Sunday, February 21, 2016

Faith and Creation

Hebrews 11:3 “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.”

I read that this is the very first object and example of faith in the Bible’s great “faith chapter,” in Hebrews 11. This fact strongly argues that any truly meaningful and effective faith must be founded, first of all, on the revealed fact of special creation—creation ex nihilo—not creation through some protracted, naturalistic, imaginary process of evolution. I was raised in a pseudo-Christian home and yet I knew that God created everything. I was never taught Darwinian Evolution Theory in school growing up and would have rejected it immediately, as it directly contradicted the Bible and Creation by God. Macro-Evolution as the origin of life was merely an attack on God. All of the “worlds” (Greek aion—that is, the “space/times”—the continuum of space and time which constitutes the physical cosmos) were simply called into existence by God’s omnipotent Word.


Psalm 33:9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.In no way did He have to start with some chaotic form of matter already in existence. Jesus Christ – John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.- created space and time as well as matter/energy. Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.

Romans 1:17-20 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

The article points out that right at the end of the previous chapter, the apostle asserts that “the just shall live by faith” (Hebrews 10:38) and concludes by speaking of those “that believe [literally ‘have faith’] to the saving of the soul” (10:39). Following immediately then is his definition of faith - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1), and after that the great progression of objects and examples of faith in Hebrews 11. Heading the list of these, of course, is faith in the special creation of all things by the Word of God. The necessary conclusion is that a “living” faith and “saving” faith must be founded, first of all, on the fact of supernatural creation of all things by God in the beginning. It’s sad to see so many souls being lost to the bad science of godly creation of the Cosmos and life.

 Job 38:4-6 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone.”

Darwinian Evolution is also based on faith, but it is contrary to Scripture and to true science. “Theistic evolution” is a false faith, which states that Evolution is true, but God orchestrated it, and those Christians who believe such things should carefully examine their hearts in the light of God’s Word. For faith begin on the very first verse: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In Christ, Brian

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