Because the Bible teaches Creation, it also means that God wants His children to know that He created it all. Now, since He wants us to know it, we need to believe it and trust Him when He says He created it.
An article came out last week about a survey that dealt with Americans and Creation. I can’t say I was too surprised by what the author had to say. It brought some positive and some rather unpleasant news, but I do not doubt the truthfulness of it.
The good news is that the article pointed out that Americans are still largely believers in Creation and not evolution. Praise God for that. The article stated that: "Nearly half of Americans, if not more, seem to be hardcore creationists" – referring to a young earth creation.
The next question in the survey was broken down a little further. Three choices were given: 1. Did God directly create man? 2. Did God set nature in motion and guided the eventual development of man? Or, 3. Did God simply set the natural processes in order and let man develop without further Divine aid?
The article brought out the fact that although Americans say they believe in Creation, it seems that the word "creation" is subject to a wide variety of interpretation. Again, most people did believe that God (or some other intelligent force) created humans.
The same people were then asked if Adam and Eve were real humans – 56 percent said yes. Is the Bible the inspired Word of God without errors? – 51 percent said yes. Did God create the world in six literal days? – 37 percent said yes. Did humans come into existence within the last 10,000 years? – 26 percent said yes.
I hope you can see that there is a serious problem here. The only Source that we have that God created the world is the Bible. There is no mistaking that the Bible plainly teaches this – over and over and over again! There are hundreds of verses that teach a literal Creation in the Bible, and they occur in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is as though God does not want us to have any uncertainty about it. It is part of the bedrock of the Christian faith.
Here are a few verses that teach Creation in very certain terms:
In the Old Testament:
- Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
- I Chronicles 16:26 "For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens."
- Psalms 95:5 "The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land."
- Psalm 102:25-27 "Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands."
- Proverbs 3:19,20 "The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew."
In the New Testament:
- Hebrews 1:10 "And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:"
- Revelation 4:11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
Christian Friend; If you are in doubt about Creation and the credibility of the Word of God, let me encourage you to do two things to strengthen your faith. First, read more of the Word of God daily, in faith; and secondly, let me encourage you to start reading Bible-believing materials written by scientists who believe the Bible and a literal Creation. You can find excellent articles that will help you at these two links:
In the near future, I will be posting several articles dealing with the topic of Creation and the credibility of the Word of God. I invite you to come back for more and build a strong faith in the Bible.
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