Do You Believe What Jesus Believed?
“Belief in Jesus” means many different things to many people. In some cases it is simply an acknowledgment that He existed and was a good man, a prominent figure in history: “Yes, I believe that” these people would say.
To others their belief in Jesus goes a little further. “He was a good man and I want to follow His example of kindness and justice.”
For Christians belief in Jesus Christ runs much deeper. We believe Jesus Christ to be the Only Begotten Son of God, deity in the flesh, who came in fulfillment of prophecy, lived perfectly, died on the cross, was raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He is now – as Head of His church and our Mediator. Our purpose is not just to affirm these truths, but to live in every way as He has directed, written in the New Testament. We believe what Jesus believed! Do you?
What Did Jesus Believe About Creation?
In our post-modern world, many would put this question into the arena of debate or speculation. Some would offer, “we don’t really know what Jesus believed about creation.”
Here’s where I start: JESUS WAS THERE! Not only was He there. He was not just a witness or observer. He was active in that miraculous work. “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 were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made,” (Jno. 1:1-3). If you are a Christian, this is what you believe! “All things were made through Him.”
Further, Jesus spoke clearly about the creation of man and woman. He said that God “created them from the beginning,” making them “male and female,” (Matt. 19:1-6). The first couple were not biological accidents. The original pair was fashioned “male and female” (two genders), not an asexual blob. Adam and Eve existed “from the beginning.” This is what Jesus believed about creation. He knew this “For by Him all things were created … all things were created through Him and for Him!” (Col. 1:16).
Once we get the identify of Jesus right, what He believed about creation becomes a clear and objective conclusion. He was there.