Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Nature? Creation!"

       When considering origins and the physical nature of the universe, many modern scientists exclude God from the discussion before ever it begins.  They suggest that the scientific method does not allow for the observation, measurement, and analysis of Divine involvement that constitutes "science."  Thus, they completely miss the main point, namely, that all things began and continue as the product of supernatural creation rather than merely the mindless and random process of nature.

    Frances shares an interesting analogy concerning the aforementioned exclusion.  "It's similar to my caring for a pregnant woman in Labor & Delivery, while all the while ignoring or disregarding the fact that a baby exists in her womb.  I could not begin to properly understand the needs of my patients, both mother and baby, nor the process of labor and birth that will result in a new child born into the world."  In similar manner, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ believe that the attempt to understand creation apart from the Creator can only lead to a hapless and helpless wandering in the fog of deluded ignorance.  "The fool hath said in his heart there is no God" declares the Psalmist (Psalm 115:1).  Certainly the same can be said of those who maintain that creation can exist apart from the Creator.

    "All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made" (John 1:3).

    Believers hold various interpretative viewpoints regarding the "How?" of God's creative processes.  We all maintain, however, the "That!" of "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1).  Indeed, failure to strongly affirm that "all things were made by Him" means that we deny the Word of God in its very first declaration of Truth.  Moreover, the Apostle John declares that our Savior, the Lord Jesus, is also our Creator.  We cannot and must not fail to determine in heart and declare in word that the God of the Bible is the Maker of all things.  This may seem obvious and even axiomatic.  In days like these, however, when darkness abounds and "evil men and seducers… wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived," we must joyfully and unashamedly declare that creation is creation (II Timothy 3:13).  

    Frances would be in for quite a surprise when the baby she ignored arrived in the miracle of childbirth.  Tragically, multitudes will experience even greater shock when discovering they have forfeited an eternity in the presence of their Maker in order to embrace a delusion so obviously false that no excuse exists for even the slightest hesitation of confidence that creation is creation.  Our blessed Lord, the great architect, engineer, and artist, made and sustains every atom of a universe more vast, complex, and beautiful than the aggregate heart and mind of humanity can ever imagine.  Let us then declare to both believer and unbeliever alike the truth that everybody knows deeply within.  Creation is creation!  We need not worry that we cannot explain every detail of our Lord's "How?"  Nor do we need to waste overmuch time responding to the nonsense of those who deny the obvious, which again, everybody knows regardless of surface bluster and denial…

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork.  Day to day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their line is gone throughout all the earth, and their words to the end of the world."
(Psalm 119:1-4)
"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."
(Romans 1:20)

Weekly Memory Verse
   Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous.  Nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
(Hebrews 12:11).

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