Creation Proves

Competing Worldviews

Thus, creation proves God’s eternal existence, for He is older than the universe and everything came from Him (John 1:1-3; Col. 1:16-17; Isa. 40:28; Psalm 90:2; Rev. 10:6). Creation proves that God is the living source of all living things and all life, for He made all forms of life at the beginning. All life came from Him (Genesis 1:11, 12, 20, 21, 24-27; 2:7, 21-23; Job 33:4; Isa. 42:5; Acts 14:15; 17:24-29; 1 Tim. 6:13; Rev. 10:6). So how can life exist from a non-living source? The sun, the oceans, mountains, rivers, or any created thing cannot be God. Neither can metal, wood or a stone statue, for they are not living things. So creation proves that God must be alive, for He gives us life and He is the living God. Creation proves God’s infinite power, for no other human or physical power can create a universe such as ours (Psalm 89:11-13; 65:6; Jeremiah 10:12; 27:5; 32:17; Job 9:8-10; 26:7-14; Romans 1:20). No other god can be the true God unless He is infinitely powerful! Creation proves God’s infinite wisdom, for no human is so wise that he even understands completely all of our Creation, much less can he create a universe such as ours (Psalm 136:5-9; Jer. 51:15; Prov. 3:19-26; Eccl. 11:5; Isa. 40:28; Rom. 11:33-36). Creation proves God’s right to rule over His universe, for He made the universe and it belongs to Him (Psalm 24:12; 89:11-12; 95:5; 74:16; 100:3; Isa. 29:16; Col. 1:15-17; Heb. 2:10; 1 Peter 4:19; Rom. 1:25; 11:36). Creation proves God’s right to be worshiped, for He made us and deserves our worship (Deut. 32:15-18; Psalm 86:8-10; 139:13-14; 8:3-9). God deserves to be worshiped for His greatness in all that He made (Neh. 9:6; Psalm 33:6-9; 95:1-7; 148:1-6; Rom. 1:25; 11:36; Rev. 4:11; 14:6-7). Thus the Bible explicitly confirms itself to be the true revelation of God. Man must believe that the Bible is true about the doctrine of creation.

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Competing Worldviews: A Collection of Essays Contrasting the Biblical and Humanistic Worldviews by Luci Partain. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

Creation Proves the Power and Faithfulness of God

The Psalm of the Word: A Study of Psalm 119

Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. They stand this day according to Your ordinances, for all things are Your servants” (Psalm 119:90-91).

The opening words of Scripture contain this fundamental fact: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Jesus was instrumental in this. John wrote, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:3). This physical world continues “according to [His] ordinances” (Psalm 119:91). Paul said of Christ, “All things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17).

Immediately after the flood, God promised that His providential care would continue perpetually: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22). His care “throughout all generations” (Psalm 119:90) is a “witness” of Him to “all the nations” (Acts 14:16-17).

If the earth can stand as long as it has, we can trust God’s word to stand. The psalmist said that heaven and earth “stand this day according to [God’s] ordinances” (Psalm 119:91). This is important to remember because it also pertains to our spiritual well-being. Just as physical birth continues through God’s providence (Genesis 4:1; 1 Timothy 2:15), spiritual rebirth continues through His word. Peter wrote, “For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God” (1 Peter 1:23). God continues to give us spiritual life if we will trust and obey Him. His ongoing care in matters of this life are enough to prove to us that we can safely trust in Him.

The above post is an excerpt from the book, The Psalm of the Word: A Study of Psalm 119. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!