10:27)!
The proponents of Darwinian evolution have a strong belief in the absurd. From a huge explosion millions of years ago (according to the Big Bang Theory) they expect to get order, design and complexity through a time span of millions of years. Because no one could observe the theories they propose (macro evolution, and changes from one kind of animal to another) Darwinian evolution is based on faith and a lot of imagination! Darwinian evolution doesn’t make any sense and, sadly, many a believer in God has fallen prey to their fairytale lies. The fact remains: no one knows the exact age of the universe. What we do know is that God created everything that exists out of nothing; a feat only God could accomplish (Hebrews 11:3). As the Bible says, ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth’ (Genesis 1:1). And in John 1:1-3 it says, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.’ Romans 11:36 states: ‘for of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Him be the glory forever.’
Truth to consider: Everything we can see, feel, taste, hear or smell had a beginning; and God is the reason for that beginning. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to come to this conclusion—it is common sense. Those who stubbornly deny this truth are called fools by God’s Holy Word (Psalm 14:1).
Read Romans 1:19-21; Acts 17:23-29; Psalm 139:13-16; Psalm 19:1; Mark 10:27; Genesis 1:1-31; Exodus 20:8; Exodus 31:17; Hebrews 11:3; Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:1; John 1:1-3; Romans 11:36; Colossians 1:13,15-18; Genesis 1:1.