“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
This verse is so plain and simple that a little child can understand it. Yet there is so much controversy regarding this verse. Why? Could it be that it is simply due to lack of faith?
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
We should give God the honor and glory for his creation.
“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.”
Did you know that there is another creation of God that surpasses the creation of heaven and earth?
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
II Corinthians 5:17
You see, God created the heaven and earth in seven days while he was in glory. But in order for God to create you as a new creature, he had to leave his throne in glory, become a man, live a sinless life in a sinful world for 33 years, die on a cruel cross, be buried and rise again the third day. And he did this for you because he loves you.
Just as the creation of heaven and earth is plain and simple, so the new creation in man is plain and simple. Yet there is so much controversy about this. Why? Could it be that it is simply due to lack of faith?
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
“Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
(2 Corinthians 11:3)
God plainly says that he made all things. And that includes you and me. It is the height of foolishness for the creation to argue with the creator.
“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;”
I tend to put a lot of weight on the testimony of an eyewitness. So does God.
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” (Job 38:4)
The word “Genesis” means “origin”. “Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;”
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
“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:”