I believe in the God of Creation - Jim Bell

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Special Photo: Jim Bell

The Holy Bible, God’s Word, is true. It tells us that God created the universe and made the earth in a special form, so that it would support life.

Genesis 1:1 says: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Verse 3 says: “And God said,” –– meaning, merely by speaking God brought all things into being –– “Let there be light, and there was light.”

Light is necessary for making God’s creative works visible, and life possible. He fashioned the earth to bless and sustain life. Earth is unique in all the universe in that it was made so different from the rest of the planets. It has water and oxygen, plants and animals and a warm sun, all to provide the perfect climate for life.

If it were closer to the sun, it would be so hot that life could not exist, or if it were farther away from the sun, it would be a frozen ball of ice where life could not exist. In Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over all the earth.”

In our postmodern culture today, there are many unbelievers and skeptics who say that God did not create this wonderful world of ours, but that it evolved over the eons of time, that life evolved from single cells or molecules into our present state today.

I would have to ask where these “cells” came from? These skeptics say the earth is eternal, that it has always been in existence, and they deny there was ever a beginning or a God and Creator. However, Scientists have since proven there was a beginning.

Albert Einstein’s calculations of his theory of General Relativity confirmed there really was a beginning, a great surge when the universe came into being. He is credited with this statement: “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”

Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter found that General Relativity required the universe to be expanding, and in 1927, Edwin Hubble (namesake of the space telescope) actually observed the expanding of the universe. In 1929, Einstein saw for himself, through the Hubble telescope, that the observational evidence showed that the universe was, indeed, expanding.

This is called the “Cosmological” argument for the existence of a theistic God, for the beginning of the universe. The Law of Causality, which is the fundamental principle of science, says everything that had a beginning had a cause. Frances Bacon (the father of modern science) said, “True knowledge is knowledge by causes.”

Science is a search for causes. Scientists try to discover what caused what. They have discovered that things don’t happen without a cause. If the universe had a beginning, then the universe had a cause. In Logical form, the argument goes like this:

Everything that had a beginning had a cause. The universe had a beginning. Therefore the universe had a cause. (Information from the book: “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist,” page 73, By Norman Geisler and Frank Turek.)

There is a great deal of evidence for the existence of a theistic God (One God), who actually did create the universe and all that is in it! However, proof is not a substitute for faith, which we must have in God through Jesus Christ.

The Bible teaches in 1Peter 3:15, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” In other words, be prepared to share the gospel of Christ to those who do not believe, so that they may be saved.

Also being prepared will bolster our faith, when we have nagging doubts in our moments of weakness. It will fortify our faith.

If you are not a Christian, please realize that the one true God invites you to believe in Him and waits to broaden and enrich your life, as you put your faith and trust in Him.