WHAT YOU BELIEVE HAS ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES
Who Is God?
God the Creator of the universe has provided humankind with a revelation of Himself through the natural world and His Son Jesus Christ.
The Bible does not seek to prove the existence of God. It simply affirms His existence by declaring in Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.”
In Psalms 19: 1, God has revealed Himself through the physical universe. As Christians we must accept the idea of God as Creator of the universe, rather than to assume that our orderly universe came into existence apart from a divine being.
The biblical writer of Genesis, Moses, was not writing a scientific journal. He was moved by God’s Spirit to give a revelation of spiritual reality. His primary emphasis was not on the process by which the world was created, but on the Creator and His purpose.
Explaining God’s action of bringing the universe into being, the writer of the epistles in the New Testament declared, “By faith, we understand the world was framed by the Word of God, so that things which were seen were not made of things which are visible” (Heb. 11:3) .
Creation is the origin of life. It is based on the Bible account in Genesis. However, it is not widely taught in our schools.
In the secular world, there are three beliefs more widely accepted about how the world was created. One is intelligent design. This theory holds that certain features of the universe and living things are best explained by an intelligent designer.
The second is evolution. Charles Darwin’s theory that animals and plants have their origin in pre-existing types is the basis for this belief.
The third is the big bang model, a broadly accepted theory for the origin and evolution of our universe. This is based on a cataclysmic event some 12-14 billion years ago.
These three theories are in direct opposition to what we should believe as Christians.
They refute what the Bible says in Genesis. So what do you believe?
What you believe will determine where you will spend eternity. Because God is a god of love, He has given us the truth. The Bible is not a buffet line or smorgasbord where you are allowed to pick and choose.
In our next article, we will talk about the personality of God.
To learn more about the Word of God and to see His love in action, we invite you to stop by North Louisiana Community Enhancement Corporation (NLCEC), located at the corner of West Madison and Kammell Streets. Our motto is “giving back to the community.” You may call us at 318-239-3852, or visit us www.nlcec.org.