Acts 14:15: We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
Did God Really Create Everything?
Many sermons have sprung from this passage of Scripture, for these words are rich in the truths of God. Today, I want to focus on a less trod path within these verses. Notice verse fifteen: that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
As some others do, this passage presents the Christian with an intellectual problem; is the Bible’s account of Creation valid? You see, it is now in vogue to dismiss at a minimum the first two chapters of Genesis. It’s called a creation myth, a myth with strong similarities to those found in tribes throughout history and around the world.
The belief that God created the universe is not exclusive to the Judeo-Christian Bible. Perhaps, you are in the camp that ignores the Genesis account; you have acquiesced to the “great minds” that have invalidated God’s account. Well, that doesn’t hold water.
God’s Creation Account is Everywhere in the Bible
You see, when you reject God’s account of Creation, you are not merely retiring chapters one and two of Genesis. Throughout all of the Bible, God repeatedly ties His Creation to Jesus. Take, for example, Acts 14:15. “Who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.” Barnabas and Paul used the account of God’s Creation as their primary argument against the Greek religion and the truth of Jesus Christ. If we say that God didn’t make the creatures in the sea, we are not just denying the Genesis account. We must deny:
– Hebrews 11:3, By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God
– Colossians 1:16, For by him all things were created
– Revelations 4:11, for you created all things
– John 1:3, All things were made through him
– Psalms 33:6, By the word of the Lord the heavens were made
– Acts 17:24, The God who made the world and everything in it
I could continue, but you see that Creationism is a fundamental tenet of the Bible. We cannot lock chapters one and two of Genesis away, like a crazy uncle. What God has said, He means. And as for the universal myth of Creation, this indeed testifies to the truth of God’s Word. We know that humanity was scattered across the world (Genesis 11:1-32). However, humanity has a collective memory of Creation, but just as other original truths degenerated into obscure and perverse stories, so did the account of God’s Creation.
Cosmologists are Lunatics 😉
Now, you may wish to categorize me as “one of those dangerous, anti-science crazy persons.” I hate to disappoint, but I’ve been involved in the sciences since I was eleven, when I learned to program in Fortran at Bradley University. At twelve I built a working solar cell and worked on creating an ion engine. To demonstrate how unstable science is, here are a few articles on science:
– Space and time may be illusions, by Tim Andersen, Ph.D.
– Standard model’ of cosmology called into question by new measurements, by Chelsea Gohd
– A new quantum paradox throws the foundations of observed reality into question, by Eric Cavalcanti
– Does Dark Matter Exist? Bold New Study Offers Alternative Model, by Tereza Pultarova
Creation is Rational
Cosmologists deny that theology (the study of God) is a science. Still, they place their faith in an equation that they accept as proof that dark matter exists despite having never captured or seen dark matter. Their belief in dark matter has far less scientific evidence than the evidence of God. As Christians, we can say that God’s Word is true, but we don’t fully understand it. However, it is heretical and irrational to ignore or deny canonical Scriptures inspired by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by Christian clergy who were chronologically much closer to the time of Jesus’s earthly ministry.
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